Leave Negombo and journey into the heart of the Knuckles mountain range, to your campsite. After settling in, take a 03 – 04 hour trek through the villages which surround Sphinx Eyrie. This trek though forest paths and village tracks is through the rich foliage of the Knuckles range.
A trek of approximately 03 – 04 hours through scrub jungle and forests will bring you to the little farming village of Meemure, deep in the Knuckles Valley. The trek is on rough trails and a few streams need to be forded en route.
Break at the little village shop for a cup of hot tea, sweetened with “juggery”, made of coconut sap.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Kitulgala. In the afternoon trek through the Kelani Valley Forest Reserve. Cross a suspension bridge and enter the forest. Proceed through the dense forest cover emerging for short spells to walk along the bank of the Kelani River. Appreciate the rainforest like foliage and amazing birdlife and butterflies
Embark on an adrenaline fuelled adventure down the rapids of the Kelani River. This short but exhilarating excursion is level 03 rafting and is suitable for most people between the ages of 12 and 65 years, Leave in the afternoon for Maskeliya and check in at a roadside guest at the base of Adam’s Peak for dinner and a few hours rest.
After breakfast conduct a morning safari at Udawalawe National Park.
Surrounded by mountain ranges, the terrain of the park is a mixture of grassland, shrub jungle, wild teak plantations and two important factors which make this park special - the large Udawalewe Reservoir and the Walewe River, which ensure a supply of water for the fauna within.
Once you’re done with the safari proceed to Bentota for your beach stay.