Trekking and Temples

Trekking and Temples

Explore and experience the Culture
  • Tour di 13 nights / 14 days in Standard Hotels
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • All Tour Safari and visits in Sri Lanka are INCLUDED

In contact with nature

Tour oriented for trekking and nature lovers visiting the most interesting areas of this wonderful Pacific island

1st day. Bandaranaike International Airport - Kurunegala - Habarana

(Approximate transfer time: 2.5 hours)

Reception at the airport by our representative and transfer of about 2 hours and 30 minutes to the accommodation in Habarana

On the way we will stop at Kurunegala Lake to stretch out with a walk and eat a snack 

2nd day. Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Habarana

(Habarana - Polonnaruwa Approximate transfer time: 1 hour)

Founded in the 10th century AD, Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka and remained active until the beginning of the 13th century.

> Polonnaruwa

3rd day. Habarana - Sigiriya Rock - Safari in Minneriya National Park - Habarana

durata approssimativa dei trasferimenti : 20/30 minuti)

We will claim to Sigiriya fortress

This huge magma rock hides the ruins of noble buildings and a breathtaking view on the top

We will pass through the Lions Gate and admire the state of conservation of the frescoes on the walls of the cave

> Sigiriya Rock

In the afternoon mounted on a four wheel drive, we will participate to this amusing Safari,

famous for the large herds of elephants that inhabit it.

Sometimes you can admire up to 300 elephant specimens

> The Minneriya National Park

4th day. Habarana - Trekking - Habarana

After breakfast we will leave for a Trekking in the areas of the town of Habarana (about 4 hours). We will cross villages surrounded by nature, a lake, rice fields and local crops in contact with the local population

5th day. Habarana - Dambulla Golden Temple - Trekking in Matale - Spice Garden - Kandy city Tour

(Dambulla - Kandy: 2 ½ hours)

In the morning we will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla

This complex of caves converted into a temple where inside we will encounter a rich decoration of statues and frescoes on the life of Buddha, of ancient Sinhalese kings and of Hindu Sinhalese deities still revered today with flowers, incense and oil lamps ...

> Dambulla Golden Temple

In the Matale Trekking we will cross a village surrounded by pepper and rice fields.

We will march through a road surrounded by unspoiled nature with cashew, pepper, cocoa, coffee and natural rubber cultures

On the way to Kandy we will visit a Spice Garden

On this visit we will get to know the plants and trees with which the different spices are produced and discover their use in cooking and in the ancient natural medicine of Ayurveda

Spice Garden Note:

This visit is optional and free, we will find an attached shop that no one is obliged to buy

Sri Lanka Eden Travel does not endorse purchases in this or any shop

Transfer to Kandy, the capital of the mountains

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kandy is one of the holiest places in the Buddhist world

Kandy, the last capital of the Sinhalese kings, has a lot of British influence

We will see colonial-style buildings and take advantage of a walk around the lake that surrounds the Buddha Tooth Temple, where one of the most important relics of Buddhism is kept: the left canine of Buddha

> Kandy capitol of the mountains

6th day. Kandy - Tempio della reliquia del Dente - Visita alla città - Dimostrazione culinaria tradizionale - Kandy

We will visit the Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple or called Temple of the Tooth, where the canine belonging to Buddha is kept

The Tooth Relic Temple

For the rest of the day, we will discover the city of Kandy with its bustling center, its market.

In the afternoon we will attend a traditional cooking demonstration with dinner included

7º giorno. Kandy - Trekking in Hantana - Kandy

(Kandy - Hantana : transfer of about 20 minutes)

Trekking in Hantana (about 5 hours): we will take a walk in the mountains that surround the south of the city of Kandy surrounded by tea fields.

In Sinhalese Hantana means seven peaks and we will rise to one.

 >  Hantana

8th day. Kandy - Real Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya - Trekking in Ramboda - Nuwara Eliya

(Kandy - Peradeniya : transfer of about 40 minutes)

The Peradeniya Botanical Garden or also called the Royal Garden has its origins in the 14th century.

This vast expanse of trees and plants is one of the best travel sites in Sri Lanka.

We will admire the ancient trees and palm trees with the strangest shapes, the Ayurvedic plants and the famous collection of orchids.

This vast area of 60 hectares is a place of relaxation and recreation for the Sinhalese where they come to stroll and spend the day with their family, boyfriends or friends.

Real Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya

On the way to Nuwara Eliya we will participate to a short trekking, about 1 hour, at the Ramboda waterfalls, with a slope of 100 meters

9th day. Nuwara Eliya - Trekking in the Horton Plain - Nuwara Eliya

(Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plain : transfer of about 2 ½ hours)

Leaving the hotel at 5 am.

Breakfast with pick-nic at the "precipice of the end of the world".

The whole day is dedicated to trekking in the Horton Plains National Park.

Horton Plain National Park

10th day. Nuwara Eliya - Train from the station of Nanu Oya to Ella - Trekking in Ella

(Nanu Oya - Ella : train transfer of about 3 hours)

Reached the station of Nanu Oya, a few minutes from Nuwara Eliya (8 km), we will board the train carriage in Ella.

