Best of Lanka Tour

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Best of Lanka Tour

This is a special tour for those who are willing to know about our mother land. At the end of This tour you would name this island as a paradise.

Day 1 : Negombo

Ayubowan, welcome to Sri Lanka! Upon touching down at Bandaranayake international airport your driver will be waiting to transfer to your beach hotel in Negombo so you can enjoy a relaxing evening by the sea.

Day 02 Sigiriya

After a short briefing about the tour our first stop is the Negombo fish market & Dutch fort. Then we head to Sigiriya rock fortress and Dambulla cave temple. After seeing these heritage sites, we arrive in Habarana where an elephant ride is waiting for those who want to try it. Night in Habarana

Trincomalee

Day 03 Trincomalee

On day 3 we get back on our “horses” for the ride to Trincomalee, the world's most famous deep-water natural harbour. The road passes through dense forest where you can see wild elephants, mongoose, peacocks and water monitor lizards. After riding for 150km we stop on the outskirts of Trinco to visit the famous hot springs at Kinniyar. Suitably refreshed, we arrive at our beautiful beach resort at Nilaweli before a fun boat ride to Pigeon Island. The evening is spent relaxing.

Day 4 Polonnaruwa

In the morning we load the bikes onto the ferry from Trinco to Mutur for a stunning cruise across this famous harbour. Passing through an area that was formerly off-limits to foreigners because of fierce fighting between army and LTTE fighters, we pass through beautiful "Passikuddah" & Kalkudah Beach where there is time for a swim in the beautiful tropical sea.. As dusk falls we reach historic Polonnaruwa, seat of the 2nd Kingdom of Sri Lanka where we spend the night.

Day 5 Mahiyangana

After breakfast we saddle up & ride to the citadel of King Parakramabahu the great in Polonnaruwa. Most of the morning will be given over to seeing the various historic sights including the beautiful carved Buddhist statues of Gal Vihara. Leaving the ancient city we head south to Dambana, ancient home of Sri Lanka's indigenous Veddah people. As the sun sets we enjoy traditional Veddah dancing and food & drink before returning to our hotel.

Day 6 Knuckles

This is the most exciting day for you as we take an unforgettable off-road jungle ride through Knuckles Mountains to Rangala Rural Village & stay overnight in Kandy. After lunch we get back on the bikes for an off-road ride to a tea plantation. Tucked higher up in the Knuckle’s Range, the plantation is one of the more remote ones in Sri Lanka. The ride is challenging but short and you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views and an insightful tour at the tea plantation. We chill-out at beautiful Corbet's Gap Hotel.

Day 7 Kandy

Today is Jungle Ride!!! Stunning rural scenery, winding misty mountain passes and adventure at every turn. After riding west from Corbet's Gap we go off the beaten track into areas few tourists ever see. As we climb higher and higher we go deep into dense mountain jungle giving an atmospheric backdrop to our motorbike adventure.

In the evening we visit the Temple of the Tooth and enjoy a traditional Kandyan dancing show.

Day 8 Haputale

We climb the mountains higher and higher along the hair-pin road, until we reach Nuwara Eliya city , known as Little England from the days when the British used to retreat here to escape the scorching heat of the lowlands. Situated at an altitude of 6,128ft.We visit Ramboda falls hotel which is supposed to be the best spot adjacent to Ramboda falls to taste a buffet meal while enjoying fascinating view. Proceeding our journey, we approach to a tea factory. In that factory we would be having an excursion inside to gather some knowledge about tea manufacturing process. Also you have an opportunity to taste & buy verity of tea products. Nuwara-Eliya is our day’s last destination to accommodate in a lovely place.

Day 09 Yala

From Haputhale the road snakes down through the mountains onto the great southern plains leading to the Indian Ocean coast. We stop en route to visit Ravana Ella waterfall then head for the historic Buddhist rock carvings at Buduruwagala, deep in the jungle. Following newly-resurfaced roads we ride east from Wellawaya to Buttala then south to historic Kataragama, passing through national parkland teeming with elephants. We spend the night in Tissamaharama.

Day 10/11 Mirissa

Leaving the jungles behind we head west along the majestic coastline of southern Sri Lanka to beautiful Mirissa. Our journey takes us past Hambantota, location of Sri Lanka’s newest harbour, and on to Tangalle, much-loved by foreign tourists. The busy commercial town of Matara leads on to Mirissa, set in Sri Lanka’s most beautiful stretch of coastline. We’ll spend 2 nights here relaxing in style. Mirissa’s crescent-shaped beach is known as one of the best sunset viewpoints in Sri Lanka. What better way to celebrate today’s journey with a cocktail on the beach as the sun dips low into the water.

Day 11 Mirissa (rest Day) Today is a rest day although for those who are interested Mirissa is a famous launching point for whale-watching trips. Huge whales pass just south of Mirissa on their annual migration. An alternative is a short ride along the coast to the historic city of Galle with its enormous Dutch Fort. On the way you can enjoy the spectacle of Sri Lanka’s famous stilt fishermen standing on wooden poles rising from the ocean.

Day 12 Sinharaja Forest Reserve

After our well-earned rest it is back on the bikes to head inland to famous Sinharaja Forest Reserve, one of the last pieces of natural rainforest remaining in Sri Lanka. Sinharaja is home to an astonishing variety of birds including famous feeding flocks which roam through the forest. The hilly virgin rainforest was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility. It was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The reserve's name translates as Kingdom of the Lion.

Day 13 Kitulgala

From Sinharaja we ride round the edge of the Highlands to Kitulgala, location for Sir David Lean’s famous 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai. Traces of the bridge built for the film still remain. Capping off our two-week adventure we spend the day white-water rafting and canyoning. Under the guidance of expert paddlers, we’ll white-water raft down the Kelani River passing through class 3 rapids and with occasional swimming breaks. Back on dry land, we’ll do a short excursion up a narrow canyon near the Kelani River.With full harnesses and expert guides we’ll descend deep into the canyon jumping into plunge pools along the way.

Day 14 Negombo

After all this excitement we return to the tranquility of the coast for our final night in Negombo. We’ll enjoy a special farewell dinner- celebrating two weeks of Sri Lankan adventure