Heavenly Trail of Tropical Feathers & Wild Life (HTTW)
On arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport you will be greeted by our tour guide or chauffeur and transferred to the hotel. In the early evening you will meet the tour guide and the rest of the group, where your guide will brief you on the tour
Negombo / Wilpattu / Anuradhapura
After breakfast, you will proceed to the northwestern region of the country
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a wildlife safari at Wilpattu National Park
Wilpattu is the Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest national park and the island’s premier wildlife viewing destination, situated on the northwest coast of Sri Lanka, close to the Sacred City of Anuradhapura (UNESCO World Heritage), about 180km north of Colombo.
Anuradhapura / Minneriya / Giritale
After an early breakfast you will proceed to visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura.
In the afternoon you will go on a safari tour at the Minneriya/Kaudulla/Hurulu Eco Park depending on the location most of the elephants are gathered. Here you will have the chance to witness the largest Asian elephant gathering.
After the safari tour you will be heading to Giritale, where you will be staying your night at.
After breakfast, you will proceed to the North Central Province through beautiful farming lands. There are many artificial tanks in this part of the Island. The history of the ancient irrigation systems of Sri Lanka goes back to the 5th century BC.
In the morning you will walk to the Udawattekele sanctuary; this tropical wet green forest provided security for the Kandyan Kingdom and was out of bounds for the general populace during the historical Kandyan period. Udawattekele is rich in nature and about 80 avifaunal species have been recorded in the area
After breakfast, a short drive will take you to the bank of the Girithale Reservoir, which is the starting point for a bicycle ride through the area.
Many birds await you along the canal, and during your ride, you will sample the flavor of authentic Sri Lankan rural life.
Girithale / Kandy
Kandy is situated at the doorstep of the central hills and lies 1500 feet above sea level. The city is surrounded by a lush green fleet of mountains and is renowned for the Annual Kandy Perahera of the Sacred Temple of the Tooth
You will now journey on to Nuwara Eliya – climbing up to 1890m above sea level to a cooler climate. A hint of the colonial flavour still remains in the town of Nuwara Eliya which is why it is sometimes referred to as Little England
You will have an early start with a packed breakfast for a walk in the plateau called Horton Plains. This cloud forest is the catchment area for a few main rivers and is situated more than 2000m above sea level. Horton Plains is also high on the list as an ideal place for trekking and bird watching
After breakfast you will drive down to the sea level through the southeast slope of the central hills. You can pause for a couple of minutes on the way to photograph the glorious Ravana Falls in Ella
In the afternoon, you will proceed to the Yala National Park – the second largest park in Sri Lanka (978 km²) with the highest density of leopard population in the world
Thissamaharama / Singharaja
Singharaja is one of the natural World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka. It is situated in the middle elevation range of 270-1060m and is rich in endemism. Under the curly green tree canopy, you will find hidden the wonderful artistry of nature
Enjoy your day in the rainforest. Your guide and the forest trekker will help you to spot birds and other animals
Singharaja / Galle
After breakfast, you will leave for the south coast and in the afternoon you will visit the Dutch Fortress in the town of Galle
This is the end of your beautiful journey through Sri Lanka and you will be taken to the airport to board your flight home
Goodbye and come again!
Package Price Includes:
Airport pickup and dropoff.
Twin-sharing accommodation on Half Board basis throughout the tour on hotels specified in your itinerary, or similar properties.
Transfers by an air condition vehicle with the services of an experienced English Speaking Chauffeur OR National Guide Lecture throughout the tour (depending on pax count).
Entrance fees and activities include;
Dambulla Cave Temple, Bike Ride in Giritale, Polonnaruwa Ancient City,
Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic, Gem Museum Visit, Cultural Show – Kandy, Train Ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya or Nanu Oya to Ella (Reserved seats. 1st, 2nd or 3rd class depending on availability), Horton Plains National Park, Yala Jeep Safari, 2 guided treks bordering Sinharaja Rainforest and 1 guided trek inside the rainforest, Visit to the historic Dutch Fortress Galle.
All applicable government taxes.
Package Price Does Not Include:
Lunch and other beverages throughout the tour unless specified in your itinerary.
Peak period and/or festive supplements indicated specifically in your itinerary.
Expenses of a personal nature.
Tips & Gratuities.
Video Camera and Still Camera permits.
Any other services not specified in your itinerary.
Optional excursions as specified in your itinerary