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Sri Lanka Centre to Northeast - 11 Days

Sri Lanka Centre to Northeast

Sri Lanka · Private Tour · 11 Days
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Private Tour
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beach
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culture
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Experience the beautiful landscapes, beaches, waterfalls, wildlife along with ancient cities and temples of Sri Lanka. See the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, explore the ancient city Polonnaruwa, Pigeon Island in Trincomalee, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, Golden Temple of Dambulla, experience a safari adventure in Minneriya National Park, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Colombo city.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Colombo
Day 2 - Colombo → Pinnawala → Dambulla
Day 3 - Dambulla → Polonnaruwa → Minneriya → Dambulla
Day 4 - Dambulla → Sigiriya → Trincomalee
Day 5 - Pigeon Island Marine National Park
Day 6-9 - Trincomalee
Day 10 - Trincomalee → Kandy → Negombo
Day 11 - Negombo → Colombo

What is included

  • All transports in private air conditioning car with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • 10 nights accommodation at 4* hotels with daily breakfasts
  • Safari in the Minneriya National Park
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Boat ride to the Pigeon Island and back

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Water sports or sport gear in Trincomalee
  • Transportation and guide service while on beach
  • Video and camera fees at visiting sites
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Colombo

On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be assisted by our airport representative and transfer you to Colombo. Check in to your hotel, relax and recover from any jet lag.

Once you have rested, commence a city tour of Colombo on the second half of the day. Drive through the commercial and city centre area known as the Fort and Pettah, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century where grand colonial era buildings stand alongside modern office structures.

Drive past the Town hall, Arcade Independence Square, Cinnamon Gardens and the Galle Face Green. Visit the Gangaramaya Buddhist temple and the Sri Kailasanathar Swamy Devasthanam Hindu Kovil to experience the diversity of religion, ethnicity and customs of the people.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Galadari Hotel

Standard Room Colombo

day
2
Colombo → Pinnawala → Dambulla

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and leave for Pinnawala. Visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage. This orphanage was set up by the government to take care of baby elephants lost or abandoned in the wild. Witness the feeding and bathing them in nearby river.

Upon completion head for Dambulla and explore the famous Golden Rock Cave Temple which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 sq. meters) are of particular importance as are the 157 statues including a 47 foot long statue of the recumbent Buddha.

Check in to the hotel in Dambulla. Overnight at the hotel.

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Colombo → Pinnawala80 km 3h
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Pinnawala → Dambulla84 km 3h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Amaya Lake

Superior Room Dambulla

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3
Dambulla → Polonnaruwa → Minneriya → Dambulla

After breakfast, proceed to Polonnaruwa (UNESCO World Heritage City), a well-planned medieval city defended by enclosing 5 km walls, graced by palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes.

The Gal Viharaya which consists of statues of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha have been cut from a single granite wall.

Proceed to Minneriya for a safari. It is home to Sri Lanka's favorites such as spotted deer, Sambar, leopards, Sloth bear and elephants.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Dambulla → Polonnaruwa67 km 1h 30min
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Polonnaruwa → Minneriya25 km 30min
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Minneriya → Dambulla29 km 35min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Amaya Lake

Superior Room Dambulla

day
4
Dambulla → Sigiriya → Trincomalee

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Begin the morning in Sigiriya by climbing the 200 meters high rock fortress (UNESCO World Heritage Site). See the famous frescoes of the Heavenly maidens of Sigiriya and the 10 foot high Mirror Wall.

Afterward leave for Trincomalee that is located on the East Coast of the Island. With clear and inviting aquamarine waters and beautiful white beaches it is an ideal location for swimming, wind surfing, scuba diving, fishing and dolphin watching.

