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Activities & Transport
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Wildlife Watching
- Car with driver
- Private Bus
Main travel focus
Discover Sri Lanka - With freedom and ease!
- Enjoy a scrumptious sea food dinner in a charming fishing town with colonial traits of a bygone time.
- Relax amidst lush green landscapes while sipping on a fresh cup of authentic Ceylon tea, straight from the plantation.
- Safari into a UNESCO endorsed National Park to witness wildlife at its best.
- Discover the Majestic Royal heritage - visiting cultural world heritage sites & a strolling through a local village.
The combination of ancient and medieval cities with monuments of great national heritage and breathtaking natural beauty makes Sri Lanka a year-round destination. The opportunity to explore golden beaches and cool rolling hills with a happy blend of friendship and hospitality provides a lifestyle that is inviting to the seniors of society on a tropical holiday. Explore the untold hidden Dutch legacy of Negombo as the cool breeze from the Indian Ocean revitalizes you. Discover the mysterious remnants of majestic kingdoms of the past, where the mechanisms and techniques of their creation baffle even modern day archeologists. You are sure to enjoy this combination of history, charm, and astonishing beauty with a touch of tropical wildlife as an ideal getaway for the perfect holiday. Spend a leisurely, exciting vacation away from home where you will rediscover the beauty of life!
- 11 nights Accommodation in mentioned hotels, sharing Double rooms with breakfast.
- Meet & greet at the airport upon arrival and assistance during the stay.
- Bottle of mineral water upon arrival.
- Private transport in air conditioned vehicle.
- Service of English Speaking Guide.
- Seasonal and other additions at hotels.
- Extra services other than those specified & extensions of stays or amendments to the itinerary.
- Entrance Fees at places of interest (provided as supplement in optional ad-ons).
- Entrance Fees supplement is 145 USD per person, this amount is not included in the above rate.
- Pinnawala Elephnat Orphanage
- Village Tour
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Yala Safari
- Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
- Temple of the tooth relic
Example Trip to customize
First day in Sri Lanka! Airport to Negombo
Begin your twelve day journey through the natural and cultural wonder that is Sri Lanka as you step off the plane and are welcomed by a representative of our local agency. After a short meet and greet, you will be taken directly to your hotel in Negombo at the Negombo Beach Hotel. Here you will spend the night and have the opportunity to ease into your vacation. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy relaxing on the sunny and serene Negombo Beach.
Explore all that Negombo has to offer!
Wake up to a delicious and fresh breakfast at Negombo Beach Hotel and prepare yourself for a city tour around Negombo. Lovingly called the 'little Rome' due to its high population of Catholic residents, the city is home to numerous catholic churches. Most notable is the St. Mary's Catheral which was built by the Portuguese over 140 years ago. You will have the opportunity to explore this church's unique architecture and hand-painted ceilings. Adding to Negombo's international flair, is the hard to miss Dutch influence throughout the city.
In your walk around the city, you must visit the fish market, where you can experience the real action of auctioning and buying fresh catches of the day. Finish your day of by indulging in a unique seafood meal prepared especially for you. You will overnight at Negombo Beach Hotel.
An Elephants Paradise!
Leave the beach to the Cultural Triangle! On your way you will stop of at the Pinnwala Elephant Orphanage, home to 83 elephants. These orphaned elephants are taken care of by their human foster parents. You will join them during their feeding hours and participate in the fun by offering adult species juicy fruits and leaves, while the babies can be watched gulping down milk offered to them. Follow them down to the river as they head down to play and bathe in the water. Check into your new hotel in the Cultural Triangle that evening and spend the night relaxing, and awaiting new and exciting things.
Central Sri Lanka's Beauty and Hospitality
In the morning you will tour the village Habarana and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape at the higher vantage point of central Sri Lanka. Experience the local hospitality as you are welcomed by a family and join them for a cup of tea with some sweet meats to nibble on. Go from there on a hike across the village through paddy fields along lake shores. In the evening, return to your hotel in the Cultural Triangle for a well-deserved rest.
