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12 Day Private Sri Lanka Sightseeing tour

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12 Day Private Sri Lanka Sightseeing tour

First relish the historical heritage in the dry zone such as Sigiriya and Anuradhapura. Secondly, on to the middle part of the country to experience the culture, village lifestyle and the tradition of Sri Lankans. Next the central hilly area of the country full of water falls, tea estates, beautiful surroundings and view points. All of this while experiencing special and climatic zones. Finally reaching the coastal area gives you the unbeaten experience of the sea life. Whales, dolphins, turtles are some of what you can expect to see. Water sports and activities such as kite surfing, wind surfing snorkelling, and diving completes your journey of a life time. Now get ready to experience the Asias best leading wildlife adventure in Sri Lanka.

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First relish the historical heritage in the dry zone such as Sigiriya and Anuradhapura. Secondly, on to the middle part of the country to experience the culture, village lifestyle and the tradition of Sri Lankans. Next the central hilly area of the country full of water falls, tea estates, beautiful surroundings and view points. All of this while experiencing special and climatic zones. Finally reaching the coastal area gives you the unbeaten experience of the sea life. Whales, dolphins, turtles are some of what you can expect to see. Water sports and activities such as kite surfing, wind surfing snorkelling, and diving completes your journey of a life time. Now get ready to experience the Asias best leading wildlife adventure in Sri Lanka.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival In Sri Lanka

Our representative tour guide will be waiting at the Airport to warmly welcome you and to transport you comfortably to your hotel in Negombo. The first day is to allow you to relax and refresh yourself at the hotel before your adventure.

Activities

  • Hotel Transfer

Accommodation

Goldi Sands or similar hotel in Negombo.

Day 2

Kalpitiya beach

Following dawn, warming you with a natural fresh tea and delicious breakfast before your journey begins. See the highest fish market and continue your drive to Kalpitiya beach, which is world famous for kite surfing.

Experience Kalpitiya beach, which is world famous for kite surfing!

Activities

  • Highest Fish Market
  • Kalpitiya Beach Visit

Accommodation

Wind Blend Kite Resort or similar hotel in Kalpitiya.

Day 3

The Most Sacred “Bo Tree”

Drive straight to Anuradhapura, which was the capital of Sri Lanka from 5 B.C. to 1017 A.D. Visit the most sacred “Bo Tree” which was shelter to the Lord Buddha during his enlightenment and where he gazed for seven weeks, can be found here. It is victorious to see that the world’s largest and oldest man-made brick building still stands, this being the Jethawanarama Pagoda.

The area also includes an archeological museum, ruvanvelisaya dagoba, abhayagiri dagoba, brazen palace, royal palace, samadhi buddha statue, kuttam pokuna, moonstone, tanks and so much more. These are just some of the remarkable ancient creations which exhibit the proud history of the Anuradhapura Kingdom.

It is victorious to see that the world’s largest and oldest man-made brick building still stands, this being the Jethawanarama Pagoda.

Activities

  • Anuradhapura Kingdom Tour

Accommodation

Rajarata Hotel or similar hotel in Anuradhapura.

Day 4

The Wonder of Sigiriya

Today, you will drive to Sigiriya. Here, you can dedicate the whole evening to fully explore the Eighth World Wonder of Sigiriya Royal Palace. You will be the witness of marvellous landscapes, irrigation technology and the aesthetic abilities of ancient Sinhalese culture.

Activities

  • Sigiriya Royal Palace Visit

Accommodation

Fresco Water Villa or similar hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 5

Royal Botanical Garden

Drive to Kandy and visit the largest Royal Botanical Gardens, which is covered by colourful flowers, herbs, endemic and epidemic plant species and palm family trees. The gardens include more than 4000 varieties.

Then you will be heading to the view point of Kandy, before enjoying some authentic Kandyan dancing in the evening. Finally, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The most sacred molar tooth of the Lord Buddha is placed in seven golden caskets, under a golden celling.

Visit the largest Royal Botanical Gardens, which includes more than 4000 varieties of colourful and interesting plant species.

Activities

  • Royal Botanical Gardens Visit
  • Kandyan Dancing
  • Temple Of The Tooth Relic Visit

Accommodation

Hotel Suisse or similar hotel in Kandy.

Day 6

Rafting on the Kelani River

Travel to Kitulgala and enjoy an exhilarating water rafting experience. You can feel the exciting rush of water rafting on the Kelani River at Kitulagala in Sri Lanka (If you are above 10 years of age). Well trained and experience coaches would guide you in the rafting with all safety equipment and safety guards in place.

It is about 5km still water and another 5km covers major and minor rapids, so there is something for all adrenaline junkies! This is an incredible experience you should never missed in Sri Lanka. Afterward, drive to Nuwara Eliya for the night.

Calling all adrenaline junkies - time to experience the rush of water rafting on the Kelani River!

