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Walking Tour Sri Lanka: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Discover both the country's past and its present when hiking through jungles and tea plantations, climbing sacred mountains and exploring ancient cities. Exploring on foot allows you to experience these special places in a different way to the less active visitor.Since no Sri Lankan holiday is complete without elephants and beaches, we’ve added that in too!


  • 4 UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Climb Adams Peak with local pilgrims
  • Bird watching trail at Sinharaja Rainforest

Arrival --> Negombo --> Dambulla --> Minneriya NP --> Sigirya --> Polonnaruwa --> Knuckles --> Kandy --> Hantane --> Hatton --> Adams Peak --> Sinharaja Rainforest --> Beach --> Departure

DAY 1 

  • Welcome on arrival and transfer to nearby coastal town, Negombo.
  • Spend the day relaxing on the beach.

Airport-Negombo: 20 mins

DAY 2 

  • Travel to Dambulla to visit the ancient Cave Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Proceed to nearby Minneriya National Park in the afternoon, to see herds of elephants.
  • Overnight at a hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya

Negombo-Dambulla: 4 hours / Dambulla-Minneriya: 40 mins

DAY 3  

  • Depart early morning on foot, through jungle and village trails, to Sigiriya.
  • Climb the 200m high Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
  • In the afternoon travel to Polonnaruwa, to explore the ancient city on foot/bicycles.
  • Return to hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya for the night. 

Dambulla-Polonnaruwa: 1 hour


  • After breakfast, travel to Knuckles Mountain Range for a hike.
  • Travel to Kandy, and explore the city on foot.
  • Overnight hotel in Kandy.

Dambulla-Knuckles: 2 ½ hours / Knuckles-Kandy: 3 hours


  • Hike the Hantane trail, located in the mountain ranges surrounding Kandy.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Kandy. Visit the sacred temple of the tooth in the evening.
  • Overnight hotel in Kandy.

Kandy-Hantane: 30 mins


  • Take a scenic train journey to Hatton.
  • Hike from Hatton railway through tea plantations, to a planter’s bungalow.
  • Overnight planters’ bungalow in Hatton.

Kandy-Hatton: 2 hours (Train)


  • Morning hike through tea plantations and forest lands.
  • Mid-day drive to Dalhousie, located the at the foot hills of Adams Peak and spend the evening resting in preparation for early morning hike.
  • Overnight guest house in Dalhousie.

Hatton-Dalhousie: 1 hour

DAY 8 

  • Just after mid-night, ascend the sacred peak along with hundreds of local pilgrims in time to enjoy sunrise.
  • After sunrise descend back to Dalhousie for breakfast.
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight guest house in Dalhousie.

Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains: 1 hour

DAY 9 

  • Travel through the woodlands and tea plantations to a forest lodge in Sinharaja Rainforest.
  • Evening at leisure.
  • Overnight rainforest lodge in Sinharaja.

Nuwara Eliya-Sinharaja(North): 4-5 hours

DAY 10 

  • In the morning enjoy a half day rainforest hike.
  • Mid-day transfer to a beach hotel on the south coast.
  • Overnight beach resort.

Sinharaja-Beach: 2-3 hours

DAY 11 

  • Full day relaxing on the beach. If inclined, visit nearby Galle Fort for exploration on foot.
  • Overnight beach resort.

DAY 12 

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Beach-Airport: 2-3 hours


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walking tour map Sri Lanka


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I contacted wayfarers based on a recommendation. It was the easiest holiday to plan. Haritha looked at my itinerary and offered suggestions which were great. He came in on budget and we had a mix of accommodation which proved to be very good. Our experiences were amazing and every day was an adventure.

Haritha was prompt with emailing and everything went to plan.
Our driver did his best to ensure we enjoyed our experience.
I would recommend Wayfarers to help you an amazing holiday experience.
4 girls on a road trip!

Marcelle Bibby 


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