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Excursion to Wilpattu Wildlife Park Coastal Trail To Shrines & Salterns

Highlights
Munneswaram Kovil / Udappuwa Fish Markets / St Anne’s Shrine Talawila / Salterns In Puttalam / Wilpattu National Wildlife Park
Tour Code   
1775
Transport   
Micro Van
Group Size
Up to 6 persons, you may reserve a place an individual or as a small group
Length
A full day
Age
6 to 65 years
Pick Up Location 
Negombo Hotel Stretch 
Price
US$ p.p.
 
 
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Explore the west coast, and gain an insight into the influences and customs that are closely associated with the fishing villages and the amazing beauty of nature with visits to the saltern and to the wildlife park.

Suggested start time for pick up from Negombo Hotel is 8.00 AM

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Whats included on this tour?

  • The guided day tour as per the program
  • Ground-transport in an A/C vehicle
  • Jeep safari in Wilpattu 
  • Entrance fees to all places of interest as mentioned
  • Refillable water bottle

Pick Up

Start time for pick up from Negombo Hotel (You may inform us the name of hotel a day before or in advance) between 8.00 AM and 8.30AM based on the location of your hotel.


Munneswaram Kovil / Udappuwa fish markets / St Anne’s shrine Talawila

Enroute to Wilpattu, stop off at the Munneswaram Kovil in Chilaw which is believed to have been in existence since 1000 AD. The annual Munneswaram Festival which is a four week long festival is attended by Sri Lankan pilgrims from all parts of the country and from all faiths. Make your way further along the coast and take a break at Udappuwa which has a hectic fish market in the mornings. Other attractions in this location are the elaborate Hindu temples and their gopurams. Your journey further along this coast will bring you to the Shrine of St Anne in Talawila. Learn about the circumstances that led to the building of this shrine.


Salterns in Puttalam

Visit the natural salterns in Puttalam which is on land that was believed to have been owned by the King of Sri Lanka in the 18th Century. Blessed by the perfect combination of natural resources required for the natural production of salt these salterns are on the edge of the lagoon.

Perhaps a traditional Sri Lankan lunch may tempt your taste buds as you choose your lunch venue.


Wilpattu National Wildlife Park

Make your way after lunch in time for the afternoon safari to the Wilpattu National Wildlife Park which is the largest wildlife park in Sri Lanka is home to at least 30 mammals including the elusive Sri Lankan leopard, sloth bears and elephants. You are also likely to spot deer, jackals, wild pig, water buffalo, wetland birds, reptiles and the rare Indian star tortoises within this park. Learn about the natural villu lakes which are sand-rimmed basins that collect rainwater and are unique to this national park. Be on the lookout for wildlife in their natural habitat while you drive through and learn about the vegetation in this wildlife park.

You will be dropped back to your hotel by our guide.


Whats not included?

Cost of lunch, Tips and expenses of a personal nature

What to bring?

Light clothing suitable for tropical climate, a light bag to carry your belongings safely. When visiting religious sites and shrines avoid wearing revealing clothing as this may result in entry being denied. It is recommended that female visitors wear clothing that covers their shoulders and legs or carry a scarf or sarong that can be tied when necessary. Male visitors should preferably be attired in long shorts or trousers paired with a sleeved shirt or t-shirt.


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