Nature and wildlife tours in Sri lanka
Most renowned nature attractions and lesser know nature attractions in beautiful Sri Lanka have been included in this tour package. Beautifully unspoiled and with very little traffic in Belihuloya, Rathnapura will offer you a fascinating experience. This eco and wildlife tour offers a wealth of different elements.
Furthermore, you can explore the wildlife of Sri Lanka through the wildlife safari tours of Yala and Bundala. Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve, national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka that is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals also are covered from this itinerary.
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After you pick up from Airport, you will be proceeded to Negombo. Negombo is a modest beach town located close to Bandaranaike International Airport that is located at the mouth of the Negombo lagoon. The Lagoon is part of the much larger Muthurawajawela Marsh and it is the main site you will be covered from this tour.
• Fish market,
• Dutch fort,
• Visit Dutch Canal,
• Dutch Canal or Muthurajawela Marsh private boat tour.
After breakfast you will be proceed to Sinharaja rain forest. It is major eco-tourism destination in Sri Lanka and also declared as a natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its uniqueness. In Sinharaja there are so many flora and fauna which can be never found in any other place. So there is an endemic wildlife specially, birds and there are many mammals, insects, reptiles and butterflies which are endemic to Sri Lanka.
• Trekking in Sinharaja Rain Forest
If time permit, you may have a nature walk around in Area of your hotel perhaps you may spot nice birds species with your luck.
After breakfast you will be proceed to Mirissa, Sri Lanka. Mirissa is the one of a best place in the Sri lanka to see one of the only recorded resident blue whale colonies and their natural habitat. Dolphins are regularly spotted on whale watching trips organized from Mirissa and Dondra head on the south coast. The BBC documentary titled “Ocean Giants” featuring the mesmeric world of Whales and Dolphins, and the scientist’s effort to shed light on their habits and why they grow so large were filmed around Sri Lanka and according to them 30 Blue Whales were sighted in a single day!
• Dolphins watching
• Climb Parrot Rock. It is a small rock where you can climb up and see a bit of the Mirissa area
After breakfast you will be proceed to Yala, National park. Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park which is situated in the southeast region of the country. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds. The park is consisted including lakes, beaches, jungle, rivers and scrubland. This variety in habitats provides an excellent range in wildlife. The largest concentration of Leopards can be seen in this region.
• Jeep Safari in Yala national Park.
After breakfast you will be proceed to Udawalawa National park, Sri Lanka. The Udawalawa 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 (119.00 sq mi) of land area. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country. This is one of the renowned and best place in the world to see wild Elephants. It is not unusual to see big herds gathering to feed and bath by the waterholes.In addition, Udawalawe is home to many water monitor lizards, monkeys. variety of bird species and offer you glances at water buffalo, wild boar, spotted deer, sambur deer, jackal, samber, black-naped hare, mongooses, bandicoots, foxes, the endemic Toque Macaque and Gray Langers.
• Jeep Safari in Udawalawa National park
After breakfast proceed to Belihul Oya. En -route visit to Surathalee Ella Water Fall.
Then trk to Nonpareil Estate and Hiri Katu Oya
Nonpareil is an estate(s) and is located in Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka. The estimate terrain elevation above sea level is 1597 meters.
Hirikatu Oya is a relatively unknown stream originating from Nonpareil Estate. This oya creates number of cascades most without names but one bigger cascade known as Nonpareil Estate Falls can be seen on the road which leads to Horton Plains through the Nonpareil Estate. This waterfall cascades in 3 segments.
Overnight stay at Hirikatu Oya camping site.
The waterfall is a branch of the Belihuloya reservoir which falls across the limits of sabaragamuwa. The waterfall is named as “pahanthudawa” as it forms at the base, a pool in the shape of the wick of the lamp. Reaching the top of the fall itself is quite a hike as it runs through the jungle but upon reaching its top and enjoying the beauty you will realize it’s never a waste.
Then Visit Samanala Wewa
The Samanalawewa reservoir, formed by a 100m high embankment dam, is one of the largest reservoirs in Sri Lanka built in the recent times.
Over Night stay at Belihuloya
En-Route visit Rathnapura Gem mines.
Sri Lanka has earned its namesake as the ‘Gem Island’ or ‘Island of Gems’ (Ratna Dweepa), with its abundance of corundum gems, chrysoberyl and alexandrite, garnet, moonstone, peridot, spinel, topaz, tourmaline, and zircon. The mines are around 100 ft (30 m) deep, each with a series of interconnecting tunnels.
The mining operation for gems has been virtually the same since the days of Alexander the Great except for the modern addition of the water pumps for de-watering the pits. The supports for the excavations are still mostly the logs. Labour is provided as a share to the earnings as well as the equipment, materials and expenses such as food for workers.
Visit the Gem Museum in Ratnapura
The Ratnapura Gem Museum holds a breathtaking display of samples of precious and semi-precious stones that include Sapphires, Rubies, and Amethysts. In addition, there are also exhibited pictures, tools and other items that illustrate the history and methodology of this industry.
Visit Batadomba Lena Cave
Batadombalena is an archaeological site with evidence of habitation from 8,000 years BCE, Balangoda Man. 4 km from that point is a mountain pathway through the Batadmbalena woods save. At the foothill lies a tea ranch through which the way begins. It leads up the slope for 2 km over surging streams and rock strewn way before ending at the passage to the shelter.The view from the cavern momentous and the vista contains moving slopes, green mountains, silver streams and biodiversity rich backwoods .
Afternoon visit Bopath Ella Water Fall.
After Enjoying, the Colombo City and Your guide will take you back to the international airport for a safe journey. We hope and wish that you will visit this beautiful country again.