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Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour 9 Nights

Overview
Wildlife enthusiasts will be entranced by the Island's remarkable range of birds and animals. Explore the enthralling wildlife offered by the island with this tour which includes trekking in a rain forest, bird watching, camping in a national park, camping in the enchanting Horton plains and visiting marshlands.
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Average temperature and rainfall

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Tour Highlights

  • Travel to the Singharaja Rain Forest
  • Travel to Udawalawe National Park for your next wildlife adventure.
  • Travel to the Horton Plains
  • Visit a tea factory and a plantation
  • Visit the Muthurajawela marshlands
Tour Route - Where you'll visit
1 Colombo
Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls. The imposing Colombo National Museum, dedicated to Sri Lankan history, borders sprawling Viharamahadevi Park and its giant Buddha.
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2 Singharaja
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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3 Udawalawe
Udawalawe is a small town located in the southern part of the Ratnapura District in Sri Lanka. It is situated in close to the district's boundary with the Hambantota District and Monaragala District.
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4 Horton Plains
Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region.
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5 Negombo
Negombo is a city on the west coast of Sri Lanka, north of the capital, Colombo. Near the waterfront, the remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort now house a prison. Negombo Lagoon, lined with fishermen’s huts, feeds into the Dutch-era Hamilton Canal. The canal leads south to Colombo. Neoclassical St. Mary’s Church, completed in the 1920s, features a ceiling decorated with vivid religious paintings.
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Detailed Itinerary

Day ONE +-
  • Day 01: Arrival Colombo. (40km/1hr)
Greeted by Sri Lanka Travel Centre representative at the Bandaranaike International Airport and transferred to the majestic Mount Lavinia H otel in Colombo. Day at leisure to explore Colombo’s myriad offerings of shopping and dining adventures.Overnight at the hotel. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day TWO +-
  • Day 02: Colombo - Singharaja (200km/5hrs)
Travel to the Singharaja Rain Forest this morning. The island’s top bio diversity spot, the Singharaja forest is home to many endemic species of trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Check into your campsite and do some escorted forest exploration in the afternoon. Amongst the forests many animals, you will spot mouse deers, barking deers and the occasional leopard. The most commonly seen primate is the purple faced Leaf Monkey. For those interested, there is another uphill trek of about 1.5 km , providing excellent photo opportunities of various reptiles and insects. Overnight at the campsite. (Vehicle for transfer).
Day THREE +-
  • Day 03: Singharaja
The camp is an ideal location for some early morning bird watching before taking another fascinating nature trail through the forest. Return to the camp site for your overnight stay.
Day FOUR +-
  • Day 04: Singharaja – Udawalawe (100km/2.5hrs)
Travel to Udawalawe National Park for your next wildlife adventure. Upon your arrival at the gates of the National Park, you will board a jeep and travel into the park to your campsite where accommodation will be provided in comfortable tents. Day at leisure. Enjoy a beautiful evening by campfire. Overnight at the campsite.
Day FIVE +-
  • Day 05: Udawalawe
Take a tour of the N ational Park by jeep in the morning. The park is famous for the many elephants that live there. During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds – adults and young, feeding and bathing or playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is also home to many water buffaloes, water monitor lizards, sambar deers, monkeys and the occasional leopard. Overnight at the campsite
Day SIX +-
  • Day 06: Udawalawe – Horton Plains (150km/4hrs)
Travel to the Horton Plains today. Since vehicles are not allowed inside the park, Horton Plains is a participatory camping location, giving you the opportunity of getting involved in the whole process of setting up the camp, and even assisting in the cooking! Although park regulations prohibit the lighting of campfires, we can still create a magical setting with lanterns and the wonderful surrounding views of the Plains themselves. Overnight in the park.
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  • Day 07: Horton Plains
Leave the campsite on a trek in the Horton Plains before sunrise. Characterised by a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, covered in upper montane forest and wet grassland, the Horton Plains span across approximately 10,000 hectares and is also home to a wide variety of flora (57 species, 29 endemic to Sri Lanka) and 24 species of mammals such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and leopard. You will also see other attractions such as ‘Baker’s Falls’, ‘Chimney Pool’ and the famous ‘World’s End’ (a 3700 ft sheer drop that offers fabulous views of the tea estates below and all the way out to the distant southern coastline). Return to the campsite for your overnight stay.
Day EIGHT +-
  • Day 08: Horton Plains – Nuwara Eliya – Negombo (200km/6hrs)
Leave the park in the morning and travel to Negombo, via Nuwara Eliya and Kitulgala. Enroute you can visit a tea factory and a plantation. Continue to Kitulgala, where you could stop to visit the location where the Oscar award winning movie “The Bridge over River Kwai” was filmed. Proceed to Negombo, and check into the Blue Oceanic Hotel for your overnight stay. (Vehicle for the transfer)
Day NINE +-
  • Day 09: Negombo
After breakfast, visit the Muthurajawela marshlands. Said to be the island’s largest saline peat bog, the marsh boasts a wide variety of flora and fauna. Visitors can see water birds such as herons, egrets in abundance in the lagoon and marsh. It is also home to 40 different species of fish, of which 15 fall under the category of indigenous fauna. The rest of the day is free to relax in the hotel and enjoy the sun, sea and the pool. Overnight at the hotel. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day TEN +-
  • Day 10: Negombo – Departure (12km/20mns)
Departure transfer to the airport for your return flight. (Vehicle for transfer)

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