Sri Lanka – 8 Days Beach & Safari Adventure

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Bucket List Group Travel > Global Bucket List > Sri Lanka – 8 Days Beach & Safari Adventure
Overview
Start and end in Colombo! With the Explorer tour Sri Lanka Beach & Safari Adventure, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Colombo and 5 other destinations in Sri Lanka that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Itinerary

Day01Negombo

Description:
Welcome to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Our staff will be there to warmly welcome you at the airport, On arrival, you make the short .45-minute transfer to your first night’s accommodation in Negombo. Here you can relax after your long flight and acclimatize near the pool or in the gardens of your hotel. Overnight Stay in Negombo.

Plan for tour itinerary Activities :

• Warmly welcome to srilanka meet our representative at Colombo airport

• Colombo airport to tranfer Negombo Beach hotel

• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.

• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel

• Over night stay at Negombo hotel

Day02Kalpitiya

Description:
After breakfast leave to kalpitiya En route visit alwielindawa Natural wet land Nestled on the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka, Kalpitiya Beach is a hidden gem, celebrated for its natural beauty and water sports. Kite Surfing Hub in Kalpitiya is internationally recognized as a premier destination for kite surfing. The consistent winds and expansive lagoon make it an ideal spot for both beginners and experienced kite surfers.

and Dolphin Watching The waters off Kalpitiya are home to a variety of marine life, and dolphin watching excursions are a popular activity. Visitors can witness playful dolphins in their natural habitat.

Traditional Fishing Communities: The area has retained its traditional fishing villages, providing an authentic glimpse into the local way of life. The sight of stilt fishermen and vibrant fishing markets adds to the cultural experience. Kalpitiya Beach is a haven for adventure seekers, nature enthusiasts, and those looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Whether it’s the thrill of water sports, the tranquility of island exploration, or the richness of local culture, Kalpitiya offers a diverse and memorable experience. Overnights stay at Hotel Kalpitiya

Plan for tour itinerary Activities :

• En-Route visit Alwiendawa National park

• Transfer to Kalpitiya hotel

• Relax on beach sea bath

• Over night stay at hotel

• Next Day Morning make day tour plan discussing activities with tour guide.

• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel

• Over night stay at hotel

Day03Dolphin & whale watching in Kalpitiya

Description:
Early morning leaves to in the Sea boat ride kalpitiya enjoy watching dolphin’s Kalpitiya, that affords the opportunity to view large pods of Dolphins, often numbers running to hundreds, is becoming a celebrated location in Sri Lanka of the lovers of Spinner Dolphins. Kalpitiya, for its presence of Sperm Whales and an occasional Blue Whale alone is a world class attraction of marine life. Watching the playful dolphins could do just that and you will return with a greater understanding of the oceans around us and why we need to do all we can to protect it and these wonderful animals “like no other”. Other species of Dolphins seen here at times are Bottlenose, Spotted, Striped, Humpback, Risso and Fraser in the Sea.
Kalpitiya Fort was built by the Dutch between 1667 and 1676. Kalpitiya was important as it commands the entrance to the adjacent bay, Puttalam Lagoon. Kalpitiya Fort, also known as Kalpitiya Balakotuwa, was constructed by the Dutch between 1667 and 1676. Its strategic significance lies in its command over the entrance to the nearby bay, Puttalam Lagoon. The surrounding Puttalam area was a significant region for cinnamon cultivation in Sri Lanka.The Dutch utilized the fort as a key business point, and to facilitate the transportation of cinnamon from the area, they even engineered a canal from Puttalam, through Negombo, to Colombo.”

Dutch Church, Kalpitiya

The Dutch Reformed Church also known as St Peter’s Kerk is located between the Dutch fort and the village of Kalpitiya. The church was built by the Dutch in 1706 and is a smaller version of the church in the Matara fort. It is one of the oldest Protestant churches in the country. Whales are regularly seen around the Kalpitiya Overnight stay Hotel

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:

• Leave for Dolphin watching excursion in the morning

• Visit to the Kalpitiya Fort & Dutch Church, Kalpitiya

• If you like to enjoying Kitesurfing, ask from guide will help you!

• Afternoon Enjoyed Beach & get relax in the evening

• Evening plan to Next Day activities with tour guide.

• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel

• Over night stay at hotel

Day04Breakfast at the hotel. Relax by the beach

Description:
Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel, setting the perfect tone for your day. Following this, treat yourself to a relaxing beach experience in Kalpitiya, where the serene waves and sandy shores await. It’s the ideal way to unwind and embrace the coastal charm of this beautiful destination.

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:

• Relaxing Day of Beach

• Evening plan to Next Day activities with tour guide.

• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel

• Overnight stay at hotel

Day05Wilpathuwa

Description:
Early in the morning leave from hotel to wilpathu En-Route enjoy the breakfast Transfer to Wilpattu national Park – 2 hours’ drive approximately. The dry zone jungle is thickly grown. Wilpattu National Park is home for many villus, or natural lakes which dot the landscape in the Wilpattu National Park. Except for two, these lakes contain rainwater, thus are important for resident and migratory water-birds. There are approximately 30 species of mammals in the Wilpattu National Park which include the Sri Lankan Elephant, Sri Lankan Leopard, Lankan Sloth Bear, Sri, Spotted Deer, Buffalo, Sambar and Mongoose. Wetland bird species found in the Wilpattu National Park include the Garganey, Pin tail, Whistling Teal, Spoonbill, White Ibis, Large White Egret, Cattle Egret and Purple Heron. Also, many species of Gulls, Terns, Owls, Kites and Eagles are also lives here. The endemic Sri Lanka Jungle fowl, Little Cormorant and the Painted Stork also can be seen.

