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1-Day Hill Oya Trekking - Rice Terrace and Tea Plantation

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At a Glance

At a Glance

The Hill Oya trek (17km) goes through beautiful rice terraces where you can see the local farmers working. There is a great variety of birds, flowers, plants and trees along the way as the scenery changes from rice terraces, to the forest, ending in tea plantations. This is a beautiful trek that can be enjoyed by all.

Details

7.0 hours
Private trip
Up to 10 persons

Activities

Hiking
Wildlife & Animals
Mountain / Volcano Hikes
Rice Paddies

Suitable For

Backpackers
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

Choose this if...

You want to squeeze in a trek in your itinerary! This well-organised trip to beautiful plantations while spotting various flora and fauna is perfect for nature lovers.

What's included

What's included

  • Return Transfer from Kandy
  • Experienced local guide (English speaker)
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
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Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
Unavailable
Prices shown in USD

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Kandy 15 mins before selected timeslot

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Kandy - Hill Oya - Kandy
Kandy - Hill Oya - Kandy

Today you will trek for 15 km, through rice terraces forest and tea plantations.

  • Anywhere in Kandy (Your accommodation in Kandy) - 15 mins before
  • 8 AM: Starts trekking. You will walk through rice terraces, observe how the local farmers live. There is a great variety of birds, flowers, plants and trees along the way as the scenery changes from rice terraces to forest and tea plantations.
  • 12 PM: Lunch. Continue trekking.

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Nipuna Knuckles Trekking

Nipuna Basnayaka is living in Rangala, a small village situated right by the Knuckles mountain range. He grew up in the area and learned to love and admire its unique beauty, wildlife and nature. In the last 9 years, he was working as a professional tour guide specializing in the Knuckles range treks. Guiding is his passion and he'll make sure every guest has a great experience in his home country.
11 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 40 helpful reviews
55larsp
20 Dec 2019
I booked last minute and experienced a well-organised trip with The guide Janaka. He was such a pleasant person with good knowledge about the nature. It’s a very nice experience, since you get to hike in an area where there aren’t too many people, getting the authentic feeling of nature.
William N
27 Nov 2019
We booked this trek very last minute and were very impressed with the organisation and communication. Collected the next day by our guide Chamara and off we went. The trek was fantastic, despite all the rain. Chamara was an excellent guide with great knowledge of the local area, Flora and fauna. He was incredibly kind and attentive throughout the day. The camp was simply but comfy and we had a great night sleep through a huge storm. The food was a real highlight. Unbelievably generous portions and very tasty! The second day was just as good as the first. Great hike in the sunshine to the peak. What a lunch spot! All in all a fabulous experience. A great company. I would not hesitate to recommend. Nipuna even did our laundry which really was above and beyond.....
Helen m
13 Nov 2019
Booked this at the last minute, great communication from Nipuna, picked up the next day by Chamara and our adventure began. Can’t fault the organisation, professionalism and the trek itself. Day 2 was hard up to the highest peak but loved it and the views were amazing. Food was great and a campfire evening just made the day. Definitely recomend
Passant M
01 Nov 2019

Amazing experience from A to Z. Special thanks to Janika and the Chef. To the assistants who helped me alot in my way up and down the mountain.

dancingobroni
19 Oct 2019
This was one of the best guided trekking experiences I've ever had. It all started when Janaka jumped out of the jeep at our hotel and greeted us with his fantastic energy. His joy and enthusiasm never wavered throughout the two days, even when he was plucking leeches from my shoes. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the area, and knows his way around enough to customize the hike as needed (due to weather, scenery preferences, energy levels, etc.). Our stay at Basecamp was great - comfortable tents, flush toilets, electricity and yummy food. It definitely exceeded our expectations. Nipuna was quick to communicate and helped organize everything quickly, as this was a last-minute decision for us. I definitely recommend trekking with Nipuna and his team. **By the way, we were not asked to do a Tripadvisor review.

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Policies

Policies

Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
Cancel for free 7 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Nipuna Knuckles Trekking would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

Q
What should I pack?
A
Hat
Hiking shoes
Sunscreen
Water bottle
Wind jacket
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