- Experience Sri Lanka in ecolodge
Experience Sri Lanka in ecolodge
Visit the Cultural Triangle with its historical and religious sites, the mountainous region with its reserves and natural parks and the coastal region with its wild beaches. Meet with stakeholders engaged in ecotourism and participate in community projects.
* Price indicated on the basis of 4 people
- Private transport in A/C vehicle with English speaking chauffeur-guide
- Parking; highways and petrol; accommodation & meals for the chauffeur-guide
- Daily breakfast included
- Fair-trade surprise gift on arrival
- 24/7 Colombo office assistance
- Half board in Sigiriya
- Overnight in hotel in family room or double rooms
- Government Taxes
- Full board In Anamaduwa
- Half day jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park
- Full board in Digana
- Full board in Udawalawe
- Half board in Maussawa
- Tips and personal expenses
- Beverages during meals
- International flights
- Travel Insurance
- Supplements during high season
- Visits and activities not mentioned in "included"
- Lunches and dinners except mentioned in "included"
Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike Airport, your driver welcomes you. You are greeted by the tropical air of this magical island, and for your first destination your drive to the village of Anamaduwa. Here we are a part of the environment. The huts are made of mud and green roofs, the bathrooms are exterior, there is no electricity and no cars. We only move by bike. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
You spend the whole day at Mud House and enjoy the activities on offer. You have the choice between kayaking, biking, walking, yoga or taking a traditional cooking class. You have lunch at the restaurant at the edge of the pond. You have the opportunity to visit the small Buddhist temple perched on a rock. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
After Breakfast you take the road to the Cultural Triangle. En route visiting the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its Buddhist caves perched on top of a hill. You will discover murals, statues of Buddha and dagobas, all scattered in 5 caves. From above you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of the surroundings. You have the opportunity to take a walk to the market before continuing your way to Sigiriya. This is an opportunity to discover and taste unsung fruits and vegetables. Dinner at the hotel (included).
Early in the morning leave to visit the Sigiriya’ Rock Fortress, also known as the "Lion Rock", whose massive rock overlooks the village with its 200 meters height. Your guide will make you discover the different parts of the site, the cave with the frescoes of Demoiselles, the gardens and ruins of Kasyapa Palace at the top. Upon completion you go to the small village of Hiriwaduna, for a ride in an oxcart and discover the Sri Lankan countryside and enjoy a delicious local lunch.
You then visit Polonnaruwa which we recommend you do by bike. This ancient city which extends over a dozen square kilometers was the royal capital of Sri Lanka during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. You visit the ruins of palaces, temples, but especially Kalu Gal Vihara, a set of 4 statues of Buddha carved in granite. Dinner at the hotel (included).
You take the road to the mountainous region. The day is spent exploring Kandy. This city, the last royal capital of the island, retains an aristocratic atmosphere. You can start by visiting the must-see Temple of the Tooth. Sheltering the relic of the Buddha's tooth, it is considered one of the most sacred places by Buddhists. You can then continue exploring the city center and take a walk around the lake (about 4km). Do not miss the vegetable market not far from the lake. The atmosphere and the diversity of the products are worth the detour. You take the road to reach Digana, a small village perched in the mountains. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
After Breakfast leave to vist Tamarind Gardens which is a community project founded around sustainability. Its goal is to promote a typical Sri Lankan village experience, as well as to create an opportunity for visitors to participate in the local community. The property is home to a small family farm including cattle. All meals are made from farm-produced fruit and vegetables, while meat comes from Aluthwatte. We give you an unforgettable opportunity to immerse yourself in the life of a Sri Lankan village and accompany the owners in their daily tasks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
After Breakfast leave to visit the inevitable botanical garden of Peradeniya. Spread over 60 hectares on the banks of the Mahaweli River, this garden offers a beautiful walk of about two hours in the middle of royal palm trees, cannonballs, orchids and multicolored flower beds.
You then take the road to the mountainous agricultural region of central Sri Lanka. You have the possibility to travel by train from Peradeniya station to Watagoda. The road becomes more winding and climbs little by little to the ecological reserve of Maussawa. This place, with its bio diverse ecosystem, has been preserved in a remarkable way. You stay in an ecological cottage whose terrace dominates the entire valley. The products that will be served at dinner (included) are prepared from the organic vegetable gardens of the property or local small producers.
Spend the day at leisure, in your Eco lodge. This dream place for nature lovers, curious new horizons, seeking calm, tranquility and discovery of the authenticity of the country. This hidden paradise, with dense fauna and flora, will reveal the charm and mystery of Sri Lanka in total harmony with nature. The guide will also show you all varieties of the richness of this exuberant nature and their traditional use. An Ecotourism (member of the ATES) was founded respecting the agricultural activities of the villagers working on this place. Several guided trekking tours can be organized according to time and level to discover ancient varieties of endemic and traditional endemic organic plant species, and to observe the endemic birds, butterflies and other endemic species of the reserve. Dinner at the hotel (included).
Today, take the road to the South, visit the Udawalawe National Park. Check in to the camp site, and enjoy the surrounding calm and the nature that borders your hut.
Later in the afternoon, a jeep awaits you for a safari in this high grass park created in 1972, which is worth the detour for its elephant population and abundance of birds. You can also see crocodiles, bears, sambars, monitor lizards, and even leopards. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Before leaving Udawalawe, you have the opportunity to visit the "Elephant transit home" where they take care of elephants before releasing them in the nature. You then take the road along the coast where you can see many hidden beauties such as the Dondra lighthouse, the beautiful bays of Mirissa and Weligama or stilt fishermen of Ahangama.
You stop at Galle to visit its fort, a real architectural gem with various colonial influences. Totally disconnected from the rest of the city, the fort, built in the 17th century by the Dutch, looks like a peaceful and welcoming village. You will appreciate the ramparts, but also the lighthouse, the churches as well as the numerous small shops. You then join Baddegama for three days of relaxation in an exceptional ecolodge. Dinner at leisure.
Visit Hikkaduwa, located 15 minutes from Baddegama, for a relaxing day at the beach. Hikkaduwa is famous for being one of the best snorkeling spots in the country. You have the opportunity to explore the beautiful coast and its wild beaches and go see a turtle nursery. Dinner at leisure.
Enjoy the salt-water swimming pool at your eco-lodge or the on-site activities such as a massage and / or Ayurveda treatment, a bike ride around Baddegama, a visit to a tea plantation and a family-owned factory. Dinner at leisure.
As today is the last day of your wonderful tour, we leave to the Airport. According to your departure time, make a stop in the commercial capital of the island to carry out a city tour in a Tuk Tuk. Colombo is bubbling with activities. You have the opportunity to discover the city and its main attractions: the district of the fort, the district of Pettah, with its bazaar and its mosque, the district of City Hall with its colonial buildings and its Buddhist temple. You will be able to taste many specialties. It's also an opportunity to stock up on souvenirs before heading to the airport.
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