Excursions & Experience

 

Culture of Kandy

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Voyage to the central citadel of Kandy and encounter a number of fascinating sites that reflect the very essence of the city. Choose to explore the magnificent Temple of the Tooth Relic which houses the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha before heading over to the colourful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. You may also want to call by the Kandy Market where the freshest produce can be picked up.

 

A Day with the Gentle Giants

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Spread out across 25 acres, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage will let you spend an entire day in the company of the Asian Elephant. Seen as both an orphanage and breeding ground, the sanctuary will allow you a once in a lifetime opportunity, to witness elephant calves being bottle fed. As afternoon arrives, watch as these majestic mammals make their way towards the Maha Oya for their daily bath.

 

Southern Scenery

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A quintessential part of Sri Lanka’s South Coast, Galle has a rich colonial heritage that can be experienced on our tour that explores the iconic Dutch Fort that encloses the city. You can walk along the ramparts and the cobblestone pathways that crisscross their way within the fort, while the Meetiyagoda Moonstone Mine and the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery are amongst the other Southern sites visited.

 

Rolling Down the River

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Taking you on a breathtaking ride along the rapids, white water rafting in Kithulgala is an unforgettable adventure full of adrenaline pumping thrills. An ideal activity for the whole family, white water rafting is overseen by expert guides and is a perfect way to also witness the stunning natural beauty that surrounds the river.

 

River Safari, Balapitiya

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Embark on a voyage along the Madhu River in Balapitiya with this river safari that transports you through tranquil waterways set amidst lush greenery. On your journey you will come across traditional rural life, visit a 200 year old temple and experience the process of cinnamon cultivation. As part of the safari you will also be taken to a small island that adds to the charm of this adventure.

 

Elpitiya Estate

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Head off on an enchanting eco tour of the Elpitiya Estate as you trek through lowland rainforest environs rich in biodiversity and take a boat ride along the river, catching glimpses of colourful birdlife. Explore tea, rubber, coconut and palm oil plantations each with their own unique charm, witness traditional livelihoods and even sample succulent local cuisine as part of a truly memorable tour.

 

Hiking & Trekking

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Enjoy a memorable journey to the sacred mountain of Adam’s Peak, the virgin rainforest of Sinharaja which is a biodiversity hotspot or take on the demands of trekking through the terrains of the Horton Plains National Park.

 

Canoeing & Kayaking

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Set off for a sightseeing adventure, canoeing and kayaking takes you on a fun filled journey along the island’s waterways and to explore the rich natural sceneries of Sri Lanka. For a more leisurely cruise, consider the well-known ‘Kalu Ganga.’

 

Camping

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Sleep under the stars or cuddle up in a cosy cabin and experience breathtaking beauty of Sri Lanka’s natural splendor. Experience the soothing environs of Yala and Udawalawe which are considered as top-notch camping venues in Sri Lanka.

 

 

Anthropology

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Sri Lanka's indigenous inhabitants, the Veddas -- or Wanniya-laeto ('forest-dwellers') as they call themselves -- preserve a direct line of descent from the island's original Neolithic community dating from at least 16,000 BC and probably far earlier according to current scientific opinion.1 Even today, the surviving Wanniya-laeto community retains much of its own distinctive cyclic worldview, prehistoric cultural memory, and time-tested knowledge of their semi-evergreen dry monsoon forest habitat that has enabled their ancestor-revering culture to meet the diverse challenges to their collective identity and survival.

 

National Parks

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Go on board on a captivating safari in Sri Lanka exploring the island’s exotic wildlife. Spend your leisure holiday in the wilds of Wilpattu in search of elephants, leopards and your favorite bird species.

 

 

Whale & Dolphin Watching

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Set out on a journey of a lifetime to Mirissa which is renowned for whale and dolphin watching tours Enjoy spectacular scenes of the sperm whales, blue whales and hundreds of dolphins to keep you company for an adventurous holiday in Sri Lanka.

 

 

Turtle Watching

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Patience is the key to witnessing the nesting & hatching of the world’s most sought after sea turtles in Rekawa and Kalpitiya.

Check in at Mandara Rosen Kataragama for overnight stay

 

 

Caving

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Unearth the secrets of some of the fascinating caves in the island of the likes of Andirilena & Sthripura.