Homestay or 5-Star-Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner according Itinerary
Driver & Guide
Ancient city – Sigiriya Rock – Peaceful Beaches – Bird Watching – Yala Safari – Cave Temple – Galle
On arrival our representative will receive you at the Colombo Bandaranayake International Airport, and you will be driven to the city of Negombo to your homestay, situated along the coasts, 7km from the airport. Set you free in the hotel until next day for the relief of jet lag.
After breakfast do a city tour covering Pristine Golden Beach, Dutch Fort House Prison, Negombo Lagoon, Fishermen’s Huts, Hamilton Canal, Neoclassical St. Mary’s Church, Vivid Religious Paintings etc. Finally a lagoon safari in the sunset.
After breakfast we are heading to Kurunegala. The name comes from the massive “Elephant Rock”, which reaches 325 meters and is elephant-shaped, making it one of the prominent tourist places in Sri Lanka. There are diverse places to visit in the Kurunegala with various histories. Kurunegala is the capital city of the North Western Province, Sri Lanka and was also an old monarchical capital for 50 years, from the end of the 13th century to the start of the 14th century. Further, the area is famous for its coconut plantations.
Enroute visit Dambadeniya Kingdom and Palace Complex Dambadeniya is a ruined ancient city situated in the North Western Province (Wayamba), Sri Lanka on the Kurunegala–Negombo main road. It served as the capital of Sri Lanka in the mid-13th century. It was during Parakramabahu’s time that Dambadeniya, 30km south-west of Kurunegala, reached the height of its glory, and where the tooth relic was safeguarded.
It is believed that two relic houses were built at this kingdom, one at the top of the Dambadeniya rock where the palace was built and the other in the inner city which is now the Sri Wijayasundararamaya Rajamaha Viharaya.
After breakfast visit Arankale Monastry Arankele is the ancient monastery acclaimed to be the premier Forest Hermitage of Sri Lanka was built in the past for the use of Bhikkhus involved in meditation.
This Bhikkhu monastery is in a natural environment. It has mountain ranges and plateaus dotted with hundreds of structures such as padhanagharas and Jantagharas (hot water bathing houses), ponds, promenades, caves etc. After Lunch in Kurunegala, we are heading to Anuradapura; Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals
of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period, it remained one of the most stable and durable centre of political power and urban life in South Asia.
After breakfast, we are enjoying a bicycle tour of the city of ancient ruins that gives you a detailed explanation of Sri Lanka history, dating back to the 13th century. In the bicycle tour we leisurely explore the neighbourhood. Mingle with locals this is a wonderful opportunity to feel the essence of Anuradhapura.
After breakfast we are heading to Sigiriya. Major attractions of the city Sigiriya The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 180m high (the ‘Lion’s Rock’, which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site.
This village tour gives you a memorable experience in a countryside rural village in Sigiriya. You will enjoy the sightseeing of paddy fields, bullock cart ride, traditional catamaran ride in a lake, visit to a chena 6 cultivation, traditional cooking demonstration in a rural village house and authentic Sri Lankan lunch during this tour.
After early breakfast heading to Mahiyanganaya enroute visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress,Mahiyanganaya is a town situated close to the Mahaweli River in Badulla District, Uva Province of Sri Lanka. Dambana village in Mahiyanganaya is our primary focus on this tour. Dambana Veddha Village, the primary home of the last surviving aboriginal people of Sri Lanka and explore their unique way of life. Afternoon at leisure.
After breakfast we are heading to Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.
After breakfast heading to The land of the singing fishes and the taste of the Doub fruit or toddy, The place is best known as the site of the first landing (in 1602) by the Dutch in Sri Lanka, and as the place where they established their first lasting foothold on the island by seizing the local fort from the resident Portuguese in 1638 (colonial influence lives on in the town’s name, which appears to be a Portuguese corruption of the Sinhalese Mudda Kalapuwa, meaning “muddy lagoon” The Batticaloa.Batticaloa is home to the largest lagoon of the island and in the district are many gorgeous beaches that attract a lot of local and foreign tourists. Fishing and agriculture are the main livelihoods of the people in the district.
After breakfast, We explore rural part of Batticaloa by bicycle. Inside the Batticaloa is not a popular tourist destination even for locals. I visited this little pardise some time ago and was determined to explore it and show it to the world. Sri Lanka is not all about Sun, Sand, Sea and Surf. Sri Lanka has amazing countryside’s with beautiful people with big hearts. Along the way we make detours to see attractions, occations and any sort of experiences as we go deeper in to village areas.
After breakfast Whiskey Point, one of Potuvil’s many excellent surfing sites, is an exciting magnet for visitors. This beach is popular with both professional surfers looking to put their skills to the test and newbies and intermediates taking surfing lessons. Surfers don’t have to go all that far out to catch those waves as these waves break so close to the shore.
