Sri Lanka Backpack Tour

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12 Days
Private Tour
2 Star Hotel, Hostel
International flights are NOT included

Sri Lanka Backpack Tour is a Real backpacker experience with so many activities and Budget-Friendly Accommodations within 12 days. Experience a full day cycle ride, climbing to little Adams peak, visit UNESCO world heritage site of the Knuckles range, Knuckles Mountain Trekking, Negombo city tour.

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Day1:  Katunayake International Airport – Belihuloya

On arrival you will meet our chauffeur/ guide, who meet and greet at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Proceed to Belihuloya village.
Check in to your hotel.
You will take a rest of coupe of hours.
You will be visiting an iconic place of Pahanthudawa waterfall and you will spend unfettered evening at Pahanthudawa. Your tour will be led by an experience adventure guide.
More eye catching destination of Pahanthudawa waterfall is located in Belihuloya, Sabaragamuwa Province. The waterfall is like a base pool which is the shape of a “pahana”, a clay lamp used in Buddhist temples and fall is tumbling the wick of a lamp. Pahanthudawa is branch of Belihuloya. It is popular for the tuneful and complacent natural environment. The fall is very difficult to reaching closer to the fall.
On completion, back to the hotel for your overnight.

Day 2: Belihuloya – Kalthota – Hambegamuwa – Belihuloya (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be served the traditional breakfast.
After breakfast you will be leaving towards another activity.
Today we will embark on a full day cycle ride from Kalthota to Hambegamuwa. Our guide will be arranging you everything for your tour.
You will be riding a bicycle to completed Sambaragamuwa University and some amazing scenic villages and Samanalawawa Dam. From Samanalawewa dam to rise up few kilometers across the forest reservoir to reach a view point. Your ride 2 hours from 1200m passing the stunning scenery and also close to local community. During the ride you will pass Kalthota, beautiful Duwilli Ella, Kalthota irrigation canal and the Udawalawe elephant corridor.
On completion you will leave towards to Belihuloya for overnight.

Day 3: Belihuloya – Ella (B)

Breakfast will be served at your hotel.
Today you will leave towards another destination of Ella.
Check in to the hotel and take a rest for a couple of hours.
You will embark on climbing to little Adams peak.
Visit Rawana waterfall at Ella with your experienced guide.
Ella is a town paradise in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. This sleepy mountain town, with a view, is the perfect base for relaxing, whilst also offering lots of fantastic walks through tea plantation and water falls. Enroute you can visit Ravana Ella waterfall. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Sri Lanka. As well as you can visit Ella Gap. Ella with its perfect climate soothes your mind and makes your day to day anxieties feel a world away.
Later you will be back to Ella and spend your overnight at Ella.

Day 4: Ella – Kothmalee (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, today you will leave towards Kothmale.
Check in to the lodge at Kothmale.
You will be reaching to Kotmale to get some experience of Kithul palm tree industry.
While you will be reaching there your guide will be doing short introduction of industry and what can you do there. You may also have the opportunity to witness the tapping of the Kitul (Fishtail Palm) sap with the tapper climbing the tree that might be close to 35- 40 feet in height with the aid of a wooden ladder tied on one side where he makes sharp cuts at the base of the cluster of flowers, where a mud pot is connected to collect the sap. The sap is collected over several days before it is made into Kitul syrup or jaggery.
You may also buy some of the produce to take with you. The walk ends after enjoying tea served in one of the homes.
Dinner at the hotel and Overnight stay at Kothmalee.

Day 5: Kothmalee – Kithulgala – Teldeniya (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today you will proceed to the UNESCO world heritage site of the Knuckles range.
En route visit Kithugala for a rafting experience.
Kithulagala most well-known is the white water rafting which is situated the west of the road from Colombo – Kandy. Once you will be reaching there you will take an impressive experience at Kithulagala. The Kithulagala Kelani river location is isolated from the city area and the river is reaching 250mfrom Kithulgala to Colombo road.
On completion you will be travelling to Theldeniya.
Check in to the hotel and the rest of the day relax in Theldeniya village.
During stay in Theldeniya you will be viewing the old hidden village of the Theldeniya.
Overnight stay at Theldeniya and you will be served dinner by the hotel.

Day 6: Theldeniya – Knuckles (B)

After breakfast at the hotel you will embark on a Knuckles Mountains Trekking and Heeloya Village Trekking.
Today you will start on a Knuckles Mountain Trekking.
We will leave the hotel around 7.00 am.
Our guide will be arranging every Knuckles Mountains Trekking stuff for the journey.
We will provide you a packet of light snack and lunch with water during the trail.
Further east of Kandy, the Knuckles range as UNESCO world heritage site provides intrepid travellers with opportunity to experience Sri Lanka at its most. A rugged area of pristine wildness including rare dwarf cloud forest the Knuckles has 27 peaks over 1000m, with highest rising to nearly 2000m. It is also home to an exceptional array of endemic animal and plant species. Though largely uninhabited, the region contains some of the most isolated hamlets in the island, where it is still possible to witness a way of life largely untouched by modernity.
On completion will be driven to Heeloya.
You will be stay overnight at Heeloya village.

