14 Day Tour
A day by day itinerary highlights of this exciting package.
On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, You will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality. Welcome on arrival by Magical Paradise tour coordinator and shall proceed to Bentota.
Have you always dreamed of being marooned on a fantasy island with nothing but endless white sands, pristine tropical wilderness and azure skies? Then Bentota is the place to be. South of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city, Bentota, is one of the best coastal spots in the world.
This one-hour tour takes you on a boat safari through the primitive depths of the mangrove marshes in River. Learn more about mangroves and their positive effect on ecology. View the pots for catching prawn and shrimp left in some of the shallower areas of the river. Visit the old Buddhist temple on one of the islands that dot the river liberally.
Overnight stay in Benthota.
Day 2 (Benthota | Galle | Sinharaja Rain Forest)
After breakfast proceeds to Galle Fort.
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work was done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
Transfer to Sinharaja Rain Forest.
Overnight stay near Sinharaja Rain Forest.
Day 3 (Sinharaja Rain Forest | Kitulgala)
Sinharaja Forest Reserve. It is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests eco region, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility.
Trek through the forest in the afternoon or if it is better to wait until the next morning depending on the weather conditions. The main focus when trekking through the rainforest are the insects, amphibians, reptiles birds and small mammals. Most species found here are protected and unique to the island. A trekking trip through this hilly virgin rainforest is a unique experience.
Overnight stay in Kithulgala.
Day 4 (Kitulgala | Adams Peak)
Let’s embark on an adventures white water rafting in the morning.
Experience the White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 kms.
Overnight stay in Hatton | Adams Peak.
Day 5 (Adams Peak | Belihul Oya)
Start climbing Adam’s peak at around 2 in the early morning and witness the Sunrise.
Though not the highest mountain of Sri Lanka, the striking pyramid of Adam’s Peak (7,360 ft) is certainly the most remarkable. A depression in the rocky summit resembles a huge footprint, which has been venerated as a sacred sigh from remote antiquity.
On the top of the Peak, broad steps lead up to a walled enclosure containing the rock over which is a tower-like structure. The portion marked off as having the imprint of the Buddha’s foot is about five feet seven inches long and two feet seven inches broad.
Overnight stay in Belihul Oya.
Day 6 (Belihul Oya | Ella)
Belihul Oya, a very picturesque little hamlet renowned for its Eco, Adventure tourism opportunities, is situated in the “Sabaragamuwa” province of Sri Lanka, approximately 160 km from Colombo. This beautiful hillside location is a climatically transitional area, linking both the dry and wet zones and the hill and low country at an altitude of less than 1500m. As a result, the vegetation consists of moist semi-evergreen forests, tropical savanna forests, dry patana grasslands and montage temperate forests, making it one of the richest bio-diversity spots in Sri Lanka – a perfect location for nature lovers.
Water fall hunting & trekking through evergreen forests.
Overnight stay in Ella.
Day 7 (Ella)
Ella is a small village located in the highlands of beautiful Sri Lanka.
It is blessed with some of the most beautiful views, you could find in Sri Lanka. This green rich small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking voyages to the surrounding countryside This part of Sri Lanka has become more and more popular amongst foreigners and locals alike because of the charm that is found within the small city. Once you reach Ella you can just relax a bit and visit the famous 9 arches bridge.
For this day after breakfast, you will start exploring the surrounding area of Ella. First you will go to small tracking path of Little Adam’s Peak, the journey will take you about 30 min but once you reach the top it will definitely be worth it as you will be presented with breathtaking views of an endless valley, tea plantations and waterfalls. Afterwards you will visit the Ravana waterfalls a beautiful sight with an interesting historical background.
Attractions: Nine Arch Bridge | Mini Adam’s peak | Ravana Falls | Ella Gap | Lipton Seat and many more
Overnight stay in Ella.
Day 8 (Ella | Nuwara Eliya)
As for today, you will have an early morning start, but first you will enjoy a good breakfast to energize for the day. Today your journey will take you to the Lipton’s Seat in an adventurous Tuk Tuk ride. This tea plantation marked the beginning of tea exports from Sri Lanka.
Catch the Train to Nanu – Oya railway station, starting from Ella to Nanu-oya. This train ride is considered as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world.
Nuwara Eliya is known as the, “Little England” of Sri Lanka. Set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. Visit a tea factory and a tea state on the way to Nuwara Eliya. Scenic City tour in Little England
Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 9 (Nuwara Eliya | Knuckles Wildness Sanctuary)
Early morning hike in Hortain Plains National park.
You will visit the misty grassland plateau of Horton Plains, a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It sits at an elevation of more than 2,000 m (6,500 ft) about 20 km from Nuwara Eliya. There is a strange and mysterious silence about the place, and it has some excellent walks. The most amazing feature of Horton Plains is World’s End, where the southern part of the plains drops almost vertically for 700 m. The ideal time to view this site is at dawn when the mountains are free of mist and the sun is just rising.
Overnight stay in Knuckles Range.
Day 10 (Knuckles Wildness Sanctuary)
After breakfast, you will head out and enjoy a lovely track through the beautiful green paths of Knuckles Range. The changing terrain of grasslands, rugged mountain peaks interspersed with streams and cascading waterfalls make Knuckles mountain range that covers an area of 18512 hectares the trekker’s paradise.
Knuckles Range is called as ‘the heart of Sri Lanka’. Undertake a hike in the Attanwala Village. This protected area of mountains and forests covers more than 150 km2 and is a remarkable biotope. Hiking in the rice fields and swimming in the Thelgamuriver to relax after the effort.
Relax overlooking knuckles mountain range.
Overnight stay in Knuckles Range.
Day 11 (Knuckles | Riverstone)
En-route visit Kandy – the hill capital. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere. Kandy is a world heritage site.
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orison princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession. Do some shopping.
Visit Peradeniya Botanical Royal Garden proceed to Riveston peak.
Overnight stay in Riverstone.
Day 12 (Riverstone)
This secretive windy road, with its sharp hairpin turns, offers some of the best views to the surrounding countryside; to the extent that it is called the Mini World’s End. Though it is very popular among locals, the area is comparatively unknown amongst mainstream tourists. Therefore the area offers up the natural beauty of Sri Lanka; fresh, green and unpolluted by vendors, tourists, garbage and unsightly buildings.
Relax overlooking the lush greenery mountains.
Overnight stay at Riverstone.
Day 13 (Riverstone | Colombo)
Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins. Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower (under construction) as well as the National Museum.
City tour in Colombo also does some shopping in the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay in Colombo.
Day 14 (Colombo | Airport)
As your holiday in Sri Lanka winds down, it’s time to proceed with happy memories back to the airport to catch your flight back home.
We can customize the tour for you. If you wish to go to any place not mentioned in the route, simply inform us in advance and we will make the arrangements.