Day One - Arrival
Arrival and transfer from Bandaranaike International Airport Colombo to Bentota.
Bentota is a coastal city situated along the Colombo – Galle road. It is renowned for its beautiful beach which is an ideal place for diving, surfing and evening sceneries. It is also famous for indigenous Ayurvedic Spas and delicious sea food restaurants. Over night stay in Bentota.
Transfer from Bentota to Mirissa.
On your way you can go on a boat ride along the Madu Ganga. It is a shallow water body in south-west Sri Lanka. In 2000, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) undertook a detailed biodiversity survey of the region which revealed the existence of no less than 10 major wetland vegetation types supporting over 300 plant species and 248 species of vertebrates. Because of this remarkable diversity, this natural mangrove forest is protected by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands since 2003. Over night stay in Mirissa.
Mirissa Beach is close to the most Southern tip of Sri Lanka and in fact the Indian sub-continent as well. In the morning time you are greeted by gentle colourful sunrises and then the sun crosses directly overhead throughout the day finally ending up give you a breathtaking and memorable sunset. Mirissa is also famous for Whale watching boat rides and sailing. Over night stay in Yala national park.
Adventure safari in Yala National Park.
Yala National Park is the most famous and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and was designated as a wild life sanctuary. Yala National Park is believed to have one of the highest leopard concentrations in the world. This Sri Lankan leopard is now recognized as an outstanding subspecies different from its Indian family line. You will be able to ride on a 4WD jeep through out your safari in Yala national park. Over night stay at Yala national park.
Transfer to Arugam Bay.
Arugam Bay is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka's southeast coast. The bay is located 320 km due east of Colombo. "Ullai" as Arugam Bay is locally known is a popular surfing and tourist destination. Beyond surfing there are many things can be enjoyable, Lagoon tour, bird watching, elephant watching, Kumana National Park and many ancient ruins & archaeological sites. Over night stay in Arugam.
You will enjoy surfing and the surrounding of Arugam Bay through out the day. Over night stay in Arugam.
Transfer to Pasikuda Beach.
Pasikuda is a coastal city situated in Batticaloa district in Sri Lanka. It is recognized as the safest beach in Sri Lanka and is very popular among the visitors because of its crystal clear water and calm waves. It is the best place for surfing for a beginner and an ideal place for a sea bath. Over night stay in Pasikuda.
Transfer to Polonnaruwa.
Polonnaruwa is situated in the North Central Province in Sri Lanka and was the second kingdom of ancient Ceylon. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. The ruins of ancient constructions show the creativity and the peerless talent of ancient Sri Lankans in architecture. You will visit historic places such as Watadage, Moonstone, Parakrama Samudra, Statue of King Parakramabahu and many more. Over night stay in Polonnaruwa.
Transfer to Sigiriya.
Sigiriya is a rock fortress which an ancient Sri Lankan King is 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 —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. Sigiriya is considered one of the most important urban planning sites of the first millennium, and the site plan is considered very elaborate and imaginative. The plan combined concepts of symmetry and asymmetry to intentionally interlock the man-made geometrical and natural forms of the surroundings. On the west side of the rock lies a park for the royals, laid out on a symmetrical plan; the park contains water-retaining structures, including sophisticated surface/subsurface hydraulic systems, some of which are working even today. Sigiriya is a UNESCO World heritage site now.
After that you will transfer to Anuradhapura which is the largest district of Sri Lanka and was the first kingdom of ancient Ceylon. There are many historical places here including the Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred Bo tree) which is recorded as the oldest tree in the world, the Ruwanweli dagaba, the Samadhi Buddha Statue which is a rock statue of Lord Buddha, the twin ponds that receive water from a tank by an underground irrigation system and many more. Over night stay in Anuradhapura.
Wilpattu is a park located in North Central province of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of Natural lakes - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. It is the largest national park in Sri Lanka and also one of the oldest. Wilpattu is very popular for its large population of leopards. You will have the opportunity to discover the national park on safari jeeps. Over night stay in Anuradhapura.
Transfer to Negombo.
When you reach Negombo, which is the home of largest catholic community of Sri Lanka, you can visit the old Portuguese fort constructed in 1644. Negombo offers some of the better beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka, and draws tourists who stop over for a day on their way to or from the airport. Water-sports and diving are also extremely popular among visitors, with a few well preserved coral reefs and a 50 year old shipwreck (Kudapaduwa) that serves as an artificial reef for many varieties of fish. BBQ night at Negombo beach and over night stay in Negombo.
Departure from Bandaranaike International Airport - Colombo