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Fascinating Sri Lanka (14 Days)

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Duration

14 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Languages

English

Overview

The ancient island of Lanka, once upon a time connected with the Indian subcontinent by Adam’s Bridge, according to a legend built by Lord Rama’s army of vanara. Though the storms of past centuries have washed away parts of this land crossing, Sri Lanka still has a deep historical and cultural connection with India. This is the land once walked on by Hindu gods, and where Buddhist monks brought their wisdom and philosophy. Explore an island of ancient culture and enchanting natural beauty with 14 days Sri Lanka itinerary.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Ancient City of Anuradhapura
  • Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
  • Pathirakali Amman Kovil
  • Nilaveli Beach
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Jeep Safari trip through Minneriya National Park
  • Village Walk
  • Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • Sri Muthumariamman Kovil
  • Temple of the Tooth
  • Wood Carving Factory
  • Gem Museum
  • Traditional Batik Factory
  • Kandyan Dance Show
  • Sri Bhakta Hanuman temple
  • Ramboda Ella
  • Seetha Amman Kovil
  • Lake Gregory
  • Train to Ella
  • Nine Arches Bridge
  • Little Adam’s Peak
  • Ravana Ella
  • Ravana’s Cave
  • Yala National Park Safari
  • Galle Fort
  • River Boat Safari on Madu Ganga River
  • Beach Activities
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Banana boat riding
  • Jet skiing
  • Colombo city tour
  • Galle Face Green
  • Colombo Fort area
  • Pettah
  • Red Mosque
  • Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
  • Colombo shopping

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Airport to Anuradhapura
Day 1 - Airport to Anuradhapura

When arriving at Bandaranaike International Airport, a T2 Travels representative will meet and greet you. Then we will start on our way to Anuradhapura.

On our way, we will visit one of the most important institutions for the preservation of the wild Sri Lankan Elephants, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

The Ancient City of Anuradhapura was the capital of Sinhalese civilization from the 4th century BC to around 1017 AD. During this period it was a center of Buddhist learning, which is evident by many temples and holy places. The one of the sights which stand out is the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, a sacred fig tree and the oldest tree planted by men with a known date of planting.

A direct trip from Bandaranaike International Airport to Anuradhapura typically takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, and you will stay overnight at Hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.

Day 2 - Anuradhapura to Trincomalee
Day 2 - Anuradhapura to Trincomalee

After breakfast at the hotel in Anuradhapura, we will start our trip to Trincomalee.

Arriving in Trincomalee, we will visit some of the most outstanding sights of this city. The ancient Koneswaram Kovil, nearby Fort Frederic, and the Pathirakali Amman Kovil.

Day 3 - Trincomalee
Day 3 - Trincomalee

After breakfast at the hotel in Trincomalee, we will indulge in the activities available in this city.

One of the most popular, and most beautiful beaches in Trincomalee is Nilaveli Beach, and its crystal clear waters are inviting for watersports of any kind or just a leisurely relaxation on the beach.

A direct trip from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee typically takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.

Day 4 - Trincomalee to Sigiriya
Day 4 - Trincomalee to Sigiriya

After breakfast at the hotel in Trincomalee, we will start our journey to Sigiriya.

Arriving at our destination, we will visit the astonishing Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Afterward, we will have the Jeep Safari trip through Minneriya National Park.

Day 5 - Sigiriya
Day 5 - Sigiriya

After Breakfast at the hotel in Sigiriya, we will explore the surrounding area.

While exploring the villages around Sigiriya on Village Walk, we will embrace the simple rural life of Sri Lanka, and experience catamaran boat ride, traditional food, and bullock cart ride.

A direct trip from Trincomalee to Sigiriya typically takes 1 hour and 45 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.

Day 6 - Sigiriya to Kandy
Day 6 - Sigiriya to Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel in Sigiriya, we will get on the road to Kandy.

On our way, we will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla, from the 1st century BC and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afterward, we will visit the city of Matale where the Sri Muthumariamman Kovil is located, a temple with one of the tallest gopurams in Sri Lanka which is decorated with 1008 statues.

