(Tour code: GST WL3 10D)
This tour package is focusing on experience of the wildlife in North-Central, Central highland and Southern Sri Lanka during 10 days and 9 overnights. As utilized schedule in the best way.
We would recommend this trip to anyone who has the interest to experience in beauty of nature and wildlife.
Duration: 10 Full Days and 9 Nights
Time: 7.30am (Fixed)
Any location along Southern coast – Upon your pre-confirmation
Time: 9.00pm (Latest)
Upon your pre-confirmation, our company representative or the Driver/guide will meet you at your place at 7.30 am and will start drive to Wilpattu National Park. (Approximate 4 1/2 hours drive)
On route will stop for 30 minutes in a convenience restaurant to have breakfast, tea/coffee and refreshment before the first reach Wilpattu
Check in to your accommodation located the border of Wilpattu National park and have rest before the evening game drive.
Wilpattu Nationalpark is one of the best park is best known for its leopards and sloth bears. Wilpattu is probably the best place to go scouting for both of these elusive species while there are also elephants, spotted deer and sambar, water buffalo, mongooses, crocodiles and many types of bird. The lack of visitors and the size of the area open to tourists, means that it’s also supremely peaceful compared to many other parks. An unusual feature of Wilpattu’s topography is its numerous villus (aquatic wild grass). These look like lakes, though they’re actually just depressions filled with rainwater which expand and contract with the seasons, attracting a range of water birds and wildlife.
After the game drive at 6.00pm, your guide will take you to your accommodation. You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver-guide will take you for suitable outside local restaurant upon your choice.
Early morning start the Game drive in Wilpattu National Park at 6am. Breakfast take away to inside the National Park. Return back to accommodation at 10.30 am. After refreshment checkout the hotel and drive to Habarana about 3 hours drive.
Lunch at Habarana before the next safari
Afternoon Safari at Minneriya/ Kaudulla or Hurulu Eco National Park for the best elephants gathering. We will recommend you the best safari section of above 3, depend on the weather and elephants movement in the time of you are visit.
After the game drive, your guide will take you to your accommodation. You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver-guide will take you to the suitable outside restaurant upon your choice
Whole national park is about 36900 hectares. It is relatively far distance get to Wasgamuwa National Park as it is bordered by mountain ranges, rocky hills, and rivers. There are about 70 species of trees in the Wasgamuwa forest, 26 plant species, and 27 shrub species can see in the forest. Also, mammals found in Wasgamuwa National Park are elephants, bears, deers, leopards, jackals.
After game drive, your guide will take you to your accommodation. You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver-guide will take you for suitable outside local restaurant upon your choice
Morning Wasgamuwa National park Game drive, Take away breakfast to the National park. The game drive will be till then Return back to the hotel at 11.00 am.
After hotel checks out, Our Chauffeur will meet you at around noon and will take you for Knuckles Mountain range trek.
On route, our driver/guide will take to visit popular hiking trail Mini world’s end and Pitawala Pathana Gap. After the trailing stop for Lunch in a Classic Roti shop.
After Lunch, visits Bambara Kiri Ella waterfall. Then continue your drive to Kandy and your guide will take you to your accommodation. You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver-guide will take you for suitable outside restaurant upon your choice.
After morning hotel breakfast visit Udawattekele sanctuary 8.00 am (Approximate 15 min drive).
Udawatta Kele, a sizable forest sanctuary situated in the middle of Kandy town, which is a favorite spot where to walk around and experience nature. Morning times are ideal for bird watching and some other animals. The guided tour will be arranged, you can just take a stroll through the forest at any time, where paved gravel pathways lead inside the forest looping around. A detailed guide tour by your Chauffeur from the entrance will show you where each path leads. ‘The Lover’s Walk’, ‘Marble Seat’, Ironwood forest and Buddhist monasteries.
After Udawattakele forest sanctuary, visit Bahirawakanda Temple
The Bahirawakanda Buddha Statue is located alongside which is on the top of the Bahirawa Kanda hill, beautifully sculpted white statue displays Buddha in the seated posture and can be seen from the entire city of Kandy that sprawls out before it. It stands at 88 feet in height and is one of the biggest Buddha statues in Sri Lanka. At the top of the hill for panoramic views of the City of Kandy with all major landmarks. It makes for some spectacular photographs and memories.
After visit Bahirawakanda Temple stops for Lunch and then proceed Kandy city walk.
