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Nature & Wildlife - 10 Days Tour

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Day 1: ARRIVE / KITULGALA

Pass By: Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sabaragamuwa Province
On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur-guide & transferred & to Kitulgala (Approx.4 hrs. drive). On arrival at the hotel spend the day at leisure relaxing & enjoying the hotel facilities.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Spend overnight at Hotel in Kitulgala

Day 2: KITULGALA / NUWARA ELIYA

Stop At: Adventure LK white water rafting kitulgala, ginigathena road Yatiberiya kitulgala, Kitulgala 71720, Sri Lanka
After breakfast, Enjoy White water rafting. White water rafting in Kelani river does not require a higher degree of rafting skills or swimming experience, even for the people who are experimenting it for the first time, families and small groups can go for a thrilling ride down the Kelani River. This is because the rapids of Kelani River are graded as 2 and 3. Some of the rapids of the Kelani River are named with unique names such as Virgin’s Breast, Killer Falls, Butter Crunch and Head Chopper.

On completion of the white-water rafting, you will drive to Nuwara Eliya (Approx. 3 hours’ drive). En route visit St. Clare & Devon waterfalls.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: St Clair's Falls, Hatton-Talawakele Highway, Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya 22200 Sri Lanka
ST. CLAIR’S & DEVON WATERFALLS - St. Clair's fall is one the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It derives its name from a nearby tea estate. St. Clair's fall is 80m high and the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Devon Falls is another attractive waterfall in Sri Lanka where you meet at about 6km west of Talawakele. It has been named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby. This Waterfall is 97m high & ranked 19th highest in the Island.

In the evening, you can do a city tour in Nuwara Eliya, including Victoria Park & Gregory lake.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province
NUWARA ELIYA CITY TOUR - The town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. A favorite retreat of the British during colonial times, the town is dotted with English country style houses and half-timbered bungalows. In this city tour, you can visit Victoria Park. It is an attractive and well-used oasis. It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities it gives to see various species, and also you can visit Gregory Lake, which was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873, as well as you can visit Golf courses in Nuwara Eliya Town.
Spend overnight at a Hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Spend overnight at a Hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 3: NUWARA ELIYA / HORTON PLAINS / ELLA

Stop At: Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Today you will make a pre-dawn start with a packed breakfast to Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and take a guided walk along the nature trails to a viewpoint known as World’s End. A variety of wildlife including endemic Rhino-horned and Hump-nosed Lizards, highland bird species including the Sri Lanka White-eye, Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka Bush Warbler, Yellow-eared Bulbul may be encountered. Also, keep your eye out for troops of Bear Monkey, and Sambar (Sri Lanka’s largest species of deer) which are regularly seen on the plains close to the entrance.
On completion, you will arrive back to your hotel
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Nanu Oya, Nanu Oya, Central Province
Later you will be driven to Nanu Oya Railway station for a scenic train journey to Ella. The train leaves Nanu Oya railway station at 15:55hrs and arrive at Ella railway station at 18:25hrs. This train journey is the most scenic train journey in Sri Lanka that goes through more natural wonders including waterfalls, tunnels, tea plantation and many more hill country attractions.
Spend overnight at a Hotel in Ella. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.


Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Spend overnight at a Hotel in Ella. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 4: ELLA

Stop At: Little Adam's Peak, Passara Road, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
After breakfast, you will do a trekking tour to little Adam's peak. It is an easy hike with some attractive panoramic views. You will walk through lush green tea plantations, waterfalls and paddy fields while enjoying the sceneries. While the trekking You could see the people, who are plucking and collecting tea leaves, working in their estates. With prodigious views of as far as Ella rock and down to the gap will be gorgeous. While sightseeing in Ella you can visit Ravana cave & waterfalls.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Demodara, Demodara, Uva Province
Later, you will be driven to visit nine arch bridge which is one of the iconic bridges in Sri Lanka, located in Demodara, between Ella and Demodara railway stations. This massive bridge has been built entirely of solid rocks, bricks, and cement without using a single piece of steel. When one stands underneath it and looks up there is a beautiful sight of ‘nine skies’ through the nine arches, hence it’s called as Nine skies bridge. It also called ‘The Bridge in the sky’ due to the sheer height.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Spend overnight at a Hotel in Ella. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 5: ELLA / YALA

Stop At: Yala National Park, Yala National Park
After breakfast, you will be driven to Yala National Park and check in to the campsite.
Arrive at the campsite and refresh yourselves.
Guests are welcome to relax and unwind. We suggest an afternoon snooze in one of our hammocks, a chat with the naturalist. In the evening game drive in our vehicle which is designed for game viewing, photography, and comfort.
Enjoy your private Alfresco shower, followed by drinks and appetizers around the campfire or in our lounge tent.
Dinner will be served in one of many locations available at camp. Dine under the stars for an unforgettable evening meal in the jungle.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Spend overnight at a campsite in Yala. Your stay is on full board basis

Day 6: YALA / BUNDALA / UDAWALAWE

Stop At: Bundala National Park, A 2 Road .bundala Junction Hambantota, Weligatta 82000 Sri Lanka
Rise at dawn to freshly brewed Ceylon tea or coffee. Depart on morning game drive at 05:30.
9:00am - 10:00am: Return from your morning game drive to freshly squeezed juices from seasonal fruits followed by breakfast.

