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To the east of Batti's centre, Kallady is a small town on a long, sandy isthmus. There are some great beaches out here and a growing number of places to stay. Exploring the entire region by bike is a delight.

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ItineraryDay 1: Negombo - Sri LankaStop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceThings to do -Enjoy the nice beach & relaxDuration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Trincomalee - Sri LankaStop At: Koneswaram Temple, Trincomalee, Eastern ProvinceHoly Koneswaram Temple, is a Hindu temple in Thirukonamalai (Trincomalee) on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The temple lies on a high rocky promontory surrounded on three sides by the sea. It bears a history of over three millennia with its records indicating its roots in 1580 BC. This, still beautiful, historical monument is what remains of what once was a sprawling temple city equal to the ancient city of Madurai, India.​Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Nilaveli Beach, Nilaveli, Eastern ProvinceTrincomalee is the gateway to a few of the finest beaches on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, namely Uppuveli and Nilaveli located 6km and 16km away from the town area. The beaches with knee deep shallow waters that runs hundreds of feet into the sea, afford ample opportunities for surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and Whale Watching.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Pigeon Island National Park, Nilaveli, Eastern ProvincePigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island’s name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonised it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka.​​Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Fort Frederick, Trincomalee, Eastern ProvinceOccupying the neck of a narrow peninsula, Fort Fredrick has been a defensively important site for centuries. A fortress was initially constructed here by the Portuguese in 1623 and later rebuilt by the Dutch. The British took over in 1782 (look out for royal insignias crowning the tunnel-like gateway that pierces the fort’s massively stout walls).​Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kanniya Hot Springs, Trincomalee, Eastern ProvinceKanniya Hot Springs is famous hot well in Sri Lanka from the past. There are seven wells in a square shape. Wells are only 3–4 feet deep and you can clearly see the bottom. The temperature is considerably high but varies from one spring to another. Wells run out of the water when 10-15 buckets of water are taken out.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Polonnaruwa - Sri LankaStop At: Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvincePolonnaruwa city reached a dazzling but pitifully brief zenith in the 12th century and though ravaged by invasion in the centuries that followed, much evidence remains of the old grandeur and glory. The ruins of the ancient city stand on the east shore of a large artificial lake, the Topa Wewa Lake, or Parakrama Samudraya (the Sea of Parakrama), built by King Parakramabahu I (1153-86), whose reign was Polonnaruwa‘s golden age.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Minneriya National Park, Habarana, North Central ProvinceMinneriya SafariDuration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Batticaloa - Sri LankaStop At: Pasikudah Beach, Kalkudah, Eastern Province Located about 35Km north of Batticaloa, the two lovely bay beaches of Kalkudah (a 2 km long wide stretch of beach) and Passikudah (a wide beach that is 4 km long) nestles on either side of the palm-tipped Kalkudah headland. The twin bay beaches, well protected from the monsoon by offshore reef make up an ideal stretch for bathing, windsurfing water skiing and boating etc. It is one of the best-known reef systems in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka and has been proposed as a Marine Sanctuary by NARA.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Batticaloa Lighthouse, Batticaloa, Eastern ProvinceBatticaloa Light House called Muttuwaran Lighthouse which was built by the British in the year 1913 is located where the Batticaloa lagoon meets the Indian Ocean along the Bar Road. The Bar Road is a stretch of sand that is found along the lagoon with the ocean towards the east. The lighthouse rising to a height of 28 meters is a rounded tower. The observatory at the top with a radius of six feet features a balcony painted in red with a couple of railings to protect the light housekeeper.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Batticaloa Fort, Batticaloa, Eastern ProvinceThe solid looking Batticaloa Fort with hulking walls, the most picturesque of the small Dutch forts of Sri Lanka was built by the Portuguese in 1628. The fort guarded by four bastions, protected by the sea from 2 sides and by a moat on other 2 sides, was captured by the Dutch from the Portuguese in 1638. It was the first Portuguese fort in Sri Lanka captured by the Dutch. In the year 1772, the fort fell to the British.