Knuckles Conservation Forest hike from Kandy
Excursions & day trips

Knuckles Conservation Forest hike from Kandy

Free cancellation
Language: English , French , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 6 hours to 9 hours
Do this because
  • Learn more about the Knuckles Mountains ecosystem which hosts pockets of the cloud forest, dry evergreen forest, and wet and dry Patna grassland
  • Visit 7 waterfalls and take a dip into a natural cool water pool by the highest one
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of the landscapes
What to expect

Experience the beauty of the Knuckles mountain range during this full-day 10-mile trekking excursion. The Sinhalese refer to it as "Dumbara Kanduvetiya", meaning "the mist-laden mountain range" and its name comes from a series of recumbent folds and peaks in the west of the massif which resembles the knuckles of clenched fists when viewed from afar.

Early start at 6:00am with a pick-up from your hotel and arrival at the destination after 1.5 hours. During the hike, enjoy the many attractions the Knuckles Conservation Forest has to offer. You might be lucky enough to spot some wildlife including wild boar, spotted deer, big squirrels, purple-faced monkey, and the leaf-nosed lizard. Home to more than 200 species of birds, this park hosts a great diversity of dry evergreen, montane, and sub-montane forests. The 20% of plants found here are endemic and include a wide range of hardwood and herbal plants.

During the hike, you will marvel at the 7 waterfalls Don't miss a dip into a natural coll water pool by the highest waterfall. You can enjoy a short vertical climb to the top of the falls and witness the breathtaking view of the landscape.

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What's included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and water
  • Guided tour
What's not included
  • Trekking sticks
Reduced price
  • Children (age 3-11)
  • Infants (age 0-2): free admission
Where
Meeting point:

Pick-up from your hotels in Kandy and Peradeniya area. You will indicate your pickup location at checkout and confirm your pickup time and location directly with the local operator

What to remember
  • Please remember to bring your passport or ID card
  • This tour is not recommended to people with limited mobility, people with heart diseases, and pregnant women
  • Please remember to wear trekking shoes and clothing, bring your trekking stick and a raincoat
  • Please confirm your pickup time and location with the local operator prior to the tour. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
  • Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before the pickup time
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Provider
Aitken Spence Travels
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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