Overnight: Whisky Point
After breakfast with Mr. Moon, we are heading for lagoon safari and birds watching. It is a treasure trove of wildlife! You and your whole family will enjoy this lagoon safari as you cruise along the lagoon which is one of the most pristine places on the island and is a hotspot for biodiversity. The lagoon is encompassed by a lush green mangrove forest which is home to many exotic species of birds and monkeys. Another common sight are crocodiles basking on the bank of the lagoon or whose heads peek from the murky water, only to disappear as your boat draws closer. But the lagoon’s real secret is that it’s a great place to spot elephants as many drop by the emerald waters to cool off and frolic as the sun sets.
Overnight: Whisky Point
After breakfast we leissurely proceed to Tissamaharamaya for next day Yala wild life safari! Evening at lessure or a lake fishing and village dinner can be organized at request.
Yala National Park is a national park in Sri Lanka. The reserve covers 979 km², although only the original 141 km² are open to the public. It was established in 1894 as a Game Sanctuary. Much of the reserve is parkland, but it also contains jungle, beaches, freshwater lakes and rivers and scrubland. The latter zone is punctuated with enormous rocky outcrops. The range of habitats gives rise to a good range of wildlife.
After breakfast, leave for Yala, explore Sri Lanka’s unique wildlife species at the Yala National Park. Yala is the ideal place to spot the “big four” of Sri Lankan wildlife, the elephants, the sloth bear, the illusive leopard and the wild buffalo and many more animals. In the afternoon, we are heading to Galle.
Ratnapura (Sinhalese: “City of Gems”) is Sri Lanka’s chief source of precious and semiprecious stones. The city is also known for rice and tea production. Afternoon visit Diva Guhava. A cave temple, believes to be that the place Buddha had rest while visiting Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) with his 500 priests, as in Mahavamsa one of the nine places Buddha had visited during his third visit to the Sri Lanka. Spectacular view of Samanala Kanda (mountain of Sri Pada) and size of the cave (able to shelter over 500 people at once) lead widely acceptance as Diva Guhawa.
Option: Window shopping gem town. No buy!!!
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Batadombalena. Batadombalena is one of the most important archeological sites in Sri Lanka where evidence of prehistoric man the homo erectus has been found. This cave is located at an altitude of about 400 meters above sea level. The cave is 75 feet long, 30 feet high, and 15 feet wide. A large number of evidences of human beings who lived 35,000 years ago have been found here. They have been found to be among the first people in the world to use sharp weapons. Balangoda Man’s internationally accepted name is Homo erectus balangodensis.
There, you’ll find a gem miner who’ll take you to visit the world-famous moonstone mines first. Since Sri Lanka has banned the use of mechanized mining equipment to protect its precious natural resources, you may observe the country’s traditional hand-operated mining methods in action.
You’ll spend a couple of hours there before packing up to go have lunch somewhere. A really authentic Sri Lankan cuisine awaits you.
After lunch we will be visiting a gem treatment center/laboratory where the precious and semiprecious stones mined in the area are cleaned and given treatments to enhance their brilliance. Gems including rubies, sapphires, emeralds, moonstones, amethysts, and topaz are all treated in that area.
The Ratnapura Gemological Museum comes up next; it’s a cozy little place with an excellent collection of Sri Lanka’s precious stones and minerals. The museum also provides a guide who can explain the gems’ unique qualities and how to recognize them. Also on display will be replicas of tools and machinery utilized in Sri Lanka’s mines throughout history.
After breakfast, leave for full day Galle tour (10 hours) and experience pot making, lace making, white virgin tea production while tasting a cup of natural tea, stilt fishing & grab a corn with a king coconut on the street before visiting the Rumassala mountain. The Hindu epic Ramayana refers this particular mountain as Hanuman, the monkey king grabbed this piece of soil from India & placed it in Sri Lanka. Natural silk factory, cultural sites and enjoy the endemic fruit juice of Mangrove apple (Kirala) on your way to the Dutch Fort.
Dinner will be organized over a local cookery class at Galle Organic Kitchen. You will be able to visit local organic market to pick the most preferred local veggie and prepare a local cuisine with the guides family for an authentic local dinner.
Last-minute shopping for gifts, on-the-road site-seeing, and activities are possible depending on your departure schedule.
- 18 nights accommodation according tour plan
- Meals according tour plan
- Transportation with chauffeur guide from arrival through departure (A/C Coach, Bus)
- Entrance fees for mentioned sights in tour itinerary
- English speaking guide
- Flight tickets
- Other entrance fees
- Other meals and drinks
- Travel insurance
- Visa (approx. 35 USD)
Homestay option on our tours are primarily family run home stays, farm stays or eco friendly small hotels. The meals in the accommodation is primarily sourced locally or organically grown in the own garden and the large number of dishes on the menus are home made.
We work together with a variety of different homestays and eco hotels. Their room availability will be checked at your booking. If one accommodation is already fully booked, you will stay in a similar accommodation of the same category.
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|23. December 2023 - 10. January 2024||Available||$2,930||
|27. January 2024 - 14. February 2024||Available||$2,930||
|24. February 2024 - 13. March 2024||Available||$2,930||
|24. March 2024 - 11. April 2024||Available||$2,930||
|28. April 2024 - 16. May 2024||Available||$2,930||