ADVENTURE SRI LANKA
A 16 Day Tour
NEGOMBO – CULTURAL TRIANGLE – KANDY – KITHULGALA – NUWARA ELIYA – UDAWALAWE – SINHARAJA – BENTOTA
This one’s not for laid back! Combining iconic cultural sites with rugged game drives that get you up close to wild elephants in the south, this journey is packed with thrilling experiences with the best guides and experts. Some mornings on this trip will be early for treks in primeval rainforests nature trails. View Sigiriya Rock Foretess from a totally different vantage point – climb Pidurangala, less tourity and rugged trail wiuth spectacular view of the rock fortress. Enjoy adrenalin fuelled adventured in Kithulgaa, Sri Lanka’s adventure capital – with white water rafting, canyoning, mountain biking and abseiling off waterfalls available. Sri Lanka is a haven for the adventure minded and this is the trip for you if you want to get your heart pumping in holiday.
- Temple visits and ancient ruins at ancient cities
- Climb Pidurangala Rock
- Game drive to see herds of elephants in the wild
- A visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy
- Trekking through the Knuckles Mountain Range
- White water rafting on Sri Lanka’s Kelani River
- Visits to tea factories
- Rainforest treks
- Beach time
|Day 1||On arrival in Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport you will be met and transferred the short distance to The Wallawwa, a beautifully converted old manor house surrounded by lush tropical gardens.||Negombo||The Wallawwa|
|Day 2||Check-out from your hotel and proceed to Sigiriya, en route stop at the Dambulla Cave Temples. Continue to Aliya Resort.||Sigriya||Aliya Resort|
|Day 3||This morning set off early to Pollonnaruwa where you will explore the ancient capital by bike.
Return to your hotel for lunch. Late afternoon take a guided hike from the hotel through a stretch of forest and up the adjacent hill for spectacular view from the top of Pidurangala overlooking Sigiriya. This is a challenging climb, without the steps you’d find at Sigiriya, and without the accompanying crowd as well.
Enjoy a sunset dinner with views of Dambulla and Kandalama reservoirs.
|Day 4||This morning set off for Kandy by road. Check in at Clove Villa. This evening visit the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic for the pooja.||Kandy||Clove Villa|
|Day 5||This morning set off early for a trek to the Knuckles mountain range with a hiking guide. . The mysterious Knuckles Mountain range – named after its likeness to a clenched fist – offers some of Sri Lanka’s most hauntingly beautiful nature trails. The area is home to 40 rural villages and a plethora of endemic wildlife, including some very rare species. The rugged terrain is almost always cloaked with a thick spectral mist that hangs low around the peaks year-round. The time trekking in the Knuckles with your guide, an outdoors enthusiast and knowledgeable naturalist, you are unlikely to see another soul along the way. It’ll just be you and the nature.||Kandy||Clove Villa|
|Day 6||After breakfast travel to Kithulgala and stay 3 nights Borderlands.
Borderlands’ camp is perched on the banks of the Kelani River and consists of tents, rustic wooden cabins and chalets built on stilt platforms covered with thatched roofs. The camp is located amongst untouched wilderness and has spectacular views of the mountains. Borderlands Sri Lanka is a reputable adventure tour company with much experience in conducting outdoor activities across the country. It follows strict international safety guidelines and emphasis on nature conservation.
Afternoon at leisure where you can take a dip in the Kelani River or just relax in the Long House.
|Day 7||Two activities per day are included in your stay: White Water Rafting, kayaking, canyoning, abseiling, mountain biking, river float, forest hike and high ropes course are options.||Kithulgala||Borderlands|
|Day 8||Two activities per day are included in your stay: White Water Rafting, kayaking, canyoning, abseiling, mountain biking, river float, forest hike and high ropes course are options.||Kithulgala||Borderlands|
|Day 9||Check out from your hotel and transfer to Nuwara Eliya and check into Stafford Bungalow.
Explore the city, with its distinct British colonial era atmosphere.
Stay 2 nights Stafford Bungalow
|Nuwara Eliya||Stafford Bungalow|
|Day 10||An early start, pre sunrise, this morning to visit Horton Plains National Park. Take a 3-4 hour hike to see World’s End which has the most fantastic views, as the plateau drops off over 880 meters to the valley below. The hike is a circular walk, passing Baker Falls on the return. An early start is necessary to avoid the cloud which comes in mid morning.
Optional visit this afternoon to a tea plantation and factory.
|Nuwara Eliya||Stafford Bungalow|
|Day 11||After breakfast, check-out from your hotel and transfer to Udawalawe. Check into Grand Uda Walawe Safari. Afternoon jeep safari into the park which is famed for its great herds of wild elephants.||Udawalawe||Grand Uda Walawe Safari|
|Day 12||Today, you will have an opportunity to experience a second safari during your morning jeep safari of the Udawalawe National Park.
Check out from your hotel and transfer to Sinharaja Forest Reserve.
|Sinharaja Rainforest||Rainforest Edge|
|Day 13||In the morning take a trek through the shaded paths of Sinharaja Rainforest, which has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO site. Check-out from your hotel and transfer to Bentota.||Bentota||Rock Villa|
|Day 14||Bentota is a great location for enjoying water sports with many centres offering water boarding and waterskiing (local payment)||Bentota||Rock Villa|
|Day 15||At leisure||Bentota||Rock Villa|
|Day 16||Check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight.|