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This is a tour that introduces guests to visit some best wild life sanctuaries in Sri Lanka as well as including fascinating adventures and nature trails. An adventurous ten days tour to explore Sri Lanka at its best with the rich cultural heritage of the ancient cities, cool mountain tops of Kandy, the misty tea plantations of hill country.

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This is a tour that introduces guests to visit some best wild life sanctuaries in Sri Lanka as well as including fascinating adventures and nature trails. An adventurous ten days tour to explore Sri Lanka at its best with the rich cultural heritage of the ancient cities, cool mountain tops of Kandy, the misty tea plantations of hill country.

Some of the highlights of your tour include:

  • Hortain Plains
  • Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya
  • Village Trek and Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Udawatta Kale, Lankathilaka Viharaya, Ambakke Temple
  • Temple Of Tooth Relic and Kandy Dance
  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Ritigala Monastery and Minnariya National Park

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Airport / Kitulgala (approximately 2 ½ hours)
    Day 1
    Airport / Kitulgala (approximately 2 ½ hours)

    Arrive in Sri Lanka in the style you deserve, greeted by your chauffeur guide and transferred directly to Kitulgala. It is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. However, January to March is the dry period that makes Kitulgala one of Sri Lanka’s foremost tourist attractions for those who love white water rafting (depending on the condition and water level you can book with us the water rafting activity as optional).

    Check in to the hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

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  • 2
    Kitulgala / Nuwara Eliya (approximately 2 ½ hours)
    Day 2
    Kitulgala / Nuwara Eliya (approximately 2 ½ hours)

    Once you have enjoyed the relaxed morning you will continue your drive towards Nuwara Eliya, also known as the “Little England” of Sri Lanka because of its quaint British type cottages, set amidst verdant hills.

    Visit Sri Lanka’s tea growing centre and a tea factory. During the drive relish the endless views of tea carpeted valleys and the bright flash of female “tea pluckers” in their pimento, fuchsia and cerise saris. Enjoy a guided stroll of Nuwara Eliya town, pass the 18-hole golf course, the colonial members only Hill Club and English styled country homes.

    Return to the hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

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  • 3
    Nuwara Eliya / Hortain Plains / Nuwara Eliya (approximately 01 hour)
    Day 3
    Nuwara Eliya / Hortain Plains / Nuwara Eliya (approximately 01 hour)

    Because sunrise is the best time to view Hortain Plains National Park, rise early and set out with a packed breakfast for a morning safari. It is undoubtedly one of the world's best nature reserves and eco-tourism venues. It is characterized by a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, covered in upper montane forest and wet patana grassland.

    The Plains also feature many interesting attractions such as 'Bakers Falls', 'Chimmini Pool' and the famous 'World's End", a 3700 ft sheer drop that offers fabulous views of the tea estates below and all the way out to the distant southern coastline. Return to your hotel, check-in and spend some time at leisure. If you are interested, Nuwara Eliya is a wonderful place to wander, soak up its rich history.

    Return to the hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

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  • 4
    Nuwara Eliya / Kandy (approximately 03 Hours )
    Day 4
    Nuwara Eliya / Kandy (approximately 03 Hours )

    After breakfast you will drive towards the old capital of Sri Lanka - Kandy

    After reached Kandy you will visit the renowned Kandy Temple, also known as "The Temple of the Tooth", where the tooth relic of the Buddha lies. Once you have soaked in the calming atmosphere of the temple you will be taken to the lively sounds of the traditional Kandyan dance performance.

    Return to the hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

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  • 5
    Kandy / Udawatta Kele / Lankathilaka Viharaya / Ambakke Temple / Kandy (approximately 01 Hours)
    Day 5
    Kandy / Udawatta Kele / Lankathilaka Viharaya / Ambakke Temple / Kandy (approximately 01 Hours)

    After breakfast you will visit the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary. It is often spelled as Udawattakele, is a historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the city of Kandy. It is 104 hectares (257 acres) large. During the days of the Kandyan kingdom, Udawatta Kele was known as "Uda Wasala Watta" in Sinhalese meaning "the garden above the royal palace".

