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|Day 01||Arrival and check-in to hotel||Negombo|
|Day 02||Day at leisure||Negombo|
|Day 03||Afternoon: Proceed to Wilpattu (4hrs) I Evening: Spend at leisure||Wilpattu|
|Day 04||Morning: Safari at the Wilpattu National Park I Evening: at leisure||Wilpattu|
|Day 05||Morning: Drive to Jaffna (3hrs) I Evening: Visit the Jaffna Market||Jaffna|
|Day 06||Sightseeing in Jaffna : Visit to Point Pedro, Nallur Kovil, Kadurugoda Temple, Jaffna Library,Jaffna Fort and the Dambakole Patuna.||Jaffna|
|Day 07||Morning: Drive to Trincomalee (4hrs) I Evening: at leisure||Trinco|
|Day 08||Sightseeing in Trinco : Commonwealth War Cemetery, Harbour Mouth, Fish Market, Fort Fredrick, Koneswaram Temple, Lovers Leap and Swami Rock.||Trinco|
|Day 09||Day at leisure||Trinco|
|Day 10||Morning: Proceed to Sigiriya (2hrs) I Evening: Safari at the Minneriya National Park||Sigiriya|
|Day 11||Morning: Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Dambulla Cave Temple en route to Kandy (3hrs). Evening: at leisure,||Kandy|
|Day 12||Early morning: explore the Udawattekele sanctuary I Late afternoon: explore the busy markets I Evening: colorful cultural performance.||Kandy|
|Day 13||Morning: Board the train to Hatton I Late afternoon: visit a tea factory & estate||Hatton|
|Day 14||Morning: At leisure I Evening: Visit the Devon Falls & Castlereagh Reservoir||Hatton|
|Day 15||Morning: Drive to Galle (5hrs) I Evening: At leisure||Galle|
|Day 16||Afternoon: visit the Dutch Fort & explore its precincts||Galle|
|Day 17||Morning: Whale Watching at Dondara||Galle|
|Day 18||Morning: Drive to Colombo en-route visit the Ambalangoda Crafts village (2.5hrs)||Colombo|
|Day 19||Day at leisure||Colombo|
|Day 20||Day at leisure||Colombo|
|Day 21||Sightseeing in Colombo: Pettah Market, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, Viharamahadevi Park and the Independence Square||Colombo|
|Day 22||Transfer to Airport for Departure|
Galle Dutch Fort is a proud structure that still stands tall and mighty in southern Sri Lanka. Built by the Portuguese over 400 years ago, the fort was fortified by the Dutch, upon their invasion of the island. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visited and admired by many, all through the year.
Built by King Kasyapa (477 to 495 CE), the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress stands as a testament to the grandeur of Sri Lanka’s glorious past. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it features stunning boulder and water gardens and world-famous frescoes. At the summit, you’ll find the ruins of the king’s palace and a breath-taking view of the surroundings.
Situated along Sri Lanka’s east coast, Trincomalee has long been a favourite location. Rest your weary feet and join our naturalist aboard an 18-foot, fibreglass motorboat. Enjoy a three hour cruise, touring the town’s highlights. Feast your gaze on attractions such as the ruins of an ancient Buddhist monastery and Swami Rock located within the 17th century fort.
See if you can make out the scattered remnants of an almost 2,000 year old Hindu temple which was demolished by the Portuguese in the fort’s making. The tour begins either at 07:00am, during the cool morning hours or at 04:00pm, and concludes with a spectacular setting sun as it paints the sky pink and orange.
Visit the Suriyakantha Centre for Art and Culture, and delve deep into the fascinating annals of European and Sri Lankan history. Housed in the Naranwala Walawwa, an 18th century Dutch-style colonial manor house, the centre represents a unique effort between a Frenchman and Sri Lankan, to showcase talent from eras past.
Explore the vast repository of local and European works over the course of two to three hours and understand the richness of Kandyan culture. Observe the various manuscripts, furniture, handicrafts, artworks and photographs on display. Located near the town of Kandy in Sri Lanka’s Central Province, Suriyakantha is open to visits between 08:00am and 04:00pm, throughout the year.
