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We are based in Arugam bay and organise tours at local wildlife hot spots - Bird watching and elephant watching safari to kumana national park

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Book a trip in advance Rs 8000.00 ( sri lankan rupees ) for morning and evening trip leaving at Tanzanite Beach View hotel Arugam bay

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Hire a jeep ( morning and evening ) price in Sri lankan rupees duration
whole jeep can travel upto 6 people Rs 8000  4 hours
joint our next available trip ( please inquire at hotel reception ) Rs 2000 per head 4 hours

          The price include

Vehicle you selected with Driver and Fuel for your journe

What price does not include  

Entrance  ticket and tips to the Tour guide

 

Safari jeep Hire | Double cab 4WD 4x4 safari Truck tours at Arugam bay to Kumana national parkand Bird Sanctuary | Wildlife Bird watching tours Close to other hot wildlife vicinity such as Okanda, Pottuvil Lagoon, Crocodile Rock, Lahugala National Park, Magul Maha Viharaya and kudumbigala. Kumana National park was formerly known as Yala East National Park in pottuvil sri lanka

 

 

 

 
 

Bird watching wild life safari jeep tours in Kumana national parak and Birds sanctuary

Hire safari jeep in Arugam bay to visit Lahugala national park or Close to other hot wildlife vicinity such as Okanda, Pottuvil Lagoon, Crocodile Rock, Kumana Bird Sanctuary, Lahugala National Park, Magul Maha Viharaya

Safari and bird watching tour organiser and operator in Arugam bay

 

Interest places around Arugam Bay

 Kumana National Park Kumana Bird Sanctuary  also call as kumana bird's paradise  in Sri Lanka. We organise safari wildlife bird watching jeep tours in Kumana national park. Kumana Bird Sanctuary is nationally and internationally recognised as an important wetland habitat for both local and migratory wading birds. 255 species of birds have been recorded in the national park. During April toJuly months tens of thousands of birds migrate to the Kumana swamp area.Be over-awed by the flocks that migrate to the arugam Bay area in the months of November and December.

Lahugala National Park  home to several large herd of elephant. During the dry season, these herds can be seen in late afternoon towards dusk grazing and bathing in one or more of the large watering holes.

A short way inland from Arugam Bay the main road west passes through the small but beautiful Lahugala National Park, comprising Lahugula Tank and a magnificent swathe of dry mixed evergreen forest, dotted with lofty rosewoods and satinwoods. The park is best known for its elephants: up to 150 congregate around the tank during July and August, when the rest of Lahugala’s waters dry up, to drink and feed on the beru grass which grows prolifically around the water. The tank is also good for spotting a wide range of aquatic birds, including innumerable snowy white egrets that can often be seen hitching a ride on the backs of obliging elephants. When the rains come the elephants disperse, and large sections of the park turn a brilliant, post-monsoonal green.

Kudimbigala Buddhist temple and its cave

Around a 45min drive from Arugam Bay, a turning on the right leads for 500m to reach the beautiful forest hermitage of KUDIMBIGALA, whose hundreds of caves are thought to have been occupied by Buddhist monks as far back as the first century BC.

From the car park, follow the path ahead of you (keeping the modern rock-top dagoba to your right) into the surrounding woodland, following the track as it squeezes through the trees and between enormous rock outcrops to reach, after about ten minutes, the Sudasharna Cave, a small white shrine half-covered by an overhanging rock outcrop bearing the faint remains of ancient Brahmi script next to an unusual little carving symbolizing the Triple Gem.

Following the path to the left of the cave leads after another ten minutes up to the Madhya Mandalaya (“Plain of Ruins”), with a small dagoba and other monastic remains scattered over a rocky hilltop. Alternatively, heading right from the cave brings you to the huge Belumgala, a towering rock outcrop topped by yet another small dagoba. Rock-cut steps lead to the top, a breathless ten-to-fifteen-minute climb, at the end of which you’ll be rewarded by one of the finest views anywhere in the east: a vast swathe of jungle dotted with huge rock outcrops running down to the sea, and with scarcely a single sign of human habitation in sight.

Okanda is a small hamlet in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka,  It is known for its shrine dedicated to Hindudeity Murugan known as Okanthamalai Velayuda Swami Temple. Pilgrims from the Eastern Province stop over at the Murugan temple on their way to Kataragama temple in the Southern part of the island

Pottuvil Lagoon  Pottuvil Lagoon you will experience the serenity and beauty of a mangrove ecosystem. The mangrove forest is home to a huge variety of birds such a sea eagles, kingfishers, pelicans, herons, darters, grebes and long-legged stilts. In the trees you can see both varieties of Sri Lanka’s macaque monkeys. In the water lurk crocodiles, water monitor lizards, freshwater snakes and a multitude of fish and prawns.

Magul Maha Viharaya a 200-acre archeological sie where King Kavantissa married Viharamahadevi more than 2,000 years ago.The history of this temple goes back to the time of King Dathusena who ruled Anuradhapura from 516 AD to 526 AD. The pillar inscription testifies the founder of the Vihara as King Dathusena Read more here 

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