11 Days / 10 Nights
Duration
Negombo – Sigiriya– Dambulla– Kandy– Wasgamuwa– Tincomalee– Pasikudha Beach – Colombo
Location
2 / 3
luxury level
Jan – Dec
Tour Availability

Off the Beaten Track to East Coast of Sri Lanka (11 Days/ 10 Nights)

The island paradise is the perfect place for your amazing off the beaten track holiday. Explore the most breathtaking destinations in this tropical paradise from golden sunsets, misty mountains with beautiful waterfalls to ancient ruins surrounded with lakes and paddy fields.

You will fall in love with the most amazing Wasgamuwa National park, the ultimate off the beaten track destination in Sri Lanka. Wasgamuwa is one of the most colourful places to travel in the world for wild life. The tour takes you to Sigiriya, the ultimate romantic fortress of ancient kings as well as in the scenic ride to Trincomalee via Kandy through breathtaking mountain passes.

Tour will take you to Busy beach towns of Negambo to Sigiriya Fortress City– Dambulla Temple– Kandy UNESCO world Heritage– Wasgamuwa National Park– Tincomalee – Pasikudha Beach and back to Negambo/Colombo.

Please visit Custom-made tours if there are travelers under 12 years old  or even for a upgrade or any other type of modification.

Selecting single rooms:

Single room supplement is 330.00 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 330.00 Euros per person for the tour for all group sizes.

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: Standrad

Comfortable star-class accommodations are provided. Standard are double rooms to share between two people. We only house you in hotels with 3-5 star category with the highest trip-advisor and booking.com reviews.

Comfort rating: 3-5 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, designed for 2 honeymooners. It is a great tour even for a group who like this program, 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+

Some walking and climbing steps, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Price includes :

  • We cover all costs included in your itinerary description inside Sri Lanka, (no air fare).
  • Best reviewed and ranked hotels and luxury camp sites.
  • Accommodation in shared double rooms on bed and breakfast basis in specified luxury hotels, (can be upgraded on request).
  • Entrance fee for Wasgamuwa National Park is included
  • 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 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.
  • 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 – Negambo Beach Click here to readmore

Our team will welcome you in style at the International airport and drive you to a beautiful beach resort in Negambo.

Use the rest of the day to relax from the plane journey and get adjusted to the tropical climate. In the evening our company representative will come to you for a casual chat about 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.

Overnight stay in Negambo.

Airport arrival: Welcome to Sri Lanka by our concierge and transfer to the hotel
Accommodation: Catamaran beach or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: By special private tourist coach, mini bus, van or car.

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Day 2: Negambo Beach – Sigiriya Fortress City Click here to readmore

After checkout we will continue our journey with a visit of Sigiriya, the 8th Wonder of the Ancient World, an important UNESCO World Heritage site and testament to the sophistication of ancient construction. Be ready to be blown away by this architectural masterpiece with fountains that still work after 1500 years. Give yourself time to fully grasp the beauty of the ancient frescos of half-naked royal women on the rock face, the fortifications around the rock and the grand city built in the 5th century BC. Enjoy the breathtaking aerial view over jungles, rural villages and giant lakes and mountains after climbing up more than 1000 steps carved into the rock face.

After your visit, you can experience authentic rural life with a special lunch in the Hiriwadunna village. Walk around the village and its lake, watching birds, wildlife and bullock carts transporting goods to the market.

Overnight stay in Dambulla.

Accommodation: Rangiri Dambulla Resort or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: By special private tourist coach, mini bus, van or car.

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Day 3: Sigiriya Fortress City Click here to readmore

After a relaxing breakfast we will continue exploration with a stop at the famous Dambulla cave temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site.

Climb up to the Golden Cave Temple, towering 160m over the surrounding plains. Enjoy the beautiful frescoes, incredible panoramic views up until Sigiriya and huge Buddha statues.  Under an impressive overhanging rock you find five big caves, which host a beautiful temple complex dating back to the first century BC. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock.

Overnight stay in Dambulla.

Accommodation: Rangiri Dambulla Resort or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: By special private tourist coach, mini bus, van or car.

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Day 4: Kandy UNESCO heritage city Click here to readmore

After a relaxing breakfast we will continue our journey to Kandy, with a stop at a world famous spice garden.  Ceylon then Sri Lanka was known as is the most important center of spiced in the world throughout the last 3000 years. You may explore and get introduced to different uses and different types of spices here.

