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 Wild Sri-Lanka Adventure Vacation

 

Discover a world of lush landscapes, picturesque lakeside cities, historic temples and ancient citadels. Meet some of the friendliest people on earth, admire endemic flora and fauna, experiences over seven unforgettable days travelling across the earthly paradise known as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’ and ‘Buddha’s teardrop’, and where you will encounter the World’s End.

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Day 1: Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw


Chilaw is a town situated i the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. This town is known for its crabs, coconuts and the Corea family who started the Chilaw Association that fought for the country's independence. The Chilaw Cathedral Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a place of both religious and historic interest and a feast takes place here annually to honour Mother Mary. The Munneswaram Temple is a popular site for Hindu followers who visit the temple every year for Munneswaram, Navarathri and Sivarathri festivals.

Day Itinerary

Welcome to Sri Lanka. Upon arrival clear Immigration and Customs and meet our representative. You will then be privately transferred to your lovely hotel, a one hour and fifteen minute drive from the airport. Check in freshen up, in the afternoon, visit Anawilunadawa Wetland. Anawilundawa Wetland is one of Sri Lanka’s little-known environmental gems. At Anawilundawa three prominent ecosystems have been identified: freshwater wetland systems (tanks, canals, marsh, reed beds and seasonally flooded grasslands), brackish water wetland systems (mangroves, salt marshland, brackish water canals) and terrestrial and agriculture systems (tank bund vegetation, paddy fields, home gardens, beaches and sand dunes). Representing all types of wetland habitats on the island, they support many birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, butterflies and plant life, a high proportion of which are either endemic or nationally threatened.

Recent studies have revealed 264 plant species and 237 species of vertebrates in the sanctuary, with many of the fauna and flora being endemic to Sri Lanka. It is also a good place to observe Migrant birds, butterflies and dragon flies. Overnight: Anantaya Resort & Spa

Step into a world where infinite pleasures await; where the warm azure waters of the ocean lie beside the cool waters of a mangrove fringed lagoon, wrapping you in a sense of serenity. Discover an enchanting getaway where the adventures that await are as limitless as the sea that stretches far into the horizon. Welcome to the world of Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw. Tucked away in the charming coastal town of Chilaw, this resort is a sanctuary that is surreally positioned with a soft sandy beach on one side and a charming lagoon on the other. Cocooned in seductive seclusion, it is believed to be unique among the myriad of Sri Lanka beach resorts.

Activities:- Anawilunadawa Wetland

Anawilundawa Wetland is one of Sri Lanka’s little-known environmental gems. At Anawilundawa three prominent ecosystems have been identified: freshwater wetland systems (tanks, canals, marsh, reed beds and seasonally flooded grasslands), brackish water wetland systems (mangroves, salt marshland, brackish water canals) and terrestrial and agriculture systems (tank bund vegetation, paddy fields, home gardens, beaches and sand dunes). Representing all types of wetland habitats on the island, they support many birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, butterflies and plant life, a high proportion of which are either endemic or nationally threatened. Included - Half Board

Day 2: Mahoora Wilpattu Tented Luxury Safari Camp, Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park is located on the west coast close to the historical city of Anuradhapura. The dry zone jungle is thickly grown. The history of the park is of interest with ancient ruins having been discovered in Wilpattu National Park. There are approximately 30 species of mammals in the Wilpattu National Park which include the Sri Lankan Elephant, Sri Lankan Leopard, Lankan Sloth Bear, spotted deer, buffalo, sambar and mongoose. Wetland bird species found in the Wilpattu National Park include the Garganey, Pin tail, Whistling Teal, Spoonbill, White Ibis, Large White Egret, Cattle Egret and Purple Heron. Also, many species of gulls, terns, owls, kites and eagles also lives here. The endemic Sri Lanka Jungle fowl, Little Cormorant and the Painted Stork can also be seen here. Wilpattu is home to many species of flora including the Palu (Manilkara hexandra), Satin (Chloroxylon swietenia), Milla (Vitex altissima), Weera (Drypetes sepiaria), Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) and Wewarna (Alseodaphne semecarpifolia).

