Sri Lanka Most Popular - 12 Days.

Beginning in Negombo and ending in Colombo, this adventure tour of Sri Lanka will take you up into the misty mountain tops, down to the sun coated beaches and explore the national parks searching for elephants. With the adventure tour you will experience a 12-day tour package taking you through the green and luscious gem of the Indian Ocean, where smells of spices, tea and traditional foods will bring your senses alive. includes accommodation in Luxury hotels as well as the most stunning train journey in the world, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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$2,491

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 12x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • All Parking Fees
    • All Site Entrance Tickets
    • All Accommodations
    • Driver's Food
    • Driver's Accommodations
    • Fuel Surcharges
    • Entry/Admission - Negombo Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Pidurangala Rock
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Ranweli Spice Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Damro Labookellie Tea Centre and Tea Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Nine Arches Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Little Adam's Peak
    • Entry/Admission - Mirissa Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Galle Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Galle Fort Lighthouse
    • Entry/Admission - Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
    • Entry/Admission - Tsunami Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Pettah Floating Market
    • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner X 11
    • Lunch X 11

  • Day 1: Welcome to the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka!

    Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
    Overnight Stay in negombo
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 2: Negombo To Sigiriya

    Stop At: Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central Province
    On the way we will stop off to explore the magnificent Dambulla Caves, history and religion bounce off every painted wall and stone Buddha statue, leaving you with an unrivaled sense of spirituality. Then we’ll continue on to check into our stunning hotel in Sigiriya, the jewel of the Cultural Triangle. We will finish our epic day with a sunset climb to the quiet Buddhist monastery of Pidurangala, to get an open and unobstructed shot of what it is we’ll be climbing in the morning!
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, Kandy - Jaffna Highway, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka
    On the way we will stop off to explore the magnificent Dambulla Caves, history and religion bounce off every painted wall and stone Buddha statue, leaving you with an unrivaled sense of spirituality. Then we’ll continue on to check into our stunning hotel in Sigiriya, the jewel of the Cultural Triangle. We will finish our epic day with a sunset climb to the quiet Buddhist monastery of Pidurangala, to get an open and unobstructed shot of what it is we’ll be climbing in the morning!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Pidurangala Rock, Pidurangala,Sigiriya, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    On the way we will stop off to explore the magnificent Dambulla Caves, history and religion bounce off every painted wall and stone Buddha statue, leaving you with an unrivaled sense of spirituality. Then we’ll continue on to check into our stunning hotel in Sigiriya, the jewel of the Cultural Triangle. We will finish our epic day with a sunset climb to the quiet Buddhist monastery of Pidurangala, to get an open and unobstructed shot of what it is we’ll be climbing in the morning!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 3: Sigiriya Rock

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    An early wake up time today as we put on our hiking shoes, grab our camera and head out to climb the incredible Sigiriya Rock. Protruding produly out of the earth, ruins of a grand palace provide evidence all around the grounds of a once violent and noble Sri Lankan history. View the ancient wall paintings, the sanskript marked mirror wall and the huge stone lion paws guarding the ascent to the summit. The views from the top are unrivalled as you travel through time examining the ruins. This afternoon you have the option to go on an extra safari in Minneriya national park, where elephants patrol the land. Or Visit Ancient Site Of Polonnaruwa. To fill those hungry bellies, we stop by a local family for lunch who will prepare a traditional feast for us before taking a well-deserved rest on a lounger in the afternoon sun.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka
    An early wake up time today as we put on our hiking shoes, grab our camera and head out to climb the incredible Sigiriya Rock. Protruding produly out of the earth, ruins of a grand palace provide evidence all around the grounds of a once violent and noble Sri Lankan history. View the ancient wall paintings, the sanskript marked mirror wall and the huge stone lion paws guarding the ascent to the summit. The views from the top are unrivalled as you travel through time examining the ruins. This afternoon you have the option to go on an extra safari in Minneriya national park, where elephants patrol the land. Or Visit Ancient Site Of Polonnaruwa. To fill those hungry bellies, we stop by a local family for lunch who will prepare a traditional feast for us before taking a well-deserved rest on a lounger in the afternoon sun.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province
    An early wake up time today as we put on our hiking shoes, grab our camera and head out to climb the incredible Sigiriya Rock. Protruding produly out of the earth, ruins of a grand palace provide evidence all around the grounds of a once violent and noble Sri Lankan history. View the ancient wall paintings, the sanskript marked mirror wall and the huge stone lion paws guarding the ascent to the summit. The views from the top are unrivalled as you travel through time examining the ruins. This afternoon you have the option to go on an extra safari in Minneriya national park, where elephants patrol the land. Or Visit Ancient Site Of Polonnaruwa. To fill those hungry bellies, we stop by a local family for lunch who will prepare a traditional feast for us before taking a well-deserved rest on a lounger in the afternoon sun.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 4: Sigiriya to Kandy and Cooking Class