Should you prefer to take some of the spices with you, you can purchase top of the range spices as well.

After arriving in Kandy and checking into the hotel, you may choose to visit the world famous Temple of the Tooth. Walk around the ancient royal complex that came to symbolize the statehood as Sri Lanka’s capital moved to Kandy from Anuradhapura due to centuries of invasions. You may witness the evening ceremonies and make a visit to the museum holding centuries of Buddhist heritage, followed by a visit to the remnants of the old royal palace and queen’s private quarters. A private gem museum and a gem lapidary is another destination you can visit to see firsthand how the world famous Ceylon gems are cut and polished.

In the evening you also have the opportunity to enjoy a Kandy cultural dance festival. Kandyan dancing world famous for its amazing moves and colourful dress codes is surely an interesting experience for a visitor.

Overnight stay in Kandy.

Accommodation: Hotel Tree of Life or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: By special private tourist coach, mini bus, van or car.

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Day 5/ Day 6: Wasgamuwa National Wild Life Park Click here to readmore

After breakfast you may visit the world famous Temple of the tooth to witness the morning ceremony known as Thewawa. Performed every day at a pre-determined times since the passing of the Buddha is a fascinating insight in to the royal traditions of pre-colonial times.

You may leave Kandy at leisure to Wasgamuwa National wild life park in Polonnaruwa. This is one of the most amazing sceneries in Sri Lanka where you can see the how the central highlands and its mountains come out of the plains.

Second day of your stay in Wasgamuwa you may take the full day safari leaving the hotel as early as possible.

Home to the largest population of wildlife in Sri Lanka, and is one of the least touristic destinations making it’s the ideal place for off the beaten track nature lovers. Wasgamuwa name comes from the Sinhala term Walas Gamuwa, which means Bear woods. Apart from Sri Lankan bears, you may also witness large herds of Wild Asian Elephants as well. 143 bird species that is home to Wasgamuwa, make it’s an ideal place for bird watching as well.

Overnight stay in Wasgamuwa.

Accommodation: Far Cry Resort or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: By special private tourist coach, mini bus, van or car.

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Day 7/ Day 8 /Day 9: Pasikudah Beach - Trincomalee City Click here to readmore

After breakfast, we will drive to the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka, to the beach of Passikudah. Use your leisure time to head out to the coastal towns of Pasikudah or Kalkudah, boasting one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world.

You may choose to visit Trincomalee as well. In Trincomalee, you can enjoy a leisurely walk along the beach in the evening, savouring fresh seafood and delicious fruit juices with the breeze of the sea. May be you can even walk to the top of the natural harbour of Trincomalee and let yourself be blown away by the magnificent beauty of the sunset in Trincomalee.

Make time to visit the Koneswaram temple and enjoy the scenery of what historically was one of the most important temples in the Buddhist world later a Hindu temple. Enjoy the colours of the Hindu architecture and decorations as well as the thrilling view of the sea from the edge of the rock face. Feel free to walk under a giant colorful cart that carries magnificent statues of different gods.

Feel free to walk on the road leading to the mountain top and you will find whatever left of the ancient Buddhist temple that once occupied the area. It is common to walk alongside wild deer roaming freely on your way back. A ruined Dutch fortress provides a mystic postcard view around you. Then retire to your beach hotel for a short break, before visiting one of the best attractions in Trincomalee, Pigeon Island. Run around the island and explore every bit of this beautiful small place in the middle of the sea of blue water and white wave bubbles.

Overnight stay in Passijudah, Trincomalee.

Accommodation: Marina Passikudah resort or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: By special private tourist coach, mini bus, van or car.

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Day 10: Relaxing in Negambo Click here to readmore

After a leisurely breakfast, we will drive to the western coastal city of Negambo. Use the rest of the day to rest and enjoy a busy tropical beach. Recover from the long holiday and travelling around Sri Lanka and enjoy the best food and juices in the world in your resort town.

Overnight stay in Negambo

Accommodation: Catamaran Beach resort or similar/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: By special private tourist coach, mini bus, van or car.

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Day 11: Negambo-Departure from Sri Lanka 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. Leave Sri Lanka filled with unforgettable memories of relaxation, culture and the unique spirit of this tropical island. You may choose to say good-bye to Sri Lanka or continue your holidays with a relaxing beach stay.

Accommodation: N/ A/ Meals included: Breakfast
Transport: By 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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