Day Itinerary

After a filling breakfast at the hotel transfer to Wilpattu National Park. The largest National Park in Sri Lanka is well known as the land of lakes, as the National Park possess several natural lakes or willus, which are natural depression, circular in shape with low sand banks. Some of these willus are fed through ground water; hence some have retained their salinity. The park is home to all the large mammals of Sri Lanka viz., Sloth bear, Leopard, Elephant, Wild Buffalo, Sambur, Spotted deer etc., further, the park has a very rich archaeological history with many stone edifices from by gone eras, one can view these historical place, while traversing through the park. Additionally, one of two urn burial sites in Sri Lanka is located in Wilpattu NP (Pomparipu). It is also thought that this is the place where prince Vijaya, first set foot on Sri Lanka. Wilpattu also harbours many natural phenomena’s such as Kudiramalai point which is one of the highest points along Sri Lanka coastal regions.

Overnight: Mahoora Wilpattu Tented Luxury Safari Camp. The Wilpattu National Park is the largest and oldest national park in Sri Lanka. It was widely regarded as the place to spot the Sri Lankan Leopard in its natural habitat. It is also home to endangered animals such as the Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and the Sri Lankan Elephant.

Activities:- Visit to Wilpattu National Park

The largest National Park in Sri Lanka is well known as the land of lakes, as the National Park possess several natural lakes or willus, which are natural depression, circular in shape with low sand banks. Some of these willus are fed through ground water; hence some have retained their salinity. The park is home to all the large mammals of Sri Lanka viz., Sloth bear, Leopard, Elephant, Wild Buffalo, Sambur, Spotted deer etc., further, the park has a very rich archaeological history with many stone edifices from by gone eras, one can view these historical place, while traversing through the park. Additionally, one of two urn burial sites in Sri Lanka is located in Wilpattu NP (Pomparipu). It is also thought that this is the place where prince Vijaya, first set foot on Sri Lanka. Wilpattu also harbours many natural phenomena’s such as Kudiramalai point which is one of the highest points along Sri Lanka coastal regions. Included - Full Board

Day 3: Mahoora Wilpattu Tented Luxury Safari Camp, Wilpattu National Park
 
Day Itinerary

At the land of the lakes “Wilpattu” one will encounter herds of spotted deer and while negotiating between sharp bends and turns one might catch a fleeting glimpse of the elusive leopard and sloth bear. You will witness the natural depression full of water with open sandy glades which Wilpattu is renowned for. Further, as you traverse along the beaten track, you pass by granite edifices bestow upon us by our fore fathers and ancient civilizations.
Overnight stay.  Included - Full Board

Day 4: Amaya Lake Dambulla, Kandalama

Sitting pretty in the centre of pearl-shaped Sri Lanka is Kandalama Reservoir. The light tropical forest, caves and reservoir provide a natural habitat for a variety of fauna and flora including butterflies, deer, wild boar, porcupine and three species of monkeys. In addition, there are over 170 species of resident and migrant birds such as babblers, barbets, bulbuls, parakeets, woodpeckers and sunbirds. Not far off is the historic Aligala (Elephant Rock) jungle caves that date back to the third century BC and Sigiriya Rock, an ancient palace perched on top of a 200m rocky outcrop.

Day Itinerary

Morning drive to Dambulla covering a distance of approx. 115 Kms in 2 ½ hrs. Arrive at the hotel, day free to relax. Afternoon, proceed for a safari excursion to Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park has a rich history, with magnificent ancient man-made reservoir built by King Mahasen in the 3rd century AD. During the dry season the plains of Minneriya is a refuge for wild elephants from various parts of Sri Lanka. Minneriya is world famous for "the gathering", where large herds of elephants congregate during the dry season on the tank bed, such a spectacle of the largest animal on land is only seen in Sri Lanka. It is home to other species of fauna and flora, Minneriya along with Kaudulla and Girithale happens to be an Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Sri Lanka. To date 70 such sites have been recognized. Return to your hotel in Dambulla.

Overnight: Amaya Lake Dambulla. Set on the tranquil banks of the magnificent Kandalama Lake, this showpiece resort captures the essence of Sri Lankan design, culture and tradition. Enjoy lush tropical gardens against a dramatic backdrop while uplifting, catchy raban melodies welcome you.

