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14 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Explore This Island Nation In The Indian Ocean

Galle, Kandy, Minneriya National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Yala National Park, Pinnawala, Polonnaruwa, Bentota, Ella, Colombo

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Explore this island nation in the Indian Ocean

What to do or see in Sri Lanka

Dambulla-Sri Lanka

Make stops at the Dambulla Cave temple, Pinnawala Elephant orphanage, Peradeniya Botanical garden, Horton Plains, go on full day safaris and relax by the Golden Beach during this Sri Lankan tour. 

DAY 01

NEGOMBO

  • Get picked up upon arrival and taken to the hotel in Negombo Beach.  Negombo is a year-round destination boasting lovely golden sandy beaches and a charming old-world fishing village atmosphere. Negombo lagoon is fed by a number of small rivers and a canal. The lagoon has extensive mangrove swamps and attracts a wide variety of water birds including cormorants, herons, egrets, gulls, terns and other shorebirds.

  • Dinner and Overnight stay at Negombo.

DAY 02

sigiriya

  • After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura with the Sri Lankan tour guide. 

  • En-route visits the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This elephant orphanage is an institution that has been looking after orphaned or injured elephants that would otherwise have surely died. If you leave the hotel early, you can watch the elephants bath in the river after the young babies are milk fed.

  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Sigiriya.

DAY 03

sigiriya

  • After breakfast, proceed to Polonnaruwa, an archaeological site. 

  • Dinner and Overnight stay at Sigiriya.

DAY 04

sigiriya/Minneriya National Park

  • After breakfast at the hotel and head to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. One of Sri Lanka's most fascinating UNESCO world heritage sites. No matter how often you climb the summit of this one-time hilltop fortress of the maverick Sinhalese king, Kassapa, the pleasure barely diminishes because of the abandon spectacular views at the summit.

  • Have an elephant safari at Minneriya National Park in the evening. The North Central province of Sri Lanka is home to a mega wildlife event known as the "Gathering". This mega event has eluded world attention as it sat on the fringes of a 30-year conflict that stole the headlines for decades. However, the "Gathering" won its due recognition in 2011 when "Lonely Planet" listed the Elephant Gathering in Sri Lanka as the 6th greatest Animal Spectacle in the world.

  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Sigiriya.

DAY 05

kandy

  • After breakfast, visit a Dambulla Cave temple which dates back to the 1st Century BCE. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colourful frescoes which depict Buddhist mythology and the tales of the Buddha's previous births. The caves house the largest collection of Buddha statues in one place.

  • Travel to Kandy with the Sri Lankan tour guide. En-route visit a spice garden and the Temple of the Tooth. The last seat of the Sinhala Kings is a very popular destination for visitors from home and abroad. View a cultural dance in the evening.

  • Dinner and Overnight stay at Kandy.

DAY 06

kandy

  • After breakfast, visit the Peradeniya Botanical garden. The Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya is well known for it's large variety of plant life. The great lawns highlight huge tropical trees and a variety of bamboo can be found in one place. The Royal Botanic Gardens was established in 1821.

  • Go on a city tour of Kandy in the evening.

  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Kandy.

DAY 07

nuwara eliya

  • After breakfast, leave for Nuwara Eliya with the Sri Lankan tour guide.

  • En-route visit Ramboda waterfall. The Ramboda waterfall is situated at Ramboda of the Nuwara Eliya district of Sri Lanka. Ramboda is at between Nuwara Eliya and Gampola towns. The height is about 109m and the 729th highest in the world. There are about 27km to Ramboda from Gampola town. Ramboda waterfall is on the downside of the main road and it cannot see from the main road. You should you down to the main road at Ramboda bridge of Nuwara Eliya Kandy main road and then you can visit the Ramboda waterfall.

  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 08

nuwara eliya

  • Visit Horton Plains in the early morning. Horton Plains is a unique natural attraction in Sri Lanka. It is located in the highest plateau of the country and its known for its beautiful landscapes and rare plant and animal life.

