Sri Lanka

Wilpattu NP - Trincomalee - Highlands - Tangalle - Galle - Colombo

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Trip Overview

Highlights & Details

Hotel Nights

$

for 2 persons, 19 nights
in October 2019

Camelot Beach Hotel, Negombo

Big Game Camp, Wilpattu NP

Anantamaa, Trincomalee

Hotel Sigiriya, Sigiriya

Mountain Blue Hotel, Kandy

Villa Mount Royal, Nuwara Eliya

Ella Flower Garden

Palm Paradise Cabana, Tangalle

OZO, Colombo

Transportation

$

for 2 persons, rental car for 4 persons
in October 2019

Colombo Airport – Negombo

  • by Rental Car
  • 20min
  • Negombo – Wilpattu NP

  • by Rental Car
  • 3h 15min
  • Parking at Leopard Den Restaurant
  • Wilpattu – Anuradhapura

  • by Rental Car
  • 45min
  • Anuradhapura – Trincomalee

  • by Rental Car
  • 2h
  • Trincomalee – Sigiriya

  • by Rental Car
  • 1h 50min
  • Sigiriya – Kandy

  • by Rental Car
  • 2h 45min
  • Tip: On the way are Spice Gardens – the gardens are beautiful, but the spices are cheaper in Kandy on the market.
  • Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

  • by Rental Car
  • 2h 35min
  • Tip: On the way are beautiful tea plantations and farms.
  • Nuwara Eliya – Ella

  • by Rental Car
  • 1h 50min
  • Ella – Tangalle

  • by Rental Car
  • 2h 55min
  • Tangalle – Galle – Colombo

  • by Rental Car
  • Tangalle – Galle, 1h 30min
  • Galle – Colombo, 2h 15min
  • Activities

    $

    for 2 persons,
    in October 2019

    Big Game Jeep Safari

  • High Chances of Leopards
  • Knowledgable Naturalist Guide
  • Jeep of max. 8 persons
  • $114
  • Temples Anuradhapura

  • Entrance, $50
  • Guide, $10
  • Wel Bhodhiya
  • Ruwanwelisaya Stupa
  • Jethawanaramaya Dagaba
  • Thuparamaya
  • Reef Snorkeling Trincomalee

  • Pigeon Rock/Island
  • Half-day tour
  • Private for 4 persons
  • $24
  • Tip: They do snorkel trips to Blue Whales – we didn’t go, but next time we will for sure!
  • Lion Rock Climb

  • Entrance, $60
  • Steep steps upwards
  • Monkey on tour
  • Incredible views
  • Elephant Jeep Safari

  • Kaudulla NP
  • About 100 elephants
  • Jeep Safari
  • Private Tour for 4 persons
  • $54
  • Kandy

  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth, $17
  • Private Cooking Class, $60
  • Best Kandy Kitchen
  • Blue Field Tea

  • Tea Plantation Tour
  • Tour is complimentary
  • $6, Tip for Guide
  • Nuwara Eliya

  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • $22
  • Ella

  • Famour Train Ride, $10
  • Nine Arch Bridge, Hike is free
  • Tip: 2nd & 3rd class is without reservation and easy. 1st class is with reservation and can be booked in advance at the train station. We took the train from Ella to Ohiya and back, because we had the rental car.
  • Colombo

  • Buddha Temple
  • Entrance $5
  • Seema Malakaya
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    Arrival at the Beach

    Day 1-2: Negombo

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    Closest Leopard Encounter

    Day 3: Wilpattu NP, Big Game Camp

    With a size comparable to Singapore the Wilpattu national park is the biggest national park in Sri Lanka. It is a unique nature reserve with more than 60 lakes and famous for its Leopard population. A jeep safari accompanied by our guide Sameera, a studied naturalist was a once in a lifetime experience! Delicious openair BBQ, bonfire and sleeping in a Safari tent too.

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    Historical Hot Temples

    Day 4: Anuradhapura

    Anuradhapura is one of Sri Lanka’s ancient capitals. You can find an endless number of well and less well preserved ruins of an ancient Sinhala civilization. And because the area is so big and the sun can be unbearably hot, we present you the best three places to visit in Anuradhapura. You need to cover your knees and shoulders and bring some socks, as otherwise you will burn your feet.

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    White Beach & Coral Reef

    Day 5-6: Trincomalee

    Trincomalee offers some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka and probably also in the world. The sand is perfectly white and coconut trees provide shade to completely relax. It is famous for great sea food, whale watching and snorkeling.

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    High on the Lion’s Rock

    Day 7-8: Sigiriya

    It is probably The site in Sri Lanka and considered the 8th world wonder. It is a monastery built on top of a 200m high magma plug of a long-eroded volcano. It takes 30 USD, 1’200 steps and a bit of fitness to reach the top and is absolutely worth it.

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