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Full Sri Lanka Adventure 14D/13N

Embrace the rich cultural heritage and history of Sri Lanka by visiting its national parks, botanical gardens, awesome temples and beautiful beaches on this unforgettable 14-day adventure.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the famous coastal town of Unawatuna
  • See frescoes at Sigiriya Temples
  • Take a jeep safari in Yala National Park
Price from

$3,500.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 13 nights in selected Hotels
  • - Airport transfers, A/C private vehicle
  • - 13 Breakfasts
  • - Cultural and nature expeditions
  • - English-speaking chauffeur/guide
  • - All the assistance in the Airport.

Departures:

Every Wednesday

Itinerary

Day 1: Negombo, Sri Lanka

Welcome to Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean!

You will be greeted by Bamba Travel Sri Lankan representative at Airport and will escort you to the vehicle and transfer to Negombo. Check in to the hotel and relax.

Negombo situated by the shores of a lagoon by the same name once has been a trading port for Portuguese and Dutch and is an ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the airport.

Attractions in the city are the old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 now a part of the prison, the Dutch Canal which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villages. The 160km long canal running through the town is still being used and is an attraction for those who want to see the country from a different perspective.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo.(Airport / Negombo, Approx: 20 Min)

*Optional: In the evening visit Negombo city and boat ride.

Day 2: Negombo - Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Sigiriya which is in the central part of the country.

During the journey to Sigiriya you will pass scenic locations of rural Sri Lanka such as Lakes, paddy fields, jungles and rural villages to make a stop if you like to take some pictures. On the way you will stop by Koskele Forest reserve where you will enjoy a Hot cup of Tea with a small snack called Roti or freshly made Corn by the roadside, experiencing the local way of Sri Lanka. This place is famous for travellers to refresh and enjoy a small snack on your way towards the Cultural triangle and to experience the local way of life.

Continue the journey to Sigiriya and visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the evening.

Among locals this is called the 8th wonder of the world. An absolutely marvellous fortress complex which dates back to 477 CE situated 200 meters high from the ground. This giant rock fortress has water fountains, boulder gardens, frescos, mirror wall, relics of the castle and many more exciting monuments from the bottom to the top of the complex. This is definitely the most visited tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. UNESCO has declared this ancient city as one of the World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka.

Some people believe that Sigiriya is a post historical archeology turning point of Ravana. According to them, Sigiriya may be the Alakamandava (the City of the Gods) that was built up before 50 centuries ago by King Kubera who was the half-brother of Great king Ravana. Enjoy the ancient beauty of Sri Lankan heritage.

Once you climb down, we would recommend drinking a fresh king coconut to refresh yourself. It’s an absolutely tasty drink which is available around the Sigiriya rock fortress.

Check-in to the hotel and chill. You may enjoy a dip in the pool, that’s a great feeling when on a tropical island.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Dambulla.(Negombo/ Sigiriya, Approx: 4 Hrs)

Day 3: Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Breakfast at the hotel, thereafter transfer to Polonnaruwa.

This is an ancient site with lots of archeological monuments. You will be surprised by the ancient architecture of Sri Lanka.

The Royal Kingdom of Polonnaruwa is the second kingdom in Sri Lanka and the largest city in north central province. Polonnaruwa is famous for its ancient architectural sites, natural beauty, the large lake Parakrama and Samudra, an ancient city built in 1200, declared by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka.

Royal kingdom of Polonnaruwa is one of the most important ancient archeological site which has a range of surprising Architectural, agricultural, irrigation and religious (Buddhist and Hindu) sites to explore and discover. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where there are four splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of rock. Also, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya – a lake built by King Parakramabahu the great.

In the afternoon transfer to Minneriya and go on a safari at Minneriya National Park. The extent of the Minneriya National Park is about 8,889 hectares. There are wetlands in this National Park, which have international importance, animal and plant species, which are plenty in dry zone, are found in this park. Wild elephants, various amphibians, local and immigrant bird species are plenty in this park. About 160 species of birds, 09 amphibians, 25 reptile species, 26 fish species and more than 78 butterfly species have been found in this area. There are bamboo trees which are rare in other parks and wild elephants can be seen conveniently. The significant feature is that these elephants can be seen going closer to them.

Proceed back to hotel at Dambulla and enjoy the evening.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Dambulla.(Dambulla / Polonnaruwa, Approximately 1 Hr)

Day 4: Dambulla - Kandy, Sri Lanka

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Kandy which is located in the hill country of Sri Lanka, on your way pay a visit to Dambulla Rock Temple, Golden temple and Rock caves in Dambulla.

Dambulla is an exciting tourist destination situated in the central province of Sri Lanka. Approximately 150 Km away from Colombo, the world renowned rock cave temple complex in Dambulla golden temple dated to the 2nd century BC is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the historical, religious and unbelievable architectural value. This site has over 80 caves, some of which are used to practice deep meditation by Buddhist monks. This Rock temple has five different caves with 153 magnificent Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan monarchs and 4 Hindu gods. Next stop will be a spice Garden in Matale where you will see different plants and spices of Sri Lanka. Continue the journey to Kandy.

