Southern Island Trek and Beach Escape – 9N/10D

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Bandaranaike International Airport
Brief Snapshot

This adventure will take you to explore deep Sri Lanka and its foremost spectacular rainforest. Trek
across rivers, see refreshing waterfalls, smell the freshness of the forest around you, do some cycling,
include a camping and safari experience. To overcome your wild experience, catching some rays on a
beautiful beach down south.

Itinerary
Colombo Airport - Negombo - Sinharaja Forest Reserve - Belihul Oya - Hulan Ella - Tissamaharama - Weligama - Beruwala - Colombo International Airport

Day 1Arrival Colombo Airport

Our representative will be awaiting you on your arrival into Colombo International airport.

Meet at arrivals hall.

To overcome your long flight, you will rest at a comfortable hotel in Negombo. Subject to your check in time, enjoy an Ayurveda massage to help sooth away any jetlag.

Overnight stay and dinner in Negombo

Day 2Negombo - Sinharaja Forest Reserve (Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO)

Depart for Sinharaja Forest Reserve after breakfast, subject to your arrival time undertake a brief trek to the forest.

Stay overnight and dinner at Sinharaja Forest.

Day 3Sinharaja Forest Reserve - Belihul Oya

Early morning (6.30am) commence with a trekking and bird watching expedition in Sinharaja Forest Reserve (breakfast pack will be provided). Trek duration is about 5.3 hours (finish by approximately 11.30am). Return to the hotel.

After lunch transit to Belihul Oya for an overnight stay and dinner at a camping site.

Day 4Belihul Oya - Hulan Ella

After breakfast, undertake a canoe ride from the western end of the lake to the Eastern shore. Duration [4/5km and max 1 ½ hours]. From the eastern shore cycle along a cycling trail to the point where you will start the Kinchigune – Hulan Ella Falls trekking Trail. Please note that some of the sections of this trail is tough and you may have to carry your cycle. [Baggage will be transported separately].

Lunch will be arranged at Kumbalagama village temple.

N.B. Trekkers are expected to carry their own necessities in a comfortable backpack, so that our staff are able to carry tents/provisions etc. This is camping/trekking on a participatory basis!

Beyond the temple, the trail goes through a very small village then into a completely uninhabited area, characterized by intermittent patches of savanna and forest, eventually leading to the Walawe River.

The river marks the 8km point of the trail, but to continue on we cross the river at ‘Mulgammankada’ and advance through the Riverine Forest, alongside the river. During the next part of the trail, we will not come across any human habitations, and apart from the occasional small group of gem miners, who frequent this uninhabited area to mine for precious gems. After another 2km walk, we arrive at a beautiful rocky area and a 40ft high waterfall, all surrounded by lush greenery. The name of this waterfall is ‘Hulan Ella’ or the ‘Walawe Ganga Falls (West)’. This beautiful area is abundant with flora and fauna. The fauna in this area consists of the occasional elephant, Indian Muntjac, Sambar Deer, flying and giant Squirrels. The variety of birds to be found are the – Stork Billed kingfisher, Gray Hornbill Brown Fish Owl, Hawk Eagle, etc. Additionally there are a number of Lizards (3 endemic), Geckos, Skinks, Snakes, Snails, Amphibians, Butterflies and Fish to be seen.

Dinner and stay overnight at the camp at Hulan Ella. N.B. This will be camping on a ‘participatory basis’ where trekkers together with staff will erect the camp and assist with cooking.

Day 5Hulan Ella - Tissamaharama

Breakfast at the camp.

After breakfast we will decamp and continue through the forest, where the river divides into three streams for about 250 metres before rejoining into one river. Always walking in the cool shade of the Riverine Forest , we will reach our final destination in time for luncheon. At the end of 10km walk from ‘Hulan Ella’ we arrive at the ‘jewel in the crown’ – the mind-blowing, breathtakingly beautiful ‘ Duwili Ella Falls ‘. This waterfall is also known as the ‘Walawa Ganga Falls’. It plunges a majestic 80 ft from a level rocky ground into a large deep pool at the base. The plummeting of the water creates a vapor of spray, resembling a haze of dust (thus the name ‘Duwili Ella’ – in Sinhalese, ‘Duwili’ means ‘dust’ and ‘Ella’ is ‘waterfall’).

