Explore: Our Excursions & Activities

Locally guided excursions and activities are included in the price of a stay at The Mudhouse. This provides you with complete flexibility and the chance to be in total control of how you spend your valuable time here. There is no need to pre-book these – they can be discussed and planned on a day-by-day basis.

The specific details of the excursions often change depending on the time of year and the conditions. Following is a round up of some of our most popular. In addition to the local excursions there are also some special excursions that can be arranged for an additional charge.  

Bird Watching

With over 100 species of migratory and endemic birds, the early mornings and late afternoons rarely disappoint. Suitable for beginners to seasoned twitchers (read more)…

Paramakanda Temple

A short cycle or tuk-tuk ride away is the maestic Paramakanda Temple – a towering rocky outcrop with spectacular 360 degree views, stunning shrine rooms and fascinating frescoes (read more)…

Kayaking

Kayaks are available to use free of charge. We have two lakes where kayaking is possible on site. In dryer months we visit larger lakes in the area (read more)…

Lake Picnics

Explore the lakes and surrounding area and enjoy a relaxing lunch in some of our favourite and most scenic spots. All equipment is transported and set up for you.. (read more)…

Nature Trails

Spend a few hours taking a guided tour of the property taking a closer look at the different habitats, ecosystems and species of flora & fauna (read more)…

Cycling

Local cycles are provided free of charge for the duration of your stay to explore The Mudhouse. Guided trails around sleepy village lanes are also offered (read more)…

Cooking Lessons

Learn how to cook some of the tasty Sri Lankan staple curries or any of your particular favourite dishes served at The Mudhouse in our traditional kitchen (read more)…

Yapahuwa

Approximately one hour  from The Mudhouse, this little-explored ancient capital has a range of stunning ruins to explore, with some very special views (read more)…

Tonigala Rock Inscription

The mysterious ancient rock carvings at nearby Tonigala are evidence of one of the world oldest financial systems and testimony to the long and chequered history of the Wayamba Province (read more)…

Anawilundawa Sanctuary

Wildlife enthusiasts will be fascinated by the protected wetland setting where lake, lagoon and sea water environments collide to create a very rare and unique habitat for bird and marine life (read more)…

Dolphin Watching

Between November and April large pods of spinner dolphins (and the occasional sperm whale) can be seen frolicking playfully off the Kalpitiya coast (read more)…

Wilpattu National Park

The spectacularly beautiful Wilpattu National Park is a protected area of extreme and wild beauty. The ‘grand slam’ safari of Elephant Sloth Bear and Leopard sightings is possible here for a lucky few (read more)…