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Start in Negombo and end in Katunayake! With the adventure tour Best Lanka Tours Of Sri Lanka, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Negombo to Katunayake and through Negombo, Sri Lanka and 14 other destinations in Sri Lanka. Best Lanka Tours Of Sri Lanka is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Start Point Negombo, Sri Lanka Upon arrival to Colombo CMB airport we will pick you up from the airport or if you are already in the country we will collect you from the hotel in Negombo / Colombo.The ﬁrst destination will be Negombo,it has long been known as the most popular beach in Sri Lanka, famed for it's sandy beach, food, fun and shopping. Today we don’t have planned any activities and your tour leader will decide the day plan according to the time you arrived.
This morning fill up with a delicious breakfast at the hotel and departs to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, originally founded in order to protect and look after the wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world, where you may have the opportunity to feed baby elephants.
Afterwards experience a Bullock Cart Ride to Countryside. Bullock Cart is the ancient Sri Lanka’s one of major transportation system and still some villages of Sri Lanka using Bullock Cart as transportation. You can experience traditional Sri Lankans transportation system and meantime you will experience green paddy fields in Habarana Area. After 15 minute canoeing ride you will reach to Famer’s house and you can experience typical Sri Lankan countryside hospitality at his house and after you can walk through his farm. You can experience different types of cultivation methods and vegetables. At the end you can experience typical countryside Sri Lankan lunch at Famer’s house.
Then procceds to visit Sigiriya Lion Rock. It's an ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla. King Kasyapa(477 – 495 BC) as his Kingdom. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and it is one of the best preserved examples of ancient civilisation. Sigiriya refuses to reveal its secrets easily, in fact you have to climb a series of vertiginous staircases to reach the top. On the way you’ll pass quite remarkable frescoes and a pair of colossal lion paws carved into the bedrock.
After breakfast visit to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa Polonnaruwa, the second most ancient of Sri Lankan kingdoms, was first declared the capital city by the king Vijayabahu in 1070. Cycling in Polonnaruwa countryside is a wonderful experience: you can cycle through Polonnaruwa lake, meet traditional inland fishermen and know their living styles and traditional fishing methods: you also can enjoy a fishing experience in Polonnaruwa Lake with local fishermen.
Then continue to Minneriya National Park for an evening safari. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is your Utopia! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this Park is primarily a sanctuary for elephants but is also home to herds of deer and ample birdlife. Park yourself on the banks of the reservoir and quietly watch as herds of elephants, one by one, come to feed on the tender shoots on the grass covered banks. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world. Over 300 at a time can graze on the grasses to the delight of the most avid wildlife enthusiasts.
Today after breakfast you will visit to Dambulla Rock Temple. On arrival embark on a tour of the Cave Temple. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.(UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) It has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. The rock towers 160m over the surrounding plains and houses 5 cave temples with some of the most unique and significant historical drawings. The murals cover an area of 2100 square metres and depict the temptation of the demon Mara and Buddha’s first sermon.
Afterwards you will be heading to Kandy. Enroute visit to Matale Spice Garden, You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. A processing and training unit has been set up in the area and farmers are grouped in a cooperative to ensure fair prices and you will also be able to purchase spices.
Kandy is the capital of the last Sinhalese Kingdom. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio diverse rainforest. The city has beautiful centrepiece Lake, which is popular for strolling around. Kandy also famed for its sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The main attractions in Kandy: Temple of the Tooth, Royal Botanical Garden, Bahirawakanda view point.
Evening you'll enjoy The Kandy Lake Club Cultural Dance Show is a stimulating Sri Lankan Arts, Dance Cultural Heritage show that is a must see for any visitor who visit the historical city of Kandy.
