Treks and Trails of Ceylon

One might say it is impossible to experience everything in one go, who would imagine to experience wild life, nature, culture, heritage, adventure, culinary and much more in one trip? Sri Lanka is a diverse nation that was ruled by the Portuguese, the Dutch and finally the British. Due to various invasions Sri Lanka is blessed with a variety of Historical and Cultural diversion and being a tropical nation enriched with bio diversity, wild life and nature, Sri Lanka is also world famous for its spices, gems, wood carvings, paintings and tea cultivation. This program is designed to give you the best adventurous experience of a lifetime.

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Tour Details

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Day - 01
Airport > Negombo

  • Drive : About 30 minutes
  • Hotel : Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo
  • Highlights :
    Deluxe Rooms, Bed and Breakfast Basis

Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. A representative from Travel Design will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted with a transfer to Negombo, check in at the hotel, Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day - 02
Negombo > Sinharaja

  • Drive : About 3 hours
  • Hotel : Rain Forest Edge, Sinharaja
  • Highlights :
    Standard Rooms, Bed and Breakfast Basis

After breakfast at the hotel proceeds to Sinharaja, which is the only UNESCO World Heritage Rain Forest in Sri Lanka with bio diversity and a vegetation of tropical evergreen and the area under the reserve is 11,187 hectares. Out of the 331 woody trees and lianas identified 192 are endemic at Sinharaja, 65 species of butterflies with 1 endemic, 10 species of fish out of 7 which is endemic, 19 species of amphibians out of which 8 are endemic, 29 reptiles and snakes out of which 14 are endemic and 40 species of mammals out of which 7 are endemic.
Enjoy a walking trek at Sinharaja Rain Forest this morning where it is the only relatively undisturbed rain forest of any considerable size and many of the plants are rare and are represented by only one individual of its kind in a large area. The best period to visit the rain forest is from December to early April and from August to September.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day - 03
Sinharaja > Ella

  • Drive : About 4 hours
  • Hotel : 98 Acres Resort, Ella
  • Highlights :
    Superior Rooms, Bed and Breakfast Basis

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Ella. 127 miles from Colombo and 8 miles from Bandarawela on the leeward side of the central mountains lays the small town of Ella. The view from Ella Gap is one of the most spectacular scenic sights in Sri Lanka – the landscape falls away in a dizzy drop of 3000ft to the eastern plains. The Ella rock is famous for the cave of Ravana a legendary king of Sri Lanka ruled during the pre-historic times. Enjoy a visit to the “Little Adam’s Peak” much famous in the area, visit Ravana Ella falls and Ravana caves. Spend the evening at the resort, relax and enjoy your evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the resort.

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Day - 04
Ella > Nuwara Eliya

  • Drive : About 2 ½ hours train ride
  • Hotel : Jetwing St. Andrews, Nuwara Eliya
  • Highlights :
    Superior Rooms, Bed and Breakfast Basis

After breakfast at the eco lodge, you will be driven to the country side of Nuwara Eliya; surpassing misty blue hills, ever green mountains, tea carpeted valley, beautifully cascaded waterfalls breaking down into a series of mini waterfalls, silvery clouds capping the mountain peaks designs unique and magical scenery through your window seat.
Arrive at Nuwara Eliya, refresh at the cozy and colonial bungalow of St. Andrews. Visit a nearby tea factory, explore and learn about the traditional unorthodox methods of producing black tea out of freshly plucked tea leaves. Overnight stay at the cozy and colonial bungalow of St. Andrews

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Day - 05
Nuwara Eliya > Horton Plains > Nuwara Eliya

  • Drive : About 2 ½ hours
  • Hotel : Jetwing St. Andrews, Nuwara Eliya
  • Highlights :
    Superior Rooms, Bed and Breakfast Basis

