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WILD LIFE

WILD LIFE

07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS

Day 1

AIRPORT ( KATUNAYAKE)/ COLOMBO

Approx 40km & travel time approx 45minutes excluding sightseeing

Met on arrival at the airport arrival hall & transfer to the Colombo hotel via the express way

Evening city tour of Colombo includes the Galle Face Green, Independence Square, Bandaranayake memorial International conference hall, Gangaramaya temple, New Parliament and Old Parliament.

Overnight in Colombo

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Colombo - the capital of Sri Lanka - is the largest city and main port of Sri Lanka. It is also the commercial and financial center of Sri Lanka. A bustling metropolis, the city is an attractive blend of old and new. It has the lazy charm of the bygone era combined with the verve and vivaciousness of a modern city.

 

Day 2

COLOMBO/YALA

Approx 300km & travel time approx 6 hours excluding sightseeing

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Yala via Colombo / Galle expressway. Evening at 3.30pm do a half-day Jeep safari at Yala national park.

Thereafter return to the hotel and relax /own activities in Yala Overnight in Yala

Yala.... the largest National Park in Sri Lanka; covers 126,786 hectares including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block I (14,101 hectares) and these were established in 1938. Yala is famous for its herds and number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals. More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors.

 

Day3

YALA

After breakfast do a morning jeep safari at Yala national park for 3-4hours. Thereafter return to the hotel by afternoon & rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Yala

 

Day 4

YALA/KUMANA /YALA

After breakfast do a morning jeep safari at Kumana national park for 3-4hours.

Thereafter return to the hotel by afternoon & rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Yala.

Kumana National Park -in Sri Lanka is renowned for its avifauna, particularly its large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds. The park is 391 kilometres (243 mi) southeast of Colombo on Sri Lanka's southeastern coast.[1] Kumana is contiguous with Yala National Park.[2] Kumana was formerly known as Yala East National Park, but changed to its present name in 5 September 2006.[3]

 

Day5

YALA/BUNDALA /YALA

After breakfast do a morning jeep safari at Bundala national park for 3-4hours.

Thereafter return to the hotel by afternoon & rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Yala

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.[1] Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and re designated to a national park on 4 January 1993.[2] In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.[3] The national park is situated 245 kilometres (152 mi) southeast of Colombo.

 

Day6

YALA/UDAWALAWE

Approx 100km & travel time approx 2hours excluding sightseeing

After breakfast proceed to Udawalawe.

Evening do a jeep safari at Udawalawe national park

Thereafter return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Udawalawe.

Udawalawe National Park -lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972.[1] Before the designation of the national park, the area was used for shifting cultivation (chena farming). The farmers were gradually removed once the national park was declared. The park is 165 kilometers (103 mi) from Colombo. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country.

 

Day7

UDAWALAWE/NEGOMBO

Approx 190km & travel time approx 4hours excluding sightseeing

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Negombo via Galle / Colombo expressway.

 

Overnight in Negombo

 

Day 8

NEGOMBO/AIRPORT (KATUNAYAKE)

Approx 10km & travel time approx 20minutes

After breakfast proceed to airport for departure flight.

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