6 Days 5 Nights Tour

Meeting & Tour Starting Point

Negombo City, Any Hotels in Negombo, Bandaranaike International Airport.

Tour Highlights

Negombo City Tour, Muthurajawela Boat Tour, Millenium Elephant Foundation, Sembuwaththa, Visiting Waterfalls, Tea Plantations & Factories, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawa National Park Safari, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Madhu River Safari

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English Speaking Driver guide
  • Water Bottles for every day
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned Private Vehicle

Exclusions

  • Entrance Tickets
  • Lunch & Meals
  • Expenses of personal nature

Itinerary of
6 Days 5 Nights Tour

DAY 01 : Airport / Negombo

Picking up from the Airport and dropping to the Negombo Hotel.
Visit Negombo Fish Market: Each day, fishers take their oruvas (outrigger canoes) and go out in search of the fish for which Negombo is famous. They’re a fine sight as they sweep home into the lagoon after a fishing trip.
Muthurajawela Marsh Boat Tour: Muthurajawela is the largest saline coastal peat bog in Sri Lanka. The Marsh together with the Negombo Lagoon form an integrated coastal wetland eco-system with marsh lagoon complex itself estimated to have originated around the year 5000 BC. The northern section of the marsh covering an area of 1,777ha was declared a sanctuary in July 1996 under the fauna & flora protection ordinance. The marsh is a major local and tourist attraction, primarily used for sightseeing and boating tours, and the area also supports local agriculture and forestry. Visitors to the region are guided through the sanctuary areas by the staff of the Muthurajawela Marsh Centre to avoid serious harm to the marsh ecosystem.
Evening leisure at the Beach.

DAY 02 : Pinnawala / Sembuwaththa / Kandy

Picking up from the Hotel and proceeding to Kandy.
On our way Visiting the Millenium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala. See baby jumbos wondering around their cramped foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers at Pinnawala, about 90Km from Colombo towards Kandy is the home to some 100 or more elephant orphans. A place you will really enjoy and never forget. Most orphans are accustomed to their curious human visitors are harmless. Pinnawala is the most popular and accessible place to see large numbers of these lovable animals in a natural habitat. It is the most popular elephant ‘attraction’ with tourists because nowhere else, except at the splendid ‘pereheras’ will you see so many elephants at such close quarters. The government opened it in 1975 since many more baby elephants than usual had become separated from their herds that year. The persistent drought had dried up many village wells into which the young elephants had fallen, while attempting to get a drink. Even today elephants fall into quarry or gem-mining pits, and poachers or angry farmers who shoot the adults for destroying their crops, orphan some youngsters.
Visiting Sembuwaththa is a tourist attraction situated at Elkaduwa in the Matale District of Sri Lanka, adjacent to the Campbell’s Lane Forest Reserve. Sembuwatta Lake is a man-made lake created from natural spring water. Alongside the lake is a natural swimming pool. Sembuwatta Lake is believed to be 9 m (30 ft) to 12 m (39 ft) deep. Currently the lake belongs to the Elkaduwa Plantations and produces electricity for the nearby villagers.
Evening stay at the Hotel.

DAY 03 : Nuwara Eliya

Picking up from the hotel and proceeding to Nuwara Eliya. It is a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its name means “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”. The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is known for its temperate, cool climate – the coolest area in Sri Lanka.

Visiting Waterfalls (Ramboda ,Puna , etc): A gigantic water fall having three parts and very close to the 53km post along the above A-5 trunk road. The first part is above the road in the jungle (100m), second part is close to the road (3m) and the third part (100m)is below the road. there are about 5 waterfalls descending down to make the Kothmale river. One of them is “Poona Oya Ella Falls” which is actually a twin fall.

