SRI LANKAN QUEST

19 day tour

ROUTE
Airport - Negombo – Anuradhapura – Jaffna – Trincomalee – Polonnaruwa – Kandy – Nallathaniya – Nuwara Eliya – Ohiya – Haputale – Ella – Tissamaharama – Colombo – Airport
TOUR CODE   
14001
ACCOMODATION   
Hotels
TOUR TYPE
Suitable for Groups or Individuals
 
 
 
 

Response with in 24 hours or under guaranteed

The intense pace of this tour ensures that each day is packed full of adventure as you explore this multifaceted island

Highlights:

- Go island hopping along the Northern and Eastern coasts

- Have your walking shoes ready to explore some of the best natural landscapes on offer

- Indulge your interest in wildlife with visits to wildlife parks and bird sanctuaries

- Get a glimpse into the diverse influences on Sri Lankan life with 10 city tours

- Gain an insight into the past glory of our ancient capitals with visits to Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla

  • 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)
  • 18 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. Take an afternoon city tour of Negombo which is a vibrant fishing town that exhibits the influence of multi-faiths, multi-cultures and colonial invaders.

Return to your hotel in time to enjoy the ambience of the sunset and for your overnight stay.


DAY 02: NEGOMBO - ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura and take a city tour of this ancient capital. Explore the well preserved ruins of this ancient city which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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


DAY 03: ANURADHAPURA - JAFFNA

After breakfast leave for Jaffna and check in to your hotel of choice. Explore the city of Jaffna in the afternoon including the Dutch Fort where the architectural influence of the Portuguese and Dutch builders are still visible.

Return to your hotel for the overnight stay in Jaffna.


DAY 04: ISLAND HOPPING IN JAFFNA

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 in Jaffna.


DAY 05: JAFFNA - TRINCOMALEE

After breakfast proceed to Trincomalee and check in to your hotel of choice for the overnight stay. 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 06: 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 in Trincomalee.


DAY 07: TRINCOMALEE - POLONNARUWA

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


DAY 08: 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 09: POLONNARUWA - 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 10: EXPLORE KANDY

After breakfast visit Aluvihare Rock Caves or Udawatta Kele Forest Reserve and Sanctuary. Return to Kandy which is home to Sri-Lanka’s most important Buddhist temple, the Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic of the Lord Buddha for an afternoon city tour. Conclude your city tour with the mesmerizing performance of cultural dance.

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


DAY 11: ADAM'S PEAK CLIMB

After breakfast leave for Nallathanniya and check in to your hotel. In the late evening you will begin your climb to Adam's Peak. A relatively steep climb consisting of about 5,500 steps some level of physical fitness would be beneficial although pilgrims of all ages and levels of physical fitness make this trek during the pilgrim season which is from December to May.

Reward your efforts by witnessing the sunrise from the summit of Adam's Peak which is an awe inspiring sight.


DAY 12: ADAMS PEAK - NUWARA ELIYA

After witnessing the sunrise make your way down Adam’s Peak and prroceed to your hotel in Nallanthanniya. Freshen up, enjoy some breakfast and relax in your hotel till the afternoon after which you will proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

Arrtival in Nuwara Eliya and check in to your hotel of choice for the overnight stay.


DAY 13: EXPLORE NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast visit a tea planation and factory and enjoy the breath-taking scenery along the way. Continue your exploration of Nuwara Eliya which is reminiscent of an old English town.

Return to your hotel 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. Take in the amazing scenery as you trek past Mini World's End, Greater World's End and Baker's Falls on your way to your accommodation in Ohiya.

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


DAY 15: TREK TO 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.

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


DAY 16: EXPLORE HAPUTALE & ELLA

After breakfast explore Haputale on foot before making your way to Ella. Check in to your hotel of choice in Ella before continuing your exploration on foot in Ella in the afternoon. Alternatively take the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy a quiet evening.

Overnight stay at your hotel in Ella.


DAY 17: 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.


DAY 18: TISSAMAHARAMA - 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.

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


DAY 19: 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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