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kallady Bridge, Batticaloa, Eastern ProvinceBatticaloa lagoon is famous for its `Singing Fish’. On full moon nights, during the period of April to September, a faint but distinct musical sound resembling a plucked guitar rises from the lagoon waters in the area along the Kallady Bridge, a 2 Km off the town center of Batticaloa. The mysterious music is attributed to a noise emanated from some form of a marine life found in the lagoon. The best way to listen to the music is to dip the end of an oar into the water and hold the other end to your ear.Duration: 2 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Arugam Bay - Sri LankaStop At: Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Eastern ProvinceThings to do -SurfingDivingBirds WatchingDuration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Ella - Sri LankaStop At: Ella Rock, Ella, Uva ProvinceThe climb up to the rock is quite strenuous, and there are several routes up. This means that you may miss the easier ones and take one of the tougher ones up; making your hike harder. Alternatively, if you are an experienced hiker, the climb up Ella Rock gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself if you feel like it. Once you get up to the summit; you will be faced with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. This includes views of Little Adam’s Peak and a clear view of the Ella Gap. The Ella Gap is a space between the mountains as an arrow flies; that gives a fantastic view all the way to the southern coast.Duration: 2 minutesStop At: Little Adam's Peak, Ella, Uva ProvinceLittle Adam’s Peak in Ella, however, is the perfect cousin of the larger peak to hike with your training gloves on. It’s not as exhausting to hike; and, at just 1141m of height, can be climbed by even an inexperienced hiker. The views are straight out of a fantasy movie and possibly even better than that of the larger mountain.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Ravana Ella Falls, Ella, Uva ProvinceIn the misty mountains of tropical Sri Lanka, the wide Ravana falls gushes down a height of 82 feet falling from an oval concave rock. It takes the form of a drooping areca flower during the peak season of its water flow, but its size is reduced dramatically during the dry season. Located in the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary in Ella, this waterfall is the source of many legends and secrets.​ Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ella Railway Station, Ella, Uva ProvinceThings to do -The 9 Arches BridgeElla GapGreen Tea FactoryVariety of food experienceTrain ride Nuwara Eliya to Ella (optional)Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Railway Bridge Kital EllaBuilt at 3100m above sea level, among the craggy peaks of the Central Highlands; the Nine Arches forms a viaduct between the Damodara and Ella Railway stations. Built entirely out of brick, rock, and cement; without a single piece of steel; the bridge has stood solidly from 1921, its time of creation. According to history, the bridge was built by the locals using such materials; when the construction came to a standstill from the lack of steel caused by World War I. But, in addition to this history; lore abounds the creation of the bridge.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Yala National Park - Sri LankaStop At: Yala National Park, Sri LankaThings to do -Wildlife SafariBirds watchingMany outdoor activitiesDuration: 5 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Mirissa - Sri LankaStop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Southern ProvinceThings to do -Boat trip to see Blue WhaleHikkaduwa BeachSnorkelling (optional)Whales Watching from Sky (Optional)Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 9: Galle - Sri LankaStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceDutch Fort as it is also known as a fortification first built by the Portuguese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. It was built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. However, the fort underwent extensive modifications in the 17th century by the Dutch, making it one of the most important archaeological, architectural and historic monuments to illustrate the European influence in South East Asia between the 16th and 19th centuries. According to a statement by UNESCO, the site was recognised as a World Heritage Site for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and traditions. Duration: 2 minutesStop At: Galle Dutch FortThe Groote Kerk or Dutch Reformed Church is located within the Galle Fort in Galle, Sri Lanka and is situated near the entrance to the fort. The church was built by the Dutch in 1755 and is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use in the country.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Galle Train Station, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThings to do -AntiquitiesSplendid MansionsUnawatuna BayMadu River Boat tripNational Maritime MuseumDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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You must come to Panama village from Arugam Bay early morning At five o'clock,Our journey Starting time - 5.30 Am everydaypickup & drop Vehicles Arrangement If necessary, the campsite can be set up on the day beforeContact us   before the start of the journeyKilometres of untouched beaches stretch south of Arugam Bay. The region is a surfing heaven and a fine place for anyone who likes to stroll endless,perfectly empty sands. ( Panama (Tamil: பாணமை, Sinhalese: පාණම) is a coastal village in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, located 126 kilometres (78 mi) south of Batticaloa and 12 km (7.5 mi) south of Arugam Bay. It is the last populated settlement in the southernmost part of the province, within the Ampara District. Kumana Bird Sanctuary and Heritage park starts southwards from Panama

