Wildlife Tour - Platinum

14

NIGHTS

15

DAYS

Day 01 - Negombo

 Your tour guide will be waiting for you on arrival at Colombo International Airport and from there you will take to your Hotel in Negombo. After a tour of Negombo you can relax and enjoy the rest of your evening.


 Overnight at Negombo.


Day 02 - Anuradhapura

 After breakfast leave for Anuradhpura En route visit to Elephant orphaning pinnawala, Elephant rock Kurunagala and Yapahuwa Rock Fortress Known as one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. The citadel of Yapahuwa lying midway between Kurunagala and Anuradhapura was built around a huge granite rock rising abruptly almost a hundred meters above the surrounding lowlands.In1272, King Bhuvenakabahu transferred the capital from Polonnaruwa to Yapahuwa in the face of Dravidian invasions from South India, bringing the Sacred Tooth Relic with him. Following the death of King Bhuvenakabahu in 1284, the Pandyans of South India invaded Sri Lanka once again, and succeeded in capturing Sacred Tooth Relic. Following its capture, Yapahuwa was largely abandoned and inhabited by Buddhist monks and religious ascetics.


 Overnight at Anuradhapura.


Day 03 - Anuradhapura

 After breakfast proceed on a safari tour at the vilpattu national park. The unique feature of the Wilpattu National Park is the existence of Willus (Natural lakes) Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard population.Thereafter Visit to Anuradhapura archeological city in the afternoon.


 Overnight at Anuradhapura.


Day 04 - Dambulla

 After breakfast leave for DambullaEn route visit to Ritigala Buddhist monastery as known as this mountain range rises abruptly 2000 feet from the surrounding terrain which is about 500 feet above sea level .There are several peaks in the range and the highest peak is the Ritigala. Kodigala or the Flag Rock is the highest point (of Ritigala Peak) in this mountain range and is of a height of 2514 feet. It is also the highest elevation between the Central Hills of sri Lanka and the South Indian mountain ranges. This mountain range comprises three types of forests. The bottom part of the mountain range is Dry Mixed Evergreen Forest type, the middle part of the range is Tropical Montana Forest type and the highest terrain of Upper Montana Forest type. The mountain summits attract more rainfall than the surrounding areas and amidst dry weather at lower plains, the peaks get cladded with clouds and mist lowering the temperature at the summits and jungle rock.


 Thereafter proceed to Minneriya for Safari. Minneriya National Park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. Tourists visit Minneriya largely because of elephants, especially in dry season. Check in the Hotel and overnight at Dambulla.


Day 05 - Dambulla

 After breakfast visit to Girithele wild life mecum to study about the wild life in Sri Lanka.In the afternoon visit to Kawdulla national park.You can see large number of elephant in this park Apart from the elephants, Kaudulla National Park is home to 23 species of mammals including Sambar Deer, Sri Lankan Axis Deer, Chevrotain, Wild boar, Leopard, and Sloth Bear are other mammals. Very rarely one could spot leopard and sloth bears. The best period of time to visit this park is during the months of June to September.Tourists find a ride in Paddle-boats on the lake an excellent opportunity to enjoy bird watching.


 Overnight at Dambulla.


Day 06 - Kandy

 After Breakfast leave for Kandy. En route visit a spice garden in Matale to see the different spices. Check in to the hotel and visit to Canadian cultural dancing show in the evening.


 Overnight at Kandy.


Day 07 - NuwaraEliya

 After breakfast proceed to NuwaraEliya, this drive takes around two and a half hours through the scenic country side. En route visit to Rambodda water falls. After check in to the hotel take a tour of the colonial town of NuwaraEliya. Have a brief insight into how the world famous Ceylon Tea is created at a tea factory and plantation site.


 Overnight at NuwaraEliya.


Day 08 - NuwaraEliya

 After breakfast proceed to Horton Plains and commence walking inside the Park. Horton plains national park is undoubtedly one of the worlds best nature reserves. The park is also home to a wide variety of flora and 24 species of mammal such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and leopard. For bird enthusiasts, there 87 species (14 of which are endemic), including many migratory birds. The Plains also feature many interesting attractions such as Bakers Falls, Chimmini Pool and the famous World End. On completion return to hotel & overnight at NuwaraEliya.


Day 09 - Yala

 After breakfast leave for Udawalawa. En route visit to Rawana waterfalls &ella gap. After lunch head towards Udawalawa National Park for a thrilling Safari. The park is over 30,000 hectares of wild nature reserve that is bordering the dry zone. The main attraction at the park is its wild Elephants. It is also a popular destination for bird lovers in Sri Lanka. After completing, drive to Yala.


 Overnight at Yala.


Day 10 - Yala

 After an early breakfast, proceed on a full day safari tour at the world famous Yala National Park. It has the highest density of Leopards in the world, and also home to Elephants, Crocodiles, and dozens of birds.


 Overnight at Yala.


Day 11 - Sinharaja

 After breakfast leave for Sinharaja. Check into hotel and afternoon walk through the Sinharaja Rainforest, Sri Lanka's last remaining rainforest and home to most of the island's endemic birdlife.


 Overnight at Sinharaja.


Day 12 - Mirissa/Hikkaduwa

 After breakfast, head towards the beautiful beaches in Mirissa/Hikkaduwa. Leisure in the beach and overnight at Mirissa/Hikkaduwa.


Day 13 - Mirissa/Hikkaduwa

 Wails and Dolphin watching in early morning. Visit to sea turtles conversation project in the evening.


 Overnight at Mirissa/Hikkaduwa.


Day 14 - Mirissa/Hikkaduwa

 Leisure in the beach.


 Overnight at Mirissa/Hikkaduwa


Day 15

 Transfer to Colombo International Airport for your onward flight.


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