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This tour package is for all the ones who yearn to explore the wonders of nature's beauty. As the title suggests, this is the precise tour package for the daring wildlife lovers. From wild elephants and leopards to a vast variety of birds, other mammals and reptiles. Beholding the most breathtaking views and enduring the most remarkable experiences of all time. Meet the locals and immerse up the marvellous history and true beauty that this amazing paradise has to endeavour.
Welcome to Sri Lanka, as you set foot on this beautiful island, you'll be welcomed by a Chauffeur Guide of Hayleys Tours and transported in an air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Chilaw. You will spend the rest of the day at leisure adapting to the humid weather and the little essence of Sri Lanka.
A little erudition about Chilaw would be that it is a great location to witness some pleasant glimpses of the sea.
Overnight in Chilaw.
Today, you will check out and leave towards the Wilpattu National Park. It is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Sri Lanka, covering a tremendous 130,000 hectares of land. The bizarre hallmark of this park is the presence of "Willus" (natural freshwater lakes), it is here where the animals come to drink water and bathe, you'll be able to witness some picture-perfect moments at this spot.
Overnight in Campsite in Wilpattu.
Do you wish to go back to witness more of the wondrous animals and the verdant nature of Sri Lanka? Today, you'll be leaving on another exciting Wilpattu National Park safari in the morning. After which you will continue to Habarana. Habarana is a little city in the Anuradhapura District of Sri Lanka and is a member of Sri Lanka’s dry zone. Aside from the dry zone erudition, you'll be able to witness the most astonishingly artistic landscapes and rich environments our country's unbelievable bio-diversity.
Overnight in Habarana.
Today, you will drive to a village that lies lain around a reservoir located off the main Habarana road - Hiriwadunna. This is a typical countryside experience with bullock cart rides and rural vegetable cultivation. Witness the lush rural vegetable cultivations, the farmer's "wattle and daub" house, the paddy fields.
Take an optional afternoon safari at the Minneriya National Park or Eco National Park depending on the season. It is home to various mammals, especially the adorable giants- the elephants.
Overnight in Habarana.
Today, you will proceed to Kandy with an en route stop at Dambulla. After checking out, pack your bags and get ready to visit one of the UNESCO listed Heritage Sites of the world, the Dambulla cave temple.
Kandy - Sri Lanka’s hill capital, covered by the misty mountains. In the evening, get ready to take an exhilarating tour of the city through the bustling city and market area. Also, visit the much-honoured sacred place - The Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Overnight in Kandy.
Get ready to traverse from the humid weather to a chilly surrounding in just a few hours. You will proceed to the hill station of Nuwara Eliya today. The "little England" of Sri Lanka, home to all the tea estates manufacturing the best-flavoured tea, an immense field of beautiful flowers and vegetables. In the evening, you'll also be stopping at a tea factory to witness and discover more about the process of transforming the fresh tea leaves into delightful sips of tea.
Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast, you'll be leaving for the Horton Plains National Park and hike to the World’s End and Bakers Falls - one of the best Nuwara Eliya waterfalls! Horton Plains National Park is capped by mountainous grassland and cloud forests on Sri Lanka’s highest elevation over 2100m above sea level. Check out the most panoramic view from ‘Worlds End’ and the beautiful Bakers Falls which looks a lot like a bride's veil. Horton Plains National Park is definitely the perfect location for hiking and cycling with wonderful trails and cold climate.
Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
Checking out early, you will proceed towards Yala. After checking into the hotel in the afternoon, you will leave on a Jeep Safari through the Yala National Park. Yala reveals the beauty of the Sri Lankan wildlife in its unblemished and natural form. Overflowing with birdlife and wildlife, the Yala national park is unquestionably the best in Asia, the best place in the world to spot leopards, sloth bears, elephants and a huge diversity of wonderful birds.
Overnight in Tissamaharama / Yala.
Today, you will leave on an early morning jeep safari game drive through the Yala National Park. Grab your cameras and activate your eagle eyes to witness the leopards, elephants, wild buffaloes, musk deer, mongoose, pangolins, macaques and jackals and much more animals residing in this parkland.
After this, you will check out and proceed towards Mirissa for some astonishing whale watching.
Overnight in Mirissa.
Today, you will report to the harbour at 0600 am to leave on a whale watching expedition! Leaving the harbour at 0630 am, you will travel out towards the drop off where the whales feed. These are some of the Mirissa whales - Blue Whales, Orcas, Sperm whales, Byrd’s Whales and Pygmy Killer Whales. Moreover, Spinner, Bottled Nose and Riso Dolphins may also make an appearance. If you are remarkably blessed and lucky, you may spot a whale shark as well!
You will spend the evening at leisure by the beach.
Overnight in Mirissa.
You will check out and then proceed to the commercial capital - Colombo. Colombo, a town that has lived for over 2000 years, is now a trendy megalopolis dotted with many colonial-era buildings amongst the skyscrapers and shopping malls. This city flaunts a rich colonial heritage, highlighting a softening pot of races, religions and lifestyles. Explore the admirable large canvases of art with a blend of cultural techniques. Colombo is the best place to shop for all your souvenirs! Visit the bustling street markets filled with aromatic spices, multi coloured silks, kinds of cotton and fresh fruit and greens. Thereafter, indulge yourself in an exclusive Colombo Spa experience.
Overnight in Colombo.
DAY 12: AIRPORT
You have spent the past 11 days on this beautiful island, exploring and travelling seeking for the marvels of our wonderful island. Today, is your last day, as per the flight itinerary, you will leave for the airport for your departure.
We wish you have a safe flight home, carrying all the memories collected from Sri Lanka.
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