Sarisara Lanka Tours
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Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
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  • Exploring culture, heritage, adventure, nature and wildlife. Go on a tour which will take you on a ride like never before. Experience all the sensations as mentioned before in one tour around Paradise.Visit Dambulla Golden temple and walk into the caves to see the marvelous paintings and visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and walk in between the Lion’s Staircase. Learn about the ancient local history through the ruins in Polonnaruwa and the real authentic taste of spices in Matale. Explore the scenic destinations in Ella and the wildlife in Yala. Have a true feeling of a tropical islander by having a sip of King Coconut while the sun sets down.

    Holiday Highlights

    The package has been designed for 12 days/11 nights our team is geared to cater to your unique requirements by customizing the package for different durations as per your request. You will find some of the highlights of Explore Sri Lankan tour has to offer for here visitors. They are as follows

    • Dambulla Golden Rock Temple
      Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress
      Finest Aurvedic Massage & Spa
      Temple of the Tooth Kandy
      Cultural show in Kandy
      Tea Plantation Visit
      Spicy Garden Visit
      Ella rock climb
      Hike Adams Peak
      Elephant Safari
      Beach Stay

     

    Additional Information

    • Price Includes
      • Transport by Air-conditioned private vehicle
        Service of an English speaking chauffeur
        Current applicable all government taxes & service charge
        Price Excludes
        Optional activity cost and Entrance fees*
        Guide Service Fee
        Tips & Gratuities
        Visa Fees
        Any Private Expenses
        Complementaries
        Umbrella
        Free Wi-Fi in car*
        Mineral water bottle*
        Passenger Insurance for transportation*
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    • DAY 1 AIRPORT PINNAWALA HABARANA

      “Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality, Our Representative will  welcome you at the Airport & transfer to Habarana.  Activities during your stay En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the home for young Elephants who have been displaced or lost from their natural habitat, located at Pinnawala village in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the best place for an up close and personal experience with the world’s largest land mammals!

      Before arriving at your overnight destination Habarana, take a stop at Dambulla and visit the Dambulla Cave Rock Temple which lies atop a massive hill on the edge of the town. It is one of the eight UNESCO world heritage sites in the country. Arrive in Habarana for an overnight stay at hotel.


    • DAY 2 COLOMBO>HABARANA

      Travel Duration 4 hrs.

      After breakfast at the hotel Transfer to Habarana. Before arriving at your overnight destination Habarana, take a stop at Dambulla and visit the Dambulla Cave Rock Temple which lies atop a massive hill on the edge of the town. It is one of the eight UNESCO world heritage sites in the country.

      Dambulla Cave Temple

      Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.

      Overnight stay at a hotel in Habarana.


    • DAY 3 HABARANA

      Early in the morning to avoid the crowds, you visit Sigiriya rock fortress  whose massive rock overlooks the village with its 200 meters height. Your guide will make you discover the different parts of the site, the cave with the frescoes of Demoiselles, the gardens and ruins of Kasyapa Palace at the top. This site owes its reputation to this megalomaniac king who built his residence in the tenth century. Classified at UNESCO, it is the most visited site in Sri Lanka.

      Sigiriya Rock Fortress

      Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ‘ the Lion Rock’. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

      Local Village Experience in Sigiriya

      Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride, and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your taste buds with a home-cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays. Enjoy the life of a Sri Lankan villager, just this day.

       

       

      Evening Jeep Safari of  Minneriya National Park

      Minneriya National Park is located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa. Covered an area of 8890 hectares park is an ideal place for elephant and leopard watching. The vegetation of this park is mixed evergreen and scrub areas. The important feature of this park is that 3rd century built Minneriya Tank is located in the park. During the dry season Minneriya tank becomes the ideal place to observe its natural wild life. Minneriya National Park is home to 24 species of mammals,160 species of birds , 75 species of butterflies, 9 species of amphibians, 26 species of fish and 25 species of reptiles.

      Overnight stay in Habarana


    • DAY 4 HABARANA>Kandy

      After getting the breakfast from the hotel proceed to Matale and walk around the well grown spice gardens.

      Activities during your Stay.

      1. Spicy Garden

      Visit a spice garden in Matale to see many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for. Just 25 km from the hill capital of Kandy, the Matale spice gardens are among the best on the island. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.

      Then proceed to Kandy & engage with the following Activities,

      Technical Tours

      Go on technical tours related to arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving and visit batik factory.

      Evening check in to witness of Kandiyan Cultural Show

      The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.

      Visit Temple of Tooth Relic.

      The Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.

      Over night stay in Kandy


    • DAY 5 Kandy > Nuwaraeliya

      After getting the breakfast from the hotel proceed to Nuwaraeliya. During your time in Nuwara Eliya, you can engage in the following activities.

      Tea Factory Visit

      Tea Factory to learn how tea is manufactured in Sri Lanka. You can observe the tea pickers, locally known as ‘tea pluckers’ as they move between the lush green rows along the mountains with their large baskets.Thereafter you will be given a guided tour explaining fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and the grading of tea. Finish with a tea tasting process and learn of the history, and why Ceylon Tea is considered among the best in the world.

      Nuwara Eliya, meaning “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”, is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. Nuwara Eliya’s climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Nuwara Eliya, called Little England then, was also a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting.

      Explore the Beautiful City

      The highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas, and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked post office as you purchase an inexpensive and colorful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory.

