Imagine a sanctuary teeming with life, a labyrinth of waterways fringed with emerald mangroves, echoing with the symphony of a hundred wings. This is Muthurajawela, Sri Lanka’s captivating coastal wetland, aptly named “Swamp of Royal Treasure.” Our Muthurajawela Bird Watching Day Tour whisks you away from the bustling city, offering a glimpse into this extraordinary ecosystem, conveniently starting from either Colombo or Negombo.


A Mosaic of Life: Unveiling the Treasures of Muthurajawela

Muthurajawela sprawls across 3,068 hectares, a vital link in Sri Lanka’s intricate web of coastal wetlands. Designated a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, it pulsates with biodiversity. The brackish waters, a unique blend of freshwater and saltwater, nurture a complex ecosystem. Lush mangroves, a haven for juvenile fish and crustaceans, snake their way along the labyrinthine waterways. Towering trees like the Kandelia (Mangrove Apple) and the Mee (Ironwood) cast cooling shadows, while vibrant aquatic plants like water lilies and reeds paint the water’s surface with emerald hues.

This rich tapestry of flora provides a sanctuary for a mesmerizing array of fauna. Over 75 resident bird species call Muthurajawela home, including the majestic Grey Heron, the ornately plumaged Purple Swamphen, and the unmistakable Sri Lanka Kingfisher with its vibrant blue plumage and raucous call. The observant birder might even catch a glimpse of migratory visitors like the Eurasian Spoonbill or the Lesser Sand Plover seeking refuge in this wetland haven.

Beyond the avian wonders, keep your eyes peeled for graceful Darters spearing fish with their needle-like beaks, stately crocodiles basking on the mud banks, and playful otters frolicking in the shallows. Muthurajawela is also home to a number of nationally endangered mammals, including the elusive Fishing Cat and the Purple-faced Langur, adding another layer of intrigue to this unique ecosystem.


  • Morning: Our tour commences with a comfortable pick-up from your hotel in Colombo or Negombo. As we journey towards Muthurajawela, our knowledgeable guide will unveil fascinating insights into the region’s unique ecology.
  • Boat Safari: Upon arrival, we’ll embark on a captivating boat safari through the tranquil waterways. Keep your eyes peeled for a dazzling array of birds. Spot majestic Grey Herons perched on branches, watch flocks of colorful egrets gracefully take flight, or witness the distinctive call of the Sri Lanka Kingfisher. With over 75 resident bird species and countless migratory visitors, Muthurajawela offers a haven for bird enthusiasts.
  • Optional Local Interaction (Depending on Tour Option): You might have the opportunity to interact with the local fishing community, gaining a deeper appreciation for their way of life and the vital role they play in preserving this delicate ecosystem.
  • Return: After a captivating exploration, we’ll return you safely to your hotel in Colombo or Negombo, brimming with memories of this extraordinary wetland paradise.


  • Comfortable transportation with hotel pick-up and drop-off (Colombo or Negombo)
  • Experienced and knowledgeable birding guide
  • Boat safari through Muthurajawela wetlands
  • Refreshments (water and light snacks)


  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Make the Most of Your Experience:

  • Bring a camera with a telephoto lens for capturing close-up bird shots.
  • Pack binoculars for enhanced birdwatching.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for light walking on uneven terrain.
  • Apply sunscreen and insect repellent for sun and insect protection.

Unforgettable Birding Adventure Awaits!

Join us on this captivating Muthurajawela Bird Watching Day Tour and delve into a world of vibrant ecosystems and dazzling avian wonders. Book your tour today and create memories that will last a lifetime!



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Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Walawe River Safari, a captivating boat tour that winds its way through the picturesque landscapes of the southern province of Sri Lanka. This immersive experience is renowned for its diverse wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and community-driven tourism initiatives.


What Awaits You:

As you navigate the gentle waters of the Walawe River, a panorama of nature unfolds before your eyes. Encounter an array of wildlife, from playful monkeys and elusive crocodiles to serene water buffaloes. The skies come alive with the fluttering wings of eagles, herons, kingfishers, and the majestic display of peacocks. The riverbanks are adorned with lush vegetation, featuring mangroves, tropical trees, and the intricate nests of various bird species.


