SEE WILD | JUNGLE WATCHING
Binoculars, and a hawk-like vigilance, reduce the disadvantage of myopic human vision....
“SEE WILD | JUNGLE WATCHING”
Duration– 13 nights / 14 days
Route – Airport / Negombo / Willpattu / Anuradhapura/ Habarana / Dambulla/ Habarana / Kandy / Nuwara –Eliya / Udawalawa / Yala / Unawatuna / Airport
Day 01 | Arrival Transfer Negombo (Pm Sightseeing in Negombo Fishing Village)
Day 02 | Negombo-Anuradhapura (pm Safari at Vilpattu National Park) Overnight Anuradhapura
Day 03 | Anuradhapura-Habarana (Sightseeing in Anuradhapura) Overnight Habarana
Day 04 | SHabarana (Minneriya Safari) Overnight Camping in Habarana
Day 05 | Habarana/Kandy (Visit Spice Garden/pm Visit Temple of the tooth/Cultural Show) Overnight Kandy
Day 06 | Kandy-NuweraEliya (Visit Botanical Gardens/Tea Factory/ View Waterfalls/City Tour of Nuwara Eliya) Overnight Nuwara Eliya
Day 07 | Nuwara Eliya (Visit Horton Plains) Overnight Nuwara Eliya
Day 08 | Nuwara Eliya-Udawalawa (View Ella Gap/Rawana Falls/Safari at Udawalawa
National Park) Overnight Udawalawa
Day 09 | Udewalewa-Yala (am at leisure pm Safari at Yala National Park) Overnight Yala
Day 10 | Yala (Full day Safari in Yala) Overnight Yala
Day 11 | Yala/Unawatuna (am Safari at Bundala National Park) Overnight Unawatuna
Day 12 | Unawatuna (Leisure in Unawatuna) Overnight Unawatuna
Day 13 | Unawatuna (Leisure in Unawatuna) Overnight Unawatuna
Day 14 | Unawatuna/Airport (Proceed to airport for departure)
A characteristic fishing town north of Colombo, it is a mere 6km from the International Airport.set amid lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes sprit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet’s paradise with sea food in plenty. Old world fishing craft like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran bring seer, skipjack , herring, and mullet, promfret, and amber-jack while lobster and prowns caught in the lagoon. Apart from beaches and sea-food Negombo has a unique charm of its own with narrow stereets , small boutiques and catholic churches dotting the landscape.
Wilpattu is a park located on the island of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of natural lakes, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The park is located 30 km west Anuradhapura and located 50 km north of Puttalam, approximately 180 km from Colombo. The park is 131, 693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard population.
Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, world famous for its well preserved ruins of the Great Sri Lankan Civilization. The Civilization which was built upon this city was one of the greatest civilizations of Asia and in the world. The city now a UNESCO heritage site, lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, on the banks of the historic MalvathuOya. Founded in the 4th century BC it was the capital of the Anuradhapura Kingdom till the beginning of the 11th century AC. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. It was also a wealthy city which created a unique culture and a great civilization. Today this ancient city of Sri Lanka, which is sacred to the Buddhist world, which its surrounding monasteries covers an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²) and is one of the world’s major archaeological sites.
Habarana is the heart of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Located in the dry zone of Sri Lanka Habarana is the center point from which guests could explore the glorious past and the historical myths of Sri Lanka. Culture tourists as well as wildlife enthusiasts are bound to find this location a haven to escape to. Habarana is closely located to the Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks which are the transit points to hundreds of Asian elephants and other wildlife during the dry season. The sacred city of Anuradhapura, cave temples in Dambulla and Sigiriya the rock fortress are just few of the sites worthy of the attention of a history buff. The rest tourists could escape to the silence and stillness that Habarana, Sri Lanka has to offer; it is a place where tranquility is personified.
Located between Habarana and POLONNARUWA , the 8890 hectares of MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK is an ideal eco tourism location in Sri Lanka . The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka’s favorites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants. However the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rd century AD by King Mahasena).
During the dry season (June to September), this tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name a few) that come to fish in the shallow waters.
The city of Dambulla is situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. Major attractions of the city include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka, and the RangiriDambullu international cricket stadium, famous for being built in just 167 days. The city also boasts to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or NamalUyana..
Kandy is the English name for the city of MahaNuvara (Senkadagalapura) in the centre of Sri Lanka. It is the capital of the Central Province and Mahanuvara District. It lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy Valley which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea..
“NuwaraEliya , meaning “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”, is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.”
HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK, Sri Lanka is undoubtedly one of the world’s best nature reserves and eco tourism venues. It is characterized by a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, covered in upper mountain forest and wet patana grassland. In general, the forests are seen on the hilltops or upper slopes the grasslands in the valleys and lower slopes, eventually giving way to wetland habitats. Spanning approximately 10,000 hectares the park is also home to a wide variety of flora (57 species, 29 endemic to Sri Lanka) and 24 species of mammal such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and leopard. For bird enthusiasts, there 87 species (14 of which are endemic), including many migratory birds.
Udawalawe National Wildlife Park is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants feeding or bathing and playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts. A 4WD open-top safari is the only way to see all the wonders that this protected reserve has to offer and our experienced and knowledgeable nature guides will make this an unforgettable experience.
YALA NATIONAL PARK, one of Sri Lanka ‘s premier eco tourism destinations, lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Provinces.
The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons. The park is renowned for the variety of its Wildlife (most notablyits many elephants) and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs). It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearingtestimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.
Closer to Galle, is a beach resort popular with tourist as well as local travellers, its provide the beach facility Galle lacks.Hotels ,guesthouses, and restaurants line the beach road amid lush green vegetation. A fine reef for snorkeling.Placid deep blue sea, frequented by turtles that came here to lay their eggs by night.
“I don't feed the birds because they need me; I feed the birds because I need them.” ~Kathi Hutton