Wild & Wonderful: An Adventure Tour of Sri Lanka
For the adventurous at heart, our ‘Wild & Wonderful: An Adventure Tour of Sri Lanka’ is a great option. This package includes hiking and trekking in the hill country, wildlife safaris in Yala National Park, and water sports on the southern beaches of Sri Lanka.
Enjoy a hassle-free trip with our Meet & Assist service, providing airport transfers and a round tour via air-conditioned micro van or car. Our professional English-speaking Chauffeur guide will accompany you throughout the journey. Rest easy in comfortable accommodations on a DBL sharing basis with a meal plan on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Enjoy the included entrance fees to White Water Rafting, Whale and Dolphin Watching tours, Horton Plains National Park, and Yala National Park, with private jeeps to visit these sites. Additionally, you’ll receive local train tickets for Nanuoya to Ella, 500ml mineral water bottles each day of excursions, and a mobile SIM card with a data facility. All applicable Local Government taxes are included.
Please note that the following items are excluded from the package: Tips, bar expenses, laundry, telephone calls, and any other personal expenses not specified above. Lunch and dinners are not included, and entrance visa fees or visa authorizations are also not covered. Air tickets for both domestic and international travel are not included in this package. Take comfort in knowing that you have everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable trip while being aware of the items that are not included in this package.
Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), you will be greeted by an NF TRAVELS representative who will escort you to your hotel in Negombo. Once you have checked in, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Spend the evening exploring the vibrant city, relaxing on the beach, or simply unwinding at the hotel. You will spend the night at the Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo, where you can expect comfortable accommodations and warm Sri Lankan hospitality.
Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo is the perfect place to start your Sri Lankan adventure. Located on the picturesque Negombo beach, the hotel provides easy access to many of the area’s top attractions, including the Negombo fish market, St. Mary’s Church, and the Dutch Canal. With comfortable rooms, a variety of dining options, and a range of facilities, including a swimming pool and spa, the Hotel is an ideal base for exploring Negombo and the surrounding areas.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Nuwara Eliya via Kitulgala. Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Kelani River, suitable for both amateurs and professionals. As you ride the rapids, the clear water of the river born in the heart of the peaks wilderness reserve tumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kithulgala, offering a breathtaking view. Pass by the scenic location used to film the famous “Bridge over the River Kwai” movie in 1956, and if you’re lucky, on a clear day, you may even dive to see the remains of the actual bridge and the carriages used for the film (only for experienced divers with proper equipment). After the adventure, continue to Nuwara Eliya and check in at the Araliya Green Hills Hotel for an overnight stay.
The hotel is surrounded by lush greenery, providing an ideal base to explore the natural beauty of Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy the cool climate and the mesmerizing landscapes of tea plantations, rolling hills, and mountains. Indulge in a relaxing stay at the Hotel, and get ready for an adventurous day ahead.
Early this morning at approximately 5:30-6:00, you will depart from your hotel for the drive to Horton Plains National Park. It’s best to leave as early as possible as mists build up as the day continues, obscuring the view from World’s End. We suggest you ask your hotel the night before if they can prepare a packed breakfast for your journey. Horton Plains National Park sits on Sri Lanka’s highest plateau at over 2100m above sea level in the central mountains and offers an astounding variety of scenery – from misty mountains to grasslands, from marshes to ice-cold streams, lakes, and waterfalls. The park is home to colorful butterflies, many species of birds, and other wildlife, including samba deer, bears, monkeys, barking deer, giant squirrels, fishing cats, and wild boar.
On your 2-3 hours hike (approximately 9km), you will stop at the beautiful “Bridal Veil” Baker’s Falls and then at the World’s End escarpment, where the plateau plunges almost 1000m in a sheer drop. If the weather is clear, this spot affords spectacular views. This is a relatively easy hike but over uneven terrain with some steep sections. You should wear sensible footwear and drink water. Drive back to your hotel around lunchtime and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Nanuoya Railway Station for a local train journey to Ella. This scenic 3-hour journey is a picturesque ride through the mountains. Your chauffeur will drop you at Nanu Oya railway station and pick you up at Ella railway station. Afterward, proceed to Ella, check in at the hotel, and enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
After having breakfast at the hotel, go for a city tour in Ella. Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level and approximately 200 kilometers east of Colombo. The area is rich in biodiversity with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations, providing a cooler climate than its surroundings due to its elevation. The Ella Gap offers stunning views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka.
During the city tour, visit the Demodara nine arch bridge and Little Adam’s Peak. The Demodara nine arch viaduct, built during the British colonial period, was constructed between two railway stations – Ella and Demodara. It remains the largest of its kind in Sri Lanka. Located approximately 3100 feet above sea level, this 100-foot high bridge is built entirely of solid blocks of rock, bricks, and cement, without the use of a single length of steel. The bridge was commissioned in 1921 and has evolved into one of the most popular places to visit in Ella. After completing the city tour, return to the hotel in Ella for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Have breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to Yala. Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s most visited wildlife reserve, covering an area of 1260 square kilometers. The park’s dry-zone landscape is strikingly beautiful and the park’s wildlife has its distinctive charm, with huddles of colorful painted storks perched on the incongruously conjoined sight of elephants marching sedately through the bush while rabbits scamper through the undergrowth. Leopards, sloth bears, and elephants are the “big 3” here, although crocodiles, jackals, and the many varieties of birds are also a huge draw to this park, which is the second-largest national park in the country. Check in at Hotel and enjoy an overnight stay in Yala.
Morning jeep safari begins at 5:30 am and ends at 9:30 am. After breakfast at the hotel, leave for the Yala National Park for the safari. Return to the hotel and have a short break. The evening jeep safari begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 6:00 pm. Enjoy the evening safari and return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Mirissa and check in at the hotel. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, and stay overnight at the Paradise Beach Club-Mirissa. The Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching Experience Tour on the South Coast of Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world to see Blue Whales and Sperm Whales on the same sailing. You will start your tour from the hotel at 6.00 am and be taken to Mirissa Fisheries Harbor. At 7.00 am, you will start a memorable half-day Whale Watching Tour in the deep sea of the Indian Ocean. After completion of the tour, return to the hotel.
Have breakfast at the hotel and proceed to the whale-watching excursion in Mirissa. Mirissa is one of the best places in the world to see blue whales and sperm whales on the same sailing. You will start your tour from your hotel at 6.00 am and be taken to Mirissa Fisheries harbor. At 7.00 am, you will start a memorable half-day whale-watching tour in the deep sea of the Indian Ocean. After completion of the whale watching tour, return to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, and departure transfer to (BIA) airport.