Arriving in Kandy, we will take a tour of the city. The Royal Palace Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, part of which is the Temple of the Tooth, traditional Wood Carving Factory, a Gem Museum, and a traditional Batik Factory.

After the tour, we will attend the Kandyan Dance Show, the spectacle that showcases Sri Lankan immaterial heritage, dances and traditional costumes.

A direct trip from Sigiriya to Kandy typically takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, and you will stay overnight at Hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.

Day 7 - Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
Day 7 - Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at the hotel in Kandy, we will start on our way to Nuwara Eliya.

On our way, we will visit the Sri Bhakta Hanuman temple. Just a short drive away is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka, Ramboda Ella.

Continuing on our way, we will visit the Seetha Amman Kovil, constructed at the place where princess Sita spent part of her captivity.

When we arrive at Nuwara Eliya, the rest of the afternoon we will spend on Lake Gregory, a popular spot for trout fishing, boating, and strolling along its banks.

A direct trip from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya typically takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.

Day 8 - Nuwara Eliya to Ella
Day 8 - Nuwara Eliya to Ella

After breakfast at the hotel in Ella, we will get on the road to Ella.

In the morning we will head for the town of Nanuoya where we will board on Train to Ella, and enjoy one of the most scenic train rides in the world.

We will also visit one of the most charming train bridges in the world, the Nine Arches Bridge.

Day 9 - Ella
Day 9 - Ella

After breakfast at the hotel in Ella, we will explore this charming town.

In the morning we will climb up Little Adam’s Peak, one of the most popular hiking locations.

Afterward, we will visit two places related to Ramayana. The Ravana Ella is the waterfall under which princess Sitha bathed while she was imprisoned in Ravana’s Cave.

A direct trip from Nuwara Eliya to Ella typically takes 1 hour and 50 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.

Day 10 - Ella to Yala
Day 10 - Ella to Yala

After breakfast at the hotel in Ella, we will proceed to Yala National Park.

Yala National Park is one of the two oldest and the most popular parks in Sri Lanka. On a Jeep Safari through its Block I, which is known as the place with the highest concentration of leopards in the world, with a bit of luck we may see these majestic animals.

A direct trip from Ella to Yala typically takes 1 hour and 50 minutes, and you will stay overnight at Hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.

Day 11 - Yala to Bentota
Day 11 - Yala to Bentota

After breakfast at the hotel in Yala, we will head for Bentota.

En route, we will visit the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved European fortresses from colonial times.

Continuing along the coast we will visit Kosgoda where we will enjoy the River Boat Safari on Madu Ganga River.

Arriving in Bentota we will spend the afternoon in Leisure, and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Sri Lanka.

Day 12 - Bentota
Day 12 - Bentota

After breakfast at the hotel in Bentota, we will enjoy the attractions of this town.

Bentota is a prime spot for Beach Activities. Snorkeling, scuba diving, banana boat riding, jet skiing, are just some of the activities you can enjoy here.

A direct trip from Yala to Bentota typically takes 4 hours and 30 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.

Day 13 - Bentota to Colombo
Day 13 - Bentota to Colombo

After breakfast at the hotel in Bentota, we will start on our way to Colombo.

Arriving in Colombo, we will take a tour of this city. We will visit the most prominent sights of it. Galle Face Green, Colombo Fort area, the neighborhood of Pettah and Red Mosque. We will also visit Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil and Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, and many more notable places.

In the afternoon, we will embark on a shopping tour through many Colombo’s malls. ODEL, Noritake, and House of Fashion are just some of them.

A direct trip from Bentota to Colombo typically takes 1 hour and 45 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.

Day 14 - Colombo to Airport
Day 14 - Colombo to Airport

After breakfast at the hotel in Colombo, we will start on our way to Bandaranaike International Airport.

The moment has come to say farewell to this beautiful island and fly home until the next occasion to visit this paradise-like place.

Included/Exclude

  • Meet & Greet at the airport by a representative
  • Accommodation (3-5 star hotels)
  • Private driver
  • Car or van
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Sim card
  • Highway tolls
  • All local taxes
  • Flight tickets
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • All tips & porter charges
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any other services not specified above

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