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Surrounded by the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the golden stretch of sand - Sri Lanka is a year-round destination.

Surrounded by the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the golden stretch of sand - Sri Lanka is a year-round destination.

Inhabiting the ocean waters are stunning coral gardens & marine life like the majestic blue whales, spinner dolphins and more. Enjoy many coastal activities like snorkelling and wreck diving. Explore the charming bays and secrets coves around the island. Embark on a true beach adventure in Sri Lanka.

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Sun sand and Sea: Shorter Tour

Surrounded by the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the golden stretch of sand - Sri Lanka is a year-round destination.

Surrounded by the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the golden stretch of sand - Sri Lanka is a year-round destination. Inhabiting the ocean waters are stunning coral gardens & marine life like the majestic blue whales, spinner dolphins and more. Enjoy many coastal activities like snorkelling and wreck diving. Explore the charming bays and secrets coves around the island. Embark on a true beach adventure in Sri Lanka.

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Sun sand and Sea

Day 01

Upon landing in Sri Lanka, you will be greeted by a Classic Sri lanka representative, and will be transferred to your hotel in Negombo. Where after Check in you will spend the day at leisure recovering from a long flight.
After checkout, you will head towards Nuwara Eliya (4 hrs drive), where enroute you will stop over at a tea factory for a guided tour. A visit to the hill country will not be complete without a visit to a tea factory and estate. You can stroll through the beautifully manicured tea fields and thereafter head to the tea factory where the magic of converting raw leaves into black tea happens.

An art developed during the British colonial period, some machines used date back over 100 years. The creation of black tea is an art form which has remained relatively unchanged for over a century. Thereafter you will reach Nuwara Eliya. Check into your hotel.

In the evening go on a tour of the town, Situated in the central highlands of the island, Nuwara Eliya is also known as “Little England” due to the cold climate, endless gardens of flowers and strawberries along with vegetables, and colonial style buildings and holiday homes. The salubrious climes are a contrast from the humid heat in the lowlands. The breathtaking views of the valleys, and mountain ranges as well as the lush greenery make Nuwara Eliya on of the most visited places by local and foreign tourists alike. One of the picturesque attractions of the town is Lake Gregory, which is nestled at the bottom of a small hill. A leisurely walk around or boat ride in the lake are some of the popular activities at Lake Gregory. A leisurely stroll around the beautifully manicured garsens in Victoria Park is always a pleasure. The park comes alive with an abundance of blossoming flowers around the period of March to May, as well as August and September. You can also visit a Seetha Aman Hindu Kovil, as the majority of residents who work in the tea fields are Hindus of Indian descent who were brought in to work during the period of British rule
Early morning at 5.00 AM leave the hotel with a packed breakfast towards Horton Plains National Park, Horton Plains is Sri Lanka’s highest elevated national park lying approximately 7,000 feet above sea level and comprises of cloud forests and open grassland. Make an early morning start with a packed breakfast to Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and take a guided walk along the nature trails to a viewpoint known as World’s End with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. On the walk back you can stop over to see the impressive Baker’s Falls in full flow.

Sambar, Sri Lanka’s largest species of deer are encountered regularly in the plains close to the entrance while the shaggy coated Bear Monkey (Highland race of the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey) is occasionally seen within the forested areas. Return back to Nuwara Eliya and spend the remainder of the day at leisure
After checkout, head down towards Kandy (2 hrs drive), Known as the “Cultural Capital” of Sri Lanka and a UNESCO world heritage site, Kandy was established in the years 135AD by King Wickramabahu and was named Senkadagalapura at the time. In 1592 Kandy became the official Capital of the last Sinhalese Kingdom as the coastal areas were conquered by the Portuguese invaders. The hill capital remained a stronghold despite constant invasions by the Portuguese and the Dutch during the 16th , 17th and 18th century and also by the British (most notably in 1803) which were repelled thanks to the hilly landscapes, and guerilla tactics of the Sinhalese forces.

The last ruling dynasty of Kandy was the ‘Nayaks’ of Kandy while the Kingdom preserved its independence until it finally fell to the British in 1815, mainly due to the lack of support of the noble families. The British deposed the last king, Sri Wikrama Rajasingha, a nd all claimants to the throne, thus ending the last traditional monarchy of Sri Lanka. In Kandy you will visit the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, This sacred temple was built in the 16th century AD and is located adjacent to the Royal Palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy and overlooks the expanses of the Kandy lake. Referred locally as the Sri Dalada Maligawa, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is the most revered site in the country. This temple complex houses the sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha, and with strong political sway to who holds possession of the tooth, as it was believed that the possessor of this sacred relic had the right to rule the country.
After you checkout from Kandy, you will head towards Pasikudah (4.5 hrs drive), En-route you will stop over in Dambulla to visit the Ancient Cave Temple. Dambulla Cave Temple, which is famous for its rock paintings and is among the best preserved monastic temple cave complexes in Sri Lanka. Dambulla’s origins as a place of worship dates back to the reign of King Valagamba in the 1st century BC, who took refuge in these caves when driven out of Anuradhapura by Chola invaders.

Once he regained the throne, the king had the interior of the caves transformed in to magnificent rock temples. More paintings and statues were added over time by later kings. Afterwards continue towards Pasikudah, Upon reaching your hotel, check in and spend the remainder of the day at leisure by the beach.
Spend the day relaxing by the beach
Spend the day relaxing by the beach
Spend the day relaxing by the beach
After checkout, head towards Sigiriya (3.5 hrs drive), En-route visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa took its place in history after King Vijayabahu I defeated the invading Cholas and moved the capital from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa. It is renowned for its well-preserved 12th century ruins and impressive stone culture. Exploring Polonnaruwa, which is today a UNESCO World Heritage site, one can see Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas and the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.

