Coast and Hikes (11 Days)

(SKU: LK10BAL011) Wander around the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, exploring culture, heritage, adventure, nature and wildlife. Go on a tour which will take you on a ride like never before. Experience all the sensations as mentioned before in one tour around Paradise. Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and walk in between the Lion’s Staircase. Learn about the ancient local history through the ruins in Polonnaruwa and the real authentic taste of spices in Matale. Have a true experience of a village traditional lifestyle in the Village tour in Sigiriya. Explore the scenic destinations in Ella and the wildlife in Yala. Have a true feeling of a tropical islander by having a sip of King Coconut while the sun sets down.

per adult from

$525

NZD

Duration

11 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
    • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
    • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
    • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.
    • Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
    • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
    • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
    • Expenses of personal nature.
    • Visa and Related Expenses.
    • Tips & Portages.
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Temple of Dambulla
    • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa Vatadage
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Yala National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Mirissa Whale Watching
    • Entry/Admission - Madu River
    • Entry/Admission - Colombo National Museum

  • Day 1: Airport > Munneswaram > Dambulla

    Stop At: Munneswaram Kovil Temple, Wariyapola Rd, Chilaw 61000 Sri Lanka
    Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been in existence at least since 1000 CE, although myths surrounding the temple associate it with the popular Indian epic Ramayana, and its legendary hero-king Rama. The temple is one of five ancient temples dedicated to Shiva in the region.
    Duration: 1 hour

    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

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Dambulla > Polonnaruwa > Dambulla

    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: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your tastebuds with a home cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays. Enjoy the life of a Sri Lankan villager, just this day.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Dambulla > Sigiriya > Matale > Kandy

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Kandy > Hatton

    Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka
    Visit the famous Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which were formed in the early 19th century. Walk through the vast area containing over 4000 species of plants. Enjoy the learning more about the orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Wander down avenues shaded by large and rare trees or bordered by flowering plants. Enjoy seeing the cannonball tree, walking over the wobbly suspension bridge and through the short hedge mazes or even climbing the twisty trees that make wonderful jungle gyms.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    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 Buddha’s 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

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Hatton > Ella

    Stop At: Adam's Peak (Sri pada), 22070 Sri Lanka
    Early in the morning around 01.00 am in the morning start climbing the Adam’s Peak.

    Adams Peak, there is probably no mountain anywhere more famous than Sri Pada – Adam’s Peak (7362ft/2250m) for non-mountain reasons than this. It is sacred to three religions; to Buddhists the human-foot-shaped hollow on the pinnacle boulder marks one of the personal appearances of the Buddha; the Muslims believe that the depression marks Adam’s expiation of his disobedience by standing there for an age on one foot; to the Hindus, by whom the Peak has been venerated for millennia, its name is Sivan Adi Padham, for it is the Creative Dance of the god Siva that the ‘print’ calls to remembrance. Whichever legend you may believe; this beautiful place has been a pilgrimage centre for over a thousand years.

    On completion return to the hotel, have breakfast at the Hotel and relax. Later check out from the hotel and proceed to Ella and check in to the hotel. (Travel Time: 3 to 3 ½ hrs)
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Ella > Yala

    Stop At: Ella, Ella, Uva Province
    Explore Ella’s most interesting places. Pass through bright green tea fields, and tough stretches of rock, and get to see the magical views of Little Adam’s 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 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Yala > Ahangama

    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

    Stop At: Handunugoda Tea Estate, Handunugoda Rd Tittagalla, Ahangama 80650 Sri Lanka
    Handunugoda Tea Factory which is also known as the Virgin White Tea Factory. Learn the history of the tea that this factory produces. Get to know how the famous Virgin White Tea is plucked and processed completely untouched by human hands. Engage in a tasting session with a delicious cup of tea and scrumptious chocolate cake. Get a chance to purchase some tea leaves as a souvenir.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Koggala, Koggala, Galle District, Southern Province
    Watch the captivating sight of fishermen perched on stilts in the waters along the coast of Koggala. Hear the stories of how stilt fishing came to Sri Lanka, from the mouths of the fishermen who have practiced the craft for generations. Learn how the stilt fishing is done in detail and marvel at the level of skill that goes into it. Get some amazing photographs of the fishermen silhouetted against the shoreline at sunset.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Ahangama > Mirissa > Ahangama

    Stop At: Mirissa Whale Watching, AH 43, Sri Lanka
    This tour gives you an opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales and fin whales as they swim in the waters to the south of Sri Lanka. Gain more knowledge about the whales as a species from a qualified naturalist and learn to identify them. This tour gives you a responsible whale watching experience with a minimal imprint on nature.
    Duration: 6 hours

    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: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 9: Ahangama > Balapitiya > Ahangama

    Stop At: Madu River, Nilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka 941906362 Call And Contact, 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 waterbirds in their natural habitats.

    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 10: Ahangama > 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

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 11: 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.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up can be arranged in Colombo as well (From any hotel within 05 km from the Galleface Green)Airports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Ports
    • Port of Colombo, 19 Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    Van (Standard) with A/C 1/27/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Car (Standard) with A/C 1/27/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Bus (Standard) with A/C 1/27/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Van (Large) with A/C 1/27/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Thursday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Friday:12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Lakpura LLC

Activity ID: V-16052P1104

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