SRI LANKA ADVENTURE TOUR -16 DAYS 15 NIGHTS TOUR

Want thrills and adrenaline filling activities in foreign lands? Let loose on one of these action-packed trips in Sri Lanka. A dream tour for adventure lovers who are seeking a real adventure experiences during their holidays. Sri Lanka adventure tour includes ancient wonders, true wildlife safari adventures, white water rafting, major trekking of the country, breathtaking landscapes and pristine sand beach experiences while having a pure Sri Lankan taste.

Day 1

Air Port pick up & Overnight stay in Negombo

You will be welcomed & picked up by our chauffer guide from Colombo International airport & transfer to Negombo for your first night stay.
Negombo is a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka. This city is an ideal and liberal place with luxury, tropical life style, for those who want quick access to and from the country’s main international airport and also to Colombo city. The 100 km long canal network running through the city is still used, and outrigger canoes and modern water-craft ply this route daily, for trade and tourist purposes. Remnants of colonization include the Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses, Administrative buildings, Churches and the ceiling frescoes of St. Mary’s Cathedral. Negombo is also home to the country’s second-largest fish market, also locally famous as being called the “Lellama (Lel-La-Ma)”, at the north end of the town’s lagoon. There are daily fish auctions, which give tourists a chance to meet the area’s fishermen, buy fish and even organize fishing trips into the lagoon and the ocean beyond.

* Overnight stay at Jetwing Lagoon, Negambo.

Day 2

Explore the majestic monastery -“Anuradhapura Ancient City” and Mihinthale Rock Temple

After Breakfast and leave for Anuradhapura Ancient City.

Anuradhapura is the birthplace of Sinhala civilization & one of the world’s largest archeological sites. It is considered as the greatest monastic city of the ancient world, & was founded in the 5th century BC.
Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.

* Overnight stay at The Sanctuary at Tissawewa Boutique Hotel, Anuradhapura

Day 3

Discover the Ancient Wonder -Sigiriya Rock Fortress &  Experience the fun filling Traditional Village Tour

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Sigiriya. Explore the 8th wonder of the ancient World “Sigiriya Lion Rock”.

Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king’s death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.

After the Sigiriya Lion Rock, do a traditional village tour of Sigiriya. You will have a traditional bullock cart ride through the village, a catamaran boat ride to the village, visit a local village house, meet a local family and taste homely made Sri Lankan traditional lunch at the village house.

*Overnight stay Aliya Resort & Spa, Sigiriya.

Day 4

The Royal Temple Complex of Dambulla and  Explore the Holy City of Hills- Kandy.

Breakfast at the hotel and leave for Kandy via Dambulla. En- Route visit Dambulla Golden Rock Temple.

Golden Rock is a cave temple which dates back to the 1st Century .BC. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colorful frescoes which depict Buddhist mythology and the tales of the Buddha’s previous births. The caves house the largest collection of Buddha statues in one place.

After Golden Rock Temple leave for Kandy and visit the “Sacred Temple of Tooth” Kandy.

Kandy is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

* Over Night stay at Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge, Kandy

Day 5

Adventure of Misty Hills-Knuckles Trekking 

Start the major trekking of Sri Lanka “Knuckles Trekking” in the morning.

Knuckles range also called Dumbara mountain range is located off Kandy, in the northern end of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. To the south and east of the mountain range is Mahaweli river basin while to the west are Matale plains. The Knuckles range is one of the loveliest nature attractions of Sri Lanka. The changing terrain of grasslands, rugged mountain peaks interspersed with streams and cascading waterfalls make Knuckles mountain range that covers an area of 18512 hectares the trekker’s paradise.
Knuckles mountain range, a World heritage Conservation Area that affords intriguing trekking possibilities, is still to a greater extent untouched zone of significant natural beauty and biodiversity. The serious trekkers and biodiversity enthusiasts would even take up a three day hike of 40 plus km trek with a guide.

* Over Night stay at Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge, Kandy

Day 6

Fun Filling -Kithulgala adventures

Breakfast at the Hotel in Kandy, Leave for Kithulgala “The white water rafting Paradise”. Do an adventurous White water rafting, waterfall abseiling & other water sports activities in the evening.

Being set about halfway along the route to Hatton of the Central Highlands and passing Avissawella of the low lands of Sri Lanka, Kitulgala is surrounded by forested hills making way to the swift waters of the River “Kelani Ganga”. Surrounded by low wooded hills, Kitulgala is a village of lush vegetation.

*Overnight stay at Palmstone Retreat Boutique Villa, Kithulgala

Day 7

Ceylon Tea Experience, Misty Ramboda Waterfall and the scenic journey of Little England 

Breakfast at the Hotel and Leave for Nuwara Eliya. En route visit Tea Factory, Tea Plantation and Scenic Ramboda Waterfall.

Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city name meaning is “ Little England” , “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”. The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka.

* Overnight stay Jetwing St Andrews, Nuwara Eliya

Day 8

Picturesque Horton Plains, World’s End & Little England

Arrange packet breakfast from the hotel and leave at 04.30am from your hotel in Nuwara Eliya for the beautiful trekking of Horton Plains and World’s End.

Horton Plains is a unique natural attraction in Sri Lanka. It is located in the highest plateau of the country and its known for its beautiful landscapes and rare plant and animal life. The Horton plains is one of the most important catchment areas in Sri Lanka which acts as a giant sponge which store rain water and then feed several major rivers of the country throughout the year. The vegetation mainly consists of wet grass lands and montane forest. The weather at Horton Plains is quite dynamic. Average temperature varies between 5 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius.
After Horton Plains & World’s End, come back to the hotel. Have a relaxing evening in Little England. Have a nice walk in the town of Nuwara Eliya.

