Arrive at Colombo airport and drive the short distance in a private car to the coastal fishing village of Negombo. Check in to hotel for overnight stay. OPTIONAL visit to the harbour, Dutch churches, enjoy the beach or even take a boat ride along the Dutch Canals (subject to availability and time).
Leave Negombo and drive approx 2 hours to the small town of Kitulgala, that is perched on top of the hills that slope down to the flowing waters of the Kelani River, for 2 nights camping. The afternoon is free to relax or take an OPTIONAL walk, go bird watching or enjoy photography.
Kitulgala is steadily becoming the adrenaline sports capital of Sri Lanka and today is spent on the Kelani River, both white water rafting and waterfall abseiling. Return to camp.
Drive to the Knuckles Forest Reserve, approx 2 hours. The Knuckles Mountain range exists as a unique ecosystem separate from the rest of the central hills. The afternoon is free to relax, walk, bird watch or to take in the scenery. Overnight camping in Knuckles.
After breakfast drive to Ella and en route visit the heart of “Tea Country”, NywaraEliya and enjoy the sites and visit a tea plantation and factory. Continue on to Ella, a little village surrounded by high mountains and views of the Central Hills. It is famous for the Ella Gap – a gap in the mountains where you can (on a clear day) see all the way to the ocean. 3 nights camping in Ella.
A full day of OPTIONAL activities – walking in the surrounding countryside for scenery and waterfalls, tea plantations and temples, cycling (subject to availability) or even aerial and monkey ropes.
More time for OPTIONAL walks and activities – maybe walk to Little Adam’s Peak or Ella Rock or even visit a cave. Look for more waterfalls, take more photos and enjoy Sri Lankan tea.
Leave after breakfast for a return journey to Negombo and to do some OPTIONAL sightseeing around the village. Enjoy the beaches and seafood. Overnight stay in a hotel in Negombo.
Tour ends – transfer to airport – return home or onward travel.