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 Horton Plains. Horton Plains is a National Park with the highest plateau at 7000ft (2134 meters), visited by tourists and a large number of Sri Lanka tourists.
Sri Lanka Adventure Package (10D/9N)
|City||Colombo, Kandy, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Udawalawa|
|Theme||Adventure, Arts & Culture, Classic, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Off The Beaten Track, Walking|
Day 1: Negombo
On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a representative of Jetwing Travels and directly transfer to Negombo for approximately 20 minutes. Check-in to hotel
Overnight in Negombo
Day 2 : Negombo - Sigiriya
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Sigiriya via Dambulla (Drive to Dambulla is approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes). Enroute to Sigiriya, proceed to Habarana for a Village Tour. This villages in Sri Lanka remains is 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. Take approximately 02 hours to visit. Then transfer to hotel and check-in
Overnight in Sigiriya
Day 3: Sigiriya
After breakfast at the hotel, drive for approximately 1 hour 10 minutes to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and enjoy riding bicycle. Polonnaruwa is 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 Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carver. Afterwards enjoy a 4 X 4 jeep safari at the Minneriya National Park for 04 hours drive). 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. Return to the hotel
Overnight in Sigiriya
Day 4: Sigiriya - Kandy
After breakfast at the hotel visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. 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. Thereafter travel to Kandy enroute visit Matale Spice Garden (3 hours). You will see many spice gardens at Matale and in Mawanella on the Colombo-Kandy road 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 food preparations. Upon arrival in Kandy, visit The Temple of Tooth Relic which houses the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, is an important landmark in Kandy. The Tooth is kept in a 2-storey shrine fronted by two large elephant tusks and rests on a gold lotus flower, encased in jewelled casket that sits on a throne. The temple is decorated with beautiful local paintings and architectural features. Thereafter enjoy a Cultural Show featuring a variety of dances etc. Check-in to hotel
Overnight in Kandy
Day 5: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast at the hotel drive for approximately 2 hours 15 minutes to Kitulgala. Upon arrival, enjoy a jungle trek. Kitulgala Jungle Trekking Makanadawa Forest is a mini rain forest like Sinharaja. It is a 2-3 hours trekking trail through the forest. You will experience Endemic Birds, fauna and flora in Kithulgala area. Total Trekking distance is around 6-8 Km. Thereafter engage in White Water Rafting in Kithulgala, a paradise for Sri Lanka adventure travellers, on the picturesque of Kelani River. There are 7 rapids covering 3 major rapids and 4 minor rapids (Grade 2-3 rapids). Every rapid gives you great fun and epic excitement. Rafting activity can be experienced anyone above the age of 8 years and for this activity, safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 4 kms (subject to Kalani River water speed). Thereafter drive approximately for 2 hours 30 minutes to Nuwara Eliya. Check-in to hotel
Overnight in Nuwara Eliya
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast at the hotel, drive approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to visit Horton Plains. Horton Plains is a National Park with the highest plateau at 7000ft (2134 meters), visited by tourists and a large number of Sri Lanka tourists. The Patnas in the lower parts, rising from the Marshes and streams extends upto the tree-line. The trees, stunted by the wind and mist, covered with ‘Spagnum moss’ or old man’s beard, and the jungle is full of rare and endemic plants. The red flowered Rhododendrons, or the ‘Niloos’ that blooms once in 12 years, and the Butterflies, Birds, found only in the hill areas, the ‘Bear Monkey’, large herds of Sambhur, Leopard and other animals are found in the plains. The ‘World End’ and ‘Little World End’ with sheer drops of 3000ft to the plantation below and the beautiful scenery, are not found anywhere else in the country. Return to the hotel
Overnight in Nuwara Eliya
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawa
After breakfast at the hotel, drive approximately for 4 hours and 45 minutes to Udawalawe. Check-in to the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a Jeep Safari at Udawalawe National Park. 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. Return to the Hotel.
Overnight in Udawalawa
Day 8: Udawalawa - Colomb
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Galle for approximately 3 hours drive). Upon arrival in Galle commence a city tour. Galle is located 72 miles from Colombo. This is the most ancient and important harbour of the country, until the Colombo Harbour was established. Galle is identified as the ‘Tarshis’ of the Bible. This was captured by the Portuguese in 1587 A.D, Dutch in 1640 A.D, and British in 1796 A.D. Most of the existing buildings dates to Dutch Period. The Bastians are still using Dutch names such as Zwart, Akesloot, Aeloes etc. amous for lace making, Ebony carving, Gem cutting and polishing, out on shooting chanced on Nuwara Eliya plains, and Sir Edward Barnes investigated on it. Thereafter transfer to Colombo via express way (Drive is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes).
Overnight in Colombo
Day 9: Colombo
Breakfast at hotel. According to flight details, transfer to the airport for your departure flight back home.