1 Wild Tour to Ritigala

Explore the mysterious ruins of an ancient mountain monastery – Ritigala

Become Indiana Jones and explore the ruins of a monastery dating back to 1 BC, by trekking through a dense jungle inhabited by wild elephants, leopards and bears.


Why should you book this trip?

  • Visit an ancient forest monastery in ruins which still offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of monks who once dwelt here.

  • The architecture in Ritigala is very much what is seen in all other forest monasteries of Pansakulikas: certain unique traits intrinsic to Sri Lankan Spartan Architecture.

  • The mountain is about three miles long at the longest point and about two miles wide.

  • The dense jungle is inhabited by wild elephants, leopards and bears.

  • The tour will be taken through by an experienced local host.

  • The picturesque setting and unspoilt reserve makes for ideal photography.

  • Convenient pick up and drop off by jeep, on packages from the nearby areas.




 55 USD


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  Quick Facts

Availability : all year round

Starting point : Gate entrance of Ritigala National Park

Preferred starting time of the tour is in the morning hours, before 1.00pm

Duration :  this is a half-day programme

Arrival and departure transport for any location could be arranged on request for an additional cost

Included in the price

  • Services of a local guide for the trek
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees


  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Any extra beverages or food consumed
  • Any tips to the staff
  • Any personal effects not mentioned in this description

Tour in brief

You will meet the Sri Lankan Day Tours representative at the pre-arranged meeting place in Habarana. Thereafter, you will be transported to the Ritigala Sanctuary where you will begin trekking in the beautiful forest rich in flora and fauna.

You will get to see the ruins of the ancient monastery while the guide leads you through a vivid explanation of the historical and architectural importance of the site.

The pristine reserve offers a charming and serene space where you yourself - may choose to meditate for a while.

At the end of the trek, you will be dropped off in Habarana.



Carry suitable clothing and footwear for warm, windy and rainy conditions

Sun protection cream and insect repellent cream/spray should be carried at all times

Mobile phones, cameras and personal effects should be securely carried.


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