Sri Lanka, an island located off the southern coast of India, is also known as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'. The Asian country has a rich history spanning for about 3000 years. It was an important stop on the ancient 'Silk Route' as well as, a centre of Buddhist religion and culture from ancient times.

In Sri Lanka, there are a number of national parks that have become popular destinations of eco tourism.The country contains tropical forests and diverse landscapes, with high bio diversity. This particular vacation is designed, keeping in mind the explorers who wish to enjoy the immense biodiversity of this country along with its culture.

Nature Unlimited takes you on an incredible 9 day/8 nights journey, in the very heart of this pristine island. Here's a glimpse of what you are about to discover...

Vacation Showcase

Temple of Tooth Relic @Kandy, Royal Botanical Gardens @ Peradeniya,Dance show @ Kandy, Hakgala Botanical Gardens @ Nuwara Eliya, Hortan Plains National Park, Yala National Park, Mirissa Beach @ Mirissa, Whale and Dolphin watching.

9 days /8 nights Tour to Sri Lanka

Day 1 * Assuming Arrival in the morning, proceed directly from airport to Kandy.
  * In the evening, visit to the Temple of Tooth Relic.
  Located in Kandy, long a centre of Buddhist faith, the stunning 17th C Temple of Tooth Relic is believed to house the upper left canine tooth of Lord Buddha himself.
  * Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy


Day 2 * In the morning, a visit to Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya have a long and proud history. It boasts of around 300 varieties of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Also a bird watcher's paradise with more than 80 species of birds including 10 endemic like Yellow-fronted Barbet, Layards Parakeet, Pompadour Green Pigeon and Brown-capped Babbler and some migrant birds.
  * In the evening, a visit to the Kandy town and theKandy Dance Show.




Day 3 * In the morning, departure to Nuwara Eliya.
  * On route, a visit to the Sita Amman Temple
  * Sri Lanka in the Ramayana was where the main drama was played. Off many significant sites where many a drama took place Nuwara Eliya in the high hills contain quite a few sites. Sita Amman temple is the only temple dedicated to Sita in Sri Lanka. The site is considered to be the place where Sita was held captive by Rawana. The temple a typical Hindu shrine adorned with a collection of images also contains ironically two kali images. More significant at this site is strange circular depressions on the rock by the adjacent stream which are considered to be the footprints of Rawana’s elephant.
  * Then a visit to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens.
  * According to local belief, the Hakgala Botanical gardens, were once the pleasure gardens of the demon King Ravana, from the mythical Ramayana and the very place where the beautiful Sita was hidden.
  * Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.


Day 4 * In the morning, a visit to Horton Plains.
  Horton Plains National Park is one of the world's best nature reserves and eco-tourism venues. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region.
  * In the evening, a visit to Victoria Park.
  * Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.



Day 5 * In the morning, departure to Tissa.
  * In the evening, a visit to Yala National Park.
  Yala National Park is also known as Rahuna National Park. The Park is famous for its leopards. Along with other mammals, the park is home to 120 species of birds while marine turtles can be found near the coast.
  * Overnight stay at hotel in Tissa.


Day 6 * Full day visit at Yala National Park.
  * Overnight stay at Hotel in Tissa.





Day 7 * Departure to Mirissa.
  Evening at leisure on the picturesque Mirissa beach.
  * Overnight stay at Hotel in Mirissa.




Day 8 In the morning, enjoy watching Whales and Dolphins on a boat ride.It is the best place to see Blue Whales and Sperm Whales together.
  * After lunch, leave for Colombo.
  * If time permits, shopping in Colombo.



Day 9 * After breakfast, shopping in Colombo.
  * Leave the Hotel prior to flight departure time.


Costing and other details

Cost of the above tour : US$ 1710.00 per person + Airfair + Visa (on twin sharing basis.)


Any additional person in the same room will cost extra on per day basis. Only one additional person per room is allowed.
In case of group size less or more than 6 people or not in multiple of 6 people, the new cost will be applicable
Please read Booking and Cancellation policy

Above costs includes:

1. Arrival and departure transfers, and the whole tour in a comfortable A/C vehicle.

2. Accommodation in A/C double occupancy hotel rooms, except non A/C rooms at accommodations in NuwaraEliya (in cool climate in higher hills).

3. All entrance fees including government taxes according to number of fixed visits to the sites as given in the itinerary.

4. Jeep services, where necessary.

5. Service of an Expert birding, Cultural& wildlife Tour Leader.

* 2 bottles of mineral water will be provided free, per person per day.


The costs above doesf not include:

1. Airfares from Mumbai and return.

2. Extra meals, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, telephone call / fax / email and laundry charges.

3. Video and still camera permit charges if and where necessary.

4. Visits to cultural or any other sites that are not included/indicated in the itinerary.

5. Personal tipping to porters, restaurant people, park guides, jeep drivers, tour vehicle driver and local tour leader.


Important Guidelines :

• Be sensitive to local culture and religion by wearing appropriate clothing, especially at religious places.

• Ask for permission before taking photographs of local people and places.

• Help preserve the environment. Refrain from touching or picking up corals or shells.

• Conserve energy. Sometimes you may not know the extent of scarce resources that are used for generating the energy that you use.

• Do not litter in public places/forests/parks/beaches or otherwise.

• Avoid buying products/souvenirs made from endangered species or those which exploit wildlife.

• Do not damage or despoil historical monuments or ruins in any way.