A novel island holiday experience just for you!

Venture on a 9-Day adventure to explore the richness in history and culture of the island, from the iconic Rock Fortress of Sigiriya to the ancient ruins in Anuradhapura. Embark on wilderness adventures across our famous parks and reserves to witness the ‘Gathering of Elephants’, the elusive leopard and then head to Kalpitiya to enjoy its coastal wonders and more! A novel island holiday experience just for you!


USD 1,000 pp & Above


From November through to April only


8 Nights & 9 Days










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25 / July
29 / July

Ancient Cities, Wild Encounters And Tropical Beaches of Sri Lanka: Shorter Tour

A novel island holiday experience just for you!

Venture on a 9-Day adventure to explore the richness in history and culture of the island, from the iconic Rock Fortress of Sigiriya to the ancient ruins in Anuradhapura. Embark on wilderness adventures across our famous parks and reserves to witness the ‘Gathering of Elephants’, the elusive leopard and then head to Kalpitiya to enjoy its coastal wonders and more! A novel island holiday experience just for you!

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Ancient Cities, Wild Encounters And Tropical Beaches of Sri Lanka

Day 01

Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be transferred to a nearby hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Spend 01 night at your hotel.
Checkout after an early breakfast and leave for Anuradhapura, where you will go on a guided tour. Anuradhapura was the country’s first capital comprising of religious places of worship and Buddhist shrines constructed by the past kings of Sri Lanka.

Afterwards, check-in to your hotel near Sigiriya and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
After breakfast, drive to Sigiriya and climb the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Visit the palace ruins of King Kassapa which was constructed on top of a massive 200-meter-high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, frescoes, the mirror wall and other structures.

In the afternoon, visit Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park to view ‘The Gathering of Elephants’ which is a seasonal congregation of elephants that takes place between June through to November. During other times of the year, Elephants can be seen at the Hurullu Forest Reserve.
After breakfast, leave for Wilpattu.

In the afternoon, go on a guided jeep safari to Wilpattu National Park. Popularly dubbed as ‘the land of the lakes’, Wilpattu National Park is famous for watching wildlife within its picturesque villus and dry evergreen forests. It is Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest national park re-opened since early 2010 after being closed for nearly three decades due to the civil war. Wilpattu is one of the top spots in Sri Lanka for watching Leopard and Sloth Bear. Other larger animals seen regularly here include Jackal, Mugger Crocodile, Sambar, Spotted Deer and Buffalo are among the larger animals regularly encountered. Elephants can be seen here but not in numbers encountered within other dry-zone national parks.

Spend 02 nights at Wilpattu.
Today, go on a full day guided safari to Wilpattu National Park in search of Leopard, Sloth Bear and other wildlife. You also have the option of doing a mid-day excursion to Kudurumalai point along the Wilpattu coastline, believed to be the location where Prince Vijaya and the first group of Indian settlers set foot to Sri Lanka. The area is characterized by steep cliffs and fossilized limestone remains and provides panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

Overnight at Wilpattu.
Morning, leave for Kalpitiya on the north-west coast and spend the remainder of the day at leisure by the beach.

The Kalpitiya peninsula is a strip of land which extends northward from Puttalam and runs parallel to the mainland for approximately 40km. To the west of the peninsula is the turquoise blue Indian Ocean with the picturesque Puttalam lagoon to the east. With vast stretches of isolated sandy beaches, a variety of interesting marine based excursions and numerous options for adventure sport activities which makes Kalpitiya an appealing destination for an active beach stay.

Spend 03 nights in a beach resort in Kalpitiya
Full day at leisure by the beach.

Suggested excursions include:

Dolphin watching: Between the months of November through to April, Kalpitiya is regarded as the prime location for dolphin watching, where Spinner Dolphins are seen on almost a daily basis. Occasionally Spinners can be seen in super pods numbering over a thousand individuals.

