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Private Sri Lanka Holiday (27-Days)

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Day 1: Airport > Hikkaduwa

Pass By: Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka
Arrive at Colombo International Airport here you will met by a designated chauffer guide from lakpura. After the formalities at the Airport you will be escorted to your car and proceed to Hikkaduwa and check-in to the hotel.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 2: Hikkaduwa > Galle

Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Handunugoda Tea Estate, Handunugoda Rd Tittagalla, Ahangama 80650 Sri Lanka
Visit the Handunugoda Tea Factory which is also known as the Virgin White Tea Factory. Learn the history of the tea that this factory produces. Get to know how the famous Virgin White Tea is plucked and processed completely untouched by human hands. Engage in a tasting session with a delicious cup of tea and scrumptious chocolate cake. Get a chance to purchase some tea leaves as a souvenir.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 3: Galle

Stop At: Rumassala South Beach, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Rumassala hill 3 kms east of Galle is the landmark of Unuwatuna beach because of the picturesque white Buddhist dagoba on top of it. Rumassala rock is one of the five Sri Lankan spots believed to originate from parts of Mount Dronagiri. They fell down when Hanuman carried the Dronagiri on his flight back to Lanka in order to use its Sanjiwani herb to rescue Lakhshmana and Rama who were in need of this medical plant to be reanimated after suffering severe injuries. Rumassala is also said to be an abode of Sita during her stay in Lanka
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala Sri Lanka
Watch the captivating sight of fishermen perched on stilts in the waters along the coast of Koggala. Hear the stories of how stilt fishing came to Sri Lanka, from the mouths of the fishermen who have practiced the craft for generations. Learn how the stilt fishing is done in detail and marvel at the level of skill that goes into it. Get some amazing photographs of the fishermen silhouetted against the shoreline at sunset.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 4: Mirissa

Stop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa 81740 Sri Lanka
Spend the two days leisurely at Mirissa Beach. Mirissa is a crescent shaped beach and when laying on the smooth sands you see the beach curving outwards on either side, giving the impression that you are laying on a far away, deserted palm covered island. Mirissa is quietly ensconced in the far eastern end of Weligama Bay. These beaches, now famous the world over once formed part of undiscovered natural treasures on the island of Sri Lanka
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 5: Mirissa

Stop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa 81740 Sri Lanka
Spend the two days leisurely at Mirissa Beach. Mirissa is a crescent shaped beach and when laying on the smooth sands you see the beach curving outwards on either side, giving the impression that you are laying on a far away, deserted palm covered island. Mirissa is quietly ensconced in the far eastern end of Weligama Bay. These beaches, now famous the world over once formed part of undiscovered natural treasures on the island of Sri Lanka
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 6: Mirissa

Stop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa 81740 Sri Lanka
Spend the two days leisurely at Mirissa Beach. Mirissa is a crescent shaped beach and when laying on the smooth sands you see the beach curving outwards on either side, giving the impression that you are laying on a far away, deserted palm covered island. Mirissa is quietly ensconced in the far eastern end of Weligama Bay. These beaches, now famous the world over once formed part of undiscovered natural treasures on the island of Sri Lanka
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 7: Mirissa > Ussangoda > Yala

Stop At: Ussangoda National Park, Hambantota, Tangalle Sri Lanka
Ussangoda is a strange coastal area because of its lack of trees. Its serpentine rock contains toxic heavy metals. Only specific smaller plants were able to adapt to this soil. But according to the Ramayana legends there are two more explanation for the baldness of Ussangoda. After meeting Sitadevi Lord Hanuman provoked the mighty King Ravana and his army of RakshasasIt resulted in Lord Hanuman's tail being set on fire by Rakshasas. Hanuman in turn went on to torch parts of King Ravana's empire with his burning tail. Ussangoda is said to be one of these burnt areas. Besides the Ramyana Trail legend has it that earlier on the Ussangoda plateau was used an airport by
King Ravana for his Dandumonara peachock chariot, before Hanuman devastated the landing site. On completion proceed to Yala and check in to the hotel.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 8: Yala > Yala

Stop At: Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
This amazing full day 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: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 9: Yala > Ella

Stop At: Buduruwagala Temple, Wellawaya Sri Lanka
Buduruwagala is an ancient buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The statues date back to the 10th century. The gigantic Buddh a statue still bears traces of its original stuccoed robe and a long streak of orange suggests it was once brightly painted. The central of the three figures to the Buddha's right is thought to be the Buddhist mythological figure-the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Ella Rock, Ella Main Street NECS-Nature Exploration and Conservation Society Sri Lanka, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
Later that evening go on a lovely City Tour around Ella. 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: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 10: Ella > Ella

Stop At: Ella Rock, Ella Main Street NECS-Nature Exploration and Conservation Society Sri Lanka, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
This picturesque a three hour hike takes you up to Ella Rock, which is one of the highest viewpoints in the area. Watch the distant Namunukula Range and Little Adam’s Peak along the way. Get to see some stupendous early morning views of the landscape from the top of the rock. Some of the identifiable landmarks that can be seen are the Bandarawala Range, Poonagala Hills, Narangala, the Ella Gap and the Badulla train tracks.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 11: Ella > Haputale > Nuwara Eliya

