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8 Days Nature tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Wild For Scenic Beauty Tour

Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Galle, Horton Plains National Park, Knuckles Mountain Range, Udawalawe National Park, Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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Wild for Scenic Beauty Tour

Knuckles Mountain Hike

Knuckles Mountain Range-Sri Lanka

Witness Sri Lanka endowed with a diverse collection of landscapes, climates and natural features. The central highlands carpeted with emerald tea plantations and misty views. Uda Walawe houses a multitude of diverse wildlife. Sinharaja last viable area of a primary tropical rain forest.

DAY 01

AIRPORT - KANDY

  • On arrival, meet & greet at the airport and transfer to hotel in Kandy.

  • Check-in to the hotel and relax to recover from the jet lag.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.

DAY 02

KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN - KANDY

  • eat breakfast at the hotel.

  • proceed to the knuckles mountain range which is one of the best bio-diversity hot spots, a water catchment and a wildlife reserve and is also a unesco world heritage site.the mountain range is a hotspot among nature and adventure enthusiasts.the climate here is unpredictable and constantly changing,

  • visit corbett’s gap, which is a noteworthy attraction.sitting at an elevation of 1,216 metres, it offers spectacular panoramic views of the mountain range, which makes for perfect [sensitive content] shots.

  • head to meemure village, known to be one of the remotest villages in sri lanka situated deep in the knuckles wilderness. the local people have maintained their traditional and cultural attitudes towards the forest’s existence.the village area is surrounded by small hills, natural pools, caves, waterfalls and lots of vegetation, and most of the flora and fauna is unique to sri lanka.

  • in the evening, return to kandy.

dinner and overnight stay at hotel in kandy.


DAY 03

KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA

  • Savour breakfast at the hotel.

  • Leave for Nuwara Eliya, also known as Sri Lanka’s “Little England”, is the prime hill resorts of the country. At a height of approximately 2000 m above sea level, the city has an abundance of lush tea plantations and jaw-dropping scenery. Its nickname comes from the many English style bungalows and buildings still in existence today.

  • Visit the tea plantation and a tea factory, on the island where the best tea in the world is produced. Watch the tea pluckers pick two leaves and a bud with deft hands.

  • Then to the factory where the all-important conversion to “made” black tea happens. The machinery used is of very traditional British design, some as old as 100 years. The process is a very artisanal one, unchanged for a century. Observe the process of manufacturing tea, tea grading and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 04

NUWARA ELIYA - HORTON PLAINS - ELLA - TRAIN

  • Early breakfast at the hotel.

  • Leave for visiting the Horton Plains. The Horton Plains National Park is the highest plateau in Sri Lanka and hosts a unique eco-system and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park views are dominated by panoramic rolling grass plains, with occasional peaks topped by patches of montane forests. Most of its flora and fauna are endemic to Sri Lanka. Among much unique wildlife, dusky striped squirrel, giant squirrel, brown mongoose, rhino-horned lizard, pygmy lizard and the black cheeked lizard are a few. The park has a healthy population of sambar deers frequently spotted grazing. The most popular and the easiest foot trail is called the World’s End & Baker’s Falls Round Trail.

  • Transfer to Nanu Oya Railway Station.

  • Make a scenic train trip to Ella. Ella is a small laid-back town with amazing landscapes consisting of mountains, hilltops and luscious green tea estates. The meaning of “Ella” is a waterfall and the town stands up to its name due to the many waterfalls found in and around the area.

  • The train journey weaving through the scenic hill country is one of the most beautiful explorations in Sri Lanka. From the edge of soaring mountains, you will oversee the branching valleys from the mist capped mountains, sloping lush green tea plantations, villages dotted with houses, thick forests and whooshing waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Ella.

DAY 05

ELLA

  • Early breakfast at the hotel.

  • Leave for visit the Little Adams Peak. The climb is relatively easy for any age.

  • Begin the climb with a gentle stroll through a sloping tea field, passing endless neat rows of terraced tea plants, before ascending a short stretch of winding steps up to the top of the peak. From the top, there is a spectacular panorama featuring Ella Rock, rolling tea fields and the Ella gap, a deep gorge that leads all the way down to the southern valleys. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the south coast with the ocean glimmering on the horizon.

  • Visit the glorious Nine Arch Bridge between Ella and Demodara station which is one of the engineering marvels in the early 20th century. The bridge, which is almost 100 years old, has been built with blocks of stone and cement without any strengthening iron or concrete. The giant arches take the bridge on a curved path to link to mountains.

  • See the Diyaluma Waterfall, Sri Lanka's second tallest waterfall. The top part of the waterfall is made up of small pools and can enjoy the breathtaking views from 220m up.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Ella.

DAY 06

ELLA - UDA WALAWE - JEEP SAFARI

  • Get up for breakfast at the hotel.

  • Visit spectacular Ella gap in the southern mountain wall where the land falls away in a dizzy drop of 3000 ft (915m), to the southern plains and the sea, which is visible in the far distance on a clear day.

  • Leave for Uda Walawe.

