The “Sri Lanka’s Nature at a Glance” is an exciting journey that introduces you to the the nature of Sri Lanka. Visit wildlife parks where elephants roam, see the whales and dolphins on the south coast, discover history at the cultural sites, and spend your evenings in the midst of a tea estate. Truly enjoy the sites and sounds of Sri Lanka during your 6 night visit.
Day 1: Colombo Airport to Colombo
Arrive into Sri Lanka where you will be greeted at the airport by a Mountain View Holiday representative. You will proceed to your hotel, and thereafter tour the city of Colombo. Transfer back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Colombo – Galle - Unawatuna
After breakfast proceed to Unawatuna. En-route visit Galle for a city tour. The walled city has stood since the early 16th century through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Today it has been designated as a World Heritage site. Check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Unawatuna (Optional: Excursion to Bentota)
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Relax and enjoy your time on the beach or drive to Bentota for a snorkeling safari or banana boat rides.
Day 4: Unawatuna (Optional: Excursion to Mirissa – During Whale Watching Season)
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel.
Optional: Drive to Mirissa. The seas off the coast of Mirissa are a hotspot for whales and dolphins. In fact, Dondra Point, the southernmost point in Sri Lanka and very close to Mirissa, is said to be located very close to the migration path of the mammals. Season is during the months of November to April, out of which December, January and April are the peak months. During these months the probability of spotting Sperm Whales and Blue Whales is very high; moreover, the chances of spotting Spinner Dolphins off Dondra point are also high.
Transfer back to Unawatuna Beach Resort. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel.
Day 5: Unawatuna - Uda Walwe - Haputalé
After breakfast, head to Uda Walwe; visit the Elephant Transit Camp run by Sri Lanka’s Wildlife Department. Approximately 24 young elephants, mostly babies, who have been orphaned or are recovering from injuries, are being rehabilitated before being released into the wild. Next, go on an adventure through Uda Walawe National Park. The park is home to a variety of animals including elephants, wild water buffalos, leopards and sambar deers.
Late evening depart for Haputalé for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 6: Haputalé - Colombo
Enjoy an early breakfast. Do some sightseeing in the surrounding areas – either visiting the historic Dowa Cave Temple, once the sanctuary for King Walagamba, where you can see a 38ft image of Buddha sculpted from rock as well as rock paintings dating from the Kandyan era, or Lipton’s Seat, the place where the famous Thomas Lipton overlooked his tea gardens, and Addhisham Monastery, once the home of Sir Thomas Villiers and said to have been brought stone by stone from Scotland. Later in the day proceed to Colombo.
Day 7: Colombo
After breakfast, tour the city of Colombo. Stop and visit the Gangaramaya Temple (optional). Do a bit of souvenir shopping, whether for friends or for you - so you will always remember your trip. End your stay in Colombo and transfer to the airport for your return flight.
2. Transport in an A/C car with the service of an English-speaking driver
3. Half-day city tour in Galle and Colombo
4. Uda Walwe Jeep Safari
5. Meals on half-board basis
6. Applicable government taxes
7. Airport pick-up and drop-off