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Island adventure 11 days

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Island adventure 11 days

Tour highlights:

Wilpattu National Park
Kite Surfing(season from May to October)
Snorkelling & Diving
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Village Walk & Cookery Demonstration
Ritigala medicinal Forest
Matale Spice Gardens
Dambulla Cave Temples
Knuckle Mountain Range
White water rafting 
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Day 1

AIRPORT/ KALPITIYA– BEACH RESORT
 
Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by a Representative of Silver Tree Norway. You will then be escorted to your vehicle and transferred to Kalpitiya.
Check in to the hotel.
 
Rest of the day is free to Snorkelling, diving and Kite Surfing.
 
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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Day 2

KALPITIYA/ WILPATTU/ KALPITIYA–  BEACH RESORT

Breakfast in the hotel.
 
After breakfast proceed for a Jeep Safari at Wilpattu National Park.

Wilpattu is a park located on the island of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of natural lakes, 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 50 km north of Puttalam, approximately 180 km from Colombo. The park is 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 its Leopard population.
Return to Kalpitiya.

Rest of the day is free to Snorkelling, diving and Kite Surfing.
 
Check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 3

KALPITIYA / SIGIRIYA – SIGIRIYA VILLAGE

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Sigiriya.
 
In the early morning, visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya.
The legendary sky citadel of Sigiriya, the “Lion Rock” famous for its frescoes of ‘Celestial Maidens’ is possibly the most impressive site in Sri Lanka. Built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century on top of a vast 200m granite rock it took seven years to build and was abandoned after ten years of occupation when the King, defeated by his brother, committed suicide. Although it is a steep climb, the views and frescoes are definitely worth the effort. Sigiriya is best visited first thing in the morning or just before sunset when it is cooler and less crowded.
 
Check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 4

SIGIRIYA/ RITIGALA/ VILLAGE WALK/ SIGIRIYA.
 
After breakfast, proceed to visit Ritigala.
 
Set deep in the jungle around a large hill, formed of huge sculptural granite monoliths, lies the ancient and now abandoned hermitage of Ritigala. Today the visible remains are those of a Buddhist monastic congregation which used to practice meditation in total austerity. Rarely visited by tourists, this mystical place is incredibly beautiful and unspoiled with shady forests filled with streams, pools and granite boulders and ancient elegant stone pathways that lead to ruins of various meditation platforms and Ayurveda hospitals. Ritigala can be visited at any time of the day since it is wonderfully cool and usually free of tourists.
 
Arrive in Sigiriya. Village walk and cookery demo in the afternoon.
 
Take a tour of a local village nearby, enjoying the walks through paddy fields and the cool breeze.  It is an opportunity to get acquainted with the typical village life, as you meet village folk and their families.   You will also pay a visit to a local school.  You will engage in cookery demonstration along with a bullock cart ride. Just after the bullock cart ride you will also have a boat ride.
 
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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Day 5

SIGIRIYA/ DAMBULLA/MATALE/ KNUCKLES.

After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to Knuckles.
 
En route, visit the cave temple complex of Dambulla.

Dambulla is renowned for its Cave Temples, which were built by King Valagambahu in the 1st century BC in gratitude for the shelter he sought in the caves when fleeing from Indian invaders. Sited on a gigantic granite outcrop, which towers more than 160m above the surrounding land, the caves are completely covered by ancient frescoes depicting religious and secular scenes. Protected within the caves are hundreds of statues of Buddha, many carved out of the rock itself, of which the largest is the 15m long reclining Buddha.
 
Afterwards your next stop will be at a spice plantation in Matale where they grow a variety of spices such as cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg, for which Sri Lanka was renowned and initially colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch and British.  You could also visit a batik factory and watch the production of the artistic fabric
 
Proceed to Elakduwa.
 
Check in to the bungalow for overnight stay.
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Day 6

KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN RANGE.
 
With a packed breakfast check out from the hotel for your trek to the Knuckles Range.
 
The Knuckles Mountain Range covers parts of Kandy and Matale districts and is separated from the Central Hills by the Mahaveli Valley to the South and East and the Matale Valley to the West. Its name derived from its shape of a clenched fist, which forms a scenic wonderland. What makes the Knuckles Forest/Mountain Range unique is the geographical character of its location. Perpendicular to the mountain range that runs from Laggala to Urugala runs three distinct but lesser ranges while there are other minor ranges running parallel to it. There are a total of 34 clearly identified such ranges with in the 62 square miles that makes up 3000-6500feet in height.
 
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 7

ELKADUWA/ KITULGALA – RAFTER’S RETREAT
 
After breakfast, check out from the Bungalow and proceed to Kitulgala.
The day is free to relax.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
 
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Day 8

KITULGALA.
 
Breakfast in the hotel.
 
White water rafting excursion in the morning.

The Kitulgala town is situated on the banks of a particularly delightful stretch of the Kelani River with its rock-strewn sections & rapids, often enclosed by high banks of tall bamboo. Kitulgala is rising in popularity as a hot spot for white water rafting.
 
Water sport lovers can engage in some heart racing white water rafting at Kitulgala where the Oscar winning movie ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ was filmed. The rapids here have varying gradients and are set in spectacular surroundings providing you with a very unique experience.
 
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 9

KITULGALA/ MIRISSA.
 
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out from the hotel and proceed to Mirissa.
Check into the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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Day 10

MIRISSA – BEACH HOTEL.

Breakfast in the hotel. 
Enjoy the sun, sea and sand…!!
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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DAY 11

MIRISSA – AIRPORT.
 
Breakfast in the hotel.
Then you’ll be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport in time for your departure.  Please do note that you must be at the airport three hours before the flight.
 
END OF TOUR
 
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TERM & CONDITIONS

PRICES QUOTED HEREWITH INCLUDE –
 
Welcome and assistance on arrival in Sri Lanka by a representative of Silver Tree Norway.
Transport in air-conditioned vehicles, as mentioned above with English speaking chauffeur.
Accommodation for 10 nights on BB Basis at the hotels proposed above.
Entrance fees to sites as mentioned in the itinerary. 

PRICES QUOTED DO NOT INCLUDE –
 
Airfare & Visa.
Lunch/Dinner
Compulsory Supplements during peak period
Christmas and New Year’s Supplements.
Optional tours mentioned in the itinerary.
Tea / coffee, soft drinks, alcohol or any other beverages
Tips and gratuities
Video / photo permits at the sites visited
Laundry, telephone or any other services obtained from the hotels
Expenses of a personal nature
Services other than those specified. 

 
 
 
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