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    Luxury Camp Safari at Wilpattu in Sri Lanka
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    Anuradhapura

    About the Activity:Expedition camp is located on a peninsula in the forest and surrounded by two rivers (deep enough for swimming) and just beyond a tea plantation in Wilpattu.After your arrival at the campsite, start your day with a lip-smacking breakfast and indulge in the bird watching activity as you enjoy the meal.Aftermath, embark on a short hiking followed by the jeep safari amidst the dense and beautiful forest and explore the same.In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch in the magical setting, followed by some fun filled activities and relaxation.In the night, carve your hunger with the five course dinner with beer and alcohol amidst the heart warming setting where the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire. The next day, head back to your home with lots of memories, after a delicious breakfast. 

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Very Good 4.0

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    4% OFF

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    Sabaragamuwa

    About the Activity: Embark on a day tour to Sinharaja rain forest reserve to see the nature's gifts being lulled and preserved.Get picked up from your hotels in Sabaragamuwa at around 6 AM and start your tour by taking a walk in the tea plantation estates and delight in the lush-greenery surrounding you.Aftermath, start your exploration of  Sinharaja Rain Forest, which is rich in vivid range of flora and fauna, and enjoy the presence of various animals and reptiles delighting in this wild experience.Continue your journey, drive to the beautiful paddy fields and acquaint yourself more about the local rice cultivation, methods and later pay a visit to the rubber plantation and know more about this local produce.End this delightful day trip by paying a visit to the solacing Big Buddha Temple before getting dropped to your hotels in the evening. 

    d1 Day
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    6% OFF

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    Kegalle

    About the Activity: If you are looking for some amazing Elephant safari tour, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Start your delightful activity at around 05:30 AM by getting picked up from your hotels in an air-conditioned vehicle from Kegalle and acquaint yourself more about the rehabilitation of elephants lost to their herds by human-elephant conflict or those who fell into pits.Being one of the largest elephant orphanages, this tour will help you in understanding the daily chores of these beautiful creatures in this center.Aftermath, enjoy a ride by sitting atop this amazing creature and wandering the elephant orphanage. End your tour at around 6 PM by getting dropped off to your respective hotels. 

    h12 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    5% OFF

    5784


    6124

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    Udawalawe

    About the Activity: Enthrall in an amazing safari in Udawalawe National Park with experienced drivers who ensure that you have best of your time.Get picked up from your hotel in Udawalawe city at around 5 AM and start the game drive from the entrance of Udawalawe National Park.Indulge in the jeep safari, which will help you explore the dense forest of Udawalawe national park for four hours.Witness large herds of elephants strolling around carefree in the park area.Delight in the frequent spotting of various known and beautiful wildlife species living peacefully with each other in this beautiful settlement.Aftermath, also explore the beautiful rubber plantations and paddy fields of the beautiful Udawalawe.End your amazing trip at around 10.30 AM by getting dropped of to your hotels in Udawalawe. 

    h5 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    6260


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    Udawalawe

    About the Activity: If you are looking for a tour to explore the beautiful Udawalawe in Sri Lanka, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Get picked up from your hotels early morning at around 4.30 AM  in Udawalawe, and continue your drive while you relish the scenery toward the destination.Start your trip by embarking on an adventurous jeep safari for four hours, while you explore the beautiful Udawalawe National Park.Continue your journey and visit an elephant transit home within the National Park and acquaint yourself more about the functionality, living conditions and rehabilitation of orphaned elephants here.Post this proceed to Gem mine in Rathnapura where you will be taken through the entire process involving extraction and polishing of gems.Aftermath, visit the paddy fields and know more about the local rice cultivation, methods. Post this, visit rubber plantation and know more about this local produce.End your trip around evening by getting dropped off to your respective hotels in Udawalawe. 

