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Serenity Escape Tour Plan

Serene Sri Lanka Exploration

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Join us on a remarkable journey through Sri Lanka with our Serene Sri Lanka Exploration tour.

Over 7 days, immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this island paradise. From the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, you’ll uncover the rich history of the region.

Tour Highlights

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Frescoes.
  • Ancient Ruins & Historical Sites.
  • Temple of the Tooth Relic.
  • Kandy Lake.
  • Cultural Dance Performance.
  • Tea Plantations & Factory Visit, Enjoy Tea Tasting Experience.
  • Scenic Train Ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella.
  • Little Adam’s Peak.
  • Nine Arch Bridge.
  • Relax on Mirissa Beach.

Day 1: Sigiriya

  • Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB).

  • Warm welcome by our Guide / Driver.

  • Travel to Pinnawala, Sigiriya, enjoying the scenic drive through picturesque countryside (4 – 5 hours).

  • On the way, we’ll stop and treat you to a refreshing complimentary king coconut, a traditional Sri Lankan welcome drink.

  • Pinnawala visit, the elephant orphanage and enjoy lunch at a restaurant with elephant views (lunch Included).

  • Continue the journey to Sigiriya, capturing glimpses of local life and the natural beauty of Sri Lanka along the way.

  • Arrive in Sigiriya hotel for check-in and relaxation.

  • Enjoy a delightful dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, savoring the flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine.

Available Hotels in Sigiriya:

  • Jetwing Vil Uyana
  • Hotel Sigiriya
  • Aliya Resort and Spa
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Day 2: Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa

Activity:

  • After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head to Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

  • Embark on a thrilling climb to the top of the fortress, where you’ll witness stunning panoramas of the surrounding landscapes.

  • Proceed to Polonnaruwa.

  • Explore the fascinating archaeological sites, including the Royal Palace, Gal Vihara, and the Sacred Quadrangle.

  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local village restaurant in Polonnaruwa (lunch covered by the company).

  • Return to the hotel in Sigiriya.

Optional Activity:

  • If time permits and you’re interested in experiencing local culture, you can opt for an authentic village tour in Sigiriya, Hela Ayurveda spa treatment or participate in a traditional Sri Lankan cooking class (additional cost).

Dinner:

  • In the evening, indulge in a sumptuous dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

Day 3: Dambulla and Kandy

Activity:

  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel, fueling up for the day’s adventures.

  • Bid farewell to Sigiriya and depart for Kandy. (approximately 3 – 4 hours travel time).

  • En route, visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, a magnificent cave complex adorned with ancient Buddhist murals and statues.

  • En route, visit a Spice Garden in Matale, where you’ll experience the aromatic world of Sri Lankan spices. Learn about the cultivation, harvesting, and processing of various spices, which are integral to Sri Lankan cuisine and Ayurvedic practices.

  • Continue the journey to Kandy, nestled amidst misty hills and serene landscapes.

  • Check-in to your hotel upon arrival in Kandy.

Kandy Highlights:

  • In the afternoon, set out to explore the renowned Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa). Witness a captivating cultural ceremony performed at the temple.

  • Stroll around Kandy Lake and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the city.

Optional Activity:

  • In the evening, you have the option to attend a traditional Kandyan dance performance, showcasing vibrant costumes and captivating drumming (additional cost).

Dinner:

  • Savor a delightful dinner at a Hotel restaurant, relishing the flavors of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine.

Available Hotels in Kandy:

  • Theva Residency
  • Earl’s Regency Hotel
  • OZO Kandy
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Day 4: Kandy and Nuwara Eliya

Activity:

  • After breakfast, check-out from your hotel in Kandy and get ready to continue your journey to Nuwara Eliya, (approximately 2 – 3 hours travel time).

  • En route, visit the picturesque Ramboda Falls, where you can capture some breathtaking photographs.

  • Explore a tea plantation and factory, immersing yourself in the fascinating process of tea-making and learning about the history of Ceylon tea.

  • Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea, savoring the authentic flavors of Sri Lanka’s world-renowned tea.

  • Proceed to Nuwara Eliya, and check-in to your hotel.

Nuwara Eliya Highlights:

  • In the afternoon, take a leisurely stroll around Gregory Lake, surrounded by lush greenery and offering a serene setting for relaxation.

  • Explore the well-maintained Victoria Park, a botanical garden with a variety of flora, perfect for nature enthusiasts.

