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Sri Lanka - The Heart of the Indian Ocean
Beaches, Backpacks and Bygones

Sri Lanka has it all! Home to stunning, virgin beaches, misty mountains, breathtaking landscapes and tropical jungles teeming with life, Sri Lanka is a nature lover's paradise. It also has something for the history buffs and culture enthusiasts with well-preserved World Heritage sites and centuries of heritage from Buddhist, Hindu as well as Colonial chapters.

Note: We encourage responsible tourism. Practice these guidelines while on a trip!

Accomdations

3* Hotel
4* Hotels
5* Hotels

Service Level

Standard
Upgraded
Luxury

Transportation

Private

Food

Vegetarian
Non Veg

Age

Max 65 years

Difficulty

Easy

Fitness Guide

The trip includes swimming and scuba diving. Scuba diving is not recommended for people with breathing problems unless given the okay by a doctor.

Who is this tour for?

Young Age Couple, Middle Age Couple , Family with Kids, Family with Parents, Group of Singles, Mixed Group, Family & Friends
Tour Map

Tour Experience

Some of the best of the natural paradise that is Sri Lanka. A 16 day discovery of the natural and cultural wealth and heritage of this tear drop island, aptly dubbed by Marco Polo as "(for its size), better circumstanced than any island in the world".

  • Ruhunu National Park in Yala - nature and wildlife
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Explore the city of Galle
  • Visit the Galle Fort
  • City tour of Kandy
  • Colonial architecture of Nuwara Eliya, 'The Little England' of Sri Lanka
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • The dagobas of Anuradhapura
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • A visit to a sea turtle farm and hatchery for some insight into turtle rescue
  • Water Sports in Bentota
  • Scuba diving/Snorkeling
  • Shopping
  • Local sightseeing in Colombo
  • Local cuisine and local interaction

*The price displayed is for premium 3 star accommodation. Get in touch for an upgraded version of the same.

15N/ 16D

Departure: Any day

You will be doing:

Swimming
Surfing
Scuba Diving
Wild life spotting
Bird Watching
Photography
Soft Water Sports
Shopping
Local Interaction
Cave Exploration
Forest Safari

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Culture
Wild Life
Architecture
World Heritage Site
Caves

Itinerary

1 Arrival in Colombo

A representative awaits your arrival at Colombo International Airport. You will be transferred to your hotel in the city. Get settled in and get some rest. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

  • Colombo
35 km None
Colombo
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
None

After breakfast, we leave for Bentota. On arrival, check into your hotel, and relax after the drive. Spend the rest of the day as you please.

You can discover the neighbourhood streets.

  • Colombo
  • Bentota
100 km None
Bentota
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Drive
Nature
Breakfast

You spend the next five days in Bentota. Gear up for some sun, sand and surf over the span of the next few days. Explore the neighbourhood, meet some new people and sample the delicious local cuisine.

Some of the activities in store for you -

  • A visit to a Turtle Hatchery - Get an insight into the work done by the volunteers concerning the rescue and conservation of the turtles.
  • A boat ride along the Mandu Ganga - This lagoon is dotted with islands and mangrove forests. It is believed to be one of the last remaining bits of pristine mangrove forests in all of Sri Lanka.
  • Watersports - Choose from an array of activities like wind surfing, banana boat rides, jet skiing and more. Or settle for a leisurely swim in the warm ocean or some sunbathing on the sands.
  • Scuba diving/snorkelling - Swim in the blue ocean waters and discover the marine life of Sri Lanka.

  • Bentota
Bentota
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Swimming, Surfing, Scuba Diving, Photography, Soft Water Sports, Shopping, Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, Wild Life, Marine Life
Breakfast

Today, bid adieu to Bentota as we head to Yala via the town of Galle.

We make a pit stop in Galle. The historic city of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This city was built by the Portuguese and fortified by the Dutch and is a great example of the fusion of European styles and South Asian influences.

  • Galle Fort - We visit the mighty Galle Fort, a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after standing for over 400 years, maintains its grandiosity thanks to the extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

From here, we head on to our destination, Yala.

