Photographic Safari Tour In Sri Lanka

9 Days / 8 Nights

Sri Lanka is an exotic island in the Indian Ocean seduces travellers with its stunning unspoiled wilderness, colourful history, flavourful cuisine beautiful beaches and welcoming people. Due to the high compactness and a lack of crowds, it’s possible to pack a lot into a trip to Sri Lanka.

In this 9 Days tour, you may cover highlights that include the Pinnawala, climb the magnificent Sigiriya Rock fortress, tour in spiritual Kandy, travelling through the tea plantations, and exploring sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean and more. Discover it for yourself on this 09 days journey through impressive countryside sightseeing.

Day 01: Airport — Negombo (- / – / Dinner)

  • Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport and you will be warmly welcomed by our Explore Vacations representative.
  • You will be transferred to your hotel in Negombo.
  • Relax, Refresh and have your dinner. Have a good night sleep & get ready for an experience of your life the next day.

Day 02: Negombo — Pinnawala — Dambulla (Breakfast / – / Dinner)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Proceed to Dambulla.
  • En-route visit Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawela where you can witness the River bathing of Elephants (02 ½ hours from Negombo).
  • Arrive in Dambulla and check in to a hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Dambulla – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya – Dambulla (Breakfast / – / Dinner)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • After early breakfast, excursion to Polonnaruwa Ancient city where you can witness the ruins of archaeological patterns of medieval Sri Lanka. It is also a UNESCO declared world heritage site that belongs to the 12th Century BC.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Proceed to climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a UNESCO declared world heritage site. Sometimes referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” this ancient formation that soars over 200 meters (656 feet) high was developed into a palace-fortress in the latter half of the 5th century.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Dambulla – Matale – Kandy (Breakfast / – / Dinner)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Proceed to Kandy – This was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka and the hill capital.
  • En-route visit a spice garden.
  • Arrive in Kandy and check in to a hotel.
  • Thereafter visit the Royal Botanical gardens (Asia’s best).
  • Return to the hotel for rest and relax.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (Breakfast / – /Dinner)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit Temple of Tooth Relic which safely keeps the Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic venerated by the Buddhists all over the world.
  • Proceed to Nuwara Eliya through lush green tea plantations.
  • Arrive in Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is known as the “Little England” of Sri Lanka and one of the coldest places on the island, with the weather almost like a spring day in England. The temperature will drop at night and taking a warm jersey is recommended
  • Check in to a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 06: Nuwara Eliya – Ella – Yala (Breakfast / – /Dinner)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Proceed to Yala through Ella – this will be a scenic ride through the tea plantation.
  • Arrive in Yala and check in to a hotel for rest and relaxation.
  • Evening visit Yala National Park in a separate jeep.
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 07: Yala – Uda Walawe – Beruwela (Breakfast / – /Dinner) 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Proceed to Uda Walawe to witness feeding at the baby elephant orphanage.
  • Thereafter visit Uda Walawe National Park in a separate jeep.
  • Proceed to Beruwela for your beach stay which is located along the southwest coastal belt of Sri Lanka.
  • Check in to the Hotel where you will spend two nights by Sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08: Beruwela (Breakfast / – /Dinner) 

  • Rest and relax by the beach.

Day 09: Kalutara – Colombo – Departure (Breakfast / – / –)

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • If time permits, visit Lakmedura and Premadasa Jewelers for shopping.
  • Thereafter you will be transferred to Bandaranaike International Airport.

Photographic Safari Tour Map by Explore Vacations

  • 08 nights hotel accommodation in respective hotel in a Double room
  • Meals on HB Basis (Bed, Breakfast and Dinner).
  • A/C vehicle for all airport transfers & sightseeing as per program.
  • English Speaking chauffer guide
  • Entrance tickets, Monument & museum fee as per program
  • All applicable Taxes.
  • Lunches
  • PCR Test costs (USD 40.00 per test).
  • Covid 19 insurance cost (USD 12.00).
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”
  • The cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water,
  • Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services
  • Any Airfare Domestic / Int’l
  • Any Visa fee
  • Any insurance/tipping.
  • Validity: Above package is Valid ONLY from December 2021 – April 2021
  • For Sri Lanka Visa: All foreign nation travellers must obtain a valid visa before entering Sri Lanka. We have an e-visa facility for all foreign -nation guest, Request you to please visit & apply for an online e- tourist visa from the Sri Lanka Government official website – http://www.eta.gov.lk/. First, you have to pay for the PCR tests and Covid insurance policy to get the correct link to obtain a valid visa to Sri Lanka.
  • Hotel/rooms are subject to availability. If the mentioned hotel is not available then alternate hotel/rooms will be suggested.
  • The above cost is based on the base category of the room. Additional charge would be applicable for higher room categories.

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