Uncover Sri Lanka

Terms & Conditions

Trip Date
Price from
$2599
Number of Days
10
Highlights & Inclusions

 

Carol Ientile our GWT PR Director is accompanying on this trip.

  • All 16 rooms are single accommodations with no supplement!
  • Guided walk to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Elephant jeep safari in Minneriya
  • Farm lunch in a chena cultivation area
  • Tea plucking with locals, followed by high tea at the Grand Hotel
  • Search for leopards in Wilpattu National Park
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • 1 night: Fairway Colombo Hotel, Colombo
  • 1 night: Centauria Wild, Udawalawe
  • 2 nights: Jetwing St. Andrews, Nuwara Eliya
  • 1 night: Amaya Hills, Kandy
  • 2 nights: Aliya Resort & Spa, Sigiriya
  • 1 night: Big Game Camp Wilpattu, Wilpattu National Park
  • 1 night: Jetwing Beach, Negombo
Itinerary

Immerse yourself in paradise. The serenity of nature’s unspoiled beauty combines with rich history, to create one of the world's best kept secrets. We’ll search for leopards, elephants and monkeys in their natural settings while on safari, discover incredible temples built on boulders and get to the know the locals. This moving adventure will leave a mark on your heart.

Day 1: Colombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! After arrival, you’ll be transferred to our hotel in Colombo. Meet your group and Local Leader this afternoon for a welcome meeting to discuss the adventure ahead! Tonight is yours to relax, explore the Colombo nightlife or experience the local street food. 

Day 2: Colombo > Udawalawe

Choose how to see Colombo: by foot or by tuk! Later, from our safari jeep at Udawalawe National Park, you’ll search for tree lounging leopards, wild elephants and sloth bears. (b, d)

Day 3: Udawalawe > Nuwara Eliya

Our adventure continues in Nuwara Eliya. Perched on a mountain ridge overlooking lush green countryside, this is a photographer’s paradise. A lesson from the locals on how to properly pluck tea leaves is part of our Ceylon Tea tour, which includes a tasting of the famous tea. Tonight, enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake, explore the city or relax at our beautiful hotel. (b) 

Day 4: Nuwara Eliya

A morning hike in Horton Plains National Park is a perfect way to start our day. Take in the views of this protected highlands that is rich in biodiversity and various species. This afternoon, it's another Sri Lankan experience — high tea at the Grand Hotel. (b)

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya > Kandy

We venture to Kandy today. We'll visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the most important shrine in the country that houses a relic of Buddha's tooth. After an afternoon city tour, we'll enjoy an evening cultural show featuring Kandyan dance. (b)

Day 6: Kandy > Sigiriya

En route to Sigiriya, our destination for the next two nights, we’ll visit Dambulla Cave Temple to explore this magnificent complex — a pilgrimage site for 22 centuries. Later, uncover age-old traditions at a nearby chena cultivation area, one of the oldest forms of agriculture known to man. We'll feast on tropical vegetables, curry and local fried fish for lunch. (b, l)

Day 7: Sigiriya >Polonnaruwa > Sigiriya

This morning, enjoy a leisurely cycling tour around the second most ancient city in Sri Lanka – Polonnaruwa.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country. This afternoon, head to Minneriya to enjoy a jeep safari, where the elephant herds gather daily at the local watering hole. Return to your hotel in Sigiriya for the evening. (b)

Day 8: Sigiriya >Wilpattu National Park

An early morning allows us to arrive before the heat and crowds at the magnificent palace of Sigiriya (Lion Rock). This dramatic rocky outcrop rises from the surrounding plains and is topped by the ruins of a palace. We will take our time climbing to the Lion Paw, viewing water gardens and frescos. We're off to Wilpattu National Park this afternoon on the northeast coast, well-known for its unique “Willus” or natural lakes. Our safari takes us up-close to leopards and elephants, who are drawn to the natural, sand-rimmed water basins filled with rainwater. The afternoon is free to relax. (b, d)

Day 9: Wilpattu National Park > Negombo

Discover Sri Lanka’s famous beaches when we travel to our seaside resort in Negombo. An evening city tour includes the Negombo Market. Later, we'll celebrate the end of our adventure together with a farewell dinner at a beachside restaurant. (b, d)

Day 10: Negombo

Our Sri Lanka journey ends today, but the stories of this adventure will last a lifetime. (b)

 

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