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Wild Wonders and Sacred Spaces Tour from Galle (2 Days)

Wild Wonders and Sacred Spaces Tour from Galle (2 Days)

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Wild Wonders & Sacred Spaces is a short, single night, 2-day tour that combines culture and wildlife in the Northern Central parts of Sri Lanka. Your journey will take you into the untouched, untamed wilderness of Sri Lanka’s largest forest reserve, The Wilpattu National Park; where the largest collection of leopards in the world reside alongside several other animals species. From there, you will travel to the ancient, sacred city of Anuradhapura, one of the most historic locations in all of Sri Lanka, with a rich and fascinating history dating back to the 10th Century AD. Climb the Mihintale Rock, a significant landmark in the Buddhist world and the birthplace of the Buddhist philosophy in Sri Lanka, many centuries ago.

Includes

  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
  • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide throughout the tour.
  • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.

Excludes

  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals..
  • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
  • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
  • Visa and Related Expenses..
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
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Day 1 Galle > Wilpattu > Anuradhapura

You will start off your 2 Day tour from Galle which is the southern capital famed for its Fort and sea food industry. You will travel to the Wilpattu National Park and enjoy a 3 hour long safari where you will have the chance to witness the endangered yet sneaky Sri Lankan Leopard and the ever so famous Sri Lankan elephant. Since the park is the oldest in Sri Lanka and has many lakes, you will encounter hundreds of wild life including rare and migratory birds. TO end the day, you will head towards Anuradhapura.

Wilpattu National Park

Feel the call of the wild with the Wilpattu National Park Safari. Get a chance to catch sight of the elusive Sri Lankan Leopard and famous Sri Lankan Elephant. See hundreds of other wildlife such as deer, buffalo, monkeys, crocodiles, and rare birds. Get the photographs of a lifetime as you become one with nature.

  • Duration: 3 hour
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Day 2 Anuradhapura > Mihintale > Galle

Day 2 will take you to the Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery which is a regal part of the ancient city of Anuradhapura. Walking
amidst the ruins, pagodas and monastic architecture will take you back centuries where great Kings once ruled the country. From Anuradhapura, you will be transported to the sacred grounds of the Mihintale Temple known as the start off point of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Stupas, dagobas and various ruins of historical relevance.

Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura

Walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scatter all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings of the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka's history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings.

  • Duration: 2 hour
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Mihintale Temple

Visit the place where Buddhism began in Sri Lanka. See the spot where the meeting of King Devanampiyatissa and Monk Mahinda took place. View the monastic ruins at the foot of the mountain. Walk in the footsteps of Mahinda as you visit the cave where he resided. View historic stupas, Ambasthala Dagoba and the Maha Stupa. Enter the ruins of an age long past to understand its impact on the history of Sri Lanka.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Comfortable clothes and hats recommended.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
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