Early morning with packed breakfast from the hotel at around 7:00 am leave to Horton Plains for a walking trek of about 4 hours. Horton Plains National Park with 3160 hectares is known as “Mahaeliya”, was named Horton Plains after Sir Robert Horton, a British Governor from 1831-1837. Horton Plains which is a National Park of Sri Lanka and a UNESCO World Heritage Site has its unique watershed and bio-diversity values with a high level of endemism in terms of flora. Horton Plains is home for 52 species of resident birds and 11 species of migrant birds. One can also spot Sambar, Bear Monkey, Leopard, Barking Deer, Giant Squirrel, Fishing Cat, Wild Boar and Hares roam in the forests and grasslands but mostly Sambar can be seen in the evening and morning. Being the only national park that allows guests to enjoy a walking trek, it also houses Baker’s fall and the magnificent view of the World’s End. Overnight stay at the bungalow

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Day - 06
Nuwara Eliya > Peradeniya > Matale

  • Drive : About 4 hours
  • Hotel : Sir John’s Bungalow, Knuckles
  • Highlights :
    Standard Rooms, Bed and Breakfast Basis

After breakfast at the hotel catch the train to Kandy, enjoy the scenic ride through the hills and tea carpeted valley. One of the most spectacular views can be experienced during this train ride.
Arrive at Peradeniya Station; enjoy a quick visit to the Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya (optional) or the Temple of the Tooth Relic to pay your respect (optional).
Enjoy the extended trip towards Knuckles Mountain Range; check in at the bungalow, known for its breathtaking views and sceneries, the bungalow is ideal to start a journey towards the Knuckles Mountain Range. Overnight stay at the bungalow

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Day - 07
Matale > Knuckles

  • Drive : About 5 ½ hours
  • Hotel : Sir John’s Bungalow, Knuckles
  • Highlights :
    Standard Rooms, Bed and Breakfast Basis

After breakfast at the bungalow commence the journey to the mysterious mountain range of Knuckles. The KNUCKLES Forest, which covers an area of about 160sqkm, falls within the Kandy and Matale districts. One of the main aspects, of this region is its unique landscape and the scenic beauty. Enjoy a walking trek up to the beautiful mountain range surrounded by virgin mountains, tea carpeted valley and the beautiful and heavenly layers of greenery. Explore and enjoy the walking trek. Overnight stay at the bungalow.

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Day - 08
Knuckles > Sigiriya

  • Drive : About 2 ½ hours
  • Hotel : Aliya Resort and Spa, Sigiriya
  • Highlights :
    Deluxe Rooms, Bed and Breakfast Basis

After a hearty breakfast at the bungalow, you will be driven to the cultural triangle, to Sigiriya. Check in to the hotel with a scenic backdrop of Sigiriya rock. Enjoy a traditional lunch at the resort (optional). In the afternoon set off to visit the Rock Monastery of Ritigala, being the tallest mountain in the north central region is the home for 70 rock caves that were inhabited since first century BC where monks have been living in caves or rock shelters. The inscriptions at Ritigala reveal that the site became a rock monastery for hermit monks where the rock monastery was founded by King Lanji Tissa to safe guard the followings of Panskulika monks that practiced extreme austerity. Overnight stay in Sigiriya

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Day - 09
Sigiriya

  • Drive : About 1 ½ hours
  • Hotel : Aliya Resort and Spa, Sigiriya
  • Highlights :
    Deluxe Rooms, Bed and Breakfast Basis

After breakfast at the resort, proceed to Sigiriya; 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This world heritage site, consists of the remains of a palace on the top of the rock, a mid-level terrace that includes the Lion Gate and the mirror wall with its frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’, the lower palace on the slopes below the rock, and the moats, walls and water gardens that extend for some hundreds of metres out from the base.
Evening enjoy a visit to Habarana lake for a catamaran ride in the lake with a cup of tea in the evening with traditional sweet treats. Overnight stay in Sigiriya

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Day - 10
Sigiriya > Airport

  • Drive : About 3 ½ hours
  • Highlights :
    Departure

As all good things come to an end, after breakfast at the hotel proceed to the airport for your flight home.

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