Essential Tour Details:

  • Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours.
  • Timings: Safaris operate from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with the early morning and evening slots offering optimal wildlife viewing.
  • Location: Typically starting from Ambalantota in the Hambantota district, some operators in Tangalle may provide convenient pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Price: Prices range from Rs. 2500-3500 per person for a standard boat ride, varying among operators and packages.
  • Special Offerings: Tailor your experience with options like extended safaris, wildlife photography tours, or engaging cultural interactions with local communities.


Practical Tips:

  • Be prepared for a slightly bumpy ride, especially if the river is choppy.
  • Sun protection and insect repellent are advisable, particularly in the afternoon.
  • Dress comfortably, wearing attire that can withstand a splash or two.
  • Consider bringing binoculars for an enhanced birdwatching experience.
  • Show respect for the wildlife and the local environment, adhering to responsible tourism practices.


Additional Insights:

The allure of the Walawe River Safari extends beyond the diverse fauna and captivating landscapes. Birdwatchers will delight in the sightings of herons, kingfishers, eagles, parrots, and the intriguing nests of weaver birds. The journey also unveils the scenic meeting point where the river gracefully merges with the ocean, offering breathtaking views, especially during the enchanting evenings.

The biodiversity of the area is astounding, housing 52 fish species, 72 bird species, 28 mammal species, and 38 varieties of plants and trees. The presence of monkeys adds an extra layer of uniqueness to this immersive experience.

Operating from dawn till dusk, the Walawe River Safari recommends early morning or evening slots for the best encounters with wildlife. Witness the skies painted with the hues of sunset as birds flock in preparation for the night, creating a spectacle that lingers in your memory.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a wildlife lover, or someone seeking a peaceful escape, the Walawe River Safari promises an enriching journey into the heart of Southern Sri Lanka’s natural wonders.



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Our Sigiriya Village Tour will give you an exciting and memorable experience, for sure. This guide will give you all the information regarding the tour.

Introduction to Sri Lanka Tours

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean with a total area of 65610 sq km. It is a rich nation in lovely beaches, scenic landscapes, amazing wildlife, and cultural heritage. It is a worthwhile decision to visit Sri Lanka in 2022 and beyond. There is no matter whether you are a foodie traveler, an adventure lover, a beach lover, or a wildlife enthusiast. Sri Lanka is the best place for all these activities. The island is now free from COVID-19 and welcomes tourists with great hospitality.

Our Village Tour in Sigiriya

If you are interested in experiencing traditional Sri Lankan culture, you should definitely visit a Sri Lankan village or a remote area.Our Sigiriya Village Tour will give you opportunities to listen closely to villagers and their normal lifestyle, which they have been surviving for thousands of years.

You can spend a few hours with villagers to learn about their daily lives. You can enjoy sightseeing paddy fields, chena cultivation, poultry keeping, and beekeeping during your Sigiriya village tour. Activities such as bullock cart riding and traditional catamaran riding will also provide you with unforgettable experiences.

The visitors will also participate in learning how to cook traditional Sri Lankan food. Here you can take part in its activities and finish up with delicious Sri Lankan dishes. Finally, you will take the buffet lunch that you worked on.

Highlights of Our Sigiriya Village Tour

Dates and times are available all year.
Time: It is preferable to begin after 11.30 a.m.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Meals Included: Sri Lankan Lunch
Difficulty Level: Easy
Dress code: Casual dresses with shoes, sunglasses, and caps and hats if required since it is an outdoor activity taking place during the middle of the day.
Tour Type: Private
Guided Tour: Yes. Tour guide will accompany the guests,s and there will be local guides to explain each activity.

