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North Western Province, Sri LankaSafaris & wildlife activities

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From Negombo: Elephant Foundation and Kandy Town Tour

1. From Negombo: Elephant Foundation and Kandy Town Tour

Journey from Negombo to see the elephants at the Millennium Elephant Foundation, stroll through the flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens, and see the fascinating wonders in Kandy Town on this private tour. Start by being greeted by your driver as you are picked up for your tour at 6:30 AM. Learn more about elephants at the Millennium Elephant Foundation. Play with and feed baby elephants, and watch the elephants bathe.  Next, at around 11:30 AM visit the world-renowned Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and see the largest collection of orchids in Asia. Then, head to Kandy Town at approximately 2:30 PM, and have lunch at a place of your choosing.  After lunch, enjoy some technical arts tours related to gem crafting and woodcarving. Go into the Temple of the Tooth Relic at 5:00 PM and walk through the elaborately decorated temple. Head back to in Negombo at 6:30 and stop at a place of your choice to have dinner.

7 Days Absolute Fishing & Wildlife Safari by Boat

2. 7 Days Absolute Fishing & Wildlife Safari by Boat

Remarkable 7-day journey that offers a captivating blend of Sri Lanka's rich fishing culture, diverse wildlife, and pristine natural beauty. Beyond Escapes invites you to create lasting memories and revel in an unforgettable adventure. This exceptional tour promises an abundance of enjoyment as you immerse yourself in thrilling fishing challenges, encompassing lagoon and deep-sea fishing, all set against the backdrop of Sri Lanka's breathtaking landscapes. But that's not all; our expedition goes beyond traditional safaris. You'll have the unique opportunity to witness the country's remarkable wildlife, not only from the comfort of a jeep but also from the tranquility of a boat. Prepare to be captivated by Sri Lanka's unparalleled beauty and create cherished memories that will linger with you for a lifetime."

Whale Watching in Kalpitiya

3. Whale Watching in Kalpitiya

Take an exciting yet comfortable boat trip out to sea and be fortunate to see Blue Whales; the largest creatures on earth, Bryde’s Whales, Sperm Whales, Killer Whales and Fin Whales. You can also meet pods of friendly Dolphins such as the Common dolphins, Bottle nose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and striped dolphins as they playfully somersault and dance on the ocean waves. There’s also a good chance of seeing flying fish, turtle, manta rays and even sharks. Just kick back and enjoys nature's finest here in Kalpitiya!

7-Day Amazing Sri Lanka Hideouts

4. 7-Day Amazing Sri Lanka Hideouts

Day 01 On arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by our airport representative paging your name at paging area and then driven to Kalpitiya. Dinner & Overnight Stay at Bar Reef Hotel Day 02 After a restful sleep and breakfast, enjoy a lagoon tour in Kalpitiya. You will ride across the pristine waters of Kalpitiya lagoon towards the sand dunes and Salt Pans in a distance. The little fishing villages and local community living on the border of the Lagoon and the stretch between the lagoon and the mighty ocean will let you see the hard work the locals put in to earn their livelihood from the locally available natural resources. One can have a closer look at the diversity of Flora, Fauna, and birds’ endemic and common creatures to the area that make the Lagoon their habitat. Dinner & Overnight stay at Bar Reef Hotel Day 03 Following breakfast, commence the journey to the mysterious mountain range of Knuckles. On arrival, you will check-into Dumbanagala Chalet. Enjoy a short trekking in the forest surrounded by the resort in the afternoon. Breath-taking views and natural breeze will make this trekking more interesting. Don’t forget to follow their vision = explore nature - experience culture - enjoy an adventure. But, take only pictures & leave only foot prints!! Dinner & Overnight stay at Dumbanagala Chalet. Day 04 After a truly Sri Lankan yet personalized breakfast at the chalet, set out on foot and into the unspoiled hidden village paradise of Sri Lanka - Meemure. The population of Meemure is about 400 with roughly 100 families that is yet another society struggling to maintain their unique culture in the traditional way. Visiting this beautiful traditional village will not only be a community experience but also a rich biological experience of one of a kind. You will also enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan Village lunch from a Village house during this village tour. Dinner & Overnight stay at Dumbanagala Chalet. Day 05 Enjoy a late breakfast and check-out from your hotel in Knuckles & moved to your next destination – Anamaduwa. Check-into Mud House, a private and seductive retreat, far away from the beaten track! All locally guided excursions and activities will always be offered, including: picnic trips, temple visits, bird watching walks, nature trails, lake kayaking, local historical sights and cooking lessons for the duration of the stay free of charge. Overnight stay at Mudhouse on Full Board Basis Day 06 Awake on your last day in Sri Lanka after a delicious breakfast, you will be able to enjoy one of the activities as per your choice. It will be another interesting day for you with some unique experiences. Overnight stay at Mudhouse on Full Board Basis Day 07 As all good things come to an end, you will be safely driven to the airport for your flight back home with memorable authentic experiences!

Tusker Safari at Kalawewa National Park

5. Tusker Safari at Kalawewa National Park

The imposing Kala Wewa and Balalu Wewa tanks, built in the 5 BC by King Dhatusena, adorns the 6,000 hectare Kalawewa National Park, alongside an impressive 45-foot Avukana Buddha statue. But the centerpieces of the park are the star residents of the sanctuary: the tusker elephants. Of the male elephant population, only about seven percent are tuskers. Kalawewa boasts of a high concentration of tuskers, a privilege to behold. In addition to the tuskers, large flocks of open-billed storks are a common sight. The park has a beautiful landscape lined with massive signature Kumbuk trees. Your accompanying guide will give you additional information about the tuskers. You will also catch sight of numerous birds and other animals which dwell in the sanctuary. Your guide will share interesting facts about the flora and fauna of the Kalawewa National Park. If you arrive during the monsoon period (October-November) the filled up tanks will attract gatherings of animals and birds alike, amidst the kumbuk trees and vegetation.

Scuba Diving in Kalpitiya

6. Scuba Diving in Kalpitiya

The waters of Sri Lanka are home to an incredible range of marine creatures from massive blue whales all the way through to tiny creatures. Sri Lanka has an abundance of great sites to discover including wreck dives, which are scattered off the coast where Local divers are still discovering new wrecks as they explore the waters of this island nation. Many of the wrecks are covered in marine life, soft corals, macro critters and large aggregations of schooling fish. Peak season: November - April

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