14 Days / 13 Nights
Duration
Negombo – Kithulgala – Sri Pada – Ella – Arugambay – Rathnapura – Sinharajaya forest – Colombo
Location
2/ 3
luxury level
Jan – Dec
Tour Availability

Explore Mountains and Beaches, Sri Lanka (14 Days/ 13 Nights)

Take on the mighty mountain peaks, Ancient forests and golden sandy beaches in an amazing holiday tour. Sri Lanka is famous for its mountains and wildlife, pristine forests, beautiful tea plantation and old colonial trains. Central hills of Sri Lanka are a globally recognized bio diversity hot spot. You can climb and explore the most famous Sri Pada (Adams Peak) mountain (2243 m) to UNESCO world Heritage Sinharaja rain forest. If you are up to hiking through jungles guided by out environmentalists and experts and ready to find out the true nature of a tropical country, this is the tour for you.

Visiting Kithulgala the heart of white water rafting in Sri Lanka along with Sri Pada mountain and Arugambay will be memorable. With the best rated low budget destinations with awesome support staff, We provide you the opportunity to explore one of the most amazing destinations in the world.

 

Selecting single rooms:

Single room supplement is 532.00 Euros per person on top of the standard price.

Standard prices per person is calculated based on shared rooms for your selected group size. You can select single rooms to stay for supplementary price of 510.00 Euros per person for the tour for all group sizes.

 

Please visit Custom-made tours if there are travelers under 12 years old and for any upgrades in accommodation and locations.

 

Is this tour for me?

Travel style: luxury

You will have a private vehicle with a specialist chauffeur/ driver just for your group. In most cases this is a saloon car or a luxury mini van. If you want to take the scenic train ride in the mountains, this will also be especially reserved for you.

Service level and accommodation: luxury

Comfortable star-class accommodations are provided. Standard are double rooms to share between two people. We only house you in hotels with 2-5 star category with the highest trip-advisor and booking.com reviews.

Comfort rating: 2-3 stars

A tour that allows you to stay in highly reviewed hotels ranked in the top tier in customer service and quality. The tour is organised by putting together different highly regarded tour service providers to make your travel a pleasurable memory. You can always request our flagship hotels for more luxury and comfort.

Trip type: small private group

Small private group experience, max 16 people. When you book a tour for 2/ 4/ 6/ 12 people, you will be sharing your tour with that group only. You will not be part of a mega group rushing from one place to another.

Age requirement: 12+

Long walking and climbing large number of steps, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Price includes :

  • We cover all costs included in your itinerary description inside Sri Lanka (no air fare).
  • Accommodation in shared double rooms on bed and breakfast basis in specified luxury hotels (can be upgraded on request).
  • Private luxury van, mini bus or car with an experienced driver and/ or guide with special tourist insurance.
  • All government charges and taxes.
  • Free complementary excursions and herbal treatments and massages.
  • Extras on the way such as traditional delicacies and traditional handcraft souvenirs.
  • Water and snacks on the way.

 

Price excludes :

  • Medical/ travel insurance.
  • Optional tours and activities that are not part of the
    complimentary offers that come with your package.
  • Safaris with specialist jeeps and wildlife expert drivers.
  • Special permits including camera and video permits to
    designated sights.
  • Tips and other expenses of personal nature.
  • Entrance fees to national monuments,
    wildlife parks and other attractions that are not
    covered in your offer (can be upgraded on customer request).
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Day 1: Airport/ Negombo Beach Click here to readmore

You will land at the Katunayake Airport situated next to a beautiful lagoon and spend the night in Negombo. Use the rest of the day to relax and get adjusted to the tropical climate. In the evening our company representative will come to you for a complementary tea to discuss the program ahead. He will present you different options and the complementary offers especially selected to make your trip the perfect holiday that you will never forget.

