Tour route: Negombo - Nuwara Eliya - Yala - Uda Walawe - Sinharaja Biosphere - Colombo
Welcome to Sri Lanka! Odyssey chauffeur guide greets and escortes you to the hotel for check-in. you are free to take advantage of the remaing of the day.
After breakfast, take a long drive to Nuwara Eliya, which is referred as “little England” for its English style bungalows and buildings. Visit the lush Tea Country that produces famous black teas all over the world.
Note: precise driving time is subject to traffic, weather and road conditions.
Overnight: Nuwara Eliya
In the early morning, head for Horton Plains National Park and walk to World’s End before clouds become dense. This gentle and beautiful trail goes through a Scottish highlands-like landscape and loops back to the crashing Baker’s Falls.Overnight: Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at hotel. Drive down to Yala National Park where you will stay a few nights to maximise your chances of seeing the most wild animals. You will not get bored during the drive for there is plenty to see en route.
Overnight: Yala National Park
From morning till late afternoon you will join exciting safaris inside the park to see spotted deer, wild boar and elephant in addition to bird watching. Chances are sloth bear and leopard just ramble around since Yala owns the most leopards in Asia.Overnight: Yala National Park
Start the day with a ride to Uda Walawe, in which you will visit the Elephant Transit Centre, an elephant sanctuary that rescues orphaned elephants and returns them to the wild when they are well prepared.
Overnight: Uda Walawe
The itinerary for today consists of two game drives in the Uda Walawe National Park, which offers a different experience from that in Yala: you will see various wild species(including the amazing ones), either from a certain range or just within a close distance in just a couple of hours!
Overnight: Uda Walawe
Transfer to and stay overnight at the Sinharaja Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site favored by nature lovers. You are free to spend the remaing time at leisure.
Overnight: Sinharaja Biosphere
Amid the morning mist and fresh air, walk with a naturalist who assist introducing exotic wildlife along the way. After lunch, proceed to Colombo and stay at a hotel close to the airport to better catch your flight next day.
It is time to say goodbye to Sri Lanka and board your flight to the next destination. Take advantage of the leisure time to explore or just have a good rest before the flight schedule.
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
Good accommodation choice will in no doubt enhance your tour experience. Our well-established partnership network with key hotel chains in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri-Lanka will bring you the benefits of competitive hotel rate and guaranteed room availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:Location: geographically convenience values for your precious holiday time. So properties we use are either in downtown area close to main city attractions and amenities, or convenient for sightseeing or transportation.
Hotel Criteria for Each Tour Class
Note: Bhutan is less developed with fewer hotels criteria for choice, and most of the hotels there aren't as high standard as those in Western society.
Hotel Arrangement for Standard Tour ClassUsually conveniently located and meet the basic requirements of a comfortable stay: decorative lobbies and nice guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants may be average in size but offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. In most cases, staffs have basic command of English. Usually 3 star hotels are adopted.
Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class
Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in some cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience.
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.
Hotel Arrangement for Superior Tour Class
Usually properties are conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby and offer a better service and hotel facility than that in hotels of Comfortable Tour Class. Usually 4-4.5 star hotels or boutique hotels are adopted.
Hotel Arrangement for First Tour Class
Deluxe hotels with high-end service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Usually 5 star hotels are adopted.
Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class
The most luxury hotels are used and only available in some particular cities. These properties have top-notch service and unique location, such as a lake or a historic site, and usually incorporate some of the country’s most exquisite architecture traditions. Usually top 5 star or the best available hotels are adopted.
Normally, India Odyssey Tours put breakfast in your itinerary except for in Bhutan (all meals included). Lunch won’t be included for the sake of tour convenience, while dinner is also excluded as some travelers might want a little culinary adventure themselves. But surely your tour guide/driver is always glad to offer their advice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Usually lunch won’t be included considering the fact that sometimes travelers may want to stay somewhere longer/shorter or need other minor changes during daily sightseeing, and it’s better to decide the lunch site then rather than pre-arranging it. For sure our tour guides/drivers will be happy to advice good places to you, and we strongly suggest qualified local restaurant or hotels around the scenic spots for the sake of your health.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in the incredible India & South Asia. This is why we offer you this flexibility of food choice, and you can always get advice from your tour guides/drivers.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Private Guide & Transfer
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across South Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.
All tour guides of India Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across South Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.
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