Sri Lanka: Pearl of the Indian Ocean

  • Destination: Sri Lanka
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Price: $980

Overview

A light adventure in the tropical island of Sri Lanka. From its amazing rainforests to its stunning tropical beaches with some exciting adventures along the way.

Highlights

- Hiking Pidurangala’s Rock and the Lion’s Rock in Sigiriya
- Temple of the Tooth in Kandy
- Pinnawala Elephants Orphanage
- Hiking the rainforest of Kitulgala
- Rafting in Kelani River
- Little Adam’s Peak Hike
- The Scenic Train ride to Ella
- The Stunning Ravana Waterfall
- The Tropical Beach of Unawatuna

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Itinerary & Trip Details

Day 1: Touchdown Sri Lanka

Touchdown Sri Lanka

Arrival in Negombo, Pickup and transfer to Kandy, check-in our hotel and spend the day exploring Sri Lanka’s cultural and spiritual capital.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel 

Day 2: The Lion's Rock

The Lion’s Rock

Today we visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka’s most visited archaeological site known as the Lion’s Rock. First we will hike up Pidurangala rock for a breathtaking view over Sigirya Rock then make our way to Sigirya and climb the 200m rock to the Sky Fortress built on top of it with magnificent panoramic views over the surrounding forests and mountains.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 3: An Island of Elephants

An Island of Elephants

First we visit the famous Temple of the Tooth which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha then drive to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which have the largest herd of captive Asian Elephants in the world then later on make our way to the heart of the Rainforest in Kitulgala for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Jungle Lodge
Meals: BD

Day 4: Rainforest Adventure

Rainforest Adventure

Breakfast then start our day with a thrilling white water rafting experience along the beautiful Kelani River. Afterwards we head back to camp for lunch then venture into the forest for an adventurous trek through the rainforests of Kitulgala to experience various fauna and flora with many waterfalls, beautiful streams and a chance of having a cool dip in a scenic flowing water stream. Dinner and overnight in Kitulgala adventure camp.

Accommodation: Jungle Lodge
Meals: BLD

Day 5: The Scenic Train Ride to Ella

The Scenic Train Ride to Ella

The Train ride from Kandy to Ella is considered as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. We will join the ride from Hatton near Kitulgala which is the most scenic part of the trip. The ride goes passing lush greenish tea estates, many tunnels, farming fields, villages and various types of forests. 

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 6: The Misty Mountains

The Misty Mountains

Ella is a small town on the southern hills of the upcountry. It is blessed with lush greenery, cascading waterfalls and mountains adorned with tea plantations, making it a great hiking destination. Our hiking destination for the day is Little Adam’s peak, an easy hike with amazing views, we will walk through lush green tea plantations, waterfalls and paddy fields to the top where we will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view over the misty mountains of central Sri Lanka. Afterwards we will hike back to town then drive to visit the Nine arches bridge and the stunning Ravana waterfall, one of the widest and most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka. 

Accommodation: Beach Hotel
Meals: B

Day 7: From the Mountains to the Ocean

From the Mountains to the Ocean

Today we drive to the laidback beach of Unawatuna and spend our day in a lush tropical paradise by the Indian Ocean.

Accommodation: Beach Hotel
Meals: B

Day 8: A Tropical Paradise

A Tropical Paradise

Today we can choose between spending the day by the beach or sail the Indian Ocean in search of Whales!

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B
Optional Activity: Whale Watching Tour

Day 9: Departure

Departure

Transfer to the airport for final departure

Meals: B

Price Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

- Airport Transfers
- Accommodation in standard hotels in Kandy & Ella for 4 nights
- Accommodation in a Jungle Lodge in Kitulgala for 2 nights
- Accommodation in a beach hotel in Unawatuna for 2 nights
- All mentioned activities including equipment and necessary permits
- All transfers in a private A/C vehicle
- All mentioned meals (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- The Train ride to Ella

Price Excludes

- Flight tickets to Colombo
- Visa Expenses
- Tips & Gratuities

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