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One day and two days Excursions

Looking for Sri Lanka excursions We offer one day and two day short excursions to explore Sri Lanka.

GALLE DAY EXCURSION

Pick up from the hotel (Pick up time to be advice) & leave for Balapitiya or Hikkaduwa (App: 1 hrs from Colombo)

Boat Safari at Madu Oya or Glass Bottom Boat tide in Hikkaduwa. (App: 1 hrs)

Thereafter proceed to Waligama for view of Stilt fishing (App: 01 hour)

Afternoon return to Galle and commence city tour.

Galle - This is the most ancient and important harbor of the country, until the Colombo Harbor was established. Galle is identified as the Tarshis of the Bible. This was captured by the Portuguese in 1587 A.D, Dutch in 1640 A.D, and British in 1796 A.D.

Most of the existing buildings dates to Dutch Period. The Bastians are still using Dutch names such as Zwart, Akesloot, Aeloes etc. Famous for lace making, Ebony carving, Gem cutting & polishing, (App: 01 hour)

Evening return to beach hotel en route visit Turtle Farm in Kosgoda (30 mts)

Turtle Hatchery - Where you can see several species of turtles, specially the hawksbill, are endangered. Most vulnerable of all are their eggs, which are left uncovered on beaches all around the coast. The good will of the area fishermen, who brings these eggs gratis to the hatchery, has led to the hatching and release of 100,000 young turtles in only two years since the hatchery opened.

Back to the hotel.

The above price includes:

Does not include:

** Lunch Supplement US$ 12 per person at the Local Restaurant

COLOMBO DAY EXCURSION

Pick up from the hotel (Pick up time to be advice) and leave for Colombo & commence city tour.

Colombo - A drive through the city will take you to the Fort and Pettah - the commercial area of the city and tree-lined. Colombo 07 Cinnamon Gardens. Colombo 3, 4, 5, 8 are the prime residential area of the City.

Visit Fort, and Pettah for Shopping. The Hindu Temple at Sea Street, lined with goldsmith's shops, the Dutch Church at Wolfendaal, dating back to 1749. The historic Davatagaha Mosque, Independence Hall, B.M.I.C.H, and Museum are

some of the attractions in Colombo. (App: 2 - 2 hrs)

Colombo National Museum - Albert Crescent, Colombo 07. Established 1877. Best known for collection of antiques and objects dart. Over 500,000 publications of Sari Lanka. More than 4,000 palm lead manuscripts. Among the exhibits are the regalia of the Kind of Kandy; ancient and medieval jewellery; rate collection of traditional demon masks; wood and ivory carvings, an exquisite collection of Buddhist and Hindu (App:01hrs).

Back to the hotel.

The above price includes:

Does not include:

** Lunch Supplement US$ 12 per person at the Local Restaurant

SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST DAY EXCURSION

Pick up from the hotel (Pick up time to be advice) & leave for Singharaja rain forest.

Sinharaja Forest - Sinharaja can be reached from Colombo through Mathugama ( 117km) or Ratnapura ( 154 km ) to Kalawana and Weddagala and from there to Kudawa Camp ( 5.6 km ) or from Galle to Deniyaya and Mederpitiya ( 10km ) and walk 3 kms cross Gin-ganga to reach Pitadeniya Camp. The best period to visit the forest is between December to early April or from August to September.

A world heritage site (1989 ) covering 11,187 hectares. The vegetation is tropical wet evergreen forest. Out of the 331 woody trees and lianas identified 192 are endemic at Sinharaja. Fauna, recorded in the Sinharaja 65 Butterflies, 10 Fishes, 19 Amphibians, 14 Tetrapods, 29 Reptiles and Snakes, 141 Birds and 40 mammals. Sinharaja is a nature lovers paradise. (App 02 2 Hrs). Back to the hotel.

The above price includes:

Does not include:

**Lunch Supplement US$ 12 per person at the Local Restaurant

WHITE WATER RAFTING DAY EXCURSION

Pick up from the hotel (pick up time to be advice) proceed to Kitulgala.

(En route one stop for refreshment - 30 mts )

Ready for white water rafting on the Kelani River.

This high adrenalin adventure on the white water section of the Kelani river, is suitable or first time “go for it” rafters and experts alike. During the run, you will experience the thrill of shooting rapids and the euphoria of making it through. The rivers clear water in born in the heart of the peak wilderness reserve and tumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kitulgala.

As the river widens, you pass the scenic location used for the film “The Bridge on the River Kwai” which is also a good place to jump for a refreshing swim.

Trip profile:1 1, hour rafting the white water section of the Kelani river. The boulders and rocks create grade 3-4 rapids, which are exhilarating

and very scenic. The run requires some physical effort and all rafters should be able to swim. A full trip briefing is given prior to running the river, with instructions on paddling techniques and man overboard procedure.

Back to the hotel.

The above price includes:

Does not include:

Lunch Supplement US$ 12 per person at the Local Restaurant

SIGIRIYA & HABARANA DAY EXCURSION

Pick up from the hotel at 0600hrs (With Pack Breakfast) & transferred Sigiriya.& climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. (App:05 5 hrs)

Sigiriya - is home to the 5th Century Fortress in the Sky which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour. (Climb up & Return App; 02 hrs)

Thereafter proceed to Habarana for Elephant ride (01 hour) & Back to the hotel.

The above price includes:

Does not include:

** Lunch Supplement US$ 12 per person at the Local Restaurant

ADAMS PEAK 02 DAYS EXCURSION

Day 01

Pick up from the hotel (Pick up time will informed by the guide) & leave for Hatton

Changing rooms & Early Dinner at Wathasala Inn / Slightly Chilled Gust House in Hatton.

Evening climb Adams Peak,

Adams Peak - All four major religions of Sri Lanka claim Adams Peak as a holy mountain. Buddhists call the mountain Sri Pada (the sacred footprint) and say it was visited by Gautama Buddha himself. To Hindus, the peak called Shivan Adipatham ( the creative dance of Shiva) preserves Lord Shivas footprint. Muslims insist it is the place where Adam first set foot on earth and Roman Catholics say the footprint impressed in the boulder at the summit in that of St. Thomas, the early Christian apostle who preached in South India. (Approx 08hrs climb up & return)

Day 02

Early Morning return to Wathsala Inn / Slightly Chilled

Breakfast at Wathsala Inn, After breakfast proceed to Beach Hotel,

The above price includes:

Does not include:

** Lunch Supplement US$ 12 per person per lunch at the Local Restaurant

YALA 02 DAYS EXCURSION

Day 01:

Pick up from the hotel at (Pick up time to be informed) & leave for Yala

Check in at the Hotel,

Afternoon Safari at Yala National park by jeeps (App: 03Hrs)

YALA- Is a haven for Fauna both indigenous and migrant Bird concentrations are by the Lagoons. Salvers. Here are thousands of flamingoes, Assemblies of spotted billed, Spoonbills, Cormorants and various species of Herons. Pheasants, Pea Fowl, Peacocks and the Wild Fowl are found in hundreds. Wild Buffalo and herds of Wild Elephants are a common sight. Whether it is birds or animals you have them all at Yala.

Dinner & overnight stay at HIBISCUS GARDEN, Tissamaharama, or similar

Day 02:

YALA HOTEL

After breakfast leave for Wadduwa en route visiting Hot Water Wells in Amilipitiya(Madunagala )(App 01 Hrs) & Back to the hotel

The above price includes:

Does not include:

Lunch Supplement US$ 12 per person at the Local Restaurant

KANDY & NUWARA ELIYA 02 DAYS EXCURSION

Day 01:

Pick up from the hotel (Pick time to be advice) & transferred to Kandy en route visit Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage & a Spice Garden.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today. The number of elephants has increased to more than 40 now, including baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as the babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. A unique experience never to be missed. (App 01 hour spend at Pinnawela)

Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamons, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices. (App 01 hour spend )

After noon commence city tour of Kandy , including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum, and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.(Apro 01 1 hrs )

Kandy - the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.

Late Evening visit to view of Cultural Dance performance.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel Senani or similar

Day 02: KANDY NUWARA ELIYA WADDUWA /BERUWELA

After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya visiting a tea estate & factory en route.

Nuwara Eliya - The Little England of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night.

All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.

Afternoon proceed to Colombo

The above price includes:

Does not include:

** Lunch Supplement US$ 12 per person per lunch at the Local Restaurant

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