In the afternoon you will go on a city tour in Kandy to discover the city. Kandy, the city of wonders. Kandy is the hill capital of Sri Lanka, surrounded by sky kissing hills, green valleys, pure rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Kandy is also the cultural center of Sri Lanka and a UNESCO world heritage city. The most respected and celebrated Buddhist monument, the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha is placed at the Dalada Maligawa, the temple of the tooth which is the most important attraction in Kandy. Buddhist devotees from all over the world visits this place all year around. KCC shopping mall, the ancient lake in the middle of the city, Gem museums, souvenir shops and many more modern and ancient attractions are available in Kandy.

In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Later in evening witness the Cultural Show.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.(Dambulla/ Kandy, Approximately 3 Hrs)

Day 5: Kandy, Sri Lanka

After enjoying a delicious breakfast head out to the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, which is situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and visited approximately by 2 million people annually.

The unusual name is Sinhalese translation of guava plain. The garden is notable for its collection of a variety of Orchids. It is home to various species of plants, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. It is also one of the largest botanical gardens of Sri Lanka, An artificial lake with water plants including giant water lily and papyrus seeds is found in the centre of the garden.

Return to the hotel and enjoy the day.

Overnight in Kandy.

Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Enjoy the Breakfast at the hotel and start you journey to Nuwaraeliya the city surrounded by the tea plantations.

Nuwara Eliya is also known as The Little England due to its climatic conditions, vegetation, geographical and ecological setups. You will see few beautiful waterfalls, tea plantations and picturesque mountain ranges on your way up to Nuwaraleya. You may stop at a restaurant and enjoy a cup of hot Ceylon Tea.

Continue the journey to Nuwara Eliya. This is a famous place because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the Heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world Best tea. Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 whole golf courses in South Asia.

Check-in to the hotel and enjoy the cool climate of Nuwara Eliya.

In the evening you can explore Nuwara Eliya city while having a stroll along the Gregory Lake.

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and it’s time to start an adventurous walk in Horton Plains National Park.

On our way to Horton plains you will pass a large area of Grass field which is belongs to a Dairy farm which is a beautiful site and a lake surrounded by greenery. You will love this ride which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some nature lovers and Eco tourists call this the Heaven on Earth due to its unparalleled natural beauty and compactness of attractions such as Bakers falls (a fantastic waterfall), Chimmini pool, the famous World’s end cliff with a 3700 feet sheer drop with a breath-taking view, vast range of endemic flora and fauna, wild animals, birds, water streams to name a few. It’s one of the biodiversity hot spots in the world according to naturalists. The park is a no polythene and plastic zone, therefore refrains from carrying any such items.

Afterwards, proceed back to hotel and enjoy the evening.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Enjoy your breakfast and transfer to Yala.

This is a journey from the cool hill country to the dry zone of Sri Lanka. Yala is one of the finest locations for wildlife enthusiasts and you will be accommodating at a camp site in the wilderness.

Yala National Park showcases a vast variety of indigenous animals and is best known for large herds of roaming elephants and the ever-elusive leopard. The park’s dry thorn scrub, interspersed with small dusty glades and it is reminiscent of Africa, a perfect environment for safaris. Sit back, relax and enjoy the wildlife.

In the afternoon, embark on a safari adventure. Upon completing the Yala safari ride you will transfer to the hotel in Thissamaharama.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Tissamaharama.

Day 9: Yala National Park - Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

After breakfast, kick off your day today you will reach Galle for the beach stay of your tour in Sri Lanka.

On your way to Galle will see Stilt fishermen on the water who are sitting on a pole in the sea and trying to catch fish, which is a spectacular view.

In the evening visit Galle Fort, the reflection of Dutch era in Sri Lanka. Galle is beautiful city with 300-year-old Dutch fortification built in 1663, covered three sides by the fascinating Indian ocean. Walk in side this fort premises will take you to the antiquity of Dutch era in Sri Lanka. Series of architectural monuments, stylish boutique hotels, fine dining restaurants, souvenir shops and picture perfect locations are few things you will see in this beautiful set. Galle fort has declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sri Lanka due to its historical and Architectural values.

Continue the journey to Unawatuna. Check-in to the hotel and relax.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Unawatuna.

Day 10: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Free day.

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel and take your time to explore the most famous beach in the country.

Day 11: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Free day.

Lie on a sun bed or just go on a barefoot walk on the beach and breathe the salty sea air – it’s a fantastic feeling.

If you are in to sea bathing, now is your time to jump into the warm salty waters.

Day 12: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Today you have another free day to spend at leisure.

Relax on the beach or explore the town.

Day 13: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Today is your last free day to spend at leisure.

Marvel at the coral reef and its palm-lined beaches.

Day 14: Unawatuna - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Airport for the departure flight.

It’s time to say good bye!

See you soon again.