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Sri Lanka Experience

15 nights/ 16 days

A tour of adventure, where you can explore the length and breadth of the island that has so much to offer. This tour is for the traveller that seeks excitement and the unexpected in their holiday. Two weeks of dizzying thrills, which will quite literally take your breath away.

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Day1
  • Route(start-end) : Airport > Negombo
  • Attractions : Negombo city tour
  • Drive time : ½ hour
  • Activities : This could be your only chance to catch your breath for the duration of this adventure packed week.
  • Snorkeling in Sri Lanka

    You will be met by your chauffer-cum-guide at Bandaranaike International airport, and drive you to your hotel in Negombo. Take a breath and let the jetlag settle – the excitement is soon to begin

    Dinner & Overnight at Jetwing Blue

Day2
  • Route(start-end) : Negombo > Pinnawela > Sigiriya
  • Attractions : Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage | Sigiriya Rock Fortress | Beach Holiday Sri Lanka
  • Drive time : Approx: 4 hours
  • Activities : Leave Negombo After breakfast, say goodbye to the seaside town of Negombo and you will begin to head north.
  • First stop will be Elephant orphanage at Pinnawela, where you can watch these magnificent beasts first hand, up close and personal. The orphanage is a unique entity, seen nowhere else in the world.

    En route, feast your taste buds on a traditional Sri Lankan lunch and you will soon arrive at Sigiriya. Named the 8th wonder of the world, this famous rock fortress was the ancient citadel of King Kassapa. Climb to the top and be rewarded with the ruins of his royal palace, and a view that will take your breath away

    Dinner & Overnight stay at The Other Corner

Day3
  • Route(start-end) : Habarana > Polonnaruwa > Minneriya > Habarana
  • Attractions : Polonnaruwa Ancient City | Game drive Minneriya National Park
  • Drive time : Approx: 1 ½ hours each way
  • Activities : After a quick early breakfast` you will be driven off for a game drive at Minneriya National Park.
  • This park is famed world over for its elephant gatherings, especially between August and September; the dry season. Your next stop is a trip back in time, as you proceed with a tour of the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa before winding the day up with a chance to relive a part of that era – an elephant ride through the forest. Get back to the 21st century with a BBQ dinner back at your hotel.

    Dinner & Overnight stay at The Other Corner

Day4
  • Route(start-end) : Habarana > Matale > Kandy
  • Attractions : Dambulla Cave Temple | Spice Garden | Batik Factory | Temple of the Tooth | Cultural Show | Beach Holiday Sri Lanka
  • Drive time : Approx: 3 hours
  • Activities : After breakfast, your first visit is to serene and beautiful cave temples of Dambulla which is said to be an auspicious start to any day.
  • From this you will begin to head South to hill capital of Kandy – stopping twice en route in Matatle. These stops give you a chance to see real Sri Lankan specialties with a visit to a spice garden and a batik factory.

    Arrive in Kandy and check in to hotel. Your next visit is to one of the islands greatest attractions. Pilgrims come from all over to visit ‘The Temple of the Tooth’ or ‘Dalada Maligawa’ in the evening, which holds the tooth of the Lord Buddha. Round this culturally stimulating day off with a cultural show.

    Dinner & Overnight stay at Thilanka Hotel

Day5
  • Route(start-end) : Kandy > Peradeniya > Kitulgala
  • Attractions : Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya | White Water Rafting | Pre historic ‘Beli-lena’ caves
  • Drive time : Approx: 2 hours
  • Activities : After breakfast at the hotel, take in some natural beauty with a visit to the wonderful flora at the botanical gardens of Peradeniya en route to Kitulgala.
  • Your heart will pound and adrenaline will take over, with white water rafting on the famous Kitulgala river – which was also the location of the 1957 Academy Award winning film, “The Bridge on the River Kwai”.

    After lunch take a chance to catch your breath before an excursion to the pre-historic ‘beli-lena’ caves. Return to the Eco Lodge for dinner and fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the river.