Activities:- Wild life safari in Minneriya
 
Minneriya is your Colosseum! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this is a sanctuary for elephants. Minneriya is home to herds of deer and ample birdlife, but its spotlight remains between swaying trunks & flapping ears. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir and switch off its engine. Watch carefully as herds of elephants - one by one - roll on to the grass-covered banks, to feed on tender shoots. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world - over 300 at a time - which has garnished the park to become a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts across the globe. Included - Half Board
 
Day 5: Corberts Rest, Knuckles Mountain Range

The Knuckles Mountain Range is named after the shape of the mountain range that appears to match a set of knuckles. The mountain range is a conservation area better known as the Knuckles National Heritage and Wilderness Area. The Knuckles Mountain Range is home to rare flora and fauna species. With its stunning natural beauty, this area attracts nature lovers from all over.

Day Itinerary

Morning drive to Knuckles covering a distance of approx. 130 kms in about 2 ½ hrs. The Knuckles Mountain Range is part of the Hill Country of Sri Lanka, with some peaks being above 3000 feet above sea level. The Knuckles Range is named so by the British colonist as it resembles the knuckles of a clenched fist. However, it is locally known as "Dumbara Mitiyawatha" which means "The Misty Valley ". The entire area is characterized by its striking landscapes often robed in thick layers of cloud but in addition to its aesthetic value the range is of great scientific interest. It is a climatic microcosm of the rest of Sri Lanka. The conditions of all the climatic zones in the country are exhibited in the massif. At higher elevations there is a series of isolated cloud forests, harbouring a variety of flora and fauna, some of which are point endemics and found anywhere else in Sri Lanka or the world. Although the range constitutes approximately 0.03% of the island’s total area it is home to a significantly higher proportion of the country’s biodiversity. Overnight stay. Overnight: Corberts Rest.
Set in the Knuckles Range, Corberts Rest is spread over 8 luscious acres of land that attracts a variety of bird species. Accommodation comprises of 5 cottages offering comfort. This property features a restaurant and guests staying here can embark on wonderful excursions to explore the surrounding area such as treks, night walks and birdwatching. Included - Full Board

Day 6: Corberts Rest, Knuckles Mountain Range
 
Day Itinerary

This morning proceed for a hiking trail. Dothalugala is one of 23 peaks in the knuckles range. The hike up Dothulgala takes one through lush green forest, inhabited by many species of endemic fauna and flora. There are many species that are point endemic to the knuckles range and many of the species can be seen at Dothalugala. At the summit one can relax and absorb the clean fresh air and enjoy the panoramic view of the eastern escarpment of the knuckles range. And for the ardent photographer this trail offers many photo ops. Overnight stay

 Activities
A Hiking Trail to Dothalugala
 
Dothalugala is one of 23 peaks in the knuckles range. The hike up Dothulgala takes one through lush green forest, inhabited by many species of endemic fauna and flora. There are many species that are point endemic to the knuckles range and many of the species can be seen at Dothalugala. At the summit one can relax and absorb the clean fresh air and enjoy the panoramic view of the eastern escarpment of the knuckles range. And for the ardent photographer this trail offers many photo options. Included - Full Board.
 
Day 7: Jetwing St. Andrews, Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful mountain station 1868m above sea level. The city is well-kept and neat, and with its British like red-brick walls, mock-Tudor half-timbering and a country club, complete with hunting pictures and mounted trophies, it is sometimes referred to as “Little England”. The surrounding areas offer breath-taking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery and most importantly a wonderful break from the heat and humidity of the coast. Tea Estates, waterfalls, and mountains complete the picture.

