Explore the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka with Indigenous Veddha

Welcome, adventurers! Are you ready for an unforgettable journey through the remote Eastern Province of Sri Lanka? Join us as we trek with an Indigenous Veddha, diving into the wonders of nature, history, and wildlife that await us.

Picture this: you’re trekking through lush jungles, surrounded by towering trees and vibrant plants. Along the way, you find ancient ruins of palaces, Buddhist monasteries, and temples. Each step takes you back in time, uncovering secrets from a long-gone era.

But there’s more – get ready to encounter wildlife! As we go deeper into Elephant Country, keep your eyes open for majestic elephants roaming freely. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

Our journey includes five historical gems, each more fascinating than the last. We start with an ancient rock fortress, once home to an early king and later a Buddhist monastery. Stone-cut pathways lead us through the ruins, revealing hidden chambers and ancient artifacts.

Next, we climb a mighty rock to discover the remains of a Buddhist temple and a mysterious site rumored to have recorded many extraterrestrial incidents. Imagine the stories this place holds!

Our adventure continues as we visit an ancient man-made irrigation tank, featuring a mile-long earthen dam and ancient stone inscriptions. Nearby, we explore a drip-ledged cave temple and monastery perched atop a massive rock. From here, you get panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

No journey would be complete without visiting the Maduru Oya Wildlife Park. Amidst the less crowded wilderness, you’ll see a variety of wildlife, including elephants, sloth bears, leopards, and unique plants. It’s a paradise for nature lovers!

Finally, we immerse ourselves in the culture and lifestyle of the Veddah people. Visiting a Veddah settlement, we learn about their traditions and heritage. It’s a rare chance to connect with indigenous communities and understand their way of life.

So, are you ready for this extraordinary adventure? Join us in the heart of the Eastern Province, where every step is a discovery and every moment is filled with wonder. Book your tour now and let the adventure begin!

FAQs about this excursion in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

What is the “The Eastern Province of Sri Lanka with Indigenous Veddha” experience?

This experience is a guided tour in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, led by members of the indigenous Veddha community. It offers participants a unique opportunity to learn about the Veddha’s traditional way of life, explore the natural beauty of the region, and discover its rich history and wildlife.

What activities are included in the tour?

Activities typically include guided nature walks, wildlife spotting, visiting historical sites, learning about traditional Veddha practices such as hunting and gathering, and experiencing cultural demonstrations. Participants may also engage in activities like hiking, bird watching, and exploring caves or ancient sites.

How long does the tour last?

The duration of the tour can vary, but it usually lasts from a half-day to a full day, depending on the specific itinerary and the preferences of the participants.

Is the tour suitable for all ages?

Yes, the tour is designed to be family-friendly and is suitable for participants of all ages. However, some activities, such as hiking, may require a moderate level of physical fitness.

What should I bring for the tour?

It is recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, a camera, and plenty of water. Wearing weather-appropriate clothing is also advisable, as the Eastern Province can be hot and humid.

How do I book the tour?

You can book the tour through local tour operators, travel agencies, or online platforms specializing in cultural and eco-tours in Sri Lanka. It is advisable to book in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Are meals provided during the tour?

Some tours may include meals, often featuring traditional Veddha cuisine or local Sri Lankan dishes. Check with the tour operator for specific details about meal inclusions and any dietary accommodations.

Are there any safety precautions in place?

Safety is a priority during the tour. Participants will be briefed on safety guidelines before starting the activities. It is important to follow the guide’s instructions and stay with the group, especially when exploring natural areas and wildlife habitats.

What happens if the weather is bad?

In case of inclement weather, the tour may be rescheduled or modified to ensure the safety and comfort of participants. It is advisable to check the weather forecast and communicate with the tour operator regarding any changes in plans.

Will I have the opportunity to interact with the Veddha community?

Yes, one of the highlights of the tour is the opportunity to interact with the Veddha community. Participants will learn about their traditions, stories, and way of life directly from the Veddha people, providing an authentic cultural experience.

Can I purchase handmade crafts or souvenirs from the Veddha community?

Yes, many tours offer the opportunity to purchase handmade crafts, jewelry, and other souvenirs made by the Veddha community. This helps support the local artisans and provides you with unique mementos of your experience.

Is transportation to and from the tour location included?

Transportation details vary by tour operator. Some may offer transportation as part of the package, while others may require participants to arrange their own transport to the starting point. Confirm this detail when booking the tour.

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2024-02-26
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Emmanuel P
2024-02-17
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Koushik S
2024-02-04
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Sam B
Sam B
2024-02-01
Great driver, great Organisation My boyfriend and i took a two week holiday on sri lanka. One week on road, one week beach holiday. Apart from a little mishap at the start when our arrival time was wrongly put at 09.30 instead of 05.30. However all it took was a quick phone to Dilan our driver who rushed to pick us up immediately. Due to delays on the way here and a little visa issue (always double check your passport numbers twice people) we arrived in the arrival hall at 07.30…once we had called the adventure began at 08.15. Dilan was an absolute godsend. Kept us entertained with facts about the areas we were visiting, made good conversation during our long journeys and got us there safe and sound every time. Dilan would also help us plan out our day and was honest enough when something was either gonna be a rushjob or whenever he felt we weren’t gonna get the best bang for our buck at a certain attraction. which we really appreciated, since we had completely missjudged the traffic and the distances on this journey. He also helped us handle check-ins and check-out and as we later found out when we made excursions of our own, he also kept pesky scammers away whenever we went to visit a place on foot. As for the rest of the trip everything went incredibly smoothly. Hotel staff were super friendly with us and safaris and other tour providers were informed well in advance so that we would literaly rock up, get into another car or jeep or were handed over to a local guide and be on our way right away. So long story short, we would like to thank Green Holiday and Dilan for making our trip the adventure of a lifetime and wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone traveling in sri lanka.
Robert P
Robert P
2024-01-15
Skvělá zkušenost Naše zkušenost s touto společnosti byla skvělá. Náš pruvodce Upul byl velmi ochotný,trpělivý a vzdělaný. O historii Srí Lanky jsme se od nej dozvěděli snad úplně vše . Ten člověk znal odpověď úplně na vše opravdu úžasný průvodce a skvělý řidič. Mohu jen doporučit
Hana K
Hana K
2024-01-15
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