This meticulously crafted itinerary promises a diverse tapestry of experiences, from ancient wonders to cultural immersions and natural splendors. This leg of your journey promises a seamless blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and wildlife encounters. This itinerary offers a splendid blend of beachside relaxation, immersive excursions, and cultural explorations. Each day invites you to uncover a new facet of Sri Lanka’s boundless charm and diverse landscapes. Safe travels and may your journey be filled with unforgettable memories!

Day 01
Arrival / Negombo (Check in to the hotel & relax)
Your Sri Lankan adventure commences with a warm welcome upon your arrival. After a seamless transfer to Negombo, take some time to settle into your hotel and unwind. The coastal charm of Negombo invites you to relax and embrace the gentle rhythm of the sea. Let the tranquil ambiance set the tone for the wonderful journey that lies ahead.
Day 02
Negombo (city tour) / Pinnawala / Sigiriya
Embark on a city tour of Negombo, where you'll explore the vibrant markets, witness the bustling fish auctions, and marvel at the intricate craftsmanship of the local artisans. The city's blend of colonial architecture and lively atmosphere offers a delightful introduction to Sri Lanka's cultural tapestry.

Your journey continues to Pinnawala, where you'll encounter the heartwarming sight of elephants at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Witness these gentle giants bathing and playing in the river, creating memories that will stay with you forever.

As the day draws to a close, you'll arrive in Sigiriya, ready to embrace the grandeur of the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress on the following day.
Day 03
Climb Sigiriya in the morning / Afternoon visit Polonnaruwa / return to Sigiriya for overnight
Rise early to conquer the legendary Sigiriya Rock Fortress. As you ascend, the ancient marvel unfolds before you, with intricate frescoes and commanding vistas. The summit, crowned by the remnants of an ancient palace, offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.In the afternoon, embark on a journey to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Explore the meticulously preserved archaeological sites, including the striking Gal Vihara rock temple, which houses four magnificent Buddha statues.

As the sun sets, return to Sigiriya for a tranquil evening, reflecting on the rich history and architectural wonders you've encountered.
Day 04
Visit Anuradhapura / Return to Habarana for a Jeep Safari at Minneriya in the afternoon
Today, you'll venture to Anuradhapura, an ancient city steeped in history and spirituality. Visit the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree, believed to be the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world, and explore the expansive ruins that echo the grandeur of a bygone era.

In the afternoon, prepare for an exhilarating Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park. Witness the awe-inspiring Elephant Gathering, a testament to the natural wonders of Sri Lanka. As herds of elephants gather around the water's edge, the sight is bound to leave you in awe.
Day 05
Leave for Kandy en route visit Dambulla Cave Temple
En route to Kandy, you'll visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ancient caves adorned with intricate Buddhist murals and statues, offering a glimpse into Sri Lanka's rich religious heritage.

As the day comes to an end, you'll arrive in the picturesque city of Kandy, ready to explore its cultural treasures on the following day.
Day 06
City tour of Kandy including a visit to the Kandy Temple / Visit Peradeniya / do some shopping (Gems / Bathiks / Wood Carvings / Silk), cultural show
Embark on a city tour of Kandy, beginning with a visit to the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. This spiritual sanctuary is a testament to Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage. Stroll along the tranquil shores of Kandy Lake and absorb the serenity that envelops the city.

Discover the lush splendor of the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, a haven of exotic flora and vibrant blooms. The meticulously curated gardens offer a serene escape into nature's embrace.

Indulge in some shopping for local treasures. From precious gems to intricate batiks, wood carvings, and luxurious silks, Kandy offers a wealth of artisanal craftsmanship.In the evening, immerse yourself in a cultural spectacle that brings Sri Lanka's traditions to life. The vibrant performances, showcasing traditional dance and music, offer a captivating finale to your time in Kandy.
Day 07
Proceed to Nuwara Eliya / visit a Tea Factory & Plantation / city tour of Nuwara Eliya
Embark on a picturesque journey to Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as Sri Lanka's 'Little England'. The road winds through emerald tea plantations and misty highlands, offering breathtaking views along the way.