Airport arrival: Welcome to Sri Lanka by our concierge and transfer to the hotel
Accommodation: Paradise Beach Hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 15 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van, car

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Day 2: Negombo Beach / Kithulgala Click here to readmore

After a good night sleep and a relaxing breakfast you will be driven to Kithulgala. This is the best place to enjoy white water rafting in Sri Lanka. Get your Go-Pro ready for an unbelievable ride on a roaring river. You will be assisted by certified experts in the field and be provided all the necessary gear for your safety and comfort. Listen to your white water rafting instructor and follow the safety instructions. Then paddle hard to enjoy the beat of the river and its roaring water currents.

Accommodation: Breetas Garden or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 87 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

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Day 3/ Day 4: Kithulgala / Beli Lena – Sri Pada Mountain (Adam’s Peak) Click here to readmore

After breakfast enjoy a walk through the hotel’s own tea plantation and learn the art of tea plucking like a local.

Then, if you want, you can hike to Belilena together with a local guide (3 hours). But be aware that the most exciting climb will follow during the next night, so if you prefer, you can simply use the day to rest a bit more.

Belilena is a large cave, located 8 km (5.0 mi) from the town of Kitulgala. Evidence of prehistoric human presence as early as 32,000 years ago was recorded at this site. The skeletal remains of ten individuals were discovered by Paul E. P. Deraniyagala, who attributed them to the Balangoda Man (Homo sapiens balangodensis). The Balangoda Man is assumed to have lived as early as 32,000 years ago and occupied high altitude territories of up to 2,000 ft (609.6 m) above sea level.

At midnight we will leave the hotel to climb Adam’s Peak, a beautiful steep mountain and an important Buddhist landmark. At 2 am we will start climbing the 5500 stairs up to the peak. At 6 am we will reach the top of Adam’s Peak, on time to watch the stunning sun rise over the country – an unforgettable experience. After a good break on the top, we will climb back down to Nallathanniya. At noon you will be back at the hotel to get a good rest.

Accommodation: Breetas Garden or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 53 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

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Day 5: Train ride to Ella Click here to readmore

After breakfast you will take one of the most scenic train rides of Asia to the small jungle city of Ella, giving you views on impressive mountains covered in mist, waterfalls, tea plantations and thick, lush greenery. Our experts may accompany you during this beautiful ride on the century old tracks through mountains and tunnels and you will be picked up at Ella station before checking into one of the most amazing resorts in the country. You can then take a walk in the jungles and mountains around Ella, admire the views over the paddy fields below you in the valleys and see the powerful Rawana waterfall.

Accommodation: Morning Dew Boutique hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 127 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

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Day 6: Ella Mountains Click here to readmore

You will have the most amazing relax time in your Ella resort, which is situated in the middle of a scenic tea estate and mountain jungles. Experience the beauty and serenity of Sri Lanka’s scenic hill country within the luxurious comforts of a boutique hotel par excellence.

After your breakfast you will be guided by an expert to trek the famous Ella Gap. This 3-hour walking tour in the mountains is included in your package to help you see a real tropical environment. The exquisite countryside, breathtaking views and exciting nature trails will assure you of a memorable holiday in breathtaking Ella.

In the afternoon you will have time for leisure or to explore the surroundings on your own.

Accommodation: Morning Dew Boutique hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: Special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

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Day 7: Arugam Bay and Kumana Wildlife Safari Click here to readmore

After your breakfast you will be driven to the famous surfing beach of Arugam Bay on the eastern coast.

You will pass through serene mountain ranges and stop at the stunning Ravana waterfall. You will be checking in to your beach hotel before going on a safari in Kumana and Yala East National Parks.

Spend an unforgettable day spotting powerful leopards, lazy bears and hundreds of other animals in the exciting Yala National Park during our wildlife safari tour in a 4WD jeep. Create everlasting memories by taking hundreds of photos of rare animals, thick green jungle and colorful birds. Kumana and Yala East is one of the best places in South Asia for bird watching. Therefore, please bring your Binoculars and powerful cameras to capture them.

The fishing village of Arugam Bay is a very popular surfing destination, known as the best surfing beach in Sri Lanka and one of the 10 best surfing spot in the world. It features many international surfing competitions. The region is also very popular among bird watchers. When you have enough of surfing and relaxing on the beach, you can visit the many nearby ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples in the Pothuwil area.