    Stop At: Kandy, Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province
    Today we say goodbye to Sigiriya and embark on our travels down south towards Sri Lanka’s second largest city, Kandy. We will stop at a spice garden on the way to learn about where our favorite spices come from and have a cooking class where we’ll learn the secret to a perfect Sri Lankan curry! Here, our local chef will teach you how to make dhal and chicken curry as well as fried cashew coconut sambal and poppadoms. Then we’ll continue our drive to Kandy, check in to our next accommodation and take in the sights and sounds of this bustling city with a Tuk Tuk tour!
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Ranweli Spice Garden, No. 99 Kaudupellella, Matale 21000 Sri Lanka
    Today we say goodbye to Sigiriya and embark on our travels down south towards Sri Lanka’s second largest city, Kandy. We will stop at a spice garden on the way to learn about where our favourite spices come from and have a cooking class where we’ll learn the secret to a perfect Sri Lankan curry! Here, our local chef will teach you how to make dhal and chicken curry as well as fried cashew coconut sambal and poppadoms. Then we’ll continue our drive to Kandy, check in to our next accommodation and take in the sights and sounds of this bustling city with a Tuk Tuk tour!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 5: Temple of the Tooth and Train into the Mountains (ELLA)

    Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
    This is a religious shrine which is said to house the tooth of Buddha himself. then we travel through the mountainous region of the hill country. The hills are ablaze with small green tea plants which Sri Lanka is famous for. We stop by a functioning tea factory to learn how the tea is processed and ends up in your cup at home, whilst actually learning how 7 different types of tea are made all from the same plant! A trip to Sri Lanka is not complete without experiencing life on the train and the journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella is dubbed as the best journey in the world. 180 degree views of tea plantations, waterfalls, lakes and local villages pass on by as your train traverses the tracks cut into the mountainside. converse with friendly locals and take pictures to make you the envy of all your friends back home. After we check into our hotel, we’ll head into Ella for dinner and drinks in everyone’s favourite mountainous town.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Damro Labookellie Tea Centre and Tea Garden, A5, Nuwara Eliya 22200 Sri Lanka
    This is a religious shrine which is said to house the tooth of Buddha himself. then we travel through the mountainous region of the hill country. The hills are ablaze with small green tea plants which Sri Lanka is famous for. We stop by a functioning tea factory to learn how the tea is processed and ends up in your cup at home, whilst actually learning how 7 different types of tea are made all from the same plant! A trip to Sri Lanka is not complete without experiencing life on the train and the journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella is dubbed as the best journey in the world. 180 degree views of tea plantations, waterfalls, lakes and local villages pass on by as your train traverses the tracks cut into the mountainside. converse with friendly locals and take pictures to make you the envy of all your friends back home. After we check into our hotel, we’ll head into Ella for dinner and drinks in everyone’s favourite mountainous town.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province
    This is a religious shrine which is said to house the tooth of Buddha himself. then we travel through the mountainous region of the hill country. The hills are ablaze with small green tea plants which Sri Lanka is famous for. We stop by a functioning tea factory to learn how the tea is processed and ends up in your cup at home, whilst actually learning how 7 different types of tea are made all from the same plant! A trip to Sri Lanka is not complete without experiencing life on the train and the journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella is dubbed as the best journey in the world. 180 degree views of tea plantations, waterfalls, lakes and local villages pass on by as your train traverses the tracks cut into the mountainside. converse with friendly locals and take pictures to make you the envy of all your friends back home. After we check into our hotel, we’ll head into Ella for dinner and drinks in everyone’s favourite mountainous town.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 6: Free Day in Ella

    Stop At: Ella, Ella, Uva Province
    Today is yours to do as you please. Ella plays host to some of the best Ayurveda massage parlours in Sri Lanka. A thousand year old technique which removes any aches or pains you may have, or simply as an excellent way to relax. Your tour guide will let you know what other activities you can do in the area.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 7: Sightseen In Ella and Udawalawa Safari

