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Private Tour: Bundala National Park Safari

You will be starting your safari at the entrance gate of Bundala National Park. Your safari will start at 5:30 am if you opted for the morning safari or the Full day Safari, or 2:30 pm if you opted for the evening one. Bundala is a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve, an Important Bird Area designated by Birdlife International and also the very first Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. Based on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Bundala National Park has a low country dry zone climate with five saltwater lagoons. The park as a whole is a home ground for many species of plant life, many of them aquatic. Your safari will give you a chance to see many of the 324 species of animals that can be found in Bundala. Small herds of elephants roam the park. Meanwhile, you may see langurs, pangolins, barking deer, sambar and many other types of deer, wild boar, rusty-spotted cats, black-naped hares and jackals. These are merely the tip of the iceberg. In addition to these mammals, Bundala is also famous for its crocodile population. It is the only park in Sri Lanka where you can see both the species of crocodiles available in Sri Lanka; the freshwater (mugger) crocodile and the estuarine crocodile. Other reptiles seen here are tortoises, the many species of snakes including the endemic flying snake, and turtles including all five of the species of globally endangered sea turtles that nest in Sri Lanka. Bundala is also a haven for almost 200 species of birds at the peak of migration. Greater flamingos, which migrate by the thousands to escape winter, also count among this number. Some of the birds that you may get to see are; the many species of cormorants; ducks, such as the lesser whistling duck or garganey; spoonbills; storks such as the painted stork or the black-necked stork; and other birds like the Eurasian coot.   If you select the Evening safari, you can also get to see the beautiful dramatic sunset of the southern coast of Sri Lanka. You will complete your safari at the entrance gate of this very biodiverse area. You will finish at 8:30 am if you went for the Morning Safari, at 5:30 pm if you select the Evening Safari option and at 04:30 if you select Full day Safari .

$375.82 Private & Custom Tours

2 Day Private Tour - Wild Wonders & Hidden Temples from Bentota

Day 01 - Bentota > Weherahena > Wewrukannala > Bundala > YalaStart your journey at 0700 hrs from your hotel in Bentota. 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 > BentotaEarly 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 Bentota.

$375.82 Private & Custom Tours

2 Day Private Tour - Wild Wonders & Hidden Temples from Hikkaduwa

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.

$375.82 Private & Custom Tours

2 Day Private Tour - Wild Wonders & Hidden Temples from Galle

Day 01 - Galle > Weherahena > Wewrukannala > Bundala > YalaStart your journey at 0730 hrs from your hotel in Galle. 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 > GalleEarly 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 Galle.

$852.67 Multi-day & Extended Tours

07 Days Tour in Sri Lanaka - The Big 5 in Southern Coast Season

Day 01 - Airport > MirissaArrive at Colombo International Airport at. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air-conditioned Car and proceed to Mirissa and check into the hotel. (Travel Time: 2½ to 3 hrs)Overnight at a Hotel in Mirissa (3-Star)Day 02 - MirissaEarly in the morning go on whale watching tour. End of the tour return back to your hotel and relax. Overnight at a Hotel in Mirissa (3-Star)Day 03 - Mirissa > YalaAfter a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Bundala National Park to go on a lovely jeep safari. (Travel Time – 2 ½ to 3 hrs). On completion of the safari proceed to the hotel and check in.Overnight at a Hotel in Yala/Tissamaharama (3-Star)Day 04 - YalaEarly in the morning hop in to your safari jeep to go on a full day safari in Yala National Park and explore the National Park until you witness the Sri Lankan Leopard. End of your safari, return back to the hotel and relax.Overnight at a Hotel in Yala/Tissamaharama (3-Star)Day 05 - Yala > UdawalaweAfter breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Udawalawe and check in to the hotel. (Travel Time – 1 ½ to 2 hrs)Overnight at a Hotel in Udawalawe (3-Star)Day 06 - Udawalawe > ColomboEarly in the morning go on a morning safari in Udawalawe National Park and continue from where you stopped at day 04. Afterards return back to your hotel, relax, check out and proceed to Colombo and check in to the hotel. (Travel Time – 4 ½ to 5 hrs)Later in the evening go on a city and shopping tour in the commercial city of Sri Lanka, Colombo. On completion return to the hotel and relax.Overnight at a Hotel in Colombo (3-Star)Day 07 - Colombo > AirportAfter a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and, drive to the Airport for your flight back home! :(End of TourHighlights of the TourSee the largest animal in the world.See the Leopards at Yala National Park.See the wild Sri Lankan elephants, at Udawalawe National Park.SKU: 10061700

$139 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Day Tour to Galle & Bundala National Park From Colombo

Day 1Tour Star 07.00 AM from Colombo and first visit to Galle Fort - First Step of the Tour will Be Madu River in Balapitiya for Boat Ride. This one-hour tour takes you on a boat safari through the primitive depths of the mangrove marshes in Madu River.  Learn more about mangroves and their positive effect on ecology. Get a chance to see crocodiles, water snakes, tree snakes and wild boars in their natural habitat. Watch the cormorants; storks and many other avian life hunt for their prey in swift flow of Madu River. View the pots for catching prawn and shrimp left in some of the shallower areas of the river. Visit the old Buddhist temple on one of the islands that dot the river liberally. Stop by another of the islands; which are the source of the cinnamon industry of Sri Lanka. Purchase some fresh, high quality cinnamon to take home as a souvenir. Make sure to visit the outdoor fish massage parlor, where you can dangle your feet into a fenced part of the river to get treated by the massage fish. You will have to pay for your ticket for the fish massage Therepy. You will Reach Galle Fort 1130 Hrs  Galle Fort in Sri Lanka: A UNESCO World Heritage Site the Galle Fort, or Dutch Fort as it is also known, is a fortification first built by the Portuguese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The initial fortifications, which were built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. . According to a statement by UNESCO the site was recognized as a World Heritage Site for its unique exposition  interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries which is the criterion number four for such recognition. Some important monuments are: 1400 Hrs after Galle Fort tour proceed to lunch. Again start the Journey to Ahangama Fishing Village to get STILT FISHING Experience. You will enjoy the fishing 01 Hrs. and Overnight stay in hotelDay 2Today you will embark on a scenic drive to Bundala National Park an area of 6216 hectares is Sri Lanka’s only “RAMSAR”Wetland that hosts over 20,000 shorebirds, during the period August to April. The Park consists of lagoons and inter-tidal mud flats where wintering birds rest and feed, golden sandy beaches and sand dunes where sea turtles nest and the thorny scrub-land where elephant, spotted deer, wild buffalo, wild boar, crocodiles and peacocks roam.More than 150 species (including 45 species of”Waders”) of resident and migrant birds could be seen in this Park. Thousands of Greater / Lessor Flamingoes, Spot-billed Pelicans, Spoonbills, Ducks, Indian Shags, Cormorants, Stone Plover and various species of Herons. Pathirajawela, within the Bundala National Park, is a site where the earliest evidenceOf the pre-historic man is found in the Island. After safari proceed to Colombo and drop off at your desired hotel.

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