Island Explorer

Island Explorer

A tour of across the Sri Lanka islands

Details

A Minimum of 2 Travelers
8 Days
7 Nights

Trip Highlights

Colombo

Pinnawala

Sigiriya

Dambulla

Kandy

Nuwara Eliya

Ella

Yala

Mirissa

Included

Activities
Conference rooms
Library
Pool
Restaurants

Itinerary

Sri Lanka is an incredible destination for travelers who are looking for an unforgettable adventure. From the bustling cities of Colombo and Kandy to the lush jungles of Yala National Park, Sri Lanka has something to offer everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday or an exciting trek in the jungle, Sri Lanka can provide it all. With its stunning landscapes, diverse culture, and friendly locals, it’s no wonder that Sri Lanka is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Notes:
1. Buddhism is extremely respected in Sri Lanka, any disrespectful words or acts may cause deportation or denial of entry, e.g. Buddha tattoos, kissing/climbing/riding Buddha statue, drinking inside a temple, etc.
2. Driving time in the program is approximate, subject to traffic, weather, and road conditions.
3. Enter the temple premises Women are required to wear long sleeves and a skirt or pants to the ankles; men are required to wear long pants, also Must be removed, a scarf, Hats, and Slipper….)
4. All Bars inside & outside of the hotel would be kept closed during the Poya holiday (full moon day) of the month.

8 Days
8 Days trip including flights
7 Nights in destination

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date. The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

Days

Day 1: Arrival / Colombo

Get ready to experience the beauty, culture, and charm of Sri Lanka! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your private chauffeur guide who will escort you to Colombo. Get ready to explore a world of wonder and adventure that awaits you in Sri Lanka!

Check in to your hotel & relax

Overnight:
Option 01: Fairway Colombo
Option 02: Moven Pick Hotel
Option 03: Cinnamon Lakeside

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Day 2: Colombo / Pinnawala / Sigiriya

Wake up and start your morning with a thrilling journey to Sigiriya! This journey will take you through the country’s rich cultural triangle, offering you breathtaking views of nature as well as a chance to explore Sri Lanka’s vibrant culture.

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an animal sanctuary like no other. This orphanage has the world’s largest herd of captive elephants. It is a unique place that provides a safe and nurturing environment for wild Asian elephants whose parents have been killed or displaced in the wild. This orphanage not only provides shelter to these majestic creatures but also works to educate, research, and conserve them for future generations.

Continue to Sigiriya (2.5hrs)

The Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a stunning 5th-century structure. Built by King Kashyapa in 477-495 AD. This fortress stands 200 meters tall and is an impressive feat of architecture. Not only is it a World Heritage Site, but it is also a popular tourist destination due to its breathtaking view from the top. Climbing the fortress takes around 2.5 hours and is considered an adventure well worth the effort.

Nestled in the jungle of Sri Lanka lies a stunning citadel called ‘Lion Rock’. Rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. Its moat, ramparts, and extensive gardens, including its now mid-water gardens, make it an impressive spectacle. It’s no wonder why Lion Rock has become a popular destination for tourists and adventurers alike – its unusual beauty is simply breathtaking.

The Sigiriya frescoes, also known as the ‘Heavenly Maidens’, are some of the most renowned works of art in the world. They are located in a sheltered pocket at the top of Sigiriya Rock, an ancient fortress located in Sri Lanka. Once there, they will marvel at these breathtaking frescoes that have been preserved for hundreds of years.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Sigiriyana Lake by Thilanka   

Option 02:  Cinnamon Lodge  

Option 03:  Heritance Kandalama

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress

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Day 3: Dambulla / Kandy

In the morning proceed to Ceylon’s old capital Kandy (Approximately 3.5 hours).

Dambulla Cave Temple is an ancient and unique religious site, with history and culture stretching back to the 2nd century BC. The temple complex is home to many magnificent Buddha images, rock paintings, and statues, making it one of the most iconic tourist attractions in the country. The temple is situated on a vast isolated rock mass, offering visitors an unparalleled view of its captivating beauty. With its rich spiritual history, Dambulla Cave Temple is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Sri Lanka.

The Spice Garden is a fragrant and delightful destination for those seeking the exotic flavors of spices. From pungent peppers to aromatic nutmeg, this garden offers an abundance of spices from around the world. As one of the country’s most treasured exports for centuries, these spices have been used to add flavor and complexity to dishes from all over the globe. A visit to this garden is sure to tantalize your senses and bring out the inner chef in you.

An evening of traditional Sri Lankan culture awaits you. Witness the mesmerizing beauty and grace of a traditional dance performance and visit one of the most sacred temples in the country. Experience the beauty and grandeur of this ancient city with a visit to one of its most memorable evening events. The show is a major highlight of any trip to the city, and it captivates your senses with its stunning visual displays, vibrant music, and mesmerizing performances. From the moment it starts in the evening until it ends with applause, you will be entranced by this incredible spectacle.

The Temple of Tooth Relic is a place of immense spiritual significance for Buddhists all over the world. Located in the city of Kandy, this temple is home to one of Lord Buddha’s most sacred relics – his tooth. Visitors to this temple can experience the Puja Ritual firsthand – a captivating ceremony complete with drums, trumpets, and brightly colored Monks. Witnessing this ritual is sure to be an unforgettable experience that will leave you moved and inspired.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Hotel Topaz    

Option 02:  Golden Crown 

Option 03:  Earls Regency   

  • The cultural show is on stage from 5.00 pm ‚Äď 6.00 pm
  • To enter the temple premises Women are required to wear long sleeves and a skirt or pants to the ankles; men are required to wear long pants, also must be removed, a scarf, Hats, and Slipper.
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Visit Dambulla Cave temple

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Visit Spice Garden

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Traditional Sri Lankan culture

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Temple of Tooth Relic

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Day 4: Kandy

Today, you have the unique opportunity to attend a Cookery Class conducted by local women. Through this class, you will get an in-depth look into the complex and varied cuisine of Sri Lanka. With the help of experienced cooks, you will learn how to create delicious dishes that encompass all different ethnic groups living in Sri Lanka. Get ready for an unforgettable experience full of flavors and aromas!

