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Jewels of Sri Lanka (16 Days)

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Day 1: Airport > Negombo

Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
Enjoy the sun on the sandy beaches of Negombo on the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. Watch the flourishing fish industry, which is a centuries-old tradition. Ride an adrenaline high with some fun water sports. Enjoy the corals and underwater life while diving. See the 50-year-old ship-wreck just off the coast, where many varieties of fish make their home.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 2: Negombo > Yala

Pass By: Yala, Sri Lanka
After breakfast at the hotel, check out of the hotel and proceed to Yala, and check into the hotel for relaxation. (Travel Time: 5 to 6 hrs)

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 3: Yala

Stop At: Yala National Park Sri Lanka
This amazing three-hour Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ella, Ella, Uva Province
Explore the city of Ella and it’s most interesting places. Pass through bright green tea fields, and tough stretches of rock, and get to see the magical views of Little Adam’s Peak. Walk over the history seeped Nine Arches Bridge and listen to the story of its construction. End your hike at the Demodara Railway station with its unique loop-over track design. This tour gives you the chance to see the best sights of Sri Lanka
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 4: Ella > Nuwara Eliya

Stop At: Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province
Visit 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.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya > Horton Plains > Nuwara Eliya

Stop At: Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Visit the beautiful Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya, with its montane grasslands and cloud forests. Enjoy the majestic views from the precipice of World's End and the cooling sprays from Baker's Falls. Catch glimpses of the many endemic fauna that make their home in the plains. Get to know more about the archeological finds that were discovered in the area.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya > Kandy

Stop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa Sri Lanka
Visit Ramboda Falls, which is the 11th tallest in the country. Get a guided tour through Mackwoods Tea Estate and learn more about the varieties, processing methods and qualities of tea. Walk through the shaded avenues and colorful mazes of Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Relax and take a walk along the shores of Lake Gregory. A peaceful day filled with lots of beautiful sights.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Field Tea Factory, No. 54 Haig Road, Ramboda 20590 Sri Lanka
Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is 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.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 7: Kandy

Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka
Visit the famous Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which were formed in the early 19th century. Walk through the vast area containing over 4000 species of plants. Enjoy the learning more about the orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Wander down avenues shaded by large and rare trees, or bordered by flowering plants. Enjoy seeing the cannonball tree, walking over the wobbly suspension bridge and through the short hedge mazes or even climbing the twisty trees that make wonderful jungle gyms.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
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.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 8: Kandy > Matale > Dambulla > Sigiriya

Stop At: Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Kandy Dambulla Road Arunaloka Farm, Madawala Ulpotha, Matale 21000 Sri Lanka
Take part in a traditional cooking demonstration that shows you how to make Sri Lankan cuisine while making full use of spices. Learn to make roti or create curry powder from scratch in one of the workshops in Spice Garden.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
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.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 9: Sigiriya

Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
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.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
After making your descent, proceed to a local village nearby and experience the world from the view of a villager. Enjoy a relaxing catamaran safari across a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Delight your taste buds with a home cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays. (Travel Time: 10 to 15 mins)
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 10: Sigiriya > Trincomalee

Stop At: Koneswaram Temple, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
Visit this ancient temple praised by famous Indian poet-saints and mentioned by several famous personas around the world. See the beautiful murals describing the history of the temple. Worship at the little cave shrine that is has its start in 1580 BC, as compared to the actual temple which was developed in 400 BC. Marvel at the giant statue of King Ravana who, according to legend, worshipped this shrine.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Trincomalee, Trincomalee, Eastern Province
Visit the Fort of Trincomalee originally built by the Portuguese in 1624 CE. See the stones that once formed the Koneswaram temple before the Portuguese destroyed it. Listen to the history of Fort Frederick, which was dismantled and rebuilt by the Dutch.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 11: Trincomalee

Stop At: Pigeon Island National Park, Public Beach Road, Nilaveli 31010 Sri Lanka
the Pigeon Island National Park consisting of the smaller pigeon island and larger pigeon island and the coral reef that encircles the larger island. See the rock pigeon that makes the island its breeding grounds. Explore the islands to see the many coral types and fauna that can be found here.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 12: Trincomalee

Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 13: Trincomalee

Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 14: Trincomalee

Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 15: Trincomalee > Colombo

Stop At: Colombo National Museum, Albert Crescent, Colombo Sri Lanka
Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka. Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 16: Colombo > BIA

Pass By: Katunayake, Katunayake, Negombo, Western Province
After breakfast at the hotel check out from the hotel proceed to BIA for your departure flight after spending a memorable time on the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
Departure Time
11/1/2019 - 4/30/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

11/1/2020 - 4/30/2021Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Duration
16 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 15x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 15 nights
  • Accommodation at 3 Star Hotels.
  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of all chauffeur accommodation.
  • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide throughout the tour.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
  • Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
Exclusions
  • Entry Visa Fees.
  • International / Domestic Airfare.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Compulsory Supplements/Peak Supplements.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Entry/Admission - Yala National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Horton Plains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Ramboda Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Euphoria Spice and Herbal
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Island National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Colombo National Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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By: Lakpura LLC
367 reviews
Malcolm W
New York City, New York
1119
Transfer to Jetwing Beach
The transfer to Jetwing Beach from Colombo Airport was smooth which i booked with Jayride. Good conversation over
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Eldhopeter1989
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10
Heard for leopards, but
Couldn't see a single leopard, But overall the safari was interesting and enjoyed the morning ride through Forest.
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ellie2202
Benson, United Kingdom
165
Brilliant
Great experience on the safari, got so close to the elephants and driver was really knowledgable and informative.
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ellece333
10
Great Experience
Saw lots of elephants!!! They came very close to the truck which was amazing. Driver was great and made stops when
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neilmarshall7
Cambridge, United Kingdom
10
Wildlife Safari
The safari drive with Donavon was excellent. He is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. We saw lots of animals
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sharon_everett
London, United Kingdom
43
A magical night in the Jungle!!
My husband and I spent a wonderful night in Yala safari park, to hear all the sounds of wildlife around was
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Malcolm W
New York City, New York
1119
One of a kind experience in Colombo!
It was a mind blowing, bone shaking experience on a tuk tuk in Colombo. sampath is a great guide! must do in
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Kacper M
Tallinn, Estonia
33
smooth airport transfer to negombo!
I am glad that i pre booked this airport transfer from colombo to negombo in the middle of the night. The driver
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Teodora B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
147
Kandyan Dance workshop
I think it was the best choice to take this workshop during my travel. The ladies are wonderful, I was helped,
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Alexspirit
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
97
We had a wonderful time in Sri Lanka
We visited Sri Lanka for 5 days and had a private tour with Lakpura company. Dinakshi our tour executive was very
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yota7
1176283
Excellent.
I am travelling in Sri Lanka independently but using tour operators where needed. To spread the business, I have
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Roxanne V
61
Tuktuk tour Colombo
Yes I would recommend this tour to help you find the most interesting things in Colombo. The temples are amazing.
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ThePuba
San Diego, California
17390
Horrible Service
No one met us and as promised & no one answered the provided phone numbers. When we went to the Ayubowan Tour desk
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Trav_D_World
Las Vegas, Nevada
122
Fantastic safari and guide
We enjoyed our afternoon in the park. Elephants were plentiful (we saw around 40), many beautiful birds, sambar,
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marcelbN5727KA
Digana, Sri Lanka
43
Great safari
Great tour, we saw a lot of wildlife which was great! Private tour is more convenient than a full Jeep but that’s
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