Optional Activity:

  • If you’re interested in adventure, you can opt for a visit to the Horton Plains National Park (No additional cost), famous for its dramatic landscapes and the iconic World’s End viewpoint.

Dinner:

  • Indulge in a delectable dinner at your hotel’s restaurant, savoring the ambiance and flavors of Nuwara Eliya.

Available Hotels in Nuwara Eliya:

  • Heritance Tea Factory
  • Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya
  • Araliya Green City

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya - Ella (Train Ride)

Activity:

  • After a delightful breakfast at your hotel in Nuwara Eliya, get ready for an unforgettable train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella.

  • Transfer to the Nanu Oya Railway Station, where you’ll board one of the most scenic train rides in the world.

Train Journey Highlights:

  • Sit back and relax as the train traverses through the picturesque landscapes of the Sri Lankan hill country, passing by lush tea plantations, misty mountains, and charming villages.

  • Marvel at the breathtaking views from the train’s open windows or observation carriage, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding valleys and rolling hills.

  • The train journey takes approximately 3 – 4 hours, and it’s an experience you won’t want to miss.

Arrival in Ella:

  • Upon reaching Ella, you’ll be captivated by the town’s serene beauty and laid-back atmosphere.

Ella Highlights:

  • Embark on a trek to Little Adam’s Peak, a relatively easy hike offering stunning views of the surrounding valleys and tea estates.

  • Visit the Nine Arch Bridge, an iconic railway bridge surrounded by lush greenery. If you’re lucky, you might witness a passing train creating a picture-perfect moment.

Lunch:

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Ella, where you can taste some of the local delicacies (cost not included).

Optional Activity:

  • In the afternoon, you have the option to explore the mesmerizing Ravana Ella Falls or visit Ella Rock for a more challenging trek (No additional cost).

Hotel Check-in in Ella:

  • Check-in to your hotel in Ella and take some time to relax and unwind.

Dinner:

  • Indulge in a scrumptious dinner at your hotel’s restaurant.

Available Hotels in Ella:

  • 98 Acres Resort and Spa
  • Ella Jungle Resort
  • Zion View Ella Green Retreat
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Day 6: Ella and Mirissa

Activity:

  • After a delightful breakfast at your hotel in Ella, bid farewell to this charming town and continue your journey to the coastal paradise of Mirissa (approximately 2 – 3 hours travel time).

  • En route, enjoy the scenic drive as you pass through lush landscapes, charming villages, and possibly catch glimpses of the Indian Ocean.

Mirissa Highlights:

  • Upon arrival in Mirissa, check-in to your hotel and take some time to relax and refresh.

  • Head to the beautiful Mirissa Beach, known for its golden sands and turquoise waters. Spend some leisurely time here, basking in the tropical sun or taking a refreshing dip in the ocean.

Lunch:

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a beachfront restaurant, where you can indulge in delectable seafood and other culinary delights (cost not included).

Optional Activity:

  • In the afternoon, you have the option to embark on a thrilling whale watching excursion (additional cost). Mirissa is famous for its whale and dolphin watching tours, offering a chance to spot majestic marine creatures in their natural habitat.

Relaxation and Sunset:

  • Return to the hotel in the late afternoon and take some time to relax at the hotel’s pool or spa.

  • In the evening, head back to Mirissa Beach to witness a stunning sunset over the Indian Ocean, creating a magical and unforgettable moment.

Dinner:

  • Indulge in a sumptuous dinner at a hotel restaurant, enjoying the tranquil ambiance and the sounds of the ocean.

Available Hotels in Mirissa:

  • Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa
  • Mandara Resort
  • Paradise Beach Club

Day 7: Mirissa to Departure

Activity:

  • On the final day of your Serenity Escape tour, savor a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Mirissa, cherishing the last moments of your journey.

  • Take some time to relax and enjoy the serene surroundings, reflecting on the wonderful experiences you’ve had throughout the trip.

Beach Time (Optional):

  • If you wish to soak up more sun and sea, you can spend the morning at Mirissa Beach, enjoying the sandy shores and the gentle ocean breeze.

Lunch:

  • Enjoy a delightful lunch at a beachfront restaurant or a local eatery, relishing the last flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine (cost not included).

Departure:

  • After lunch, it’s time to bid farewell to the stunning island of Sri Lanka.

  • Our guide or driver will transfer you from Mirissa to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) for your onward journey.

Note: The duration and travel times mentioned are estimates and may vary depending on traffic and road conditions.

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