Nigombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, Bandarawela, Udawalawe, Mirissa, Colombo
Naturally gorgeous, culturally captivating and steeped in mysticism, Sri Lanka makes for a wonderful introduction to both travel and the Indian subcontinent. Discover temples carved from cliffs in Dambulla and fortresses built on boulders in Sigiriya. Cycle through peaceful scenes of village life and tour working tea plantations in the hill country around Bandarawela. Visit the country’s most significant religious relic, the Temple of the Tooth, in Kandy, safari through Udawalawe National Park in search of leopards and monkeys, see baby elephants up close at a rescue center and chill out by the beach in Mirissa. Educational, active and leisurely paced, this trip is everything you could want in a family getaway.
All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; and private transport.
Small group experience; Max 12, Min 1+ Pax
A warm welcome to the Beautiful Island. Your personal chauffer guide will take you safely to Negombo, the close by fishing village. An Ideal coastal village to begin your adventure. Relax & unwind.
In the late afternoon, try yummy seafood snacks from line of nice restaurants along with the beach lane
If you are an early riser, you should make a visit to Lellama-the traditional fishing spot and it is going to be a definite exciting experience. Watching fishermen untangling their fishing nets and colorful boats leaving the shores is a memory to recollect.
Then refresh yourself from the hotel and have your breakfast.
Leave the hotel and next stop is one of a life time.
Enroute you can purchase the yummiest crunchy cashew nuts in Kaju Gama, a village specialized for cashews.
A walk with elephants. You get to walk with the giant around the village, stopping for his meals and have a bath and give a bath to your giant mate . Build up a friendly conversation and he must be having a lot of stories to tell about his other giant mates ( wink !)
A simple Lunch with authentic Sri Lankan Rice and curry.
Continue your journey to Dambulla.
Visit the historical Dambulla caves where there are nice paintings depicting historical events and stories of Lord Buddha. Then check in to your resort and spend leisurely by pool and among the comforts of room.
Today morning happy little adventure is to climb the lion’s Rock
You will be amazed by the Beauty of Sigiriya Fortress, stands majestically overlooking the luscious green jungle surroundings. Sigiriya Ancient rock fortress is surrounded by an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and structures. Also the ancient legendary paintings (frescos) of Beautiful ladies and mirror wall with poems make Sigiriya a dreamland sky palace.
Treat yourself once you get down with a freshly cut pine apple and a cool king coconut water
Today afternoon at leisure. May be you can have a calming foot massage from the hotel spa.
Today, leave to the misty hills. Enroute visit a crafts centre that draws on the Lankan glorious crafting traditions. You would enjoy demonstrations of Batik, embroidery, carpentry and brass work making.
After the Bathik demonstration, enjoy the gardens, and sit down to a spectacular 25 dish lunch spread. Opportunity for an Authentic Sri Lankan Food experience.
Continue your journey towards the serene Kandy.
Make a leisurely stroll down the lanes and to the market place. You can find a lot of seasonal fruits, vegetables and spices there.
Afternoon, visit Temple of Tooth Relic, the most iconic Buddhist where tooth Relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined since 4th Century AD. The temple is beautified with decorative walls, a golden roof and fine walls. Daily servings with traditional music and drumming bring traditional and peaceful vibes.
Make sure to buy some fresh flowers from the small flower shop to offer Lord Buddha and get happy blessings !
If you are a fan of traditional dancing, you can take part in cultural dancing show.
Today, make your journey to further hills of Bandarawela. Enjoy your scenic journey – You can hop in to a train and make this an interesting train journey as well.
Once you are in Bandarawela, it is all about paradise Beauty! Bandarawela is close to Ella too, in which there are many things to do, including visiting Ravana Falls, the stunning 16th century Bogoda Bridge and the ancient Dowa temple, which boasts an enormous standing Buddha carved into the rock face. Ella also has some fantastic walks, most notably the journey to Little Adam’s Peak through idyllic tea plantations and the trek to the top of Ella Rock which provides astounding views across the Ella Gap
Today, drive to Udawalawa. Check in to your resort and relax. Afternoon safari at Udawalawa National park which is famous for its inhabitant wild elephants in huge numbers.
You will get to meet many elephant’s families who are taking their afternoon walk in the park.
Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants. Centering around a major reservoir, the park has a number of marshes, grasslands, and forests; much of the vegetation remains fairly thin on the ground, making the wildlife easier to spot. Guided 4×4 tours of Uda Walawe National Park are a popular way to spot the elephants, sambar deer, and water buffalos, as well as a wealth of water birds, such as storks, pelicans, and spoonbills.
Today morning , make a visit to Udawalawa Transit Home where small ones are being fed and it is a very interesting sight of course.
Then continue to Beaches of the Island. Enroute stop by Galle Fort and take a walk around the fort and try some yummy foods in the cafes.
Relax by the beaches of Mirissa.
Wake up early and make your drive to Mirissa harbour. It is a Whale and Dolphin Watching tour to meet the Gentles Giants of the Ocean.
**Kindly note that you have to leave the hotel between 5 -5.30 am as the whale watching activity begins at 6.30am and ends by approximately 12pm or so.
Relax by Beach in the afternoon
Mirissa beach stretches far along the coast and is the perfect place to soak up sun for a day or two. A number of restaurants and bars back onto the beach, so there are plenty of places to watch sunset and enjoy a drink or two come nightfall. For such a small place, there’s everything travellers could possibly want and need.
Today, make your drive to Colombo for your last night stay. You can spend the time with shopping and experiencing the Sri Lankan Malls, Museums and city life, try street food from Galle Face Green. Prawn Wadey and fried potato chips served hot worth a try.
Today, along the west coast to Colombo with happy memories in the Tear drop Island. If time permits, explore Colombo city enchantments.
Your chauffer guide will safely drive you to the Airport to take the departure flight home.
- Sri Lanka visa fee.
- International airfare to and from Colombo.
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and dinner in colombo and during the tour.
- Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the tour(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
Your safety is paramount for SummitMadness. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to safely completes the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., might cause small changes to the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
You can customize and tailor-made this trek. If so, please mention that in the message section. Joining with a existing group is also possible.