Activities / Places Nearby

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White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka

White Water Rating is an adventure activity with lots of excitement and joy. It is a water activity that is an interesting thing to do in Sri Lanka. Being an island in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is renowned as a beach paradise. But the country is rich in cascading waterfalls, scenic mountains, cultural heritage, and abundant wildlife.

There are more than 100 rivers all around Sri Lanka. Some topographical features of some of those rivers have made them ideal spots to do whitewater rafting. It is a challenging activity for newbies. The Kelani River, Mahaweli River, Kotmale River, and Sitawaka River are the most suitable rivers for this activity. Kithulgala is the best and most famous place for whitewater rafting in Sri Lanka. The Kelani River is flowing through Kithulgala, where it has created the best spots for whitewater rafting.

White Water Rafting in Ulapane

After the Kithulgala, Ulapane is another nice place to do whitewater rafting in Sri Lanka. The Mahaweli river flows through Ulapane before reaching the Gampola area. The water’s flowing speed and other geographical features make it ideal for doing this water activity there. It has rapids graded from grade 4 to grade 5.

Ulapane is a place that is situated 28 kilometers from Kandy and 130 kilometers from Colombo. You can’t do this activity on a heavy rainy day because of the high water speed and huge amount of water. Anyhow, it is possible to do it on other rainless days.

Starting time from Kandy: 8.30 a.m.

Travel time to reach Ulapane: approximately 1 hour

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Not Recommended for: Pregnant Women; Travelers with Back Pain and Knee Pain

Dress codes: Suitable sportswear with shoes Safety helmets and other equipment will be provided.

Meals: Drinking water and lunch will be provided.

Other Outdoor Adventure Activities

Apart from whitewater rafting, you can do many other water sports, including rafting, kayaking, and water abseiling. As well as being lucky enough to do wall climbing, air rifle shooting, archery, etc. We will provide safety guards and other safety equipment for each individual where we have high concerns for their safety. Those will be managed by well experienced guides who have worked in Sri Lankan forces before.

You are also allowed to go trekking through villages, tea estates, and waterfalls. It will definitely bring you fun and new experiences. Ulapane is a beautiful spot near the Mahaweli River with a pleasant environment.

Adventure Activity in Sri Lanka
Wall Climbing

Summary of Our Colombo City Tour

No of Pax : 01 – 15

Tour Type : Private Tour with English speaking Chauffer Guide / Guide (Guides of other languages can be provided on request)

Pick-up Locations : Hotels in Colombo, Negombo, Public Bus Stands, Railway stations, Colombo International Airport, Colombo Port (Harbor) or any other within the Colombo & Negombo areas.

Recommended Starting time : 9.00 am
Approximate Tour Duration : 06 – 07 Hours

Places to Visit :

  • National Museum – Colombo
  • Independence Arcade & Independence Square
  • Diyatha Uyana & Parliament Complex Area
  • Viharamahadevi Park
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
  • Colombo Lotus Tower (Newly opened. Entrance fee : US$ 20 pp)
  • Colombo Main Street
  • St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Colombo (Kotahena Church)
  • Red Mosque Colombo
  • Old Parliament Complex
  • Galle Face Green

Shopping Malls & Stores

One Galle face, Colombo City Centre, ODEL, Laksala (Government shop for Srilankan Suverniours), House of Fashion, Colombo Gem Museum & Store, Ceylon Tea Supermarket, Spa Ceylon – Sri Lankan cosmetic and personal care product manufacturer)

Contact Us to Book the tour and more information;

Voice / Text / Whatsapp  +94777111553,  +94772392091
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A Day with Elephants, Safari Tour at Minneriya

Minneriya is one of the most admired national parks in Sri Lanka. Our Minneriya safari tour is a private tour that is uniquely designed to give you an astounding safari experience in Sri Lanka. You or/and your group will be accommodated comfortably in a vehicle according to the size of the group, and we will be providing a well-informed guide to take you through the safari. Language-specific guides can be arranged on request as we are well equipped with excellent tour guides. You will be given a brief overview of the country and the Minneriya safari tour.

