After breakfast visit the KOSGODA TURTLE HATCHERY - Where you can see five species of turtles-Green Turtles, Hawksbill Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Leatherback Turtle and Olive Ridley Turtle. The eggs collected by the Villagers and Fishermen are purchased by the Kosgoda Hatchery and kept in sandy pens until they are hatched. The newly hatched ones are kept in seawater tanks and released to the sea in the night. This Hatchery alone has released more than 1,750,000 young turtles to the sea
The town of Ambalangoda along the south coast road is the home of Devil Dancing and Mask Making .Visit a Mask Museum & Factory. Also visit a Moonstone Mine in Meetiyagoda. Moonstones are Beautiful Stones which are white and give a Blue Shimmer when Watched from an angle.
Afterwards visit Hikkaduwa ,The Coral Sanctuary found on the coast of Hikkaduwa which is a large shallow body of water enclosed by a reef, decorated with layers of multi Coloured Corals, & Colourful Fish.
Visit Dutch Fort in Galle : Dutch Fort which was built by the Portuguese to withstand attack from the Sri Lankan kingdoms to the north. The Dutch entrance to the fort with it VOC with 1669 carved in the inner archway is still in use.
Dutch Museum: For a peep into life in the days of the Dutch East India Company, look into this small museum at 31 Leynbaan Street.
Dinner and overnight in Galle or Unawatuna.
Early morning leave to Mirissa @ 5.30am. to watch WHALES and DOLPHINS with a Picnic Breakfast. Dolphins / Whales watching are exciting and unique activities of Mirissa, and are the first and longest Dolphins / Whale watching area on the south coast of Sri Lanka. The frequent sighting of Dolphins /Whales all year round has put Sri Lanka and the Mirissa area on the worlds ‘Top Hot Spots’ for Sperm and Blue Whale sightings. The Blue Whales are frequently seen during the first quarter off the South and West Coast of Sri Lanka, which is part of their migration pattern.
Afterwards proceed to Dikwella, 6 km to east at Kudawella there is a Cliff where the only known Blow-Hole in Sri Lanka - and Only One of a Small Number Worldwide! - is located-HOOMANIA- Proceed to Thissamaharama.
Late afternoon Safari at YALA National Park.
Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka’s premier eco tourism destination.The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons. The park is renowned for the variety of its Wildlife (most notably its many elephants) and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs). It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.
Dinner and Overnight in Tissamaharama .
After an early breakfast proceed to Bundala National Park to bird watching .Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka.This park harbours around 197 Species of Birds, the highlight being the Greater Flamingos, which migrate in large flocks.The water bodies create a good feeding ground for the wetland birds, Migratory Birds & Flocks of Humming Birds which attracts many visitors. Migratory birds can be found in very large numbers during the migratory period. This national park consists of many large and small water bodies such as lagoons, tanks (reservoirs) and salt pans. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.
Afternoon visit Udawalawe national park which is a major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka. The 30,821 hectares dry zone game park has an annual rainfall of 1524mm and an average temperature of 29.4°c. It is famous as over 400 Elephants live there. During a visit, it is not unusual to see herds of adults and young elephants– feeding or bathing and playing in the water, in addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many others such as Water Buffalo, Water Monitor Lizards, Sambar ,Deer, Monkeys and the occasional Leopard, as well as being an exciting location for Bird enthusiasts. 4WD open-top safari is the only way to see all the wonders that this protected reserve has to offer and our experienced and knowledgeable nature guides will make this an unforgettable experience.
Dinner and overnight in Udawalawe.
After breakfast leave to Sinharaja for unpredictable rainforest experience in Sri Lanka.
Sinharaja (Lion King) is bordered by rivers: the Koskulana Ganga in the north and the Gin Ganga in the south. An old foot track that goes past the Beverley Estate marks the eastern border, close to the highest peak in the forest, Hinipitigala (1171m). The reserve comprises 18,899 hectares of natural and modified forest, measuring about 21km east to west and 3.7km north to south. It was declared a Man and Biosphere Reserve (MAB) in 1978, as representative of tropical humid evergreen forest Eco system in Sri Lanka and has been recognized by UNESCO as part of its International Network of Biosphere reserves. It was declared a National wilderness area in 1988 and lately a world heritage site in 1989.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Negombo.