15 Day Unforgettable Sri Lanka

This 15 Day itinerary is our most comprehensive Sri Lanka package yet! In this two week epic adventure you will visit all the main highlights such as Sigirya, Kandy, Ella, Galle and Bentota, but you will also get to experience the lesser visited National Park of Wilpattu and enjoy an included wildlife jeep safari in search for leopards, elephants and many more exotic animals. This tour also travels north to the very tip of the country and explores cultural Jaffna and Delft Island. Plus the unforgettable train journey from Nanu Oya to Ella, travelling through lush tea plantations and over the famous Nine Arches Bridge. 

 

Includes 14 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, professional guides and most sightseeing. It departs weekly with just a minimum of 2 people and departure dates until September 2020! 

DAY 1: Arrive Negombo
Your unforgettable Sri Lanka Tour starts with a meet and greet at Sri Lanka International Airport. Once welcomed by our tour representative, you will be transferred to your hotel in Negombo.


MEALS: None
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Negombo

 

DAY 2: Negombo - Anuradhapura
Your morning is free at your own leisure. In the afternoon, you have the option to visit Anuradhapura for a sightseeing tour. The ancient capital of Anuradhapura reigned supreme for over a millennium as one of the greatest monastic cities of the ancient world, Ruled by 113 successive kings and 4 queens, Anuradhapura was a majestic sprawl of magnificent palaces, ornate pleasure gardens, exquisite sculptures, and vast Buddhist temples. The three main ‘dagabas’ are amongst the biggest architectural creations of the ancient world.


MEALS: Breakfast
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Anuradhapura

OPTIONAL TOUR: Anuradhapura Ancient City 


DAY 3: Anuradhapura - Wipattu - Mihinthale
In the early morning, you will proceed to Wilpattu for an included jeep safari in Wilpattu National park. Wilpattu is one of Sri Lanka’s oldest national parks. It covers an area of over 131,000 hectares stretching from the north western coast to the north central province, and comprises a complex of lakes called ‘Villus’ surrounded by grassy plains, set within scrub jungle. Although the biggest attraction at Wilpattu is the elusive Leopard, all of the `big game’ in Sri Lanka including elephant, sloth bear, water buffalo, and spotted dear are found in abundance here. Being less accessible than the other national parks, Wilpattu remains unspoiled and uncrowded – a haven frequented by true nature lovers. After the safari, you will have lunch. Your afternoon will include a visit to the sacred Mihintale Temple. Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site.

MEALS: Breakfast (packed for car ride)
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Anuradhapura

OPTIONAL TOUR: Minhintale Temple


DAY 4: Anuradhapura - Jaffna
After breakfast at the hotel you will proceed to Jaffna. You will then check-in at your hotel. You are free to spend the day at your own leisure.


MEALS: Breakfast
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Jaffna


DAY 5: Jaffna - Nagadeepa
Today you will visit the Nagadeepa temple on Nagadeepa island.
Nagadeepa Purana Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple. According to contemporary history, the Gautama Buddha visited the site after five years of attaining Enlightenment to settle the dispute between two warring Naga kings, Chulodara and Mahodara. Ancient history according to the Mahavamsa chronicles and the Tamil Buddhist epic Manimekalai mentions a gem-studded throne and a stone with the Buddha’s footprint at the island Nainativu, (also known as Nagadeepa) which pilgrims from India visited. You will then travel back to Jaffna and embark on a city tour. The city tour will include a visit to the Jaffna Public Library, Duraiappa Stadium, Jaffna Market and the Jaffna Clock Tower.


MEALS: Breakfast
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Jaffna

 


DAY 6: Jaffna - Kankasanthurai Village 
The morning is free at your own leisure. After lunch, we will proceed to Kankasanthurai to visit the attraction; the Nalawarai Bottomless Well, Naguleshwaram Temple, Keerimalai hot springs, and the Dambakola Patuna.

Optional morning excursion to Delft Island: After breakfast you will proceed “Neduntivu” to experience Delft Island by ferry. Delft Island is known for wild horses that roam its coastal plains. The Island also features remnants of a bygone era such as the ancient Baobab tree, as well as a dilapidated colonial fort constructed mainly out of coral – much like most of the architecture present on the island.


MEALS: Breakfast
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Jaffna

OPTIONAL TOUR: Delft Island 


DAY 7: Jaffna - Cultural Hotel

After breakfast at the hotel you will proceed to the Cultural Hotel. You will then check-in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free at your own leisure.


