Kandy off the beaten track tour of Sri Lanka - 4 nights nature, adventure, cultural and wildlife tour

Kandy, the most important/venerated city for Sri Lankans as it is the home for Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. But for the tourists, Kandy can be better experienced when you venture further interior towards Knuckles Mountain range, Mahayanganaya, Dambana, Wasgamuwa and Riverstone areas where you would be able to experience the real rural country of Sri Lanka, natural beauty and eco systems, Wildlife and also the opportunity of interacting with Sri Lankan aboriginals, Veddhas.

“Kandy off the beaten track” is 4 nights and 5 days fully guided trekking trip by an expert team of guides. During the trip all meals, refreshments, accommodation and porters are provided. Accommodation will be on tents and basic but clean lodges. The tour starts from Kandy and end from Matale.

The tour rate would be US$ 556 per person on double sharing basis. The rate includes all meals from day one lunch to day five lunch, refreshments, tented and guest house accommodation, guide’s fee, National park entry fees, activity fees and all local transportation from Kandy to Kandy. Minimum two people are required.

Day 01

  • Our trekking guide will meet you in Kandy
  • You will be transferred from Kandy 22 kms on Mahinyangana road and then another 18 kms inland by a van where you will be starting the trek through home spice gardens, vegetable fields, rice fields, tea plantation, pigmy forests and plateaus. The trek is approximately about 8 kms one way and its 16 kms in total. At the end of the trail you would be able to swim at a base of a nice waterfall. You are expected to encounter with species such as Deer, Barking deer, Deer monkey and various types of Lizards. In this trek you will be climbing from 1200 ft to 1850 ft. On the way back you will be able to do some bird watching. Picnic lunch will be provided.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Knuckles mountain Forest camp above 1200 ft from the sea level

Day 02

  • After breakfast you will be trekking through tea plantation, pine forest, a typical Kandyan village and rice fields. This is a circular trek which is approximately about 18 kms. Village culture and bird watching are some of the highlights of this trip. You will be then transferred to Mahiyanganaya in a vehicle. Reach the camp by 20 minutes traditional catamaran ride. You will be spending this night in a camp by an ancient lake.

Day 03

  • Do an early morning bird watching and witness the spectacular sunrise while riding a traditional catamaran (canoe) and come back to the camp for breakfast. Trek to a beautiful waterfall. Then you will be driven for a one and half hour drive to Dambana Veddha Village to visit Veddhas. Overnight stay with Veddhas amidst a roaring campfire.

Day 04

  • Experience the Veddha’s way of life. Hunting techniques, baby cradling and their traditional dances. You will also have the chance of meeting with the tribal leader.
  • Transfer to Wagmauwa National Park
  • Afternoon game drive in Wasgamuwa National park
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Aligama Cottage

Day 05

  • After breakfast at Aligama Cottage, transfer to Pitawala Plains by vehicle
  • Nature trail in Pitawala Pathana and Visit Mini World’s End
  • Hike Riverstone hill
  • Trek to waterfall followed by a scenic tea estate trail
  • Trek through a Kandyan village experiencing day to day activities of a village and visit an ancient temple in Kandy at the end of the trip
  • Transfer to your next destination

From US$ 556

Per person on double sharing basis

We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

The rate includes,

  • Private transfers with a English speaking chauffeur throughout the tour
  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar on the meal basis mentioned in the itinerary and below
  • All mentioned activities and sights seeing fees

Prices may vary plus/minus depending on the season

All local transfers from Kandy city to Matale city

Places of visit during this trip

  • Fully guided treks
  • Veddha Village visit
  • Wasgamauwa safari game drive
  • Riverstone Pitawalapatha protected area tickets
  • All mentioned sightseeing

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 1 night in Knuckles participatory Camp on all inclusive basis
  • 1 night in Sora Bora Wewa (Lake) participatory Camp on all inclusive basis
  • 1 night in Veddha Village participatory Camp on all inclusive basis
  • 1 night in Wasgamuwa Aligama Lodge on all inclusive basis


  • Fully guided treks
  • Veddha Village visit
  • Wasgamauwa safari game drive
  • Riverstone Pitawalapatha protected area tickets
  • All mentioned sightseeing