Kumana Safari Arugumbay and Panama tours

Living with the rhythm of nature and fostering ancient traditions is the precious gift the Sinhala, Tamil and indigenous people of ancient Paanamapattu who are ready to share with the rest of the world.

We can share this rhythm and the artistic taste of this proud and very beautiful country with the rest of the word.


Our tour packages

1. Wildlife Safari

Kumana National Park
Located in the southeast corner of Sri Lanka, the 18,149 hectare Kuman (Yala East) National Park is a well-known eco-friendly tourist attraction and bird sanctuary where a multitude of birds breed and roost. One of the most significant features of the park is the Kumana Villu—a 200 hectare natural swamp lake, fed by the Kumbukkan Oya through a half mile long narrow channel. It is at this mangrove swamp that many water birds nests are found during the months of May and June. Regular sightings include such species of bird as pelicans, painted storks, spoonbills, white ibis, herons, egrets and little cormorants. The very rare black-necked stork has also been spotted at the swamp. Besides the prolific bird life, Kumana is also home to some of the mammals found in the larger Yala National Park (West), such as elephants and leopards, deer etc;…

a). Half day Safari – 06 hours

Departure 5.30 a.m [05.30 hours] & 1.30 p.m [13.30 hours]
Arrival 11.30 a.m [11.30 hours] & 6.30 p.m [18.30 hours]
Venue Arugam Bay / Panama
• Enjoy viewing the exciting movements of animals; birds and crocodiles and other species.

b). Full Day Safari – 12 hours

Departure 5.30am [05.30 hours]
Arrival 5.30pm [17.30 hours]
Venue Arugam Bay / Panama [with breakfast & lunch or without]
Activities;
• Enjoy viewing the exciting movements of animals, birds and crocodiles and other species.
• Swim in the Kumana River.
• Swim in the Okanda Sea Beach.
• Visit to Kudumbigala Ancient Temple.
• Visit to Okanda Murugan Kovil

c). Camping Safari with tent– one night stay – 24 hours / two night (48 hours) / three night (72 hours)
Departure 10.30am [10.30 hours]
Arrival 10.30am [10.30 hours]
Venue Arugambay / Panama
[with breakfast – lunch – dinner and breakfast or without meals]
Activities:
• Enjoy viewing the exciting movements of animals, birds and crocodiles and other species.
• Swim in the Kumana River.
• Swim in the Okanda Sea Beach.
• Visit to Kudumbigala Ancient Temple.
• Visit to Okanda Murugan Kovil
• Camp night with fun activities.

2). Surfing Tours

Okanda Surfing Point
Departure : 07.00am [07.00 hours] Venue : Arugam Bay / Panama
Duration : 6 hours / 10 hours surfboard must be brought.

And for our surfers we offer:
• Whiskey Surfing Point
Departure : 07.00am [07.00 hours] Venue : Arugam Bay / Panama
Duration : 6 hours / 10 hours surfboard must be brought.

• Peanut Palm Surfing Point
Departure : 07.00am [07.00 hours] Venue : Arugam Bay / Panama
Duration : 6 hours / 10 hours surfboard must be brought.

• Panama Surfing Point
Departure : 07.00am [07.00 hours] Venue : Arugam Bay / Panama
Duration : 6 hours / 10 hours surfboard must be brought.
NOTE: departure time flexible please call +94(0)71 230 8112

3) Village Life Safari [one day/two day programs]

15km south of Arugam Bay is Panama, the last inhabited village that before reaching the Kumana National Park. Village Exploration Tour would give you the opportunity to pass some relaxing time in the Sri Lankan countryside and to have some time away from your hectic schedule. And you can enjoy a tea session complimented with local sweet treats which will be an exciting experience.
• Visit to traditional places in Panama.
• Lagoon tour [fishing, catching prawns, viewing environmental]
A nature’s gift surrounded by Kadolana mangrove ecosystem Panama Lagoon is one of the most beautiful lagoons in Sri Lanka. Inhabited by different species of fresh water fish the lagoon is home to a variety of birds.
The lagoon displaying the rhythm of nature and traditional sharing of life feeling the nature’s best ecosystems will be a lifetime experienced to visitors.
• Tour by Bullock Carts.
• Chena cultivation – vegetation.
• Lunch, dinner, breakfast &overnight stay in Chena hut.
Departure: 09.30am [09.30 hours]
Venue: Arugam Bbay / Panama
Duration: 24 hours

3) Panama Paddy Experience Tour/Camping

Unforgettable experience of real village life and you can see the way how culture connected to paddy cultivation, also traditional way of planting paddy. We'll arrange lunch at a paddy cottage. Also, you can stay overnight in a paddy cottage (October to March)

4). Nature Tour (Historical Places in Ampara & Monaragala District )

Buduruwagala, Dematamal Viharaya, Habessa ruins, Hulannuge Taru Len Gala Viharaya, Lahugala Kota Vehera, Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya, Maligawila Temple, Rahatunagala Temple, Seethakanda Ancient Monastery, Yudhaganawa Stupa, Aranthalawa Temple, Buddhangala Monastery, Digavapi Viharaya, Japanese Peace Pagoda in Ampara, Kudumbigala Monastery, Muhudu Maha Viharaya, Neelagiri Maha Seya, Okanda Murugan Kovil, Piyangala Viharaya, Pulukunawa Raja Maha Viharaya, ruins of Rajagala Monastery, Samangala Hermitage, Sastraela Mani Naga Pabbatha Viharaya, Udyagiri Ancient Temple, Mahaoya Hot Springs

Waterfalls
Alawaththagoda Naya Kadura Falls. Dunhinda Elle Falls – Badulla, Ravana Falls – Ella, Pareiyan Ella Fall
Departure - 7.30am [07.30 hours]
Duration - varies
Venue - Arugam Bay / Panama
NOTE: departure time flexible

5). Surf  Camping   

One Day/Two day and more

 (Okanda/Peanut Farm/ Panama Surfing point )

(With Meals, Camping Tent & etc…)

( 1 – 6  Person per 1 Group)

Activities

 

•      Enjoy viewing the exciting movements of Animals, Birds and Crocodiles and other Species.

•      Swim in the Okanda Sea Beach.

•      Surfing in Okanda  or  Peanut farm 

•      Visit to kudumbigala Ancient Temple.

•      Visit to Okanda Murugan Kovil

•      Camp Night with fun.

 

06). All Island Tour

We also create tailored itineraries in case you want to take a specific tour.
Note: Cost According to Trip.
We also can arrange food and accommodation facilitates in Arugam Bay and home stay in Panama.

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Location

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Latitude: 6.755352 Longitude: 81.808689 Elevation: 22 ft
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Best Time for Viewing

6.00am - 10.00am or 2.00pm - 5.30pm (for wild Safari)

Best Months and Seasons for Viewing

All year - the end of October is beautiful to come and see the green scenic views and beautiful nature. This is the time of the year when the peacocks are in their mating season and do their dance to atttract the females.

Accessibility Notes

Guests can contact us and we can customize based on your requirements and availability.

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