About Minneriya National Park

Minneriya is ideal for all nature lovers to spend some quality time in the wilderness, witnessing the marvelous miracles of nature. It is a world-renowned wildlife spot where people from all over the globe come to see it. It is indeed an experience worth having! Between July and September, Minneriya holds one of the largest gatherings of elephants, numbering over 300 in number.

Minneriya National Park is situated in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka and is full of mighty elephants enjoying the tropical nature while breathing all the fresh air from the Minneriya Reservoir. The tour includes a safari ride across the park, with an extensive idea of the park and its elephants. Even though the elephants take most of the focus, Minneriya is home to numerous endemic animal species. The park has over 160 kinds of birds, endemic sloth bears, leopards, and many more! We make certain that you receive the best service possible by informing you about wildlife in Sri Lanka and how it is protected.

Sri Lanka is one of the most blessed islands in the whole world in terms of nature, animals, and weather. Nature has covered and protected Minneriya. Your queries regarding elephants and other animals that have occupied the park will be answered by our excellent tour guides. Minneriya is protected by the Wildlife Reserve because of its countless animals and trees. The park oversees the largest reservoir to be built by King Mahasena in the 3rd Century AD.

Watching these mighty, yet gentle elephants is a must-see as they interact with their own kind so beautifully and wander on the soil of Sri Lanka. You will see them spending time on the water, mothers washing their sons and enjoying their company. It is amazing to see what they do as animals in such harmony. Because of its forest-covered atmosphere, the cooling breeze goes back and forth throughout the day, and it makes the safari even more relaxing.

One of the best!

For those of you who need to experience the wildlife at its best, the Minneriya Safari Tour is the best of choices! Your safari will be a memory to cherish all your life. It is also very informative and interesting. Come and enjoy the bountiful Safari Tour at Minneriya with us, experiencing the largest gathering of elephants in the whole of Asia. You will be surprised! Make sure to take as many pictures as you can, so you can later see what a wonder it really is.

Minneriya Safari Tour with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Colombo, Negombo, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kandy, Polonaruwa, Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Nilaveli, Pasikudah  (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration : Safari Tour will take around 3 ½ on average.

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Minneriya safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.

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You can easily book Kandy to Ella train tickets with us. We are Mahaweli Tours & Holidays, a leading tour agency in Sri Lanka. For booking and other details, call +94777 11153 or

In this post, we have brought you all the essential information about the Kandy to Ella train journey and how to book the tickets. So, we request that you read this guide if you are planning to take this journey ahead.

An Introduction to the Kandy to Ella train journey

The Kandy to Ella train ride is considered one of the best train rides in the world. This train ride actually started in Colombo and ended up in Badulla. But the Kandy to Ella portion is considered the most popular and scenic. So, a large number of locals and international tourists express their high demand for this amazing train ride. This journey takes approximately seven hours to reach its final destination. Anyhow, this is a must-do thing for a tourist who loves sightseeing in Sri Lanka.

The History of the Up-Country Railway

The Sri Lankan railway started in the mid-19th century. During that period, the country was ruled by the British government. They started the Colombo to Badulla railway to transport coffee and tea from the up-country. Those crops were only planted in the hilly areas of the country and there was no better transport option to send them to Colombo without a train.

In the early days, this railway was used mainly for transporting goods. People were gradually able to use it as a better transport option after the 1960’s. Therefore, the train ride became popular. Nowadays, the Kandy-to-Ella train ride is mostly fully crowded and busiest at the weekends.

Colombo - Badulla Train Time Table

Every day, six trains start their journey from Badulla and finish off in Colombo. Again, six trains started from Colombo fort and finished up at the Badulla railway station. But Mahaweli Tours and Holidays only books tickets for four trains. Two trains start their journey from Badulla and the other two start from the Colombo Fort. Therefore, you should definitely note this before reserving Kandy to Ella train tickets with us.

Here is the Kandy to Ella Train Time Table.

Kandy to Ella Train Time Table

We book tickets for trains 1016 and 1006, and those trains start their journey from the Badulla Railway Station.

