Silversea Luxury Cruises A HAMBANTOTA

HAMBANTOTA

Far to the south of Sri Lanka is the city of Hambantota with a colorful and storied traditional Ruhuna past and great promise for the future. This gateway to Sri Lanka is rich in resources and since being upset by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, has put great emphasis on rebuilding and moving progressively into a central role in the development of the southern region of Sri Lanka. Traditionally an agricultural area, the region is also known for having some of the country’s most skilled jewelers and crafts people. View more

The bazaar or ‘pola’ is a popular market place where locals sell produce, goods, and fish.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursiones en HAMBANTOTA

Elephants of Udawalawe

Explore the pristine natural splendour, elephants and wildlife of Sri Lanka during this excursion to Udawalawe National Park.


Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately two-hour drive north and inland to Udawalawe National Park. Upon arrival, begin your game drive through Udawalawe National Park. With its open grasslands and stark, dramatic landscape, the park resembles the African savannah and is centred around a large water reservoir.


During your game drive, look for adult elephants bathing or frolicking with their young ones, water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys, and a wide array of diverse bird species. Following your game drive, proceed for lunch and then re-board your coach for the approximately two-hour drive back to the pier.

Game Drive at Yala National Park

Experience the spectacular natural beauty, wildlife and bird species of Sri Lanka during this picturesque, full-day excursion to Yala National Park.

Depart the ship in the early morning for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Yala National Park, the second-largest national park in Sri Lanka. Upon arrival, begin your game drive. The park's diverse habitats, including forests, swamps, grasslands and brackish lagoons, offer a unique experience for visitors and support an abundance of animals.


As you traverse the splendid natural landscape of Yala National Park, search for diverse and abundant park inhabitants such as the spotted deer, wild buffalo, mongoose, crocodile and many more. Yala's bird-life includes over 130 different species, with six species endemic to Sri Lanka. At the conclusion of your game drive, proceed for a 'forest brunch', before you commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.