Tour Name

VILLAGE ESCAPES

Days

06 DAYS TOUR

Highlights of This Itinerary

OverviewVillage life in the countryside is fascinating and extremely sociable. The houses are provincial and each village tends to be inhabited by entire family generations. You can pass some relaxing days in Sri Lankan countryside to have some time off your hectic schedule. The time you have passed there would be highly productive for you. In this time you can recollect your abilities, reenergize yourself and return to your worktable completely rejuvenated.


DAY 1:  ARRIVE / SIGIRIYA

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur guide with garlands and transferred to the Sigiriya (Approx. 4 hr 15 mins drive). On arrival in the hotel, spend the day at leisure relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities. 

 

Spend overnight at Back of Beyond - Pindurangala. Accommodation is in Cabanas with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis. 

DAY 2 :  SIGIRIYA / HIRIWADUNNA / SIGIRIYA

After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Hiriwaduna. HIRIWADUNNA is just 30 minutes drive from Sigiriya. Trek through the archetypal Sri Lankan Typical village. The trek begins with an awesome walk along a bund of a Wewa or manmade reservoir. The reservoir itself, the surrounding scrub jungle, marshland and village are a hive of early morning or an evening activity. The amazing birdlife, butterflies and possible sightings of crocodile only add to the charm of seeing the villagers as they go about their early morning tasks of fishing, or washing clothes at the periphery of the lake. 

 

Spend the afternoon visiting the spectacular Sigiriya rock fortress (15 minutes/5 km), with its rocky abode & water gardens.  Sigiriya is famous for its toadstool of golden-hued granite, protruding into the searing blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrubland, which is transformed in the rainy season to a water garden. In the 5th century King Kashyapa domesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atop its summit. Sigiriya commemorates some of the turbulence of Sri Lanka’s history. 

 

Spend overnight at Back of Beyond - Pindurangala. Accommodation is in Cabanas with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis. 

DAY 3 : SIGIRIYA / KNUCKLES

After breakfast we drive to The Knuckles Mountain Range (approx. 3 ½ hrs)The Knuckles Mountain Range (so-called because its appearance resembles a set of knuckles in a closed fist) has been declared a conservation area, and is now known as the Knuckles National Heritage And Wilderness Area. The region stretches an impressive 155 sq km that contains five major forest formations, a wide variety of rare and endemic flora and fauna and some breathtaking mountain scenery. It is a real paradise for those who love to hike or mountain bike, offering numerous trails that journey across clear rivers, through dense forests, past flowing waterfalls and lush tea
plantations, and alongside terraced paddy fields and colourful Kandyan home gardens. 

 

Visit Meemure, the traditional small mountain village. This village experience gives an interesting insight into the village life. 

 

Spend overnight at Dumbanagala Chalet. Accommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & Breakfast basis. 

DAY 4 : KNUCKLES

Wake up for the calling of the feathered one, which would inspire you to do a short birding trail identifying many birds that are in & around the resort. After breakfast, plan for the rest of the day would depend on your choice where either you will speak to the naturalist and select a trail from many options available from Soft to Hard or take it easy and just enjoy the tranquility and the nature by just being there. 

 

Spend overnight at Dumbanagala ChaletAccommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & Breakfast basis. 

DAY 5 : KNUCKLES / HORATHAPOLA

Today after breakfast you will be met our Driver and chauffeured to Horthapola (approx.4hrs). Hotel staff will welcome you closer to the hotel and provide a bullock cart drive up to the hotel. 

 

Spend overnight at Horthapola EstateAccommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & Breakfast basis 

DAY 6 :  HORATHAPOLA / AIRPORT

After a leisurely breakfast you will be driven to Airport for departure (Approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes drive) 

 

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