Day Itinerary

This Morning drive to Nuwara Eliya. Upon arrival transfer to your retreat. Nuwara eliya a small town set amidst the back drop of mountains, was the haunt of the British colonist who named it little England, as it is reminiscent of a small village in England. The gardens adorn with roses, lilies and other flora that is found in the temperate zones of the world. The cool salubrious climate still attracts many tourist and local alike. Hakgala Botanical gardens is a good place to see many montane migrants and rare endemic species of birds and mammals alike. Overnight stay. Overnight: Jetwing St. Andrews

A former country house converted into a Jetwing Hotel, an experience at the Jetwing St. Andrews gives one a glimpse into the days of the British Raj. The Jetwing St. Andrews is situated in Nuwara Eliya among misty mountains and tea plantations. Guests at the Jetwing St. Andrews get to wake up to a typical English breakfast of bacon and eggs, attend an afternoon high tea on the lawn and enjoy a stiff brandy at night. Other ways to spend leisure time involves a round of golf, fishing on the lake or hiking through Horton Plains. Included - Half Board

Day 8: Elephant Reach Hotel, Yala National Park

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (block 1) and Kumana National Park or 'Yala East' for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.

Day Itinerary

Morning pay an excursion to Horton Plains. Horton plains consist of open glades with tall tussock grass. Here you will get to hike up Thotupola kanda. The hike is a steep climb, through montane forest, the last leg of the hike is very steep and arduous. Trek through the beaten track to world's end, a stunning escarpment that drops almost straight down for 880m. Sadly the view from the World’s end is often covered by mist. Giving the impression of that there is no land beyond it, thus, named so by the British reign during their reign in Sri Lanka. On your way there you will see many species of birds, butterflies and many other fauna. If one is lucky they might come across the Rhino horned lizard or the Sri Lanka Pygmy Lizard.

Later drive to Belihul Oya and Start with The Kinchigune trail. The Kinchigune trail is a scenic beautiful trail that takes you along the contours of Belihul Oya River through it pristine reverie forest inhabited by many species of Endemic fauna and flora. You will pass through fertile paddy fields, vegetable plots and through small villages where their day to day activities have not changed for many a centuries. Along the way you will be greeted by the chirping of birds and other noises of the denizens of the forest, pass by small waterfalls which have been flowing for any millennia. The salubrious journey ends at the out fall of the Belihul Oya River to Samanala wewa Reservoir. Then Drive to Tissamahara. Overnight stay. Overnight: Elephant Reach Hotel

Elephant Reach, located bordering the Ruhuna Yala National Park, invites travelers to enjoy the bountiful nature in its natural surrounding whilst experiencing authentic Sri Lankan hospitality combined with luxury. Thus the experience of a stay at Elephant Reach will be cherished by all who step inside this nature haven. Located near the entry point of Yala National Park, Elephant Reach presents luxury in its simplicity combining nature. Another unblemished element of Elephant Reach is the Sri Lankan hospitality which truly makes the stay cherished and unforgettable. At Elephant Reach you are bound to experience true Sri Lankan hospitality in unison with beauty of nature and wild life. Thus Elephant Reach ensures that its guest enjoy luxury in simplicity coupled with Sri Lankan hospitality, which makes them return to this Isle Paradise, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, the beautiful Sri Lanka.

Activities: Excursion to Horton Plains. The Kinchigune Trail

Horton plains consist of open glades with tall tussock grass. Here you will get to hike up Thotupola kanda. The hike is a steep climb, through montane forest, the last leg of the hike is very steep and arduous. Trek through the beaten track to world's end, a stunning escarpment that drops almost straight down for 880m. Sadly the view from the World’s end is often covered by mist. Giving the impression of that there is no land beyond it, thus, named so by the British reign during their reign in Sri Lanka. On your way there you will see many species of birds, butterflies and many other fauna. If one is lucky they might come across the Rhino horned lizard or the Sri Lanka Pygmy Lizard.

The Kinchigune trail is a scenic beautiful trail that takes you along the contours of Belihul Oya River through it pristine reverie forest inhabited by many species of Endemic fauna and flora. You will pass through fertile paddy fields, vegetable plots and through small villages where their day to day activities have not changed for many a centuries. Along the way you will be greeted by the chirping of birds and other noises of the denizens of the forest, pass by small waterfalls which have been flowing for any millennia. The salubrious journey ends at the out fall of the Belihul Oya River to Samanala wewa Reservoir. Included. Half Board

Day 9: Rain Forest Eco Lodge, Sinharaja Forest Reserve

The Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site. This national park is situated in south-west Sri Lanka. Sinharaja Forest Reserve has ridges and valleys with plant species that are beneficial to man. Also found in the reserve are rare bird species, insects and amphibians.