  • In the afternoon, go on a jeep safari at Uda Walawe National Park. The park is a mixture of abandoned Teak plantations, grassland, scrub jungle and riverine ‘gallery forest’ along the Walawe Ganga and Mau Ara. Uda Walawe is probably the best place to see wild herds of elephants, consisting of tightly-knit family groups of up to four generations of related adult and sub-adult females and young. The Park is also home to spotted deer, monitor lizards, Sambar Deer, wild boar, the common langur, jackal, Toddy Cat and the endemic Toque Macaque. The Sri Lankan Leopard has also been sighted here.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Uda Walawe.

DAY 07

UDA WALAWE - SINGHARAJA

  • Get up for breakfast at the hotel.

  • Visit the Elephant Transit Home. Human-elephant conflict is a major threat to the survival of elephants in Sri Lanka, with many elephants being orphaned or lost: this is where Elephant Transit Home comes in. The elephant calves are taken in, nurtured and cared for back to health. The elephants are free to roam around and are never chained – Elephant Transit Home ensures that human contact is kept to a minimum in order to maximize their chance of survival when they are returned to the wild.

  • Leave for Sinharaja. Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka named World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Sinharaja Rain Forest has an amazing variety of flora and fauna. The vegetation of Sinharaja forest is evergreen forest type with a high degree of endemism. The untapped genetic potential of Sinharaja flora is enormous. The average height of the trees varies between 35m – 40m, some individuals rise even up to 50m. Fauna of Sinharaja has revealed that there is a high degree of endemism among the butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, bird and mammals. The most common deer species is the Sambhur, The Monk deer and Barking deer are also found within the reserve. Leopards are very seldom sighted, but their frequent presence has been confirmed by tracks and other signs. The rare endemic birds to be seen in Sinharaja are the Red-faced Malkoha, the Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, the Ashy-headed Babbler, and the White-headed Starling and the Green-billed Coucal, the rarest of Sri Lankan birds.

  • Late afternoon, trek in Singharaja Rain Forest.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Sinharaja.

DAY 08

SINGHARAJA - GALLE - AIRPORT OR BEACH

  • Eat breakfast at the hotel.

  • Leave for Airport or beach hotel.

  • See the stilt fishermen’s on poles in Koggala, which is a traditional method for fishing practised by most fishermen along the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

  • Visit the Galle Fort. Galle Fort is the finest and most intact fortified city built by the former European colonial powers in Asia. The narrow streets of Galle Fort are lined with Dutch merchant villas, pillared verandas, carved doors and windows. British and Dutch period offices are still in use. This is a living world heritage city with residents walking the 300-year-old ramparts at sunset.

  • Strolling along the high rampart walls, you will see the Old Dutch and English churches, the Governor's house, the massive VOC warehouses, the Square of Courts, the elegant pillared facade of the Old Dutch hospital, the Portuguese Black Fort, the lighthouse, the Clock Tower and much more.

  • Visit a turtle hatchery.

  • Transfer to the airport for onward flight or selected beach hotel for a continued beach holiday.

  • 608 USD Per Adult , 176 USD Per Child
  • Meeting at the airport upon arrival and assistance during the stay

  • Bottle of mineral water per person per day

  • Accommodation on half board basis in DBL Sharing for 7 Nights from dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 08 at Hotels specified or at Hotels of Similar Standard.

  • Transportation by Air-Conditioned Vehicle with an English-speaking Sri Lanka chauffeur-guide.

  • Government tax and service charge

  • Early check-in & late checkout

  • Lunch and beverages cost throughout the tour

  • Entrance fees to sites (approx. Adult: USD 160 / Child 5 - 12 Years: USD 80)

  • Extras of personal nature.

  • Tips and gratuities.

  • Extra services other than those specified.

  • Extensions of stays or amendments to the itinerary

Accommodation basis:

  • All hotel classifications are as per Ceylon Leisure Holidays classifications.

  • Confirmation of hotels will be subject to availability at the time of final confirmation.

  • Meal plan will be on a booked basis.

  • Half Board will be from arrival day dinner to departure day breakfast.

  • Full Board will be from arrival day lunch to departure day breakfast.

  • Tours could be re-routed with/ or without adequate notice, in the best interest of the customer.

  • Certain places of interest could be closed during lunch hours, public holidays etc., and the DMC will not be responsible for those.

Other Conditions:

  • Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally.

  • Visits to wildlife parks, adventure activities, etc., will be at client's own risk.

  • Payment by credit cards will be subject to 3% bank charges.

Cancellation charges (Sri Lanka):

  • Within 07 - 00 days - 100% cancellation charge.

  • Within 14 - 08 days - 75% cancellation charge.

  • Within 21 - 15 days - 50% cancellation charge.

Hotel Rules & Regulations:

  • The official check-in time at all hotels will be 14.00 hrs.

  • The official check-out time at all hotels will be 11.00 hrs.

  • Early check-in / late check-out will be subject to availability at the discretion of the hotel’s management. However, a request to hotels will be made where necessary.

  • Cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of allocated/blocked rooms, after the release period.

Visas:

  • A tourist visa needs to be obtained for nationals other than Singapore & Maldives and could be obtained online. For further details, visit Sri Lanka's government website. 

Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Galle, Horton Plains National Park, Knuckles Mountain Range, Udawalawe National Park, Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Nature
Nature Tour
Safari
Safari Tour
Eco
Eco Tourism Tour
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Type of Tour

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Departures

The tour is available from 01 Apr to 31 Oct on the following days of the week.

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