Destinations

SRI LANKA GRAN TOUR
From the beach to the mountains : a real mix of natural panoramas, traditions and flavours.

  • Asian Tour
  • 15 Days
  • Accessibility
  • Pet allowed
  • Tour Escort

Tour Highlights

  • Visit stunnings beaches
  • Admire emotional places like Lion Rock in Sigiriya
  • Get inspider by the incredible panoramas and the beatiful animals in Yala

Description

An incredible journey where you can visit some aspects of Sri Lanka such as the immaculate beaches, green landscapes, nature reserves, sacred temples and bustling towns.
The itinerary has an objective city a day with spectacular surprises like the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the Yara National Park where you can admire marvelous creatures safe in their habitats.

You will certainly not miss the food and spices in particular where in Kandy you will admire the cultivations of cinnamon, pepper and more.
Haputhale will be the turn of tea plants while in Hakgala you will discover all the secrets of the botanical gardens.
This journey is a real mix that includes the sea, the mountains and the plains and all they can offer.



Itinerary


Day 1 - NEGOMBO
Arrival to Sri Lanka, transfer to Negombo and overnight stay at the hotel.
Famous fishing village North of Colombo, with a Dutch built Canal. The canal itself is a hive of activity with fishermen traveling up and down in their dailypainted boats. On the shores of the canal you will find many homes and many species of birds including spectacular Kingfishers.
Day 2 - ANURADHAPURA (Fishing Village)
Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Anuradhapura and overnight stay at the hotel.
The capital of Sri Lanka from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas constructed of bricks and are hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagobas are the Ruvanveliseya dating back to the 2nd Century B.C. and is 300 feet in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370 feet and the Thuparama Dagoba is enshrined with the collarbone of the Buddha.
Day 3 - JAFFNA
Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Jaffna and overnight stay at the hotel.
Jaffna, the main city of Jaffna district (until the year 1824, the district was called Waligama) of the Northern Province is located in the northernmost peninsula of Sri Lanka. The Jaffna district is one of the 25 districts organized into the nine provinces, an artificial creation of the Colonial British (1815-1948) for the purposes of administration of the Island of Sri Lanka, then called Ceylon.
Day 4 - TRINCOMALEE
Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Trincomalee and overnight stay at the hotel.
Trincomalee, one of the finest natural deep-water harbors in the world is located 257 km north-east of Colombo, which is considered as the commercial hub of Sri Lanka. Trincomalee is home to the fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppuveli and the off-shore Pigeon Island. Recently Trincomalee has become popular as a Whale Watching destination as well. The Dive centers at Nilaveli and Uppuveli offer tourists the opportunity to enjoy their holidays in diving, snorkeling and swimming.
Day 5 - DAMBULLA
Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Dambulla and overnight stay at the hotel.
Dambulla cave is vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne, he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island.
Day 6 - POLONNARUWA
Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Polonnaruwa, return to Dambulla and overnight stay at the hotel.
Polonnaruwa, the 2nd most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka is an interesting mix of Buddhist and Hindu structures that are a testament to the different kings who reigned over this ancient kingdom. Polonnaruwa rose to prominence between the 11th and 13th centuries and thrived during the reign of the famous monarch, King Parakramabahu I, who did much to create a resplendent city. His greatest achievement was the construction of the sea of Parakrama, a huge water reservoir spanning an area of 6280 acres.
Day 7 - SIGIRIYA
Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Sigiriya and overnight stay at the hotel.
Sigiriya is a “World Heritage Site” and the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses.
Day 8 - KANDY
Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Kandy and overnight stay at the hotel.
Kandy is Sri Lanka's second largest city located in the mountainous center of the island. It is considered by some as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, and was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. A cooler climate and smaller size make it much more pleasant and accessible than Colombo. The city has a compact downtown area surrounded by a beautiful tropical rain forest hill country on all sides with exotic animals such as monkeys running around in the wild.
Day 9 - PINNAWALA
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Pinnawala and overnight stay at the hotel.
Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now, including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born as a result of the captive breeding programme.
Day 10 - HAPUTHALE
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Haputhale and overnight stay at the hotel.
Haputale is a one of the unique places in Sri Lanka. You will be standing on a Mountain top being able to see Landscapes of North, South West and East. The South geo plane run towards distance sea and north runs to far Mountains of Nuwaraeliya and Ella. The eastern plane is one tea plantation that disappears into far sky and green valley of Buduruwagala Paddy fields and forest. The Climate is cool in this Tea City
Day 11 - TISSAMAHARAMAYA
Breakfast at hotel, visit Buduruwangala, drive to Tissamaharamaya and overnight stay at the hotel.
In Tissamaharama (usually shortened to Tissa), eyes are automatically drawn upwards and outwards. Upwards to the tip of its huge, snowy-white dagoba and outwards, beyond the town’s confines, to nearby wildlife reserves crawling with creatures large and small. With its pretty lakeside location, Tissa is an ideal mellow base for the nearby Yala and Bundala National Parks.
Day 12 - YALA & WELIGAMA
Breakfast at hotel, visit Yala National Park, proceed to Weligama and overnight stay at the hotel.
Weligama is an interesting blend of lively fishing town and beach resort. The sprawling main settlement and coastal road is somewhat scruffy and not that easy on the eye, but you'll find the sandy beach is attractive once you're away from the main section; there's a couple of cove beaches west of the centre. At the east end of the beach, there's an enormous new concrete Marriott hotel, which towers over the surrounding buildings and looks completely out of place.
Day 13 - GALLE
Breakfast at hotel, visit Galle and overnight stay at the hotel.
The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord. Today, the 90-acre Galle Fort shows no evidence of the Portuguese founders.
Day 14 - BENTOTA
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Bentota and overnight stay at the hotel.
Bentota is a tourist attraction, with a local airport (Bentota River Airport) and a handful of world-class hotels. It is a destination for watersports. Bentota also delivers an ancient art of healing called Ayurveda. Bentota is famous for its toddy production, an alcoholic beverage made out of coconut nectar. It also has a turtle hatchery, located on Induruwa beach.
Day 15 - DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel and proceed to the airport for depature.


Meeting Point

The Airport in Your City


Includes

  • Accommodation on sharing double basis( depends on the hotel type)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle on PVT Basis
  • Peak Period Supplement
  • Services of an English-Speaking Guide
  • Arrival & Departure Assistance at the airport
  • City Tour & Shopping

Excludes

  • Tips & Portage
  • Radio system
  • Meals Other than Mentioned Above
  • Camera & Video Permits
  • Lunch throughout
  • Airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Early check-in & Late check-out
  • Any Expense of a Personal Nature
  • Entrance Fees or Train ticket

Hotel Rules and Regulations

  • The official check-in time at all hotels will be 1200hrs - 1400 hrs
  • The official check-out time at all hotels will be 1100hrs
  • Hotel Check in/Check out times are fixed and there is no guarantee for early/late check in /out unless paid for

General Informations

  • The Tour will be organized by StarFlorence and the service will be delivered by a partner agency in the destination
  • The program is based on the availability of the hotel rooms at the time of forwarding the quotation. As such rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Due to high occupancy/demand, the hotels accept only the confirmed bookings

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