with A/C vehicles
Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. It’s home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species. Inland, include a naturalist-led jeep safari ride through the wildlife-filled grasslands, followed by a home-cooked lunch with from local family enjoyed. early morning departure to Yala National Park, A full-day, private excursion to Yala, back to airport Colombo.
- 1.Yala is one of the most famous national parks in Sri Lanka
- 2.Chance to spot the elusive Sri Lankan leopard.
- 3.Home to a variety of other wildlife, including elephants, crocodiles, and numerous bird species.
- 4.Beautiful sandy beach and crystal-clear waters,
- 5.Coconut Tree Hill This scenic viewpoint
Day 01: Colombo to Mirissa
Our staff will be there to warmly welcome you at the Airport or maybe you are in sri lanka any hotel to from starting to travel to visiting yala too . En - route Visit Madu Ganga is the second biggest wetland in Sri Lanka. The estuary is spread over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares are covered with water and is inhabited with 64 islands of which 15 islands have a larger landmass. Abundantly rich in biodiversity, in the area surrounding the Madu River and Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 432 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 432 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries
Meetiyagoda, also spelt „Mitiyagoda“, is situated in only 4 km distance from the ocean, 10 km north of Hikkaduwa. Meetiyagoda is famous for its moonstone mines. Moonstone has been used in jewelry for millennia, including ancient civilizations. The Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was derived from solidified rays of the Moon Both the Romans and Greeks associated moonstone with their lunar deities. In more recent history, moonstone became popular during the Art Nouveau period; French goldsmith René Lalique and many others created a large quantity of jewelry using this stone
Madu Ganga is the second biggest wetland in Sri Lanka . The estuary is spread over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares are covered with water and is inhabited with 64 islands of which 15 islands have a larger landmass. Abundantly rich in biodiversity, in the area surrounding the Madu River you’ll find swampy marshlands covered in mangrove forests. It is also home to 300 species of plants and about 250 wildlife species.
Mask making is a popular tradition in Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankan mask artisans ply their trade along the Western, South Western and Southern coasts of the island. Of these, the Ambalangoda area on the South Western coast of Sri Lanka is renowned for its talented artisans. Ambalangoda that famed for its history and expertise mask carving and culture. And the best place to get your fill of mask lore is the Ambalangoda Mask Workshop and Museum is Sri Lanka.
Turtle is the most commonly found turtle in Sri Lanka. They are also found in the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Their English name refers to the Colour of the fat found under their shells. Young Green Turtles are mainly carnivores. Adults however are herbivores, feeding only on marine vegetation with the help of their finely serrated jaws. They grow to a maximum length of 1m and can weigh 250kg. Adult females lay between 120-140 eggs at one time. Green Turtles are regularly found on the beach at night only every few years but when they do they lay several times in one season. first day long trip Stay in a Hotel Close to Mirissa. (Overnight stay at Mirissa Hotel)
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• Transfer to Mirissa
• Galle Dutch Fort, Spices Garden
• Moonstone Mine Meetiyagoda Moon center point in Sri Lanka
• Maduganga safari tour marshlands covered in mangrove forests
• Castle farm Ahungalla, mask factory Ambalangoda
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Over night stay at hotel Mirissa.
Day 02 Mirissa
Whales and Dolphin watching Mirissa Excursion for Whales and Dolphin watching in the morning. Mirissa, a destination famed for some of the finest Whale and Dolphin sightings in the world. Take an exciting yet comfortable boat trip out to sea and be fortunate to see Blue Whales; the largest creatures on earth, Bryde’s Whales, Sperm Whales, Killer Whales and Fin Whales. Some time you can also meet pods of friendly Dolphins such as the Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and striped dolphins as they playfully somersault and dance on the ocean waves. There’s also a good chance of seeing flying fish, turtle, manta rays and even sharks. Whale watching is between November and April each year it’s a once-in-lifetime experience! Deep sea 15kilometer special Boat Snack Relax to watching on the sea with free. Unawatuna is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and is the most “famous” beach in the country. It is a lovely banana-shaped beach of golden sand and turquoise water, surrounded by green palm trees! Its beach and corals. Unawatuna is rich in its biodiversity. Its greatest potential attraction for eco-tourism was the marsh land or mangrove, Kadolana, which was partially dredged and filled to develop a hotel for a German hotel chain.
Weligama. Stilt fishermen of Weligama, Sri Lanka, practice a unique fishing method by perching on stilts planted in shallow waters. Balancing on these stilts, they use a crossbar to hold their fishing rods. This traditional technique has become a cultural symbol and tourist attraction, blending the coastal heritage of Sri Lanka with a visually striking fishing practice. The development never eventuated. Many locals believe it to have been cursed for being built at the doorstep of the Wella Devalaya. Afternoon to relax and enjoy beach.
Overnight stay in same. Hotel
Plan for tour itinerary Acuities:
• Transfer to Mrissa Excursion for Whales and Dolphin watching in the morning
• Lover Paradise of Coconut hill visiting
• Visit Stilt fishermen of Weligama
• Enjoy afternoon beach relax
• Evening plan to Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Over night Stay at hotel .
Day 03 Transfer Udawalawa Via Tissamaharama
Udawalawe Wildlife park safari, Optional Camping Udawalawe National Park. ‘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.
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 Transfer to Udawalawe. Watch baby elephants being fed milk at the elephant transit home at noon. In the afternoon, game drive to Udawalawe National Park. Overnight stay close to Tissmarama Hotel.
Plan for tour itinerary Acuities:
• Transfer to Udawalawe. Watch baby elephants being fed milk at the elephant transit home
• Game drive to Udawalawe National Park
• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.
• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel
• Over night Stay at Tissamaharama
Day 04 . Full day yala National park private excursion Full day Yala National park Yala National Park, A full-day, private excursion to Yala,
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 hotel
Plan for tour itinerary Activities :
• Early morning Leave to Yala Full day Yala National park game drive Yala National Park
• Overnight stay hotel
Day 05 Colombo
After breakfast Transfer to the Colombo airports or which is you had stayed at hotel into the Colombo hotel. (if you like to leave early morning you can visit Much More place & according to your flight Schedule)
Plan for tour itinerary Activities:
• Visit Gangaramaya temple (water lake Temple) Much More place
• Dutch Hospital & twin tower
• Shopping tour
• All the place visit according to your flight Schedule
• TOUR END
Include This Tour
- • Accommodation for 04 Nights
- • Air-conditioned vehicle with fuel
- • English speaking chauffeur guide
- • Food H|B Basic Only ( Break Fast & Lunch or Dinner Included )
- • All parking and highway charge where applicable All taxes
- • Bottled water
- • Airport pickup and drop-off
Not include This Tour
- The above rates do not include the following items, which you may purchase independently if needed. Our chauffeur will assist you in the process:
- Entry fees for the mentioned attractions and activities
- Safari Jeep and Boat Ride at Madu River
- Specialist guide
- Not Recommended
- Wheelchair accessibility (not recommended for travelers with mobility issues)
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
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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
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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.
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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.
a. You will need to obtain an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) prior to your visit to Sri Lanka. You can apply 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.
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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.
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
We offer comprehensive tour packages that include airport drop-off and pickup, as well as arrival transfers.
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
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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