02 Nights Elephant Research & Conservation Expedition in Wasgamuwa

This is a very unique, off the beaten wildlife experience where you would be able to understand the Elephant-Human conflict, go safari to see Elephants of Wasgamuwa, Interact with the villagers to understand their way of living.

per adult from

$591

NZD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 02 Nights Accommodation as per itinerary
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Beverages Morning tea & Snacks
    • All activities
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hotels Around Colombo City)
    • Private tour with a private vehicle
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Visa & Air tickets
    • Gratuities
  • Day 01 - Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Wasgamuwa – Approximately 04 hours drive.
    • Arrive in Wasgamuwa by noon in time for lunch and check in to Elephant conservation field house near Wasgamuwa National Park. You will be served with a freshly cooked Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch which consists of local vegetables. After a brief rest, you will be given a briefing about the experience and what to expect before heading to the first walk near Wasgamuwa tank which borders Wasgamuwa national park to observe Elephants if they are present and while waiting for the Elephants you would be able to see many varieties of birds at the lake bund. You will be then taken in to a Tree top watch hut to see how the humans and Elephants using the same corridor for movements and while waiting for the Elephants to arrive you would see varieties of birds. As the dusk arrives you would hear the sounds of nocturnal species.


    Arrive at the field house, freshen up and sit for dinner followed by a discussion of day’s experience with the inhouse team before retiring to bed by 10 PM.

    Day 02 - Wake up call at 5.30 AM followed by a Tea/Coffee before heading to the sunrise rock along the lake bund to observe wildlife eco systems and meet the village locals to understand village activities and local culture.


    After a hearty breakfast at the field house, go to Orange groves and village to observe orange plantation that have been set up to act as elephant deterrents while providing the villagers with a supplementary income. Listen to the villager’s stories about how the orange trees are helping them to coexist with elephants.  Help to gather data on these projects including assessing the growth, vigor and status of citrus groves and the successful l colonization of beehives. This is a very good opportunity to learn about Human-Elephant conflict.


    Freshen up at the field house before enjoying a home cooked lunch.
    • In the afternoon, leave on a Jeep Safari to Wasgamuwa National Park. Observe elephants and other wildlife in the park while you collect data for the Elephant ID Catalogue.


    Arrive at the field house, freshen up and sit for dinner followed by a discussion of day’s experience with the inhouse team before retiring to bed by 10 PM.

    Day 03 - Wake up early morning and do the sunrise walk along the lake bund to observe local wildlife and villages before the breakfast at the field house and your Elephant expedition in Wasgamuwa comes to an end. Say good bye to the team at the field house and depart from Wasgamuwa.
    • Transfer back to Colombo – Approximately 3 hours drive
  • Departure Point :
    Any hotel around Colombo City
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Colombo Hotel
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Best of Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Activity ID: V-41164P16

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