48 hours of life-changing adventure in the mountains – Belihuloya Adventure Camp [2 days]
Belihuloya is situated upcountry at an altitude of 616 metres with a non-humid, excellent climatic condition all year round and is one of the best places to enjoy the outdoors and its natural environment. The location is very well positioned on your way to the coast from Nuwara Eliya/Ella or on your way to the hill country, on the A4 main road. The trekking trail takes you through wilderness and also to a village known to have been engaged in the steel industry between 161 and 137 BC – probably one of the first in the world. Opportunity besides trekking, to canoe and bike - the choice is yours to make. An opportunity to see and observe several types of beautiful birds and butterflies along with the local agricultural and farming systems. You will trek through a village that is known to have been engaged in the steel industry between 161 and 137 BC – probably the first in the world. Gain some fascinating insights into village lifestyles. You will be accompanied by a well-experienced adventure guide. Opportunity to extend accommodation or to customise the programme with many other activities in Belihuloya, such as: canoeing, birding and zip line.
You will meet: Eco team - belihuloya [SID: 28]
|This package is possible all year round|
|Adventure Camp in Belihuloya is a 1 night/2days programme|
|Suggested arrival time is before lunch on the first day|
|Meeting point: River Garden Resort Belihuloya|
|Children 6 to 12 years of age, sharing the parents’ tent, will be charged 50%|
|Belihuloya Adventure is not recommended for children under 3 years (simply because of the intensity of the activities)|
|Possible to extend accommodation and customise the program with various other activities such as: cycling, trekking trail – 6km and canoeing – distance is your choice (flat water)|
|You can request a special BBQ dinner at an additional cost|
|Well-experienced adventure guide|
|Meals during the stay|
|Zip line experience|
|Canoes/lifejackets and all necessary equipment for canoeing|
|Snacks and water during excursions|
|All applicable Government taxes|
|Transportation to the location|
|Any additional food and beverages consumed|
|Any tips to the staff/guides|
Tour In Brief
You will arrive at River Garden Resort Belihuloya around noon. Our staff will receive you and a briefing will follow, giving you a comprehensive idea as to what you can anticipate in the coming 2 days. Lunch will thereafter be served, overlooking the beautiful Horton Plains Mountain Range.
After lunch, you will be taken on the trekking trail. You may carry a small backpack while all other baggage will be transferred directly to the camp.
During the trekking trail, you will walk through paddy fields, across rivers, and past local village houses with their well kept vegetable plots. It is an ideal opportunity to learn about the local agricultural systems and simple ways of village living. Along the way, in the jungle and village, you will also see several species of beautiful birds and butterflies and a small, charming waterfall. You are bound to feel tempted to take a dip in the crystal clear water and which you are welcome to.
The whole journey will take between 3 to 4 hours, depending on how often you want to stop; rest; take photographs; or simply to enjoy the wonderful surroundings.
You will finish the trail, reaching your camp overlooking the beautiful and expansive Samanalawewa Reservoir.
A scrumptious and welcome dinner will be served around 7.30 p.m.
Dinner is served early at the Camp, so that you can start the Canoe Trail early the following morning, around 7.30 a.m.
Approaching the bank of the lake is an adventurous journey in itself. You will not be walking but will have to “fly”: our zip line starts at a tree top and lands at the lake bank below.
Whether you want to take your time and go for a leisurely paddle for a couple of hours, or do a challenging ride - which could very well be your workout - or simply spend a few hours exploring the perimeter of the reservoir, will be happy to arrange it - ensuring you have an unforgettable experience.
The surrounding mountains dominating a landscape of numerous trees, add to the idyllic setting of the reservoir. Your 2 days here at Belihuloya may just go by too quickly.