Taste of Sri Lanka Tour

From the world famous beaches, to the misty mountains; from arid lands to rain forests full of endemic wildlife; from luxurious hotels to simple eco homes, this tiny island has it all. Heaven on earth or paradise lost or any other name you choose to call it, its home to a people who will share a smile that you will never forget.

Sites visited : Pollonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Trincomalee, Dambulla, Kandy, Kitulgala, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala, Galle

  • Stay in star class resorts, Boutique hotels & eco resorts with H/B basis (Breakfast & Dinner provided)
  • In Yala camping its F/B ( all 3 meals will be provided)
  • Room allocation will be 1 double
  • All the activities and entrance tickets included
  • Luxury Car with an English speaking Guide

  • Air Fares
  • Lunch through out the stay apart from Yala camping
  • Diving excursion

Tour Plan for 17 days

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Taste of Lanka Tour - 17 days

International airport – Habarana

Stay at the Cinnamon lodge - Habarana

Sprawled over 27 acres of lush forested land, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, is an exclusive hideaway for the entire family. Rooting over 1700 trees, time stands still enabling guests to experience serenity and tranquility while walking along the paths that lead up to the chalet-type rooms.

Habarana – Anuradhapura – Aukana - Habarana

Anuradhapura

The largest and oldest of all Sri Lanka's ancient cities, Anuradhapura is a fitting climax to any tour of the Cultural Triangle. Arguably, it takes a bit more effort to imagine it as it was more than 2500 years ago, with palaces and huge dagobas standing up to nine storey’s high, a main processional avenue 24km (16 miles) long, and the richly decorated, ostentatious mansions of nobles and wealthy foreign merchants.

Today, you can still stand where the king once stood at Aukana and look up at the Buddha statue, 12 meters high, carved from the living rock. And you can feel the serenity as the Buddha's rock hand gives the same blessing as the day the statue was finished.

Habarana –Polonnaruwa - Habarana

Polonnaruwa

The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, the ruins of the ancient city stand on the east shore of a large artificial lake the Parakrama Samudra (the Sea of Parakrama), created by King Parakramabahu I (1153-86), whose reign was Polonnaruwa's golden age.

Visit to Minneriya National park in the evening around 3.00 p.m

Large number of Sri Lankan elephants is attracted to grass fields on the edges of the reservoir during the dry season. The Minneriya tank contributes to sustain a large herd of elephants. Individuals of elephants gathered here is numbering around 150-200. Explore this park by 4x4 safari jeep.

Habarana –Sigiriya - Habarana

Climb the Seegiriya rock in the morning

Climb the Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site, built by King Kassapa in the 05th century A.D. which was a Royal Citadel for more than 18 years. The Lion Rock is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. The majestic Lion’s Paw picturesquely guards the stairway of the palace on the summit. See the famous frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock and the 10 feet high Mirror Wall.

Elephant ride & washing in the evening

Ride and you can feel the power and majesty the elephant on a one-hour trek through the jungle and the lake. You will be accompanied by an experienced mahout and guide.

Traditional Ayurvedic Massage in the late evening at Atherya

Sri Lanka has always been a place that refreshes not just the mind and body, but also the soul and spirit. And for thousands of years, the most popular method used to restore and rejuvenate tired bodies and weary souls has been Ayurveda – the oldest and most holistic medical system available in the world.

Habarana – Trincomalee

This beautiful beach destination, Trinco as it is commonly called has been a sea port since the days of the ancient Kings and one of the British Empire's most important ports in Asia during the Second World War From 1941-45, Trinco had been the headquarters of Lord Louis Mountbatten Allied Southeast Asia commander.

Chaaya Blu Trincomalee, once a 70s resort originally designed to resemble a great sailing vessel, was transformed and launched on the 15th of May 2010, with a refreshing retro-chic design. 81 rooms in theme with stylish retro design are decorated with bleached wooden decks, cut cement floors, rattan furniture and denim trimmings. A splash of bright orange is used to contrast the blue and white hues.

Trincomalee – Pigeon Island

1 day snorkeling excursion to Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island's name derives from the Rock Pigeon which has colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka.

Back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Trincomalee

Leisure by the beach

Trincomalee

Whale & dolphin watching tour in the morning

Sri Lanka is becoming a major spot for watching Whales and Dolphins. Sri Lanka is situated within international whaling commission's protected zone in Indian Ocean. A high concentration of blue whales and sperm whales has been spotted in the seas of the east.

