The giant moon hangs over the dark ocean, rushing to greet the shore. The soft breeze is warm and welcoming, full of promise of the glorious days of exploration that await you on the tropical paradise you’ve come to discover. An island that is small, but filled with myriad treasures of every kind for you to find as you venture from coast to coast in search of them. Grand Explorer will whisk you away on an unforgettable journey of wonder and adventure in a land like no other. From the beaches and fishing villages of the West coast, to the arid Northern peninsular, where the landscape and the culture differ in astounding contrast, the pristine coastline of the East and on to the heart of the cultural triangle – where thousands of years of history, still lives on. Then in to the hills to the last royal Kingdom of Kandy, and higher still to the central mountains – home to the world famous Ceylon Tea. Descending towards the South coast you will encounter a different wilderness and lifestyle, then back inland to explore the island’s last remaining virgin rainforest. Returning to the ancient Dutch Fort of Galle for a blazing sunset, you can gather up the memories of a little island truly explored.

Day 01
Transfer to Negombo, the little fishing village close to the airport & relax next to the lagoon or engage in some water sports. Negombo is a famous fishing village North of Colombo, with a Dutch built Canal. The canal itself is a hive of activity with fishermen traveling up and down in their gaily-painted boats.

Jetwing Lagoon | Meals: D B

Day 02
Early morning proceed to “Lellama” – the local fish market & experience a Negombo City Walk with a packed breakfast. In the evening take a boat ride in the Dutch Canal. Early morning proceed to “Lellama” – the local fish market & experience a Negombo City

Jetwing Lagoon | Meals: D B

Day 03
Fly to Jaffna (70 minutes) & visit the Jaffna Fort, Keeramalai pond & the Naguleshwaram Kovil.

Fort Hammenheil | Meals: B D

Day 04
Visit Delft Island to witness wild horses & Dutch ruins. In the evening visit Nallur Kovil.

Expo Pavilion Margosa | Meals: B D

Day 05
Fly to Anuradhapura & explore the UNESCO World Heritage city.

Ulagalla Resort | Meals: B D

Day 06
Witness the majestic cave temples of Dambulla & in the evening take a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park.

Vil Uyana | Meals: B D

Day 07
Climb the Sigiriya rock fortress in the morning & proceed to Trincomalee in the afternoon.

Jungle Beach | Meals: B D

Day 08
In the morning proceed through Fort Fredrick & arrive at the Koneshwaram Kovil & in the afternoon proceed to Thiriyaya Watadage.

Jungle Beach | Meals: B D

Day 09
En route to Polonnaruwa via Pasikuda, visit Seruwawila temple & in the afternoon explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa.

Kalundewa Retreat | Meals: B D

Day 10
Visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic & explore the city of Kandy.

Kandy House | Meals: B D

Day 11
The Forest Dwellers of Sri Lanka – The Veddas, living proof of our ancient Heritage.

Kandy House | Meals: B D

Day 12
Take a scenic A/C train ride from Kandy to Ambewela & relax the rest of the day on top of a mountain.

Warwick Garden | Meals: B D

Day 13
Take a nature walk among the plains of Horton in the hill country. Watch Sambur deer walk past by.

Warwick Garden | Meals: B D

Day 14
Experience the only wildlife safari in Sri Lanka where you get to go on a boat & experience wildlife. If you’re lucky, you may encounter some swimming elephants as well, which is called “The Crossing”.

Monty Hotel | Meals: B D

Day 15
Enjoy lunch in Arugam Bay & take a relaxing stroll down the beaches, before proceeding into Kumana National Park.

Luxury Camping | Meals: B L D

Day 16
Find your way in the jungle while proceeding to Bowaththegala & Bambaragasthalawa to witness a lost city’s ruins in the wild with caves with 30 feet long Buddha statues.

Luxury Camping | Meals: B L D

Day 17
Witness the statues of Lord Buddha at Maligawila & Buduruwagala en route to Yala.

Luxury Camping | Meals: B L D

Day 18
Early morning leave to Yala block 1 for a big game drive to witness the elusive leopards, sloth bears & wild elephants. In the evening take another jeep drive in Lunugamwehera National Park to enjoy the company of hundreds of birds.

Luxury Camping | Meals: B L D

Day 19
After breakfast leave to Katharagama Kovil & in the evening take a jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park.

Grand Udawalawe | Meals: D B

Day 20
Experience a 500 million year old bat cave with a breathtaking waterfall in the middle of it. Afterwards proceed to another place which is a natural spa created by a water stream. Relax the rest of the day in Tangalle.

Amanwella | Meals: D B

Day 21
Relax the day in the hotel or by the beach.

Amanwella | Meals: D B

Day 22
Relax the day in the hotel or by the beach.

Amanwella | Meals: D B

Day 23
Enter the Virgin Rainforest from Deniyaya & undertake a waterfall trek where you would be undertaking a very adventurous walk among the thick forest.

Rainforest Ecolodge | Meals: D B

Day 24
Enjoy the life inside a Dutch built fort at Amangalla where you would be able to really experience another lifestyle of Sri Lanka.

Amangalla | Meals: D B

Day 25
Experience Colombo at its truest sense by walking the busy streets & capturing its raw beauty.

Park Street | Meals: D B

Day 26
Departure to the airport to connect with your flight

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