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Explorer Sri Lanka (11 Nights/ 12 Days)

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Explorer! Secrets of Sri Lanka

"Our adventure and exploratory tours will take you on the road less traveled"

Day

Route

Places Visited

Over Night

Hotel

1

Airport/ Colombo – Kandy

Pinnawela, Temple, Gardens

Kandy

Serene Gardens

2

Kandy

Cultural show

Kandy

Serene Gardens

3

Kandy – Nuwara Eliya –Bandarawela

Tea factory & Plantation

Bandarawela

Bandarawela Hotel

4

Bandarawela – Ohiya – Haldummulla

Trek Ohiya to Haldummulla 6 hrs

Bandarawela

Bandarawela Hotel

5

Arugam Bay

Panama, Magul Maha vihara

Arugam Bay

Star Dust

6

Arugam Bay

Excursion to Lahugala or Gal Oya National Park

Arugam Bay

Star Dust

7

Arugam Bay

Relaxing on the beach

Arugam Bay

Star Dust

8

Arugam Bay – Ella

Adventure activities

Ella

Ambiente

9

Loinorn

Trek Bogawa – Loinorn

Loinorn

Loinorn

10

Kandy – Knuckles

Relax or free to walk in the mountains

Kandy

Serene Gardens

11

Loinorn – Colombo

Flat water rafting Kitulgala

Colombo

Galadari

12

Transfer to airport

 

 

 

 

explorer sri lankaTour includes:

  • Accommodation sharing twin on half board basis at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Air-conditioned private transport
  • Services of English speaking chauffeur-guide
  • 4WD vehicles and appropriate safety equipment as required
  • Entrance fees at locations as per itinerary
  • Government tax and service charge for services provided

 

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1 Airport/ Pinnawala/ Kandy

Leave for Kandy visiting the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage en-route. This orphanage for baby elephants was established to feed, nurse & house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. The feeding and bathing times are the highlight of the day.
Proceed to Kandy, the hill capital of Sri Lanka. Kandy is situated in a valley 1600 feet above sea level, and is one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka. The temple of the tooth, one of the most venerated Buddhist temples in the world is located here. Dinner and overnight will be at a hotel in Kandy.

 

Day 2 Kandy – Trekking

Breakfast will be at the Hotel. The vehicle will drop you off at the point to start your walk which covers the 700 year old Western Shrines of Kandy.
Experience the rural social conditions of Sri Lanka when you walk along gravel road, foot paths and along paddy field banks. . You will arrive at the Gadaladeniya Rock Temple 1 ½ hours later. You will be given a brief description of the temple's history. You could also spend some time speaking to some of the devotees.
Leave for the Lankathilake Blue Temple, which is another half an hours' walk passing evergreen paddy fields. You will be given a brief tour of the temple, after which you can enjoy your picnic lunch in a spot close to the temple, taking in the beautiful scenery of the surrounding area.
Another 1 ½ Km walk through village byroads will bring you to the world famous Embekke Wooden Temple. A superb example of the island's architecture in wood & dedicated to the god Kataragama or Skanda believed to have been built in 1371 AD. The temple boasts over 100 intricately carved wooden pillars. The vehicle will bring you back to the hotel for dinner & overnight.

 

Explorer sri lankaDay 3 Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Bandarawela

Leave for the salubrious mountain retreat of Nuwara Eliya. Located almost 6200 feet in elevation, you will be surprised at the change in vegetation and scenery, and find it hard to believe you are in a tropical country. Visit a tea plantation and factory on the way. Proceed to Bandarawela for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4 Bandarawela – Ohiya – Haldummulla

Take the morning train to Ohiya. From the Ohiya station, from take increasingly challenging walk to Haldummulla. The trek of about 6 hrs, winds through tea plantations, mountain slopes and thick jungle, ending at your next overnight’s stay. Dinner and overnight will be at a hotel in Bandarawela.

 

Day 5 Arugam Bay

Today you will be leaving to the famous east coast. Visit Panama wewa en-route. This is the home of a good number of crocodiles. You could see a good number of them lazing on the bank of the tank awaiting their prey. Overnight will be at Arugam Bay.

 

Day 6 Arugam Bay - Lahugala

Today you could visit the Lahugala National Park. You will be visiting Magul Maha Vihara en-route. The ancient vihara was built by king Dhatusena between 516- 526. Later Vihara Maha Devi, the wife of the two Parakramabahu brothers renovated the jungle-covered shrine. The above information was found on a rock inscription dating back to the 14th century AD. passage. Lahugala would undoubtedly be the finest place in the island to observe wild elephants without much ado and in fair comfort.
Return to Arugam Bay for overnight.

 

Day 7 Arugam Bay

Today you are free to relax on the beach of Arugam Bay, one of the fines in the island. Rediscover the magic of the east coast with its un-spoilt, unpolluted and clean beaches. The white sandy beaches stretch over vast areas. Fishing along with paddy cultivation is the main occupation in this area. Seafood grill and Barbecue by the beach is a memorable experience indeed.
Overnight at Arugam Bay

 

Arugam Bay EllaDay 8 Arugam Bay – Ella

Leave for Ella after breakfast. You are free to indulge in some adventure activities in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight will be at a hotel in Ella..

 

Day 9 Ella – Loinorn

Head toward the golden valley of Bogawantalawa. Take one of the many picturesque trails in this tea garden. Overnight will be in a cottage/ hotel in the area.

 

Day 10 - Loinorn

Today is a day you could relax or free to walk in the cool mountains. Dinner and vernight will be in a cottage/ hotel in the area.

 

Day 11 Loinorn – Colombo

Leave the Bogawantalawa Valley/ Hatton for Kitulgala for some flat-water rafting, this morning. The rafting, will cover about 3 Km and of about one hour’s duration.
Proceed to Colombo where you will arrive at the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 12 Transfer to airport

You will be taken to either a Colombo hotel or the Airport today.

 

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation sharing twin on full board basis at mentioned hotels or similar
  • Air-conditioned private transport.
  • Services of English speaking chauffeur-guide.
  • Supply of rafts, 4WD vehicles and appropriate safety equipment as required.
  • Entrance fees at locations as per itinerary
  • Government tax and service charge for services provided

 

Tour does not include:

  • International airfare
  • Beverages & expenses of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc,.)
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Departure airport tax

 

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