Alpha Habarana trek

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About this package
This tour include activities based in Habarana, Located 210 km north east of Colombo, Habarana is one of the popular choices for elephant riding. It is the transit point of the large herds of wild elephants at the National Parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla. What travelers love is the river that the elephants will have to cross through along the safari way.This unique program designed to let clients experience the archetypal Sri Lankan village and Sri Lankans traditional life style. The trek begins with a scenic walk along a bund of a Wewa (man-made reservoir). The amazing birdlife, butterflies and possible sightings of crocodile only add to the charm of the trek. Sight the villagers as they go about their early morning tasks of fishing or washing clothes at the periphery of the lake. Initially one wades through a shallow stream and thereafter crosses a wider tributary in a catamaran of an obliging farmer to inspect Chena cultivation (slash and burn agriculture)Enjoy the farmer's humble hospitality. With the guidance of the farmer, pick some fresh vegetables from the plot and join in the preparation of a simple meal prepared in the traditional method using earthenware pots and firewood as fuel. The journey continues through dense shrub forests, home to many forest birds and other wildlife including monkeys, bear, python and even elephant.This program is functioning in Habarana, located approximately 170 km from Colombo, is ideally located connecting ancient capitals of Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya/Dambulla on the cultural triangle whilst being en route to Passikuka, Kalkuda & Trincomalee, the famous beaches on the Eastern seaboard not forgetting the wildlife lover, an excursion to Minneriya or Kaudulla,  is merely a  half an hour away.Famed as a round tour destination due to central location, Habarana enables you to use it as a base to visit all places of interest within the cultural triangle or as a point to break your journey before going to the East coast beaches for sun and surf or going on safari to Minneriya or Kaudulla National Parks to observe wildlife. next day you experience the Elephant ride in Habarana. Some clients like to riding right above the huge animal's head to get a feeling of how an elephant must be seeing things. A ride atop the back of the most magnificent and majestic creature of all time will transport you back to a simpler, yet grander time of Kings, Queens and Kingdoms. Once atop these Gentle Giants, visitors will be able to take in the lush green serenity of the woodlands, the soothing sound of babbling brooks and simplicity of rustic village life.After elephant ride you proceed to a national parks in the country, covering just 8,889 hectares, it’s a paradise with many natural wonders. The park encompasses the beautiful Minneriya tank, built by King Mahasena (in 3rd century AD). This tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants that come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants, painted storks, open-bills, Pelicans and many other species of waders) that come to fish in the shallow waters.

Holiday highlights

Bulock cart ride
Catamaran Boat ride
visit to a traditional village
Enjoy Sri Lankan traditional lunch
Tuk Tuk ride (Trishaw)
Elephant ride
Jeep safari in Minneriya National park


Program as a Summary

Day 01 :  Assist on arrival / pick up from Colombo and proceed to Habarana ( Approx travel time 04 hours)
Check-in to the hotel and rest
arround 12:00hrs proceed to Habarana and meet your guide for the Village tour
Bulock cart ride from vehicle park up to the water streem
Catamaran boat ride up to the village
Visit traditinal village, house, and your lunch prepared (Traditional Sri Lankan food)
after lunch Tuk Tuk (Trishaw) ride back to the vehicle park
Meet your driver and proceed to hotel and rest in the evening
Overnight stay at a hotle in Habarana

Day 02 :  Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to Habarana to explore Elephants
In the morning proceed on Elephant ride in Habarana
In the afternoon proceed to Minneriya for a Jeep safari in the National park
Evening rest at the hotel
Overnight at a hotel in Habarana or in Sigiriya

Day 03 :  after breakfast proceed back to Colombo / Departure (Approx travel time 04 hours)
End of program

Your Excursion descriptions and about the places you stay:
Habarana is a popular tourist destination for safari lovers as it is the starting point for safaris in the nearby Habarana jungle and the Minneriya sanctuary which is heavily populated by elephants. Elephant back riding is also an attraction in this small city. Habarana is situated nearby to the ancient rock fortress and castle/palace ruin of Sigiriya and is situated on the main road from Colombo to Trincomalee and Polonnaruwa. The population of the city is expected to be in the area of 5000-10,000.

Minneriya National ParkMinneriya National Park
Located between Habarana and POLONNARUWA, the 8890 hectares of MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK is an ideal eco tourism location in Sri Lanka . The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka 's favourites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants. However the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rdcentury AD by King Mahasena). During the dry season (June to September), this tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name but a few) that come to fish in the shallow waters.

Program price USD 344 net onwards (Using a 04 star hotel)(Minimum 02 pax required to book)

Package includes:

02 nights accommodation in Habarana / Sigiriya area
Daily breakfast from day 02 onwards
Lunch at a traditional house on day 01
Cost of Village tour
Cost of Minneriya National park 04 hours safari visit
Cost of Elephant ride in Habarana
currently applicable taxes and service charges

Package excludes:

Cost of Air ticket
Cost of tips and expenses in personal nature
Cost of drinks and snacks
Ealy checkin or late checkout charges


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