Secret Escape To Sri Lanka

From Necombo to Colombo

Visiting: Negombo Beach, Wilpattu National Park, Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Pasikuda, Pasikuda Beach, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe National Park Safari, Galle, Colombo


Tour Operator: Capital Lanka Tours

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegans, Vegetarians

Group size: 2 - 10

Age range: 18-65

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

This exclusive tour itinerary to Sri Lanka is highly recommended for people who are living with a tight schedule and just wanted to have a relaxing escape from the hectic workload. A perfect blend of all the highlighted sightseeing, scenic nature spots, the best cultural experiences, as well as wildlife safaris at stunning National Parks, sunbathing on some gorgeous beaches of the island. Stay in luxury travel accommodation where you will be treated with the warm Sri Lankan hospitality. The wonderful tropical island of Sri Lanka is home for almost every holiday activities like watersports, walking, trekking, bird-watching, wildlife park safari, Tea trials, boat rides, herbal treatments, hot air-ballooning and more. Because of the multiple options Sri Lanka offers and being an economic tour destination, it’s a perfect place for a cherished holiday. 14 days in Sri Lanka help to release you from your daily routine and adds a change to your mind & body, by essaying warm, calm, soothing, and relaxing mindset, and physiologically boost your energy to relish. BH Lanka Tours, we are excited to be your Sri Lanka holiday partner and to mix ease with comfort to our valuable customers.

Highlights

  • iconSemi-luxury air-conditioned vehicle with all comfort, Star class hotels and resorts where will experience warm Sri Lankan hospitality
  • iconRelaxing time at gorgeous south beach, where you can either get active with sea adventures or chill-out with a cocktail under a palm tree
  • iconExplore the UNESCO World heritage splendours, Sigiriya Lion Rock fortress architectural wonder. Amaze through the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy

Places You'll See

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Spectacular Train Journey
Sigiriya Fortress
Relaxing Beach Time
Cultural Village Tour
Herbal Treatments
Luxury Resorts
Pidurangala Rock Hike
Wildlife Safaris
Tea Trails

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : AIRPORT PICK-UP / WELCOME TO SRI LANKA !

Location: Negombo Beach

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amagi Area Hotel Or similar

Meals: Breakfast

AYUBOWAN-! Welcome to Sri Lanka, the land like no other and 12 days of explorations giving you the opportunity to touch all highlighted spots in Sri Lanka. Upon arrival at Colombo CMB Airport, you will meet and greet by the tour leader and then will be transferred to your hotel. The first destination will be Negombo coastal town, which has long been known as the most popular beach in Sri Lanka, famous for its golden sandy beach, food and fun. For day one we haven't planned any activity, so you will have a relaxing day on the beach. Overnight stay in a seafront hotel – Negombo

icon Day 2 : WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK SFARI

Location: Wilpattu National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Blackwaters Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After having a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will have a wonderful coastal drive towards Wilpattu National Park. We choose to visit this park, rather than the more touristy Yala National Park because we believe it less crowded and offers better experiences. Also, the same animals can be seen here as in Yala. Enjoy a 4x4 jeep ride searching for leopards hanging on trees or whispering through the bushes, crocodiles patrolling the river or wild elephants drinking water and playing around under the evening sunset. Overnight stay in a cosy safari resort

icon Day 3 : CAVE TEMPLE / CULTURAL VILLAGE TOUR

Location: Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amaya Lake Resort or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, visit the Golden Buddha Statue and the Royal Cave Temple (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). Dambulla has the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. The rock towers 160 meters over the surrounding plains and houses 5 cave temples with some unique and significant historical drawings. Thereafter, you'll experience a wonderful cultural village tour while exploring the beautiful countryside (INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE). It will start with a Bullock Cart ride, one of the most ancient and prime transportation systems in Sri Lanka, still used in some villages. While on the tour you will also enjoy a canoeing boat ride across the lake and a TukTuk ride before reaching the farmer’s house where you will experience the typical Sri Lankan countryside hospitality. Overnight stay in Dambulla

