Glamping and Beach holiday in Sri Lanka

9 night Glamping and Beach Holiday

Explore Sri Lanka with luxury walking and trekking holidays, rock climbs and stunning landscapes with quiet beach time at the end. An out of the ordinary camping tour!  Hike Sigiriya Rock fortress and Pidurangala, visit the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, and trek along some of the beautiful nature trails in knuckles mountain range. Unwind and rejuvenate by the blue waters of the Indian Ocean at the end of the tour.

Tour Price GBP1,390 | USD1,755 | EUR1,560 PER PERSON

 

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 Negombo

Arrive at Colombo International Airport. At the arrival terminal you will be met by our representatives and Chauffer guide who will greet you and assist you to the air-conditioned vehicle to begin the journey! Take a leisurely drive to Negombo and check in to your hotel. Recover any Jetlag, relax and spend your time at leisure.  

 

Dinner & Overnight Stay at Villa Hundira or similar.

 

Day 2 Negombo - Sigiriya

After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sigiriya.

Upon arriving check in and relax.

Evening Elephant safari can be arranged for this day or Day 4 of your trip. Supplement charges apply. Please check at the time of booking.

Dinner & Overnight Stay at Back of Beyond or similar

 

Day 3 Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya 

After breakfast at the hotel, hike the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya.

Advice you to have an early start to avoid the heat and the crowds. Sigiriya being named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also famous for Sigiriya Frescos, the Boulder Gardens, and the water garden and see the Mirror Wall that shines even today and more than 700 Graffiti written on the wall, Lion’s paws with the stairs built inside the body and the remains of the Royal Palace with large Water Tanks on the summit.

Thereafter, you will drive to Polonnaruwa the late second kingdom of Sri Lanka. Identify the various sites and temples within the Polonnaruwa Kingdom not forgetting to take the mini detour from the main site to Gal Vihara Temple Complex where three postures of Lord Buddha is carved out of one massive rock mass depicting the craftsmanship of the ancient civilization of Sri Lanka.

Dinner & Overnight Stay at Back of Beyond or similar

 

Day 4 Sigiriya - Pidurangala - Sigiriya 

Early morning around 5.30 am leave to Pidurangala.

 

Pidurangala is an enormous rock located a few kilometres north of Sigiriya. The two rocks have an interlinked history: whilst King Kasyapa was building Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the 5th century, he moved monks living around Sigiriya to a new monastery on Pidurangala Rock. An ancient cave temple still houses objects from various vintages that reflect Buddhist, Hindu and western beliefs, and the stupa to the left of the temple entrance is believed to mark the spot where King Kasyapa was cremated. Pidurangala is a challenging climb of 20 minutes (one way). There is no clear path to the top: steep, uneven steps give way to an expanse of boulders and crevices that climbers must navigate in order to reach the summit. From the top, there are glorious vistas of the surrounding landscape and an incredible view of the majestic Sigiriya Rock.

 

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

 

Spend the rest of the day leisurely.

 

Dinner & Overnight Stay at Back of Beyond or similar

 

Day 5 Sigiriya - Knuckles 

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Knuckles.

Arrive at the drop off point of the campsite at Knuckles and be guided to the tents for a leisurely afternoon.

Dinner & Overnight stay at the tents in Wild Glamping Knuckles.

(All tents are equipped with solar powered chargeable lamps. No electricity is available at the camp site as it is located in a remote area. However, we operate a generator from 6pm to 9pm and 6am to 9am daily to operate the Hot water facility and for charging mobile devices.)

 

Day 6 Knuckles trek 

After breakfast, start the trekking to Heeloya Village.

You will be transferred to the starting point of the trekking and there onward begin the 4 hours leisurely journey. It is mostly a down-hill trek through the authentic terrace paddy fields witnessing the farmers going about their daily activities by totally non mechanical methods. It is an experience one will cherish forever; the views, the simplicity of village life and freshness in the nature around you!

Transferred back to camp site by vehicle.

Dinner & Overnight stay at the Wild Glamping tents in Knuckles.

 

Day 7 Knuckles - Kandy 

After a hearty breakfast, begin the journey to Kandy, a beautiful city located in the hill country also known as the last capital of Sri Lanka.

Visit the Sacred Temple of Tooth which is also called the “Dalada Maligawa” by the local Buddhists. It is considered one of the most venerable places of visits to a Buddhist. We suggest you to be there during the thewawa time, which depicts the ancient rituals and customs.

You will also be having a short city tour in Kandy, where you will have a drive around the Kandy Lake and bazaar. 

Later, check into the bungalow and relax.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Mountbatten Bungalow or similar in Kandy.

 

Day 8 Kandy - Unawatuna 

After Breakfast, check out and drive to Unawatuna.

Check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day leisurely.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Coco Bay Unawatuna or similar

 

Day 9 Unawatuna 

Spend the day leisurely. Relax by the pool or beach and explore the surrounding area.

 

Dinner & Overnight stay at Coco Bay Unawatuna or similar

 

Day 10 Unawatuna - Airport 

As your magical journey comes to an end, you will be driven back to the airport for your flight home.

Price includes:

  • 9 nights Accommodation in all hotels mentioned above subject to availability including daily breakfast and dinner.
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle and an English-speaking Chauffer Guide for the duration of the trip in Sri Lanka (including pickup and drop-off at the airport in Sri Lanka).
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the program (Polonnaruwa, Pidurangala, Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Temple of the Tooth at Kandy)
  • Charges for trekking in Heeloya Village at Knuckles.
  • Local government taxes & service charges.
  • Meals – As per the program.
  • Oil and Fuel charges.
  • Meet and greet at the airport with paging board at arrival terminal.
  • Bottle of Water during the tour

 

Price excludes:

  • International flights.
  • Visas can be pre-arranged through the web site eta.gov.lk.
  • Any entrance fees to tourist and other attractions not mentioned on the “Inclusions” Section.
  • Lunch on Tour.