Day 01: Colombo (D)
Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport and transfer to your Hotel
This afternoon you will be taken for Colombo city tour. Take a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.
Day 02: Colombo – Wilpattu (B/D)
This morning we drive to Wilpattu National Park. On arrival, please check-in at your Resort
In the afternoon enjoy Jeep Safari in Wipattu National Park. Wilpattu sanctuary was declared as a National Park in 1938, Wilpattu National Park is located on the west coast close to the historical city of Anuradhapura .The dry zone jungle is thickly grown. Wilpattu Natonal Park is home for many villus, or natural lakes which dot the landscape in the Wilpattu National Park. The biggest draws in Wilpattu are Leopards and Sloth bears. Alongside these, it is possible to see Asian Elephants, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Pig, Asiatic Buffalo and Mugger Crocodiles. Endemic birds include the Ceylon Junglefowl, Brown-capped Babbler, Ceylon Woodshrike and Black-capped Bulbul in riverine habitats. Muntjac or Barking Deer are more easily seen in Wilpattu than any other national park. Butterflies recorded include the Great Eggfly, Great Orange Tip, Glad-eye Bushbrown, Blue Mormon, Common Mormon, Common Rose and Crimson Rose.
Day 03: Wilpattu – Sigiriya – Minneriya – Sigiriya (B/D)
This morning we drive to Sigiriya. On arrival, please check-in at your Hotel
This afternoon we proceed to Minneriya National Park. Enjoy Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park. The extent of the Minneriya National Park is about 8,889 hectares. There are wet-lands in this National Park, which have international importance, animal and plant species, which are plenty in dry zone, are found in this park.
Wild elephants, various amphibians, local and immigrant bird species are plenty in this park. About 160 species of birds, 09 amphibians, 25 reptile species, 26 fish species and more than 78 butterfly species have been found in this area. There are bamboo trees which are rare in other parks and wild elephants can be seen conveniently. The significant feature is that these elephants can be seen going closer to them.
Day 04: Sigiriya – Kaudulla – Sigiriya (B/D)
This morning we will visit and climb Sigiriya rock fortress. Sigiriya – is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.
Afternoon you will be taken to Kaudulla and enjoy a Jungle Safari in Kaudulla National Park. Kaudulla National Park, a dry evergreen forest that spread over an area of 6656 hectares is connected to the corridor between nearby Minneriya Wildlife Park and Kaudulla. Kaudulla Reservoir (6675 ha), the centerpiece of the park is surrounded by the grasslands and scrubby forest. The Park is known for elephants. Apart from the elephants, Kaudulla National Park is home to 23 species of mammals including Sambar Deer, Sri Lankan Axis Deer, Chevrotain, Wild boar, Leopard, and Sloth Bear are other mammals. Very rarely one could spot leopard and sloth bears. The best period of time to visit this park is during the months of June to September.T ourists find a ride in Paddle-boats on the lake an excellent opportunity to enjoy bird watching.
Day 05: Sigiriya – Udawalawa (B/D)
This morning we drive to Udawalawe National Park. On arrival, please check-in at your Hotel
Rest of the day is at leisure
Day 06: Udawalawa – Yala National Park (B/D)
This morning enjoy Jeep Safari in Udawalawe National Park. Udawalawe National Park is famed for its resident elephant population and is one of the oldest national parks in Sri Lanka. It is also instrumental in the establishment of the Elephant Transit Home which is an important project that is geared towards the conservation of elephants in Sri Lanka.
In the afternoon transfer to Yala National Park
Day 07: Yala (B/D)
Today enjoy morning and afternoon Jeep Safari in Yala National Park.
Yala was established in 1938 from, what originally was a Sportsman’s shooting reserve. This is the most famous and well developed National Park where wild animals and birds could be observed. The Wild animals include Elephants in herds of varying sizes, Leopards, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, Crocodiles, Peacocks, Jackal, Sloth Bear and other animals. The bird-life comprises of about 130 species including the resident and migrants. Painted storks, Paradise Flycatcher, Grey Herons, Serpent Eagle, Sea Eagle, Black-Necked Stork, Spoonbills, Pelicans add colour to the bird-life in the park.
Day 08: Yala – Mirissa (B/D)
This morning we drive to Mirrisa for a beach stay. On arrival, please check-in at your Hotel
Rest of the day is at leisure
Day 09: Mirissa – Galle – Mirissa B/D)
This morning you will be taken for Whale watching experience. Between November and March you can enjoy a whale watching tour early morning. You will be taken to the Mirissa harbour by 6.15 a.m. for this expedition. Sri Lanka’s waters are known to be the best for watching Blue Whales and Sperm Whales who swim to their feeding grounds between the Horn of Africa and the Bay of Bengal.
Later visit The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the “Ramparts of Galle”, withstood the Boxing Day Tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored. The Galle Fort also houses the elite Amangalla Resort hotel, located near the Dutch Reformed Church. It was originally built in 1684 to house the Dutch Governor and his staff. It was then converted into a hotel and named then as the New Oriental Hotel in 1865, which catered to the European passengers traveling between Europe and Galle Port in the 19th century.
Day 10: Mirissa – Colombo (B)
Today transfer to Colombo International Airport for your onward flight
Included: Accommodation in Hotels for 09 nights, meals as shown above, transportation using Air-conditioned private vehicle, local English speaking driver cum guide, Jungle Safaris, entrance fees and all taxes.
Excludes: International flights, Visa, Insurance,Meals not included above, beverages during meals included in program, gratuities and any expense of personal nature.
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