icon Day 4 : SIGIRIYA FORTRESS / HOT AIR-BALLOON TOUR

Location: Sigiriya

Accommodation Name: Amaya Lake Resort or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Early in the morning, if you are up to it, you could enjoy a wonderful hot-air balloon tour (it has to be pre-booked). Thereafter, visit the famous Sigiriya Lion Rock, an ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla. King Kasyapa (477 – 495 BC) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and it is one of the best-preserved examples of an ancient architecture. Afterwards, if you are interested, you could experience an Ayurvedic herbal massage before heading back to your hotel. From a healing perspective, Ayurvedic head massage is said to relieve mental stress and fatigue and to help achieve calmness and clarity. Overnight stay in Dambulla

icon Day 5 -6 : POLONNARUWA/EASTERN BEACH / LEISURE DAYS

Location: Polonnaruwa, Pasikuda

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Calm Resort & Spa Or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, depart from Dambulla towards Passikuda. En-rout, visit Polonnaruwa ancient city and enjoy a bicycle tour(optional activity). Pasikudh is a delightful sandy beach that was a well-kept secret in the past, but now few restaurants and pubs are opening up to visitors. Passikuda is also characterized by white sands and coconut palms growing right from the edge of the sea as if in imitation of a postcard of the perfect tropical beach. If you are looking to spend a relaxing time and to give yourself a calm and natural treat, this is the ideal place for you. Passikudh beach, which extends across 7-8 kilometres, is truly a symbol of peace, calmness and cleanness. Upon arrival at your hotel, you could grab a towel to relax on the beach while enjoying a cocktail or a chill beer under the shade of a beach umbrella. There are many activities available in this location such as kite surfing and jet-skiing. Overnight stay in a beach resort – Passikudha

icon Day 7 : KANDY TEMPLE OF TOOTH RELIC

Location: Kandy

After breakfast, you will enjoy a wonderful drive through coconut land and paddy field towards Kanday. I is the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforests. Kandy is also famous for its sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth Relic (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). Overnight stay in Kandy

icon Day 8 : ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDEN / CULTURAL SHOW

Location: Kandy

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Topaz Hotel Or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden, one of the best botanical gardens in Asia. Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres. Afternoon, you’ll enjoy a walk around Kandy's busy city centre before engaging with a cultural dance show, which is inspired by Sri Lankan arts, traditional dance and cultural heritage (INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE). Overnight stay in Kandy

icon Day 9 : Hill COUNTY TEA PLANTATIONS AND WATERFALLS

Location: Nuwara Eliya

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Galway Heights Hotel Or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a wonderful journey towards Sri Lanka's tea region of Nuwara Eliya. It is often referred to as “Little England” because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen's Cottage, the General's House, the Grand Hotel, the Hill Club and the Town Post Office. Since this amazing town is located in the mountains, it's characterized by a cool climate all year long. While driving through the cold and misty hills that host lush green tea plantations, stop at a tea factory to observe the rich tradition of making Ceylon Tea that kept alive up to date. Make sure to end your factory visit in style over a perfectly blended cup of tea. Afternoon, you will walk through Nuwara Eliya city center and the fruit and vegetable market. Try some snacks around lanes filled with street-foods and bustling local eateries. Overnight stay in a modern cottage bungalow - Nuwara Eliya

icon Day 10 : HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK

Location: Nuwara Eliya

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Galway Heights Hotel Or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Morning, enjoy a walk at Horton Plains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. . It is a forest reserve, where the land rises to 2,500 meters above the sea level. The region is known as a super biodiversity hotspot. Horton Plains is home to an extraordinary range of flora and fauna, including several endangered species. The park is named after the British governor Sir Robert Horton. Thereafter, visit a tea plantation (INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE). Sri Lanka, tea and tourism are words which cannot be separated. Explore the cold and misty hills that host lush green tea plantations. Step into a tea factory to observe the rich tradition of processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea that kept alive up to date. Make sure to end your factory visit in style over a perfectly blended cup of tea. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

