Nine nights - Ten days tour

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Trip overview

Explore 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites. (Sigiriya rock fortress, Dambulla Cave Temple, the sacred cities of Kandy, and the sacred cities of Anuradhapura.)

Get a glimpse of rural life in the village of Habarana, meeting some of the local residents and exploring the area on a traditional bull cart.

Learn about tea harvesting in the charming colonial town of Nuwara Eliya.

Join a ranger on safari in Yala National Park, home to a thriving leopard population, and visit an elephant rehabilitation center in Udawalawe National Park.

Learn about tea harvesting in the charming colonial town of Nuwara Eliya.

The Itinerary

Arrive and proceed to Negombo for overnight stay. Visit Dutch fort, Dutch channel, fish market, and St Mari’s church.

Check out and proceed to Sigiriya. Visit Sigiriya UNESCO world heritage site. Overnight at Sigiriya or Habarana. Optional Elephant back safari of one hour. Visit Hiriwadunna dry zone rural village.

Visit Polonnaruwa UNESCO world heritage site. Jeep safari to Minneriya or Kaudulla national parks in the evening (3 pm to 6.30 pm) Overnight at Sigiriya or Habarana.

Visit Anuradhapura UNESCO world heritage site in the morning. Visit Mihintale in the evening. Overnight at Sigiriya or Habarana. Optional Visit the ruins of Ritigala forest monastery on the way.

Check out and proceed to Kandy. Visit Dambulla caves UNESCO world heritage site and a spice garden at Matale on the way to Kandy. Kandy city tour and enjoy the cultural show in the evening. Overnight at Kandy.

Visit temple of the tooth UNESCO world heritage site for morning ceremony (9.30 am to 10.30 am). fishermen at Weligama. Visit Japanese temple at Unawatuna.

Check out and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Visit Ramboda falls, Mc Woods tea plantation and the factory, on the way.

Check out early morning with takeaway breakfast and proceed to Horton Plains. After that, proceed to Ohiya railway station to catch the train to Ella. This may be the most scenic train trip of Sri Lanka. The driver will travel along with your baggage to Ella railway station and wait for you. Explore Ella and overnight at Ella.

Visit Little Adam’s Peak in the morning and proceed to Yala. Visit falls on the way. After lunch, commence the jeep safari at Yala national park (2.30 pm to 6.30 pm) to spot leopards, sloth bears, spotted dears, wild bores, elephants, crocodiles and many more animals. Overnight at Yala or Tissamaharama.

Checkout and proceed to visit Galle UNESCO world heritage site. Visit stilt fishermen at Weligama and Japanese temple at Unawatuna on the way to Galle fort. Optional – Visit sea turtle hatchery on the way at Kosgoda.

The road map

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