On route to Nuwara Eliya stop at famous Ramboda waterfalls.
Ramboda Water Falls is 111 meters high twin fall is in the area that flow into the Puna Oya Reservoir, a subpart of Kotmale River. The first part is above the road and is hidden from hills and the second part is close to the main road. To see this falls to take the Peradeniya – Nuwara Eliya main road. From the road, you can see only the upper segment of the fall on the mountainside. Need to climb down near the Ramboda Bridge to get a good view of this captivating waterfall. If you suppose to go to the bottom of the waterfall it will worth to do a short hike about 20 minutes through the famous Ramboda Falls Hotel.
After few kilometers drive toward Nuwara Eliya road stop at a Tea Factory visit. you will bypass Ramboda Blue field and labukele Damro Tea factories and plantations. when you visit one of these tea factories there tourist-friendly staff will take you a factory visit and you can see the technical process of tea manufacturing and the functions of a classic tea factory. then you can enjoy a Ceylon teacup and also don’t forget to buy a factory-made best quality Ceylon tea pack take to home.
After tea factory visit and Before Nuwaraeliya you can stop for lunch and refreshment.
The name Nuwara Eliya means the city of plains or city of light. The elevation is 1868 m above from the sea level. Therefore it has a subtropical climate. During the colonial period of the British, in 19th 20th centuries. This was the place where the British officers came for the recreational works. Such as play golf, cricket, hunting, and many more. Even today can witness many colonial buildings in the surroundings and refer as little England. If we look at the structure of some building it reminds England. Many English names in signboard can be seen.
After Nuwaraeliya city sightseeing, your driver will take you to your accommodation closer to Nuwaraeliya city. You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver-guide will take you for suitable outside restaurant upon your choice.
early morning hotel will arrange your take away breakfast packs and start drive to Horton Plains national park at 4.30 am (Approximate 1 hour drive to the National park entrance)
The Horton plains national park. There many types of floras and faunas, in which some are endemic to the region. Sambur deers, torque macaques, purple-faced leaf monkeys and many more. And also a flower call Nelu flower which blooming every 14 years and lasts for nearly 2 weeks. Many people go there to witness it. The finally announced national park is Horton Plains. unlike the other national parks this one located in high elevation with 1900m above from the sea level. there some species which endemic to this region. this national park belongs to peak wilderness which is one of the world heritage sites of Sri Lanka. This is the only national park in Sri Lanka, visitors allowed to walk. Walking track is a loop of 9 kilometers and it will take about 3 hours to complete through the cloud forest.
After Horton plain hike. Your driver will take you to Nanu Oya train station (about 1 1/2 hours drive) and take the train to Ella.
Before train, your driver will stop for quick Lunch/ Snack/ takeaway food with time permission for your train schedule.
It will take about 3 hours train journey through the most scenic part of the central hill country. (Note: Train Journey will totally depend on your early confirmation and seat availability – Train availability is not 100% confirmed at this inquiry level. If train bookings not available still you can continue by car.)
The driver will meet you again at Ella train station at the time of your train arrive and will take you to your accommodation in Ella.
You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver-guide will take you for suitable outside restaurant upon your choice.
After morning hotel breakfast starts to explore Ella at 7.30 am.
Ella is a small town elevation about 1040 meters above sea level. Ella area is most popular among local and foreign travelers. Greenery, hills, misty forests and tea fields make beauty for Ella. Most of the visitors are selecting this place as their destination for Mountain hiking, climbing and jungle tracking are the most famous activities in this area. As the first visit hike Mini Adam’s peak.
Mini Adams peak is a famous decent and the closest hike from Ella town. It will take about 1 1/2 hours and will see a panoramic view of Ella gap at the summit.
Fabulous architectural construction about 100 years old huge bridge with Nine Arches for the train track. This will be another attraction you must visit in Ella. When head out 1and 1/2km in Passara road there is a turning point to the left side. When walk 15 Minutes by that path you will find nine arch bridge. If you check the train time and reach to the Nine arch bridge it makes a wonderful picture of the train passing the Nine Arch bridge. It will take about one hour hike.
Natural swimming pool and bath, and Rawana Ella waterfall is another famous attraction around Ella with convenient access. When you passing road bypassing Ella gap you will see this side of the road. The location and Ravana waterfall have a connection with the Ramayana legend story Sri Lanka.
