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11 Day Sri Lanka Itinerary (with 4* & 5* hotels)

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11 day Sri Lanka itineray

11 day Sri Lanka itinerary is the best way to experience the highlights of this stunning island in 11 days. Ancient cities, UNESCO world heritage sites, tea-growing hills, wildlife parks, and gorgeous beaches backed up by a selection of amazing hotels that emphasize quality and value.

Tour start from – Colombo international airport.

Tour ends at Colombo international airport.

Ages – 01 to 99

Group size – Min 1, Max 18

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11 Day Sri Lanka Itinerary in brief

11 Day Sri Lanka Itinerary starts from the airport – Transfer to Colombo – City tour in Negombo – Climb Sigiriya rock – Dambulla cave temple – Matale spice garden – City tour in Kandy visit Temple of the tooth – Enjoy in Nuwara Eliya with the cool climate – Tea plantation & factory – Scenic train ride – Climb the Ella rock – Jeep safari at Yala national park – Mirissa whale watching & leisure – Visit around Galle lighthouse & fort – Hikkaduwa beach and Bentota turtle farm – According to the flight time transfer to the airport.

Tour start from Colombo international airport.

Tour ends at – Colombo international airport.

Ages – 01 to 99

Group size – Min 1, Max 18

Please book this tour at least 5 days prior to the tour start date.

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Group size

Five travelers, Four travelers, Six travelers, Solo traveler, Three travelers, Two travelers

Occupancy

Five single rooms, Four single rooms, One double & one single room, One double room, One single room, One triple & one double room, One triple & one single room, One triple room, Three double rooms, Three single rooms, Two double & one single rooms, Two double rooms, Two single & one double rooms, Two single rooms, Two triple rooms

Detailed itinerary.

Day 01.  Arrival – Negombo.

On arrival at the Colombo airport, you will be met by our English-speaking chauffer guide. Thereafter transfer to Negombo. (Approx. 30 min) check-in your hotel and leisure by the beach.Overnight in Negombo

Included Activities – No activities included.

Accommodation – Hotel Jetwing Beach Negombo or similar.

Meals Included – Breakfast & dinner.

Day 02. Negombo – Habarana.

After breakfast proceeds to Sigiriya (approx. 5 h) & check-in. Visit the Sigiriya Rock, one of Sri Lanka’s most profitable landmarks in the afternoon. Sigiriya rock fortress is the most visited tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. It is sometimes known as the Sigiriya Lion Rock, after its original name “Sinha-Giri”. The name comes from its palace entrance through a massive brick sculpture of a lion head. Only the paws of this sculpture remain at the foot of the rock today. Sigiriya rock fortress is a fifth-century fortified palace complex, which was used by King Kassapa (477CE-493CE). The Sigiriya rock abruptly rises 600 feet high from the surrounding plains. The ruins of King Kassapa’s royal palace are scattered on the peak rock plateau. Some of them were constructed at the time of King Kassapa. The foothills and immediate surroundings of the Sigiriya rock were once an elaborate royal pleasure garden. The archaeological value of the site is immeasurable, perhaps unsurpassed in South Asia. Overnight in Habarana.

Included Activities – Sigiriya rock fortress UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Accommodation – Hotel Cinnamon Lodge Habarana or similar.

Meals Included – Breakfast & dinner.

Day 03. Habarana – Anuradhapura – Mnneriya National Park – Habarana.

After breakfast, tour in Anuradhapura and visit Sri Lanka’s capital, Anuradhapura. You will see the rest of the Brazen Palace (which used to be 9 stories high) and Sri Maha Bodhi is a Bo tree that has been in existence for more than 2,000 years and is part of a particular tree inspired by the Buddha. Come here. . At the end of the visit, you will return to the hotel to relax and spend the night in the same place.

You will be able to enjoy a thrilling safari in Minneriya National Park in the afternoon. This half-day Minneriya National Park safari will give you the opportunity to witness a large number of Sri Lankan elephants who are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the reservoir during the dry season. The Minneriya tank contributes to sustain a large herd. Elephants gathered here are numbering around 150-200. Some reports account for the number of elephants to as high as 700. They migrate here from Wasgamuwa National Park and benefit from the food and shelter of the park’s forest. Tourists visit Minneriya largely because of elephants, especially in the dry season. Overnight in Habarana.

Included Activities -Anuradhapura UNESCO World Heritage Site & private jeep safari in Minneriya National Park.

Accommodation – Hotel Cinnamon Lodge Habarana or similar.

Meals Included – Breakfast & dinner.

Day 04. Habarana – Dambulla – Kandy.

After breakfast head to Dambulla caves. The Buddhist temple complex of Dambulla consists of five cave temples carved under a very large overhanging rock. The temples were carved out over several centuries, but the oldest dates back to the 1st-century B.C.E. The temples include numerous carved statues of Buddha, and his faithful disciple Ananda, as well as Hindu deities. Over hundred and fifty statues, including a life-sized granite one, are all contained inside the temple as is a small stupa surrounded by eleven seated Buddhas. The cave walls and ceiling are entirely painted with paintings depicting early Buddhist historical events and murals with traditional Buddhist designs.

After that proceed to Kandy the last capital of Sri Lankan rulers, a World Heritage Site. The name Kandy evokes quality and grand dreams. A lot of legends, traditions, and old stories are still full of energy. In 1806, the last Sinhala ruler, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, drove around Lake Kandy. Visit human expression and artwork focus as well as pearl history centers and gems.

The crown jewel of the city is the famed Sri Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Temple of the Tooth. ‘Maligawa’ literally translates to palace, and the temple is part of the palace complex. The entire complex is over three centuries old at least and has seen many a king’s rise and fall. It has seen bloody wars and peaceful reigns and is one of the most historical places still standing on the island. The best time to visit is during the evening ceremony. Overnight in Kandy.

