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13 Days Scuba Diving tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Delve Into The Mysteries Of This Island Nation

Anuradhapura, Colombo, Dambulla, Horton Plains National Park, Kandy, Kaudulla National Park, Minneriya National Park, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Trincomalee

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Delve into the Mysteries of this Island Nation

The World's End

Horton Plains National Park-Sri Lanka

Choose this tour which will take you through all of Sri Lanka's best attractions. Lord Shiva temple, national parks, Sinhalese Buddhist civilizations sites, Market Square, largest Dutch Fort, Nilaveli Beach, and so many other places you will visit on this tour.

DAY 01

Arrival

  • Upon arrival to Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan guide will meet you at the airport and drive you to Negombo which is around 20 minutes away.

Overnight stay in Negombo.

DAY 02

Towards Anuradhapura

  • Drive to Anuradhapura for a city tour.

Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

DAY 03

Visit to historical sites

  • Start the day with a visit to the cradle of the Sinhalese Buddhist civilizations, where you will see the main attractions like Yaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanweliseya Dagoba, Mirisavetiya Dagoba, Jetavanarama Stupa, Tuparama Stupa, Abhayagiri Dagoba, Twin Ponds and Isurumuniya Vihara.

  • Take a break for lunch.

  • Proceed to Mihintale which is a place of historical and religious importance. Here the earliest introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka took place in 247 BC. The site contains a range of mountain peaks, a Vihara complex with Dagobas and ruins of monuments and structures.

Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

DAY 04

Move on Sigiriya

  • After breakfast, proceed to yet another UNESCO world heritage site in Sri Lanka - Sigiriya. It is a wonderful ancient palace built atop a 660 feet tall rock column. This wonderful rock castle is a creation of King Kassapa (AD 477-495). Sigiriya is one of the most attractive historical sites in Sri Lanka and is most famous for its stunning frescoes.

  • In the afternoon around 2.30 pm, go on a safari to the Kaudulla National Park or Minneriya National Park, which is home to hundreds of wildlife elephants.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

DAY 05

Beach in Trincomalee

  • After breakfast, leave to Trincomalee Day. Nilaveli which is one of the loveliest beaches of Sri Lanka. The bay of Trincomalee harbour is renowned for its size and security unlike others in the Indian Sea. One can indulge in water sports here throughout the year. The beaches offer activities like surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching.

  • While here, you can also visit the largest Dutch Fort in Sri Lanka, which is home to major Sri Lankan Naval bases and a Sri Lankan Air Force base. The town, situated on a hill at the end of natural land formation resembles an arc.

  • Also, visit the one of the world most revered Lord Shiva temple at Iswarams. Legends say it was built on this rock by Koneswaram Kovil who is highly respected by Hindus and Buddhists.

  • After taking the blessings here, visit the Hot water Springs at Kanniya.

  • Retire and rest in the beach hotel in Trincomalee as the place is worth staying for three days. Hence Day 05, 06, 07 overnight stay in Trincomalee.

DAY 06

In Trincomalee

  • Relax on the beach.

Overnight stay in Trincomalee.

DAY 07

In Trincomalee

  • Spend quality time on the beach.

Overnight stay in Trincomalee.

DAY 08

Will set off to Kandy

  • After breakfast, set off to discover the famous cave temples and also the iconic golden temple. One of the eight world heritage sites in Sri Lanka, Dambulla has a history extending from prehistoric and proto-historic times, right down to the modern period.

  • On your way to Kandy, it is worth stopping over at Dambulla to catch a glimpse of the wonderful cave temples, ironwood forest, rose quartz mountain.

  • While returning, can also visit a spice garden.

Overnight stay in Hill Capital Kandy.

DAY 09

Kandy City Walk

  • After breakfast, take a walk around the Kandy Market Square.

  • Go for souvenir hunting and look for intricate treasures in wood, copper, silver, brass, ebony, bronze, handlooms, batiks and gems.

  • In the evening, pay homage to one of the most sacred sites in Sri Lanka, the Temple of the Tooth or Dalada Maligawa is believed to house the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha.

Overnight stay in Kandy.

DAY 10

Towards Nuwara Eliya

  • After breakfast, head towards Nuwara Eliya, a city of leisure and pleasure. Nuwara Eliya which is the old colonial outpost still referred to as "Little England".

  • En route, visit a Tea Factory.

  • Go to the Ramboda Waterfalls.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 11

Visit the World End

  • After breakfast, visit "World‘s End" in Horton Plains where one will feel as if the world has come to an end. Misty surrounding makes it so real.

  • Rest of the day can be spent at the Gregory Lake where one can enjoy the most beautiful highlands of Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 12

Move on to Colombo

  • After breakfast, travel to Colombo.

  • En-route, one can get wet by stopping at the best destination for white water rafting in Sri Lanka.

  • Leave for Colombo, which is one of the best destinations in Sri Lanka with scores of attractions in the metropolis and suburban area.

Overnight stay in Colombo.

DAY 13

Departure

  • Drop off at the airport. End of tour.

  • 1110 USD Per Adult (* BB)
  • Please note the above-quoted rates exclude entry fees to historical & other sites.

  • You can also change the itinerary as you wish.

  • This tour will take you through Negombo, Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kitulgala and Colombo, thus covering all of Sri Lanka's attractions.

Anuradhapura, Colombo, Dambulla, Horton Plains National Park, Kandy, Kaudulla National Park, Minneriya National Park, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Trincomalee

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