Serendipity Trail (15 Days)

(SKU: LK10140500) The beauties of Paradise Island are yours to witness. Go on a scenic train ride through the rolling hills and valleys and experience the picturesque Nuwara Eliya and Ella. Discover the myths and stories behind the City of Ruins, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, and the famous Sigiriya ‘Lion Rock’ Fortress. Bask in the scent of Sri Lanka’s renowned spices and herbs, and also take part in a cooking demonstration that lets you taste those exotic spices with a traditional Sri Lankan meal.

per adult from

$573

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Duration

15 days

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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 - Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa Vatadage
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Embekke Devalaya
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Horton Plains National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Yala National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Madu River
    • Entry/Admission - Colombo National Museum

  • 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: 5 hours

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

    Day 2: Negombo > Dambulla > Sigiriya

    Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 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 3: Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > Minneriya > Sigiriya

    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

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

    Day 4: Sigiriya

    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: 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 taste buds 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 5: Sigiriya > Kandy

    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 6: Kandy

    Stop At: Embekke Devalaya, Embekka Village Three Kilometers from the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Handessa 20480 Sri Lanka
    Get amazed by the wood crafting masterpiece that is the Embekke Temple. Wander through the historic and beautiful Gadaladeniya Temple and view its wonderful paintings and sculptures. Visit the Lankatilaka temple that was quite architecturally advanced for its time. See awe-striking sight of the Degaldoruwa Cave Temple, the inside walls of which are covered in painstakingly restored paintings. Visit the internationally famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic with its palatial cream and gold interiors.
    Duration: 2 hours

    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 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 7: Kandy > Nuwara Eliya

    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 world’s 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. On completion return to the hotel and relax.
    Duration: 3 hours

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

    Day 8: Nuwara Eliya > Horton Plains > 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

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

    Day 9: Nuwara Eliya > 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 hours

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

    Day 10: 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

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

    Day 11: Yala > Galle > Unawatuna

    Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
    Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics.

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 12: Unawatuna

    Stop At: Bentota Beach, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka
    Walk down one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka; embraced by the warmth of the sun, the softness of the sand and the cool sea breeze. Feel the romance of the beautiful ocean at sunset. Relax in one of the luxury hotels that cluster on the beach. Watch the turtles come to nest from the sea. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of water sports such as jet-skiing, windsurfing and more.
    Duration: 5 hours

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

    Day 13: Unawatuna

    Stop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna Sri Lanka
    Walk down one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka; embraced by the warmth of the sun, the softness of the sand and the cool sea breeze. Feel the romance of the beautiful ocean at sunset. Relax in one of the luxury hotels that cluster on the beach. Watch the turtles come to nest from the sea. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of water sports such as jet-skiing, windsurfing and more.
    Duration: 5 hours

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

    Day 14: Unawatuna > Balapitiya > Colombo

    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 water birds in their natural habitats.
    Duration: 2 hours

    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. Enjoy the nightlife as you party till the morn.
    Duration: 3 hours

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

    Day 15: Colombo > Airport

    Pass By: Katunayake, Sri Lanka
    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 :
    Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    Van (Standard) with A/C 3/11/2020 - 4/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Car (Standard) with A/C 3/12/2020 - 5/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Van (Large) with A/C 3/11/2020 - 2/17/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Bus (Standard) with A/C 3/11/2020 - 2/17/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • 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
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • 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-16052P1124

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