History and Culture in a Medieval City
Breakfast in in your hotel and the head off to Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital of Sri Lanka after the fall of Anuradhapura. This mysterious city and its ruins speak of its glorious days, with majestic stupas and dagobas spread throughout the city for you to experience and explore. The ruins of the grand palaces and remaining statues are displays of one of the most successful epochs of the island. The statues Gal Viharaya are a magnificent creation, as well as the seated, standing and recumbent statues of Lord Buddha carved from stone.
Take an excursion to Sigirya and climb the Rock Fortress at Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by King Kasyapa. This king committed patricide and out of stone this palace was created as a military fort against his brother.
Return to your hotel in the Cultural Triangle for another well-earned rest.
Midpoint Highlight in Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
To highlight the midpoint of your trip, in the morning you will visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest cave temple in the country and was constructed by King Walagambahu as a token of gratitude for his time in hiding within these caves from foreign invaders. The exquisite statues and paintings of Lord Buddha have made this a World Heritage Site.
In the afternoon you will leave for Kandy and visit a spice Garden at Matale en route. Witness how endemic and indigenous spices are grown and carefully processed to be used for culinary and medicinal purposes.
In the evening enjoy a cultural performance that displays the beauty of Sri Lankan culture through dance and performance. You will overnight in Kandy.
Explore Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth Relic
The morning is yours to spend in lovely Kandy, a city resting on Kandy Lake and surrounded by biodiverse mountains. Later in the day you will visit Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most venerated Buddhist sites on the island. Following the temple your the city and its colorful markets. Make a stop at the gem lapidary, where you will witness how rough stones are cut, polished, and produced into a valuable gem. The evening is yours to relax in your hotel in Kandy.
Looking for more adventure? You can also choose to visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya as an optional tour. It is home to a wide selection of both endemic and indigenous plant species ranging from tall growing trees to small shrubs. The garden contains the best collection of orchids in the country.
The Hills of Nuwara Eliya
Explore the beauty and perfectly maintained tea plantations as you enter the hill country of Nuwara Eliya. During the day you will stroll through the plantations and witness the production of Ceylon tea. Have you ever wanted to try authentic tea straight from the plantation? Here you will experience the authentic Ceylon tea and receive a complementary high tea in the evening at your hotel in Yala. In Yala, you will spend the night at your hotel in 'Litte England'.
Free day in Nuwara Eliya
The day is yours to spend how you would like. Need souvenirs? Looking for more time exploring nature? Want to experience more local cuisine? Go ahead, relax and experience whatever your heart desires because this day is all yours!
Jeep Safari in Yala National Park
Leave the hill country for your next destination; Yala. At Yala National Park, you will go on a jeep safari in the heart of the wilderness. Once there, immerse yourself in nature by witnessing the majestic creatures of the wild. Yala is home to the largest population of leopards. The elusive big cat is often seen crossing roads in front of jeeps and resting on tree boughs. You may also encounter other creatures on this game drive, such as sloth bears, elephants, monitor lizards, wild buffalos, spotted deer, and more! Return in the evening to your hotel in Yala and spend the night dreaming about the wonderful animals you saw!.
Sea, Sun, and Sand on the Southwest coast
After breakfast in the morning, travel to the south for sun, sea, and sand! Explore Galle with a city tour and discover the legacy of the Dutch Era still standing proud. In the evening, wander along the Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the sights on the coast by the fading sun light with the breeze flowing through your hair!
Looking for more adventure? As an optional trip, you can enjoy a bike ride through the area!
Say ආයුබෝවන් (Goodbye!)
Your final day is to spend how you wish! Reminisce about your experience by relaxing on the golden stretch of the beach, swimming in the clear blue water, or lazing under the shady green palms. If you wish, you can also engage in some activities around the area. In the evening you head to the airport for your homebound flight. While your body may leave this wonderful country, your heart may stay connected to it forever.