Meet, Greet at Katunayake international airport and transfer to Kalpitya in the North West - perfect location for relaxing after your long flight The ideal place for adventurous activities such as surfing, scuba diving , snorkeling, Wild Safari .The Bar Reef located into the deep sea off offers much to see for marine enthusiasts. This includes several species of exotic reef fish, stingrays and Marine turtles. During the season from December to April, hundreds of Dolphins can be spotted off the coast of Kalpitiya.
Explore the fishing village of Kalpitiya and the Dutch period church – St. Anne’s in Thalawilla Wilpattu National Park, located only an hour away, is a great wildlife excursion where the leopard, bear, deer, jackal and various species for bird watching.
Transfer to Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which highlighted spot and worthy to be the 8th Wonder in the world with its inspiring historical locations. The climb to its summit on metal staircases attached to the rock face is one of Sri Lanka’s most loved experiences. A mythical past of feuding dynasties suits Sigiriya’s striking setting. It was built in 5th century AD by king, Kasyapa, as a fortress-palace.
The Archaeological Wonder of Sri Lanka city planning, arts, Landscaping , engineering, hydraulic technology and defence of the 5th Century AD. 200 metres high, built by King Kasappa in 477 – 495 CE as his capital. This is a UNESCO protected world heritage site. Estimated timing for this site is 1.30 min, and we advise to make it earliest possible to avoid noon heat.
Go on an elephant safari at Habarana where you’ll be taken on elephant back through a jungle trek and across shallow waters.
You might also consider soaring high above the cultural triangle in a hot air balloon which flies over Dambulla, Sigiriya, and the untouched wilderness where wild elephants roam free. The balloon ride begins at dawn when you can experience the spectacular sunrise.
Leave early morning and travel via Matale to the Knuckles Offering sweeping vistas of the North Eastern Knuckles mountain range, an area that is celebrated for its striking peaks, pristine waterways, bewitching cloud forests, and diverse flora and fauna, Sir John’s Bungalow is situated at the threshold of a land before time.
Built by the British during the colonial era as a residence for the Superintendent of the 1,300 acre Laggala tea estate, the Bungalow was once the holiday home of Sir John Kotalawala, the third Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. As the area is within the Knuckles conservation zone tea cultivation was abandoned thirty years ago.
The planter's misfortune has thus become a dream come true for trekkers, wildlife enthusiasts, and all seekers of the sublime. During the dry months of June to September, elephants from the plains of the nearby Wasgamuwa National Park roam the estate in search of water and food. Wild buffaloes are in abundance, with leopards and fishing cats making occasional nocturnal visits, and the sounds of the timid barking deer echoing in the surrounding forest with waterfalls.
This is an area with tropical rainforests, winding rivers and an undulating terrain. Kitulgala owes its popularity to the Kelani River which offers exciting level 4 white water rafting , canoeing or hiking. It is well known place for Bird watching including “yellow back Bird”.
Mirissa has some of the best beaches and surf spots in the area. Based at Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa Water sports activities such as sailing, fishing, coastal cruises, sea kayaking, canoeing snorkelling and boating. Dondra is considered one of the best locations in the world for spotting whales and dolphins.
Whale watching excursions into the deep seas is organised by Mirissa Water Sports during the season from December to April when the seas are calm. We also recommend a visit to Galle’s 17C Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with narrow streets lined with Dutch and British colonial era buildings which are still in use, sturdy ramparts looking out to sea, the lighthouse, and a growing collection of art galleries, shops, restaurants and several boutique hotels and cafes.</>