Project Description

GLAMOUROUS ISLAND

Glamorous island will give you a complete feeling of Sri Lanka. The tour consist of cultural visits, exciting activities and remarkable nature trails and nevertheless the blue waters kissing the white sands. White water rafting in Kitulgala will bring you on your nerves and the nature will fill your minds in the air on the hot balloon ride. Horton plains and Sinharaja are both UNESCO world heritage natural environments and you will feel your roots as you walk on the nature’s trails.

12 days / 11 nights

FROM

2750.00€

PRICE FOR TWO PEOPLE
(1375€ per person)

Itinerary

​Arrival, welcome & assistance at the airport. Leave to Negombo. Your itinerary begins with an exciting tour on bicycles through the lush countryside. This provides an opportunity to enjoy the natural environment and view historical sites including many local Catholic churches and Buddhist temples. You will be accompanied by a member of the hotel staff and will have an opportunity to interact with the local community in the villages. A route map with the descriptions of the sites will be provided to participants. Dinner and overnight hotel accommodation in Negombo.

Negombo

Proceed to Sigiriya to discover the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya Rock Fortress is another fascinating World Heritage site dating back to the 5th century which was once a stronghold for a king who sought refuge. It remains on a 200 meter high rock with magnificent views of the surrounding jungle. Climb Sigiriya and participate in an organized village activity with lunch.

Sigiriya

Take up a Hot Air Ballooning trip in Sri Lanka is an once in a lifetime experience never to be forgotten!. Experience the magical waking moments of the day with a sunrise flight while gently floating with the wind over Sri Lanka’s fascinating cultural heritage.
On completion drive to visit Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage site (58 km – approximate travel time 1 ½ hours). It was the Capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th century, a well-planned medieval city defended by enclosing walls (around 5 km. which still remain), graced by palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes. Polonnaruwa is strewn with ruins in a resplendent state of preservation. Of these the ‘Vatadage’ and the ‘Thuparama Image house’ are the most spectacular. The ‘Gal Vihara’ which consists of statues of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha have been cut from a single granite wall and rank among the true masterpieces of Sri Lankan Art. Return to Sigiriya.

Air-balloon

Travel to Dambulla after breakfast to discover the Dambulla Cave Temple. This has been built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C; it is a  World Heritage Site.  Also, it is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples.  The complex of five caves with Over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world.  It contains Over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters.

Afterwards visit Kandy to discover the Royal City of Kandy Tour. Kandy is Sri Lanka’s last royal kingdom and is a World Heritage site. The tour will take you to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, a magnificent golden roofed temple, Kandy Museum, Kandy Dance show, Botanical Gardens, Market Place and shopping. Later, visit the Kandy Evening Cultural Dance Show. In the late evening be escorted to a performance of the energetic traditional Kandyan Cultural Dance show, accompanied by tumultuous drumming and climaxes with the amazing fire-walking show. Walk the markets and town of Kandy.

Kandy

After breakfast leave to Nuwara Eliya, hill-country retreat much loved by Britain’s early day settlers and tea planters, who enjoyed its rolling hills and conifer forests and cool climate.

Nuwara Eliya – The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. En-route visit a Sri Lankan tea plantation and a working tea factory and also experience a self-tea plucking session. Relax in the cool mountain climate.

DO some fun activities in Gregory lake park or explore the cold city walking in the evening.

Dinner and overnight hotel accommodation in Nuwara Eliya.

nuwara-eliya

We rise very early to travel to Hortain Plains. Horton Plains located on a high windswept saddle at 2134 meters elevation, these plains are hard to reach. Many visitors come to see “World’s End” situated on the plains. High up in the central hills of the island lies a series of vast open plains and jungle covered cliffs of awesome height & ice cold, crystal clear streams, pools and waterfalls. It is named as Horton Plaines as a respect to the then British Governor of Sri Lanka Sir Horton and it is the only place where you could see the bear monkey. This is one of world’s best nature tracks. And certain plant species, birds and insects you see them only at Horton Plaines. Nature lovers will enjoy this wide, patna-grass-covered plain, the haunt of several wild yet harmless animals and the home of many species of birds.

Wildlife – The plains are home to a large population of sambar, purple-faced langurs, wild boar and a small number of leopard. Also found here are several of Sri Lanka’s endemic bird species including the yellow eared bulbul, the Ceylon hill white eye, the Ceylon whistling thrush and the Ceylon blue magpie.

New Zealand Farm is also situated at the way of Horton plains. New Zealand farm has purebred Friesian cows, with both farms maintaining a pure line of cattle, rabbits, pigs, hens, cocks and gouts and many more animals and lot of products are manufactured such as cheese , butter and many milk products and it is radily available to buy at the outlet inside. This farm is a very picturesque area surrounded with beautiful range of mountains.

