Elephants in Sri Lanka

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Elephant in Sri Lanka

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Elephant in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan elephant is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to Sri Lanka. Since 1986, Elephant has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is primarily threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation. The Sri Lankan elephant population is now largely restricted to the dry zone in the north, east and southeast of Sri Lanka. Elephants are present in Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park, Lunugamvehera National Park, Wilpattu National Park and Minneriya National Park but also live outside protected areas. It is estimated that Sri Lanka has the highest density of elephants in Asia.
The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is native to Sri Lanka and one of three recognised subspecies of the Asian elephant. It is the type subspecies of the Asian elephant and was first described by Carl Linnaeus under the binomial Elephas maximus in 1758.The Sri Lankan elephant population is now largely restricted to the dry zone in the north, east and southeast of Sri Lanka. Elephants are present in Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park, Lunugamvehera National Park, Wilpattu National Park and Minneriya National Park

Elephant in Sri Lanka

  • 1.Minneriya One of the best national parks in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants
  • 2 Udawalawe is a top spot for elephant watching. Elephant Transit Home
  • 33.The Dambulla Cave Temples are a complex of five cave temples adorned with intricate Buddha statues
  • 4.Scenic Landscapes: Sri Lanka's train routes traverse diverse landscapes
  • 5.Tea Plantations Central Highlands is particularly panoramic views of tea plantations.

Elephant in Sri Lanka

Day 1
On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from welcome you and transfer to Negombo. Check-in to the hotel and relax. Negombo
Day 01 Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• Transfer to hotel Negombo hotel
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Overnight stay at Negombo hotel

Day 02 Negombo
Negombo is a city on the west coast of Sri Lanka, north of the capital, Colombo. Near the waterfront, the remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort now house a prison. Negombo Lagoon, lined with fishermen’s huts, feeds into the Dutch-era Hamilton Canal. The canal leads south to Colombo. Negombo is one of the major commercial hubs in the country and the administrative center of Negombo. As known for its long sandy beaches and centuries old fishing industry. Negombo has a large bilingual population of dominated by Roman Catholics, the majority settled in coastal belt speaks Tamil language as well but most of them are Sinhala by ethnicity. The Sinhala name Migamuva means "Village of the honeycomb", gaining its name from a legend mentioned in Rajaveliya. Overnights stay Same Hotel Negombo

Day 02 Plan for tour itinerary Activities.
• Day time relax at Beach side get ready mind &body Relaxing
• Visit to the Fishman village English colony
• In the evening city tour
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Over Night stay hotel

Day 3 Sigiriya
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Sigiriya.8 wonder of UNESCO in the evening climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70-hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. The world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Transfer to Hiriwadunna village. Wonderful experience of srilankan life style Village Lunch with trekking at Hiriwadunna Take a ride in a bullock cart swaying from side to side on an unpaved trail, enjoy a nature walk through a scrub jungle, wade through a local stream with low hanging branches, cross a lake in an ‘poruwa’, the traditional mode of over water transport, spend time with a farmer harvesting crops under his guidance and taste authentic village cuisine prepared by the farmer’s family with freshly picked produce and local herbs cooked in clay pots over an open heart fueled by firewood. In the afternoon do safaris in Minneriya National Park Sigiriya is a long story. The rock came into being as a result of a rivalry between two brothers. The great rock fortress, Sigiriya was built by King Kashyapa. King Kashyapa made this great place to protect himself from his brother King Mogallana. The Sigiriya rock is entwined with a tragic event. The heir to the throne had been King Mogallana, but King Kashyapa had taken power by force. King Kashyapa was afraid that his brother would come back again to take back his right to the throne. Therefore, to protect himself, he built this rock fortress. He did not want any invasion to happen by his brother. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high The technology that has been used in creating the fort is excellent. However, Moggallana was able to defeat Kashyapa, and after that, the rock fortress was destroyed. Earlier it used to be a Buddhist monastery, and after the palace was destroyed, it became a Buddhist monastery once again. Sigiriya was discovered later in 1831 by Europeans. A major of the British army, Jonathan Forbes discovered Sigiriya on his way from Polonnaruwa. Many historians and archaeologists started excavating this rock fortress, and it is through the excavations that all the glory of the rock was discovered Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. leave to Sigiriya and climb the Sigiriya Rock fortress
2. Elephant ride in Habarana in the evening
3. Ritigala Archaeological Site & Strict Natural Reserve overnight stay at hotel
4. Hriwadunan village Tour Village tour lunch gamigedar ,bull cart round trip
5. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
6. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
7. Over Night stay hotel

