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Adventure With A Twist

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Adventure With A Twist

12 Day tour of Sri Lanka

A 12 Day trip that covers most of Sri Lanka’s most famous and popular sites to see. Go on adventurous treks on the Adam’s Peak and discover the untouched wildlife in Yala National Park. Finally enjoy a well-deserved beach break, bathing in the warm sun by the turquoise blue-green oceans of the southern coast, sipping on a King Coconut.

Highlights

  • World Class – UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Into the Wild – Yala National Park.
  • Misty Mountains – See the nature’s creations at Ella.

Itinerary

Negambo - 1 Night

Day 01

Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle and proceed to Negombo, check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time: 20 to 30 mins)

Overnight Stay

Economy Option (3 Star) – Hotel J
Standard Option (4 Star) – Jetwing Beach
Luxury Option (5 Star & Boutique) – Heritance Negombo

Elkaduwa - 2 Nights

Day 02

After breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Elakduwa. (Travel Time: 4 ½ to 5 hrs)

En route go on a lovely hike to the Bible Rock.

The Bible Rock

The Bible Rock of Sri Lanka, locally named “Bathelegala” is a somber square sentinel that can be seen in the distant mountainous horizon, looming over other rocks and mountains, on the way up or down the Kadugannawa Pass along the Kandy Road. The 360-degree view from atop the rock is a photographer’s dream. The spectacular view of Asupini Ella, Kadugannawa Pass & Ura Kande, and the surrounding mountains and forests are simply put, breathtaking. On top of being one of the most scenic mountain tops, the biodiversity around Bible Rock ensures that hikers and bird lovers especially get to spot bird species.

Thereafter proceed to Elkaduwa and check in to your hotel.

Day 03

Morning go on a lovely hike to Knuckles Mountain Range.

Knuckles Mountain Range

Hike through the peaks and valleys of the massif, Knuckles. Get adventurous on this challenging trail with its many geographical variations. Get to see some of the hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife that inhabit the range. Enjoy the wonderful views that can be seen from the fist shaped peaks. Take amazing photographs that will make your holiday much more memorable.

Overnight Stay

Economy Option (3 Star) – Hunas Falls By Amaya
Standard Option (4 Star) – Hunas Falls By Amaya
Luxury Option (5 Star & Boutique) – Hunas Falls By Amaya

Nuwara Eliya - 2 Nights

Day 04

After a refreshing breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. On arrival to Nuwara Eliya check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time: 3 to 3 ½ hrs)

Later in the evening visit the Tea Factory and get a guided tour through a Tea Estate and learn more about the varieties, processing methods and qualities of tea.

Tea Plantation Visit

Learn how tea is manufactured in Sri Lanka. You can observe the tea pickers, locally known as ‘tea pluckers’ as they move between the lush green rows along the mountains with their large baskets. Thereafter you will be given a guided tour explaning 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.

Day 05

Early in the morning by 01:00 am proceed to Nallatanniya Trail head (Delhouse) to go on pilgrimage walk to Adams Peak.

Adams Peak

A Pilgrimage to the famed Adam’s Peak which is held sacred by many religions. Climb the holy mountain to reach the ultimate finish, the peak. View the miraculous giant footstep shaped indentation that is believed to be that of Lord Buddha’s by the Buddhists, God Shiva’s by the Hindus and that of Adam by the Muslims and Christians.

On completion return back to the hotel and relax.

Overnight

Economy Option (3 Star) – Summer Hill Breeze
Standard Option (4 Star) – Jetwing St.Andrews
Luxury Option (5 Star & Boutique) – Heritance Tea Factory

Haputale - 2 Nights

Day 06

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Kitulgala and engage in Water Rafting, Canyoning, Hiking and Waterfall Abseiling activities. (Travel Time: 1 to 1 ½ hrs)

White Water Rafting

Go on the ultimate adventure in the gushing waters and deep green forests of Kithulgala. Canyon through the waterfall of Kitulgala, sliding down its thrilling slopes. Abseil down the waterfall while enjoying panoramic views. Hike through the rainforest and learn more about the wildlife. Make your holiday more exciting.

On completion proceed to Haputale and check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time: 2 ½ to 3 hrs)

Day 07

Morning proceed to Ella and hike Ella Rock.

Hike to Ella Rock

This picturesque hike takes you up to Ella Rock, which is one of the highest viewpoints in the area. Watch the distant Namunukula Range and Little Adam’s Peak along the way. Get to see some stupendous early morning views of the landscape from the top of the rock. Some of the identifiable landmarks that can be seen are the Bandarawala Range, Poonagala Hills, Narangala, the Ella Gap and the Badulla train tracks.

