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We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Kalpitiya and check you into the hotel.
This morning you will have a dolphin watching trip and the rest of the day will be at leisure.
Proceed on a sightseeing tour to Anuradhapura. It is the home of two World Heritage Sites. Many places of historical and archaeological interest could be visited. The Brazen Palace (2nd century B.C), the 1600 stone columns you see are all that is left of a magnificent multi-storied residence for monks. 'Samadhi' Buddha statue (4th century AD) is one of the most famous statues, depicting the Buddha in a state of 'Samadhi' or deep meditation. We check you into the hotel and then proceed to visit the Willpathu National Park.
Leave for Nuwara Eliya - En route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. We will check in at Grand Hotel. Thereafter proceed to visit the Haggala Botanical Gardens. Evening leave on a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Drive through the Little England and return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning proceed to visit Horton Plains - Horton Plains is located on a high windswept saddle at 2134 meters. These Plains are hard to reach but the scenery is well worth the effort. At Horton Plains hike to the Bakers Fall, passing en route the Gem Pit Pool, the Chimney Pool, and the Leg of Mutton Pool. On completion proceed to Yala and check in at The Safari Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Yala National Park is famous for its high density of leopards, perhaps the highest in the world. You are also sure to see elephants – grumpy loan males during the dry months and large herds in the wet season. Sloth bears are also a big draw. As is common in Sri Lanka there is a huge diversity of stunning birdlife including migratory species such as the flamingo. It is also one of the few places in the world where the severely endangered black necked stork can still be seen. On completion return back to the hotel. Late afternoon you will have another jeep safari to Yala National Park.
Leave for Negombo and en route proceed to visit Udawalawe National Park by Safari Jeep to witness game. This national park was established in 1972 to protect the catchment area of the Udawalawe reservoir, crucial to the livelihoods of the farmers in the south east dry zone. With the land only recently reverting back from cultivation, the park has some fascinating characteristics that make it well worth a visit. Not least of these is the large elephant population. Afterwards we will drive you to Negombo and check you into the hotel.
We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.