The No. 1016 train starts around 5.45am and reaches Ella around 7am. It reaches Nanu Oya around 9.15 and comes to Kandy around 1.15pm. It finished its journey after reaching Colombo at around 4 pm. The No. 1006 train begins its ride at around 8.30 am from Badulla. Then it gets to Ella around 9.45 a.m. and Nanuoya around 11.55 a.m. It then reaches Kandy around 3.55am and finally reaches Colombo around 7pm.

Again, we book tickets for trains 1005 and 1015, and those trains start their journey from the Colombo Fort.

The No 1005 train starts at 5.50am from the Colombo Fort Railway station. It reached Kandy around 8.45am. Then it reaches Nanu Oya around 12.40pm and finally reaches Ella around 3pm. The No 1015 train departs from the Colombo Fort at around 8.30 a.m.It reached Kandy around 11 a.m. Then it reaches Nanu Oya around 2.40pm and finally reaches Ella around 4.45pm.

We suggest that those four trains are the ideal ones to pick and enjoy the best journey. Anyhow, it doesn’t matter whether you are looking for Ella to Kandy or Kandy to Ella train tickets, we can reserve them for you.

Highlights of the Kandy to Ella Train Ride

Kandy to Nawalapitiya

Starting from Kandy, the train will first come to the Sarasavi Uyana railway station in Peradeniya. Until there, your train comes through Kandy city. Then the speed of the train will get much higher. You will pass many roads, towns, and bridges until the train comes to the Gampola Railway Station. From here, the urban environment is getting hidden, and you will see villages and the rural environment from here. Actually, from now on, you are going to be able to see the actual beauty of the upcountry railway. From here, you can observe beautiful mountains and tea plantations. Your train will cross the river Mahaweli a few times. Your train will come to the Nawalapitiya railway station after Gampola.

Nawalapitiya to Nanu Oya.

The train will come to the Galboda Railway Station after Nawalapitiya. Before arriving there, the train will pass through a few tunnels. From now on, you will be going through less populated areas, and suddenly you will enter a dense forest area with high forest cover. The elevation is now rising, and you will feel that the environment is also getting cooler. Then your train will come to the Watawala area. It is the area that receives the highest rainfall in Sri Lanka. Therefore, don’t wonder if you suddenly encounter rain in the Watawala area. After Rozella, the train will enter an area with large tea estates. It seems very scenic due to the well-maintained tea bushes. Until you reach the Nanu Oya, you can observe the beauty of those tea estates. In the Talawakale area, you can see two waterfalls called Saint-Clair waterfall and Devon Falls. Those two waterfalls are very attractive and nice to watch, and they add value to the trip.

Nanu Oya to Ella

Nanu Oya is another beautiful railway station where you should drop out if you go to Nuwara Eliya City. It’s not far to Nuwara Eliya from there. The elevation is still getting higher and you will now enter an area with a lot of forest and a lot of grassland. The Ambewela area is very popular for milk production in the country. Then you will enter the Pattipola Railway Station, which is considered the highest railway station in the country. The elevation of that point is 1881m above sea level. You will now feel much cooler than in other parts of the ride. After the Pattipola, you will come to the Idalgashinna by passing Ohiya Railway Station. You will pass many forest covered bridges before Idalgashinna. It feels like you are adventurous. Eljin Ella Waterfall is another beautiful waterfall that you can observe in these areas. The Nanu Oya to Idalgshinna part is comprised of a lot of forest and grassland. It is also another sparsely populated area.

Idalhashinna is another beautiful railway station with lovely surroundings. After that, you will enter the Haputale Railway Station. You can mostly see the mist in the Haputale area. Your train will cross pine tree forests in the Diyathalawa area. Then you will come to the Bandarawela railway station, and it’s not far to end your journey. After around 7 hours of the train journey, you will arrive at the final destination of Ella.

