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Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Colombo

As you land in Colombo, you will be greeted by your private guide, who will drive you to your cozy hotel. Spend the evening at leisure, exploring the nearby local markets and meandering in the city's vibrant streets, sampling some of its famous cuisine, such as Kottu Roti, a filling a flavorful dish. Return to your hotel for rest. 

Day 2: Full-day jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park

Get ready for a full day of adventure as you explore the diverse landscapes of Wilpattu National Park, a three-hour drive from your hotel. From wetlands to savannah grasslands, the park is home to various animals, including elephants, sloth bears, and a wide range of bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for leopards, as they are known to roam the park in search of prey. Have a lavish lunch at a premium restaurant and spend the evening leisurely exploring the Park's surroundings. Return to your hotel. 

Day 3: Discovering the Ancient Ruins of Anuradhapura

Today, hop on a two-hour journey to Anuradhapura, an ancient city that was once the capital of Sri Lanka. The city is home to some of the country's most important historical and religious sites, including the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree, which is said to be a sapling from the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Have a delicious lunch, then head to learn about Srilanka's art and history at the Royal Palace of Anuradhapura, once the residence of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. Today it is a fascinating glimpse into the past. Return to your hotel for dinner. 

Day 4: Climbing the Sigiriya Fortress

Start in the wee hour for a full-day trip to Sigiriya, a three-hour journey from Colombo. Visit an ancient fortress built on top of a massive rock formation. The climb to the top is steep but well worth the effort, as the views from the top are truly breathtaking. The fortress is also home to various frescoes, which are said to have been painted by the king's consorts. Have a picnic lunch with a scenic view of the city from above. In the early evening, check into a luxury hotel in Sigiriya for a high tea followed by an early dinner and a good night's rest.

Day 5: Visiting the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy

After breakfast, you'll leave Sigiriya and drive to Kandy (a two-hour and thirty-minute drive), where you'll visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred Buddhist shrines in the world. The temple houses the tooth of the Buddha, which is believed to have been brought to Sri Lanka from India in the 4th century. Then, take a stroll through Kandy Lake, located in the city's center.  Have authentic Srilankan cuisine and then visit the Kandy City Center, a modern shopping complex located in the heart of Kandy. Next, head to the Kandy Cultural Dance Show, a traditional dance performance that showcases the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Enjoy the colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, and captivating performances that transport you to another era. You will be mesmerized by the skill and grace of the dancers as they move to the rhythm of traditional drums and percussion instruments. Check into your luxurious hotel for dinner and stay.

Day 6: Discovering the Tea Plantations of the Hill Country

Today, you'll leave Kandy and head to the hill country (Two hours and fifty minutes drive), where you'll visit tea plantations and factories. You'll learn about the history of tea production in Sri Lanka and how it became one of the country's most important exports. You'll also have the opportunity to taste different tea varieties and purchase some to take home. In the evening, take a leisurely hike to the waterfall, enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and breathe fresh air. Once you reach the waterfall, you can take a dip in the cool water and enjoy the serene ambiance. It's a great way to relax and unwind after a day of touring the tea plantations. Return to your hotel for dinner.

Day 7: Safari in Yala National Park

You'll leave the hills for a six-hour scenic drive to Yala National Park, one of the most popular national parks in Sri Lanka. The park is known for its large population of elephants, leopards, and a wide range of bird species. On arrival, check into the Park's cozy lodge, enjoy dinner, and rest for a day full of adventure tomorrow. 

Day 8: Another Day of Safari in Yala National Park

Wake up early to catch the best wildlife viewing opportunities as you spend another full day exploring the diverse habitats of Yala National Park. Your experienced guide will take you on a jeep safari deep into the park, where you will have the chance to spot a wide variety of wildlife, such as leopards, elephants, crocodiles, and many bird species. You'll come across several waterholes and natural salt licks, where you might see elephants and other animals coming to drink water and bathe. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in the middle of the park before you return to the jeep for a final safari drive as the sun sets. The park comes alive at sunset, and you'll have the chance to see the animals in a different light, making this a truly unforgettable experience. 

Day 9: Relaxing on the Golden Beaches of Hikkaduwa

After breakfast, take on a journey of two-three hours to Hikkaduwa. After a few days of safari and adventure, it's time to relax and enjoy the golden beaches of Hikkaduwa. Spend the day lounging on the beach, swimming in the sea, or taking a dip in the warm, crystal-clear water. After a refreshing swim, enjoy delicious seafood at a beachside restaurant. As the evening falls, you return to your hotel feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

Day 10: Visiting a Local Fishing Village and Madu River Safari

Get a glimpse into a local fishing village's traditional way of life. You will learn about the traditional fishing methods used by the villagers and have the opportunity to purchase some fresh seafood. Embark on a river safari along the Madu Ganga. As you board your boat, you'll be greeted by the sight of hundreds of islets and mangroves that line the river, creating a green oasis amid the surrounding landscape. As you navigate the river, you'll have the opportunity to spot various aquatic birds, including kingfishers, egrets, and cormorants. Take a break and enjoy a delicious local lunch on one of the many small islands that dot the river. As the day ends, you'll return to your accommodations for dinner.

Day 11: Exploring the Dutch Fort in Galle

Drive to Galle and visit the Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort is a well-preserved example of 17th-century Dutch colonial architecture and is surrounded by charming cobblestone streets and historical buildings. Take a walk along the ramparts for stunning views of the sea and the city. Then, visit the National Maritime Museum, located inside the Fort. The museum showcases the maritime history of Sri Lanka and the region. Afterward, head to the Lighthouse on the forts southern ramparts. It offers a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. You can also take a walk along the ramparts of the Fort and check out the different colonial buildings, including the Old Dutch Reformed Church, the Old Dutch Hospital, and the Amangalla hotel. End the day by watching the sunset at Unawatuna beach, one of the most popular beaches in Galle. It offers a great spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery before returning to your hotel. Check into your hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 12: Departure from Colombo

This memorable trip has come to an end. After breakfast, your private guide will escort you to the airport for your flight back home. 

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