Sri Lanka: Archaeology, Wildlife And Leisure Tour FU01

15 Days From £0 (1,280 USD)

This two week guided tour of Sri Lanka takes you to all the main highlights of this beautiful and historic island. There are ancient temples, vibrant cities, hilltop villages, statues of Buddha, beaches, tea plantations and elephants.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Airport, Sri Lanka
End Location: Airport, Sri Lanka
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

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Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Accommodation on(Twin share)bed & breakfast basis on comfortable hotels except specially mentioned above.
- Transportation by air-conditioned private car/van /bus as per program.
- Entrance fees and 4 wheel drive safari tours,
- Service of English Speaking Chauffeur.

Excludes
- Any airfares or airport tax
- Lunch and dinner (unless specially mentioned above)
- Camera and video permits
- Special beverages at meals time
- Expenses of personal nature
- Tips and porter charges,laundry, phone-fax calls bills

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Negombo - On arrival, our representative will meet you at the airport and then you will be transferred to one of the best beach in town, which located on a sandy beach.Enjoy the day at sunny beach of Negambo sun bath /safe swim . Negombo provides an ideal resting point on the beach,after your hectic flight before travel to the long drive to Cultural Triangle and Sigiriya on next day. After breakfast, you are free to laze by the beach at your own activities ( breakfast and dinner provided) Negombo's colourful culture and heritage including the fishing villages, Portuguese and Dutch period churches and canals. In the evening, experience your trip on canoe or paddleboat in the surrounding. Dinner and stay overnight at the Hotel.(breakfast provided)
Day 02. As Day 1
Day 03. Sigiriya-Dambulla - Commencing the day with breakfast and then we depart for Dambulla. You will visit the Dambulla Cave Temple - one of the most impressive Buddhist temples in the world was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The temple is composed of 5 caves, which have been converted into shrine rooms. This place is worth visiting not only for historical site itself but it is also for the beautiful view over the countryside you can get uphill. (breakfast provided) Dinner and stay overnight at Sigiriya Hotel.
Day 04. Sigiriya - After breakfast, we proceed to rock fortress Sigiriya - a world heritage site, which is considered as the 8th wonder of the world, , walls, terraces water gardens on its summit. Sigiriya sanctuary with extent of 51,099 ha, is in the Polonnaruwa District, also has a large population of migratory elephants, apart from the presence of many other large mammals. Possible bike rides in the local area sight seeing .(breakfast provided) You will return to hotel dinner and stay overnight at Sigiriya Hotel.
Day 05. Habarana Polonnaruwa - After breakfast serving, followed the day by hitting the road to Polonnaruwa, we start an excitement journey of the day with being on safari at Habarana. Travelling on elephant's back is one of our highlight - you will have an experience on a tamed Elephant into the jungle, closely observe its daily activities, such as feeding, bathing. Dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Polonnaruwa.(breakfast provided)
Day 06. Anuradapura , Mihintale Polonnaruwa - Having breakfast in the early morning, then, we will depart to Mihintale - is one of enormous spiritual significant to the Sinhalese, it is a beautiful site, revered for being the place where the king was converted to Buddhism in 243 BC enabling the religion to spread over the whole island. The hilltop is worth climbing, The triple hills you struggle up give you superb views, one hilltop has a modern Buddha which is beautifully carved, another has an impressive dagoba and temple and the order is a climb up stone cut grooves to a meditation rock outcrop. Visit Archaeological museums in Anuradapura (breakfast provided) Dinner and stay overnight at polonnaruwa.
Day 07. Wasgamuwa National Park - Get up and have breakfast in the early morning, up next, we keep on to Wasgamuwa - the "Strict Natural park Reserve" with a coverage of 36,948 hectares, bounded by the Mahaweli River on the east and Amban on the west and the north. The park is home for23 species of mammals,143 of heaven for butterflies, 50 species are found throughout the park and 9 of these are endemic. Experience it with the the jeep safari. On your return from the afternoon nature trail, you will be welcomed with a hearty barbecue meal in a magical setting the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire.The qualified, experienced chefs can rustle up the meal of your choice, and add on a few interesting gastronomic surprises. So sit back, relax and let the experienced staff cater to your every need. Spend overnight at the camp. (b'fast ,lunch and dinner provided)
