Antiquities, Safari & Golden Beaches – 13N/14D

0
Price per Person on Double Sharing basis
FromUSD 1,566
Price per Person on Double Sharing basis
FromUSD 1,566
Full Name*
Email Address*
Your Enquiry*
* I agree with Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step
Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

1087

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

TALK TO US. WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP.
MEET OUR EXPERT TEAM

Yes, we have actually got the T-Shirts, been there, live here, done it!! The unique experience of our dedicated team makes all the difference to planning your tropical paradise holiday.
+94 31 227 9110
info@premierlankavoyages.com

TAILOR MADE TOURS

We can customise this itinerary to suit your wishes

Each tour package can be tailor made to suit your requirements. Please click the button below.

TAILOR MADE TOURS

Latest Tours

Cultural Treasures & Cruise on the East Coast – 12N/13D

South Coast & Catamaran Adventure – 8N/9D

A Trek In The Wild Side – 9N/10D

13 Nights & 14 Days
Bandaranaike International Airport
Brief Snapshot

This adventure takes you to the ancient capital and historical sites of Sri Lanka, including the impressive Sigiriya rock citadel, the unique Dambulla cave temple and a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Immerse yourself into the wilderness with an exciting safari in a hidden away jungle. Thereafter to the misty hill country tea plantations, wonderful scenic views of Hatton and off road treks, then to discover exciting river water sports and to the divine beaches of the south coast for some R&R and romantic sunsets.

Itinerary
Negombo - Anuradhapura - Mihintale - Ritigala - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Polonnaruwa - Gal Oya - Ella - Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Kitulgala - Bentota - Colombo - Negombo

Day 1Colombo Airport – Arrival - Negombo

Our representative will be eagerly awaiting you on your arrival into Colombo International airport.

Meet at arrivals hall.

To overcome your long flight, you will rest at a comfortable hotel in Negombo. Subject to your check in time, enjoy an Ayurveda massage to help sooth away any jetlag.

Overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 2Negombo – Anuradhapura

After breakfast leave to the sacred city of Anuradhapura ( approximately 3.30 hours), it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first capital city of Sri Lanka (4th century BC). Find the oldest recorded Bodhi Tree “Tree of Enlightenment” in the world (3rd Century BC).

Return to your hotel take a rest and enjoy a massage.

Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

Day 3Anuradhapura - Mihintale - Ritigala - Sigiriya

After breakfast a short drive to Mihintale Rock Temple. This site is a major pilgrimage destination for Buddhists with spectacular monuments such as Dagobas surrounded by monolithic columns. The views from the top are breathtaking.

After the visit you can proceed to Ritigala Monastery and Archaeological site and stop by the Aukana Buddha (the largest standing Buddha statue carved out of a rock.)

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at the hotel, by the pool.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 4Sigiriya - Dambulla - Sigiriya

After an early morning breakfast head to Sigiriya Rock Fortress (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the citadel that King Kasyapa built on the top of a formidable block of granite. Discover the ruins of this ancient civilisation who once lived there and admire from atop the beautiful scenic views of the gardens and surrounding jungle.

Alternatively, at a close distance the Pidurangala Rock Temple is an interesting, less visited venue with wonderful views of Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sunsets from its summit are spectacular.

In the afternoon visit the incredible Dambulla Cave Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Admire the statues, mural paintings and the views. When climbing the steps carved in the rock you will be greeted by few monkeys.

Back to the hotel to enjoy a spa treatment.

Overnight in Sigiriya.

Day 5Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

In the morning you can improve your culinary skills by participating in a cooking class. You will be delighted to taste your hard work for lunch.

In the afternoon drive to Polonnaruwa.

Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa.

Day 6Polonnaruwa - Gal Oya

After breakfast, discover the Polonnaruwa archeological site, the 3 statues of Lord Buddha, the museum, the lake, the Parakrama Samudraya and other historical wonders.

Proceed on a 3.3 hour drive to Gal Oya National Park.

On the way, you might decide to stop at Mahiyanganaya temple for a brief visit.

When reaching Gal Oya, rest, enjoy the peace and the tranquility of the wilderness.

Overnight stay in an eco type accommodation or a lodge in Gal Oya.

Day 7Gal Oya

Awaken to a different world! Before or after breakfast you will be able to chose between a boat or jeep safari to observe various animals, birds and herds of elephants bathing or drinking at the lake.

You will have the option to participate in the afternoon safari or to rest and relax at the hotel or read a book by the pool.

If you wish, a visit to a Veddha village can be arranged. Hiking, bird watching or trekking to monkey mountain or simply relax at the hotel, the decision is yours.

Overnight stay in a eco type accommodation or lodge in Gal Oya.

Day 8Gal Oya - Ella

After Breakfast leave for Ella (approximately 3 hours drive). In the afternoon visit the 9 Arch Bridge, the Little Adam’s Peak and the Ella Gap.

On the way to Ella you can see the Ravana Falls. Enjoy the verdant scenic beauty of the landscape.

Overnight stay in a hotel or a bungalow in Ella.