    Stop At: Nine Arches Bridge, Ella Sri Lanka
    Today we will rise early to explore some of the hidden gems of Ella, such as the 9 Arch Bridge and Little Adam’s Peak. Afterwards we will continue our way down South and check into our epic campsite, just 45 minutes away from the stunning Udawalawe National Park! Our hosts will greet us with welcome drinks and a delicious Sri Lankan buffet lunch. After we’ve eaten we jump into jeeps and go on safari, searching the wilderness for herds of elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, monkeys, eagles, hawks, peacocks, mongoose and if you’re lucky, leopards. Truly a once in a lifetime experience, your day in the national park will be a tough one to beat. After driving round the park, we’ll head back to camp where our hosts will have a BBQ dinner waiting for us, the best way to end an amazing day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Little Adam's Peak, Passara Road, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
    Today we will rise early to explore some of the hidden gems of Ella, such as the 9 Arch Bridge and Little Adam’s Peak. Afterwards we will continue our way down South and check into our epic campsite, just 45 minutes away from the stunning Udawalawe National Park! Our hosts will greet us with welcome drinks and a delicious Sri Lankan buffet lunch. After we’ve eaten we jump into jeeps and go on safari, searching the wilderness for herds of elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, monkeys, eagles, hawks, peacocks, mongoose and if you’re lucky, leopards. Truly a once in a lifetime experience, your day in the national park will be a tough one to beat. After driving round the park, we’ll head back to camp where our hosts will have a BBQ dinner waiting for us, the best way to end an amazing day.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Udawalawa, Udawalawa, Sabaragamuwa Province
    Today we will rise early to explore some of the hidden gems of Ella, such as the 9 Arch Bridge and Little Adam’s Peak. Afterwards we will continue our way down South and check into our epic campsite, just 45 minutes away from the stunning Udawalawe National Park! Our hosts will greet us with welcome drinks and a delicious Sri Lankan buffet lunch. After we’ve eaten we jump into jeeps and go on safari, searching the wilderness for herds of elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, monkeys, eagles, hawks, peacocks, mongoose and if you’re lucky, leopards. Truly a once in a lifetime experience, your day in the national park will be a tough one to beat. After driving round the park, we’ll head back to camp where our hosts will have a BBQ dinner waiting for us, the best way to end an amazing day.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Udawalawe National Park, Udawalawe National Park
    Today we will rise early to explore some of the hidden gems of Ella, such as the 9 Arch Bridge and Little Adam’s Peak. Afterwards we will continue our way down South and check into our epic campsite, just 45 minutes away from the stunning Udawalawe National Park! Our hosts will greet us with welcome drinks and a delicious Sri Lankan buffet lunch. After we’ve eaten we jump into jeeps and go on safari, searching the wilderness for herds of elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, monkeys, eagles, hawks, peacocks, mongoose and if you’re lucky, leopards. Truly a once in a lifetime experience, your day in the national park will be a tough one to beat. After driving round the park, we’ll head back to camp where our hosts will have a BBQ dinner waiting for us, the best way to end an amazing day.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 8: It's Time for the Beach!

    Stop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa 81740 Sri Lanka
    Take the morning to chill out by our campsite pool and just enjoy your surroundings – monkeys, elephants and peacocks roam the fields around the campsite, so be sure to be on the lookout. After breakfast we’ll drive to the South West Coast, arriving at the stunning beach side town of Mirissa. A place where the world class waves hit the sand, where turtles inhabit the water, and where the beer is ice cold. After a week in the hill country, this is exactly what you need.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Mirissa, Mirissa, Southern Province
    Whale Watching (Seasonal Activity)
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 9: Whale Watching Tour in Mirissa

    Stop At: Mirissa, Mirissa, Southern Province
    Today we wake up early and head to the beautiful golden sand beach. We jump on board one of THE best boats in the area to view the largest animals in the world. Watch as blue whales, jump, swim and dive around you and be blown away by their size. After an four five hrs on the boat, we head back to relax for a while before heading to our second spectacular beach destination; Hikkaduwa. (Please note: during whale watching off-season, we will include an extra safari on day 3 instead)
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 10: Explore Gall

