The following itinerary is suitable for journeys between April and September.
|1||AIRPORT – NEGOMBO|
|2||NEGOMBO – KANDY|
|3||KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA|
|4||NUWARA ELIYA – KITULUGALLA – KANDY|
|5||KANDY – SIGIRIYA|
|7||SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA – TRINCOMALEE|
|9||TRINCOMALEE – ANURADHNAPURA|
|10||ANURADHNAPURA – NEGOMBO – AIRPORT|
1st DAY: AIRPORT – NEGOMBO
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 – Negombo. You will be accommodated in a hotel where you can spend the rest of the evening relaxing and enjoying the tropical sandy beach. The first night will be spent in Negombo.
- No fees
2nd DAY: NEGOMBO – KANDY
Your driver will meet you at the reception and together you will begin your journey towards 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.
In the evening a Cultural show awaits us in Kandy. We can witness the unique Kandyan dancing and drumming with traditional costumes and mask to scare away the evil spirits. Night will be spend in Kandy.
By nightfall we will end our day with the visit of the Dalada Maligawa golden roofed temple of the sacred Tooth relic of the Buddha in time to witness the ‘pooja’ ceremony. Night will be spend in Kandy.
- Herbal and Spice garden – Free guided tour
- Millennium Elephant Foundation 2000/= – 5000/= (Different packages)
- Cultural show – 1000/=
- Dalada Maligawa – 1500/=
3rd DAY: KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA
We will 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. You can even visit the uphill Botanical gardens Hakgalla. In the evening you will return to Kandy.
- Tea factory – Free guided tour
- View point Ramboda – Free
- Nuwara Eliya town – Free
- Botanical gardens – 1500/=
4th DAY: NUWARA ELIYA – KITULUGALLA – KANDY
Kitulgala is famous for white water rafting in the Kelani River with encounters of grade 2 & 3 rapids and relaxing walks in the village. After getting all the equipment and safety instructions we will wake up the adventurous soul in us! It’s time for rafting! Did you know that this is the actual area where the movie “Bridge on the river Kwai” was filmed and you can still see some remaining of the bridge in the water.
The agriculture around Kitulgala is typical of the hilly wet zone. The solitary fishtail palm, which is called kitul in Sri Lanka, gives rise to the town’s name. Its sap is concentrated into a delicious syrup, not dissimilar to maple syrup, and crystallized as jaggery. It is also fermented to make palm wine. The pith is used to make sago, and the fibres to make rope.
In the evening we will head towards Kandy.
- Rafting – 3000/=
5th DAY: KANDY – SIGIRIYA
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. If you would like to we can also take you to a local gem shop, where they will show you how mining in Sri Lanka is done by hand without electricity. Did you know we have the best natural sapphires in the world and all the jewellery is handmade?
After heading north of Kandy our last stop of the day will be the Golden Rock in Dambulla is a cave temple which dates back to the 1st Century BC. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colourful frescoes which depict Buddhist mythology and the tales of the Buddha’s previous births. The caves house the largest collection of Buddha statues in one place.
- Peraddeniya botanical gardens – 1500/=
- Local market – Free
- Gem shop – Free guided tour
- Udawatta Kele – 670/=
- Dambulla – 1500/=
6th DAY: SIGIRIYA
In the early morning we will head to Sigiriya. Sigiriya is a 650 feet high rock fortress, a masterpiece of construction, artistry & irrigation. The world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you prefer a more alternative option you can visit the nearby brother of Sigiriya, where an old Buddhist jungle monastery used to reside, called Pidurangala.
In the afternoon it’s time for an amazing adventure – an off-road safari by jeep in one of the surrounding national parks. Sri Lanka has been declared a biodiversity hot spot on a global scale. Much of this biodiversity is attributable to its island form, harbouring many endemic species, and to its variable topography and climate. The most amazing site between giant lizards, eagles and other interesting birds, wild buffalo and sometimes even sneaks are the big herds of wild Asian Elephants, which you can spot. It’s a memory for a lifetime!
- Sigiriya 30$ (The equivalent amount in LKR is Paid)
- Pidurangala – 1000/= (Alternative to Sigiriya)
- National park entrance fee 3500/=
- Jeep per group 6000/= – 7000/=
7th DAY: SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA – TRINCOMALEE
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.
Our next destination today is Polonnaruwa. The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers. Its beauty was also used as a backdrop to filmed scenes for the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer in 1982. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
In the evening you will drive all the way to the East coast, to the small beach town by the name of Trincomalee.
- Village tour (Bull cart ride, canoe ride, village tour, meal, tuk tuk) 3500/=
- Polonnaruwa 25$ (The equivalent amount in LKR is Paid)
8th DAY: TRINCOMALEE
A day for relaxing, swimming and sunbathing on tropical beaches under the palm trees with coconut in your hand. A snorkelling trip to Pigeon Island is also possible.
- Pigeon island (Including boat fee) – around 4000/=
9th DAY: TRINCOMALEE – ANURADHNAPURA
Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization from the 4th Century BC. It’s also considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will tour the ancient capital and visit Sri Maha Bodhi, the oldest historically documented tree in the world. Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.
Mihintale is only 12 km away from the famous Anuradhapura city and will be our first second of the day. The sacred forest mountain Missaka Pabbatha where King Devanampiya Tissa met Arhat Mahinda Thera and his companions is situated in Mihintale. The area of Mihintale surrounds with a jungle and there are rock boulders scattered around the mountainous area. There are many caves which were earlier used by monks for meditation in a quite surrounding away from the main city of Anuradhapura. There is abundance of ancient stone architecture surrounding the many Stupas, monastic complexes and other sacred places.
- Anuradhnapura 25$ (The equivalent amount in LKR is Paid)
- Mihintale – 500/=
10th DAY: ANURADHNAPURA – NEGOMBO – AIRPORT
Today we will drive south all the way to Negombo, where a visit of the river lagoon awaits us. Take time for an unforgettable boat trip along the Hamilton Canal, originally built by the Dutch, and later reinforced in 1802 by the British, named after Gavin Hamilton, the then government revenue and trade agent.
A picturesque and exciting journey begins from the popular coastal village of Negombo, on well-equipped ships with safety equipment and trained personnel. The first part of this pleasant boat ride is on the calm waters of the historic Hamilton Canal. A trip takes you past the homes of fishing families on the edge of the canal; Take a look at the adults doing their everyday tasks, while young children playfully wave towards the passing boats.
Head straight to the Negombo lagoon where a charity fish market is located on the shore. Here we can observe all kinds of fresh fish – fish, cuttlefish, crab, lobster, shrimp and even sharks. You can also be one with nature in a forest of mangroves in the famous Muturajawala Swamp. There is interesting wildlife to be spoted such as monkeys, monitors and rich bird life. After about 2 hours we will head back towards the starting point. This tour promises an authentic boat ride and a great opportunity to experience Sri Lanka’s fishing culture, its people and their way of life.
We will drop you at the airport at the agreed time.
- River boat safari – 2000/=
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.