addressNo.177, R A De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03.

Backpacking Tour

Sharing Dorms
$285 PP

On Arrival at Colombo International Airport our representative/chauffeur guide/national guide will welcome you. Upon completion of arrival formalities check into the hotel in Colombo.

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Colombo

After breakfast, proceed to visit Colombo City Tour

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Colombo

After breakfast you will proceed to Dambulla, on your way you will visit the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, while in the Orphanage you will be able to feed milk to the baby Elephants (09.30-11.00am) followed by river bathing.

Pinnawela-Begun in 1972, the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala is a remarkable project created to protect abandoned or orphaned wild elephants who would not otherwise have survived in the wild. Relocated to the present size in 1975, today it has grown to become one of Sri Lanka’s key attractions. The elephants roam free within the sanctuary – and the highlight of their (and the visitors’) day is the feeding sessions and when they are led down to the river for a bath. From the banks of the river you can watch these gleeful herds of elephants splashing around freely on the river.

Continue towards Hiriwadunna to discover Village tour. Authentic Sri Lankan Lunch will be provided

Take a ride in a bullock cart swaying from side to side on an unpaved trail, enjoy a nature walk through a scrub jungle, and wade through a local stream with low hanging branches and cross a lake in an ‘Oruwa’, the traditional mode of over water transport. Spend time with a farmer harvesting crops under his guidance and taste authentic village cuisine prepared by the farmer’s family with freshly picked produce and local herbs cooked in clay pots over an open hearth fueled by firewood you are welcome to participate in the cooking process.

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Dambulla

Breakfast at the Hotel,

In the morning you will climb the “Sigiriya” the Lion Rock a UNESCO world heritage site, the unique icon of Sri Lanka. A testimony to the inventiveness of the ancient civilizations of the land, the once impenetrable stronghold of King Kassapa, ‘Sihagiri’ or Lion’s Rock as it was called then, is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world today. The feats of artistry, architecture and engineering at Sigiriya continue to impress visitors with their utter magnificence, even thousands of years on. Intricately landscaped pleasure gardens sprawl out below the rock, giant lion paws hew in stone mark the entrance to the fortress at its foot, a highly polished mirror wall still carries the scrawled writings of ancient poets. A somewhat treacherous climb up the rock is well worth it to see the impressive ruins of a once glorious city at the summit – 370m high. And the 360-degree view from the top is equally astounding.

Evening cycling tour in Sigiriya

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Dambulla

Breakfast at the Hotel,

The Morning safari takes you on an exclusive ride through the Minneriya National Park which is highly famous for its elephants and wildlife. Minneriya National Park is home to one of the most spectacular natural events in the world – the Elephant Gathering, sometimes you will see up to 300 majestic Asian elephants. Visitors can also look forward to sighting of other mammals such as Sambar, and Sri Lanka’s two endemic species of monkey, the Purple-faced leaf monkey and Toque Macaque. Although rare, there have been sightings of the Sri Lankan Leopard and Sloth Bear as well as the Gray Slender Loris. The Minneriya National Park is also an ideal location for bird watchers as it attracts many endemic and migrant species. Large flocks of birds are a common sight, especially water birds such as Cormorants, Pelicans, Painted Stork and Lesser Adjutant Stork.

Afternoon you can participate in a sightseeing tour around the medieval city of Polonnaruwa.

Visit Polonnaruwa, considered to be the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka. Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070.  Polonnaruwa has a proud history dating approx. 1000 years. Exploring this ancient city is amazing and you will start the cycle in front of the Polonnaruwa ruin city main entrance. You will start the tour in King Parakramabahu palace and you will visit all historically important places.

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Dambulla

After breakfast you will proceed to Kandy visiting the famous Dambulla Rock Temple, also known as the Dambulla Cave Temple, it is rich in history and cultural heritage. Standing approximately 100m high, the approach to the entrance of the caves entails climbing up the face of the rock, although stone steps have now been cut to make the climb easier. Whilst climbing to the entrance of caves, take time to stop and enjoy the view of the surrounding area, which is truly breathtaking.

On the way to Kandy you can visit a spice Garden in Matale, you can also enjoy a Head massage. There are shops where you can purchase different spices of Sri Lanka.

In the evening visit the sacred Temple of the sacred tooth relic. Just north of the lake, the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja (offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists. However, you don’t actually see the tooth. It’s kept in a gold casket shaped like a dagoba (stupa), which contains a series of six dagoba caskets of diminishing size. The entire temple complex covers a large area, and as well as the main shrine there are numerous other temples and museums within the complex.

Back to the Hostel

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Kandy

Breakfast at the Hotel.

Afternoon visit the Silk factory & Gem Museum in Kandy. Kandy is famous for precious gems where you can purchase the world famous Ceylon Blue Sapphire.

Evening sightseeing tour around Kandy city.

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel

Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

On the way visit the Tea Factory Plantation to witness the process how the world famous Ceylon Tea is being made.

