A Relaxed Adventure Through the Island to the Southern Beaches
16 Nights/ 17 Days
The mesmerising south and southwest beaches of this tropical island are popular among tourists as well as locals. Beach tours in Sri Lanka that cover many of this region’s spectacular appeals are offered by Tangerine Tours!
This exclusive tour that lets you enjoy the magic of the island of Sri Lanka for a total number of 16 nights and 17 days has been designed thoughtfully. A well rounded tour is certainly guaranteed when you choose this tour. The lovers of the sea will be enthralled during the golden days spent in the magical southern coast of the island. Galle city will be extensively explored during this tour. Famous attractions like Galle Fort and Turtle Hatchery will be included in the tour itinerary. You will also get the chance to enjoy a delightful whale watching tour. Many prominent sites like Sigiriya, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Yala National Park, Dambulla Cave Temple and Buduruwagala that are scattered across the island will also be included in this tour.
You will be arriving at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, where a representative of Tangerine Tours will meet you. From here you will be going to Kalpitiya, which is located approximately 140 kilometres away from the airport. It will take you roughly three hours to reach the hotel in Kalpitiya. Once you reach the destination, you can explore the beautiful region or even just rest and relax as a long and adventurous journey awaits you in the glorious paradise island of Sri Lanka!
Day 2 - Kalpitiya
Today you can start the day early with a good breakfast at the hotel. Take your time and explore the beautiful region of Kalpitiya which is a rapidly developing tourist attraction. You can enjoy a range of exciting water sports today and enjoy an exhilarating day. Many say that Kalpitiya offers the best conditions for kite surfing in Sri Lanka. A tour in the Wilpattu National Park which is located approximately 80 kilometres away from Kalpitiya, will also be arranged for you today.
Day 3 - Sigiriya
Transfer from Kalpitiya to Sigiriya
After a hearty meal at the hotel, you can prepare to leave the Kalpitiya to reach Sigiriya. The journey will take you about four hours. Once you reach the hotel you can take some time to relax. When you are ready, we will take you to the magnificent city of Anuradhapura which was the very first capital of ancient kings of Sri Lanka. During your visit you will get the chance to explore prominent places of worship like Aukana Buddha Statue and Mihintale.
Day 4 - Sigiriya
The day will start with breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be visiting the world famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This iconic castle upon the rock was built by King Kasyapa who ruled the island between 477 and 495 CE. There are boulder gardens and terraced gardens to admire here. The gorgeous frescoes of Sigiriya will also enthral you during your visit. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes which will make it easy for you to climb the rock.
Day 5 - Sigiriya
This day too you will spend admiring the attractions in and around Sigiriya. The magnificent Polonnaruwa ancient city will be included in your travel itinerary. Polonnaruwa was the second kingdom of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. There are many prominent ancient ruins here that are remarkably well preserved. A thrilling safari tour in Minneriya National Park which is famous because of the large herds of elephants that thrive in it, will also be arranged for your blissful pleasure today.
Day 6 - Elakaduwa
Transfer from Sigiriya to Elkaduwa
Have a good breakfast at the hotel and prepare to leave to the picturesque village of Elkaduwa. En route you will visit the world famous Dambulla Cave Temple which is also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. It is a World Heritage Site that has a remarkable array of Buddha statues and gorgeous murals. You will then reach your hotel in Elkaduwa and enjoy a time of relaxation and rest. The total travel time for you today will be approximately 2.5 hours.
Day 7 - Elkaduwa
Delightful excursions await you today so start the day early with breakfast at the hotel. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to prepare for a thrilling day of adventure! Nature walks, and treks will be arranged for you today in the idyllic village of Elkaduwa. You will enjoy the feeling of being at one with nature throughout the day in the stunning territories of Elkaduwa. After your adventurous tour, return to the hotel and have a delicious dinner.
