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Kandy, Sigiriya and Negombo

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Product Code : SLT011
Duration : 8 Days
Tour Type : Luxury Coach Van or Car
Language : English / Sinhalese
7 Nights From
US$ 1,990.00
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  • 8 days / 7 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.
  • WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK

    Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu; Land of Lakes) is a park located on North Western part of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Forest vegetation type is mainly dry zone and alone the water bodies there will be patches of revers forest. The park is located 30 km west Anuradhapura and located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo).

    The park is 131, 693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) 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 (Panthera pardus kotiya) population. Since it was not open to public for many years due to terrorist conflict of Sri Lanka park was neglected and subjected to poaching and deforestation. currently it's rehabilitating and improving visitor facilities. today it's regaining its glory of the yesteryear.

    Sighting of a leopard in white sand banks of the willu with reach green backdrop is the photographers dream in this park. there are sizable population of sloth bears as well

    MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK

    Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD.

    The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAS) of Sri Lanka. The park is situated 182 kilometers (113 mi) from Colombo.

    During dry season, months of May - September large herds of elephants gather in grass plains of the Minneriya NP for grassing and water. this create largest elephant gathering in the world. over 300 elephants in different ages moving to the grass plains, relaxing feeding and displaying their behavior to the visitors.

    SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS.(UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)

    Sigiriya is a large stone and ancient rock fortress and palace ruin in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos) which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves of India. It is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

    Sigiriya may have been inhabited through prehistoric times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 5th century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees of the Buddhist Sangha. According to the chronicles as Mahavansa the entire complex was built by King Kashyapa (AD 477 – 495), and after the king's death, it was used as a Buddhist monastery until 14th century

    DAMBULLA

    The city of Dambulla is situated in the Matale District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy.

    KANDY(UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE )

    Kandy is a city in the center of Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea.

    Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is the capital of the Central Province (which encompasses the districts of Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya) and also of Kandy District. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. this is the main tourist attraction to the city. It comprise of main temple, four ancillary temples devoted to the four different deities, some buildings belongs to the ancient palace and museum. certain parts of the complex are not open to the public.

    city itself still remaining it's historical character and countries main botanical garden is few Km away from the town center.

    DAY 01

    You will be picked up from Colombo International Airport (CMB) on your arrival and transfer to the hotel in Kandy. If time permitted ( depend on your arrival time) you will visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage.

    DAY 02

    After breakfast you will visit the Sacred Tooth relic temple Complex, after lunch you have option of visiting Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya or Walk around the Kandy lake and the city. Evening you will be attending to a cultural show to enjoy Sri Lankan traditional dancers.

    DAY 03

    Soon after breakfast you will be heading to Dambulla. on your way you will visit Dambulla cave temple. You will be check in to a hotel in Dambulla 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 park.

    DAY 04

    After breakfast you will visit Sigiriya rock fortress. (UNESCO World Heritage site) to witness Architectural, engineering and landscape design glory of Sri Lanka. after lunch you will be heading to Wilpattu. will check into a hotel closer to the National park entrance. Accommodation in Willpattu will be basic. if you conform your tour two months ahead you will be able to occupy bungalow inside the park, which is a better option to have better safaris.

    DAY 05 & 06

    Full day safari In WNP. you will spend entire day in the jungle. meals will be delivered to the park and this will give more opportunity to feel the jungle and unexpected leopard sightings.

    DAY 07

    After early breakfast you will be heading to Negombo and will check in to beach hotel to relax & enjoy at end of your tour.

    DAY 08

    After early breakfast you will be heading to Negombo and will check in to beach hotel to relax & enjoy at end of your tour.

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