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Yala National Park: Morning or Afternoon Golden Hour Safari

1. Yala National Park: Morning or Afternoon Golden Hour Safari

After being picked up from your hotel/location in the local area you will enter Yala National Park to explore the light forests, scrubs, grasslands, lagoons, and magnificent range of animals. With your private 4WD Jeep and expert guide, the ‘Golden Hours’ of the day will be used to focus on leopard spotting, either the first 2 hours or the last 2 hours of the day. Throughout this safari, you will search for the world’s most concentrated number of leopards, sloth bears, and elephants, as your knowledgeable guide and driver expertly navigates the vast area and roads. The morning tour will begin at 5am from your hotel, to take in sunrise as the park opens at 6am. Whilst the afternoon option allows you to explore from 2pm until sunset when the park closes at 6pm. Situated on Sri Lanka’s south-east, hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala is a wildlife sanctuary and home to 44 varieties of mammals and 215 bird species. Leopards, elephants, water buffalo, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted deer, peacocks, and crocodiles can all be found in this rich environment.

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon and Caves Cruise

2. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon and Caves Cruise

SEE IT ALL IN 4 hours! Join Captain George who has been operating since 1988 and embark on a half day cruise exploring Comino. We will welcome you aboard from Cirkewwa, Malta, starting off by heading to Mgarr Harbour in Gozo showing you the beautiful scenery found in this little harbour. We will head to the famous Blue Lagoon most know for its beautiful clear blue water, here you will have the option to go down on the island of Comino and explore and swim from land, you will also have the option to stay on the boat were Captain George will find the best stop to anchor so you will be able to swim, snorkel and jump from the boat. Enjoy approximatly 1 hour and 45 minutes of free time to explore sandy beaches and bask in the sun. Continue to the breathtaking Crystal Lagoon for approximately 1-hour most know for its snorkeling, coves and amazing sea life! Marvel at turquoise waters, swim, snorkel, and feed fish. We provide a delightful lunch perfect for a "Boat day" which is served at the Crystal Lagoon consisting of a salad buffet with Ham, Salami, Cheeses, Tuna, Gozitan sides, fresh Maltese bread, and homemade pasta. We will then pass by San Nikolaw Bay and Santa Marija Bay before heading over to the breattaking Comino Caves, getting up and close and also going inside so you will be able to take pictures and see the amazing scenery found in them. Pass by the famous land mark know as the elephants head which literaly looks just like a head of an elephant, we will stop so you would be able to take some photos. Cruise past the Comino Tower famous for the movie "The count of Monte Cristo" and the tuna fish farm before heading back to Cirkewwa.

From Colombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip and Safari

3. From Colombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip and Safari

Depart Colombo and travel by a shared vehicle, in a small group, to the city of Sigiriya, and head directly to Sigiriya Rock on arrival. Gaze in awe at the massive column of rock that, according to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle The Culavamsa, was selected by King Kassyapa as the site of his new capital. Admire numerous paintings of historic queens, princesses, and maids inside the rock fortress before getting a break for lunch at your own expense. Then, explore some of the traditional crafts of the region, such as wood carving and batik textiles, with time to purchase souvenirs before departing. Start the journey back towards Colombo via Dambulla to explore the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Discover the magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings of vivid colors and different shapes, painted from around the 2nd century B.C. up to the 18th-century Kandyan era. Optionally Can be done the Wild Life Safari at Eco Park or Kaudulla National Park or Minneriya National park charges for National Park very on Pax Count ( For solo Passengers $ 100 & $ 60 )

Galle: Traditional Jewelry Making Workshop with Transfers

4. Galle: Traditional Jewelry Making Workshop with Transfers

This workshop demonstrates you how to make a custom piece of jewelry using Silver in traditional way . Your "experience" is to actively participate and get your hands on Melting metals/Gauging/ Soldering/Designing/Hammering/ Embedding gems/Smoothing and Polishing involves in jewelry making. You will become familiar with all Traditional techniques that are involved. If you have been dreaming of wearing a piece of jewelry contributed by yourself then this activity is for you. Apart from that you are able to , * Touch and examine gems from local mines & Learn how to Identify real gems from artificial ones. * Buy all types of gemstones and custom made jewelries for a reasonable price. * Get a free Raw moonstone at the end of experience.

