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DAY UDAWALAWE

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Elephant Transit Home (ETH), Uda Walawe National ParkWe will pick the guests from any hotel in the following areas: Kalutara / Wadduwa / Bentota / Beruwela / Koggala / Ahungalla / Hikkaduwa / Galle / Negombo / Waikkal / Marawilla / Chillaw and proceed to Udawalawe. First we will visit the Elephant Transit Home where we will spend some time.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Udawalawa National ParkNext we will proceed to go on a Safari of the Udawalawe National Park. Udawalawe lies south of the central hills of the island, and it surround the man made reservoir of Udawalawe, which is part of the park. It is a mixture of abandoned teak plantation, scrub jungle & grassland. The dry season is best to watch many herds of elephant that roam the park; which is usually between May & September. Almost the entire park is covered with tall, reedy Pohon grass, which grows all year round. Udawalawe is a superb place to watch elephants. An estimated 450 elephants live here.After the safari we will Visit the Gem Museum in Ratnapura and then the guests will be dropped off at the hotel which they were picked up or any location nearby they want, confirming the end of the tour.Duration: 8 hours

$15 Day Trips & Excursions

One day tour to Udawalawa Safari

Udawalawe National Park is undoubtedly one of the best places to get first-hand experience of the great Sri Lankan wilderness. This stunning national park is only 100km away from popular beach side holiday destinations, making it a wonderful adventure for travelers spending their holidays in Sri Lanka. Located in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, and with a picturesque majestic mountain range in the background, the park's beautiful reservoir is encountered before you even step into the park grounds. The Udawalawe reservoir serves as the lifeline of the region, providing water for wild animals throughout the year. This is a great place to spot some of the many aquatic birds that make the reservoir area their home, or the many other animals - such as elephants - that visit it for water daily. Spend the rest of the exciting tour exploring the best of this unique landscape, including a two-hour Jeep Safari to see the beautiful elephants of the park. Enjoy a visit to the historic temple of Maha Saman Devalaya, a shrine dedicated to the god Saman, a Buddhist deity considered to be the guardian of Ratnapura. Finally, enjoy a trip to the famous gem museum in Ratnapura. The combination of Udawalawe reservoir, the national park and the striking mountain range in the background, as well as the rich history of Sri Lanka, makes this trip an awe-inspiring one that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

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One Day Tour to Udawalawa Safari

Udawalawe National Park is undoubtedly one of the best places to get first-hand experience of the great Sri Lankan wilderness. This stunning national park is only 100km away from popular beach side holiday destinations, making it a wonderful adventure for travelers spending their holidays in Sri Lanka.  Located in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, and with a picturesque majestic mountain range in the background, the park's beautiful reservoir is encountered before you even step into the park grounds. The Udawalawe reservoir serves as the lifeline of the region, providing water for wild animals throughout the year. This is a great place to spot some of the many aquatic birds that make the reservoir area their home, or the many other animals - such as elephants - that visit it for water daily.  Spend the rest of the exciting tour exploring the best of this unique landscape, including a two-hour Jeep Safari to see the beautiful elephants of the park. Enjoy a visit to the historic temple of Maha Saman Devalaya, a shrine dedicated to the god Saman, a Buddhist deity considered to be the guardian of Ratnapura. Finally, enjoy a trip to the famous gem museum in Ratnapura.  The combination of Udawalawe reservoir, the national park and the striking mountain range in the background, as well as the rich history of Sri Lanka, makes this trip an awe-inspiring one that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

$88 Kid Friendly

2 Day Trip to Udawalawa Safari & Famous Ella

ItineraryDay 1: Udawalawa National Park Stop At: Udawalawa Safari, Uda Walawe National ParkEnjoy a three-hour Jeep Safari which would give you a chance to explore the amazing Udawalawe National Park.Renowned as a place that promises you sights of majestic elephants throughout the year, Udawalawe national park is one of the most undisturbed and pristine natural ecosystems on the planet enriched with a wealth of Sri Lankan elephants.The huge herds of elephants with playful little ones being the prominent feature of the Udawalawe safari, the park also offer you glances at water buffalo, wild boar, spotted deer, sambur deer, jackal, samber, black-naped hare, mongooses, bandicoots, foxes, the endemic Toque Macaque and Gray Langers.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Dhanaja Gem Museum, Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa ProvinceGem Museum Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Ella Trip Stop At: Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Ella, Uva ProvinceThe Nine Arch Bridge in Ella is on the Demodara loop and spans 91 meters at a height of 24m. The beautiful nine arches make it a very picturesque spot especially as it is located in a dense jungle and agricultural setting. Behind the railway, a forest is booming and below, tea leaves are being cultivated.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceIt is suggested that you wear hike-friendly gear with proper hiking boots, and take a sweater as the temperature can drop suddenly. If you have not had breakfast at your hotel, you can bring a packed meal and enjoy it on the long drive.Horton Plains National Park is the only national park of Sri Lanka that is situated in the Central Highlands. With plains covered in patna grass and interspersed with small patches of forest and low brush, the park is home to many hundreds of species of flora and fauna. Some of the species most anticipated by visitors are the sambur, monkeys and rare leopards.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Sinharaja Rain Forest - Day Trekking

The vegetation at Sinharaja is that of a tropical wet evergreen forest with large trees that grow to heights of 35m to 40m and even going up to 50m. The forest reserve benefits from both monsoon rainfalls. The average temperature recorded is between 18-27 degrees centigrade. This amazing rainforest is also home to numerous species of animals, birds, mammals, reptiles and rare species of insects. Some of the most common animals are the wild boar, barking deer, monkey, squirrels, porcupines, and some amphibians.The forest reserve recognized as a living heritage, though relatively smaller than other National Parks, it extends over an area of 11,187 hectares, bordering the three districts of Galle, Matara and Ratnapura. Our tour starts at 7 am. You will be pick-up from your hotel Galle. Then start to proceed trekking Sinharaja rain forest and trekking around 10 hours to explore the nature. End of the tour you will be drop off your hotel in Galle. Tips : • Don’t forget to bring your camera to collect memories. • You may feel comfortable in trekking if you wear light comfortable clothing & shoes.

$12 Day Trips & Excursions

Privet One Day Udawalawe National Park Elephant Safari

Udawalawe National Park is undoubtedly one of the best places to get first-hand experience of the great Sri Lankan wilderness. This stunning national park is only 100km away from popular beachside holiday destinations, making it a wonderful adventure for travelers spending their holidays in Sri Lanka. Located in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, and with a picturesque majestic mountain range in the background, the park's beautiful reservoir is encountered before you even step into the park grounds. The Udawalawe reservoir serves as the lifeline of the region, providing water for wild animals throughout the year. This is a great place to spot some of the many aquatic birds that make the reservoir area their home, or the many other animals - such as elephants - that visit it for water daily. Spend the rest of the exciting tour exploring the best of this unique landscape, including a two-hour Jeep Safari to see the beautiful elephants of the park. Enjoy a visit to the historic temple of Maha Saman Devalaya, a shrine dedicated to the god Saman, a Buddhist deity considered to be the guardian of Ratnapura. Finally, enjoy a trip to the famous gem museum in Ratnapura. The combination of Udawalawe reservoir, the national park and the striking mountain range in the background, as well as the rich history of Sri Lanka, makes this trip an awe-inspiring one that you will not find anywhere else in the world.