The Secret Escapes | 14 Days

The Secret Escape is a trip for those who appreciate the true beauty of diverse landscapes and the rich and fascinating culture and history of Sri Lanka. Visit the cool, lush green hill country. Embark on fascinating wildlife safaris and walk with the Aborigines (The ancient ones). Have a truly Sri Lankan experience with a cup of Ceylon Tea or fresh King Coconuts on the calm southern coast. This is undoubtedly a tour of immense charm.

Duration 14 days
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • 13x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 13 nights
  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle
  • Professional English Speaking Chauffer Guide
  • All Local Taxes & Charges
  • Highway Toll Charges
  • 3-4 Star Hotel Accomodations (Only for selected options)
  • Driver Accomodations
  • Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
What's excluded :
  • Food / Drinks
  • Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya Craft Village
  • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa Vatadage
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Entry/Admission - Horton Plains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Ella Rock

Day 1: Airport > Negombo

Pass By: Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
Arrive at Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) and meet your Kingfisher Representative to start your Tour.
Head towards Negombo as this is your first day you have some free relaxing time in the beach of Negombo

Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo Sri Lanka
Enjoy the sun on the sandy beaches of Negombo on the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. Watch the flourishing fish industry, which is a centuries-old tradition. Ride an adrenaline high with some fun water sports. Enjoy the corals and underwater life while diving. See the 50-year-old ship-wreck just off the coast, where many varieties of fish make their home.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Negombo
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 2: Negombo > Dambulla > Sigiriya

Stop At: Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, Kandy - Jaffna Highway, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka
Start your day in the morning and head towards Sigiriya enroute via Dambulla,
Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka
Go on a Jungle Safari at Minneriya National Park,
This three-hour safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Sigiriya
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 3: Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > Sigiriya

Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sigiriya Craft Village, Kimbissa, Sigiriya Sri Lanka
Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your taste buds with a home cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays. Enjoy the life of a Sri Lankan villager, just this day.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Sacred City, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka
Polonnaruwa, Kings ruled the central plains of Sri Lanka from Polonnaruwa 800 years ago, when it was a thriving commercial and religious centre. From here, free-marketeers haggled for rare goods and the pious prayed at any one of its numerous temples. The glories of that age can be found in archaeological treasures which give a pretty good idea of how the city looked in its heyday.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Sigiriya
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 4: Sigiriya > Matale > Kandy

Stop At: Spice Garden, Inamaluwa, Sri Lanka
Head towards Kandy enroute via Matale,
Enriched with herbs, spice groves and plants with fragrant greenery shading from the tropical trees that enlightens the unique aroma of each spice and herb. We give the opportunity for our visitors to explore and gain knowledge on Sri Lankan spices, herbs and the benefits of Ayurveda. The tropical climate in which our plants and herbs are grown helps them preserve its ancient originality. The educational tour around the garden, which we call “The Spice Tour”, let the visitors feel the sensation of the Sri Lankan spices and herbs which is demonstrated in different foreign languages to suit our customer need.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Experience the Cultural Dance Show in the evening,
The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Kandy
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 5: Kandy > Peradeniya > Kandy

Stop At: Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Kandy District, Central Province
Visit the famous Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which were formed in the early 19th century. Walk through the vast area containing over 4000 species of plants. Enjoy the learning more about the orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Wander down avenues shaded by large and rare trees, or bordered by flowering plants. Enjoy seeing the cannonball tree, walking over the wobbly suspension bridge and through the short hedge mazes or even climbing the twisty trees that make wonderful jungle gyms.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sorborn Gems & Jewellery KANDY, 645 William Gopallawa Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is one of the largest gem producers of the world and has been known for its specialty gem stones for many centuries now. A gems tour of Sri Lanka will give you an in-depth analysis of the gem field – what kind of gems are available, how it’s made, best places to purchase from and so on. So here’s presenting you the best possible opportunity to get your hands on those lovely colorful semi-precious Ceylon stones that you’ve been eyeing!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Kandy
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 6: Kandy > Nuwara Eliya

Pass By: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa Sri Lanka
Visit Ramboda Falls, which is the 11th tallest in the country. Get a guided tour through Mackwoods Tea Estate and learn more about the varieties, processing methods and qualities of tea. Walk through the shaded avenues and colorful mazes of Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Relax and take a walk along the shores of Lake Gregory. A peaceful day filled with lots of beautiful sights.

