Highlights
Enjoy a jeep safari at Wilpattu National Park,Visit to Anuradhapura is the capital of Sri Lanka from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities.Cooking Class at Thotupola Residence- Our kitchen can provide you both spicy or none spicy Sri Lankan recipes prepared just for your appetite.

Sri Lanka Adventure Package (10D/9N)

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CityDambulla, Kandy, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Udawalawa
DestinationsSri Lanka
DurationMultiday
ThemeAdventure, Arts & Culture, Classic, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Off The Beaten Track
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Day 1: Negombo

On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a representative and directly transferred to Negombo for 20 minutes drive. Check-in to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight in Negombo

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Day 2 : Negombo - Puttalam

Sri Lanka Holiday Package 2, day 2 of 15
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Wilpattu. (Drive is approx. 3hrs). Enjoy a jeep safari at Wilpattu National Park, 508 square miles (131.694 hectares) in extent and was declared as a National Park in 1938. The special feature in this park is the large number of Villus (lakes) where you can watch wild life and many species of birds. Leopards were the most famous animal in this Park and famous for its Wild Elephant herds. Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, sloth Bear, Mongoose, Crocodile and Peacocks are also found here. Thereafter transfer to Puttalam (Drive is approx 40 mins). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Overnight in Puttalam

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Day 3: Puttalam - Dambulla

After breakfast at hotel proceed to the city of Anuradhapura. (Drive is approx. 1 hr 30 mins) Anuradhapura is the capital of Sri Lanka from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The cities greatest treasures are its dagobas constructed of bricks and hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagobas are the Ruvanveliseya which dates back to the 2nd Century B.C. and is 300 feet in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370 feet and the Thuparama Dagaba enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha. The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo Tree, which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained Enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world. Thereafter transfer to Dambulla (Kandalama) (Drive is approx. 1 hr 30 mins). Thereafter Check-in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight in Dambulla (Kandalama)

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Day 4: Dambulla (Kandalama)

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. (Drive is approx 30 mins). Sigiriya – is a “World Heritage Site” and the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour. The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, summerhouse, Boulder Gardens and the Caves with the enclosed are should not be missed. Enjoy a brief Tuk-Tuk ride around Sigiriya. Thereaftre transfer to Habarana and enjoy the local village tour. Habarana Village Tour – villages in Sri Lanka remains largely unchanged. You can feel how people live simply in harmony with the environment, responding to the seasons as they unfold. Specially you can visit traditional village and observe villagers day to day life pattern, domestic activities, and cultural framework. This tourist village tour includes the track winds its way on a flat terrain through the village past patches of jungle, Chena cultivations, Bull cart ride, catamaran boat ride in the village lake, visit a traditional mud house and you can have Srilankan Lunch (Rice and curry) by simple and very friendly village folk going about their daily routine (Approx. 02 hours to visit). Return back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight in Dambulla (Kandalama)

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Day 5: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at hotel proceed to Minneriya National Park.(Drive is approx 1 hr). Upon arrival please enjoy a 4 X 4 jeep safari at the Minneriya National Park. (4 hrs). Minneriya National Park – This National Park 8889 hectares in extent is famous for its large population of Elephants in herds of 100 to 150 roaming in the jungle and seen in the catchment area of the lake. Entrance is at Ambagaswewa about 6 km from Habarana on the main Habarana Polonnaruwa road. Office is by the side of the main road. Elephants, about 300 wild Elephants, Wild Buffaloes, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Sloth Bear, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Jackals, 9 kinds of amphibians, 25 kinds of reptiles, 160 species of birds. Thereafter proceed to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. (Drive is approx. 30mins). Polonnaruwa another “World Heritage Site” was the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th – 13th Centuries, contains some splendid and spectacular statues. Lankatilake, Tivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest Image Houses and Tivanka has the best example of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. RankothVehera and Kirivehera are well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare – a rock shrine, has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining and ParakramaBahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carver. Return back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight in Dambulla (Kandalama)

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Day 6: Dambulla (Kandalama) - Kandy