Day 4 Minneriya
In the afternoon do safaris in Minneriya National Park Minneriya One of the best national parks in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. We could see around 100 over elephants during our safari and some close encounters too. Wildlife such as elephants, Sambar deer, Sri Lankan axis deer, chevrotain, wild boar, Asian spoonbill, grey-headed fish eagle, painted stork and open bill stork are common visuals at the park. Aside from these, one could rarely capture the glimpse of leopard and sloth bear in the forest. Going on a bumpy ride through an evergreen forest. Minneriya National park is one of the only places in the world to witness the largest Asian elephant Gathering known to exist on the planet (June - September). Watch as these huge animals drink, play, and snack on the green, lush grasses that have been exposed by the receding water Overnight stay at same hotel.

Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• After .04 hours journey to Minneriya
• Village tour lunch gamigedar ,bull cart round trip elephant ride visit Minneiya national Park
• Back to hotel overnight stay at hotel
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Over Night stay hotel

Day 05 Galoya Ampara
Arrive in Ampara and in the evening visit Gal oya National park where you will have the chance to witness Elephant Swimming. Gal Oya National Park in SriLanka was established in 1954 and serves as the main catchment area for SenanayakeSamudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka. SenanayakeSamudraya was built under the Gal Oya development project by damming the Gal Oya at Inginiyagala in 1950. An important feature of the Gal Oya National Park is its elephant herd that can be seen throughout the year. Three important herbs of the Ayurveda medicine, trehala: Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica and Emblica officinalis are amongst the notable flora of the forest. Gal Oya National Park allows the visitors to enjoy its beauty and wild life by Boat safari as well as by Jeep safaris. Boat safari affords the opportunity to land in an island within the reservoir called “Bird Island” swarming with birds.From 1954 to 1965 the park was administrated by the Gal Oya Development Board until the Department of Wildlife Conservation took over administration Overnight stay at Hotel in Ampara

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. Srilanka largest lake in Senanayake Samdraya at Inginiyagala
2. Visit to the Gal Oya National Park
3. Boat safari
4. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
5. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
6. Over Night stay hotel

Day 06 : Kandy
Kandy the popular charming hill capital of Sri Lanka is surrounded by hills, valleys, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. It is the cultural center of the island and a UNESCO heritage city. The sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined at the Dalada Maligawa, the temple of the tooth. While in Kandy, a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens is a must where you can see around 4000 species of plants. The arts and crafts center in Kandy, the main Buddhist monasteries Malwatta and Asgiriya Monasteries are places that must be visited. Kandy is a great place for souvenir shopping and to learn about its rich culture and history. In the evening visit Kandy Temple of the tooth relic. Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession. one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. Historically the local Buddhist rulers resisted Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonial expansion and occupation. Kandy This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Sinahala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage site . Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in kandy.
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden. garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees
• Visit Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic & Gem Shop
• View point of Kandy & City Tour
• Scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake),
• Culture show Kandyan Dance Kandy Temple museum
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide
• Relax on hotel
• Overnights Stay at Hotel

