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Central Highlands Nature Tour - 13 Days/12 Nights

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 25 people
Destination(s): Sri Lanka  
Specialty Categories: Ecotourism  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 774 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1480 Euro (EUR)

A nature tour with plenty of walks in the sharp cool mountains. Sweeping panoramic views, our Central highlands nature tour is ideal for those of you who enjoy trekking avoiding the humidity of the lowlands.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Airport/ Colombo – Kitulgala. Met on arrival from your flight or picked up from Colombo hotel where you will be taken to the Kitulgala, where you could challenge yourself to some whitewater rafting down the Kelani River. The Kelani river graded 2/3 rafting site stretches for six kilometers with seven exciting rapids.

Alternately you could visit the Beli Lena caves. This is a famous cave where the 12,000 year old skeletal remains of the Balangoda Man (Homosapiens Balangodensis) were found. Also found here are the waste parts of the food consumed by them. Over night will be at the Rafter’s Retreat.

Day 2: Kitulgala - Loinorn. Head toward the cool mountain of Hatton and then on to the golden valley of Bogawantalawa where you will end up at the North Cove after a winding drive amongst the hills. Overnight will be at the picturesque north cove cabanas, in Loinorn.
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Day 3: Loinorn. Today you could explore the beautiful countryside by yourself or simply relax in this resort tucked away at an altitude of 5470 feet above sea level. Overnight is at the North Cove, Loinorn.
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Day 4: Loinorn - Bandarawela. The breathtaking trek to Horton Plains will be done this morning after breakfast. The hauntingly beautiful surroundings & majestic scenery will keep you enthralled throughout the five hour walk. Your vehicle will be at the entrance to Horton Plains, from where you could board and proceed to Bandarawela. Overnight will be at the Silver springs or Orient Hotel.
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Day 5: Bandarawela. Visit the Diyaluma waterfalls after a leisurely breakfast. Return either via Wellawaya or Poonagala. Dinner and overnight will be at the Silver springs or Orient Hotel.
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Day 6: Bandarawela - Haldummulla. Take the morning train to Ohiya. From the Ohiya station, walk to Pilkington point and proceed through the Udaweriya tea estate to Haldummulla. This is an increasingly challenging walk through tea plantations, mountain slopes and thick jungle. Spend the rest of the evening, dinner and overnight at the World’s End Lodge.
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Day 7: Haldummulla. Trek to Sri Lanka’s highest water falls, the Bambarakanda. You can have a picnic lunch close to the falls. Return to World’s End Lodge for dinner and overnight.
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Day 8: Haldummulla – Nuwara Eliya. Proceed to the Hill station of Nuwara Eliya. Lunch will be at a picturesque restaurant close to the Ramboda falls. You will visit the Hakgala Garden en-route. Overnight will be at the Tree of life Bungalow, Nuwara Eliya.
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Day 9: Nuwara Eliya - Kandy. Leave for the Hill Capital of Kandy after breakfast. Nestled in a valley 1600 feet above sea level, surrounded by mountains & virtually encircled by the scenic Mahaweli river; Kandy is one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka. You will be entaertained to a cultural show in the evening, after visiting the famous Kandy temple and Botanical Gardens in the afternoon.

Overnight will be in a bungalow in the cool Hantane mountains t the Hantana Bungalow, with a magnificient view of the Knuckles range of mountains.
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Day 10: Kandy - Knuckles. Today you will be visiting the Knuckles mountain range. The winding roads will lead you through spectacular mountain scenery. You will arrive at the mountain cottage tucked away in a remote village, where you will spend the night.
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Day 11: Knuckles. After breakfast, you will leave for a trek through forest trails to “Corbet’s Gap”, a climb of 500 meters. Its name describes its outline. The Knuckles Range consists of the Knuckles massif, the Knuckles range and the Knuckles peaks. The Knuckles massif is about 90 square miles in extent and is a detached block of the central highlands separated from the main highlands by the Dumbara Valley.

Corbet’s Gap – is a vast split in the range of hills, through which on a clear day an amazing view is possible. Dinner & overnight stay will be at the Eagle’s Crest.
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Day 12: Knuckles - Kandy. Trek to Gerandi Ella falls. You will pass little streams, plateaus and climb over mountains. A picnic breakfast could be had en-route. The vehicle will meet you half way on your return journey, and take you to Kandy. Dinner and overnight will be at the Tree of Life Hotel.
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Day 13: Transfer out. You will be taken to either a Colombo hotel or the Airport today.

Full board – Includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Accommodation sharing twin on full board basis at mentioned hotels or similar
- Air-conditioned private transport
- Services of English speaking chauffeur-guide
- Supply of rafts, 4WD vehicles and appropriate safety equipment as required
- Entrance fees at locations as per itinerary
- Government tax and service charge for services provided

About This Supplier
Location: Sri Lanka
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2001

We are a specialist incoming Sri Lanka tour operator providing tailor-made tours. We are independently owned and have been in business since 1999. You can be assured of a speedy response, accurate information, reliable and friendly service delivered with traditional Sri Lankan warmth. Our offices are located in...

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