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Travel Dates: September 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
Book this vacation before September 30, 2020, and save up to 21% (option 1) or 16 % (option 2), of your trip price!

Explore the gorgeous Emerald Island of the Indian Ocean on this comprehensive Sri Lanka trip! Starting off in Negombo, continue to the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort which offers a unique perspective on the country’s colonial past through its art, architecture and culture. Explore the Dutch-built Galle Fort and travel west to Yala National Park to go on exciting wildlife and leopard safaris! Up next, explore the highland country of Nuwara Eliya and sample famous Ceylon Tea right at the source, apart from hiking in the lush countryside. Nearby in Kandy, discover the famous Temple of the Tooth flanked by tranquil Kandy Lake on a privately guided tour.

Delve deeper into Sri Lanka’s past with a custom excursion in Sigiriya to explore the breathtaking Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Rock Cave. Afterward, take a break at the pristine shores of Trincomalee, swimming in azure waters and feasting on the day’s fresh catch! On your way back, spend time exploring the sacred city of Anuradhapura and visit the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment! Personalize this tour to suit your exact preferences and pace with inputs from our experts. Get in touch with us to plan a private and seamless Sri Lanka trip!

Please note that this offer is not valid for travel between December 15, 2020, and January 15, 2021, and between February 1, 2021, to February 28, 2021. 

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2NegomboBeach, Relaxation, Buzzing Bars, Al Fresco DiningGoldi Sands Hotel, Casa Heliconia
2 - 3Galle FortPortuguese and Dutch Heritage, Beach, Watersports, Diving, Local DancesGalle Fort Hotel
3 - 4Yala National ParkElephants, Leopards and Aquatic Birds, Sithulpahuwa, Magul ViharaChaarya Resort and Spa, Cinnamon Wild
4 - 6Nuwara EliyaColonial Hill Station, Tea Plantations, Asia’s Oldest Golf CourseAraliya Green Hills, Heritance Tea Factory
6 - 8KandyTooth Temple, Magnificent Hills, Tea Plantations, Kandy Lake, Traditional Dance PerformancesHotel Suisse, The Kandy House
8 - 9SigiriyaUNESCO World Heritage Site, Rock Fortress, Rock Paintings and FrescoesSigiriana Resort, Vil Uyana
9 - 13TrincomaleeNatural Harbors, Breathtaking Beaches, Windsurfing, DivingTrinco Blu by Cinnamon, Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes
13 - 14AnuradhapuraHuge Bell-Shaped Stupas, World’s Oldest Tree Sri Maha Bodi, Art and ArchitectureForest Rock Garden, Ulagalla by Uga Escapes
14 - 15NegomboBeach, Relaxation, Buzzing Bars, Al Fresco DiningGoldi Sands Hotel, The Wallawwa

Ideal For

  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

You will be transferred from Negombo Airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Negombo

1 Night

Negombo is a bustling beach town with plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation! Nestled on the rim of Negombo Lagoon, the town boasts a long stretch of buzzing yet beautiful beach, and is located close to Colombo.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Casa Heliconia – Opt 2
RoomTemple Angkor
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 3

Your chauffeur will drive you from Negombo to Galle Fort in a private vehicle (Duration: 4 hrs)

Galle Fort

1 Night

Galle offers a unique historical and cultural perspective into the development of Sri Lanka during its colonial era.

Included Activities

Highlights of Galle Fort
Unearth history and glance into what life in a 16th century port city would have been like as you experience the legends and myths of Galle Fort as you amble around. There are many archaeological artefacts on display at the Maritime Museum, including 800 year old items salvaged from shipwrecks. Witness how today’s locals live within this colossal Dutch fortress and UNESCO World Heritage site. There is an abundance of chic and boutique shops, where you can purchase gems, handmade lace and antiques. Unwind in pretty garden and terrace cafés, and admire the coastal beds of pure blue ocean and coral reefs. (TOTAL DURATION: 2 hrs; TRAVEL TIME TO ACTIVITY: Walking; Private Activity; NOTES: Activity in walkable distance. Avoid afternoon since this is the walking tour and afternoon it gets hot. )

Hotel Options
Galle Fort Hotel – Opt 1
RoomGalle Fort Hotel - Garden room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 3 - 4

Your chauffeur will drive you from Galle Fort to Yala in a private vehicle (Duration: 4 hrs)

Yala National Park

1 Night

Yala National Park is a sprawling natural paradise teeming with wildlife, in southeastern Sri Lanka.

