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12-Day Panorama Sri Lanka Tour with Yala Safari

Tour route: Sri Lanka: Negombo - Pinnawala - Sigiriya - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Yala - Galle - Colombo


  • Tour code: INOT-SL-001
  • Price inclusions: Private chauffeur guide , all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival, Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be greeted by your chauffeur guide and then be escorted to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax. 

Note: Buddhism is extremely respected in Sri Lanka, any disrespectful words or acts may cause deportation or denial of entry, e.g. Buddha tattoos, kissing/climbing/riding Buddha statue, drinking inside a temple, etc.

Overnight: Negombo

Day 2: Negombo - Pinnawala - Sigiriya (By Car, 5-6 Hrs, 150 Kms)

After breakfast, check out and head for to Pinnawela where you can visit the Elephant Orphanage and get up-close and personal with an elephant during their morning feeding and river bathing. After lunch, proceed to Sigiriya, en route you get opportunity to visit a local Sri Lankan family for coconut break.

Note: Driving time in the program is approximate, subject to the traffic, weather and road conditions.

Overnight: Dambulla
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Lion Rock & Hiriwadunna Village Safari

Today we suggest an early wake-up for an unforgettable sunrise visit to the 5th-century legendary sky citadel of "Lion Rock" - arguably the most impressive site in Sri Lanka; although a steep climb is requested, the views and frescoes are definitely worth the effort. 

Afternoon, enjoy the Hiriwadunna Village safari, in which you not only observe dry-zone bird life and a variety of other native wildlife, but also savor the unbeatable view of Lion Rock when cruise around the scenic Hiriwadunna Lake by a catamaran. 

Overnight: Sigiriya
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Sigiriya - Kandy (By Car, 3 Hrs, 90 Kms)
Today, get started with the famous Dambulla Cave Temple, home to many magnificent Buddha images and rock painting dating back to 2nd century BC. Then head for Ceylon's old capital of Kandy, en route stop for an interesting visit to learn a wide range of spices at the Spice Garden, whose 15-minute complimentary Ayurveda Massage is also highly recommended.

After arriving in Kandy, appreciate a vivid and traditional Rangahala Cultural Dance (Kandyan Dance) before walking to the nearby Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic - Sri Lanka's most sacred Buddhist shrine, the Puja Ritual held in the temple with all the fanfare, drums, trumpets and brightly colored Monks definitely shows you how special and spiritually important the temple means to Sri Lanka.


Overnight: Kandy
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Kandy Sightseeing

In the morning, take an interesting visit to Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya which boasts 300+ varieties of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees at. Afternoon is free at leisure. 

Overnight: Kandy
Meals: Breakfast


Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya (Tea Country) (By Train, 4 Hrs)

After breakfast, set off for Nuwara Eliya by the Train (subjected to availability), a picturesque journey packed with beautiful mountains, waterfalls and tea plantations. Upon arrive at Nanuoya Railway Station, transfer to hotel and check in, rest of the day at leisure. 

Overnight: Nuwara Eliya
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya, Tea Plantation

In the morning, take a visit to a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the world’s best Ceylon Tea is produced. After learn about the process of manufacturing tea, get hands-on experience of tea picking, and don’t forget to sip a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. The rest of the day, you can take your time to stay in hotel or walk around the Downtown Nuwara Eliya, this "Little England" town.

Overnight: Nuwara Eliya
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park, Tissamaharama (By Car, 3.5 Hrs, 129 Kms)

Check out after breakfast and head for Tissamaharama, en route enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ella. Upon arrival at Tissamaharama, check in to the hotel and have a rest before your evening jeep safari at Yala Natinoal Park, home to a diverse range of wildlife including elephants, leopards, wild buffalo,sambhurs deer, musk deer, black bears, macaques, jackals and a numerous variety of birds.The park is renowned as the best park in the world to observe and shoot pictures of leopards.

Overnight: Tissamaharama
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Tissamaharama, Yala National Park Safari

This morning we take a second jeep safari in Yala National Park. Afternoon is left for relaxation. If possible, don’t forget to taste the sea food at one of local restaurants here, which is so popular among locals and travelers.

Overnight: Tissamaharama
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Tissamaharama (Yala) - Galle (By Car, 4 Hrs, 151 Kms)

After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to Galle, a colonial port fortified by Portuguese first then Dutch. Afternoon spend your time at the Galle Dutch Fort, regarded as one of the best preserved fortress in Sri Lanka. Later in evening take in the sunset from the rampart will make today unforgettable in your Sri Lanka tour.

