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Sri Lanka 15 days Tour Summertime Odyssey

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14 Nights
Availability : July-October
CMB - Airport
CMB - Airport
Tour Details

Sri Lanka’s Monsoon Magic: Experience the Island’s Lush Transformation

Sri Lanka 15 days Tour: Escape the crowds and discover a different side of Sri Lanka, a captivating island nation steeped in ancient traditions and breathtaking natural beauty. Embrace the monsoon season (July to October) as it transforms the landscape, revealing a lush, vibrant tapestry of emerald greens and cascading waterfalls.

This thoughtfully designed itinerary guides you through the heart of Sri Lanka, venturing beyond typical tourist trails. From the vibrant coastal towns and tranquil beaches of the east to the mist-shrouded hills of the cultural heartland, embark on a journey that’s off the beaten path.

Experience whitewater rafting adventures on rain-swollen rivers, explore the wildlife wonders of national parks teeming with life, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of sacred temples and bustling local villages. Savor the warmth of genuine Sri Lankan hospitality and discover hidden gems as you witness the island nation come alive with the touch of the monsoon.

This journey is for the traveler seeking a more intimate and authentic connection with Sri Lanka. Let the rains wash away your preconceptions and reveal an island of unexpected treasures.

Departure & Return Location

Bandaranaike International Airport -CMB (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • 14 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Tour Guide
  • Private Transportation in a Comfortable A/C Vehicle
  • All Government Tax & Charges

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Extras of personal nature such as beverage, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Guide and Driver tips
  • Visa fees, Air fare, Any insurance,

Complementaries

  • Daily drinking water bottles
  • Tea Factory, and cooking demonstrations
  • Kanday City Tour
What to Expect

Cultural Immersion:

  • Ancient Treasures: Explore awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Dambulla Cave Temple, delving into Sri Lanka’s rich history and Buddhist traditions.
  • Kandy’s Charm: Witness the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, a cornerstone of Sri Lankan Buddhism, and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Kandy’s markets.
  • Village Life: Experience genuine Sri Lankan hospitality with a visit to a local village, gaining insights into traditional customs and daily life.

Diverse Landscapes & Wildlife Encounters:

  • Lush Landscapes: Witness the monsoon’s transformative effect on the landscape. Explore the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya, wander through vibrant tea plantations, and discover the scenic Horton Plains National Park.
  • Wildlife Thrills: Embark on thrilling safaris in Minneriya and Wilpattu National Parks. Spot majestic elephants, elusive leopards, and a dazzling array of birdlife.
  • River Adventures: Feel the rush of adrenaline with whitewater rafting on the rain-swollen Kelani River, surrounded by lush rainforest.

Coastal Relaxation & Eastern Coast Exploration:

  • Beach Bliss: Unwind on the pristine beaches of Trincomalee, the perfect antidote to a day of exploration. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or simply soaking up the sun.
  • Coastal Heritage: Discover the historical sites and unique culture of Sri Lanka’s eastern coast, a region often overlooked by mainstream tourism.

Additional Expectations:

  • Monsoon Magic: Embrace the monsoon season’s unique beauty – lush greenery, fewer crowds, and a chance to witness Sri Lanka’s authentic rhythms.
  • Comfortable Transport: Expect a mix of scenic train rides and comfortable air-conditioned transport to ease travel between destinations.
  • Knowledgeable Guides: Benefit from the expertise of local guides, enhancing your understanding of Sri Lanka’s culture, history, and natural wonders.

This tour is perfect for travelers who:

  • Crave authentic cultural experiences beyond the typical tourist route.
  • Love exploring diverse landscapes, from mountains to beaches.
  • Desire a balance of cultural immersion, wildlife adventure, and relaxation.
  • Are comfortable with the possibility of rain showers and appreciate the unique beauty of the monsoon season.
Itinerary

Day 1 - 2Airport / Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Your journey begins with a convenient arrival transfer to Negombo, a coastal town known for its vibrant markets and serene beaches. Settle into your comfortable accommodation and unwind after your flight.

On your second day, embark on an exciting exploration of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s bustling capital. Discover the city’s rich history and blend of cultures as you visit iconic landmarks like the Galle Face Green, Gangaramaya Temple, and Independence Square. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of local markets, such as Pettah, before returning to Negombo for another relaxing evening.

  • Overnight stay in Negombo (2 Nights)

Day 3Negombo / Kitulgala - Whitewater Rafting Adventure / Nuwara Eliya

From Negombo, embark on an exhilarating journey to Kitulgala for a thrilling whitewater rafting experience. Paddle through the picturesque Kelani River surrounded by lush rainforest. After your adventure, savor the flavors of Sri Lanka with a tea tasting experience at Wattawala, renowned for its Ceylon tea. Continue your scenic journey towards Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as “Little England,” with photo stops at the breathtaking St. Clair and Devon waterfalls.

  • Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Day 4 and 5Nuwara Eliya to Kandy

Take a scenic train ride to Kandy, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Temple of the Tooth Relic, a sacred Buddhist site. Explore the vibrant energy of the Kandy Bazaar, bustling with local markets. In the evening, witness the artistry and heritage of Sri Lanka with a captivating cultural dance show.

Experience the genuine warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality with a visit to a nearby village. Gain insights into traditional life, customs, and perhaps even try your hand at local crafts or cooking.

  • Overnight stay in Kandy (2 Nights)

Day 7 - 8Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

Depart Kandy and journey towards Habarana, your base for exploring Sri Lanka’s ancient treasures. En route, delve into the world of Sri Lankan flavors with stops at a coconut factory and the fragrant Matale Spice Garden.

Explore the stunning Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site adorned with intricate Buddhist murals and statues. Ascend the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an architectural marvel offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

Immerse yourself in a hands-on culinary experience, learning to prepare traditional Sri Lankan dishes alongside a local family.

Experience the wildlife spectacle at Minneriya National Park, famous for its large elephant gatherings. Observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

  • Overnight stay in Habarana (2 Nights)

 

Day 9 to 13Dambulla / Trincomalee - Relaxation by the Beach

Journey to Trincomalee, a coastal haven renowned for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters. Unwind for four leisurely days, soaking up the sun and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere. Indulge in exhilarating water activities or simply relax by the ocean.

Explore Trincomalee’s rich history with visits to sites like Fort Frederick or the Koneswaram Temple. Savor fresh, flavorful seafood and immerse yourself in the local culture of this enchanting coastal region.

  • Overnight stay in Trincomalee (4 Nights)

Day 14Trincomalee / Wilpattu Safari

Bid farewell to the coast and journey towards the wilderness of Wilpattu National Park. Embark on a thrilling afternoon safari, venturing into the heart of this wildlife haven. Keep your eyes peeled for elusive leopards, majestic elephants, and a dazzling array of birdlife. As darkness falls, experience the thrill of camping within the park’s boundaries. Listen to the sounds of the jungle and fall asleep under a canopy of stars.

  • Overnight camping in Wilpattu (1 Night)

Day 15Wilpattu / Negombo

As your journey concludes, return to Negombo for a final night. Reflect on your incredible Sri Lankan adventure, perhaps taking a stroll along the beach or indulging in a farewell dinner. Your memories of the diverse landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality will linger long after you depart.

  • Overnight stay in Negombo (1 Night)
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