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Leisure & Family Holiday | 12 Days

Duration
12 Days
Tour Type
Leisure, Luxury & Family
Rating

Overview

DREAM HOLIDAY IN SRI LANKA

This exclusive 12-day holiday package in Sri Lanka has especially been designed with a fine balance of history and culture, soft adventures, nature and wildlife, city and beach time. You will experience all the best wildlife, social and cultural splendour of the country while enjoying the warm Sri Lankan hospitality in cozy hotels and resorts. You will surely be opening your eyes to new beginnings, new cultures and new ways of living. There will always be something about Sri Lankan culture that will excite you no matter what. The natural beauty of this country can surely take your breath away; dazzling golden beaches and adventurous safari tours will add the perfect essence to your holiday. This paradise island is filled with simplicity and charm, and many opportunities to be relaxed. Sri Lanka is an economy friendly holiday destination; it’s a place where you can get world-class experiences without world-class costs.

Itinerary

We have carefully planned out each day to give you the best possible experience. From exploring historic landmarks to tasting delicious local cuisine, each day is packed with adventure and excitement. Join us as we take you on a journey through some of the most fascinating destinations in the world.

Welcome to Sri Lanka, a land like no other, where this nine days tour of discovery will expose you to the country’s rich history and culture, as well as its wildlife, soft adventures, and secluded beaches with stunning golden sand.

You will be met by your tour guide when you arrive at Colombo CMB Airport, and you will then be taken to your accommodation. The first stop will be the seaside town of Negombo, which has long been regarded as Sri Lanka’s most well-preserved beach and is well-known for its cuisine, entertainment, and traditional fishery village. We haven’t scheduled any activities for day one, so you can unwind at Negombo Beach or by the pool of your cozy hotel. You can walk along the beach in the evening while enjoying the beautiful sunsetting and the relaxing atmosphere of Negombo beach

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY SEA FRONT HOTEL AT NEGAMBO

ACTIVITIES:

  • Arrival to Sri Lanka, Colombo (Katunayaka) International Airport
  • Greetings by BH Lanka representative
  • Proceed to Negombo
  • Check into Deluxe sea view Hotel in Negombo
  • Walk around the Negombo city
  • Relax at the beach and pool of your hotel

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| REGAL RESEAU HOTEL & SPA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | ARIA LAGOON HOTEL OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | HERITANCE NEGAMBO OR SIMILAR

After enjoying a delicious breakfast with a hot cup of Sri Lankan tea or a coffee, you will take a journey across the stunning Sri Lankan countryside towards Dambulla city, which is the central point of the cultural triangle in the island. En-route, you may also visit the Millenium Elephant Foundation, originally created in order to protect and look after the wild elephants found wandering in and around the forests of Sri Lanka. It is always a pleasant experience to give them a bath at the nearby river.

Upon arrival at Dambulla, you’ll enjoy a wonderful cultural village tour while exploring the beautiful countryside (INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE). It will start with a Bullock Cart ride, one of the most ancient and prime transportation systems in Sri Lanka, still used in some villages. While on the tour you will also enjoy a canoeing boat ride across the lake and a TukTuk drive, finally you will reach a farmer’s house where you will experience the typical Sri Lankan countryside hospitality and visit his farm.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  NATURE-FRIENDLY RESORT AT SIGIRIYA

ACTIVITIES:

  • Elephant feeding and bathing
  • Catamaran boat ride – Included in the package
  • Cultural Village Tour – Included in the package

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| SIGIRI ASNA NATURE RESORT OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | HOTEL SIGIRIYA OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | AMAYA LAKE DAMBULLA OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, you will visit Sigiriya Lion Rock, an ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla. King Kasyapa (477 – 495 BC) 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 an ancient architecture. 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.

Afterwards, your tour leader will take you to Minneriya/Kaudulla National Park for an afternoon safari, since it is the best time to spot wild elephants on their natural habitat. If you’re up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya/Kaudulla is your ideal destination! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this park is mainly a sanctuary for elephants, but it is also home to herds of deer, bulls, wild boars and colorful birdlife. It is always a pleasure to watch baby elephants playing with water by the main lake of the park. This place is well known as the largest elephant gathering place in the world. In the evening, perhaps you could enjoy an “Ayurvedic” herbal treatment.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  NATURE-FRIENDLY RESORT AT SIGIRIYA

ACTIVITIES:

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Minneriya/Kaudulla wildlife jeep safari
  • Local curry cooking class
  • Ayurvedic herbal treatments can be arranged

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| SIGIRI ASNA NATURE RESORT OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | HOTEL SIGIRIYA OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | AMAYA LAKE DAMBULLA OR SIMILAR

