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15 Days – Explore Sri Lanka Tour Package

COLOMBO– PINNAWALA  – SIGIRIYA – ANURADHAPURA – POLONNARUWA – KANDY – TISSAAMAHARAMAYA – YALA – GALLE– UNAWATUNA

Explore the entire length and breadth of the very best of Sri Lanka. This 15 day tour will take you through the most spectacular sights and attractions in Sri Lanka. This tour is design to cover the most prominent cultural and heritage monuments, the diversity of the different terrains and landscapes, the thrill of an adventurous wildlife safari, coupled with a relaxing pace to enjoy the scenic beauty of the land and an enjoyable day of relaxation on one of Sri Lanka’s most scenic beaches.

This 15 day tour will take you through all the “must-see” places in Sri Lanka and will ensure you will get all the holiday relaxation you need along the way.
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Day 01


The tour guide from Target Travels Sri Lanka will await your arrival at the Colombo International Airport (Flight at your own arrangement). After warm Sri Lanka styled greetings, your will transfer to your hotel in Colombo and checkin to your room.

Enjoy the afternoon on your own and explore your immediate surroundings at leisure.

Overnight stay at the Hotel

Day 02


After Breakfast visit Colombo city – The Financial Capital of Sri Lanka.

The Financial Capital of Sri Lanka; Colombo is an excellent destination for historical sightseeing. There are a number of old colonial buildings, old churches, temples, kovils and mosques and contemporary art galleries for culturally minded people. For those with an interest in eating out and nightlife, Colombo is a wonderful place to experience Sri Lanka’s city life. This buzzling metropolis has a charm to itself and offers the discerning traveler a taste of East meets West atmosphere. One can indulge in a whole range of international cruise and dance the night away till the wee hours of the morning in one of Colombo’s many smashing night clubs. Gambling in Colombo is legal and visitor can try their luck in any of the many world class Casinos in Colombo. And did we forget to mention Shopping in Colombo? As many of the world’s largest apparel companies, manufacture their couture in Sri Lank, one can expect to find these great quality factory surplus items in many of the city’s department stores, at cheap discounted bargains you can’t resist.

Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Optional: Colombo Shopping Tour

Overnight stay at the Hotel

Day 03


After Breakfast checkout of your hotel and depart for Sigiriya via Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Pinnawella. Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage is the largest orphanage of its kind and offers visitors close contact with these gentle giants. Your family will truly enjoy the captivating experiences of watching the elephant march along the roads for the darly bath in the nearby river and can even enjoy feeding the young.

On arrival in Sigiriya, checkin to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 05


After an early morning Breakfast leave to discover the well preserved city of Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa was the 2nd capital city of ancient Lanka after the fall of Anuradhapura. Here the ruins are better preserved and visitors can see the interesting developments the civilizations had been engaged in at the time.

In the afternoon enjoy a thrilling 4 wheel drive Safari at the Minnariya National Park. The Park is mostly popular for the wild elephants of Sri Lanka but visitors can also see sightings of other endemic animals and its rich diversity of birds.

Optional : Jeep Safari in Kaudulla national park to see wild Elephants.

Day 06


After Breakfast checkout of your hotel and proceed to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This UNESCO World heritage site offers amazing facts and development of ancient Lanka. Climb the rock for stunning views of the land and witness the ancient frescoes that is preserved half way up the rock.

Proceed to Kandy. En route you will stop at the Spice Garden Matale. Here you can enjoy an interesting narration of the history of spice in the Indian Ocean and get a description of what these ancient herbs have been used for over the centuries. You can also stock up on your spice rations here.

On arrival in Kandy check in to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 07


Today we will explore Kandy city, the last capital that fell to the British Colonial over in the 1800s. You will visit the charming Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and witness a Kandyan Cultural Show. You will also have plenty of time to explore the busy sidewalks of Kandy and even do a little shopping and Visit a Gem Museum & Wood carving Centre.

Overnight stay at Kandy

Day 08


After Breakfast leave the Hotel for Nuwara Eliya via Labukele. Stop at labukele & visit a Tea Plantation. We will also stop at some of Sri Lanka’s most scenic water falls on the way.

Arrive at Nuwara Eliya, check-in to Hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya

Day 09


After a leisurely breakfast enjoy the day at leisure. Optional Tour to Horton Plains National Park and trek to the World’s End.

Alternatively you can explore Nuwara Eliya town on your own. Water to the Nuwara Eliya Lake, Play a game of golf at Nuwara Eliya’s 18 hole golf course or stroll through the manicured gardens and roads of Nuwara Eliya.

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya

Day 10


After Breakfast checkout of your hotel and leave for Tissamaharama via Ella.

Ella is a small little town high up in the mountains of Sri Lanka. It is also home to some of the most stunning landscapes of Sri Lanka. A drive through this rugged unexplored region of Sri Lanka will bring to Ella Gap from which you can see the coast through 2 mammoth mountain rangers and simply captivating sceneries.

Tissamaharama in the South Eastern corner of Sri Lanka and was the capital of the ancient Ruhunu kingdom in the 3rd century BC. Only few monuments from that period can still be seen today, as many have been lost over the years. The large manmade lake of Tissa Wewa , which was a part of a sophisticated irrigation system, also dates from that time. Today, the town mainly serves as a starting point for visits to Yala National Park and Kataragama.

On arrival at Tissamaharama check in to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 11


Set off for a thrilling Yala 4-wheel drive Safari at the break of dawn.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and relax under the shades of a cool tree or in your hotel pool. This region is the dry zone of Sri Lanka with mid day temperatures reaching up to 32 to 35 degrees celcius.

Enjoy another Safari excursion to the Yala Park which will offer you yet another chances see Leopard, wild elephants and other endemic animals and birds of Sri Lanka. Overnight stay at Tissamaharama.

Day 12


After Breakfast checkout of your hotel in Tissamaharama and set off down the coast of Sri Lanka towards the Southern town of Galle.

En route Visit The Dutch Fortress in Galle and other ancient maritime monuments and sites from the Dutch period.

Check in to Hotel in Unawatuna Beach overnight Stay.

Day 13


After Breakfast visit The Moon Stone Mine at Meetiyagoda – the only mine of its kind in the World, The Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda and enjoy a scenic Boat cruise in Madu River Lagoon (the backwaters of Sri Lanka)

Enjoy the evening at leisure and overnight stay at hotel in Unawatuna.

Day 14


Breakfast at the hotel in Unawatuna Enjoy the day at leisure on the pristine coral beaches of Unawatuna.

Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 15


Checkout of your hotel and transfer to Colombo International airport (approximately a 3.5 hour drive). Your journey with Target Travels Sri Lanka end here. Have a nice flight and Target Travels looks forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Note: Hotel stipulates checkout is before 12:00hrs noon time. Late Checkout between 12:00-18:00 requires half of the room rate. Any checkout after 18:00 will cost one extra night room rate.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 14Nights accommodation on Bed 7 Breakfast basis (options available).
  • Transfers in an excellent Air Conditioned Car accompanied with a fluent English Speaking Chauffer Guide. (Multi-lingual Guides can be organized on request)
  • All Entrance Ticket charges for the mentioned visits.
  • All Taxes for accommodation, Transportation & Entrances.

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Transportation, entrance & other Charges for optional visits & activities.
  • Tips for Hotel & Guide / Driver.
  • All additional expenses not mentioned on the package.

Copyright (c) 2012 Target Travels Sri Lanka.