SRI LANKAN ODYSSEY

22 day tour

ROUTE
Airport - Negombo - Anuradhapura - Jaffna - Trincomalee - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ohiya - Ella - Arugam Bay - Tissamaharama - Colombo - Airport
TOUR CODE   
21001
ACCOMODATION   
Hotels
TOUR TYPE
Suitable for Groups or Individuals
 
 
 
 

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This three week tour is overflowing with culture, heritage, nature and wildlife as you explore some of the lesser known treasures along with our iconic sites.

Highlights:

- Discover the history and culture associated with 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

- Explore 3 islands off the North and East Coasts

- Look for herds of elephants, leopard, birds and more in nature reserves and wild life sanctuaries

- Experience the diverse climatic conditions in this island

  • Physical challenge :     

Whats included on this tour?

  • Accommodation according to program sharing double/twin room, if you require a single room the single room supplement applies
  • All activities according to program
  • All transport according to program in a private car or van / for groups in a coach
  • Comfortable hotel nights - two categories of hotels to choose from(Economy or Deluxe)
  • 21 breakfasts
  • Local English-speaking guidance
  • All sighseeing as described in program

DAY 01: ARRIVAL TRANSFER TO NEGOMBO

Welcomed by our representative on arrival at Colombo International Airport and transferred to your selected hotel in Negombo where you will be based for the next 2 nights. Take an afternoon city tour of Negombo and experience the harmonious blend of old and new in this town that is also famous for its seafood.

Return to your hotel for the night.


DAY 02: EXPLORE NEGOMBO

After breakfast take a leisurely boat ride along the Dutch canal which was the method of transport utilised by the Dutch to transport cargo. Continue your boat ride and explore the biodiversity of the marshland and the Negombo Lagoon.

Return to your hotel for the night in Negombo.


DAY 03: NEGOMBO - ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the spiritual city of Anuradhapura with a city tour of this ancient capital.

Proceed to your hotel of choice in Anuradhapura for the overnight stay.


DAY 04: ANURADHAPURA - JAFFNA

After breakfast leave for Jaffna and check in to your hotel of choice where you will be based for the next 2 days. Take an afternoon city tour of Jaffna to explore the Northern most city of the island and discover the culture and history of its residents.

Return to your hotel for the overnight stay in Jaffna.


DAY 05: EXPLORE THE NORTH COAST

After an early breakfast take a morning boat tour of the Delft Island which has remnants of a coral and limestone fort, an ancient baobab tree and white sandy beaches. Hop onto another island in the afternoon with a boat tour to Nagadeepa Island where you will visit places of religious significance.

Return to your hotel for the overnight stay.


DAY 06: JAFFNA - TRINCOMALEE

After breakfast proceed to Trincomalee and check in to your hotel of choice where you will be based for the next 2 nights. Explore Trincomalee in the afternoon with a city tour that includes visits to Koneswaram Kovil and marble beach among other places of interest.

Return to your hotel for the overnight stay.


DAY 07: EXPLORE TRINCOMALEE

After breakfast head out to explore the marine national park in Pigeon Island which consists of two natural islands that are a nesting and breeding ground for endemic blue rock pigeons. Continue your exploration of wildlife with an afternoon tour of the Kokilai Bird Sanctuary which is home to the rare black-necked storks.

Return to your hotel for the overnight stay.


DAY 08: TRINCOMALEE - POLONNARUWA

After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa and check in to the hotel of your choice. You will be based in Polonnaruwa for the next 3 nights. In the afternoon take a safari at the Minneriya National Park and have your camera close at hand in case you come across that picture perfect moment of wild Asian elephants gathering around a water source.

Return to your hotel for the overnight stay.


DAY 09: EXCURSION TO DAMBULLA & SIGIRIYA

After breakfast take an excursion to Dambulla to visit the 1st Century BC cave temple that is reknowned for its amazing and colourful murals that adorn the cave ceilings. In the afternoon make your way to Sigiriya to visit the ruins of the rock fortress and palace complex. The climb to the summit is not for the faint hearted but it is certainly worth it as the views from this vantage point are sure to take your breath away.

Enjoy the sunset over Sigiriya and return to your hotel in Polonnaruwa for the overnight stay.