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ItineraryDay 1: GalleStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceImportant natural geographical features in Galle include Rumassala in Unawatuna, a large mound-like hill that forms the eastern protective barrier to Galle Harbour. Local tradition associates this hill with some events of Ramayana, one of the great Hindu epics. The major river in the area is the Gin River (Gin Ganga), which begins from Gongala Kanda, passes villages such as Neluwa, Nagoda, Baddegama, Thelikada and Wakwella, and reaches the sea at Ginthota. The river is bridged at Wakwella by the Wakwella Bridge.Galle (Sinhalese: ගාල්ල; Tamil: காலி) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern ProvinceUnawatuna is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka. Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and known for its beach and corals. It is a suburb of Galle, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southeast to the city center and approximately 108 kilometres (67 mi) south of Colombo. Unawatuna is situated at an elevation of 5 metres (16 ft) above the sea level.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Moonstone Mines, Ambalangoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceMoonstone Mine – Meetiyagoda Sri Lanka is famous for its precious gems and moonstones. Moonstones belong in the semi-precious category but are an important component of the gem business. Meetiyagoda, located between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa, is one of the few places where they are found in such high concentrations. Villagers believe that this piece of land is blessed by the moon. The moonstone is grey, yet finer versions are blue, and when polished, feels cool and smooth to the touch. At Meetiyagoda, you can see or even go down into the deep, narrow shafts from which the stones are mined. The small visitor centre will provide information related to this stone while the large shop on the premises sells moonstones as well as other stones.Duration: 1 minuteStop At: Madu River, Balapitiya, Southern ProvinceThe Madu Ganga is a minor watercourse which originates near Uragasmanhandiya in the Galle District of Sri Lanka, before widening into the Madu Ganga Lake at Balapitiya. The river then flows for a further a 4.4 km (2.7 mi) before draining into the Indian Ocean.The Buddhist Amarapura Nikaya sect had its first upasampada (higher ordination ceremony) on a fleet of boats anchored upon it in 1803. The Buddhist Kothduwa temple is situated on an isolated island in the lake.Together with the smaller Randombe Lake, to which it is connected by two narrow channels, it forms the Madu Ganga wetland. Its estuary and the many mangrove islets on it constitute a complex coastal wetland ecosystem. In has high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance, being home to approximately 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals. The inhabitants of its islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil.The Maduganga Wetland was declared in 2003, in terms of the Ramsar Convention.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: UdawalaweStop At: Udawalawe National Park, Uda Walawe National ParkUdawalawe is undoubtedly the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants throughout the year: there are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to 100. Udawalawe National Park is unique in terms of consistency in numbers of elephants roaming the park: it has no a seasonal variation in herds of elephants.The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972.[1] Before the designation of the national park, the area was used for shifting cultivation (chena farming). The farmers were gradually removed once the national park was declared. The park is 165 kilometres (103 mi) from Colombo. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the countDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: EllaStop At: Ella Rock, Ella, Uva ProvinceElla (Sinhalese: ඇල්ල; Lit. "water fall"; Tamil: எல்ல) is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres (3,415 ft) above sea level.[2] The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than surrounding lowlands, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka.Main Attractions in Ella Rawana Ella Water FallElla RockElla GapRavana CaveAurvedic MassageNine Arch BridgeDuration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: NuwaraeliyaStop At: Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceTake a scenic train to Nuwara Eliya. This is an amazing train route in Sri Lanka. Our driver will take your luggage and will pick you up at the Nanuoya railway station with a big smile. After that he will drive you to enjoy the sights such as some beautiful green plantations, a working tea factory and Nuwara Eliya city. Stay overnight at Nuwara Eliya.