The Escapade

9 Nights 10 Days

Airport - Colombo

Day 01

Meet on arrival at Bandaranayake International Airport, by a Voyage Wonders Representative and leave for Kithulgala.

Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country.

Enjoy water rafting/ kayaking the river.

Stay Overnight at Kithulgala

Belihuloya

Day 02

After Breakfast leave to Bobath Ella Water Fall.

Leave to Belihuloya

Belihuloya is a village in the Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. It is approximately 150 kilometers south-east to Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 616 meters above sea level.

En route visit Rathnapura Gem mines and Gem Museum.

Visit Bambarakanda waterfall

Bambarakanda Falls is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. With a height of 263 m, it ranks as the 299th highest waterfall in the world.

Stay overnight at Belehuloya

Bopath Ella Falls

Udawalawe

Day 03

Adventure in Belihuloya

Leave to Udawalawe

Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The 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 and was established on 30 June 1972. The park is 165 kilometres (103 mi) from Colombo. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country.

Stay overnight at Udawalawe

 

Mother Elephant & Her Two Calves in Udawalawe National Park

Yala National Park

Day 04

Early Morning, packets of Breakfast will be provided by the Hotel leave to commence a Safari at the Udawalawe National Park.

You could commence a Full Day Safari or a Half Day Tour

Leave for Yala

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public and also adjoining parks. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. 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 number of mammals that has been recorded from the park is 44, and it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world.
The area around Yala has hosted several ancient civilisations. Two important pilgrim sites, Sithulpahuwa and Magul Vihara, are situated within the park. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami caused severe damage on the Yala National Park and 250 people died in its vicinity. The number of visitors has been on the rise since 2009 after the security situation in the park improved.

Stray overnight at Yala

Lankesian Leopard (Panthera Pardus Kotiya), Yala, Sri Lanka

Full Day Safari

Day 05

Early Morning packets of Breakfast will be provided by the Hotel leave to commence a Safari at the Yala National Park.

You could commence a Full Day Safari or a Half Day Tour

Back to Hotel ( We could arrange over night stay at Safari Camp – optional )

Full Day Nuwara Eliya

Day 06

Leave to Nuwara Eliya

En route watch Rawana Ella Water Fall

The Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka.

Stay 0vernight at Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Horton Plains

Day 07

Early morning packets Breakfast from Hotel leave for Horton Plains.

Horton Plains National Park to reach the escarpment before the mist descends clouding the panoramic view. The Horton plains are located in the highest plateau of Sri Lanka at an elevation of 7,200 feet above sea level. The highlight of the Plains is the terrific escarpment, The World’s End, 3km walking trail from Horton Plain, which drops vertically for about 700m. On a very clear day, one could view the east horizon too. En route you could visit Baker's falls.

Reach to Nuwara Eliya town. Have lunch at local restaurant or Hotel. After lunch city tour in colonial city, observing the well maintained buildings, busy market, Lake Gregory, Golf Course, Race course, Vegetable cultivation.

Return to Hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.

Horton Plains National Park Is A Protected Area In The Central Highlands Of Sri Lanka And Is Covered By Montane Grassland And Cloud Forest.

Moon Plains

Day 08

Leave to Moon Plains

The view of 7 different mountain ranges is magnificent. The mini world end drop is also dramatic... the drop is so deep that one sees paddy fields at a distance. It is Safari Jeep trip to watch deer & small birds.

Leave to Pedro Tea Factory.

You can see live demo of the Ceylon Tea preparation from the plantation to production.

Leave to Kandy Via Ramboda.

En route watch Ramobda Water Fall

Ramboda Falls is 109 m (358 ft) high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world.

Witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.

Stay Overnight at Kandy.

Mountain Ella Rock. View from Little Adam's Peak. Mountain landscape in Sri Lanka.

Kandy

Day 09

Visit the Temple of the tooth Relic

Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name 'Kandy' conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town, the bazaar, an art & crafts centre and a gem museum / lapidary.

Leave to Negambo.

En route visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 39 males and 49 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.

Stay overnight at Negambo Beach Hotel.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Kandy

Day 10

After breakfast leave for Airport for departure transfer.

 

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