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02 DAY POKUNUTHENNA

ItineraryDay 1: Pickup - UdawalaweStop At: Elephant Transit Home (ETH), Uda Walawe National ParkWe will pick up the guests from any hotel or location in the following areas: Kalutara / Wadduwa / Bentota / Beruwela / Koggala / Ahungalla / Hikkaduwa / Galle, and proceed to Udawalawe. You will first visit the Elephant Transit Home where you will be able to watch elephants feeding. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Udawalawe National Park, Uda Walawe National ParkYou will proceed to Udawalwe National Park for a Jeep safari (an evening safari is optional). Udawalawe lies south of the central hills of the island, and it surrounds the man-made reservoir of Udawalawe, which is part of the park. It is a mixture of an 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.You will have lunch at a local restaurant and you will spend your evening leisurely at a hotel in Udawalwe where you will spend the night.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: You will have your lunch at a local restaurant in Udawalwe. • Dinner: You will have your Dinner at the hotel in Udawalwe which you will be spending the nightAccommodation included: You will be spending the night at a hotel in Udawalawe.Day 2: Pokunutenna Village - drop off.Stop At: Udawalawa National ParkYou will have the morning breakfast at the hotel you spent the night in Udawalawe. After breakfast, you will proceed to Pokunuthenna Village.Pokunuthenna is a beautiful rural village bordering the forest and the Pokunuthenna Tank. It’s 6 km away from the Hambegamuwa and Weli Oya villages. Approximately 36 families live making a living from their main income source through cultivating & farming rice fields & various vegetables & fruits. There are many species of Birds, Butterflies, Insects & small mammals are found specifically around the Pokunuthenna area. It’s rich with lush green paddy fields, Lakes & thick jungle areas where you could get a once in a lifetime experience with picturesque landscapes overlooking the Kura gala hills.Before reaching Pokunuthenna Village you will visit the Damwel Odaya Village Temple and you will take a Land Master (hand tractor) ride from the temple to the Pokunuthenna Eco Centre (40minute ride). Upon reaching the village, you will be welcome and be given a briefing about Pokunuthenna. Then you will commence the sight-seeing and the village tour. You can also do bird watching and lake fishing activities which is optional. You will then visit a local family and cultivations (including rice fields), where you will be given refreshments (King coconut / tea) at the local family residence. The family will then do a cookery demonstration (after purchasing the vegetables from the local family) and you will enjoy a Rural Village style lunch. You will then relax at the Pokunuthenna Eco centre and after evening tea, you will be dropped off at the location you were picked up or any location nearby which the guests wants, confirming the end of the tour.Duration: 15 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: You will have your Breakfast at the hotel in Udawalwe which you spent the night • Lunch: You will enjoy a Rural Village type lunch at the Pokunuthenna village.No accommodation included on this day.

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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

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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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Udawalawa Safari from Colombo or Negombo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Udawalawa Safari, Uda Walawe National ParkFramed by soaring highlands on its northern boundary, the Uda Walawe National Park is one of the world's best places to see wild elephants. Largely comprised of grasslands and bush forest, it's also one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka for game spottingDuration: 4 hours

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Udawalawa Safari from Your Hotel in Ella

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Udawalawe National Park, Uda Walawe National ParkYou will be picked up from the hotel in Ella (or nearby) then heading to Udawalawa National Park by Car or VanDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Udawalawa Safari, Uda Walawe National ParkA Jeep Safari (3hours) - If it’s the ultimate Sri Lankan safari experience you are looking for in the utmost of comfort, Udawalawe Trails is the perfect choice for you. Sit back and relax, and allow the Team to guide you on the journey of a lifetime you’ll never forget. Eavesdrop on the splashing of the elephants in the nearby lakes and streams, be hypnotized by a leopard’s soft growling in the dark, listen to the evocative hoot of an exotically tropical owl….embrace the sights and sounds of nature and you will truly experience a state of natural bliss.Observe Sri Lanka’s natural wilderness in all its raging glory, it’s untamed beauty, and it’s unmatchable splendor. Experience a world-class safari with the most innovative and professional Safari service provider in Sri Lanka. With a highly trained and professional team personally on hand to look after your every desire, your adventure will leave you feeling like a King. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ella Railway Station, Ella, Uva ProvinceReturn back to your Hotel Duration: 2 hours

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14 Days Guided Tour in Sri Lanka For 5 Passengers Group