The main railway stations between Kandy and Ella

  • Sarasavi Uyana Railway Station (Peradeniya)
  • Gampola Railway Station.
  • Nawalapitiya Railway Station.
  • The Galboda Railway Station
  • Watawala Railway Station.
  • Hatton Railway Station
  • Talawakale Railway Station
  • Nanu Oya Railway Station
  • Ambewela Railway Station
  • Pattipola Railway Station.
  • Ohiya Railway Station
  • Idalgashinna Railway Station
  • Haputale Railway Station.
  • Bandarwela Railway Station

Places to Visit in Ella and the surrounding areas

  • Little Adam’s Peak
  • Nine Arch Bridge,
  • Ella Rock
  • Diyaluma Falls
  • Ravana Falls
  • Liptons Seat

Things to Consider Before Reserving Kandy to Ella Train Tickets

  • The train ride normally takes around 7 hours. But most of the time, it is delayed more than the expected time. Don’t worry if it takes about 9 hours. You should know that it can happen.
  • Kandy to Ella train tickets are selling fast. It is really difficult to book a ticket on the same travel day. Therefore, it is better to make the reservation online or pick a tour agency like us to book a ticket for you.
  • Normally, first class tickets are considered the best option to enjoy a train ride. But in the Kandy to Ella train ride, this happens on the opposite side. Second class or third class is the best option for enjoying the ride. You can open your windows and smell the fresh air. If you choose a first-class ticket, then you will miss this opportunity.
  • It is better if you can bring water and essential foods. But you can buy the essentials from the local vendors.
  • You can do the same train ride from Colombo. But it is tough and you will have to wait on the train for at least 10 hours. Therefore, choosing the Kandy to Ella part is the better option.
  • Try to pick a train that starts early. That will give you a 100% worthwhile experience for your journey. If the dark is covering your journey, then you will miss a lot of enjoyment.
  • Most of them will believe the right-hand side is the best option until you reach the Nanu Oya. From there, the left-hand side gives you better pictures until you reach Ella City.
  • Be careful when putting your hands, legs, and head out the windows or doors. Always think about your safety first.


Kandy to Ella Train Ticket Booking with Mahaweli Tours and Holidays.

As we mentioned earlier, you can easily book your Kandy to Ella train tickets with us by contacting our team with the above-mentioned mobile number. If it is troublesome to use it further, then we suggest you fill out the form and just send it to us. We will contact you in a very short period of time and help you with ticket reservations.

    Final Words

    A Kandy to Ella Train Ride is a must-do thing in Sri Lanka. So, we strongly believe this guide will give you all the essential details about this scenic train ride. If it is so, don’t forget to share this article among your friends who are waiting to take this journey or looking for Kandy to Ella Train Tickets.

    Yala Safari Tour will take you on a thrilling wildlife adventure in Sri Lanka!

    Are you an adventurous person who loves to travel? or are you a person who admires nature? Yala Safari Tour will fulfill all of these requirements.

    This Yala Safari Tour is particularly designed to provide the best safari experience to our clients. You will be accompanied by our well-knowledgeable guides who are proficient in English. If you require language-specific guides, that can be arranged upon request. You will get an unforgettable experience in the wilderness while breathing in the freshest air from the forest around.


    About Yala National Park

    Yala National Park is an enormous area of lush forests, green pastures, and scattered pools bordering the Ocean. Out of all the national parks in Sri Lanka, Yala is one of the biggest and most condensed ones. It is full of everything Sri Lanka’s nature has to offer.

    Geographical location and history of Yala National Park

    Yala National Park is situated in the Southeast part of Sri Lanka, neighboring an ancient Buddhist Monastery and old rock painting. This is an added advantage for its value and it adds depth to its history. It is surrounded by pilgrimages and brings a lot of devotees to the site, apart from the tourists. The endless flora and fauna on the premises are astounding and it is very pleasant to the eye to see the coordination between animals and trees. Nature is wonderful!

    One of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries

    Yala is a huge area of forest and wildlife on one soil. It is considered one of the world-renowned national parks because of its diversity. The area is filled with numerous species of animals and trees. The park also has lakes, streams, and lagoons. It is home to most of the species on the entire island. Yala has been admired and loved by locals and foreigners from the beginning of time. The greatest attraction of the premises is the animals in their natural element.