icon Day 11 : SPECTACULAR TRAIN JOURNEY / UDAWALAWE SAFARI

Location: Udawalawe National Park Safari

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Centuria Hotel Udawalawe

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, you will enjoy a spectacular train journey from Nanu-oya station to Ella village. It is known as one of the most picturesque hill country train journeys in the world (can’t be pre-booked). Ella is everyone’s favorite hill country village that anyone who is visiting Sri Lanka should not miss out. Thereafter, departs form Ella and visit Udawalawe National Park for an afternoon 4x4 Jeep safari, since it is the best time to spot wild elephants on their natural habitat. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Udawalawe is your ideal destination! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this park is mainly a sanctuary for elephants. It is always a pleasure to watch baby elephants playing with water at the centrepiece Lake of the park. This place is known as one of the largest elephant gathering place in the world. Overnight stay in Udawalawe

icon Day 12 -13 : GALLE FORT & CITY/ WHALE WATCHING

Location: Galle

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Coco Bay Unawatuna Or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a fantastic journey through the mountains and waterfalls, you have finally arrived at the world-famous southern beachside of Sri Lanka. Unawatuna is a delightful sandy beach that was a well-kept secret in the past, but now more restaurants and pubs are opening up to visitors. It is also characterized by white sands and coconut palms growing right from the edge of the sea as if in imitation of a postcard of the perfect tropical beach. Upon arrival to your hotel, you may grab a towel to relax on the beach while enjoying a cocktail or a chill beer under the shade of a beach umbrella. Optional Activities: Whale watching tour, Galle Fort & City visit, Turtle Hatchery Overnight stay in Unawatuna

icon Day 14 : COLOMBO CITY TOUR/AIRPORT DROP-OFF

Location: Colombo

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you’ll visit Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo, which has an interesting history running back to the fifth century. Even in ancient times, this was an important port city in the East-West sea trade. Nowadays it has become a bustling modern town with a unique atmosphere. The colourful streets, restaurants and modern shopping malls attract hordes of locals and tourists alike. At Colombo, you have the opportunity to visit the most highlighted places in the city and also do some last-minute shopping as well. Perhaps, you may intend to pop into a famous and internationally renowned restaurant in Colombo to end your trip over an unforgettable meal. Thereafter, proceed to the airport in time for the return flight or we drop you back to your hotel in Colombo or Negombo.

What's Included

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    Goverment tax / No hidden charges

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    Cultural village tour with an authentic local lunch

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    A spectacular train journey into the mountains

    Can't be pre-booked

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    A visit to a tea factory

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    Fully Guided

    A professional tour leader for the entire tour

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    Local curry cooking class

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    1Lt Complimentary bottle of water per person each day

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    Free airport pick-up and drop-off on the first and last day

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    Entrance Fees

    Entrance fees to all above mentioned UNESCO heritage sites

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    Meals – Half Board

    All breakfast, 8 dinners and 1 lunch

What's Not Included

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    Any sort of personal expenses

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    Any entrance/excursions fees not stated as included

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    International flight

    Can arrange by yourself with your preferred airline

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    Late check-outs & early check-in charges are excluded

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    Travel insurance and visa fees

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FABULOUS EXPERIENCE!
Had a very good tour. There were only us on the tour, which meant it was very comfortable. Our driver-guide was excellent. We had a very knowledgeable guide-ravi was always ....more Had a very good tour.

There were only us on the tour, which meant it was very comfortable.

Our driver-guide was excellent.

We had a very knowledgeable guide-ravi was always ready to go the extra mile, to be patient and try to ensure everyone was happy.

We saw so much of Sri Lanka and its people.

We visited almost all the highlighted place in Sri Lanka as well as the all exciting activities.

It was a wonderful itinerary and a truly relaxing experience.

All the hotel accommodation was very good and the food was excellent.

We found the people very friendly and helpful.

We highly recommend to everyone who is looking to visit Sri Lanka.

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paul collywood

09-Jan-2020

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