Adventure tour | 8 Nights 9 Days



OVERVIEW

Tour Code SL US 002
No.of pax Min 10 Pax
Period of Operation Octomber 2015
Duration 8 nights / 9 days
Route Bentota - Kithulgala - Nuwaraeliya - Hortain Plains (World's End) - via Kandy Sigiriya - Habarana - Colombo

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

DAY 1 ARRIVE in Colombo - Bentota- Overnight (-/-/-)
DAY 2 Bentota - Overnight (B/-/-)
DAY 3 Bentota - Kithulgala - Overnight (B/L/D)
DAY 4 Kithulgala - Nuwaraeliya - Overnight (B/-/-)
DAY 5 Nuwaraeliya - Hortain Plains - Nuwaraeliya - Overnight (B/-/-)
DAY 6 Nuwaraeliya via Kandy - Sigiriya - Overnight (B/-/D)
DAY 7 Sigiriya - Habarana - Overnight Camping (B/L/D)
DAY 8 Habarana - Colombo - Overnight (B/-/-)
DAY 9 Colombo - Airport (B)

ITINERARY IN DETAIL

DAY 1: Pickup from the airport and transfer to Bentota the amazing Beach in Sri Lanka


Bentota is a beach area famous for its Water sports. Windsurfing, Water skiing, Catamaran rides and many other activities including the fine beaches for you to relax and have fun while vacationing in the paradise Island of Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay in Beruwala at Hotel Taprospa Foot Prints or Similar


DAY 2: After Breakfast enjoy the water sports on your choice


More excitement in Bentota
Overnight stay in Bentota at the the same hotel



DAY 3: After Breakfast leave for Kithulgala


Lunch at the Rafting site

White water rafting is the challenging recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970. Inflatable raft will be used and all passengers have to be equipped with safety gear such as life vests and helmets. Paddles are also required to navigate. Kelani river in Kithulgala is the one and only area for White water rafting in Sri Lanka. Having benifited the location there are 8 rafting provided are established along its bank side on Kelani River. Rafting of this track is a great fun and it is perfect for beginners as well as experts. When coming along the river you come across the location place of very famous film "BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI".
At the last part of the trip it can be jumped to the river & swim over mini rapids & into a long stretch


River boarding is a board sport in which the participant lies prone on their board with fins on their feet for propulsion and steering. This sport is also known as hydro speed in Europe and as river boarding or white-water sledging in New Zealand, depending on the type of board used. River boarding is done using a high-flotation river board, designed for buoyancy in highly aerated water.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kithulgala at Kithulgala Rest House


DAY 4: After Breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya


Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of Sri Lanka. The city name meaning is "city on the plain" or "city of light". It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. Visit a Tea factory to taste the Sri Lankan Tea and take a tour of the factory. Enjoy the misty mountains, Water Falls, and the fresh mildly cold weather 365 days a year and the picturesque beauty of the Hill country. Treat yourself to Royal atmosphere at night including food and beer.

Overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya at Glenn Fall Resort or Similar


DAY 5: After Breakfast, visit Hortain Plains (World's End)



Horton Plains is a popular tourist destination, with World's End being the key attraction. World's End is a sheer precipice with a 870 m (2,854 ft) drop. It is situated at the southern boundary of the park. Another cliff known as the Lesser World's End of 270 m (886 ft) is located not far from World's End.

Overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya at the same Hotel


DAY 6: After Breakfast leave for Sigiriya via Kandy



Kandy

It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri DaladaMaligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Visit The Temple of Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha


Then proceed to Sigiriya.

Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress at sunset

The Rock Fortress in Sigiriya has been a very popular tourist destination due to its magnificence and the surrounding gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. The rock itself rises approximately 370 m (1,214 ft) above sea level and is sheer on all sides, in many places overhanging the base. It is regarded as the 8th wonder of the ancient world.

Dinner and overnight stay in Sigiriya at Hotel Kassapa Lion Rock or similar


DAY 7: After Breakfast leave for Habarana to enjoy the Elephant Ride


Spend time experiencing and enjoying the ride of your life in Habarana. There really is no other feeling like it than riding an elephant through its native habitat. As you stroll past wildlife, trees and tanks (water reservoirs), the slow lolling movement from side to side makes an elephant ride here both relaxing and exhilarating in equal measure. During your ride, you and your pachyderm friends will take a dip in the water, moving in deep enough so that your feet touch the cool water. You will have a trained mahout guiding you and a personal camera man to take photographs for you with your own camera, ensuring that the memories last a lifetime.

