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Explore Sri Lanka's Famous Landmarks

1 Week2 Days

Description

Spend a full day in Hikkaduwa Beach and have a memorable experience with Dolphins & Whales. Head to the world-famous Ceylon Tea plantations, the wildest waterfalls in Sri Lanka, botanical gardens, world heritage site Galle, the Clock Tower constructed in 1883, and the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world! What more? Explore wildlife through elephants bathing at Pinnawala and a search for the leopards at Yala National Park!

Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrive in Colomboexpand_more
    • Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport Colombo where our representative will meet you and transfer you to Kandy.
    • Overnight accommodation in Kandy
    • Enjoy the nightlife and relax.
  • Day 2: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanageexpand_more
    • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild elephants located in Pinnawala. Visiting the elephants is one of the highlights of a Sri Lankan holiday. The orphanage is quite a large site and while there, you can see the babies being fed with bottles of milk. Follow the elephants being taken down to the river, a short walk away and spend about 2 to 3-hours watching them play in the water. 
    • Overnight accommodation in Kandy
  • Day 3: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniyaexpand_more
    • The botanical gardens grow over 4,000 species of plants. It attracts over 2 million visitors per year. Newcomers to tropical botany will love this experience, and the large collection of orchids is particularly spectacular. 
    • You will also find medicinal plants and spices. 
    • Afterwards, drive to Nuwara Eliya for overnight. 
  • Day 4: Nuwara Eliyaexpand_more
    • Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea hills of central Sri Lanka and is also known as Little England.
    • The is the favourite hill station of a British who tried to create this resort into a typical English village with an old brick post office and country houses like Hill Club with its hunting pictures, 18 hole golf course, and racecourse.
    • On the way to Nuwara Eliya, you can see Devon Falls, St. Clair's Falls, beautiful mountains, and tea plantations.
    • Overnight accommodation in Nuwara Eliya.
  • Day 5: Ellaexpand_more
    • Visit Rawana Falls, a popular sightseeing attraction also currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. It is said that Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) had kidnapped princess Sita, and had hidden her in the caves behind this waterfall. Now simply known as the Ravana Ella Cave, It lies 4500 feet above sea level on the foundation of a cliff in Uva.
    • Head to the hill and tea plantation country, and learn how world-famous Ceylon tea is manufactured. Find out all that you need to know about Ceylon tea here with a factory visit.
  • Day 6: Yala National Park Safariexpand_more
    • Yala National Park has a variety of ecosystems including moist monsoon, dry monsoon, semi-deciduous, thorn, grasslands, freshwater and marine wetlands, and sandy beaches. The national park is situated in the dry semi-arid climatic region. 
    • There are 215 bird species in the park; of which, six are endemic to Sri Lanka. 44 species of mammals are resident in Yala National Park, and it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. 
    • You can see Sloth Bear, Leopard, Elephant, and Wild water buffaloes which are threatened species. 
    • Toque Macaque, Golden Palm Civet, Red Slender Loris, and Fishing Cat are among the other mammals you might come across.
    • Overnight accommodation in Mirissa
  • Day 7: Dolphin & Whale Watching Boat Tourexpand_more
    • Choose a boat trip from Mirissa harbour, Sri Lanka, to observe whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. 
    • During the whale migration season, it’s easy to spot: Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso's dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes, you can see turtles and various fish species as well.
    • Come to spend some time in Unawatuna Beach, one of the biggest tourist destinations & most famous beach in the country. The beach is popular with tourists. Part of the beach is occupied with sunbeds and families who come to the beach to enjoy swimming.
    • Overnight in Hikkaduwa
  • Day 8: Hikkaduwa Beachexpand_more
    • Hikkaduwa is one of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka, a place known for its white sands and uniquely beautiful corals. It is a great place to enjoy numerous water sports activities such as snorkelling, windsurfing, divers and deep-sea fishing experience with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops to tempt you off the beach. 
    • Accommodation in Hikkaduwa
  • Day 9: Galle, shopping and Colombo Airport Departureexpand_more
    • Visit Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is also known as the Dutch Fort or the Ramparts of Galle in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It was first built in 1588 by the Portuguese and then was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.
    • Head to International Cricket Stadium, Galle, which is situated near the Galle fort. It is considered to be one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world.
    • Proceed to Galle Clock Tower located within the Galle Fort. The Clock Tower is a popular landmark and overlooks the central Moon Bastion on the site of the former guard room. The Clock Tower was constructed in 1883.
    • Next, visit Galle Lighthouse, Sri Lanka's oldest light station dating back to 1848.
    • Finally, head to Bandaranaike International Airport for departure flight.
What's Included
  • Pick from Airport or nearby
  • Breakfast, and Dinner
  • Water bottles
  • Entrance tickets
  • Professional tour guide
  • Private car/van
  • Eight nights accommodation
  • Privet Safari tour at Yala National Park
  • Group boat tour at Mirissa
  • Airport or Hotel drop-offs nearby Colombo or Galle
     
What's Excluded
  • Alcoholic beverages
     
Know before you go
  • This is a private tour.
  • This tour will start at the Airport or hotel in Sri Lanka.
  • Tour duration is for 9 Days 8 nights
  • This tour will finish at Colombo Airport or Galle.
  • You can add your favourite locations.
     
Meeting Point

Canada Friendship Road

Language

English

Activity Level

Easy

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