On reaching Trincomalee, check in to the hotel. In the evening, visit the Koneswaram Temple, one of the five Eswaram-Sivan temples in Sri Lanka and Lovers Leap, one of the amazing tourist hotspots in Trincomalee.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Dambulla → Sigiriya24 km 30min
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Sigiriya → Trincomalee109 km 2h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Chhaya Blu Trincomalee

Superior Room Trincomalee

day
5
Pigeon Island Marine National Park

After breakfast, catch a boat to Pigeon Island, one of the marine national park of Sri Lanka.

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. The island was used as a shooting range during the colonial era.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Trincomalee → Pigeon Island 1 km 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Chhaya Blu Trincomalee

Superior Room Trincomalee

day
6-9
Trincomalee

After breakfast, spend the day at leisure in Trincomalee.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Chhaya Blu Trincomalee

Superior Room Trincomalee

day
10
Trincomalee → Kandy → Negombo

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Head to Kandy (UNESCO World Heritage Site). En route, you will visit a spice garden in Matale.

Commence a city tour of Kandy by taking an upper-lake drive to the top of the hill where a bird’s eye view opens of the city below, drive around the man-made Kandy Lake, visit the Gem Museum and the Temple of the Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha.

Continue on to Negombo, a small fishing village on west coast of the country. On arrival check in to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Trincomalee → Kandy182 km 3h 30min
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Kandy → Negombo100 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Jetwing Sea Hotel

Deluxe Room Negombo

day
11
Negombo → Colombo

After breakfast, transfer to the Colombo international airport for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Colombo
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Galadari Hotel

Standard Room
Dambulla
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Hotel Amaya Lake

Superior Room
Trincomalee
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Chhaya Blu Trincomalee

Superior Room
Negombo
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Jetwing Sea Hotel

Deluxe Room

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015$1614$1544
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015$1441$1371

Photos

Pigeon Island
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park
Trincomalee Beach
Gangarama Temple, Colombo
Independence Square, Colombo
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Golden Rock Cave Temple, Dambulla
Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa
Koneswaram Temple, Trincomalee
Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy
Negombo

Map

What travelers say

  • Mrs. Kristina E. & Family
    Jun 2015

    Thank you so much for everything you have done for us, giving us the opportunity to experience Sri Lanka, the extraordinary hospitality and wonderful hotels.

  • Susan B. from Australia
    Apr 2015

    The service you have provided has been first class. The driver has been wonderful and I always felt well cared for, (travelling on my own). The tour program was excellent. I have been most impressed with your services. With thanks + gratitude.

  • Monica R. from Brazil
    May 2015

    Very comfortable Car. Driver amazingly safe and excellent customer service. Our guide Shantha is very knowledgeable of Sri Lanka culture and about the country geography. Gave us lot of amazing information and drove us around beautiful places. His English is perfect and very helpful. Very Very Happy 100%.

    Our guide made a very important and special difference on our journey. Will definitely recommend him and your company to our friends in future. Thank you very much.

  • Mr. Sean C. from Qatar
    May 2015

    Our Chauffeur provided excellent service. Safe driving, knowledgeable, punctual, good humour, polite. Would advise friends to use.

  • Rachael T. from UK
    Apr 2015

    Pradeep was an excellent host and chauffer. Very easy going and great sense of humour! Fantastic guy, extremely knowledgeable wherever he went – a fantastic guide!

    We have had a fabulous holiday. I think Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with a lot to offer its visitors.

    Pradeep has been fantastic and went the extra mile to make our holiday so enjoyable!

  • Chris Y. from Dubai
    Jul 2015

    Rathna was very friendly, a good safe driver and we enjoyed spending two weeks with him.

  • Andreanne D. from Canada
    Jun 2015

    Very comfortable vehicle. Very good driver, and very pleasant. We would ask for him again if we return.

    We had several guides at several locations. All were courteous, knowledgeable and their English was good (except the safari guide/ driver).

    We were very pleased with our experience. Our tour was packed with interesting things to see. Very pleased with the restaurants, etc our driver took us to. Impressed with the quality of accommodations for the price of our tour. A very good value, especially since some dinners were included as well.

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