Sri LankaSri Lanka at a glance Just south of India, and surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lies the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka. With miles of unspoilt, palm-fringed beaches, there is a wealth of attractions to be explored. Sri Lanka’s heritage dates back thousands of years and visitors can delight in its Read more
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From soaring hillsides of lush green vegetation to a coastline of golden sands and azure waters, Sri Lanka is a heady mix of contrasts. To make the most of your time we can arrange a number of excursions that will help you to unlock the secrets of majestic country at your own pace
Day 1: Coastal hotel to Udawalawe
Leave for Udawalawe through acres of growing paddy, rubber plantations, coconut palms and picturesque landscape before arriving at Ratnapura on the fringes of the hill country. Ratnapura means ‘The City of Gems,’ and for centuries has been the main supplier of gems to the Orient. Here, prospecting and mining using the traditional method of gemming is common practice. The journey then continues to Embilipitiya for lunch, before heading to Udawalawe National Park. On arrival, get ready to embark on a safari drive. The National Park covers an area of 119 square miles and surrounds the Udawalawe reservoir. Herds of elephants can be seen playing along the banks of the river. Following the safari, check in to the hotel and enjoy dinner at leisure.
Day 2: Udawalawe to coastal hotel
After breakfast, head to Galle. A Unesco World Heritage Site, the historic city of Galle is a delight to explore, an exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutchcolonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Next, visit the turtle hatchery at Kosgoda where the aim is to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates, treat injured turtles, protect mother turtles during the nesting period, as well as returning baby turtles to the sea shortly after hatching. Later, return to your coastal hotel.
Package Inclusions & Exclusions
- Accommodation, transport, dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2