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: 9 Nights / 10 Days
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Highlights of the Tour
  • Day 1. Arrival and Overnight in Negombo the Town by the beach/lagoon closest to the Airport
  • Day 2. “ Forest of the Lion King” – Sinharaja Rain Forest , a World Heritage Site. Lunch and Nature Trail.
  • Day 3. Full day Exploration of Sinharaja the “Treasure Trove of Nature”.
  • Day 4. Camp in “ Park of The Elephant ”–Udawalawe, but not before visiting the Cave of Bats–Wawulpane.
  • Day 5. We arrive at the Eco Team's Main Activity Centre with a visit to the “Fall that makes dust”
  • Day 6. Visit the one of the best Nature Reserves in the world - Horton Plains. Trek down the “Satan Steps'.
  • Day 7. Kandy , the Last Sri Lankan Kingdom and the city of the “ Temple of the Tooth” – Dalada Maligawa
  • Day 8. The Botanist's Paradise . All Forest Types in one hour. The wonderful Knuckles Mountain Range.
  • Day 9. Exploration of this wonder.
  • Day10. The Good Bye time. Departure to next destination.
Day 1 - Arrival & transfer to a hotel in Negombo (HB)
Arrival and transfer to a Hotel in Negombo.

negombo sri llanka, beaches in sri lankaNEGOMBO
Bustling NEGOMBO town is a historically interesting place strongly influenced by the Catholic Church. The narrow strip of land between the lagoon & the sea and the many canals make up for a good exploration. The Dutch captured the town from the Portuguese in 1640, lost it in the same year, and captured it again in 1644. The British then took it from them in 1796 without a struggle. Negombo was one of the most important sources of cinnamon during the Dutch era, and there are still reminders of the European days.


  • Arrival & transfer to a hotel in Negombo.
  • At leisure after a long flight.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Negombo.
  • Accommodation :-
    • Explorer – Browns Beach or similar
    • Deluxe – “The Beach” Hotel or similar.
Day 02 - Negombo - Sinharaja (FB)
Leaving to Sinharaja after breakfast & arrival at the Sinhraja gate office by 12 noon .
sinharaja rainforest sri lanka, trekking in sinharaja,sinharaja trekking trailsSINHARAJA RAIN FOREST is a world heritage site, which can also be described as a Tropical Lowland Rain forest or Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest . Whatever its ‘technical' name is, it is undoubtedly a rich treasure trove of nature with a great diversity of habitats and a vast repository of Sri Lanka 's endemic species found nowhere else in Sri Lanka . Bird Watching in this ecosystem is particularly interesting because it is home to 95% of the endemic birds of Sri Lanka ! Named as a world heritage site in 1989, this lowland evergreen rain forest is steeped in deep legend and mystery. The word ‘Sinharaja' means, Lion (Sinha) King (Raja), and it is popular belief that the legendary origin of the Sinhala people is from the union between a princess and the lion king who once lived in the forest!

‘KUDAWA' ECO TEAM CAMP is located on a peninsula in the forest and surrounded by two rivers and just beyond a tea plantation (where you will see the traditional tea pluckers in action). Even without leaving the camp itself, so much can be seen – so let the nature come to you!

The peaceful camp is an ideal location for early morning Bird Watching before a fascinating nature trail through the forest. Forget any ideas about cramped tents and sitting on the ground for meals – this is camping in style! The camp is set up prior to your arrival, transporting in comfortable tents, a fully equipped kitchen, chairs and tables, hammocks, flushable toilets, showers and even cold beer. On your return from the afternoon nature trail, you will be welcomed with a hearty barbecue meal in a magical setting – the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire. So sit back, relax and let our experienced staff cater to your every need.


