Ceylon Backpacker Deal 11 Nights / 12 Days 12 days

 
  • Private tour
  • Eco Aware
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A specifically designed trip for your enjoyment. Choose stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences and travels to a variety of places around Ceylon. Within a total area of 65,610 sq. kilometers, 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 1,330 kilometers of coastline including pristine beaches, 15 national parks show casting an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of Botanical Gardens, 350 waterfalls and 25,000 bodies of water in a country whose history extends back to over 2,500 years.


Day 1 Katunayake International Airport - Belihuloya

On arrival you will meet our chauffeur/ guide, who meet and greet at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Proceed to Belihuloya village.

Check in to your hotel.

You will take a rest of coupe of hours.

You will be visiting an iconic place of Pahanthudawa waterfall and you will spend unfettered evening at Pahanthudawa. Your tour will be led by an experience adventure guide.

More eye catching destination of Pahanthudawa waterfall is located in Belihuloya, Sabaragamuwa Province. The waterfall is like a base pool which is the shape of a “pahana”, a clay lamp used in Buddhist temples and fall is tumbling the wick of a lamp. Pahanthudawa is branch of Belihuloya. It is popular for the tuneful and complacent natural environment. The fall is very difficult to reaching closer to the fall.

On completion, back to the hotel for your overnight.

Day 2 Belihuloya - Kalthota - Hambegamuwa - Belihuloya

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be served the traditional breakfast.

After breakfast you will be leaving towards another activity.

Today we will embark on a full day cycle ride from Kalthota to Hambegamuwa. Our guide will be arranging you everything for your tour.

You will be riding a bicycle to completed Sambaragamuwa University and some amazing scenic villages and Samanalawawa Dam. From Samanalawewa dam to rise up few kilometers across the forest reservoir to reach a view point. Your ride 2 hours from 1200m passing the stunning scenery and also close to local community. During the ride you will pass Kalthota, beautiful Duwilli Ella, Kalthota irrigation canal and the Udawalawe elephant corridor.

On completion you will leave towards to Belihuloya for overnight.

Day 3 Belihuloya - Ella

Breakfast will be served at your hotel.

Today you will leave towards another destination of Ella.

Check in to the hotel and take a rest for a couple of hours.

You will embark on climbing to little Adams peak.

Visit Rawana waterfall at Ella with your experienced guide.

Ella is a town paradise in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. This sleepy mountain town, with a view, is the perfect base for relaxing, whilst also offering lots of fantastic walks through tea plantation and water falls. Enroute you can visit Ravana Ella waterfall. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Sri Lanka. As well as you can visit Ella Gap. Ella with its perfect climate soothes your mind and makes your day to day anxieties feel a world away.

Later you will be back to Ella and spend your overnight at Ella.

Day 4 Ella - Kothmalee

Breakfast at the hotel, today you will leave towards Kothmale.

Check in to the lodge at Kothmale.

You will be reaching to Kotmale to get some experience of Kithul palm tree industry.

While you will be reaching there your guide will be doing short introduction of industry and what can you do there. You may also have the opportunity to witness the tapping of the Kitul (Fishtail Palm) sap with the tapper climbing the tree that might be close to 35- 40 feet in height with the aid of a wooden ladder tied on one side where he makes sharp cuts at the base of the cluster of flowers, where a mud pot is connected to collect the sap. The sap is collected over several days before it is made into Kitul syrup or jaggery.

You may also buy some of the produce to take with you. The walk ends after enjoying tea served in one of the homes.

Dinner at the hotel and Overnight stay at Kothmalee.

Day 5 Kothmalee - Kithulgala - Teldeniya

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you will proceed to the UNESCO world heritage site of the Knuckles range.

En route visit Kithugala for a rafting experience.

Kithulagala most well-known is the white water rafting which is situated the west of the road from Colombo - Kandy. Once you will be reaching there you will take an impressive experience at Kithulagala. The Kithulagala Kelani river location is isolated from the city area and the river is reaching 250mfrom Kithulgala to Colombo road.

On completion you will be travelling to Theldeniya.

Check in to the hotel and the rest of the day relax in Theldeniya village.

During stay in Theldeniya you will be viewing the old hidden village of the Theldeniya.

Overnight stay at Theldeniya and you will be served dinner by the hotel.

Day 6 Theldeniya - Knuckles

After breakfast at the hotel you will embark on a Knuckles Mountains Trekking and Heeloya Village Trekking.

Today you will start on a Knuckles Mountain Trekking.

We will leave the hotel around 7.00 am.

Our guide will be arranging every Knuckles Mountains Trekking stuff for the journey.

We will provide you a packet of light snack and lunch with water during the trail.

Further east of Kandy, the Knuckles range as UNESCO world heritage site provides intrepid travellers with opportunity to experience Sri Lanka at its most. A rugged area of pristine wildness including rare dwarf cloud forest the Knuckles has 27 peaks over 1000m, with highest rising to nearly 2000m. It is also home to an exceptional array of endemic animal and plant species. Though largely uninhabited, the region contains some of the most isolated hamlets in the island, where it is still possible to witness a way of life largely untouched by modernity.

On completion will be driven to Heeloya.

You will be stay overnight at Heeloya village.

Day 7 Heeloya Village - Theldeniya

Traditional breakfast at the village.

Today you will be observing around the village and meeting the village community as well as you will be viewing the nice sight-seeing terrace paddy fields, Perummal waterfall, water buffalos and farmers.

