Off the Beaten Track Tour in Sri Lanka

Off the Beaten Track Tour in Sri Lanka is one of the most sought after tours with Blue Lanka Tours on its hand-selected list of locations and tour attractions arranged by the Blue Lanka Team in this itinerary. Stretching for 14 nights and 15 days in total, this Off The Beaten Track Tour in Sri Lanka allows one to discover hidden areas of this eclectic island and revel in its uniqueness.

A combination of trekking in different locations, tea tasting experiences, drives through
Mahiyanganaya, exploring Mandaramnuwara, and stopping by some unique temples along the
way. The itinerary also gives a glimpse at the rural life and traditions in local villages. You will also get the blissful opportunity to stay in picturesque, one-of-a-kind accommodations and savour tantalising Sri Lankan cuisine. The Off the Beaten Track Tour in Sri Lanka Itinerary is all about giving you the most needed escape from crowds and making the most of Sri Lanka’s natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and captivating culture.

At a glance

Trip length

15 days

Price

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When to go

All year around

Transfers

Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Taking a dip at the Thambadola Ella hidden gem

Indulging in the unique tea experience

Taking the night trail in Sinharaja

Hiking in Knuckles

Not to miss in this tour

HandicraftsTaking a dip in Thambadola Ella

ElephantUdawalawa Jeep Safari

ElephantSinharaja Morning Bird Watching Trek

ElephantMadunagala Hot Water Springs

Day 1 BIA to Makandura

• Airport Pickup & Transfer to Makandura
• Overnight stay in Makandura – THE NOTARY HOUSE

Udawalawa National Park
Day 2 Makadura to Kurunegala

• Transfer to Kurunegala
• Visit Elephant Freedom Project
• Visit to Ridi Viharaya
• Overnight stay in Kurunegala – COCONUT ESCAPE

Day 3 Kurunegala

• Explore Arankele Buddhist Monastery
• Visit to Padeniya Raja Maha Viharaya
• Engage with Activities Conducted by Hotel
• Overnight stay in Kurunegala – COCONUT ESCAPES

Kandy
Day 4 Kurunegala to Kandy

• Transfer to Kandy
• Blessings at Kandy Temple of Tooth
• Check-in to Polwatta Eco Lodge
• Overnight stay in Kandy – POLWATTA ECO LODGE

Walking
Day 5 Kandy

• Explore the Knuckles Mountain Range
• Overnight stay in Kandy – POLWATTA ECO LODGE

Day 7 Mandaramnuwara

• Leaf to Cup Experience (The guests are provided with the opportunity of plucking, weighing, rolling, fermenting, withering, grading and packaging tea under the
guidance of a tea expert)
• Take a trek to Thambadola Ella for a dip
• Overnight stay in Mandaramnuwara – TEA EXPERIENCE FACTORY

Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka
Day 8 Mandaramnuwara to Nuwara Eliya

• Transfer to Nuwaraeliya
• Visit Lovers Leap Water Falls
• Explore Little England City Tour
• Overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya – LANGDALE BY AMAYA

Sri Lanka Train Tours
Day 9 Nuwara Eliya to Koslanda

• Morning hike to Single Tree Hills
• Take the train from Nanu Oya to Haputale (02.30 PM)
• Transfer to Koslanda
• Overnight stay in Koslanda – VILLA LE MAAS TOTA

Koslanda
Day 10 Koslanda

• Leisure at Hotel / Engage with the Activities Conducted by Hotel
• Overnight stay in Koslanda – VILLA LE MAAS TOTA

Elephants at Udawalawe National Park
Day 11 Koslanda to Udawalawa

• Transfer to Udawalawa
• En-route visit Buduruwagala Buddhist Temple
• Afternoon Jeep Safari in Udawalawa National Park
• Overnight stay in Udawalawa – MAHOORA TENTED SAFARI CAMP

Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka
Day 12 Udawalawe to Sinharaja

• Transfer to Sinharaja
• Optional – Visit Madunagala Hot Water Springs
• En route visit to Maduwanwela Walawwa
• Optional – Engage with Night Trail
• Overnight stay in Sinharaja – RAIN FOREST ECO LODGE

Rivers and Waterfalls
Day 13 Sinharaja

• Explore Sinharaja RainForest
• Overnight stay in Sinharaja – RAIN FOREST ECO LODGE

Colombo
Day 14 Sinharaja to Colombo

• Morning Bird Watching Trek
• Transfer to Colombo
• Explore Colombo City
• Overnight Stay in Colombo – LAKE LODGE COLOMBO

SriLankan Airline 02
Day 15 Colombo to BIA

• Airport Transfer

Trail on the ground

FAQ

Q. Are there leeches in Knuckles and is it cold?

– Yes there are. Leech socks and repellents are a must. It can be cold as Knuckles is at a higher elevation. Bring your hoodies/ pullovers with you.

Q. Can you take a dip in Lovers Leap Waterfall? 

No. not at all. This spot is not developed and is not tourist-friendly. You cannot reach very close to it or can’t touch the water. Locals around the area do. But we advise against it.

Q. How far is Mandaramnuwara from Kandy?

– 55 km away from Kandy. This will take 2hrs for you to reach.

Q. Will it be possible to obtain an “on arrival visa” at that time at Colombo International airport?

– Yes, it is possible to obtain Visa on arrival at any time in Sri Lanka. They are always open and you can pay by any payment method you prefer.

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Insightful Tips

  • Leech socks are a must-have
  • Always carry a change of clothes when you are on a hike as you may encounter waterfalls and streams that you might want to jump in for a quick dip
  • Remember to always keep yourself hydrated
  • Carry a backpack with first aid and all trekking essentials

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