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Ceylon Safari Adventure

14 Days from $4499 / Person

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Boutique & 4-star
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19 Meal Supplements
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Private Car & Guide
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Included Excursions

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Sri Lanka’s breathtaking landscapes and rich wildlife. Witness the mesmerizing sight of herds of elephants roaming freely in Minneriya National Park, while capturing the diverse wildlife on an afternoon safari at Wilpattu National Park. Prepare for an exhilarating encounter with elusive leopards in their natural habitat during a Yala Safari. Delve into the lush landscapes of the Madu River on a scenic boat safari, immersing yourself in its diverse flora and fauna.

Explore ancient wonders like Anuradhapura and Ritigala Forest Monastery, hike Pidurangala for stunning sunset views, and marvel at the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Immerse in Sri Lankan culture with traditional village tours, authentic lunches, and visits to Dambulla Cave Temple and Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. End your journey with vibrant cultural shows, tea factory visits, and a scenic train ride, culminating in breathtaking views at the iconic Nine Arch Bridge.

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Heritage & Culture

Nature & Landscapes

Wildlife & Safaris

Itinerary Summary

DAY

PLACE

HOTEL OPTS

1

Highlights: Airport Pick Up

Amagi Aria

2

Highlights: Negombo Fish Market, Afternoon Safari at Wilpattu National Park

Big Game Camp

3

Highlights: Anuradhapura Archaeological City Tour, Minneriya National Park Safari

Rajarata Hotel

4 - 5

Highlights: Ritigala Buddhist Monastery, Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress, Traditional Village Tour With Lunch

Amaya Lake

6 - 7

Highlights: Dambulla Cave Temple, Nalanda Gedige Temple, Matale Spice Garden, Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy City Tour, Cultural Dance Show

Amaya Hills

8 - 9

Highlights: Tea Factory Visit, Train Ride Nanu Oya to Ella, Little Adam’s Peak Hike, Nine Arch Bridge

Morning Dew

10

Highlights: Ravana Waterfall Visit

Rock Wild Yala

11 - 12

Highlights: Morning Safari at Yala National Park

Paradise Beach Club

13 - 14

Highlights: Madu River Boat Safari, Turtle Hatchery Visit, Colombo City Tour, Airport Drop-Off

Mount Lavinia Hotel

Itinerary Details

DAY 1

International Arrival
You will be transferred from Airport to Negombo Hotel in a private vehicle (Duration: 1 hr)

1 Day

Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Your journey begins with a warm reception at the Bandaranaike International Airport, where you’ll be greeted by our friendly team. From there, we’ll whisk you away to your hotel, providing a comfortable and convenient transfer. Take this time to unwind and relax, preparing for the exciting adventures that await you in the days ahead.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Amagi Aria Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Deluxe Lagoon View

STYLE

Lagoon Front

DAY 2

Your chauffeur will drive you from Negombo to Wilpattu in a private vehicle (Duration: 3.5 hrs)

DAY 2

Wilpattu

Embark on an exploration of Sri Lanka’s vibrant local culture with a visit to the Negombo fish market, where you can immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and witness the bustling trade of fresh catches. Following this cultural experience, embark on a picturesque drive from Negombo to Wilpattu, reveling in the changing landscapes along the way.

As the day unfolds, venture into the wilderness with an exhilarating afternoon safari at Wilpattu National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for majestic wildlife, including elephants, leopards, and a variety of bird species. For those seeking an extra dose of adventure, consider an optional Evening Game Drive (Optional) to witness the jungle come alive with nocturnal activity. Finally, retreat to the comfort of a luxury forest lodge, allowing the sounds of nature to serenade you as you relax and rejuvenate.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Big Game Camp or Similar

ROOM

Tent

STYLE

Glamping

MEALS

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3

Your chauffeur will drive you from Wilpattu to Anuradhapura in a private vehicle (Duration: 1 hr)

DAY 3

Anuradhapura

Embark on a fascinating journey from Wilpattu to Anuradhapura, where the ancient echoes of Sri Lanka’s rich history come to life. Explore the Anuradhapura Archaeological City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first capital of Sri Lanka. Wander through its sacred sites, marveling at the impressive ruins, ancient stupas, and revered Bodhi trees that hold centuries of cultural significance.

