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Ratnapura(Gem Mining) – Yala National Park(Wildlife Safari) – Unawatuna – Galle – Hikkaduwa – Kosgoda(Turtle Hatchery) – Colombo
Negombo - Ratnapura - Yala - Unawatuna - Galle - Hikkaduwa - Kosgoda - Colombo Tour
Negombo / Ratnapura / YalaStart in the early morning at 6:00 and leaving for Ratnapura, ("City of Gems") is the name of the provincial capital of Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka and the Ratnapura District in which the town is situated. We visit the gem mines and see how the people get the stones out of the pit. We will visit the Gem Museum. After we visit Ratnapura we leave for Tissamaharama (Tissa). We stay there in the Hibiscus Garden Hotel. In the afternoon around 2:30 we will start the Jeep Safari in the Yala National Park. Elephants are the most often-spotted inhabitants of the Yala National Park in the southeast of Sri Lanka, east of Matara, but they share the reserve with 130 different species of birds and other creatures like sambhur, spotted deer, sloths, crocodiles, monkeys, wild boar and porcupines. There is also a small population of leopards. After the Safari around 7:30 we go back to the Hibiscus Garden Hotel.
Yala / Galle / UnawatunaAfter breakfast we leaving for Galle, Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. When we arrived in Galle we will visit the Dutch fort, the Galle Museum, a old Dutch church and the British church, after we visit Galle we proceed to Unawatuna one of the best Beaches in the World. We stay there in the Miltons Beach Resort.
Unawatuna / Hikkaduwa / Bentota / ColomboAfter breakfast We proceed and see the stick Fishermen sit on sticks while fishing in the traditional way. After this visit we proceed to Hikkaduwa. Hikkaduwa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It is located in the Southern Province, about 20 km north-west of Galle. We go with a glass bottom boat and watch the corals, if you like it you can go snorkeling. after that we will visit the Kosgoda's Marine Turtle hatchery - a valuable conservation project that protects the endangered Marine Turtles of Sri Lanka. Globally, all seven species of marine turtles existing are endangered. Out of these seven, five species of sea turtles come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka. The process of marine turtles nesting, hatchlings being born, and swimming back to sea is an ancient and phenomenal ritual that is fascinating to observe. After we visit the Turtle Hatchery we will proceed to Bentota where we start the river trip. After the river trip we go back via Colombo to the Hotel.
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