Highlands of Sri Lanka

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4.5 Based on 7 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Dambulla, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo, Sri Lanka
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Walking through rice paddy fields and tea plantations
  • Exploring parts of Sri Lanka rarely seen by other Westerners
  • Visit the beautiful lakeside town of Kandy
  • Sunrise on Adams Peak (except between MayNovember)
The Highlands Of Sri Lanka tour starts from Dambulla and ends in Colombo. It is a wildlife tour that takes 15 days taking you through Nuwara Eliya, Knuckles, Yala National Park and 7 other destinations in Sri Lanka. Highlands Of Sri Lanka is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Behind the dazzling beauty of Sri Lanka’s world famous beaches is an island of lush jungle, spice gardens, ancient Buddhist temples and an abundance of wildlife - all of which makes for a unique trekking experience. Our adventure begins in Sigiriya with a visit to the stunning Lion Rock. From here the trekking begins in earnest, through the unspoilt World Heritage conservation area of the Knuckles Mountain Range, past rice paddies and brushing the vibrant, emerald-green tea plantations of Dickoya. After this we tackle the challenging Adam's Peak (2243m) and then enjoy the spectacular 1000m cliff drop of World's End.
4.5 - Very Good
Based on 7 reviews
Discovery Sri Lanka 25/02/2017
5 - Excellent
“Were can I begin as this was the most amazing holiday I have ever had . From the beginning to the end there was so many great things I did, everyday was so different filled with so many great experiences. The people are so friendly,with breathtaking views,to the white sandy beaches,even to the hustle and bustle of the city I would highly recommend this wonderful part of the world as there is something for everyone to enjoy”
Highlands of Sri Lanka
5 - Excellent
“Once again I had a fantastic time on a trip with Exodus, this time to Sri Lanka. The guide was excellent, very informative and friendly, in fact he couldn't do enough for us. The driver, co driver and luggage driver were also happy to help with anything we asked of them. The country is beautiful and full of amazing things to see, the people were extremely friendly and the local guides were very helpful. I would recommend this trip to anybody. All the hotels we stayed in were lovely, the staff were friendly and the food was great.”
5 - Excellent
“The perfect combination - a wonderful walking tour visiting some of the many and varied splendid sights of Sri Lanka followed by a few days winding down in the Maldives! Sri Lanka lived up to its name "Resplendent Island" and the places visited, walks walked, sights seen, people met and food eaten, all backed up by a first class leader, made this an adventure to remember and recommend to others.”
A most enjoyable trip to a beautiful country.
5 - Excellent
“We have just returned from the late January / early February slot and had an excellent time. The tour ran as per the itinerary with no disruption as a consequence of the heavy rain back in December, and offered a good balance between walking and culture / sightseeing. The Group all got on well together and we enjoyed plenty of laughs. We were looked after incredibly well by the whole 'crew' throughout our stay.”
  • Day 1: Start Dambulla.
  • Day 2: Visit Dambulla Caves, village walk towards Sigiriya; afternoon visit to Lion Rock Fortress.
  • Day 3: Drive to Illukkumbura; walk the Manigala Trail in the Knuckles Range.
  • Day 4: Walk through forests to Meemure; transfer to Orutota
  • Day 5: To Kandy; visit the Temple of the Tooth.
  • Day 6-7: Ascend Adams Peak (2243m).
  • Day 8: Drive to Nuwara Eliya; optional walk to explore the town
  • Day 9: Early morning to Horton Plains; walk to World's End viewpoint; to Ella by train.
  • Day 10: Daywalk around Ella; visit the Ravana Waterfalls and Ella Gap.
  • Day 11: Drive to Yala National Park; afternoon game drive.
  • Day 12: Visit Kataragama Temple and walk around Tissamaharama lake; transfer to the coast.
  • Day 13: Free day to relax on the beach or optional activities including whale watching (Nov to April).
  • Day 14: To Galle; transfer to Colombo.
  • Day 15: End Colombo.
  • 13 nights hotels, all en suite, 1 night full-service camping , All accommodation
  •  All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 dinner included
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • 8 full and half-day walks
  • Full porterage throughout
  • Maximum altitude 2243m
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to Dambulla and from Colombo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlands of Sri Lanka tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlands of Sri Lanka tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 14 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlands of Sri Lanka tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Highlands of Sri Lanka tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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