ItineraryDay 1: NegomboStop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceThings to do - Relax and enjoy the nice beach and foodDuration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: KandyStop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceTemple of The Tooth “The Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the only surviving relic of Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic has played an important role in the local politics since ancient times and it’s believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country, which caused the ancient kings to protect it with great effort. Kandy was the capital of the Sinhalese Kings from 1592 to 1815, fortified by the terrain of the mountains which was difficult to approach. The city is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO, partly due to the temple.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala, Sabaragamuwa ProvincePurpose of the orphanage has been to provide a lifeline to the orphaned baby elephants and adult elephants lost in the wilderness.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy District, Central ProvinceBotanical Garden KandyAs Sri Lanka’s largest garden an elegant and spacious 147-acres (60-hectares) plenty of time is needed to stroll Peradeniya’s imposing Avenue of Royal Palms.There are some 4,000 different species of plants at Peradeniya Gardens. The 10,000 or so trees, which are the stars, are mature, lofty giants, many of them tropical timber trees. Highlights of the collection include the Giant Bamboo of Burma, capable of growing to 40 meters height (130 feet) with a 25-centimetre (10-inch) stem diameter. And it can grow by a rapid 30 centimetres a day (12 inches).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceKandyan Dancing Show The Kandy Lake Club Cultural Dance Show is a stimulating Sri Lankan Arts, Dance & Cultural Heritage Show that is a must-see for any visitor who visits the historic city of Kandy. The dance started in 1982 with the view of having a cultural dance performance bringing together all Sri Lankan dance types to one platform. Hence it has been performing continuously for the last 35 years.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kandy Lake, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceThings to do - Gem Museum Batik & Silk FactoriesDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Nuwara EliyaStop At: Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceHakgala Botanical Gardens in Sri Lanka5 Interesting Things You Should Know About the Hakgala Botanical Gardens1. The Hakgala gardens were established for the cultivation of the medicinal crop Cinchona.2. Afterwards,s it was used for Tea cultivation.3. In 1884 it was changed into a garden with many subtropical and tropical plants.4. The legendary Indian folktale ‘Ramayana’ states that Sita, the wife of Rama, was abducted and imprisoned in this area by the Demon King Ravana who ruled Sri LankaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Mackwoods Tea Centre, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceTea FactoryDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceHorton Plains in Sri LankaHorton Plains in Sri Lanka is the coldest and windiest location in the country. It consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of a large number of endemic flora and fauna species, Horton Plains has declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th July 2010 Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceThings to do - Tea Safari Worlds End lookoutDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Nuwara Eliya Stop At: Great World's End DropWorld's End in Sri LankaOn the southern edge of the Horton Plains at an altitude of 2140m is famous World’s End, an escarpment that fall sheer 900 meters. The man-made modern irrigation reservoir contained within the national park of Udawalawe brings in a lovely view of the low lying plains of the southern Sri Lanka. On a clear morning the World’s End affords the view running to the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The panoramic and distant views are bound to get obscured by the mist from around 10am onwards. As such an early morning arrival at the escarpment would stand in good stead. Especially in the rainy months of May to July, the mist is particularly thick.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Haputhale Stop At: Dambatenne Tea Factory, Haputale, Uva ProvinceLipton Tea Factory Sri LankaWell, it has to be! Every day almost every nationality in the world will sip a liquid that was made from leaves grown here in the mysterious hills of Sri Lanka. I made the trip to the valleys and hills at Haputale in Sri Lanka to the impressive Dambatenne Tea Factory, opened by Thomas Lipton over 100 years ago. It is currently a source of tea for Scottish based company Lipton Tea amongst other worldwide tea companies and distributors. All the tea is grown locally here in the gorgeous mountains and valleys of Sri Lanka’s inland region. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Lipton's SeatLipton's Seat Sri LankaFor those who wish for even more stunning view or photographers wishing to snap a picture of nature at its best, Lipton’s Seat is best visited early in the morning before sunrise. The change of colors as the sun shows its face, as the thick mist flees the heat revealing the carpet of greens and browns spread out below, is a spectacular sight. There is also a very good chance to see basket bearing tea pluckers making their way to work. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham, Haputale, Uva ProvinceAdisham Hall Sri LankaThe house was built in 1931 by an English aristocrat and planter Sir Thomas Villiers, former Chairman of George Steuart Co, a trading and estate agency based in Colombo. Sir Thomas was a grandson of Lord John Russell and descendant of the Dukes of Bedford. It was designed by R. Booth and F. Webster in Tudor and Jacobean style, on 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land.​Duration: 1 hourStop At: Diyaluma Falls, Koslanda, Uva ProvinceDiyaluam Water FallsDiyaluma Waterfall is Sri Lanka’s second highest waterfall and a great day trip from either Ella or Haputale. But be prepared as the best way to see it (and the only one that’s really worthwhile) is a very steep uphill walk along rubble for 45 minutes each way.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Thangamale Bird Sanctuary, Haputale, Uva ProvinceThangamale Sanctuary Sri LankaThangamale, the golden mountain, and is part of the Glenmore Tea Estate. The 131 hectares of land was declared as a protected area in 1938. Although its lesser known than the other bird paradises, Thangamalai too has all the ingredients that will satisfy the interests of bird watching enthusiasts. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Adma's Peak Stop At: Adam's Peak, Nallathanniya, Central ProvinceAdam's Peak Sri LankaAdam’s Peak is an ancient pilgrimage site, which has long attracted thousands of pilgrims from all faiths. It is the pilgrimage to the sacred mountain, Sri Pada, popularly known in English as Adam’s Peak. This conical mountain is 7,360 feet high, soaring clear above the surrounding mountain ranges. According to history, when the Buddha visited Sri Lanka he placed one foot on the north of the royal city and the other on Sumana-Kuta (Adam’s Peak) fifteen yojanas, or about hundred miles distant.