Sri Lanka Itinerary 21 Days
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Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport
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Exploring ancient ruins and learn about Lankan history in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.
Enjoying simple, yet breathtaking rock climbing adventures in Ella.
Giving yourself an Asian sun tan on the exotic beaches of Sri Lanka.
Blue Lanka representatives will greet you at the Bandaranaike International Airport and drive you to the capital city of Colombo (which is an hour’s drive from the airport). There you will check in to Paradise Road Tintagel for your first night of Sri Lanka 3 week’s itinerary.
If time permits on day one, you can take a city tour of Colombo and learn about its culture and heritage.
The next morning, you will leave Colombo and drive to Anuradhapura (approximately 4 hours) to explore Sri Lankan history. After a tour of the ancient ruins, you can check in to Ulagalla by Uga Escapes for the night.
Early next morning, you will transfer to the northern town of Jaffna after a 4 hour drive. Jetwing Jaffna is where you will check in and freshen up in your room. You can then visit Jaffna fort towards the latter part of the day. On day 4, we have scheduled a visit to the Nagadeepa ruins and a city tour of Jaffna.
Upon checking out from the hotel on day five, another 5 hour drive will take you to Sigiriya where you will be staying at Jetwing Vil Uyana for the next two nights. Your Sigiriya visit starts with a village tour and lunch. You will then visit the “Lion’s Rock” which is a 2-3 hour rock climbing adventure along with exploring the ruins of a rock fortress at the summit.
On day 6, you will explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which is just 1.5 hours drive from Sigiriya. An afternoon jeep safari at the Minneriya National Park is also scheduled, after which you will be taken back to Jetwing Vil Uyana for the night.
The next morning you will check out from hotel and visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temples and the scenic Ayurvedic Herbal Gardens, en route to Kandy. In Kandy, you will be staying amidst the peace and tranquil at Santani Wellness Resort and Spa. The next two days are at your discretion for relaxing and engaging in activities conducted by the hotel (such as yoga and other wellness programs). You could take an evening out to visit the Kandy city, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and a cultural dance show in Kandy.
After a peaceful stay in Kandy, you will transfer to Nuwara Eliya – a popular hill country destination. En route, you will visit the beautiful Ramboda Waterfalls, a tea factory and tea plantations. After a 3-4 hour drive including these stops, you will check in to Golden Ridge Hotel for the night.
The next morning you will be transferred to the scenic town of Haputale where you will have a room at the Thotalagala Plantation Bungalow. The next three days are left for relaxation, enjoying the chilled weather, indulging in nature’s beauty and nearby hill country excursions.
One hour from Haputale is the gorgeous town of Ella where the exclusive 98 acres resort and spa is located. At this destination you have two days to explore Little Adams Peak, the urban culture of Ella and also included is a cookery demonstration amidst the hills.
On day 16 of your Sri Lanka itinerary 3 weeks, you depart from Ella and head towards Yala, en-route you will stop at Ravana Water Falls. At 3.00 pm, a jeep safari ride will be waiting for you to explore the Yala National Park. Leopard Nest is where you will be staying over for the next two nights. Day 17 is allocated for a full day jeep safari excursion at the Yala National Park so you have maximum opportunity to mingle with Sri Lanka’s wildlife and spot the rarest animals.
From Yala, you will drive towards Galle for about four and a half hours. On the way to Galle, you have the opportunity to observe the age-old tradition of stilt fishing in Sri Lanka. The ultra-luxurious Fortress Resort is where you will be staying in Galle for the next three days.
On day 18 you can explore the local fish market in Galle and then take a stroll around the Dutch Fort. Spend the next couple of days making the most of the stunning southern coast – clear turquoise waters, soft sands and tan perfecting sunshine!
You have now come to the end of this luxurious Sri Lanka itinerary 21 days in Colombo with Blue Lanka Tours. We hope this itinerary is appealing to you and covers places of your interest in Sri Lanka. If you would like to book this package or get a tailor made holiday package in Sri Lanka, kindly get in touch with us.
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How they experienced it
Great company and fantastic guide
We have just come back from a fortnight in Sri Lanka and we had a fantastic time thanks to Blue Lanka tours and especially to Keeth our amazing guide. Keeth’s passion and enthusiasm meant we had several exciting and interesting experiences and we discovered many authentic and cultural aspects of the beautiful country with his excellent organisation, guidance and advice. The Sri Lankans were very hospitable, warm and friendly people which made our adventure an even more enriching and enjoyable one. We were sad to leave such a beautiful place and we look forward to maintaining the wonderful friendships that we made whilst on our trip. Thank you Blue Lanka and a big thank you to Keeth- a true gentleman!
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Discover the lovely frescoes engraved in the “Lion’s Rock” – Sigiriya
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