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Paradise of Sri Lanka

$3465 $2210

per person

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this paradise island; from beautiful tropical coasts and lush rain-forested peaks to miles of golden beaches. Catch a glimpse of gigantic blue whales, mischievous dolphins and propitious sea turtles. Travel back in time to witness ancient Sri Lanka legacies, the European influences, and the British and Buddhist heritage.
Sri Lanka is an idyllic island that has a lot to offer. Relax on uncrowded beaches, visit UNESCO Heritage Sites and admire colonial architectures. Discover local foods that burst with flavors and the incredibly friendly people!

12 Days, 11 Nights: Colombo, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, Weligama, Galle

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Prepare to be mesmerized by gigantic blue whales and legendary humpback whales

All Creatures Great & Small

This journey takes you on the three best ways to experience Paradise Island! From its majestic ancient heritage, to the lush green Hill Country, down to endless golden beaches along the coast. Prepare to be mesmerized by gigantic blue whales, legendary humpback whales, mischievous dolphins and propitious sea Turtles. Sri Lanka is all about natural beauty.

Soaring Sigiriya and Ancient Ruins

Transport yourself back in time as an ancient warrior. Climb to the top of the iconic 1000 ft tall Sigiriya Rock Fortress and survey the jungle below for foes. Visit the past in the ruins of Anuradhapura and ancient monasteries.

Sigiriya Rock
A breathtaking construction atop a plateau, this rock fortress is the most dramatic sight in Sri Lanka
Happy smiling woman looks out from window traveling by train on most picturesque train road in Sri Lanka

Romantic Train Trip

Everyone loves the romance of a great railway journey. Step onto one of the most scenic train rides with us. Gaze out upon the rolling carpet of tea, colorful silk saris of Tamil tea pickers and lush green mountains on a memorable train ride.

    1

    Meet Up at Colombo (CMB)

    You will be met upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, and be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the hotel or take a walk in Colombo city.
    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    2

    Colombo - Anuradhapura| Anuradhapura

    After breakfast, depart to Anuradhapura. Enjoy an excursion to the ruins of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Anuradhapura is an ancient city founded in the 5th century BC, and home to the largest number of monuments of the great Sinhala civilization. Visit ancient royal palaces, shrines, dagobas and Sri Mahabodhi (one the world’s oldest trees).
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    BUDDHIST HERITAGE
    Pilgrims pay tribute to the colorful lying buddha statues in the sacred temples.

    SACRED CITY OF ANURADHAPURA
    Intricate stone columns at one of many monasteries that dot the sprawling ruins.

    3

    Anuradhapura | Sigiriya

    After breakfast we visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sigiriya Rock, built by King Kassapa in the 5th century AD. Today the rock is a treasure trove of rare art. In a pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the heavenly maidens of Sigiriya. It is also called the ‘Rock Fortress’ or ‘the Lion Rock’ because of the huge crouching lion image that is carved at the entrance to the fortress.  This citadel rises more than 1,000 ft. from the jungles below. If you wish to climb Sigiriya Rock, it takes 1.5 hours on average to ascend the 1,200 steps. Return to Anuradhapura for an overnight stay.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    CHALLENGE OF SIGIRIYA ROCK
    Energetic visitors can conquer the 1000+ steps to the top of the fortress. Don't forget to take a selfie with the giant lion paws!

    SIGIRIYA ROCK
    A breathtaking construction atop a plateau, this rock fortress is the most dramatic sight in Sri Lanka.

    4

    Anuradhapura | Kandy City Tour, Temple of the Tooth Relic

    After breakfast, we drive to Kandy. Explore the sacred city of Kandy, one of Sri Lanka’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the Temple of Tooth Relic of Buddha, located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Upon arrival in Kandy, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    SITTING BUDDHA & GOLD CASKET
    The tooth is kept in a gold casket shaped like a dagoba in main temple.