  • Arrival & Transfer to Sinharaja.
  • After lunch, Sinharaja Rainforest exploration.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Sinharaja.
  • Accommodation:-
        • Explorer – MAHOORA Explorer CAMPING
        • Deluxe - MAHOORA Elite SAFARI CAMPING
Day 03 - Sinharaja (FB)


  • After breakfast, leaving the camp for a full day forest exploration with packed lunch.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Singharaja.
  • Accommodation:-
        • Explorer – MAHOORA Explorer CAMPING
        • Deluxe - MAHOORA Elite SAFARI CAMPING
Day 04 - Sinharaja - Wawulpane - Udawalawe (FB)

Leave sinharaja after an early breakfast & proceed to Udawalawe National Park via Wawulpane for cave exploration.

caving in sri lanka,sri lanka caving tripsThis cave is an isolated cavern set against the eastern slopes of the Rakwana range. It contains a large number of stalactites and stalagmites and is estimated to be approximately 500 million years old. You will enter and walk through the 100ft high cave to discover this prehistoric world. While there are few fossils visible in the caverns wall, the main building process is still continuing. The stream, that runs through this cave, occupies virtually half the ground space inside the cave and at the centre, meets an 85-foot waterfall that falls onto it from about the top of the cave, giving you a mysterious and a thrilling experience. You may encounter few water monitors, Amphibians and thousands of Bats in this fully dark cave.

safari camping in udawalawe national park sri lankaUDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK is located approximately 200 km south-east of Colombo city. The 30,821 hectare dry zone National Park has an annual rainfall of 1,524 mm and an average temperature of 29.4 0 C. It is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 500 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds – adults and young, feeding and bathing or playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts. A 4WD open-top safari is the only way to see all the wonders this protected reserve has to offer, and our experienced and knowledgeable nature guides will make this an unforgettable experience.

  • Finishing breakfast proceed to Udwalawe National Park via Wawulpane.
  • Cave visit at Wawulpane.
  • Packed lunch will be provided after caving.
  • Proceed to Udawalawe after lunch.
  • After lunch & a short break, evening safari at the park.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Udawalawe
  • Accommodation:-
        • Explorer – MAHOORA Explorer CAMPING
        • Deluxe - MAHOORA Elite SAFARI CAMPING
Day 05 - Udawalawe - Belihul Oya (FB)

After an early breakfast, proceed to Belihul Oya via Duvili Ella.


The route, 1 ½ km – from the road to the car park and 382 steps which leads down to the “Duvili Ella” meaning the “fall that creates dust” (Duvili) is also interesting as the fall itself.

nature reserves in sri lankaBELIHUL OYA
This is a climatically transitional area, which links the dry and wet zones at an altitude of less than 1500m. As a result, the vegetation in this area consists of moist semi-evergreen forests, tropical savanna forests, dry patana grasslands and montane temperate forests. The vegetation in this environment has made this location an exciting one for the serious as well as the casual nature lover. The average temperature in the area is about 28.3 degrees Celsius and the mean annual rainfall is between 1,875 and 2,500mm.


  • Finishing breakfast, leave to Belihuloya via Duvili Ella.
  • Duvili Ella visit in the late morning
  • Lunch at a suitable location.
  • Proceed to Belihul Oya after the visit to the fall.
  • Dinner & overnight stay in Belihul Oya.
  • Accommodation:- 
        • Economy – Camping
        • Explorer – MAHOORA Explorer CAMPING
        • Deluxe - MAHOORA Elite SAFARI CAMPING
Day 06 - Belihul Oya – Maha Eliya (Horton Plains) – Satan’s Steps –Belihul Oya (FB)
Leaving after breakfast to Horton Plains Gate entrance in your vehicle. Start trekking inside the park (6km).

wildlife safari campingin sri lankaMAHA ELIYA (HORTON PLAINS) NATIONAL PARK is undoubtedly one of the world's best nature reserves. It is characterized by a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, covered in upper montane forest and wet patana grassland. In general, the forests are seen on the hilltops or upper slopes and the grasslands in the valleys and lower slopes, eventually giving way to wetland habitats. Spanning approximately 10,000 hectares the park is also home to a wide variety of flora (57 species, 29 endemic to Sri Lanka ) and 24 species of mammal such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and leopard. For bird enthusiasts, there are 87 species (14 of which are endemic), including many migratory birds. The Plains also feature many interesting attractions such as ‘Bakers Falls', ‘Chimney Pool' and the famous ‘World's End' (a 3700 ft sheer drop that offers fabulous views of the tea estates below and all the way out to the distant southern coastline).

