Including a one day (six hour) trek
Waterfalls are one of the most fascinating of natural phenomenon. They have charmed human beings from the beginning of time. Sri Lanka in comparison to its size has perhaps the largest number of waterfalls of any country in the world.
DAY 01: AIR PORT/COLOMBO
On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality. Our Representative will welcome you and transfer you to Colombo (Wattala) .Dinner and overnight stay at Pegasus Reef Hotel – Colombo
DAY 02: COLOMBO/ RATHNAPURA
After breakfast you check out from your hotel and start the water fall tour. En rout to Rathnapura, visit Bopath Falls. Makes a leap of 100 ft on the Kurd gang, a tributary of the Kale ganga. A water fall not known for it’s height but for the sheer beauty of formation. The name Bo path Ella derives from it’s perfectly heart shaped head, much like the leaf of the sacred bo tree. It is one of the favourite picnic spots of Sri Lankans due to it’s proximity to the city of Colombo. Continue to Rathnapura and check-in to the hotel. Late afternoon leave to visit the Mapanana Ella Falls This is the sixth tallest fall in the island with an estimated height of 150m (483ft), close to Rathnapura.
This majestic yet mystic waterfall plunges amidst thick scrub to the south of Adam’s peak (Sripada), fed by Elle Oya, a tributary of Maskelliya Oya. There is a good road up to the stream and from there you walk up alongside the stream for about 150m to this giant fall. Dinner and overnight stay at Rathnaloka Tour Inn – Rathnapura
DAY 03: RATHNAPURA/ NALLATHANIYA
After breakfast leave to visit the Dehena Ella Falls. This is along the country road (good motorable road) from Rathnapura to Alupolla. It is a 40m (131ft) tall. The fall is just by the side of road and a good site for bathing. To bath in the pool just beneath the fall is a memorable event but there is a danger of drowning so BE CAREFUL.!!!! Then proceed to Nallathaniya. It’s near to the Adams Peak. En rout you can visit Olu Ella Falls. The same road to Pahala Palanpitiya, close to Amanawela crosses this gigantic waterfall which is the third tallest on the island. It plunges in two parts and the second part, a gigantic curtain of water, can be seen only if one cares to descend down the road to its stream. The onlookers are constantly being sprayed by a shower of water from the fall. The bridge of the fall is made up of wood and is well maintained. The total height is about 200m (660ft) and this is a water fall only about 100km off Colombo on a good road. Later, check-in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Wathsala Inn – Nallathaniya
DAY 04 :NALLATHANIYA / RAMBODA After breakfast proceed to explore water falls in this area. First, we visit the Movini Ella Falls. This beautiful 20m (66ft) waterfall is situated along the road from Maskelliya to Adam’s peak and the water flows to the Maskelliya tank Secondly, we can visit the Lakshapana Falls.
It was named as “Lakshapana”-meaning 100,000 bulbs- reminding us of the first hydroelectric project that was undertaken successfully in this country. It is 129m (413ft) height and now has less water due to the tank made. The old name of this beautiful and Gigantic water fall was “where a vadda was” (vadda is the word for an ancient tribe man.) Then transfer to Ramboda. En route you can visit the Devon and St.Clear Falls This gigantic water fall, one of the most famous water falls on the island, is situated on the Devon estate (Devon was a pioneer coffee planter). It is 97m (318ft) tall and has several cascades adding to its beauty. The gigantic nature is magnified by the fact that there is a clear space just in front of it. After the Devon Falls visit the St.Clear Falls. This beauty is composed of two water falls namely “Maha Ella” and “Kuda Ella”. The photograph shows the “Maha Ella” which is 80m (263ft) and falls in three cascades down to Kothmale fall. “Kuda Ella”is 60m and flows to the Kothmale fall too. This beautiful fall is seen clearly from A-7 road 3km off Thalawakalle. Later in the evening, you will check-in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Ramboda Falls Hotel.
