Sri Lanka 12 Days - Grand Tour In Exclusive LuxuryVery special premium travel with exclusive super luxury hotels
HOTEL di Super LUSSO con ALLOGGIO e COLAZIONE
All visits and safaris on the tour are included
4-person group reference rate: 4690 USD per person
2-person group reference rate: 5024 USD per person
Sri Lanka 12 Days - Grand Tour In Exclusive Luxury
Start here a very special Premium program with exclusive super luxury hotels so that your holidays are simply perfect
For our agency it is a priority that the experience of travel in Sri Lanka is with maximum safety and special comfort which translates into a selection of 5 * Hotels in the “great luxury” category.
Charming accommodations where everything is designed to meet your needs and expectations: from a very careful cuisine to personalised service in the immense halls.
Add to that the high-end spa treatments and relaxing Ayurvedic massages.
And all this surrounded by the exotic nature that fills this tropical country.
Always with the ability to decide what you want and how you want it at any time.
So that, as is our wish, your trip to Sri Lanka is unique and exclusive.
Rest on one of the most beautiful beaches in the country
And to conclude the experience, a few days of rest on one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
To hear the coming and going of the waves and the gentle swaying of the coconut trees.
And all this just for you.
To have fun with your partner, friends or family.
Let yourself be carried away by the organisation previously planned by our Team.
We are always very close to take care of you
The tourist agency SRI LANKA EDEN TRAVELS, located in Kandy, will always be attentive to you so that your 12 days circuit is a positive and special experience.
And always accompanied by the same Official Guide in English.
A highly qualified professional who will introduce you to the best of this little big country.
From history, culture and to nature.
With all the variety that this gem that is Sri Lanka offers.
So you have below what your next dream will be that is already starting to come true …
day 1. Airport - Kurunegala - Anuradhapura
(Approximate between different transfers 3 hours and a half)
Welcoming at the airport by our representative and transfer to the accommodation in Anuradhapura.
But first we will have a little stop in Kurunegala, the intermediate town between the airport and the next hotel to walk around the city lake and eat something.
day 2. Anuradhapura city and archaeological sites - Mihintale - Anuradhapura
(Approximate transfer duration: 45 min to Anuradhapura; Anuradhapura - Mihintale: 30 min; Mihintale - Hotel 30 min)
Begin this VIP program with the exciting ancient city of Anuradhapura (4th century BC - 10th AD).
In addition to the ancient temples and stupas, we will see, above all, how the Sinhalese visit and venerate this sacred enclosure, their offerings to the oldest tree in the world (the Bo tree) and many other things!
Then we will visit Mihintale, the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. According to ancient chronicles, Buddhism entered Sri Lanka through Mihintale in 237 BC. At the top of this mountain we will find a stupa with incredible views.
day 3. Anuradhapura - Dambulla Golden Temple - Sigiriya Rock - Sigiriya
(Approximate transfer duration: 1 hour to Dambulla; Dambulla - Sigiriya: 30 min; Sigiriya - Hotel 15 min)
In the morning we will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla
This complex of caves converted into a temple where inside we will encounter a rich decoration of statues and frescoes on the life of Buddha, of ancient Sinhalese kings and of Hindu Sinhalese deities still revered today with flowers, incense and oil lamps ...
We will claim to Sigiriya fortress
This huge magma rock hides the ruins of noble buildings and a breathtaking view on the top
We will pass through the Lions Gate and admire the state of conservation of the frescoes on the walls of the cave
Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Safari: Minneriya National Park -
Optional: Ayurvedic massage - Sigiriya
(Approximate transfer duration: 1 hour and 15 min to Polonnaruwa; Polonnaruwa - Minneriya: 40 min; Minneriya - Hotel 30 min)
Among the ruins of Polonnaruwa (10th - 13th century AD) We will find gigantic sculptures of Buddha and Kings up to 15 meters high, old ponds and remains of what was once the royal palace.
All this enlivened by friendly macaques playing in the jungle that has always surrounded the old temples of Sri Lanka.
Founded in the 10th century AD, Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka and remained active until the beginning of the 13th century.
In the afternoon mounted on a four wheel drive, we will participate to this amusing Safari,
famous for the large herds of elephants that inhabit it.
Sometimes you can admire up to 300 elephant specimens
If you wish today, after this visit, you will be able to enjoy such a relaxing activity as an Ayurvedic massage.
Ayurveda dates back to more than 2000 years and consists in applying oils extracted from medicinal plants to the whole body.
day 5. Sigiriya - Matale: Spice Garden - Kandy
(Approximate transfer Sigiriya - Kandy : 2 hours and a half)
Then we will have the opportunity to get to know a Spice Garden on the way to Kandy.
On this visit we will get to know the plants and trees with which the different spices are produced and we will discover their use in cooking and in the ancient natural medicine of Ayurveda
Note Spice Garden :
This visit is optional and free, we will find an attached shop that no one is obliged to buy
Sri Lanka Eden Travels does not endorse purchases in this or any shop.
