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14 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Take Delight In A Ceylon Summer Escape

Colombo, Negombo, Habarana, Minneriya National Park, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains National Park, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Pasikudah

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Take Delight in a Ceylon Summer Escape

Sigiriya

Sigiriya-Sri Lanka

Make unforgettable memories, unwind on the beach, stop by hill stations, hike to World’s End and on to the lovely Baker’s Falls in Horton Plains, visit a tea factory, enter a Buddha cave complex, gaze at the former capital ruins, and so much more. 

DAY 01

airport - negombo

  • Upon arrival at Colombo airport, transfer to your hotel in nearby Negombo.

Overnight stay at hotel Jetwing Beach or similar.

DAY 02

NEGOMBO - NUWARA ELIYA

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    Embark on a 6-hour drive that takes you to the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country with the Sri Lankan guide/driver. 

  • Stop en-route at Kithulgala, location for the 1957 movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” and optional – whitewater rafting on the lagers river of Kalani. 

  • Continue and stop at Devon Falls, St. Clairs Falls. 

  • On arrival to Nuwara Eliya hill station, take walking around the town center, passing the Victorian post office, the old Hill Club and the quaint Holy Trinity Church, which was constructed by the British in the mid 19th Century. 

  • Continue to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay at the Grand Hotel or similar.

DAY 03

HORTON PLAINS NP

  • Set off early this morning for Horton Plains National Park and enjoy an easy 6-mile hike to hike to the edge of the escarpment at World’s End and on to the lovely Baker’s Falls.

  • Return to Nuwara Eliya for the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight stay at the Grand Hotel or similar.

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DAY 04

NUWARA ELIYA TO KANDY

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    Head to the hill-country capital of Kandy with a stop at a Tea Factory a route.

  • Upon arrival, take a tour of the city including the local market, the British Garrison Cemetery and the Ceylon Tea Museum (closed Monday).

  • Later, enjoy a show of Sri Lankan dance and drumming before visiting the Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Overnight stay at Hotel Cinnamon Citadel or similar. 

DAY 05

Kandy - Habarana

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    Drive north to the cultural triangle, with an optional stop on the way to discover the tastes of Sri Lanka at a spice garden. 

  • Stop at Dambulla Cave Temples, a complex of five caves filled with Buddha images and statues, reached by a hike to the top of sloping rock before check in to the hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel Cinnamon Lodge or similar.


DAY 06

SIGIRIYA - MINNERIYA NP:

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    Start the day at Sigiriya or “Lion Rock”, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hike to the top is fairly strenuous but worthwhile to see the rock frescoes, the ruin of the 5th Century palace and the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. 

  • Later drive to Minneriya National Park for a game drive. 

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge or similar.

DAY 07

POLONNARUWA

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  • Visit the former capital of Polonnaruwa, build during the 11th and 12th Centuries and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ruins of its ancient Royal Palace and temple before an afternoon at leisure.

  • Optional - village nature trail. Experience the reservoir as the fisherman would do by taking a catamaran ride on the reservoir, and glide through the still water and abundant lotus plants.

  • At the end of the catamaran ride, experience another form of ancient village transport and take a ride in a bullock cart to the mud house for lunch, traditional rice and curry.

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge or similar. 


DAY 08

CULTURAL TRIANGLE - PASSEKUDAH

  • Drive to the east coast and check into your beach hotel set on the wide bay at Passekudah/Pasikuda.

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge or similar.

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DAY 09

PASSEKUDAH

  • Enjoy a few days relaxing by the pool or on the beautiful white sandy beach.

Overnight stay at Sunrise by Jetwing or similar.

DAY 10

PASSEKUDAH

  • Realx on the beach.

Overnight stay at Sunrise by Jetwing or similar.

DAY 11

PASSEKUDAH

Relax on the beach.

Overnight stay at Sunrise by Jetwing or similar. 

DAY 12

PASSEKUDAH

  • Relax on the beach.

Overnight stay at Sunrise by Jetwing or similar.

DAY 13

PASSEKUDAH - NEGOMBO

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    Go on a 7-hour drive back to Negombo for your final night in Sri Lanka. Alternatively, ask your consultant about scenic light aircraft from nearby Batticaloa to Colombo to cut your journey time to 3 hours.

Overnight stay at Hotel Jetwing Beach or similar. 


DAY 14

NEGOMBO

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    Transfer to the airport with unforgettable memories.


  • 1750 USD Per Adult
  • Accommodation B/B basic 

  • Air conditioned private car.

  • Meet at the airport with a name board.

  • Professional English speaking Sri Lankan driver/guide.

  • Fuel and insurance costs.

  • Driver food and accommodation.

  • All parking charges and highway tolls.

  • All taxes.

  • Guest lunch/dinner meals & beverage charges.

  • Entrance ticket 

  • Driver tips.

Colombo, Negombo, Habarana, Minneriya National Park, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains National Park, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Pasikudah

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