  • Bentota
  • Galle
  • Yala
250 km None
Yala
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, Architecture, World Heritage Site
Breakfast

Today is all about safaris in the wilderness of the Ruhunu (Yala) National Park.

You can either choose to set off on the safari after an early breakfast, or in the evening, or both! Take your pick.

We spend another night here in Yala.

  • Yala
Yala
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Photography, Forest Safari
Nature, Wild Life
Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, we take a scenic drive through winding roads to Nuwara Eliya, or the 'Little England' of Sri Lanka.

Nestled amidst tea plantation and misty hillocks and British-style cottages and Queen Anne style mansions dot this picturesque hill station. It is believed to be one of the coldest places on the island, however, its weather closely resembles that of a spring day in England.

  • Yala
  • Nuwara Eliya
170 km None
Nuwara Eliya
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Photography
Nature
Breakfast

We leave for Kandy post breakfast for some sightseeing.

One of the most important sites we visit is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. This historical site holds a tooth of the revered Buddha in a gold casket. Witness the pujas don at the temple as devotees bring beautiful flowers as offerings.

We stay the night in Kandy.

  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Kandy
85 km None
Kandy
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Temple Visit, Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, Spiritual
Breakfast

After breakfast, we head to Habarana, a small town in the district of Anuradhapura.

Today's activities include a visit to a spice garden and the Dambulla Cave Temple, a series of five rock temples. It is believed that images of the Buddha were first created here some 2000 years ago.

We stay over at a hotel in Habarana.

  • Kandy
  • Habarana
120 km None
Habarana
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Temple Visit
Culture, Spiritual, World Heritage Site, Caves
Breakfast

Today, we set out on an excursion to Anuradhapura, another World Heritage site as declared by UNESCO.

The city’s greatest treasures are its hemispherical 'dagobas' or brick stupas and temple ruins some of which still remain in use.

After a day spent walking down history lane, we drive back to Habarana where we stay another night.

  • Habarana
  • Anuradhapura
  • Habarana
120 km None
Habarana
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Temple Visit, Local Interaction
Culture, Spiritual, World Heritage Site
Breakfast

After an early breakfast, we head out to visit the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an ancient fort and palace complex popularly called the Eighth Wonder of the World by the locals.

And finally, we head back to the capital city of Colombo where we spend our last night in Sri Lanka. You can drive through the city, through busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined streets and residential areas.

  • Habarana
  • Sigiriya
  • Colombo
200 km None
Colombo
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Photography, Temple Visit, Shopping, Church Visit, Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, World Heritage Site
Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be dropped off at the Colombo International airport for your onward journey.

If time permits, you can get in some last-minute shopping and sightseeing.

  • Colombo
  • Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo
35 km None
Shopping
Breakfast
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Inclusions
  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis with daily breakfast
  • All airport transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals where mentioned
Exclusions
  • International flight tickets
  • Visa stamp fee for single entry
  • Early check in & Late check out
  • Drinks, other than water.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, cigarettes)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • All Entrance fees
Advisory
  • Indian passport holders have visa on arrival facility
  • 1 INR = 2.53 lkr
  • Average temperature: 24-32* c
  • Visa: On arrival
  • VISA FEES : FOR INDIAN NATIONALS: $ 20 Per Applicant
  • Local Languages | Sinhala, Tamil, English
  • Don’t take photos with your back to Buddha
  • The local culture can be conservative - so dress appropriately
  • Always pack a sarong in your day pack
  • Always have cash on hand
  • Tipping isn’t really expected in Sri Lanka
  • The usual check-in and check-out timings are 2 pm and 12 pm respectively.

Why Ecohunters?

Small Groups
We deliberately encourage small groups as they allow for better experiences , more interaction and exchange.
Epic journeys
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All inclusive trips ensure you soak into the experience 100% without having to bother about the nitty-gritties.
Safety First
Every journey is calibrated ensuring the safety of the traveller. We closely monitor events man-made or natural to avoid any uncertainty during your travel. Trusted local partners ensure local support.
Accomodations
From unique home stays and hotels to sleeping moored under the stars in a tranquil bay, our options will provide you with the most authentic experience possible

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