Wildlife Tour – 8 Days

Start / End : Colombo | Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights

Wildlife Tour – 8 Days

You will find yourself on Sri Lanka’s highest plateau Horton Plains where you can appreciate the diverse flora and fauna, and in total contrast you will sit down to a delicious local breakfast in a typical village home. This is a tour that truly reflects the colourful diversity of this island

Tour Summary

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Start / End: Colombo

Available : All year round

Highlights

  • Boat ride Muthurajawela Marsh
  • 4WD safari of Kaudulla NP
  • Tea factory and estate
  • Horton Plains via Boralanda Silver
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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. Leave for Muthurajawela, where you will take a boat ride in the marsh. The boat rides provide a view of Sri Lankan wetlands as never seen before. Imagine listening to the chorus of feathered creatures, watching the water lilies dancing on the tropical sun, monkeys swinging on treetops and crocodiles moving stealthily in water.

Proceed to Waikkal for Overnight.

 

Day 02 Waikkal – Habarana – Giritale

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Leave for Giritale after breakfast. You will be able to visit the Kaudulla National Park in a 4WD Safari where large herds of Elephants are the most prominent feature in the park.

Overnight will be at a Hotel in Giritale.

 

 

 

Day 03 Giritale – Sigiriya – Kandy

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Sigiriya your breakfast will be at the Giritale Hotel. Leave for Sigiriya in the morning where you will be able to climb the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the 5th century palace in the sky, famous its frescoes and water gardens. Descend the rock and proceed to Kandy, the hill capital Sri Lanka. Kandy is one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka. You will get the opportunity to visit the most venerated & world famous temple of the tooth. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, before checking in at a hotel in Kandy.

 

 

Day 04 Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Bandarawela

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Leave for the cool climate of Nuwara Eliya, the mountain retreat almost 6200 feet in elevation. Visit a tea plantation and factory on the way. You will also pass many beautiful streams, waterfalls, roadside vegetable and fruit vendors. Proceed to Bandarawela where you will be spending the night at the a hotel in Bandarawela

 

 

Day 05 Bandarawela – Horton Plains

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Horton Plains. Today involves a trek to Horton Plains via Boralanda. Horton Plains is a highland plateau comprising montane grassland and elfin forest. It is home to a large variety of endemic birds & flora. The full day nature trail covering World’s End, a scenic viewpoint with a dramatic drop & Baker’s fall is approximately 18 Km in total.

Return to Bandarawela for Overnight.

 

 

Day 06 Bandarawela – Ratnapura

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You have an exciting trek to the remote village at Bandarawela this (early) morning! Depart by 6:30 am on this nature trail passing village paddy fields, cultivation yards and forests. You will arrive at a remote village where you can have a traditional breakfast in a typical Sri Lankan village house with the house owner(pay direct for the meals).

Leave at a leisurely pace to the hotel in Ratnapura, where you will be staying Overnight.

 

 

Day 07 Ratnapura

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Leave on an excursion for the Sinharaja Rainforest this morning. This is the last remaining virgin rainforest, and it was declared a world heritage site in 1988. This is arguably the most important site in Sri Lanka and is internationally important for its bio diversity.

Return to Ratnapura hotel for Overnight.

 

 

Day 08 Transfer Out

You will be taken to either a Colombo hotel or the Airport today.

  • 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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