    If you are up to challenging, adventurous, yet satisfying visitations, Yala is a must-go. It will allow you a lifetime to embrace everything the island offers in one tour. Come and marvel at the elephants bathing in the lakes and streams with their babies, breathe the lung-refreshing air, be amazed at the leopards, listen to the endless singing of the birds, and many more. It is indeed a treat of a lifetime.


    Come and experience this unforgettable Safari Tour to Yala National Park

    For your entire globetrotter who loves adventures, this Yala Safari Tour will give you one of the best memories to cherish. It is nothing but pure tranquility and peace from nature. If you are someone who inhales nature and admires its miraculous wonders, Yala has it all! Make sure to come with your cameras because you won’t want to miss out on peacocks dancing, herds of elephants wandering, leopards hiding behind bushes, sloth bear waiting for prey, and the pure breeze of nature. Click as many pictures and selfies as you want because Yala Safari Tour will be the most highlighted destination of your entire itinerary. You will not be disappointed. All you ever wanted to see in the wilderness will be displayed in their best element.

    Grab your smartphones, cameras, and water bottles, and get ready for this amazing tour with us to one of the most beloved national parks on the island!


    Yala Safari Tour by Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

    Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
    Yala, Thissamaharama, Galle, Matara, Tangalle, Dikwella, Mirissa, Unawatuna, Udawalawa, Ella, Badulla, Bandarawela, Haputhale, Arugambay

    Duration: Our Yala safari tour will take around 3 ½ on average.

    Tour Type: A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. The Yala safari tour will be done by an off-road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by a Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.



    Read More about our other wildlife tours;

    Wilpattu Safari Tour

    Wasgamuwa National Park Safari Tour



    (Yala Safari Caver Image Credit: Pip Jones from Twitter)

    Wilpattu Safari Tour is one of the best wildlife experiences to take in Sri Lanka. We are Mahaweli Tours & Holidays, a leading tour agency in Sri Lanka. We offer a wide range of tours for tourists. Our Wilpattu Safari Tour is specially designed for wildlife enthusiasts.


    An Introduction to Wilpattu Safari Tours

    Of the many extraordinary natural beauties that Sri Lanka holds, Wilpattu holds a special prominence. The specialty of this place is that it has ‘willus’, which means naturally sand-rimmed pools or basins which fill with rainwater. They are also called “Nature Lakes.”

    Our Wilpattu Safari Tour is specially designed to take you on a marvelous ride around this amazing nature safari, which will give you an experience you will never forget. You will be provided with a guide who is knowledgeable regarding local knowledge and good at English. If you need a language-specific guide, that can also be arranged upon special request. This Wilpattu Safari Tour is going to give you thrills and make you wonder how amazing nature really is.


    Wilpattu National Park: the amazing natural sanctuary for Safari Tour

    Wilpattu is one of the oldest and most protected of all national parks. It is located in the northwest part of Sri Lanka in the dry zone. It is governed by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. Historical folk stories say that the point Prince Vijaya landed in Sri Lanka was later upgraded to National Park status. In the ancient days, Sri Lanka was called “Thambapanni”, which means copper sand. Wilpattu has roads and certain areas that have contrasting red and copper-like soil, which brings out these folk stories to life. The park is full of life and diversity. You will not be disappointed. It is considered one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka because of its diversity.

    From the entrance of your Wilpattu Safari tour, it gives a very beautiful feeling where the shadowy roads lead to lush forests. It is completely surrounded by greenery, and the roads in between are the ones that make the whole experience a wonderful one. At one point, you will go through ‘willus’, which means the shallow water ponds that appear in the rainy season. You will then go under the trees’ shadows with a cold breeze. There is plenty of bird life and you will hear them singing throughout the day. It is never boring. Embrace the herds of elephants, leopards growling behind trees, bears and wild boars eyeing prey, and the singing of beautiful birds according to the breeze’s tune.