Back to the hotel for overnight stay

Trincomalee – Dambulla - Kandy

Dambulla

Visit Dambulla cave temple, the 3rd Century B.C Rock temple where you could witness ancient masterpiece of Murals & Tempera paintings where it covers 22,000 Square feet’s.

Proceed to Kandy

The Kandyan kingdom, located 488 meters above sea level, is the last stronghold of the Sri Lankan monarchy and to this day, the city stands strong in the knowledge of this proud legacy. From 1590, for 225 years, Kandy was the Capital city, the kingdom of the island and home to the Sacred Tooth Relic.

The Elephant Stables is a beautiful Colonial period bungalow on a hill overlooking Kandy. It was the home of Adigar Sir Cuda Ratwatte (1880-1950) who was a Ceylonese nobleman, and the first person from Kandy to be awarded a knighthood from the British.

Kandy

Visit to Royal Botanical gardens – Peradeniya

At one time these beautiful botanical gardens were reserved exclusively for Kandyan Royalty. Today they’re the largest botanic gardens in Sri Lanka, covering 60 hectares and bounded on three sides by a loop of the Mahaweli Ganga.

Cooking lesson in the noon, you could have authentic rice and curry for lunch and the fun you could practically join in hands with local housewife and get a close look how to prepare it first hand.

Visit to tooth relic temple & cultural show in the evening

The pink painted famous Temple of the Tooth which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Buddha, is one of the most venerated temples in Whole world

Back to the hotel for overnight stay

Kandy – Kitulgala - Nuwara Eliya

White Water Rafting – Kitulgala

Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River in Kitul gala covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand.

Proceed to nuwara eliya

Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station at 1,868 m (6,128 ft) of altitude, in a splendid landscape. The city pretends to be particularly well-kept and neat, and the always green grass gives to the locality an aspect of “colonial British style".

Overnight stay at the Grand hotel - Nuwara Eliya

An elegant High Tea on a manicured lawn; sip a stiff brandy by the blazing fire after a round of golf in the chill air. Is it England in the Days of the Raj? It may be the 21st century, but colonial splendor still reigns in all its past glory at the Grand Hotel. Built in 1891, this was the palatial residence of the former Governor of Sri Lanka, Sir Edward Barnes

Nuwara Eliya - Ella

Catch the Train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, one of the most scenic train rides in Sri Lanka through tea estates, lush green forest and serene water falls. (01st class tickets will be reserved)

Ella is a little village paradise in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. This sleepy mountain village, with a view.

A passion and deep concern for the environment is reflected in the design and construction of 98 Acres Resort and Spa.The eco-friendly concept and design has ensured that the majority of Materials used in the construction have been recycled.

Ella

Today is for leisure, you could visit the tea factory close by, also plenty of trekking options availablein surrounding area

Overnight stay at the 98 Acres

Ella - Yala

Evening game drive in Yala National park

With trumpeting elephants, monkeys crashing through the trees, peacocks in their finest frocks and cunning leopards sliding like shadows through the undergrowth, Yala National Park is The Jungle Book brought to glorious life.

Overnight Stay at the Pardus Luxury Camp Site

Swap hotel walls for cloth partitions and ‘rough it’ in a comfy tent overlooking the stunning scenery of the Yala , the most beloved national park in sri lanka. as you take your pick from the 4 stylish tents on offer, With each one containing a wooden floor, luxurious double and single bed, ensuite, hot water, cooling fans and cozy sofa.

You can enjoy a hearty barbecue meal in a magical setting – the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire.

Yala

Morning Game safari in Yala National park

We gonna do safari from 6.00 a.m to 11.00 p.m, For the breakfast we’ll take the sand witches of your choice, with plenty of cold water and fruits.

Evening for leisure, Pardus seek luxury tents have private beach to relax with nature just 5 mins drive from the site, for km’s long Stretch you’ll be the only one lie down on that beach.

Overnight stay at the Pardus

Yala – Galle - Hikkaduwa

Visit to Galle fort

The capital of the southern province is a city with a colourful history. UNESCO declared World Heritage Site the magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. 300 year old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort and amidst its many historical buildings not invaded by the skyscrapers.

Overnight stay at Era beach - Galle

Situated on a beach in Thalpe, Era Beach by Jetwing is one the most unique villas in Galle. A beautiful Dutch colonial villa which is close to the historic city.

Galle – International air port

Proceed to the air port for the departure flight…