Airport / Kandy
Trip Lanka tour’s representative pick up you from the airport and proceed to the city of Arts, the last kingdom in Sri Lanka, Kandy.
En-route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (See baby jumbos wondering around their cramped foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers at Pinnawala ) and Spice and Herbal Garden.
Evening visit Temple of Sacred tooth relic and cultural and Dance show in Kandy
Kandy city is situated in the central province of the Sri Lanka and it is home for the temple of tooth. The most tourist attracted point of this city is the down town area which surrounded by magnificent tropical rain forest and this area is a main shopping destination where you can find many goods in very low price. The Kandy town has a very good food chain which is rich with bakeries and local village foods. If you like to taste a real Sri Lankan meal, the Kandy town will be the place to find your Sri Lankan food. While you are in Kandy you will able to visit so many places in the city itself and city Neighborhoods. Such as, Temple of the Tooth, The Bogambara lake, Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya. The Kandy city was declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
On your way to Central province through Sabaragamuwa province visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage this orphanage gives shelter for orphaned and injured elephants. You can see how much these jumbos love there daily evening bath and enjoy how they are playing around each other. Inside orphanage you can feed milk to a baby jumbo and enjoy their playful behaving for the milk. Pinnawala is the one and only elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka and which has facilities to shelter even more number of elephants.
Spice & Herbal Garden Kandy
Next, let’s proceed to spice and herbal garden. Staffs at the spice garden introduce different spice in Sri Lanka and explain advantages of such spices in detail. You may learn on how these plants are grown. Also, you can buy spices and herbs at a very fair price. A visit to spice & herbal garden helps you to stay close to the nature and forget about the tiresome flight you had.
Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden. Within the delightfully landscaped greenery, visitors will come across numerous birds including endemic species like the Yellow Fronted Barbet, Lanyards Parakeet, Sri Lankan Hanging Parrot, Brown Capped Babbler and a number endemic reptiles as well as 18 species of mammals.
After you will be transfer to Nuwara Eliya, which is considered to be the most important location for tea production in the island. Tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. En-routr visit: – Ramboda fall.
Evening Visit to Gregory Lake and Victoria Park
Peradeniya Botanical garden or the Royal Botanical garden is a place not miss in a day tour to Kandy. The garden is situated 6km away from the central Kandy. Paying a visit to Peradeniya garden assists a chat with the nature and let joy filled on your mind. The large impressive garden spread through 60 hectares with a perfect collection of Orchid, stunning avenue of Royal Palm Trees, 40m height Burma Bamboo, giant Javan Fig tree on the great lawn and etc.
After enjoying the flowers, trees and nature at Peradeniya Garden, you will be transfer to the little England or city of light or Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is the most wanted place of Sri Lanka’s tea production in other words Nuwara Eliya is the crowning city of tea production. On your way to the city of light, you can see the water fall in the World named Ramboda Falls. Ramboda water fall is 109m in height and it is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. This beautiful waterfall situated in the Pussellawa area of Nuwara Eliya.
In the evening you can relax yourself with Nuwara Eliya’s fine weather. Gregory Lake is a place of adventure, with the stunning site of the Gregory Lake, you can take a bicycle ride around the lake or can have a boat ride around the lake.
Victoria Park is one of best places to spend your evening, Nanu Oya river make it’s way through this park making several number of small lakes. You will be able to see number of rare bird species here in the Victoria Park. This park is quite popular among the bird watchers, there you can find number of rare birds which includes Endemic Birds, Migrant Birds, Resident Birds etc.
Endemic birds like Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler, Sri Lanka Yellow-eared Bulbul, Sri Lanka Bush Warbler, and Migrant birds like Indian Blue Robin, Indian Pitta, Brown Shrike, Kashmir Flycatcher, Pied Thrush, and resident birds like Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Red-vented Bulbul, Ashy Prinia, Dark-fronted Babbler, Tailor Bird and etc can be noticed in this Park on your birds watching tour to Sri Lanka.
After breakfast proceed to Tissamaharamaya through Ella for more hiking, wonderful views and guesthouses renowned for having some of Sri Lanaka’s tastiest home-cooked food. The views through Ella Gap are stunning and the area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora, fauna and birds habitats.
- Visit little Adam’s peak and nine arch bridge.
- Rawana Water Fall.