Day 07 : Kegalle - Millennium Elephant Foundation
Enjoy very nice place of elephant life style “Spend the day with an Elephant”. You will be walking along with an Elephant and will be given information about the foundation and elephants. And then you will get the chance of bathing the same Elephant in the river and you can visit the Elephant Dung paper factory. After spending the time with the Elephant return to Kandy . Peradeniya botanical garden was formally established in 1843 with plants brought from Kew Garden in London, it encompasses a total area of 147 acres. Though the groundwork for the current gardens were laid in 1821 by Alexander Moon, the origins of the Botanic Gardens date as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near the Mahaweli river. it was made more independent and expanded under George Gardner as superintendent in 1844, after which it was controlled under a few superintendents till it was taken under the control of the Department of Agriculture in 1912. The Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya was used as the South East Asian Headquarters of the Allied Forces during the Second World War as well. The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya was listed in the “10 great botanical gardens around the world” published by The Guardian in 2018. Big pergolas and wire arches are covered with glamorous climber plants with hard-to-pronounce names like Beaumontia and Saritaea, intertwined with the beautiful lilac-blue petraea, which are said to have grown more beautifully than in the Kew gardens itself. A small and neat orchid house built inside the Royal Botanical Gardens exhibits some of the best orchid species and the entrance is decorated with beds of red Salvia coccinea and scarlet poinsettias, with the main Broad Walk being created with fine evergreen trees, underneath which there are beds of the pretty “Prickly Bush” and “Blue Sky” flora. The National Herbarium of Sri Lanka – the leading institute for authentication of plants in Sri Lanka, is also located inside the Peradeniya Gardens Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. Stay with an elephant life style
2. The chance of bathing the same Elephant Enjoyed
3. Dung paper factory
4. Back to Kandy visit spice garden
5. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
6. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
7. Over Night stay hotel

Day 08 NuwaraEliya
After the Breakfast leaving Kandy and visit In the to NuwaraEliya through foggy mountain tops, watching beautiful Tea estates. On the way we suppose to arrange your lunch at Ramboda falls hotel, where it faces the beautiful Ramboda water fall, and overnight stay in NuwaraEliya Nuwaraeliya founded by Samuel Baker, the explorer of Lake Albert and the upper Nile in 1846. Nuwara Eliya's climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. NuwaraEliya, called Little England, was a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and Cricket & Best Ceylon tea from NuwaraEliya of Central Hills Country Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped town's attractions include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. An attractive and well-used oasis Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine is decorated with religious figures. Densely forested Galway's Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers as well as visited tourist attraction place at World's End Best Tourism from NuwaraEliya. Around the nuwaraeliya having nice waterfalls Lovers Leap’ Baker's Falls St. Claire falls Devon falls Rambodafalls etc. Horton Plains The great plains of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka was discovered by the planter Thomas Farr in the early 19th century. In 1834 it was named Horton Plains in honor of then Governor of Ceylon (1831-1837) Sir Robert Wilmot Horton. In the year 1969, Horton Plains was declared a nature reserve. In 1988, the reserve was elevated to the status of a National Park. The gently rolling plateau of Horton Plains at the southern end of the central montane massif of Sri Lanka is interspersed with network of streams and channels. The Montane forest is also the source of three major rivers of Sri Lanka: River Mahaweli-the longest river of Sri Lanka, River Walave and River Kelani. Still more, Horton Plains is bounded by the country’s second and third highest mountain peaks of Sri Lanka: Mount Kirigalpotta Kanda (2389 m) and Mount Thotupola Kanda (2357 m).
The escarpment with a depth of 900 meters called World’s End and Baker’s fall is one of the highlights of the Horton Plains. Horton Plains in Sri Lanka is the coldest and windiest location in the country. It consists of ecosystems such as montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of the large number of endemic flora and fauna species, Horton Plains was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th July 2010.(Total Traveling Distance 70Km/Normal Temperature at NuwaraEliya 15 ºc) distance around 70Km overnight stay at NuwaraEliya hotel

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. Visit beautiful Tea estates& Tea factory
2. Visit the nice Ramboda waterfalls
3. Visit Strawberry farm enjoyed fresh juice
4. Next Day Early morning leave to Horton plan
5. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
6. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
7. Over Night stay hotel

Day 09 Ella
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Jump to The Sri Lankan Railway System - The Railway system in Sri Lanka was initially built by the British in 1864. Train schedules/ timetable, and ticket prices when buying tickets at the train station can be ... the Main Line like the trains between Nanuoya and Ella ... the scenery and is usually at the rear of the train. The train trip Ella –, and Nanuoya – Ella is very popular, both among tourists and the locals. I highly recommend started at Railway station to enjoy a scenic Train Ride to Ella through the Tea Plantations and Mountain Range. Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres (3,415 ft) above sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than surrounding lowlands, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka. Overnight stay Ella.

Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• Ambewala or Nanuoya Railway station taken train to Ella before 4.00 pm
• Arrival on Ella visit gape on Ella
• Visit Little Adams peak
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Over Night stay hotel

Day 10
TissaMaharama via Yala Wildlife park safari, Optional Camping

After transfer to Thissmaharma though jungle area crossing to Tissamaharama via Yala national park .Yala national Park most popular animal leopard in country and they are the Lords of the Jungle! With a leopard density that's higher than anywhere else on this planet, these menacing predators prowl majestically in Yala, while elephants roam in their numbers with cautious deer scampering by their side Full day game drive at Yala National Park. Overnight stay close to Yala. . Tissamaharama Hotel

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• Transfer to Thissmaharma Via Buthala
• En Route Visit Hindu temple & kirivehara temple
• Arrival to Hotel Thissmarama
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Overnight stay at hotel

Day 11
Yala Wildlife park safari, Optional Camping
Early in the morning leave from hotel at 5.00am Yala Notional Park Full day Game Drive En route Enjoyed Breakfast &Short Lunch break Time will Enjoyed Srilankan Style tridisonal Lunch at the Yala Park relaxing point. Yala national Park most popular animal leopard in country and they are the Lords of the Jungle! With a leopard density that's higher than anywhere else on this planet, these menacing predators prowl majestically in Yala, while elephants roam in their numbers with cautious deer scampering by their side Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. Its home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species. Inland, Yala National Park gives the best opportunity to witness Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife: colorful painted stork in troops are seen perched at the shores of lagoon where the crocodiles too have chosen to doze off; lovely fantailed peacocks in their resplendent blues and greens parade about amidst the woods where monkeys hang, leap and chatter; in the bush jungle are the Elephants; Crossing the tracks and wandering off into the thorny scrub jungle is the star attraction of the park: the leopard. A total of 32 species of mammals have been recorded. The threatened species include sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya), elephant (Elephas maximus), water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), spotted deer (Axis axis ceylonessis), sambar (Cervus unicolor) and golden jackal (Canis aureus). Sri Lankan leopards (Panthera Pardus Kotiya) are said to be a distinct sub-species from their Indian neighbors. Leopards can be seen throughout the park, though best period for enjoying the sights of leopards is during January to July.Bird Life, Birds around 130 species have been recorded. Raptors include crested serpent eagle and white bellied sea eagle. Among the water birds attracted to the lagoons are Lesser Flamingo, Pelicon, Spoonbill, painted stork, rare black necked Stork, grey heron, purple heron, night heron and Darter.
During the north-east monsoon the lagoons are visited by thousands of migrating waterfowl, including Pintail, Garganey, Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel and turn stone, which mix with the residents such as whistling duck, Yellow Wattled Lapwing, Red Wattled Lapwig and Great Stone Plover. The forest is home to Orange Breasted Green Pigeon, Hornbills, and Flycatchers, including Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Barbets and Orioles.
Reptiles, Notable reptiles are Mugger Crocodile, which is abundant in the abandoned tanks, Estuarine Crocodile, found in the main rivers, and Common monitor. Other reptiles include Cobra and Russel’s Viper. A variety of Sea Turtle, Olive Ridley and Leatherback, of which Yala coast line is a major nesting ground. Overnights’ stay at Same Hotel
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• Early in the morning Leave to Yala national park enjoy full day game at Yala national park
• you will be able enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan Lunch
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Overnight stay at hotel

