4 Days 3 Nights Tour
Day 1ARRIVAL, KALPITIYA
You will be picked up from the Airport and you will enjoy a coastal drive all the way deep south of Sri Lanka to Kalpitiya passing miles and miles of sandy beaches with little hamlets and fishermen’s huts with the primitive sailing canoes and motor boats drawn up on the beach. You will be booked in to a beach hotel and you will be able to relax and unwind after your long flight enjoying the soothing rhythmic action of the waves on the sandy beach and you will savor the salty breeze blowing over the ocean relieving you of all stress, strain and fatigue.. You will spend overnight at the hotel in KALPITIYA
The sea area beyond Dondra Head in the south of Sri Lanka has been found to be the best place in the world for spotting varieties of whales and dolphins. The deep seas around the coastal towns of Galle, Mirissa and Kirinda are excellent whale and dolphin active areas. Another good whale and dolphin watching area is situated in the north-west coast off Kalpitiya where there is a large population of spinner dolphins, dugongs, stingrays and also marine turtles. You will be able to derive the maximum pleasure and satisfaction of the beach and sea with activities such as doing a dolphin and whale watching cruise around Kalpitiya, fishing, snorkeling, skin diving, water sports and even kite surfing You will spend the night at Kalpitiya
Day 3WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK, ANURADHAPURA, NEGOMBO
You will leave around 5 a.m. for the Wilpattu National Park which is the largest Nature Reserve in Sri Lanka. The Wilpattu National Park is located approximately 180km north of Colombo in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone and is 131,693 hectares in extent making it the largest national park in Sri Lanka at an elevation of 0 to 152 m above sea level. In 1905 this area was designated as a sanctuary and upgraded as a National Park in 1938. The Wilpattu National Park is renowned for its leopard population which has been placed at around forty nine individual leopards according to a survey conducted by the Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust in 2015. As for the wildlife 31 species of mammals have been identified within the Park, among these are the elephants, sloth bear, leopard, water buffalo, spotted deer, mongoose, Sambhur, etc. As for birds there are many species of owls, eagles, kites buzzards, gulls, terns, painted stork, jungle fowl, cormorants, spoonbill, white ibis, large white egret, purple heron, cattle-egret etc. The Park is also a favourite landing site of winter migrants from around November to March. There are a wide variety of reptiles in the Park such as the mugger crocodile, monitor lizard, Indian python, soft-shelled turtle, pond -turtle , common cobra and rat snake. If you are a butterfly enthusiast, you won’t be disappointed. Among those recorded are the Common Mormon, Blue Mormon, Great Egg fly, Common Rose Great Orange Tip, Glad-eye Bushbrown and Crimson Rose. By noon, you will proceed to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura is a treasure trove of a large number of ancient monuments and relics in Sri Lanka. There are remains of palaces, temples, monasteries, ceremonial baths and the temple of the holy Bo-tree. King Pandukabhaya, the third King in the Vijaya dynasty founded the Kingdom of Anuradhapura in 377 BC Among the sights of Anuradhapura, the sacred Bo Tree is one of the most sacred relics in Sri Lanka and is the most revered site for pilgrimages of Buddhists. It is one of the oldest trees in the world which has been tended devotedly for 23 centuries. The Sri Maha Bodhi as it is known was grown from a sapling of the original Bo Tree of Bodhagaya in India under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. This sapling was brought to Sri Lanka around 245 BC by Sanghamitta Theri. You will also be able to visit the Mihintale Rock Temple and move to Negombo the Island’s famous fishing village stopping over at the Munneswaram Hindo Temple en route. You will spend the night in Negombo
Day 4NEGOMBO, DEPARTURE
In Negombo you will be able to take a short voyage on a catamaran driven by a huge sail, deftly and skillfully maneuvered by a salt and sun hardened fisherman. Thereafter you will be transferred to the Airport for your scheduled flight home carrying with you memories of an adventurous and invigorating tour of Sri Lanka.
Kalpitiya comprises 14 islands and is known for its natural environment and has a total area of 16.73 sq
km. Most of the people in Kalpitiya are fishermen and is now developing as a tourist destination.
According to records this peninsula was associated with maritime trade and smuggling since ancient
times. It was first colonized by the Portuguese in the early 17 th Century. The Dutch eventually arrived
and ousted the Portuguese. The Dutch set up a strategic base for a military garrison and naval outpost in
the northern end of the peninsula to monopolize trade supplies to the mainland. A well-preserved Dutch
era fort including a Portuguese era church which is occupied by the Sri Lanka Navy and a Dutch church
remain today. In the south the nearby ancient St. Anne’s Church at Talawila is a venue for the annual
festival when thousands of Catholic devotees descend upon the tiny village to celebrate St. Anne’s Day
on July 26 th that keeps alive its Portuguese heritage.
