7-Day Off The Beaten Nature and Wildlife tour

Cultural & Theme Tours, • Hotel pickup is available from most of the centrally located hotels in Colombo, Mount Lavinia. Negombo and most of the south beach hotels up to Galle. • Airport pick up will be arranged based on your flight details. to Drop off to the same location where you were picked up (Centrally located hotels in Colombo, Mount Lavinia and Negombo). If the drop off location is different to the pick up location, there will be a supplementary charge based on the drop off location.

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This 7-day private tour provides a memorable nature and wildlife experience with some adventure activities like whitewater rafting, trekking and bird-watching. You will explore 3 little mountain villages that provides enormous nature experiences with wonderful photogenic opportunities during this tour. If you want to do an off the beaten track tour and explore the countryside of Sri Lanka, this is an ideal tour for you
DAY 01You will be picked up by your very own chauffeur guide from Airport or your beach hotel and transferred to Kitulgala. On arrival in the hotel, spend the day at leisure relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities. Spend overnight at a campsite in Kitulgala. DAY 02After a leisurely breakfast, you will experience white-water rafting in Kelani river, one of the most thrilling experiences. This thrilling adventure ride is suitable even for the people who are experimenting it for the first time.Thereon, hop in to Kitulgala forest reserve which is the ideal rain forest habitat to spot most of the lowland endemic species of birds. Also you will encounter mammal species; streams hold endemic fish; amphibians and Insects during the trek. Spend overnight at a campsite in Kitulgala. DAY 03Make a pre-dawn start with a packed breakfast to Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and take a guided walk along the nature trails to a viewpoint known as World’s End. A variety of wildlife; highland bird species may be encountered. When finished the trek, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ella, a paradise of hills with stunning views. Spend overnight at a hotel in Ella.DAY 04After a restful sleep, explore three iconic attractions in Ella on arrival, Ella gap; Little Adams peak - one of the secondary viewing points & 9 Arch Bridge - one of the iconic bridges in Sri Lanka. Spend overnight at a Hotel in Ella.DAY 05Following breakfast, start a memorable trekking tour to Bambarakanda Waterfall - the highest waterfall of Sri Lanka passing through some small mountain villages and valleys. The area around Bambarakanda is rich with scenic beauty, rugged terrain,waterfalls, tea fields and cool climate making it an attractive destination for nature lovers. Later on, move to your hotel in Belihuloya for your overnight stay. DAY 06Today after breakfast, you will experience a trekking tour in Belihuloya. Discover the nature paradise of Belihuloya that offers enormous nature experiences with wonderful photogenic opportunities. This tour will give you a memorable experience in this remote village where you can explore much more than a simple nature lover can experience. You will get to see rice fields, bean and tomato fields and how the farming is done in conventional ways such as conventional water management, planting rice each plant by hand, or harvesting, preparing the fields for next cultivation etc. Also, you may see wildlife such as mongoose, monkeys, chameleons, cows, bird’s butterflies and sometimes even hawks hanging around the hotel and the vicinity. After completing the trekking, you will be moved to Colombo.Spend overnight at a hotel in Colombo. DAY 07As all good things come to an end, you will be safely driven to the airport for your flight back home!

What’s included

  • Accommodation on Half Board Basis at all hotels
  • Transport is based on 01 Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide for the entire tour
  • Mineral water during sightseeing tours & overland trips (500ml water bottle will be given per day per person)
  • Whitewater rafting and Trekking charges
  • Cost of Van transfer to Horton Palins
  • All current taxes as on date
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Sri Lanka Visa
  • Lunch during the tour
  • Any International Airfare / Airport taxes
  • Gratuities