*Overnight stay at Jetwing St Andrews, Nuwara Eliya

Day 9

Scenic Train Journey to the little paradise of the country side  “Ella”

Check out after breakfast at your hotel in Nuwara Eliya and you will be transferred to Nanu Oya train station for the most scenic train journey of Sri Lanka “Nanu Oya to Ella”. You will have a scenic 2 hours train ride to Ella and you will be picked up from Ella train station by our chauffer guide.

Ella is a small scenic town in Badulla District and it is approximately 200 kilometers east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Also a top popular tourist hub with full of beautiful sightseeing. The ideal place to relax while some beautiful trekking and sightseeing.

*Overnight stay The Secret Ella Boutique Planters Bungalow, Ella

Day 10

Fun-packed adventures in Ella

Start the climb of Little Adams Peak mountain to spot an amazing sunrise. After the Little Adams Peak climb, visit the famous “Nine Arches Bridge”. Capture beautiful photographs.

You also can do the longest zip line of the country “Flying Ravana Mega Zipline”, “ATV rides” , “Archery” & “Mountain Biking”

* Overnight stay at The Secret Ella Boutique Planters Bungalow, Ella

Day 11

Adventurous Private Jeep Safari tour to Untamed Yala National Park

Checkout from your hotel in Ella and transfer to Yala. Do an adventurous Jeep safari tour of Yala National Park.

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (block 1) and Kumana National Park or ‘Yala East’ for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.

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* Overnight stay at Thaulle Resort & Spa, Yala

Day 12

Sandy Beaches of  The South coast – Weligama

Check out from your hotel and transfer to the pristine southern Beaches of Sri Lanka- Weligama.

Weligama meaning ‘Sandy Village’ is an interesting blend of lively traditional fishing town and beach hotspot for local and foreign travelers. Weligama is a beautiful bay, dotted with rocky outcrops and fringed with fine golden sand. It’s an attractive spot for surfers and beach lovers who are seeking a fantastic beach stay.

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*Overnight stay at Cape Weligama, Weligama

Day 13

Whale watching tour to the World’s largest Blue Whale Colony- Mirissa Whale & Dolphin Watching Tour

Leave from your hotel 05.30 am for the country’s best Whale & Dolphin watching session. Approximately 02-04 hours whale watching tour. Adventure Tours in Sri Lanka
After the whale watching tour, transfer back to your hotel.

*Overnight stay at Cape Weligama, Weligama

Day 14

Galle Dutch Fortress, Turtle Hatchery & Pristine beaches of the West Coast- Bentota

You will be transferred to Bentota after the breakfast. Visit a Sea Turtle Hatchery on the way and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site “Galle Dutch Fort”.

An ancient city which is now a modern and buzzing town today. It was the most important sea port way back in history, where the sea faring merchants arrived to trade and barter. This is also where the Portuguese first set foot in the year 1505 and built a fortress, which was later captured and fortified by the Dutch. The fortress is one of the best preserved in the island. A visit to the fortress and to watch the sunset from the rampart is an experience unforgettable. The oldest Protestant church in the country called the ‘Groote Kirk’ built by the Dutch is located inside the Fort. It is situated close to New Oriental Hotel also built by them as the Governor’s Residence in 1684.

Reach to Bentota and you can do water sports such as Jet Skiing, Banana Boat rides, Wake Boarding , Wind Surfing & Canyoning.

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* Overnight stay at Cinnamon Bentota Beach, Bentota

Day 15

River Boat Safari Tour & Tour of Capital Colombo

Check out from your hotel and transfer to the capital of Sri Lanka ‘Colombo’. En route visit Balapitiyta and do a scenic boat safari tour of ‘Madhu River’.

In the Southern region of Sri Lanka lies the Galle district. Balpitiya is a little town in the district and would be quite unimportant; except for the location of a river. The Madu River is very rich in biodiversity. It passes through the wet zone of Sri Lanka opening up into the large Madu Lagoon on its way to the Indian Ocean. The Madu River Safari is popular activity that has to be on the ‘to do’ list of any respectable Sri Lankan holiday goer. This unforgettable activity last for over two hours and gives a visitor a chance to travel the secretive passages through the mangrove forests and see the ecology. Adventure Tours in Sri Lanka
After the boat safari tour of Madhu River, proceed to Colombo.

*Overnight stay at Jetwing Colombo Seven, Colombo

Day 16

Say Good Bye until see you again

Transfer back to your return flight back home from Colombo after an amazing tour of Sri Lanka.

Inclusions:

  • Air Conditioned Private Car / Family Van / Mini Coach or Luxury Bus
  • “Safe & Secure” Certified Level 1 Hotels & Resorts
  • English / German speaking Professional Friendly Guides
  • All Costs related to all tour excursions, Entrance fees of all UNESCO Heritage sites, Safari Jeep and other mentioned all tour activities are included
  • Unlimited mineral water bottles for the entire tour
  • Unlimited mileage throughout your tour
  • All Government taxes & tariffs are included
  • No Additional Charges

 

Exclusions:

  • Additional meals & beverages outside of the booked meal plan
  • Visas & Flight Bookings
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tips & Portage

 

What to Pack for Sri Lanka

  • Proper Hand Sanitizers, Face Masks and gloves (Your Own Safety Kit)
  • Sun Creams
  • Hat or a cap
  • Slippers, Sandals , Jelly Flats
  • Camera, memory cards & spare batteries
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Rain Jacket
  • Back Pack & a Day Pack
  • Warm Weather Clothes
  • Sun Glasses
  • Bathing Suit
  • Mosquito Spray
  • Sarong or wraparound skirt
  • Travel Diary or a travel book

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