Ella town is the most popular tourist destination these days in Sri Lanka, due to its location, and this holiday destination is rich with many natural formations. This small town is surrounded by beautiful hills which are covered by Greeley tea estates and tall trees which are ready to catch the sky by their hands. This is a very small town and it has a tourism based economy. When people hear about Ella, first place they will remember is the Ella gap and stunning view through Ella gap mixed with the mist of dawn, if the night is clear you can witness the glow of the South Coast lighthouse.
Tourists who love to trek and hike will find Ella as the ideal place to enjoy themselves with their adventure thirst, and no doubt you will choose Ella rock for your hiking in Sri Lanka. The not to miss destinations in Ella are little Adam’s peak, Rawana Ella, and Nine arches bridge. Train ride in Ella is a most preferred activity which tourists and local travelers fall in love with to capture moments with mother nature. Ella train rides through Nine Arches Bridge.
Tissamaharamaya / Yala National Park / Tissamaharamaya
Safari at Yala National Park
Yala National Park still drawing crowds like only a spotty big cat can, a leopard safari in Yala National park is a Sri Lankan highlight. Yala is considered one of the world’s best parks for spotting these big cats. As well as around 215 species of birds have been recorded at Yala.
Tissamaharama is also known as “Tissa”. Tissa is mostly flat grounded area, on your way to Tissa, you can see whitish Dagaba in one side, and on the other side the huge forest with hide many creatures. Tissa Wewa Lake makes a stunning lake side for the area, but the most attracted places in & around Tissa are Yala and Bundala National Parks.
Yala National park is the most visited and the second largest national park is Sri Lanka, which boarders to the Indian ocean. Whole area of the Yala has divided in to five blocks two blocks which are open for public now. Special thing about some of these blocks are, those are adjoining with other national parks like Kumana National Park (Kumana is popular among Birds Watchers).
Safari at Yala National Park
Yala National park is famous for its variety of wild animals. Highlights of this park are wild Elephants, aquatic Birds and Sri Lankan Leopards. If you are a bird watcher, this is the best chance to see many water birds in one place, because of the Yala lagoon, there is huge number of water birds around. There are around 90 species of water birds inhabiting in Yala wet area and half of those species are migrants. There are some rare bird species spotted around Yala lagoon such as Oriental Darter, Purple Heron, Egrets, Purple Swamphen and Night Herons. Residence bird species such as Lesser Whistling Duck, Great Stone-Curlew, Yellow-Wattled Lapwing and Red-Wattled Lapwing are mingled with visiting species. Also, you will be able to see forest birds like Asian Barbets, Old World Flycatchers and Orange-Breasted Green Pigeon. Apart from the birds, Yala is home for 300-350 Sri Lankan Wild Elephants and Yala has the highest Leopard concentration in the World.
Safari at Bundala National park.
Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of birds, the highlight being the greater flamingo, which migrate in large flocks.
Best time to visit Bundala National Park is September to March, during this season, a large number of migratory birds lands to Bundala park, which is a wintering ground for the migratory water birds to Sri Lanka. Bundala Park is the fourth biosphere server in Sri Lanka which designed by UNESCO. Nearly 200 bird species have been recorded from the park and 58 species are migratory birds. The Greater Flamingo from Rann of Kutch of India visits in large flocks of more than 1000 birds to the park, and this is the pink highlight of the Bundala park. Other than these beautiful birds, Bundala has a small population of Sri Lankan Elephants, Amphibians and Reptiles. Vegetation of Bundala also has a bit forward rank, the park has around 383 species of plants.
After breakfast proceed to Udawalawa and visit Elephant Transit Place in Udawalawe.
Safari in Udawalawe National Park.
Udawalawe National Park if you’ve ever wanted to see a wild elephant, you’re unlikely to find a better place to do than this park.With herd of elephants,wild buffalo,sambar deer and leopard etc.
Udawalawa lies on the border of Sabaragamuwa and Uva province, a destination for bird watching. Udawalawa National Park attracts many wild animals because of the Udawalawa Reservoir. Udawalawa National Park is an ideal place to watch Asian wild Elephants, because of these wild jumbos, the Udawalawa National Park is the third most visited national park in Sri Lanka.