First Class Ella From/To Kandy Scenic Train Ticket

5. First Class Ella From/To Kandy Scenic Train Ticket

Please Don't book this activity if you are travelling within the next 72 Hours! As we cannot accept last minute bookings due to high demand for the limited number of tickets! Avoid disappointment by booking it early! Have you ever dreamt of travelling through a scenic mountain range with endless greenery by train? We have made it a reality! Ella train journey is described by Lonely Planet - "There are train rides, and then there are Sri Lankan train rides. The teardrop island in the Indian Ocean may be small, but it packs in some of the world’s most thrilling rail journeys." Our Experience gives you the Opportunity to Discover and Explore Sri Lanka like never before. Maximum 4 Tickets per Group. Do not book for large groups as we cannot accommodate it. Please Note this is a Ticket Booking Service Only and kindly book at least 72 Hours before the departure as we have limited spaces available per Train.

Colombo: Colombo Airport (CMB) and Negombo City Transfer

6. Colombo: Colombo Airport (CMB) and Negombo City Transfer

Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable private transfer from Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) to your hotel in Negombo. After landing at the airport, head to the arrivals lobby to meet your driver who will be holding a board with your name on it. If you are unable to locate your driver, a support team is on hand 24/7. Your driver will escort you and your luggage in a comfortable and safe vehicle so all you have to do is sit back and relax during the 1-2 hour journey. Rely on your driver's expertise to travel the safest, most traffic-free route possible. Feel free to let your driver know in case you need to stop for refreshments or emergencies.

Udawalawa: Udawalawa National Park Safari Tour

7. Udawalawa: Udawalawa National Park Safari Tour

Your experience begins as you meet your driver at your hotel in Udawalawe. From there you will begin your adventure to the Udawalawe National Park. Covering an area of 230,821 hectares, you will explore Udawalawe National Park and its thriving elephant population of approximately 500 elephants. Discover the park's various other wildlife, with wild buffalo, spotted deer, barking deer, wild boar, sambar, hare, mongoose, crocodiles, and 30 species of snakes that have been recorded. 50 species of butterflies and many types of birds are also found in the park. Have a thrilling experience during your safari tour and take some time to enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. At the conclusion of your exciting safari trip, you will be transferred back to your hotel or original point.

From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(2nd Class Reserved Seats)

8. From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(2nd Class Reserved Seats)

Travel with ease through the scenic countryside between Ella and Kandy with these second class train tickets. Have an agent meet you with your pre-reserved tickets at the train station, or arrange to have them delivered to your hotel. Avoid the stress of booking tickets in-person at the train station and the need to book your tickets in advance with this pre-booked service. Get your tickets sent to your hotel or simply pick them up at the train station. Hop board a comfortable train in Ella and travel to Kandy on one of the most scenic train rides in the world. Watch as you glide by the brilliant green carpets of the tea plantations. View charming villages and pass through magical hill country and mountain landscapes. See deep and dark woodlands and magnificent waterfalls rush past your window before arriving safely at the Kandy Railway Station. your requested to produce the original tickets at the time of journey and the original tickets can be collect from designated location to collect your tickets please produce your Ref number and passport or NIC in person at the station counter . please note that .the tickets will not be cancelled and not refund money back.if there is anything unclear please contact our office .

