- Start Date04/29/2020
- TypeGuided Tours
- LocationSri Lanka
- Departure CityCOLOMBO
- End CityCOLOMBO
- Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
- Durations 12 days 11 nights
Sri Lanka offers a variety of grandness and marvel encapsulated in the way of life of the open country, the development of the urban communities, and the quality of ensured natural life. Take to the path and roads, cloisters and gives in during your 12-day experience in Sri Lanka, offering elite visits and interminable fervor. Your experience starts with your appearance in Colombo at Bandaranaike International Airport. Your private exchange welcomes you at customs and escorts you to a lovely lodging at the core of the capital city. Meet your guide in the hall for a basic voyage through the city, taking throughout the entire existence of the provincial fortification and the lively shopping area of Pettah.
The next morning, you have a private exchange from Colombo to Kotugoda, which is associated with the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. Your guide drives you through the dazzling vestiges of old Anuradhapura before taking you to the solaces of your lavish lodging. The exceptional stone monument of Lion Rock calls to you. Your guide drives you on a half-day voyage through the castle complex decorating the stone monument summit before proceeding to the base of Ritigala Mountain to visit a noteworthy religious community. Next, your guide drives you on an electrifying voyage through the Dambulla Cave Temples, which contain sculptures and frescoes more than 2,000 years of age.
Proceed to a zest ranch in the town of Matale to find out about the development of different kinds of leafy foods in the area, including espresso and vanilla. Appreciate lunch on the homestead before showing up in the beguiling city of Kandy, which is situated on the shores of the eponymous lake. Meander along the concealed roads and lovely blooming blossoms in Peradeniya Royal Botanic Gardens. Proceed with a private voyage through the sanctuaries and markets of Kandy. Visit the loved Temple of the Tooth at night to see the charming Drum and Dance execution before review the tooth of the Buddha.
Next, you have a private exchange to the train station at Peradeniya to board your top notch vehicle taking you on a picturesque excursion through the tea-developing locale. Appreciate the scene of cascades and rich landscape prompting the slopes terraced by tea ranches. Enjoy the solaces of your rich retreat style convenience with the staying of the day at your relaxation. Take to the path by walking or by bicycle to investigate the encompassing towns or wait in the solaces of your remodeled frontier house. At that point, you have a private voyage through a tea industrial facility to visit proficient gatherers and find out about the procedure of development. The rest of the day is by and by at your recreation to partake in a whitewater boating visit, spa day, or trek to the religious community on Adam’s Peak.
Your private exchange meets you at the inn and takes you on a beautiful drive to Yala National Park. Stop on the way to see cascades and sanctuaries, Buddhist holy places and towns before showing up in an extravagance campground settle between the sea shore and the national park grounds. Participate in a night game drive through the national park to end the energizing day. Venture out ahead of schedule for an entire day game drive in Yala National Park looking for distinguished natural life, including Asian elephants, panthers, monkeys, and more than 200 sorts of feathered creatures.
Travel from Yala National Park to the beachside city of Galle, visiting the memorable pioneer post with a nearby guide whose family has lived in the fortification for ages. The following day, you have a private cooking class with a culinary expert anxious to lead you through the Galle advertise before acquainting you with the flavors and conventions of Sri Lankan food. Toward the evening, you proceed with your investigation of culture at a craftsman’s studio to gain proficiency with the exchange of making strict workmanship covers. Your private exchange meets you at the lodging in Galle on the last day before accompanying you to Bandaranaike International Airport for your flight home.