Day Itinerary

Early morning , Safari at Yala National Park. Spreading into a vast 1259 Km2 Yala - with its glory spinning around vast grasslands, shrubs, tanks and dunes rightfully is the heartland of wildlife in Sri Lanka. As your jeep rumbles through the giant gates of Yala, you are not only stepping into the most visited national park in the country, but also the lands of a civilization which thrived during the reign of Sri Lankan kings. You name it, and Yala has it! Its usual inmates cover herds of elephant, sloth bear, spotted deer, jackal, extensively populated birdlife as well as the highest density of leopards in the world that garnish the park to be one of the finest destinations in the country. Feel the rough track as your jeep thunders over rocks and swish passing narrow bends for an exhilarating experience blended with the cries of wilderness under the tropical sun.
Later proceed to Deniyaya. Overnight stay. Overnight: Rain Forest Eco Lodge

Discover the Sinharaja rainforest, the only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country whose diverse culture of exquisite flora and fauna pave the way for an enchanting experience. Feel at home within 16 comfortable chalets that are designed with recycled material and adorned with every amenity imaginable. An unparalleled level of sustainability has been reached by incorporating the best practices in the spheres of planning, construction and operations. Feel at home within 16 comfortable Chalets that are designed with recycled material and adorned with every amenity imaginable. The Chalets are situated among the tea patch and offer guests breathtaking views of the forest canopy and tea estate that provide for lasting memories. Experience the vibrant shades of nature all at once. Ecolodge Chaltes Each chalet consists of a bedroom, washroom, living room and private deck.
Awarded the 'LEEDS PLATINUM for Sustainable Tourism' through Eco Management, The Rainforest, Deniyaya, Sri Lanka is proud to be the 1st in Sri Lanka, 5th in the world and 4th in Asia to be crowned with this rare honour. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, provided advisory assistance and USAID supported the initiative.

Activities - Safari at Yala National Park

Spreading into a vast 1259 square Kilometer Yala - with its glory spinning around vast grasslands, shrubs, tanks and dunesn rightfully is the heartland of wildlife in Sri Lanka.As your jeep rumble through the giant gates of Yala, you are not only stepping into the most visited national park in the country, but also the lands of a civilization which thrived during the reign of Sri Lankan kings. You name it, and Yala has it! Its usual inmates cover herds of elephant, sloth bear, spotted deer, jackal, extensively populated birdlife as well as the highest density of leopards in the world that garnish the park to be one of the finest destinations in the country. Feel the rough track as your jeep thunders over rocks and swish passing narrow bends for an exhilarating experience blended with the cries of
wilderness under the tropical sun. Included - Half Board

Day 10: Rain Forest Eco Lodge, Sinharaja Forest Reserve
 
Day Itinerary

Sinharaja Rain Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), one of the last remaining primeval lowland rainforest of Sri Lanka and covers an area of 18900 acres. Sinharaja is bounded by rivers on three side's viz., Napola Dola and Koskulana Ganga on the north, Maha Dola and Gin Ganga on the south and south-west and Kalukandawa Ela and Kudawa Ganga on the west. Sinharaja harbours over 50% of Sri Lanka's endemic fauna and flora viz., Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Butterflies, Moths, Insects Reptiles, fish, Ferns, Orchids, Tree's etc.

There are two main trails at Sinharaja (Kudawa end) one which leads you to the peak of Moulawella and the other takes you to the peak of Sinhagala. The routes are densely populated with tall trees and other foliage with many winding streamlets of Cool crystal clear water, which is home to a myriad of aquatic fauna. Overnight stay

Activities - Trails at Sinharaja

There are two main trails at Sinharaja (Kudawa end) one which leads you to the peak of Moulawella and the other takes you to the peak of Sinhagala. The routes are densely populated with tall trees and other foliage with many winding streamlets of Cool crystal clear water, which is home to a myriad of aquatic fauna. Included - Half Board

Day 11: Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel, Galle

Pronounced ‘gawl’ in English, Galle is the best example of a walled city built by the Portuguese in South Asia in the 16th Century. It was extensively fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century. When you enter the old city gates of this World Heritage Site you can’t help but notice the grand colonial houses and boutique shops and of course the beautiful beaches on the fringes of town. Attracting many luxury travellers from around the world, the town is also a favourite with cricket fans who rate the Galle International Stadium to be one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world.

