A Grand Adventure Tour in Sri Lanka

12 Days

A Grand Adventure Tour in Sri Lanka

With its remarkable diversity, Sri Lanka offers an abundance of experiences to traveler. In this 12-day journey through natural marvels, quaint villages, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll experience the essence of this enchanting country.

Begin by immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Negombo, where barracudas dance amidst the bustle. Venture into Yala National Park in search of majestic elephants roaming freely in their natural habitat. Indulge in the fiery flavors of local curry, expertly prepared by a Sri Lankan chef in Sigiriya.

Board on invigorating hikes through verdant mountains, surrounded by breathtaking scenery at every turn. Finally, unwind on the pristine beaches of Mirissa, Sri Lanka’s idyllic coastal gem, perfect for leisurely lounging, sun-kissed tanning sessions and indulging in refreshing cocktails against the backdrop of the azure sea. This promises to be an adventure of a lifetime, brimming with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

Tour Highlights:

  1. Expert Tips & Freedom: Receive insider advice and the flexibility to explore at your own pace.
  2. Exciting Safaris: Embark on thrilling jeep safaris, encountering elephants and leopards in their natural environment.
  3. Sigiriya Rock Fortress: Scale the ancient fortress for breathtaking views and delve into its rich historical significance.
  4. Cultural Treasures: Discover magnificent temples and ancient ruins, uncovering the fascinating heritage of Sri Lanka.
  5. Charming Kandy: Immerse yourself in the picturesque town, visiting sacred sites and immersing in local culture.
  6. Scenic Nuwara Eliya: Be captivated by lush green landscapes, tea plantations, and colonial-era charm.
  7. Relaxing Beach Time: Indulge in relaxation on beautiful Sri Lankan beaches, basking in the warmth of the sun and the soothing sounds of the sea.

These highlights promise an unforgettable journey through the best of Sri Lanka, blending adventure, culture, and relaxation.

KEY INFORMATION:

  • Group Size: Typically 4 to 10 travelers, led by an experienced guide.
  • Transport: Travel comfortably by private bus/minibus and scenic train rides.
  • Accommodations: Stay in comfortable hotels ranging from 3-star to 5-star, carefully selected for quality and convenience.
  • Meals: Enjoy 11 breakfasts and 11 dinners included in the tour package.
  • Activities: Engage in a variety of activities such as temple visits, safaris, cultural tours, and beach relaxation.
  • Additional Services: Benefit from complimentary airport transfers, 24/7 customer support, and government tax included with no hidden charges.

Accommodations 

3 Star

  • Camelot Beach Hotel/ Hotel J Negombo or Similar
  • Sigiri Asna Nature Resort & Spa/¬† Wewa Addara Hotel or Similar
  • Heaven Seven Kandy or Gangaaddara Hotel or Similar
  • Thuruliya Hotel Ramboda or Similar
  • Ella Flower Garden Resort / Hotel OnRock Ella or Similar
  • Blue Turtle Hotel / Rice of Life by Tissa or Similar
  • Glamour Hotel Mirissa or Similar
  • Laluna Ayurveda Resort and Spa or Similar

4 Star

  • Regal Reseau Hotel & Spa or Similar
  • Hotel Sigiriya or Similar
  • Hotel Topaz Kandy or Similar
  • Araliya Red Nuwara Eliya or Similar
  • Chaarya Resort and Spa or Similar
  • Dickwella Resort and Spa or Similar
  • The Palm or Similar

5 Star

  • Jetwing Blue or Similar
  • Amaya Lake Dambulla or Similar
  • Amaya Hills Kandy or Similar
  • Araliya Green City Hotel or Similar
  • 98 Acres Resort & Spa or Similar
  • Jetwing Yala or Similar
  • Ayurvie Weligama – Luxury Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat or Similar
  • Eden Garden Beruwala or Similar
  • Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts and 11 Dinners¬†
  • Transport
  • Private Comfortable Vehicle

Guide

A professional English-speaking tour leader tasked with ensuring the smooth operations of the tour, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the entire trip. His role primarily includes assisting with accommodation and transportation between locations while sharing his knowledge about the social and cultural splendor of Sri Lanka. Our customer support team will be there to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip, as well as help with all of your onward travel.

