8 Days
Durée
Sri Lanka
Pays
Type de Voyages

Go discover the essential riches of Sri Lanka

Go discover the essential riches of Sri Lanka. From the sacred sites of the cultural triangle to the magnificent landscapes of the tea plantations. You’ll observe a multitude of birds in their natural environment. Approach the heart the multiple facets of Sri Lanka. A journey of discovery !

DEPARTURE/RETURN : Colombo – Negombo

Duration : 8 days

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Day 1 - Arrival in Sri Lanka and relaxation at Negombo

« Ayubowan » ! Welcome to this magical place. Your guide welcomes you when you arrive at the airport. You leave for Negombo and settle into your hotel room. You can relax near the swimming pool or visit this seaside resort known for the beauty of its beaches. Depending on your arrival, don’t miss the opportunity to go stroll at the fishing market and the old city – take time to explore the laguna by rowboat on the channel built by the Dutch. Today it is used by the fishers to access the sea. You can feel the coloured ambiance and atmosphere of the land.
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Day 2- In the middle of the garden city Polonnaruwa

After breakfast, you’ll move towards the cultural triangle where 2500 years of history are in contemplation ! Nested in the middle of the jungle, Polonnaruwa is the ancient capital of the Singhalese kings in the 11th and et 12th century. This stunning site is registered in UNESCO’s world heritage program. It is teeming with endless archaeological riches. Palaces, temples and gigantic statues testify of the past splendour of this royal city. Take a moment to observe the hundreds of monkeys which populate the site. These macaques facetious toque are the heroes of the film « Monkey Kingdom ».
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Day 3- Panorama of the Sigiriya Lion Rock

You’ll go explore one of the major sites of Sri Lanka. The Lion Rock is one of the most captivating sites which is also registered at UNESCO’s world heritage program. The citadel’s ruins are perched on the top of the rock. King Kashyapa undertook its construction in the 5th century and it had helped protect nearby villages. You’ll embrace the grandiose view which extends on the jungle and gardens down near the rock. During the ascension, you can admire the famous mural paintings of the « Sigiriya ladies » representing women whose arms are charged with flowers and adorned with jewellery. You may then have fun riding an elephant in the nearby landscape. Let yourself be submerged by its timelessness.
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Day 4 - Visiting the Dambulla-Matale-Kandy cave temples

Arrival in Dambulla, where one of the country’s most beautiful sanctuaries spans around a rock in which multiple cave-temples were dug, the Golden temple, dominated by a solemn Buddha. You’ll visit the caves decorated of marvelous murals of this unique site registered at UNESCO’s world heritage program. Eternity radiates from this place. You continue towards Matale where the spice gardens and the batik workshops bathe you in intense colors and perfumes. You are given the opportunity to discover all the benefits of the island’s spices with their subtle smells and the traditional fabrication of textiles with infinite colours
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Day 5 - At the heart of Kandy's cinghalese lands

After breakfast, take a walk around the shores of Kandy’s lake. The stroll offers beautiful perspectives of the city. Take the time to breathe in the perfumed fragrances that offer themselves to you and observe a life in perfect immersion. Then, you’ll discover the Temple of the Tooth, in the ancient royal palace where where one of the Buddha’s canine is conserved. Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth are sacred spots of pilgrimage for all buddhists. Begin your evening with a kandyan dance spectacle, the traditional danse of the kandyan cultural heritage. Let yourself be enchanted by the music’s rythm and the dancer’s ballets.
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Day 6 - In the tea plantations of Ella Ella-Ramboda

Take the road for the high lands of Nuwara Eliya. You’ll cross incredibly beautiful landscapeson the way. You will marvel at this green ocean drawn by the tea plantations. Take the opportunity to try yourself at traditional tea picking. On the way, you’ll stop by th tea factory where you will learn the basics of tea fabrication. And while the tea still infuses inside of you, the Ramboda chutes will enchant you.
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Day 7 - Exploration of wildlife, National Park of Yala

This morning, you will be heading towards the national park of Yala, an authentic natural treasure renowned for its greatly varied fauna. It’s the second greatest national park of Sri Lanka. Yala particularly shelters the Ceylan panther. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, you’ll explore these lands during a safari aboard a jeep. You will encounter herds of wild elephants, bears, monkeys, wild buffalos, a multitude of birds and a quantity of multicolored butterflies.
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Day 8 - Depending on your flight schedules, transfert to the international airport of Colombo.

You have the option to extend your circuit by a stay at a seaside resort on the beaches of the indian ocean..
DEPARTURE/RETURN Colombo-Negombo
Duration 12 days
Included
Private and air conditioned transport vehicle.
A guide/driver’s during the entirety of the trip
Housing : in hotel, double room / twin
The meals : the price only includes breakfasts.
Entries for the following visits : the Sigiriya fortress, the archeological site of Polonnaruwa, the cave temples of Dambulla, the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, the jeep safari + Uda Walawe national park entry tickets (half-day)
the availability of a telephone and local SIM card which will allow you to communicate with your travel expert during the entirety of your trip, which is free of charge
The assistance of your travel expert every hour of every day of your stay
Not included
International flights
Visa costs
Breakfasts and diners
Entries and visits unless specifically mentioned in the “Included” section
Travel insurance
Drinks
Tips to guides, drivers and other services, personal expenses

Price per person (except international flights)

  • 2 people : 630€
  • 4 people : 580€
  • 6 people : 490€

This travel idea is a source of inspiration. Let us know your desires in order to create the unique trip which resembles only you. Your essential travel !