Later in the day, prepare for an enchanting wildlife encounter with a Minneriya Safari Elephant Safari. Venture into Minneriya National Park, known for its vast reservoir and the renowned Gathering of elephants. Witness these gentle giants in their natural habitat as they gather near the water, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Conclude your day in the historical city of Anuradhapura, where comfortable accommodation awaits, providing a serene retreat after a day of cultural and wildlife exploration.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Rajarata Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Deluxe

STYLE

Resort

MEALS

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 4 - 5

Your chauffeur will drive you from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya in a private vehicle (Duration: 1.5 hrs)

DAY 4

Dambulla

Start the scenic journey from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya, weaving through the picturesque landscapes with a stop at Ritigala, an ancient Buddhist monastery nestled in the wilderness. Upon arrival in Sigiriya, indulge in a relaxing dip in the hotel pool to rejuvenate after your travels.

As the day unfolds, immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Sigiriya region with a hike to the summit of Pidurangala Rock for a captivating sunset experience. From the elevated vantage point, soak in panoramic views of the iconic Sigiriya Lion Rock and the surrounding landscapes, creating memories against the backdrop of the evening sky. Return to your accommodation for a tranquil night, surrounded by the natural wonders of Sigiriya.

MEALS

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5

Dambulla

Experience the iconic Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress with a morning hike, absorbing the historical and cultural richness of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Immerse yourself in the local way of life through a traditional village tour in Sigiriya, gaining insights into the community’s customs and traditions. Indulge in the authentic flavors of Sri Lanka with a traditional village lunch, offering a delightful culinary experience.

For those seeking relaxation, opt for a Traditional Ayurvedic Massage (optional) to rejuvenate your senses. Conclude the day with a drop-off at the hotel, providing a serene retreat to rest and unwind. Savor the tranquil ambiance with a comforting cup of tea as you reflect on the day’s cultural explorations.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Amaya Lake Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Standard Villa

STYLE

Heritage

MEALS

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6 - 7

Your chauffeur will drive you from Dambulla to Kandy in a private vehicle (Duration: 2 hrs)

DAY 6

Kandy

Explore the ancient cave temples of Dambulla, marveling at the intricate religious artworks that adorn these historic caves. Embark on a scenic drive from Dambulla to Matale, where you’ll visit the ancient stone temple Nalanda Gedige, reflecting the cultural heritage of the region. Then Immerse yourself in the aromatic world of spices with a visit to the Spice Garden in Matale. Continue your journey to Kandy, the cultural heart of Sri Lanka, and conclude the day with a drop-off at your hotel. Unwind and reflect on the day’s cultural encounters in the vibrant city of Kandy.

DAY 7

Kandy

Spend the day in Kandy, immersing yourself in its cultural and scenic wonders. Begin with a visit to the revered Sri Dalada Maligawa for the morning prayer service, adorned in white clothes for a respectful and immersive experience. Embark on a Kandy City Tour, exploring the picturesque Kandy Lake, vibrant markets, and the National Museum, where history comes to life. Optionally, discover the lush beauty of the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya (Optional), a haven for nature enthusiasts. As the day unfolds, treat yourself to an evening of cultural delight with a mesmerizing Cultural Dance Show, showcasing the traditional art forms of Sri Lanka. This day promises a blend of spiritual reflection, city exploration, and optional natural beauty, providing a holistic experience in the enchanting city of Kandy.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Amaya Hills Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Deluxe

STYLE

Mountain View

MEALS

Breakfast

DAY 8 - 9

Your chauffeur will drive you Kandy to Nanu Oya by a private vehicle (Duration: 2.5 hrs) Nanu Oya to Ella by Train (Duration: 3 hrs)

DAY 8

Ella

Start your journey to Ella with a scenic drive by car to Nanu Oya, weaving through lush tea estates. Immerse yourself in the tea-making process at a world-famous Ceylon tea estate, gaining insights into the artistry behind this renowned beverage. Following the tea estate visit, experience the enchanting scenic train ride from Nanu Oya to Ella. Traverse landscapes adorned with waterfalls, tea gardens, and the natural beauty of the hill country. The picturesque Ella train station marks the end of your train journey, where you’ll be picked up and dropped off at your hotel for a well-deserved rest and relaxation amidst the captivating surroundings of Ella.

