SRI LANKAN EXPLORER

17 day tour

ROUTE
Airport - Negombo – Anuradhapura – Jaffna – Trincomalee – Polonnaruwa – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Ohiya – Haputale – Ella – Tissamaharama – Colombo – Airport
TOUR CODE   
16001
ACCOMODATION   
Hotels
TOUR TYPE
Suitable for Groups or Individuals
 
 
 
 

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Let your adventurous spirit take the lead as you explore the many facets of Sri Lanka as you experience our cultural heritage, nature and wildlife.

Highlights:

- Compare and contrast modern and ancient cities

- Explore 12 destinations covering the length and breadth in just 16 nights

- Experience the diversity of nature and wildlife 

- Let the variety of this tour spice up your exploration of Sri Lanka

  • 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)
  • 16 breakfasts
  • Local English-speaking guidance
  • All sighseeing as described in program

DAY 01: ARRIVAL TRANSFER

Welcomed by our representative on arrival at Colombo International Airport and transferred to your selected hotel in Negombo. Take an afternoon city tour of Negombo and return to your hotel for the night

- Get your holiday off to a gentle start with this tour of a coastal town that is also referred to as Little Rome


DAY 02: NEGOMBO - ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura and take a city tour of this ancient capital. Proceed to your hotel of choice in Anuradhapura for the overnight stay.

- Discover the well preserved ruins in the sacred city of Anuradhapura


DAY 03: ANURADHAPURA - JAFFNA

After breakfast leave for Jaffna and check in to your hotel of choice. Take an afternoon city tour of Jaffna before returning to your hotel for the overnight stay in Jaffna.

- Take a tour of Jaffna and discover the culture and traditions of this region


DAY 04: DELFT AND NAGADEEPA ISLANDS

After an early breakfast take a morning boat tour of the Delft Island and an afternoon boat tour of Nagadeepa Island. Return to your hotel for the overnight stay in Jaffna.

- Get an early start on your sightseeing with a boat ride to Delft Island

- Explore Nagadeepa Island including visits to sites of religious significance


DAY 05: JAFFNA - TRINCOMALEE

After breakfast proceed to Trincomalee and check in to your hotel of choice for the overnight stay. Take an afternoon city tour of Trincomalee and return to your hotel for the night.

- Explore Trincomalee which is famed for its natural harbour and pristine beaches


DAY 06: PIGEON ISLAND AND KOKILAI BIRD SANCTUARY

After breakfast head out to explore the marine national park in Pigeon Island. In the afternoon take a tour of the Kokilai Bird Sanctuary. Return to your hotel for the overnight stay in Trincomalee.

- Take a boat ride to explore Pigeon Island which derives its name from the Blue Rock Pigeon which inhabit the island

- Be on the look out for the rare and endangered Black-necked stork while exploring the Kokilai Bird Sanctuary


DAY 07: TRINCOMALEE - POLONNARUWA

After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa and check in to the hotel of your choice for the night.

- Recover from the long drive with a leisurely evening at your hotel


DAY 08: EXPLORE POLONNARUWA

After breakfast take a tour of a rural village and savour a traditional home cooked lunch. Take a city tour of Polonnaruwa in the afternoon and return to your hotel for the night.

- Experience a ride in a bullock cart and a traditional meal in a village setting

- Explore the ruins of Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site


DAY 09: POLONNARUWA - SIGIRIYA - DAMBULLA - KANDY

After breakfast leave for Kandy. Enroute visit Sigiriya to climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and palace complex, visit the Dambulla rock cave temple and spice gardens in Matale. Check in to the hotel of your choice for the overnight stay in Kandy.

-Marvel at the skill and tenacity of ancient craftsmen as you climb the Sigiriya rock

- Explore the cave temple in Dambulla and be amazed by the murals on the ceiling

- Stop off at a spice garden along the way and get an introduction to the spices that add flavour to our cuisine


DAY 10: EXPLORE KANDY

After breakfast visit Pinnawela Iperanigama which depicts Sri Lankan life in the 17th and 18th century or explore the Udawatta Kele Forest Reserve and Sanctuary. Return to Kandy for an afternoon city tour which concludes with a cultural dance performance. Head back to your hotel in Kandy for the overnight stay.

- Choose between a visit to a village that depicts 17th and 18th century life in Sri Lanka or a Forest Reserve that is nestled within an urban setting

- Explore the city of Kandy, where the most important temple for Sri Lankan Buddhists is located

- Let the rhythm of the drums and traditional dancers captivate you with their performance


DAY 11: KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea planation and factory and enjoy the breath-taking scenery as you proceed to your hotel of choice for the overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

- Admire the dexterity and gracefulness of tea pluckers and appreciate the process that goes into making that perfect blend of tea.

- Taste a refreshing cup of Ceylon Tea while on your visit of a tea factory


DAY 12: NUWARA ELIYA - HORTON PLAINS - OHIYA

Take a packed breakfast with you as you proceed to Horton Plains for a trek to Ohiya. Check in to your accommodation in Ohiya for the overnight stay.

- Be on the look out for the perfect spot to enjoy your picinic breakfast while trekking to Ohiya


DAY 13: OHIYA - IDALGASHINNA - HAPUTALE

Take a packed breakfast with you as you walk via Idalgashinna to the Adisham Bungalow (close to Haputale) where you will be met by your vehicle which will take you the remainder of the way to your accommodation in Haputale for the overnight stay.

- Enjoy the clear fresh air of this region as you walk via Idalgashinna to the Adisham Bungalow

- Adisham which was built on the lines of Leeds Castle in Kent is now a Benedictine Monastery which is open to the public on weekends and public holidays (except Christmas and Good Friday) or during the school holidays


DAY 14: HAPUTALE - ELLA

After breakfast explore Haputale on foot before you proceed to Ella for the overnight stay. Continue your exploration on foot in Ella in the afternoon or enjoy the evening relaxing.

- Discover both Haputale and Ella at your own pace as you explore these scenic locations on foot


DAY 15: ELLA - 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. Return to your hotel in Tissamaharama for the night.

- Take a safari in the National Park and observe the variety of wildlife in their natural habitat


DAY 16: TISSAMAHARAMA - KATARAGAMA - COLOMBO

After breakfast take a drive around Tissamaharama and Kataragama to visit the places of interest before proceeding to Colombo. Take a brief tour of Colombo in the afternoon and proceed to your hotel of choice in Colombo for the night.

- Discover more places of interest in Tissamaharama and Kataragama

- Let the contrast of colonial and modern architecture captivate you as the old and new blend harmoniously in the commercial capital


DAY 17: DEPARTURE FROM COLOMBO

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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