14-Day Sri Lanka Signature and Beach Holiday (May - Oct.)
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
- Admire stunning panoramic view on the top of Lion Rock Fortress
- Feel the spirit of Lord Buddha at the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic
- Go on an exciting whale watching tour
- Enjoy leisure moment at the scenic Indian Ocean beaches
- Learn about the history of Anuradhapura while traveling through the ancient remains
- Explore the unique Tamil culture in Jaffna
- Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha
- Religious Buildings
- Peradeniya Train Station
- Lion Rock
- Trincomalee whale watching tour
- colombo beautiful views of the ocean
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- Day 1
When you set foot on the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, your private chauffeur guide will be waiting for you at the airport, and escort you to the hotel in a seaside town, Negombo, for check-in, and you can spend the rest of the day recovering from jet lag.
- Day 2
There’re no activities arranged for today’s morning, which you can have time to sleep late to adjust your internal clock, or take a morning stroll in town if you feel good.
And then after lunch, you’ll be driven to the second largest city of Sri Lanka, Kandy. As soon as you arrived, you’re welcome by a group of people doing the traditional Cultural Dance (Kandyan Dance). After that, you’ll get to the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic with a few steps, where you can show your respect to the sacred spirit of the Buddha, and admire the Buddha’s tooth relic, which is exquisitely kept in a two-storey inner shrine, and rests on a solid gold lotus flower. And appreciate the stunning grand kandyian architecture exterior and spectacular decorations, paintings, and carvings inside.
- Day 3
Today, after breakfast, you’ll go to the largest garden in Sri Lanka of Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya with an elegant and spacious area of 147 acres, which is home to a fine collection of orchids, a stately avenue of royal palms, the extraordinary cannonball fruit trees and lots of other wide range of plants and flowers.
The rest of the day is yours to spend. You can go out to search for local culture and sites, like rambling by the Kandy Lake, or stay in the hotel for some rest.
- Day 4
Today, you’ll go to Sigiriya by road (about 3 hours’ drive), which you will stop at a spice garden on the way, to enjoy a cup of herbal brew while at the same time learning about the wide range of spices, and watching spectacular cookery demonstration, and also, an Ayurveda massage is offered. And then arrive in Sigiriya for hotel check-in, and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
- Day 5
After breakfast, pay a visit to the relics of Lion Rock, which is a sky citadel built on the top of a majestic rock, with remains of the palace, a mid-level terrace, gardens and rampart walls still being seen. The climb to the top might be a little steep, but not very strenuous, and the picturesque panoramic view of Dambulla from the top will blow away all your tiredness. After that, you are to get on a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park, watching the stunning seasonally elephant migration, which helps you know about the living condition of these precious animals. And Lonely Planet considered this site as the “6th greatest wildlife spectacle in the world”.
- Day 6
Today, your chauffeur driver will take you to visit the Dambulla Caves Temple(over 2200 years old), which is home to the world’s most acclaimed cave complex, with the vivid Buddha images and paintings, as well as the stunning sculpted statues. It’s a great place for an easy stroll. After that, you are going to transfer to Anuradhapura (about 2 hours’ drive), which is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka. The rest of the day is at leisure.
- Day 7
Today, you’ll go on a tour in the many historical remains that distribute in the towns of Anuradhapura and Mihintale, which contains a number of archaeological and architectural wonders that give you a glimpse of the ancient Sri Lankan civilization, including enormous dagobas, ancient pools and crumbling temples, and monasteries have covered a large area because of the sacred status that this city holds today.
- Day 8
After enjoying your breakfast, your chauffeur guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to Jaffna in the north, which is a place full of turbulent history with colonists from different countries scrambling for the island. And also you can see strong Tamil influence here with many residents speaking in Tamil dialect. As soon as you arrived, you’ll be taken on a tour in the Jaffna area. You can explore a lively and vibrant fish market, experiencing how the locals handle the business they live on, and visit a Hindu temple, seeing how the residents do their routine puja, and immersing yourself in the unique culture and history in this area, which will leave you an unforgettable memory.
- Day 9
Today, you’ll go on touring in Jaffna, you can either travel to a neighboring island for some charming landscapes or watching waves flapping the rock on the coast. It’s a pure place that has untouched islands with clean white sand beaches and the sea water is as clear as you can imagine, just like a paradise.
- Day 10
Today, you’ll be transferred to the harbor city of Trincomalee, the rest of the day is yours to spend exploring the charming history of this ancient town by rambling around the myriad waterfronts, forts and the historic temple, and enjoy the wonderful clean beaches by the Indian Ocean.
- Day 11
Today, you’ll set out for a whale-watching tour in the Indian Ocean, which you can witness the blue whales jumping out of the water, as well as other marine lives, such as dolphins, turtles and even sperm whales, and it will definitely be a life-time memory. You are free to continue exploring the city on your own or enjoy some leisure time playing on the beach or swimming in the blue sea.
- Day 12
Free day on your own, you can go on your self-exploration in the city or swim by the scenic seaside.
- Day 13
After breakfast, our representative will meet you and you’ll be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Colombo. When you arrive, you’ll be taken on a city tour through a cluster of classic sites in this Sri Lanka’s capital, including the Independence Square, Gangarama Temple of Colombo, Galle Face Green Urban Park, Colombo’s National Museum, and the former British Administrative Center etc.
- Day 14
Today, in the morning, your chauffeur guide will come to escort you to the CMB airport to see you off, and we thank you for your trust on Odyssey Tours, hope we will travel together again.