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Island Explorer Quest

Tour overview

Embark on a 12-day tour of Sri Lanka, exploring cultural landmarks, wildlife, and beautiful beaches. Visit the heritage city of Anuradhapura, the Lion’s Rock in Habarana, the scenic hills of Nuwara Eliya, and the stunning beaches of Bentota. Experience water rafting in Kithulgala, a safari in Yala National Park, and the unique culture of Kandy.


Day 1
Airport > Negombo | 7.7KM | 17min

After arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport you will be brought to your accommodation in Negombo. Relax and go to the beach or let us guide you to the Fish market

Overnight stay at negombo
( 4 star – Amagi aria or similar, 5 star – Sentido Heritance Negambo or similar )

Day 2
Negombo > Anuradhapura | 169KM | 3Hr 39min

The second day we will head to World Heritage city of Anuradhapura and visit a number of cultural attractions

  • Ruwanwelisaya
  • Abhayagiri Stupa
  • Mihintale
  • Twin Ponds
  • Isurumuniya

Overnight stay at Anuradhapura
( 4 star – Rajarata hotel or Forest of garden )

Day 3
Anuradhapura > Habarana | 58KM | 1Hr 5min

On day 3, you can proceed to Habarna and here you can visit ,

  • Lion Rock
  • Minneriya national park

Overnight stay at Habarna
( 4 star – Habarana Village by cinnamon or similar, 5 star – Cinnamon Lodge or similar )

Day 4

On day 4, you can visit ,

  • Polonnaruwa ancient city
  • Cultural Village tour
  • Herbal and ayurveda spa

Overnight stay at Habarna
(4 star – Habarana Village by cinnamon or similar, 5 star – Cinnamon Lodge or similar )

Day 5
Habarna > Kandy | 94KM | 2Hr 35min

On your way to Kandy and in Kandy there are a number of highlights to discover, for example

  • Dambulla cave temple
  • Spices garden
  • Gem museum
  • Temple of the Tooth
  • Cultural dance
  • Local market
Pick your favorites or see them all!

Overnight stay at Kandy
(4 star – Cinnamon Citadel or similar, 5 star – Mahaweli Reach or similar )

Day 6
Kandy > Kithulgala | 60KM | 1Hr 56min

After a few days of culture and wildlife it is time for some adventure. Today you will go water rafting at Kithulgala. Will you stay dry?

  • White water rafting
  • Canyoning

Overnight stay at Kithulgala
(3 star – Plantation hotel or similar )

Day 7
Kithulgala > Nuwaraeliya | 71KM | 2Hr 20min

The next location during your tour is the beautiful city Nuwara Eliya and it’s surroundings. Here, in the Sri Lankan hills you will be able to visit ,

  • Tea factory
  • Gregory Lake
  • Victoria park

Overnight stay at NuwaraEliya
(4 star – Araliya Red or similar, 5 star – Araliya Green City or similar)

Day 8
NuwaraEliya > Ella | 54KM | 1Hr 57min

The highlights of day 8 are ,

  • Nine arch
  • Little adam's peak
  • Ravana falls

Overnight stay at Ella
(4 star – Hide Ella or similar, 98 Acress or Similar)

Day 9
Ella > Yala | 58KM | 1Hr 16min

Have you brought your binoculars? Because, today you have the change to spot the leopard, elephants and numerous other animals during a Safari in Yala National Park.

Overnight stay at Yala
(4 star – Chaarya Resort & Spa or similar or Cinnamon Wild or Similar)

Day 10
Yala > Galle | 150KM | 2Hr 14min

On day 10 you will stay at an accommodation near the beach in Galle and have the opportunity to visit ,

  • Galle fort
  • Marting Wickramasinghe Museum
  • Stick Fishermen

Overnight stay at Galle
( 4 star – Tamarind Hill or Similar, 5 star – Radisson Galle or similar )

Day 11
Galle > Bentota | 71KM | 1Hr 10min

On the last day of your tour you will visit a turtle hatchery and after that, you can relax and enjoy a cocktail at the beach of Bentota, where you will also stay for the night.

Overnight stay at Bentota
( 4 star – Pandanus beach resort & spa or Similar, 5 star – Sheraton kosgoda or similar )

Day 12
Bentota > Airport | 109KM | 1Hr 44min

Today, we will drop you off at the airport (or at another location).


Air-conditioned Private Vehicle
Well speaking English Chauffeur
Government taxes
Express way charges
Driver accommodation & meals

Value added services

One 500ml Water Bottle per person on tour
Wheel chair & Baby seater - On request
24hrs Customer care service
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