Included Activities – Dambulla caves UNESCO World Heritage Site & Temple of the Tooth  UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Accommodation – Hotel Cinnamon Citadel Kandy or similar.

Meals Included – Breakfast & dinner.

Day 05. Kandy – Nuwara Eliya.

Breakfast, then check out and head to visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden. This professional flower bed was originally extended by the British as the joy of the Sinhala Lord. It has 147 parts of the land and offers amazing trees, plants and flowers.

After that proceed to Nuwara Eliya “Little England” (about 02 hours 30 minutes) to visit the tea plantation and factory and waterfall. Nuwara Eliya is the highest mountain country town, 150 km from Colombo. Nuwara Eliya has a different climate than other places and it is the coolest region in Sri Lanka. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.

Included Activities – Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Rambodafalls & a tea factory visit.

Accommodation – Hotel Blackpool Nuwara Eliya or similar.

Meals Included – Breakfast & dinner.

Day 06. Nuwara Eliya – Ella. 

In The morning, take a city tour in Nuwara Eliya, visit Gregory Park, Seetha Amman Temple, and breathtaking views. Your city tour driver will take you to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

After lunch travel to Ella by train the train journeys are real cultural experiences and the most scenic routes will be highlights of your visit, the end of your train ride driver will pick you up at the Ella railway station check in your hotel in Ella.

Included Activities – Highlights of Nuwara Eliya and Scenic Train Ride.

Accommodation – 98 Acres Resort Ella or similar.

Meals Included – Breakfast & dinner.

Day 07. Ella – Yala. 

Enjoy breakfast and tour in Ella. This laid-back town includes wonderful green tea. You can do a lot of things in this small city, such as visiting Nine Arches Bridge, climbing Ella Rock and Little Adam’s Peak. You can also see Ravana Falls. and many more. Afternoon proceeds to Yala for overnight stay.

Included Activities – Highlights of Ella and Ravana falls.

Accommodation – Hotel Cinnamon Wild Yala or similar.

Meals Included – Breakfast & dinner.

Day 08. Yala – Mirissa.

The morning jeep tour at Yala Wildlife Park consists of a 4×4 luxury jeep and an English-speaking driver. Yala National Park is located in the southeastern part of Sri Lanka, in the southern territory of Uva and the Hambantota area of Monaragala. More than two regions. region. In the safari, you will be able to see many animals such as wild elephants, leopards, other quadrupeds, and birds. After the trip to Mirissa in the afternoon, relax at the beach and spend the night.

Included Activities – Privet Jeep Safari in Yala National Park.

Accommodation – Hotel Cinnamon Lodge Negombo or similar.

Meals Included – Breakfast & dinner.

Day 09. Mirissa.

In the morning, whale watching tour in Mirissa or relax on the beach. Watching whales and dolphins watching in Mirissa is one of the most active water sports during your holiday in Sri Lanka. Mirissa is the perfect place to start your whale and dolphin-watching tours. The whale watching season in Mirissa is from November to April. Return to your hotel after the tour ends.

Included Activities – Whale and dolphin-watching group tour.

Accommodation – Hotel Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa or similar.

Meals Included – Breakfast & dinner.

Day 10. Mirissa.

Leisure on the beach.

Included Activities – Galle fort & Colombo city.

Accommodation – Hotel Cinnamon Lodge Negombo or similar.

Meals Included – Breakfast & dinner.

Day 11. Mirissa – Colombo – Airport.

In the morning, take a city tour in Galle, including a visit to Galle Fort Holland, the lighthouse, and other attractions. Walk around the fort and spend a few hours in Galle.

Proceed to Colombo and visit the highlights for 2-3 hours.

According to the flight time transfer to the airport.

Included Activities – Galle fort & Colombo city tour.

Accommodation – Not included.

Meals Included – Breakfast.

Inclusions & exclusions.

Inclusions.

  1. 10 nights of accommodation at four- or five-star hotels.
  2. listed in the itinerary or similar category.
  3. Transport by private vehicle (air-conditioned mini-van or sedan car).
  4. Privet 4×4 jeep safari.
  5. English-speaking chauffeur-guide.
  6. Bottled water (1 L per person per day).
  7. Airport / hotel (in Colombo or Negombo) pick-up & drop-off.
  8. All taxes, fees, and handling charges.
  9. Breakfast (10).
  10. Dinners (10).

Exclusions.

  1. International flights International flights.
  2. Entrance fees at sites.
  3. Lunches, drinks & refreshments.
  4. Gratuities.

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  1. Megan O’Hare

    Wonderful experience with Elvis and Meneka
    We were having a hard time planning our trip with our two children 4.5 and 6.5. We had worked with another big name travel agent and were working on a luxury experience that would also be fun for the kids. We ran into lots of issues with them up charging a lot of the costs. When I contacted Meneka at Off2SriLanka I knew right away I could relax and let him take care of everything. I get car sick easily and we wanted to travel to different places so he set up fun experiences with travel for us and the kids. Sea planes and helicopters while always looking to keep the prices reasonable. He was very responsive and easy to deal with. When we arrive we were greeted by Elvis who immediately made us feel like we were in good hands. Trustworthy and honest with good insight. He drove us everyday. And when we had a flight he would meet us when we landed with our big luggage. He was always reachable and ready to go. He always knew where to stop for grocery items or snacks could find us a nice place to lunch or dine anywhere. Traveling with him made the whole trip easy. He was also great with our kids. I’d recommend Off2SriLanka tours to anyone. We did not do lots of cultural tours since we had such young kids but I don’t doubt that they could plan that kind of trip as well.

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