Something Different: Trekking, Rafting And Nature In Sri Lanka 8 days

 
  • Private tour
  • Family friendly
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Start in Negombo and end in Colombo! With the hiking & trekking tour Something’s Different you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Negombo to Colombo and through five other destinations in Sri Lanka. Something’s Different 8 days is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.


Day 1 Negombo

Warmly welcome by our airport representative in the arrival terminal & you will be introduced to your dedicated chauffeur or guide for the tour, to proceed to Negombo hotel after long flight journey. You are able to relax at the beach hotel or short sightseening available as you needed.

Negombo fish market -: Negombo Fish Market is the second largest fish market in Sri Lanka. Further local people are saying as Llelama. The fish market is situated near the Old Dutch Fort Gate.

Muthurajawela Marshes-: The Muthurajawela marshes located within close proximity to Negombo is a unique wetland habitat that extends over 6,000 acres. It is home to a vast species of flora and fauna, numbering close to 49 species of migratory birds and 85 species indigenous to the country. At Muthurajawela you can enjoy the mangroves & marshy ecosystems, birdwatching, experience the different species of trees, aquatic plants, species of fish and some rare animals too.

Overnight stay at Negombo.

Day 2 Negombo - Kandy - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - Royal Botanical Gardens

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage -: [ Breakfast at 07.00 - 08.00am ] Visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a place you will really enjoy and never forget. Started in 1972 the Elephant Orphanage it was relocated to the present place in 1975. You can see milk feeding, bathing at Ma Oya just in front of the orphanage.

Royal Botanical Gardens -: Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden situated near Mahaweli River [longest river in Sri Lanka ] this was made as a Royal Garden by King Kirti Sri Rajasinghe in 1747 to 1780 and cover about 150 acres of trees. The most popular attraction is Orchid House that has more than 300 varieties of orchids.

Kandy view point -: Kandy view point is located at Rajapihilla Mawatha near Kandy Lake. Around 1km steep climb to the Rajapihilla Mawatha, there is a place where you see Kandy city in a panoramic view. With lake and Sri Dalada Maligawa.. very famous tourist location. Restaurants and souvenir shops around. Vehicle parking is limited. Street sellers can be a nuisance in this place.

Overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 3 Kandy - Knuckles Mountain Range

Knuckles Mountain Range day trip -: [ Breakfast at 07.00 - 08.00am ] The Knuckles Mountain Range covers parts of Kandy and Matale districts and is separated from the Central Hills by the Mahaveli Valley to the south and east and the Matale Valley to the west. Its name derived from its shape of a clenched fist, which forms a scenic wonderland. What makes the Knuckles mountain range unique is the geographical character of its location. Perpendicular to the mountain range that runs from Laggala to Urugala runs three distinct but lesser ranges while there are other minor ranges running parallel to it.

Overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 4 Kandy - Kitulgala

White water rafting at Kithulgala -: [ Breakfast at 07.00 - 08.00am ] Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5km. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable experience during your White Water Rafting.

Tour in Kitulagala. Kithulgala jungle tracking-: Allow the wind to gracefully brush against your face as you trek through the beautiful jungle reserves of Kithulgala. Streams offer trekkers a chance to enjoy a quick dip to cool off, or simply to rest and embrace their enchanting surroundings. Be sure to wear suitable footwear, as the two to three hour walk will take its toll on shoes made for less strenuous activities. The dense forest is also inhabited by various flora and fauna, with your guide ready to point out majestic species not commonly found elsewhere.

Overnight stay at Kithulgala.

Day 5 Kithulgala - Ella - Adam’s Peek - Hatton

Adam’s peek climb -: [ Breakfast at 07.00 - 11.00am ] Sri Pada Mountain is situated in the South West corner of the central mountain region. This corn shaped mountain is 2243 meters high. Devotes from all 4 major religion believe that the sacred foot print belongs to their religion. Buddhists believe that Load Buddha during his third visit to Sri Lanka has placed his foot print on the summit of this sacred mountain. [Climb up 01.30 Hours ] Train journey from Hatton to Ella (depending n availability / tours booked more than one month before the travel).

Overnight stay at Ella.