Dinner and overnight hotel accommodation in Nuwara Eliya

Hortin-plains

After breakfast, leave for Ella. You also have the option of pre booking the scenic train from Nanu Oya railway station to Ella railway station. The vehicle will pick you up from Ella. Then you will climb little Adam’s peak for the heavenly views from its peaks.

kitulgala

After breakfast move on to the deep- south and take a jeep safari for touring at Yala National Park. Yala West National Park is located to the southeast of the island and is well recognised as one of the best parks in the world to observe and photograph leopards. The park covers an area of over 100,000 hectares and its main physical features are sand dunes, lagoons, dry river/stream beds, rocky outdrops and scrub/thorn forest. There is also a substantial elephant population along with spotted deer, sambar, wild buffalo, sloth bear, jackal, mongoose, pangolins and crocodiles. The bird life comprises over 120 species, and ranges from lesser flamingos to paradise flycatchers, crested hawk eagles, and black bitterns. Dinner and overnight hotel accommodation in Tissamaharama.

kitulgala

After breakfast, drive to Mirissa beach to relax and enjoy the pristine beach and the blue waters with waves for light surfing or a refreshing swim!

Mirissa

Mirissa is also for marine safaris. Blue Whales in concentrations not seen elsewhere in the world would be the highlight. Whales are seen relatively close to shore, as the continental shelf is narrow to the South of Dondra. A bonus is the presence of Sperm Whales and pods of dolphins. Some whale watchers have seen Blue, Sperm and Long-snouted Spinner Dolphins, simultaneously in their field of view.

It is optional to go whale watching or to relax on the beach until lunch and explore some beaches in the evening.

Whales

Drive to visit Galle fort. Visit some important places in Colombo before driving to Negombo to have a relaxed evening.

Galle

Departure transfer – only 15 minutes

This private tour includes accommodation as detailed in the price breakdown, private vehicle and English-speaking driver with industry experience, guiding in historical sites, clock round back office service, toll payments and parking and vehicle entrance tickets to any site.

This private tour does not include guests’ entrance tickets to the sites, third party vehicles (safari jeeps, taxi, train, etc…) and additional visits not agreed on the contract, driving after 06.00 PM unless specified on the agreement, mileage above the quoted mileage from airport to airport and tip to the chauffeur guide or the driver, which is traditionally payable.

The vehicle can only take you up to the last possible point in case your hotels are located in difficult terrain.

The hotels are subject to availability.

Extensions and compliments

All the itineraries are customizable according to your tastes and dates. Compliments will always be a surprise!

Once you have selected the itinerary you like or simply without an idea, send us your inquiry using the inquiry form.

We will help you to customize the itinerary to suit your ideas and budget. Then we will do a final budget and share with you.

We will then create a service level agreement (SLA) with all details precisely mentioned including the cancellation policy. Both parties will digitally sign the SLA and the procedure will be complete.

You can make a direct bank transfer to our official bank account 31 days prior to the date of arrival. Payment receipts will be emailed to you upon bank confirmation of the receipt of funds.

Transfer changes shall be borne by the payer and the amount received at the bank as per the remittance note will be accepted as the payment.

We can consider accepting on arrival cash payments for transport services on special request of the guests.

Date   Visits Hotel Meal plan
Day 1 Arrival – Negombo Goldi Sands HB
Day 2 Negombo / Sigiriya Camellia resort and Spa HB
Day 3 Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya Camellia resort and Spa HB
Day 4 Sigiriya / Dambulla / Matale / Kandy Hotel Suisse HB
Day 5 Kandy / Nuwara Eliya Villa mount royal HB
Day 6 Nuwara Eliya / Hortain Plains / Nuwara Eliya Villa mount royal HB
Day 7 Nuwara Eliya / Ella 98 Acres BB
Day 8 Ella / Tissamaharama (Yala) Hibiscus Garden HB
Day 9 Tissamaharama / Mirissa Paradise beach club HB
Day 10 Mirissa   Paradise beach club HB
Day 11 Mirissa /Galle/Colombo/Negombo Goldi Sands HB
Day 12 Departure transfer (60 minutes to the airport)
Not included,

-Entrance tickets for the sites

-Third party vehicles (safari jeeps, taxi, train, etc…)

-Additional visits, driving after 06.00 PM unless specified

-Mileage above 1400 km, airport to airport

-Tip to the chauffeur guide – Tip is payable at the end as per the industry tradition

**These hotels are subject to availability

**Minimum two people

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