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: AdamspeakStop At: Adam's Peak (Sri pada), Sabaragamuwa ProvinceIn the early morning at 5.30 am travel to Horton Plains. After lunch visit the New Zealand farm, boat ride in Gregory Lake and then in the evening travel to Adam’s peak. On the way you can visit St Clair’s waterfall and Devon waterfall. Stay overnight at Adam’s peak,In the early morning climb Adam’s Peak to see the sun rise. After climbing down from Adam’s Peak have a delicious Sri Lankan lunch and relax in your hotel. Stay overnight at Adam’s Peak.About Adamspeak .Adam's Peak is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., "sacred footprint", a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. ThomasDuration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: KandyStop At: Kandy View Point, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceAfter breakfast drive to Kandy. On the way you can go for a white water rafting in Kithulgala and visit Peradeniya Botanical gardens. In the evening visit an evening cultural show. Stay overnight at Kandy.About KandyKandy (Sinhalese: මහනුවර Mahanuwara, pronounced [mahanuʋərə]; Tamil: கண்டி Kandy, pronounced [ˈkaɳɖi]) is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka.[1] The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988Recommended For Shopping Gem and jewelryArt & Craftsilkspawood carving Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: HabaranaStop At: Habarana Lake, Habarana, North Central ProvinceAfter breakfast visit the temple of tooth and drive to Habarana. On the way visit the Dambulla cave temples and Matale Hindu temple. Overnight stay at Habarana.After breakfast drive to Anuradhapura to visit some ancient sights such as Sri Maha Bodhi, Samadhi Sthupa, Minitale rock temple, Isurumuniya and etc. In the evening come back to Habarana for the night. Overnight stay at Habarana.About Minneriya SafariMinneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.[1] The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. The park earned revenue of Rs. 10.7 millions in the six months ending in August 2009Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: SigiriyaStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceSigiriya or Sinhagiri (Lion Rock Sinhalese: සීගිරිය, Tamil: சிகிரியா, pronounced see-gi-ri-yə) is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure — Sīnhāgiri, the Lion Rock (an etymology similar to Siṃhapura, the Sanskrit name of Singapore, the Lion City).The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 9: TrincomalleStop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee, Eastern ProvinceAfter breakfast visit the Pigeon Island and in the evening go for a city tour around Trincomalee including the Koneshwaram temple. Stay overnight at Nilaveli.Relax on the beach. In the afternoon travel to Negombo. Stay overnight at Negombo.Best Of NilaweliPrigon Islandmarbel beachspa & massageDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Pasikudah Stop At: Pasikudah Beach, Kalkudah, Eastern ProvincePronounced Paasikkudah - historic Tamil translation "Green-Algae-Bay") is a coastal resort town located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. Historically a small Tamil hamlet alongside nearby Kalkudah, it used to be a popular tourist destination, however suffered huge devastation following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Sri Lankan Civil War.[1]Foreign travel to Pasikudah has recently increased due to growth in investment and development. It is home to the Pasikudah Mariamman temple. Pasikudah is easily accessible from the cities of Trincomalee and Batticaloa.The nearest airport to Pasikudah is Batticaloa Airport,Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 11: NegomboStop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceAfter breakfast go for a city tour around Negombo including a boat ride in Dutch cannel, Muthurajawela bird sanctuary and Negombo fishing village. Overnight stay at Negombo.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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ItineraryDay 1: Airport / NegomboPass By: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceStart Point Negombo, Sri LankaUpon arrival to the Colombo CMB airport we’ll pick up from the airport. The first destination will be Negombo, it has long been known as the most popular beach in Sri Lanka, famed for its sandy beach, food, fun and shopping.Today we don’t have planned any activities and your tour leader will decide the day plan according to the time you arrive.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in: Beacon Beach Hotel - 4* / NegomboDay 2: Anuradhapura Ancient CityStop At: Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, North Central ProvinceAfterwars heading to ancient City of Anuradhapura. It is a another great place to spend your Sri Lanka holiday exploring the rich Sri Lankan heritage, Anuradhapura - one of the greatest and oldest civilizations in the world starring 113 kings & spanning over 1300 years in its peak - avows of being the greatest city of ancient Sri Lanka following its reign as the first capital. The sapphire of its crown is certainly the Sri Maha Bodhi - the sacred Bo sapling extracted from the tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment - standing more than 2200 years in its pride.Afternoon you may heading to Trincomalee. It is one of the largest natural harbours in the world, characterised by beautiful beaches and a colourful town. Koneswaram Temple and Fort Fredrick are the most popular attractions in here.