      Overnight Stay in Nuwaraeliya


    • DAY 6 Nuwaraeliya >Horton Plain

      After Breakfast proceed to Horton plains National Park. it takes approximatlely 02 hrs Journey. The Horton Plain Plateau is a secluded wilderness sanctuary 2130 m high and offers one of Sri Lanka’s most unforgettable views. Here the land plunges down a dizzy gorge to the southern foot hills and on clear days, even a glimpse of the sea more than 80 km away. The Horton Plains are the habitat of giant Rhododendron (an evergreen shrub with large clusters of trumpet shaped flowers), tree fern primrose and daffodil orchids and birds such as the Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush and Arrenga, the Shaggy Bear monkey and the blue mormon butterfly and many other endemic and endangered montane species. Traditionally called ‘Maha Eliya’ the Horton Plains was founded by Sir Robert Hortain, the British Governor in 1831-37. and established as a nature reserve in 1969 and a National Park in 1988.

      Evening go for a boat ride at Gregory lake, Nuwara eliya.

      Overnight stay in Nuwara eliya.


    • DAY 7 KITHULGALA

      After getting the Breakfast you can engage with the following Activities.

      Do waterfall abseiling

      Enjoying the view of a stunning Waterfall is already amazing but abseiling takes this adventure far beyond the limits of a normal sightseeing of a tourist. The intense and powerful feeling of the water combined with the fact that you are hanging on a rope and that there is nothing but water beneath and above, will give adrenalin push like you have never experienced before.Water fall height is 105 ft and duration will be 3 hours for 4 people. Waterfall Abseiling is an ideal adventure activity to test your confidence.

      White Water Rafting

      Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, 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. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.

      Dinner and overnight stay at Kitulgala Adventures campsite

       


    • DAY 8 KITHULGALA > HATTON

      After Having the Breakfast at the campsite we are proceed to Hatton.

      Transfer to Hatton – 3 hours drive approximately

      Overnight stay at Hotel


    • DAY 9 HATTON > ADAMS PEAK > UDAWALAWA

      Early morning by 2 am start the hike to Adam’s Peak

      Adam’s Peak

      This solitary mountain with its landmark pyramid shape rises impressively to a height of 2,243 m (7,359 ft) offering at its peak an unrestricted panoramic view of the world below mist covered mountain peaks, the far way ocean and rivers that look like silver streaks as they spread out to all eternity.Ascending the mountain typically starts at night trek up 5500 stone steps to the mist covered peak in time to witness a truly marvelous sunrise when the sky is set ablaze. Watch the sacred mountain awaken to the tolling of temple bells, beating of drums and blowing of conch-shells be inspired this is a once-in-a-life-time moment. Descending the mountain in daylight promises an exciting eco-expedition. This peak wilderness sanctuary is a tropical rain forest bursting with a rich biodiversity of endemic wildlife.

      Reach the foothill after the hike and refresh at the Hotel

      Transfer to Udawalawe – 4 hours drive approximately

      Overnight stay in Udawalawa.


    • DAY 10 UDAWALAWA > AHANGAMA

      After breakfast in hotel proceed to a Beach hotel in Ahangama.

      Of course you will have different Beach stay options as you are travelling through the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. Tangalle, Unawatuna, Mirrissa, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Benota are few beach options you have.

      On the way we can enjoy with below activity.

      Stilt Fishermen

      Watch the captivating sight of fishermen perched on stilts in the waters along the coast of Koggala. Hear the stories of how stilt fishing came to Sri Lanka, from the mouths of the fishermen who have practiced the craft for generations. Learn how the stilt fishing is done in detail and marvel at the level of skill that goes into it. Get some amazing photographs of the fishermen silhouetted against the shoreline at sunset.

      Overnight stay in Ahangama.


    • DAY 11 AHANGAMA

      During your time in Ahangama, you can engage in the following activities.

      Whale Watching in Mirissa (Optional)

      The Whale Watching Tour in Mirissa, this five-hour tour gives you an opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales, and fin whales as they swim in the waters to the south of Sri Lanka. Gain more knowledge about the whales as a species from a qualified naturalist and learn to identify them. This tour gives you a responsible whale

      watching experience with a minimal imprint on nature.

      Old Colonial City of Galle

      Discover the city of Galle, where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters, and its secrets. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best preserved fortifications in Asia. View the Maritime Museum, Galle National Museum and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names as you learn more about their histories.

      Madu River (Bentota)(Optional)

      Go on a wonderful boat ride down the Madu River with its flourishing ecosystem. Pass through the secretive passages created by the mangroves. See the basking crocodiles and water monitors. Visit one of the small islands with its cinnamon harvesting natives. Enjoy the restorative qualities of the famous fish massage. Observe the water birds in their natural habitats.

      Visit Turtle Hatchery

      Visit the Turtle Hatchery on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Learn more about the five endangered sea turtle species that come to the shores of Sri Lanka to nest. Learn how the Kosgoda Turtle Care Program helps protect the nests until they hatch and increases the chances of survival for the babies. Get a chance to  see, touch and feed baby turtles; or even injured adult turtles that the Turtle Hatchery cares for.

    • DAY 12 AHANGAMA > NEGEMBO

      Departure via Colombo

      After breakfast proceed to the airport via Colombo which is the commercial heart of Sri Lanka after spending a memorable time in this island.

 

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