Cultural and Adventure Tour
( 16 days/15 nights )
On arrival, our representative will meet you at the airport and then
you will be transferred to Ranweli Hotel in Waikakala, which located
on a sandy beach enjoy yourself with its temperature controlled swimming
pool, falls into dry zone sort. Waikakala is in the midst of marine,
coastal, estuarine, mangroves and marshland. All of theses have contributed
to the avifaunal diversity visible in the instantaneous surrounding.
Most of avifauna is characteristically wetland. In the evening, we invite
you to experience your trip on canoe riding. Dinner and stay overnight
at Ranweli Hotel.
After breakfast, you are free to laze by the beach at your own activities.
Before ending the day Light, we take you jumping about excitement on
paddleboat in the surrounding. Dinner and stay overnight at Ranweli
3: Dambulla - Sigiriya
Commencing the day with breakfast and then we depart for Sigiriya via
Dambulla. You will visit the Dambulla Cave Temple - one of the most
impressive Buddhist temples in the world was declared by UNESCO as a
World Heritage Site. The temple is composed of 5 caves, which have been
converted into shrine rooms. Within these rooms is housed a collection
of 100 and 50 statues of the Buddha with its inside paintings as dusk
draws in, hundreds of swallows swoop and dart around the cave entrances.
This place is worth visiting not only for historical site itself but
it is also for the beautiful view over the countryside you can get uphill.
Dinner and stay overnight at Sigiriya Hotel.
After breakfast, we proceed to rock fortress Sigiriya - a world heritage
site, which is considered as the 8th wonder of the world, this massive
rock outcrop has held the palace complex of the king Kassapa completed
with moasts, walls, terraces water gardens on its summit. Sigiriya sanctuary
with extent of 51,099 ha, is in the Polonnaruwa District, also has a
large population of migratory elephants, apart from the presence of
many other large mammals. Another important factor is the presence of
Loris is this sanctuary. The bird life is very reach in this sanctuary.
More than 150 species of birds can be seen, saying that; Oriental Sharma,
Pompadour Green Pigeon, Shahin Falcon, Crested Hawk Wagle, Rufus bellied
Hawk Eagle and Greater Racket Tailed Drongo is very common. You will
return to hotel later than the afternoon. Dinner and stay overnight
at Sigiriya Hotel.
5: Habarana - Polonnaruwa
Breakfast serving, followed the day by hitting the road to Polonnaruwa,
we start an excitement journey of the day with being on safari at Habarana.
Travelling on elephant's back is one of our highlight - you will have
an experience on a tamed Elephant into the jungle, closely observe its
daily activities, such as feeding, bathing. Dinner and stay overnight
at Sudu Araliya Hotel.
6: Mihintale - Polonnaruwa
Having breakfast in the early morning, then, we will depart to Mihintale
- is one of enormous spiritual significant to the Sinhalese, it is a
beautiful site, revered for being the place where the king was converted
to Buddhism in 243 BC enabling the religion to spread over the whole
island. The hilltop is worth climbing, The triple hills you struggle
up give you superb views, one hilltop has a modern Buddha which is beautifully
carved, another has an impressive dagoba and temple and the order is
a climb up stone cut grooves to a meditation rock outcrop. After ending
the tour in Mihintale, we transfer you to Sudu Araliya for dinner and
Get up and have breakfast in the early morning, up next, we keep on
to Wasgamuwa - the "Strict Natural park Reserve" with a coverage
of 36,948 hectares, bounded by the Mahaweli River on the east and Amban
on the west and the north. Wasgamuwa National Park, centrally located
province, provides diverse microhabitats for fauna and flora of the
area; 23 species of mammals, 143 of the 428 species of birds found in
Sri Lanka, of these, 8 species are endemic to Sri Lanka, 17 species
of reptiles and 5 of their endemic. The park is also a heaven for butterflies,
50 species are found throughout the park and 9 of these are endemic.
This park is parenthetically renowned for elephants and bears.
the afternoon, you, all natures lovers will leave the paradise on your
behind and head toward the fully serviced movable camp. Dinner and overnight
After breakfast, we continue driving to Kandy, Sri Lanka's hill capital
stronghold of the Sinhala kings, repository of culture, religious center
is Sri Lanka's most beautiful town - where the famous Dalada Maligawa
another world heritage site - is, is a very important place to visit.