From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(3rd Class Reserved Seats)

9. From Ella to Kandy Train Tickets -(3rd Class Reserved Seats)

You are lucky to enjoy amazing scenic train ride from Ella to Kandy. How we do ?We do book train tickets for you in-advance and our agent will handover your tickets at railway station or we can handover tickets to your hotel. We will inform you train time and all details via email or telephone. What you should do ?You just book our package you are looking right now, and please let us know your hotel details and route (either from Ella to Kandy) and any other requirements. Tickets are subject to availability. In case of unavailability we would book next best available options for you. You agreed to above suggestion by continuing the booking. Notes,Terms and ConditionsNo cancellation & no refund policy apply.Maximum of 5 Tickets would be reserved per one passport.Standard customer verification and other terms and conditions would apply.Please refer attached PASSPORT copy for more information. the Ella to Kandy train ride in Sri Lanka is considered one of the most scenic train rides in the world. Your train journey takes you on a scenic ride through some of the most beautiful highland countryside areas in Sri Lanka. watch the brilliant green carpets of the tea plantations. see the picturesque villages with misty mountain backdrops pass by. Peer through drizzle and mist to look at the magical landscapes of hill country. enjoy the amazing sights of intimidating mountains, deep and dark woodlands, and magnificent waterfalls as they go by your windows.Ella to Kandy (travel time 6 to 7 hours) thank you.

The True Essence of Colombo:Private Highlights & Hidden Gems

10. The True Essence of Colombo:Private Highlights & Hidden Gems

Ayubowan! Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital: Colombo! Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of this vibrant city together with your private host. The very best must-sees, hidden gems, and local snacks await! So, hop on a colorful Tuk Tuk and let your private guide take you from one highlight to another. The Independence Square is a must visit and a great place to kick off your tour. Stroll through the spacious green lawns and marvel at one of the islands' longest standing colonial buildings. Your host can tell you all about Sri Lanka’s historic past and how the city has changed to the modern city of today. Do as the Sri Lankans do and grab some delicious hoppers and vegetable roti. Locals simply love to start the day with this tasty morning snack, especially when heading to Colombo’s biggest park! Filled with lush vegetation, 100-year-old trees and a replica of the White House, this park is a tranquil gem away from the city buzz. Tuk Tuk your way to the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo with a beautiful lake. Check out an amazing collection of Buddha statues, take a look at a holy tree and admire a relic of Buddha’s hair. Feel free to ask your host any burning questions! Get immersed in real local life and visit one of the liveliest markets. See where locals buy and sell everything from vegetables to electronics. Wander through the labyrinth streets and follow your nose to a nearby cassava chip vendor. See how this yummy snack is made and make your taste buds dance! Head to the banana market and try as many different bananas as you fancy! Curious what else awaits? How about a visit to a mosque in the shape of a pomegranate, followed by a beautifully minimalist Hindu temple? A visit to Sri Lanka’s last King’s jail cell is also a unique gem! While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the stunning view from the lighthouse. What better way to top off your tour than at the relaxing ocean side of Galle Face? Unwind and relax with a cold drink, a delicious prawn cake and a marvelous sunset over the western coast of Sri Lanka!

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Our tour guide was Roshan, a very nice young, friendly man! He picked us up in the morning and drove to all the important stops with us. He regularly asked whether we had enough to drink! He also gave us a lot of exciting information and answered all of our questions. In addition, he always warned us about possible tourist traps and drove us to dinner after the tour was over!🥰 We couldn't have imagined a better guide, we had the most beautiful and eventful day! The tour with Roshan is definitely recommended!!!😍

We had an incredibly great day with Sana. He showed us many beautiful hidden photo spots and told interesting stories about the area, people and nature, which gave us an insight into the culture, which was incredibly enriching. Thank you for this great experience, which made our stay in Ella an unforgettable one.

Naveen was an absolutely incredible guide. I cannot reccomend this experience enough. It was the perfect way to explore the city and get a feel for it. His driver Danish was very patient and drove slowly and safely. Thanks both of you again!

We had a great day trip from Colombo to Sigiriya and Dambula. Our driver was very friendly, on time, and accommodating to our plans!

The activity was amazing and our driver was very insightful and got us very close to many elephants. I highly recommend