14 DAYS TOUR AMONG THE WILDERNESS

14 day trip for XXXXXX

This 14 days trip across Sri Lanka offer stunning landscapes and the most breathtaking landmarks. You will discover all the secrets of this beautiful country and experience authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. Tours are 100% CUSTOMIZABLE


Highlights

Negombo Sightseeing
Wilpattu National Park
Sightseeing tour of the historic city of Kandy
Temple of the Tooth Relic
Watch an amazing Kandyan dance performance
Samadhi Centre Kandy
Visit to the Udawalawe Elephant Transit home
Udawalawe National Park
Enjoy bird watching in Bundala National Park
Go on a wildlife safari at Yala National Park, where you are bound to spot leopards
Whale and Dolphin watching
Galle Sightseeing
Beach stay in Mirissa

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Day by day

Days 2-4
Fri, 20 Oct - Sun, 22 Oct
Negombo
Wilpattu
Days 5-6
Mon, 23 Oct - Tue, 24 Oct
Wilpattu
Kandy
Ulapane
Days 7-8
Wed, 25 Oct - Thu, 26 Oct
Kandy
Udawalawe
Days 9-10
Fri, 27 Oct - Sat, 28 Oct
Udawalawe
Yala
Hambantota
Days 11-13
Sun, 29 Oct - Tue, 31 Oct
Yala
Mirissa
Galle

Your detailed itinerary

Bandaranaike International Airport - Negombo

Thu, 19 Oct

Day 1

Welcome to Sri Lanka:

We welcome you to Sri Lanka. Luxurious Sri Lanka staff will be there to welcome you on arrival. Afterwards you will be introduced to your local chauffeur in the airport who will guide you throughout your tour. After a small briefing you will head towards to your hotel.

Private Car:

Air conditioned transport with dedicated Sri Lanka Tourist Board-licensed chauffeur guide throughout the tour

Bandaranaike International Airport to Negombo:

Continue to Negombo. The drive will take maximum 20 Minutes.

Jetwing Blue

Price includes:
  • Free Wifi (Jetwing Blue) (Jetwing Blue)

Negombo - Wilpattu

Fri, 20 Oct

Day 2

Negombo Sightseeing:

Sri Lanka is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. As it is an island, one of the main famous and delicious dishes is seafood which can be purchased in good quantity and quality. To have your own experience of fresh seafood, you will visit to the fish market in Negombo, a place filled with fisherman wearing sarong and seafood lovers all around. If you could manage to get out of the bed before 6 O’clock in the morning, you will be able to see the returning fishing boats with the rising golden sun in the beach.

Negombo to Wilpattu:

Continue to Wilpattu. The drive will take a minimum of 3 hours also this depends on the road traffic.

Big Game Camps & Lodges - Wilpattu

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in a safari type tent (Big Game Camps & Lodges - Wilpattu) (Big Game Camps & Lodges - Wilpattu)

Wilpattu

Sat, 21 Oct

Day 3

4X4 Jeep Safari Excursion

Wilpattu National Park:

Wilpattu National Park (Land of Lakes) is a park located on the island of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The park is located 30 km west Anuradhapura and located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo). The park is 1,317 square kilometers (131, 693 hectares) and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world-renowned for population. A remote camera survey was conducted in Wilpattu from July to October 2015 by the Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust. A sample of forty nine individual leopards were photo-captured in the surveyed area and the core area density was between that of Yala National Park's Block I and Horton Plains National Park.

Big Game Camps & Lodges - Wilpattu

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in a safari type tent (Big Game Camps & Lodges - Wilpattu) (Big Game Camps & Lodges - Wilpattu)

Wilpattu

Sun, 22 Oct

Day 4

4X4 Jeep Safari Excursion

Wilpattu National Park (Optional):

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 here include the Garganey, Pintail, Whistling Teal, Spoonbill, White Ibis, Large White Egret, Cattle Egretand 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 can also can be seen. Monitor Lizard, Mugger Crocodile,Common Cobra, Rat Snake, Indian Python, Pond Turtle and the Soft Shelled Turtle can be seen in Wilpattu National Park.

