Wildlife Viewing Tour in Sri Lankaoffered by supplier M17033 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Sri Lanka
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 840 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1600 US Dollar (USD)
Marco Polo considered Sri Lanka the finest island of its size in the entire world, and you'll likely agree after exploring the country's fabled delights. What takes your fancy? Beaches? The coastal stretch south of Colombo offers palm-lined sandy expanses as far as the eye can see. Culture? Try the Kandyan dances, a procession of elephants or the masked devil dances. Ruins? You'll find enough ancient and inspiring architecture in the cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa to satisfy that inner archaeologist.
Day 1: Airport/ Sigiriya
If you are fond of nature this is the ideal tour of Sri Lanka for nature lovers. Mountains, Geo Plains, Dashing Water Falls, National parks, Sea, Beaches, Rocks,Paddy fields,Tea Gardens, Rain Forests, Rivers, Landscapes, Streams all are beautiful.The Sri Lanka nature's beauty blends in it's wild life of elephants, birds & animals, On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be met at the international airport and leave to Sigiriya. Relax at your hotel & in the early evening visit the Sigiriya rock fortress.Climb the rock of Sigiriya built by the patricide King Kashyapa in the 5th century A.D. Today it’s a treasure trove of rare art. In a pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the "heavenly maidens of Sigiriya" Return to hotel for dinner & overnight
Day 2: Polonnaruwa/ Medirigiriya
After breakfast excursion to Polonnaruwa, the second ancient capital city for three centuries,is one of the most interesting places in Sri Lanka with many well preserved ruins of palace and monasteries which easily can make every tourist to impress. Then visit Medirigiriya in the early evening.Optional Elephant back jungle Safari for 01h30 minutes (Payment direct) Return back to the hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 3: Dambulla / Wasgamuwa
After bfast leave to Wasgamuwa. En route visit the temple in rock at Dambulla continuation to Wasgamuwa.The journey passes through beautiful forested foothills where one can really appreciate the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Upon arrival in Wasgamuwa you will check in at the lodge. Then PM leaves for the Safari of Wasgamuwa. Park consists of riverine forest, dry mixed evergreen forest, grasslands and wetlands. As park is almost surrounded by Mahaweli & Amban Rivers, riverine forest area is fairly large. Wasgamuwa is famous as an elephant habitat. These elephants are known to be less habituated to people and are more wildish. Other than elephant, leopard, sloth bear, sambhur, spotted and barking deer, wild boar and wild buffalo are also found here. Torque Macaque, Purple face leaf monkey and nocturnal slender Loris is also found in the park. Lesser Adjutant, Wooly necked stork, open bill, painted stork, Racket tailed Drongo, Yellow fronted barbet, Sri Lanka Jungle fowl & Spur fowl are among the over 100 species of birds found within the park. Overnight in Wasgamuwa Basic Accommodation facilities & dinner included
Day 4: Wasgamuwa / Knukles Range Mountains / Matale Kandy
After breakfast you will depart for Kandy via the knuckles range. The importance of the Knuckles Mountain Range is obtained from several factors. It has a parasitical quality to it because of the mountain peaks, the crystal clear and perennial waterways, cloud forests and exquisite fauna and flora. Pregnant with history running into several millennium and a veritable treasure house of cultural heritage, the Knuckles Mountain Range can be considered a as a mirror to the past. Arrive at hotel in Kandy, the center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka Visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its Lake, in the center of the city.Visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance. Overnight at hotel
Day 5: Kandy/ Peradeniya / Pinnawela/ Nuwaraeliya
After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large number and variety of plants, ornamental, Decorative, Useful & medicinal More than 4000 Then visit the elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela. This orphanage was established to feed nurse & house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their request for water during drought period. P.M. leave for Nuwaraeliya the center of hill country, En-route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous ''Ceylon tea''. Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Arrive at hotel for overnight.
