Rural Sri Lanka Tour

Highlights:

Relax on a coconut plantation; Explore some of Sri Lanka's cultural treasures; Stay in a lodge built out of mud in the heart of rural Sri Lanka; Enjoy the sunshine on untouched beaches

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This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
Travel Seasons:

Most countries in Asia can be visited throughout the year. Taking all factors into account, such as weather, traffic, cost..., there are always good places worthy visiting whenever you travel Asia. According to your personal schedule, we will arrange the proper and suitable itinerary of your targeted countries.

High season
Shoulder season
Low season
Sri Lanka
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Route:

Colombo - Wadumunnegedara - Pallepola - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Matale - Polonnaruwa - Anamaduwa - Kalpitiya - Alankuda

Itinerary

Day1:

Colombo - Wadumunnegedara

Ayubowan! Welcome to Sri Lanka. Meet your tour guide at Bandaranaike International Airport. You will then be transferred up north to Wadumunnegedara (approximately 2hours). Once here, you will have time to settle into your accommodation in the countryside. Horathapola Estate is an old planter's house set in the middle of a coconut plantation, surrounded by paddy fields. Overnight in Wadumunnegedara

Day2:

Wadumunnegedara

Visit Yapahuwa this morning. Built around a granite rock, the remnants of this city show where one of the ancient capitals of medieval Sri Lanka once was. Explore with your chauffeur-guide before returning to Horathapola to relax this afternoon. Overnight in Wadumunnegedara Horathapola Estate

Day3:

Wadumunnegedara - Pallepola

After a leisurely breakfast you will be driven (approx three hours) to your next hotel, a farmstay which is more luxurious than it sounds - Jim's Farm. It is a wonderful base for exploring within the cultural triangle. En route you will have chance to stop for photo opportunities or for a refreshment break. Overnight in Pallepola (Jim’s farm)

Day4:

Pallepola - Sigiriya - Dambulla

This morning you will visit Sigiriya Rock accompanied by your chauffeur guide, who will be able to provide you with the history of the rock as you admire the views on the top. Ensure you wear sensible shoes and take water with you - although not the easiest of climbs, the views reward your hard work. Afterwards you will visit the Dambulla caves, dating back to the 1st Century. All of the caves contain varying sizes of statues of Buddha and several have impressive ceiling frescos. Overnight in Pallepola (Jim’s farm)

Day5:

Pallepola - Matale

Today you will visit nearby Aluvihara and Matale. In Aluvihara, you can spend time exploring the rock temple, which is said to date back to he 1st Century BC. If you like temples, the Sri Muthumariamman temple in Matale is also worth seeing. Otherwise, Matale is well known for it's spice markets, which are fun to explore. Overnight in Pallepola (Jim’s farm)

Day6:

Pallepola - Polonnaruwa

Your chauffeur guide will collect you after breakfast and accompany you to Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka's second capital. The drive there takes around 100 minutes. The ancient city ruins have a mix of both Buddhist and Hindu influence, and are a great place to learn more about the history of Sri Lanka. Overnight in Pallepola (Jim’s farm)

Day7:

Pallepola - Anamaduwa

This morning, after a leisurely breakfast, you will drive north to The Mudhouse. The drive will take around three hours, but you will get to see more of the lovely Sri Lankan scenery en route. On arrival you will be made to feel very welcome by the staff who will show you to your accommodation for the next two nights. Overnight in Anamaduwa (The Mudhouse)

Day8:

Anamaduwa

Enjoy a leisurely day today taking in the surroundings of the Mudhouse. You can take a kayaks out onto the lake, borrow bicycles to explore, or if you are interested in learning about Sri Lankan cookery you would be most welcome in the kitchen to watch or help out. Overnight in Anamaduwa (The Mudhouse)

Day9:

Anamaduwa - Kalpitiya - Alankuda

After a leisurely breakfast you will have the chance to visit Paramakanda Temple before being driven for around 90 minutes to the coast where you will then spend the last four nights of your holiday at leisure. Overnight in Alankuda beach

Day10:

Alankuda

Day at leisure. If you wanted to see some wildlife, consider a day excursion to Wilpattu National Park - Sri Lanka's largest park who's name literally translates to 'land of the lakes'. Overnight in Alankuda beach

Day11:

Alankuda

Day at leisure. If you're feeling active, take to the ocean to go kite-surfing (seasonal - weather dependent), lobster fishing or diving. The hotel will be happy to help with arrangements. Overnight in Alankuda beach

Day12:

Alankuda

Day at leisure. If travelling between November and April, arrange a boat trip with the hotel to head out and be amongst the dolphins which play off this coast during these months. For a more relaxing day, book ahead and spend a day in the hotel's spa. Overnight in Alankuda beach

Day13:

Alankuda - Colombo

Board on vehicle and drive back to Colombo (approximately 2.5 hours) Bandaranaike International Airport. From where, you will catch your flight onward to your next destination. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours awaits you in your next trip to Asia.

Ends

Dear Clients

This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
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