Thereafter check into your hotel in Sigiriya, Late evening go on a night walk to explore some of the elusive night creatures of Sri Lanka. After dark go on a guided nature walk with the resident naturalist along the forested nature trails in search of the endangered and elusive Grey Slender Loris, a small nocturnal primate which has been regularly encountered and become resident within the property over the past few years. Fishing Cat, Collared Scops Owl, Indian Civet and the Golden Palm Civet are some other species occasionally seen here.
In the morning you will visit the Ancient Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Rising dramatically from the central plains, the enigmatic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilisation. Top of this rock contains ruins of an ancient palace complex, built during the reign of King Kasyapa (477AD – 495 AD) and surrounding rock is the Royal Garden. Ruins of various chambers, stairways and pools can be seen at the top of this rock.

There is a stone stairway leading from the base to the top of the mountain. About half way to the top, there is a giant pair of lions paws which is in fact are the remains of a huge head of a lion whose open mouth served as the entrance to the royal palace. Surrounding the palace complex are the ruins of a garden complex consisting of two moats and various pools, some with water fountains still functioning after 1500 years. In the evening head towards Habarana for a safari to witness the great elephant gathering. The Gathering of Elephants’, which is ranked among the world’s top wildlife viewing spectacles runs from June – October each year. Each afternoon, around 150 - 200 individual elephants come out of the forest in to the open to graze on the fresh green pasture by the water’s edge at Minneriya and Kaudulla national parks. You have excellent opportunities here to observe the social dynamics of the Asian Elephant as the large bulls in musth compete among each other and seek the females within the herd, while young calves with carefree abandon get up to their mischievous antics often to the displeasure of its alert mothers within the herd. Water birds such as Painted Stork, Asian Openbill, Woolly-necked Stork along with raptors such as White-bellied Sea Eagles and Grey-headed Fishing Eagles are abundant around these large man-made lakes.
In the morning head towards Ritigala, which is an ancient forest hermitage. Ritigala is an ancient retreat of Buddhist monks, where the ruins of a 1st Century BC monastery lie hidden deep within the forest. Its height and the local weather patterns create a microclimate different from that of the surrounding plains, and Ritigala is home to a variety of rare species of plant and animal. Its biodiversity is now strictly protected and the area is today demarcated as a Strict Nature Reserve.

During your excursion to Ritigala, you trek through the dry evergreen forest and pass through the remains of ancient stone bathing-pools, bridges and courtyards. Afterwards you will head towards Hiriwaduna for an authentic village experience, The Hiriwadunna Village experience showcases what day to day life is in a typical Sri Lankan village. The tour starts with a bullock cart ride, where you are taken in a cart with two bulls through village paths where you will have stunning views of the idyllic village landscape, through lush green paddy fields, and village lakes. Thereafter a dugout canoe will take you on a lotus filled lake to a home of a villager. Here you will see how they farm their fresh produce as well as their daily struggles from elephants and other wildlife in the bordering jungles. Visit the kitchen where they would prepare a delicious meal of rice and curry, served on lotus leaves, along with a dessert of buffalo curd with treacle syrup. Life is simple and basic for a typical Sri Lankan villager, but is also enriching and peaceful.
After checkout, head towards Wilpattu (3 hrs drive), En-route you will visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura for a guided tour Anuradhapura is an ancient historical city comprising of religious places of worship and Buddhist shrines constructed by the past Kings of Sri Lanka and was the island’s capital between the 5th century BC and the 11th century AD. You will see some of the most famous as well as the tallest dagobas of Sri Lanka, remains from palaces, temples, monasteries, ceremonial baths and the temple of the holy Bo-tree. This tree was grown from a sapling of the very tree under which more than 2500 years ago the Buddha found enlightenment. Afterwards head to Wilpattu where you will check into your hotel for the night
Early morning hop on a jeep with packed breakfast and lunch and go on a full day safari into Wilpattu National Park, Popularly dubbed as ‘the land of the lakes’, Wilpattu National Park is famous for watching wildlife within its picturesque villus and dry evergreen forests. It is Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest national park which re-opened in 2010 after being closed for nearly three decades due to the civil war. Wilpattu is one of the top spots in Sri Lanka for watching Leopard and Sloth Bear. Other larger animals seen regularly here include Elephant, Jackal,
Sand Beach Matara
Traditional Stilt Fishing
Coconut Tree Hill

Accommodation Options

Jetwing Sea

LOCATION Negambo

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Anilana Craigbank

LOCATION Nuwara Eliya

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OZO Kandy

LOCATION Kandy

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Anantaya Resort

LOCATION Chillaw

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The Ibis

LOCATION Wilpattu

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Standard Hotel Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 hours. These hours are subject to change from property to property

Prices are subject to change as per change in Government / Hotel / Airline policy without prior notice.

All rates are inclusive of taxes , Any further changes in taxes / levies will be charged extra as applicable

The quoted price includes only those items specified in your itinerary.

Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whichever is applicable) to you.

In case of any currency fluctuations or amendments in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly. The due increase or decrease will be communicated accordingly.

Approximate drive times given in the itinerary are direct drive times and do not take into account any traffic situations, road repairs or stops along the way which might increase the time it takes to arrive at the destination.
Upon receipt of Tour Confirmation Voucher, an advance of 25% of the total invoice value if the arrival date is more than 45 days. If the arrival date is less than 45 days, then 100% of the total invoice value is to be paid.

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Suppliers may demand stricter payment terms on some bookings. These occasions will always be advised to you before booking and stated on your Travel Voucher. Individual cancellation terms will always be stated.

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