Day 6: Nuwaraeliya / Horton Plains / Kitulgala
With early bfast on the way to Kitulgala you will stop at the Horton Plains Nature Reserve and have a guided tour with a resident naturalist guide. Horton Plains is another wildlife hot spot, the vegetation cover here is open, grassy woodland, home to species such as the sambar, leopard and endemic purple-faced langur. From here you will continue to Kitulgala. You have the option of rafting in the river which is very famous in Sri Lanka for Rafting. (Minimum 2 persons are required & payment direct) Overnight in Kitulgala
Day 7: Kitulgala / Singharaja
After breakfast today you will drive out to Singharaja National Park which is of international, ecological significance and has recently become a world heritage site. The area has some of the best preserved virgin rain forest on earth, saved from commercial logging due to its inaccessibility.Dinner & Overnight in Singharaja
Day 8: Singharaja / Bandarawela
After bfast the morning will be spent exploring the Singharaja rain forest. Due to the dense vegetation cover wildlife viewing is difficult and the elusive mammals such as the leopard are rarely seen. You may see some of the brightly coloured birds of the region which tend to move through the jungle in mixed feeding flocks. In the afternoon leave to Bandarawela Overnight in (Hotel)
Day 9: Bandarawela / Udawalawe
After bfast early in the morning trekking in this small town area in Bandarawela then you will travel south to Udawalawe. This large national park was designed to protect the diverse catchments area of the Udawalawe Reservoir. The vegetation here is different again; mainly compose of open parkland with some mature teak trees. The park is home to around 400 wild elephants which are easy to spot and there are also good numbers of golden jackal, crocodile and buffalo. The afternoon will be spent out on safari in the national park. Overnight in Udawalawe & dinner included
Day 10: Udawalawe/ Yala.
After b-fast this morning you will head to the south-east corner of the island. Yala National park is the most famous of all Sri Lankas parks. It contains an amazing variety of habitats from Open Park to dense jungle, and also contains fresh water rivers and lakes as well as beaches. Yalas greatest claim to fame is that it has the worlds highest concentration of leopard (though this still does not guarantee seeing any!) In the afternoon you will set off on safari in the Yala National Park. Overnight at (Hotel) & dinner included
Day 11: Yala / Beach
After b-fast today you will travel to your beach hotel in south of Sri Lanka. Your journey will take you along the coast.You will be able to see the stilt fisherman in Weligama on the way if staying at Unawatuna, if not this can be seen on the day traveling to Negombo. Pm free relax Overnight at (Hotel) & dinner included
Day 12: Beach free day
Another day of relaxing and enjoying the sun and sea if you want to explore further a field it is possible to hire a boat to take you over to the lighthouse situated on an off-shore island. A steep climb to the top offers fantastic views of the Sri Lanka coast. Overnight at (Hotel) & dinner included
Day 13: Beach / Galle/ Negombo
After b-fast leave for Negombo En-route visit Galle. Visit the Old Portuguese fort, later rebuilt and extended by the Dutch is still fine preservation. Most of the administration of Galle still takes place from the fort. The view from the ramparts is superb. Visit a village in an island by boat in Madhu River and visit one of the sea turtle Hatcheries. Overnight at hotel in Negombo
Day 14: Transfer Airport. Tour ends Today, a transfer vehicle will be provided to take you to the airport for your onward flight.
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Sri Lanka Visa charges USD 30 per person for non SAARC countries & USD 15 for SAARC countries, can be obtained directly via the internet please visit this site. http://www.eta.gov.lk/ The process is not complicated if you have any difficulty we could make arrangements for same too in 48 hrs to obtain same if details are provided to us by mail. The process is very simple payments can be paid online & with the confirmation document print out & code you have to submit passport on arrival only. The passport has to be valid for six months from the day of arrival + return air tickets & sufficient funds or reservations for the holiday should be with you. All have to obtain a visit visa except for Singapore & Maldivian passport holders.
-Welcome at the airport by representative.
-Tour based on Five Nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis(Room + Bfast) & Eight nights on Half Board Basis (Room + Dinner + Bfast) total Thirteen nights.
-The accommodation in half Twin/Double basis in the hotels mentioned or similar Check-in/check-out 12:00.
-Meals start on 2nd day Breakfast & ends on Last day Bfast.
-The excursions sightseeing & visits as per program without entrance fees. (To be paid by clients directly all entrance fees).
-Basic Jeeps to visit wherever applicable reserves included (Entrance fees to be paid directly to reserves by clients.)
-English speaking chauffeur in air-conditioned private Vehicle will be provided.
-Fuel and Local assurance for the vehicle included (No vehicle on free days unless specifically mentioned in the program).
-Working hours of chauffeur will be between 08:00 to 19:30 on any given day but this can be modified by discussing with the chauffeur.
-Sufficient resting time has to be provided for the next day’s trip. (Arrival & departure transfers can be at any time).
-The chauffeur will look after his meals & accommodation by him self.
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