Activities

  • Negombo Fish Market Visit
  • Pinnawala Elephant Rehabilitation Centre
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Cultural village tour with authentic local lunch in a farmer‚Äôs house and cooking demonstration
  • Catamaran boat ride in the lake to catch the amazing views of Sigiriya
  • Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress
  • Visit Temple of Tooth Relic¬†
  • Cultural Dance Show¬†
  • Peradeniya Botanical Garden
  • Tea factory visit
  • Matale Spice Garden
  • Gem Museum
  • Kithulgala White Watr Rafting
  • Scenic train journey¬†
  • Little Adams Peak
  • Nine arch bridge
  • Rawana Waterfall
  • Yala National Park Safari
  • Beach Day
  • Galle Fort
  • Madu River Safari
  • Ambalangoda Mask Museum¬†
  • Turtle Hatchery Centre
  • Colombo city and shopping tour

Additional Services

  • Free airport pick-up and drop-off on the Ô¨Ārst and last day
  • A complimentary bottle of water per person each day
  • Government tax / No hidden charges
  • 24 hours emergency contact

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Flights Tickets 

  • International transfer flights are not included. Thus, you can organize your flights separately with your preferred airline at any point.¬†¬†
  • We organize 24/7 FREE airport pick-up and drop-off on the first and the last day of the tour.¬†

Insurance

  • Travel insurance is not compulsory for this tour but we strongly recommend it.¬†¬†

Additional Services

  • UNESCO Heritage sites Entrance fees¬†¬†
  • National Parks Entrance fees and Jeep hire
  • National Museums Entrance fees
  • Botanical Gardens Entrance fees
  • Late check-out & early check-in charges
  • Camera permits

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Negombo

AYUBOWAN!
Welcome to Sri Lanka!

Arrive at the airport, where your adventure begins with a warm welcome. Then head to Negombo. Negombo is the perfect introduction to Sri Lanka's coastal charm, offering a blend of traditional fishing culture and modern beachside amenities. If you arrive early, spend the day exploring the seaside, watching local fishing boats, or simply relaxing at your beach hotel.

Included activities
Negombo Fish Market

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Bicycle tour ($5)

Day 2 :
Sigiriya

After breakfast, depart for Dambulla. Along the way, visit the Pinnawala Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, where you can interact with rescued elephants. Then, dive into the local culture with a village tour in Dambulla, followed by a visit to the iconic Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress. Sigiriya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting ancient rock frescoes and stunning panoramic views from the summit, offering a glimpse into Sri Lanka's rich history and architectural marvels.

Included activities
Pinnawala Elephant Rehabilitation Centre
Sigiri Village Tour
Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress

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Bicycle tour ($5)

Start your day with an optional sunrise hike up Pidurangala Rock, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa by bicycle and enjoy an afternoon jeep safari at Minneriya/Kaudulla National Park, renowned for its population of wild elephants. Polonnaruwa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing well-preserved ruins of ancient palaces, temples, and statues, providing insight into Sri Lanka's medieval history and Buddhist heritage.

Included activities
Polonnaruwa City Tour
Minneriya National Park Jeep Safari

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Pidurangala Rock Climbing ($5)

Day 4 :
Kandy

Today, continue your journey to Kandy, stopping at the Royal Cave Temple and the Matale Spice Garden to immerse yourself in Sri Lanka’s cultural and culinary delights. Explore the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, home to the revered relic of the Buddha’s tooth, and experience a cultural dance show in the evening. Kandy is a vibrant city nestled amidst scenic hills, offering a blend of colonial charm and spiritual significance, making it a must-visit destination in Sri Lanka.

Included activities
Dambulla Cave Temple
Matale Spice Garden
Visit Temple of Tooth Relic
Cultural Dance Show

Today, you are going to embark on a thrilling White-Water Rafting adventure in Kitulgala, known as the adventure capital of Sri Lanka. Trek to a natural rock pool and enjoy the adrenaline rush of sliding down a waterfall. Kitulgala is nestled amidst lush rainforests and pristine rivers, offering an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to experience the thrill of adventure in Sri Lanka's wilderness.

Included activities
White Water Rafting adventure
Recommended for age above 10 years old
Ideal times are from May to December

Today, visit the Gem Museum and Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens before heading to Nuwara Eliya, also known as "Little England" because of its colonial buildings and cool weather. Explore a tea plantation and walk through the town centre, known for its beautiful scenery. Nuwara Eliya is famous for its tea estates, waterfalls, and golf courses, offering a peaceful escape in the misty hills of Sri Lanka's countryside.

Included activities
Gem Museum
Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens

This morning, say goodbye to Nuwara Eliya and take a scenic train ride to Ella. Ella is a lovely hill station surrounded by tea plantations and green valleys, offering wide views of the landscapes. Explore Ella's natural wonders, including waterfalls, scenic hikes, and tea estates, making it a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers.

