For 10 Days Cultural and Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka Trip

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For 10 Days Cultural and Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka Trip

Duration :   10 Days 9 Nights
The Price :   $1,950.00
Max People :    10
Start Location:   Colombo

If you would like to discover Sri Lanka’s famous sites, learn of its Culture and Heritage, Meet Locals, and partake in Unique Cultural Experiences, then this tour may be for you.  Starting from and concluding in Colombo, the trip includes visits to Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Elliya, Ella, Yala, and Galle. It has elements of nature walking trails and hikes, local culture, ancient history, wildlife, and the natural ecological beauty of Sri Lanka. It is conducted in English with the services of an Experienced Tour Manager.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Explore Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya with a Local Specialist.
  • Explore the Old Dutch Fort at Galle.
  • Hike to a Local Village, meet its Inhabitants and Experience its unique culture.
  • Go on a Wildlife Safari at Yala to see Leopards and other animals.
  • Learn about Ceylon Tea from a Professional Tea Planter.
  • Climb Mini-Adam’s Peak in Ella.
  • Visit the Natural Blowhole.
  • Learn about Spices and Indigenous Ayurveda.
  • See Turtle Conservation Efforts in Sri Lanka.
  • Sample Local Cuisine and Street Food
  • See Waterfalls, Tea Gardens, Hills and Valleys.
Travel Highlights
  • An expert Travel Manager,
  • Carefully selected hotels and rooms, all tried and tested.
  • Breakfast daily and most of your evening meals.
  • Porterage and restaurant gratuities.
  • All hotel tips and charges.
  • Must see sightings and surprise extras.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi.
  • Optional experiences and free time.
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard may be utilized
Before you book

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The Price From $1,950.00 per Person

Schedule Details

Day 1 Welcome to Colombo

Marking the beginning of your holiday, spend the day in Colombo exploring its eclectic array of shops and restaurants. Take in an art gallery or view the vibrant street art or spend the day people gazing at the Galle Face Green before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Manager for an orientation drive and Welcome Dinner

  • Included meals:           Dinner.
  • Accommodation:        Cinnamon Red Hotel Colombo.

 

OPTIONAL AND INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Colombo Orientation: Drive through the City of Colombo and see some of its famous features during an orientation with your Travel Manager. Included with trip.

Day 2 Explore the Ruins of Anuradhapura

We head to Anuradhapura watching the changes in the architectural style of the buildings as we move from the Colombo to the rural towns and villages. In Anuradhapura, we will be met by our Local Specialist and enter the ruins of Sri Lanka’s first ancient capital city. This evening, we dine at our hotel in Sigiriya.

  • Included meals:           Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation:        Aliya Resort and Spa Sigiriya
Day 3 Explore Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa

Meet your Local Specialist and explore the water gardens, mirror wall and frescoes of Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Later, visit the ruins of the ancient city at Polonnaruwa, to gain insights into its rich cultural heritage and customs. Dine at a local restaurant.

  • Included meals:           Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation:        Aliya Resort and Spa Sigiriya

 

Day 4 Visit an Authentic Village and Experience its Unique Culture

This morning, we will depart for Kandy, meet our Local Specialist and hike to a Village to spend time with the simple village folk, learning about their way of living and unique culture. In the evening, we will view a Cultural Dance performance that showcases traditional Sri Lankan dance forms, music, and folklore and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

  •  Included Meals:           Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation:        Amaya Hills Hotel Kandy

OPTIONAL AND INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

 Jeep Safari at a Wildlife Sanctuary: Head out early in the morning in an especially outfitted safari vehicle to a wildlife sanctuary to see Elephants and a variety of wildlife. Optional Experience.

USD 40 per person.

 Authentic Village Experience: Hike to a local village with a Local Specialist, partake of village activities, be treated to lunch, and learn the culture of the village. Included with trip.

Day 5 Visit the Udawatte Kelle Sanctuary and the Botanical Gardens

Explore Udawatte Kelle Sanctuary, a biodiverse rainforest home to a variety of flora and fauna, species of birds, butterflies, mammals, and reptiles. On our way to Nuwara Eliya, we will visit the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya to see the orchid house, fernery, and bamboo grove, each offering unique botanical experiences, and see the Ramboda Waterfall. Dinner will be at our hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

    •  Included Meals:           Breakfast, Dinner
    • Accommodation:        Galway Heights Hotel Nuwara Eliy
 
OPTIONAL AND INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

The Moon Plains: Hop onto a 4x4 and head to the majestic Moon Plains to see some spectacular sights of the surrounding natural landscape. Optional Experience. USD 12 per person.

Day 6 Explore Nuwara Eliya

Explore colonial buildings, the Victoria gardens, quaint shops, and local markets. Sample the cuisine, eat fresh strawberries, and enjoy a cuppa tea at a local eatery and be treated to a boat ride on Gregory Lake. Later, visit a Tea Plantation for a guided tour with a professional tea planter to learn about Ceylon Tea production. Dinner will be at a local restaurant.

