Walk through laid-back remote jungle village, whitewater rafting, national park safari, and trek through the primeval rain forest and boating to the doorstep of blue whales.
Cream of Sri Lankan Nature (Private Tour)
Discover a world of adventure and splendor on an active trip through Sri Lanka.
Walkthrough laid-back remote jungle village, whitewater rafting, and trek through the primeval rain forest and boating to the doorstep of blue whales on this fitness-focused adventure from Colombo to Colombo. Sri Lanka is one of Asia’s most exciting destinations and it’s not hard to see why. With a pristine coastline, ancient ruins, rugged peaks, and wildlife-filled national parks, it’s a dream for travelers who like to get active. Explore the country’s premier sites while wandering through the wilds in this Sri Lankan experience.
Start and end in Colombo! With this adventure, you have a 6-day tour package taking you through Kitulgala, Sri Lanka hill country, Southern Sri Lanka, and 8 other popular destinations in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Adventure includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport, and more.
Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Finish: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Age Min: 15
Group size: Min 1
Nature of Tour: Private
Why you'll love this trip
- Udawalawe safari to see wild elephants along with many other creatures like crocodiles, jackals, and buffaloes.
- Trekking through the rainforest of Kitulgala and witnessing interesting fauna and flora.
- Boat safari at Madu river estuary to rich riverine vegetation with dozens of fauna and flora.
- Enjoy the guided walking tour through the bio-diversity hot spot of the Sinharaja rainforest.
- Witness laid-back village life in one of the most remote villages of Sri Lanka.
- Spot birdlife and watch as Sri Lanka's forested landscape shifts with the flow of the Kelani River.
- Encounter Sri Lanka's rich plant life while trekking through the jungle path in the Sinharaja rain forest.
- Observe the largest animal in the world on a 2-4 hours whale-watching boat trip.
- A Memorable Rafting Adventure.
- Guided walking tour of Galle fort
Is this trip right for you?
- This trip requires a good level of fitness to be able to enjoy the physical activities included.
- The weather in this region varies seasonally. Be prepared to get sweaty, and for the occasional rainstorm which may require a change of plans.
- All travelers will need to be competent swimmers to take part in the water rafting trip.
- If Sri Lanka gets hot and humid, drink plenty of water and remember to a good quality hat and sunblock.
- Guided white water rafting Kitulgala
- Guided rainforest tour with bird watching in Kitulgala rainforest
- Open-air barbecue dinner on the bank of Kelaniya river
- Guided jungle tour of Sinharaja
- Wildlife safari Udawalawe national park
- Whale-watching tour Mirissa
- Walking tour of Galle Fort
- Boating in the Madu River estuary (Ramsar wetland), exploring the mangrove lagoon and cinnamon island
- Leisure on the pristine beaches of Mirissa
- 5 nights of accommodation in standard tourist hotels on a H/B basis
- 5 Breakfasts at the hotel (Starting from day 2)
- 4 Dinners at the hotel (starting from day 2)
- 1 Barbecue dinner by the river
- Transport in air-conditioned luxury, private vehicle
- The assistance of English speaking driver/Guide (please inquire about other languages)
- Meeting arrangements at the airport on arrival and departure
- All government taxes
- Entrance fees and activity costs for the following
- A 4wheel drive jeep safari at Udawalawe national park
- Guided Walking tour of Galle Fortress
- Whale-watching tour in Mirissa with breakfast
- Whitewater rafting Kitulgala with our experienced rafter
- Colombo sightseeing tour
- Bird-watching tour in the border village of Kitulgala rain forest and rain forest of Kitulgala
- Explore the last remaining primeval rain forest in Sri Lanka ( Sinharaja ) on a 3 hours trek with our nature guide
- Visiting a Sea turtle conservation project to see the endangered Sea turtle
- Visiting Hikkaduwa beach
- Visiting Hindu temple
- Boat tour at Madu River estuary to explore the endless fascinating riverine Eco-system, mangrove lagoon, and aquatic bird species at the 2nd largest wetland on the island
- Visiting Mask Museum
- Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc
- Kitulgala-Plantation hotel (2 nights)
- Sinharaja-Lakmini luxury lodge (1 night)
- Udawalawe-Centuria lake hotel (1 night)
- Mirissa-Paradise hotel (1 night)
