Nature & Wildlife Tour 2

Itinerary 2 11 nights / 12 days

Itinerary Plan

Day 01
Start experiencing Sri Lanka
Airport to Bentota

As we receive you from the Bandaranayake international airport, we will take you to Bentota which is a known for its sandy beach and water sports. Bentota is approximately 100 kilometers away from the airport and it is just a two hour drive.
You will check in at the hotel and have time to relax to get ready for your round trip.
Overnight stay – Bentota

Day 02
Experience the beach and water sports
Bentota /Galle

On your second day in Bentota, You shall engage in water sports or take a ride on a boat in the Madhu River. As you are nature lover you may visit the nearby wetland and explore the mangroves which are an eco system of various mangrove plants which is one of the most valuable coastal ecosystems or visit a turtle hatchery .Upon completion of expedition return to the hotel and continue to relax.

Overnight stay – Bentota

Day 03
Harmony of nature
Yala / Mirissa

Today is you day three, you will have to wake up little early and finish your breakfast as we are Yala bound. On the way we will stop in Mirissa for whale watching. Sri Lanka is world known for its blue whales and dolphins. Hence, it is too good to miss. A picture with a stilt fisherman, enjoying fresh sea food with a delicious crab curry, tasting curd and honey on the way to Yala are all possible

Overnight stay In Yala

Day 04
Continue to immerse in nature
Yala / Tissamaharama

After breakfast, you will be accompanied to start a jeep safari in the Yala national park. Yala is a natural park which houses all types of fauna and flora which are endemic in the dry zone. The safari will take at least half a day. Your camera will have busy day as you would want to capture the wild life and expose yourself for many snap shots in the wild!!!

Overnight stay In Yala

Day 05
From the plains to the hill
Yala /Ella /Nuwara Eliya

On day 5 you will go to Nuwara Eliya via Ella. Ella is a fast developing popular tourist destination perched on a mountain cliff. The small town offers a panoramic view .It has a rhythmic hustle and bustle which you will enjoy.

Your stop over will be in Nuwara Eliya

Day 06
Immerse in the misty hills
Nuwara Eliya / Horton plains /Nuwar Eliya

You will leave the hotel for expedition in the Horton plains and the World’s End .Horton plains are a protected area. It is a mountain forest one can say and it is the coldest and windiest location in the country. While hiking across the plains, you will reach the World’s end which is a sharp mountain cliff with a drop of about 4000 feet. This will take almost your day but you will not be exhausted as the climate comforts you all the time.

Overnight stay – In Nuwara Eliya

Day 07
Descend to hill capital
Nuwara Eliya / Kandy

You will start ascending down from Nuwara Eliya to hill capital Kandy today. Kandy is a beautiful city with a rich history. It is the place where the most sacred temple of tooth relic is located at. Buddhist pays homage to the sacred temple wherein Lord Buddha’s relic is kept.
On your way to Kandy, you will stop at couple of natural water falls, a tea estate and a tea factory .Purchasing of fresh tea is also possible. Upon settling in your hotel, after lunch at a restaurant, you can relax until evening before you go to worship the most sacred temple of tooth relic. Rituals practiced at the shrine during the “Thevava” (special activity to pay homage to Lord Buddha) will amaze you and you will want to know the history of Buddhism with the help of the guide lecturer. After visiting the temple, a stroll around the Kandy Lake amidst cool breeze is worth trying. Now it is time to share anecdotes with your partner or group while enjoying dinner at a down town restaurant in Kandy. Patronizing a Kandyan dance show and visiting a gem museum shall also be probable activities you would want to do!!!

Overnight stay – Kandy

Day 08
Enjoy the best of Kandy
Kandy

On day 8 you will continue to stay in Kandy. You may either take an excursion to experience a indigenous village called “Meemure “or visit Peradeniya botanical garden .At Meemure you will be able to experience the indigenous Sri Lankan lifestyle. Alternatively You may choose to face a challenge of climbing the Hanthana Mountain or Loolkandura tea estate and Kondagala. Loolkandura is the location where the first patch of tea was planted by James Taylor who introduced tea to Sri Lanka. James Taylor’s cottage, his rock seat, Chimney of the log cabin and the well used by Taylor can be witnessed during the stay.

Overnight stay – Kandy

Day 09
More experience with nature and wild life
Kandy /Habarana

As you Leave Kandy you are set to explore another geographical diversity. Today you are heading to Habarana an area abundant with wildlife, ayruvedhic spas, and so on. Before reaching Habrana you shall visit a spice garden to observe and experience how spices play a prominent role in man’s well being. After lunch and taking some rest at the hotel, you may allocate your evening for a jeep safari. Come back to the hotel and enjoy the comfortable stay at the recommended hotel.

Overnight stay – Habarana

Day 10
Continue the immersion with the nature and culture
Habarana /sigiriya / Polonnaruwa

On your second day In Habarana, You will go to Polonnaruwa – an ancient kingdom with ruins of temples, shrines, palaces and manmade lakes. En route to Polonnaruwa , there is opportunity to view elephants at the Minneriya national park while seeing the other wild animals . A trek in the Hiriwadunna rural village can also be recommended.
Overnight stay in Habarana

Day 11
Enjoy the urban life
Colombo/Negombo

One day before your departure, we will take you to Colombo or Negombo .Choice is yours!!!! Colombo is the capital and Negombo is just 35 KM north of Colombo. Both cities offer options for night life and variety of entertainment .Urban life style is at its height .Indulgence in shopping, food and relaxing at a spa shall help you wrap your experience in a merry mood.

Day 12

You will pack up …. And bound home …..We will take you the airport and Hope you are going back with a Big Smile!!!!

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