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!
Those who are interested in spending a long holiday in the paradise island of Sri Lanka can consider this extensive 20 nights and 21 days tour. You will be visiting many famous tourist attractions in the country and enjoying a remarkable holiday. This tour which covers the island’s southern beaches, central hills and Cultural Triangle has been designed to give each client a richly colourful travel experience. You will also get the chance to enjoy a range of thrilling water sports in Kalpitiya, embark on exciting safari tours in several national parks in the island and go on a delightful whale and dolphin watching tour when you book this package. The stunning island of Sri Lanka awaits to enthral you with its myriad of appeals so come explore it to your heart’s content with Tangerine Tours- your exclusive travel partner!
You will arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake where one of our representatives will meet and greet you. We will take you to your hotel in Kalpitiya, which is a fashionable coastal attraction in the Puttlam District. The journey will only take you about three hours. Once you check-in to the hotel you can enjoy a time of relaxation as you will be most likely exhausted after the flight. Enjoy delicious delicacies offered at the hotel and prepare for your journey of adventure!
Day 2 - Kalpitiya
Have an early breakfast at the hotel and set off to explore the myriad of appeals in Kalpitiya. You can rest in the pristine Kalipitiya Beach and visit Kalpitiya Lagoon during the day. Those who like to enjoy water sports can also do kite surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving here. An exciting dolphin watching tour as well as a safari tour in Wilpattu National Park will also be included in the travel plans for the day. Return to the hotel when night falls and rest.
Day 3 - Cultural Triangle
Transfer from Kalpitiya to Cultural Triangle
You will leave Kalpitiya after your breakfast at the hotel and travel to the stunning Cultural Triangle of the country. You will reach the hotel in Sigiriya in approximately four hours. After you arrive you can rest for a while and then prepare to brave the heights of the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This magnificent attraction has been the pride of Sri Lanka since time immemorial. You will get to see the famous frescoes, the mirror wall and the many gardens during your visit.
Day 4 - Cultural Triangle
Explore Cultural Triangle
Spend the day exploring the wonders of the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka today. You can have breakfast and set off to explore the beautiful ancient city of Anuradhapura, which was the first capital of Sinhalese kings. During the day you will also get to see the iconic Aukana Buddha Statue. If you are visiting during the dry season, a tour in the Minneriya National Park will also be arranged so you will get the chance to admire the flourishing fauna of the country.
Day 5 - Cultural Triangle
Explore Cultural Triangle
This day too will be spent in the Cultural Triangle. Several prominent sites will be covered within the day. The majestic Polonnaruwa ancient city will be included in the travel itinerary so that you will be able to see and marvel at the splendour of the handiwork of ancient Sri Lankan kings. The Ritigala Sanctuary as well as the Dambulla Cave Temple will be covered during the day. After your day of exploration, return to the hotel and get some rest.
Day 6 - Gal Oya
Transfer from Cultural Triangle to Gal Oya
We will take you to Gal Oya today so have your breakfast early and check-out of the hotel. The journey will only take you an hour so you will have plenty of time to rest once you reach this idyllic paradise. You will be able to admire the splendour of beautiful rural landscapes of Sri Lanka once you reach Gal Oya. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel and then venture out to explore the marvels of the destination to your heart’s content.
Day 7 - Gal Oya
Explore Gal Oya
This day also you will be spending in Gal Oya. A safari tour in the Gal Oya National Park will be arranged both during the day and the night. You can enjoy an idyllic river safari ride as well as an exciting bird watching tour today. We will arrange an unforgettable picnic for you in the national park to ward off the pesky hunger pangs that will strike you in the afternoon! A trek in the Monkey Mountain will complete your day.
Day 8 - Elkaduwa/ Knuckles Mountain Range
Transfer from Gal Oya to Elkaduwa/ Knuckles Mountain Range
After having your breakfast at the hotel you can check-out and prepare to leave to Elkaduwa. You will be travelling for two hours to reach this picturesque destination. One you reach the hotel, unpack your bags and rest for a while. Exciting village tours and treks will be arranged for you in Elkaduwa today so you will have the chance to witness the spectacular glory of the rural regions of Sri Lanka. Rest comfortably in your hotel when night falls.
Day 9 - Elkaduwa/ Knuckles Mountain Range
Explore Elkaduwa/ Knuckles Mountain Range
A day of exploration is planned for you today so have a great breakfast and don your comfortable clothes and shoes! Today we will take you to the world famous Knuckles Mountain Range to enjoy a time of delightful exploration. You will be trekking with a guide in this beautiful destination, admiring the vibrancy of the flora and fauna of the country. After your trek, you will be returning to your hotel to spend an evening of leisure and rest.
