Wild Wonders & Hidden Temples from Hikkaduwa (2 Days)

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Wild Wonders & Hidden Temples from Hikkaduwa (2 Days)

Combine Sri Lanka's wildlife and religious traditions on this 2-day private tour from Hikkaduwa. Visit two of the most distinctive Buddhist temples in the country as well as two of Sri Lanka's top natural parks. Benefit from commentary from your guide on visits to Yala National Park, Bundala Wildlife Sanctuary, Weherahena Poorwarama Raja Maha Viharaya, and Wewurukannala Raja Maha Viharaya. This private tour ensures personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace.

Highlight

  • Overnight accommodations in a 3-star hotel.
  • All transportation in a private car.
  • Jeep safaris through both wildlife parks included.
  • Guide providing itinerary direction and insightful commentary.

Includes

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation on at 3 Star Hotel.
  • Meal plan on Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Transport in a Private Car, inclusive of all chauffer accommodation, cost of fuel, parking & highway tolls.
  • 1 Jeep Safari in Bundala National Park.
  • 1 Jeep Safari in Yala National Park.
  • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.

Excludes

  • Entry Visa Fees for more details submit your individual visa application or contact us
  • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
  • International / Domestic Airfare.
  • Cost of Beverages
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Hotel compulsory supplements on 24-December (X' mas Eve) and 31-December (New Year's Eve).
  • Tips & Portages.
  • Meals where not specified.

What to Expect

Day 1

Hikkaduwa > Weherahena > Wewrukannala > Bundala > Yala

4 Stops

Lakpura

Lakpura LLC

  • Admission Ticket Included

Weherahena Buddhist Temple

Weherahena Poorwarama Raja Maha Viharaya is situated in the Matara District of Sri Lanka, about 6 kilometers off the Matara town. This rather unique temple is known as the first tunnel temple in the world. The temple hosts a massive 130-ft Buddha image that was built following the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa eras and also consists of all main features of a Buddhist temple- the pagoda, a sacred bo-tree and Samadhi Buddha statue. The walls of the temple are adorned with with Buddha murals. According to the historical records, the tunnel temple paintings narrate the Jātaka tales (legends) of Ummagga Jathaka and Umandawa.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Admission Ticket Included

Wewurukannala Vihara

Wewurukannala Raja Maha Viharaya, this sacred Buddhist temple is located 1.5 kilometers from Dikwella towards Beliatta. The main attraction of the temple is the 160-ft tall statue of seated Buddha. It is the largest statue in the whole of Sri Lanka and dates back to the late 18th Century. The temple has another section named the Tunnel of Hell. It features life-sized models of devils, demons and sinners going through the torments and horrors of hell. The temple walls show you the path towards enlightenment by depicting hundreds of comic strip representations of events in the Buddha’s life.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Admission Ticket Included

Bundala National Park

Visit Bundala National Park which is the first declared Ramsar wetland site of Sri Lanka. Watch the giant flocks of greater flamingoes that visit Bundala. Get a chance to see the many other species of migratory waterbirds that winter here. Explore the seven terrestrial habitat types and six wetland types of area within the park and learn more about them.

  • Duration: 3 hour
  • Admission Ticket Included

Day 2

Yala > Madunagala > Matara > Galle

1 Stops

Yala National Park

This amazing Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

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