Sri-Lanka in 08 Nights - 09 Days Culture, Village, wildlife & Nature

Location:

Negombo

Anamaduwa

Knuckles

Mahiyanganaya

Sigiriya

Negombo

Category:
Nature & Adventure
Duration:
OVERNIGHT
Days:
8
Nights:
9

Sri-Lanka in 08 Nights - 09 Days Culture, Village, wildlife & Nature8 days tour

£ 1550.00Book Tour

Culture, Village, wildlife & Nature - Best Experience of Srilanka Culture / Heritage and Lifestyle.

  ITINERARIES

Day 01 Arrive Airport – Anamaduwa (Approx. 30mins | 20 km)

  • On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted & welcomed by your very own chauffeur Guide and then driven to Anamaduwa – where your journey begins (Approx. 2.5 hrs. drive).
  • You will enjoy an authentic Sr Lankan Dinner at Hotel  
  • Overnight at the Mud House Anamaduwa on Full board basis

 

Spreadthroughout a large expanse of forest on the outskirts of a small village in SriLanka lies The Mudhouse – a private and seductive retreat, far away from the beatentrack.

Flanked bylakes and blessed with abundant birdlife, wildlife and natural beauty, TheMudhouse offers a range of rustic accommodation in private and individually designedhuts.

Day 02 Anamaduwa

  • 05.30: Enjoy Bird watching walk
  • 07.00: Breakfast at Hotel- Enjoy authentic Sri Lankan cuisine
  • 09:00: Engage with locally guided excursions and activities followed by Mud House
  • Overnight at the Mud House Anamaduwa on Full board basis

 

Bird Watching Walk

An earlymorning bird watching walk around the small lanes and paths surrounding TheMudhouse is one of our most popular activities. Indeed, many guests discoverthe joys of bird watching here for the first time and are pleasantly surprisedby the delights of listening to the early morning songs and following the manyspecies though the tree canopies.

 

Locally GuidedExcursions and Activities

Temple visits, naturetrails, lake kayaking, local historical sights and cooking lessons. These maychange depending on the season or other local factors but a range will alwaysbe offered,

 

CookingLessons

The Mudhouseserves traditional village cuisine cooked the traditional way – with clay potsand firewood hearths. In many ways, the kitchen is the real heart of TheMudhouse – a large thatched building that has grown with time to be able toproduce meals around the clock for guests and staff alike.

Day 03 Anamaduwa – Knuckles (Approx. 5 hrs. drive)

  • 07.00: Breakfast at Hotel- Enjoy authentic Sri Lankan cuisine
  • 08.00: You will be moved to Knuckles
  • 13.00: Check in to Dumbanagala Chalet in Knuckles and enjoying the hotel facilities
  • 15.00: Enjoy a short trekking in Knuckles.  
  • Spend overnight at Dumbanagala Chalet on Half Board basis

 

Short Trekking

Shorttrekking in the forest surrounded by the resort. Breathe taking views andnatural breeze will make this trekking more interesting.

 

Day 04 Knuckles

  • Breakfast at Dumbanagala Chalet
  • 08.00: Program start from Knuckles
  • 10.15: Visit to Hulu Water Fall & Thaliya Water Fall (2 km)
  • 12.00: Visit to Babarella Fall
  • 12.40: Lunch by the Waterfall
  • 14.00: Enjoy a short trekking through the mountains
  • 16.00: Back to Dumbanagala Chalet for overnight
  • Spend overnight at Dumbanagala Chalet on Half Board basis

 

WaterfallTrekking at Knuckles Mountain Range

On arrival, a brief description of the routeand the hike will be provided by your very own Nature Guide who knows the areaintimately. The Forest Range supports a rich biological diversity with 128 speciesof birds, 20 species of amphibians, 53 species of reptiles, 15 fresh waterspecies and 31 mammal species. During this trekking, you will have theopportunity to witness many of these species.

 

Day 05 Knuckles- Mahiyanganaya(Approx. 3.5 hrs. drive)

  • 07:00: Breakfast at Dumbanagala Chalet
  • 08.00: Leave Knuckles and proceed to Mahiyangana
  • 12.00: Enjoy a traditional lunch at Rathna Ella village
  • 13.00: Enjoy a Waterfall Trekking and Village tour
  • 17:00: Check in to Kevan's Casa in Mahiyanganaya and enjoying the hotel facilities
  • Spend overnight at Kevan's Casa on Full Board basis

 

WaterfallTrekking and Village tour

This hike takes us throughthe lush forests of Mahiyangana to reach the Rathna Ella waterfall. The routeis about 3.5 kilometres long but the destination is well worth the journey. The101-meter waterfall is the highest in the Kandy region and one of the mostbeautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka. You will also witness the majesticKaluwa Wetuna Ella in the middle of this trekking. This 30-meter waterfall liesdeep in the jungle and makes for a great hike that’s loved by all natureenthusiasts. At the end of the trekking experience, you will witness the traditionalpottery making and handy crafts.

 

Day 06 Mahiyanganaya

  • 05.30: Sorabora Lake experience with an authentic Sri Lankan breakfast on the rock
  • 10:00: Arrive back to hotel and spend couple of hours at leisure
  • 12:30: Enjoy Lunch at the main restaurant of Kevan’s Casa.
  • 14.00: Afternoon excursion to Dambana Wedda Village
  • Spend overnight at Kevan's Casa on Full Board basis.

