Nature Imprints (9Nights/10Days)

Tour Code: ATWL15005
Visit varied ecological and safari destinations in Sri Lanka, and watch wildlife in its natural environment both inland and in water. The round tour covers several climatic regions in the island.

MAP

  • Golden temple of Dambulla UNESCO heritage site
  • Ancient city of Sigiriya UNESCO heritage site
  • Ancient city of Polonnaruwa UNESCO heritage site
  • Minneriya National Park wild safari
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Sacred city of Kandy UNESCO heritage site
  • Tea Processing factory in Nuwara Eliya
  • Yala National Park wild safari
  • Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
  • Wales watching

Day 1: Airport/Dambulla (134Km)

Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet Lanka Horizon Tours Representative or chauffeur guide and transfers to Dambulla and check in to your hotel. After setting in, relax and enjoy the fine ambiance of the hotel.
Afternoon visit Sri Lanka’s 1st century B.C. UNESCO heritage site Dambulla Cave Temple and you can observe five magical caves of different sizes, decorated with some of the finest murals and beautifully carved statues, offering an overview of Buddhist art.

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Day 2: Dambulla/Sigiriya/Dambulla (15Km)

Today morning you can visit world famous ancient city of Sigiriya UNESCO heritage site. This is 5th century AD archeological wonder of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is where ancient arts, landscaping and engineering marvels could be seen. Also see the world famous "Sigiriya Frescoes" and the "Mirror Wall".
Upon completion Sigiriya visit you can enjoy elephant back ride. After you check into hotel relax and enjoy.

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Day 3: Dambulla/Polonnaruwa/Minneriya/Dambulla (129.6Km)

Today is your chance to visit the medieval capital, 12th AD UNESCO heritage city of Polonnaruwa. In here you can observe one of the better ruins of ancient Sri Lanka such as Vatadage, Lankathilake Image House, Royal Pools, Gal Viharaya, Samadhi statue, Tiwanka Image House, Nissankamalla Council Chamber, Man-made giant reservoir & Ptugal Vehera.
En-route you can enjoy wild safari at Minneriya National Park. In this park could observe majority of elephant population. Then you return to hotel and relax in the evening.

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Day 4: Dambulla/Pinnawala/Kandy (127.5Km)

Your journey today takers to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, as well as you can see elephants in close proximity bathing and feeding activities.
Upon Pinnawala visit you will be reached to Kandy which was last kingdom of Sri Lanka and check in to your hotel and relax. After relax; you can visit The Temple of Tooth Relic which houses Sri Lanka’s most sacred relic, a tooth of the Lord Buddha. As well as visit the audience hall.  
Then you can do Kandy City Tour, drive around the lake and to the upper lake to get a panoramic view of the city and do shopping at market places.
In the evening you can view cultural show at the Kandy lake club. Which displays traditional Kandy dancing.


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Day 5: Kandy/Nuwara Eliya (75.5Km)

Today you are taking spectacular journey to Nuwara Eliya which is upper hill county of Sri Lanka. Passing magnificent waterfalls, through pine and eucalyptus forests and into immaculately manicured tea plantations, where we visit a tea factory and you will also able to taste a cup of “Ceylon Tea” in the factory. Nuwara Eliya, ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of mountains, valleys, waterfalls, tea plantations and has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.

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Day 6: Nuwara Eliya/Yala (95Km)

You will be driven to Yala National Park which is among the oldest and best known of Sri Lanka's 15 National Parks. It covers approximately 1,300 square kilometers and is home to a range of ecosystems found nowhere else in Sri Lanka. There are 44 species of recorded mammals in this National Park, which include the Sri Lankan Leopard, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and Sri Lankan Elephant, 215 species of birds, 46 species of reptiles and 21 species of amphibians.

Over Night-Safari hotel at Tissamaharama

Day 7: Yala National Park Wild Safari

Early morning leave for wild safari and you get perfect opportunity to photograph and film the wild animals and their movements. You have free time in the afternoon, can explore surrounding of the hotel and enjoy.


Over Night- Safari hotel at Tissamaharama

Day 8: Yala/Galle/Balapitiya (268Km)

After two days wild safari, we travel to city of Galle. This is UNESCO heritage site and it was the main port in the 16th century. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period and the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions.
After check into beach hotel at Balapitiya and relax in the evening.

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Day9: Balapitiya/Wales watching at Mirissa or Madu Ganga (River) Boat ride.

During Wales watching tour you can catch a glimpse of the majestic Blue Whales and Sperm Whales, two of Sri Lanka's 'Big Five'. Sri Lanka's southern coast is among the best locations in the world to see Blue Whales and boasts the longest Blue Whale season which falls during their annual migratory route from the Horn of Africa to the Arabian Sea. (November to April is the season)

All along Madu Ganga (River) Boat Ride you can observe wide ranges of aquatic and avian life as well as wetland dwelling amphibians, reptiles, mammals that inhabit the environs of this natural treasure. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that 111 species of bird have been identified in the mangrove formed environs of the river, and has been known to host several types of migratory birds. Spend rest of day at beach hotel and relax.

Over Night-Balapitiya

 Day10: Balapitiya/Airport (135Km)

Today is final day of your tour and check out from hotel and transfer to Colombo International Airport with great memories of your very own Sri Lankan Holiday tour.

 

Included

  • Per person cost of twin-sharing and BB basis (B-Bed B-Breakfast)
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle with English speaking chauffer guide for entire tour
  • Entrance fees to Cultural sites, Cultural dace, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Minneriya Wild Safari
         fees(1 trip includes entrance, jeep hire and service of a wildlife tracker), Yala National parks charges
        (2 trips includes entrance, jeep hire and service of a wildlife tracker), Wales watching (Boat hire and
         naturalist guide)
  • Local government Taxes & service charges

Excluded

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Activities and highlights
  • Camera and video permits at cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Spa and wellness treatments
  • Tips and postage

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