A package which is a blend of Sri Lankan culture, wildlife, nature and entertainment this is considered a true gem amongst holiday deals in Sri Lanka. Rather than joining a formal tour you will be having an opportunity to explore Sri Lanka in a different way. If you are an energetic and enthusiastic traveller who is willing to do cycling, trekking, going for wildlife safaris like activities this Sri Lanka wildlife tour is for you.
Check-in to the hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Negombo.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Sigiriya.
Enroute visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawala was born.
The success story of Pinnawala has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawala have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawala herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Experience Sri Lanka adventure tours at its best while climbing the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. The world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Kandy.
Enroute visit Dambulla Rock Temple.
Dambulla rock temple has been built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a world heritage site. Also, it is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters.
On the way to Kandy visit a spice garden in Matale.
In the evening visit Kandy
Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit Bazaar area, Arts & crafts centre, a Gem museum and a lapidary etc.
In the evening visit Temple of the Tooth Relic. Late evening witness the Cultural Show.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy.
Arrive in Kithulgala and enjoy a White Water Rafting session.
This thrilling adventure on the white water section of the Kelani River is suitable for amateurs as well as professionals alike. During the run, you will experience the thrill of shooting rapids and euphoria of making it through. The river’s clear water is born in the heart of the peak wilderness reserve and tumbles through a rocky george just above Kithulgala. As the river widens, you will pass the scenic location used to film – “Bridge over the river Kwai” which was filmed in 1956, a good place to jump in for a refreshing swim. On a clear day, you may even dive to see the remains of the actual bridge and the carriages used for the film (only for experienced divers with proper equipment).
Overnight stay at Hotel in Kithulgala.
Belilena is a famous large cave in Sri Lanka. It is located 8km from the town of Kitulgala. It holds evidence of a lost generation of Sri Lankans some 12,000 years old; at this time the cave was occupied by Balangoda Man, described as Homo sapiens balangodensis by Paul E. P. Deraniyagala, who found ten skeletons of these people. They lived 2000 feet above sea level. It is believed they lived than 32,000 years ago.
(Approximately 02 ½ to 03 Hours Activity)
There after proceed to Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka s tea country producing a significant share of the world best tea. Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to visit Horton Plains.
Visit Horton Plains (Trekking).
The Horton Plain Plateau is a secluded wilderness sanctuary 2130 m high and offers one of Sri Lanka’s most unforgettable views. Here the land plunges down a dizzy gorge to the southern foot hills and on clear days, even a glimpse of the sea more than 80 km away is possible. The Horton Plains are the habitat of giant Rhododendron (an evergreen shrub with large clusters of trumpet shaped flowers), tree fern primrose and daffodil orchids and birds such as the Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush and Arrenga, the Shaggy Bear monkey and the blue mormon butterfly and many other endemic and endangered montane species.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Yala
Enroute visit Little Adams Peak in Ella.
Small Trekk to Little Adams Peak.
The mountain range in the Badulla, Ella area which is considered for Small Sripada (Little Adam’s Peak) has become an attraction to local and foreign tourist. A large number of people visit the area to admire its scenic beauty. Small Sripada is located about 2 km from the Ella town. From this location Kataragama and the Hambantota beach which are hundreds of kilometers away can also be seen. The Namunukula, Poonagala and Narangala mountain ranges also located on near this place. The mount extent about 10 acres some of the Small Sripada is full of biodiversity.
Proceed to Yala. Enroute visit Buduruwagala.
The great sculptures of Buduruwagala date back to the 9th or 10th centuries. The central figure of the group is Buddha, 51 feet (15.5 metres) from head to toe. The statue is attended on either side by figures of two ”Bodhisattvas”, each of 40 feet in height. It is approached through a jungle area until suddenly the face of the Buddha statue emerges through a dark arch of forest.
Proceed to Yala and check-in to the hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Yala.
With packed breakfast visit Yala National Park.
Yala (Ruhuna) National Park Situated in the southern province, YalaNational Park showcases a vast variety of indigenous animals and is best known for large herds of roaming elephants and the ever-elusive leopard. The park’s dry thorn scrub, interspersed with small dusty glades, IT is reminiscent of Africa, a perfect environment for safaris.
Proceed to Colombo. Enroute visit Galle.
Galle was once the chief port of Sri Lanka. It is still well known for hand-made lace. You can also visit the Galle Fort (spanning 90acres) which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. This is also a World Heritage Site.
Arrive in Colombo and check-in to the hotel.
Colombo, like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar – where one can shop for bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) – an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Airport for the departure flight.
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