This journey can be done throughout the whole year.
|1||AIRPORT – COLOMBO|
|3||COLOMBO – KANDY|
|4||KANDY – SEMBUWATTE – KANDY|
|5||SIGIRIYA – RITIGALE – KANDY|
|6||KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – HAKGALA|
|7||HAKGALA – ELLA|
|8||ELLA – BUNDALA – TANGALLE|
|10||TANGALLE – DICKWELLA – COAST or AIRPORT DROP|
1st DAY: AIRPORT – COLOMBO
A warm welcome to Sri Lanka! A representative of WNG Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your first stop on your Sri Lankan adventure – Colombo. You will be accommodated in a hotel in a good area where you can easily access several shops and restaurants. The first night will be spent in Colombo.
- No fees
2nd DAY: COLOMBO
We will start our day with the visit of the National museum. The National museum was established in 1877. It’s the oldest and the largest museum in the country, best known for the collection of antiques and objects of art. We can also visit the independence square and the newly renovated arcades. For lunch we will stop at a local restaurant to taste some traditional Sri Lankan food.
It’s time to continue our trip and visit one of the biggest markets in Colombo, where you can literally find everything – Petah. Next stop is the Gangaramaya temple that is divided in to two places. One on the land with a small but impressive museum and the other part positioned on a lake. Perfect time to relax.
The sunset we will enjoy at Galle Face, one of the most romantic and beautiful spots in Colombo. In the evening you’ll be dropped at the airport.
- National Museum – 1500/=
- Independence Square – Free
- Arcades – Free
- Gangaramaya Temple – 300/=
- Galle Face – Free
3rd DAY: COLOMBO – KANDY
We will leave Colombo and drive towards Kandy. Welcome to Water World Kelaniya, the only public aquarium in Sri Lanka! Located on a scenic 5 acre property on the banks of the Kelani River, Water World is an aquatic wonderland which is home to a diverse collection of over 500 varieties of fish and invertebrates. Our unparalleled range of aquatic life includes fresh water, marine and brackish water fauna and flora, from eco systems around the globe. At Water World, you will witness rare and fascinating species such as Arapaima (The largest fresh water fish in the world), Lung fish (A fish that has real “lungs” like that of a human), Electric eel (The world’s most dangerous electricity generating fish) and Fresh water sting rays from the Amazon River.
Next stop Millennium Elephant Foundation. We learn about this amazing creatures up close. The MEF charity was founded in August 1999 with the assistance of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and has been working continually to improve the care, protection and treatment of elephants in Sri Lanka by providing a place of care, medical services and facilities. Here at MEF they provide an alternative, the elephants receive specialist care with their individual mahout and the supporting team here. They do not do heavy manual work and are well provided for with food, water and medical treatment. Regular exercise is good for the elephants and we have an enrichment program in place. They also aim to help the elephant wild counterparts and raise awareness on responsible tourism. You can feed the elephants, bath them walk with tem and get to know them up close.
- Water World Lanka Kelaniya – 600/=
- Millennium Elephant Foundation 2000/= – 5000/= (Different packages)
4th DAY: KANDY – SEMBUWATTE – KANDY
Sembuwatta Lake is a tourist attraction situated at Elkaduwa in the Matale District. The Lake is a man-made lake created from natural spring water. Alongside the lake is a natural swimming pool where you can take a refreshing jump in to the water. Here you can also find other activities like zip lining, kayaking and taking walks along the amazing shore of the lake. The Lake is believed to be 9 m to 12 m deep. Currently the lake belongs to the Elkaduwa Plantations and produces electricity for the nearby villagers. A perfect area to have a relaxing afternoon picnic.
- Lake entrance fee – 1000/=
5th DAY: KANDY – SIGIRIYA – RITIGALE – KANDY
Instead of Sigiriya we will visit her nearby brother, where an old Buddhist jungle monastery used to reside, called Pidurangala.
Time for a Village tour! We have an interesting excursion available in Habarana, in the form of a traditional bullock cart ride. This maximum three hour program is designed for you to experience the real traditional Sri Lankan rural village style, where you will travel in a Bullock cart to a rural village through lush green paddy fields where you will be served with lunch made according to authentic Sri Lankan cooking methods. Traditional cooking methods, and a visit to field to see how the local farmers protect their crops from the wild animals, will be demonstrated. The finale of this excursion will be a traditional canoe ride in a lake. You will return to the starting point in a tuk tuk.
The ruins of Ritigala monastery are located on the eastern side of the mountain at the foot of the gorge which separates the main peak from the northern ridge of the range. The ruins cover an area of 24 hectares (59 acres). The ancient man-made reservoir is a feat of engineering with a bund of polygonal plan completing a circumference of 366 meters.
With the exception of a few broken granite Buddha statues in a number of caves, Ritigala has none of the traditional icons of Buddhist temples: no Bo tree, no stupas. Such was the detachment of these Buddhist ascetics from the traditional life of Buddhist monks at village temples, their robes were simply cleaned, washed and repaired rags, mostly shrouds picked up from cemeteries, in line with one of the thirteen ascetic practices (Dhutanga) outlined in Buddhism.