Day Itinerary

Morning visit to Kanneliya Forest reserve. Kanneliya Forest reserve is the largest of the KDN (Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya) forest complex. It is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse areas in the country and the world. The biodiversity of Kanneliya is considered to be richer than Sinharaja rainforest. There are many steams which create beautiful cascades inside the forest. It is a very good place to observe feeding flocks and also one of the best places to photograph the rare Sri Lankan Spur Fowl. For hiking, there are two trails that take you deep in to the forest. Kabbale mountain trail takes you up to the peak where you get an awe inspiring panoramic view of the surrounding forest and if one is lucky they might get a glimpse of the White-faced starling or the Sri Lankan myna. The other trail, “Narangas Ella takes you deep in to the forest passing several points of interest such as the Giant “Navada tree”. Whist traversing through the forest you will see many species of Butterflies, dragon flies, insects, reptiles, amphibians and many other large vertebrates.
later drive to Galle. Overnight stay. Overnight: Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel

On the fringe of the former Dutch Colonial town of Galle stands Jetwing Lighthouse, a testament to the iconic work of the Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa. The Jetwing Lighthouse sits atop a hillock overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The architectural marvel offers a rare sense of being steeped in history with the use of rich timber and Eco-friendly fabric. The hotel exudes old world charm amidst the sun, sea and sands of the southern coast.
The hotel terrace is ideal for a drink and a chat while overlooking a spectacular Sri Lankan sunset. From luxury swimming pool to the spa, nothing is spared in terms of luxury as Jetwing Lighthouse lives up to its accolade of being a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Activities - Kanneliya Forest Reserve

Kanneliya Forest reserve is the largest of the KDN (Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya) forest complex. It is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse areas in the country and the world. The biodiversity of Kanneliya is considered to be richer than Sinharaja rainforest. There are many steams which create beautiful cascades inside the forest. It is a very good place to observe feeding flocks and also one of the best places to photograph the rare Sri Lankan Spur Fowl. For hiking, there are two trails that take you deep in to the forest. Kabbale mountain trail takes you up to the peak where you get an awe inspiring panoramic view of the surrounding forest and if one is lucky they might get a glimpse of the White-faced starling or the Sri Lankan myna. The other trail, “Narangas Ella takes you deep in to the forest passing several points of interest such as the Giant “Navada tree”. Whist traversing through the forest you will see many species of Butterflies, dragon flies, insects, reptiles, amphibians and many other large vertebrates. Included - Half Board

Day 12: Departure

After breakfast, drive to Colombo and transfer to airport and connect  with yourdeparture flight.

Included:

ü Stay at the unique hotels/ eco lodges and forests retreats
ü Accommodation in standard rooms on Half Board Basis for 11 nights at hotels specified or of similar standard as per the above itinerary. (Except at Mahoora camping and Corberts Rest where only FB will be offered)
ü Entrance fees at monuments and forest entrances charges as per program
ü Services English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
ü Visit the lesser visited Anavilundawa wetlands and explore the flora and fauna
ü Smell the nature all around you at our favorite boutique hotel in Sri Lanka
ü Venture into the wickedly named Knuckles Mountains! These thick forested mountains are perfect for those who love to hike or explore local villages and discover waterfalls.
ü Admire the impressive flora and fauna and there are many species of mammals found amongst these forests including elephants, giant squirrels and leopards.
ü Witness the intriguing and unique Sri Lankan stilt fishermen
ü 03 exclusive open jeep safaris during the tour
ü Six guided Treks (Anavilundawa, Kinchigune, Sinharaja forest reserve & Kanneliya)
ü Two guided Hikes (Knuckles forest reserve & Horton Plains).

Excluded:

û Video camera and still camera permits at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
û Meals not included in the tour
û Entrance fees to sites not specified above
û Cost of beverages throughout the tour
û Personal expenses
û Tips and porterage
û Travel insurance
û Airfare and visa fees
û Any other services not specified above

 

  Price:- From $3,330 per person sharing. Please contact us for seasonal rates and availability 

 

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