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Canoeing, Camping, Hiking & Cycling

Your adventure begins with a train ride. But not just any train ride. The epic journey from Colombo to the little hill country hamlet of Ella boasts as being one of the most scenic rails in the world. Feast your eyes on cascading waterfalls amidst rolling green hills, clothed with delicately manicured tea estates. You will spend the night at Ella.

The next day you will hike across the fantastic 9 Arches railway bridge, and hike to mini Adam’s Peak – an easy hike that will grant you a breathtaking view. Following this, you will hike to the lovely Rawana Ella falls – one of the widest falls in the country.

The next day you will leave for Anguruwatota, through the beautiful Haputale pass. Once you arrive at the campsite, you will be briefed before canoeing down the Kalu Ganga (Black River). En route you will see differing terrains. You will pass the town of Ratnapura, and come across a more serene surrounding with lush greenery on the banks. The expedition will end at the campsite where you will have a Sri Lankan-style BBQ, and local entertainment will be provided!

The next day you will be free to bike around in the area, before heading back to Negombo where your adventure comes to an end.


  • Ride one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world from Colombo to Ella
  • Walking the iconic 9 Arches Bridge Rail track
  • Hike Mini Adam’s Peak and visiting Rawana Falls
  • Canoeing in the Kalu Ganga, or Black River


  • Accomodation on double sharing basis except at the Homestay with meals as indicated
  • Transport in an air-conditioned Deluxe vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur/guide
  • The services of a separate English speaking Guide when the Group is 8 or more persons
  • Entrance Fees to all the tourist sites that are included in the programme.
  • Train fare in standard carriage
  • Canoeing Expedition / Bike Hire
  • All applicable taxes


  • Return international airfares between Singapore & Colombo & associated airport & other taxes
  • Sri Lanka entry tourist visa, if applicable
  • Any extra meals & beverages not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tipping & gratuities to local staff
  • Personal travel insurance, pre-trip medical immunizations, and all expenses of a personal nature
  • All others not mentioned above

scenic train ride in sri lanka

canoeing in black river

Duration : 6 days
Dates :  
Best Season : Dec - May


Group Size
15 persons & above $830
07 - 14 persons $880
05 - 06 persons $930
03 - 04 persons $980
02 persons $1060
Single Supplement $250
Surcharge of $50 applies for travel between 16 Dec & 15 Jan

Surcharge of $80 applies for Xmas & New Year

Above prices valid till 30 April 2015.

Return international airfare can be arranged on behalf


Day 1
Arrival & transfer to beach hotel in Negombo
Day 2 After breakfast, transfer to Colombo Fort Railway and take a scenic train ride to Ella through breathtakingly beautiful scenery of rolling hills with tea plantations and cascadingl waterfalls. (B)
Day 3 Morning take on the 9 Arches Railway Bridge Hike + Mini Adam's Peak.  Evening visit Rawana Waterfalls.  Overnight at Ella (B)
Day 4 Drive to Anguruwatota via the beautiful Haputale Pass.  Afternoon take on a canoeing adventure down the Kaluganga/Kukuleganga river.  In evening enjoy a sumptuous BBQ dinner with local entertainment.  Overnight & dinner at campsite.  (B)
Day 5 Morning cycling at leisure around campsite.  Afternoon depart for Negombo.  Overnight at beach hotel (B)
Day 6 Transfer to airport for departure

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