Village Safari

An early start to the village for a varied trek, beginning with a visit to the reservoir, where the trunks of long-dead trees stand stark against the lush wetland greenery. After a picnic breakfast, cross by catamaran at Oruwa and follow a narrow trail through banana plantations to the home of a Chena farmer for king coconut cool drinks. Continue into the scrub forest, where you’ll be met by a waiting bullock cart. This afternoon, visit the Ritigala monastery ruins. Its ancient stones are steeped in legend and superbly crafted by artisans. Massive trees in the background, 300 feet tall, with tropical lianas climbing and twining around the trunks.