Sri Lanka’s dazzling eastern coast has many stunning beaches. The area’s white sandy shores and turquoise waters are indeed breathtaking! During east coast, Sri Lanka holidays many types of water sports too can be enjoyed.
This tour which covers famous tourist attraction in the southern, central and north eastern regions of Sri Lanka is indeed a comprehensive one. You will be travelling in the island for a total number of 13 nights and 14 days. World renowned tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, such as the Galle Fort, Koneswaram Temple, Dambulla Cave Temple and Yala National Park are covered in this tour. You will also get the chance to admire the rich beauty of Sri Lanka’s culture and heritage as you visit ancient cities like Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the island’s many luxury resorts and witness the breathtaking beauty of its picturesque landscapes as you travel with Tangerine Tours!
You will arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. A representative of Tangerine Tours will meet you there. You will then be travelling to Negombo, which is located 20 minutes from the airport. Take time to rest and relax in this gorgeous coastal city which boasts of a colourful personality. You can also opt to enjoy a city tour in Negombo if time permits. The splendid beach here is dotted with stylish restaurants serving delectable seafood treats so your night will certainly be flavourful!
Day 2 - Yala
Transfer from Negombo to Yala
After having breakfast, you will travel for approximately 5.5 hours to reach Yala. En route you will also stop at the iconic Galle Fort, which is a World Heritage Site. Once you arrive at your hotel in Yala, you can enjoy a few hours of rest and then embark on a thrilling safari tour in Yala National Park. This world famous destination has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. During the day you will also be visiting Kataragama and Sellakataragama religious sites.
Day 3 - Ella
Transfer from Yala to Ella
Today you will be travelling from Yala to the picturesque town of Ella in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. Upon arrival at your hotel, you can rest for a while and then venture out to explore this stunning town’s rich appeals. The soothing climate of the region will indeed enthral you as will its spectacular sites. You can opt to explore the Little Adam’s Peak, 9 Arch Bridge, Ravana Cave as well as Ravana Falls during the day.
Day 4 - Ella
Today you can further explore the magnificent attractions of Ella if you desire. If you wish to rest and relax, you may do so by all means too. The breathtaking landscapes of Ella make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the island. Travel in its winding roads and discover beauty beyond compare and create perfect memories that will last a lifetime. This town possesses some spectacular sites so whenever you set off to explore, take your camera with you!
Day 5 - Nuwara Eliya
Transfer from Ella to Nuwara Eliya
You can have your breakfast at your hotel and be on the road again, this time to visit the idyllic city of Nuwara Eliya. Surrounded by rolling hills and resplendent with shimmering waterfalls, this gorgeous destination is often called ‘Little England’. Beauty lurks in every corner of this stunning city so you really must embark on a few exploratory tours. The journey from Ella to Nuwara Eliya will only take two hours so you will have plenty of time to explore the city upon arrival.
Day 6 - Nuwara Eliya
Explore Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and step out of the cosy shelter of the hotel to explore Nuwara Eliya’s stunning attractions. You can enjoy a delightful city tour today and visit some of the famous hotels, restaurants and markets. Tea factory and tea plantation tours will also be arranged today so that you will get the chance to learn more about the tea culture of the island. Horton Plains National Park where the famous World’s End is found will also be visited today.
Day 7 - Kandy
Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy
You will leave your hotel in Nuwara Eliya after breakfast to visit the majestic ancient city of Kandy. The journey will take you only about 2.5 hours. Upon arrival you can take some time to rest and then go on and visit some of the key attractions in the city. Places like the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Udawattakele Sanctuary and Commonwealth War Cemetery will be explored during the day. You will also witness a spectacular cultural show and end the day in style.
Day 8 - Cultural Triangle
Transfer from Kandy to Cultural Triangle
After breakfast, you will leave your hotel in Kandy to travel to the enchanting Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. You will travel for approximately three hours today. Once you arrive, you will be taken to Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built by King Kaspaya who ruled in the island from 477- 495 CE. The site is indeed an architectural marvel! As you admire its territories you will indeed be awed by the grandiosity of Sri Lanka’s heritage!
Day 9 - Cultural Triangle
Explore Cultural Triangle
The full day will be spent in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka so that you will get the chance to admire its myriad of stunning appeals. The beautiful ancient city of Polonnaruwa will be visited today. The site has many well preserved ruins and rock carvings. Dambulla Cave Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is also included in day’s itinerary. If you are travelling in the dry season, a safari tour in Minneriya National Park will also be arranged.
Day 10 - Trincomalee
Transfer from Cultural Triangle to Trincomalee
You can enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and travel to the stunning city of Trincomalee in the north east coast of Sri Lanka. The journey will take only about two hours. Once you reach your hotel, you can opt to rest for a while, drinking in the pure loveliness of this exotic region. There are many famous attractions and beaches to visit in Trincomalee so prepare well for the exploratory tour which will take place on the following day.
Day 11 - Trincomalee
The breathtaking Pigeon Island which is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka will be visited today. You can enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving to your heart’s content during your visit to this picturesque island. Whale and dolphin watching tours can also be arranged today. Travel around the city and discover its stunning attractions such as Koneswaram Temple before going to the beautiful Nilaveli Beach to rest as the evening stars appear in the skies.
Day 12 - Anuradhapura
Transfer from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel to travel to the regal city of Anuradhapura, which can be reached in two hours from Trincomalee. Once you reach this magnificent destination, you can travel around and discover its iconic appeals. Anuradhapura was the first capital of the ancient Sinhalese kings. Places like the Sacred City, Mihintale monastery, Kalawewa Tank and Aukana Buddha Statue which are included in your itinerary vividly display the grandiosity of this city’s glorious past.
Day 13 - Colombo
Transfer from Anuradhapura to Colombo
You will be travelling from ancient capital of Anuradhapura to the present commercial capital of Colombo today. The journey will take about 4.5 hours. Once you reach your hotel in the city, take some time to rest and relax. You will get the chance to admire the vibrant beauty of this multi-cultural city today as you embark on exciting city tours. You can visit the beautiful Galle Face Green as the sunsets and watch the night life of the city slowly come alive.
Day 14 - Negombo
Transfer from Colombo to Negombo
After breakfast in Colombo, you will travel to the city of Negombo which is located in close proximity to the Bandaranaike International Airport. If you have a few hours to spare before your flight home, do take the chance to explore the attractions of this stunning coastal city. Then head back to the hotel, pack your bags and prepare to say goodbye to the paradise island of Sri Lanka, until next time!
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If this itinerary seems satisfactory, accommodation options can be provided on request.
Once your itinerary is ready to be finalised, specific lodging options from categories such as various star hotels (3-5 star), or special options (large resorts, camping, tree houses, boutique hotels etc.) will be recommended.
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Being greeted by a Tangerine Tours representative on arrival at the airport
Accommodation at the selected hotels with respective meal basis.
All transfers & sightseeing in private transport with the services of an English-speaking driver
24-hour monitoring of ground operations.
Early check-in & late check-out to the agreed hotels
Camera & video permits. (There are places that you are not allowed to get photographs such as Sigiriya Frescos, Dambulla cave temple due to the light sensitivity of the paintings were done thousands years ago. Please note that special permission need to take if you are planning to use Drone cameras in Sri Lanka)
Any expenses of personal nature
Meals not mentioned in inclusions
Entrances fees. (Most of the entrance fees will not added to the total prices unless requested. We would suggest you to buy the entrance tickets at the entrance with the assistance of your driver. We will make pre reservations in advance when needed.)