For the rest of the day, we will discover the city of Kandy with its bustling centre and its market.
day 6. Kandy - Peradeniya Botanical Garden - Tooth Relic Temple - Kandy
(Approximate transfer duration: 20 min)
In the morning we will walk through the the Royal Gardens.
The Botanical Garden of Peradeniya (14th century) is considered one of the best visits to mythical Ceylon.
It is a huge park that runs along the Mahawelli River where we will admire the beauty of ancient trees, palm trees with strange shapes, Ayurvedic plants and the famous orchids collection.
In the Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple we will find the relic of the Buddha's tooth.
For this reason we will always meet Buddhist pilgrims with flowers and offerings.
Since ancient times, this relic has played a very important role in the life of Sri Lanka, as it was believed that whoever possessed it wielded power.
day 7. Kandy - Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Udawattakele National Reserve - Kandy
(Kandy - Pinnawela: 1 hour and 15 min; Pinnawella - Udawatakale: 1 hour and 15 min.; Udawatakale - Hotel: 20 min)
We will arrive early at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
This centre was created to house injured or orphaned puppies found in the jungle.
It is the largest captive elephant reserve in the world.
Kids and adults alike will enjoy seeing dozens of elephants walk the city streets and bathe in the river!
Then we will visit the Udawattakele Reserve.
This visit is a 1 hour walk where we will admire towering trees and tropical vegetation that amazes everyone: locals and tourists.
The origin of this forest was for the delight of the royal court and to supply fuel (wood) to the kitchens of the palace.
day 8. Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Cascate di Ramboda - treno da Nanu Oya a Ella.
(Kandy - Nuwara Eliya: 2 hours and a half)
On the way to Nuwara Eliya mountain station (2,000m) we will observe extensive tea plantations and stop for a moment to see Ramboda waterfalls.
Later we will stop at a tea factory.
If you want to know how the famous Ceylon tea is processed, be sure to visit this factory where they will explain how the delicate tea leaves are processed.
Then we'll take a tour around Lake Gregory and the city to see British-influenced buildings.
Later we will travel by train from Nanu Oya station in Nuwara Eliya to Bandarawela.
It is more than 3 hours of winding journey between tea mountains and high forest.
The Sri Lankan railway network started operating in 1864 and the old trains from that time are still preserved and run perfectly.
The train is subject to availability
day 9. Ella - Safari: Yala National Park
(Approximate transfer Ella - Yala : 2 hours and a half)
Yala National Park has the highest concentration of leopards in the world, as they have no predators.
In addition, you will be able to observe many elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, black bears and many other animals.
day 10. Yala - Tangalle beach
(Approximate transfer Yala - Tangalle: 2 hours)
Transfer to Tangalle beach to relax with the comings and goings of the waves and the gentle sway of the coconut palms.
day 11. Tangalle beach - Optional: Whales watching
Free beach day.
This day we may leave very early in the morning to see blue whales, sperm whales, and fin whales migrating through southern Sri Lanka.
It is also possible to observe various species of dolphins.
These cetaceans migrate from the beginning of November to the end of April each year.
day 12. Tangalle - Galle Fort - Airport
(Approximate transfer Fort : 1 hour, ttransfer to the Airport: 2 hours)
Galle is the third most important city after Colombo and Kandy.
It was a Portuguese city in the 16th century and a Dutch city in the 18th century, the British also lived in the 19th and 20th centuries.
All these colonisers left an imprint, which is why it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport at the appointed time, where we will arrive 3 hours before our departure flight
- Bed and Breakfast in the selected Hotels
- Private transport with guide/driver english speaking
- Welcoming at the Airport on arrival and escorting service in all Tour till departure
- All the tickets to entry monuments, temples and safari of the itinerary
- Customer support 24/7 for all the Tour duration
- Soft drinks and water, lunches and dinners
- Visits or activities not covered in the Tour
- The International flight
- Travel insurance and PCR
- Visa entry fees for Sri Lanka ETA
to obtain it follow the link and the steps described in our article in Travel Guide > Visa and Passport
- Payment is 10% or 20% depending on the season (low or high), by bank transfer.
- The remaining 90% or 80% is always paid in cash or by credit card upon arrival in Sri Lanka or by bank transfer.
Up to 30 days before the start of the trip, 100% of the deposit is refunded if a trip cancellation occurs,
withholding the amount of $100 per person for agency fees.
Between 29 days and 15 days before the start of the trip there is a penalty of 50% of the deposit amount.
In case of cancellations in the 14 days preceding the trip, no deposit will be refunded.
Note on cancellations:
- All cancellations have an additional administrative cost of 100 USD per person.
- In case of cancellation due to COVID-19, cancellations will not suffer any penalty.