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Sri Lanka - Wildlife, Elephants

Sri Lanka Nature Tour

Sri Lanka Private Tours
1 Stars
Bed & Breakfast
9 nights from £1,580 per person including flights and sightseeing

Sri Lanka - National Park - Monkey on Ramboda pass

Itinerary for The Sri Lanka Nature Experience Tour

Flights from the UK to Colombo International Airport. Met on arrival at Colombo International Airport by Antiquity representative and transfer to Negombo. Check in at the 4* Jetwing Blue hotel in a deluxe room.
Rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Kandy en route visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela. This orphanage is the home to about 89 elephants, some of which are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath.
Check in at Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. At 09:30 leave on the tea tour transportation by tuk tuk to learn and experience the harvest, production and brewing of a fine cup of Ceylon tea. The experience begins at the hotel’s tea estate where you will learn the art of picking tea alongside tea pickers, then visit a working tea factory to see withering and packaging processes and finally a tea tasting session either at the factory or back at the hotel
Return to hotel for lunch.
After lunch relax for some time and get ready for trekking with bird watching experience. You have to leave the hotel around 3.30 pm. Experience local hill country life, emerald landscapes dotted with Hindu Temples and trek through old Ceylon’s ancient tea valleys.
During your journey you can see some of the Endemic Birds like Ceylon hanging parrot, Sri Lankan Grackle and Yellow fronted barbet. Other birds that can been seen are the Black Eagle, Brahmin Kite, Black-hooded oriole and Wood Pecker.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Kandy. Proceed on an orientation tour of Kandy by walking. Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in size and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.
Check in at the 4* OZO Kandy hotel.
Rest of the afternoon at leisure.
In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing
Return to hotel for overnight stay.

After breakfast transfer to Peradeniya railway station for a scenic train journey through tea plantations and waterfalls up to Nanu Oya. On arrival at Nanu Oya railway station transfer to Nuwara Eliya en-route visit Pedro Tea Plantation and Factory – Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here.
Check in at the 4* Grand Hotel in a deluxe room for overnight stay.

Early morning proceed to Horton Plains (a breakfast box will be supplied). This will be a moderate (medium) forest trek of 9km, approximately 4 hours from the main entrance to the wildness. Walk out to Horton Plains to explore the grasslands and forests leading to the escarpments and spectacular views from the big and small ‘World’s Ends’.
Return to the hotel.
Late afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya, drive through "Little England” Overnight stay at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Udawalawe via Elle and Wellawaya
Check in at the 4*Grand Udawalawe Safari Hotel based on a deluxe room.
At 15:00 proceed on a jeep safari to visit the Uda-Walawe National Park - This national park was established in 1972 to protect the catchment area of the Uda Walawe reservoir, crucial to the livelihoods of the farmers in the south east dry zone. With the land only recently reverting back from cultivation, the park has some fascinating characteristics that make it well worth a visit. Not least of these is the large elephant population.
Uda Walawe is the most reliable place to see elephants in their wild habitat year round. Some 400-500 elephants live in the park and herds of up to 50 are commonly seen. The park is also covered by some abandoned teak plantation and dense scrub jungle. This variety in habitat makes for a rich variety of wildlife and game. As well as elephants, leopards live in the park (though you will be very lucky to spot one), toque monkeys, grey langur, spotted deer, wild pig and sambar. There are numerous bird species of course and Uda Walawe is particularly rich in raptor species, among them the white bellied sea eagle and the crested serpent eagle.
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Leave for Mirrissa after breakfast.
Check in at the 4* Mandara Resort in a standard room.
Rest of the day at leisure.

Early morning proceed to the boat pier (packed breakfast). Proceed on a boat to witness whales which will take 4 to 6 hours.
Water, tea & coffee will be available throughout the boat trip.
Return to the hotel - Leave for your respective beach property or for your return flight back to the UK.

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