5D4N Sri Lanka- Historical Yala & Bentota Tour
Day 01 (Airport- Bentota)
Arrive by (flt no) at (00hrs). Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs.. Thereafter you will be assisted to the Car park / Coach Park to begin you journey as per the booked itinerary.
Proceed to Bentota. Spend the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a Bentota hotel.
Day 02 (Bentota- Yala)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Yala via Galle Fort. Also visit a turtle hatchery and enjoy a mangrove boat ride in Madu River.
The "Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery" is a non - profitable organization which is maintained for the survival of Sea Turtles for the next generation. From the past, due to the cruel activities of humans, there is a danger that turtles are facing extinction. These rare varieties of Sea Turtles are destroyed by man day by day. It is the duty of each and every one to take action to save these turtles from extinction for the sake of our future generation. Regarding this we started to save Sea Turtles in 1986 and up to now we have succeeded to attain the goal gradually.
Mangrove Boat ride in Madu River
Madu River or the Madu Ganga is one of the natures fascinating creations off South West coast in Balapitiya. Madu Ganga is a lagoon with hundreds of islands providing an idyllic setting for a well spent holiday and loads of authentic traditional settings. It may be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
The fort has a colourful 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 the 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 coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored.
Proceed to Yala and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a Yala hotel.
Day 03 (Yala)
Today you can enjoy 2 safaris. Early morning with packed breakfast and in the afternoon.
YALA (RUHUNA) NATIONAL PARK
the Ruhunu National Park covers 126,786 hectares including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block I (14,101 hectares) and this were established in 1938.
Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals.
More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors.
Overnight stay at a Yala hotel.
Day 04 (Yala- Colombo)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Colombo. Arrive in Colombo and enjoy a city tour of Colombo.
A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens.
Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749.
Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.
Overnight stay at a Colombo hotel.
Day 05 (Colombo- Airport)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to airport for your scheduled flight with so much to remember and cherish one day!
Have a safe flight!
Accommodation on BB basis at hotels specified or similar
Meet and Greet at the Airport by the English Speaking Chauffer.
Transportation in an Air conditioned Vehicle
Sightseeing tours as per the Programme
All transfer from arrival to departure
V.A.T.(Value add tax )
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfares or VISA charges.
Lunches & Dinners during the tour.
Early check in or late checkout.
Camera and video permits
Any Entry Fees / Activity Charges
Compulsory Supplements & Peak Period Supplements
Any expenses of a personal nature
Tips and porterage