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Adventure Path

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Duration

13Days 12Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

1 person

Languages

English

13Days/12Nights (Adventure Tour)

Rates In USD (Per Person/Twin Sharing)
(Hotel with BB, Chauffeur Guide, Entrance Tickets for Site Visits-All Included Package)

Day 01
Day 01

Arrival-Airport-Negombo

Arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport where you will be met by Romano Lanka
representative and transfer to the hotel in Negombo. Relax and unwind after your flight journey.
After the lunch, make your way to Muthurajawela marsh.
The Muthurajawela Wetland is an urban biodiversity hotspot that provides refuge to over 209
fauna species including 17 endemics and 26 species that are nationally threatened. It is a part
of an integrated coastal wetland system that consists of the marsh and the Negombo Lagoon,
which are spread across a total area of about 6,200 hectares. Situated in close proximity to the
commercial capital of Sri Lanka, the wetland is an ideal place to witness both the beauty and
the benefits of a wetland eco system.
Overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 02
Day 02

Negombo-Kalpitiya

After breakfast enjoy the kite surfing and relax on the beach. Overnight stay in Kalpitiya.

Day 03
Day 03

Kalpitiya-Wilpattu National Park-Anuradhapura

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and drive to Anuradhapura, enroute visit to Wilpattu National Park.
Wilpattu is Sri Lanka’s largest national park with an area of 130,000 hectares. It is also the
oldest national park which has been reopened after several years of closure due to the armed
conflict in the country. A few decades ago it was Wilpattu that was known ahead of Yala for
its Leopard population. A unique feature of Wilpattu national park is that the entire park is
dotted with large sand rimmed natural lakes known as “Villus”. The Villus collects rain water
and tends to attract wildlife especially during the times of drought.
The main draw in Wilpattu is the leopard and sloth bear. It is also one of the better parks to see
barking deer. Wilpattu is bounded to the north and south by 2 main rivers, the Modara Gamaru
towards the north of the park and the Kala Oya to the south of the park, Thereafter transfer to
hotel in Anuradhapura.

Day 04
Day 04

Anuradhapura-Sigiriya

After breakfast Explore the Anuradhapura city in the morning. The ancient kingdom of
Anuradhapura where the foundation of Buddhism once thrived, remains after over 23 centuries,
a revered pilgrimage center. The neighboring areas of Anuradhapura were inhabited from 1
000 BC and by the 5th century BC the city developed at a rapid rate. Emperor Ashoka’s son,
Mahendra, instilled Buddhism in the 3rd century and the city is known as the capital of Sri
Lanka’s Buddhist way of life.
Spend the day exploring Dagobas (hemispherical structures containing relics), ancient palaces,
monasteries, temples and shrines surrounding the ancient Bodhi tree. Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba
is a stark white dome that was once one of the world’s tallest buildings, second only to the
pyramids and a revered Buddhist site. It has been honored as Solosmasthana and
Atamasthana, sacred places of worship.
Thereafter transfer to hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 05
Day 05

Sigiriya-Minneriya National Park-Sigiriya

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Minneriya National Park.
An hour drive from Sigiriya will take you to this beautiful national park of Sri Lanka. It is
centrally located and is considered as the best place in Sri Lanka to observe wild Asian
elephants. In fact, the park is said to be the home of largest number of Asian elephants.
You need to reach the entrance, located at Habarana. From there, you will get jeep that will
take you on a private safari tour. It is best to visit the place during rainy season, especially in
August. At this time of the year, you get the most breathtaking sight of around 300 wild
elephants, all gathered together at one place. This phenomenon is popularly named as The
Gathering and is said to be the largest gathering of Asian elephants around the world.

Day 06
Day 06

Sigiriya-Dambulla-Matal

Sigiriya also known as the Lion’s Rock is a rock fortress and a palace located in the Matale
district of Sri Lanka. This ruin is surrounded by gardens, ponds, and other structures. Sigiriya
was built by King Kassyapa and it is included as a World Heritage site. This is
also one of the most famous rock among the tourists as you can see the sigiriya lion rock view.
Afterwards drive to Matal. En route in 1st century BC, King Valagamba used the caves for
refuge during his 14-year exile from the Anuradhapura Kingdom. Buddhist monks who
meditated in the caves of Dambulla provided the king protection from his many enemies – a
gesture that didn’t go unnoticed. When King Valagamba returned to the throne at
Anuradhapura, he had a majestic rock temple built at Dambulla as a token of his gratitude to the
Dambulla monks. Thereafter proceed to Kandy
Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 07
Day 	07

Matale-Knuckles Mountain Range-Sembuwatta Lake

The Knuckles range is one of the loveliest nature attractions of Sri Lanka. The changing
terrain of grasslands, rugged mountain peaks interspersed with streams and cascading
waterfalls make Knuckles Mountain range that covers an area of 18512 hectares the
trekker’s paradise. This mountain range, a World Heritage Conservation Area that affords
intriguing trekking possibilities, is still to a greater extent untouched zone of significant
natural beauty and biodiversity. The serious trekkers and biodiversity enthusiasts would
even take up to three days of hike for 40 plus km trek with a guide.
Thereafter back to the hotel in Matale. En route visit to Sembuwatta lake for
relaxation. It is a beautiful man-made reservoir located in Elkaduwa, Matale. The
lake is bordered by Cambell’s Land Forest reserve and situated at an elevation of
1,140 m. The misty and chilly atmosphere with pine trees and tea-covered slopes surrounding
the lake make visitors feel relaxed and tranquil.