Visiting Tea Plantations & Factories: Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon), and accounts for 2% of GDP, contributing over US $1.5 billion in 2013 to the economy of Sri Lanka. It employs, directly or indirectly, over 1 million people, and in 1995 directly employed 215,338 on tea plantations and estates. In addition, tea planting by smallholders is the source of employment for thousands whilst it is also the main form of livelihoods for tens of thousands of families. Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth-largest producer of tea. The highest production of 340 million kg was recorded in 2013, while the production in 2014 was slightly reduced to 338 million kg. The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall of the country’s central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high-quality tea.

DAY 04 : Nuwara Eliya

Visiting Gregory Lake: Recently the hilly district of Nuwara Eliya received a complete facelift by the government. With these renovations, the Gregory Lake area, which is located right in the center of the Nuwara Eliya town, has been converted into a sort of Lake Park with many recreational activities. Now visitors can follow the ancient British era tradition of relaxing picnics on the shore of the lake, or more modern leisure activities. As such with these many attractions Gregory Lake is a family friendly historic location of SriLanka, attracting many holiday makers who visit the country.

Water Sports (Jetskis, windsurfing boat/swan rides etc.), Horse riding & other Activities: Water rides in swan shaped paddle boats, normal boatrides, pony rides along the shore, water walking balls, watersports such as jetskis, windsurfing and etc.
Nuwara Eliya City Tour: Nuwara Eliya is known as ‘Little England’ due to its climatic features and because the town has been designed and built to look like a typical English village. A Nuwara Eliya City Tour will typically take you past quaint buildings such as the red brick Post Office, the esteemed Hill Club, The Golf Club with its 18 hole course and the Race Course, where Horse Races are still conducted regularly. The flowers that bloom during the season add a splash of color to the landscape and a boat ride on Lake Gregory is a fun activity. You will also visit the Hakgala Gardens and picturesque tea plantations.

DAY 05 : Udawalawa National Park

Picking up from the hotel and proceeding to Udawalawa.
Udawalawa National Park Safari: It 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. 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 kilometres (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.The rusty-spotted cat, fishing cat and Sri Lankan leopard are members of the family Felidae present in Udawalawe. The Sri Lankan sloth bear is seldom seen because of its rarity. Sri Lankan sambar deer, Sri Lankan axis deer, Indian muntjac, Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain, wild boar and water buffalo are among other mammal species. Golden jackal, Asian palm civet, toque macaque, tufted grey langur and Indian hare also inhabit the park.A study conducted in 1989 found that considerable numbers of golden palm civets inhabit the forests of Udawalawe. Five species of mice also have been recorded from the park. The endemic Ceylon spiny mouse, known from Yala National Park, was recorded in Udawalawe in 1989. Indian bush rat and three species of mongoose are also recorded in the national park.
Evening stay at the hotel.

DAY 06 : Bentota / Airport

Proceeding to Airport.
On the way visits Sea Turtle Hatchery: Located south of Bentota, a beautiful resort town on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, the turtle hatchery is a big hit for families with both adults and kids finding the trip fun, engaging and informative. There are only seven species of margin turtle in the world and five are found in the warm, clear waters off Sri Lanka’s coast. The five species; Hawksbill turtle, Loggerhead turtle, Green turtle, Leatherback turtle and the Olive Ridley turtle are bred at the turtle hatchery in Bentota, so you will get to see the variety of turtle Sri Lanka has to offer. The baby turtles are very small, much smaller than the palm of a hand, and are released by the hatchery into the sea at night. You can carefully handle and touch the baby turtles and see first-hand how vulnerable they are. The people who run the hatchery are passionate about the conservation of these beautiful creatures and provide visitors with lots of useful information about the different varieties and their preservation.
Madu River Safari: The Madu River area surrounding the river are all swampy marshlands covered in mangrove forests. The forest covers over 61 hectares, that is over 150 acres. 14 of the 24 species of mangroves are found in this area. It is interesting to note that mangroves play a huge part in preventing erosion. The Madu River Safari is popular activity that has to be on the ‘to do’ list of any respectable Sri Lankan holiday goer. This unforgettable activity last for over two hours and gives a visitor a chance to travel the secretive passages through the mangrove forests and see the ecology.

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