Central Province Sri Lanka
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PEACE AND NATURE TOUR Of SRI LANKA

PEACE AND NATURE TOUR Of SRI LANKA

Begin this adventurous tour with a transfer to Habarana from the airport, enjoy an adventurous time there. Transfer to Sigiriya to climb the historic rock and transfer to Kandy to enjoy a breathtaking sightseeing session, also visit some historic places. Afterwards transfer to Nuwara Eliya for more adventure which will continue to Kithulgala and Bentota where many adventurous activities await. Transfer to Awissawella for an event then continue the tour to Colombo for a city tour before leaving to the airport for departure.

Trip Details

Hotels:
Standard Hotels
Level:
Active Traveler
Type:
Custom
Support:
Daytime Guided
07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS /

Day by Day Itinerary

AIRPORT / HABARANA (About 200 km’s drive)

Meat & Assist on arrival, Transfer from Airport to Habarana. Village Safari at Habarana including Sri Lankan Lunch.

Bullock Cart Ride:

Bullock Cart is the first vehicle in Sri Lanka. In the past once past famous mode of transport of local royalty. Today this vehicle become coordinating between the past and present.

Boat Riding:

Reservoir is a stunning mixture of the village after cart ride visitor can get Canoe Boat Ride in the reservoir.

Village Tour:

Next visitor can get special experience of the pleasures of village life for visit house in the village.

Transfer to the hotel at the evening.

Overnight stay at Habarana.

HABARANA / RITIGALA / MINNERIYA / HABARANA (About 70 km’s drive including Safari)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning trekking at Ritigala Mountain.
Reach Ritigala Mountain

Ritigala can be reached from the turn-off from Habarana- Anuradhapura Road at a distance of 12km from Habarana. Another 5 km along a graveled yet memorable road leads to the foot of the mountain.

Ritigala Mountain at a height of 766 m above the sea-level is the highest mountain in the north-central dry plains of Sri Lanka. The mountain mass about three miles long and about two miles wide at its widest point is covered with dense jungle inhabited by wild Elephants, leopards and bears. It is the watershed of the Malwatu Oya which feeds the Nachaduwa tank and Kalueba Ela which feeds Huruluwewa. The Ritigala Mountain has been declared a Strict Natural Reserve in order to maintain its pristine environment. Ritigala mountain’s cloud cover and mist that cloth it most of the year round has resulted in a flora much more commonly found at the central hills of wet zone than those in the dry plains: the upper part of the mountain is well known for its flora, some of which are rare; it has also a range of wild orchids.

Evening Safari at Minneriya.

Enjoy a Jeep Safari in the Minneriya National park. Its centerpiece is the large Minneriya Tank, and the park also boasts an unusually wide range of habitat types, from dry tropical forest to wetlands, grasslands and terrain previously used for slash-and-burn agriculture. For most visitors, the principal attraction here is elephants. Minneriya forms part of the elephant corridor which joins up with Kaudulla and Wasgomuwa national parks, and up to 200 of the beasts can be found here at certain times of year during their migrations between the various parks. Other mammals found in the park include sambur, spotted deer, sloth bears and leopards, and there’s also a good chance of seeing macaque and purple-faced languor monkeys. In addition, an enormous number of birds have been spotted at Minneriya, including endemic species such as the Sri Lankan hanging parrot and the crimson-fronted barbet.

Sri Lankan BBQ Dinner at Jungle with Local Cocktails
Overnight stay at Habarana.

HABARANA / SIGIRIYA / KANDY (About 170 km’s drive including Kandy city tour)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer from Habarana to Sigiriya.

Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock fortress which is a UNESCO world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495). The spectacular citadel of Sigiriya rises sheer and impregnable out of the plains of the dry zone. It is the country’s most memorable single attraction, a remarkable archeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting. The rock was the innermost stronghold of a 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway.

Transfer from Sigiriya to Kandy.

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka’s last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, The Royal Botanical Gardens, the Peradeniya University campus and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper Lake Drive.

Early evening, you will visit a Kandyan Dance performance and be treated to a spectacular fire walking finale.

Kandy is also famous for its shopping, gems and jewellery, handicrafts, batiks, silks etc. And you will have the opportunity of browsing to your heart’s content.

Overnight stay at Kandy.

KANDY / HORTON PLAINS / NUWARA ELIYA (About 160 km’s including Horton Plains)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer from Kandy to Horton Plains.

Horton Plains National Park (HPNP) was recommended for the tentative listing of World Heritage Sites (WHS) to United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Sri Lanka on 20th March 2006. On 30th July 2010 UNESCO declared Sri Lanka’s Highlands comprising the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest, a World heritage site.

