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Day1
Program:
Arrive at Katunayake International Airport and you will be met by Explore Asia Holidays Representative at the Airport & Transfer to Tangalle
Route:
Airport > Tangalle
Distance:
approx: 225 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 5 hours drive
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Tangalle

Tangalle

Tangalle is located in down south district of Hamabanthota few km away from Mathara. It is an beautiful and natural palm fringed sea bay and a Fishing Harbor offering great sea food. The long and great beach and the coral reef are best attractions. The Dutch Fort built with corals now used as a prison.

Day2
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Day Tour to Bundala Wetland, Tissamaharama, Yala National Park & Kataragama
Route:
Tangalle > Bundala >Tissamaharama >Yala > Kataragama & Back to Hotel
Distance:
approx: 235 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 5 ½ hours drive
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of Birds, the highlight being the Greater Flamingo, which migrate in large flocks. Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993. In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 245 km southeast of Colombo.

Tissamaharama Temple

Tissamaharama Temple

The Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple in Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka. It was built in the 2nd century BC by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna (Southern Sri Lanka). The site was consecrated by Lord Buddha himself, who spent some time in meditation there with 500 arhats (individuals who have reached enlightenment). The Tissamaharama Dagoba which is situated in the premises of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is one of the largest stupas in Sri Lanka. A stupa is a Buddhist dome-shaped religious monument found largely on the Indian subcontinent and also called a dagoba in Sri Lanka.

Yala National Park

Yala National Park

Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka’s premier eco tourism destinations, lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast cost of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares over the southern and Uva provinces. The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons. The park is renowned for the variety of its wildlife (most notably its many elephants) and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs). It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.

Kataragama

Kataragama

Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also go there to worship. The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya, a shrine dedicated to Skanda-Murukan . Kataragama is in the Monaragala District of Uva province, Sri Lanka. It is 228 km ESE of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Although Kataragama was a small village in medieval times, today it is a fast-developing township surrounded by jungle in the southeastern region of Sri Lanka. It houses the ancient Kiri VeheraBuddhist stupa. The town has a venerable history dating back to the last centuries BCE.

Day3
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel & Leisure at Tangalle Beach
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Day4
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel & Leisure at Beach
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Day5
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Transfer to Galle & Visit Galle Fort
Route:
Tangalle > Galle
Distance:
approx: 84 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 2 hours drive
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Galle

Galle

Galle is a living time capsule. It has a vibrant commercial district that’s also shambolic and often charmless, but passes through one of the Fort gates and you are transported back to the Dutch colonial era. Built by the Dutch beginning in 1663, the 36-hectare Fort occupies most of the promontory that forms the older part of Galle. Described by the notoriously hard-to-please Paul Theroux as being ‘garlanded with red hibiscus and smelling of the palm-scented ocean, The Fort is an amazing collection of structures and culture dating back through the centuries. Just wandering the streets at random yields one architectural surprise after another. And be sure to take in the dramatic views of town and ocean from the encircling walls. UNESCO has recognized Fort as a World Heritage Site

Day6
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Day Tour to Hikkaduwa Coral Garden & Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda
Route:
Galle > Hikkaduwa > Kosgoda & Back to Hotel
Distance:
approx: 78 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 2 hours drive
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Hikkaduwa Coral Garden

Hikkaduwa Coral Garden

The Coral sanctuary has approximately seventy varieties of multi coloured corals. Visitors can either swim or hire a guide with a glass bottomed boats to view the corals. The coral reefs are the best place to see and admire corals and water is never more than three or four meters deep. Some of the coral reefs are real close to the beach and can hire snorkels, masks and fins and ventured into the calm crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean to be amazed with the wonderful & colourful corals and tropical fish with various colours and sizes, few inches below the surface.

Turtle Farm

Turtle Farm

The Kosgoda beach is a popular destination for marine life enthusiasts, as it is home to many marine turtles and turtle hatcheries. The marine turtles come ashore at night and lay their eggs in tiny holes. Then they cover up their eggs and return to the sea before dawn. Many turtle hatcheries have been set up along the coast to protect the eggs and turtles from predators. The hatcheries care for the turtle hatchlings till they are about 2-4 days old and then released back to the sea. October to April is the main laying season, but some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

Day7
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel & Leisure at Galle
Route:
Galle city limit
Distance:
Maximum 100 Km
Drive Time:
9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Day8
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel & Transfer to Negambo via Colombo
Route:
Transfer to Negombo via Colombo
Distance:
approx: 165 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 3 ½ hours drive
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Colombo

Colombo

Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo offers you a mixture of modern life with historical and natural sites. The main tourist attractions include National museum, Galle face Green, National Zoological Garden, Floating Market, Arcade Shopping Complex, Independence Hall, Ape Gama, Viharamaha Devi Park and Pettah streets and you can visit them within half day. And then visit the shopping malls for your souvenirs and handicrafts. There are many exclusive shops catering to the tastes of the fastidious shopper. Shops which specialize in pure cotton clothing, handmade shoes and bags, designer-wear shoes and bags, hand loom items such as linen table ware, rugs and wall hangings in vibrant colors and temporary design. Visit Odel, Lakmedura, Barefoot, Noritake, etc.

Negombo

Negombo

Negombo is a beautiful beach on the western coast of Sri Lanka. The wide sandy beaches and the safe sea are the major tourist attractions of Negombo. The Negombo Lagoon covers an area of 3164 hectares. It is situated some 40 km north of Colombo. Negombo has a small port, and its economy is mainly based on tourism and its centuries-old fishing industry. Negombo is a traditional fishing town in Sri Lanka, and no wonder the town is a gourmet food lover’s paradise with seafood available in plenty. Negombo also produces spices, ceramics and brassware.

Day9
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel & Leisure at Negombo
Day10
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel & Departure transfer to Katunayake International Airport
Route:
Negambo > Airport
Distance:
approx: 10 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 15 minute drive
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Hotels & Resorts
END OF THE TOUR
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