Multi-day trip

From Kandy: Overnight Tour to Mahiyanganaya

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes
Multi-day trip

From Kandy: Overnight Tour to Mahiyanganaya

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 315 per person

Explore the indigenous village of Mahiyanganaya and enjoy local experiences including waterfall trekking, visit to a Vedda village, boating on Sorabora Lake and a lake side dinner.

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Duration 2 days
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Pickup included
We pick up all travelers from most centrally located places in Kandy.


  • Waterfall trekking with snacks and lunch
  • Wedda Village experience with a local guide
  • Sunrise experience with a boat ride in Sorabora Lake
  • Lakeside activities and breakfast
Full description
DAY 1 6:00AM Be picked up from your hotel in Kandy and proceed with your driver for two hours to reach Mahiyanganaya. 8:30AM Arrive at Mahiyanaya and start a trek with a local guide to explore the hidden waterfalls. Your trail will pass some wonderful countryside attractions including paddy fields and canals. When the trail is progressed, you will enjoy the sounds of the waterfalls and songs of the birds. Visit two beautiful hidden waterfalls and explore the surrounding nature with wonderful flora and fauna. 12:30AM At the end of the waterfall trekking experience, you will be driven to your hotel in Mahiyanganaya. 2:00PM Arrive at four-star luxury hotel and have some free time. 3:30PM Leave to visit the Wedda village of Dambana. The term “Wedda” translates to “people of the forests” and members of this indigenous community have been taking refuge in the Dambana forest for centuries. Learn more about the fascinating lifestyle of a forest dweller and how they have adapted to the changing times. 6:00PM Arrive back at the hotel and enjoy the hotel facilities including dinner with wine and beer. DAY 2 5:30AM Leave the hotel to witness the dawn of a new day, as the sun rises over the horizon of the beautiful Sorabora Lake. Listen to the birds chirping away as you breathe in that fresh morning air and enjoy the true beauty of nature. 6:00AM Do a scenic, half hour-long boat tour across the 1,440 acre body of water in Sorabora Lake and enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful views of the blue waters. If lucky, catch the moment when a diving bird plunges into the water for a fishy snack. Whilst at the lake, watch as the local fishermen use a traditional form of fishing to enclose the fish and bring it ashore. 6:30AM After over 30 minutes of sailing across the lake, you will head towards the local fish market located at the edge of the lake. Watch as the locals come by to view the lake fish available, haggle over the price and head home with some fine lake fish. After visiting the market, it’s time to head back to the boat and back to the water to return to the departure point. 7:30AM When the hunger pangs kick in, it’s time for breakfast with a view. Head over to the top of the Sorabora Rock where a chef will await your arrival to cook up a freshly prepared, delicious breakfast. 8:30AM Try your hand at milking the friendly yet mischievous cows in Mahiyangana. Learn about the procedure from a local villager and get hands-on experience milking a cow. 9:30AM You will also be able to enjoy a swing at the edge of the Lake or mountain biking to explore more about the surrounding. 11:00AM Check out from the hotel and return to Kandy.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kandy
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Waterfall trekking with snacks and lunch
  • Vedda village experience with a local guide
  • Dinner with wine and beer
  • Sunrise experience with a boat ride on Sorabora Lake
  • Lakeside activities and breakfast
  • All government taxes
  • Expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Product ID: 384937