Get an experience of the life in a typical village in addition to trekking and sight-seeing and a culinary experience in true Sri Lankan style at Heeloya which is a rural, remote agricultural village in the Kandy district with a unique attraction of understanding how justice was meted out in the good old days.

The proceedings of hearing a case by the village-headman and the location are still intact. Paddy cultivation, home gardening, livestock, spice plantations, toddy tapping, handicrafts, bee-keeping are some of the attractions in this village experience.

End of the program we will reach to Teldeniya for the overnight.

Day 8 Theldeniya - Trincomalee - Nilaveli

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today, you will proceed to Trincomalee for taking another experience.

Your guide will be picking up and drive to Trincomalee, Nelaveli.

Check in to the hotel. The entire day is kept to relax by Nelaveli beach.

One of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, the pearly sand, the breathtaking coast, is tangible proof of the serenity of our island. It is so unique that the feeling when you see it is unique. You can really connect with nature on this beach at an intense level. It’s a place where most people come to rest and unwind.

The beach is ideal to visit in April and October. The sun is at its most intense during this period so that you can work on your tan. Water sports are also a promising future on this beach. Surfing and windsurfing are the main excursions undertaken here. It’s a must see on everyone’s itinerary when visiting Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Nilaveli Beach resort and available on your dinner.

Day 9 Nilaveli - Pigeon Island National Park

Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning, you will leave for Pigeon Island National Park for a boat trip.

Pigeon Island National Park is one of Sri Lanka's overwater marine national parks. The national park is located 1 km from the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in the eastern province, covering a total area of 471.29 hectares. The name of the island comes from the carrier pigeon which colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs in Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island was designated a sanctuary in 1963. In 2003, it was redefined to become a national park. This national park is the 17th in Sri Lanka. The island was used as a gamekeeper during the colonial era.

You will enjoy the vening at the Nilaveli beach.

It’s no secret that Sri Lanka is a hot spot on any surfers’ radar. The beaches along the south coast provide some of the best beginner waves in the world.

Overnight stay at Nilaveli.

Day 10 Trincomalee - Nilaveli - Habarana

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you will proceed to Habarana and check in to the hotel.

You will relax for a couple of the hours after the long journey.

Today you will be participating in a special event of the Sri Lankan Martial Art.

You will be commencing your Angampora from your hotel in Habarana.

Your chauffer guide will be explaining and driving to the Angampora Training centre at Habarana after you will be watching the angampora fighting demonstration and will be learnt some basics techniques. You will be served traditional herbal beverages in there.

The dispersed throughout history of Angampora is trust to be over than 33,000 years along with the story of Kataragama Mahasen, the audacious Angampora warrior of Yakkha tribe and Maha Rawana who was born to the same tribe. Angampora was enormously spread which became more popular as it was introduced to Buddhist civilization. The Rawana era can be identified as the golden age of martial arts. “Angam” is the body “Pora” is the fight. The battle with the unarmed body is called Angampora. The battles with weapons are called Ilangam. Angam fighter is a person who has been disciplined.

We offer you a chance to see and experience the ancient Sri Lankan martial art form of Angampora in person.

View demonstrations of various high-end techniques in Angampora. View knife fights, gang fights, the art of swords, and much more. If you are interested - learn some basic Angampora techniques from professionals.

This is a wonderful excursion for those who are interested in the history and adventures of war.

Overnight stay at Habarana.

Day 11 Habarana - Negombo

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you will be transfered to Negombo.

Negombo is one of the main shopping centers in the country and the administrative center of the Negombo division. Negombo has about 142,136 inhabitants within its divisional secretariat division Negombo is known for its long sandy beaches and its century-old fishing industry. Negombo.

Take an evening city tour of Negombo.

Relax at the beach for the rest of the day.

Overnight stay at Negombo.

Day 12 Negombo - Airport

Breakfast at the hotel.

On completion you will be transfered to the airport for your departure flight.

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Inclusions and exclusions

  • Accommodation at 3 Star Hotels & comfortable Home Stay With Breakfast
  • Transportation in a A/C Vehicle
  • English speaking guide for the entire tours
  • Mineral Water Bottle
  • All Govt. Taxes and Surcharges
  • Usage of vehicle beyond the given route drives after 06.00 PM
  • Usage of guide beyond mentioned timings or anything beyond the itinerary
  • Any tours to cities not mentioned above
  • Any other services not mentioned above

Available in

English


Available for

Adults



Departure & Return

Start city: Katunayake , Sri Lanka

Pick up times available: 7:00

Pick up location: Airport or hotel in Colombo

Ends at: Airport or hotel in Colombo

Nearest airport: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB)



We are Eco Aware:

  • Eco-friendly transportation
    Eco-friendly transportation
    The product principal transportation is low noise & low emmission such as walking, trekking, cycling, padle boat etc.
  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $690 per person

* Minimum of 2 adults are required on this tour

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  • UNESCo Heritage
  • Unesco
  • Ceylon
  • Safari
  • Nature
  • Wildlife
  • Cycling
  • Pigeon Island National Park
  • Negombo
  • Ella
  • Ella Gap
  • Nilaveli Beach
  • Nilaveli
  • Palm Tree Plantation
  • Kitulgala
  • Ravana Falls
  • Kothmale
  • Doowili Ella
  • Belihuloya
  • Doowili Ella Falls
  • Teldeniya
  • Knuckles Mountain Range
  • Heeloya Village
  • Habarana
  • Rafting