Enjoy mountain trekking with your friends or set off on a sightseeing adventure amidst the scenic surroundings. Scour regions far and wide as you are led through lush green tea gardens and out across rocky plains. Nature Voyagers which functions as the Nature Based Tours division of Aitken Spence Travels will let you select from an array of nature and wildlife holidays, catering to your every requirement including those seeking a day excursion in Sri Lanka.
Voyage to the central citadel of Kandy and encounter a number of fascinating sites that reflect the very essence of the city. Explore the magnificent Temple of the Tooth Relic which houses the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha before heading over to the colourful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Visit the Kandy Market as part of your day excursion in Sri Lanka where the freshest produce can be picked up.
Spread out across 25 acres, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage will let you spend an entire day in the company of the Asian Elephant. Seen as both an orphanage and breeding ground, the sanctuary will allow you a once in a lifetime opportunity, to witness elephant calves being bottle fed. As afternoon arrives, watch as these majestic mammals make their way towards the MahaOya for their daily bath.
A quintessential part of Sri Lanka’s South Coast, Galle has a rich colonial heritage that can be experienced on our tour that explores the iconic Dutch Fort that encloses the city. Walk along the ramparts and the cobblestone pathways that crisscross their way within the fort, while the Meetiyagoda Moonstone Mine and the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery are amongst the other southern sites that can be visited.
Taking you on a breathtaking ride along the rapids, water rafting in Kithulgala is an unforgettable adventure full of adrenaline pumping thrills. An ideal activity for the whole family, this is a perfect way to witness the natural beauty that surrounds the river. This is a popular stopover for travelers who are passionate about bird watching, jungle trekking and enjoying a day excursion in Sri Lanka.
Embark on a scenic cruise along the Madhu River in Balapitiya with this river safari that transports you through tranquil waterways set amidst lush greenery. Throughout this day excursion in Sri Lanka you will come across the ways of rural life and experience the process of cinnamon cultivation. As part of the safari you will also be taken to a small island that adds to the charm of this adventure.
Head off on an enchanting eco tour of the Elpitiya Estate as you trek through lowland rainforest environs rich in biodiversity and take a boat ride along the river, catching glimpses of colourful birdlife. Explore tea, rubber, coconut and palm oil plantations each with their own unique charm, witness traditional livelihoods and even sample succulent local cuisine as part of a truly memorable tour.
A memorable journey to the sacred mountain of Adam’s Peak which is often at the heart of many a pilgrimage beginning from December and ending in May. One might also hike to the virgin rainforest of Sinharaja which is a biodiversity hotspot or take on the demands of trekking through terrains of the Horton Plains National Park where species such as the toque macaque and purple-faced langur call home.
Set off on a sightseeing adventure, canoeing and kayaking takes you on a fun filled journey along the island’s waterways and to explore the rich natural sceneries of Sri Lanka. For a more leisurely cruise, consider the well-known ‘Kalu Ganga’.
Unearth the secrets of some of the fascinating caves in the island of the likes of Andirilena & Sthripura. The former which is ideally situated a mere 25 km from Belihuloya houses an impressive collection of inter-connecting caves while the latter is steeped in folklore where many are of the view that the area was where King Rawana held Princess Sita in captivity.
Sleep under the stars or cuddle up in a cosy cabin and experience breathtaking beauty of Sri Lanka’s natural splendour. Experience the soothing environs of Yala and Udawalawe which are considered as top-notch camping venues in Sri Lanka teeming with countless species of both flora and fauna.
Learn of the customs of the ‘Veddha’ people by visiting the village of Dambana. As part of this tour, you will be able to learn of the lifestyles and practices of Sri Lanka’s indigenous people while having a wonderful opportunity to meet this community.
Head out on an exciting safari in Sri Lanka exploring the exotic wildlife and lush green foliage that envelope the national parks in the island. Spend your leisure holiday in the wilds of Wilpattu in search of elephants, leopards and your favourite bird species.
Set out on a journey of a lifetime to Mirissa which is renowned for whale and dolphin watching tours. Enjoy spectacular scenes of the sperm whales, blue whales and hundreds of dolphins to keep you company for an adventurous day excursion in Sri Lanka. Witness the playful behavior of these creatures, particularly during mornings and afternoons as they swim to and fro in the waters off Mirissa/Kalpitiya.
Patience is the key to witnessing the nesting & hatching of the world’s most sought after sea turtles in Rekawa and Kalpitiya. This activity is arguably one of the more pleasing of experiences to have since it involves camping out on a stretch of beach under a starlit sky.
The Bandaragama Agro Village tour explores the typical Sri Lankan village culture within a day. Just 45 km from Colombo & you would discover Tea, Rubber, Paddy, Cinnamon, Pineapple plantations packaged with cottage industries of Handloom, Pottery, Metal & Toddy Tapping. A trek or ‘tuk tuk’ ride awaits the adventurous who would not mind a little bit of greenery, fresh air and curiosity.