Did you know? The waters off Sri Lanka’s south and west coasts are along the annual migration route of the Humpback, Sperm and colossal Blue Whale. Towns such as Mirissa, where our excursion begins, are considered global hotspots for whale sightings. The best time to catch a glimpse of these gentle giants of the sea is between December and March.
Set off on your whale watching adventure at 06:00am in the morning with a snack of a selection of nibbles and beverages while you scan the waters for your prize. Keep an eye out for playful Spinner Dolphins, a common sight. You will be out at sea for around four to five hours. An onboard washroom will be available for your use.
Colombo's amazing Fort district still has the energy like in the late nineteenth century when the streets were teeming with ox carts and alive with the sounds and whiffs of the sea, as rubber, tea, cinnamon, kittul treacle, rope and peacocks were loaded aboard ships.
Taking a walking tour is one of the best things to do in Colombo city and Mark and his colleagues, natives from Colombo, have hosted walks in Colombo for several years under the Colombo City Walks banner.Starting at the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex in Fort and walk along the old colonial streets, away from your usual tourist spots, and seek out the colonial Dutch mansions and be a part of the history that is now commercial hub of Colombo. Explore the old Cargills building, visit the New Chinese shop, snap a picture outside the Pagoda Tea Rooms where Duran Duran filmed their iconic music video, Hungry Like The Wolf, and enjoy a cup of Ceylon Tea on the balcony of the Grand Oriental Hotel while taking in the sunset views of the Colombo Harbour.End your walk back at the Dutch Hospital, formerly a hospital during the 17th century, the complex is now host to high-end restaurants, bars and shops. Relax, take a breather, admire the architecture, and have a drink… or two.
Location : Colombo.
Duration : 2 Hrs.
Best time to visit : Morning or Evening
Spend the day at leisure.
Optional: Begin your afternoon by exploring the Negombo town with your chauffeur guide.
An early start today with light snacks and tea before you head into the Wilpattu National Park for the morning safari.
Head to the campsite for lunch this afternoon.
You will then head off for the afternoon safari thereon.
Spend the morning at leisure.
This afternoon we will head to visit the highlights in Jaffna.
Spend the day at leisure.
Enjoy the tranquility of the beach and sounds of the surf, tracked by the meditative rumblings of the coast
This afternoon we will visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery, Harbour Mouth, Fish Market, Fort Fredrick, Koneswaram Temple, Lovers Leap and Swami Rock.
This morning after breakfast we will head to Sigiriya (1.5 hours’ drive). Settle in upon arrival.
For a glimpse into our colonial past, the Lake House in Polonnaruwa for lunch overlooking the lake is a good option this afternoon. An ideal way to beat the heat. Reservations are required in advance.
We will then be heading to Minneirya / Kaudulla National Park to witness the largest elephant gathering in Asia.
This morning set out on an exhilarating climb up Sigiriya - an ancient palace fortress, which sits atop a granite outcrop. It is arguably the most extraordinary of all Sri Lanka’s medieval Capitals dating back to the 5th Century.
We recommend leaving the hotel no later than 07.00 AM with an early breakfast on this day. A decent climb at this iconic site will take anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. (Depending on your level of fitness and the crowds)
In a situation where everybody will not be joining the visit to the rock fortress, the vehicle will head back to the hotel by the end of the experience to pick them up and will then proceed to the Dambulla Cave Temple.
We will then proceed to the Dambulla Cave Temple (2 hours’ drive)
Proceed to Kandy, rest and relax from your journey.
Early this morning explore the Udawattekele sanctuary – a beautiful walk!
Late afternoon stroll through the busy markets and end your evening watching a colorful cultural performance.
Spend this morning at leisure.
This afternoon we will be heading for sightseeing.
Spend the morning at leisure
Set out in the afternoon to explore the Galle Dutch Fort with your chauffeur guide.
Head off for a whale watching experience this morning. The experience commences no later than 06.30 AM and could last up to 03 hours or more. We recommend carrying your medication if you encounter motion sickness.
Head back to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Spend the morning at leisure.
Begin your afternoon by exploring the city with your chauffeur guide.
We will leave for the airport in time for your departure flight.