Stop At: Bluefield Tea Gardens, Ramboda, Nuwara Eliya 22200 Sri Lanka
Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province
Nuwara Eliya is set in the heart of tea-country is a beautiful town where the British succeeded in creating a replica of the English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church, a famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia. Situated 6,200 feet above sea level, the air is cool and fresh – a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya > Horton Plains > Nuwara Eliya

Stop At: Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Visit the beautiful Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya, with its montane grasslands and cloud forests. Enjoy the majestic views from the precipice of World's End and the cooling sprays from Baker's fall. Catch glimpses of the many endemic fauna that make their home in the plains. Get to know more about the archeological finds that were discovered in the area.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya > Ella

Stop At: Ella Rock, Ella Main Street NECS-Nature Exploration and Conservation Society Sri Lanka, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
Head towards Ella after your breakfast with beautiful backdrops and Waterfall views,
This picturesque a three hour hike takes you up to Ella Rock, which is one of the highest viewpoints in the area. Watch the distant Namunukula Range and Little Adam’s Peak along the way. Get to see some stupendous early morning views of the landscape from the top of the rock. Some of the identifiable landmarks that can be seen are the Bandarawala Range, Poonagala Hills, Narangala, the Ella Gap and the Badulla train tracks.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Ella
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 9: Ella > Yala

Pass By: Yala National Park, Yala National Park
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel check-out and proceed to Yala and check-in to the hotel.


Stop At: Yala National Park, Yala National Park
This amazing three-hour Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Yala
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 10: Yala > Ussangoda > Rumassala > Galle

Stop At: Ussangoda National Park, Sri Lanka
Ussangoda is a strange coastal area because of its lack of trees. Its serpentine rock contains toxic heavy metals. Only specific smaller plants were able to adapt to this soil. But according to the Ramayana legends there are two more explanation for the baldness of Ussangoda. After meeting Sitadevi Lord Hanuman provoked the mighty King Ravana and his army of Rakshasas. It resulted in Lord Hanuman's tail being set on fire by Rakshasas. Hanuman in turn went on to torch parts of King Ravana's empire with his burning tail. Ussangoda is said to be one of these burnt areas. Besides the Ramyana Trail legend has it that earlier on the Ussangoda plateau was used an airport by King Ravana for his Dandumonara peachock chariot, before Hanuman devastated the landing site.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rumasalla Mountain, Galle Sri Lanka
Rumassala hill 3 kms east of Galle is the landmark of Unuwatuna beach because of the picturesque white Buddhist dagoba on top of it. Rumassala rock is one of the five Sri Lankan spots believed to originate from parts of Mount Dronagiri. They fell down when Hanuman carried the Dronagiri on his flight back to Lanka in order to use its Sanjiwani herb to rescue Lakhshmana and Rama who were in need of this medical plant to be reanimated after suffering severe injuries. Rumassala is also said to be an abode of Sita during her stay in Lanka.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Galle
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 11: Galle

Stop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna Sri Lanka
Walk down one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka; embraced by the warmth of the sun, the softness of the sand and the cool sea breeze. Feel the romance of the beautiful ocean at sunset. Relax in one of the luxury hotels that cluster on the beach. Watch the turtles come to nest from the sea. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of water sports such as jet-skiing, windsurfing and more.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Galle
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 12: Galle

Stop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna Sri Lanka
Walk down one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka; embraced by the warmth of the sun, the softness of the sand and the cool sea breeze. Feel the romance of the beautiful ocean at sunset. Relax in one of the luxury hotels that cluster on the beach. Watch the turtles come to nest from the sea. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of water sports such as jet-skiing, windsurfing and more.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Galle
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 13: Galle

Stop At: Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province
Walk down one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka; embraced by the warmth of the sun, the softness of the sand and the cool sea breeze. Feel the romance of the beautiful ocean at sunset. Relax in one of the luxury hotels that cluster on the beach. Watch the turtles come to nest from the sea. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of water sports such as jet-skiing, windsurfing and more.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Galle
3-4 Star Hotel (Only for selected option "With Accomodations")

Day 14: Galle > Airport

Pass By: Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and, drive to the Airport for your flight back home.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Only for selected option "With Accomodations"
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
All Hotels in Sri LankaAirports
  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Return Detail :
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Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by KINGFISHER TOURS SRI LANKA

Activity ID: V-104893P115

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