Included Activities

Half Day Private Jeep Safari in Yala National Park
Safari in style with an unforgettable adventure on a morning or evening jeep safari through the forests of Yala National Park. You can enjoy a close encounter with the abundance of wildlife who live here. There are about 44 species of mammals, including elephants and deer, and many reptiles and lagoon fauna. If you enjoy birdwatching then there are 125 bird species to be spotted, particularly around the wetlands where waterbirds and waders have made a home. The park is home to the endangered subspecies of the Panthera Pardus Kotiya, which is only found in Sri Lanka. Kindly note that Yala sometimes closes during the months of September and October for maintenance. (Duration: 5 hrs; Travel Time to Activity: 3 or 4 hrs only for the Safari. Consider the time taken to reach the safari shot from the hotel; Private Activity; Time of the Day: Morning or Evening; CLOSED: Mid Sep – Mid Oct Park will be closed due to rainy season; NOTES: Only 1 Safari per day)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Cinnamon Wild – Opt 2
RoomCinnamon Wild - Jungle Chalet(Double)
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 4 - 6

Your chauffeur will drive you from Yala to Nuwara Eliya in a private vehicle (Duration: 5.5 hrs)

Nuwara Eliya

2 Nights

Sri Lanka’s very own “Little England”, this is decidedly a trip to a surrealistic hill station with swirling mists and tumbling waterfalls!

Included Activities

Half Day Nuwara Eliya Tea Factory Tour
Fancy a cup of fragrant Ceylonese tea? You could take this interesting and informative half day tour to the Pedro Tea Factory at Nuwara Eliya for a fascinating insight into the island’s tea industry. The Ceylon Black Tea is perhaps the most well-known of teas around the world. Accompanied by your local guide, enroute stop, visit the tea plantation and factory to find out how tea leaves are plucked and processed for the best cuppa. Learn the subtle differences between high and low grown teas from the your guide, and watch plantation workers hand pluck the tender tea leaves against a verdant background of rolling hills. Test your newfound knowledge at a tea tasting session at the factory, trying out cups of honey golden to burgundy brown brews with their own distinct aroma and flavor! (Half Day including drive timings; Time of Day: Morning; Duration of the activity: 1-2 hrs; Shared Activity; Meal: Cups of Tea; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).​ Sunday & Holiday tea pluckers do not work​

Half Day Hike to Horton Plains
Adventure seekers can go hiking at an altitude of 2,134m to the ‘World’s End’ – a sheer 1,000 feet vertical escarpment, a unique feature of Horton Plains. The scenic beauty impresses even the most discerning traveler. If lucky, catch a glimpse of the Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush, Sri Lanka Magpie, Black-throated Munia, Black-napped Hare and Giant Squirrel. (DURATION: 6 hrs;TRAVEL TIME TO ACTIVITY: 1.5 hrs;TIMINGS: 05:30 – 10:30; Private Activity; NOTES: Best time to visit is in the morning / Guest must be physically fit because lot of walking is involved.)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
RoomSuperior
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 6 - 8

Your chauffeur will drive you from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy in a private vehicle (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

Kandy

2 Nights

Kandy was established in the 14th century and was the last independent city and capital of the Singhalese kingdom.

Included Activities

Highlights of Kandy
Delve into regality as you explore the last royal capital. Venture to Dalda Maligawa, the gold-roofed Temple of the Tooth, which houses the most sacred Buddhist relic, a tooth of Lord Buddha. Observe the many pilgrims conducting pujas (prayers) throughout the temple complex. Surrounded by aromatic tea plantations, magnificent hills and set by a lake, you can also enjoy some wonderful scenic views. Take a leisurely stroll around Lake Kandy, a protected lake where fishing is banned. Sip up the history of tea drinking pioneers like Lipton and Taylor at the Ceylon Tea Museum, a 1920s vintage tea factory. Enjoy traditional dance performances that capture the imagination and connect audiences to the tribal roots of the performers. (TOTAL DURATION: 5 hrs;TRAVEL TIME TO ACTIVITY: 30 mins;TIMINGS: 08:30 – 16:30; Private Activity; NOTES: During Kandy Perhera Festival Temples will be closed in the Evening(JUL – AUG))

Half Day Visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (from Kandy)
Spend a half day at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a three hour drive (80km) from Negombo. Witness the biggest herd of captive pachyderms in the world who journey to the river twice a day to bathe. Managed by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Department, Pinnawala encourages both breeding and aiding the recovery and release of injured wild elephants back into the forest. The little jumbos, orphaned as their parents were victims of poachers/accidents, also splash about. Learn how they are tamed, reared and trained by their human keepers (known as mahouts) who bottle feed and bathe them. (USP: Bottle feeding is one of the highlight for this Orphanage; Duration: 1-2 hrs; Times (if specific): Milk Feeding:Daily at : 9.15am – 9.45am / 01.15pm-01.45pm, Bathing: Daily at : 10.00am – 12.00pm / 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Fruit Feeding: 09.00am – 09.45am / 12.00pm – 1.45pm; Time of Day : Open between 8:30hrs till 18hrs; Shared activity; Private Transfer)

Hotel Options
Hotel Suisse – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
The Kandy House – Opt 2
RoomKandy House Deluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 8 - 9

Your chauffeur will drive you from Kandy to Sigiriya in a private vehicle (Duration: 3 hrs)

Sigiriya

1 Night

Sigiriya is the ideal location if you wish to venture back in time! Unearth this UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back 5,000 years to the Mesolithic period.

