15 Day Unforgettable Sri Lanka

$1,999
Per Person

Typically $3,999
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 the far north of Jaffna.

the tour

We have some great Sri Lanka tour deals, including our epic 15 Day itinerary.  This unforgettable tour is our most comprehensive Sri Lanka package yet! In this two week epic adventure you will visit all the main highlights. You will marvel at the magnificent Sigirya “Lion’s Rock” in cultural area. Climb to the top if you dare! Also visits to Kandy, Ella, Galle and Bentota are included. In addition, will also get to experience the lesser visited National Park of Wilpattu. Here you will enjoy an included wildlife jeep safari in search for leopards, elephants and more exotic animals. Plus travel to the very northern tip to visit Jaffna and Delft Island.

This package is the perfect combination of culture, wildlife and stunning landscapes. It will leave you in love with Sri Lanka forever! We travel to Ella via the worlds most scenic railway journey from Nanu Oya, traversing over rolling hills, lush tea plantations and the famous Nine Arches Bridge. End the tour with some beach time in well known Bentota, but not before visiting the impressive Galle Fort and paying a visit to the skill-full “Stick Fishermen” who perch up high on tall timber stilts in the surf waiting for their catch of the day.

INCLUSIONS

This incredible package includes 14 nights accommodation in either 3 or 4 star hotels, daily breakfast, a professional English speaking guide and driver and most sightseeing. We have many departure dates to choose from until the end of 2021 and each tour only departs with a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 10! Contact us if you any questions about our great Sri Lanka tour deals.

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Itinerary

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, 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, Anuradhapura

OPTIONAL: 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, Anuradhapura

OPTIONAL: 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, 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, 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, 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, Cultural Area

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, Cultural Area

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Bentota

OPTIONAL: 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

Description

We have some great Sri Lanka tour deals, including our epic 15 Day itinerary.  This unforgettable tour is our most comprehensive Sri Lanka package yet! In this two week epic adventure you will visit all the main highlights. You will marvel at the magnificent Sigirya “Lion’s Rock” in cultural area. Climb to the top if you dare! Also visits to Kandy, Ella, Galle and Bentota are included. In addition, will also get to experience the lesser visited National Park of Wilpattu. Here you will enjoy an included wildlife jeep safari in search for leopards, elephants and more exotic animals. Plus travel to the very northern tip to visit Jaffna and Delft Island.

This package is the perfect combination of culture, wildlife and stunning landscapes. It will leave you in love with Sri Lanka forever! We travel to Ella via the worlds most scenic railway journey from Nanu Oya, traversing over rolling hills, lush tea plantations and the famous Nine Arches Bridge. End the tour with some beach time in well known Bentota, but not before visiting the impressive Galle Fort and paying a visit to the skill-full “Stick Fishermen” who perch up high on tall timber stilts in the surf waiting for their catch of the day.

INCLUSIONS

This incredible package includes 14 nights accommodation in either 3 or 4 star hotels, daily breakfast, a professional English speaking guide and driver and most sightseeing. We have many departure dates to choose from until the end of 2021 and each tour only departs with a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 10! Contact us if you any questions about our great Sri Lanka tour deals.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

February: 10, 24

March: 10, 24

April: *7, 21

May: 5, 19

June: 2, 16

July: 14, 28

August: 11, 25

September: 8, 22

October: 6, 13

Dates marked with a * incur a surcharge:

3 Star Package $100 per person

4 Star Package $200 per person

INCLUSIONS

 

14 Nights accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels

Daily buffet breakfast

Visit to Dutch Fort in Galle

Jeep safari of Wilpattu National Park

Soak in Keerimalai Hot Springs

Jaffna city sightseeing tour

Visit to Kankasanthurai Village & the Bottemless Well

Visit Nagadeepa Island & Ancient Buddhist Temple

See the majestic ‘Lion Rock’ (Sigiriya)

Village Tour in Hiriwaduna & bullock cart ride

Scenic train ride from Nanu Oya to Ella

See the Stilt Fishermen of Galle

Explore the sights of Ella; Nine Arches Bridge, Adam’s Peak, Ravana Waterfalls & Ella Gap

Colombo city sightseeing tour

Professional English speaking guide

A/C Transportation throughout

Airport transfers

Small Groups MAX 10 people!

EXCLUSIONS

 

International airfare to/from Colombo

Sri Lanka visa fee (https://www.eta.gov.lk USD$35)

Optional tours / Entrance fees not mentioned in itinerary

Meals not stated in itinerary

Beverages

Personal expenses

Tipping (Recommended $10 per day)

Travel insurance

Anything else not mentioned in inclusions

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Negombo: Beacon Beach Hotel

Arundhapura: Rajarata Hotel

Jaffna: Valampuri Hotel

Cultural Area: Oak Ray Elephant Hotel

Kandy: Hotel Lagone

Bentota: Temple Tree Resort

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Negombo: Jetwing Beach/Blue Hotel

Anuradhapura: Forest Rock Garden

Jaffna: Jetwing Jaffna Hotel

Cultural Area: Deer park Hotel

Kandy: Randholee Resort & Spa

Ella: 98 Acres Resort Ella or Jetwing Kaduruketha

Bentota: Centara Ceysands

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

Triple share rooms are available

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to 4 Star Hotels for $500 per person

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

DAY 2: Ancient City of Anuradhapura – $38

DAY 3: Mihintale Temple – $10

DAY 8: Climb Sigiriya – $49

DAY 8: Polonarruwa Sightseeing – $45

DAY 9: Dambulla Cave Temple – $15

DAY 9: Temple of the Tooth – $15

DAY 14: Balapitiya River Cruise & Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery – $40

All tours are priced in AUD per person and payable on arrival in AUD or local currency. All prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation.

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Sri Lanka with extra nights pre or post tour

 

PRE-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Negombo – $180

4 Star Hotel Negombo – $210

 

POST TOUR

3 Star Hotel Bentota – $200

4 Star Hotel Bentota – $250

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast. Pre-Tour extra nights include airport transfers. Post-Tour extra nights DO NOT include airport transfers.

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until 25 October 2021

Voucher valid for 1 person based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 40 days prior to departure

 

RATES:

15 Day Unforgettable Sri Lanka 3 Star package – $1999

15 Day Unforgettable Sri Lanka 4 Star package – $2499

 

SINGLE TRAVELLER SURCHARGE:

Single travellers who require their own room will be required to pay the single supplement:

3 Star Package – $800

4 Star Package – $1100

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum 2 people

Maximum 10 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under 2 travel free of charge

Children aged between 2-12 require a child voucher

3 Star Package – $1099

4 Star Package – $1399

 

Please contact MyHoliday2 to purchase

Children aged 13+ will require an adult voucher

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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