Immerse yourself in the world of Ceylon tea with a visit to a local tea factory and plantation. Witness the intricate process of tea production, from plucking to packaging. The aroma of freshly brewed tea leaves a lasting impression.

Explore the charming city of Nuwara Eliya, known for its colonial architecture and well-manicured gardens. Take a leisurely stroll around Gregory Lake, where the cool mountain air invigorates your senses. The city's old-world charm and lush landscapes create a serene ambiance.
Day 08
Visit Horton Plains this morning / Afternoon free to roam around in Nuwara Eliya
Embark on a morning adventure to Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park's rolling plains, punctuated by misty hills and unique flora, offer a surreal setting. Marvel at the breathtaking 'World's End' viewpoint, where the land seemingly drops off into the abyss below.

After an exhilarating morning, the afternoon is yours to explore Nuwara Eliya at your leisure. You may choose to visit the Hakgala Botanical Gardens or simply soak in the tranquil atmosphere of this hill station.
Day 09
Take a train ride to Ella / Explore Ella
Embark on one of the most scenic train journeys in the world from Nuwara Eliya to Ella. Wind through mist-shrouded mountains, lush valleys, and tea-clad hills. The rhythmic clatter of the tracks is accompanied by breathtaking views, creating a truly memorable experience.

Upon arrival in Ella, you'll find yourself in an enchanting hillside village. Whether it's the iconic Ella Rock, the mystical Nine Arches Bridge, or the serene Ravana Falls, there's no shortage of natural wonders to discover in Ella.
Day 10
Morning leave for Yala. Enjoy a Jeep Safari at Yala National Park in the afternoon
Bid farewell to the misty highlands of Ella as you venture towards the wild landscapes of Yala. The journey offers glimpses of Sri Lanka's diverse terrain, from lush forests to arid plains.

In the afternoon, embark on an exhilarating Jeep Safari in Yala National Park. Known for its dense leopard population, Yala promises an unforgettable wildlife encounter. Keep your camera ready to capture the beauty of this natural sanctuary.
Day 11, 12& 13
Morning leave for Galle. Beach stay in Galle
o Excursion 01 – Visit the Madhu River and enjoy a boat ride

o Excursion 02 – Visit a turtle farm

o Excursion 03 – Enjoy some water sports on the Bentota River

Embark on a scenic journey from Yala to Galle, a coastal gem known for its historic fort and picturesque beaches. Galle exudes an old-world charm blended with a vibrant beachside ambiance.

Excursion 01 -

Embark on a delightful boat ride along the serene Madhu River. As you glide through the mangrove-lined waterways, the tranquil surroundings provide a perfect setting for relaxation and reflection.

Excursion 02 -

Explore a turtle farm and witness these gentle creatures up close. Learn about conservation efforts to protect these endangered species and have the opportunity to release baby turtles into the ocean.

Excursion 03 -

Get your adrenaline pumping with an array of water sports on the scenic Bentota River. Whether it's jet skiing, banana boat rides, or simply a refreshing dip, there's something for everyone.
Day 14
Galle / Departure (en route visit Colombo and enjoy a city tour IF time permits)
Savor your last moments in Galle by wandering through the historic Galle Fort. The cobbled streets, colonial architecture, and ocean views create a captivating atmosphere. Don't forget to explore the charming boutiques and art galleries within the fort.

As you depart from Galle, en route to Colombo, take in the scenic vistas that line the coastal road. It's an opportunity to soak in the last glimpses of Sri Lanka's coastal beauty.

If time allows, indulge in a whirlwind city tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka's vibrant capital. Visit iconic landmarks like the Independence Square, Galle Face Green, and the bustling Pettah Market. Experience the harmonious blend of old-world charm and modern urban life.
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