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12 Days 11 nights tours - package 03

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LANKAN ROAD TRIP - SR113

DAY 01 - Airport to Kurunegala

The Ridi Viharaya, believed to be commissioned by King Dutugemanu, is a historic and legendary temple. Its name, “Silver Temple” in literary terms, reflects its origin on land where silver ore was found, used in constructing the Ruwanweli Stupa. The temple features stunning paintings, a mesmerizing moonstone, and a remarkable cave temple, showcasing the brilliance of ancient Sri Lankan architecture. The temple’s surroundings offer breathtaking views.

One of the most magical experiences you can have is kayaking at sunset. As the sun dips below the horizon, the sky explodes with color, and the water takes on a glassy sheen. It’s a serene and peaceful experience that is perfect for de-stressing and enjoying nature’s beauty. If you’re looking for a unique and memorable way to spend an evening, be sure to try sunset kayaking at Batalagoda lake. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.  Enjoy the experience! Take some time to relax and appreciate the beauty of nature.

DAY 02 - Explorer Dolukanda

Dolukanda is a mountain range located in the Kurunegala district of Sri Lanka. It is a popular hiking destination due to its scenic views, historical significance, and abundance of medicinal plants.

The hike to the summit of Dolukanda is about 6 kilometers long and takes about 3 hours to complete. The trail is well-maintained and relatively easy to follow, but it can be challenging in some sections due to the steep terrain.

The summit of Dolukanda offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The Dolukanda hike is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Sri Lanka and learn about its history and culture. It is a challenging but rewarding experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

One of the first and most thriving industries in ancient Sri Lanka was pottery. There existed a caste specifically for potters in Sri Lanka’s caste system of government. There were potters with skill and imagination everywhere in the nation. You won’t miss the pottery that was made in several of the settlements. You will go to a traditional pottery village and discover the various trade secrets associated with this art form. The most incredible will be creating your own pot with clay and conventional machinery. Remember to put your name on the pot you’re taking home.

A handloom factory in Sri Lanka is a traditional textile manufacturing facility that produces high-quality fabrics using manual weaving techniques. Skilled artisans operate handlooms to create a wide range of textiles, including saris, clothing, and home furnishings. These factories play a significant role in preserving Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage and provide employment opportunities for local craftsmen, contributing to the nation’s economy while producing unique, artisanal products.

Arankele stands as a prominent Buddhist monastery and hermitage, offering walking paths, meditation centers, saunas, and care facilities for ailing Bikkhus. A visit transports you to another era and realm. Arriving early, you can assist meditating monks with their breakfast – a traditional Buddhist ceremony rich in rituals. This unique, holistic experience culminates with a serene meditation session amidst the mystic forest hermitage, creating a truly unforgettable lifetime memory.

DAY 03 - Kurunegala to Dambulla

Unforgettable architecture, steeped in history and culture. Built over a thousand years ago by a king hiding from the reckoning of his patricide, Sigiriya (or the “Lion’s Rock”) is a historical site that was once both an ancient castle and impenetrable fortress, with symmetrical water gardens.

Your trek up the rock will take you past timeworn paintings of the king’s concubines, and past a gateway guarded by the remains of a giant lion statue that gave the rock its name. You’ll have to climb up around 1,200 steps to reach the top. Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic attractions, and is definitely not to be missed.

A village tour in Sri Lanka offers a glimpse into the country’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Visitors can explore traditional villages, interact with friendly locals, and experience authentic Sri Lankan life. The tour typically includes visits to local markets, paddy fields, and artisan workshops, providing insight into traditional crafts like pottery and weaving. It’s a unique opportunity to savor delicious local cuisine, witness cultural performances, and appreciate the serene, picturesque landscapes that make Sri Lanka so enchanting.

DAY 04 - Dambulla to Polonnaruwa

Visit polonnaruwa the second capital of sri lanka from 1070 A.D to to 1235 A.D. polonnaruwa is also a UNESCO world heritage city. You will be able to see the ruins of royal palace king Parakramabahu, Audience hall, the statue of king Parakramabahu, Watadage , Galpotha , Parakrama samudraya witch was built by King Parakramabahu 1 , covers an area of 5940 acres and the elegant lotus pond was built in 12th century.