  • See the world famous Sri Lankan Tea Plantation and Tea factory in the evening.

  • Go on a city tour in Nuwara Eliya.

  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 09

ella

  • After breakfast, travel to Yala. You will take a train ride from Nanu Oya to Ella.

  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Ella.

DAY 10

yala

  • Go for full day safari at Yala National Park, one of the island's most popular wildlife parks where you could see all most all the animals which are found in Sri Lanka. One of Sri Lanka's premier ecotourism destinations, lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Province. The Yala National Park is famous for the elusive leopard and has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world. The sloth bear and Asian elephant that are also part of Sri Lanka’s Big Five can be spotted. With some good luck, you will witness all these creatures and moreover an evening jeep safari accompanied by a naturalist guide.

  • Dinner & Overnight stay Hotel at Yala.

DAY 11

galle

  • Visit jungle beach and Galle Fort. Today’s town has grown greatly and spreads into the surroundings but the Fort is the slow beating heart of Galle's history. The walled city has stood since the early sixteenth century, through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British and in our present times is proclaimed as an Archaeological Reserve and has been identified as a living World Heritage Site. The etymology of the name Galle is probably an altered form of the Sinhalese word “gala”: a cattle fold or posting-place from which the Portuguese named it Point-de-Galle. The simpler and more popular theory is found in the similarity of the Sinhalese word: gala, for rock, which the Portuguese duplicated by adopting the Latin word: gallus for a rooster. They thus designed the coat-of-arms of the city as that of a rooster standing upon a rocky perch. The Portuguese captured Galle from the Sinhala kings in 1587 and erected the first fortification, a single wall fronted by a moat which extended from the sea to the harbour.

  • Overnight stay at Galle.

DAY 12

bentota

  • Do a boat safari in the Madu River. Take a magical speed-boat ride down the beautiful Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares are covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem; a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest. Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse. Take in the unique biodiversity of the Madu River and its surrounding islands that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish and animals.

  • Overnight at Bentota.

DAY 13

bentota

  • Enjoy the beach with many choices for spending your time. Leisurely strolling on the Golden Beaches enthralled in the magical atmosphere. Lazing on a Sun deck and reading a book of your choice, and sipping a cool fresh tropical fruit drink of pineapple, Mango, Banana. Water skiing, Wind Surfing, Snorkelling or cutting through the choppy on a jet water scooter and Dolphin and Whale watching, Diving, Glass Bottom Boat Trip and much more.

  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Bentota Beach area.

DAY 14

colombo / departure

  • After breakfast, visit Colombo city. Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and the largest city and main port. It is also the commercial and financial centre of Sri Lanka. A bustling metropolis, the city is an attractive blend of old and new. It has the lazy charm of the bygone era combined with the verve and vivaciousness of a modern city.

  • Enjoy at the Colombo night club in the evening. 

  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Colombo or departure. 

  • 1300.00 USD Per Person (* Minimum 4 PAX)
  • 3 Star hotel accommodation double or twin standard bedroom. 

  • Bed and breakfast meal basis.

  • Driver and Sri Lankan tour guide (outside of the historical and archaeological sites). 

  • An air-conditioned vehicle for the 4 passengers baggage space for 4 PAX  

  • 14 hours of service duration per day. 

  • Driver's food and accommodation.

  • A backup vehicle for in case of emergency (conditions applied).

  • Parking and high way toll.

  • Air fare.

  • Visa fee.

  • Early check-in and late checkout.

  • Entrance tickets and fees for the events.

  • Tips and personal expenses.

  • Kandy procession supplementary fee and high peak season (December). Supplementary fee not included.

  • Please bring some long clothes with you in the hope of visiting holy sites, mosquito spray and instant pain killers.

  • You are advised to follow the instructions given by the Sri Lankan tour guide.

Galle, Kandy, Minneriya National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Yala National Park, Pinnawala, Polonnaruwa, Bentota, Ella, Colombo

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