Day 08. Kandy - After breakfast, we continue driving to Kandy, Sri Lanka's hill capital stronghold of the Sinhala kings, repository of culture, religious center is Sri Lanka's most beautiful town - where the famous Dalada Maligawa another world heritage site In the evening, you are welcomed to witness Kandy Culture performance (breakfast provided) Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy.
Day 09. Kitulgala-Belihuloya - After breakfast, you will be picked up and driven to Kithulgala. We offer you a great experience on white-water rafting. After lunch, we go to Belihuloya - inking the wet & dry zone with the hill country & the low country. This is very important location gas made it one of the places in the country with the highest bio-diversity. The streams namely Belihuloya and Galagamaoya meet together creating a natural bathing area with clear unpolluted water, which comes from Horton Plains 2200 metres above the sea level. Before the night falling down, we will reach Belihuloya. Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.(breakfast provided)
Day 10. Horton Plains - After breakfast we begin trekking to Horton Plains, the most certainly one of the world's best nature reserves, which consist of famous World's End, Bakers Fall, Chiminini Pool etc. Beside Elk, . Down below, one is greeted, by the beautiful view of sprawing tea estate laved with gravel roads and line rooms, and if one looks beyond, by breathtaking panoramic view of the southern part of the island down to the coast.This is the highest plateau in the country that dramatically drops off 900 meters to the valley floor, the most breath taking sight. This was declared as a National Park in 1988. The park area is 3160 hectare. We will be passing the evening to see Elk coming out before return to Belihouloya.Spend the night at Belihuloya.(breakfast provided).
Day 11. Udawalawe - Visit to Udawalawe National Park. This 30,281 hectares dry zone game park was declared as a protected national park in 1972. safari tour after lunch in the park. The Udawalawe National Park is an ideal place for bird watching as it endows a wide variety of birds. The parkland is an excellent habitat of many endemic species such as the Red-faced Malkoha, Serpent Eagles, Hawk Eagles, White-Bellied Sea Eagles, Black Eagles, Black Capped Bulbuls, Racket-tailed Drongos, Malabar Pied Horn Bills, White-necked Storks, Open Bills, Ibis, Shama (the forest Nightingale), Strol-Billed Kingfishers, and peacocks. Spend the night.(breakfast provided)
Day 12. Tangalle Bay - After enjoing your first meal of the day, we proceed to Tangalle Bay, which is one of the nicest spots along the coast, particularly if you just want somewhere to laze and soak up the sun. Before arriving Tangalle Bay, you will take you to en route visit the Elephant Transit Centre, to look after the abandoned baby elephants, was set up in 1995 as pilot project by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The rest of the day, enjoy the sea bath ,sunbath on the beach or discovering the town, which is itself an easy-going place with the attractions, such as the remainders of Dutch days, including the Rest House, which was once home for the Dutch administrators. Dinner and overnight stay at Tangalle Nature Resort.(breakfast provided)
Day 13. Kalutara , Wadduwa - After breakfast, we drive to Galle , visit Galle Dutch fortress and sight seeing. Then start heading via hikkaduwa and bentota .Kalutara, which was once an important spice-trading centre controlled at various times by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Today it has reputation for fine basketware and also for the best mangosteens on the island. Spend the night and relax next whole day at leisure in a beach resort (breakfast provided.)then drive to Airport for departure on the 15th day or (See day 14)
Day 14. Wadduwa or Hendala - Or after breakfast Head to Colombo city, visit Colombo Zoo and Sri Lanka National museum ,if the time permit drive around highly populated Central City area, Sea street, famous of Jewellery shopping , and spend a night at star class hotel. Next day breakfast provided.
Day 15. Departure - After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport.(or extend your holiday)