In the morning, if you are up to it, we could arrange a hot-air balloon tour (optional activity-subject to availability due to weather conditions). Later on, visit the Golden Buddha Statue and the Royal Cave Temple (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). Afterwards, visit Matale Spice Garden. Then, proceed towards Kandy city, 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 rainforests. Kandy is also famous for its sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth Relic (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)

OVERNIGHT STAY : COZY MOUNT VIEW HOTEL AT KANDY

ACTIVITIES:

  • Dambulla cave temple
  • Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Early morning Pidurangala rock hike can be arranged
  • Hot-air balloon tour can be arranged
  • Kandy city tour (local markets/view point)
  • Spice garden visit – Included in the package
  • Pidurangala rock hike can be arranged

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| RANDHOLEE RESORT & SPA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | HOTEL TOPAZ  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | THE GOLDEN CROWN HOTEL OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, you will visit the Royal Botanical Garden, renown as one of the best botanical garden in the Asia. Afterwards, you’ll have a wonderful journey through the lush green tea plantations, the scenic view of the mountains and the waterfalls towards the tea region of Nuwara Eliya. It is often referred to as “Little England” because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen’s Cottage, the General’s House, the Grand Hotel, the Hill Club and the Town Post Office. Since this amazing town is located in the mountains, it is characterized by a cool climate all year long. Visit a tea plantation. Sri Lanka, tea and tourism are words which cannot be separated. Explore the cold and misty hills that host lush green blankets of tea plantations. You also have the opportunity to visit a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. Make sure to end your factory visit in style over a perfectly blended cup of tea.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY MOUNT VIEW HOTEL AT NUWARA ELIYA

ACTIVITIES:

  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • Waterfalls and flower garden
  • Abewela milk farm visit
  • Strawberry farm visit
  • Horton Plains National Park safari can be arranged
  • Nuwara Eliya city walk (Local markets / Gregory Lake)
  • Tea factory and plantation visit – Included in the package

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| HEAVEN SEVEN HOTEL OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | THE LYNDEN GROVE  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | GALWAY HEIGHTS HOTEL OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, you will visit the Royal Botanical Garden, renown as one of the best botanical garden in the Asia. Afterwards, you’ll have a wonderful journey through the lush green tea plantations, the scenic view of the mountains and the waterfalls towards the tea region of Nuwara Eliya. It is often referred to as “Little England” because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen’s Cottage, the General’s House, the Grand Hotel, the Hill Club and the Town Post Office. Since this amazing town is located in the mountains, it is characterized by a cool climate all year long. Visit a tea plantation. Sri Lanka, tea and tourism are words which cannot be separated. Explore the cold and misty hills that host lush green blankets of tea plantations. You also have the opportunity to visit a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. Make sure to end your factory visit in style over a perfectly blended cup of tea.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  COZY MOUNT VIEW HOTEL AT NUWARA ELIYA

ACTIVITIES:

  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • Waterfalls and flower garden
  • Abewela milk farm visit
  • Strawberry farm visit
  • Horton Plains National Park safari can be arranged
  • Nuwara Eliya city walk (Local markets / Gregory Lake)
  • Tea factory and plantation visit – Included in the package

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| HEAVEN SEVEN HOTEL OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | THE LYNDEN GROVE  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | GALWAY HEIGHTS HOTEL OR SIMILAR

In the morning you will enjoy a spectacular train journey from Nanu-oya station to Ella village. It is known as one of the most picturesque hill country train journeys in the world. Ella is everyone’s favorite hill country village due to the fact that it’s a wonderful nature-friendly location. The Nine Arch Bridge, a major tourist attraction in Ella, is a massive bridge built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel. Ella is a great place for walking and climbing and its most famous trekking route is to “Little Adam’s Peak”.

Afterwards, continue your journey towards Yala National Park, the largest and most stunning national park in Sri Lanka. 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! Encompassing a range of diverse ecosystems, the park has an impressive variety of wildlife, including sloth bears, leopards and lots of colorful birds. Enjoy a 4×4 jeep ride searching for leopards hanging on trees or whispering through the bushes, crocodiles patrolling the river or wild elephants drinking water and playing around.

OVERNIGHT STAY : COZY SAFARI TRANSIT RESORT AT THISSAMAHARAMA

ACTIVITIES:

  • Mini Adam’s Peak trekking
  • Ella Village (Nine Arch bridge)
  • Spectacular train journey – Included in the package
  • Yala National Park jeep safari

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| HOTEL TAMARIND TREE OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | CHAARYA RESORT & SPA   OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | ROCK WILD YALA OR SIMILAR

After a fantastic journey through the coconut and tea states and mountains and waterfalls, you have finally arrived at the world-famous southern beachside of Sri Lanka. Tangalle is a delightful beach characterized by white sands and coconut palms growing right from the edge of the sea as if in imitation of a postcard of the perfect tropical beach. Upon arrival, you will check into your cozy hotel, where you could spend the rest of your day relaxing by the pool or at the beach while exploring the beauty of the surrounding nature.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  BEACH RESORT AT DIKWELLA