Big Game Camps & Lodges - Wilpattu

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in a safari type tent (Big Game Camps & Lodges - Wilpattu) (Big Game Camps & Lodges - Wilpattu)

Wilpattu - Kandy

Mon, 23 Oct

Day 5

Wilpattu to Kandy:

Continue to Kandy. The drive will take a minimum of 4 hours also this depends on the road traffic.

Kandy Sightseeing:

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480 m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka's last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Peradeniya University campus and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper Lake Drive.

Temple of the Tooth:

In Kandy visit the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic which is believed to have the tooth of Buddha is also situated in Kandy. In the evening you will be able to attend the puja with hundreds of pilgrims passing by the beautifully lightened temple.

Kandyan Cultural Dance Performance:

Watch an amazing Kandyan dance performance. You’ll be amazed as you witness the variety of skills, of which amongst is the incredible fire walking.

Weir House

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Free Wifi (Weir House) (Weir House)

Kandy

Tue, 24 Oct

Day 6

Samadhi Centre Kandy:

Fifty minutes northeast of Kandy the fertile landscape becomes a mass of lush vegetation reverberating with unfamiliar birdsong. The human populace too seem a different breed, profligate with smiles and allowing their abundant good sat sung to spill over and cloak the visitor. Go past the triangular ambalama and up the steps where you squeeze past the statue of a giant Hindu goddess - half woman, half horse.

Weir House

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Free Wifi (Weir House) (Weir House)

Kandy - Udawalawe

Wed, 25 Oct

Day 7

Kandy to Udawalawe:

Continue to Udawalawe. The drive will take a maximum of 6 hours also this depends on the road traffic.

Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home:

The Udawalawe Elephant Transfer Home is a facility within Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka that was established in 1995 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation.Its primary objective is to rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves for ultimate release back into the wild.

Big Game Camps & Lodges Udawalawe

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation in a safari type tent (Big Game Camps & Lodges Udawalawe) (Big Game Camps & Lodges Udawalawe)

Udawalawe

Thu, 26 Oct

Day 8

4X4 Jeep Safari Excursion

Udawalawe National Park:

The Udawalawe National park which has acreage of 30,821 hectares, was declared as a National Park in 30 th June 1972 under the Fauna and Flora Protection ordinance. The park lies in the Rathnepura District in Sabaragamuwa Province Monaragala District in Uva Province. It forms of the largest conservation areas within these districts and largely comprises the lower and the immediate catchments of Udawalawe. The walawe reservoir is situated in the park and surface area of it at full supply level is about 3405 hectares.

Big Game Camps & Lodges Udawalawe

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation in a safari type tent (Big Game Camps & Lodges Udawalawe) (Big Game Camps & Lodges Udawalawe)

Udawalawe - Yala - Hambantota

Fri, 27 Oct

Day 9

Udawalawe to Yala:

Continue to Yala. The drive will take a maximum of 2 hours also this depends on the road traffic.

Bundala National Park:

Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of birds, the highlight being the greater flamingo, which migrate in large flocks. Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993. In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 245 kilometers (152 mi) southeast of Colombo.

Big Game Camps & Lodges Yala

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in a safari type tent (Big Game Camps & Lodges Yala) (Big Game Camps & Lodges Yala)

Yala

Sat, 28 Oct

Day 10

4X4 Jeep Safari Excursion

Yala National Park:

Continue to Yala for the evening safari (If you are late for the evening safari you can still do this on next day early morning). You will visit the Yala National Park, where you can see an enormous number of wild animals. Here you can see the elephant preservation, leopards abound, and hundreds of bird species. Moreover, you will be able to explore the traces of the ancient civilization in that area. This takes an important place in the Sri Lankan history.

Big Game Camps & Lodges Yala

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in a safari type tent (Big Game Camps & Lodges Yala) (Big Game Camps & Lodges Yala)

Yala - Mirissa

Sun, 29 Oct

Day 11

Yala to Mirissa:

Continue to Mirissa, The drive to Mirissa will take 3 hours also this depends on the road traffic.