Day 08
Day 08

Matale-Kandy

Visit a spice garden in Matale to see many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for.
The Matale spice gardens are among the best on the island. You will be introduced to different
spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. A processing and training
unit has been set up in the area and farmers are grouped in a cooperative to ensure fair prices
and you will also be able to purchase spices.
Gardens are open to visitors, a delightful place to stroll in fragrant greenery and learn about
nutmeg, pepper vines, clove trees and curry, cinnamon and the precious cardamom, a relative
of ginger. It grows in the shade of high jungle trees and can only be harvested by hand.
Afterwards drive to Kandy. In the evening visit the last royal city of Sri Lanka, Explore the
bustling town center home to a colorful bazaar, world-class brands, an arts & crafts center and
a gem museum and lapidary. Drive towards the Victoria Golf Course, undoubtedly one of the
best golf courses in the world, with a unique class and style of its own. Alternatively, take a
stroll amidst the vibrant color of the fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy Market.
Afterwards visit to The Temple of the Tooth Relic, you can also spot several Buddhist
meditation hermitages here. Enjoy a leisurely stroll hand in hand at the serene and beautiful
Kandy Lake. Cultural Dance show is the other attraction that you can visit to today. After a
pleasurable sightseeing day, Proceed to the hotel for a restful night.Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 09
Day 09

Kandy-Ella

Kandy to Ella train ride is the most beautiful ride in Sri Lanka. This beautiful scenic ride that
moves through tea plantations, jungle, and mountains. As the journey goes on, you move higher
and higher up into the rolling green highlands where the big tea farms are and many beautiful
hilltop villages and waterfalls. What’s more, it’s the perfect way to experience Sri Lankan life.
Once you reach Ella relax and unwind. After the lunch climb up Little Adam's peak. This

mountain range may be smaller than its bigger sibling Adam’s Peak, but that doesn’t mean it’s
any less impressive. The stunning ridge is made up of three green peaks that tower above the
valley below. Hike through incredible nature, passing through local villages, tea plantations,
and long grass fields. Reaching the top is a feeling like no other; it’s a chance to take in the
sensational, panoramic views and feel as if you’re on top of the world!
Overnight stay in Ella.

Day 10
Day 10

Ella

Drive to Lipton's Seat and Dambetenna Tea Factory. Lipton’s Seat in Haputale is the perfect
morning trip from Ella. Take a tuk-tuk from Dambetenna Tea Factory to the stunning viewpoint
above Lipton tea plantation. This is where Thomas Lipton (a famous tea producer) would sit
and admire his beautiful tea fields. It’s also the site where he planted the first seeds of Srilanka's
biggest export. It’s easy to see why he chose this spot when you look down on the endless green
fields of tea, with neat rows of bushes and smiling, hard-working locals picking leaves.
In the evening visit Ella Rock and Cave. History says that he cave is used by King
Rawana to hide the Princess Sita. Located about 2 km from the Ella town. The cave lies
on the foundation of a cliff, and is one of the most popular tourist’s attractions in Sri
Lanka with a historical value

Day 11
Day 11

Ella-Horton Plains-Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast head to Horton Plains National Park is another area in the highland of Sri Lanka
which is located 2000 meters above sea level. It comprises rich plateau covered with thick
forests, airy grasslands, fresh waterfalls along with misty lakes. The trekkers can either take a
short one-hour trekking trip or long hour trekking the entire plateau. One side of the place is
the world edge, that is a sudden and a steep 800-meter fall giving a view of the countryside.
On a clear day, you can get a view of the ocean.
Thereafter drive to Nuwaraeliya. En route visit to Ambewela Strawberry Farm. This is one of
the most beautiful places to visit in hill country. These fields area great backdrop for the
photographers who are trying to capture the scenic beauty of Nuwara Eliya. During the
strawberry season, the visitors can go around the plantation and pick up their own strawberries.
In the evening explore the charming city of Nuwara Eliya, also known as little England on a
full day tour visiting all the main attractions which include colonial buildings, Lake Gregory,
Victoria Park and seeing beautiful landscapes covered with tea, a contrasting view apart from
other major cities of Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 12
Day 12

Nuwara Eliya-Colombo

After Breakfast drive to Colombo. En route visit to Kithulgala for White Water Rafting is a
challenging recreational activity and an exhilarating water sport. Yet contrary to the public
belief, White Water Rafting is not a sport that demands great physical strength.
An average level of physical fitness and a strong spirit would do. White Water Rafting,
generally enjoyed in the white-waters as well as in other turbulent waters, brings about an
enthralling experience to the water sport enthusiasts.

Day 13

Colombo-Airport

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and checkout from the hotel as your Sri Lanka trip culminates today.
Go shopping if you have missed buying gifts for any of your loved ones. Get transferred to
Colombo International Airport and board your flight back home.

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