Cycling & Canoeing
( 6 days/5 nights )
Day 1: Kithulgala
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be picked up and driven to Kithulgala.
Your luncheon will be provided on spot. Next, we start cycling trail
from Kithulagala to a historical cave in Belilina, which is about 5
hours up and down to Kithulgala. Dinner and stay overnight at Kithulgala
2: Kithulgala - Belihuloya
After breakfast, we offer you a great experience on white-water rafting.
After lunch, we go to Belihuloya - this is a very picturesque and romantic
hamlet situated about 160km from Colombo in the historical Sabaragamuwa
province. This region is a climatically transitional area linking the
wet & dry zone with the hill country & the low country. This
is very important location gas made it one of the places in the country
with the highest bio-diversity. The streams namely "Belihuloya"
and "Galagamaoya" meet together creating a natural bathing
area with clear unpolluted water, which comes from "Horton Plains"
2200 metres above the sea level. Before the night falling down, we will
reach Belihuloya. Dinner and stay overnight at The Resort or Camping.
3: Belihuloya - Samanalawawa
After breakfast, we commence cycling to Samanalawawa Reservoir through
the village. The Samanalawewa Reservior is in the edge of the small,
was called "Kinchigune". As the history said the most inhabitants
of village have produced steel weapons for King Dutugemunu's Army in
the 2nd century BC. Beside they have supplied steel for making of world
famous Damascus sword. Lunch will be served on spot. Take you a break
after lunch. Next, we go canoeing in the Reservoir. Following adventurous
trip, you will be back to the cottage or campsite for dinner and stay
4: Bambarakanda - Belihuloya
After breakfast, the journey will be starting at 06h00. You go cycling
from Belihuloya (14 km), along the main road uphill to Kalupahana to
meet the left turn, which leads to Horton Plains - this particular route
has got its name as "Satan's Steps" by reason of the steep
climb and narrow sharp bends, mainly hairpin bends. You should not get
deceived by the good road condition when you cycle the primary few kilometers
as the condition of the main climb is really bad and worth conquering.
will take you to the main tourist attractions on the route "Bambarakanda
Waterfall", the Sri Lanka's highest waterfall - which has a height
of 790ft. Having a dip in the natural rock pool at the bottom of this
fall would be an unforgettable experience. Lunch will be provided on
the way. At the end of the day, we will return to the cottage or campsite
in Belihuloya for dinner and stay overnight.
After breakfast, today, you are free, which you may be spent at leisure
or taken the option of further cycling of nature walking trail to Pahanthudu
Ella - it will take about four and a half hours (4 ½ hrs.).
schedule from 14h30 to 19h00, the trail starts form the hotel restaurant
where a briefing about nature is given after that we go to the main
road, 200m towards Colombo through the village (Seelogama) to the damp
semi evergreen forest, to the next village (Binthenigolla), through
the terraced paddy fields, along the channel bout 200m, up to a small
patina, up again to a damp semi evergreen forest, through the forest
to the summit where is an abandoned chena, down the other side of mountain
through the forest, across the Belihuloya river to visit the waterfall
(Pahanthueda Ella), climb up to the village of Pahala Galagama, climb
up to the village of Pahala Galagama, down along Pahala Galagama Road
to the main road and back to the cottage or campsite. Dinner and stay
After breakfast, we leave Belihuloya to airport. Take-off.