- Pidurangala – 1000/= (Alternative to Sigiriya)
- Village tour (Bull cart ride, canoe ride, village tour, meal, tuk tuk) 3500/=
- Ritigala – 500/=
6th DAY: KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – HAKGALLA
We will start our day with the visit of the jungle near the city Udawata Kale. Not many people know this interesting jungle area, which is full of life and interesting local plants (Or visit the Peraddeniya botanical gardens). We will also stop at the local market that is full of interesting objects, fruits, vegetables and other products.
It’s time to leave Kandy after breakfast and heat towards Nuwara Eliya. On the way we will pass Ramboda view point, where we will stop and take a moment to admire the beautiful scenery of the amazing Ramboda waterfalls (329 ft. high). It’s time to admire the beautiful Tea carpeted uphill county scenery. You will be able to see some of the beautiful tea plantations and tea puckers at work. We will continue with a visit of the tea factory to see how the world’s favourite drink is prepared and enjoy a cup of real Sri Lankan tea.
The early afternoon will be filled with outdoors sightseeing in Nuwara Eliya which resembles an old English town. An interesting lake, race track, well- kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican Church, an 18 holes golf course and so much more.
- Tea factory – Free guided tour
- View point Ramboda – Free
- Nuwara Eliya town – Free
- Local market – Free
- Udawatta Kele – 670/=
7th DAY: HAKGALLA – ELLA
In the morning you are up for the train ride of your life an amazing journey through the tea plantations and uphill country of Sri Lanka. Bring your cameras! Welcome to Ella a small village located in the hills of Sri Lanka. Ella is also known for excellent Ayurveda massages. The definition of Ayurveda in simple terms means “the science of life”. Ayurveda represents a system of healing that has been perfected over more than five thousand years. After lunch we will hike up little Ella rock and enjoy the amazing view. The night will be spend in Ella.
- Train ride – Maximum 1500/=
- Ella rock – Free
8th DAY: ELLA – BUNDALA – TANGALLE
A morning hike Rawana rock. After sigtseeing it’s time to head south towards the Bundala national park area.
Bundala National Park mainly consists of dry thorny scrublands, marshes and four brackish lagoons. The terrain is generally flat with sand dunes bordering the coastline. Bundala is home to 32 species of mammals. Among them are civets, wild boars, Grey & Ruddy mongoose, porcupine, giant Indian palm squirrels, black-napped hares, Spotted Deer, Wild buffalo, the endemic, jackal and fishing & Rusty Spotted cats. The Park is a habitat for several species of Reptiles. Each and every species of water bird found in Sri Lanka is believed to visit Bundala National Park. Nearly 200 species of birds have been recorded within the park, out of which 58 species are migratory birds. Time for an interesting safari!
- Little Adams Peak – Free
- Rawana waterfalls – Free
- National park entrance fee 3500/=
- Jeep per group 6000/= – 7000/=
9th DAY: TANGALLE
We will spend the day on tropical beaches and explore the hidden Goyambokka bay, which is a bit hidden away from the city bustle and the more famous beaches.
In the evening, there is a very special adventure waiting for us! Sri Lanka is globally recognized as one of the few places where you can observe sea turtles in their natural surroundings. Five of the seven species of sea turtles are found in Sri Lanka and many of them lay their eggs on the Rekawa beach. Rekawa Turtle Watch is a project for the conservation of sea turtles, which aims to protect the turtle breeding grounds and ensure that the eggs are safely secured. Volunteers from the centre lead groups to the beach between 8.30pm and 11.30pm, where you can observe the turtles while they lay their eggs. Waiting for turtles to appear can take several hours, so patience is required. Will we be lucky enough to be able to see a turtle?
- Goyambokka – Free
- Rekawa – 1000/=
10th DAY: TANGALLE – DICKWELLA – BECAH STAY or AIRPORT DROP
We will leave Tangalle and take the route along the southern coast towards our final destination where you will spend either some time at the beach or will be dropped at the airport. Of course, stopovers are planned on the way.
Sri Lanka has only one known blowhole. It’s near Kudawella, a small fishing village in the Southern Province. Hummanaya can be reached by crossing over a tombolo; a piece of land that is created when deposition of sand or gravel occurs, connecting an island to the mainland. This blowhole has achieved fame amongst visitors to the island, as it is believed to the second largest blowhole around the world. Named after the strong humming sound that it produces while active; Hummanaya Blowhole can shoot up to a height between 25 – 30m.
You might be able to spot the famous still fisherman on the way which used to be a symbol of Sri Lanka, but unfortunately this craft is dying out nowadays and is manly perceived as a tourist attraction.
- Dickwella blow hole – 1000/=
- Still fisherman – 100/= expected tip for a picture.
The price includes: Fully A/C Car , Driver (EN Speaking), All fuel charges, Parking tickets, All drivers expenses, Government taxes, ½ Room With Attached Bathroom And Breakfast (A/C)
Please note the price is based on 2 people traveling in a standard car with AC rooms. The prices are subject to change without prior notice due to increase of the cost.
Please note the ENTRANCE FEES are NOT included and can change any time without prior notice.