LK10111200: Adventure with A Twist (12 Days)
Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise adorned by a diversified landscape that is breathtaking to explore. In this tour, you’ll get to explore deep into the heart of Sri Lanka as you journey through the wilder parts of the island, hiking and trekking through the land and journeying on waters both calm and sprightly.
Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle and proceed to Negombo, check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time – 20 to 30 mins)
During your stay in Elkaduwa, you can do the following experiences.
Lovely hike to the Bible Rock
The Bible Rock of Sri Lanka, locally named “Bathelegala” is a somber square sentinel that can be seen in the distant mountainous horizon, looming over other rocks and mountains, on the way up or down the Kadugannawa Pass along the Kandy Road. The 360-degree view from atop the rock is a photographer’s dream. The spectacular view of Asupini Ella, Kadugannawa Pass & Ura Kande, and the surrounding mountains and forests are simply put, breathtaking. On top of being one of the most scenic mountain tops, the biodiversity around Bible Rock ensures that hikers and bird lovers especially get to spot bird species.
Lovely Hike to Knuckles Mountain Range
Hike through the peaks and valleys of the massif, Knuckles. Get adventurous on this challenging trail with its many geographical variations. Get to see some of the hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife that inhabit the range. Enjoy the wonderful views that can be seen from the fist shaped peaks. Take amazing photographs that will make your holiday much more memorable.
During your stay in Nuwara Eliya, you can do the following experiences.
Visit the Tea Factory and Get a Guided Tour Through a Tea Estate
Learn how tea is manufactured in Sri Lanka. You can observe the tea pickers, locally known as ‘tea pluckers’ as they move between the lush green rows along the mountains with their large baskets. Thereafter you will be given a guided tour explaning fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and the grading of tea. Finish with a tea tasting process and learn of the history, and why Ceylon Tea is considered among the best in the world.
During your stay in Hatton, you can do the following experiences.
Pilgrimage Walk to Adams Peak
A Pilgrimage to the famed Adam’s Peak which is held sacred by many religions. Climb the holy mountain to reach the ultimate finish, the peak. View the miraculous giant footstep shaped indentation that is believed to be that of Lord Buddha’s by the Buddhists, God Shiva’s by the Hindus and that of Adam by the Muslims and Christians.
Kitulgala and Engage in Water Sports
Go on the ultimate adventure in the gushing waters and deep green forests of Kithulgala. Canyon through the waterfall of Kitulgala, sliding down its thrilling slopes. Abseil down the waterfall while enjoying panoramic views. Hike through the rainforest and learn more about the wildlife. Make your holiday more exciting. Enjoy the thrill of adventure as your whitewater raft down the rapids of a 5km stretch of the Kelani River. Bounce through the turbulent white-waters with the confidence and protection offered by proper safety measures. Let your adrenaline rise as you are whirled through the foamy rapids in an experience you will never forget.
During your stay in Haputale, you can try out following experiences.
Hike to Ella Rock
This picturesque hike takes you up to Ella Rock, which is one of the highest viewpoints in the area. Watch the distant Namunukula Range and Little Adam’s Peak along the way. Get to see some stupendous early morning views of the landscape from the top of the rock. Some of the identifiable landmarks that can be seen are the Bandarawala Range, Poonagala Hills, Narangala, the Ella Gap and the Badulla train tracks.
Explore the Marvels of Ella
Explore Ella’s most interesting places. Pass through bright green tea fields, and tough stretches of rock, and get to see the magical views of Little Adam’s Peak. Walk over the history seeped Nine Arches Bridge and listen to the story of its construction. End your hike at the Demodara Railway station with its unique loop-over track design. This tour gives you the chance to see the best sights of Sri Lanka.
Explore the most famous landmarks of Haputale. Visit Lipton’s seat, one of the most famed observation points in Sri Lanka, which gives views of the Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern Provinces. Roam over the grounds of Adisham Bungalow, a beautiful Tudor mansion built in the early 1900s. View the neo-gothic architecture of St Andrews church, walk through its graveyard which is the resting place of many British tea planters, and much more. This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the calming beauty of Haputale and its sights.
Safari in Yala National Park
A nature-lover’s paradise, Wild Coast Tented Lodge offers exceptional wilderness experiences, allowing guests to immerse themselves in some of the richest biodiversity in Sri Lanka. Vehicles will whisk guests to the quietest corners of Yala National Park, whilst expert naturalist guides will be on hand to talk guests through the incredible diversity of flora and fauna, including elephants, sloth bears and leopards. A variety of lectures and workshops, with focuses ranging from wild elephant behaviour to bird watching and nature walks, will offer an insight into the fascinating natural surroundings. We also offer fascinating excursions to the ancient Buddhist sites in the area.
Mirissa Whale Watching Tour
This tour gives you an opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales and fin whales as they swim in the waters to the south of Sri Lanka. Gain more knowledge about the whales as a species from a qualified naturalist and learn to identify them. This tour gives you a responsible whale watching experience with a minimal imprint on nature.
After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and, drive to the Airport for your flight back home.
Economy (3 Star)
Economy (3 Star)