Paradise Beach Club

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Free Wifi (Paradise Beach Club) (Paradise Beach Club)

Mirissa - Galle

Mon, 30 Oct

Day 12

Whale and Dolphin watching:

Today you will take an excursion (3-4 hrs sea safari) to Mirissa departing at 6 am. Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world to spot whales, being home to 26 out of the 80 cetacean species found in the world. Blue whales, the largest known animals on earth, travel alone and can sometimes be seen over the continental shelf, which comes within less than 3 miles from the coast, during their migration period. There is also a good chance of seeing pods of sperm whales a little further out and the possibility of spotting Bryde’s whale,dwarf sperm whale, unidentified beaked whale, spinner dolphin, striped dolphin and Indo-Pacific bottle nose dolphin. With the deep water so close to the shore and the seasonally changing monsoon currents producing ever-changing blooms of plankton, It’s no wonder this is such a great spot for these amazing creatures.Between December and April is the best time to see them, the peak months being December.

Galle Sightseeing:

Visit Galle, a coastal area in the South which has a great colonial influence. In the afternoon, you can visit the Fort which was built and occupied by Portuguese, Dutch, and British. You also can walk around the beautiful old, Dutch ramparts sticking out to the sea. Moreover, a visit to the beach will give you a glimpse view of the sunset in the evening.

Paradise Beach Club

Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Free Wifi (Paradise Beach Club) (Paradise Beach Club)

Beach stay (Day at Leisure)

Tue, 31 Oct

Day 13
Price includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Free Wifi (Paradise Beach Club) (Paradise Beach Club)

Mirissa - Bandaranaike International Airport

Wed, 1 Nov

Day 14

Mirissa to Bandaranaike International Airport:

It's time to say goodbye. Look back on a wonderful time in Sri Lanka and many impressions that the country has given you. You will be collected at your accommodation and transferred to the airport. The drive to Bandaranaike International Airport will take a minimum of 2 1/2 hours.

Price includes:
  • Breakfast

GENERAL TRAVEL GUIDELINES FOR SRI LANKA

Visa Formalities
For visiting Sri Lanka, tourists are advised to register online on www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
The applicable fee will be USD 30/=.

Dress
Sri Lanka is a very casual country, so no smart attire is required at any of the hotels. That said you may like to change for dinner at certain hotels – simply to make it more of an occasion. This is a personal decision. Because of the tropical climate light cotton and linen clothing is ideal. You will need some sturdy shoes for the climb up Sigiriya Rock, and on safari muted colors are best. Because of the heat we recommend you carry a sunhat and sunglasses at all times. We also suggest you pack some form of waterproof jacket as rain is always a possibility in Sri Lanka.

Currency
Sri Lanka’s currency is the 'Rupee', abbreviated as ‘Rps’. Rupees. Notes (Bills) are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 & 1000, 2000 and 5000 Rupees. It is not possible to purchase Sri Lankan Rupees outside of the country. The current exchange rate is approximately 110 Rps to the Australian Dollar and 150 Rps to the United States Dollar

Foreign Exchange
Visiting foreigners can exchange money at international airports where 24-hour exchange facilities are available, through banks and approved money changers. Because you will not be spending any time in the cities we suggest you get all necessary currency at the airport on arrival.

Travelers Cheque /Credit Cards
Travelers’ Cheque should be of well-known brands like Thomas Cook, American Express and Visa. The hotels generally accept Major Credit Cards like American Express, Master Cards, Visa, etc., including hotels, shops and airlines.

Tipping (This is only a recommendation)
It is usual to tip your chauffeur guide and National Park Drivers and Guide. Though we give below the general guidelines, it is to be remembered that tipping is a sign of gratification for good service, and therefore please view these guidelines as the middle ground, which can be adjusted depending on the level of service you feel you have received.

Please note the below amounts are per group / couple / individual traveler.
Chauffeur Guide: USD 20.00 per day given on last day departure.
National Park Driver: LKR 1500
National Park Naturalist: LKR 1500
Safari Camp Staff: USD 20.00 per day given to staff on departure.

Please note that whilst all hotels include a 10% service charge in their rates, it is customary to leave tips at the end of your stay at the boutique properties in particular. We suggest 1500 Rupees per day which can be left with the manager on departure

Electricity
In Sri Lanka voltage is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles, though some areas also have DC supplies. Visitors are advised to check the voltage before using electrical appliances. Socket sizes vary, so it is as well to take a set of plug adapters, available from most electrical stores.