There are also famous monuments of worship such as the Gal Viharaya wich has 4 magnificent carved Buddha statues, Kiri Vehara (the remains of a former Temple of the tooth Relic) and Shiva Temple. 

Minneriya National Park Safari is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, water buffalo, crocodiles, and deer. The park is also home to a large number of birds, including peacocks, eagles, and pelicans.

The park is home to an estimated 250 elephants, which gather in large herds during the dry season (May to October). The largest of these herds can number over 500 elephants. The elephants come to the park to drink from the Minneriya tank, a large reservoir that was built in the 3rd century BC.

Minneriya National Park is a truly unforgettable experience. With its large elephant herds, abundant wildlife, and stunning scenery, it is a must-see for any visitor to Sri Lanka.

DAY 05 - Polonnaruwa to Matale

King Walagamba constructed the Dambulla Rock Temple in the first century B.C. The largest and best preserved cave temple complex, spanning an area of approximately 2,100 m², is the main draw of Dambulla. A UENESCO World Heritage Site is Dambulla. Aside from the 153 Buddha statues dotted around the five caverns and the remarkably maintained paintings, there is nothing quite like the breathtaking vista of the boundless plains and reservoirs.

A deep escarpment called Mini World’s End is situated close to Pitawala Plains   in Sri Lanka’s Riverston. This region, which borders the Knuckles Mountain Range, is ideal for exploring a la Indiana Jones. The cliff at Mini World’s End plunges sharply (around 300 m), offering breathtaking views of the surrounding valley and mountains.

The name “Dumbara” refers to the lovely valley surrounding the Knuckles due to the constant fog. (We are able to confirm that). Because of the abundant rainfall and streams that flow through the area, the area is endowed with a diverse range of flora and animals. Imagine a lush, tropical forest.

 

DAY 06 - Explorer Redbana village

Redbana village, also known as Pathanegama, is an abandoned village located in the Knuckles Mountain Range, near Riverstone in Matale, Sri Lanka. It was once a thriving community, but was abandoned in the 1970s due to a variety of factors, including landslides, soil erosion, and lack of infrastructure.

Today, Redbana village is a popular destination for hiking and camping. The abandoned village provides a unique glimpse into Sri Lankan history, and the surrounding natural beauty is truly breathtaking.

Redbana village is a unique and fascinating place to visit. With its stunning natural beauty and abandoned village, it is a must-see for any visitor to Sri Lanka.

 

DAY 07 - Walpolamulla Camping

The Knuckles Range, also known as the Dumbara Mountain Range, is situated near Kandy in Sri Lanka’s Northern Central Highlands. One of Sri Lanka’s most charming natural landmarks is the Knuckles Range. The Knuckles Mountain Range, spanning 18512 hectares, is a trekker’s dream come true with its varied landscape of meadows, craggy mountain peaks scattered with streams and tumbling waterfalls. The Knuckles Mountain Range is a World Heritage Conservation Area with fascinating trekking opportunities. It is still mostly unspoiled and has remarkable natural beauty and wildlife.

 

Walpolamulla! It’s a fascinating place, known for being the smallest village in Sri Lanka, and even possibly in Asia.It’s located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, nestled within the Knuckles Mountain Range.

 

Once a small, vibrant community, the village is currently uninhabited, with only one remaining house.

 

Its former residents moved away due to challenges like access to basic facilities and the presence of wild elephants.

 

Despite being uninhabited, Walpolamulla remains a beautiful and picturesque spot. Lush greenery, stunning landscapes, and the Dumbara Valley mountains create a breathtaking backdrop.

The surrounding area offers opportunities for hiking, camping, and nature exploration. The Walpolamulla Wewa, a reservoir, is a popular hiking destination.

 

DAY 08 - Matale to Hasalaka

Veddas are believed to be the first nations of Sri Lanka. Visit the Veddas Village at Dambana for a unique cultural experience in Sri Lanka. Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions of the indigenous Vedda people. Explore their way of life, rituals, and connection with nature. This enlightening journey offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of the Veddas, providing a memorable and educational adventure in a picturesque setting.

DAY 09 - Hasalaka to Arugambay

Rathna Ella Waterfall, located in Sri Lanka, is a pristine natural wonder nestled in the lush greenery of the country’s central highlands Kandy. and one of the most widespread waterfall in Sri Lanka. The 4 km footpath leading to the falls is entirely hidden by the dense forest where wild monkeys, dears, mongoose, squirrels, and many other dry zone flora and fauna.