Evening transfer to horticultural site of sigiriya, overnight’s stay at sigiriya

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:

• Early morning transfer willpattu national park full day game drive at Wilpattu National Park

• Evening plan to Next Day activities with tour guide.

• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel

• Overnight stay at hotel

Day06Sigiriya

Description:
Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel, after leave to visit kingdom of sigiriya, most wonderful place in srilanka Sigiriya is a long story. The rock came into being as a result of a rivalry between two brothers. The great rock fortress, Sigiriya was built by the King Kashyapa. King Kashyapa made this great place to protect himself from his brother King Mogallana. The Sigiriya rock is entwined with a tragic event. The heir to the throne had been King Mogallana, but King Kashyapa had taken power by force. King Kashyapa was afraid that his brother would come back again to take back his right to the throne. Therefore, to protect himself, he built this rock fortress. He did not want any invasion to happen by his brother. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high the technology that has been used in creating the fort is excellent. However, Moggallana was able to defeat Kashyapa, and after that, the rock fortress was destroyed. Earlier it used to be a Buddhist monastery, and after the palace was destroyed, it became a Buddhist monastery once again. Sigiriya was discovered later in 1831 by Europeans. A major of the British army, Jonathan Forbes discovered Sigiriya on his way from Polonnaruwa. Many historians and archaeologists started excavating this rock fortress, and it is through the excavations that all the glory of the rock was discovered Pidurangala is an enormous rock located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya. The two rocks have an interlinked history: whilst King Kasyapa was building Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the 5th century, he moved monks living around Sigiriya to a new monastery on Pidurangala Rock. Glorious vistas of the surrounding landscape and an incredible view of the majestic Sigiriya Rock. Pidurangala is an enormous rock located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya. The two rocks have an interlinked history: whilst King Kasyapa was building Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the 5th century, he moved monks living around Sigiriya to a new monastery on Pidurangala Rock. An ancient cave temple still houses objects from various vintages that reflect Buddhist, Hindu and western beliefs, and the stupa to the left of the temple entrance is believed to mark the spot where King Kasyapa was cremated. Pidurangala is a more challenging climb than Sigiriya, glorious vistas of the surrounding landscape and an incredible view of the majestic Sigiriya Rock. Overnights Stay at Hotel Sigiriya

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:

• Challenging climb Rock Sigiriya,

• Second incredible view of the majestic Sigiriya Rock & Pidurangala

• Get most valuable Experience Srilankan Village life style

• Bull cart Driving River safari, paddy filed activities

• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.

• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel

• Over night stay at same hotel.

Day07Negombo

Description:
Leave to Negombo En route visit to the Dambulla Visit Golden temple & cave temple, Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site

A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m2 ) are of particular importance,. Temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The fascination of these caves is not only the statues but also the many intricate and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls, created with indigenous traditional paints. Because of the history, archaeological and artistic implications, the premises were declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1991 situated in the central part of the country the temple has been in use for over 22 centuries and still holds a sense of benevolence and spirituality. Visitors may climb up steps to the temple and the view from the top of the rock is as inspiring as the temple’s golden interior, Transfer Negombo Beach side hotel. overnight’s stay at Negombo

Plan for tour itinerary Activities:

• Visit Golden temple & cave temple,

• Spice Garden

• Arrival to Negombo Hotel

• City Tour of Negombo. Afternoon Enjoy beach

• Evening plan Next Day activities with tour guide.

• Relax on hotel Overnights Stay at Hotel

• Over night stay at same hotel.

Day08Colombo

Description:
Breakfast at the hotel, morning Transfer to Colombo – 1 hours’ drive approximately. it’s time to bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and warm hospitality of Sri Lanka. As you embark on your homeward journey, take a moment to reflect on the cherished memories and experiences you’ve gathered during your stay. Leave with not just photographs but also with the footprints of your adventures imprinted in the heart of Sri Lanka. Your departure marks the end of a remarkable journey, and as you say goodbye to this beautiful country, may the memories you’ve made here stay with you forever. Safe travels!

Plan for tour itinerary Activities

• After Breakfast at the hotel leave from hotel to BIA

• Leave from Sri lanka

• Good Bye safe travel.

Inclusions

Price Includes

  • 7 Nights Accommodation – double sharing BB basis at hotel  (in different cities as per the itinerary) 

  • Chauffeur English speaking driver/guide. We offer expert site guides (in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya cities) to explain our guests anything they need to know.
  • Breakfast at the hotels  
  •  Spice Garden / Gem Museum / Wood Carving center / Tea Factory & Plantation
  • All government taxes and service charges 
  • Welcome the guests at the Airport by a Travel  Representative
  •  All Local Transfers and Sightseeing by an air-conditioned vehicle throughout the tour
  • Highway Tolls All Local Taxes
     

Price Excludes

  • Flights

  • Meals

  • Personal Expenses

  • Optional activities

  • Safari Jeep we can arrange Half Day Or full Day (full day-lunch+ snack tickets +jeep +2person) price 140U$ per National park Half day (ticket+Jeep+2person) 85 U$ price  whole watching dolphin watching  Also apply  as your wish – Prices may vary plus/minus depending on the season
  • Travel insurance / Visa

  • Tips

  • Tickets to gardens, orphanage, boat rides, Safaris
Tour Information
Tour Start Tour End Country
Colombo
Colombo
Sri Lanka
Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 2pm (flexible)
Fly IN Airport: Bandaranaike Intl. airport (Sri Lanka)
  • Return: Day8 after 1pm 
Fly OUT Airport: Bandaranaike Intl. airport (Sri Lanka)

 

Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Route
FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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