DAY 05 : RAMBODA/RAMBODA
Today is for relaxation – you can do your own activities. Ramboda Falls Hotel is situated in front of the Ramboda Falls A gigantic water fall having three parts, the first part is above the road in the jungle (100m), the second part is close to the road (3m) and the third part (100m) is below the road. The traveller should descend to the “Ramboda basin”, where the famous “Ramboda Inn” is situated from where he can see the whole fall. Dinner and overnight stay at Ramboda Falls Hotel
DAY 06: RAMBODA/HORTON PLAINS/BELIHULOYA
After breakfast proceed to Horton Plain to visit the Baker’s Falls and to do trekking. You can walk through the forests and feel the breeze on your face; trudge through unspoiled territory and explore for yourself – go trekking. You can trek through several valleys, discovering cascading waterfalls and the countryside. Trek through stunning landscapes and quaint villages where time stands still. The Baker’s Falls in the Horton Plains gets its water from the Belihul Oya. It is close to World’s End. The icy waters glisten in the sunshine amid a backdrop of mountain terrain and deep valleys. If you are lucky you may see the rare black monkey and rhododendrons in bloom.
Discovered by Sir Samuel Baker, Baker’s Falls is a good stopover on your way to the World’s end. Then you have to trek across the jungle to get down to the water fall.
A packed lunch is needed because it takes more than 06 hrs to get down to belihuloya. After 04 to 05 hrs trekking you can visit the tallest water falls in Sri Lanka – Bambarakanda Ella Falls. Bambarakanda waterfall at 241 meters is the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and is situated at Haldumulla Electorate of Badulla district. Water comes to this fall from Horton plains and then goes to Samanala wawa (means the valley looks like a butterfly). It then goes to the sea via the Valawe river.
After the trekking section transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Belihuloya Rest House.
DAY 07: BELIHULOYA/ELLA
After breakfast proceed to Ella. In the afternoon visit the Ravana Falls. The Ravana waterfall is very beautiful and is situated in Badulla district near the Ella-Wallawawaya road. In the evening at leisure in Ella . Ella gap is one of the famous place among tourist. Dinner and overnight stay at Ambientha Hotel –Ella
DAY 08: ELLA /BADULLA/ELLA
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Badulla to visit the Dunhinda Falls. This gigantic yet beautiful, water fall is situated close to Badulla. It is about 63m (208ft), fed by Baduluoya, a tributary of Mahawelli Ganga. To reach the waterfall one has to walk about 2km from the Badulla – Mahiyanganaya road. Later in the evening return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Ambientha Hotel –Ella
DAY 09 :ELLA/NEGOMBO
After breakfast proceed to Negombo. En route visit the Diyaluma Falls. Diyaluma waterfall is the most beautiful waterfall in Sri Lanka and is situated at Koslanda. Koslanda is between Beragala and Wellawaya. Diyaluma waterfall is the third highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is about 171 meters high . Visiting Diyaluma is very easy because the waterfall is by a main road. Then proceed to Negombo via Pelmadulla. Visit the Devagiri Ella Falls. There is a foot path leading to the water fall through tea plantations – it is only about 150m. After that, proceed to see the Kirindi Ella Falls. This large waterfall is situated in the Pelmadulla village and counted among the tallest in the island. It is 116m (381ft) tall with a wide body. There is a good road leading up to the waterfall and a cement staircase to descend down to the edge of the fall. The name may come from the fact that the water fall looks like a collection of necklaces made of “Kirindi” beads. One can get a glimpse of this waterfall from A-4 road just beyond Palmadulla town. In the late evening check-in to the hotel Dinner and overnight at Blue Oceanic Hotel Negombo
DAY 10 :NEGOMBO / NEGOMBO
A day at leisure on the beach. Dinner and overnight at Blue Oceanic Hotel Negombo .
DAY 11 :NEGOMBO/AIRPORT
After breakfast proceed to the airport for your departure flight. End of a memorable tour in Sri Lanka
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Included in the Cost
- Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in the listed hotels mentioned above or equivalent – subject to availability.
- Any single room subject to supplement shown.
- Meals are on HB basis (Half Board)
- With an English-speaking national guide.
- All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned luxury van for the entire tour..
- Entrance fees at Horton plane
- Train journeys where applicable
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