Day 9Ella – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave Ella. Take the scenic train (if available) from Ella to Nanu-Oya and be privileged to see the incredible views on tea plantations, mountains and valleys. Your driver will pick you up from Nanu Oya Train Station for a short drive to Nuwara Eliya. If you travel by car from Ella to Nuwara Eliya (approximately 2 hours drive), you will have the chance to visit Hakgala Botanical Garden, tea plantations and scenic views.

In the afternoon rest at your hotel or take a city tour of Nuwara Eliya “Little England” all at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 10Nuwara Eliya – Horton plains – Kitulgala

After an early morning breakfast drive to Horton Plains National Park for a trek. The walk is 9 kms return. Discover the spectacular World’s End, the Bakers falls, Little World’s End.

During the walk you will be able to admire endemic birds, sambar deer, reptiles and many other types of wild life. The diversity of the flora and fauna in Horton’s Plains is impressive.

Post trek proceed to Kitulgala (between 2.30 to 3hours drive). En route observe prime tea plantations, waterfalls. Stop over at a beautiful location to indulge in a pot of fresh fragrant Sri Lankan tea, all with a waterfall view.

If you arrive in Kitulgala early afternoon you can commit yourself on a short bird watching trek, water rafting session or simply relax at the hotel.

Overnight stay in eco type accommodation or hotel in Kitulgala.

Day 11Kitulgala - Bentota

After breakfast leave for Bentota (2.30 to 3 hours drive) or delay your departure to participate in repeat activities, such as confidence jump, water rafting, canoeing, abseiling, zip lining and other activities that are available.

When reachingBentota you can decide between relaxing on the beach or by the pool, having a massage or engaging in some more water activities.

Overnight in Bentota.

Day 12Bentota

You are free to spend the day at your leisure. Catch some sun on the beach, relax by the pool, visit the area or hire a boat for a deep sea fishing experience.

Overnight stay in Bentota.

Day 13Bentota - Colombo - Negombo

After breakfast depart to Colombo. The capital of Sri Lanka is waiting for you to discover Pettah market, Independence Square, Gangaramaya Temple and many other sites. The shopping malls are equally anticipating your visit.

Leave for Negombo, on check in indulge yourself with a sumptuous massage by an authentic Doctor in Ayurveda.

A goodbye dinner will be arranged for you. Drinks not included

Overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 14Negombo – Colombo Airport

If your departure time allows, why not take a boat ride on the Hamilton Canal or enjoy the beach.

Then leave Negombo to reach the airport 3.5 hrs before your departure time. Drop you off at the airport and end of the tour.

Good bye Sri Lanka – Come back again soon!

What to Expect

Dambulla, Mihintale – Wear conservative attire and cover shoulders and legs. Remove shoes & slippers. Socks can be worn.

Dambulla/Mihintale – Before taking any pictures ask permission.

Dambulla/Mihintale/Sigiriya/Ritigala/Pidurangala – Beware of uneven stairs. Some climbs can be perceived as challenging.

Gal Oya Safari – Mosquito and leach repellent recommended. Always follow the tracker or the guides’ instructions. Treks or Safaris are only undertaken with a tracker.

Buying entry tickets – (Sigiriya/Mihintale/Anuradhapura/Polonnaruwa/Dambulla/Pidurangala) – Buy tickets from official kiosk/counter before commencing your visit.

Hill Country – (Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains, Ella) – Temperatures can get chilly.

Safety in any water activities or sea – (Kitulgala, Bentota, Negombo). Always follow the service providers instructions and any red flag notification on the beach.

Bentota, Negombo – Vibrant beach towns with lot of restaurants & cafes.

Site guides – All Venues : Test their language skills and knowledge. Fix the price before you proceed. Cost should be circa USD 10.00 or 15.00.

Potable Water – Always carry a bottle of water.

Heat – Keep with you a cap or a hat/scarf.

Find more information on our FAQ page.

Although we have provided you with a number of precautions, we cannot be held responsible for any omissions or information provided.

Inclusions & Exclusions.

Our pricing INCLUDES the followings:

  1. Meet our representative at Colombo International Airport.
  2. Transportation using air-conditioned vehicles with driver.
  3. All fuel, insurance and license fees of the vehicle.
  4. Replacement of vehicle in case of breakdown or emergency.
  5. Accommodation as specified in our quotation.
  6. Breakfast included or as per requested meal plan.
  7. 1ltr complementary bottle of water per person per day.
  8. Highway tolls

Our pricing EXCLUDES the followings:

  1. Air ticket expenses from your country to Sri Lanka and return journey
  2. Visa, travel and medical insurance
  3. Early check in and late check outs
  4. Other meals & beverages, unless otherwise specified
  5. Extra items consumed in your hotel, bar, mini bar and all facilities utilized in the hotels. These are to be settled prior to check out at hotel
  6. Tips and expenses of personal nature
  7. Photography and video filming charges at sites
  8. All mentioned activities, any entrance fees. We are happy to provide these costs with our quotation.
  9. Safari Jeep and boat charges
  10. Guides & Driver Guides

GENERAL NOTES:

  1. Availability at hotels are subject to confirmation of the tour and travel date.
  2. The range of accommodation offered are yours to choose from, these are : standard, star rated, luxury and boutique hotels. Additionally, safari-adventure tented camps and eco lodges, plantation bungalows, private luxury villas.
Map

Photos
4 travellers are considering this tour right now!