Apart from elephants there are more strainers in this forest, there are some animals which live in this national park are very rare in the earth, Sri Lankan sloth bear is one of those rare animals. Rusty-spotted cat, Fishing cat and Sri Lankan leopard are the cat family animals reside in Udawalawa National Park. Sri Lankan Sambar Deer, Indian Muntjac, Deer, Sri Lankan Axis, Wild Boar, Sri Lankan Spotted Chevrotain are the mammals live in this park. Apart from these species and animal there are many more to find.
If you are a bird watcher, Udawalawa has more for you. There are migrant birds like Black-Capped Kingfisher and White Wagtail, water birds like Spot-Billed Pelican, Cormorants, Black-Headed Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill , Painted Stork etc. This wide open parkland attracts raptor birds like Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Crested Serpent-Eagle, White-Bellied Sea Eagle, Grey-Headed Fish Eagle too.
After breakfast proceed to Sinharaja, which 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.
- En-route Visit Gem mines in Ratnapura
- Trekking in Sinharaja
Sinharajah is the huge rain forest in Sri Lanka which homes both humans and every kind of animals. Sinharajah is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This forest is in the south-west wet zone of Sri Lanka and located within Sbaragamuwa and Southern provinces. Sinharajah forest bordered from north and south by two rivers, south by Gin Ganga and north by Koskulana Ganga. You can change your footwear for a long walk and, be ready to go through Sinharajah, because the only way of going across the Sinharajah reserve is by foot.
In this forest there are 19 species of 20 Sri Lanka endemic birds lives among these huge trees, such as Ceylon Hanging Parrot, Ashy-headed Laughing Thrush, Jungle Fowl etc. Not only the birds but also 8 out of 12 endemic mammals found in here such as Giant squirrel, Spur Fowl and etc. On the walk in Sinharajah you can see all these animals and plants. The butterflies in the reserve are a bonus beauty treatment for your visit. Also, on your way, you can spot reptiles and amphibia too.
In the border of the Sinharajah forest there are some villages. Those villagers are well integrated with the forest. They trekked across the forest for generations to make their annual pilgrimage to the Adams Peak. They spend their day today life in this forest with these trees and animals, they know the foot paths of the forest well. Anyhow, on your visit to the Sinharajah forest, you will be arranged with a guide to help you to explore the nature so closely.
Sinharaja / Bentota
After breakfast proceed to Bentota.
En route Visit Dutch fort Galle.The Dutch Galle Fort is a rare historical jewel protected by dark, thick stone walls – with the endless ocean on one side is a UNESCO declared Heritage site.
- Stilt Fishermans
- Turtle Hatchery place
Dutch Fort Galle or the Galle Fort, was first built by the Portuguese in the Southwest coast of Sri Lanka. But the these walls built by black bricks was ruled under few governs. This fort is the heat of the Galle even in past, even before Portuguese arrived to Sri Lanka in 16th century. The Galle fort is named as UNESCO World Heritage site, because of the historical & colonial value of this place. Galle is a famous town but Galle fort is not the only reason, but also Galle international stadium is the one of most attractive cricket ground in the world.
Leisure at Beach
Today onward you can relax yourself in the one of most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka, the Bentota Beach. Bentota beach is one of the widest beach in Sri Lanka, this sandy beach allows you to have nice sunbathe and enjoy yourself with water sports. Bentota beach is an ideal place for wind surfing, diving, sailing, water-skiing, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing on a traditional outrigger canoe. In the time period of November to April the water is more calm and warm usually water in Bentota beach is delightfully warm in other words Bentota Beach is a paradise for die-hard divers. Also, you can enjoy a boat safari in Bentara Lagoon too.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport.
- Madu River Safari for 2 hours.
- Short stop at a diamond mine (moonstone)
- Stop at a restaurant in Colombo for dinner.
Thereafter proceed to the Airport in time for the connecting flight.
Balapitiya is a small town in Galle district, because of the Madu river which flow across the city now the Balapitiya is a hot tourist hotspot in Sri Lanka. The most exiting thing is the Madu river boat safari is , the safari lasts over two hours. Madu river is rich in biodiversity. You can board on a boat and see the ecology of the Madu river and visit to the fish spa.
With this 2 weeks Sri Lanka tour package, we help you to visit almost all the best tourist destinations in the country within 14 days time frame, and with this Sri Lanka tour package, we mainly focused with birds watching and nature. If you have any other travel interest, we are ready to design a customized Sri Lanka tour package for you or you can explore our existing packages.