Are you loved an adventure in nature? this exclusive tour made for you. Get ready to uncover the hidden gems of Sri Lanka, venturing beyond the crowded tourist trails. Sri Lanka is a dream come true for many adventurers. Despite its small size, it boasts an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine and untamed beaches to awe-inspiring mountain vistas and verdant tea plantations.
Get up close and personal with wild animals on a thrilling safari, where you may even spot majestic elephants in their natural habitat. But that’s not all! This tour goes beyond the ordinary, offering unique experiences like a traditional bull cart ride and a breathtaking train journey through the mountains. Moreover, Sri Lanka is known for its affordability, providing world-class experiences without breaking the bank. Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime, all while preserving and appreciating the wonders of this remarkable country.
12 Days 11 Night
Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, you will meet up your friendly tour leader and travel to Sigiriya. The cultural heart of the island. Arrive at Dambulla, immerse yourself in the charm of the countryside as you embark on a captivating cultural village tour. The tour starts with a traditional Bullock Cart ride, a time-honored mode of transportation still cherished in some Sri Lankan villages. Experience the rustic beauty of the landscape as you leisurely traverse the countryside. Next, you'll enjoy a serene canoeing boat ride across a picturesque lake, soaking in the tranquility of the surroundings. Get into a TukTuk, a popular local three-wheeler, for an exciting ride before reaching a local farmer's house, where you'll be warmly welcomed and experience the authentic hospitality of rural Sri Lanka. Afterward, prepare to be awe-struck as we visit the legendary Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Capture the breathtaking beauty of the sunset and relish the panoramic views from the summit. Conclude your day with a comfortable overnight stay in Dambulla. Activities: Sigiriya Rock Fortress visit Catamaran boat ride Cultural Village Tour Accommodation : Amaya Lake Dambulla (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Breakfast & Dinner Travel Time : Airport to Dambulla – 3 hours (approx.)
RITIGALA FOREST TREKKING Start your day with a visit to the enchanting Ritigala Forest Monastery. Embark on a challenging but rewarding climb up Ritigala to experience the serene beauty of Ritigala, hidden within a nature reserve. Navigate the challenging climb up Ritigala rock to explore the ancient ruins and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings. Then, embark on an afternoon safari at Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park, where you can witness majestic wild elephants and a variety of wildlife. As you explore the vast expanse of the park, spanning over 8,800 hectares, you'll encounter herds of elephants, graceful deer, majestic bulls, playful wild boars, and a colorful array of birdlife. Return to your accommodation in Dambulla, reflecting on the extraordinary encounters and anticipating the adventures that await you. Rest and rejuvenate, ready to embrace the next day's journey. Conclude your day with a comfortable overnight stay in Dambulla. Activities: Ritigala forest trekking Minneriya Wildlife safari Accommodation : Amaya Lake Dambulla (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Breakfast & Dinner Travel Time : Dambulla to Ritigala – 1 hours (approx.)
PIDURANGALA HIKE / KANDY Early morning ready for next adventure, climb Pidurangala rock at dawn for a mesmerizing sunrise view before continuing your journey to Kandy. Along the way, explore the Golden Buddha Statue, the Royal Cave Temple, and the fragrant Matale Spice Garden that allows you to appreciate the country's rich spice heritage and take home a taste of Sri Lanka's culinary traditions. Arrive in Kandy, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, nestled amidst mountains and lush rainforests. Pay a visit to the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere. Take in the rich history and natural beauty that surrounds you, creating lasting memories of your time in Kandy. Overnight stay in Kandy. Activities: Pidurangala rock hike Dambulla cave temple Spice garden visit Temple of Tooth Relic visit Optional Activities: Hot-air balloon tour Accommodation : Amaya Hills Kandy or Similar (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Breakfast & Dinner Travel Time : Dambulla to Kandy – 2 hours & 10 mins (approx.)
TEMPLE OF TOOTH RELIC / KANDY CITY WALK Enjoy the misty morning with a cup of iconic Ceylon tea at your hotel and start your day by visiting the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, which is renowned as one of the best botanical gardens in Asia. it offers a vast collection of plants, trees, and flowers from various parts of the world. Afterward, you'll have the opportunity to explore Kandy's busy city center in the afternoon. This vibrant area is filled with bustling markets, shops, and eateries. Here, you can immerse yourself in the local atmosphere, browse through the stalls offering fresh produce, spices, handicrafts, and other items. It's a great opportunity to experience the lively and colorful local culture. In the evening, your package includes a cultural dance show that is inspired by Sri Lankan arts, traditional dance forms, and cultural heritage. It's a wonderful way to immerse yourself in Sri Lanka's vibrant cultural scene and witness the talent and skill of local performers. Overnight stay in Kandy Activities: Royal Botanical Garden Kandy city tour Traditional dance show Accommodation : Amaya Hills Kandy or Similar (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Breakfast & Dinner Travel Time : Dambulla to Kandy – 2 hours & 10 mins (approx.)
KITULGALA ADVENTURES After breakfast at hotel, you will set off to Kithulgala for your next adventure of the itinerary. Kitulgala forest, a renowned ecotourism destination in Sri Lanka. Here you will experience thrilling white water rafting on the scenic Kelani River., the activity includes safety gear and a comprehensive briefing from instructors. It promises an enchanting adventure amidst the river's beauty. After enjoying the white-water rafting, Embark on a trek to a natural rock pool, a stunning creation of nature. Slide down a 5-meter waterfall into the pool using provided safety gear. It's a memorable experience in a serene setting. After a day filled with adventure and exploration, you'll spend the night in Kitulgala. Overnight stay in Kitulgala. Activities: River rafting Jungle Canyoning and Confidence jump Bicycle village tour Accommodation : Amaya Hills Kandy or Similar (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Breakfast & Dinner Travel Time : Kandy to Kithulgala – 2 hours (approx.)
