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Exploring the Unknown with a Surprising Twist

5VCP+X4X, Katunayake, Sri Lanka

Activity provided by Lakpura LLC

12 days (approx.) - English

Lakpura LLC

(SKU: LK10111200) A 12 Day trip that covers most of Sri Lanka’s most famous and popular sites to see.

Highlights
  • Visit the Bible Rock of Sri Lanka, locally named “Bathelegala”
  • Go on a lovely hike to the Knuckles Mountain Range
  • Visit the Tea Factory and get a guided tour
  • Go on a pilgrimage walk to Adams Peak
  • Engage in Water Rafting, Canyoning, Hiking and Waterfall Abseiling activities
Description

Day 01 : Airport > Negombo

Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the airport, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Negombo, check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time: 20 to 30 mins) 

Day 02 & 03 : Negombo > Elakduwa

After breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Elakduwa. (Travel Time: 4 ½ to 5 hrs)

En route go on a lovely hike to the Bible Rock.

The Bible Rock of Sri Lanka, locally named “Bathelegala” is a somber square sentinel that can be seen in the distant mountainous horizon, looming over other rocks and mountains, on the way up or down the Kadugannawa Pass along the Kandy Road. The 360-degree view from atop the rock is a photographer’s dream. The spectacular view of Asupini Ella, Kadugannawa Pass & Ura Kande, and the surrounding mountains and forests are simply put, breathtaking. On top of being one of the most scenic mountain tops, the biodiversity around Bible Rock ensures that hikers and bird lovers especially get to spot bird species.

Thereafter proceed to Elkaduwa and check in to your hotel.

During your stay in Elkaduwa, go on a lovely hike to the Knuckles Mountain Range.

Hike through the peaks and valleys of the massif, Knuckles. Get adventurous on this challenging trail with its many geographical variations. Get to see some of the hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife that inhabit the range. Enjoy the wonderful views that can be seen from the fist-shaped peaks. Take amazing photographs that will make your holiday much more memorable.

Day 04 : Elkaduwa > Nuwara Eliya

After a refreshing breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. On arrival to Nuwara Eliya check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time: 3 to 3 ½ hrs)

Later in the evening visit the Tea Factory and get a guided tour through a Tea Estate and learn more about the varieties, processing methods and qualities of tea.

Learn how tea is manufactured in Sri Lanka. You can observe the tea pickers, locally known as ‘tea pluckers’ as they move between the lush green rows along the mountains with their large baskets. Thereafter you will be given a guided tour explaining fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and the grading of tea. Finish with a tea tasting process and learn of the history, and why Ceylon Tea is considered among the best in the world.

Day 05 : Nuawara Eliya / Hatton (Adams Peak)

Early in the morning by 01:00 am proceed to Nallatanniya Trailhead (Delhouse) to go on pilgrimage walk to Adams Peak.

A Pilgrimage to the famed Adam’s Peak which is held sacred by many religions. Climb the holy mountain to reach the ultimate finish, the peak. View the miraculous giant footstep shaped indentation that is believed to be that of Lord Buddha’s by the Buddhists, God Shiva’s by the Hindus and that of Adam by the Muslims and Christians.

On completion return back to the hotel and relax. 

Day 06 : Nuwara Eliya > Kitulgala > Haputale

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Kitulgala and engage in Water Rafting, Canyoning, Hiking and Waterfall Abseiling activities. (Travel Time: 1 to 1 ½ hrs)

Go on the ultimate adventure in the gushing waters and deep green forests of Kithulgala. Canyon through the waterfall of Kitulgala, sliding down its thrilling slopes. Abseil down the waterfall while enjoying panoramic views. Hike through the rainforest and learn more about the wildlife. Make your holiday more exciting.

Enjoy the thrill of adventure as your whitewater raft down the rapids of a 5km stretch of the Kelani River. Bounce through the turbulent white-waters with the confidence and protection offered by proper safety measures. Let your adrenaline rise as you are whirled through the foamy rapids in an experience you will never forget.

