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Activities & Transport
- Meet the Locals
- Bird Watching
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
9 Days of Natural Sri Lanka
- See Amazing Wildlife at Minneriya National Park and Udawattale Sanctuary
- Explore the Hill Country, Visit a Tea Plantation & Factory and Hike Up To Lipton's Seat
- Private trek at Sinharaja Rain Forest with nature guide
- Hike the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Designed to develop curiosity in any nature and wildlife enthusiast, this trip takes you through the main biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka along with the most popular and interesting sights.
Make memories that will last a lifetime as you marvel at Sri Lanka's diverse wildlife as well as its varied history and culture.
- 8x nights accommodation in double room in 3 to 4-star hotels
- 8x breakfast, 8x dinner
- Transport in a private air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking guide-driver
- Meet and greet at the Airport
- Daily supply of mineral water during excursions / sightseeing
- WiFi in Vehicles
- Government Taxes (VAT & NBT)
- Any other meals
- Entrance fees to attractions
- Jeep hire for safari
- Tips and gratuities
- Visa, air tickets & travel insurance
- Scenic Train Journey (USD 15/per person)
- German-Speaking Guide-Driver Service (USD 20/per day)
- Private trek at Sinharaja Rain Forest with nature guide (USD 55/per person)
Example Trip to customize
Welcome To Sri Lanka!
Upon your arrival to Bandaranaike International Airport, your designated chauffer guide will warmly welcome you at the arrival lounge.
Following a brief introduction, you will be immediately transferred to your hotel in Sigiriya to check in and settle into the new surroundings.
Spend the rest of the day as you please.
Visit The Ritigala Forest Monastery
Visit the Ritigala Forest Monastery early in the morning. Ritigala Mountain stands 2,513 feet above sea level, and it is the highest mountain in northern Sri Lanka. In spite of its tremendous significance, Ritigala remains one of the numerous “off the beaten track” culture and eco-travel destinations of Sri Lanka.
Return to hotel for breakfast. Thereafter visit the CIC Hingurakgoda Farm. This is the biggest seed paddy production farm in Sri Lanka and it has absorbed modern agricultural technology and enhanced mechanization while protecting traditional knowledge as well as conventional agricultural methods.
In the afternoon, set out on an exclusive private jeep safari at Minneriya National Park. The unique phenomenon of elephants gathering during the dry season cannot be sighted anywhere else in the world!
Climb The Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Climb the Sigriya Rock Fortress early in the morning. It was one of the most extraordinary artistic complexes of its time. Declared as a UNESCO heritage site this magnificent citadel allures artistic and architectural curiosity from around the globe.
Return to hotel for breakfast and get ready to leave for Sorabora. In Afternoon, visit the Weddhas (Aboriginals of Sri Lanka). Take photographs, converse with the Leadership, and witness the hunt with bow and arrow. Sri Lanka's indigenous inhabitants, the Veddas or Wanniyalaeto ('forest-dwellers') as they call themselves preserve a direct line of descent from the island's original Neolithic community dating from at least 16,000 BC.
In the evening, visit the famous Mahiyanganaya Temple, where Lord Buddha visited when he first came to Sri Lanka after his enlightenment.
Spot Endemic Wildlife at Udawattekele Sanctuary
After breakfast, depart for Kandy, the Hill Capital (1514 – 1815 AD). Originally known as Senkadagala, the style, and character of the Sri Lankan civilization at the time is well articulated in the heart of the city itself, with its lake, the temples including the Temple of the Tooth Relic and the well-preserved ruins of the royal palaces.
Visit the Udawattekele Sanctuary in the afternoon. Once the ‘Forbidden Forest’ of the Kandyan Kings and a pleasure park which probably goes back many centuries. The vegetation here comprises a fairly dense forest and a large number of endemic plant and fauna species. Endemic species include the emerald-collared parakeet, the yellow-fronted barbet, the brown-capped babbler and the rare three-toed kingfisher.
Late in the afternoon, saunter around Kandy Lake, the atmosphere alone will make you spend a few moments here.
Visit a Tea Plantation!
Set out in the morning to begin your journey to the Hill Country by train. A train journey is truly a rare experience and it is an adventure itself! Apart from the breathtaking sceneries of the tea country and picturesque waterfalls, it is a chance for you to mingle with the local people.
Upon arrival to Hill Country, visit a tea plantation and factory. Here you will enjoy the absolute tea experience, taking you from the moment when the young tea leaves are plucked from the plantation to being processed in the factory to make a steamy cup of tea.
If you are interested, the tea factory is the best place to purchase good quality tea.Continue the journey to Haputale / Bandarawela. Arrive and check into your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure exploring the surroundings.
Hike Up To Lipton's Seat To Watch The Sunrise
Start early in the morning and hike up to Lipton’s Seat for Sunrise. This journey will be accompanied by a short tuk-tuk ride. This tea plantation marked the beginning of tea exports from Sri Lanka.
It’s called Lipton’s Seat because it’s where Thomas Lipton sat down with a cuppa and proudly looked at the fruits of his endeavors -or that’s how the story goes. The Scottish businessman started out in Sri Lanka in the late 1800s, when British colonization made it easy to buy several tea plantations.
Lipton Ceylonta, his brand of tea, was then born and marketed and exported all over the world. The products leave Lipton’s Seat on Dambatenna Estate and go to countries worldwide today. Return to your hotel in Haputale/Bandarawela and spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the surroundings on your own.
Explore Horton Plains And Gaze At the Horizon
Set off early in the morning with a packed breakfast to visit the Horton Plains and World’s End.
This area is located on the southern plateau of the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The Horton Plains National Park holds great importance due to the rich and unique biodiversity it hosts and for being a catchment area feeding some of the main rivers of Sri Lanka. It is also known to be a “Super biodiversity hotspot” and thus declared a UNESCO site in 2010.
A couple of kilometers into the park there is a site known as the World’s End where the land plummets straight down 900m. This is an astonishing view! Leave for Sinharaja afterward.
Go On An Early Morning Trek Inside the Beautiful Sinharaja Rainforest
Go on an early morning trek inside the beautiful Sinharaja Rainforest with a forest depth guide. The Sinharaja Forest Reserve or ‘Kingdom of the Lion’ is located in the south-west part of the island and is one of the last remaining areas of tropical rainforest in Sri Lanka.
Sinharaja was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. It is an absolute treasure trove of endemic species. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. The reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of mammals and butterflies as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians.
Return to your hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, leave for Wattala. Once you arrive and check in, spend the evening at leisure by the beach / pool.