Tablet banner0
Tablet banner1
Mobile banner0
Mobile banner1

Kinchigune to Kaltota: Camping and Trekking in Sri Lanka

TERMS AND CONDITIONS


FROM $3,800 PER PERSON
View more details >
ENQUIRE

DURATION

5 days | 4 nights

DESTINATIONS

Sri Lanka

TYPE

Intrepid

SHARE

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take a beautiful walk through historic rural villages
  • Hike down the mountain pass to the Walawe valley to camp overnight
  • Swim in crystal waters of the Walawe river
  • Marvel at the majestic Duvili Ella waterfall

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

This unforgettable three-day tour in the wilds of Sri Lanka will leave you invigorated and spellbound. Starting from the nearly-submerged village of Kinchigune, you’ll explore the impressive Samanalawewa Reservoir and its rural surroundings before leaving civilization behind, save for the abandoned gem mines you’ll see further on in your mountain adventure. Follow the river Walawe along its valley bed, through mountainous and jungle terrain, surrounded by soaring peaks and wild animals living nearby. Camp by the river and at the base of the jaw-dropping Duvili Ella waterfall before you make your way back to human habitation, with Kaltota as your final destination. 

DAY-TO-DAY

DAY 1: Colombo

Arrive in the capital city of Colombo and transfer privately your hotel. If you wish to step out in the evening, we recommend strolling the lovely Galle Face Green, an ocean-side urban park where local families spend leisure time, before enjoying Sri Lanka cuisine or fresh seafood at one of many acclaimed and popular restaurants such as Ministry of Crab, Agra, and 1864 Restaurant.

DAY 2: Walawe valley

Early this morning, drive 4.5 hours to Kinchigune, a historic and self-sufficient village on the edge of the Samanalawewa Reservoir, where you'll explore the nearby paddy fields and surrounding rural villages. Discover indigenous vegetation growing around sacred temples, and walk through lush forest and dry savanna before hitting the mountain trail down to the Walawe river. After a refreshing dip in the cool waters, relax for the remainder of the day in the gorgeous valley where you will camp for the night.

DAY 3: Duvili Ella

Continue the journey today with a trek through the ravine, following the course of the river with soaring peaks either side, the terrain underfoot changing constantly. Meander your way around abandoned gemstone mines to reach Hulang Ella waterfall, a great place to stop for a picturesque picnic. Continue your walk to see the river divide into three tributaries and enjoy the cool shade of the forest you share with exotic inhabitants, including elephants, deer, hawks and lizards. Finally, reach Duvili Ella, an even grander waterfall that plunges for 80 feet. Down at its base is cool, flat ground, perfect for making camp after a long day's hike.

DAY 4: Colombo

Your final day of exploration will see you make your way to the village of Kaltota. Follow the steep foothills that slope down to the river valley and stop for an invigorating swim along the way. Finally, say goodbye to the beautiful mountainous scenery as you drive 4.5 hours back to Colombo.

DAY 5: Departure

Today make your way to Colombo airport for your flight onward.

EXPLORE OTHER ITINERARIES

Where to go

Choose Your Destination

What to do

Choose Your Interest

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Siberia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uae
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Amazing Landscapes
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Bicycling
Celebrations
Cuisine
Diving
Glamping
Heritage
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Trains
Motorcycling
Off The Grid
Romance
Skiing
Spirituality
Sports
Trekking
Tribal
Unesco
Wellness
Wildlife
With Kids

FILTER TO SELECT YOUR ITINERARY

TRAVELOGUES

TRAVELOGUES

Chasing Waterfalls in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Chasing Waterfalls in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Author : Zinara Rathnayake
There’s a lot to see in Sri Lanka, from Sigiriya to leopards, but there’s something to be said for a long hike to a waterfall. Central Sri Lanka's unique topography gives it some very interesting cascades.
Read More
A Day in Galle Fort: Exploring Sri Lanka’s Colonial Heritage

A Day in Galle Fort: Exploring Sri Lanka’s Colonial Heritage

Author : Zinara Rathnayake
From the 17th century architecture of the luxury Amangalla to some of the best seafood in Sri Lanka, a day in Galle Fort is for history lovers, epicureans, and shopaholics alike.
Read More
I Want Kandy: What to Do in Sri Lanka’s Heartland

I Want Kandy: What to Do in Sri Lanka’s Heartland

Author : Travelogues
This quick guide to Sri Lanka's heartland will get you ready for a trip into Sri Lanka that you didn't know was possible.
Read More
5 Sri Lanka Surfing and Kitesurfing Spots Worth a Try

5 Sri Lanka Surfing and Kitesurfing Spots Worth a Try

Author : Zinara Rathnayake
Whether you want to catch waves or air, Sri Lanka has destinations all around the island and in all seasons for the intrepid surfer and kitesurfer.
Read More
Pidurangala: Why You Should Hike Sigiriya’s Sister Rock

Pidurangala: Why You Should Hike Sigiriya’s Sister Rock

Author : Umar Fareez
Sigiriya gets all the good press, but Pidurangala has the best view. For trekkers looking for the best possible vantage in the region, Pidurangala is the hike to beat.
Read More
A Seafood Lover’s Guide to Colombo

A Seafood Lover’s Guide to Colombo

Author : Umar Fareez
Park your bags at Tintagel or Uga Residence and then head on over to these charming Colombo seafood staples for Crabzilla and ambulthiyal.
Read More

WHY CHOOSE US

WHY CHOOSE US

Honeymoon Couple from New York
“ We had such a fabulous time touring with our Remote Lands guide. ”
More Testimonials
Now you can have a breathtaking breakfast at Everest, as part of a sky-high dining day trip
Now you can have a breathtaking breakfast at Everest, as part of a sky-high dining day trip
  by The Telegraph
More than Seoul
More than Seoul
  by Travel Weekly

FEATURED JOURNEYS

FEATURED JOURNEYS

Lessons in Chinese Legend – Aman Private Jet Expedition 2019

Lessons in Chinese Legend – Aman Private Jet Expedition 2019

BEIJING - XI'AN - HANGZHOU - CHENGDU - LIJIANG - ZHANGJIAJIE - SHANGHAI
September 8-20, 2019
The Grandest Tour – Aman Private Jet Expedition

The Grandest Tour – Aman Private Jet Expedition

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Greece - Montenegro - Italy
March 20 - April 10, 2020
Kyoto to Greece Aman Private Jet Expedition 2020

Kyoto to Greece Aman Private Jet Expedition 2020

Japan - Philippines - Indonesia - Sri Lanka - UAE - Turkey - Greece
April 19 - May 5, 2020
Aman Private Jet Expedition 2019

Aman Private Jet Expedition 2019

China - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 12-28, 2019
The Grandest Tour – Aman Private Jet Expedition 2019

The Grandest Tour – Aman Private Jet Expedition 2019

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Greece - Montenegro - Italy
April 15 - May 6, 2019
 Satisfy your urge to explore #TakeMeToRemoteLands
NEWSLETTER

OUR DESTINATIONS

Stay in Touch

© 2019 Remote Lands. All rights reserved

Sign up