Day 12 : Udawalawa.
Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares of land area and was established on 30 June 1972.[1] Before the designation of the national park, the area was used for shifting cultivation (chena farming). The farmers were gradually removed once the national park was declared Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country This is the best place to see wild elephants all through the year. Orphaned calves and adolescents are looked after until they are ready to be released to natural habitat by the ‘Udawalawe Elephant Transfer Home’ located within the Park. In addition to other animals, leopards, fishing and jungle cats could also be sighted on some days. Udawalawe national park is a one of the greatest among all the national parks in Sri Lanka. this is an important protected area that is a home to a considerable flora and fauna and also it is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. Udwalawe National Park was declared on 30th June 1972 at a ceremony presided over by ministry of shipping and tourism. After visit The Elephant Transit Home, since its inception in 1995, has helped care for dozens of injured, sick, or orphaned baby elephants from all over Sri Lanka. Visitors to the home are able to observe an animated group of around 20 or 30 juvenile and teenage pachyderms, who are fed four times a day. The resident animals are looked after until they are deemed fit enough to be released back into the wild, after which they are closely monitored for investigational purposes, as well as their own safety. No one allowed to do monitories without permission Overnight stay at a Camp site in Udawalawa

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
1. Watch baby elephants being fed milk at the elephant transit home at noon
2. Game drive to Udawalawe National Park full day / half day according you choose
3. Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
4. Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
5. Over Night stay hotel

Day 13 : Eth Athuru Sevana Elephant Orphanage.
Eth Athuru Sevana” or the “Elephant Transit Home” is the Asia’s first rehabilitation center for elephants. Established in 1995 by the Wild life Conservation Department the center lies on a 200 acre land on the western boarder of the Udawalawe National Park. with the Udawalawe Reservoir as the southern border. Baby elephants are sometimes wounded by traps laid by humans or by gunshot injuries. Some calves become orphaned when the mother dies or gets killed. The center takes in the sick, wounded or orphans baby elephants and nourish them until they can live on their own and release them to various national parks. Best safety & rehabilitation
Elephant transit Home Sri Lankan elephants are an endangered species and their survival in their natural habitats is threatened due to human activities. Elephants in the wild are constantly being killed, and many elephant calves become orphaned. In order to support these orphaned elephants, the Department of Wildlife Conservation set up the Elephant Transit Home within Udawalawe National Park with help from the Born Free Foundation. The facility was established under the 29th Amendment to the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance Part II. As of 8 February 2009, 39 orphaned elephant calves were being looked after. The elephant calves are released to the jungle after they become strong enough to survive in their natural habitats. As of 2008, sixty-five elephants had been released to the jungle. The main objective of this facility is rehabilitation of orphaned baby elephants to ultimately release them back into their natural habitat. Up to three elephants per week are killed in Sri Lanka due to conflicts with humans, often leaving behind orphan calves. The elephants are kept at part of the Udawalawe National Park to maintain familiarity with their habitat, but have access to both food and medical care, Place later enjoy a BBQ Dinner at the Camp site. Overnight stay at a Camp site in Udawalawa

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• Game drive to Udawalawe National Park full day / half day according you choose
• BBQ Dinner at the Camp site. Overnight stay at a Camp site
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Over Night stay hotel

Day 14 COLOMBO
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Colombo. Arrive in Colombo and check-in to the hotel. Evening short city tour of Colombo. Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.

Activities;
• Long travel journey to Colombo visit gem city of Rathnapura
• Visit srilanka parliament city tour
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Over Night stay hotel
• Stay at Colombo hotel

Day 15
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Colombo Approximately 2 hour’s End of nice Tour of journey. Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the city proper. It is the financial centre of the island and a tourist destination. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, commonly known as Kotte is the official administrative capital of Sri Lanka. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is a satellite city .Transfer to Colombo Bandaranaike Airport and according to your flight schedule.

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• Tranfer to Airport
• Higherway exprees Via to airpport
• END OF TOUR.

Elephant in Sri Lanka

Include This Tour

  • • Accommodation for 14 Nights
  • • Air-conditioned vehicle with fuel
  • • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • • Food Half Board Basic Only
  • • All parking and highway charge where applicable All taxes
  • • Bottled water
  • • Airport pickup and drop-off

Not include This Tour

  • •Tickets for various activities, such as: Massage & Spa, tickets to gardens, orphanage, boat rides, Safaris, laundry, trips mini bar, shopping lists etc.,
  • •Any phone calls made locally or internationally. If you prefer calling us it will be free of charge and for others hotel will charge.
  • •Price list for entrance tickets per 1 person (does not include in the tour cost

Elephant in Sri Lanka

1.WHO WE ARE

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4. What is your average group size?

