Glorious Ceylon (13 Days) - Negombo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11/1/2019 - 4/30/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM 11/1/2020 - 4/30/2021Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

A cultural and spiritual experience awaits those who take this 13 Day tour of Sri Lanka. When combined with a blend of wildlife, adventure, scenery and a relaxing beach stay, means that you get to experience the diverseness of this tropical paradise without feeling left out. Its an ideal holiday for the entire family! (SKU: LK10120600)

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Itinerary
Day 1: Airport > Negombo
Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
Enjoy the sun on the sandy beaches of Negombo on the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. Watch the flourishing fish industry, which is a centuries-old tradition. Ride an adrenaline high with some fun water sports. Enjoy the corals and underwater life while diving. See the 50 year-old ship-wreck just off the coast, where many varieties of fish make their home.
Duration: 2 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 2: Negombo > Yapahuwa > Anuradhapura
Stop At: Yapahuwa Ancient Kingdom, Yapahuwa Temple, Yapahuwa Sri Lanka
Visit the rock fortress of Yapahuwa where the seat of government was based in the 13th century. It also had its own Temple of the Tooth Relic where the relic was housed at that time. View the majestic entrance arch and ornamental stairway. Walk through the ruins of the temple at the summit or along the terraces. Enjoy the detailed sculptures scattered throughout the entire fortress. Yapahuwa is an incredible place that defies description and is best seen with one's own eyes.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Mihintale, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka
Visit the place where Buddhism began in Sri Lanka. See the spot where the meeting of King Devanampiyatissa and Monk Mahinda took place. View the monastic ruins at the foot of the mountain. Walk in the footsteps of Mahinda as you visit the cave where he resided. View historic stupas, Ambasthala Dagoba and the Maha Stupa. Enter the ruins of an age long past to understand its impact on the history of Sri Lanka.
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 3: Anuradhapura
Stop At: Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
Walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scatter all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings of the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka's history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 4: Anuradhapura > Polonnaruwa
Stop At: Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Sacred City, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka
Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the second major capital of Sri Lanka. Walk through the ruins of the city that flourished between the 10th to the 13th century AD. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the lotus bath, Lankathilaka Temple and the statue of King Parakramabahu whose reign was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa. Get to know more about Sri Lanka's ancient history.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka
This safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 5: Polonnaruwa > Dambulla > Matale > Kandy
Stop At: Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka
Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Kandy Dambulla Road Arunaloka Farm, Madawala Ulpotha, Matale 21000 Sri Lanka
Euphoria Spice and Herbal is located 12 km away from Matale (The spice capital of Sri Lanka). Enriched with herbs, spice groves and plants with fragrant greenery shading from the tropical trees that enlightens the unique aroma of each spice and herb. We give the opportunity for our visitors to explore and gain knowledge on Sri Lankan spices, herbs and the benefits of Ayurveda. The tropical climate in which our plants and herbs are grown helps them preserve its ancient originality. The educational tour around the garden, which we call The Spice Tour, let the visitors feel the sensation of the Sri Lankan spices and herbs which is demonstrated in different foreign languages to suit our customer need.
Duration: 1 hour
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 6: Kandy > Nuwara Eliya
Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddhas sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Blue Field Tea Factory, No. 54 Haig Road, Ramboda 20590 Sri Lanka
Visit a Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the worlds famous Ceylon Tea is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province
Visit the highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked post office as you purchase an inexpensive and colorful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya
Stop At: Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Visit the beautiful Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya, with its montane grasslands and cloud forests. Enjoy the majestic views from the precipice of World's End and the cooling sprays from Baker's Falls. Catch glimpses of the many endemic fauna that make their home in the plains. Get to know more about the archeological finds that were discovered in the area.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 8: Nuwra Eliya > Ella > Haputale > Yala
Stop At: Ella, Ella, Uva Province
Explore Ellas most interesting places. Pass through bright green tea fields, and tough stretches of rock, and get to see the magical views of Little Adams Peak. Walk over the history seeped Nine Arches Bridge and listen to the story of its construction. End your hike at the Demodara Railway station with its unique loop-over track design. This tour gives you the chance to see the best sights of Sri Lanka

Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Liptons Seat, Haputale 90160 Sri Lanka
Explore the most famous landmarks of Haputale. Visit Liptons seat, one of the most famed observation points in Sri Lanka, which gives views of the Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern Provinces. Roam over the grounds of Adisham Bungalow, a beautiful Tudor mansion built in the early 1900s. View the neo-gothic architecture of St Andrews church, walk through its graveyard which is the resting place of many British tea planters, and much more. This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the calming beauty of Haputale and its sights.
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 9: Yala
Stop At: Yala National Park Sri Lanka
This amazing Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.

Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 10: Yala > Galle > Bentota
Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Discover the city of Galle, where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters, and its secrets. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the Maritime Museum, Galle National Museum and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names as you learn more about their histories.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 11: Bentota > Balapitiya > Bentota
Stop At: Madu River, Nilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka, Balapitiya 80550 Sri Lanka
Go on a wonderful boat ride down the Madu River with its flourishing ecosystem. Pass through the secretive passages created by the mangroves. See the basking crocodiles and water monitors. Visit one of the small islands with its cinnamon harvesting natives. Enjoy the restorative qualities of the famous fish massage. Observe the water birds in their natural habitats.
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 12: Bentota > Colombo
Stop At: Colombo National Museum, Albert Crescent, Colombo Sri Lanka
Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka. Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star Hotel.
Day 13: Colombo > Airport
Pass By: Katunayake, Katunayake, Negombo, Western Province
After the breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to airport after spending a memorable time in this island.
Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 12x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 12 nights
  • Accommodation at 3 Star Hotels.
  • Meal plan on Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of all chauffeur accommodation.
  • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide throughout the tour.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.

Exclusions

  • Entry Visa Fees.
  • International / Domestic Airfare.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips & Portages.
  • Cost of Beverages.
  • Compulsory Supplements/Peak Supplements.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Entry/Admission - Yapahuwa Ancient Kingdom
  • Entry/Admission - Mihintale
  • Entry/Admission - Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura
  • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa Vatadage
  • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Entry/Admission - Horton Plains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Liptons Seat
  • Entry/Admission - Yala National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Madu River
  • Entry/Admission - Colombo National Museum

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate