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

By Nipuna Knuckles Trekking

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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.


1 day
Private trip
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.

Trip Highlights

Hill Oya
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What's included

From US$ 40 7,268.50 LKR per person
  • Experienced local guide (English speaker)
  • Return hotel transfer from Kandy
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
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Your accommodation in Kandy
Your accommodation in Kandy
Other Notes

The activity will last for 6 hours. Please confirm your arrival time upon booking.

Scheduled Trip Dates

Trips scheduled daily
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Mar 03
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Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kandy - Hill Oya - Kandy
Kandy - Hill Oya - Kandy

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

  • 7 AM: You will be picked up from the hotel
  • 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.
  • 2 PM: Drop off at the hotel.

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.
10 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 40 helpful reviews
20 Dec 2019 on Trip Advisor
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 on Trip Advisor
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 on Trip Advisor
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 on Trip Advisor
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.
19 Oct 2019 on Trip Advisor
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.

Nipuna Knuckles Trekking Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 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.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Hiking shoes
Water bottle
Wind jacket

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