Accommodation: Star dust Hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 135 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car and special Safari Jeep

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Day 08/ Day 09/ Day 10: Arugam Bay Beach Click here to readmore

For the next two days, you can either take surfing lessons (3 hours per day) or explore the nearby ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples in the Pothuwil area. Arugam Bay is the ideal spot to just chill on the beach and enjoy one of the least unpolluted and touristic beaches in Asia. It is perhaps the best-hidden gem in the surfing world.

We will also guide you to the ancient ruins of a sea temple (Muhudu Maha Viharaya’) and go with you to the Sunday market for a traditional shopping experience.

Accommodation: Star dust Hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: Special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

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Day 11: Rathnapura- Sinharajaya UNESCO world Heritage forest Click here to readmore

We will leave the coast to Sinharaja, a UNESCO World Heritage primary rain forest, which ranks on the very top globally for the density of its bio-diversity.

On the way you will be passing through the world famous capital of Ceylon gems, Rathnapura. If you want, we will take you on a short tour through one of the many gem museums where you can see for real the famous Ceylon blue sapphires, corundums, padparadschas and other gems. You have the option to visit a real gem mine where millennium old techniques are still in use. If you want to go shopping, we can provide you with a list of government certified places to shop for special gems.

In the afternoon you will check in to your hotel in the Sinharajaya periphery and have the rest of the day for relaxation.

Accommodation: Blue Magpie Lodge or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast.
Transport: 253 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

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Day 12: Sinharajaya ancient Forest Click here to readmore

Today you will be accompanied by a naturalist to go deep into the rain forest, starting as early as.6 am. You will slowly explore the hidden paths, flora, fauna, and countless species, which are only found in this habitat until 4 in the afternoon. If you are a bird watcher, make sure you are well packed with your binoculars and tele lenses. There are plenty of things to be photographed.

Sinharajaya is one of the most amazing places to visit in Sri Lanka, as it hosts 337 woody plant species that include 192 endemic species, 19 fish species, 33 amphibians, 71 reptile species, 147 bird species, and 44 mammal species, 65 species of butterflies and over 140 families of fauna.

Before the arrival of the British and with them of the colonial tea plantations, the entire hill country was covered in forests like Sinharajaya.

Accommodation: Blue Magpie Lodge or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast.
Transport: Special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

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Day 13: Colombo, Shopping and city explore Click here to readmore

After breakfast proceed to Colombo city.

Depending on your choice we may take a evening city tour to old colonial part of the city, busy market regions and beautiful parks and lakes. You will be staying overnight in Colombo

Accommodation: Mirage Hotel or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 125 km by special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car.

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Day 14: Departure- Airport Click here to readmore

As all good things must come to an end, your guide will lead you comfortably back to the international airport after morning breakfast for your departure, filled with unforgettable memories of relaxation, culture and the unique spirit of Sri Lanka.

Accommodation: Non applicable/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: 33 km by walking, special tourist coach, mini bus, van or car

Notes to all travelers

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All rates are subject to change in case of sudden government charges on fuel and transport, hotel rates, entrance fees and taxes.

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Above rates are calculated at the latest available conversion rate. You will be informed about any major differences and the final tour price may be reduced or increased.

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Our cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period.

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We keep our costs to absolute minimum by picking nonrefundable reservations. Therefore, all tour reservations are subject to a 100% non-cancellation policy. However we may help you to change the dates or change the tour program depending on costs and availability.

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All reservations are subject to availability at time of booking.
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Reservation confirmation shall be subject to availability after your consent to confirm the room /round tour package.

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The official check-in time at all hotels is 14:00. The official check-out time at all hotels is 11:00.

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Alcohol will not be served by any hotel on Poya Days (full moon) and other days prohibited by the government. Guests are advised to abide by the law at all times.
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Optional excursions and additional services outside our large number of complimentary options can be provided at additional charge.
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Visits to wild life parks will be at client’s own risk.
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Safari vehicles have very basic insurance cover (not as comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours).
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