Overnight: Galle
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Galle Free Exploration

Today is free for you own exploration, a stroll around within the Fort district and discover the exotic vibe so distinguished from the rest of Sri Lanka could be a good choice. 

Overnight: Galle
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Galle - Colombo (By Car, 2-2.5 Hrs, 119 Kms), Departure

Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Colombo. Upon arrival in Colombo, take a guided city tour to explore Colombo's colonial legacies including the Independence Square, Gangarama Temple of Colombo, mile-long promenade of Galle Face Green and Colombo's National Museum etc. Stop for taking pictures when drive by the former British Administrative Center etc.

In the late afternoon, you will be escorted to airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

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 Class

Usually 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.

Meals

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.

Breakfast

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.

Lunch

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.

Dinner

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.

Private Tour Guide

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.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

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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Clients: JaneDigby

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
David Li
It was not difficult to spend 4 weeks touring Sri Lanka. We are retired and had time to spend more than a day in one place. David Lee from Odyssey Tour listened to our requirements, came up with suggestions and modified the tour to exactly suit our needs. He was always quick to respond to our emails and we felt confident throughout that we were in excellent hands. Our driver, Lionel, was a gem and we became good friends after a month together. Accommodation suggestions were excellent and matched our requirements (old style, mid range and well located). Sri Lanka has so many attractions from ancient history, great national parks, beautiful scenery, beaches and food not forgetting the friendly and welcoming Sri Lankans. A truly memorable holiday.,
Rating: December 2nd, 2016

Clients: Walaa Mohamed

From: Egypt

Travel Consultant:
Queenie Yang
My trip to SriLanka (the hidden treasure land )last August 2016 was really good , My travel consultant Queenie Yang was really helpful and she tried her best to make it a memorable trip , Queenie Yang was nice ,decent and professional, she did her best to meet most of my expectations,she did her best to solve the problems I went through caused by the local manger of SriLanka, I highly recommend My Odyssey Tours to customize and tail your trip . Waiting for a second trip with them soon My only concern that the company should take care of the culture and tourist background to avoid any undesirable circumstances...
Rating: November 16th, 2016

Clients: driverg

Travel Consultant:
Leo Huang
We had a great tour with Navin Liyanage of Odyssey Tours. Navin looked after us very well. He quickly realised our passion for nature and made sure we saw as many animals, birds and flowers as possible, often making extra stops so we could take photographs. Navin had a great sense of humour and was always cheerful and polite. We felt safe in his care and appreciated his careful driving. Nothing appeared to upset Navin even though we had a couple of hiccups with accommodation that we had arranged. He went out of his way to ensure our Sri Lankan experience was the best it could be. He even arranged to get my wrist-watch fixed! After 19 days on the road with him and many conversations about his country and his life, we regard him as a friend. We highly recommend Navin and his comfortable vehicle as your driver-guide in Sri Lanka.
Rating: September 6th, 2016

Clients: finnforde10

From: Ireland

Travel Consultant:
Catherine Wang
We had an amazing time travelling around Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Our travel consultant Catherine Wang arranged all of our accommodation, our tour guide and our driver, not to mention our flights and accommodation in the Maldives. Catherine did a wonderful job making this a trip to remember. The accommodation was amazing, very clean and the staff were very friendly, we did the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka and it was incredible to see the diversity of such a small island, we would advise for young travellers to stay somewhere with a little bit more atmosphere in Nuwara Eliya, we stayed in the Firs and it was beautiful but very quiet. Other than that the accommodation was incredible. I will definitely be recommending Odyssey Tours to all of our friends and family. We had a very authentic experience of Sri Lanka and we met some amazing people, we went white water rafting, elephant safari, scuba diving in the Maldives, spice gardens, hiking, visiting temples etc. It is such a beautiful place to visit and my friends and I had the trip of a lifetime!
Rating: August 4th, 2016

Clients: Ciara Nic Ghiollarnáth

From: Ireland

Travel Consultant:
Catherine Wang
Myself and two other girls just completed our tour around Sri Lanka and the Maldives with Odyssey tours. We were extremely happy with our travel consultant Catherine Wang who went to great lengths to make this a trip to remember! Catherine answered all of our questions and was always on hand to give advice. The accommodation was amazing and our driver and tour guide were superb! I would definitely recommend Odyssey Tours to all my family and friends and will be recommending they get in touch with Catherine Wang.
Rating: August 4th, 2016
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