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Economical Tour Option III – 9 nights

Day 01

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge
  • Transfer to Pinnawala – 2 ½ hour drive approximately
  • See bathing Elephants in the river, feed a baby Elephant at the Orphanage and bath an Elephant in the river
  • Transfer to Kandy – 1 ½ hours drive approximately
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Polwaththa Eco Lodge in the outskirts of Kandy. Polwaththa Eco Lodge is an off the beaten track eco lodge where you could taste “Back to nature” experience

Day 02

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Trek in the village with One of the rained Village Guides through quaint villages, show you the traditional village lifestyle and how they attend to their household chores. The walk also includes a look at the different vegetables, fruits and spices that are locally grown such as Cocoa, Pepper, Cloves, Nutmeg, Vanilla... and how jaggery (local sugar) is made from the flower of the Kithul tree. The village walks ends with a river swim where you can mingle with locals washing their clothes and dipping their heads in the water or chose to swim in what some may call your private natural swimming pool. A new addition is a newly found waterfall which includes a 1km walk through a jungle
  • Lunch at the lodge or picnic lunch
  • Relax in the afternoon at the lodge
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Polwaththa Eco Lodge

Day 03

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Visit the ancient village of Mediwake where you will be taken through terraced rice fields and be shown how rice is cultivated and harvested. For those who dare to get down in the mud, you can take charge of the water buffalo and experience traditional farming, hands-on. The best time to trek through the rice fields is between July-September and February-April when there is a wonderful tint of green all round. Rice is mostly planted in June/July & December/January and harvested in October and May where water buffaloes are still used, as done for centuries
  • Lunch at the lodge or picnic lunch
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Polwaththa Eco Lodge

Day 04

  • Breakfast at the Lodge
  • Transfer to Habarana- 3 hour drive approximately
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, this complex dates from the third and second centuries BC
  • Overnight stay at Asnara Village in Habarana

Day 05

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site now and was the palace and pleasure garden of King Kassapa
  • Overnight stay at Asnara Village in Habarana

Day 06

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Wilpattu- 3 hour drive approximately
  • Overnight stay at Leopard Den Guest House in Wilpattu

Day 07

  • Early morning safari in Wilpattu from 6 am to 11 am, the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world-renowned for its leopard population
  • Proceed to Negombo, a coastal city on the west coast – 3 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Overnight stay at Paradise Beach Hotel in Negombo

Day 08

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Visit Negombo fish market
  • Overnight stay at Paradise Beach Hotel in Negombo

Day 09

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Rest on the beach
  • Overnight stay at Paradise Beach Hotel in Negombo

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure –20 minutes drive approximately

From US$ 702

Per person on double sharing basis


We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The rate includes,

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels
  • Meals as per mentioned meal plans
  • Air conditioned transfers with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All mentioned activities and park entrance fees

Prices may vary plus/minus depending on the season

Places of visit during this trip

Key highlights of this trip

  • Feeding and bathing an Elephant in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress to see the pleasure gardens and the ruined palace of King Kassapa
  • Safari in Wilpattu National Park to see Leopards
  • Relax on the Negombo Beach

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 3 nights at Polwaththa Eco Lodge on Full Board basis
  • 2 nights at Asnara Village in Habaranaon bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night at Leopard Den Hotel in Wilpattu on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Paradise Beach Hotel in Negomboon bed and breakfast basis