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Best of East

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Duration

13 Nights & 14 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Unlimited

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Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Overview

After your long flight, you will start your beach escape with a relaxing stay at a boutique hotel close to Colombo Airport so that you can recover from your flight. Afterward, make your way to Sigiriya, where you can climb UNESCO Sigiriya Fortress and go on a game drive to Minneriya National Park. After a dose of history and culture, travel towards Passikudah known to have the longest stretch of shallow beach in the East Coast, with a stop in Polonnaruwa, you will witness ancient ruins of the second Sinhalese kingdom. The beaches in the east have its own set of distinct features, which is untouched. That is one big reason for beach-loving travelers to travel to the east of Sri Lanka. Swim, sunbathe and enjoy afternoon naps to the lull of the ocean. Journey to Gal Oya National Park, where you can go on a night game safari in the park, boat safari and walk with a native Vedda. Discover the simple pleasures of life while staying in the wilderness which will be one of the experience which you would cherish. While your way to Kandy, you can spend the evening at leisure indulging in luxuries available at your accommodation. The next day goes on a guided tour around the Royal Botanical Gardens and explores the street markets and famed Temple of the Tooth in the evening. For the last leg of your itinerary, drive to Colombo where you can go on a cultural walk and Tuk safari and happy shopping.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Climb Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Game drive in Minneriya/Kaudulla or Hurulu National Park
  • Enroute visit ruins in Polonnaruwa
  • Relax by the beach
  • Night safari in Gal Oya National Park
  • Boat ride in Senanayake Samudraya
  • Visit Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Explore Kandy street markets
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth
  • Colombo Shopping

Itinerary

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Day 1 to 2
Day 1 to 2

Though situated just a few kilometers from the airport, The Notary's House feels nothing like a transit hotel. Sitting in acres of beautifully mature gardens, this charming boutique hotel is a sanctuary of serenity and style where the old merges beautifully with the new. Notary's House is a unique luxury boutique hotel set amidst large gardens and a coconut grove, conveniently located just 45 minutes’ drive from the Colombo international airport and 30 minutes from the coastal city of Negombo.
Traditional and contemporary Sri Lankan architectural and design elements complement the property's heritage. The Notary’s House offers spacious air-conditioned rooms, a swimming pool and hearty food in a relaxing lakeside setting.

Day 2 to 4
Day 2 to 4

Kumbukgaha Villa, a private hotel in Sigiriya, among the best hotels in Sigiriya. Located in a rustic hideaway in the peaceful settings of rural Sri Lanka, which is surrounded by wilderness and paddy fields where beautiful peacocks, wild elephants, elusive civet cats roam free. The location is secluded, where you'll love the privacy and peace. A perfect location if you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the city. Within this secluded setting, the hotel offers you the best of barefoot luxury and genuine Sri Lankan hospitality during your vacation. Since the hotel is located in the center of the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka, you will able to witness and explore Sri Lanka's historical sites with your family. It is the perfect eco retreat to stay at while you explore the ruins of ancient Sigiriya and the Lion Rock Fort, the Golden Temple and Cave Temple in Dambulla, the scenic Kandalama Lake, the Ancient Kingdom of Polonnaruwa and the Ancient Kingdom of Anuradhapura. Our hotel is also the preferred start to explore the majestic elephant herds of Minneriya National Park and Minneriya Lake.

Day 4 to 9
Day 4 to 9

Sri Lanka’s east coast remains blissfully untouched, and at Kalkudah Beach, the Crusoe-lifestyle still lives on. Karpaha Sands is a luxury tented camp located on the east coast of Sri Lanka with 12km golden-sand buckled-up with coconut plantations, palmyra trees, and cashew groves. Blending organically into the natural surroundings, this tented resort is low-key but extremely stylish, with contemporary furnishings and open-air showers; glamping at its very best.
The 17 double and family tents sprinkle the peaceful sandy grounds while an infinity pool, a garden spa, and a double-story restaurant and bar sit side-by-side on the beachfront with superb ocean panoramas.
Things to do near Batticaloa
• Dutch Fort
• Heritage Museum of Kattankudy
• Thiruchendur Murugan Alayam Temple
• Boat rides on the lagoon
• Snorkeling

Day 9 to 11
Day 9 to 11

Located on the fringes of the Gal Oya National Park, Gal Oya Lodge blends naturally into its forest surroundings, offering innovatively designed luxury accommodation in the island’s south-east.
Spread across 20 acres of private forest, the lodge is strategically located for guests who want to enjoy boat safaris over Sri Lanka’s largest reservoir. Gal Oya Lodge practices environmentally responsible tourism and each of its ten bungalows have been constructed from locally sourced natural materials.
Sightings of a resident elephant herd are frequent throughout the year, and the real magic lies in seeing them swim between islands. Gal Oya is also home to over 150 species of birds, other animal species and rare medicinal plants used in Ayurveda medicine.

Day 11 to 13
Day 11 to 13

Amaya Hills located in Kandy, drawing regal splendor and monarchical charms from an era of kings and queens, the stunning hotels in Kandy is breathtaking with its verdant views of the surrounding mountains and the city.
There are 100 luxurious and lavish rooms where modern décor complements the unique features of the Kandyan culture. Surround with sweeping views of the Heerassagala Hills.
You could indulge in a holiday experience of a lifetime when staying here. It is surrounded by iconic attractions, giving you plenty of things to do in Kandy. Throughout your stay in Kandy, you will be able to witness and enjoy the magnificence of the rich Sri Lankan culture as you indulge in unique experiences, adventurous expeditions and recreational activities offered.

Day 13 to 14
Day 13 to 14

Right in the heart of Colombo. Tucked away behind a sports ground, a stone’s throw from Beira Lake (a lurid green waterway home to pelicans, pedalos and the Seema Malaka, a Geoffrey Bawa-designed island temple), the hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Park Street Mews – a cobbled enclave of some of the city’s best restaurants – and 20 minutes to the National Museum and the Galle Face Green or you could take a Tuk Tuk Safari.
The design of the hotel is broadly symmetrical with simplistic vernacular design features – mottled grey cement floors and walls, a double-height entrance porch and linear timber paneling softened by stand-out local art, neutral soft furnishings, and neat white floral arrangements. It’s ideal if you’re looking for a chic, one-of-a-kind retreat in Colombo where service is tailored to individuals, not crowds. Rooms are set across two floors and open onto well-furnished lounges primed for relaxation.

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized & experienced guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • Water & refreshments
  • Expenses/tips of personal nature and other incidental expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out
  • Tourist Visa

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