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SRI LANKA ISLAND BLISS

Traverse an ancient tropical island nation where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoiled.

Travel Style

Cultural

Start

Kalpitiya

Finish

Kaluthara

Trip Code

SLIB161

Countries

1

Number of countries visited

Days

10

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

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Itinerary

SRI LANKA ISLAND BLISS
Trip Code: SLIB161

This itinerary can be modified to meet your travel needs.

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: Epik Escapes
    • Countries: Sri Lanka
    • Min/Max: 2-10 passengers
    • Style: Cultural (Discovery)
    • Duration: 10 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Snorkeling Experience
    • Jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park
    • Golden Rock Cave Temple
    • Fortress of Sigiriya
    • Temple of the Tooth
    • Canyoning in Kithulgala
    • Brief Garden
  • Kalpitiya

    Day 1

    On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be met and assisted by your designated chauffeur at the arrival lounge. Thereafter you will be transferred to Kalpitiya. Once you check in to your hotel, you will have some time and space to recover from any jet lag.

    Bar Reef Resort or similar.
     Dinner.

  • Kalpitiya

    Day 2

    After breakfast, journey by boat (approx 30 mins) for a snorkelling experience to the reef just off the famed St. Anne's Church, having visited a typical fishing village accessible only by sea en route and enjoy an hour and a half of lazy, hazy time taking in the colourful delights of corals and the fish that inhabit them.

    Bar Reef Resort or similar.
     Breakfast, and dinner.

  • Wilpattu

    Day 3

    After breakfast, journey to Wilpattu. Wilpattu National Park is located on the west coast close to the historical city of Anuradhapura. Wilpattu National Park, one of Sri Lanka's premier eco tourist destinations is renowned for its variety of wildlife. It is also home to the elephant, spotted deer, sambar, wild buffalo, sloth bear, jackal, mongoose and crocodiles. Wilpattu has a high concentration of leopards, although seeing these nocturnal carnivores requires some luck. In the evening, take a private jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park accompanied by a tracker.

    Big Game Camp or similar
     Breakfast, and dinner.

  • Sigiriya

    Day 4

    After breakfast, journey to Sigiriya. After having checked into your hotel, later in the day, explore the famous Golden Rock Cave Temple which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery is a vast isolated rock mass with its five caverns is the largest best preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings are of particular importance as are the 157 statues including a 47 foot long statue of the recumbent Buddha.

    Water Garden Hotel or similar.
     Breakfast, and dinner.

  • Sigiriya

    Day 5

    After breakfast, visit the 5th century A.D. rock fortress of Sigiriya, and for those with a head for heights, you can climb to the summit of this gigantic rock to see the ruins of Kasyapa's palace. Sigiriya is world renowned for its frescoes, the Lion Stairway, the mirror wall and the lovely water gardens.

    Water Garden Hotel or similar.
      Breakfast, and dinner.

  • Kandy

    Day 6

    After breakfast, travel to Kandy. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendour and magnificence, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Once you check-in to your hotel, leisurely drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807 and visit the Temple of the tooth, which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Buddha. Visit Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a museum of gem & lapidary. In the evening witness a Cultural show featuring Sri Lankan dancing.

    The Secret Kandy Hotel or similar.
      Breakfast, and dinner.

  • Kithulgala

    Day 7

    After breakfast, proceed to Kithulgala. Kithulgala is the main white water rafting destination in Sri Lanka. Check in at your eco lodge and gear up for adventure! Later, start canyoning. Canyoning is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include walking, canyon scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling and/or swimming. This is one of Sri Lanka's premier Wilderness outdoor adventures. Canyoning includes trekking, sliding down an inclined 7 meter water fall with safety gear, into the rock pool - a confidence jump to beautiful natural rock pool.

    Palmstone Retreat or similar.
     Breakfast, and dinner.

  • Kaluthara

    Day 8

    After breakfast, set journey to Kaluthara. Amidst the tropical flora you will come across a colonial planter's bungalow, standing as it has from ages past keeping watch over the changing seasons. Indulge in its luxury and explore the plantation's hiking trails on a bird watching excursion, interact with locals as they engage in the age old art of trapping rubber or make your way to local sites such as the Kaluthara Temple of Richmond Castle, making memories of a unique holiday.

    Glenross Plantation Villa or similar.
      Breakfast, and dinner.

  • Kaluthara

    Day 9

    After breakfast, visit Brief Garden which is situated a short distance from the seaside town of Bentota, where you will encounter a series of well-manicured gardens, fine stone architecture and the home of one of Sri Lanka's celebrated architects. Having served as the official residence of Bewis Bawa, the Brief Garden in Bontoa is arguably one of the most popular and visited tourist attractions along the southern shores of the country. Catch a glimpse of rural life through an array of sculptures on show or opt for a quiet walk through lush green gardens and meadows that will bring you to every nook and corner of this architecutral marvel.

    Glenross Plantation Villa or similar.
     Breakfast, and dinner.

  • Departure

    Day 10

    Bundle up sweet memories of an unforgettable holiday and prepare to board your homebound flight from Bandaranaike International Airport.

     Breakfast.

  • What's Included

    Important Information

    • Meet, greet, assist & welcome on arrival & assist on departure in Sri Lanka
    • Accommodation at mentioned hotels or hotels of similar standard
    • Daily breakfast & dinner
    • Transportation by an English speaking chauffeur driven A/C/ car for 2 travelers / mini coach for 10 travelers
    • Entrance fees & some excursions / activities
    • Mineral water 500ml per person while travelling
  • What's Not Included

    Important Information

    • International flights
    • Optional tours and excursions
    • Items of personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Visas
    • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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