NOVEMBER 2-10, 2018

Sri Lanka is known as the Island of Serendipity.  Located south of India, this magical island offers the chance to rediscover one’s self among enchanting ancient ruins, lush mountain ranges, friendly locals, and incredible wildlife.  You’ll experience the heart of Sri Lanka the MTN Chick way with multiple treks through breathtaking landscapes, a train journey that winds through tea plantations, and an unforgettable game drive through Yala National Park (home to one of the densest leopard populations in the world).  Let’s explore together and show off the badass women and men in the MTN Chick community!

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$1,995 p.p.

Activity Level ●●●●○ 

Day 1: NEGOMBO

Fly into Colombo International Airport at any time and transfer to Negombo.  Once you check into the hotel, you will have free time to rest, enjoy Sri Lanka’s local beer “Lion Lager,” or explore the area.

Hotel: Jetwing Lagoon Hotel

Day 2: NEGOMBO – KANDY

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Negombo fish market which takes place right on the beach.  Crowds of fisherman will be untangling their nets and stretching out their fish to dry.  Next, we will get an inside look at life on the canal during a boat tour of the Dutch Canal.  After, we’ll transfer to Kandy to visit the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens, known for its orchids and over 5,000 species of unique trees and plants.  We’ll finish the day together with a scrumptious dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast + Dinner

Hotel: Amaya Hills

Day 3: KNUCKLES RANGE TREK

We’ll have breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to Knuckles Range for our trek.  A few highlights of the area are the Sera Ella and Bambarakiri Ella waterfalls which are ideal spots for a dip in the crystal-clear water.  The trek to Riverston Peak offers incredible views of the central hills and the lush rice paddy fields.  A stop at the “Mini Worlds End” is a must but it isn’t for the faint of heart as it has a sheer 300 m. drop!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel: Amaya Hills

Day 4: KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

Today, we’ll board a train to Nuwara Eliya after breakfast at the hotel.  This scenic train journey winds through the rolling green tea fields and mountains.  When we arrive in Nuwara Eliya, it will be no surprise why it has earned the name “Little England.”  This town was a popular retreat for the British during the colonial times and it’s filled with English country style houses and lawns filled with topiary and roses.  In the evening, you’ll have free time to explore this quaint town.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel: St. Andrew’s Hotel

Day 5: NUWARA ELIYA – HORTON PLAINS TREK – BANDAWAWELA

After breakfast at the hotel we will proceed to Horton Plains, the highest plateau in Sri Lanka, for our trek.  Here, the trees are covered in Sphagnum moss and the jungle is filled with rare plants, butterflies, birds, bear monkeys, Sambhur (Sri Lankan deer), and leopards.  You will have another chance to test your courage at “The Worlds End” with sheer drops to the plantation and beautiful scenery, not found anywhere else in the country.  Later, we’ll transfer to Bandarawela for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel: Orient Hotel

Day 6: HEELOYA TREK

We’ll grab an early breakfast at the hotel before taking a short drive to Heeloya for a 12 km. trek.  This trek features natural and dry evergreen forests, villages, rice fields, tea plantations, and streams.  Once we reach Ella Point it will open to a magnificent view of the foothills and mountain ranges.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Hotel: Orient Hotel

Day 7: BANDARAWELA – YALA

Today, after breakfast at the hotel, we will embark on an amazing game drive through Yala National Park.  This park is home to many species of animals such as sloth bears, Asian elephants, buffalo, monkeys, sambar (Sri Lankan deer), mongoose, and the endangered leopard sub-species, Pantheraparduskotiya (only found in Sri Lanka).  This park has one of the densest leopard populations and is renowned as one of the best places in the world to see these beautiful animals.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hotel Chandrika

Day 8: YALA – GALLE – COLOMBO

We’ll have breakfast in Yala before departing for the Dutch fort in Galle.  This fort is a rare historical jewel protected by dark, thick stone walls with a view of the endless ocean on one side.  The roads inside the fort have hardly changed and you’ll be able to walk through the 17th century lanes before we continue to Colombo.  We will finish the tour with a group dinner where we can reminisce with our new friends about the tour highlights.

Meals Included: Breakfast + Dinner 

Hotel: Zmax Fairway Hotel

Day 9: COLOMBO

Depart from Colombo International Airport at any time.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Included

✓ 8 Breakfasts

✓ 2 Dinners

✓ 8 Nights hotel accommodation (Wi-Fi included)

✓ Game drive in Yala National Park

✓ Activities included in the itinerary

✓ 2 Bottles of water a day

✓ Local English speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour

✓ Photo book filled with memories from the trip

Not Included

× Flight to and from Colombo International Airport

× Incidental expenses

× Tips for drivers, guides + tour leaders

× Mandatory Travel Insurance (You can request a quote at checkout or by emailing hello@livalit.com)

  • Activity Level

  • 4/5: We’re MTN Chicks and Dudes so we will be spending time on trails that are challenging hikes but accessible to healthy travelers.
  • Who is this tour for?

  • This is an Adventure Tour.  These tours are geared towards travelers of all ages looking for an adventure. Our accommodations are centrally located, our activities may push you, and our transportation can range from safari vehicle to bus to boat to tuk-tuk.  If that’s what you’re looking for, this tour will be perfect for you!
  • Accommodations

  • Our trips are priced based on double accommodations.  You can share a room with a significant other, friend, or whoever else, but unless you pay for a single supplement you must be comfortable sharing a room.  If you are traveling solo and choose to forgo the single supplement, you will be placed in a room with another solo traveler of the same gender.
  • Pricing + Payment

  • The cost of the trip is $1,995 per person sharing a room.  If you’re traveling solo and would like to guarantee your own room for the duration of the trip the additional cost is $645.  Please note that there are limited single rooms available.  To guarantee your reservation, you must make a deposit of at least $250 per person.  The $250 deposit is non-refundable and final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure.  We ask that you make the deposit payment by credit card, but if you choose to make additional payments by check please let our team know at hello@livalit.com.  Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information about our cancellation policy.
  • Travel Insurance

  • Travel insurance is REQUIRED.  You can find our requirements here .
  • Travelers

  • This is a small group experience tour.  It is limited to 18 travelers.