Day 8 - Kandy
Transfer from Elkaduwa to Kandy
You will be travelling to the magnificent city of Kandy today right after breakfast. The journey will only take you about an hour. The day will be spent exploring the marvellous city which has retained its glorious old world charm. An insightful visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, where a relic of a tooth of Buddha is housed will be arranged in the morning. You will also get to witness a colourful traditional dance performance today and end the day in perfect style.
Day 9 - Nuwara Eliya
Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
Today you will be travelling from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. This scenic journey will indeed enthral you immensely. The rolling hills of the region beatify the landscapes incredibly and you will have plenty of opportunities to put your camera to good use on the way. A tea factory and tea plantation tour will also be included in the travel plans of the day so that you will get the chance to learn more about the tea culture of the island of Sri Lanka.
Day 10 - Nuwara Eliya
Explore Nuwara Eliya
A day of exploration in the city of Nuwara Eliya is yours to enjoy! Start the day with a hearty meal at the hotel an prepare to travel to the world famous Horton Plains National Park. Witness the beauty of the misty mountains that surround the region and be awed by the rich grandeur of nature. A visit to the Lover’s Leap waterfalls will also be arranged today. After your tour, you can return to the hotel and enjoy a time of rest and repose.
Day 11 - Belihuloya
Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Belihuloya
You will be travelling to Belihuloya from Nuwara Eliya today. A scenic train ride from Nanuoya to Ella will be arranged for you today. The mesmerizing splendour of the sprawling mountains will indeed take your very breath away during this epic train ride! Once you reach Ella, you will be able to enjoy a hike up the Little Adam’s Peak too. You will then proceed towards Belihuloya. Once you reach the hotel, you can check-in and get some much needed rest.
Day 12 - Belihuloya
Today you will get the chance to explore Belihuloya extensively. Start the day with an early breakfast at the hotel and wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you will be on your feet for the greater part of the day. A glistening natural pool will be visited so you will be able to take a refreshing dip too! Pahanthudawa will be covered during the day and a trekking tour in the Rabbit Rock as well as in the village will also be arranged today.
Day 13 - Yala
Transfer from Belihuloya to Yala
Have a good breakfast at the hotel and travel to Yala. The journey will take you about three hours. Once you reach the hotel in Yala, spend some time relaxing and resting. When you are ready to explore the area, we will take you the iconic Buduruwagala temple, where six ancient statues of Buddha which belong to the Mahayana school of thought can be admired. After your day of exploration, head back to the hotel and enjoy a great dinner and rest.
Day 14 - Yala
A tour in the majestic Yala National Park will be arranged for you today so get ready for an exciting time! Yala National Park has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. You will most likely get the chance to catch a glimpse of these stealthy predators as they lurk amidst the rocks and trees of the iconic national park. You will also get to see elephants, sloth bears, wild water buffaloes and toque macaques during your safari tour.
Day 15 - Galle
Transfer from Yala to Galle
Prepare to travel to the idyllic coastal city of Galle in the morning after your breakfast. This magnificent city is one of the most popular destinations in the southeast coast of Sri Lanka. Admire the unique charm of the city where prominent colonial constructions are found. Today you will also visit the world renowned Galle Fort as well as the Turtle Hatchery. Stilt fishermen are very common in the area too so you will get to capture amazing shots of them as you travel.
Day 16 - Galle
A day of exploration in the city of Galle will be arranged today so start the day with a hearty meal. You will be able to embark on an exciting whale watching tour today which will give you the chance to witness the spectacular magic of the mighty creatures of the ocean depths. Spend the rest of the day idling upon the golden shores of Galle, breathing in the magical charm of the region. When night falls, return to your hotel to rest.
Day 17 - Bandaranaike International Airport
Transfer from Galle to Bandaranaike International Airport
It is the last day of your stay in the magical island of Sri Lanka! You can pack your bags and be ready to travel to Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, which can be reached in 2.5 hours from Galle. We will take you to the airport in time for your flight back home and bid you adieu until we meet again soon!
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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.)
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