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Authentic Island Explorer

14-Day Roundtrip | Negombo, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Mineriya, Knuckles Range, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala, Galle, Colombo

In this 2-week exploration, dive into Sri Lanka's charm, from Negombo's beaches to Anuradhapura's history, Sigiriya's heights, and Kandy's culture. Then trek the Knuckles Range, and wander through Nuwara Eliya's tea country, as you venture to Yala's wildlife haven. Cap off your journey with Galle's historic charm and Colombo's vibrant culture.

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An Overview of Your Adventure


Your journey begins with a warm reception at Bandaranaike International Airport, where our representative will accompany you to Negombo, often referred to as Sri Lanka’s “Little Rome.” This charming beach town, just a stone’s throw from the airport, offers a delightful introduction to the country’s beauty and culture. Relax and rejuvenate at your Negombo hotel, and get ready for the adventures ahead.


After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a captivating Negombo city tour. Dive into history as you explore Dutch-influenced architecture, the ancient Dutch Fort, and churches that harken back to the Dutch Colonial era. Then, set your course for the historical city of Anuradhapura, a treasure trove of religious and archaeological wonders. Check in to your Anuradhapura hotel and prepare for an enlightening journey through time.


Start your day with a delicious breakfast and venture into the ancient city of Anuradhapura, dating back to the 4th century. Explore its wonders, from the Isurumuniya to the sacred Sri Mahabodhiya and the majestic Ruwanwelisaya. Savour a local lunch at a charming restaurant, and in the evening, visit the Mihintale Rock, the very spot where Buddhism first touched the shores of Sri Lanka. The scenic stairway leading to the rock is adorned with fragrant frangipani trees, creating an enchanting path. Return to your Anuradhapura hotel, carrying the magic of the day with you.


A sumptuous breakfast awaits before your journey to Sigiriya. Along the way, pause to visit the Aukana Buddha statue, a breathtaking 5th-century masterpiece carved from granite. In the afternoon, ascend the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a marvel of ancient engineering and architecture. The fortress, built by King Kashyapa, promises astounding views of the Cultural Triangle. Your evening will be spent at a Sigiriya hotel, surrounded by history.


Enjoy breakfast before heading to Dambulla, home to the renowned Dambulla Cave Temple. Perched atop a colossal hill, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is adorned with unique mural paintings and sculptures that tell tales of centuries gone by. A delectable lunch awaits at a local restaurant in Sigiriya or Habarana. In the evening, embark on a jeep safari at Minneriya National Park, a wildlife haven that shelters a diverse range of creatures, from toque monkeys to majestic elephants. Retire to your Sigiriya hotel for another night of restful slumber.


A hearty breakfast fuels your journey to the Knuckles Range, named for its distinctive fist-like shape. This misty mountain paradise harbours a wealth of history, culture, and biodiversity. Trek through this untouched wonderland, and immerse yourself in the lives of indigenous communities living in harmony with nature. As evening descends, experience the rich tapestry of Kandy’s cultural scene with a captivating dance performance. Retreat to the Knuckles Range for a well-deserved night’s rest.


Begin your day with breakfast and set off on an adventurous mountain trek that unveils panoramic vistas, traditional villages, lush forests, and unique sites like the Nitre cave, which once held potassium nitrate for colonial-era gunpowder. As evening falls, return to your mountain haven for a restful sleep amidst nature’s serenity.


After breakfast, journey to Nuwara Eliya via Kandy, the Hill Country capital, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Stroll along Kandy’s serene lake and charming streets, indulging in shopping and architectural wonders. Arrive in Nuwara Eliya, a place often described as “Little England,” and prepare for a delightful evening at your hotel.


Wake up in Nuwara Eliya, a realm of tea-clad hills, gurgling waterfalls, and crisp mountain air. Savour a scenic lunch at a local restaurant and, in the evening, take a tranquil boat ride on Gregory’s Lake. With Piduruthalagala Mountain as your backdrop, soak in the breathtaking beauty of this serene oasis, where adventure options like jet skiing, cycling, and horseback riding await. Enjoy an overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 10

Relish a delicious breakfast before setting out for Yala, a journey that will take you through misty mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls. Upon arrival, take some time to unwind and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you at your Yala hotel.

DAY 11

Start your day early with a morning safari at Yala National Park, a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 215 bird species, including jungle fowl, grey hornbills, and black-capped babblers. Keep an eye out for leopards, bears, and other wildlife that call Yala home. After the safari, enjoy some leisure time before embarking on an evening safari to witness the park’s mesmerizing nocturnal life.

DAY 12

After breakfast, depart for Colombo, with a stopover in Galle. Explore the historic city of Galle, home to the largest occupied Fort in Asia, which transports visitors back to the Dutch Colonial era with its cobbled streets and fascinating history. Arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s vibrant capital, and check in to your hotel for a night of rest.

DAY 13

Dive into Colombo’s rich tapestry with a city tour that includes notable attractions like Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple and Simamalaka Shrine. Enjoy lunch at “Barefoot,” a renowned restaurant and bookstore. Immerse yourself in the city’s architecture and culture, and savour the sunset with cocktails at the Galle Face Hotel.

DAY 14

Your journey comes to an end with breakfast at your hotel. Our representative will accompany you to the airport for your onward flight. Depart with cherished memories of Sri Lanka’s breathtaking landscapes, rich heritage, and warm hospitality.

Highlights of This Journey

A quick overview to make the most of your stay.

  • Step into Sri Lanka's rich culture, from its history to vibrant traditional performances.
  • Walk among fragrant frangipani trees on an enchanting path up Mihintale Rock.
  • Savour local flavors at quaint Sri Lankan restaurants.

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