ACTIVITIES:

  • Leisure & relax in the beach
  • Water activities can be arranged

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| TWENTY-TWO WELIGAMBAY OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | DICKWELLA RESORT AND SPA  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | ERA BEACH THALPE OR SIMILAR

Early in the morning, hit back to the beautiful golden sandy beach and jump into a boat for an amazing ride on the sea to capture the blue whales and dolphins. Mirissa is one of the best places in the world to spot the biggest creature on the planet. Please note that whale watching is a SEASONAL activity. In the evening, you may walk down along the seashore and you could find a seafront restaurant to try some authentic Sri Lankan seafood – a wonderful crab curry is likely to be on the menu

OVERNIGHT STAY :  BEACH RESORT AT DIKWELLA

ACTIVITIES:

  • Whale watching boat tour
  • Leisure & relax in the beach
  • Water activities can be arranged

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| TWENTY-TWO WELIGAMBAY OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | DICKWELLA RESORT AND SPA  OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | ERA BEACH THALPE OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, your tour leader will drive you along the southwest coast towards Galle, a city well known for its Fort (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). It is the intersection where classic Dutch and British architecture meets a tropical setting, creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. Walk through the streets listening to the creaks of wooden saloon doors and observe how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions nowadays flooding cultural enthusiasts on a global scale. Historical Galle Lighthouse stands proudly on the southeast tip of the fort. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a Madu river boat tour, which offers several memorable experiences such as fish foot therapy and cinnamon state visit. Thereafter, you’ll visit a turtle hatchery center where baby turtles learn to take their first swim and injured adults are rehabilitated back into the wild.

OVERNIGHT STAY :  BEACH RESORT AT BENTOTA

ACTIVITIES:

  • Galle Fort and city tour
  • Leisure & relax in the beach
  • Madu River boat safari can be arranged
  • Fish foot therapy can be arranged
  • Turtle hatchery center visit – included in the package

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| THE PALMS HOTEL BERUWALA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | CINNAMON BEY BERUWALA OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | THE EDEN BERUWALA OR SIMILAR

Today is a free day in Bentota; you could spend your day relaxing at your cozy beachfront hotel while enjoying the magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. If you are looking to spend a relaxing time and to give yourself a calm and natural treat, this is the ideal place for you. Bentota beach, which extends across 7-8 kilometres, is truly a symbol of peace, calmness and cleanness. There is plenty of space for everyone to settle in perfectly and to enjoy a sunbath to the fullest

OVERNIGHT STAY :  BEACH RESORT AT BENTOTA

ACTIVITIES:

  • Leisure & relax in the beach
  • Water sports can be arranged

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS :

  • STANDARD HOTELS (3 STAR)| THE PALMS HOTEL BERUWALA OR SIMILAR
  • DELUXE HOTELS (4 STAR)      | CINNAMON BEY BERUWALA OR SIMILAR
  • SUPERIOR HOTELS (5 STAR)  | THE EDEN BERUWALA OR SIMILAR

After breakfast, you’ll travel to Colombo, the country’s capital city, which has a fascinating past dating back to the fifth century. The Colombo main hub of the port city had a significant role in the East-West maritime trade even in ancient. Today, it has developed into a busy, modern town with a unique vibe. Locals and visitors are pulled to busy streets, restaurants, and modern shopping malls. You have the chance to explore Colombo’s most famous locations, including the Red Mosque, the Gangarama Temple, Independent Square, and others. You might have plans to stop by a most famous restaurant in Colombo with a stellar reputation to end your journey with an unforgettable meal.

We’ll then drop you off at the airport in time for your return flight, or you may choose to extend your holiday and relax in a cozy beach resort in Bentota or Negombo.

ACTIVITIES:

  • After breakfast proceed toward Colombo
  • Visit all the highlighted places in the city. (Red Mosque, Gangarama Temple, Independent Square)
  • Enjoy a walk around Colombo City Center
  • Time to your return flight

Included / Excluded

To help you plan your trip, we have put together a list of what's included and what's not included in your tour package. This will give you a clear understanding of what to expect and help you make any necessary arrangements before your journey begins.

Tour Map

This simple map is designed to help you visualise an exciting journey filled with remarkable destinations and captivating experiences.

Key Notes

  • The tour can be customized (Hotels/Itinerary/Days/Meals)
  • Merge with a MALDIVES tour package (2,3 or 4 nights)
  • Sri Lanka to Maldives air tickets
  • Ayurvedic Treatments
  • B’Day/Anniversary-celebrations arrangements
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation
  • Post-tour relaxing luxury beach stay
  • Shopping Tours

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