    Since the focus towards the world heritage site Kandy has increased, Lankathilaka viharaya is a place must to be visited without denying. The temple was built by king Buvanekabahu 4th around the 14th century. The architect of the building has used bricks and clay.

    After that continue to Embekke Devalaya. It was build in around year 1370's. This period is belong to Gampole regime time the king Wickramabahu 11th was ruling Sri Lanka. According to the historical information, this temple was ordered by queen Henakanda Bisobandara. 

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  • 6
    Kandy / Dambulla Cave Temple / Habarana (approximately 03 Hours)
    Day 6
     Kandy / Dambulla Cave Temple / Habarana (approximately 03 Hours)

    After breakfast you will drive towards Habarana. On the way you will stop at a spice garden in Matale. Once arrived to Dambulla you will stop at the well-known Dambulla Cave Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most famous cave complex of magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings of vivid colours and shapes.

    Return to the hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure. 

    Dinner and overnight stay at hotel. (Hotel choice according to your budget in the area).

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  • 7
    Habarana / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Habarana (approximately 20 minutes / Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa– approximately 02 hours )
    Day 7
    Habarana / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Habarana (approximately 20 minutes / Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa– approximately 02 hours )

    After breakfast, our sightseeing tours of Sri Lanka continue to the town of Sigiriya, within the country’s rich cultural triangle. Climb the rock fortress of Sigiriya – a 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky”.

    After visit transfer to explore Polonnaruwa and the island’s ancient highlights in the Cultural Triangle.

    Return to the hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

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  • 8
    Habarana / Ritigala / Minnariya / Habarana (Habarana to Ritigala – approximately 20 minutes / Ritigala to Minnariya – approximately 1 hour
    Day 8
    Habarana / Ritigala / Minnariya / Habarana (Habarana to Ritigala – approximately 20 minutes / Ritigala to Minnariya – approximately 1  hour

    After a good night’s sleep and an early breakfast go for visit Ritigala Monastery - Ritigala is an ancient name: the word Riti could have been derived from the word arittha, meaning "safety" in ancient Pali language while the Sinhala word “gala” means rock. Ritigala, providing shade, shelter and sanctuary to warriors as well as ascetics, has lived up to its name for millenniums.

    After visit Ritigala transfer to Minnariya to thrill your family with a jeep safari and some of Sri Lanka’s best wild elephant watching at Minneriya National Park.

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  • 9
    Habarana / Pinnawela / Negombo (approximately 05 Hours )
    Day 9
    Habarana / Pinnawela / Negombo (approximately 05 Hours )

    After breakfast drive to Negombo where you can relax and unwind on one of the island’s world-class beaches. On your way, you’ll stop by the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to get your first introduction to Sri Lanka’s most celebrated inhabitants.

    Continue to Negombo, check in to your hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

    Dinner and overnight stay at hotel. (Hotel choice according to your budget in the area).

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  • 10
    Negombo /Airport (approximately 20 minutes)
    Day 10
    Negombo /Airport (approximately 20 minutes)

    Though it will be difficult to say goodbye, all good things come to an end. Your representative will meet you on time at the hotel lobby to return you by way of a scenic drive to the international airport for your departing flight and a safe journey home.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Welcome with garlands at the airport
    • Accommodation in the hotels as specified in the itinerary
    • Transportation by a private air conditioned vehicle during the tour
    • All accommodations on Half  Board basis as specified in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees to: Hortain Plains, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Village Trek, Dambulla Cave Temple, Udawatta Kale, Lankathilaka Viharaya , Ambakke Temple, Temple Of Tooth Relic, Kandy Dance, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Ritigala Monastery, Minnariya National Park
    • Welcome drinks at all hotels
    • Service of driver /guide (below 7 Pax)/ National guide(8 Pax and above)
    • All government taxes

    Price does not include

    • Video and camera permits
    • Personal expenditures
    • Peak period supplements
    • Lunches throughout the tour
    • Compulsory Perahara supplements & Perahara seats
    • Early check-in/Late check-out
    • Drinks / Tips and any Visa fees