Throughout the ages, Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean has beguiled travellers to her idyllic shores and her long unending summers.

This jewel in the Indian Ocean, the Wonder of Asia (indeed to some a wonder of the ‘world’), offers travellers a palette of experiences that few can match – all concentrated into a square area of just 65,000 km2.

This tour presents a unique opportunity to explore the history, the ethnic and religious cultural heritage, the magnificent bio diversity and the extra-ordinary range of climatic zones concentrated into this wondrous isle.

This tour has it all – covered in a leisurely pace of 22 days to bring you a travel experience that will never be forgotten; the mind will not break off from this memorable journey.

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Standard package rate starting from – USD 1,500/- per pax (twin sharing basis) 
Deluxe package rate starting from – USD 1,980/- per pax (twin sharing basis)
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  • Day 01& 02 (02 Nights): Arrival in Sri Lanka – Negombo
  • Day 03 – 05 (03 Nights): Negombo – Habarana
  • Day 06 (01 Night): Habarana – Anuradhapura
  • Day 07 - 09 (03 Nights): Habarana – Jaffna
  • Day 10 - 12 (03 Nights): Jaffna – Trincomalee
  • Day 13 & 14 (02 Nights): Trincomalee – Kandy
  • Day 15 & 16 (02 Nights): Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 17 & 18 (02 Nights): Nuwara Eliya – Yala
  • Day 19 - 20 (02 Nights): Yala – Bentota
  • Day 21 (01 Night): Bentota – Colombo
  • Day 22: Colombo – Departure
  • Tour Accommodation Information

Upon arrival at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be warmly received by our representative from Experior Travels. Your journey of exploration has just begun. You will be escorted to your vehicle and transferred to Negombo, the starting point of your leisurely vacation of exploration and delight.

Negombo, the fourth largest city in the Island, is also known as “Little Rome” for its splendour and the numerous churches scattered around the city. Historically, it was one of the main trade ports as its natural lagoon offered safe shelter to trading vessels from Arabia in centuries gone by.

Things to do

  • The joy of “being” on the beach.
  • Take a lazy catamaran ride
  • Watch the boats comes in
  • Explore Negombo city
  • Visit the fish market (only for the brave!)
  • Boat safari into the Muthurajawela marsh (A Ramsar Wetland site) and marvel at the biodiversity of fauna and flora. Here you will find mangroves, plants, butterflies, birds, fish, crocodiles, monitor lizards and python, some of which are endemic to Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo

Today you will travel to Habarana located in Sri Lanka’s famous cultural triangle which offers plenty to fire both mind and body over the next few days. Explore some of Sri Lanka’s fascinating UNESCO protected World Heritage Sites: the lion rock of Sigiriya – a royal capital city built in 477 AD; the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa, which was Sri Lanka’s royal medieval capital between the 11th – 13th centuries. You might want to consider an adventurous elephant safari at Habarana or a safari at Minneriya National Park when you visit Polonnaruwa.

Things to do

  • Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Explore the ruins of Polonnaruwa
  • Take an exciting elephant back ride
  • Hike or back pack through the villages
  • Safari at Minneriya National Park
  • Cycle leisurely through the long stretches of clear road with the wind blowing in your face
Overnight stay at a hotel in Habarana

Today you will travel to Anuradhapura – an ancient capital of Sri Lanka. Ancient writings record that it has been the official capital from the 4thcentury BC – 11th century AD. However archeological data shows the city existed from way back as 10th century BC. Today Anuradhapura with its oldest ruins and monuments has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and draws visitors from all over the globe.

Things to do

  • Sri Maha Bodiya – A Sacred Fig Tree in Anuradhapura planted in 288 BC
  • Ruwanwelisaya – Built by King Dutugemunu in 140 BC
  • Thuparamaya – The 1st Stupa built in Sri Lanka by King Devanampiya Tissa
  • Lovamahapaaya – The Brazen Palace which stood up on 1000 pillars
  • Abhayagiri Dhagaba, Jayatawanarama, Mirissaveitya and Lankarama – places of religious value.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Anuradhapura

Today you will travel to Jaffna, a city which was a favourite of the Dutch and Portuguese in the colonial period. Jaffna is enriched with a unique culture with even the Tamil dialect being unique to the peninsular. Jaffna has suffered the ravages of war and is today mostly visited, particularly by locals, to review war ruins, to reflect and re-unite with the people of Jaffna. What would tempt a traveller most, apart from the stunning terrain, splendid scenery and cultural heritage is the exotic indigenous cuisine which is unique to Jaffna.

Things to do

  • Visit the Jaffna fort built by the Portuguese to protect Jaffna from sea invasions
  • Join devotees at Nallur Kovil , Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil , Naguleswaram Temple Naga and Deepa Purana Vihara
  • Reflect on the war ruins
  • Visit the Jaffna market and wander through the town
  • Savour the cuisine
Overnight stay at a hotel in Jaffna

Today you will travel to Trincomalee – the finest natural harbour in the world. Trincomalee is quite literally in a world of its own: a grand city enriched with history, culture and untamed beauty. It myriad coves and bays offers an ideal location for Scuba diving, bird watching and swimming whilst its stretch of wide, white sandy beaches invites you to a game on the sands … or a snooze under the umbrella of the palm leaves. Trincomalee is a proud city with its legendary Koneshwaram temple and the legacy of colonialism and their forts still displaying its grandeur.

