Horton Plains Tour

Horton Plains Tours


Nestled in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Horton Plains National Park is a haven for nature lovers, hikers, and wildlife enthusiasts. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity, and unique ecological significance. Our Horton Plains Tours offer you an unparalleled opportunity to explore this breathtaking region, experience its natural wonders, and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the highlands.

Horton Plains: A Unique Ecological Treasure

Horton Plains, located at an elevation of over 2,000 meters, is characterized by rolling grasslands, cloud forests, and crystal-clear streams. The park is home to a variety of endemic flora and fauna, making it a critical conservation area. Its unique climate and geography create a distinctive ecosystem that supports a diverse range of species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. The plains are also the source of three major rivers in Sri Lanka, underscoring their ecological importance.

Highlights of the Horton Plains Tour

1. World’s End

One of the most iconic attractions in Horton Plains is World’s End, a dramatic escarpment that plunges nearly 900 meters to the valley below. The sheer drop offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscape, and on clear days, you can see all the way to the southern coast. The early morning hike to World’s End is a must-do, as the vistas are often shrouded in mist later in the day, adding an ethereal quality to the experience.

2. Baker’s Falls

Another highlight of the tour is Baker’s Falls, a picturesque waterfall named after the British explorer Sir Samuel Baker. The falls cascade down a rocky cliff, creating a mesmerizing display of water and mist. The trail to Baker’s Falls takes you through lush forests and open grasslands, providing ample opportunities to observe the park’s diverse plant and animal life.

3. Scenic Hiking Trails

Horton Plains is renowned for its well-maintained hiking trails that offer a mix of easy walks and challenging treks. The circular trail that includes World’s End and Baker’s Falls is approximately 9.5 kilometers long and takes about 3-4 hours to complete. The trail meanders through different habitats, including montane forests and open plains, allowing you to experience the full range of the park’s natural beauty.

4. Rich Biodiversity

Horton Plains is a biodiversity hotspot, home to a variety of endemic species. Birdwatchers will be thrilled to spot avian treasures such as the Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush, Yellow-eared Bulbul, and the elusive Sri Lanka Bush Warbler. The park is also home to several mammal species, including the sambar deer, purple-faced langur, and the endemic Horton Plains slender loris. The diverse flora includes unique species of ferns, orchids, and flowering plants that thrive in the high-altitude environment.

5. Pristine Streams and Wetlands

The park’s pristine streams and wetlands are crucial to its ecological health and provide a habitat for numerous aquatic species. The clear, cold waters of the streams are perfect for refreshing dips after a long hike. These waterways are also essential for the survival of the park’s flora and fauna, making them a vital component of the Horton Plains ecosystem.

Why Choose Our Horton Plains Tours?

Expert Guides

Our tours are led by knowledgeable and passionate guides who have an in-depth understanding of the park’s ecology, history, and wildlife. They will enhance your experience with fascinating insights, ensuring you gain a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders of Horton Plains.

Eco-Friendly Practices

We are committed to promoting sustainable and responsible tourism. Our tours are designed to minimize environmental impact and support conservation efforts in Horton Plains. By choosing our tours, you contribute to the preservation of this unique natural heritage.

Comfortable and Convenient Arrangements

We take care of all the logistics to ensure you have a hassle-free and enjoyable experience. From transportation to park entry fees, we handle all the details so you can focus on exploring and enjoying the beauty of Horton Plains.


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Suresh Priyadarshana

Managing Director

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