After the attractions in Ella, you can stop for lunch and refreshment. And continue drive toYala. About 2 ½ hours drive on the route, stop at Udawalawa Elephant transits home and target the time of bottle-feeding evening session at 3.00 pm.
Buduruwagala is a historical site meaning of image, GALA-rock Buddha image on a rock. There are one main Buddha sculpture and another six sculptures recognized as the Mahayana style of the 7-9th century. The main Buddha is 51 feet in height and has three statues on each side. In addition, a large number of buildings, ruins belonging to the Buduruwagala monastery can see around the peaceful premises.
Then proceed another 1 1/2 hours to Yala National park
Elephant Transit Home referred to as the Elephant home to around 40 baby elephants from the wild after the loss of their parents. As here are bottle-fed milk until the age of 3-6 years, after which they’re given a diet of grass. At the age above 5 years, most are released into the national park as a result of they are familiar with wildlife and to be survived by their own. Visitors worth to be there daily during about 30 minutes feeding sessions 9.00 am, noon (12.00), 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm.
Then Afternoon safari at Udawalawa National park
Uda Walawe developed as one of Sri Lanka’s most popular national parks. Mainly to see the large and easily spotted wild elephants. Udawalawa is the best place on the island to see the wild. Localization wise Udawalawa is situated beautiful part of the separation of the south of the hill country, while at its center the Uda Walawe Reservoir, catchment area it was originally established to protect. Uda Walawe lies in the dry zone, and its landscape is flat and open, with extensive areas of grassland and low scrub. The actual landscape of the park is rather monotonous during dry periods. Elephants which there are usually around five hundred in the park are free to move along an elephant corridor between Udawalawa and Lunugamvehera National Parks, though most stay here. Also, hundreds of buffaloes, macaque and monkeys, deer and crocodiles, and other rarely sighted residents include leopards, squirrels, jungle cats, and sloth bears. Uda Walawe is also good or birds. including a number of endemics and some birds of, while the reservoir also attracts a wide range of aquatic birds. This safari will be around 2.00 to 6.00 pm.
After the safari, your driver will take you to your accommodation closer to Udawalawa National park entrance. You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver-guide will take you for suitable outside restaurant upon your choice
After morning hotel breakfast starts drive to Yala at 9.00 am (Approximate 2 1/2 hours drive).
Check into your Yala accommodation and after some rest, our safari jeep will pick you for the game drive
Yala National Park visitors have more chances to witness varies Ecosystems, moist monsoon forest, dry monsoon forest, grasslands, freshwater wetlands, and marine wetlands. Yala National Park is known as the second-largest national park in Sri Lanka. Also, floras and faunas which includes endemics to Sri Lanka. Other specialty of Yala is Sri Lankan leopardess paradise as they are the top in the food chain. And there are over 200 elephants are there. Sri Lankan sloth bears, wild buffaloes, deers, crocodiles, peacocks, etc. Your driver-guide will arrange this afternoon half-day game drive by a privet safari jeep.
After the safari, your driver/guide will take you to your accommodation in Yala. You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver-guide will take you for suitable outside restaurant upon your choice.
After morning hotel breakfast starts to explore Galle at 7.00 am.
Yala Full Day Safari
Morning leave for a game drive at 5.30 am. Your driver-guide will arrange this full day game drive by a privet safari jeep. including taking away breakfast and safari Lunch.
After the safari, your driver/guide will take you back to your accommodation in Yala. You can separate order dinner at the hotel or our driver-guide will take you for suitable outside restaurant upon your choice.
Morning leave for Bundala National park game drive at 5.00 am with taking away breakfast.
Bundala National Park is widely famous as a bird’s paradise added to the Ramsar List as Sri Lanka’s first internationally recognized wetland. which covers an area of 6,200 hectares, contains 90 species of plants belonging to 47 families. Fifty-three bird species belonging to 150 families have been identified according to research carried out. Fifty species of migrants birds can be seen, of which eight are rare. More than 20,000 birds arriving at Bundala throughout the year in search of food and habitats. This morning safari will be around 6.00 am – 9.30 am
After the safari, your driver/guide will take you to back to your accommodation in Yala. After refreshment leave to Colombo. (about 6 hours direct drive)
About 3 hours drive along the Southern coastal drive and Finally will proceed to Southern express highway for another 3 hours drive for the next half distance to Colombo.
Genuine Lanka Holiday & Tours PVT (LTD)
Gampaha, Sri Lanka.