Day 10 - Kandy
Transfer from Elkaduwa/ Knuckles Mountain Range to Kandy
We will leave to the picturesque city of Kandy today so have your breakfast early and check-out of your hotel. Once you reach Kandy get some rest and prepare to enjoy a day of exploration. Today we will visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy which is a remarkable attraction in the country. A relic of a tooth of Buddha is housed in this majestic temple, which makes it one of the most popular sites of worship among the Buddhists in the country.
Day 11 - Kandy
The day will be spent in the city of Kandy today. Our first stop for the day will be Udawattakele Sanctuary where you will enjoy a leisurely walk, breathing in the beauty of nature. We will also take you to the famous Commonwealth War Cemetery today. The beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya will also be included in your travel itinerary for the day. We will leisurely explore the city of Kandy until night falls and then retreat to rest.
Day 12 - Nuwara Eliya
Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
The gorgeous city of Nuwara Eliya will be the next stop in your journey of discovery in the paradise island of Sri Lanka. Leave your hotel in Kandy after breakfast and take a scenic route across misty mountain ranges to reach the city of Nuwara Eliya which many call ‘Little England’. The soothing climate of the region will make your stay quite charming indeed. Spend some time relaxing in the hotel and then go out and explore the city’s stunning attractions.
Day 13 - Nuwara Eliya
Explore Nuwara Eliya
You will spend the full day in Nuwara Eliya exploring its beautiful territories. After your breakfast we will take you on a tea factory and tea plantation visit so that you will learn more about the tea industry in Sri Lanka. We will also visit several stunning waterfalls. Horton Plains National Park where the famous World’s End is located will be covered today as will be the beautiful Pidurangala Mountain. Return to the hotel in the evening and have some much needed rest!
Day 14 - Belihuloya
Nuwara Eliya to Belihuloya
After your breakfast you will be checking out of the hotel to travel to Belihuloya, which is located 80 kilometres from Nuwara Eliya. The journey will take about 2.5 hours. The charming village of Belihuloya will give you ample opportunities to appreciate the simplicity of the rural life of the country. You will take a village walk to admire the beauty of the region and also visit a natural swimming pool to have a refreshing dip! When sunsets, return to the hotel and relax.
Day 15 - Belihuloya
You will have the full day to travel around Belihuloya today so have a leisurely breakfast. You can then go on and explore the village to your heart’s content with your camera! A perfectly enchanting village experience will be all yours to enjoy today. We will also arrange a cooking session with a local chef to give you the chance to relish exquisite local fare. Spend the day mingling with the locals and getting to know their unique ways of life.
Day 16 - Yala
Transfer from Belihuloya to Yala
We will take you to the world famous Yala National Park today. You will be travelling for about three hours to reach the national park. Yala has one of the highest leopard densities in the world so the fact that it is the most popular national park in the island is not a surprise! You will get the chance to spot elephants, sloth bears and toque macaques as you explore this iconic attraction. A visit to Buduruwagala will also be arranged today.
Day 17 - Southern beach
Transfer from Yala to Southern beach
Check-out of your hotel in Yala after having breakfast and travel to the southern beach. It will take you about 1.5 hours to reach these famed shores via the Southern Expressway. After reaching the coastal city of Galle, get some rest at the hotel and then go out and explore its myriad of marvels. You will be visiting the famous Galle Fort, which was built by the Portuguese back in the year 1588. Take some time to explore it well and discover its unique charm.
Day 18 - Galle
You will be spending the full day in Galle today too. Set off early to the city to travel to some of its iconic attractions after your breakfast. You will get the chance to see stilt fishermen today. We will also arrange a whale and dolphin watching tour so that you will be able to witness the grand allure of the mighty beings of the ocean depths. After your day of exploration and adventure, return to the hotel and get some rest.
Day 19 - Colombo
Transfer from Galle to Colombo
You will check-out of the hotel in the morning and travel from Galle to Colombo. The stylish commercial capital of Sri Lanka is a place that richly deserves to be explored. Spend some time visiting the city’s famous attractions and enjoying the vibrant culture of the city. Visit the famous restaurants and eateries in the city to relish delicious tastes of the land. Spend the evening in leisure at your hotel as tomorrow too you will be exploring the city.
Day 20 - Colombo
We will take you around some of the most prominent attractions in the city of Colombo today. The Gangaramaya Temple and Seemamalakaya Temple will be included in the travel itinerary of the day. These iconic temples are quite popular among Buddhists in the city. We will also visit the beautiful Galle Face Green in the evening, so you will get the chance to witness the beauty of a spectacular sun set! Return to the hotel in the night and enjoy some much needed rest.
Day 21 - Bandaranaike International Airport
You will be leaving our beautiful paradise island today! You can pack your bags leisurely and check-out of the hotel. We will pick you from the hotel and take you to the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, which will be reached in 40 minutes. Then we will bid you adieu until next time!
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.)
Flights & air transfers
Tips & portages
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