The Hanthana Mountain Range, tea plantations, local villages and breathtaking views are all within walking distance from Jungle Tide. Whether it’s just a stroll around the village or a day-long trek into the mountains.
We can arrange guided treks with one of our associated trekking and bird experts, Sanath Herath or Sarath Wijeyawardene, if booked in advance.
See the panel below for our suggested day and half day guided hikes, or we can design one to your personal requirements.
Just ask us when you make your booking!
The Hanthana Mountain Range was declared as an environmental protection area in February 2010 under the National Environment Act.
The mountain range consists of seven peaks, the fourth being the highest, Uura Kanda at 1150m. The last and most challenging peaks along the range are known as Katusukonda, as they resemble a lizard’s back.
There are many different trails with varying levels of difficulty from easy walks, to moderate and even extreme hikes.
One of our walking guides and naturalists, Sanath Herath (pictured below) or Sarath Wijeyewardene, will take you on a guided walk in the Hanthana mountains around Jungle Tide, including parts of the Pekoe Trail, Sri Lanka’s world-renowned long distance hiking route. Walks can be of any length or difficulty/easiness – we will agree in advance with you exactly what you want.
Expect stunning views, tea estates, lots of birds and small animals, rocky mountain summits if you’re up for it – and experience walking in what were once the sets of two internationally famous films: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Dir. Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford) and Elephant Walk (starring Elizabeth Taylor).
Available to: Guests staying at Jungle Tide for a minimum of two nights.
Included: Pick up and drop off to and from the start and end of your walk; water; packed lunches. Binoculars provided by guide.
Duration: Full day or half day.
Price for a group of up to 5 people LKR30,000/- (full day); LKR20,000/- (half day). Each extra person LKR2,500/-.
Advance booking required.
We have several self-guided walks mapped out for guests or you can just head off and explore the surrounding villages and trails in your own way.
Just click the arrow below to filter through what we have mapped.
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