Grand Explore of Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is truly a demanding paradise in South Asia. It is a paradise with the world’s most beautiful beaches, lush forests, mountains, and a land blessed with a rich and vibrant culture that dates to thousands of years. As well as both rainforests and dry zone forests and majestic mountain ranges, not forgetting the historical world heritage sites. This tour is around exploring the island with ancient history and culture, the lush green fields and waterfalls, the amazing wildlife, authentic foods, and the beautiful golden sandy beaches.

DAY 01 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# Upon arrival at Colombo CMB airport, we will meet you and will be transferred to the first destination.
# For day one, you are free to arrive in Sri Lanka at any time. If your flight land early in the day, relax at the hotel.
# Evening, enjoy walking along the fishery village while enjoying the beautiful sunset and the pleasant evening atmosphere of the beachside.

Over Night stay in NEGOMBO

DAY 02 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# After breakfast, start the second day of the wonderful journey across the central point of the cultural triangle on the island.

# On your way to Dambulla, you’ll visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation.

# In Dambulla, you’ll enjoy a wonderful cultural village tour while exploring the beautiful countryside hospitality.

# Evening, visit the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE).

Over Night stay in SIGRIYA / DAMBULLA

DAY 03 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# Early morning, join the Pidurangala Rock hike.

# After breakfast, visit Polonnaruwa (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)

# Afternoon, enjoy Minneriya/Kaudulla National Park for an afternoon 4×4 jeep safari since it is the best time wild elephants gather at Minneriya Lake.

# Evening, experience an Ayurvedic Herbal Massage at your hotel.

Over Night stay in SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA

DAY 04 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# After breakfast, proceed towards Kandy, which is set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio-diverse rainforests.

# En route to Kandy, visit the Royal Cave Temple the largest and the best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 meters over the surrounding plains and houses, 5 cave temples with some of the most unique and significant historical drawings.

# Upon arrival at Kandy, visit the Temple of Tooth Relic.

# Afternoon, you’ll enjoy walking around Kandy’s city center.

# Afterward enjoy the cultural dance show which is inspired by Sri Lankan arts, traditional dance, and cultural heritage.

Over Night stay in KANDY

DAY 05 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# In the morning, proceed towards Kitulgala forest reserve, which is a major ecotourism venue in the central highland. It is a real paradise for those who love adventures.

# Upon arrival to Kitulgala, experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River.

# Afterward, trek to a natural rock pool, sliding down an inclined 05-meter waterfall with safety gear into the rock pool.

Over Night stay in KANDY

DAY 06 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# After breakfast, start the amazing journey toward the tea region of Nuwara Eliya. It is often referred to as “Little England” because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen’s Cottage, the General’s House, the Grand Hotel, the Hill Club, and the Town Post Office.

# En route to Nuwara Eliya, stop at a tea factory to observe the rich tradition of making Ceylon tea kept alive and up to date. Make sure to end your factory visit in style over a perfectly blended cup of tea.

# Afternoon, you will walk through Nuwara Eliya city center and the fruit and vegetable market, and Gregory Lake.

Over Night stay in NUWARA ELIYA

DAY 07 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# In the morning, you the most picturesque hill country train journey from Nanu-Oya station to Ella village.

# Explore the village; Ella and its nature-friendly location such as Mini Adam’s peak, Ella Gap, Ella rock, and the Nine Arch Bridge.

# Evening, chill out at the city center where there are lots of restaurants, pubs, and evening entertainment.

Over Night stay in ELLA

DAY 08 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# After breakfast, depart from Ella towards Yala National Park, the largest national park in Sri Lanka.

# Early morning, trekking to Ella Rock to capture the scenery of sunrise.

# En route to Yala, stop at Ravana waterfall another famous attraction in Ella.

# Afternoon. enjoy a 4×4 jeep safari searching for leopards hanging on trees or whispering through the bushes, crocodiles patrolling the river, or baby elephants drinking water and playing around under the evening sunset.

Over Night stay in YALA

DAY 09 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# After a fantastic journey through the coconut palms, mountains, and waterfalls, you have finally arrived at the world-famous beachside of south Sri Lanka.

# En route, stop at Hummanaya Natural blowhole, the second largest blowhole in the world.

# Upon arrival at the hotel, grab a towel to relax on the beach while enjoying a cocktail or a chill beer under the shade of a palm tree.

# Optional activities, Jet Ski, Banana & Tube Boating, Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Fishing & Deep-Sea fishing are few among the popular lists.

Over Night stay in MIRISSA

DAY 10 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# Early in the morning, Jump in a boat for an exciting sea adventure in search of blue whales and dolphins. (Whale watching is a seasonal activity)

# Thereafter relax in the cozy hotel.

# Optional activities, Jet Ski, Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Fishing & Deep-sea fishing are a few among the popular lists.

# Evening, Enjoy some authentic Sri Lankan seafood-a wonderful crab curry and experience an amazing nightlife in a seafront restaurant

Over Night stay in MIRISSA

DAY 11 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

DAY PLAN:

# After breakfast, you’ll continue your journey along the beautiful south coast towards Galle.

# In Galle, walking through the Galle Fort listening to the creaks of wooden saloon doors, and observing how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions nowadays flooding cultural enthusiasts on a global scale.

# Next experience an amazing boat ride in the “Madu” river boat ride.

# Thereafter, visit a turtle hatchery center where baby turtles learn to take their first swim and injured adults are rehabilitated back into the wild.

# Evening, check in to your hotel and relax on the beach or by the pool.

Over Night stay in BENTOTA

DAY 12 ITINERARY PROPOSAL PLAN (OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE)

After breakfast, you’ll visit Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo, which has an interesting history running back to the fifth century. Even in ancient times, this was an important port city in the East-West Sea trade. Nowadays it has become a bustling modern town with a unique atmosphere. The colorful streets, restaurants, and modern shopping malls attract hordes of locals and tourists alike.

DAY PLAN:

# When you arrive in Colombo, you can visit all of the city’s highlights, such as the Red Mosque, Gangarama Temple, Independent Square, and so on.

# After that, you might want to stop by a famous and internationally renowned restaurant in Colombo to cap off your trip with an unforgettable meal.

# End of the tour, then proceed to the airport it is the time for your return flight.

INCLUSIONS OF THE TOUR:

An air-conditioned, comfortable Van with Modern facilities

A complimentary bottle of water per person per day

English-speaking chauffeur guide

Fuel for the vehicle

Driver meals and accommodation

Passenger assurance

Parking fees

Highway Toll Fees

Driver Fees

EXCLUSIONS OF THE TOUR:

Any entrance/excursions fees

Overnight Hotel Accommodations

Cost of Food and Beverages

Any expenses of personal nature

Tips & Portages

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  • Meet at airport with name board.
  • Good condition vehicle with working ac.
  • Professional English speaking driver.
  • Fuel and insurance costs.
  • Driver food and accommodation.
  • All parking charges and highway tolls.
  • All taxes.

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  • Guest accommodation.
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  • Entrance or guide fees at attractions.
  • Transport to Horton Plains NP (multi day only).

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