Snorkeling: The shallow reefs off St. Annes Reef off Talawila and the Bar Reef Sanctuary are among the best snorkeling sites in the west coast with vast tracts of pristine coral reef and an abundance of marine life. Over 150 different species of coral and 283 species of fish having been recorded at the Bar Reef, making it one of the most significant coral reef eco-systems in the country.

Scenic boat ride along the Puttalam lagoon: Explore the vast expanses of the Puttalam and Kalpitiya lagoon on a scenic boat journey. As you traverse through these pristine waters, you can see numerous sand dunes and salt pans and will pass through local fishing villages residing on the border of the lagoon and the ocean. Visiting the lagoon in Kalpitiya, you can observe shrimp farms which are now a booming business for the locals in this region. You will pass through vast tracts of mangroves and a variety of avian species including terns, gulls, herons, bitterns and waders can be encountered. The highlight of the journey would be an encounter with the endangered Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin also known as the Pink Dolphin which resides in the Puttalam Lagoon and is intermittently seen.

St. Anne’s Church in Talawila: St. Anne’s is a Roman catholic church built in the 19th century in the village of Talawila within the Kalpitiya peninsula and is one of the most revered places of worship in the region. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from all corners of the island flock to St. Anne’s for the annual Feast Day in August.

Overnight in a beach resort in Kalpitiya
Departure transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport
Stainding Buddha Statue in Ancient Ruins
Lion Paws Pathway on Sigiriya Rock

Accommodation Options

Anantaya Resort & Spa


ROOM TYPE Deluxe Room (Silver Category)

BASIS Bed & Breakfast

The Horathapola Estate

LOCATION Kulliyapitiya

ROOM TYPE Deluxe Room (Gold Category)

BASIS Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner Only)

Aliya Resort And Spa


ROOM TYPE Deluxe Room (Silver Category)

BASIS Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner only)

Jetwing Vil Uyana


ROOM TYPE Paddy Dwelling (Gold Category)

BASIS Bed & Breakfast

Big Game Camp


ROOM TYPE Safari Tent (Silver Category)

BASIS Half Board

Bar Reef Resort

LOCATION Kalpitiya

ROOM TYPE Cabana (Silver Category)

BASIS Bed & Breakfast

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Standard Hotel Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 hours. These hours are subject to change from property to property

Prices are subject to change as per change in Government / Hotel / Airline policy without prior notice.

All rates are inclusive of taxes , Any further changes in taxes / levies will be charged extra as applicable

The quoted price includes only those items specified in your itinerary.

Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whichever is applicable) to you.

In case of any currency fluctuations or amendments in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly. The due increase or decrease will be communicated accordingly.

Approximate drive times given in the itinerary are direct drive times and do not take into account any traffic situations, road repairs or stops along the way which might increase the time it takes to arrive at the destination.
Upon receipt of Tour Confirmation Voucher, an advance of 25% of the total invoice value if the arrival date is more than 45 days. If the arrival date is less than 45 days, then 100% of the total invoice value is to be paid.

Balance 75% of the invoice value to be paid, at least 45 days prior to the arrival date.

Additional Remarks:
Payments are required within seven days, except where circumstances dictate that we request otherwise.

Suppliers may demand stricter payment terms on some bookings. These occasions will always be advised to you before booking and stated on your Travel Voucher. Individual cancellation terms will always be stated.

Our prices include all applicable taxes.*Frequent fluctuations in the Sri Lankan government tax policy mean that applicable taxes can change suddenly without prior notice.

A bank surcharge of 3% is applicable for payments made by credit cards.

Customers must pay all bank charges when making payments via bank transfers. Failure to do so will invalidate your booking and will bring further change to cover bank charges.

There will be no additional postage fees, booking fees or other hidden charges. Exchange rates are based on live on-day rates at time of booking and are not subject to change.
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In event of cancellation, in whole or part, we voluntarily return all recoverable costs, above and beyond the limits laid down in our Booking Conditions.

In the case of cancelled tailor-made itineraries, we reserve the right to levy additional admin costs of up to 8 per cent of total booking cost when calculating recoverable costs.

No refunds are normally provided for early checkouts or no-shows.

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