Bullock Cart (Double Ox Cart) ride: Which will transport through the next phase of the adventure. The journey continues through dense shrub forests, Paddy lands and observing many forest birds and other wildlife including monkeys, wild hares, Mongoose, lizards, peacocks, parrots and even elephants. Sightseeing of the rural village day life possible while on the cart ride. Also discover a variety of seasonal fruits which can be seen on nearby trees in front of every house in the village.


Lie back and enjoy the flashes of blue sky through the cover of the trees as the carter expertly guides his animals

Finally after experiencing the Cart ride the next is the Traditional Lunch at a local house prepared by the village women and the meals prepared in the traditional method using earthenware pots and firewood as fuel. This is arranged on a typical & traditional Buffet style (Clay pots - buffet) served on a Lotus leaf and a cane thatched flat holder.

  • Includes a free Cooking Demonstration
  • Guest partake on Preparation of a curry/salad
  • Witnessing the traditional meal preparation methods by the local women

The next attraction is the Overnight Camping in a Lake side of Hiriwadunna

Our night camping experience in a slash & burn cultivation land on the edge of the scenic Hiriwadunna Lake which has the over-view of the Sigiriya Rock fortress - allow you to get right off-beaten track and experience living in the very heart of nature.

Relax yourself on a purpose-build tree house which is big enough for 15-20 people with an easy & hassle-free climbing system. Wooden benches to sit around the camp-fire and the whole area are lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring camp fire. Also our friendly staff with a extra care service make your camping experience an ''unforgettable one'' In the evening you can enjoy a hearty BBQ in hunter's style and served with Cold beer and local arrack cocktail.
After BBQ enjoy the local singing sessions with Congo beat performed by the staff, so sit back relax and absorb the sheer luxury of sitting under a million stars with a touch of amazing nature. Don't forget to experience the night-watch for elephants invading to-wards the lake on the next end from the platform of the watch hut build on a huge wild tree.


DAY 8: After Breakfast leave for the Wild Life Safari in Minneriya National Park


Minneriya National Park is also home to Sri Lankan leopards and Sri Lankan Sloth Bears. It is listed as one of the important bird areas in Sri Lanka. The wildlife here comprises of 26 species of mammals, 160 species of bird, 9 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles and 75 species of butterfly. The park is an important habitat for the two endemic monkeys of Sri Lanka- the Purple-faced Langur and Toque Macaque. It is also home to large herbivorous mammals such as Sri Lankan Sambar Deer and Sri Lankan Axis Deer. Rare and endangered species such as Sri Lankan Leopard and Sri Lankan Sloth Bear also inhabit in Minneriya and the Gray Slender Loris has been reported here as well.

Then proceed to Colombo

Colombo is designated as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Take a city Tour in Colombo to visit The Museum, The Port city, Torrington Square, Torrington Arcade, Victoria Park and many more attractions. Then shopping at many more shopping complexes and department stores in the city.

Overnight stay in Colombo at Colombo City Hotel or Similar


Day 9: After Breakfast spend more time in Colombo and evening leave for the airport

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SERVICES INCLUDED

- Return Airport Transfers
- Private A/C vehicle with English speaking chauffer Guide during the entire tour
- 3 Star and Standard Hotel accommodation depending on the location.
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner as specified in the itinerary.

- Rafting boats, Guides, Rafting charges, and River Boarding charges in Kithulgala
- All specified activities in Habarana such as Elephant ride, Bullock cart ride, Jeep hire for Wild Life Safari in Minneriya National Park , Night Camping with Dinner and the Traditional lunch at the village
- Entrance fee - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Minneriya National Park , Hortain Plains (World’s End), Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy
- All taxes and Service Charges


SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

- International airfare & Visa
- Early check-in or Late check-out
- Meals not mention in the package
- Drinks and Liquor at Habarana Night Camping
- Bentota Water sports charges
- Tips and other Expenses of personal nature


Rates for Optional water sports activities and courses available on request for flowing: You may either purchase in advance or pay on site for the activities

- WINDSURFING COURSE
- WINDSURFING BOARD
- WATER SKIING - WAKE BOARDING
- BANANA RIDE
- JET SKI
- BODY BOARD
- WAVE SURFING
- STAND UP PADDLING
- TUBE RIDE
- CANOEING