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    Very Good 4.0

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    7% OFF

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    6736

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    Chamarel

    About the Activity: Start your tour by boarding a vehicle that will be available from the lobby of your hotel in Chamarel around 08:00 AM to begin this sightseeing tour.Discover some of the best attractions and landmarks of beautiful Mauritius. This tour takes you to the busy capital city of Port Louis and the lush green Black river gorge.Begin your tour at Trou aux Cerfs which is a dormant volcano surrounded by lush green tropical forest located in Curepipe then proceed to Grand Basin.The Grand Basin also known as Ganga Talao is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area which boasts a sacred lake for Hindus.Then the tour proceeds to  discover the Black River Gorge National Park start  exploring picturesque green rain forest and cool off under the Alexandra Fall.Take a visit to the 7 Colored Earth which is a prominent tourist attraction boasting a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colors like no where.Conclude this amazing trip with a bag full of wonderful memories.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

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    5669


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    Matale

    About the Activity: Embark on this amazing trek to Knuckles Mountain Range and enjoy the wild natural beauty of this region after getting picked up from your hotel.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy at around 7.30 AM and proceed towards the start point of the trekEnjoy a lip-smacking breakfast before embarking on your adventurous trek.Hike through beautiful tiny hamlets, tea estates, rice paddies, lush-green thickets – delight in this unique trail that provides you with ample natural beauty.The trek follows through Matale, Pallegama Laggala, and Illukkumbura.This is a great opportunity for naturalist and wildlife lovers as this trek provides you with frequent spotting of rare and beautiful wildlife species.Enjoy the company of various known and rare birds that flock on the distant mountains and trees as you trek through the surrounding thickets.Stay overnight in the double sharing occupancy at the hilltop and next day, head back to the base camp in the morning to end your trek and get dropped off to your respective hotels 

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Very Good 4.0

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    10% OFF

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    Hambantota

    About the Activity: If you are looking for some adventurous wildlife safari experience, the trip to Yala National Park is a perfect fit for you.Get picked up from your hotels in Hambantota early morning at around 5 AM and embark on this amazing four hour long national park tour in a jeep.During the tour, witness and admire the age old tradition of stilt fishing where fishermen sit balanced far from shore atop sticks and twine, hanging fishing rods into schools of fish.After the national park tour, visit an ancient temple, Moonstone mine place and cinnamon garden, enjoy the tangy aroma while walking through this spice garden.Continue your journey and visit the paddy fields and know more about the local rice cultivation methods in the Hambantota area.Conclude your journey in early afternoon, by getting dropped off to your respective hotels. 

    h4 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    7% OFF

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    6736

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    Hambantota

    About the Activity:Bundala National Park lies in the town of Hambantota in Sri Lanka and is one of its most momentous and exciting sights.The park is an important site for the migration of more than 197 birds during the months of winter, the most notable amongst them being the flamingo.Reach the Bundala National park at around 5 AM from where your jungle exploration will start after the lip-smacking breakfast.Explore the jungle and witness some of the most beautiful animals during your jungle safari. At around 1 PM, enjoy a lip-smacking lunch and at around 2 PM, start your jeep safari amidst the dense jungle of Bundala National Park.Some of the species that you can spot include the hornbill, whistling duck, eurasian coot and many more.At around 6 PM, your jeep safari will come to an end and so this amazing and adventurous tour. 

    h13 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

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    Chamarel

    About the Activity: Starting your hiking early in the morning from Le Petrin  in Plaine Champagne  you will take a scenic track through the Maccabée forest .Enjoy this opportunity to discover the breathtaking views on the island with possibilities of many snapshots along the way..Catch a glimpse of the endangered Echo Parakeet or even the Pink Pigeon, both native birds of Mauritius, exclusively found in the black River national park.Enter the Black River through an ancient hike trail and enjoy the delicious lunch at a kiosk.  Then take 45 minutes hike to exit at the Black River National Parks Forestry.

    h5 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    4724


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    Hambantota

    About the Activity:Indulge in a turtle observation tour in the Rekawa beach and it is an ideal location for turtle watching.Forget any ideas about cramped tents and sitting on the ground for mealtimes, this is camping in style.After your arrival at the campsite, start your day with a lip-smacking breakfast and indulge in the bird watching activity as you enjoy the meal.Aftermath, get ready for the turtle watching activity and followed by fishing in the near by river.Explore the surrounding area on the jeep safari and stroll around to acquaint yourself more about the area. In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch in the magical setting, followed by some fun filled activities and relaxation.In the night, carve your hunger with the five course dinner with beer and alcohol amidst the heart warming setting where the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire. The next day, head back to your home with lots of memories, after a delicious breakfast. 

