Sri Lanka

Discovery Tour

Sri Lanka Discovery Tour

Summary

Type: Discovery Tour

Duration: 16 Days

Best Time to Travel: September - March

Places you'll discover

Anamaduwa
Colombo
Kandy
Mirissa
Negombo
Nuwara Eliya
Sigiriya
Yala National Park



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    Sri Lanka Discovery Tour - Itinerary

    Discover the natural beauty and diversity of Sri Lanka on this trip. We stay in Anamaduwa, renowned for its wildlife. Here you can go kayaking, walk on nature trials, go cycling or just sit back and soak it all in.<br/ Sri Lanka’s past is explored at the ruins of the former ancient capitals of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura as well as the awe-inspiring rock fortress at Sigiriya. In Kandy visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth and take a train up in to the hills to Nuwara Eliya. Explore Yala National Park by jeep on the lookout for elephants and relax on the beach at Mirissa.

    Day 1

    Colombo – Negombo

    In the morning

    Arrive and transfer by road to Negombo and your hotel for checking-in and briefing of the tour. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

    Day 2

    Negombo – Anamaduwa

    Negombo – Anamaduwa
    In the morning

    Depart Negombo for Anamaduwa and the Mudhouse Resort.

    In the afternoon

    Arrive and take lunch at the hotel and the rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

    Day 3

    Anamaduwa

    In the morning

    Anamaduwa offers the opportunity for a number of activities including bird watching, kayaking, nature trails, cooking lessons and cycling. Lunch and dinner will be at the hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 4

    Anamaduwa – Sigiriya

    Anamaduwa – Sigiriya
    In the morning

    Depart Anamaduwa for Sigiriya stopping en route at Anuradhapura city, the largest and oldest of Sri Lanka’s ancient cities.

    In the afternoon

    Also visiting the mountain peak of Mihintale and continuing on to your hotel in Sigiriya.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 5

    Sigiriya

    In the morning

    After breakfast a guided tour of the Polonnaruwa ruins. Polonnaruwa was the island’s medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century.

    In the afternoon

    Embark on a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park, home to deer and elephants. The central feature of the park is the 3rd century Minneriya Tank.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 6

    Sigiriya

    In the morning

    After breakfast drive to Sigirya Rock Fortress and make the ascent. Although it is a steep climb, the views and frescoes are definitely worth the effort.

    In the afternoon

    In the afternoon walk to a neighbouring village and enjoy a typical village lunch. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 7

    Sigiriya – Kandy

    Sigiriya – Kandy
    In the morning

    After breakfast depart for Kandy. En route stop at the Dambulla Caves. Also visit the Matale Spice Garden.

    In the afternoon

    Arrive in Kandy and visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth. See the blessing ceremony with all the fanfare, drums, trumpets and brightly coloured Monks performing their rituals.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 8

    Kandy

    In the morning

    After breakfast visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants.

    In the afternoon

    Also visit the nearby Millennium elephant Foundation which houses a number of elephants rescued from various situations.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 9

    Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

    Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
    In the morning

    Take the train to Nuwara Eliya at an altitude of 1800m built by the British in the 19th century.

    In the afternoon

    Proceed the rest of the way by car to the hotel. Later visit a local tea factory.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 10

    Nuwara Eliya

    In the morning

    Spend the morning with an exciting waterfall trek in the surrounding countryside.

    In the afternoon

    Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 11

    Nuwara Eliya – Yala National Park

    In the morning

    Depart for Yala National Park which is home to 400 elephants and 40 leopards in addition to wild buffalo, deer, black bears, macaques, jackals and a variety of birds.

    In the afternoon

    Embark on a jeep safari in the park.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 12

    Yala National Park – Mirissa

    In the morning

    We have another chance to enjoy the park with a second jeep safari.

    In the afternoon

    Drive further south to the seaside resort of Mirissa. Mirissa is the largest fishing port on the south coast and is known for its tuna, mullet, snapper and butterfish. It is also a fishing port and one of the island’s main whale and dolphin watching locations.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day
    13 & 14

    Mirissa

    Mirissa
    In the morning

    Two days of sun, sea, sand and relaxation. There is the opportunity to go scuba diving and surfing

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 15

    Mirissa – Colombo

    In the morning

    Drive the 150 miles up the cost to Colombo and check in to your hotel. Have a guided tour of the capital visiting the Gangarama Temple and the historical Museum of Colombo.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 16

    Colombo

    In the morning

    An airport transfer will be arranged for you for your onward flight.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Additional Information

    What's Included?

    • Room accommodation in twin share
    • Private transportation by car/ minivan
    • Experienced English speaking Sri Lanka tour guide
    • Drinking water in car / minivan (2 litres)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers

    What's Not Included?

    • Flights
    • Drinks during meals
    • Optional tours
    • Sri Lanka visa
    • Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone
    • Tips and gratuities

    Sri Lanka Discovery Tour Summary

    Details

    Type: Discovery

    Duration: 16 Days

    Best Time to Travel: September - March

    Places you'll discover

    Anamaduwa
    Colombo
    Kandy
    Mirissa
    Negombo
    Nuwara Eliya
    Sigiriya
    Yala National Park
    FROM
    £1599
    Per person based on 2 people sharing

    Speak to our friendly Travel Experts

    01279 507 956
    Customise This Tour
     

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