Activities

  • Water Rafting

Accommodation

Daffodils or similar hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 7

World's-end View Point

Your journey begins at 5.a.m. for a drive to Horton plains, which is the highest plain and boosts a 9km circular walking track (this takes roughly 3/4 hours to complete). The World's-end view point is the most iconic place, here you can see up to the South-Coast of Sri Lanka - truly a breathtaking sight and well worth the walk!

After this, you will be driven back to the hotel in Ella. Little Adams Peak is an attractive view point at sunrise, as well as the sun sets as it is another high view point in Ella. It takes about one and half hours to complete the journey.

The World's-end view point is the most iconic place, here you can see up to the South-Coast of Sri Lanka - truly a breathtaking sight and well worth the walk!

Activities

  • Horton Plains Walk
  • Worlds-end View Point
  • Little Adams Peak
  • Hotel Transfer

Accommodation

The Mountain Heavans or similar hotel in Ella.

Day 8

Yala Safari

Today you will drive to Tissamaharama, on route you will see the wonderful Rawana Ella waterfall. Rawana Ella is the widest waterfall in Sri Lanka, as well as it being a spectacular sight. By lunchtime you can join a Yala Safari, it is interesting and one of the most popular activities among tourists.

This is due to the fact that Yala is the second largest wildlife reserve in Sri Lanka. It contains a higher density of leopard population than any national park in the world! So if you are lucky you can spot these incredible wild cats during your safari.

Yala is the second largest wildlife reserve in Sri Lanka and boosts a higher density of leopard than any National Park in the world!

Activities

  • Rawana Ella Waterfall Visit
  • Yala Safari

Accommodation

Kithala Resort or similar hotel in Yala

Day 9

Hummanaya blow hole

Today you will drive to Mirissa, stopping at Hummanaya blow hole and a turtle hatchery on your way. Hummanaya blow hole, pumps sea water up to 40 feet high, all from a natural hole between two rocks! Next stop is the turtle conservation project. Share a helping hand at this incredible turtle hatchery before driving to your hotel.

Activities

  • Hummanaya Blow Hole
  • Turtle Hatchery Visit

Accommodation

Mirissa Gate Resort or similar hotel.

Day 10

Dolphin & Whale Watching

Get ready for an exciting dolphin and whale watching tour which begins bright and early at 6.00 a.m. This tour will take roughly 4 hours. After your time whale and dolphin watching, you will see the World Heritage site “Galle Fort”. It is was built by the Portuguese and was reconstructed during the Dutch period. Next you can witness traditional stilt fishing, before relaxing at your hotel.

Enjoy the beauty of the water during your dolphin and whale watching adventure!

Activities

  • Dolphin & Whale Watching
  • Galle Fort Visit

Accommodation

Coral Sands hotel or similar hotel in Hikkaduwa.

Day 11-12

Coastal Fun

Firstly venture out to the coral reefs and enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling, under the safety supervision of well experienced professionals. There is so much to take in during your exploration of the sea life below. Hikkaduwa coastal area is most suitable for surfing during November to April months.

In the evening you can enjoy a Madhu river boat safari and then some natural fish therapy for self-relaxing. After a well deserved evening of relaxation and potentially a bit of local exploring, enjoy one last Sri Lankan breakfast before your departure. In the morning, one of our representatives will drop you at the airport according to your flight departure time.

Fully submerge yourself in water based activities, from snorkelling to scuba diving - the underwater world awaits!

Activities

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Fish Therapy
  • Madhu River Boat Safari
  • Airport Transfer

Accommodation

Hotel Wonder bar or similar hotel in Bentota

What's Included

Accommodation

11 Nights’ Accommodation at 3 Star & 4 Star Hotels

Ground Transport

Transportation in a Comfortable A/C Vehicle with Chauffeur Guide (English)

  • Your drivers accommodation and meals are also included

Fees and Taxes

  • Fuel and Local insurance
  • All Local Taxes and Charges

Group Rates

Group rates available on request.

Flights

All International/Domestic flights and Visas are excluded.

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Exclusions

  • Late check-outs or early check-in charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch and any meals not specified in itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees of visiting sites and related activities, as per itinerary
Created by
Buddhika Rathnayaka

Budhika Rathnayaka is a professional English tour guide and safe driver, who plans multi-day tours around Sri Lanka including ready-made and tailor-made holiday packages with comfortable transportation facilities in fully air-conditioned vehicles parking for up to six people.In 2011 I was offered a Bachelor of Business Management degree through the University of Uva Wellassa in Sri Lanka.I have been a tour guide and a driver in the field since 2012.

Sri Lanka can be divided into three main geographical and climatic zones, where you can feel the differences within 2-3 hours of driving distance. First, the ancient historical ruins including the largest brick creation in the world that dates back 2000 years.There is a hilly area which is 4000 feet above sea level covered with greenery tea plantations, stunning waterfalls and panoramic views.Lastly, the magnificent coastal area with its eye-catching movements of whales and dolphins in the deep sea. Relax your mind and soul while you sunbathe on the beach and take part in scuba diving and snorkeling.The journey also provides a glimpse of native habitats and wildlife.

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