Lunch at the Duwili Ella Falls.

After lunch there is a short climb up some steps where you will be met by your driver and vehicle.

Depart to Tissamaharama for dinner and a stay overnight.

Day 6Tissamaharama - Weligama

Early morning safari to Yala National Park, which commences at 6.00 a.m. and will last for 3.5 to 4.00 hrs. On completion drive to Weligama for relaxed beach stay.

Diner & Overnight stay at Weligama.

Day 7Weligama

Breakfast, rest, relax, catch some sun and a dip in the sea. The day is yours!

Stay overnight and dinner at Weligama

Day 8Weligama - Beruwala

Enjoy an early morning, 3-4 hour Whale and Dolphin watching cruise in Mirissa (Seasonal).

Depart to your next beach sojourn in Bentota via Galle (UNESCO World Heritage Site), en-route visit the Galle Dutch fort and Museum or enjoy a delicious Cappuccino at one of the many coffee bars.

After an enjoyable day head to Beruwala for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 9Beruwala

After a lazy breakfast, enjoy the day with some water activities, a boat ride to the Mangrove in Bentota.

A thank you farewell dinner offered by Premier Lanka Voyages.

Dinner and stay overnight in Beruwala.

Day 10Beruwala - Colombo International Airport

Leave your hotel for the airport 3.5hrs before your flight departure time. The airport is less than (100kms) and 2.5 hrs drive away from Bentota. Drop you off at the airport.

Good bye Sri Lanka – Come back again soon!

What to Expect

Religious Sites – Wear conservative attire and cover shoulders and legs. Remove shoes & slippers. Socks can be worn.

Stairs – Un-even rock carved paths, steps and walkways in some climbs may be challenging and slippery. Be particularly careful in wet conditions.

Safaris – Bring your own mosquito and leech repellent. Always follow the tracker or the guides’ instructions. Visits are only undertaken with a tracker.

Safety In Water Activities – Always follow the service providers’ instructions and any red flag notification on the beach.

Camping – It’s recommended that you bring along warm and waterproof cloths

Negombo, Weligama, Galle, Bentota – Vibrant beach towns with lot of restaurants & Cafes.

Find more information on our FAQ page.

Although we have provided you with a number of precautions, we cannot be held responsible for any omissions or information provided.

Inclusions & Exclusions.

Our pricing INCLUDES the followings:

  1. Meet our representative at Colombo International Airport.
  2. Transportation using air-conditioned vehicles with driver.
  3. All fuel, insurance and license fees of the vehicle.
  4. Replacement of vehicle in case of breakdown or emergency.
  5. Accommodation as specified in our quotation.
  6. Breakfast included or as per requested meal plan.
  7. 1ltr complementary bottle of water per person per day.
  8. Highway tolls

Our pricing EXCLUDES the followings:

  1. Air ticket expenses from your country to Sri Lanka and return journey
  2. Visa, travel and medical insurance
  3. Early check in and late check outs
  4. Other meals & beverages, unless otherwise specified
  5. Extra items consumed in your hotel, bar, mini bar and all facilities utilized in the hotels. These are to be settled prior to check out at hotel
  6. Tips and expenses of personal nature
  7. Photography and video filming charges at sites
  8. All mentioned activities, any entrance fees. We are happy to provide these costs with our quotation.
  9. Safari Jeep and boat charges
  10. Guides & Driver Guides

GENERAL NOTES:

  1. Availability at hotels are subject to confirmation of the tour and travel date.
  2. The range of accommodation offered are yours to choose from, these are : standard, star rated, luxury and boutique hotels. Additionally, safari-adventure tented camps and eco lodges, plantation bungalows, private luxury villas.
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