 

SoraboraLake experience with an authentic Sri Lankan breakfast on the rock

Enjoy sceneryof traditional lake fishing in the Sorabora Lake on a memorable boat ride atthe sunrise. After around 30 minutes ride in a traditional catamaran, you willreach a fish market at the edge of the Lake. Make your way back to a rock boulderwhere you can enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan breakfast. After breakfast, youwill enjoy cow milking and ride on a swing at the edge of the lake followed bya mountain bike ride through the Sorabora lake bunt and over to lush greenlands, offering great views of the countryside.

 

Afternoon excursion to Dambana Wedda Village

The term “Wedda” translates to “people of the forests” and members ofthis indigenous community have been taking refuge in the Dambana forest forcenturies. Learn more about their fascinating lifestyle of a forest dweller andhow they have adapted to the changing times.

Day 07 Mahiyanganaya- Sigiriya/Dambulla (Approx. 3 hrs. drive)

  • 06.30: Breakfast at the hotel
  • 07.00: Enjoy morning Safari at Maduru Oya National Park
  • 11.00: On completion proceed to Sigiriya/Dambulla
  • 14.00: Check in to Cinnamon Lodge and enjoying the hotel facilities
  • Spend overnight at Cinnamon Lodge on Half Board basis

 

Safari at Maduru Oya National Park

Make sure to explore the wildlife in Mahiyangana bypaying a visit to the Maduru Oya National Park. The specialty of the park isthat you will find a lot of endemic species both in the form of animals as wellas plants. Hop on a safari tour around the park and enjoy the wilderness.

Day 08 Habarana- Sigiriya/Dambulla

  • 06.30: Explore a majestic 5th century fortress in the sky.
  • 11.30: Village tour in Sigiriya with authentic Sri Lankan Lunch.
  • 15.00: Visit Dambulla cave temple
  • Spend overnight at Cinnamon Lodge on Half Board basis

 

SigiriyaRock Fortress

In the 5thcentury, King Kashyapa domesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atopits summit & well designed for its defenses by having ramparts and moatsbuilt around it. The Rock itself has its unique identity due to its shape notfound anywhere else on the island.

 

SigiriyaVillage Experience

This Villagetour begins with a short walk along to a man-made reservoir. This beautiful villageis surrounded by scrub jungle, marshlands, and agricultural farms. The amazingbirdlife, butterflies and possible sightings of crocodile only add to the charmof seeing the villagers as they go tasks of fishing, or washing clothes at theperiphery of the lake. You will experience a boat ride, bullock cart ride,rural vegetable cultivation and paddy fields.

 

DambullaRock Cave Temple

This is oneof the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. This complex contains fivecaves with over 2000 sq.m of painted walls and ceilings. Among those, paintingsof Lord Buddha and events related to his life found in the world arehighlighted. This emphasizes the artistic talents of our ancient people. Thiscontains over 157 statues of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossalfigure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters.

Day 09 Habarana- Airport (Approx. 4 hrs. drive)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free at leisure till departure
  • As all good things come to an end, you will be safely driven to the airport for your flight back home having sweet memories of the tour with Beyond Escapes!!!????

 

 

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  INCLUDES

  • VALUE ADDED SERVICES ON COMPLEMENTARY BASIS

  • • Paging and welcome with Orchid Garlands on arrival

  • • Meeting and assistance at the airport on arrival

  • • 500ml Mineral Water Bottle per day per person will be given during sightseeing tours

  • • Selection of 03 type of organic welcome Drink at Kevan’s Casa Hotel

  • • Cocktail or Bottle of Beer during the Lunch at Kevan’s Casa Hotel

  • • Candle Lit Dinner by roof top Garden with Live Action cooking or 02 other Selected Locations Kevan’s Casa Hotel

  • • Seasonal Fruit basket for Every Arrival Kevan’s Casa Hotel

  • ABOVE RATE INCLUDES

  • • 07 nights’ Accommodation in above hotels or similar as per the mentioned basis

  • • Transport is based on 01 Air-conditioned Luxury private vehicle

  • • Service of an English-speaking Chauffeur Guide during sightseeing tours

  • • 01 Safari at Wilpattu National Park

  • • Short trekking & Waterfall trekking in Knuckles

  • • 01 Safari at Maduru Oya National Park

  • • 01 Safari at Wasgamuwa National Park

  • • Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Village tour with authentic Lunch

  • • 01 Safari at Minneriya National Park

  • • All current taxes as on date

  • • Parking and highway tickets

  EXCLUDES

  • • Sri Lanka Visa

  • • Cost of Lunch & Dinner during the tour (if not mentioned in the itinerary)

  • • Any International Airfare / Airport taxes

  • • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff.

  • • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls etc.

  • • Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit

  • • Any other item not explicitly mentioned under price includes.

  • • Bar, telephone and laundry bills

  • • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby. Tipping is expected.

  • • Any others expense

  CONDITIONS

  • • Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 paying adult

  • • Children 4 Years +11 months and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • • Children must be accompanied by an adult


  CANCELLATIONS

  • • 45 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: Lost of Deposit

  • • 45-30 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: 80% Cancellation Fee

  • • 30 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: 90% Cancellation Fee

  • • Fee. No Shows - 100% Cancellation Fee.

  HINTS

  • • Airport pick up will be arranged based on your flight details.

  • • You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places.

  • • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

  • • The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

  • • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.

  • • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.

  • • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels will be subjected to availability at the time of booking. If any case the mentioned hotels are not available, similar grade hotels will be provided.

  • IMPORTANT REMARKS

  • • Hotel Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 NOON

  • • Prices are subject to change as per change in Government / Hotel / Airline policy without prior notice.

  • • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.

  • • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on re

  • • In the case of any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly. The due increase or decrease will be communicated accordingly.