The high altitude plains are beautiful, silent, strange & excellent for trekking & bird watching. A light sweater & stout shoes for the morning; a hat & sunscreen for mid-day. The weather can change very quickly on the plains. One minute it can be sunny & clear, the next chilly & misty. Pastries & sandwiches. Mountains, mist, tall trees, green vegetation, flowers & fruits all hugging you all along. The crisp & cool air would be wrapping you around. The pain in the A of waking up, getting up & getting ready early in the morning is all gone now. You start to feel assured that all that trouble is nothing compared the ride, hike & the park. This is hill country of Sri Lanka. Just before we reach the park we drive passing a stunning dawn view of Adam’s Peak.

Transfer from Horton Plains to Nuwara Eliya.
Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

NUWARA ELIYA / KITHULGALA / BERUWALA (About 220 km’s drive)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Kitulgala.

The village of Kitulgala is set about halfway along the spectacular road which descends from Hatton down to the lowlands to the Avissawella.The scenery is particularly dramatic hereabouts, with sheer-sided, forest-covered hills plunging down to the wild waters of the Kelani Ganga.The stretch of this river around Kitulgala provides the site for the best “whitewater rafting” in Sri Lanka, with grade three rapids some 5km upriver from the village.

Kitulgala’s other claim is to fame is that it provided the location for David Lean’s classic 1957 film “Bridge on the river Kwai”.

Enjoy the White Water Rafting at Kithulgala.

White Water Rafting in Kitulgala

Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.

Transfer from Kitulgala to Beruwala.
Overnight stay at Benruwala.

LEISURE (Valid up to 80 km’s)

Breakfast at hotel.

Day excursion to Bentota for Water Sports activities.

Bentota – located on the Southwestern coast approximately 60 km from Colombo and more famous as the sprawling resort town under an endless canopy of palm trees, lined with the Indian Ocean intersected by the great river “Benthara”, with many large star class hotels dotted along the estuary which is formed by Bennthara river basin.

Activities available at Bentota:

JET SKI
TUBE BOAT RIDE
BANANA BOAT RIDE
RIVER CRUISE (NORMA BOAT JOURNEY ON RIVER)

Overnight stay at Beruwala.

BERUWALA / AWISSAWELLA / COLOMBO (About 150 km’s)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer from Beruwala to Awissawella for the 4X4 event.

Vehicle Details-

1. BJ43 – 3500cc Equipment: Roll Cage -4 point Harness. Warn 8274 Winch with Plasma Rope. Rear Diff Lock. 35 x 12.50 Extreme Tires.
2. BJ43 – 3000cc. Equipment: Roll Cage – 4 point Harness. Warn 8274 with Plasma Rope. Rear Diff Lock. 33 x 12.50 Extreme Tires
3. BJ40 – 3200cc. Equipment: Roll Cage, 3 point Harness. PTO Winch with Plasma Rope. Front and Rear Diff Locks. 35 x 12.50 Extreme Tires
4. BJ40 -3700 Turbo. Equipment: Roll Cage. 3 Point Harness, T-Max Electric Winch, 35 x 10.50 Extreme Tires
5. Land Rover 88. 3500cc – Equipment: Roll Cage- 3 Point Harness. T-Max Electric Winch. 32 x 9.50 Simex Extreme tires.

5 x Vehicles with Professional Competition Drivers, with your clients as their Navigator will take on extreme class event standard obstacles. A short briefing on safety will be held before the driving session.

Return to Colombo at the evening.

Overnight stay at Colombo.

COLOMBO / AIRPORT (About 40 km’s)

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer from Colombo to Airport for the departure.

  • Value added tax
  • Accommodation at the above mentioned Hotels or Similar
  • Bed & Breakfast and Dinner in the hotels mentioned above (Half Board Basis)
  • Transport in an Air-Condition Car with English Speaking chauffeur Guide
  • Meeting and Assistance at the airport

  • Early check in & late check out
  • Airfares
  • All entrance fees & tickets to sites
  • Lunch & other food & Beverages apart from Half Board Basis.
  • Camera & video permits (In most places it’s free
  • Visa & other charges (Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more
  • details / submit your individual visa application)
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above
  • Tips & Portages
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • All Hotels Check In time is 1400 hrs & Check Out time is 1200 hrs (Early Check In / Late Check Out is subject to availability & at the discretion of hotel)
  • Room availability of above quoted hotels is strictly subject to change & will check availability & confirm at the time of reporting as confirmed booking

Activity Level

Active Traveler

A suitable tour for all the active travelers who are interested in enjoying a fulfilling vacation. If you require special assistant during rock climbing or during safari's, the tour might appear slightly challenging only when it comes to those activities. Contact our agents for further details.

PEACE AND NATURE TOUR Of SRI LANKA

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