Included Activities

Dambulla Rock Cave Temple Visit
Encounter the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka during this one hour visit! Dating back to the 1st century, the Dambulla rock caves became a Buddhist temples when they were converted into residential quarters for monks. You will be amazed by the five caves that sit under a vast overhanging rock. Each one now acts as a shrine room and contains numerous images of Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses. Mural paintings line the walls, depicting Buddha’s journey to enlightenment and his teachings. Throughout the centuries, this has been a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists.(Duration – 1 hr Activity Type excluding drive Timings; Private Activity Type ; Private Transfer)

Highlights of Sigiriya Rock
Sigiriya, which translates to Lion’s Rock, is aptly named as it juts out of a granite peak, standing tall at 180 meters and dominating the surrounding dense jungle. Witness Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which is uniquely shaped and can be seen from great distances. You can also discover the fascinating rock paintings and frescoes of Sigiri apsaras (mythical dancing damsels), painted inside the cavity of the western rock face. Discover the style of 7th to 10th century graffiti by visiting the Mirror Wall! Kindly note that this activity requires a good level of physical fitness due to the steep steps to reach the fortress. (TOTAL DURATION: 5 hrs; Private Activity; TRAVEL TIME TO ACTIVITY: 1 hr; TIMINGS: 08:30 hrs – 16:30 hrs; NOTES: The climb is rather difficult with lots of steep steps.)

Hotel Options
Sigiriana Resort – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Vil Uyana – Opt 2
RoomSigiriya Vil Uyana - Paddy/ Mash
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 9 - 13

Your chauffeur will drive you from Sigiriya to Trincomalee in a private vehicle (Duration: 2 hrs)

Trincomalee

4 Nights

Tricomalee is home to one of the world’s largest natural harbors and great opportunities for snorkeling, windsurfing, surfing and diving.

Hotel Options
RoomChaaya Blue Superior Rooms
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleBeach Resort
RoomJungle Beach Resort - Lagoon Cabin
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 13 - 14

Drive from Your chauffeur will drive you from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura in a private vehicle (Duration: 3 hrs)

Anuradhapura

1 Night

Declared a world heritage city by UNESCO, the sacred city of Anuradapura is considered Sri Lanka’s first known kingdom and the Island’s capital for many centuries.

Included Activities

Highlights of Anuradhapura
Uncover an ancient world with your tour of what was once a sacred capital city over one thousand years ago. Observe some of the largest bell-shaped dagobas (Buddhist stupas) in the country, made of small sundried bricks. There are also ancient drinking water reservoirs, various sculptures, palaces and temples to explore. Witness the sacred Bo (Bodhi) tree, that was grown from a sapling of the very tree that Lord Buddha sat under when he attained enlightenment 2,5000 years ago. Today it’s recorded as the oldest tree in history! Visit Isurumuniya Vihara, a temple and monastery, where you can admire fascinating stone carvings of lovers, elephants and a royal family. There’s also a reclining Buddha that has been cut from the rock. This culturally-rich is generously surrounded by lakes, paddy fields and undulating rocks. (DURATION: 4 hrs: DISTANCES: 205 kms North of Colombo; ACTIVITY TYPE: Must do / Private; IDEAL FOR: Culture + History Traveler; TRAVEL TIME TO ACTIVITY: 20 mins; TIMINGS: 08:00 – 16:00)

Hotel Options
RoomForest Rock Deluxe HB
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleResort
RoomUlagalla by Uga Escapes - Ulagalla Chalet With Pool
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 14 - 15

Your chauffeur will drive you from Anuradhapura to Negombo in a private vehicle (Duration: 4.5 hrs)

Negombo

1 Night

Negombo is a bustling beach town with plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation! Nestled on the rim of Negombo Lagoon, the town boasts a long stretch of buzzing yet beautiful beach, and is located close to Colombo.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
The Wallawwa – Opt 2
RoomThe Walawwa - Garden Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort

You will be transferred from Negombo Airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,064 $ 3,190 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,580 $ 4,690 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 15 days / 14 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Galle Fort: Highlights of Galle Fort
    • Yala National Park: Half Day Private Jeep Safari in Yala National Park
    • Nuwara Eliya: Half Day Nuwara Eliya Tea Factory Tour
    • Nuwara Eliya: Half Day Hike to Horton Plains
    • Kandy: Highlights of Kandy
    • Kandy:  Half Day Visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (from Kandy)
    • Sigiriya: Dambulla Rock Cave Temple Visit
    • Sigiriya: Highlights of Sigiriya Rock
    • Anuradhapura: Highlights of Anuradhapura
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • Fees and taxes
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with English-speaking chauffeur-guide for the activities specified in the itinerary
  • All entry fees for the mentioned activities
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Camera fees
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)

Book this vacation before September 30, 2020, and save up to 21% (option 1) or 16 % (option 2), of your trip price!

What our guests say about this trip

It was amazing – a trip of a lifetime, and each and every destination was very different. Our Travel Consultant Swati was excellent and we couldn’t have asked for a more professional, responsive and attentive service. We chose Enchanting Travels because of their flexibility and tailor-made package. The trip was brilliant and far more than my husband and I expected. I’ll definitely travel again with them.

– Emma Smith & Gary Colling
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Highlights of Sri Lanka

15 days $ 4,064 $ 3,190 / person

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