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  • Visit Yala National Park, known for its leopards
  • Take a trip to a tea factory in Nuwara Eliya
  • Travel to the Temple of Tooth, which holds the tooth relic of Lord Buddha
  • See the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka in Dambulla
Book this 10-day, guided Sri Lanka trip with us and get the chance to visit some of the most important destinations in the country. Arrive in the coastal town of Wadduwa and head for Tissamaharama. See the turtle hatchery in Galle en route.

Travel to Yala next and enjoy an evening safari in the second largest national park in the country. Go out on a hike in Horton Plains National Park. Visit the Temple of Tooth in Kandy and learn more about Buddhism in Sri Lanka. See the largest cave complex in Sri Lanka in Dambulla and take a trip to Polonnaruwa, the second-most ancient of Sri Lanka's capital cities and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Your trip ends in Negambo, from where we will drive you to the airport for your flight back home. To know more about this trip, please go through the itinerary below.
2-3 hours 3 Star Hotel at Tangerine Beach Hotel or similar
Arrive in Wadduwa and make your way to the starting hotel of the trip. Check in upon reaching your accommodation. You are free for the rest of the day.
Meals
  • Dinner
5-6 hours 3 Star Hotel at Elephant Reach Hotel or similar
Travel to Tissamaharama today. See Galle Fort en route. Visit this old city that was ruled over by the Portuguese and the Dutch. Head for your resort located in the southwest coast of the island. Spend the rest of your day watching the clear blue ocean and soaking in the sun on its pristine beach.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
3-4 hours 3 Star Hotel at Heaven Seven or Similar
Enjoy a morning safari trip in Yala National Park. The second-largest national park in Sri Lanka, Yala is known all over the world for its dense leopard population. But there is more to this national park than just leopards. Yala's elephant herd numbers between 300 to 350. Also keep an eye out for other animals including sloth bears, wild water buffalos, golden palm civets and fishing cats.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
2-3 hours 3 Star Hotel at Serene Grand or Similar
Visit a tea factory en route to Kandy. Learn the different types of teas grown in Sri Lanka and the way they are auctioned. Get the chance to pluck tea leaves under the supervision of an experienced tea leaf plucker.

Go out on a city tour of Kandy with your tour guide and see some of its major highlights. Visit a batik and wood-carving center and learn more about local craftsmanship. Whatever your interested in, be it pottery, intricately carved spoons, sinewy silverware or finely cut gems, you are like to find them in Kandy.

Enjoy a tuk tuk ride for about 15 minutes around Kandi Lake.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
3 hours 3 Star Hotel at Serene Grand or Similar
Visit the Temple of Tooth, one of the most revered temples in Buddhism. The temple is said to hold the tooth relic of the Buddha. Head for the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, in the evening. The garden is home to more than 4000 species of plants, including a variety of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Near the garden is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. You also have the option of enjoying a cultural dance show in the evening.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
2-3 hours 3 Star Hotel at Saunter Paradise or Similar
Head for Dambulla. Stop at a spice garden en route and see the Dambulla Cave Temple. Dambulla has the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka with more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding areas. However, there are 5 major caves containing the statues and paintings of the Buddha. You can book the optional ayurvedic massage and relax in the evening.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
2-3 hours Hotel
Climb Pidurangala Rock, a massive rock formation located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya, in the morning. The Pidurangala area has been occupied on and off for over two thousand five hundred years by monks who lived in the caves around the site.

The optional activity today includes a visit to Polonnaruwa, an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
3-4 hours 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Camelot or Similar
Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an ancient ruin in central Dambulla, today. Surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs and other structures, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a popular tourist destination and is known for its ancient wall paintings (frescos).

Proceed to Negambo after you are done exploring the rock fortress.
Meals
  • Breakfast
3 Star Hotel at Hotel Camelot or Similar
Time to sit down and relax by the pool. You are free for the whole day today.
Meals
  • Breakfast
1 hours 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Camelot or Similar
Prepare for your departure. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drop you at the international airport.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking tour guides
  • All transfers to destinations mentioned on the itinerary, including departure transfer on the last day of the tour
  • All activities and visits mentioned on the itinerary
what's excluded
  • Sri Lanka visas
  • Any international flights to and from Colombo
  • Optional excursions and activities mentioned on the itinerary. You can book them on the spot
  • Anything not mentioned on the 'What's Included' section or the itinerary
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
  • Travel insurance policy
  • Tips
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 10 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 12 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationSinhala & Tamil New Year: The celebration of the Sinhala & Tamil New Year takes place every year on the 13th and 14th of April. You might experience larger crowds in places of your interest. Also, during your visit to the tea factory, it is possible that no product presentation takes place and no tea picker is present. This tour does not have a minimum number of participants. This means that it may happen that you are the only participant, but it is also possible that you travel with several other people. Your group can consist of a maximum of 8 participants From day 1 to day 9 of the tour, you will be accompanied by a local, English-speaking tour guide. Tipping is not compulsory, but it is customary in the tourism industry. If you are happy with the work of your guide, driver and support staff, then you can certainly tip at the end of your trip or your excursion Our tipping suggestions are as per the below: Chambermaids: about EUR1 per room per night Suitcases: about EUR1 per suitcase Chauffeurs and helpers: about EUR2 per person per day Guide: about EUR3 per person per day
Cancellation20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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