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Product Code : SLT012
Duration : 11 Days
Tour Type : Luxury Coach Van or Car
Language : English / Sinhalese
10 Nights From
US$ 2,390.00
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Details

  • 11 days / 10 Nights
  • 4 or 5-Star Accommodation.
  • Full Breakfast.
  • Full Buffet Dinner.
  • English-Speaking Tour Guides.
  • Twin Share or Double.
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off.
  • IMPORTANT FACTS

  • Personal effects for windy/rainy/warm weather conditions should be carried.
  • Insect repellents, sun burn lotions etc, are recommended.
  • proper covering for your camera equipment in the ocean and in the rain forest is essential.
  • DAY 01

    You will be picked from air port on your arrival and will transfer to "Palace Mirissa", Mirissa. Drive from Colombo Air port to Mirissa will be approximately 5 hours. Palace Mirissa is a nice beach hotel places on a hillock near beach. your stay in this will be triple/double room on HB basis.

    DAY 02

    You can enjoy the beach activates such as snorkeling and surfing. you have to check out from the rooms after 11.00 am and still you can use the pool. or kids can continue their activities in the beach.(During months of October to end April you have option of having whale watching tour in the morning) you have option of having lunch in the same hotel or any other place in the area.

    Late afternoon you will be heading to Kirinda, closest town to enter Yala National Park which is well known for its highest leopard density.You will be check in to Ruhunu safari Village. it's a vacation lodge situated in buffer zone of Yala national Park facing to the Indian Ocean.Your stay in Ruhunu Safari Village will be in triple or double sharing basis on FB basis.

    DAY 03

    You have to wake up early as 5.00 am in the morning. Wake up call will make sure it and Tea will be served. The jeep arrives at 5.30 am for the safari as the park opens at 6.00 am. It’s important to be inside the park and in some of the specific locations when the sun rises. Leopards will be our main concern. Safari will continue till 9.30 am.

    Breakfast will be served at the lodge when you returned. Between the safaris you can head to the beach and sand dune which is bordering the premises or possible to arrange visit to slattern or nearby lakes to bird watching/photography. This time will be good to watch waders.

    The lodge itself located in the buffer zone of the Yala national park. Therefore you can enjoy wild life even within the premises of the safari lodge. There were few recordings of elephant and even leopard visited the lodge few times. Around 1.00 pm lunch will be served and jeeps will arrive around 2.30 pm to pick you for the evening safari, which will be from 3.00 pm – 6.30 pm.

    DAY 04

    After breakfast you will visit Kataragama Devalaya (temple devoted for God Skanda) and heading to Nuwara Eliya via Bandarawela. This will be nice driveway stating from the plains and ending at the mountains. if you have time you can visit "Sita temple" just before you enter the town Nuwara Eliya. You will Check in to Glen dower Hotel Nuwara Eliya or similar hotel on HB basis.

    DAY 05

    After breakfast you will be heading to the Horton plains National Park. This will be 45 Km from Nuwaraeliya and will take 2 hours to reach the park. As there are no proper dining places within the park you have to take some picnic lunch and refreshments with you. There are few trekking paths within the park and you will take one which leads to the world's end and continue through baker's falls..altogether it will take approximately 7 km .

    HPNP is a paradise for birders to see most of endemic birds and wet zone birds of sri lanka ( Sri lanka whistling thrush, Srilanka Spur fowl , Sri lanka Jungle fowl etc..) but to do serious bird watching you have to be a early bird too. On your way back you will visit "Sita Temple" if you misses it on previous day.

    DAY 06

    After breakfast you can walk around Nuwara Eliya town and can visit Gregory's lake, Victoria Park. Nuwara Eliya is the old colonial hill station of the country. It's the coldest destination in the country as well. Leisurely you can heading to Kandy and on your way you can visit Labukale tea factory. they will take you guided tour within the factory and show how you get wonderful cup of tea from the plantation to your table. In the afternoon you will reach Kandy. if you reach before 5.00 pm you can attend cultural show taken place in Kandy cultural center.

    You will be check in to a Queen's Hotel, Kandy or Similar.

    DAY 07

    Early in the morning you can visit complex of Sacred temple of tooth Relic. if you wish you can walk around the city and the lake. Kandy is the last kingdom of the Sri Lankan Monarchy. it has it's own character and the culture. Soon after lunch you will be heading to Dambulla which will be 3 hour scenic drive. before you check in to the hotel you can visit Dambulla cave temple. you will be check in to Thilanka Resort & Spa or similar hotel in Dambulla on HB basis.

    DAY 08

    After breakfast you will visit Sigiriya rock fortress ( UNESCO World heritage site) . You will be back for lunch and in the afternoon you will visit Minneriya National park to witness largest elephant gathering of the world. over 300 elephants will roaming in the grass plains of the national park.

    DAY 09

    On this day you can relax till mid day and head to Colombo or leave soon after breakfast and visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on your way to Colombo. In Colombo you will check in to a Hotel Sunshine or similar hotel on room only basis. If you come early you can do some shopping or visit Gangaramaya Buddhist temple.

    DAY 10

    In Colombo with time limitation for shopping you may be able to visit House of Fashion, the Odel unlimited dress boutique and Laksala. In addition you will be able to visit Independent memorial and Gangaramaya temple & Seema malakaya, Sri Ponnambala Vaneswara hindu temple, Galle face green, Colombo museum, etc.

    DAY 11

    You have to leave Colombo approx: 4 hours prior to your departure time. ( hour's drive + recommended 3 hours inside the Airport)

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