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Adma's Peak Stop At: Adam's Peak, Nallathanniya, Central ProvinceAdam's Peak Sri LankaAdam’s Peak is an ancient pilgrimage site, which has long attracted thousands of pilgrims from all faiths. It is the pilgrimage to the sacred mountain, Sri Pada, popularly known in English as Adam’s Peak. This conical mountain is 7,360 feet high, soaring clear above the surrounding mountain ranges. According to history, when the Buddha visited Sri Lanka he placed one foot on the north of the royal city and the other on Sumana-Kuta (Adam’s Peak) fifteen yojanas, or about hundred miles distant.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Sinharaja Rain Forest Stop At: Sinharaja Forest Entrance, Deniyaya, Southern ProvinceSinharaja Rain Forest Sinharaja Rain Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the last viable remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rainforest spanning an area of 18900 acres is located within Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces of the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka. Sinharaja is bounded by rivers on three sides. On the north, Sinharaja is bounded by the Napola Dola and Koskulana Ganga. On the south and south-west are the rivers Maha Dola and Gin Ganga. On the west are the river Kalukandawa Ela and river Kudawa Ganga. To the east of Sinharaja is an ancient footpath near Beverley Tea Estate and by the Denuwa Kanda.​Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 9: Sinharaja Rain Forest Stop At: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceSinharaja Rain Forest Sinharaja Rain Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the last viable remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rainforest spanning an area of 18900 acres is located within Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces of the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka. Sinharaja is bounded by rivers on three sides. On the north, Sinharaja is bounded by the Napola Dola and Koskulana Ganga. On the south and south-west are the rivers Maha Dola and Gin Ganga. On the west are the river Kalukandawa Ela and river Kudawa Ganga. To the east of Sinharaja is an ancient footpath near Beverley Tea Estate and by the Denuwa Kanda.​Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Udawalawa Stop At: Udawalawe National Park, Uda Walawe National ParkSafari Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 11: MirissaStop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Southern ProvinceBlue whales are the largest creatures on earth, measuring up to 30 meters in length, and luckily enough for you, they live only a few miles off the South Coast of Sri Lanka.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThe Beach takes no back seat to any other in the world. It is a stunning tropical beach. The Beach is enclosed by a headland on the other side too. The entire stretch of beach is well sheltered by a sweep of palm-fringed land right behind it. And well protected too: the beach enclosed by double reef breaks down the impact of the waves of Indian Ocean to make it ideal for safe swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving & even for you to learn surfing.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 12: Galle Stop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceGalle Dutch Fort Dutch Fort as it is also known as a fortification first built by the Portuguese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. It was built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. However, the fort underwent extensive modifications in the 17th century by the Dutch, making it one of the most important archaeological, architectural and historic monuments to illustrate the European influence in South East Asia between the 16th and 19th centuries. According to a statement by UNESCO, the site was recognised as a World Heritage Site for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and traditions.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceAntiquities and Splendid MansionsDuration: 2 minutesStop At: Galle National Museum, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceNational Maritime MuseumIt was first opened to the public on 9 May 1992 and is located in a 1671 Dutch Warehouse above the Old Gate of Galle Fort. The impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami, most of the exhibitions were flood damaged and the majority of maritime archaeological artefacts were lost. Under Sri Lanka – Netherlands Cultural Co-operation Program, the Royal Government of the Netherlands provided financial assistance for reconstruction of the Maritime Museum. After 3 years period of reconstruction, the Maritime Museum was re-opened to the public.Duration: 2 minutesStop At: Dutch Reformed Church, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThe Dutch and British churchThe Groote Kerk or Dutch Reformed Church is located within the Galle Fort in Galle, Sri Lanka and is situated near the entrance to the fort. The church was built by the Dutch in 1755 and is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use in the country.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 13: Galle Stop At: Madu River, Balapitiya, Southern ProvinceMadu River Boat Trip Madu River is situated in Balapitiya, along with the country’s southern coast, within the Galle District of the southern Province of Sri Lanka. It opens to the Indian Ocean Madu lagoon is a very wide and a beautiful lagoon in Sri Lanka. The bio-diversity of the Madu River is of monumental signification when considering the wide ranges of aquatic and avian life as well as wetland dwelling amphibians, reptiles, mammals that inhabit the environs of this natural treasure. A total of 11 species of agnostic molluscs and 14 land dwelling molluscs are found in this system. 70 species of fish, 31 types of reptiles, and 50 kinds of butterflies are just some of the colourful array of wildlife that inhabits this abundantly bustling Eco-system. 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.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThe Beach takes no back seat to any other in the world. It is a stunning tropical beach. The Beach is enclosed by a headland on the other side too. The entire stretch of beach is well sheltered by a sweep of palm-fringed land right behind it. And well protected too: the beach enclosed by double reef breaks down the impact of the waves of Indian Ocean to make it ideal for safe swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving & even for you to learn surfing.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 14: Colombo Stop At: Colombo Fort, Colombo, Western ProvinceThings to do - Stay relax and shopping Back to Hotel or Airport Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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