    Wilpattu Flora and Fauna

    Over 31 species of mammals have been found in Wilpattu, while a number of endemic plants and trees have been recorded too. Not only mammals, but birds, reptiles, and amphibians are found in Wilpattu. It is one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka with many special features. The ideal time to do wilpattu safari tour is between February and October.

    So, pack your backpack and get ready for this adventurous safari tour around one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka. It is not to be missed. You will get the best wildlife experience in their natural habitat. If you are a nature lover, you will fall in love with Wilpattu the moment you enter. The scattered ‘willus’ – water ponds and red/copper sand – will amaze you. Come, capture, and cherish it!


    Wilpattu Safari Tours with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

    Possible Starting/Pick-up Locations:

    Colombo, Negombo, Chillaw, Puttlam, Kalpitiya, Anuradhaura, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kurunega, Kandy, (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility.)

    The Safari Tour will take approximately 3 12 hours on average.

    Tour Type: Our Safari Tour is a private tour. The vehicle and the guide/chauffeur guide are dedicated to you and your group. The safari tour will be done by an off-road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by a comfortable car, van, or mini coach.


    So, it’s time to choose your Wilpattu Safari Tour with us! For more details, call: +94777 111553 or email: .




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    Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
    Colombo, Kandy, Negombo, Nuwaraeliya, Benthota, Hikkaduwa, (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

    Duration : It will take 2 – 4 hours to complete the

    Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Rafting and other activities are carried out by professional trainers and they will be providing the required equipment. Transport to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.

    When in Sri Lanka, days are never boring as there is so much to see, so much to do, and so much to eat. White water rafting is a recreational sport that gives an adrenaline-charged experience to water sports enthusiasts. This tour is uniquely designed to take you on white water rafting in Sri Lanka. You will be given a guide who is able to communicate with you in English as well as provide ample information on the local knowledge. Language specific guides can be provided on request too. Sri Lanka is an island full of almost every tourism opportunity. In this tiny island, there is adventure, there is natural beauty, there is ocean, and there is rich culture. Tourists from all over the world come to Sri Lanka to experience great natural exposure and adventure.

    Famous places and rivers in Sri Lanka for white water rafting

    For all who love an adventurous couple of hours, white water rafting will treat you just right. Sri Lanka’s most famous place for water rafting is a small town in the center of Sri Lanka called Kithulgala. This small town is famous specifically for this activity. People have many misconceptions about water rafting. As a lot of them say, you do not need extraordinary physical fitness. Although swimming would be an added benefit, an average amount of fitness will just do the job. It is an adventurous spirit that matters. You will be provided with a flotation kit whether you know swimming or not. Water rafting can be done in white waters or any turbulent waters in a river or a body of water. But Kithulgala is famous for this and has so many of them doing it. Three of the main rivers rafting is conducted are Kaleni River at Kithulgala, Mahaweli, and Sitawaka.

    Picturesque Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is consisted of many adventurous sports. Water rafting is one of the most loved activities by locals and foreigners alike. The tour will give you a thrilling experience to the central part of Sri Lanka. The way to Kithulgala is one of the most beautiful roads and the Kalani River at Kithulgala is one of the most famous rivers for water rafting. The rafting distance generally covered around 5KMs and a comprehensive set of instructions will be given to the participants by the instructor. This is an adventurous activity for anyone who is above 10 years of age.

    An experience worth having!

    Come and experience the exhilarating and thrilling experience of white water rafting in Sri Lanka, one of the most loved things to do by all tourists. It should be a must in your itinerary as Sri Lanka is famous for water rafting in Kithulgala. You will be guided and instructed properly, thus making it easy for you to enjoy. It does not require a lot of physical activity as most of them assume. It is an experience in one of the most beautiful rivers in Sri Lanka. Therefore, pack your bags, keeping in mind that this adventurous activity is on the list. This tiny island is full of adventure, color, and beauty. Come and see for yourself, and you will never be disappointed.



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