11:00am: Check out from the hotel and proceed to visit the birds Sanctuary, Bundala National Park. (Approx. 1 hrs. drive).

BUNDALA NATIONALPARK – Bundala, the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka is important wintering ground for migratory water birds. Bundala harbors 197 species of birds, the highlight being the greater Flamingo, which migrate in Large Flocks. Of the 150-bird species listed in the park, every species of water bird found in the country is said to visit here. The rare Black-necked stork and Great Thick-knee are particular birding highlights. It is easy to spot Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Spoonbill, Red Shank, Green Shank, Spot-billed Pelican, Blue-faced Malkoha, Brahminy Kite, Crested Hawk-eagle and Brown Shrike, to name but a few. Migrants and vagrants make the journey from as far as Siberia; over 10,000 shorebirds might be feeding at any one time between October and March.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Spend one overnight at a Hotel in Udawalawe. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.


Day 7: Udawalawe

Stop At: Udawalawe National Park, Udawalawe National Park
UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK – Udawalawe was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir. It lies on the boundary of Sri Lanka's wet and dry zones. Udawalawe is famous for Sri Lankan Elephants, which are relatively hard to see in its open habitats. Many Elephants are attracted to the park because of the Udawalawe reservoir, with a herd of about 250 believed to be permanently resident. Other than the Elephants, the park is home to water Buffalo, water Monitor Lizards, Sambar Deer, Monkeys and the occasional Leopard, as well as it is an exciting location for Bird enthusiasts
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Elephant Transit Home (ETH), 5km west of the Uda Walawe National Park entrance, Udawalawe National Park Sri Lanka
ATH ATHURU SEVENA – ‘Ath Athuru Sevana’ is a government managed Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe, Sri Lanka. The baby elephants reside here were found abandoned, orphaned, sick or wounded in the jungle. They are kept and treated at this Elephant Transit Home and looked after till they are ultimately fit enough to be released back to the wild.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Spend one overnight at a Hotel in Udawalawe. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 8: UDAWALAWE / SINHARAJA

Stop At: Sinharaja Forest Entrance, Sinharaja Access Road Viharahena, Deniyaya 81500 Sri Lanka
After breakfast, you will be driven for approximately 3 hours to reach the Sinharaja rain forest. On arrival, you will check-in.

SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST - Sinharaja rain forest is a world heritage site and major ecotourism destination, which can also be described as a Tropical Lowland Rainforest or Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest. Whatever its 'technical' name, it is undoubtedly a rich treasure trove of nature with a great diversity of habitats and a vast repository of Sri Lanka's endemic species found nowhere else in the world. BIRD WATCHING in this ecosystem is particularly interesting because it is home to 95% of the endemic birds of Sri Lanka, named as a world heritage site in 1989. This lowland evergreen rain forest is steeped in deep legend and mystery. The word 'Sinharaja' means, Lion (Sinha) King (Raja), and it is popular belief that the legendary origin of the Sinhala people is the union between a princess and the lion king who once lived in the forest. You will be able to trek this rain forest with the naturalist in the afternoon.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Spend one overnight at Rainforest Eco Lodge. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 9: SINHARAJA / BENTOTA

Pass By: Bentota, Bentota, Galle District, Southern Province
You will be driven to Bentota (Approx. 3 hours & 30 mins. drive) & do a scenic Boat ride through massive Mangrove caves.


Stop At: Madu River, Nilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka, Balapitiya 80550 Sri Lanka
BALAPITIYA BOAT RIDE (MADU GANGA) - Balapitiya is famous for the unique beauty of Madu Ganga & the nature on a boat trip. It is located in Mangrove vegetation lines the river beds and occasional islets emerge as the river flows into the sea. Further upstream, you can see kraal-fishing constructions and fishermen making their way in rowing boats to collect their day's catch. The occasional blue kingfisher flies in the vicinity of the kraal, a pond heron stands tall in the water and other wetland birds have arisen from their slumber. A relatively unspoiled lagoon, the Madu Ganga estuary is a 915-hectare complex coastal wetland ecosystem that opens to the Indian Ocean. This site is an ecological asset that harbors many wetland vegetation types as well as a variety of fauna, including a number of globally and nationally threatened or endangered species.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Spend one overnight at a Hotel in Bentota. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 10: BENTOTA/ AIRPORT

Pass By: Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Leave on time to the Airport

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick from any hotel in colombo city

Airports

  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka


Ports
Colombo Harbour
Duration
10 days
Inclusions
  • 8x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Adventure LK white water rafting kitulgala
  • Entry/Admission - Horton Plains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Little Adam's Peak
  • Entry/Admission - Bundala National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
  • Entry/Admission - Sinharaja Forest Entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Madu River
Exclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Restroom on board
  • Gratuities
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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