Scenic Sri Lanka

Scenic Sri Lanka

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Scenic Sri Lanka

15 Days Starting in Negombo, Sri Lanka and ending in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Visiting: Negombo, Chilaw, Wilpattu National Park, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Knuckles, Habarana, Hatton, Mini Worlds End (Madulsima) pelgahathenna, Castlereigh Reservoir, Maussakelle Reservoir, Mirissa, Balangoda, Galle, Colombo

Tour operator:

Explore Vacations

Tour code:

SL001

Recommended For:

18-30 somethings, Family-Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 30

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Meat, Vegetarians, Vegans, Halal, Gluten Free

Tour operated in:
English , French , German , Spanish
Trip Styles:

Small Group

Activities:

Sightseeing, Trekking

Private Available:

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From:
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Tour Overview

Nestled in the Indian Ocean just southeast of India, Sri Lanka is a true gem waiting to be discovered. With a nickname like "Pearl of the Indian Ocean," it's no surprise that this country boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage spanning centuries. Unique and distinct from any other nation, Sri Lanka is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty and an array of attractions. From the azure waters and golden sands to the lush green mountains teeming with flora and fauna, travellers are mesmerized by the diversity and depth of its natural splendour. Of course, no trip to Sri Lanka would be complete without a visit to its famous beaches, which are among the most beautiful in the world.

Highlights

  • Wilpattu Naptional Park

  • Munneshwaram Temple

  • Jaffna Library

  • Koneswaram Temple

  • Fort Frederick

  • Mini World’s End

  • Maussakelle Reservoir

  • Lipton Seat

  • Galle Dutch Fort

Places You'll See

Scenic Sri Lanka

Scenic Sri Lanka

Scenic Sri Lanka

Scenic Sri Lanka

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival- Airport- Negombo
Location: Negombo
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

• Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs.
• Explore Vacations Representative will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted to the Coach Park to begin your journey as per the itinerary.
• You will be transferred to Negombo for rest and relaxation.

Day 2 : Katunayake- Chilaw- Wilpattu
Location: Chilaw, Wilpattu National Park
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Chilaw.

Chilaw is a delightful seaside town located on the west coast of Sri Lanka, with a wide sandy beach, and big hotels, Chilaw is Sri Lanka’s most popular destination. Beyond its sands lies an interesting mix: a colonial-built canal and crumbled fort; a lively fish market, traditional fishing communities, and a wildlife-rich lagoon.

• Visit Munneshwaram and Mannavari temples.

Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. The temple complex is a collection of five temples, including a Buddhist temple. The temples are dedicated to Shiva, Ganesha, Aiyanar and Kali.

• Arrive in Wilpattu and check in to a hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3 : Wilpattu- Jaffna
Location: Jaffna
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Wilpattu National park

Wilpattu National Park is the largest park, located on the Northwest coast of Sri Lanka. It boasts one of the highest concentrations of leopards in the world, yet it's so much quieter than Yala that you'll likely go hours without seeing another safari vehicle. Instead, you can hope to see crocodiles, sambhur, water buffalo, elephants and the elusive sloth bear.

• Check out from the hotel, and proceed to Jaffna.
• Arrive in Jaffna and check in to a hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4 - 5 : Jaffna
Location: Jaffna
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Jaffna is a predominantly Tamil city with an old-school charm. From age-old temples, its own historic ruins comprising of the ancient kingdoms of the North, calm and sandy beaches, museums and salt plains along the way, you are sure to find something for your wandering heart to enjoy.

• Jaffna Library- Jaffna Public Library is a symbol of the city’s post-war regeneration
• Nallur Temple
• Nainatheevu- Naga poosani amman kovil
• Jaffna Fort- Jaffna Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and later occupied by the Dutch and British.
• Keerinalain or Naguleeswaram Temple
• Casuarina Beach
• Nagadipa purana vihara
• Jaffna market

Return to the hotel in Jaffna for dinner and an overnight stay

Day 6 - 7 : Jaffna- Tricomalee
Location: Trincomalee
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Trincomalee.

Trincomalee is located on the beautiful East Coast of Sri Lanka and it’s the perfect place for sun-seekers, thrill seekers and those hoping to relax. Trincomalee city is home to the famous Koneswaram temple from where it developed and earned its historic Tamil name Thirukonamalai. The east coast boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka and Trincomalee is one of the nicest. It’s also quieter than the touristic southern coast and offers a more relaxed vibe.

Activities can do
• Koneswaram Temple
• Fort Frederick
• Maritime and Naval History Museum
• Uppuveli & Nilaveli Beaches
• Pigeon Island National Park
• Trincomalee War Cemetery

• Overnight stay in Trincomalee

Day 8 : Trincomalee- Habarana- Knuckles
Location: Knuckles, Habarana
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Knuckles through Habarana.
• Knuckles- The Knuckles Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, in the Districts of Matale and Kandy. The mountain range is encompassed by Sri Lanka's longest river, the Mahaweli and also the Matale Plains. Knuckles mountain range, a World Heritage Conservation Area that affords intriguing trekking possibilities, is still to a greater extent untouched zone of significant natural beauty and biodiversity.
• Check in to the hotel in Knuckles & relax
• Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 9 : Knuckles – Mini World’S End – Hatton
Location: Hatton, Mini Worlds End (Madulsima) pelgahathenna
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Mini World’s End.