- Wander through an assortment of old cavern sanctuaries to see shocking frescoes and sculptures going back over 2,000 years
- Relish an inside and out voyage through a notable tea manor and industrial facility in the tea-developing locale for broad understanding into convention, development, and flavor
- Delight in a private cooking class to become familiar with the specialty of layered flavors in conventional Sri Lankan food
- Partake in the creative ability and novel legacy of cutting a strict cover during a secretly instructed class
- View one of the most established known trees on the planet while visiting the antiquated city of Anuradhapura, which legend states has an immediate association with Buddha
- Venture to the highest point of Lion Rock to investigate the colossal grounds of Sigiriya Fortress, home to gardens, stores, caverns, and a royal residence
- Traverse the secured grounds of Yala Wildlife Sanctuary looking for Asian elephants, crocodiles, and panthers on exciting game drives
- Enjoy a guided voyage through a private zest ranch for better comprehension of the tropical flavors and rich varieties of flavors flourishing in the atmosphere of Sri Lanka
- Discover the special mix of proceeded with culture and provincial design while visiting the Fortress of Galle with a nearby private guide
- Travel to the base of Ritigala Mountain Range to visit the grounds of an authentic Monastery
- Audio guide
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Pick-up and drop off
- Private tour
- Professional guide
- Special activities
- Transport by air-conditioned
DAY 01 - ARRIVE IN COLOMBO – AN HIGH-CLASS GUISE AT COLOMBO
Arrive Colombo, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Colombo – the trade and commercial capital has long been the traditional gateway to the Orient. Sri Lanka’s largest city, it is located on the west coast and draws together all the cultures, religions and influences of foreign lands into a pot-pourri of sounds, smells and a kaleidoscope of colour. The original traders and settlers - the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left in their wake churches and monuments, names and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages which have been absorbed into the speech of the Sri Lankan. Today, Colombo is a fascinating city - a happy blend of east & west, past & present, with a charm of its own. A less known but amazingly true fact is that Colombo has a superb range of high quality restaurants serving food from all over the world and some of the best shopping opportunities in Asia. The main seaport of Sri Lanka is in Colombo & adjoining it, is Pettah, a local bazaar & trading area. Other places of interest are the beautiful Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, the historic Wolfendhal church, (1749) residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, , the Ceramic Corporation famous for its well known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping centre. Night stay in Colombo.
DAY 02 - COLOMBO TO KOTUGODA – IN THE COMPANY OF THE HISTORY
After breakfast depart by surface to Kotugoda. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Night stay in Kotugoda.
DAY 03 – IN KOTUGODA – ON THE TOP OF THE ROCK
After breakfast city tour of Kotugoda. Night stay in Kotugoda.
DAY 04 - KOTUGODA TO KANDY – A ASSEMBLY WITH RELIGIOUS MONKS
After breakfast depart by surface to Kandy. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Kandy – a lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens – home to one of the world’s best collections of Orchids. A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires. The highlight of the city’s calendar is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July/August by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and approximately 100 Elephants. Night stay in Kandy.
DAY 05 – IN KANDY – THE FORTS OF THE KANDYAN EMPIRE
After breakfast city tour of Kandy. including Temple of tooth relic, Royal Botanical garden, Kandy lake. Late evening witness of the cultural showNight stay in Kandy.
DAY 06 – KANDY TO HATTON – ONWARDS TO TASTE TEA
After breakfast depart by surface to Hatton. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Night stay in Hatton.
DAY 07 – IN HATTON – LEARNING THE INTRICATE ART OF MAKING TEA
After breakfast city tour of Hatton. Night stay in Hatton.
DAY 08 - HATTON TO YALA – PICTURESQUE TRIPS AND NIGHT RIDES
After breakfast depart by surface to Yala. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Night stay in Yala.
DAY 09 – IN YALA – ON THE MOVE
After breakfast city tour of Yala. Night stay in Yala.
DAY 10 - YALA TO GALLE – DISCOVERING THE STRONGHOLD OF GALLE
After breakfast depart by surface to Galle. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Galle is a beautiful city to witness the sun and sand. Galle Harbor was frequented by Chinese and Arabians sailors before the Portuguese occupied Galle in the 16th century. The Dutch captured Galle in 1640 and handed it over to the British in 1796. History reveals that the Chinese Admiral Zheng He, who commanded seven great voyages through the South China Seas and the Indian Ocean between 1405 and 1433, erected a tablet in 1409 in Galle in commemoration of his second visit to Sri Lanka. The trilingual tablet discovered in 1911 has inscriptions in Chinese, Tamil and Arabic languages, suggesting that the Chinese were dealing with a cosmopolitan trading community at that time. Night stay in Galle.
DAY 11 – IN GALLE – THE EXTENSIVE ZESTS OF SRI LANKA
After breakfast city tour of Galle visit the Galle Dutch Fort which is among the most popular sites in Galle where it attracts those who value archaeological reserves and heritage. It is known as the oldest fort in Asia, named as a world heritage by UNESCO. Inside the fort, travelers can find other attractions such as the Dutch Museum, which contains paintings, pictures and furniture of the Dutch Reformed Church. The fort is built on small peninsula that can be easily accessed from the Galle town. It is the best place to visit during an evening as the picturesque scenery of the sunset can be witnessed at its best. The trilingual inscription is in the National Museum in Colombo and a copy can be found in the Maritime Museum in Galle. Night stay in Galle.
DAY 12 – DEPART COLOMBO – BACK TO WHERE WE CAME FROM
In time transfer to Colombo airport to board flight for onward destination.
How many people will be on my trip?
Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips, you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travelers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.