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 attractive tour package gives you the chance to admire Sri Lanka’s stunning beauty for a total of 14 nights and 15 days. You will be visiting famous tourist attractions in the southern coast, Hill Country, Cultural Triangle as well as the eastern coast of the island during this tour. Be awed by the remarkable beauty of Sri Lanka’s flourishing wildlife as you visit famous national parks and rainforests. Explore its iconic ancient attractions and marvel at the splendour of its historic buildings and monuments. You will also get the chance to spend an idyllic time of rest and repose at the many famous beaches of the southern, eastern and western coasts.
You will be arriving at the Bandaranaike International Airport where a representative of Tangerine Tours will meet and greet you. After a two hour journey you will reach the glorious southern coast of the island. Take your time and rest before your adventurous journey in the island begins! You can also visit famous attractions in the region such as Galle Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whale and dolphin watching tours as well as stilt fishing tours can be arranged during the day.
Day 2 - Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Transfer from the southern coast to Sinharaja Forest Reserve
After breakfast, you will be travelling to the world famous Sinharaja Forest Reserve. The total travel time for the day will be approximately two hours. Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a bio diversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is indeed a veritable paradise for bird lovers! 20 out of the 26 endemic species of birds occur in the forest reserve and many birds move in mixed breeding flocks here.
Day 3 - Yala
Transfer from Sinharaja Forest Reserve to Yala
You can have breakfast at the hotel and be on the road again to travel to Yala. Upon arrival you will have the chance to rest for a while. The day’s itinerary will include a safari tour in the world renowned Yala National Park. This iconic destination boasts of one of the highest leopard densities in the world. In addition to stealthy leopards you may also spot elephants and sloth bears. After a thrilling safari, return to your hotel and enjoy a time of rest.
Day 4 - Yala
Today too you will have the opportunity to explore Yala National Park. In addition to exciting safari tours in the national park, you can also visit famous religious sites located in Kataragama and Sellakataragama. Bundala National Park, which is located in close proximity to Yala National Park can also be visited today so a perfect day of discovery will indeed be yours! Retire to rest as the day gives way to the night and regain you strength as tomorrow you will be travelling once again.
Day 5 - Belihuloya
Transfer from Yala to Belihuloya
A three hour drive will bring you to Belihuloya from Yala. This idyllic destination will give you the chance to experience the rich allure of village life. Embark on an enchanting village walk to witness the simple and endearing ways of life of the average Sri Lankan. Trekking and hiking tours can also be arranged so that you will get to admire the beauty of the region. You can enjoy a cooking session with a chef and have a swim in a natural pool today!
Day 6 - Belihuloya
Travel around Belihuloya today too and discover the region’s enthralling appeals. This beautiful destination is so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city that you will find it very easy to rest and relax here. Let the simple culture and traditions of the locals enchant you as you share their meals and marvel at the beauty of their environs.
Day 7 - Nuwara Eliya
Day 8 - Knuckles Mountain Range
Transfer from Belihuloya to Knuckles Mountain Range
The beautiful Knuckles Mountain Range, which is also called Dumbara Mountain Range, will be explored today. You will reach this iconic destination from Belihuloya in approximately three hours. Once you arrive, you can prepare to embark on an exciting journey of discovery. Nature trekking tours in the Knuckles Mountain Range will give you the opportunity to marvel at the stunning beauty of many waterfalls and splendid rolling hills. This trek is really an experience that bird lovers should not miss!
Day 9 - Knuckles Mountain Range
Explore Knuckles Mountain Range
You can explore the beautiful Knuckles Mountain Range yet again today. Go on a thrilling trekking tour and discover breathtaking sites. Learn about the destination’s flourishing flora and fauna and admire the stunning sights that will greet you throughout the day. Be clad in comfortable clothes and shoes as the trek can get rather difficult in certain areas. You will also have to carry several bottles of water in order to stay well hydrated as you navigate the heights of this majestic mountain range.
Day 10 - Sigiriya
Transfer from Knuckles Mountain Range to Sigiriya
After your breakfast, you will prepare to travel to Sigiriya. This journey will take about three hours. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and take some time to rest as you will be braving the heights of Sigiriya Rock Fortress shortly. This iconic fortress has been a symbol of Sri Lankan pride since time immemorial. The beautiful frescoes and the stunning gardens of Sigiriya will indeed enthral you immensely. After completing your tour you can regain your strength while relaxing at the hotel.
Day 11 - Sigiriya
The day will be spent in Sigiriya and you will have the chance to visit some of the key attractions of the region. The Polonnaruwa ancient city, Dambulla Cave Temple, Ritigala Sanctuary and Independence Square will be covered during the day. If your visit is made during the dry season, you will also be taken to the beautiful Minneriya National Park. You can also enjoy an idyllic village trek to learn more about the simple ways of life of the locals.
Day 12 - Trincomalee
Transfer from Sigiriya to Trincomalee
Have a hearty breakfast at your hotel and get ready to journey to the stunning eastern coast of Sri Lanka! You will reach the famous city of Trincomalee from Sigiriya in less than two hours. Once you reach your hotel, unpack your bags and get some rest. You can opt to explore the marvels of the city today or simply relax by the ocean. The region has many splendid attractions which you will get the chance to explore well on the following day.
Day 13 - Trincomalee
Get ready to enjoy a day of blissful explorations after your breakfast at the hotel! Your day’s tour plan in the city of Trincomalee will include stunning destinations like Pigeon Island and Koneswaram Temple. Spend the day admiring the breathtaking charm of the underwater world as the area offers great opportunities to enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving. You can also embark on a thrilling whale and dolphin watching tour. The beautiful Nilaveli Beach will also be visited today.
Day 14 - Negombo
Transfer from Trincomalee to Negombo
Treat yourself to a sumptuous breakfast as you will be travelling for five hours to reach the city of Negombo on the western coast of the island. After you arrive at the hotel, you can rest for a while. The city of Negombo is truly one that well deserves to be explored! So take your time and visit some of the famous beach hotels and restaurants here. You can also do some bird watching at the Muthurajawela Wetlands.
Day 15 - Bandaranaike International Airport
Transfer from Negombo to Bandaranaike International Airport
Today, you will be preparing to leave the beautiful paradise island of Sri Lanka. Pack your bags and get ready for the long journey home. We will be taking you to Bandaranaike International Airport which is located 30 minutes from the city of Negombo in time for your flight. We will then bid you adieu, until next time!
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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.)