Tropical Roundtrips: Discovering Sri Lanka's Wonders

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**Discover Sri Lanka's Wonders: A Tropical Roundtrip Adventure** Embark on an enchanting journey with Tropical Roundtrips, an immersive exploration of Sri Lanka's diverse landscapes and cultural treasures. From the moment you touch down at Colombo International Airport, our seamless itinerary ensures a captivating blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation. **Overview:** 1. **Seamless Airport Pickup:** Your adventure begins with a hassle-free pickup from Colombo International Airport, setting the tone for a stress-free and enjoyable journey. 2. **Habarana – Nature and History Unveiled:** Spend two days in Habarana, surrounded by lush landscapes. Explore the iconic Sigiriya Rock Kingdom and the ancient Dambulla Cave Temple with expert guides, unraveling the rich history of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 3. **Kandy – Cultural Royalty:** Immerse yourself in the cultural heartbeat of Sri Lanka in Kandy. Over three days, visit a tea estate, indulge in the flavors of Sri Lankan tea, explore the sacred Temple of the Tooth, and witness traditional performances that bring the vibrant local culture to life. 4. **Scenic Train Tour – Kandy to Ella:** Embark on a timeless journey as you traverse from Kandy to Ella by train. Marvel at the rolling hills, tea plantations, and charming villages along the way, experiencing the breathtaking beauty of Sri Lanka's central highlands. 5. **Ella – Tranquility in the Hills:** Escape to Ella for two days of tranquility amidst stunning landscapes. Hike to Ella Rock, stroll across the iconic Nine Arch Bridge, and rejuvenate in accommodations offering panoramic views of the hills. 6. **Yala National Park – Wildlife Extravaganza:** Venture into the wild at Yala National Park for a two-day safari adventure. Encounter leopards, elephants, and a myriad of exotic wildlife with the guidance of our experienced naturalists. 7. **Bentota – Beach Bliss and Beyond:** Conclude your journey with three days of beachfront bliss in Bentota. Experience the magic of nighttime turtle watching, take scenic boat tours, and unwind on the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean. **Why Choose Tropical Roundtrips:** - **Experienced Guides:** Journey with knowledgeable guides providing insights into Sri Lanka's history, culture, and natural wonders. - **Seamless Transitions:** Enjoy a stress-free vacation with our meticulously planned itinerary, ensuring smooth transitions between enchanting destinations. - **Varied Experiences:** Encounter historical wonders, embark on wildlife safaris, and indulge in beachside relaxation, creating a perfect balance of adventure and leisure. - **Comfortable Accommodations:** Rest in comfort and style at carefully selected accommodations, enhancing your overall travel experience. Tropical Roundtrips invites you to join us on this extraordinary journey, where the warmth of the tropics meets the richness of culture, leaving you with enduring memories long after the trip concludes.

**About Me** Hi, I'm Koshila, but you can call me Koshi, the creative mind behind Tropical Roundtrips. I'm not just your guide; I'm a freelance landscape architect hailing from the sun-kissed southern coast of Sri Lanka, deeply connected to the cultural richness and diverse landscapes of this beautiful island. As a licensed tour guide endorsed by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, I seamlessly merge my professional expertise in landscape architecture with a heartfelt passion for tourism. With over 8 years of hands-on experience, I've been dedicated to crafting and managing unforgettable tours across Sri Lanka. Join me on a transformative journey, where every step is infused with my love for this land and its unique stories.

Inclusions: Accommodations: Comfortable lodgings for bed and breakfast are provided throughout the journey. Transportation: All travel arrangements, including train tickets and transport via bus or car (depending on the group size), are seamlessly managed by the Tropical Roundtrips team. Exclusions: Meals: Lunch and dinner are not included in the package. Guests are encouraged to explore local cuisines and dining options at their own pace and expense. Entry fee for historical sites & Parks Any questions about the trip? You can let me know in the Q&A section!

