Nine Arch Bridge

Wildlife, Beach, Heritage of Sri Lanka

TLKA01: 13 Days Private Tour of Colombo - Negombo - Sigiriya - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Yala - Galle - Bentota - Colombo
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Colombo - Negombo
To provide you with wonderful Sri Lanka holiday packages, we have prepared an ideal travel plan for you. When your flight lands at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, our local driver guide will pick you up and then take you to the hotel in Negombo, a 20-minute drive from the airport.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Jetwing Sea Hotel
Day 2 Negombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya
Wake up early and get ready to start your Sri Lanka vacation at Negombo Fish Market. Here you can see a lively scene: vendors are busy selling the various kinds of fish products from the sea in the early morning. Later, we visit the nearby Lellema Fishing Village. Then, we continue to the Dutch Canal, a landmark project dug in its colonial time and contributing greatly to the local irrigation. Next, we move forward to ascend the famous Dambulla Cave Temple, whose five caves house nearly 160 Buddha images and delicate murals. At the end of the day, we will drive to Sigiriya to stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amaara Forest
Dambulla Cave Temple, Dambulla
Dambulla Cave Temple
Day 3 Sigiriya
Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Rural Village of Hiriwadunna. (B+L)
Today's itinerary starts with the famous World Heritage Site, Sigiriya Fortress, also called Lion Rock, a majestic rock rising 200 meters (656 ft) from the scrub jungle. We will climb up to the peak to appreciate the surrounding beautiful panorama. Later, we extend our exploration to the Rural Village of Hiriwadunna. Along the country roads, there are paddy fields and vegetable plantations. Sometimes, you may encounter free flying birds and butterflies. What a nice experience! After that, we will return to your hotel in downtown area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amaara Forest
Day 4 Sigiriya - Kandy
Drive to Kandy, Spice Garden, Kandy Bazaar, Art & Craft Centre, Batik Factory, Gem Museum & Lapidary, Culture Dance Show, Temple of Tooth Relics. (B+L)
This morning, we will drive to Kandy. We stop en route a Spice Garden to see a rich diversification of some of the best produced spices. On arrival in Kandy, you will be escorted to visit Kandy Bazaar, Art & Craft Centre and Batik Factory, where you can purchase souvenirs with local characteristics. Later, we proceed to a Gem Museum & Lapidary to learn how to distinguish between bad and good gems. Next is an elaborate Culture Dance Show. The Temple of Tooth Relics is today's last stop. If lucky enough, we may see the sacrificial ceremony held in this temple.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ozo Kandy
Temple of Tooth Relics in Kandy
Temple of Tooth Relics, Kandy
Day 5 Kandy
Cookery Class, Kandy Lake. (B+L)
The morning arrangement of today's Sri Lanka travel packages is to attend a Cookery Class operated by a local villager. You can try your hand at cooking Sri Lankan dishes. After finishing cooking, it's time to have lunch cooked by yourself. In the afternoon, you can stroll around the Kandy Lake next to the Temple of Relics. The lake is rectangular with a beautiful island in the middle. The lakeshore is covered with flourishing tropical flowers and trees. Then, you return to the hotel and have a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ozo Kandy
Day 6 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
Drive to Nuwara Eliya, Ramboda Waterfall, Hanuman Temple, a Tea Plantation & a Tea Factory. (B+L)
After breakfast, we continue the Sri Lanka holiday tours by car to Nuwara Eliya, reputed as Small London. Along the scenic journey, we will stop by the Ramboda Waterfall surrounded by tea plantations and then the famous Hindu Hanuman Temple. Later, we will head to a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory, where world's finest Ceylon black tea is made. There, we will provide you a cup of authentic Ceylon black tea. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Blackpool Hotel
Tea plantation, Nuwara Eliya
Tea plantation
Horton Plains National Park
Horton Plains National Park
Day 7 Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains National Park - Nuwara Eliya
Horton Plains National Park. (B+L)
