Sri Lanka Short Eco Tours

Travel & Culture has created these tours for the travellers who wish to be close to nature and would like to spend 2 or more days in the wilderness of the Jungle. These tours can be taken independently and can also be combined with our other tours.

Ravana's Retreat Bird Watching and Jungle Hiking tour

This is a 2 days tour which can be taken on any day from Colombo. We will pick you up in a private car and take you via the scenic highway or via Train to Bandarawela 28 Kilometers from the town of Badula you will have a room at a privately owned botique hotel run by a retired british couple.

Tour Program

Day 1 Meet in Colombo drive to Ravana's Retreat Arrive for lunch Walk to waterfall (15-20 mins. one way) Walk to edge of Estate for tea (20-25 mins. one way)

Day 02 Breakfast Help to cook Tamil style dinner Leave for Colombo

Programme B

Day 1 Day 2

Arrive for lunch Bird watching (1 to 2 hours)

Walk to waterfall Breakfast

Tea in field Leave

Dinner

Programme C

Day 1 Day 2

Arrive for lunch Tree ceremony (30 to 45 minutes)

Walk to waterfall Breakfast

Tea at pond Leave

Dinner

Programme D Leisurely programme for people who can’t walk far

Day 1 Day 2

Arrive for lunch Drive (2-3 mins.) to tree ceremony

Tea at pond Breakfast

Dinner Leave

RAVANA’S RETREAT: Visitors from Colombo Possible programmes for 2 overnight stays:

Programme E

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Arrive for lunch Walk to waterfall Tree ceremony

Walk to edge of Estate for tea Breakfast Breakfast

Help to cook Tamil style dinner Cook lunch in field Leave

Tea in Secret Garden

Dinner continued below

Programme F

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Arrive for lunch Bird watching Tree ceremony

Walk to waterfall Breakfast Breakfast

Tea in field Picnic lunch in Secret Garden Leave

Dinner Tea at pond

Help to cook Tamil style dinner

Programme G

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Arrive for lunch Walk to waterfall Tree ceremony

Help to pluck tea (30-45 mins.) Help with tea processing Breakfast

Tea at pond Lunch in field Leave

Help to cook Tamil style dinner Help with tea processing

Dinner

Programme H Leisurely programme for people who can’t walk far

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Arrive for lunch Breakfast Drive.(2-3 mins.)to

Tea at pond Drive (5-10 mins.) to lunch in field Tree ceremony

Dinner Leave

PRICES in EUROS Payments in other currencies calculated at daily exchange rate

NB Prices quoted below are inclusive of travel from Colombo and back calculated @ € 242 for 1 to 6 people and € 484 for 7 to 10 people. Fuel prices are expected to rise due to the current instability of world oil markets. These rises would have to be passed on to clients. They would be calculated at an extra SL rupee amount per kilometre and could be paid in rupees when clients are here, as it would represent a small excess for foreign travellers.

Prices quoted are valid up to August 2011, apart from possible fuel excesses as explained above.

We have a total of 5 twin bedded apartments. If one apartment has single occupancy when all others are full, the full price will be charged for accommodation. If there are vacancies, a reduced overnight rate will be charged.

As quoted in our website, bookings can only be guaranteed on our receipt of 50% of the total sum agreed a minimum of 14 days before the date of arrival. In case of cancellation, this deposit is not refundable.

Prices quoted belo

Programmes: A, B, C:

2 people 4 people 6 people 8 people 10 people

€ 337 € 436 € 535 € 874 € 973

Programmes: A, B, C:

1person 3 people 5 people 7 people 9 people

FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL

€ 324 € 422 € 516 € 852 € 949

NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL

€ 292 € 390 € 484 € 820 € 917

Programme: D

2 people 4 people 6 people 8 people 10 people

€ 330 € 414 € 499 € 823 € 908

Programme: D

1person 3 people 5 people 7 people 9 people

FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL

€ 324 € 422 € 516 € 852 € 949

1 NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL

€ 292 € 390 € 484 € 820 € 917

Programme: E

2 people 4 people 6 people 8 people 10 people

€ 452 € 664 € 963 € 1,330 € 1,542

Programme: E

1person 3 people 5 people 7 people 9 people

FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL

€ 419 € 630 € 842 € 1,296 € 1,508

NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL

€ 355 € 566 € 778 € 1,232 € 1,444

Prices continued below

Programme: F

2 people 4 people 6 people 8 people 10 people

€ 444 € 648 € 939 € 1,298 € 1,502

Programme: F

1person 3 people 5 people 7 people 9 people

FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL

€ 415 € 618 € 832 € 1,268 € 1,472

NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL

€ 351 € 554 €455 € 1,204 € 1,408

Programme: G

2 people 4 people 6 people 8 people 10 people

€ 470 € 700 € 1,017 € 1,402 € 1,632

Programme: G

1person 3 people 5 people 7 people 9 people

FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL

€ 428 € 657 € 887 € 1,359 € 1,589

NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL

€ 364 € 593 € 823 € 1,295 € 1,525

Programme: H

2 people 4 people 6 people 8 people 10 people

€ 436 € 632 € 915 € 1,266 € 1,462

Programme: H

1person 3 people 5 people 7 people 9 people

FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL

€ 411 € 606 € 802 € 1,240 € 1,436

NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL NOT FULL

€ 347 € 542 € 738 € 1,176 € 1,372

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