DAY 10: EXPLORE RITIGALA & WASGAMUWA

After breakfast take an excursion to Ritigala Forest Monastery and explore the myths and legends that surround this historical site. fTake a safari into Wasgamuwa National Park in the afternoon to spot sloth bears, elephants and many species of birds in their natural habitat.

Return to your hotel in Polonnaruwa for the overnight stay.


DAY 11: POLONNARUWA - SIGIRIYA - DAMBULLA - KANDY

After breakfast take a city tour of Polonnaruwa. Explore the ruins of the ancient capital which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Leave for Kandy in the early afternoon and enjoy the changing scenery as you make your way into the hill country.

Check in to the hotel of your choice for the overnight stay in Kandy.


DAY 12: EXPLORE IN & AROUND KANDY

After breakfast get a glimpse into what village life was like in the 17th and 18th century in Sri Lanka when you visit Pinnawela Iperanigama. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and explore the hill capital of Sri Lanka. Return to Kandy and continue your afternoon city tour. Let the pomp and pageantry of the cultural dance performance captivate you as you conclude your sightseeing for the day.

Head back to your hotel in Kandy for the overnight stay.


DAY 13: KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast visit a tea planation and factory and enjoy the breath-taking scenery. Quench your thirst with a refreshing cup of Ceylon Tea and learn about the process of tea production. Continue on for a city tour of Nuwara Eliya which is reminiscent of an old English country town.

Proceed to your hotel of choice for the overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.


DAY 14: TREK TO OHIYA

Take a packed breakfast with you as you proceed to Horton Plains for a trek to Ohiya. Enjoy the fresh air and nature as you trek past the Mini World's End, Greater World's End and Baker's Falls on your way to Ohiya.

Check in to your accommodation in Ohiya for the overnight stay.


DAY 15: OHIYA - HAPUTALE - ELLA

After breakfast explore Haputale on foot at your own pace and immerse yourself in the beauty of these surroundings. Proceed to Ella for the overnight stay.

Check in to a hotel of your choice in Ella.


DAY 16: EXPLORE ELLA

Continue your exploration on foot in Ella after breakfast or enjoy a relaxing day. Let your mood be your guide as you choose between an active day or a relaxed day in the comfort of your hotel.

Overnight stay at your hotel of choice in Ella


DAY 17: ELLA - ARUGAM BAY

After breakfast leave for Arugam Bay. Sit back, relax and enjoy the change in scenery.

Check in to your hotel of choice for your next 2 nights stay.


DAY 18: ARUGAM BAY

Enjoy a day at leisure in Arugam Bay which is known as one of the best surfing spots in the country.

Overnight stay at your hotel of choice in Arugam Bay.


DAY 19: ARUGAM BAY - TISSAMAHARAMA

After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama and check in to your hotel of choice. Take an afternoon safari of Yala National Park or Bundala National Park. Observe wildlife in their natural habitat on your safari of Yala or Bundala National Park.

Return to your hotel in Tissamaharama for the night.


DAY 20: TISSAMAHARAMA - KATARAGAMA - UDAWALAWE

After breakfast take a drive around Tissamaharama to visit the places of interest. Proceed to Kataragama to visit the temple in time for a pooja to witness the customs and rituals associated with this religious offering. Next make your way to Udawalawe and check in to your hotel of choice. In the afternoon take a safari at Udawalawe National Park and this last chance on this tour to observe the Sri Lankan elephant in its natural habitat.

Return to your hotel for the overnight stay.


DAY 21: TISSAMAHARAMA - COLOMBO

After breakfast leave for Colombo. Take a brief tour of Colombo in the afternoon and experience the hustle and bustle of the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.

Proceed to your hotel of choice in Colombo for the night.


DAY 22: DEPARTURE TRANSFER

Your tour ends this morning after breakfast and your transfer will be provided to the airport in time for your departure flight.

Alternatively you can choose to extend this tour with a stay at any of the options available in Sri Lanka or the Maldives.


Whats not included?

  • Entrance fees to places of interest
  • addtional meals or snacks
  • Tips
  • Hotel peak or special supplements (You will be informed at the time of booking if there are any)
  • International Flights (You may book your flights after the confirmation of the tour)

Upgrades avaiable?

  • Single Room Supplement
  • Entrance fees to be inlcuded
  • Half Board upgrade
  • Deluxe Hotels upgrade

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