Golden sand and wilderness (13 nights / 14 days)

Tour Code: ATPR15008

Get the best of golden sands, sea and nature as you travel along the coasts of Sri Lanka. The best of the west, east and south put together, you simply cannot say no to the wonders on offer for you in Sri Lanka as you go on this tour. From the small towns to the cities, beaches to safari, the package offers a look into the scenic, relaxing and less bustling side of city life in Sri Lanka paired with great opportunities for getting a tan

MAP

  • Golden beaches
  • Safari
  • Sea bathing
  • Sun bathing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Dolphin Watching/Whale Watching
  • Ancient Hindu Temple
  • Dutch Fort
  • City life

Day 1: Airport/Chillaw (53.3km)

Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet Lanka Horizon Tours Representative or chauffeur guide and transfers to Chillaw and check in to your hotel. After setting in, relax and enjoy the fine ambiance of the hotel, the surrounding beach atmosphere and a dip in the hotel pool.

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Day 2: Chillaw/Kalpitiya (89.1km)

Today after breakfast we leave for Kalpitiya which is one of the most beautiful coastal areas located in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. Kalpitiya is a peninsular that separates the Puttalam lagoon from the Indian Ocean and is a marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches.

Beach resorts promise plenty of beach activities such as 4x4 jeep ride, dolphins and wales watching, snorkeling, kayaking and kite surfing.

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Day 3: Kalpitiya

Dolphins & wales watching boat safari offer close-up views of these aquatic mammals. The spinner dolphins are fun to watch, as they playfully dive in and out of the water, delighting those who are lucky to spot them. During certain times of the year, the majestic blue whale and the sperm whale are also seen gliding through the waters of this area.

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Day 4: Kalpitiya/Trincomalee (223Km)

Today we leave for another coastal city of Trincomalee which is sitting on one the world’s finest natural harbor and its Shiva temple the site of Trikuta Hill in the Hindu text Vayu Purana.

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Day 5: Trincomalee

Today we drive around the city and Pigeon Island National Park, Marble Beach and the Koneswaram Temple are sights to see.

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Day 6: Trincomalee/Passikudah (109Km)

You get opportunity today, explore another magnificent beach site of Passikudah which is White sand, shallow waters, coral reefs and palm trees make Passikudah beach idyllic places to spend the day on the seaside. Passikudah Bay’s shallow waters offer a perfectly safe environment for learning how to swim and therefore a popular bathing spot for families with children

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Day 7: Passikudah/Arugam Bay (145Km)

Today we drive to famous lovely beach of Arugam Bay which a moon-shaped curl of soft sand, is home to a famed point break that many regard as the best surf spot in the country. Arugam Bay also makes a great base for several adventures in the surrounding hinterland and glistening green landscape

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Day 8: Arugam Bay/Yala (153Km)

A chance to visit the Yala National Park which is among the oldest and best known of Sri Lanka's 15 National Parks. It covers approximately 1,300 square kilometers and is home to a range of ecosystems found nowhere else in Sri Lanka. There are 44 species of recorded mammals in this National Park, which include the Sri Lankan Leopard, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and Sri Lankan Elephant, 215 species of birds, 46 species of reptiles and 21 species of amphibians.

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Day 9: Yala/Galle (150Km)

After Yala wild safari today, we travel to city of Galle. This is UNESCO heritage site and it was the main port in the 16th century. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period and the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions.
After check into beach hotel at Galle and relax in the evening.

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Day 10: Galle Beach Resort (Km)

Beach resort is perfect for relaxing. Lounge in your very own private plunge pool or head to the quiet, secluded beach to soak up some sun.

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Day 11: Galle/Balapitiya (118Km)

You will be driven to Balapitiya Beach Resort and check into hotel which is there was once a flawless crescent of golden sand that swept along a palm-lined shore with turquoise waters that had just enough surf to make for ideal swimming conditions

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Day 12: Balapitiya Beach Resort

Today you can visit Kosgoda Sea Turtles to lay eggs and thus the turtle conservation looks after this beach to ensure the survival of this majestic marine creature as well as the visit Ambalangoda mask museum & factory. In the afternoon dip in the hotel pool and relax and enjoy.

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Day 13: Balapitiya/Colombo City/Negambo (141.8Km)

Today you will leave to Colombo which is main commercial city of Sri Lanka. Colombo’s cosmopolitan side supports ever-more stylish eateries, galleries and museums. Surprises abound in its old quarters where you can find great local food and discover a characterful shop or tiny, convivial-cafe.
As well as you can visit Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), National Museum of Colombo, Gangarama Temple, and Galle Face Green as well as can do shopping at shopping malls.  
In the evening you check into hotel at Negambo and relax and enjoy.

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Day 14: Negambo/Airport (7.8Km)

Today is final day of your “Golden Sand and Wildness” tour and check out from hotel and transfer to Colombo International Airport with great memories of your very own Sri Lankan Holiday tour.

Included

  • Per person cost of twin-sharing and BB basis (B-Bed B-Breakfast)
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle with English speaking chauffer guide for entire tour
  • Entrance fees to Museums,National parks charges(1 trip includes entrance, jeep hire and service of a
         wildlife tracker) and Wales watching (Boat hire and naturalist guide)
  • Local government Taxes & service charges

Excluded

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Activities and highlights
  • Camera and video permits at cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Spa and wellness treatments
  • Tips and postage

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