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Very Good 4.0

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    10% OFF

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    Colombo

    About the Activity:Get picked up from Colombo Katunayake International Airport and reach Kithulgala after two hours drive.Enjoy white water rafting for some time and reach to Hatton where you will be accommodated at the Tea Hills Bungalow.Fill your second day with the lovely view of Devon and St. Clair Water falls and trekking is also possible there.Reach the Tea Castle to see a demonstration of tea production and enjoy your lunch there.Arrive at the famous Kandy Hills for a better shopping experience and enjoy a traditional dance show there and relax yourself at Kandy Hills Bungalow.Get driven to the Sigiriya Lion rock and climb up to the top and enjoy  the overwhelming views on the top.Listen to various tales about Sri Lankan cuisines while you visit the Spice garden and get relaxed with a herbal head and foot massage before you get back to your hotel.On the last day visit Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, enjoy an elephant ride too before getting dropped off to airport.

    d5 Days n4 Nights
    Good 3.0

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    54433


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    Colombo

    About the Activity:This tour of Sri Lanka for 10 days takes you through umpteen number of wonderful landmarks of the country which symbolise its historic transformation.You will get more than enough time to rediscover the treasures hidden in the different cities like Siligiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Yala, Bentota and Colombo.During this extensive sightseeing tour, you cross a lot of tourist destinations of Sri Lanka viz. Polonaruwa museum, Minneriya national park, Dalada Maligawa, Dambulla cave temple, Peradeniya botanical gardens and  Pinnawala elephant orphanage.Also, you might be strolling along the wonderful tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya, the famous temples in this city, the beaches in Bentota, the old streets of Galle etc.Marvel at the nightlife of Colombo as well during your pleasant trip.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

    d10 Days n9 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

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Attractions

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Dehiwala Zoo

Dehiwala Zoo or the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka was set up during 1936 with the sole ambition of providing ultimate protection to a wide range of wild animals and birds. . When you are here, do not miss the impressive performances from elephants, chimpanzees and sea lions.

  

Location: This zoo is located at 
Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala.

Highlights:
 This place is one of the members of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums). In order to encourage breeding, this zoo is actively involved in animal exchange programs. The place is known for its exotic varieties of mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and marine invertebrates

Timings: The zoo is open from 8.30 AM to 6:00 PM on all days.

Price: 
Approximate price starts from 100 LKR for adult and 30 LKR for child, for foreigners 500 LKR for adults and 250 LKR for child.

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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Sinharaja Forest Reserve (kingdom of the lion), is a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. It is home to a vast number of endemic species of birds and mammals of Sri Lanka. About 95 percent of Sri Lankan endemic birds and more than 50 percent of endemic mammals are known to have their habitats in this Forest Reserve. Year round, the forest is covered by plenty of rain clouds. The area span of the reserve is about 21 KM from east-west and about 7 KM from north-south.

 

Location: Situated in the Southern Province, a two-hour drive from Galle via Galle-Deniyaya-Madampe Highway.

Highlights: Experience the leisurely pace of wildlife and the splendor of dense and copious evergreen rainforests. The guide will tell you about different endemic species of flora and fauna that you encounter during your guided tour.

Timings: Opens daily from 6:30 AM to 6 PM

Price: Approximate price ranges from 664 LKR to 1160 LKR

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Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage

Peradeniya Gardens is a spacious 147 acre of natural extravaganza consisting of more than 4000 species of plants, and 10,000 varied kinds of trees, incidentally serves as the largest garden of Sri Lanka. The unique and rarest collection in these gardens is the Giant Bamboo of Burma which grows 12 inches each day to a height of 40 meters. Apart from this other amazing collections include Javan fig tree, Cannonball tree, Double Coconut Palm and about 200 other varieties of palm trees and versatile collection of flora. 



Highlight:  
One can pack some food to enjoy an open air picnic here or can relish the cafeteria inside serving local and western cuisine. The Peradeniya Botanical Garden is one prime tourist attraction of hill country and remains quite flooded with tourists every weekend. 