    Stop At: Galle, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province
    After breakfast by the beach, we start our trip through some beautiful local villages and rice fields, stopping to drink a fresh king coconut in a secluded tropical garden . Then we’ll drive down to the stunning Galle Fort, a city encased in walls, where Dutch, Portugese and British Colonial buildings still stand proud. The cobbled streets lead to the sea, where crazy Sri Lankan locals swan dive into the ocean.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
    After breakfast by the beach, we start our trip through some beautiful local villages and rice fields, stopping to drink a fresh king coconut in a secluded tropical garden . Then we’ll drive down to the stunning Galle Fort, a city encased in walls, where Dutch, Portugese and British Colonial buildings still stand proud. The cobbled streets lead to the sea, where crazy Sri Lankan locals swan dive into the ocean.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Galle Fort Lighthouse, Rampart Street Galle Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
    After breakfast by the beach, we start our trip through some beautiful local villages and rice fields, stopping to drink a fresh king coconut in a secluded tropical garden . Then we’ll drive down to the stunning Galle Fort, a city encased in walls, where Dutch, Portugese and British Colonial buildings still stand proud. The cobbled streets lead to the sea, where crazy Sri Lankan locals swan dive into the ocean.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 11: Turtle Sanctuary and Colombo

    Stop At: Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, 13A Galle Road, Kosgoda 80570 Sri Lanka
    After your breakfast, we will pack up our things for the 2 hour drive along the coast to the bustling capital city of Colombo. On the way we stop off at small turtle sanctuary, where baby turtles learn to take that first swim and injured adults are rehabilitated back into the wild. Across the road we’ll view the humbling 2004 Tsunami Memorial, where you can listen to survival tales and view pictures of the event. We then arrive into Colombo and check into our boutique Hotel, you’ll have some free time to visit the national museum or art gallery close by, or take a tuk tuk and run around the manic streets of the Pattah Markets for some final souvenir shopping. We’ll then meet together in the evening for a final dinner together before saying our goodbye!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tsunami Memorial, Galle Sri Lanka
    After your breakfast, we will pack up our things for the 2 hour drive along the coast to the bustling capital city of Colombo. On the way we stop off at small turtle sanctuary, where baby turtles learn to take that first swim and injured adults are rehabilitated back into the wild. Across the road we’ll view the humbling 2004 Tsunami Memorial, where you can listen to survival tales and view pictures of the event. We then arrive into Colombo and check into our boutique hostel, you’ll have some free time to visit the national museum or art gallery close by, or take a tuk tuk and run around the manic streets of the Pattah Markets for some final souvenir shopping. We’ll then meet together in the evening for a final dinner together before saying our goodbye!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pettah Floating Market, Bastian Mawatha, Colombo Sri Lanka
    After your breakfast, we will pack up our things for the 2 hour drive along the coast to the bustling capital city of Colombo. On the way we stop off at small turtle sanctuary, where baby turtles learn to take that first swim and injured adults are rehabilitated back into the wild. Across the road we’ll view the humbling 2004 Tsunami Memorial, where you can listen to survival tales and view pictures of the event. We then arrive into Colombo and check into our boutique hostel, you’ll have some free time to visit the national museum or art gallery close by, or take a tuk tuk and run around the manic streets of the Pattah Markets for some final souvenir shopping. We’ll then meet together in the evening for a final dinner together before saying our goodbye!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo Sri Lanka
    After your breakfast, we will pack up our things for the 2 hour drive along the coast to the bustling capital city of Colombo. On the way we stop off at small turtle sanctuary, where baby turtles learn to take that first swim and injured adults are rehabilitated back into the wild. Across the road we’ll view the humbling 2004 Tsunami Memorial, where you can listen to survival tales and view pictures of the event. We then arrive into Colombo and check into our boutique hostel, you’ll have some free time to visit the national museum or art gallery close by, or take a tuk tuk and run around the manic streets of the Pattah Markets for some final souvenir shopping. We’ll then meet together in the evening for a final dinner together before saying our goodbye!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Accommodation is based on a 3/4/5 star Hotels & Luxury Boutique Categories.

    Day 12: Time to Say Goodbye!

    Stop At: Katunayake, Katunayake, Negombo, Western Province
    Time to say our final goodbyes with the friends you have just made over the course of an incredible 12 days.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/15/2020 - 11/1/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 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

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Sigiritrip Tours

Activity ID: V-69721P61

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