> Train to Ella

Welcome to Sri Lanka's favourite hill country village!

Ella is a blissfully relaxing place nestled in the valley about 3500 feet high; it is surrounded by mountains covered with lush farmland and tea plantations.

> Ella on the Hill Country

11th day. Ella - 1st Trekking day : Haputale Mountain - Night in the refuge

After breakfast we will move to Haputale to start a 2 day trek.

The first day we will start at 7am and will be in the tea mountains, pine and tropical forests, arriving at the mountain retreat in the afternoon.

Total distance 14 km. difference in height 600 mt.

Dinner in the refuge.

12th day. 2nd Trekking day : Haputale Mountain - Tissa

Breakfast in the refuge.

Trekking starts at 7:30 am.

On the way we will visit the highest waterfalls in Sri Lanka (263 mt.).

Possibility to bathe in a waterfall.

Total distance 14 km. difference in height 600 mt.

Rice and curry dinner in a house next to the waterfall.

13th day. Tissa - Safari in the Yala National Park - Tissa

We will participate in the Safari in the National Park mounted on a 4x4.

This huge expanse of land is divided into five blocks, which protect the habitat that goes from the bush to the lake areas near the sea.

> Yala National Park

14th day. Yala - Galle - Bandaranaike International Airport

Galle is the third most important city after Colombo and Kandy.

It was a Portuguese city in the 16th century and a Dutch city in the 18th century, the British also lived in the 19th and 20th centuries.

All these colonizers left an imprint, which is why it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

> Galle Fort

Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport at the appointed time, where we will arrive 3 hours before the departure of the flight

  • Bed and Breakfast in the selected Hotels
  • The dinners expressly listed in the Tour
  • Private transport with guide/driver english speaking
  • Welcoming at the Airport on arrival and escorting service in all Tour till departure
  • The entrances to monuments, visits, temples and safari of the itinerary
  • Customer support for all the duration of the Tour

  • Soft drinks and water, lunches and dinners
  • Visits or activities not covered in the Tour
  • Tips
  • The international flight
  • Travel insurance and repatriation
  • Visa entry fees for Sri Lanka(40$)

to obtain it follow the link and the steps described in our article in

Travel Guide   >   Visa and Passport

If you wish to make changes to the circuit, we recommend that you personalize your trip

Sri Lanka and Maldives

but so and because although

It is easy to answer, we have a personalised customer service, starting with the preliminary information, following with advice and booking.

Also with the presence of a group leader, an official local Guide and an Assistant, for the entire duration of the Tour.

but so and because

All the hotels in our circuits are carefully selected and checked periodically by ours
“Quality Control Team”
according to criteria of location, cleanliness, services and value for money

although but so and

we also provide private transport, from hybrid cars to high-end buses from our large fleet of vehicles

We use all the available and easy-to-use technologies to stay in touch with our customers.

but so and because
Besides the email, the most used method, we are always available by phone and at WhatsApp.

It is also possible to communicate via Skype or FaceTime or any other application available to the customer, but only with prior appointment.

Sri Lanka and Maldives

We pay a lot of attention in being able to communicate to the customer all the necessary information to offer all the tranquility to you that go on vacation.

but so and because although

Living and working in Kandy, facilitates access to privileged information to create new routes and itineraries to Sri Lanka.

but so and because

This allows us to design exclusive and unique journeys, reaching some places that only we know.

This is why we receive an excellent score in everything related to the design of customised and on-demand trips.

but so and because although

Moreover, we pay a lot of attention to everything related to the management of the booking and assistance, always in Italian, of your trip to Sri Lanka.

but so and because although

although

Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect place for children and for people who like animals and nature.

although

This country is incredibly green.
It is impossible not to find elephant herds on safari or even on the same road traveling.

but so and because

It is also very easy to see leopards, macaques and other types of monkeys, giant squirrels, jackals, etc. etc

Furthermore, walking with children and adults through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a delight.

but so and because although

Along with the giant trees and millions of plants, we will also find monkeys and other animals in this immense place.

but so and because although

Meanwhile, those who love exotic beaches, full of palm trees and coconut trees, offer beaches in the west of the country such as Bentota, Ambalangoda, Chilaw and Negambo.

but so and because although

You can also swim in the Indian Ocean in the east of the country on the beaches of Trincomalee, Pasikudah, Nilaveli …

If you like surfing you can practice at Arugam Bay, Weligama or Mirissa. 

although

And of course, we have the beaches of southern Sri Lanka such as Tangalle, Unawatuna, Galle, Ahangama, etc. etc

but so and because although

And if you like cities, we have Jaffna, Galle Fort and Colombo where you can walk and shop among the wonderful shops and restaurants.

although

In short, we have a country with a wide variety of climates, places, cultures, religions, etc. 
Where we will always find Sinhalese smiling and waiting for us with open arms.

although

Coming to Sri Lanka and not being surprised is absolutely impossible.

Sri Lanka and Maldives