Kalpitiya is a maritime sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains,
saltpans, mangrove swamps, salt marshes and vast send dune beaches. The coastal waters are also
home to spinner, bottlenose and indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, whales, sea turtles and also the
Kalpitiya is nominally the best location for kite-surfing in the country. The summer kite-surfing season is
from May to October during the south west monsoon while the winter season is from mid December to
mid February during the north east monsoon. Besides kite-surfing, paddling, diving, skate boarding and
simple surfing are some of the activities around the islands. Many visit Kalpitiya for whale-watching
which is an awesome experience.
Wilpattu National Park
Wilpattu means “Land of the Lakes” because there are around sixty lakes and tanks throughout the Park. These comprise a unique complex wetlands called “Villu” which are shallow natural lakes among the grassy lands and dense scrub lands, replenished by rains due to the wet weather patterns that prevail over the Park. The annual rainfall in the park is around 1000 mm while the drought period is only during the months of May to early September. The main rainy season is September to December when the north-eastern monsoon opens up.
The Wilpattu National Park is located approximately 180km north of Colombo in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone and is 131,693 hectares in extent making it the largest national park in Sri Lanka at an elevation of 0 to 152 m above sea level. In 1905 this area was designated as a sanctuary and upgraded as a National Park in 1938.
The Wilpattu National Park is renowned for its leopard population which has been placed at around forty nine individual leopards according to a survey conducted by the Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust in 2015.
As for the wildlife 31 species of mammals have been identified within the Park, among these are the elephants, sloth bear, leopard, water buffalo, spotted deer, mongoose, Sambhur, etc. As for birds there are many species of owls, eagles, kites buzzards, gulls, terns, painted stork, jungle fowl, cormorants, spoonbill, white ibis, large white egret, purple heron, cattle-egret. Etc. The Park is also a favourite landing site of winter migrants from around November to March.
There are a wide variety of reptiles in the Park such as the mugger crocodile, monitor lizard, Indian python, soft-shelled turtle, pond -turtle , common cobra and rat snake.
If you are a butterfly enthusiast, you won’t be disappointed. Among those recorded are the Common Mormon, Blue Mormon, Great Egg fly, Common Rose Great Orange Tip, Glad-eye Bushbrown and Crimson Rose.
This Park was closed from December 1988 to March 16, 2003 during the insurgency period and it was opened to visitors after nearly 16 years. Since 75% of the Park is dense forest or scrub, only about 25% of the park is available for sight-seeing. The best time to visit the Park is during the months of February and October.
The only way to explore the National Park is by jeep safari accompanied by rangers who will take you through tracks to give you a good view of leopards, elephants, sloth bear, deer, endemic birds, but you are not allowed to get off the jeep and run the risk of any possible encounters in the wilderness. You will have an abundance of photographic material to make your folks back home gaze at in wonder of wildlife behavior in their natural habitats.
Full Moon Garden
Airport Garden Hotel
Palm Garden Village Hotel
Palm garden village
Avasta Resort & Spa
Forest Rock Garden
Forest rock garden
The lake house
Deer park hotel
The lake hotel
Fresco water villa
Signature by Amaya
Pigeon island resort
Amaranthe bay resort
Nilaveli beach resort hotel
Trinco blu by cinnamon
Hotel Hill Top
Serene Grand Kandy
Nuwara Wewa Lakeside
Kandy luxury bangalow
Madulkelle eco lodge
Yoho Daffodil's Hotel
Glenfall Reach Hotel
The Hill Club
The Hill Club
Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze
The Water Fall Villas
Araliya green hills
Heritance tea factory
Jetwing warwick garden
Elephant Safari Hotel
Grand Udawalawe Resort
Kalu's Hideaway Hotel
Koggala beach hotel
Thaproban beach house
Calamander unawatuna beach
Hikkaduwa beach hotel
Hikka tranz by cinnamon
berjaya mount royal
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
royal palms beach hotel
Gold face Beach Hotel
Ceylon city hotel
Mount lavinia hotel
Pegasus reef hotel
Camelot Beach Hotel
Club Dolphin Hotel
Paradise Beach Hotel
Goldi Sands Hotel
The Beach All Suite
|Per person in a double room||US$ 240 PP|
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