    Dinner & Overnight stay at Rafters Retreat

Day6-7
  • Route(start-end) : Kitulgala > Peradeniya > Kitulgala > Nuwara Eliya
  • Attractions : Bird Watching Trek | Scenic Train Ride | Tea Plantations/ Factory | Worlds End | Beach Holiday Sri Lanka
  • Drive time : Approx: 2 ½ hours
  • Activities : Your day begins with the birds – literarily as you begin at dawn for a bird watching trek through the jungle.
  • Enjoy your breakfast and then board the train for a stunning train ride to Nawalapitiya where outside your carriage window you can see lush tea plantations, rushing waterfalls and cliff drops of thousands of feet.  You will disembark the train in Nanu Oya and continue the journey to Nuwara Eliya via Tour bus. Your dinner and overnight stay will be spent in echoes of the colonial time. Breakfast the next morning will be followed by an exhilarating trek to the Horton Plains National Park where you will be able to view the 4000 feet vertical drop that is popularly known as ‘World’s End’. You can’t visit the tea capital of the nation without an evening visit to a tea factory to see the process first hand, and this will round off your evening.

    Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel Glendower

Day8-9
  • Route(start-end) : Nuwara Eliya > Ella
  • Attractions : Water Falls | Outdoor Activities | Trekking | Mountain Biking | Rock Climbing | Canoeing
  • Drive time : Approx: 2 hours
  • Activities : Here we kick things up a few notches with two days of outdoor adventure.
  • You will check into Ella Adventure Park and pit yourself against nature. The Park offers. Canoeing, trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling and much more – what you select is up to you. At the end of it all, enjoy dinner and a well-earned rest at the hotel

    Dinner & Overnight stay at Ella Adventure Park (Camping)

Day10
  • Route(start-end) : Ella > Tissamaharama
  • Attractions : Game drive Yala National Park
  • Drive time : Approx: 4 hours
  • Activities : Breakfast, and then begin the long, winding, downhill drive to Yala National park:
  • Watching as the cool hills begin to turn into the dry scrublands of the South.

    You will arrive at the luxurious eco getaway of Elephant Reach – our flagship property and have a chance to rest a little. Next up is an evening game drive in the Yala National Park – the largest national park in the country and home to elephants, bear, spotted deer and containing one of the highest densities of leopards in the world. Return to Elephant Reach for dinner and overnight stay.

    Dinner & Overnight stay at Elephant Reach

Day11-14
  • Route(start-end) : Tissamaharama > Galle> Bentota
  • Attractions : Morning game drive | Stilt Fishermen | Galle Fort | Water Sports | Beach stay
  • Drive time : Approx: 5 hours
  • Activities : The choice is yours this morning, you can either choose to wake early and take the early morning game drive at Yala,
  • or instead opt for a lie-in and late breakfast.  Mid-Morning you begin the drive to the coastal town of Bentota, enjoying the stunning southern coastline as you drive. Stop briefly at Weligama to enjoy the unique sight of Sri Lanka’s famous ‘stilt’ fishermen and then continue on to the island’s Southern Capital – Galle. Enjoy lunch in the quaint Dutch Fort of Galle, now a UNESCO World Heritage site as you feel yourself being transported back to colonial times.  When you reach Bentota, take a moment to breathe in the sea air and admire the golden sandy beaches where the comforts of this all-inclusive hotel awaits you.

    The next few days are yours to spend as you wish. You can choose to lie on the beach and just unwind, and for the more energetic there are water sports, boat rides and fishing to keep you going!

    Dinner & Overnight stay at Avani Bentota

Day15
  • Route(start-end) : Bentota > Colombo
  • Attractions : Colombo city tour | Shopping
  • Drive time : Approx: 1 ½ hours
  • Activities : After breakfast it is time to leave for the last leg of your tour - commercial capital and the hub of the nation, Colombo.
  • The day is yours to shop and take in the buzz and rush if this vibrant city – there is something for everyone! Lunch will be at the famous colonial landmark of Colombo – the Galle Face Hotel. Here you can return to the days of the kings and indulge in one last night of before leaving for your departure flight to Katunayake.

    Dinner & Overnight stay at Galle Face Hotel (Classic Wing)

Day16
  • Route(start-end) : Colombo > Airport
  • Drive time : Approx: 1 ½ hours
  • Activities : After breakfast it’s time to bid goodbye to the charms of our tropical island, and leave for your return flight to the airport.
  • End of tour

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Services & Conditions

  • Includes local government taxes & service charges
  • Quote is subject to availability of rooms, tax increases, price fluctuations and any peak period supplements
  • The standard check in time in Sri Lanka is 14:00 hours and standard check out time is 12:00 hours
  • All drive times are approximate and are subject to change
  • For cancellations informed within 30 days before the date of arrival 100% of the tour package will be charged
  • Please refer legal for further details on our cancellation policy