HIKE TO ADAM’S PEAK After an early breakfast, your day will begin with a visit to a tea plantation. Sri Lanka is renowned for its tea production, and this excursion will allow you to explore the beautiful hills covered in lush green tea plantations. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to visit a tea factory where the prestigious Ceylon Tea is processed. Make sure to conclude your factory visit with a delightful cup of perfectly blended tea. In the late evening, you'll embark on a hike to Adam's Peak, which is one of the most popular and adventure in Sri Lanka. As the second-highest mountain in the country, it holds great significance as a sacred site in the Buddhist world. The climb typically begins at night, allowing you to ascend the 5,000 stone steps to the summit. Reaching the top will reward you with a breathtaking panoramic view of the world below. The highlight of the hike is witnessing the stunning sunrise from the summit, creating a truly unforgettable moment. Overnight Stay Nuwara Elliya Activities: Adam’s Peak hiking Tea factory and plantation visit -Included in the package Accommodation : Jetwing St. Andrews Nuwara Elliya or Similar (5 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Bed & Breakfast Travel Time : Kandy to Nuwara Elliya – 2 hours & 30 mins (approx.)
TRAIN JOURNEY ELLA In the morning, embark on a spectacular train journey from Nanu-oya station to Ella village. Considered one of the most picturesque hill country train journeys globally, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Upon arrival, you'll find that Ella is a beloved hill country village, known for its stunning natural surroundings. Take the opportunity to explore the Nine Arch Bridge, an impressive structure constructed entirely from solid rocks, bricks, and cement, without the use of steel. Next activity is Ella trekking, and one of the most famous routes is the trek to "Little Adam's Peak." This trekking experience allows you to enjoy panoramic views of the area and is highly recommended. In the evening, you can unwind and relax in the village center of Ella. There are plenty of restaurants, pubs, and evening entertainment options to choose from, offering a vibrant atmosphere for you to enjoy. Overnight stay in Ella Village: Activities: Sienic train journey – Included in the package Mini Adam’s Peak trekking Nine Arch bridge Ella Village walk Accommodation : 98 Acres Resort & Spa in Ella or Similar (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Bed and Breakfast Travel Time : Nuwara Eliya to Ella – 2 hours (approx.)
SINHARAJA FOREST TREKKING Your next destination is the magnificent Sinharaja Forest. Depart from Ella towards the Sinharaja Forest, embarking on a journey to explore this remarkable destination. Sinharaja is considered one of the oldest living ecosystems on Earth, making it a must-visit place. Sinharaja is an immensely important biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka and renowned worldwide for its tropical biodiversity. As you venture into this stunning forest, you'll have the opportunity to encounter a wide variety of animals, including sambar deer, wild boars, barking deer, squirrels, monkeys, porcupines, rare leopards, and many other fascinating mammals. Additionally, Sinharaja is home to an impressive 160 bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatching enthusiasts. Enjoy your two-day adventure in Sinharaja Forest, appreciating the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight stay in Deniyaya Activities: Sinharaja forest Trekking Accommodation : Sinharaja Forest Gate in Sinharaja or Similar (3 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Breakfast and Dinner Travel Time : Ella to Sinharaja – 2 hours & 45 mins (approx.)
BEACH LEISURE DAYS After your scenic journey through the mountains, waterfalls, and forests, it's time to experience the world-famous beachside of Sri Lanka. In the morning head towards Bentota beach, where you will be spending a couple of relaxing days enjoying the sun, sand, and surf. On your way to Bentota, make a stop at Galle Fort. This historic fortification in Galle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers a fascinating glimpse into Sri Lanka's colonial past. Explore the well-preserved fort, stroll along its charming streets, and admire the stunning architecture. Continue your journey and embark on a Madu River safari. This scenic river excursion will take you through the tranquil mangroves, allowing you to witness the diverse flora and fauna of the region. Enjoy the serenity of the river and the beauty of the surrounding nature. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to visit a turtle hatchery. Learn about conservation efforts to protect endangered sea turtles and witness these incredible creatures up close. It's a rewarding and educational experience. Arrive at Bentota beach, where you'll have a couple of days to relax and unwind. Enjoy the pristine sandy shores, take refreshing dips in the azure waters, and simply soak up the beachside atmosphere. It's the perfect time to indulge in water sports, sunbathe, or simply take leisurely walks along the coast. Overnight stay in Bentota. Activities Day 10: Galle city and fort visit Madu river safari Turtle hatchery Leisure & relax in the beach Activities Day 11: Full day leisure & relax in the beach Accommodation : Temple Tree Resort & Spa in Bentota or Similar (4 Star Hotel) Meal Plan : Breakfast and Dinner Travel Time : Sinharaja to Bentota – 2 hours (approx.)
COLOMBO CITY TOUR / AIRPORT DROP-OFF After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will proceed to Colombo. Here has the option to join a city walk with your tour guide, exploring the most prominent attractions of Colombo and indulging in some last-minute shopping. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the city as you visit iconic landmarks and soak in the local culture. As your journey in Sri Lanka comes to a close, you may choose to conclude your trip with a memorable dining experience at one of Colombo's famous and internationally renowned restaurants. Indulge in a delectable meal, savoring the flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine or exploring international culinary delights. Finally, it will be time to bid farewell to this beautiful island nation. Proceed to the airport in a timely manner, ensuring that you have enough time for check-in and other pre-flight formalities. Take with you fond memories of your Sri Lankan adventure, the captivating sights, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality. Farewell, and may your journey home be safe and filled with joyful memories to cherish. Activities: Colombo city and shopping tour Meal Plan : Breakfast Travel Time : Bentota to Colombo – 2 hours (approx.)