Sri Lanka Jewel

Sri Lanka Jewel

Prepare for an exhilarating journey through the stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Embark on a thrilling safari adventure in Yala National Park and Wasgamuwa National Park, where you’ll witness the untamed beauty of wildlife in their natural habitat. And Delve into the country’s history and culture as you explore five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Finally, unwind and bask in pure relaxation on Sri Lanka’s picturesque beaches.

Tour Highlights

  • Safari in Yala National Park and Wasgamuwa National Park
  • Trekking to Ella’s Little Adam’s Peak
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Pure relaxation on Sri Lanka’s beaches


  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • 12 nights 4-5 star hotels or heritage properties in a double room
  • All entrance fees and national park fees according to the program
  • Escorted by an English-speaking professional chauffeur guide
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 13
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles

Not Included

  • International flights and visa
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3-6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Recommended attractions not included in the itinerary
  • Swimming, snorkeling, and water sports
  • Personal


  • Please be aware that there is no guarantee of the animal sightings reported for this trip. These are close-up encounters with wild, free-ranging animals whose actions are unpredictable. Should there be no sighting, which is improbable, there will be no reimbursement for the airfare. However, to maximize the odds of being spotted, our local partners and I make use of all of our expertise and experience.
  • If you would like to upgrade your room or prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, we will be happy to arrange it for you.
  • Please note that you may need to get up early at times and that hot weather are to be expected.
  • The national parks’ roadways can be incredibly uneven at times, with numerous washed-out pits and bumps. A cushioned or air-filled seat cushion could be advised if you have disc issues.
Day 1 Waikkal

Arrive at International Airport and be transferred to your hotel in Waikkal, north of Negombo. Waikkal boasts long stretches of unspoiled sandy beaches that stretch along the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. These tranquil shores provide the perfect setting for sunbathing, beachcombing, or leisurely strolls by the sea. Nearby, you’ll find turtle conservation projects that focus on protecting endangered sea turtles and can witness the release of baby turtles into the sea.

Recommended Attraction: Muthurajawela Wetland Sanctuary

Day 2 Yapahuwa Rock Fortress

You leave the west coast and drive towards to Yapahuwa, an ancient rock fortress in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka, once a royal citadel. The fortress is perched atop a massive granite rock, and the climb to its summit is rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. The climb to its summit takes you through a series of steep steps and staircases, each unveiling beautifully landscaped gardens, ancient frescoes, and the famed Lion Gate, which was once the entrance to the royal palace.

Day 3 Dambulla Market- Sigiriya

In the morning we will visit Dambulla market. The market is a treasure trove of fresh produce, spices, and exotic fruits, making it an ideal place to experience the flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine. From aromatic spices like cinnamon and cardamom to tropical fruits such as mangoes and papayas, you can sample and purchase a wide variety of culinary delights. The market also showcases an array of local crafts, including handmade jewelry, textiles, and woodwork. You can find beautiful souvenirs and traditional items that reflect the rich heritage of the region.

Head to Sigiriya this afternoon, also known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A series of steep steps and staircases lead you past beautifully planted gardens, historic frescoes, and the famous Lion Gate, which formerly housed a gigantic lion statue. As you rise, you’ll come across the Mirror Wall, a polished surface that was once so smooth and reflecting that the king’s courtiers used it. On the western face of the rock, the Sigiriya Frescoes show breathtaking images of attractive maidens. Its terraced gardens are a historic landscaping and hydrological engineering marvel.

Day 4 Polonnaruwa – Passikudah

Polonnaruwa is the first station today, which served as the second capital of Sri Lanka, following the decline of Anuradhapura. Its history dates back to the 11th century when it was the royal seat of several Sri Lankan kings. the Gal Vihara, which features four colossal Buddha statues carved from a single granite rock. These sculptures are considered some of the finest examples of ancient Sinhalese rock art.

You continue your journey to the east coast, where you can already feel the sand beneath your feet in the afternoon and end the day beside the sea.

Day 5 Passikudah

Passikudah is famous for its unspoiled, soft, and powdery white sand beaches that stretch along the calm and shallow waters of the Indian Ocean. The gentle waves and shallow lagoon create an ideal setting for swimming, snorkeling, and water sports.

The nearby coral reefs are a haven for marine enthusiasts. Snorkeling or diving in the clear waters allows you to explore vibrant coral gardens and witness the diverse underwater life, including colorful fish and other aquatic creatures. Passikudah also offers various water-based activities, from sailing and windsurfing to paddleboarding and kayaking.

Day 6 Wasgamuwa National Park

The Wasgamuwa National Park’s terrain consists of grasslands, wetlands, and forested areas. The park is also home to a variety of animal species, including elephants, leopards, sloth bears, water buffalo, and deer. Birdwatchers will also be delighted by the park’s rich avian population, with over 140 species recorded. One of the park’s highlights is the annual “Elephant Gathering,” a remarkable phenomenon where hundreds of elephants congregate around the Mahaweli River.

Day 7 Wasgamuwa – Kandy

We set off at dawn, first in a vehicle and then on foot to a viewing hill, with breakfast in your bags. At sunrise, you can enjoy the packed delicacies in a stunning setting with a 360° view.

Continue to Kandy, where you can participate in the famous Temple of the Tooth’s puja (Buddhist ceremonial).

Day 8 Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

Continue to Nuwara Eliya in the middle highlands. On the route, you will stop at a tea estate to learn about the picking and processing of the famed Ceylon tea.

Day 9 Nuwara Eliya – Ella – Little Adam’s Peak

Ella is the starting point for your pleasant hike to Little Adam’s Peak. At 1141 meters above sea level, you can enjoy great wildlife and an outstanding outlook. After that, you go to the south of the island to visit the Kataragama temple. You will discover a site where the three world religions – Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam – coexist together. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 10 Yala National Park

You go on a game drive for the whole day. Yala National Park’s savannah-like habitat is home to leopards, sloth bears, monkeys, deer, and crocodiles, which you may be lucky enough to see.

Day 11 Galle – Unawatuna

Drive to Galle after your safari excursion. The port city is located on the island’s southwest shore and has a plethora of historic buildings worth viewing. The stronghold erected around the ancient town in the 16th century will undoubtedly be the highlight of your tour. When you get in Unawatuna, you can spend the day relaxing on the excellent sandy beach.

Spend your days off relaxing in the 2 km long Unawatuna Bay. Swimming is good on the gently sloping sandy beach.

Day 12 Mirissa

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a photographer, or simply someone seeking an extraordinary experience, Mirissa Whale Watching promises a marine adventure of a lifetime.

Mirissa is known for being one of the best places in the world to spot the gentle giants of the sea, the blue whales. These colossal marine mammals, reaching lengths of up to 100 feet. While the blue whale takes center stage, Mirissa’s waters are also home to other marine life. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of other cetaceans like sperm whales, pilot whales, and playful dolphins.

Day 13 Departure

After breakfast, we bid you a heartfelt farewell and arrange for a transfer to the airport in time for your next trip.

Trip Type

Group Tours





Hotel Rating

4-5 star & heritage hotels

Arr. Transfer


Dep. Transfer


Group Size

Min 2 / Max 25

Tour Guide

Yes – escorted by a tour guide


Breakfast & Lunch: 12


Sri Lanka

Minimum Age

12 years, accompanied by an adult.