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in : Gamodh Citadel Hotel - 3* / AnuradhapuraDay 3: TrincomaleeStop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee, Eastern ProvinceThis morning after breakfast you will travel Trincomalee, Is an amazing multicultural town with lovely places such as Nilaveli Beach and Pigeon Island. Nilaveli beach, with its white sands and gentle waves, is the ultimate getaway for those who wish for quiet bliss on a tropical heaven, far away from the cares of life. Pigeon Island is a great place for diving, snorkelling and sea bathing.  Attractions: Koneswram Temple, Fort Fredric.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in : Blu cinnamon resort - 4* or similar / TrincomaleeDay 4: Trincomalee/Pigeon Island Stop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee, Eastern ProvinceToday after breakfast you can visit to Pigeon Island, its possesses a 200m long and 100m wide coral reef with over 100 species of exquisite corals making it an unmatched live coral reef, unlike any other in Sri Lanka. It is considered an ecosystem high in biodiversity. Pigeon Island has made it a favourable feeding and breeding ground for over 300 species of coral reef fish creating a colorful underwater symphony. Interestingly there are also visiting sea turtles such as Hawksbill sea turtle, Green sea turtle, Leatherback, Loggerhead and Olive Ridley amongst other varieties of interesting vertebrates and invertebrates. This underwater fantasy is a piece of heaven for those interested in scuba diving, snorkeling, & surfing.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in : Blu cinnamon resort - 4* or similar / TrincomaleeDay 5: PassikudhStop At: Pasikudah Beach, Kalkudah, Eastern ProvinceAfter breakfast drive to Kalkudah, a beautiful beach in the East coast of Sri Lanka, close to the town of Batticaloa. The white sand, the clear blue water, and the stillness of the sea are captivating and exceptional. The soft sandy beach and the shallow water create perfect place for sunbathing. Today you may have relaxing free day at Pasikudha Beach. Take towel and relax on the beach, work on your tan or grab a cocktail under the shade of restaurant. This is the perfect place to chill out and enjoy the Sri Lankan coast. Otherwise maybe today is a day to pop-up into Passikudah town for some sightseeing.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in : Amethyst resort - 4* or similar / PasikudahDay 6: Polonnaruwa Ancient City Stop At: Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvinceAfter breakfast Proceed to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa Polonnaruwa, the second most ancient of Sri Lankan kingdoms, was first declared the capital city by the king Vijayabahu in 1070. Cycling in Polonnaruwa countryside is a wonderful experience: you can cycle through Polonnaruwa lake, meet traditional inland fishermen and know their living styles and traditional fishing methods.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Minneriya National Park, Minneriya, North Central ProvinceContinue on to the Minneriya National Park for an evening safari. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is your Utopia! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this Park is primarily a sanctuary for elephants but is also home to herds of deer and ample birdlife. Park yourself on the banks of the reservoir and quietly watch as herds of elephants, one by one, come to feed on the tender shoots on the grass covered banks. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world. Over 300 at a time can graze on the grasses to the delight of the most avid wildlife enthusiasts. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in : Fresco water villa Hotel - 4* / sigiriyaDay 7: Sigiriya Lion RockStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceAfter breakfast you will proceeds to Sigiriya Lion Rock, an ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla. King Kashyapa(477 – 495 BC) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and it is one of the best-preserved examples of ancient civilisationDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Sigiriya Craft Village, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceAfterwards experience a Bullock Cart Ride to CountrysideBullock Cart is the ancient Sri Lanka’s one of major transportation system and still some villages of Sri Lanka using Bullock Cart as transportation. You can experience traditional Sri Lankans transportation system and meantime you will experience green paddy fields in Habarana Area. After 15 minute canoeing ride you will reach to Famer’s house and you can experience typical Sri Lankan countryside hospitality at his house and after you can walk through his farm. You can experience different types of cultivation methods and vegetables.At the end you can experience typical countryside Sri Lankan lunch at Famer’s house.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in : Fresco water villa Hotel - 4* / sigiriyaDay 8: Dambulla Cave Temple/KandyStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceAfter breakfast proceed to Dambulla Rock Temple. On arrival embark on a tour of the Cave Temple. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. The rock towers 160m over the surrounding plains and houses 5 cave temples with some of the most unique and significant historical drawings. The murals cover an area of 2100 square metres and depict the temptation of the demon Mara and Buddha’s first sermon.