You have two options where, you can travel in the vehicle for about 6 km up to “Udaweriya” estate junction & then start trekking or start the trek from the gate entrance itself. Distance to the Bambarakanda Falls from the junction is 14km. Along this trail you will cover Kingslyn estate, West Haputale estate and Bambarakanda Falls. From the falls you can either trek for another 6km & get in to your vehicle at Kalupahana to be driven to River Garden or get in to the vehicle near the falls itself.

Within a majestic basin-shaped valley bordered by huge steep rocks and dark green forests of pines and tropic trees the highest waterfall of Sri Lanka [240.8m] plunges with two silver ropes over a vertical dark grey wall from the green saddle between Mt. Welihena and Mt. Bambaragala into a deep pool only 500m walking distance from the road.


  • Leaving Belihul Oya around 6.00 am after b"fast in a vehicle to Maha Eliya (Horton Plains).
  • Trekking inside Horton Plains Park .
  • Lunch will be provided at a suitable location.
  • Continue Trekking through “Satan's Steps” to Bambarakanda.
  • Back to Belihul Oya.
  • Dinner & overnight stay in Belihul Oya
  • Accommodation :-
          • Economy – Camping
          • Explorer – Cottage or similar
          • Deluxe – Eco Lodge or similar
Day 07 - Belihul Oya - Kitulgala - Kandy

Leave Belihul Oya after b'fast to Kandy. Stop at Kitulgala for white water rafting at 10 am.

white water rafting sri lanka,sri lanka rafting tours,raftingin sri lanka“An interesting affair between currents & rapids”…………

This thrilling adventure on the white water sections of Kelani River is suitable for amateurs and professionals alike. During the run you will experience the thrill of shooting rapids and euphoria of making it through. The river's clear water is born in the heart of the peak wilderness reserve and tumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kitulgala.

KANDY was the last stronghold of the Buddhist political power against colonial powers. It is also the home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Its architectural monuments date mainly from the 19 th century, when Sri Vikrama Rajashinha went on a building spree, the cost of which, hastened the downfall and eventual surrender to the British forces.

dalada maligawa kandy sri lankaThe Temple of the Tooth or Dalada Maligawa dates from the 16 th century, though most of the present buildings were built in the 19 th century. Entering the shrine over a moonstone step, you pass a stone depicting the Indian goddess Lakshmi and a wall with frescoes illustrating the Buddhist conception of hell. The upper stories house the relic of the tooth, secured behind the gilded iron bars. Behind the tooth relic sanctuary is a hall with a number of golden Buddha statues and modern paintings, showing Buddha's life and the arrival of Buddhism in the land. We end our tour just before the evening drumming begins, which precedes the ceremonious opening of the window for the public viewing of the casket with the tooth.


  • Leave Belihul Oya to Kitulgala for white water rafting.
  • Sri Lankan lunch at the rafting centre after rafting.
  • A short break before proceeding to Kandy .
  • Visit Dalada Maligawa & view a Culture Show.
  • Dinner & overnight stay at Kandy .
  • Accommodation:-
    • Economy – Gem Inn or similar
    • Explorer – Suisse Hotel or similar
    • Deluxe – Earls Regency or similar
Day 08 - Kandy - Knuckles (FB)

Leaving to Knuckles in the morning after breakfast.

The KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN RANGE (called so 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 to ride a mountain bike. This range offers numerous trails that journey across clear rivers, through dense forests, past flowing waterfalls and lush tea plantations, alongside terraced paddy fields and by colourful Kandyan home gardens. The chance to visit traditional small mountain villages in the area gives an interesting insight into the close-knit atmosphere that such a local community fosters and provides a welcome departure from fast-paced modern day life.

Guests will be met at Raththota and driven to the CAMP AT THE PITAWALA VILLAGE , Riverston. Here they are welcomed and served with a welcome drink and camping rules and regulations. Before lunch is served, guests are free to take a little stroll around the campsite and enjoy the surrounding environment.