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5. Do you offer a past traveler discount?

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6. What is the level of fitness required?

Best health Conditions it is recommended to have a general level of fitness as you will be required to do some walking on the tours.

7. What is the minimum age allowed?

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8.Our resgistirion number & vat number?

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9.Solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

If you are travelling alone there is a mandatory single supplement as it is not possible to share a room on the tour with another solo traveller.

10.How is the Tour Guides and Naturalist Services?

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12.What clothes do I need to take?

a. Light cotton or linen clothing. It can be chilly in NuwaraEliya (the hill country) at night, so a sweater is recommended. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter temples. Socks may also be a good idea for walking round places such as Polonnaruwa – the ground can be extremely hot for bare feet. Cotton t-shirts and shorts. Trousers to visit temples. Sandals. Trainers for walks. Socks. A fleece. Umbrella. Waterproof jacket.

13.Do I require a Visa?

directly for an online ETA by visiting the following website: www.eta.gov.lk.
Do not apply too early as it is only valid for 90 days from the date you apply. The cost of the ETA is $20pp (about £13) if you are a UK citizen. Payment is made by either credit card or e-commerce enabled debit cards. Only Visa, Master and American Express Cards are accepted. When applying, you will need your passport details, flight details and the name and address of your first hotel on your tour Children under the age of 12 are free. Please do take the ETA with you when you travel. As at January 2012, if you find that you can’t apply for one before you travel, you can obtain a Visa on entering Sri Lanka, for $25pp (about £16)
your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your intended date of departure from Sri Lanka. A 60-day extension can be requested (variable fee) at the Dept. of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and obtain your Visa, if necessary. As with all foreign travel, it is wise to take a copy of the details page of your passport which will help the British Consulate in providing a temporary one in case of loss.

14.What vaccinations do I require?

a. Please consult your doctor for up to date information before you travel

15. What opportunities are there for photography?

a. There are so many opportunities for photography whether it is of scenes of everyday life by the roadside, spectacular vistas or of the amazing wildlife. Do please take a memory card of sufficient size as you will find you will take so many photographs. It would also be a good idea to bring some small binoculars to view the wildlife in the National Parks as with all wild animals, you will only be able to view them from a distance

16 . Do I need Insurance?

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for the activities that you are doing on your Tour such as white rafting, elephant rides, game drive etc. All travelers booking with us need to notify us of their insurance arrangements prior to travelling.

17.Are you able to book airport transfers?

We offer comprehensive tour packages that include airport drop-off and pickup, as well as arrival transfers.

18.Where can I change money?

a. Yes, you can only purchase Sri Lankan Rupees in Sri Lanka as it isn’t an International Currency. On arrival at Colombo Airport, it is best to change some money at the Banks just before the Arrival Hall where there are 24hr facilities. Banks in towns are generally open 9am to 1pm or 3pm Mon-Fri. All banks are shut at weekends and public holidays. Changing Traveler’s Cheques can be a time-consuming process in a Bank, however, most Hotels will change these but the rate may not be such a good one. ATMs accepting Visa and MasterCard are widely available in cities and towns. If you wish to use Visa or MasterCard’s in ATMs, (as with all overseas travel) it is best to notify your Bank in the UK that you will be travelling to Sri Lanka, prior to your departure. When changing currency in Sri Lanka it is advisable that you keep a copy of the money exchange certificate with you. Always demand this certificate when you change money as you may be asked for this when you leave. You are not allowed to take Sri Lankan Rupees out of the country

19.What is the time difference?

a. It is GMT + 4.5 hrs. In summer and + 5.5hrs in winter

20.Do you offer any additional optional excursions?

There are many fantastic included activities on the tours however if there any additional optional excursions available to you, they will be stated on your itinerary with your finalized travel documents

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