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Grand Tour in Sri Lanka

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From $952/pp

Sri Lanka

Trip Length

7 days

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Grand Tour in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka can be divided in to three main geographical and climatic zones, where you can actually feel the difference within a 2/3 hour drive. Firstly the ancient historical ruins, Segiriya bares the nickname "Eigth World Wonder". It is a man created stone kingdom, sitting on top of an isolated rock with amazing carvings, paintings as well as unbelievable archeologically. This entire mansion complex was built in the 5th century. Next the hilly area which is 4000 feet above sea level, covered in green tea plantations, stunning waterfalls and panoramic scenarios. Finally the amazing coastal area which will relax your mind and soul. Here enjoy sunbaths at the beach, witness the natural habitats and wildlife in between the journey. Our 7 day tour takes you through Sri Lanka's best scenery. You will experience village tours, wildlife safari, trekking, educational tea plantation therapy, a boat safari, and many other activities. These are sure to leave you with a new appreciation for the wonders of Sri Lanka!

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Sri Lanka can be divided in to three main geographical and climatic zones, where you can actually feel the difference within a 2/3 hour drive. Firstly the ancient historical ruins, Segiriya bares the nickname "Eigth World Wonder". It is a man created stone kingdom, sitting on top of an isolated rock with amazing carvings, paintings as well as unbelievable archeologically. This entire mansion complex was built in the 5th century. Next the hilly area which is 4000 feet above sea level, covered in green tea plantations, stunning waterfalls and panoramic scenarios. Finally the amazing coastal area which will relax your mind and soul. Here enjoy sunbaths at the beach, witness the natural habitats and wildlife in between the journey. Our 7 day tour takes you through Sri Lanka's best scenery. You will experience village tours, wildlife safari, trekking, educational tea plantation therapy, a boat safari, and many other activities. These are sure to leave you with a new appreciation for the wonders of Sri Lanka!

Itinerary

Day 1

Relax in Colombo

Our representative tour guide will be waiting at the Airport to warmly welcome you and would lead you comfortably to your hotel in Colombo. The first day allows you to relax and refresh yourself at the hotel before the start of your adventure.

Activities

  • Hotel Transfer

Accommodation

Me Colombo or level 01 safe & secure hotel in Colombo.

Day 2

Sigiriya Experience

Tourist activities in Sigiriya are remarkable including village tours to experience ancient village life, oxen cart rides, catamaran rides, walk towards paddy fields, cookery demonstration on traditional Sri Lankan foods and enjoy a traditional meal. You can enjoy elephant ride through the forest, around and across the lake.

To conclude the journey, we will visit one of the national parks in the wild life reservoir of Minneriya, Kaudulla or Eco to see giants and wild elephants of the jungle, and then spend the night at Aliya resort & spa or similar hotel in Sigiriya.

Experience the giants of the jungle, the historical kingdom and its unique features.

Activities

  • Oxen Cart Rides
  • Nature Walk
  • Traditional Cooking Demonstration
  • Village Tour
  • Catamaran Rides
  • Elephant Ride
  • Jeep Safari (wild Life)

Accommodation

Aliya resort & spa or similar hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 3

The Eighth Wonder

Journey begins at 7.00 a.m. And drives to Lion Rock, Sigiriya bares the eight world wonder a man created stoned complete kingdom on the top of an isolated rock with amazing carvings, paintings as well as unbelievable archeologically planned entire mansion complexion built in 5th century.

The pompous isolated rock is raised more than 600 feet’s above the ground with 3km length and 1km width. Visit Kandy. We will visit the Royal Botanic Garden, which is filled with colourful flower plants, herbal plants, endemic and epidemic plant species, and palm family trees. There are more than 4,000 varieties to be seen here. In the evening, take part in Kandyan dancing events.

*Optional Additional Activity: Hot air balloon ride is an hour journey which begins along with the sun rise and flows over the jungle, geographical beauties, lakes, wild life habitats and over ancient villages.

Dambulla is the iconic place which offers the safest and most enjoyable hot air balloon rides, all under the supervision of internationally recognised institution with their well-qualified and skilful staff.

Kandy's view point stands at than 500m above sea level, from there you can see the city's most beautiful places.

Activities

  • Kandyan Dance Experience
  • Royal Botanic Garden Visit
  • Visit Lion Rock
  • View Point Of Kandy

Optional Activities

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride

Accommodation

Thilanka hotel in Kandy or similar hotel

Day 4

Knuckles Valley

The driver picks you up at 6:00 in the morning from your residence in Kandy and drive straight to knuckles valley via Hulugaga road. Begin the trekking in the morning to Knuckles, while reaching the peak you will pass tea estates, waterfalls, panoramic scenarios, pigmy rain and cloudy forest.

Knuckles Valley also boasts of various bird watching hotspots.

Activities

  • Knuckles Valley Hike

Accommodation

Thilanka hotel or similar hotel in Kandy.

Day 5

Ambuluwawa Mountain Hill

You are picked up at 8.00 a,m. from the hotel in Kandy and drive straightway to “Ambuluwawa”, which is a green hilly area, rich in biodiversity. At the top of the mountain there is a man-made view point tower with the height of 48 meters approximately and provides a 360 degree view.

Next stop is Macwoods tea factory, where you will be briefed about the entire tea making process and sample the different varieties according to their taste and quality. You can purchase fresh tea products from the factory outlet too.

Witness scenic landscapes and beautiful waterfalls on route to Nuwara Eliya

Activities

  • Ambuluwawa View Point
  • Macwoods Tea Factory Tour

Accommodation

Jetwing St. Andrews hotel or similar hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 6-7

Madhu River Boat Safari

Drive to Bentota and in the evening you will enjoy a boat safari along the Madhu river, get some natural fish therapy for total relaxation.When it comes to birds, Cormorants and Kingfishers are a common sight. The Madu River is very rich in biodiversity. It passes through the wet zone of Sri Lanka opening up into the large Madu Lagoon on its way to the Indian Ocean.

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.

For avid bird watchers, the mangrove forests are a dream come true.

Activities

  • Madhu River Boat Safari
  • Airport Transfer

Accommodation

EKHO surf Bentota or similar hotel in Bentota.

What's Included

Excluded

Flights

All International/Domestic flights and Visas are excluded.

Meals

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • One authentic local lunch

Exclusions

  • Late check-outs or early check-in charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Any meals not specified in itinerary
  • Travel Insurance *Please note: Hot air balloon ride is an Optional activity

Accommodation

  • 5 Nights’ Accommodation in 4 Star & 5 star Hotels
  • 1 Nights’ Accommodation at safe & secure certified level 1 hotel

Ground Transport

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

  • Your drivers accommodation and meals are also included

Fees and Taxes

  • Entrance fees of visiting sites and related activities, as per itinerary
  • Fuel and Local insurance
  • All Local Taxes and Charges

Group Rates

Group rates available on request.

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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