Rathnapura /Udawalawe/Galle



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Rathnapura /Udawalawe /Galle


Leave t for the City of Gems ; Ratnapura. Visit the Gem Museum and a gem mine. (‘Ratna’ means gem and ‘pura’ means city.) Near Ratnapura, you can then visit the Saman Devale, which has inscriptions and an emblem from the time of the Portuguese. Proceed to Uduwalawe to switch to a safari jeep and tour inside the Wildlife Park. See various exotic wildlife such as peacock, elephants and more if you are lucky.

Next, proceed to your hotel in Uduwalawe or Hambantota for dinner and stay overnight. The next morning after breakfast, drive along the coast to your beach hotel or to Colombo, passing the unique stilt fishermen. Next, visit the Galle Fort, Ambalangoda Mask factory and museum. An optional stop can be made at Hikkaduwa to view the corals from a glass-bottomed boat (cost not included). Finally, stop at a turtle hatchery and learn about the conservation projects that are being carried out to save the Sea Turtles.