Wild Wonders & Hidden Temples is a short, single night, 2-day tour that combines culture with wildlife. From two rather distinctive Buddhist temples to two of Sri Lanka’s largest and most famous Natural Parks, this experience gives visitors the chance to see some Buddha statues over 100 feet in height among other religious murals, figurines and intricately painted passages. Your journey will also allow you a chance to catch a glimpse of Sri Lanka’s wildlife in Yala National Park as well as Bundala Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit and bathe in the healing hot water springs of Madunagala.SKU: LK10011300
Day 01 - Hikkaduwa > Weherahena > Wewrukannala > Bundala > YalaStart your journey at 0700 hrs from your hotel in Hikkaduwa. You will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the hotel, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Bundala. En-route visit Weherahena and Wewrukannala Temple.Weherahena Poorwarama Raja Maha Viharaya is situated in the Matara District of Sri Lanka, about 6 kilometres from the Matara town. This unique temple is known as the first tunnel temple in the world. The temple hosts a massive 130-ft Buddha image that was built following the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa eras and also consists of all main features of a Buddhist temple- the pagoda, a sacred bo-tree and Samadhi Buddha statue.Wewurukannala Raja Maha Viharaya. The main attraction of the temple is the 160-ft tall statue of seated Buddha. It is the largest statue in the whole of Sri Lanka and dates back to the late 18th Century. The temple has another section named the Tunnel of Hell. It features life-sized models of devils, demons and sinners going through the torments and horrors of hell.Thereafter proceed to Bundala and go on a lovely jeep safari in Bundala National Park. Bundala National Park which is the first declared Ramsar wetland site of Sri Lanka. Watch the giant flocks of greater flamingoes that visit Bundala. Get a chance to see the many other species of migratory waterbirds that winter here.On completion of the safari proceed to Yala and check in to the hotel.Day 02 - Yala > Madunagala > HikkaduwaEarly in the morning proceed to Yala National Park to go on a lovely jeep safari.Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.After the safari return to the hotel, relax checkout and proceed to Mandunagala and visit Mandunagala Hot springs.The stone tank basins of the Madunagala Hot Springs are famous for containing the waters that have curative properties. The healing powers are believed to cure skin diseases and eye diseases. Monks from the temple have used the hot springs for bathing over a span of many many years and consider the waters to be blessed.On completion start your journey back to your hotel in Hikkaduwa.