Timings
: Opened daily from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: Approximate price starts from 2353 LKR for adults and 1177LKR for child
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Gal Oya National Park

Experience the thrill of both jeep safari and the boat safari in the Gal Oya National Park of beautiful natural scenery and varied wildlife. Dominated by the largest reservoir of Sri Lanka Senanayake Samudraya the park area expanses over 25,900 hectares.

The topography consists mainly of grasslands, forests and scrubs. Though the park shelters leopards and sloth bears, they are an elusive sight. Instead, you can see some of the largest herds of elephants in this park.

Other commonly sighted species are endemic Toque Macaque, wild boar, common langur and water buffalo. The park also offers great sight for birdwatchers. Best for: Swimming elephants from boat safari.



Location: Mainly Badulla district with a part reaching to Ampara district.

Best time to visit: March to July.

Price: Full Day Safari price is LKR 11,000 per jeep. Ticket price is LKR 2,000/LKR 1,000 per adult/child.

Timing: Full Day Safari 5.30am to 06.00pm
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Minneriya & Kaudulla National Parks

These two national parks in Sri Lanka are only a half hour drive from each other. Situated in the North Central Province, these parks are located near the ancient Minneriya and Kaudulla Tanks. The area has an abundance of scrubs and jungles with wetlands.

Home to toque macaques, crocodiles, elephants and sambar deer, these two parks are rich in biodiversity. Though leopard and sloth bears are also sheltered in the area, it is hard to spot them.



Best For: Getting close to large herds of elephants. Best time to visit is during May to September to watch large number of elephants.

Location: 182-197 KM away from Colombo.

Price: Safari Price is LKR 6,500 for each National Park.

Additional Price: Tickets per adult is LKR 1,500 and per child is LKR 750.

Duration: safari duration is 4 hours.

Timing: Evening Safari 2.30am to 6.30pm and morning safari is 5:00am to 8:00am.
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Galway's Land National Park

One of the newest and the smallest National Parks, Galway's Land is a dense forest. This is another best places to visit in Sri Lanka. This park is situated at within the city limits of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. This National Park was declared as a sanctuary in the year 1938. Apart from the avifauna, the park has valuable floral species of both native and foreign origin. The park is open 6 AM- 5PM.

Highlights: The National Park is a habitat to 10 Sri Lankan endemics, Wild boar, Barking deer and exotic birds.

Location: The National park is located Department of Wildlife Conservation, Havelock Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

Price: The entry fees is 1490.65 LKR
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Yala National Park Camping

The sensational Yala wildlife National Park promises unparallel thrill and excellent adventurous experience with a visual treat of scenic excellence in the exclusive Yala Safari Camping. It is indeed an extra ordinary experience to rise up to a place where for miles there is no soul visible except the caretakers.The spectacular terrains provide a fascinating visuals through dense to scrub vegetation, rocky pools, spectacular ravines, fresh water lakes with snaking coastline along with sight on endemic mammals like Asian elephant, leopard, black bear, crocodiles, grey languor and many others. It’s a paradise for birdwatchers with the presence of paradise flycatchers, Ceylon Shamas etc.



Location: Thalgasmankada, Sri Lanka

Highlights: Sri Lankan Leopard which is present in Block 1, in a density of one leopard per square kilometre.  

Things to Know: Presence of person of wildlife department is mandatory within the park

Price
: Approximate price starts from 4500-6000 LKR for foreigners
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Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka. The topography is dominated by fifty wetlands. With low scrubs and deep forests, the park is home to numerous species of flora and fauna. The biggest attraction for tourists is the spotting of leopard and sloth bear.

The other animal species that can be found in this area are Asian Elephants, jackals, Sambar deer, water buffalo, crocodiles, spotted dear and many more. With its impressive array of bird species, the area is a haven for bird watchers.



Best for: The avid and serious safari-goers can see the elusive leopard and sloth bear.

Location: 25km north of Puttalam or 30km west of Anurdhapura. It is 4 hours drive from Colombo.

Best time to visit: February and October are the best time to visit.

Price: Full Day Jeep Safari price is LKR 10,000 per jeep.

Timing: Full-Day Safari 5.30am to 06.00pm.

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