Trails of Lanka Tour – 10 Days

Start / End : Colombo | Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights

Trails of Lanka Tour – 10 Days

You will visit the verdant Sinharaja Rain Forest and the Yala National Park with its abundance of animals such as Elephants, Leopards, Deer and many more. The Southern leg of the excursion will include a visit to the Bentota Turtle Hatchery and the historic Galle Fort before you leave for the Airport

Tour Summary

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Start / End: Colombo

Available : All year round

Highlights

  • Cycle tour 16 Km – hours visit rural areas
  • Boat ride to Dandugam Oya and Negombo Lagoon
  • Flat water Rafting, Kitulgala
  • Sinharaja Rain Forest
  • Detailed Tour
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Day 01 Airport – Colombo – Waikkal

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Met on arrival from your flight or picked up from Colombo hotel where you will be taken to the Ranweli Resort. You will start the 16 Km cycle tour from here. Cycle trail will include visits to the 300 year old St. Mary’s church, Boralessa Tank (irrigation reservoir), Bandirippuwa Tank and the Thuparama Temple. The route could be covered in about two hours and you will pass through rural village life and be able to interact with the community as well as experience other little interests along the way.

Return to the Resort for Overnight.

 

Day 02 Waikkal – Dandugam Oya

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Leave for a boat ride to Dandugam Oya, which is the main freshwater source to the Negombo Lagoon. Continue along part of the Dutch Canal, Negombo Lagoon and Muthurajawela Marsh. The boat trip will be of three hours.

Overnight will be at a hotel in Waikkal.

 

 

Day 03 Waikkal – Kitulgala – Ratnapura

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Waterfall Breakfast will be at the resort; after which you will proceed to Kitulgala for some flat-water rafting. The rafting in flat water, will cover about 3 Km and of about one hour’s duration.

Proceed to Ratnapura for Overnight.

 

 

Day 04 Ratnapura – Sinharaja

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Sinharaja literally means ‘Lion King’, in Sinhala. The rainforest contains about 50% of the endemic mammals & butterflies unique to Sri Lanka.

Return to hotel for Overnight.

 

 

 

Day 05 Ratnapura – Ella

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Today you leave for Ella traveling through the winding mountains roads. You will drive along the Haputale Pass, which it’s sweeping and spectacular views of the southern & south-eastern plains below. Arrive at the resort, where you can refresh and relax. Optionally you could take a trek to the Karandagolla path in the afternoon. This is a 2 ¼ Km trek, and takes about 2 ½ hrs thought the forest.

Return to the resort for Overnight.

 

Day 06 Ella – Trek Meedeniya

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Today’s trek is to Meedeniya a self sufficient village only accessible by Thawalama (Bullock cart caravan). The trail to this village in the jungle will take you through paddy fields, forests, and hills. You will be able to see a scenic mountain range and the Handapanagala Reservoir as well as ancient ruins.

Trek back to the Resort for Overnight.

 

Day 07 Ella – Tissa

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Breakfast will be at the Resort, after which you will proceed to Tissa. Your 4WD safari trip to Yala National Park will commence from here. The park has large open grassy plains and numerous water holes along the tracks where game could be watched at ease. Elephant, Spotted & barking Deer, Sambar, Gray Langur, Toque Monkey, Jackal, Water Monitor, Marsh & Estuarine Crocodile etc could be seen quite easily. With some luck you could spot the elusive leopard and bear.

Proceed to hotel for overnight

 

Day 08 Tissa – Galle

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Galle City you can have a leisurely breakfast, after which proceed to the coastal village of Unawatuna. Relax in one of the best beaches in the world.

Overnight will be a hotel in Galle.

 

 

 

Day 09 Galle – Bentota – Colombo

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Have a leisurely breakfast and visit the famous Galle Fort. The Dutch Fort contains spacious houses & the first Protestant church in Sri Lanka and is an interesting place to wander about. Proceed to Bentota .

Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 10 Transfer Out

Transfer to Airport

  • Accommodation sharing twin on Bed and Breakfast Basis while on tour at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Air-conditioned private transport
  • English speaking chauffeur-guide
  • Government tax and service charge
  • International airfare
  • Lunch, Dinner & Beverages.
  • Expenses of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc,.)
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Departure airport tax
  • Compulsory Cricket/Peak and any Seasonal supplements at selected hotels.( To be notified by the time of the booking)
  • Entrance fees, Jeep hire costs, Trekker chargers etc at sites and locations as per itinerary.

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