Beyond all this, the waters off Trincomalee have been designated as the hot spot for whales. Indeed the Indian Ocean has been declared a Sanctuary for Whales for all time, through the efforts of IOMAC Sri Lanka. Famed cetalogist Roger Payne said t you have to go to Sri Lanka if you want to see the whale! The film “Whales Weep Not” filmed in the waters of Trincomalee inspires conservation and sustainable tourism of these amazing cetaceans.

Things to do

  • Visit the Koneshwaram Temple
  • Imbibe the stupendous beauty of Trincomalee harbour, once a part of the Silk route and the scene of numerous battles due to its strategic location.
  • Take a boat ride to Pigeon Island for an ideal escape
  • Tour the architectural heritage of colonial times.
  • Laze on the sandy shores of Trincomalee beach
  • Be changed for ever by the site of a Whale – and support the conservation of these magnificent mammals.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Trincomalee

Travel to Kandy – a World Heritage city. Traditions and culture remain undisturbed by European influence in the colonial era. The Royal Palace, now known as the “The Temple of the Tooth Relic” (of Lord Buddha), situated right beside the Kandy lake lends a magical beauty to the city. Kandy is also home to one of the largest botanical gardens in South East Asia. The Gardens dates back to the 14th century and boasts over 4000 species of plants and many trees with significant histories. Visitors from the UK will be particularly interested in the Cannonball Tree planted by King George V. The tree is bent with its fruits, which resemble cannonballs hence the name.

Things to do

  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Witness a cultural show after the visit to the Temple
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Visit the cave temples in Dambulla
  • Visit a spice garden in Matale
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy

Travel to Nuwara Eliya, the emerald city of Sri Lanka, also known as ”little England” for its cool climate and colonial style architecture. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) above sea level which enables her plantations to produce the finest tea in the world

Things to do

  • Visit a Tea Plantation – and be amazed at how the mountains have been tamed into carpets of tea
  • Enjoy a scenic city tour of Nuwara Eliya
  • Visit Horton Plains with its panoramic ‘World’s End’ and famed Baker’s Falls.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Travel to the Yala National Park, the second largest and most visited National Park, rich in wild life and famous for having the highest concentration of leopards in the world.

Things to do

  • An unforgettable Jeep Safari in the Yala National Park. See wild life in their natural habitat.
  • Visit Kataragama where many religious faiths come together in worship.
  • Visit the salt pans in Hambantota and the nearby sand dunes.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Yala

Today you will travel to Bentota, a popular stretch of beach resorts offering excellent sun sea and sand to wind down your dream vacation. Bentota has plenty to offer apart from pure leisure. It is a recognized area for scuba divining, snorkelling and many water-based sports.

Things to do

  • Enjoy some water sports
  • Visit the Turtle Farm
  • Boat ride on the Madhu Ganga
  • You can visit the famed “Lunu Ganga” – the country home of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s own and one of Asia’s most prolific and influential architects. The garden at Lunu Ganga remained his first muse and experimental laboratory for new ideas with space and structure
Overnight stay at a hotel in Bentota

Today you will be transferred to Colombo – the official political and trade capital of Sri Lanka. All the famous shopping arcades are in and around the city, which allows one to have a tantalizing experience in Colombo as it has something to offer every visitor. As a hub of many ethnicities with people from all creeds working together, Colombo is indeed cosmopolitan.

Things to do

  • City tour of Colombo
  • Shopping, buy some jewellery, artifacts, spices and tasty treats to take back home
  • Visit the Colombo Museum, Walk on the Galle Face Green a promenade created by the British, and if you are adventurous enough have a snack at a way side kiosk.
  • If you prefer something more up-market, tea on the verandah of the Galle Face Hotel, overlooking the blue of the Indian Ocean. Galle Face Hotel is a heritage hotel, a tribute to our colonial past.
  • The ‘Dutch’ hospital – used during the war as a hospital, is now an ideal place to meet and dine and watch the world (or Colombo) go by!
  • Colombo also has a number of 5 star popular hotels and numerous night clubs to keep you awake.
  • Enjoy the wonderful blend of culinary flavours from all over the world.
  • Spend some time, pamper yourself and relax at one of the many luxury Ayurvedic spas.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo

Drive to Bandaranaike International Airport for departure

Tour Inclusions

  • Welcome & Assistance at the Airport
  • Accommodation in Standard/Deluxe rooms
  • Meals on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicles to all mentioned venues
  • Service of an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • Bottles of mineral water

Tour Exclusions

  • Air tickets
  • Lunch, Dinner and Extra Meals
  • Extra Services at the Hotel
  • Entrance fee and excursion charges
  • Transfer to venues not mentioned in the Tour Itinerary
  • Anything else not specially mentioned or listed under “inclusions”.