Prohibited Articles
The import of prohibited articles such as dangerous drugs, live plants, gold/silver bullion and coins, not in current use, is either totally prohibited or restricted. The law provides heavy penalties for the infringement of this restriction. Also, bylaw, visitors are banned from taking antiques and wildlife products out of the country – any infringement is punishable by fines and imprisonment.

Photography
Visitors to Sri Lanka find varied subjects for photography including people, monuments, wildlife, festivities, and landscapes. Most Sri Lankans are very happy to have their photograph taken but common courtesies apply and permission should be asked beforehand. No money need be given; this is not the Sri Lankan way.

Visiting Places of Worship
Removing shoes one’s before entering any temples is essential. Do not wear shorts, skirts above the knee or sleeveless tops in places of public worship.

Insurance
It is always advisable to obtain good travel insurance to cover the worst possible scenario. Do keep a copy of your policy separately as a safeguard.

Inoculations/Vaccinations

Before traveling to Sri Lanka it is advised that you consult your doctor or local travel clinic regarding any inoculations you may need. Malaria preventive course may be taken before your trip, but again this should be consulted with your doctor.


Accommodations

Jetwing Blue on day 1

Welcome to Jetwing Blue, Negombo, a stylish beach hotel which redefines the ultimate beach holiday experience. Warm Sri Lankan hospitality combined with contemporary comforts and excellent service is yours to enjoy as you enter this world of secluded bliss.

Big Game Camps & Lodges - Wilpattu on days 2, 3 & 4

The Wilpattu National Park has a lot of ground to cover, being the largest national park in the country.Getting to the heart of where the animal life is most concentrated is important in a safari trip; therefore you will need to choose an accommodation option that provides easy access to the park. We are in a perfect wilderness location bordering a picturesque lake, which enables you to take walking trails and night walks in the vicinity.

Weir House on days 5 & 6

Amongst Insight Guides' 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Sri Lanka.

Big Game Camps & Lodges Udawalawe on days 7 & 8

We are located within a 30-minute drive to the park entrance and just 200m away from its boundaries.The campsite, located in a semi-wilderness area overlooking a small lake, is frequently visited by wild elephants.

Big Game Camps & Lodges Yala on days 9 & 10

Big Game Camp Yala is located near the boundary of the park, a mere 20 minute drive to the entrance. This semi-wilderness location lies just behind the Nimalawa Sanctuary. The campsite is frequently visited by elephants, and night-time wilderness walks can be arranged.

Paradise Beach Club on days 11, 12 & 13

Since 1983 we, at The Official Website of Paradise Beach Club – Mirissa, have been committed with pleasure in delighting thousands of guests who have since returned their visits faithfully over the years. For us it has been a passionate journey all the way and we feel rewarded by the smiles we have created in many. As we continue the journey, assiduously committed than ever,our single-most aim is to make our guests' stay a truly memorable and treasured experience.


Package price includes and excludes

Includes:
13 night’s accommodation – 01 double
HB at all hotels, BB at Jetwing Blue 
Private air-conditioned car and English-speaking driver for tour and transfers 

Excludes:
Entry fees to sights mentioned on the itinerary

Notes:
Transport price includes accommodation for the driver
All prices are inclusive of tax and service charges
Transport times are approximate and subject to change due to road conditions and weather
All reservations subject to availability at time of booking
The standard check-out time in Sri Lanka is 12 noon and check-in time 02 pm.
Price based on USD


$3,600.00

Per person USD 1800 (Based on double room)


OUR STORY


Founded in March 2014 in Colombo Sri Lanka. Jagathsingh Jayasingh (Short Name - Jagath) who has been in this hospitality industry for past 15 years. It started in 1997 when Jagath was asked from the local church from Hatton (Christ Church - Dickoya) to accompanying Rev Richard Woodham to Adam's Speak. Luxurious Lanka founder and CEO is Jagath who is passionate about traveling and exploring new places. His motto "customer is always right". 

Concept

1. Passion and love to create unique and memorable travel experiences that last a lifetime
2. All request will be taken care and will be delivered and personalized service will be provided to each client.
3. We work only with experienced Guides and Chauffeur Guides and the best hotels.
4. Based on the clients request we will provide the guides who can fulfill client’s needs.
5. Book trips directly with us therefore you skip costly middlemen. This means you travel cheaper, faster and better. It’s your ideal trip how you want it, when you want it and according to your own personal budget.


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