On completion proceed to Haputale and check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time: 2 ½ to 3 hrs)

Day 07 : Haputale

Morning proceed to Ella and hike Ella Rock

Hike to Ella Rock 

This picturesque hike takes you up to Ella Rock, which is one of the highest viewpoints in the area. Watch the distant Namunukula Range and Little Adam’s Peak along the way. Get to see some stupendous early morning views of the landscape from the top of the rock. Some of the identifiable landmarks that can be seen are the Bandarawala Range, Poonagala Hills, Narangala, the Ella Gap and the Badulla train tracks.

Explore the Marvels of Ella

Explore Ella’s most interesting places. Pass through bright green tea fields, and tough stretches of rock, and get to see the magical views of Little Adam’s Peak. Walk over the history seeped Nine Arches Bridge and listen to the story of its construction. End your hike at the Demodara Railway station with its unique loop-over track design. This tour gives you the chance to see the best sights of Sri Lanka

On completion proceed to Haputale and explore the famous landmarks of Haputale

Explore Haputale

Explore the most famous landmarks of Haputale. Visit Lipton’s seat, one of the most famed observation points in Sri Lanka, which gives views of the Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern Provinces. Roam over the grounds of Adisham Bungalow, a beautiful Tudor mansion built in the early 1900s. View the neo-gothic architecture of St Andrews church, walk through its graveyard which is the resting place of many British tea planters, and much more. This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the calming beauty of Haputale and its sights.

Day 08 & 09 : Haputale > Yala

Relaxed morning and refreshing breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Yala, Enjoy the scenic views on your way to Yala. (Travel Time: 3 to 3 ½ hrs)

Next day Early in the morning go on a lovely jeep safari in the National Park.

This amazing Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates.

On completion return to the hotel and relax. 

Day 10 & 11 : Yala > Mirissa 

After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Mirissa for a 2-nights beach stay. (Travel Time: 2 to 2 ½ hrs)

On the second day, early morning proceed to Mirissa fishery harbor to go on a whale watching tour in Mirissa. 

This tour gives you an opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales, and fin whales as they swim in the waters to the south of Sri Lanka. Gain more knowledge about the whales as a species from a qualified naturalist and learn to identify them. This tour gives you a responsible whale watching experience with a minimal imprint on nature.

On completion return back to the hotel and relax.

Day 12 : Mirissa > Airport

After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and, drive to the Airport for your flight back home.

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation on sharing double/twin/triple room at the hotels specified in hotel collection. 
  • Meal plan on Bed and Breakfast basis starting with breakfast on day 2 and ending with breakfast on day 12.
  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of all chauffer accommodation, cost of fuel, parking & highway tolls.
  • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide throughout the tour.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges (Except for Credit Card Charges)

Tour Excludes

  • Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
  • X’ mas & New Year Evening Gala Dinner Supplements.
  • International / Domestic Airfare.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips & Portages.
  • Cost of Beverages
  • Meals where not specified.
  • Entrance fees.

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive at Colombo International Airport and proceed to NegomboCheck in to the hotel and relax | Day 02 & 03 After breakfast, proceed to ElkaduwaGo on a hike to Bible Rock and Knuckles Mountain Range | Day 04 After breakfast, proceed to Nuwara EliyaVisit the Tea Factory and get a guided tour | Day 05 Early in the morning, proceed to Nallatanniya Trailhead (Delhouse) to go on pilgrimage walk to Adams Peak | Day 06 After breakfast, proceed to Kitulgala and engage in Water Rafting, Canyoning, Hiking and Waterfall Abseiling activitiesProceed to Haputale and check in to the hotel | Day 07 Morning proceed to Ella and hike Ella Rock and explore the marvels of EllaExplore the famous landmarks of Haputale | Day 08 & 09 After breakfast, proceed to YalaNext day, go on a jeep safari in the National Park | Day 10 & 11 After breakfast, proceed to Mirissa for a 2-nights beach stayOn the second day, go on a whale watching tour in Mirissa | Day 12 After breakfast, drive to the Airport for your flight back home.

Starting Location
5VCP+X4X, Katunayake, Sri Lanka.
Itineraries are subject to change.