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Bed and breakfasts
Guiding all the tour
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Day 1-3
**Habarana – Nature and History Unveiled:** Welcome to the verdant embrace of Habarana, your gateway to an extraordinary blend of nature and history. Nestled amidst lush landscapes, this idyllic town becomes your haven for the first leg of your Tropical Roundtrips adventure. **Day 1: Arrival and Cultural Immersion** Upon your arrival in Habarana, you'll be greeted by the symphony of nature and the warm hospitality of the locals. Check into your carefully selected accommodation, offering a perfect balance of comfort and rustic charm. Refresh and recharge, ready to dive into the wonders that await. As the day unfolds, embark on a journey to the iconic Sigiriya Rock Kingdom. Ascend the ancient rock fortress, marveling at the engineering brilliance and breathtaking panoramic views that unfold as you climb. Your expert guide will narrate the tales of Sigiriya's historical significance, revealing the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. **Evening Delights: Cultural Extravaganza** As the sun begins to set, return to Habarana for an evening filled with cultural richness. Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan dinner, savoring local flavors that tantalize your taste buds. **Day 2: Dambulla Cave Temple and Nature Exploration** Awaken to the sounds of nature, ready for a day filled with exploration. After a delectable breakfast, venture to the ancient Dambulla Cave Temple, another UNESCO gem. Marvel at the intricate cave paintings and ancient sculptures that adorn this sacred site, as your guide shares the historical and cultural significance of each masterpiece. **Afternoon Bliss: Nature Walk or Optional Excursions** The afternoon beckons for a leisurely nature walk around Habarana's serene surroundings. Alternatively, choose from optional excursions, such as a village tour or a visit to a nearby wildlife sanctuary, to deepen your connection with the natural beauty of the area. **Evening at Leisure:** Conclude your second day with a tranquil evening at your leisure. Whether you choose to unwind by the hotel pool or opt for a quiet stroll in the nearby surroundings, let the serenity of Habarana cast its spell on you. Immerse yourself in the allure of Habarana, where each moment unfolds as a chapter in the captivating story of Sri Lanka's nature and history. As you retire to your accommodations, let the echoes of Sigiriya and the sanctity of Dambulla linger, setting the stage for the next leg of your Tropical Roundtrips adventure.


Day 3-6
**Kandy – Cultural Extravaganza with Spice and Gem Delights:** Prepare for a multifaceted journey in Kandy, where cultural royalty meets the enchantment of Sri Lanka's natural treasures. Over three days, immerse yourself in the vibrancy of local culture, indulge in the flavors of tea, explore spiritual sanctuaries, and add a touch of spice and sparkle to your adventure. **Day 1: Arrival and Tea Estate Visit** Upon arriving in Kandy, settle into your accommodation that seamlessly blends modern comfort with local charm. In the afternoon, venture to a prestigious tea estate on the outskirts of the city. Engage in the art of tea plucking, learn about the tea production process, and savor the finest Sri Lankan tea amidst the lush plantations. **Evening Leisure:** Enjoy an evening at leisure, exploring the quaint streets of Kandy or unwinding at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. **Day 2: Temple of the Tooth Relic and Spice Garden** Begin your day with a visit to the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, where spirituality and history intertwine. Explore the temple's intricate architecture and absorb the sacred atmosphere. In the afternoon, venture to a spice garden, immersing yourself in the aromatic world of Sri Lankan herbs. Engage with knowledgeable guides, learn about the healing properties of various spices, and have the opportunity to purchase these authentic treasures. **Cultural Extravaganza and Traditional Performances:** As the sun sets, witness a vibrant cultural performance that transports you through the rich traditions of Sri Lanka. The rhythmic beats and colorful dances provide a captivating glimpse into the island's artistic heritage. **Day 3: Gem Museum and Farewell Exploration** Embark on a visit to the Sri Lankan Gem Museum, where the allure of precious stones unfolds. Explore the fascinating world of gems, discovering the history and significance of these treasures unique to Sri Lanka. **Spice Souvenirs and Farewell Dinner:** Before bidding farewell to Kandy, spend the afternoon exploring local artisans. Visit a spice market to procure authentic Sri Lankan spices and herbs, creating a sensory memento of your journey. Conclude your Kandy experience with a farewell dinner, relishing the diverse flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine. Kandy, with its cultural tapestry, tea plantations, spiritual sanctuaries, and added spice and sparkle, promises an unforgettable leg of your Tropical Roundtrips adventure. As you continue your journey, carry with you the scents of exotic spices and the glimmer of precious gems, making each step a celebration of Sri Lanka's diverse and enchanting offerings.