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kandy View Point, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceAfterwardsyou will be heading to Kandy, is the capital of the last Sinhalese Kingdom. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio diverse rainforest. The city has beautiful centrepiece Lake, which is popular for strolling around. Kandy also famed for its sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The main attractions in Kandy: Temple of the Tooth, Royal Botanical Garden, Bahirawakanda view point, Cultural show.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in : Oak ray Hotel - 4* / KandyDay 9: Nuwara EliyaStop At: Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceAfter early breakfast proceed to Sri Lankan Tea region of Nuwara Eliya. On the way you can visit a tea factory and enjoy a fresh cup of Ceylon tea. Nuwara Eliya is often referred as “Little England’ because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen's Cottage, General's House, Grand Hotel, Hill Club and Town Post Office. Also, this place is characterised by a cool climate all year long. Activities in Nuwara Eliya: Visit a tea factory, City walkDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in : Grand Camellia Hotel - 3* / Nuwara EliyaDay 10: Ella / Tran Journey Stop At: Nanu Oya Railway Station, Nanu Oya, Central ProvinceAfter breakfast, if you wish take a Train Journey(subject to availability & 1st or 2nd class) from Nanu-oya to Ella it is one of the picturesque hill country train journey in the worldDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Ella Rock, Ella, Uva ProvinceGet off the train at Ella Station and proceed to Ella Village. It is everyone favourite hill country village surrounded by beautiful rocks and mountains, including the famous “Mini Adams Peak’ Rock.It is a free day in Ella, you may start the day visiting to the Ella Rawana waterfalls, is a popular sightseeing attraction in Ella. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country; in fact, this waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft). Another attraction is the Nine arch bridge. It is a massive bridge built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel. The bridge was finally commissioned in 1921. Ella is a great place for walking and climbing and it’s most famous hiking route is to “Little Adam’s Peak. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in : Ella Gap Panorama Hotel - 3* / EllaDay 11: Yala National ParkStop At: Yala National Park, Sri LankaThis morning proceed to Yala National Park. Thanks to a river running through it, Yala National Park is divided into two sections. Because the river makes crossing to the other side difficult, Yala is really treated as two separate parks. But that doesn’t change the fantastic offerings! From elephant and leopard spotting, Jeep safari’s, and many historical and religious ruins to explore, there are so many things that will keep you busy. Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in : The Grand Yala Hotel - 3* / TissamaharamaDay 12: Mirissa/Whale watching Stop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Southern ProvinceAfter breakfast proceed to Mirissa: this delightful sandy beach was once a well-kept secret, but now more guesthouses, inns and bungalows are opening up to visitors. Mirissa beach is one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka, since it has a beautiful sandy beach, a sea free from rocks and also coconut palms growing right to the edge of the sand as if in imitation of a postcard of the perfect tropical beach.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in Lavanga Resort & spa - 4* / Hikkaduwa/GalleDay 13: Galle/HikkaduwaStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThis morning after breakfast drive to Galle, It’s a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Well known for the Galle fort. The old city built by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century, with its wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings, Classic architecture melds with a dramatic tropical setting to create a reality that is endlessly interesting. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip. Its glories have earned the status as a Unesco World Heritage Site.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern ProvinceIt’s a free afternoon at Hikkaduwa beach, which has long been known as the most popular beach in Sri Lanka, famed for its surf and coral reef as well as its wide range of accommodation, food and fun. The vibrant nightlife attracts locals and tourists as well. The other activitis in here like Jet skiing, Surfing, Boat ride ect.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in Lavanga Resort & spa - 4* / Hikkaduwa/GalleDay 14: Colombo / AirportPass By: Sri Lankan Hires Colombo Airport, Katunayake, Negombo, Western ProvinceEnd Point Colombo, Sri LankaAfter breakfast visit to Colombo, it's Sri Lanka's capital city. Colombo has a interesting history running back to fifth century. Even in the ancient times this was an important port city in East-West sea trade. Now it has bloomed in to a bustling modern city with a unique atmosphere. The glitzy hotels, restaurants and modern shopping malls attract hordes of locals and tourists alike. If you'd rather pick up some last-minute shopping or optional city walk with your leader. Then proceed to the Airport in time for the Flight or we’ll drop to your hotel.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.