In the early morning, we start today's Sri Lanka vacation with a visit to Horton Plains National Park. When we arrive there, we can expect to walk quite a lot to appreciate the natural beauty. Unlike the tropical island scenery, you will see diverse wildlife hunting or playing in the vast grasslands. We will walk to the World's End and ascend the Adam's Peak for the breathtaking scenic view. After our hiking journey today, you are strongly advised to have a good rest after returning to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Blackpool Hotel
Day 8 Nuwara Eliya - Ella
A 2.5-hour Train experience from Nanu Oya to Ella, Nine Arch Bridge. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will take a 2.5-hour train ride from Nawara Eliya Railway Station to Ella, a picturesque journey with green trees and mountains. Upon arrival in Ella, you will be picked up at the railway station and guided on a visit to the Nine Arch Bridge, with its span of 91 meters (99 yd) and height of 24 meters (79 ft). Surrounded by flourishing jungle and agricultural plantations, the nine arches have become a popular scenic spot. The bridge carries the railway and you may hear the train sometimes whirling around the mountains. Thereafter, the guide will take you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Mountain Heavens
Nine Arches Bridge in Ella
Nine Arch Bridge, Ella
Day 9 Ella - Yala
Mini Adams Peak, Ella gap, Rawana Waterfalls, Drive to Yala. (B+L)
After breakfast, we continue the Sri Lanka holiday tours to Mini Adams Peak. The journey to Mini Adams Peak is scenic with vast green tea plantations. After hiking to the peak, we can enjoy a panoramic view of scenic waterfalls and Ella Gap. Later, we descend to hike through Ella Gap, home to plenty of plants. Then, we will escort you to visit the Rawana Waterfalls, which are 25 meters (82 ft) high and is part of Ella's wildlife reserve. At the end of the day, we will drive to Yala. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Thaulle Resort & Spa
Day 10 Yala
Morning is at leisure. Afternoon Jeep safari at Yala National Park. (B+L)
The whole morning is free for you. In the afternoon, we will experience a Jeep safari at Yala National Park. You will see lots of leopards and sloths hanging around. During the 2.5 to 3 hours' safari journey, we will serve you the fresh water melon as refreshment in the hot climate. After this exciting exploration, you will go back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Thaulle Resort & Spa
Yala National Park, Yala
Yala National Park
Day 11 Yala - Bentota
Drive to Bentota, Stilt fishing, Galle Dutch Fort. (B+L+D)
First of all today, we will drive to Bentota, the next destination of the Sri Lanka travel packages. En route, we have opportunity to catch the sight of Stilt fishing, the local traditional method of fishing. Fishermen wade through the water to reach the soaked wooden stake, climb up, sit on it, open the rod, and then it is time to fish. The most amazing thing is that there is no bait on their fishing hooks, but a lot of fish do bite. Then, we stop at the exotic Galle Dutch Fort, which was built by Portuguese in 16th century. When arriving in Bentota, you will check in at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Centara Ceysands
Day 12 Bentota
Full day is free for you to relax on the beach. (B+D)
The whole day is left for your individual activities on the golden sandy beach. Strolling along the seashore, enjoying the bright sun, bathing, or playing water entertainment facilities will leave you a haunting impression. You need to have lunch on your own, and we will provide hearty breakfast and dinner for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Centara Ceysands
A beach in Bentota
A beach in Bentota
Day 13 Bentota - Colombo Departure
Drive to Colombo, airport see-off. A pleasant trip home! (B)
Your Sri Lanka holiday packages end today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for departure flight and our driver guide will see you off from there. We wish you a pleasant and safe flight home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Service of English speaking driver with air-conditioned vehicles as mentioned in the itinerary. A separate guide will be offered for group with at least 9 pax
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Reserved train tickets from Nanu Oya to Ella
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day while traveling
  • All Government taxes
Price Excludes
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Other services than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, camera and video permits etc.)
  • Vehicle & driver during the beach stay
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Sri Lanka Visa fees
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