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Time : 7:00 am
COLOMBO / KITULGALA
Meet and greet by Seerendipity tours representative and drive to the hotel in Kitulgala. You will drive in beautiful countryside, a largely isolated road and the journey takes around 2 hours. Check-in at the hotel and rest. In the evening leave for the restaurant on the bank of the Kelaniya river for the barbeque dinner.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Kitulgala
Time : 8:00 am
After breakfast leave starts the day with white water rafting in the Kelaniya river. Later take part in a village walk, bird-watching tour, jungle trekking, and many other adrenaline-pumping activities.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
You will be taken on a 4-wheel-drive jeep to the starting point of the water rafting. This is the set-off point for most whitewater adventures. This enthralling adventure lasts around 2 hours with several stops on the way down the river. You will encounter 3 major rapids and 5 minor rapids. The difficulty level of whitewater rafting in Kitulgala is rated as 4. Therefore, in every whitewater rafting, the helm is taken by an experienced rafter provided by us, who manures the boat, while the others need to paddle the boat. There is no age limit or experience level to take part in the whitewater adventure.
You will walk through the village, jungle, and plantations and search for the indigenous bird. Kitulgala is a top pick among bird watchers in Sri Lanka where you have the opportunity to see many species of birds. Nature lovers, in particular, ornithologists, will be rewarded with sightings of the Crested Serpent Eagle, the Ceylon Spur Fowl, the Ceylon Hanging Parrot, and the Lay lard's Parakeet. Activities such as mountain biking, cultural sites, and sites of fruit orchards and lowland tea plantations can be experienced in Kitulgala.
TREKKING THROUGH RAINFOREST
Experience various fauna and flora of the Rainforest of Kitulgala Forest Reserve and see beautiful sceneries of waterfalls and streams hidden inside the forest. Have a cool dip in a scenic flowing water stream during your Rain Forest Trek in the Jungle of Kitulgala.
Unlike the rainforest trek in Sinharaja, the rainforest trek in Kitulgala is not purely within a virgin rainforest. The trek includes a part of the village, rainforest, plantations, etc. The trek lasts around 2 hours and our nature expert shows you the places of interest along the way while explaining the fauna and flora that you see during the trek.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Kitulgala
Time : 7:00 am
KITULGALA / SINHARAJA
After the breakfast at hotel leave for Sinharaja, the last remaining rainforest in Sri Lanka. Check-in at the hotel and rest. In the afternoon guided rainforest trek with a nature guide.
SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST
According to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Sinharaja is the country's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. 50% of Sri Lankan's endemic species of animals (especially butterflies, amphibians, birds, snakes, and fish species). It is home to 95% endemic birds. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988.
Because of the dense vegetation, wildlife is not as easily seen as at dry-zone national parks such as Yala. There are about 3 elephants and 15 or so[vague] leopards. The most common larger mammal is the endemic purple-faced langur.
Birds tend to move in mixed feeding flocks, invariably led by the fearless Sri Lanka crested drongo and the noisy orange-billed babbler. Of Sri Lanka's 26 endemic birds, the 20 rainforest species all occur here, including the elusive red-faced malkoha, green-billed coucal, and Sri Lanka blue magpie.
Reptiles include the endemic green pit viper and hump-nosed vipers, and there are a large variety of amphibians, especially tree frogs. Invertebrates include the endemic Sri Lankan birdwing butterfly and leeches.
SINHARAJA RAINFOREST TREK
After the lunch at hotel leave for the nearby Sinharaja forest main entrance and set off on the rainforest exploration trip with our nature guide. This memorable trek in the Sinharaja forest lasts about 5 hours and you will have the opportunity to enjoy the untamed wilderness of a natural rainforest.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Sinharaja
Time : 7:00 am
SINHARAJA / UDAWALAWE
After breakfast leave for Udawalawe En route visit waterfalls, check-in, and leisure. In the afternoon safari at Undawalawe national park.
UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK
The safari at the national park of Udawalawe includes a ride through the jungle with a 4-wheel drive jeep, jungle tracker, entrance fees for the site, and all taxes. Every traveler who enters the Udawalawe national park wishes to see a couple of wild elephants (Sri Lanka's biggest animal). Because Udawalawe is one of the best wildlife parks in the world to spot Asian elephants, it has the largest concentration of elephants compared to any other national park in the world.
Travelers can see many animal species like elephants, Wild boars, Deer, Buffalo, Monkeys, and many other animals with leopards. It also accommodates many species of vertebrates and birds.
Dinner and overnight stay at Udawalawe
Time : 8:00 am
UDAWALAWE / MIRISSA
After breakfast proceeds to the beach hotel in Mirissa. check-in and leisure in the beach resort.
Mirissa is one of the most popular beach destinations in southern Sri Lanka, and for a good reason! The area has it all, beautiful Sri Lankan beaches, great waves for surfing, and waters teeming with marine life, from turtles to big blue whales. Spend your days enjoying fresh coconuts in your hammock, eating delicious food from beachside restaurants, and zooming around by motorbike. Four days is the perfect amount of time to absorb the laidback culture of this sunny beach town, enjoying all the top things to do in Mirissa.
Overnight stay Mirissa
Time : 8:00 am
MIRISSA / COLOMBO
Early morning leave for a whale watching tour off the beaches of Mirissa, later proceed to Colombo, En-route visit, Galle, Madu river estuary, Hikkaduwa beach, turtle conservation project.
WHALE WATCHING MIRISSA
Whale watching tour
Mirissa is famous for Blue Whales and tourists have seen them throughout the years although whales consider migrating mammals. while blue whales are around here most days Bryde's whales and fin whales also recorded a few days in each month. Sperm whale pods are seen in Mirissa mostly in a few days only in march and April. killer whales and short-finned pilot whales are also spotted from time to time.
CITY OF GALLE
Galle is the capital of southern Sri Lanka and is an economic hub in the region. The history of Galle is dating back many thousand years and it has some remnants that are mentioned in Ramayana (Ramayana is a story supposed to take place about 8000 years ago). Galle was an important seaport for merchants traveling from east to west and vice-versa. In the 15's Galle maritime capital and natural port were under the captivity of the Portuguese. later it was controlled by Dutch and English. Today the city is under local administration after 450 years of colonial occupation. Galle Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site due to its cultural and historical importance.
The fort has a colorful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of the coastal area of Galle town. It has been since restored. The Galle Fort also houses the elite Amangalla resort hotel, located near the Dutch Reformed Church. It was originally built in 1684 to house the Dutch Governor and his staff. It was then converted into a hotel and named then as the New Oriental Hotel in 1865, which catered to the European passengers traveling between Europe and Galle Port in the 19th century.
MADU GANGA BOAT RIDE
A cruise on a modern motorboat is the best way to explore the natural wealth of Madu Ganga, the islands in the wetland are largely inaccessible by road. The inhabitants are also using boats and more often paddle boats as the means of transport. Seerendipity tours offer particularly appealing boat trips around Madu Ganga. This Ramsar Wetland is one of the most visited natural attractions on Sri Lanka’s west coast, with riverscapes to quiet thick grown islands and mangrove forests with sites of immense natural interest. There is plenty of opportunities to spot fascinating wildlife based in the aquatic environment, throughout the tour.
SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION PROJECT
Projects have been launched to conserve the population of turtles that are reaching extinction and such projects are found along the southern coast of Sri Lanka where turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The turtle digs a hole on the Beach, Lays her eggs and covers it with sand where it is supposed to, incubates in the heat of the sun. What often happens is, that the eggs are dug out by fishermen and sold to people who consume them.
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