This morning after breakfast you will be driving to Kitulgala. It is a major eco tourism venue of Sri Lanka and It is a real paradise for those who love to hiking and trekking or cycle in the mountains. It offers numerous hill trails that journey across clear rivers, dense forests. Experience White Water Rafting in the Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing given by instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its surrounding will make you feel amazed, with a memorable experience. The free activities included here are White water rafting, Jungle trekking, Jumping & stream slides, Bicycle tour through the village
Today after early breakfast proceeds to Sri Lankan Tea region of Nuwara Eliya. On the way you can visit a tea factory and learn the Tea making process, also enjoy a fresh cup of ceylon tea. Nuwaraeliya is often referred as “Little England’ because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen's Cottage, General's House, Grand Hotel, Hill Club and Town Post Office. Also this place is characterised by a cool climate all year long. Visit a Tea Plantation. Sri Lanka, Tea and Tourism are words which cannot be separated. Head for the cold and misty hills, covered in a lush green blanket of tea plantations, for an ultimate tea tour. Step into a tea factory and learn the tradition of processing prestigious brands of Ceylon Tea. Enjoy the heavenly scent and make sure to end your day in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon Tea. Attractions in Nuwara Eliya : walk through the historical city, Lover's water fall, Victoria Park, Gegory Lake
Today if you are up to it, take a Train Journey from Nanu-oya to Ella it is one of the picturesque hill country train journey in the world. Get off the train at Ella Station and Proceeds to Ella village, it’s everyone favourite hill country village surrounded by beautiful rocks and mountains, including the famous “Mini Adams Peak’ Rock. Because of the long train journey, we have not arranged any activities in the afternoon, so you may enjoy the rest of the day at the hotel or visit to the village centre where you have lots of pubs and restaurants.
Today is a free day in Ella. You may start the day visiting to the Rawana waterfalls. It is one of the popular sightseeing attraction in Ella. It's currently ranks as one of the highest falls in the country; in fact this waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft). Another attraction is the Nine arch bridge. It is a massive bridge built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel. The bridge was finally commissioned in 1921. Ella is a great place for walking and climbing and it’s most famous hiking route is to “Little Adam’s Peak.
After breakfast drive to Yala National Park.Thanks to a river running through it, Yala National Park is divided into two sections. Because the river makes crossing to the other side difﬁcult, Yala is really treated as two separate parks. But that doesn’t change the fantastic offerings! From elephant and leopard spotting, Jeep safari’s, and many historical and religious ruins to explore, there are so many things that will keep you busy.
After amazing journey through the mountain and waterfalls you have finally arrived to the world famous beach side of Sri Lanka. This morning you will be heading to visit historical Galle city along the road by the magnificent view of the sea. Galle is famous a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka and it is well known for the Fort. The old city built by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century, with its wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings, Classic architecture melds with a dramatic tropical setting to create a reality that is endlessly interesting.Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip. Its glories have earned the status as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Enjoy the evening leisurely at your beach hotel, while enjoying the beautiful evening sun set.
After Breakfast travel to Kosgoda to visit the Turtle hatchery center. Both locals and international volunteers battling it out for “Sea Turtles' Sake” is a common sight at Kosgoda. This vibrant tourist destination sitting calm along the Southern coast of Sri Lanka - apart from its traditional industries of fisheries and cinnamon cultivation - was later recognized by the Wildlife Protection Society who studded the region with a Sea Turtle Conservation Project which operates on a formidable scale today. Indirectly, this has become a watering hole of flipper & shell enthusiasts !! Enjoy the ﬁnal day afternoon in Sri Lanka leisurely at your beach hotel, is delightful sandy beach and known as one of the ﬁnest beaches in Sri Lanka, a sea is free from rocks and also coconut palms growing right to the edge of the sand as if in imitation of a postcard of the perfect tropical beach.
This morning after breakfast visit to Colombo, it is the Sri Lanka's capital city. Colombo has an interesting history running back to ﬁfth century. Even in the ancient times this was an important port city in East-West sea trade. Now it has bloomed in to a bustling modern city with a unique atmosphere. The glitzy hotels, restaurants and modern shopping malls attract hordes of locals and tourists alike. If you'd rather pick up some last-minute shopping or optional city walk with your leader. Then proceed to the Airport in time for the Flight or we'll drop you to your hotel.
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