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Sri Lanka Adventures - 8 Days

Sri Lanka Adventures

Sri Lanka · Private Tour · 8 Days
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Private Tour
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adventure
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beach
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culture
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landscape

Experience the beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, wildlife along with ancient cities and temples of Sri Lanka. See the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, enjoy the beautiful Landscape of Horton Plains, train ride to Nanu Oya, experience a safari adventure in Minneriya National Park and white water rafting session in Kitulgala.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Colombo → Kandalama → Sigiriya → Kandalama
Day 2 - Sigiriya → Minneriya National Park
Day 3 - Kandalama → Kandy
Day 4 - Kandy → Peradeniya → Nuwara Eliya
Day 5 - Horton Plains
Day 6 - Nuwara Eliya → Kitulgala → Negombo
Day 7 - Negombo
Day 8 - Negombo → Colombo

What is included

  • All transports in private air conditioning car with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • Train tickets Peradeniya - Nanu Oya
  • Van transfer up to the entrance of Horton Plains and back
  • 7 nights accommodation at comfort luxury 5* hotels with daily breakfasts
  • Entrance fees to all visiting sites
  • A safari in Minneriya National Park
  • Balloon ride in Sigiriya
  • White water rafting session in Kitulgala

What is NOT included

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

day
1
Colombo → Kandalama → Sigiriya → Kandalama

On arrival in Sri Lanka at Colombo international airport, you will be met and assisted by our airport representative who will direct you to your chauffeur guide. Transfer to your accommodation in Kandalama located in Dambulla.

After a short break, climb the Sigiriya rock, UNESCO World Heritage Site, a 5th century 'Fortress in the Sky' stands 200 metres above 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 foot high Mirror Wall. At the foothills, visit the Sigiriya Museum as well.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Colombo → Kandalama130 km 4h 30min
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Kandalama → Sigiriya24 km 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Heritance Kandalama

Superior Room Kandalama

day
2
Sigiriya → Minneriya National Park

Rise up early and proceed to the take off point. The Cultural Triangle Ballooning trip starts in Habarana - Sigiriya - Dambulla area. Hot air balloon adventure lasts approximately 2½ - 3 hours, starting with the preparation and inflation of the balloon. There will be a briefing before takeoff and the flight itself. The take-off is in the morning soon after dawn and the flight would last for about an hour depending on the prevailing winds. Experience peace and tranquility amongst the clouds as you take in the sights. Be awed by the Sigiriya rock, the rock temples, fields and other great attractions from this new vista.

Return to your accommodation for breakfast. Spend the first half of the day at leisure.

In the afternoon leave for a Jeep Safari in the Minneriya National Park, an ideal eco-tourism location in Sri Lanka. It is home to Sri Lanka’s favorites such as spotted deer, Sambar, leopards, sloth bear and elephants.

Return to the hotel in Kandalama. Overnight at the hotel.

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Kandalama → Minneriya39 km 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Heritance Kandalama

Superior Room Kandalama

day
3
Kandalama → Kandy

After breakfast, transfer to Kandy. En route, visit a spice garden in Matale.

Kandy, the bustling hill-country capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival in Kandy, commence a city tour. Take an upper lake drive to the top of the hill where a bird’s eye view opens of the city below and drive around the man made Kandy Lake, visit the colossal Bahirawakanda Buddha Statue and the Gem Museum.

Check in to the hotel in Kandy.

In the evening, enjoy a Kandyan cultural show at the Kandyan Arts & Cultural Centre. The show features the graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers culminating in an impressive fire walking display.

Soon after the show visit Sri Dalada Maligawa, the sacred Temple of Tooth Relic.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Kandalama → Kandy77 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Mahaweli Reach Hotel

Deluxe Room Kandy

day
4
Kandy → Peradeniya → Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya where a rare collection of tropical exotic and indigenous flora including the famous Orchid House could be viewed.

Proceed to Peradeniya station to catch the train to Nanu Oya. Daily, the train leaves at 12:31 and arrives 15:55. Your driver guide leads you to the wagon and finds your seat for you and hurriedly makes his way to the Nanu Oya station by car to meet you on arrival.

Nanu Oya is the nearest station to Nuwara Eliya. A breathtaking view of the misty mountains covered with lush tea estates, steep mountain slopes, large number of tunnels is opened from the window of the wagon during this trip.

Driver picks you up at the station and transfers you to Nuwara Eliya.

The beautiful town of Nuwara Eliya, set in the heart of Tea country and situated 1890 meters above sea level, is where the British succeeded in creating an English countryside with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne with well kept lawns with hedges.

Check in to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Overnight at the hotel.

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Kandy → Peradeniya 10min
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Peradeniya → Nanu Oya 3h 30min
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Nanu Oya → Nuwara Eliya 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Heritance Tea Factory

Superior Room Nuwara Eliya

day
5
Horton Plains

Rise up early. Pack your breakfast and by 5:30 am leave for Horton Plains, the highest plateau in the country. A van picks you up at the hotel and drives up to the entrance of the park.

Horton Plains is famous for many rare and endemic highland birds. The most awesome physical feature of the Horton Plains is the escarpment that falls 880 meters to the lowlands of the southern region of the island. Aptly known as the World's End the view from the precipice of the countryside below towards the south coast is spectacular.

Return to your accommodation in mid day. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Nuwara Eliya → Horton Plains36 km 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Heritance Tea Factory

Superior Room Nuwara Eliya

day
6
Nuwara Eliya → Kitulgala → Negombo

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and leave for Kitulgala which is a small town perched on the hills that slope down to the flowing waters of the Kelani River.

Kitulgala is the most ideal place for water rafting in Sri Lanka as well as in whole South Asia and is renowned for the famous film ‘Bridge on the river Kwai’ that was shot here half a century back.

Make your way to the Kelani River to enjoy a 5 km-league, an hour long thrilling session of white water rafting.

Transfer to the fishing village of Negombo. Check in to the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Nuwara Eliya → Kitulgala75 km 2h 30min
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Kitulgala → Negombo80 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Jetwing Beach Hotel

Deluxe Room Negombo

day
7
Negombo

After breakfast, spend the day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Jetwing Beach Hotel

Deluxe Room Negombo

day
8
Negombo → Colombo

After breakfast, your chauffeur will comfortably take you to the international airport in time for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Kandalama
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Hotel Heritance Kandalama

Superior Room
Kandy
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Mahaweli Reach Hotel

Deluxe Room
Nuwara Eliya
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Heritance Tea Factory

Superior Room
Negombo
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Jetwing Beach Hotel

Deluxe Room

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015$1627$1578
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015$1449$1395

Photos

Hot Air Balloon, Sigiriya
Tea Plantation, Nuwara Eliya
Kitulgala White Water Rafting
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya
Sigiriya
Sigiriya
Peradeniya Garden, Kandy
Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Mountain Train, Peradeniya
Nuwara Eliya
Horton Plains
Horton Plains
Negombo Beach
Negombo Beach

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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