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Duration: 14 Nights
Locations: Negombo, Sigiriya, Kandy, Hatton, Yala, Weligama
Price: USD 1200 Upwards
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Exploring Paradise- like the name suggests, is a journey of discovery that takes you on an unimaginably wonderful trip to some of Sri Lanka’s most treasured locations. Walk with the gentle giants of Pinnawala’s Millennium Elephant Foundation. Learn of Sri Lanka’s most sacred ancient cities and monuments- World Heritage sites that attract countless wanderers throughout the world. Travel through the picturesque hill country with its breathtaking views.

  • 1 Night in Negombo

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

    Negombo

    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.

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    3 Nights in Sigiriya

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

    Millennium Elephant Foundation

    The Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF) is a family run non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the welfare of domestic elephants throughout Sri Lanka. The Foundation provides and fund the care, medical treatments, food, mahout salaries, the running costs of the charity as well as having an on-call Mobile Veterinary Unit which travels around the country treating sick elephants in need. The Elephant Walk Experience is another alternative to elephant riding for tourists, which is an ethical, up close and personal experience for tourists.

    Dambulla Golden Cave Temples

    Visit the 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. Marvel at the hundreds of Buddha figurines and other deities scattered across 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 and hear the tales of this ancient kingdom.

    Sigiriya ‘Lion Rock’ Fortress

    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.

    Sigiriya Village Tour

    Hiriwaduna is a little village that retains its authentic traditions and culture. Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy.Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your taste buds with a home cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays. Enjoy the life of a Sri Lankan villager, just this day.

    Ruined City of Polonnaruwa

    Walk through the ruins of the city that flourished between the 10th to the 13th century AD, which was also known as the second major capital of Sri Lanka. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the Lotus Bath (Nelum Pokuna), the Lankathilake Temple and the statue of King Parakramabahu whose reign was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa

    Sacred City of Anuradhapura

    Walk through the ancient city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scattered all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings in the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka’s history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings.

    Minneriya National Park

    This three-hour 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.

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    2 Nights in Kandy

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

    Spice & Herbal Garden

    The Euphoria Spice & Herbal Garden, is located approximately 12 km away from Matale (The spice capital of Sri Lanka). Enriched with herbs, spice groves and plants with fragrant greenery shading from the tropical trees that enlightens the unique aroma of each spice and herb. We give the opportunity for our visitors to explore and gain knowledge on Sri Lankan spices, herbs and the benefits of Ayurvedic medicine. The tropical climate in which our plants and herbs are grown helps them preserve its ancient origins.

    Kandy Cultural Show

    The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.

    Royal Botanical Gardens

    Visit the famous Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which were formed in the early 19th century. Walk through the vast area containing over 4000 species of plants. Enjoy the learning more about the orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Wander down avenues shaded by large and rare trees or bordered by flowering plants. Enjoy seeing the cannonball tree, walking over the wobbly suspension bridge and through the short hedge mazes or even climbing the twisty trees that make wonderful jungle gyms.

    Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

    The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a UNESCO World Heritage Site 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.

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    2 Nights in Hatton

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

    Horton Plains National Park

    Day 09; after breakfast at the hotel, visit the beautiful, scenic, cloud-kissed forests and grasslands of Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya, Enjoy the majestic views from the precipice of World’s End and the cooling sprays from Baker’s Falls. Catch glimpses of the many endemic faunae that make their home in the plains. Get to know more about the archaeological finds that were discovered in the area.

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    1 Night in Yala

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

    Yala National Park

    This amazing 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.

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    4 Nights in Weligama

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

    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 cobblestoned 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.

    Stilt Fishermen

    Hear the stories of how stilt fishing came to Sri Lanka, from the mouths of the fishermen who have practiced the craft for generations. Learn how the stilt fishing is done in detail and marvel at the level of skill that goes into it. Get some amazing photographs of the fishermen silhouetted against the shoreline at sunset.

    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.

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    Departure

    After the breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to airport after spending a memorable time in this island.

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  • Tour Includes

    • 14 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 15
    • Private Transport with airport transfers in an Air-Conditioned Car throughout the tour. (2010 and Above Manufactured)
    • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide
    • 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