The Mini World’s End is a spectacular observation point located within the Knuckles Mountain Range. It is an escarpment with a sheer drop of 1192 meters. At this point, you are met with magnificent and panoramic views of the surrounding. A medium easy hike that people of all ages would enjoy especially once seeing beautiful scenery around.

• Check out from the hotel and proceed to Hatton through lush green Tea plantations.
• Arrive in Hatton and check in to a hotel for dinner and an overnight stay

Day 10 : Hatton - Castlereigh Reservoir - Maussakelle Reservoir - Hatton
Location: Hatton, Castlereigh Reservoir, Maussakelle Reservoir
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Hatton is a small town tucked away in the hills of Sri Lanka. Today Hatton is best known for its tea and magnificent nature; so wear your walking shoes and get ready to travel to Hatton and explore its charming attractions.

• After breakfast at the hotel, visit Castlereigh reservoir

The Castlereagh Reservoir is one of Sri Lanka’s best-kept secrets; hidden in a valley and circled by tall green peaks, the reservoir is perhaps the most idyllic location in the hill country. The reservoir looks like something straight out of a fairytale: from a distance, the cool waters have an aquamarine tinge to it- which looks even more stunning when encircled by the green mountains- but the closer you get it becomes apparent the water is actually crystal clear. The vegetation around the reservoir ranges from alpine forests to well-groomed tea bushes.

• Visit Maussakelle Reservoir

Maussakelle Reservoir is a beautiful lake surrounded by lush green peaks hidden in a valley in the Hatton area of the Nuwara Eliya District in the Central Province. This incredibly beautiful reservoir is still a beautiful place hidden from many tourists. Maussakelle Reservoir is a place with so many beautiful views that it will take any traveller to a different world.

• Return to the hotel in Hatton for dinner and overnight stay

Day 11 : Hatton- Lipton Seat- Hatton
Location: Hatton
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• After breakfast at the hotel visit Lipton Seat.

Lipton's Seat or Lipton Seat is a viewpoint situated in the Haputale mountain range, atop the Dambatenne Tea Estate. Lipton's Seat is a popular vantage point, from where Thomas Lipton would sit with a cup of tea in hand and proudly look over his estate. Today, you can still have one of the best views from the lookout, and there is even a life-sized statue of Lipton on a bench to take pictures with!

• Return to the hotel in Hatton for dinner and overnight stay

Day 12 : Hatton - Balagoda - Mirissa
Location: Mirissa, Balangoda
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Mirissa.
• Check in to the hotel in Mirissa & relax.
• Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 : Mirissa
Location: Mirissa
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• Enjoy the hotel view and relax.
• OPTIONAL: Proceed to visit Jungle Beach Unawatuna (The hidden tropical paradise)
• Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 14 : Mirissa - Galle - Colombo
Location: Galle
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

• After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Galle.

Galle is famous for its Portuguese architectural buildings and the Galle Fort which is a world heritage site and the many amazing places to visit in Galle.

• Activities can do;
• Galle Dutch Fort,
• Dutch Reformed Church,
• The National Museum of Galle,
• Galle Fort,
• Historical Mansion Museum,
• Galle Fort Clock Tower,
• Maritime Museum,
• Galle Lighthouse,
• St Joseph’s Chapel,
• St. Mary's Cathedral

• Proceed to Colombo.
• Arrive in Colombo and check in to a hotel for a farewell dinner and overnight stay.

Day 15 : Colombo - Airport
Location: Colombo
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

• After breakfast at the hotel proceed to the airport for the departure flight.
• Check in to the flight.
• Goodbye from Explore Vacation and leaving the country with beautiful memories.

What's Included

  • Meeting and Assistance at the airport

  • 15 Nights hotel accommodation in the above hotels or similar in DBL/Twin rooms

  • Meals on HB Basis.

  • A/C vehicle for all airport transfers & sightseeing as per program including English-speaking chauffeur.

  • Farewell dinner in Colombo.

  • All applicable Taxes.

  • All government taxes & service charges

What's Not Included

  • International Travel

  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head"

  • Entrance tickets, Monument & museum fees as per the program

  • Jeep Charges

  • Any insurance / tipping

  • Any Visa fee

  • Any Airfare Domestic / International

  • Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services

  • Lunches

  • Peak Period Supplements (From 01st August till 31st of August 2023)

  • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water

  • The cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.

Mode of Transport

Air Conditioned Vehicle (Car / Van / Bus)

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Is there a dress code to enter a religious places?

    Yes. You must wear a proper dress covering your body. Prefer white dress for Buddhist temples.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No

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    At 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 25% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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