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All in All Sri Lanka (12 Days)

Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Sri Lanka, a stunningly beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. A country of enchanting sights, of the everlasting spring in the central mountainous region, of ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, of the monuments and fortresses built by an ancient civilization. A country that welcomes every visitor with open arms. A country you will be bewitched by, and desire to visit many times again. Explore all these with this 12 days Sri Lanka itinerary.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Negombo Fish Market
  • Golden Temple
  • Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
  • Jeep Safari
  • Sigiriya Fortress
  • Spice and Herbal Garden
  • Kandyan Dance Show
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • Tea Factory
  • Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
  • Ramboda Falls
  • Train Trip To Ella
  • Nine Arches Bridge
  • Seetha Aman Temple
  • Ashok Vatika
  • St. Clair’s Falls
  • Devon Falls
  • White Water Rafting
  • Beach
  • River Boat Safari
  • Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
  • Galle Fort
  • Water Sports
  • Old Fort
  • National Museum
  • Streets of Pettah
  • Gangaramaya Temple
  • Beira Lake
  • Independence Memorial Hall

On your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, a T2 Travels representative will meet and greet you, and we will start on our way to Negombo.

A beautiful coastal city of rich history and culture, Negombo is the perfect place to relax after a long flight. Depending on your wishes, we can explore the sights of it, or you can spend the day relaxing at the hotel.

A direct trip from Bandaranaike International Airport to Negombo typically takes 20 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast.

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

Early in the morning, we will visit the Negombo Fish Market, and experience the bee-hive activities of fish auctions, for which the largest fish market in Sri Lanka is famous.

Our next stop will be in Dambulla, where the Golden Temple is located. This Buddhist cave temple complex is an active place of worship since the 1st century BC. The 5 caves it consists of, are decorated with more than 2,100 square meters of religious wall paintings from different eras of its existence.

A direct trip from Negombo to Sigiriya typically takes 3 hours and 20 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast.

After breakfast at the hotel in Sigiriya, we will have a day trip to Polonnaruwa.

In the morning we will visit the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa. The city from which Sinhala kings ruled Sri Lanka from its founding until its destruction in the 13th century AD.

In the afternoon, on our way back to Sigiriya, we will embark on the Jeep Safari through Minneriya National Park. Situated on an artificial lake from the 3rd century AD, and whose name it bears, this wildlife sanctuary is where animals from the surrounding area migrate in search of food and water during the dry season.

A direct trip from Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa typically takes 1 hour and 10 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast.

After breakfast at the hotel in Sigiriya, we will proceed to Kandy.

In the morning, we will pass through the Lion Gate, and climb to the summit of Lion Rock, where the ancient Sigiriya Fortress is located, overlooking the ruins of the ancient city that surrounded this 200 meters high rock.

On our way to Kandy, we will visit Spice and Herbal Garden. Where you will be able to learn about spice production in Sri Lanka, especially of the true cinnamon, which originates from the island.

Upon arrival in Kandy, we will attend the Kandyan Dance Show. A cultural heritage show, that consists of dance routines originating from religious rituals and also as an art form celebrating nature, historical events, and legends.

A direct trip from Sigiriya to Kandy typically takes 2 hours and 20 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast.

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

In the morning we will visit one of the holiest places for Buddhists in Sri Lanka, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Part of the Royal Palace complex in Kandy, and the home of the sacred relic of Buddha’s tooth.

Afterward, we will visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya suburb of Kandy. It is lauded for its collection of orchids, which is part of the collection of more than 4,000 different plant species.

As we climb the hills of tea country, we will enjoy a guided tour through Tea Factory, where you can learn about the history and process of producing some of the best tea in the world. And of course, procure a sample of the same.

Next on our way, we will visit the Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to one of the central characters of epic Ramayana, and a member of the Hindu pantheon. We will also visit the nearby Ramboda Falls, a 109 meters tall tiered waterfall.

A direct trip from Kandi to Nuwara Eliya typically takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, and you will stay overnight at the hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast included in price.

After breakfast at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya, we will embark on the trip to Ella.

Our first stop will be in town Nanuoya near Nuwara Eliya, from where we will embark on the Train Trip To Ella. Widely considered as one of the most scenic train rides in the world, it will take us through the lush green hills, covered with tea plantations and thick rainforests.

Later we will visit the Nine Arches Bridge, a picturesque brick and stone bridge from colonial times that gently curves and spans over a 25 meters deep ravine, with a background of verdant green wooded hillside.

On the way back to Nuwara Eliya, we will visit the Seetha Aman Temple and nearby Ashok Vatika. A temple built at the place of captivity of princess Sitha and probably the only temple in the world dedicated to this Hindu goddess. And a wooded area where Lord Hanuman revealed his identity to her under an Ashoka tree, as described in the Ramayana.

A direct trip from Ella to Nuwara Eliya typically takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, and you will stay overnight at the hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast included in price.

After breakfast at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya, we will get on the road to Bentota.

On the way toward our next destination, we will see the St. Clair’s Falls, also known as the Little Niagara of Sri Lanka, and Devon Falls, often called the Veil of the Valley.

We will also make a stop in the town of Kitulgala on the Kelani River. Here we will embark on the adrenaline-pumping adventure of White Water Rafting, on a river that flows through a virgin rainforest.

A direct trip from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota typically takes 4 hours and 45 minutes, and you will stay overnight at the hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast included in price.

Bentota is a place of some of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka, and a town dedicated to all and any seaside activities. Depending on your wishes, you can spend these two days in Leisure, or some of the many available activities.

Overnight at the hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast included in price.

After breakfast at the hotel in Bentota, we will embark on a day trip to Galle.

On our way, we will make a stop and embark on the River Boat Safari in Kosgoda. By boat, we will have a one hour trip on Madu Ganga River, which meanders through marshy mangrove forest teeming with wildlife.

While in Kosgoda, we will also visit the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, a sea turtle hatchery and institution dedicated to the conservation of these magnificent animals.

When we arrive in Galle, we will explore the Galle Fort, a colonial-era fortress that is considered to be the best-preserved of its kind in South Asia.

Afterward, we will head back to Bentota.

A direct trip from Bentota to Galle typically takes 1 hour and 10 minutes, and you will stay overnight at the hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast included in price.

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

Before getting on the road, we will spend some leisure time on activities available in Bentota, surfing, wakeboarding, jet-skiing, banana boat ride, or other Water Sports.

A direct trip from Bentota to Colombo typically takes 1 hour and 20 minutes, and you will stay overnight at the hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast included in price.

After breakfast at the hotel in Colombo, we will head to the Bandaranaike International Airport.

In the morning, we will take a sightseeing tour of the city of Colombo. The Old Fort area, the National Museum of Sri Lanka, Streets of Pettah neighborhood, Gangaramaya Temple, Beira Lake, and Independence Memorial Hall; are just some of the places we will see.

A direct trip from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport typically takes 1 hour 15 minutes.

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