Included activities
Nanu Oya ‚Äď Ella Scenic train ride to Ella
Nine arch bridge

Special information
Your travel time today will be approximately 7 hours.
Train tickets are in very high demand. We always try our best to secure tickets, but on the rare occasion that we cannot book them, you will continue your journey by private vehicle.

Depart for Yala, stopping at Ravana Waterfall on the way. Enjoy an afternoon jeep safari in Yala National Park, known for its diverse wildlife, including leopards, elephants, and sloth bears. Yala is the second-largest national park in Sri Lanka, offering excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing and nature photography. Explore the wild beauty of Yala and witness Sri Lanka's natural heritage in its purest form.

Included activities
Yala National Park wildlife safari

After a breathtaking journey through coconut palms, mountains, and waterfalls, you'll arrive at the world-famous beaches of Sri Lanka. Mirissa/Dickwella awaits you, a delightful sandy haven that was once a well-kept secret. Now, it offers charming restaurants and pubs for visitors to enjoy. Spend your time lounging on the pristine beaches, taking in the sun, and swimming in the clear blue waters. For those seeking adventure, there are opportunities for water sports such as jet skiing, banana boating, and snorkeling.

In the evening, indulge in fresh seafood at one of the beachfront restaurants and enjoy the vibrant nightlife with live music and beachfront bars. Mirissa/Dickwella offers the perfect blend of relaxation and excitement, making it an ideal destination for all types of travelers.

Included activities
Hummanaya Natural Blowhole

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Jet Ski, Banana & Tube Boating, Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Fishing & Deep sea fishing

Enjoy another day of beach relaxation or choose an exciting whale-watching tour. Mirissa/Dickwella is renowned for its whale-watching opportunities, offering the chance to see majestic blue whales and playful dolphins in their natural habitat. This thrilling experience allows you to marvel at the beauty of Sri Lanka's marine biodiversity.

After a morning of adventure, indulge in a seafood feast at a seafront restaurant. Sample fresh catches of the day, expertly prepared in traditional Sri Lankan styles, while taking in the stunning ocean views. As the day draws to a close, find a perfect spot on the beach to soak in the breathtaking sunset. The serene atmosphere, combined with the vibrant colors of the setting sun, creates a perfect end to a memorable day.

Mirissa/Dickwella provides the ideal balance of relaxation and adventure, making it a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the natural wonders of Sri Lanka.

+ Add on activities
Whale watching tour
The best time for whale watching is from November to April

Today we travel along the south coast beach, and our first destination is Galle. Explore Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a fascinating glimpse into Sri Lanka's colonial past with its well-preserved architecture and historic landmarks. Wander through its narrow streets, admire the old Dutch-style buildings, and visit the various museums and shops that bring the fort's history to life.

Next, we'll explore the tranquil waterways of the Madu River. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride through the lush mangroves, spotting various bird species and other wildlife along the way. The serene environment and natural beauty make this a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle.

Our final stop is a visit to a Turtle Hatchery Centre. Here, you can learn about the conservation efforts to protect these magnificent creatures. Witness the various stages of turtle development, from eggs to hatchlings, and understand the importance of protecting their natural habitat. This visit offers a unique opportunity to engage with local conservation initiatives and contribute to the preservation of Sri Lanka's marine life.

This day promises a blend of cultural immersion and coastal exploration, making it a memorable part of your Sri Lankan adventure.

Included activities
Galle Fort
Ambalangoda Mask Museum
Madu River Boat ride
Turtle Hatchery Centre

On the last day of your stay in Sri Lanka, embark on a journey to the vibrant capital city, Colombo. This bustling metropolis boasts a rich history dating back to the fifth century, blending modern urban life with colonial-era landmarks and cultural treasures.

Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes Services

  • Accommodations
  • Meals (11 breakfasts and 11 dinners)
  • Transport (Private, comfortable vehicle)
  • Guide (Professional English-speaking tour leader)
  • Activities (e.g., temple visits, safaris, cultural tours, beach relaxation)
  • Additional Services (Free airport pick-up/drop-off, complimentary water, government tax, 24/7 customer support)

Cost Excludes Services

  • Flights (International transfer flights)
  • Insurance (Travel insurance)
  • Entrance Fees and Additional Costs (UNESCO sites, National Parks, National Museums, Botanical Gardens, late check-out/early check-in charges, camera permits)

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A Grand Adventure Tour in Sri Lanka
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