MEALS: Breakfast
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Cultural Hotel

DAY 8: Cultural Hotel - Sigiriya - Hiriwaduna - Polonnaruwa
In the morning you have the option to climb the many steps up “Sigiriya”, which is known as the ‘Lion Rock’ and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The feats of artistry, architecture and engineering at Sigiriya continue to impress visitors with their utter magnificence, even thousands of years on. Intricately landscaped pleasure gardens sprawl out below the rock, giant lion paws hewn in stone mark the entrance to the fortress at its foot and a highly polished mirror wall still carries the scrawled writings of ancient poets. After our time at Sigiriya, you will continue to Hiriwaduna. Here you will embark on a village tour. On the tour you will take a ride in a bullock cart, enjoy a nature walk through a scrub jungle, and cross a lake in an ‘oruwa’, the traditional mode of over water transport. Spend time with a farmer harvesting crops under his guidance and taste authentic village cuisine prepared by the farmer’s family with freshly picked produce and local herbs cooked in clay pots over an open hearth fueled by firewood. In the afternoon, you have the option to experience a sightseeing tour around the medieval city of Polonnaruwa. Exploring this ancient city is amazing. You will start the tour in the King Parakramabahu palace and visit all the historically important places.


MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Cultural Hotel

OPTIONAL TOUR: Sigiriya Climb / Polonnaruwa Ancient City

 


DAY 9: Cultural Area - Kandy
After breakfast you will proceed to Kandy, with the option to visit the famous Dambulla Rock Temple on the way. Standing approximately 100m high, the approach to the entrance of the caves entails climbing up the face of the rock, although stone steps have now been cut to make the climb easier. Whilst climbing the entrance of caves, take time to stop and enjoy the view of the surrounding area, which is truly breathtaking. On the way to Kandy you can visit a spice Garden in Matale, as well as also enjoy an included Head massage. There are shops where you can purchase different spices of Sri Lanka. In the evening, another optional visit to the sacred Temple of the sacred tooth relic. Just north of the lake, the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja (offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists.


MEALS: Breakfast
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Kandy

OPTIONAL TOURS: Dambulla Temple / Temple of The Tooth

 

DAY 10: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella
After breakfast, you will proceed to Ella. On the way, you will visit the Tea plantation and be able to participate in a city tour in Nuwara Eliya. You will then process to Nanu Oya to board the train. In the afternoon, enjoy a train journey from Nanu Oya to Ella while enjoying the scenic view through the hill country overlooking the tea plantations. On arrival in Ella, check-in at your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.


MEALS: Breakfast
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Ella


DAY 11: Ella
Today you will embark on a sightseeing tour around Ella including visits to Little Adams Peak, Nine Arches Bridge, Ravana waterfalls and Ella Gap.
The main attraction of Ella is the breath-taking view from the ‘Ella Gap’. The majestic Ella rock looming over the village provides an arduous but rewarding hike – and the views from the top are well worth the effort. The beautiful Ravana Ella waterfall is an impressive cascade – the widest in Sri Lanka, is also a sight not to miss. The nearby caves are steeped in legend according to which, the ancient King Ravana held the Indian princess Seetha captive in them.


MEALS: Breakfast
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Ella

DAY 12: Ella - Bentota
After breakfast proceed to Beach Stay. Arrive late afternoon. Enjoy the
afternoon/evening at your own leisure.


MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Bentota


DAY 13: Galle
After having Breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Dutch Fort of Galle, the National Maritime Archeological Museum and the Galle lighthouse.
The Galle For was initially established by the Portuguese in 1588, but was later fortified into the solid structure seen today by the Dutch during the 17th century. Also known as the Galle Ramparts, the Galle Fort is a historically and archaeological rich site which was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1988. Opened in 2010 The National Maritime Archaeology Museum is situated within the sturdy walls of the Galle Fort.
The Galle Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse station in the country. Located within the walls of the historical Galle Fort, the Galle Lighthouse is strategically positioned at the Southern end of the promontory giving it the best possible view of any ships entering the Galle Harbor. We will also stop to visit the Stilt Fisherman famous in this area. 


MEALS: Breakfast
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Bentota

 

DAY 14: Bentota Free Day
Enjoy a full day relaxing by the beach or take an optional excursion: Balapitiya river cruise. On the cruise you will see many small islands, most of which are uninhabited. You will visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, where you will be able to sight different kinds of baby turtles and may get the opportunity to release some back into the water. 


MEALS: Breakfast
OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Bentota

OPTIONAL TOUR: Balapitiya River Cruise & Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

 

DAY 15: End of Tour
Breakfast at the hotel and then start your way back to the airport for your departure. Since most flights are leaving at midnight, you can proceed to Colombo and do a city tour in Colombo with last minute shopping for souvenirs and gifts. You can also enjoy some authentic Sri Lankan food and then proceed to the airport for the departure flight.


MEALS: Breakfast


DEPARTURE DATES 2020:
January: *10, *17, *24, *31
February: *7, *14, *21, *28
March: *6, *13, *20, *27
April: *3, *10, *17, *24
May: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June: 5, 12, 19, 26
July: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August: 7, 14, 21, 28
September: 4, 11, 18, 25

Departure dates marked with * incur a high season surcharge

  • 3 Star Package: $100 per person - add to cart
  • 4 Star Package: $200 per person - add to cart

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