Stop At: Nanu Oya Railway Station, Avissawella-Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Hwy, Nanu Oya 22150 Sri Lanka
Enjoy panoramic views as you take a train ride from Haputale to Nuwara Eliya. Watch the scenic mountains, beautiful waterfalls and bright green fields of tea. See the little misty villages and towns filled with bright lively locals pass you by. Relax to views of dark forests or enjoy the thrill of heart- stopping drops right at your feet. A leisurely ride that reveals Sri Lanka's beauty
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, A5, Nuwara Eliya 22200 Sri Lanka
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: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 12: Nuwara Eliya > Kandy

Stop At: Pedro Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya 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: 1 hour

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: 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 03 Star Hotel

Day 13: Kandy > Kandy

Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic 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: 1 hour

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

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 14: Kandy > Elkaduwa > Matale > Dambulla

Stop At: Sembuwatta Reach, No. 145 Elkaduwa Wattegama Road, Elkaduwa 21012 Sri Lanka
One of the main attractions of Elkaduwa is the Sembuwatta Lake, which is created from natural spring water. Sembuwatta Lake is believed to be 30 to 40 feet deep (According to locals). Alongside of the Sembuwatta Lake there is a natural swimming pool, consisting of natural spring water, which has captured the hearts of many nature lovers.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: New Ranweli Spice Garden, No 31 Gannoruwa opposite Suspension Bridge of Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Do a guided tour of a spice and herbal garden, where you learn about spices, such as coriander, chili, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg; and their uses. 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: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 15: Dambulla > Sigiriya > Dambulla

Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Main Road, 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: 1 hour

Stop At: Sigiriya Craft Village, Kimbissa, Sigiriya Sri Lanka
Sigiriya is a little village that retains its authentic traditions and culture. Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your tastebuds with a home cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays. Enjoy the life of a Sri Lankan villager, just this day
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
This three-hour safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 16: Dambulla > Polonnaruwa > Dambulla

Stop At: Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka
Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the second major capital of Sri Lanka. Walk through the ruins of the city that flourished between the 10th to the 13th century AD. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the lotus bath, Lankathilaka Temple and the statue of King Parakramabahu whose reign was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa. Get to know more about Sri Lanka's ancient history
Duration: 3 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: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 17: Dambulla > Tricomalee

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: 1 hour

Stop At: Trincomalee War Cemetery, Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee 31000 Sri Lanka
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. On completion return to the hotel and relax
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 18: Trincomalee > Trincomalee

Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
This five-hour tour gives you an opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales and fin whales as they swim in the waters to the south of Sri Lanka. Gain more knowledge about the whales as a species from a qualified naturalist and learn to identify them. This tour gives you a responsible whale watching experience with a minimal imprint on nature.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
Visit Nilaveli and relax on Nilaveli Beach. Relax on Nilaveli Beach which is considered one of the most perfect beaches in Sri Lanka. Enjoy the golden sand swaying palms and clear blue sea. See the ancient 10th century Tamil inscription that mention that the beach was part of a land grant to the Koneswaram Temple
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 19: Trincomalee

Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee Sri Lanka
Later in the afternoon visit Thiriyaya Watadage.
Explore Thiriyai, or Thiriyaya as it is known now, is a village where Tamil Buddhism was practiced in ancient times. Visit the Girihadu Seya Stupa, which was built to mark the location where according to legend Buddha is gave hair relics to two traders who served him porridge as alms. See the old fortress of one of the last Vanniyar Chiefs who ruled the area

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 20: Tricomalee > Jaffna

Stop At: Jaffna Fort, Jaffna Sri Lanka
Jaffna, which consists of the northern peninsula of the island with a capital city under the same name. Marvel at the architecture and creativity of ancient Hindu Temples, such as Nallur, Nainativu or Mavittapuram, with over four millenia worth of history to their name. Get to see many other attractions such as the Jaffna's Dutch Fort; war memorials from the recent war; the Saraswathy Mahal Library, Nagadeepa Vihara and the palace of the last king of Jaffna,
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 21: Jaffna > Jaffna

Stop At: Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya Nainativu Island Sri Lanka, Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
Tour Nayinathivu a historic island to the north of Jaffna, which is known as Nagadeepa by the Sinhalese; and also had the name Manipallavam in ancient times. Get to see the land where the Naga people who worshipped the snake (or Naga) are believed to have lived. See the evidence of their passing in the snake worship at the ancient Nainativu Nagapooshani Amman Temple and the legends and history of Nagadeepa Purana Vihara.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Jaffna Fort, Jaffna Sri Lanka
Visit the Nainativu Nagaooshani Amman Temple, with a proven history of at least two millennia as according to
records by Ptolemy. Get to know about the legends surrounding the Temples; such as those of God Indra's worship and much more. Enjoy looking at the majestic Dravidian Hindu architecture; with its four beautiful Gopurams, several halls or Mandapams, and chariots. Nainativu Nagaooshani Amman Temple is one of only 64 Shakthi Peedams around the world.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 22: Jaffna > Anuradapura

Stop At: Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
Walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scatter all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings of the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka's history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 23: Anuradapura > Colombo

Stop At: Colombo Fort, Galle Buck, Colombo Sri Lanka
Colombo City Tour 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. Enjoy the nightlife as you party till the morning
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 24: Colombo > Negombo

Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
Full day leisure at Beach OR at Hotel
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 25: Negombo

Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
Full day leisure at Beach OR at Hotel
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 26: Negombo

Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
Full day leisure at Beach OR at Hotel
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 27: Negombo

Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
Full day leisure at Beach OR at Hotel
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 03 Star Hotel

Day 28: Negombo > BIA

Pass By: Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake 11450, Sri Lanka
After the breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to airport after spending a memorable time in this island.
TOUR ENDS


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