Hidden away high in the central mountains at an altitude of over 6000 feet, Nuwara Eliya is the resort capital of the hills – and a world away from the hot tropical beach atmosphere of the coast, not just in climate but in its character too. The British planters who flocked to the region to grow tea in the mid-19th century developed Nuwara Eliya as their summer retreat. Created as an exact replica of an English town it is often called ‘Little England’; and with its primarily colonial architecture, the stately Victoria Park, golf course, racing track, boating lake and grand period style hotels – and the cold, frequent showers of rain adding to the illusion, you could well be in an old English country town. This is the heart of the tea country, and is also a good base for excursions to discover other attractions of the hills.

City Tour in Nuwara Eliya

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Nuwara Eliya 

After breakfast, proceed to Horton Plains

MEAL/S: Breakfast

ATTRACTIONS:  Walk to world’s End – Horton Plains

Evening free time to walk around Gregory Lake.

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Nuwara Eliya 

Full day leisure.

MEAL/S: Breakfast

ATTRACTIONS:  Sita Cave/ Bambarakanda Falls

ACTIVITIES: visit Sita Cave/ Bambarakanda Falls / Ella Gap

THINGS TO NOTE: Warm clothes / Comfortable shoes / Insect repellents are recommended.

plains far, far below. While the village itself may not offer much in the way of attractions the locality certainly makes up for it. The majestic Ella rock looming over the village provides an arduous but rewarding hike – and the views from the top are well worth the effort. The beautiful Ravana Ella waterfall is an impressive cascade – the widest in Sri Lanka, is also a sight not to miss. The nearby caves are steeped in legend according to which, the ancient king Ravana held the Indian princess Sita captive in them.

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Ella

Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to Yala en route visiting Ravana waterfalls.

Lunch at a local restaurant (at own expense)

Arrive and check inn to the hotel spend the day at your leisure.

ACTIVITIES: Walk along the rails on the nine arch bridge in Ella.

Endless Tea field view at Lipton Seat.

Ella Spice Garden

 Overnight Stay at Hostel in Ella

After breakfast proceed to Arugam bay

MEAL/S: Breakfast

ATTRACTIONS:  Beach & Surf

THINGS TO NOTE: Light cotton clothes / Comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended.

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Arugam Bay

Full day leisure.

MEAL/S: Breakfast

ATTRACTIONS:

  • Muhudu Maha viharaya
  • Climb up Elephant Rock
  • Surf & Chill

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Arugam Bay

Early morning with packet of breakfast visit to the Yala National Park by Jeeps.

Yala National Park is home to the greatest variety of the nation’s wildlife and therefore, its most popular wildlife destination. Declared a Game Reserve in 1938, Yala comprises five blocks covering an area of 151,778 hectares. The park comprises several major habitat types – dunes, scrub forest, riverine forests, rocky out-crops, secondary forests and coastal lagoons with mangrove forests which are home to a wide variety of wildlife. The 44 mammal species found here includes the endangered leopard sub-species Panthera Pardus kotiya, which found only in Sri Lanka. Yala is also known to contain the highest Leopard concentration in the world. Other ‘big game’ such as sloth bear, herds of elephants, buffalo, sambar, spotted deer and crocodiles are also found in great numbers.

Lunch at local a restaurant (at your own expense)

Return to the hotel & afternoon at leisure

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Yala.

After having Breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to Beach stay.

Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 150 Kilo Meters south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 meters above sea level. Mirissa’s beach and nightlife make it a popular tourist destination.

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Overnight Stay at Hostel in Mirissa

After having Breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to Colombo

Visit the Dutch Fort of Galle as well as the National Maritime Archeological Museum.

The new hub of ‘Cool’ and creative activity in Sri Lanka, the Southern capital of Galle is enjoying a great comeback. Galle and its outskirts have now become a favored hotspot for travelers looking for an all-round holiday. The main attraction of Galle is the 17C Dutch Fort, a UNESCO protected World Heritage site. Historically, Galle was a location of paramount importance due to its strategic location on the South coast as well as its natural harbor. The center of ancient trade in gems, pearls, spices and more Galle was the port of call for many seekers of tropical treasure.

After the lunch proceed to visiting the Kosgoda turtle hatchery.

There after proceed to Colombo.

The commercial capital of Sri Lanka and the true hub of all activity in the island, Colombo is a buzzing hotpot of cosmopolitan life.  In this throbbing city, a heady mix of cultures thrives. Here, contrasting landmarks – ancient sites, colonial masterpieces and ultra – modern skyscrapers sit side by side. Quaint old shops and wayside stalls lie under the shadows of glittering stores and sprawling shopping malls. Similarly, lifestyles and traditions old and new continue, making Colombo a unique and exciting city.

Overnight Stay at Hostel in Colombo

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Breakfast at the hotel and then start your way back to your departure transfer to the airport. Since most flights are leaving at midnight, you can proceed to Colombo and do a city tour in Colombo with last minute shopping for souvenirs and gifts. You can also enjoy some authentic Sri Lankan food and then proceed to the airport for the departure flight.

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