Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 NEGOMBO
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel in theseaside village of Negombo.(D)
Stay at:
Camelot Beach Hotel ( 3 star), Pledge3 Hotel (4 star)

DAY 2 NEGOMBO – KALPITIYA
Depart Negombo and drive to Kalpitiya, a little paradise on its own, a marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bottlenose and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, whales and sea turtles. This area was also influenced by the Dutch. See the remains of the well preserved Dutch church and the Dutch fort which is occupied by the Sri Lankan Navy. (B, D)
Stay at:
Divya Lagoon (3 star), Dolphin Beach Resort (4 star)

DAY 3 KALPITIYA – WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK – ANURADHAPURA
Drive to Wilpattu National Park, a unique water basin with nearly 60 lakes which attracts thousands of water birds and is world renowned for its leopards. Continue on to Anuradhapura a UNESCO world heritage site, Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined city. (B, D)
Stay at:
Rajarata Hotel (3 star), Palm Garden Village (4 star)

DAY 4 ANURADHAPURA – SIGIRIYA
After breakfast continue to Sigiriya. On arrival check-in to your hotel before your afternoon village trek to Hiriwaduna a small village in Habarana, where you get to meet with the villagers, learn and experience village life. Taste authentic local cuisine while appreciating a cooking demonstration. This evening enjoy a dinner and bonfire by the lake. (B, D)
Stay at:
Camelia Resorts and Spa (3 star), Aliya Resort and Spa (4 star)

DAY 5 SIGIRIYA
Early morning visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress, or Lion Rock, one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic sights. Take the opportunity to climb to the top of this striking rock with its vertical walls supporting the remnants of an ancient city constructed in the 5th century. This evening join a jeep safari in the Minneriya National Park, one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. (B, D)

DAY 6 SIGIRIYA – TRINCOMALEE
Today drive to the East coast to Trincomalee or Trinco, renowned as one of the most picturesque natural harbours of the world and popular for whale watching. Visit Trinco Fort, Koneswaram Temple and Lovers Leap. (B, D)
Stay at:
Nilaveli Beach Hotel (3 star), Trinco Blue (4 star)

DAY 7 TRINCOMALEE / PASSIKUDAH
Leave early this morning for your drive to the coastal resort area of Passikudah. The clean, white sandy beaches, shallow waters and coral reefs of Passikudah Bay make the perfect place to enjoy unspoilt beach walks, swimming or just relaxing. (B, D)

DAY 8 TRINCOMALEE – ELLA
Today travel to the hill country with beautiful tea plantations, misty mountain peaks and waterfalls. En route stop and visit Ravana Falls and Ella Rock, Nine Arch Bridge and Lipton’s Seat before arriving at your hotel. (B, D)
Stay at:
Ella Flower Garden (3 star), Ella Mountain Heaven (4 star)

DAY 9 ELLA
Today is at leisure where you may choose to explore the beautiful tea country or if feeling adventurous you may wish to climb Little Adams peak. (B, D)

DAY 10 ELLA – YALA NATIONAL PARK
Today leave the tea plantation region and drive to Yala National Park. (B, D)
Stay at:
Chandrika Yala (3 star), Jetwing Yala (4 star)

DAY 11 YALA NATIONAL PARK
Depart early for your jeep safari in Yala, the second largest National Park in Sri Lanka and home to a great
diversity of wildlife, most famous of which is the leopard. Look out for elephants, sloth bears, water buffaloes, wild boars, crocodiles and of course leopards. Yala is known as one of the best places in the world to spot the elusive big cat. (B, D)

DAY 12 YALA NATIONAL PARK – TANGALLE
Today after breakfast travel along the south coast to Tangalle for your beach stay and relaxation. (B, D)
Stay at:
Lagoon Paradise Hotel (3 star), Ranna 212 (4 star)

DAY 13 TANGALLE / MIRISSA
Today visit the small town of Mirissa for the opportunity to see a blue whale or sperm whale on your whale watching excursion. Afterwards drive to Koggala to witness the iconic stilt fishermen at work. Continue your drive to Galle, a historic fort town, for a tour of the Heritage listed fort area with its charming laneways, rich trading history and Dutch-colonial buildings. (B, D)

DAY 14 TANGALLE – COLOMBO
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)


  • 1 night hotel accommodation each in Negombo, Kalpitiya and Anuradhapura
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation each in Sigiriya, Trincomalee, Ella, Yala and Tangalle
  • English-speaking Driver-Guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 13 dinners
  • 2 x 500ml mineral water bottles per person per day

Excursions

  • Guided Tours of Kalpitiya, Anuradhapura, Habarana, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Passikudah, Ella and Galle
  • Wilpattu National Park jeep safari
  • Minneriya National Park jeep safari
  • Yala National Park jeep safari
  • Dolphin and whale watching excursion in Mirissa

Optional Tours

  • Climb Adam’s Peak (Dec-May)

Pricing

 
 
21 May 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
01 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
16 Dec 2018 - 15 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
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Prices per adult in AUD
was $2,560$2,360 was $3,280$3,080 was $4,490$4,290
was $2,840$2,640 was $3,790$3,590 was $5,150$4,950
was $2,560$2,360 was $3,280$3,080 was $4,490$4,290
was $2,700$2,500 was $3,560$3,360 was $4,860$4,660
was $2,940$2,740 was $3,840$3,640 was $5,240$5,040
was $2,840$2,640 was $3,790$3,590 was $5,150$4,950
was $2,560$2,360 was $3,280$3,080 was $4,490$4,290
was $2,840$2,640 was $3,790$3,590 was $5,150$4,950
was $2,560$2,360 was $3,280$3,080 was $4,490$4,290

Single supplement guideline: from 55% - 80% and triple room reduction from 10% - 20% pp depending on grade of hotels and season.
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