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Tear Drop Isle

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Private Tour.Wing your way to Sri Lanka. Lush jungles, abundant wildlife, cool mountains and glorious beaches to...

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Sample Itinerary - REF SRI LANKA 108

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Day 1: Kandy

Meet on arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport by an Asian Adventures Representative & leave for Kandy. Evening proceed to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.

Day 2: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Morning proceed to visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela - This orphanage is the home for about 89 elephants. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath. En route to Nuwara Eliya visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Proceed to Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala is located here. Rest of the day at leisure

Day 3: Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe N.P. and Embilipitiya

Leave for Embilipitiya – En route proceed on a Jeep Safari top visit the Uda-Walawe National Park - Uda Walawe is the most reliable place to see elephants in their wild habitat year round. The variety in habitat makes for a rich variety of wildlife and game. As well as elephants, leopards live in the park, toque monkeys, grey langur, spotted deer, wild pig and sambar. There are numerous bird species of course and Uda Walawe is particularly rich in raptor species. The Elephant Transit Home is also at Uda Walawe. This is a home for baby elephants separated from their herds in the wild right across Sri Lanka.

Day 4: Udawalawe N.P. and Embilipitiya

Morning on another Jeep Safari to visit the Uda-Walawe National Park

Day 5: Udawalawe N.P. and Embilipitiya - Yala National Park

Leave for Tissamaharama – En route visit the Yala National Park by Safari Jeep - this park is famous for its high density of leopards. You are also sure to see elephants – grumpy loan males and large herd. You will also see Sloth bears, wild boars, several species of deer and wild buffalo. It is also one of the few places in the world where the severely endangered black necked stork can still be seen. The uniqueness of the park is the sheer diversity of the habitat: dense jungles suddenly gives way to lagoons and open plain. Huge, stark boulders dominate the horizon and the elegant, languorous leopard can often be seen basking atop the sun baked rock. On completion proceed to Tissamaharama

Day 6: Yala National Park

Morning proceed to visit the Yala National Park for the second time – On completion return back to the hotel – Rest of the day at leisure

Day 7: Yala National Park - Hambantota

Morning proceed to visit the Bundala National Park by Safari Jeep - This park falls within the southeastern arid zone of Sri Lanka, with a general climate that can be classified as hot and dry. The terrain is generally flat with sand dunes bordering the coastline, and vegetation consists mainly of dry thorny scrublands and lagoons. For keen birdwatchers, the complex wetland system harbours a rich bird life including several species of migratory waterfowl. Rest of the day at leisure

Day 8: Hambantota

Morning proceed to visit the Bundala National Park for the second time – On completion return back to the hotel – Rest of the day at leisure

Day 9: Hambantota - Colombo

Leave for Colombo - Rest of the day at leisure

Day 10: Colombo

Leave for the airport to connect with the departure flight