After breakfast you will be transferred to Kandy. En-route visit the Matale Spice Gardens. Spice Garden at Matale – you will see many spice gardens at Matale where Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper Creepers and all other spice trees, plants and creepers are planted for visitors to see them. Spice products are also available for those who would like to buy them. At all Spice Gardens visitors are taken round explaining each tree and plant and at the end explaining the use of them in food preparations. Upon arrival at Kandy proceed to visit the Temple Of The Tooth Relic. Temple of the Tooth Relic Kandy – To Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the world, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. In the evening witness a cultural show featuring various traditional dances. Check-in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Overnight in Kandy

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Day 7: Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Thotupola for a cookery demonstration. (Drive is approx. 15mins). Cooking Class at Thotupola Residence- Our kitchen can provide you both spicy or none spicy Sri Lankan recipes prepared just for your appetite. Western dishes or simple salads made from fresh ingredients collected from local village farms. Experience the significant dining overlooking the Mahaweli River with live buffet or have a camp fire under the magnificent moon light. If you interested you can also try our traditional timber burnt kitchen cooking. Our open air restaurant with comfortable furniture clean and modern cutlery is specially set up for you to enjoy the beauty of the nature while tasting the food. Return back to hotel and spend the rest of your day in leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight in Kandy

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Day 8: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast enjoy a scenic Train ride to Nuwara Eliya, Trains Ride – The railway was intercepted by the British in the 19th century with the main purpose of transporting goods, mainly the tea from the plantations and the imported goods to the up country. Many historically, traditionally, politically, socially and agriculturally significant designations are winded across or close to the tracks of the railway. Upon arrival at Nanu-Oya railway station transfer to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit a Tea Factory, a huge industry in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Tea is world famous for its taste, quality and the health benefits as well. You will see how the tea pluckers with their baskets and bags pluck tea leaves from the plantations. With women of various ages engaging in this activity, seeing the tea plucking activity is fun and exciting. The trick is to pluck the right tea leaves with the correct properties. These tea leaves are then taken into the factories where the selection process starts. The fresh and best leaves are put into the machines for the processing. The rolling, withering, processing is all done with the help of the machines and a lot of helping hands gather around to do the packaging, storing activities as well. You will also get the chance to taste a fresh cup of tea straight from the factory and you will definitely love it. Thereafter check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya

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Day 9: Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawa

After breakfast at hotel transfer to Udawalawa via Ella. (Drive to Udawalawa is approx. 4 hrs). Ella – 127 miles from Colombo and 8 miles from Bandarawela. on the leeward side of the central mountains. The view from Ella Gap is one of the most spectacular scenic sights in Sri Lanka – the landscape falls away in a dizzy drop of 3000ft to the eastern plains. The Ella rock is famous for the cave of Ravana a legendary king of Sri Lanka ruled during the pre-historic times. The 1080 foot high waterfall few miles from the Ella Rest House is one of the most beautiful falls in the country. Upon arrival please enjoy a 4 X 4 jeep safari at the Udawalawa National Park, lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972. Before the designation of the national park, the area was used for shifting cultivation (chenafarming). The farmers were gradually removed once the national park was declared. The park is 165 kilometres (103 mi) from Colombo. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country. Check-in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight in Udawalawa

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Day10: Udawalawa - Balapitiya

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Balapitiya (Beach Stay) via Galle (5 hrs Drive). At Galle, enjoy a walking tour around the city. Galle walking tour. The best way to get a quick outlook on the UNESCO world heritage site. This conversation will bring you highlights that best suit your interest in the fort. From Architecture, culture to people, this walk touches all aspects that best define and describe the fort. Thereafter proceed to Balapitiya. Check-in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Overnight in Balapitiya

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Day11: Balapitiya

Breakfast at the hotel and full day leisure (no transportation). Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight in Balapitiya

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Day12: Balapitiya

Breakfast at the hotel and full day leisure (no transportation). Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight in Balapitiya

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Day13: Balapitiya

Breakfast at the hotel and full day leisure (no transportation). Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight in Balapitiya

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Day14: Balapitiya

Breakfast at the hotel and full day leisure (no transportation). Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight in Balapitiya

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Day15: Balapitiya

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight

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