Take 11 unforgettable days to discover the exceptional island country of Sri Lanka. Explore Sigiriya Rock Fortress and find your own peace at the unusual Dambulla Cave Temple a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through spice gardens and tea plantations, and ride through Wilpattu National Park with a forest ranger in search of elephants and leopards. Experience a unique part of the world so few travellers get to.
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Arrive at any time and enjoy your day. Please meet your CEO in the hotel lobby at 6:15PM for the welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Arrival Airport Transfer
Discover Colombo on a city tour including the Fort and Pettah areas. Travel through scenic mountains to the tea-producing town of Nuwara Eliya, stopping in Kitulgala en route. Opt for a rafting excursion on the Kelani River.
Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s))
Enjoy a picnic breakfast and hike in Horton Plains National Park. Head back to Nuwara Eliya and indulge in high tea at the historic Grand Hotel. This evening, embark on a tuk-tuk ride and visit the town centre and market.
The trek this morning is strenuous - If you are not interested in hiking, feel free to stay at the hotel and relax this morning.
Horton Plains Trek
High Tea at the Grand Hotel
Nuwara Eliya Tuk-tuk Tour
There is a 1 hour drive each way to Horton Plains.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Travel to Kandy, stopping at a Ceylon tea plantation en route to learn about the production process. Enjoy a tour around the city and lake, with a guided visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
Tea Plantation Visit
Kandy Orientation Walk
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Tour
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 25km)
Set out for a hiking excursion in the Knuckles mountain range, following trails through lush forest past villages and tea plantations. Later, take in a lecture and demonstration on Ayurveda by an expert local practitioner. Enjoy another night at the lodge.
If you are not interested in hiking, feel free to stay at the hotel and relax this morning.
Knuckles Mountain Range Trek
Pay a morning visit to a spice garden in Matale before arriving at the archaeological site of Nalanda Gedige – home to a unique fusion of Hindu and Buddhist architecture and imagery. Continue on to the impressive Dambulla Cave Temple and admire ancient Buddhist murals and statues.
Spice Garden Excursion
Nalanda Gedige Visit
Dambulla Cave Temple Visit
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 85km)
Visit the CIC Hingurakgoda farm and learn how this “seed-to-shelf” business is bringing together modern and traditional agricultural practices. Purchase local ingredients and head to a small farmhouse for lunch. Get to know the family and help prepare the meal, while getting an inside look at traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. After lunch, head to Sigiriya (Lion) rock fortress and climb the steps to the top of this captivating site to discover UNESCO-listed ruins and take in stellar views.
Farm Visit and Local Lunch
Sigiriya Rock Fortress Visit
Travel north to Wilpattu National Park, known for its leopard population. Explore the park by jeep and meet with a knowledgeable forest ranger to learn about conservation efforts and the issues of human encroachment on wildlife reserves. Continue to Anuradhapura for the night.
Wilpattu Safari and Conservation Talk
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Explore the sacred city of Anuradhapura – a UNESCO World Heritage site – and discover ancient Buddhist monasteries. Later, travel south to coastal Wattala.
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.
Hotel check out is at 12:00pm. Your CEO can assist you with arranging an easy transfer to Colombo or the International airport.
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Trip Name: Discover Sri Lanka
Duration: 11 Days
From Price: 1399
Trip Code: 155177
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