Walking & Cycling in Sri Lanka
US $1080 excluding flights
This tour can be tailor-made to suit your travel schedules.
Description of Walking & Cycling in Sri Lanka
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
1 Reviews of Walking & Cycling in Sri Lanka
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019 by Stephen Tee
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Sri Lanka is just such a beautiful place and every day we encountered amazing
scenery, fantastic wildlife and lovely people. If we could have planned our perfect vacation this would have been it
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
We had two fabulous guides (Dilan and Racketha) who were with us the whole
time, kept us safe, helped identify the fauna and flora and negotiated with the locals. They were invaluable
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes definitely. We ate in local restaurants and stayed in Small hotels run by local people
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
This was a truly excellent vacation. We loved every minute and would highly recommend
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe choose simple and specific actions to improve our environment. Our team has grown up in the areas we operate and can see the impact of tourism over the years. Our goal is to not only operate sustainable vacations but improve the areas we host our guests.
We operate walking and cycling vacations away from the normal tourist tracks which helps prevent erosion due to overuse. Pedal and foot power are some of the least impactful ways to explore a country, when designed in the right way. All our cycling trips take place on back roads for example.
Our trips are designed to respect the local flora and fauna. Our trails are carefully selected to bring you as close to the “wilderness” without actually encroaching on their land. We do not promote any experiences that involve physical interaction with animals.
Our guides are trained in a zero footprint philosophy. All waste that is generated is segregated during our trip and carried with us to the appropriate recycling and disposal centers. We minimise the use of plastic and have stopped using plastic water bottles. The vehicle will normally have a large container of water and guests are requested to refill their water bottles directly.
PeopleThe members of the local communities are involved in each and every activity of this tour. The walks, cycling stops, and accommodation also adds to the local economy in a big way both directly and indirectly. Vegetables and fruits used at these places are locally grown and the proceeds go directly into the hands of the farmer than some big corporation, thus making them stake holders in such a tour as this
Your accommodation is in renovated plantation bungalows that employ people from the vicinity. The employment these bungalows provide, help families diversify their income and stop being completely dependent on agriculture.
The treks are led by tribal trackers and members from the local community. Due to the slowdown of the traditional farming activities, they are almost dependent on Tourism for their living.
The treks in Knuckles leaves only a miniscule carbon footprint and presents itself as an alternative form of tourism as opposed to the mass tourism normally seen in such hill stations.