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3-Day tour to Vedda Village & Gal Oya National Park

  • Visit the village of primitive tribes of Sri Lanka, the Veddahs
  • Waterfall trekking through the jungle and enjoy the swim of natural pool
  • Experience how herd of elephants dawdles out of the jungle, shepherding its playful young towards the lake
  • Witness elephants swimming from one island to another in the reservoir in the Gal Oya Park
  • Experience where boat safaris in the Gal Oya reservoir take centre stage – a rare occurrence

Duration

3 days, 2 nights

    • Hotel Pick up and drop off
    • Accommodation in Adaviya Resort on FB basis
    • Vedda Village visit with a local guide
    • Waterfall Trekking experience
    • Afternoon jeep safari in Gal Oya National Park
    • Morning boat safari in Gal Oya National Park
    • Refreshments and water bottles during the safaris
    • Transfer to your next destination (Selected cities only - Kandy, Polonnaruwa, Pasikuda, Dambulla, Ka
    • All government taxes
  • Day 1 : Colombo - Mahiyanganaya
    06:30 You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Mahiyanganaya 12:30 On arrival at Mahiyanganaya, you will check in to Adaviya Resort for lunch. 14:00 You will be taken to DAMBANA, the remote jungle village of indigenous people. The population of these indigenous 'Veddha' people now consists of only about 350 families, a number significantly reduced from a once thriving community. The 'Veddha' are so influenced by the imposing dominant culture that they risk losing their traditions and what has been their livelihood for centuries. Visitors to this fascinating village have the opportunity to meet and chat with the people who live there, learn about their traditions, and gain a unique insight into their way of life. 18:00 Arrive back to your hotel and spend couple of hours at leisure before enjoying your dinner. Spend overnight at Adaviya Resort.
    Meals :Lunch, Dinner

    Day 2 : Mahiyanganaya - Gal Oya
    08.00 After breakfast, you will start your waterfall trekking. This will be a wonderful experience through the jungle. Be ready for a swim in a fresh water natural pool. 11:30 Arrive back to your hotel for lunch. After lunch, you will spend couple of hours at leisure before starting your safari at Gal Oya National Park. 14:00 Proceed with your first adventure Safari in the Gal Oya National Park by Jeep. The Park is rich in flora and fauna which is a sanctuary to 32 species of terrestrial mammals. The highest populations are common Langur, endemic Toque Macaque, Leopard, sloth bear, Elephant, Wild Boar, three species of deer and Water Buffalo. Our more intrepid guests can couple the drive with a safari on foot. Hike through the park with our expert naturalists and see wildlife up close while exploring hidden corners of the park. 18:30 Arrive back to your hotel and spend couple of hours at leisure before enjoying your dinner. Spend overnight at Adaviya Resort
    Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3 : Gal Oya - Colombo
    05:00 Wake up early and have your breakfast before starting the morning safari by Boat. 06:00 Leave with your guide to do an exciting safari in the National park by boat. Enjoy the only experience in Sri Lanka that allows you to spot wildlife from the water. It’s a unique way to immerse yourself in the animals’ habitats. With a little luck you could spot elephants swimming between islands or bathing at the lake’s edge. A 2-3-hour safari by boat, and a scenic 40-minute drive from the lodge to the lake is perfect to explore the national park and surrounding villages. 11:30 Arrive back to your Lodge and proceed back to your next destination. We will drop you at your next destination (Please refer the inclusions section)
    Meals :Breakfast

  • You will be picked up from centrally locatd hotels in Colombo at 6.30 a.m.

Language

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Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Beyond Escapes Private Limited

Activity ID: W-33884

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