Thereafter explore Ella area

Explore the Marvels of Ella

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. 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.

On completion proceed to Haputale and explore the famous landmarks of Haputale.

Explore Haputale

Explore the most famous landmarks of Haputale. Visit Lipton’s seat, one of the most famed observation points in Sri Lanka, which gives views of the Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern Provinces. Roam over the grounds of Adisham Bungalow, a beautiful Tudor mansion built in the early 1900s. View the neo-gothic architecture of St Andrews church, walk through its graveyard which is the resting place of many British tea planters, and much more. This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the calming beauty of Haputale and its sights.

Overnight Stay

Economy Option (3 Star) – Melheim Resort
Standard Option (4 Star) – Melheim Resort
Luxury Option (5 Star & Boutique) – Melheim Resort

Yala - 2 Nights

Day 08

Relaxed morning and refreshing breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Yala, Enjoy the scenic views on your way to Yala. (Travel Time: 3 to 3 ½ hrs)

Day 09

Early in the morning go on a lovely jeep safari in the National Park.

Yala National Park

This amazing 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.

On completion return to the hotel and relax.

Overnight Stay

Economy Option (3 Star) – Chaarya Resort & Spa
Standard Option (4 Star) – Kithala Resort
Luxury Option (5 Star & Boutique) – Jetwing Yala

Mirissa - 2 Nights

Day 10

After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Mirissa for a 2-nights beach stay. (Travel Time: 2 to 2 ½ hrs)

Day 11

Early morning proceed to Mirissa fishery harbor to go on a whale watching tour in Mirissa.

Mirissa Whale Watching Tour

This tour gives you an opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales and fin whales as they swim in the waters to the south of Sri Lanka. Gain more knowledge about the whales as a species from a qualified naturalist and learn to identify them. This tour gives you a responsible whale watching experience with a minimal imprint on nature.

On completion return back to the hotel and relax.

Overnight Stay

Economy Option (3 Star) – Palace Mirissa
Standard Option (4 Star) – Mandara Resort
Luxury Option (5 Star & Boutique) – Casa Mirissa

Departure

Day 12

After breakfast at the hotel on your final day, proceed to the Colombo International Airport (CMB) and get ready for your departure after spending a memorable time on the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Price Starting From:

USD 1340 Per Person

When to go on this trip?

The best time of the year you can enjoy this trip is from December to May. Calm south coast beaches, cool and sunny climate and green sceneries that blend perfectly with the locations you are traveling to.

When to book

We recommend that you book this tour at least 6 months ahead.

What add-ons are available for this trip?

  • Yala & Minneriya National Parks
  • Cultural Triangle – Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla
  • Spice Garden & Herbal Center in Matale

We can arrange for just about any add-on’s on this trip. Discuss with our travel expert to help you decide.

Our Experts are ready to help

For more information or to book this wonderful tour please email our travel experts.

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Hotel Timing

Standard Check in time : 1400 hrs.
Standard Check out time : 1200 hrs.
The above may differ from hotel to hotel. Speak to your travel expert for more details.
We are able to arrange early check-in and late check-outs depending on the hotels you choose. However, you may be subject to additional charges.

Booking Process

After deciding on which trip you want to go, send us an inquiry with the requested details. If you want to further customize this trip, our travel experts would be glad to help perfect the tour itinerary for you. Once all planning is final, the next step is starting the booking process. We request for a 20% deposit to confirm the booking. On receipt of the deposit, our team will start booking your hotels and the vehicles that were agreed upon. The balance 80% payment can be made 30 to 45 days prior to the date of arrival. For cancellation and refund policies please take a look at the terms & conditions.

Price

The price quoted is valid till April 2018. Will be subject to seasonal supplements. Speak to your travel expert to learn more details.

Packing Essentials

When packing for Sri Lanka, you only need to remember that this is a tropical country. Sunny weather & warm water. Hence, packing thin cotton clothing is essential. However, if your stay includes places like Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Ella, we recommend that you pack a few sweaters just in case. You must not forget the following:

  • Effective mosquito repellent.
  • A good sunscreen.
  • (Ladies) Tampons – Nearly impossible to find outside Colombo.
  • Universal power adapter.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you purchase travel insurance before you travel.

VISA

Visa can be obtained online via www.eta.gov.lk. You can obtain Visa on arrival as well, however, this option is not available for some countries. Do read more on this topic here.

Travel Information

Sri Lanka is a developing nation. Yet, there are many things you must look out for during your travel. For example; when visiting religious sites, it is important that you dress to cover. All key information you need to know before traveling is right here.