After a hearty breakfast, via private transfer, it’s time to leave for Udawalawe via Kaduruketha.
Stopping for lunch at Jetwing Kaduruketha Hotel, you and your fellow travellers will have the opportunity to reminisce on the past few days of exhilarating achievements you’ve made together.
During our trip today, we take a charming drive through the verdant green hills of the tea country to visit the Diyaluma Waterfall, the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Not just your casual drive ‘from A to B’, this journey is a visual feast.
Once we reach Diyaluma, we begin on foot and meander through a nearby trail that leads through the hills to the top of the falls*. Hold your breath in amazement as the waterfall cascades a shimmering 220 metres down a sheer, steep cliff. Cool off by taking a dip in one of the refreshing natural rock pools and gaze out to the scenic, rainforest below. This is a perfect vantage point to take in the beauty of the tea country.
Feeling invigorated after our waterfall adventure, it’s time to set off for Udawalawe. Here ends the trekking portion of our trip.
Overnight in Udawalawe.
*Depending on weather conditions today, we may take a tuk-tuk ride up to the summit of Diyaluma and trek down to the waterfall, or, we may be on foot upwards from the road below the waterfall, as mentioned above.
Accommodation: GRAND UDAWALAWE SAFARI RESORT
Trekking distance: 5km (3 hours)