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Overview
Kalpitiya is a town surrounded by natural spaces and beaches. Kalpitiya covers a total area of 16.73 km²; the city has 14 islands with the main ones being Battalangunduwa, Palliyawatta, Uchchamunai, Periya Arichchalai, and Kakativu etc. Kalpitiya is one of the upcoming tourist destinations within Sri Lanka,The town is home to fishermen living within the natural habitat of the sea. The name of the city also has a long history of etymology as it is derived from the Tamil word ‘Kal’ and ‘Pattu’ meaning stone and elevation. The town was previously known as Arasadi, and during the colonial era, it was popularly known as Calpentyn. Kalpitiya is, therefore, the destination of dreams for those who enjoy long walks, beaches, beautiful sunset views and finally the adventure activities! Wilpattu National Park is situated on the western coast of Sri Lanka, This national park has the enviable distinction of being the oldest and the largest national park in the country.
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Stop At: Kalpitiya, Kalpitiya, North Western Province

Kalpitiya is located in the north of Sri Lanka and is a collection of 14 islands. The group of islands is primarily known for its waterfronts and attracts a lot of crowd throughout the year. Two things that people visit Kalpitiya, especially for are water sports and dolphins. The island is surrounded by a long stretch of sand that attracts a lot of tourists because of its scenic beauty.

Now, when you are in Sri Lanka, it might happen that no one would tell you about Kalpitiya. It is because not many people know about it or let's say that it is a very underrated tourist attraction. Fisherman surrounds the beach. What's interesting is that the water here is home to spinner dolphins and a rare species of a sperm whale. Not only for sightseeing but other activities like snorkeling or boat rides are something trendy among tourists. You can also opt for a jeep ride along the beach and enjoy the sunset view. There's also a beautiful coral garden located at the center of the ocean.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka

Wilpattu National Park is situated on the western coast of Sri Lanka, approximately an hour away from the ancient city of Anuradhapura. This national park has the enviable distinction of being the oldest and the largest national park in the country.

The park has earned its name from the numerous 'villus' (natural lakes in Sinhalese) that spread across the area. Wilpattu is known for its large population of leopards, among the highest in Sri Lanka.

Apart from the leopards, one can spot a multitude of other mammals and reptiles at Wilpattu, such as the Sri Lankan elephant, sloth bear, spotted deer, Indian python and monitor lizards. The bird species at the national park includes Sri Lankan jungle fowl, whistling teal and painted storks. Interestingly, the national park also has a specific historical significance.

Ancient ruins such as stone pillars have been discovered in the national park, near a 'villu' called Kali. It is widely believed that these are the remains of the palace of Queen Kuweni, wife of Sri Lanka's first ruler, King Vijaya.

Home to several lakes and leopards, Wilpattu National Park, is a must-visit for any wildlife aficionado seeking a pleasant and unhurried experience.

Duration: 3 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travelers from any Hotel in Negombo

Airports

  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Duration
13h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottle Water 1l per person
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrances fees
  • Safari Jeep
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Wilpattu National Park
Exclusions
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Dream Travels and Tours
1 review
forestdestine
Papua New Guinea
3628
Good information on park
So here is some information about this park. Very limited on information. Lucky we found some locals at
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