The Dalada Maligawa also called the Temple of the Tooth and known to
house the Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha. In the evening, you are welcomed
to witness Kandy Culture and the Kandyan Home garden system, which is
the emphasis of the day. Dinner and overnight stay at Tree of Life in
After breakfast, you will be picked up and driven to Kithulgala. We
offer you a great experience on white-water rafting. After lunch, we
go to Belihuloya - this is a very picturesque and romantic hamlet situated
about 160km from Colombo in the historical Sabaragamuwa province. This
region is a climatically transitional area linking the wet & dry
zone with the hill country & the low country. This is very important
location gas made it one of the places in the country with the highest
bio-diversity. The streams namely "Belihuloya" and "Galagamaoya"
meet together creating a natural bathing area with clear unpolluted
water, which comes from "Horton Plains" 2200 metres above
the sea level. Before the night falling down, we will reach Belihuloya.
Dinner and stay overnight at The Resort or Camping.
10: Horton Plains
After breakfast we begin trekking to Horton Plains, the most certainly
one of the world's best nature reserves, which consist of famous "World's
End", "Bakers Fall", Chiminini Pool" etc. Beside
Elk, Deer, Giant Squirrel, Wild Boar, Wild Hair, Percupine, and a variety
of Migratory birds haunt Horton Plains nature Reserve, which is only
one of its kind to this region. As said by counting, there are 16 Leopards
in Horton Plains. If you are lucky you may get a glimpse of a Leopard
during your break in the Horton Plains. A sheer drop of 3,700ft, World's
End offers one a fantastic and awesome view. Down below, one is greeted,
by the beautiful view of sprawing tea estate laved with gravel roads
and line rooms, and if one looks beyond, by breathtaking panoramic view
of the southern part of the island down to the coast. We will be passing
the evening to see Elk coming out before return to Belihouloya. The
dinner will be served in late evening today. Dinner and stay overnight
at Belihuloya River garden Resort (cottage/campsite/Eco lodge).
After enjoy bird watching in the early morning, you will leave for Udawalawe
National Park. This 30,281 hectares dry zone game park was declared
as a protected national park in 1972. It has as annual rainfall of 1,524
millimeters and an average temperature of 29.4C. This park is world
renowned for its elephants. You will see the herds of them bathing and
playing in the water, making a pleasant sight.
lunch, you will set off on safari tour in the park. The Udawalawe National
Park is an ideal place for bird watching as it endows a wide variety
of birds. The parkland is an excellent habitat of many endemic species
such as the Red-faced Malkoha, Serpent Eagles, Hawk Eagles, White-Bellied
Sea Eagles, Black Eagles, Black Capped Bulbuls, Racket-tailed Drongos,
Malabar Pied Horn Bills, White-necked Storks, Open Bills, Ibis, Shama
(the forest Nightingale), Strol-Billed Kingfishers, and peacocks. The
migrant birds can also be found here such as the forest wagtails, Indian
Pitta, Whiskered Terns, Osprey sand Pipers and Terns. Dinner and overnight
stay in a campsite in the park.
12: Tangalle Bay
Enjoy your first meal of the day, we proceed to Tangalle Bay, which
is one of the nicest spots along the coast, particularly if you just
want somewhere to laze and soak up the sun. Before arriving Tangalle
Bay, you will take you to en route visit the Elephant Transit Centre,
to look after the abandoned baby elephants, was set up in 1995 as pilot
project by the Department of Wildlife Conservation.
rest of the day, you are free for enjoying yourself on the beach or
discovering the town, which is itself an easy-going place with the attractions,
such as the remainders of Dutch days, including the Rest House, which
was once home for the Dutch administrators. Dinner and overnight stay
at Tangalle Nature Resort.
13: Tangalle Bay
After breakfast, it is your whole day available until the late evening
approaching, we guide you to Rekawa for Turtle watching - find out of
7 species of marine turtles come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka. The turtle
watch program is a nature tourism initiative developed by the TCP (Turtle
Conversation Project). "Rekawa",which is one of Sri Lanka's
most important marine turtle nesting where all 5 species come to the
nest throughout the year. The peak season takes place between February
and July. Nevertheless we cannot reckon on the coming along of the marine
turtle every night but we can guarantee that you will have an exciting
nighttime adventure on one of the world's most beaches. Dinner and overnight
stay at Tangalle Nature Resort.
After breakfast, we drive to Kalutara, which was once an important spice-trading
centre controlled at various times by the Portuguese, Dutch and British.
Today it has reputation for fine basketware and also for the best mangosteens
on the island. Dinner and overnight stay at Tangerine Beach Hotel.
After breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport for your next