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Small Miracle - 15 Days Tour in Sri Lanaka

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Day 1: Airport > Negombo

Stop At: Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake 11450, Sri Lanka
Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle and proceed to Negombo and check in to the hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes

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

Day 2: Negombo > Pinnwala > Dambulla > Sigiriya

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 30 minutes

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

Day 3: Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > Minneriya > Sigiriya

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: 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: 3 hours

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

Day 4: Sigiriya

Stop At: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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 taste buds 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: 1 hour 30 minutes

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: 3 hours

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

Day 5: Sigiriya > Matale > Kandy

Stop At: Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Kandy Dambulla Road Arunaloka Farm, Madawala Ulpotha, Matale 21000 Sri Lanka
Euphoria Spice and Herbal is located 12 km away from Matale (The spice capital of Sri Lanka). Enriched with herbs, spice groves and plants with fragrant greenery shading from the tropical trees that enlightens the unique aroma of each spice and herb. We give the opportunity for our visitors to explore and gain knowledge on Sri Lankan spices, herbs and the benefits of Ayurveda. The tropical climate in which our plants and herbs are grown helps them preserve its ancient originality. The educational tour around the garden, which we call “The Spice Tour”, let the visitors feel the sensation of the Sri Lankan spices and herbs which is demonstrated in different foreign languages to suit our customer need.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kandy City Center, Kand, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Go on technical tours related to arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving and batiks.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: No. 72 Sangraja Mawatha Kandyan Cultural Centre, 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: Breakfast at the hotel.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kandy

Day 6: Kandy

Stop At: Temple of the Tooth, Sri Dalada Maligawa, 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 30 minutes

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: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Day 7: Kandy > Nuwara Eliya

Stop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa Sri Lanka
Visit Ramboda Falls, which is the 11th tallest in the country.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bluefield Tea Gardens, Ramboda, Nuwara Eliya 22200 Sri Lanka
Learn how tea is manufactured in Sri Lanka. You can observe the tea pickers, locally known as 'tea puckers' as they move between the lush green rows along the mountains with their large baskets. Thereafter you will be given a guided tour explaining fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and the grading of tea. Finish with a tea tasting process and learn of the history, and why Ceylon Tea is considered among the best in the world.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 8: 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: 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: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 9: Nuwara Eliya > Ella > Yala

Stop At: Little Adam's Peak, Passara Road, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
Explore Ella’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.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Gotuwala, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Day 10: Yala > Galle > Bentota

Stop At: Palatupana, 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: 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 by a breeze of the tropics.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Day 11: Bentota

Pass By: Bentota Beach, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka
Spend the day leisurely at the hotel, enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.

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

Day 12: Bentota

Stop At: Madu River, Nilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka, Balapitiya 80550 Sri Lanka
Go on a wonderful boat ride down the Madu River with its flourishing ecosystem. Pass through the secretive passages created by the mangroves. See the basking crocodiles and water monitors. Visit one of the small islands with its cinnamon harvesting natives. Enjoy the restorative qualities of the famous fish massage. Observe the waterbirds in their natural habitats.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Lunuganga, Dedduwa Lake, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka
Lunuganga Estate was the country home of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Started in 1947, the garden led Bawa, a lawyer called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1940, to decide to become an architect. As he went on to become Sri Lanka's and one of Asia's most prolific and influential architects, the garden at the Lunuganga estate remained his first muse and experimental laboratory for new ideas. He continued to change and experiment with its spaces and structures throughout his life until his final illness in 1998. Left to the Lunuganga Trust on his demise in 2003, the gardens are now open to the public and the buildings on the estate are run as a country house hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Day 13: Bentota

Pass By: Bentota Beach, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka
Spend the day leisurely at the hotel, enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.


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

Day 14: Bentota > Colombo

Stop At: Colombo City Centre, 137 Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 00200 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 and 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: Breakfast at the hotel.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Colombo.

Day 15: Colombo > Airport

Stop At: 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.
End of Tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed May 17, 2019

We had a wonderful time on a 16 day tour around Sri Lanka. We organised through Felician to have an extra day in Negombo at the start of our tour and to also travel by train from Nanu-Oya Railway Station to Ella. Our driver, Lasith...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Binupa T, Public Relations Manager at Lakpura LLC, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

J19360 Thank you so much for taking your time to share an insightful review of your excursion experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive...More

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Ron J
August 13, 2018|
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Response from lakpura-sales9 |
Hi Ron, Let me clarify, Day 10. Early in the morning hop in to your safari jeep and proceed to Yala National Park to go on a lovely jeep safari. This amazing three-hour Safari at Yala National Park, After the safari return... More
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