Whether you’re cruising along the sand dunes on the beach between the ocean and the lagoon at KALPITIYA in southern Sri Lanka , riding the 32 hair-pin bends of the Devil’s staircase near BELIHULOYA , or crossing the many streams on the exciting ‘Makara’ (dragon) drive to the GAL OYA NATIONAL PARK reservoir, you can be sure that these ‘off-the-road’ adventures are more than just ‘going for a drive’! At Sri Lankan Expedition , we can offer complete adventurous jeep tours for any number of days, short 4WD tour programmes combined with any of the other activities that we offer, or even longer ‘cross-country’ jeep tours that start from one end of Sri Lanka to reach a specific destination (avoiding main roads as much as possible).
Habarana, located approximately three hours from Colombo, is in essence a junction-town connecting UNESCO world heritage sites of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya/Dambulla on the cultural triangle. Habarana retains its rural, authentic lifestyle and a true paradise for the wildlife lover as an excursion to Minneriya or Kaudulla, elephants is merely a half an hour away.
Habarana adventures are an interesting mix of elephant spotting excursion in Minneriya / Kaudulla national park, jungle trip on a specially modified jeep, bird watching, a traditional bullock cart ride through the village into a typical rural dwelling of a local, to enjoy a cup of tea made the local way and served steaming hot. The adventurous to the core or the wildlife photographer/filmmaker or the layman enthusiast is sure to savour the rural out-back of Sri Lanka in our Habarana adventure tour.