  • Included Meals:           Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation:        Galway Heights Hotel Nuwara Eliya
OPTIONAL AND INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

 The World’s End: Head out early in the morning in an especially outfitted vehicle to the Horton Plains National Park where a 3-hour walk to the World’s End Viewpoint awaits you. Have your cameras ready for some spectacular sightseeing. Enjoy a picnic breakfast before heading back to Nuwara Eliya. Optional Experience. USD 70 per person.

Day 7 Explore Haputale and Ella

Visit Adisham: a Benedictine monastery in Haputale where the resident monks’ often sell homemade jams, pickles, sauces, and juices. Spend time in Ella, climb Mini-Adam’s Peak to see some beautiful vistas of the surrounding hills and valleys and dip your toes at the Ravana waterfall. This evening, we dine at our hotel in Tissamaharama.

  • Included Meals:           Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation:        Cinnamon Wild Resort Yala
OPTIONAL AND INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

 Visit the Nine Arch Bridge: Hop onto a Tuk Tuk and travel down narrow pathways to the railway tracks and hike the rest of the way to see the railway bridge that was constructed without the use of steel. Watch as the blue train chugs its way over the bridge giving its customary toot. Optional Experience. USD 10 per person.

Day 8 Can you spot a Leopard?

Experience the Sri Lanka wild! Look for the elusive Sri Lankan leopard - Panthera Pardus Kotiya. Other wildlife to look out for are elephants, sloth bear, water buffaloe, deer, wild boar, and crocodiles as you navigate Yala National Park with a Local Specialist in a 4x4. Later, as we make our way to Galle, we will visit a “blow hole” and watch as it spouts a cascade of sea water into the air and visit the White Tea Plantation.

  • Included Meals:           Breakfast
  • Accommodation:        Le Grand Hotel Galle
OPTIONAL AND INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

 Visit the White Tea Plantation: Head to the plantation for a piece of cake and a perfectly matched cup of tea. See the unique process of manufacturing these highly sought after tea varieties. Included with trip.

Day 9 Discover Galle

Ride the oceanic waves on a Whale and Dolphin watching excursion in the morning (optional). Later, visit Coconut Tree Hill, the Japanese Peace Pagoda and Unawatuna Beach. In the evening, celebrate a memorable journey through Sri Lanka with your newfound friends and Travel Manager at a Farewell Dinner.

  • Included Meals:           Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation:        Le Grand Hotel Galle
OPTIONAL AND INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

 Whale Watching: Hop onto an ocean-going vessel with an experienced crew to see a variety of marine life which include blue whales, fin whales, sperm whales, orcas, pilot whales, humpback whales, dolphins, flying fish, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. Optional Experience. USD 52 per person.

Day 10 Return to Colombo

This morning, you have free time at the Galle Fort to explore its colonial architecture, narrow streets, and array of cafes. We will visit a Turtle Hatchery to show you the turtle conservation efforts undertaken in Sri Lanka.

Included Meals:           Breakfast

Then, it will be time to bid a fond Ayubowan to your fellow travelers at the end of an exciting and memorable holiday to Sri Lanka

F.A.Q

What is and is not included in the price shown online for my trip?

The price you see on The Travel Cafe website is per person based on two guests sharing a room. Solo pricing can be found in the first step of the booking process once you have selected your travel dates / departure.

What is included in this price:

  • All hotels.
  • Breakfast daily and some evening meals as described in the trip itinerary.
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities.
  • All hotel tips, charges, and local taxes.
  • Sightseeing and activities as described in your itinerary.

What is not included in this price:

  • Flights and visas.
  • Extra hotel nights for before and after your trip. These can be added during the booking process.
  • Optional experiences. These can be booked and paid for during your trip.
Can I book flights through The Travel Café?

The Travel Café offers airfare on select routes and if you would like an airfare inclusion, please let us know when making your Reservation indicating your country / city of origin. Usually, a copy of your passport’s bio data page will be required for airline bookings.

Can I book extra hotel nights before or after my trip through The Travel Café?

Yes, you can book extra hotel nights through The Travel Café. Many guests like to give themselves a little more time in a destination before or after their trip.

Additional hotel nights can be added to your booking during the online booking process, simply select your departure date to begin the process.

If you have booked through a Travel Agent, please reach out to them and they will add the extra nights to your reservation.

If you have booked directly through The Travel Cafe, please Contact us and we will be happy to add these extra nights for you. 

Please note: All hotels are subject to availability.

Where can I find solo pricing?

"The price displayed on our trip pages is for a twin room. To check the solo price for a trip, please send us a message on the Contact us page. Solo pricing is available on most trips."

 

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Breakfast
  • Transport
  • Welcome Drinks

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Nature Walks

Why Book With Us?

  • Our trips are Sustainable and Responsible.
  • Our Trips benefit Local Communities.
  • We provide Exceptional Customer Service.

Got a Question?

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