Its serene ambiance and cool, crystal-clear waters make it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and hikers.

Arugam Bay, also known locally as Arugam Kudah, is a beautiful beach town located on the east coast of Sri Lanka. It’s a popular destination for surfers, sunbathers, and nature lovers alike. Arugam Bay is world-renowned for its consistent and powerful waves, making it one of the top ten surf destinations in the world. The surf season typically runs from May to September, when the swell picks up from the southern hemisphere.

Arugam Bay boasts a long stretch of beautiful beach with soft golden sand and crystal-clear waters. It’s a great place to relax, soak up the sun, and go for a swim. Arugam Bay offers a variety of fresh seafood dishes, as well as Sri Lankan curries and other local specialties. There are also a number of cafes and

restaurants serving Western cuisine.Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventure-filled trip, Arugam Bay has something to offer everyone.

DAY 10 - Arugambay

The world’s finest white sand beaches are found in Sri Lanka. It has long been a well-known beach location for beach enthusiasts. Savor a mouthwatering feast of sea delicacies while catching a sight of the warm Indian Ocean. In the West Coast, the beach hotels are dispersed from Tangalle to Chillaw. As soon as you step into the stunning blue water, you will fall in love with this idyllic place.

DAY 11 - Arugambay to galle

The stilt fishermen of Koggala are a unique and iconic sight along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Perched atop slender poles jutting out into the Indian Ocean, they cast their lines into the shallow waters, silhouetted against the vibrant orange and pink hues of the sunrise or sunset.

While the practice of stilt fishing has been around for centuries, its exact origins remain unknown. Some believe it was introduced by foreign traders, while others claim it was developed locally as a way to fish in shallow waters where boats couldn’t go.Today, stilt fishing is more of a cultural attraction than a primary source of income for the fishermen. However, it still offers a glimpse into a traditional way of life and provides a memorable photo opportunity for visitors.

The best time to see them is in the early morning or late afternoon, when the light is best for photography.

 

Since the 14th century, Galle has been Sri Lanka’s principal port. The Portuguese constructed Galle’s first fort. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the ocean as you stroll along the fort’s walls, and don’t forget to watch the sun set for an even more breathtaking vista from the Galle walls.

Galle Fort is the most beautiful coastal town in Sri Lanka. Here, h a unique fusion of European and Asian influences, as seen in the whitewashed Dutch-style buildings that line the cobbled streets. Head to the most southwestern corner of the country and enjoy all the beautiful things to do in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka.

The story of the Galle Dutch Fort; a UNESCO World Heritage Site reverberates through every traveller’s photos and captions. Initially built by the Portuguese in the 16th century during their conquests, the fort was later fortified and conquered by the Dutch in the 17th century, until it later fell to the might of the British. The old town of Galle was once used as a trading port for spices and other goods for over 200 years. However, today, the fort has been transformed into a place of history, romance and beauty where travellers are warmly welcomed to dive head first into the exotic stories and be a part of this heritage site

DAY 12 - Galle to Airport

Hawksbill, Olive Ridley, Loggerhead, Green, and Turtle are the five species of sea turtles that can be found in Sri Lanka. The Galle District contains all of the important nesting areas. You’re going to a hatchery, where the locals gather eggs to hatch and feed the young turtles.

Here you will find lots of information about Sri Lanka’s pioneering sea turtle conservation project – why Sri Lanka is a prime turtle nesting site, why the conservation project is needed and how the project is operated by local people with the help of international volunteers.

The production of masks is a long-standing enterprise that dates back to the reign of the Kings. Masks are handmade and painted by hand using very light trees. Ambalangoda is the well-known location for masks, and there is a factory and a museum there. You are free to choose the greatest piece if you would like to own one that will protect you from bad luck.

The Maadu Ganga Safari in Sri Lanka offers a captivating eco-adventure along the scenic Maadu Ganga river. Visitors embark on a tranquil boat ride through lush mangroves, encountering diverse wildlife and bird species while witnessing traditional fishing techniques. This unique experience provides a glimpse into the rich biodiversity and cultural heritage of the region, making it a must-visit attraction for nature enthusiasts and travelers seeking a serene escape in Sri Lanka.

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