Nature and Wildlife Tour

Nature & Wildlife Tour from Bentota

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Meeting & Tour Starting Point: Bentota or Bandaranaike International Airport

Highlights: Galle / Mirissa / Yala National Park / Ella / Train Ride to Nuwara Eliya / World’s End / Kitulgala / Peradeniya Botanical Garden / Kandy / Spice Garden / Dambulla Cave Temple / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Minneriya National Park / Anuradhapura / Trincomalee

Itinerary

Day 01 – Galle / Mirissa

On your arrival to Sri Lanka you will be met by our Representative meet and Transferred to the Hotel at Mirissa, On the way visit Kosgoda Turtle Farm, one of 18 turtle hatcheries along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. It is very popular as all five species of turtles that visit Sri Lanka nest in Kosgoda.

Also visit to see Stilt Fishermen and Galle Dutch Fort, the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions.

Upon reaching, check in to hotel in Mirissa, leisure and relax on the beach rest of the day.

Day 02 – Whale Watching Mirissa / Yala National Park

Early next morning take you on a Whale Watching boat tour in Mirissa. The Whale and Dolphin watching in Mirissa are one of the most thrilling water activities in Sri Lanka.

After you will leave Yala National Park for afternoon jeep safari. Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. You can see the Leopards, Wilds Elephants, Deer, Wild Buffaloes, Sloth Bears, Many kinds of Birds and Monkeys.

Overnight stay in hotel at Yala.

Day 03 – Ravana Ella Waterfall / Ella

In the morning, you will be driven to the Ella. On the way you will visit beautiful Ravana Ella waterfall. Upon reaching, you will visit for trekking & hiking tour in Ella Village – pure natural beauty, with its waterfalls, greenery, and hills it is just jaw-dropping. Also participate for cooking demonstration.

Overnight stay in hotel at Ella.

Day 04 – Train Ride to Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, take the Train Ride from Ella to Nuwara Eliya, the resort city in the Central Mountain range and the coolest area in Sri Lanka. And it is one of the most scenic train journey in the world.

Transfer to hotel at Nuwara Eliya for overnight stay.

Day 05 – World’s End / Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave for trekking World’s End at Horton Plains National Park, which is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montage grassland and cloud forest.

Evening leisure at Gregory Lake Park.

Day 06 – Kitulgala / Peradeniya Botanical Garden / Kandy

After breakfast leave for Kandy. On the way you will visit small town of Kitulgala where you can having exciting opportunity for white water rafting. Also visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens which attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is renowned for its collection of orchids.

Then continue to Kandy. Declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, Kandy was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. Upon reaching you will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic the golden roofed Temple houses the relic of Lord Buddha’s tooth. Towards the evening you can enjoy an entertaining Kandyan cultural dance show.

Transfer to hotel at Kandy for overnight stay.

Day 07 – Spice Garden / Dambulla Cave Temple / Sigiriya

The next day you will depart to Sigiriya. On your way, you will stop Spice Garden in Matale and you will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed and you will also be able to purchase spices. Also visit Dambulla Cave Temple one of UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Wildlife Tour

climb Sigiriya Lion Rock. Sigiriya is a one of UNESCO listed World Heritage Site for its best preserved ancient urban planning.

Overnight stay in hotel at Sigiriya.

Day 08 – Polonnaruwa / Minneriya National Park

After breakfast you will visit to Polonnaruwa for the tour on ancient city. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic cities in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers and has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. You will visit King Parakkramabahu Royal Palac, Ordains hall, Kumara Pond, Siva temple, Vatadaga, Atadaga, Hetadaga, Rankoth vehhera and Galvihara temple.

Then leave for a Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park where you can see large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants.

Day 09 – Anuradhapura

The next day leave for Anuradhapura. Upon reaching, you will take off to the city of Anuradhapura.

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the centre of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. You will find the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization such as Ruwanveliseya dagoba, Thuparama dagoba, Samadhi Buddha, Twin Ponds, Guard Stones & Moonstones. Sri Mahabodhi is the oldest historically documented tree in the world is over 2200 years.

Check in to the hotel at Anuradhapura.

Day 10 – Trincomalee

After breakfast leave for Trincomalee, a major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka overlooking the Trincomalee Harbour. Trincomalee has been one of the main centres of Sri Lankan Tamil language speaking culture on the island for over two millennia.

You will visit Kanniya hot water spring, Pigeon island, harbor and other interesting sightseeing, Nilaweli Beach and Thirikoneshwaram Hindu Temple.

Check in to the hotel at Trincomalee.

Day 11 – Airport

After breakfast, you will be transported to the airport from hotel. Depending on the time of your flight, you will be driven to the Airport two-three hours in advance. Wildlife Tour

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Tour Inclusions Exclusions

Price Includes

  • Air-conditioned transport throughout the 11 Days
  • Professional English speaking chauffeur
  • Entrance fees to attractions & activities as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • 10 Nights’ Accommodation in 3 – 4 Star Hotels

Price Excludes

  • Video and Camera Permits at Sights
  • Expenses of Personal Nature
  • Tips for services
  • Meals and Snacks not stated in inclusions
  • Any Other Services not specified above