Day 6 Ella - Bentota - Ella Gap - Ravana Falls - Hunuman Temple - Ella Rock - Udawalawe National Park - Galle Fort - Bentota

Ella -: [Breakfast 07.00 - 08.00am] En route explore the beautiful small village of Ella located high in the mountains. Few of the places you can explore are Ella Gap which overlooks a spectacular gap in the southern mountain wall where the land falls away in a scenic drop of 3,000 feet to the southern plains and the sea. Rawana Ella (Ravana Falls) which is one of the widest in the country. Also explore the "cave of gold" hidden behind the falls. Or trek the Hunuman Temple Little Adam's Peak or the Ella Rock and enjoy the breathtaking views from the top.

Rawana Falls -: The Ravana Ella (Ravana Falls) is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Sri Lanka. This popular waterfall has its roots connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. The Ravana Ella (Ravana Falls) has been named after the brawny daemon, Ravana.

Udawalawe National Park-: Udawalawa is undoubtedly the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild Asian elephants throughout the year: there are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to 100. Udawalawe National Park is unique in terms of consistency in numbers of elephants roaming the park: it has no a seasonal variation in herds of elephants.

Galle Fort-: A recent visit to the Galle Fort World Heritage Site, the writer came face to face with evidence of ‘disintegration’ of this historical location.

The Galle Dutch Fort is a rare historical jewel protected by dark, thick stone walls - with the endless ocean on one side. The roads inside the Galle Fort have hardly changed, like the squares on a chess board crisscrossing in regular patches. Straight and narrow lanes branch in and out inviting the visitor to a delightful walk into the 17th century.

Fisherman’s village-: Stilt fishing is a tradition on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a petta that tied to a vertical pole driven into the coral reef. The men fish with either rods or just string. The catch is either a variety of spotted herring or small mackerel.

Overnight stay in Bentota.

Day 7 Bentota - Madu Ganga Wet Land - Turtle Hatchery

Full day relax at the beach or below sight seen tour available.

Madu River -: [ Breakfast at 07.00 - 09.00am] Madu Ganga Wet Land spreads across 915 hectares, out of which 770 hectares is covered with water.

Sail downstream for about a kilometer, the river opens its doors to 36 spectacular islands covering the rest 145 hectares. The inhabitants of these islands are mostly traditional fishermen and to some extent they are engaged in some traditional cottage industries such as producing peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil.

Turtle Hatchery -: According to scientific research, it is estimated that there are eight species of sea turtles in the world. Five of these species are in the habit of frequenting the beach stretches of the South Coast of Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay in Bentota.

Day 8 Colombo to Departure

Colombo city tour -: [ Breakfast at 07.00 - 09.00am ] and transfer to airport for departure.

End of tour and say goodbye!

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • 5* Hotel accommodations in double room with daily breakfast
  • Private super luxury CAR with A/C for the entire tour & transfers
  • A candle light dinner at the beach front
  • Special honeymoon amenities will be provided at all hotels
  • Private touring with a qualified guide / driver
  • Airport transfers with assistance
  • Petrol, tolls, road taxes, a driver and his accommodation and meals
  • 24-hour customer service
  • Complementary herbal drink
  • First aid on-board
  • Tea factory & demonstration - free (guided tour)
  • Gem Museum & demonstration - free (guided tour)
  • Complementary SIM card on arrival
  • One complementary water bottle (1000ml) per person per day
  • Road/interstate taxes, fuel surcharges
  • Site entry tickets
  • Alcohol / beverages & snacks
  • Additional meals (lunch, snacks etc…)
  • Tips
  • Early check in on availability
  • International airfare
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Any other services not specified above

Available in

Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Other, Arabic, Korean
(Tamil, Hindi)


Available for

Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Negombo , Sri Lanka

Pick up times available: 04:00

Pick up location: At the airport In Katunayake

Ends at: At the airport in Katunayake

Nearest airport: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB)



Eco Features:

  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $58 per person

* Minimum of 2 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 7 days before departure

* Book now pay later (minus small deposit now)


  • Hiking
  • Culture
  • Waterfalls
  • Teaplantations
  • Adventures
  • Watersports
  • Negombo Fish Market
  • Muthurajawela Marshes
  • Kitulgala
  • White Water Rafting
  • Kandy
  • Knuckles Mountain Range
  • Train To Ella
  • Galle Fort