DAY 9

Ella

Indulge in the charm of Ella during your stay, beginning with a climb to Little Adam’s Peak. Revel in panoramic views from this scenic vantage point. Continue your exploration with a visit to the iconic Nine Arch Bridge, a marvel of engineering amidst lush surroundings. Return to your hotel to relish the pleasant Ella weather, either by the pool, sipping a refreshing cocktail, or engrossed in a good book, all against the stunning backdrop of Ella’s beauty. As the day transitions into evening, consider an optional night out in Ella’s renowned restaurants and bars (Optional), adding a touch of excitement to your stay in this picturesque hillside haven.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Morning Dew Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Deluxe

STYLE

Mountain View

MEALS

Breakfast

DAY 10

Your chauffeur will drive you from Ella to Yala in a private vehicle (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

DAY 10

Yala

Embark on a picturesque drive from Ella to Yala, with a refreshing stop at the captivating Ravana Waterfall along the way. Choose to indulge in an optional afternoon safari at Yala National Park (Optional), an opportunity to witness the diverse wildlife that inhabits this natural sanctuary. Yala National Park, situated in the southeast of Sri Lanka, is renowned for its rich biodiversity and captivating landscapes. As one of the country’s premier wildlife destinations, Yala offers a diverse range of habitats, from dense jungles to open grasslands and serene water bodies. The park is particularly celebrated for its thriving population of elusive leopards, making it one of the best places in the world for leopard sightings. Apart from leopards, Yala is home to a variety of other wildlife, including elephants, sloth bears, spotted deer, and numerous bird species. The park’s picturesque scenery, featuring lagoons, scrublands, and rocky outcrops, adds to the allure of the safari experience. Conclude the day with a drop-off at your hotel, where you can unwind and rejuvenate amidst the tranquil surroundings.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Rock Wild Yala Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Deluxe

STYLE

Boutique

MEALS

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 11 - 12

Your chauffeur will drive you from Yala to Mirissa in a private vehicle (Duration: 2 hrs)

DAY 11

Mirissa

Begin your day with an exhilarating early morning safari at Yala National Park, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of nature. The morning hours offer a higher chance of spotting wildlife in action, including the majestic leopards, elephants, and an array of bird species.

After the safari adventure, embark on a scenic drive from Yala to the coastal haven of Mirissa. Once you reach Mirissa, take some time to unwind and enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the pristine beach. Whether you prefer to bask in the sun, take a leisurely stroll along the shore, or simply enjoy the coastal breeze, Mirissa provides the perfect setting for a tranquil beach retreat. It’s an ideal opportunity to rejuvenate after the excitement of the safari and connect with the serenity of the Indian Ocean coastline.

DAY 12

Mirissa

Indulge in a day of pure relaxation by the beach, allowing the soothing sounds of the waves and the soft sands to provide a serene backdrop for your leisure. Whether you choose to stretch out on the sand, take refreshing dips in the ocean, or simply enjoy the coastal atmosphere, Mirissa offers a perfect setting for unwinding.

For those seeking a bit more adventure, there are optional activities available. Consider joining a surfing lesson (Optional) to ride the waves and embrace the thrill of the ocean. Alternatively, explore the vibrant underwater world with a snorkeling or diving excursion (Optional), discovering the marine life that thrives beneath the surface. The day is yours to tailor to your preferences, ensuring a perfect balance of relaxation and excitement by the picturesque shores of Mirissa.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Paradise Beach Club Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Deluxe

STYLE

Beach Resort

MEALS

Breakfast

DAY 13 - 14

Your chauffeur will drive you from Mirissa to Colombo in a private vehicle (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

DAY 13

Colombo

Embark on an early morning departure from Mirissa, setting the stage for an enriching day of exploration. The journey begins with a captivating walking tour of the historic Galle Fort, where centuries of colonial history and architectural wonders await discovery. Immerse yourself in the charm of the narrow cobblestone streets and well-preserved structures. Next on the itinerary is a delightful boat safari along the scenic Madu River, allowing you to witness the rich biodiversity and cultural highlights along the waterways. Explore the tranquil river surroundings, adorned with lush mangroves and traditional fishing villages.

