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  • Sri Lanka Highlights With a Twist
    Trip Length : 20 Nights - 21 Days
    Availability : Throughout the year

Sri Lanka Highlights With a Twist

Exploring Sri Lanka like never before

This tour is created to give the traveler a never before seen experience of Sri Lanka. We have partnered up with some of the best hotels and companies in the country to make this a value for money experience. Your tour will begin when you arrive by first transferring you to Negombo, a coastal city near the airport. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the fish market and then make your way towards the Kalpitiya lagoon to learn more about the coastal lives of the fishing community whilst enjoying your vacation shopping at their fish market and picking fresh catch for your lunch.

Next you will be heading towards Wilpattu, the first national park in Sri Lanka and go on a safari and catch a glimpse of the tropical wildlife in the area. Afterwards, you will head towards Jaffna through Anuradhapura. Even though Sri Lanka is a small island, it boasts of a history of more than 2500 years and a diverse mi of religions and cultures which have had a very deep influence in history as well as the present day. When in Jaffna, you will be visiting some of the Hindu places of worship and even tour an island with shallow waters. Afterwards you will head back to Anuradhapura, and visit the ancient ruins of the first kingdom of Sri Lanka and see the largest temple in the country; Ruwanweli Mahaseya. Then you will head to Mihintale, an important location for the country’s history of Buddhism and head over to Trincomalee.

In Trincomalee you will have the opportunity to experience the white marble beach and the beautiful Pigeon Island. Afterwards you will be transferred to Sigiriya to explore the historic world heritage site that has also be considered as the 8th wonder of the world. Next you will head to Polonnaruwa and visit the ruins of the ancient kingdom which will also include the 2500 hectare lake, the Parakrama Samudraya where historians say was built by the mighty giants of the late king Parakramabahu.

Next you will tour Dambana the origin place of the Sri Lanka’s indigenous tribe who still live many generations later untouched by the advancement of technology and commercialization. Here you will learn about how the indigenous tribe used to preserve meat and live their rural way of life and with the tribe chief’s blessings view and even take part in some of the tribal rituals. Then you will be heading to Kandy to visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, an important location for all Buddhists around the world and be present in one of the daily blessing rituals. Later on you will visit two of the lesser known locations in Kandy, Gadaladeniya and Lankathilaka Viharas. Then you will be on your way to Idalgashinna and then Belihuloya where you will stay at one of our camps.

The final leg of the tour will be in the sunny south of Sri Lanka, first in the jungle of Yala watching our wildlife and then in the sea whale watching and sleeping under a canopy of a million stars. Finally you will be visiting the Galle Fort before heading back to Colombo for your final night to catch your flight back home the following day – leaving you relaxed, tanned and with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime.

Summary of the programme

  • Day 01 – Arrival and airport transfer to Negombo

  • Day 02 – Tour of Negombo and Kalpitiya

  • Day 03 – Tour of Kalpitiya and transfer to Wilpattu

  • Day 04 – Tour of Wilpattu

  • Day 05 – Transfer to Jaffna via Anuradhapura

  • Day 06 – Tour of Jaffna

  • Day 07 – Transfer back to Anuradhapura

  • Day 08 – Tour of Anuradhapura, Mihintale and transfer to Trincomalee

  • Day 09 – Tour of Trincomalee

  • Day 10 – Transfer from Trincomalee to Sigiriya

  • Day 11 – Tour of Sigiriya

  • Day 12 – Tour of Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Dambana

  • Day 13 – Tour of Dambana

  • Day 14 – Transfer to Kandy from Dambana

  • Day 15 – Tour of Kandy

  • Day 16 – Tour of Kandy, Idalgashinna and Belihuloya

  • Day 17 – Tour of Belihuloya

  • Day 18 – Transfer from Belihuloya to Yala

  • Day 19 – Tour of Yala and Mirissa

  • Day 20 – Tour of Mirissa, Galle and Colombo

  • Day 21 – Transfer to airport for departure

 

 


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