THE NATURE TOUR in this region would arouse the interest of any nature enthusiast and amaze any botanist or researcher. This wonderful tour will take you through almost all forest types in Sri Lanka within half an hour's drive.

At the end of the hard but interesting and educative day, the camp awaits the guests with a warm cup of tea. After an invigorating wash at the camp, guests can be at leisure, stargazing till the hearty barbecue dinner, which generally is not expected in a remote camp, is ready.


  • Leave to knuckles after breakfast.
  • A delightful typical Sri Lankan lunch at the camp.
  • Let's explore this wonder after lunch and a little leisure.
  • Back to the camp for the night.
  • Dinner & overnight stay in Knuckles.
  • Accommodation :-
        • Explorer – MAHOORA Explorer CAMPING
Day 09 - Knuckles - FB


  • Full day trekking & nature trails.
  • Back to the camp for the night.
  • Dinner & overnight stay in Knuckles.
  • Accommodation :-
        • Explorer – MAHOORA Explorer CAMPING
        • Deluxe - MAHOORA Elite SAFARI CAMPING
Day 10 - Departure
Departure to the next destination after breakfast
- End of Tour -

Our Rates - Please contact us
No of Pax
02 Pax
03 Pax
04 Pax
05 Pax
Value (Rate per person US$)
Explorer (Rate per person US$)        
Deluxe (Rate per person US$)        
Cost Includes:
  • Transport in an air conditioned vehicle with a driver / guide
  • Accommodation at the Hotels / camps with meals. (Half Board on Day 1 & FB on all other days , inclusive of Breakfast on day 10 )
  • Packed lunch as specified in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to Dambulla Temple , Sigiriya Rock Fortress , Polonnaruwa historical city , Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy , Peradeniya Botanical Gardens , Kandyan Cultural show Yala National Park & Jeep Safaris as specified
  • Fee to “Veddha “ people
  • Cost of the cycling trails as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cycles for clients – USD 10 Per day will be reduced if own bikes are brought by clients for tour
  • Cycling guide & his accommodation fee
  • Water & snacks for the tour
  • Back up vehicles for trails – 4 Pax & above
  • Stand by cycles for an eventuality.
  • All government taxes & service charges.
Cost does not include:
  • Peak period supplements at hotels. .
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Tips and Porterage at hotels.
  • Any other services not specified above.
Payment policy: Full payment with confirmation.
Cancellation Policy:
  • 90 Days or more - 250  US $ Administrative fee
  • 60 to 89 Days -  15 % of the tour cost will be charged
  • 30 to 59 Days - 25 % of the tour cost will be charged  
  • 14 Days to 29 Days -  50 % of the tour cost will be charged.
  • 8 Days to 13 Days -  75 % of the tour cost will be charged.
  • Less than 7 days no refund.  

Eco Team should receive the cancellation in writing. Tour start day is not considered for computation of the period. 

The above mentioned descriptions and programmes have been compiled after long, arduous, exploratory, and expensive work and hence is the property of Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd. Making use of these programmes/descriptions for any public or commercial programmes requires the permission of the said company.

Naturally our ready made programmes will come cheaper than the tailor make programmes. How ever we are flexible enough to do minor changes to the ready made itineraries, with out any charge.? Please write to us

Do you own programme – Visit the location and activity pages on our site and you will come across mini tours in all of those pages. By combining them you can design your own tour. We will complete it by adding on the hotels and other cultural locations you may require.

Your tour will be handled by an experienced travel consultant who will provide a personalized service.

On certain occasions our Explorer programmes could be cheaper  than a tailor made programme for a specific client. But rest assured that we are flexible enough to effect minor changes to a Explorer programme as required by you,  our valuable clients  & offer same at no extra cost. Please contact us at we will do the needful.  

You also have the facility of designing your own  programmes by visiting our location and activity pages on the website and accessing the mini tours segment in those pages & selecting an appropriate combination. Our experienced travel consultants  will then add the finishing touches to the programme & provide a costing based on same. 

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