A visit to the Turtle Hatchery in Hikkaduwa provides a unique opportunity to engage with these fascinating creatures and contribute to conservation efforts. Witnessing baby turtles being nurtured and released into the sea is a heartwarming experience. Conclude the day with a dynamic exploration of Colombo, the bustling capital city of Sri Lanka. The Colombo City Tour takes you through its vibrant streets, offering a glimpse into the local way of life, bustling markets, and modern developments. Enjoy the blend of historic charm and contemporary energy that defines Colombo before heading back to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest.

HOTEL OPTIONS

Mount Lavinia Hotel or Similar

ROOM

Ocean View

STYLE

Heritage

MEALS

Breakfast

DAY 14

Departure

As your memorable Sri Lankan adventure concludes, relish a private transfer to the airport, ensuring a seamless and comfortable journey for your onward travel.

Wishing you secure travels, and looking forward to our next encounter!

MEALS

Breakfast

You will be transferred from your hotel to Negombo Airport in a private vehicle (Duration: 1.5 hrs)
International Departure

Price & Inclusions

from $4499 / PP twin share

Prices are subject to variation depending on travel period/season, fluctuations in exchange rates, and government taxes. All rates offered are reflective of current market conditions and are subject to adjustment at the time of reservation. 

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions stated in the itinerary 
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Experienced chauffeur guide: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during the trip

Not Included

  • Visa fees and requirements
  • International flights 
  • Meals & beverages not stated in the Itinerary 
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Activities and excursions state as (Optional) in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance

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Ceylon Safari Adventure Tour
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Our Process

How it works

Your adventure starts now. Your local expert will act as your right hand throughout your journey. We work exclusively with award-winning and certified local partners, true destination obsessives who know their home country inside-out.

Laying the groundwork:

Make a trip request by completing the online form, sending an email, or reaching out to us through a call on your mobile, directing us to your preferred destinations.

All our trips are built from the ground up with thoughtful personalization and attention to detail. Discuss options and alternatives until your trip is tweaked to perfection.

No two trips are the same:

The planning is officially done. Now it’s time to make that dream trip a reality. Next step, secure your trip by paying the deposit. The countdown to take-off is in sight.

Locking in your plans:

The countdown is officially over! Your expert is there for you pre-trip, on-trip, and even post-trip with 24/7 support and concierge service. Whatever you need, don’t hesitate.

It’s go time:

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Frequently asked
questions

What's included in my trip?
Included in our packages are all your accommodations, transport, a selection of meals, and a variety of activities, ensuring a comprehensive travel experience.
What's excluded from my trip?
Our packages do not include international flights to and from our destinations, any additional meals or drinks not listed in the itinerary, travel insurance, or visa fees.
How do payments work?
Book your package with a 10% initial deposit and pay the rest in instalments as you prefer, up to 45 days prior to your departure. Bookings made within 45 days of departure require full payment.
What if I need to change my plans?
If you need to change your plans, you can reschedule your trip to a future date. Changes are free of charge if made 45 days before departure; within 45 days, a $250 administration fee applies, along with any additional charges based on your travel destination and the notice given.
Are flights included?
Flights to and from your destination are not included in our package prices. However, our packages comprehensively cover accommodation, a variety of activities, several meals, and transport, including airport pickups and drop-offs.
What about travel insurance?
Travel insurance is mandatory for all our tours, ensuring your safety and peace of mind throughout your journey.
Visa requirements?
Travellers can easily obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) online at www.eta.gov.lk or www.eta-srilankatravel.com, barring certain nationalities. We strongly advise arranging this before your departure to prevent any delays upon arrival in Sri Lanka.