Day 6-8
**Day 1: Train Ride Highlights and Arrival in Ella** - Meet at Kandy railway station, ready to board with pre-booked prime seats. - Marvel at misty forests, sprawling tea plantations, and charming villages during the scenic train journey. - Arrive in Ella, check into accommodations with panoramic views. **Evening Activities:** - Dinner at a local restaurant in Ella town. - Stroll through Ella town, absorbing the local culture. **Day 2: Exploration in Ella** - Breakfast with a view at our accommodation. - Hike to Ella Rock for breathtaking panoramic views. - Lunch at a local eatery, savoring Sri Lankan flavors. - Stroll across the iconic Nine Arch Bridge, capturing timeless photos. - Return to accommodation for relaxation. **Evening Activities:** - Dinner at Chill Cafe, enjoying western-style food and a vibrant traveler scene. - Reflect on the day's adventures and soak in the tranquility of Ella. **Day 3: Diyaluma Falls Adventure and Farewell** - Breakfast at accommodation, gearing up for an off-the-beaten-track adventure. - Explore Diyaluma Falls with a scenic hike through tea plantations, witnessing natural infinity pools and breathtaking views. - Lunch at a local spot, savoring regional flavors. - Return to Ella with the option for leisure time or additional exploration. **Evening Activities:** - Farewell dinner at a local restaurant, reminiscing about our journey. - Optional relaxation or exploration in Ella town. Ella, with its tranquility and natural wonders, is our haven in the hills. As we bid farewell to this gem, let's carry the memories of scenic train rides, iconic bridges, and the enchanting landscapes that define the spirit of Sri Lanka's central highlands. Get ready for more adventures ahead!


Day 8-11
**Yala National Park – Wildlife Extravaganza:** Prepare for a wild adventure as we delve into the heart of Yala National Park for a two-day safari experience. Let the wilderness unfold, revealing the wonders of Sri Lanka's diverse and exotic wildlife, all under the expert guidance of our seasoned naturalists. **Day 1: Safari Immersion** - Enter Yala National Park for a full-day safari, exploring its diverse ecosystems and encountering the resident wildlife. - Seek out elusive leopards, observe majestic elephants, and marvel at the vibrant birdlife that calls Yala home. - Immerse yourself in the unique sights and sounds of the park, capturing memorable moments amid nature's splendor. **Evening Activities:** - Return to accommodations, unwind, and share tales of the day's wildlife encounters. - Dinner at a local eatery, savoring authentic Sri Lankan flavors. **Day 2: Cultural and Culinary Experiences** - Engage in a local village tour, gaining insights into the community's way of life. - Explore the multifaceted religious sites of Katharagama, a place where multiple faiths converge. - Participate in a local food cooking class, mastering the art of Sri Lankan cuisine. - Visit a Sri Lankan clay pot making place, gaining hands-on experience in this traditional craft. **Evening Activities:** - Return to accommodations for relaxation and reflection on the day's adventures. - Dinner featuring the culinary delights prepared during the cooking class. Venturing beyond the safari, our Yala experience extends to the heart of local culture, ensuring an immersive journey that combines wildlife exploration with the richness of Sri Lanka's traditions. Get ready for an extraordinary wildlife extravaganza and cultural immersion in Yala National Park!


Day 11-14
**Bentota – Beach Bliss and Beyond:** Conclude your extraordinary journey with three days of pure bliss along the pristine shores of Bentota. Here, the Indian Ocean whispers serenity, and every moment is a melody of relaxation and enchantment. **Day 1: Coastal Tranquility** - Check into your beachfront accommodation and let the soothing sounds of the waves welcome you. - Spend the day unwinding on the soft sands, basking in the tropical sun, and enjoying the refreshing sea breeze. - Evening Turtle Watching: Experience the magic of nighttime turtle watching, a unique and mesmerizing encounter with these incredible creatures. **Day 2: Scenic Boat Tours and Cultural Delights** - Morning exploration at Lunuganga Country House: Discover the enchanting estate of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, surrounded by lush greenery and overlooking a serene lake. - Visit the Induruwa Turtle Hatchery: Witness the conservation efforts to protect endangered turtles, contributing to their survival. - Afternoon boat ride on the Madu River: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the glistening river, surrounded by diverse bird species, butterflies, and reptiles. - Optional Dancing Class: Dive into the local culture with a dance class, embracing the rhythms of Sri Lanka. **Day 3: Leisure and Departure** - Leisurely morning at the beach, enjoying the last moments of Bentota's serene beauty. - Optional activities like water sports or a spa day for those seeking extra indulgence. - Afternoon departure, bidding farewell to the sun-kissed shores and the memories created in Sri Lanka. Bentota, with its blend of beachfront luxury, cultural exploration, and conservation initiatives, provides the perfect finale to your Tropical Roundtrips adventure. Let the waves carry away the remnants of everyday life as you savor the tranquility of this coastal haven.
Trip Summary
Hotel & Bed & Breakfast
14 days trip
Habarana, Kandy & 3 more
Car, Train
What's excluded?
Entry fee for historical sites & Parks
Lunch and Dinner
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