Day 7: Heeloya Village – Theldeniya  (B)

Traditional breakfast at the village.
Today you will be observing around the village and meeting the village community as well as you will be viewing the nice sight-seeing terrace paddy fields, Perummal waterfall, water buffalos and farmers.
Get an experience of the life in a typical village in addition to trekking and sight-seeing and a culinary experience in true Sri Lankan style at Heeloya which is a rural, remote agricultural village in the Kandy district with a unique attraction of understanding how justice was meted out in the good old days.
The proceedings of hearing a case by the village-headman and the location are still intact. Paddy cultivation, home gardening, livestock, spice plantations, toddy tapping, handicrafts, bee-keeping are some of the attractions in this village experience.
End of the program we will reach to Teldeniya for the overnight.

Day 8: Theldeniya – Trincomalee – Nilaveli (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, you will proceed to Trincomalee for taking another experience.
Your guide will be picking up and drive to Trincomalee, Nelaveli.
Check in to the hotel. The entire day is kept to relax by Nelaveli beach.
One of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, the pearly sand, the breathtaking coast, is tangible proof of the serenity of our island. It is so unique that the feeling when you see it is unique. You can really connect with nature on this beach at an intense level. It’s a place where most people come to rest and unwind.
The beach is ideal to visit in April and October. The sun is at its most intense during this period so that you can work on your tan. Water sports are also a promising future on this beach. Surfing and windsurfing are the main excursions undertaken here. It’s a must see on everyone’s itinerary when visiting Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach resort and available on your dinner.

Day 9: Nilaveli – Pigeon Island National Park (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
This morning, you will leave for Pigeon Island National Park for a boat trip.
Pigeon Island National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s overwater marine national parks. The national park is located 1 km from the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in the eastern province, covering a total area of 471.29 hectares. The name of the island comes from the carrier pigeon which colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs in Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island was designated a sanctuary in 1963. In 2003, it was redefined to become a national park. This national park is the 17th in Sri Lanka. The island was used as a gamekeeper during the colonial era.
You will enjoy the evening at the Nilaveli beach.
It’s no secret that Sri Lanka is a hot spot on any surfers’ radar. The beaches along the south coast provide some of the best beginner waves in the world.
Overnight stay at Nilaveli.

Day 10: Trincomalee – Nilaveli – Habarana (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today you will proceed to Habarana and check in to the hotel.
You will relax for a couple of hours after the long journey.
Today you will be participating in a special event of the Sri Lankan Martial Art.
You will be commencing your Angampora from your hotel in Habarana.
Your chauffeur guide will be explaining and driving to the Angampora Training center at Habarana after you will be watching the angampora fighting demonstration and will be learned some basics techniques. You will be served traditional herbal beverages in there.
The dispersed throughout the history of Angampora is trust to be over 33,000 years along with the story of Kataragama Mahasen, the audacious Angampora warrior of Yakkha tribe, and Maha Rawana who was born to the same tribe. Angampora was enormously spread which became more popular as it was introduced to Buddhist civilization. The Rawana era can be identified as the golden age of martial arts. “Angam” is the body “Pora” in the fight. The battle with the unarmed body is called Angampora. The battles with weapons are called Ilangam. Angam fighter is a person who has been disciplined.
We offer you a chance to see and experience the ancient Sri Lankan martial art form of Angampora in person.
View demonstrations of various high-end techniques in Angampora. View knife fights, gang fights, the art of swords, and much more. If you are interested – learn some basic Angampora techniques from professionals.
This is a wonderful excursion for those who are interested in the history and adventures of war.
Overnight stay at Habarana.

Day 11: Habarana – Negombo (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today you will be transferred to Negombo.
Negombo is one of the main shopping centers in the country and the administrative center of the Negombo Division. Negombo has about 142,136 inhabitants within its divisional secretariat division Negombo is known for its long sandy beaches and its century-old fishing industry. Negombo.
Take an evening city tour of Negombo.
Relax at the beach for the rest of the day.
Overnight stay at Negombo.

Day 12: Negombo – Airport (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
On completion, you will be transferred to the airport for departure flight

Specification: Sri Lanka Backpack Tour


2 Star Hotel, Hostel

Airport Transfer

Drop-Off, Pickup


12 Days


International flights are NOT included


NOT included




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as per itineraries

Other Inclusions

Botteled Water, Charges & Taxes, Tour Guide, Wi-Fi

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Airconditioned Vehicle


NOT Included

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