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South to the West Coast Through Sri Lanka

10 Nights/ 11 Days

<p style=”text-align: left;”>Explore the <u>Sri Lanka west coast beaches</u> and create memories that will last a lifetime! Witness the beauty of world-renowned attractions and enjoy an array of exhilarating water sports while travelling in this exotic region.</p>

Our special 10 Nights/ 11 Days tour in the western coast of Sri Lanka is a comprehensive package that give you the chance to witness the spectacular beauty and glory of this vibrant island. You will be starting the tour from Sigiriya, exploring many iconic ancient attractions such as Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Polonnaruwa ancient city. We will be taking you to the misty terrains of the Hill Country as well, so that you will be able to learn more about the tea culture of the land and witness at beautiful splendour of Nuwara Eliya. World famous attractions like the Temple of the Tooth Relic will also be covered during your stay. We will be exploring the charming western coast thoroughly too and sites like the Galle Fort and the Turtle Hatchery will be included in the final phase of your enchanting tour of discovery.

Sigiriya

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Polonnaruwa ancient city
  • Minneriya National Park

Kandy

  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Traditional dance performance

Nuwara Eliya

  • Tea plantation and tea factory visit
  • Nuwara Eliya city tour

Belihuloya

  • Scenic train journey from Nanuoya to Ella
  • Little Adam’s Peak
  • Belihuloya village
  • Natural swimming pool
  • Pahanthudawa
  • Rabbit Rock trekking
  • Village trekking

Yala

  • Buduruwagala
  • Yala National Park

Galle

  • Galle Fort
  • Stilt fishing
  • Turtle Hatchery
  • Galle beach
  • Whale watching

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Sigiriya
Day 1

Arrival and Transfer

You will arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, where a representative of Tangerine Tours will meet you. We will take you to the quaint village of Sigiriya which will be reached in approximately three hours from the airport. Once you reach the hotel and check-in, you can enjoy a time of rest. When you are ready, we will be taking you to the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which was built by King Kashyapa who ruled in the island between 477 and 495 CE.

Day 2 - Sigiriya
Day 2

Explore Sigiriya

You can have a good breakfast at the hotel and prepare to embark on an exploratory tour in Sigiriya today. We will be visiting the famous ruins of Polonnaruwa ancient city in the morning. Polonnaruwa was the second capital of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. In the ancient city you will find a remarkable array of well-preserved ruins that speak volumes about the glory and grandeur of this golden era. We will also schedule a safari tour in the Minneriya National Park today.

Day 3 - Kandy
Day 3

Transfer from Sigiriya to Kandy

We will be leaving to the ancient city of Kandy today, after breakfast at the hotel. The city will be reached in approximately two hours from Sigiriya. En route we will stop at the Dambulla Cave Temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once we reach Kandy, we will take you to the iconic Temple of the Tooth Relic where a relic of a tooth of Buddha is enshrined. A spectacular traditional dance performance will also add perfect charm to your day!

Day 4 - Nuwara Eliya
Day 4

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Today we will be travelling to the picturesque city of Nuwara Eliya, which is often called ‘Little England’. A scenic journey of 2.5 hours will bring you to this magnificent city from Kandy. You will get the chance to learn more about the art of cultivating world famous Ceylon tea today as insightful tea factory and tea plantation tours will be arranged today. A delightful city tour of Nuwara Eliya that covers its famous sites will also be included in the itinerary of the day.

Day 5 - Belihuloya
Day 5

Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Belihuloya

After breakfast at the hotel we will prepare to travel to the quaint village of Belihuloya. You will get the chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world today! The scenic train ride from Nanuoya to Ella is indeed quite breath-taking! Once you reach Ella, we will also explore the Little Adam’s Peak. Upon arrival at the hotel in Belihuloya you can take some time to rest and relax, while taking in the spectacular beauty of the surrounding area.

Day 6 - Belihuloya
Day 6

Explore Belihuloya

Today you will be spending the full day in Belihuloya. Since you will mostly be on your feet today, we advise you to wear the most comfortable shoes and clothes that you have for the day! A trek in the Rabbit Rock and in the quaint little village will be included in the itinerary of the day. We will also explore Pahanthuduwa and even have a dip in a refreshing natural swimming pool before evening! Retire to your hotel to rest when night falls.

Day 7 - Yala
Day 7

Transfer from Belihuloya to Yala

After breakfast at the hotel we will be travelling to Yala which will take approximately 2.5 hours. On the way we will stop at Buduruwagala to see six ancient statues of Buddha. Once you reach the hotel in Yala, get some rest and then prepare for an adventurous safari in the world famous Yala National Park. This national park has one of the highest leopard densities in the world! You will also get the chance to see elephants and sloth bears during the tour.

Day 8 - Galle
Day 8

Transfer from Yala to Galle

The enchanting coastal city of Galle will be explored today so pack your bags and get ready to leave right after breakfast. It will take us approximately 1.5 hours to reach Galle from Yala. Once you reach the hotel, get some rest and prepare to enjoy a delightful city tour. We will be visiting the Galle Fort today which was built by the Portuguese back in the year 1588. The Turtle Hatchery of Galle will also be included in the itinerary of the day.

Day 9 - Galle
Day 9

Explore Galle

The full day will be spent in the city of Galle so have a leisurely breakfast and get ready to explore! We will arrange a whale and dolphin watching tour today to give you the chance to see the spectacular beauty of the mighty creatures of the oceans. You can spend the rest of the day idling upon the golden shores of Galle. Be enthralled by the beauty of the region and savour the tantalizing tastes of popular local treats while you explore!

Day 10 - Galle
Day 10

Explore Galle

This is the third and final day of your stay in the city of Galle. So, enjoy the city’s rich appeals to your heart’s content today. You can spend the full day relaxing in the beach or do some thrilling water sports. There are plenty of stunning attractions that you can visit in and around Galle too. When evening comes you can go back to your hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 11 - Bandaranaike International Airport
Day 11

Transfer from Galle to Bandaranaike International Airport

Your idyllic journey in the paradise island of Sri Lanka has now come to an end. You can pack your bags and check-out of the hotel. One of our representatives will be taking you to the Bandaranaike International Airport when it is time for your flight back home. We will bid you adieu, until we meet again!

  • 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
  • To make changes to the above, select the itinerary and request for the relevant amendments to be made.
  • 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.
  • Payments are made possible through our secured online payment gateway or through bank transfers.
  • Please refer our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions for reservations.

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