Wildlife, Ancient Heritage & Nature
- Ahangama / Anuradhapura / Colombo / Horton Plains / Nuwara Eliya / Sigiriya / Udawalawe / Wilpattu / yala
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- 2 bottles of 500ml mineral water per person
- Accommodation and any other meals/refreshments/expenses not stated above.
- Air –conditioned luxury transport
- Breakfast on day 2
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel accommodation
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Lunch on All 3 Days
- Lunch on day 1
- Services of professional Guide/ Tour Leader(for coach only)
- Tickets to listed attractions
Wildlife, Ancient Heritage & Nature
09 NIGHTS 10 DAYS
DAY 1 – AIRPORT / NEGOMBO
You will be greeted by a representative of Ebert Silva Holidays at the airport and be transferred to the hotel in Negombo. Visit the city’s long sandy beaches with iconic catamarans and make way to the many colorful shops with local handicrafts, batiks and jewelry. Overnight stay in Negombo.
DAY 2 – WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, travel to Wilpattu. Whilst heading to the Wilpattu National Park you will have the opportunity of visiting the Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary, a favorite destination among bird watchers and nature lovers. Spot rare birds and watch them in their natural environment whilst engaging in some great photography. Wilpattu is Sri Lanka’s largest Safari Park where you are guaranteed of an exciting safari with many sightings of wildlife and birds. Enjoy a BBQ dinner and an overnight stay in a tented safari camp in the wild. Overnight stay in Wilpattu.
DAY 3 -ANURADHAPURA / SIGIRIYA
After breakfast visit Anuradhapura, the first capital of Sri Lanka which was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. The city has extensive ruins and is also a UNESCO declared World Heritage City. You will have the opportunity of visiting the sacred Jayasiri Maha Bodhi, the sacred Fig tree (Ficus religiosa) which is the closest authentic link to the Buddha, being a branch of the sacred tree under which ascetic Siddhartha attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, India. Thereafter, you will continue the journey to Sigiriya. Upon reaching Sigiriya, check into your hotel to relax.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya.
DAY 4 – SIGIRIYA / WASGAMUWA
After early breakfast prepares to climb the famous Sigiriya – ‘Lion Rock’. One of the most popular historical monuments in Sri Lanka Sigiriya is also among the new 8 Wonders of the World. Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple thereafter, which will be an unforgettable experience where you can explore colorful and spectacular caves dating back to the 2nd century BC. Proceed to Wasgamuwa and visit the Angammedilla National Park en-route, a habitat of elephants, deer, buffalos, peacocks, leopards and occasional sloth bears. Overnight stay in Wasgamuwa.
DAY 5 – WASGAMUWA / NUWARA ELIYA
Today, you will start your day early with a packed breakfast to visit the Wasgamuwa National Park for an unforgettable jeep safari. This location is undeniably a treat to wildlife enthusiasts. It has one of the highest bio diversities on the island where the Sri Lankan elephants can be seen in large herds. After the wildlife expedition, travel to Nuwara Eliya.
Upon reaching Nuwara Eliya, check-in at the hotel and relax. Enjoy a delightful city tour in the salubrious city of Nuwara Eliya with a boat ride on the picturesque Gregory Lake.
Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 6 – HORTON PLAINS / ELLA / UDAWALAWA
After early breakfast, you will take part in the exciting Horton Plains trek. While proceeding to Udawalawa visit the glorious Ravana Falls, which is among the widest waterfalls in the island. Upon reaching the safari camp in Udawalawa, enjoy the night with a BBQ dinner. After dinner, have a relaxing walk underneath the starry skies.
Overnight stay in Udawalawa.
DAY 7 – UDAWALAWA / YALA
Following an early breakfast, join the jeep safari at the Udawalawa National Park. This park has an impressive concentration of animals across its open savannah plains, including its large and consistent elephant population. After a rewarding safari proceeds to Yala and check into the safari camp and relax. The Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s foremost park which offers the greatest diversity of animal and birdlife on the island. Conclude the eventful day with a delightful BBQ dinner at the safari camp.
Overnight stay at a tented safari camp in Yala.
DAY 8 – YALA
The jeep safari in the Yala National Park will commence early morning. It is also one of the most popular destinations in the world to spot the elusive leopard, which can be often spotted lounging on huge granite boulders that are scattered across the parkland. After the morning safari visit the Sithulpawwa Monastery. An intriguing historical Buddhist monastery located deep in the heart of the Yala National Park, Sithulpawwa is believed to date back to the 2nd century BC. Continue your safari throughout the day and check out of the park for dinner.
Overnight stay in your tent in Yala.
DAY 9 – AHANGAMA
After breakfast, proceed to the Ahangama beach, a quiet and almost isolated stretch of golden sand. The fishermen hauling their catamarans under the palm fringes are indeed a delightful and refreshing sight in Ahangama. Visit the Ussangoda National Park en-route. The park’s landscape is distinct with red soil stretches in all directions with stunted vegetation of grass and moss in an irregular pattern. This unusual setting has given rise to many interesting legendary tales of Ussangoda through the years.
Overnight stay in Ahangama.
DAY 10 – COLOMBO / AIRPORT
With a myriad of glorious experiences and memories, you will be transferred to Colombo for one last exciting experience of the city of Colombo on an open deck sightseeing tour. Thereafter, you will be guided to the Bandaranaike International Airport to board the flight for your onward journey.