Day 01

A Delair Travel tour guide will await your arrival at the Colombo International Airport (Flight at your own arrangement).After warm Sri Lanka styled greetings, your will be transfered to a relaxing beach hotel in Negombo. Overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 02

After breakfast travel to Negombo for a City tour .We will explore the city of Negombo as the city offers many bustling road side cafes, visit the historic remains of the Old Dutch Fort and other charming Old Catholic churches and monuments. A Visit to the Negombo canal fish market is also worth it as the entire places comes alive with the daily screams from the traders. Take a half day excursion to the nearby swampland for a bird watching tour. The Muthurajawela Marsh land is today a heaven to both endemic and migratory birds. The area was once a thriving rich paddy growing area but the Portuguese occupiers active canal building activities at the time led to the area being contaminated by sea water. The area today has gradually adapted to the present conditions and is today Sri Lanka’s biggest salt-water wetlands. Overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 03

After an early breakfast travel to Nuwara Eliya via Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The orphanage has grown to be the largest of its kind in the world today. This is a unique experience and one that is undoubtedly unforgettable. Visitors to the orphanage can experience the staggering daily march of the elephants make their way to their bathing place to the nearby river, see their feeding rituals and also have a chance to feed the young calves their portion of milk for the day. Travel to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is at the heart of the southern hill country, Sri Lanka’s highest town and a favorite hill station during British colonial period. Also known as ‘Little England”; Nuwara Eliya is renowned for its perennial spring-like climate, carpets of lush green tea, 18 hole golf course, Victoria Park and more. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 04

After breakfast travel to Arugam bay. Arugam bay Beach is best described as a surfer’s paradise. With wide sweeping sandy beaches in front of the village of Arugam bay it is an attraction for swimmers and surfers throughout the year. The beach isn’t the only attraction at Arugam Bay. The countryside of the village of Arugam Bay brings about the loveliest sceneries that span over mangrove, jungle, lagoon, river, rice fields and dunes. Over and above such a landscape is a pair of National Wildlife parks that are home to mammals including Elephants and rich in birdlife. Moreover, the historical and archeological site of Buddhist temples is also an attraction in this area that is worthy of being explored. Overnight in Arugambay

Day 05

At dawn travel to Kumana National Park which is a bird watcher’s paradise. Kumana Bird reserve is a richly diverse mangrove swamp. The best time to visit it is May through to June which is the nesting season. The park also offers many ruins depicting it were earlier a habited land. There have been reports of visitors spotting the very rare Sri Lankan black-necked stork in this region among many other endemic and migratory birds. You will spend the whole day here and enjoy a packed picnic lunch. Overnight in Arugambay

Day 06

Enjoy the day at leisure on the beaches of Arugambay. Overnight in Arugambay

Day 07

After breakfast you will be briefed on how to climb up from the Ella Adventure Park camp site. We will travel south to Thissamarama and towards Yala National Park. Enjoy an evening 4X4 Jeep safari at the Yala National Park. This is one of the island’s most prominent wild life reserves. It’s a heaven for Leopard, Sloth Bear, Wild Elephants, Sambar, Deer, Wild Boar and other indigenous wild animals. It is also a great place to spot some of Sri Lanka endemic and migrant birds. With many water holes inside the park visitors can experience the wild unfolding before their very eyes as the animals and birds are drawn to them towards the late evenings or early mornings. Here are thousands of Flamingoes, Assemblies of spotted Billed Pelicans, Spoonbills, Cormorants and various species of Herons. Pheasants, Pea Fowl, Peacocks and the Wild Fowl are found in hundreds. Overnight stay in Thissamaharama

Day 08

Early morning (approx 5.00am) travel to Udawalawa National Park for a thrilling Safari Tour with packed breakfast. The Udawalawe National Reserve is over 30,000 hectares of wild nature reserve that is bordering the dry zone of Sri Lanka and was declared as a national park in 1972. The area records an annual rainfall higher than its neighboring park Yala and has an average temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius. The main attraction at the park is its wild elephants. The park is home to many herds of elephants of varied sizes as well as the fearsome ‘lone elephant’. For bird watchers the park is a home for many endemic and migratory birds and is once again a popular destination for bird watching in Sri Lanka. In the evening travel to Bundala National Park for yet another thrilling Safari adventure. Bundala is a 6,216 hectare scenic park that boarders a coastal lagoon and is a popular haunt for migratory birds. It is also the only National Park in Sri Lanka, where visitors get to observe both species of crocodiles that live in the country. A vast concentration of estuarine crocodiles live in the lagoon areas and in the estuary of the Kirindi Oya river , while the mugger or the freshwater crocodile thrive in the small freshwater lakes and in the upper regions of the Kirindi Oya(river). The best time to visit the park is from May through to September. Overnight stay in Thissamaharama.

Day 09

After breakfast travel towards Ratnapura and visit Sinharaja Rain forest for a trekking tour. On arrival to the region you will check in to your jungle retreat and then proceed to explore the mesmerizing Singhraja Forest. Sinharaja Rainforest is an 18,899 hectare region of virgin rain forest and is a UNESCO world heritage. Today sadly this is the largest remaining rainforest reserve in Sri Lanka. Visitors can trek through this refreshing tropical lowland rainforest and expect to discover Sambar, Leopards, Purple-faced Langurs, Barking Deer and over 147 recoded bird species. The best time to visit the Sinharaja Forest Reserve is from August to September and January to March. The former logging roads provide the best access for prime birding in Sinharaja where a mixed species bird flock and give you with a mouthwatering selection which include Orange-billed Babbler, Crested Drongo, Red-faced Malkoha, Ashy-headed Laughing Thrush, Green-billed Coucal, Lesser Yellownape, Orange Minivet, Indian Scimitar Babbler, Black-naped Monarch, Yellow-fronted Barbet, White-faced Starling, Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Bronze-winged Pigeon, Spot-winged Thrush, Sri Lanka Myna, Legge’s Flower pecker, Brown-backed Needle tail, Green Imperial Pigeon, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Scaly Thrush, Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, Black-throated Munia, Layard’s Parakeet, Black Eagle, Crested Goshawk, Dark-fronted Babbler and Velvut-fronted Nuthatch. As the dusk falls we look for the sub-continental endemic Sri Lanka Frogmouth. Overnight stay near the forest.

Day 10

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and trek the region on your own. In the afternoon we will tour the gem mines and factories of Sri Lanka in Rathnapura. Rathnapura City is the closest main town to the Sinharaja Rainforest and is the gem Capital of Sri Lanka. All of Sri Lanka’s precious rubies & Ceylon blue Sapphires and other semi-precious gem stone are found here. Optional – Climb Adam’s peak. Adam’s Peak Mountain is also a stone’s throw from Sinharaja forest. With an additional nights extension to the tour in the region we can trek up the renowned pilgrim mountain in the night to witness a stunning sunrise over the island at dawn. This is a truly breath taking sight and words cannot describe the beauty that unfolds a top this holy mountain. Overnight stay near the forest.

Day 11

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and travel to Colombo Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar - where one can shop for bargains, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. (BMICH)- An outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China. In the afternoon enjoy a Shopping Tour by visiting some of Colombo’s most popular shopping destinations. Overnight stay in Colombo

Day 12

After breakfast depart to Colombo International Airport for your onward journey. Your guide will offer all departure assistance at the airport. Your journey with Delair travel ends here. Note: Hotel stipulates checkout is before 12:00hrs noon time. Late Checkout between 12:00-18:00 requires half of the room rate. Any checkout after 18:00 will cost one extra night room rate.