Another World Adventures

Sri Lanka: Hike, Bike & Kayak

Duration: 13 days
From:
£1,620.00
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Ride through tea plantations, kayak down rivers, and hike to ancient fortresses on this fitness focused adventure from Negombo to Colombo.

Sri Lanka is one of Asia’s most exciting destinations and it’s not hard to see why.

With pristine coastline, ancient ruins, rugged peaks and wildlife-filled national parks, it’s a dream for travellers who like to get active. Explore the country’s premier sites while wandering through the wilds on this Sri Lankan experience.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Witness ritual devotion in the spiritual heart of the country during a visit to Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth.
  • Spot birdlife and watch as Sri Lanka's forested landscape shifts with the flow of the Kaluganga River on a three-day kayaking expedition.
  • Encounter Sri Lanka's rich plant life while hiking through the Knuckles Mountain Range, so named for it's fist-like appearance.
  • Soothe sore muscles while relaxing on Mt Lavinia's 'Golden Mile' of incredible beaches.
  • Visit Sigiriya's ancient carved-rock fortress, which rises dramatically above the surrounding plains.
Start
Negombo
Finish
Mt Lavinia
Trip Duration
13 Days
Group Size
Min 1, Max 12
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Cycle & Bike, Hiking & Trekking, Kayaking, Mixed Activity
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller

Dates

From

Sunday

25 July 2021

To

Friday

6 August 2021

From

Sunday

29 August 2021

To

Friday

10 September 2021

From

Sunday

19 September 2021

To

Friday

1 October 2021

From

Sunday

17 October 2021

To

Friday

29 October 2021

From

Sunday

28 November 2021

To

Friday

10 December 2021

From

Sunday

26 December 2021

To

Friday

7 January 2022

From

Sunday

16 January 2022

To

Friday

28 January 2022

From

Sunday

3 April 2022

To

Friday

15 April 2022

From

Sunday

24 July 2022

To

Friday

5 August 2022

From

Sunday

28 August 2022

To

Friday

9 September 2022

From

Sunday

18 September 2022

To

Friday

30 September 2022

From

Sunday

16 October 2022

To

Friday

28 October 2022

From

Sunday

27 November 2022

To

Friday

9 December 2022

From

Sunday

25 December 2022

To

Friday

6 January 2023

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.

Itinerary

This trip includes an action packed itinerary! Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.

Sri Lanka: Hike, Bike & Kayak

What's included

  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners and 7 lunches
  • Camping (basic facilities) (4 nights), Hotel (8 nights)
  • Private vehicle , Jeep , Taxi , Kayak , Bike
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Sigiriya – Lion Rock
  • Knuckles Mountain Range guided trek
  • Knuckles Mountain Range guided trek
  • Kandy – Temple of the Tooth with pooja ceremony
  • Hatton – Mountain biking
  • Hatton – Mountain biking
  • Kalunganga River – Canoeing
  • Kalunganga River – Canoeing

Trip notes

Price

From £1620 land only (flight option package available from some countries on request)

Min age

15

Accommodation

Camping (basic facilities) (4 nights), Hotel (8 nights)

Accommodation notes

OCCASIONAL ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION
The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.

TWIN SHARE / MULTI SHARE BASIS
Accommodation on this trip is on a twin/multishare basis. Please note there may be times where facilities will be shared rather than ensuite and rare occasions when you share a room with passengers travelling on a different Intrepid trip than your own.

CHECK-IN TIME
Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we’re arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn’t always possible which means we won’t be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.

PRE/POST TRIP ACCOMMODATION
If you’ve purchased pre-trip or post-trip accommodation (subject to availability), you may be required to change rooms from your trip accommodation for these extra nights.

AIR CONDITIONING:
Please note that while all hotels on this trip have fans, not all will have air conditioning.

Meals

12 breakfasts, 4 dinners and 7 lunches

Food and dietary requirements

SRI LANKAN FOOD:
Sri Lankan food is, put simply, delicious! Here’s some advice on the best local dishes to try:
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/eat-like-a-local-in-sri-lanka/
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/best-breakfasts-sri-lanka/

Vegetarians & vegans also won’t go hungry:
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/vegetarian-vegan-food-guide-sri-lanka/

Who is this trip for?

Transport notes

MOTORCYCLES:
Your travel insurance policy is unlikely to cover you when riding a motorcycle. We do not include or offer motorcycle activities on any of our trips in Sri Lanka.

TAXIS:
Use the taxi services from within the arrivals terminal at the airport or taxi services arranged through your booking agent. If you have a local SIM card, ride-sharing services, such as Uber, are available in major cities.

Additional notes

Covid-19

Health related to Covid-19. This operator has a policy in place for COVID-19 and their adventures. Please request full details so we can share the most up to date information with you and be aware that the note below was relevant at the time of writing but may have changed. Thanks!

Is this trip right for you

This trip requires a good level of fitness to be able to enjoy the physical activities included.

The weather in this region varies seasonally. Be prepared to get sweaty, and for the occasional rainstorm which may require a change of plans.

All travellers will need to be competent swimmers to take part in the kayaking section of this trip.

Sri Lanka gets hot and humid, drink plenty of water and remember a good quality hat and sun block.

 

Health

Your fellow travellers

As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group – patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone’s travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don’t keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well – this takes just a little effort on your part. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
This is the beauty of our style of travel: many of our travellers join because they are travelling solo and want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people.

As a solo traveller, you will be paired up with another traveller of the same gender as per your passport information. Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour. Pre-trip and post-trip accommodation booked through us will on a single room basis.

If you’re not comfortable sharing a room with someone of the same gender, you also have the choice to pay for a single supplement (available on the majority of our trips).

If you don’t identify with the gender assigned on your passport, please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.

Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on an open gender, multi-share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Essential Trip Information.

Covid-19

This operator has a policy in place for COVID-19 and their adventures. Please request full details so we can share the most up to date information with you. Thanks!

Tour operator

We love this operator for the freedom and flexibility they give travellers to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures. Their style of small group travel is perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends and their grassroots style of travel seeks to have a positive impact on the communities they visit.

They use local leaders, local accommodation & transport and support local community projects, ensuring sustainability is at the centre of everything they do.

In addition, they expect their staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel – respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

 

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Excellent thoughtful service.

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— Tina

One of a Kind Service!

From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

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