    5

    Kandy | Paddy and Pagoda Walking Tour

    A leisure walk tour around Kandy Lake, see paddy fields and temples.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple by the Kandy Lake. One of UNESCO’s world heritage sites for your Sri Lanka travel tours.

    TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH, KANDY
    Houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of Buddha.

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    Kandy – Ella

    The train trip from Kandy to Ella is considered to be one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. The seven hour trip takes you through stunning landscapes.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    AMAZING SCENES ON THE TRAIN
    From beautiful green hills covered by tea plantations to steep mountains, lovely old bridges, waterfalls and rustic small villages.

    Mountains of Sri Lanka covered with green carpet of tea bushes, the main export crop of the country, Pusselawa. A must see for Sri Lanka travel tours.

    TERRACED TEA PLANTATIONS
    The 19th century British colonists realized the highlands were ideal for growing tea and built a rail network to transport leaves.

    7

    Ella | Ella Highlands Hike

    The best way to see the hill country is by hiking. Feast your eyes on carpets of tea plantations. Alpine forests emerge from creeping morning mists to reveal some of the most beautiful scenery on a 3-hour hike.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    HIGHLANDS HIKE
    Part of the hiking path takes you through local tea estates usually dotted with tea pickers.

    8

    Ella - Weligama

    We proceed to the Indian coastal town of Weligama. An interesting blend of fishing town and beach resort.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    STILT FISHERMEN
    Witness the curious sight of the stilt fishermen of who carefully balance themselves before casting their fishing lines.

    9

    Weligama | Whale Watching

    This morning we embark on a whale watching boat. The waters around here are particularly rich in micro-organisms which the whales feed on. You may also see dolphins playing in the waves.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    BLUE WHALE
    A whale making a beautiful dramatic shot diving back down for food.

    10

    Weligama

    A day of leisure for you to soak in more sun and relax on the golden beaches. Surf and feast on the freshest harvest from the sea.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
     

    WELIGAMA SANDY VILLAGE
    Weligama, literally means "sandy village", a great mix of local culture and surfers chilling out.

    SEA TURTLES
    Five out of the seven species of sea Turtles come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka, making it an ideal spot for Turtle Watching.

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    Weligama | Galle, Spiritual Journey

    A day trip to Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and was the most important harbor. The fortified old city was founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Before leaving this paradise, embark on a spiritual journey in Yatagala Buddhist Temple situated among lush green paddy fields. Your Buddhist guide will take you through the temple to purge negative thoughts. This symbolic ritual practice offers a sense of happiness and peace.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    SUN, SEA & COCONUTS
    Soak in the brilliant sunshine and chill out on the endless miles of golden beaches.

    GALLE LIGHTHOUSE
    Galle Lighthouse stands on the southeast tip of the ancient Galle Fort.

    12

    Weligama – Colombo (CMB)

    Enjoy your breakfast, after which the tour ends. We drive back to Colombo for your departure flight.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    Overview
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotel Information

    DestinationComfort Class Premium Class Luxury Class 
    NegomboRani Beach Hotel
    AnuradhapuraHotel Randiya
    KandyEmerald Hills
    EllaElla Gap
    WeligamaFisherman’s Bey
    * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

    Accommodation Classification

    • COMFORT - 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • PREMIUM - 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • LUXURY - 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
     
    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Dates & Prices

    Dates & Pricing

    PRIVATE JOURNEYS
    YearTour DateComfortPremiumLuxury
    2019Apr 1-Oct 31$2,210$2,430$3,630
    2019Nov 1-Dec 20$2,210$2,430$3,910
    2020Jan 16-Mar 31$3,885$4,905$6,640
    2020Apr 1-Oct 31$3,465$4,350$5,860
    2020Nov 1-Dec 20$3,885$4,905$6,640
     

    Price Details

    • ‣ Daily departures.
    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
    • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

    Deposit

    • A deposit of $500 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 70 days prior to departure date.

    Flight Add-On

    • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • ‣ The nearest airport is CBM (Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo).
    • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and All Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

    Exclusions

    • ‣ Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expense
    • Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expense

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels