Day to Day
Upon arrival at Colombo International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our local in-country staff, before transferring to Negombo, a small fishing village. After checking into the hotel, there will be time to unpack, rest and freshen up before dinner at the hotel.
Cycling Tour and visit to Kandy
After an early breakfast, you will begin your cycling tour to get to know the local life and culture. You will be stopping at a Buddhist Temple, Vegetable Market, Catholic Church, Harbour, Fish Market, Dutch Fort, and Hindu Temple. After lunch you will drive through beautiful scenery on your way to the UNESCO Heritage site of Kandy, where you will stay for the evening.
Kandy Tour, bird trail and tea plantation
Today you will be taking a packed breakfast with as you head to Udawatta Kele, a historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge to start your birdwatching trail. The sanctuary is famous for its extensive avifauna but don’t forget to look out for reptiles and smaller mammals. Find out how black tea is made at a tea plantation before ending your evening at the sacred temple of the tooth and enjoying a cultural show of traditional dancing and fire eating acts.
Forest Reserve Hike and White Water Rafting
This morning you will travel to Kithulgala. Once there you will hike through the Kithulgala Rainforest Reserve. After lunch you will get to experience the thrill of white water rafting in the Kelani river. After an action-packed day of activities, you’ll have the chance to rest on the bus as you are transferred to your hotel in Udawalawe.
Village Walk, Cooking Demonstration and Elephant Observation
After breakfast, explore the sugar cane fields on a 2 hour village walk where you will meet the rural village community and get an insight into the local culture, how humans and elephant cohabitate and get an interesting perspective into human-elephant conflict. Enjoy either a game of volleyball or cricket with the local school children before being treated to a cooking demonstration. After lunch you will visit the Udawalawe National Park to observe wild elephants, birds and crocodiles and learn about animal behaviour.
Tour or Galle Dutch Fort and Hikkaduwa
After breakfast, you will head to Hikkaduwa stopping enroute to embark on a cultural tour of Galle Fort, a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, fortified by the Dutch during the 17th Century. Here you’ll learn more about Sri Lanka’s past and its multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. End your day at the beach or pool at the beautiful town of Hikkaduwa, known for its pristine beaches and elegant sunsets.
Today you will head to Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Center and participate in a series of activities for the conservation of Turtles, including collecting sea algae and feeding the turtles. You will be able to watch the turtles been released in the early evening.
As your journey comes to an end, proceed to the airport for your flight home with fond memories of Sri Lanka.
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