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Adventure Sports

Hiking and Walking

Hidden places, fantastic routes


Hiking Day Tour
70 USD pp (Min 2 people)
60 USD pp (Min 4 people)
Duration: Day Tour (7 hours)


What You Can Expect

We start our tour at 8.30 am for Morning Departure. At the tour operator’s house, you will be provided with welcome and tour information, bottled water, leech socks. We drive you from our office 18 km, a 30 minutes drive.

After a short briefing we do transport you by Tuk Tuk to local village where we begin our hiking tour. We meet our local guide over there. Walking over local village you will arrive at the tea plantation and begin the hike to the top of the hills that will take approximately 2 to 3 hours where you will be able to see small waterfall fresh water fed from the Hayare rainforest.

The stop on this hike will be at a collecting pool that forms at the base of a waterfall! People usually take their time here and cool off in the refreshing waters.

After exploring the waterfalls by both land and water, we get back to local village from waterfall that will take 30 minute enjoy a healthy local lunch from local house. Dry off from your time in the water before finishing your hike. A Tuk Tuk will transport you back along the Hayare to your departure point.

Departure Time: 8.30am Morning
Trip Type: Guided
Dates: Available daily
Difficulty: Moderate / Difficult

Overview

This hiking journey begins in 18 km away from Unawatuna beach, walking over village of East Side of Hayare rainforest trough narrow path - prepared to get your sneakers or boots dirty. This height provides the most mesmerizing view surrounding area. After 3 hours up to a small waterfall you can enjoy a dip in a place that very few non Sri Lankans have been before.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Excellent value for money
  • Sri Lanka is one of the world’s biodiversity hot spots
  • Waterfalls, streams, pools and rock terraces
  • Lunch included
  • Leech socks
  • Water and refreshments
  • Led by a local guide
  • All government taxes and service charges included

Inclusions

  • Transport from our office to Hiyare
  • Local guide
  • Local lunch
  • Leech socks
  • Water and refreshments
  • All government taxes and service charges included

Exclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Tip of Guide

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Recommended for age 16 up
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • It is recommended that you bring comfortable walking shoes, a swimsuit and towel
  • Extra caution must be taken when walking along the flowing streams. Wet rocks can get extremely slippery and an accidental fall can be fatal.
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Kottawa Aboretum Walking Tour
50 USD pp (Min 2 people)
45 USD pp (Min 4 people)
Duration: 4 Hours


What You Can Expect

We start our tour at 7.30 am for Morning Departure or 2.30 pm for Afternoon Departure. At the tour operator’s house, you will be provided with welcome and tour information, bottled water, leech socks. We drive you from our office to Kottawa is 14.3 km, a 30 minutes drive.

After a short briefing we do transport you by Tuk Tuk to Kottawa. You meet your nature guide over there. Enter the nature reserve of Kottawa there are over 170 tree species identified in the area of which about 100 species are endemics to Sri Lanka. 70 bird species have also been recorded, including 12 endemics. It is also a good place to sport some of the island’s beautiful butterflies, as well as the Purple-Faced Leaf Monkey, Toque Macaque and Giant Squirrel, which dominate the forest canopy. The unpolluted streams that traverse the forest harbor a variety of fish including many endemic species. A main pathway running through the arboretum, sign posts and benches to rest makes this patch of rainforest suitable even for families with children to explore.

Departure Time: 7.30 am Morning / 2.30 pm Afternoon
Trip Type: Guided
Dates: Available daily
Difficulty: Easy

Overview

Kottawa Forest Reserve (Arboretum), which is situated about 19 km northeast of Galle, is a small (15-hectare), isolated patch of low country rainforest displaying all of the features of a typical wet evergreen rainforest. This small rainforest arboretum is ideal for bird watching and learning about biodiversity conservation. More than 70 species of birds including 12 endemics such as the Yellow breasted Barbet and Grey Hornbill have been spotted here. The Arboretum is also home to numerous species of butterflies, the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey, Toque Monkey and Giant Squirrels. There are also more than 170 varieties of tropical foliage, more than half endemic to Sri Lanka. A main pathway running through the arboretum, sign posts and benches to rest makes this patch of rainforest suitable even for families with children to explore.

Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Sri Lanka is one of the world’s biodiversity hot spots
  • 6% of the world’s amphibians can be found within 100 km of Galle
  • Lead by a local guide
  • Family friendly
  • Leech socks
  • Water and refreshments
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All government taxes and service charges included

Inclusions

  • Transport from our office to Kottawa
  • Local guide
  • Leech socks
  • Water and refreshments
  • All government taxes and service charges included

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Tip of Guide

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Half price for children under age of 12
  • Recommended for age 6 up
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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