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Duration: 11 Nights
Locations: Negombo, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Minneriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala, Galle
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LK10111600-11: The Cycling Journey (11 Nights)

Sri Lanka though a renowned leisure destination for its mesmeric hill country, exquisite beaches, and fascinating cultural attraction of ancient cities and shrines is not a destination that readily comes to mind for a golfing holiday. If you look up the Sri Lanka Map you will learn to your delightful surprise that you can easily fit in three fabulous golf courses of all Asia located at three elevations

  • 1 Night in Negombo

    During your time in Negombo, you can engage in the following activities.

    Negombo City by Cycle

    Enjoy the sun on the sandy beaches of Negombo on the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. Watch the flourishing fish industry, which is a centuries-old tradition. Ride an adrenaline high with some fun water sports. Enjoy the corals and underwater life while diving. See the 50 year-old ship-wreck just off the coast, where many varieties of fish make their home.

    (Ride 25 km)

    See “Hotels” for details on Accommodation

    3 Nights in Sigiriya

    During your time in Sigiriya, you can engage in the following activities.

    Sigiriya Cycling Tour

    Start ridding through the countryside on a mix of tarmac and red dirt roads passing orchards, paddy fields and elephant grass. Riding along the shores of Kandalama Lake we’ll have excellent views of the ancient 5th century rock fortress Sigiriya (Lion Rock), our destination thereafter Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ‘ the Lion Rock’. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

    (Ride 25 km)

    Dambulla Cave Temple

    Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex

    Polonnaruwa Ruin City Exploration by Cycle

    Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the second major capital of Sri Lanka. Walk through the ruins of the city that flourished between the 10th to the 13th century AD. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the lotus bath, Lankathilaka Temple and the statue of King Parakramabahu whose reign was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa. Get to know more about Sri Lanka’s ancient history

    (Ride 20 km)

    Go on a Safari in the Minneriya National Park

    This safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas.

    See “Hotels” for details on Accommodation

    1 Night in Kandy

    During your time in Kandy, you can engage in the following activities.

    Temple of the Tooth Relic

    Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art

    See “Hotels” for details on Accommodation

    1 Night in Nuwara Eliya

    During your time in Nuwara Eliya, you can engage in the following activities.

    Cycling through misty mountains from Ramboda to Nuwara Eliya

    Visit a Tea Factory and a plantation

    Visit a Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality

    See “Hotels” for details on Accommodation

    1 Night in Ella

    During your time in Ella, you can engage in the following activities.

    Scenic Train Ride

    Explore Ella by Cycle

    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

    (Ride 20 km)

    See “Hotels” for details on Accommodation

    1 Night in Yala

    During your time in Yala, you can engage in the following activities.

    Tissa lake exploration Cycling Tour

    (Ride 20 km)

    Yala National Park Safari

    This amazing three-hour Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates

    See “Hotels” for details on Accommodation

    3 Nights in Galle

    During your time in Galle, you can engage in the following activities.

    Ride through the Old colonial City of Galle

    Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestones streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics

    See “Hotels” for details on Accommodation

    Departure

    On completion proceed to airport after spending a memorable time in this island.

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  • Tour Includes

    • 11 nights’ Accommodation in hotels as per the above itinerary or hotels of similar standards
    • Meals on Bed and Breakfast basis commencing with breakfast on Day 2 and ending with breakfast on Day 12
    • Private Transport with airport transfers in an Air-Conditioned Car throughout the tour. (2010 and Above Manufactured)
    • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    • Cycle cost and Helmet
    • All applicable current local taxes, but subject to change at the time of booking

    Tour Excludes

    • Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application
    • International / Domestic Airfare
    • Any expenses of personal nature
    • Tips & Portages
    • Cost of Beverages
    • Meals where not specified
    • Entrance fees and other services not mentioned above

     Complimentary

    • 1 x 1 Litre Water Bottle Per Person Per Day
    • 1 Local SIM Card Per Room
SKU: LK94043395