You can take a Tuk Tuk ride to the local market can be an exciting and fun experience. Browsing the stalls of fresh produce and selecting ingredients for your next meal. You’ll get to enjoy the sounds and smells of the local market as you barter for goods with friendly merchants. So hop on board and enjoy a unique adventure full of flavor, color, and culture.

You will have a great Chance to take a photo in a local costume

  • Saree for women¬†
  • Sarom for men¬†¬†¬†

The Royal Botanical Garden of Sri Lanka is an oasis of beauty and tranquility. It was first established as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala King and later expanded by the British. Spanning over 147 acres, it is one of the largest botanical gardens in South Asia and home to thousands of species of trees and plants from all over the world. Take a leisurely stroll along its lush pathways, explore its many attractions, or simply appreciate its breathtaking beauty – whatever you choose to do, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable experience.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  Hotel Topaz    

Option 02:  Golden Crown 

Option 03:  Earls Regency  

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Royal Botanical Garden

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Day 5: Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Ella

Get ready for an incredible journey to Nuwara Eliya! This picturesque town is a must-see when visiting Sri Lanka, with its breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, and tea plantations. Take your time on the road and admire the cascading Ramboda Waterfall while you make your way there. It’ll be an approximately 2.5-3 hour journey but well worth it!

Embark on a journey of discovery to one of the world’s leading producers of Ceylon Tea – Sri Lanka. Learn about the process of tea production, from picking to processing, while taking in the picturesque views of the tea plantations. Get hands-on experience in plucking tea leaves, and learn about the unique flavor profiles that each variety offers. Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea as you take in this extraordinary experience!

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Sri Lanka’s tea country with a scenic train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella. Departing from Nanu Oya station at 12 pm, you will be enthralled by the stunning views of rolling hills, tea plantations, and waterfalls as you make your way to Ella, arriving at 2.30 pm. On board, enjoy the unique and unforgettable experience of traveling through some of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful landscapes.

Ella Odyssey Train will stop at the below Photo locations (during Nuwara Eliya to Ella) 

  • Elgin Falls viewpoint – (2 minutes)
  • Summit Level – (2 minutes)
  • No 18 Tunnel – (3 minutes)
  • Kithal Ella Waterfall viewpoint – (3 minutes)
  • Nine Arches Bridge – (10 minutes)

Upon arrival, you will be picked up by your chauffeur-driven guide and transferred to your hotel to relax.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  98 acres Resort

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Day 6: Halle and Unawatuna

Have you ever dreamed of soaring through the air like a bird? Now, with Mega Zipline experience with flying Rawana in Ella, you can do just that! Feel the thrill of zip lining as you traverse over lush landscapes and enjoy breathtaking views. It’s an adventure unlike any other. Experience the thrill of a lifetime and energize your day with the Mega Zipline experience with flying Rawana in Ella.

  • Safety Lockers
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safety instructions & training
  • (ERCA) certified Zip Masters

Mini Adams Peak is a stunningly beautiful mountain in Sri Lanka, offering remarkable views and great hiking opportunities. Its name pays homage to the iconic Adams Peak, which holds the footprint of Lord Buddha. Mini Adams Peak offers an incredible trekking experience with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned hiker, this peak is sure to provide an unforgettable adventure! (Approximately 2.5-3 hours trek Up & Down)

Explore the wild beauty of Yala National Park! Our afternoon Jeep safari will take you on an exciting journey of discovery, where you can spot a variety of wildlife including spotted deer, wild boar, and elephants. You can also enjoy bird-watching during your safari, set to start between 2:30 and 3:00 pm. Don’t miss this chance to create memories that will last a lifetime!

On a safari adventure, nothing beats the feeling of biting into a juicy, ripe watermelon.

Back into your hotel to rest & relax.

Overnight:

Option 01:  Chaarya Resort      

Option 02:  Jet wing Yala

Option 03:  Cinnamon wild

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Climb Mini Adams Peak

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Yala National Park

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Day 7: Yala / Mirissa

Start your morning with a delicious breakfast at your hotel, and then prepare for an exciting adventure as you explore the country’s diverse landscape. From lush greenery to breathtaking beaches, enjoy a relish and scenic journey that will make memories last a lifetime.

Upon arrival check in to your hotel for rest & relaxation.

Overnight: 

Option 01:  weligama Bay Marriot

Day 8: Mirissa / Departure

If you’re looking for an incredible early morning experience, then whale watching at Mirissa Harbour is the perfect activity for you. Starting at 6:00 am from your hotel, the boat will depart at 6:30 and take you on a magnificent journey to see majestic whales in their natural habitat. Along with the breathtaking views, a packed breakfast and bottled water will be provided so that you can enjoy a comfortable ride.

Note – if you are porn to seasick better to take preventive medicines.

Later you will transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport for departure.

Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Included activities

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress

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Visit Dambulla Cave temple

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Visit Spice Garden

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Traditional Sri Lankan culture

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Temple of Tooth Relic

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Royal Botanical Garden

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Climb Mini Adams Peak

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Yala National Park

Included activities

Shopping in Famous shopping

Udawalwe National Park by Safari jeep

Elephant Transit Home

White water rafting

Nature walk in to Kithulgala forest

Nature photography

Bird watching

Water sports

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