WILDLIFE TOURS OF SRI LANKA

DAY WISE ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL / NEGOMBO
Meeting & assistance on arrival at Colombo airport & drive to Negombo (Approximately 15 minutes drive from International Airport Colombo).
 
On arrival check into the hotel and relax. Evening visit Muthurajawela Mash and join for a boat ride in Dutch channel.
 
Overnight stay at the hotel. (Activities depend upon arrival timing)
 
DAY 2: NEGOMBO / WILPATTU / ANURADHAPURA
After breakfast in the hotel, proceed to Willpattu National Park, which is famous for Leopards and all other species.
 
Enjoy Jeep Safari in the national park and if lucky then you can capture a leopard to your camera.
 
Thereafter, check into your camping site in Wilpattu or proceed to Anuradhapura for your stay in a hotel.
 
DAY 3: WILPATTU / ANURADHAPURA / HABARANA
After breakfast at hotel restaurant, visit Anuradhapura (If you are interested in Culture) one of the main ancient kingdoms in Sri Lanka.
 
This sacred city was established around a cutting from the ‘tree of enlightenment’, the Buddha’s fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns.
 
Then proceed to Habarana and check into the hotel for overnight stay. If you are interested you can participate for an elephant back ride as well.
 
Overnight stay at a hotel in Habarana.
 
DAY 4: HABARANA / MINNERIYA / POLONNARUWA / HABARANA
After breakfast proceed to Minneriya National Park for a Jeep Safari.
 
Later drive back to Habarana en route visit at Polonnaruwa. You will have the option for a bicycle ride through the traditional villages of Polonnaruwa while visiting historical places.
 
After Polonnaruwa drive to the hotel in Habarana for overnight stay.
 
DAY 5: HABARANA / SIGIRIYA / KANDY
After breakfast visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya, the marvelous 5th century A.D. rock-fortress citadel of a fugitive king, where history merges with melodrama. A gallery of frescoes of shapely be-jewelled maidens still glows with vibrant colour and the water. It is believed these paintings depict the “apsaras” or goddess and some say it represents the lightning and clouds. 
 
Then proceed to Matale and walk around the well grown spice gardens. Visit a spice garden in Matale to see many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for. 
 
Then drive to Kandy and check into the hotel. Evening visit Temple of Tooth Relic.
 
Kandy 115 km from Colombo, Sri Lanka’s picturesque highland capital, last stronghold of Sri Lankan kings against European conquest from the 16 th to the 19 th centuries. 
 
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy.
 
DAY 6: KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA
Today visit Royal Botanical Garden after breakfast.
 
Optional – You can join for a trekking in Udawatte Kele Sanctuary which is just above the Royal Palace of Temple of Tooth Relic on this day. If you are a Nature Lover the Udawattekele Sanctuary which is a verdant nature reserve located within the district of Kandy with a wealth of indigenous and endemic plants.
 
Then proceed to Nuwara Eliya which is famous as “ Little England” with its Colonial type city.
 
Check in the hotel and overnight stay in Nuwara eliya.
 
DAY 7: NUWARA ELIYA / HORTAIN PLAINS / NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast at Hotel proceed to Horton Plains.
 
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.
 
Evening go for a boat ride at Gregory lake, Nuwara Eliya.
 
Overnight stay at the same hotel, Nuwara eliya.
 
DAY 8: NUWARA ELIYA TO RATHNAPURA VIA KITHULGALA
After Breakfast at the hotel proceed to Ratnapura via Kitulgala.
 
Kitulgala is mainly famous for white water Rafting.
 
Then proceed to Ratnapura where is very famous for Gems in Sri Lanka.
 
It is the centre of a long-established industry of precious stone mining including rubies, sapphires, and other gems. Apart from gem mining, the city is known for rice and fruit cultivations. 
 
Check in to the hotel in Ratnapura and evening at leisure.
 
DAY 9: RATHNAPURA / SINHARAJA RAINFOREST
After breakfast in the hotel, visit Sinharaja Rain Forest,
 
A lowland rain forest which situates across several administrative districts in Sri Lanka. It is one of the least disturbed and biologically unique forests in Sri Lanka. 
 
Evening visit surrounding in Ratnapura to see the Tea plantations and waterfalls.
 
Overnight stay at the same hotel.
 
DAY 10: RATHNAPURA / UDAWALAWE
After breakfast in the hotel proceed to Udawalawe.
 
Udawalawe National Park is renowned for its outstanding scenic beauty and wealth of faunal species, particularly mammals and birds. It is a famous tourist attraction throughout the year for its unique fauna and flora. 
 
Check in to the hotel and evening go for a jeep safari in Udawalewe National Park which is famous for its large populations for mammals and birds.
 
DAY 11: UDAWALAWE / YALA
After breakfast in the hotel in Udawalewe proceed to Yala National park where you will find the highest density of the Leopards in Sri Lanka.
 
Sri Lanka’s oldest national park the Yala National Park is located in the south-east corner of Sri Lanka and has an area of about 127,000 ha. The major activities are bird and game watching, especially elephants which are best seen from October to December. 
 
Overnight stay at a hotel in Yala or Tissamamharama.
 
DAY 12: YALA / AHANGAMA
After breakfast in hotel proceed to a Beach hotel in Ahangama.
 
Of course, you will have different Beach stay options as you are travelling through the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka.
 Tangalle, Unawatuna, Mirrissa, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Benota  are few beach options you have.
 
DAY 13: AHANGAMA (OPTIONAL DEPENDING ON THE SEASON WHALE WATCHING)
If you are staying Near to Mirissa/Galle you will be having the option of Whale Watching depending on the season.
 
DAY 14: DEPARTURE VIA COLOMBO
Today is the last day of the tour. After breakfast proceed to the airport via Colombo which is the commercial heart of Sri Lanka.
 
 

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