Traveling is very fulfilling as it expands your mind, your heart and your wisdom. The best way to get out of your comfort zone and daily routine is to have your luggage pack for a 11 days trip with us. Yes, you really need a holiday. Explore our 11 days itinerary package tour to China, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Spain. You may also browse our shorter trip packages to the country you have longed for and had it extend for free and easy option. Along with shorter trip packages, you may wish to visit 2 countries in 1 single trip for 11 days tour. Whatever your choice, we can best custom made for you.
This 11-day adventure begins and ends in Madrid. In Andalusia, you will visit the city of Córdoba, Seville, Ronda and Marbella. Drive to Tarifa, the southernmost end of the Iberian Peninsula and enjoy a scenic ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. Stay for 4 nights with visits to the city of Casablanca, Marrakesh, Rabat, Meknes and Fes. Return to Marbella Spain and continue tour of Andalusia, to the UNESCO-listed Alhambra and Generalife in Granada and end the tour in Toledo.
Day 1 Mon: Arrival in Madrid (No Meal)
Welcome to Madrid
Arrive in Madrid airport, welcome and assist by our local representative for your transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Tue: Madrid – Córdoba – Seville (Breakfast, Dinner)
Sightseeing Tour in Córdoba
This morning, you will meet at the designated meeting point at 8.00am and travel southwards through the plains of La Mancha to Córdoba, an important Roman city and a major Islamic center in the Middle Ages. Upon arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour, visiting its famous Great Mosque, once the spiritual center of the Islamic world, with a Gothic Cathedral built inside, and the old Jewish Quarter. Thereafter, proceed to Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region.
Day 3 Wed: Seville (Breakfast, Dinner)
See the Beauty of Seville
Start your day with a morning city tour of Seville, visiting the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets and alleys. Next, you will head to the beautiful Maria Luisa Park and visit the Plaza de España, which is one of the most impressive squares and buildings of Spain. The plaza was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Here, you can admire the canals, bridges, arches, fountains and the famous 48 azulejo benches, each representing a province of Spain. Then, proceed for a panoramic Sightseeing of the City. After the tour, you will have the afternoon to continue exploring Seville at your own pace.
Day 4 Thu: Seville – Ronda – Marbella (Breakfast, Dinner)
Free Time in the Mountain Top City
After breakfast, you will depart to the Route of the White Villages and Ronda, one of the oldest towns in Spain, famous worldwide for its dramatic escarpments and views, and for the deep El Tajo Gorge that carries the río Guadalevín through its centre. Free time to explore this scenic town at your own leisure. Thereafter, transfer to Marbella, a city and resort area on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol.
Day 5 Fri: Marbella – Tarifa – Tangier – Casablanca (Breakfast, Dinner)
Ferry Ride from Spain to Morocco
In the morning, hotel check-out and drive to Tarifa, the southernmost end of the Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier, a city of northern Morocco. Upon arrival, you will continue your journey to the legendary and cosmopolitan city of Casablanca. Free at own leisure.
Day 6 Sat: Casablanca – Marrakesh (Breakfast, Dinner)
Explore Casablanca and Marrakesh
After breakfast, embark on a panoramic tour of Casablanca, where you will visit some of the interesting places like the Boulevard d'Anfa, United Nations Square, Residential Areas and enjoy photo stop of Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and the seventh largest in the world. Thereafter, proceed to Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco. On arrival, you will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace, followed by a walk around the Medina, Souks and the famous Djema el-Fna, a square and marketplace in the medina quarter (old city). Time at leisure.
Day 7 Sun: Marrakesh – Rabat – Meknes – Fes (Breakfast, Dinner)
The Four Imperial Cities of Morocco
Today, you will travel to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and official residence of the king. Upon arrival, enjoy a sightseeing city tour seeing the exterior of the Royal Palace, Mausoleum of Mohammed V as well as Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque and the symbol of Rabat. Time at leisure. Continue to the UNESCO-listed Meknes, a historic city dating from the 17th century, located in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco. Admire the 40 km of Old Walls and the great Bab Mansour Gate, Morocco’s most beautiful gate and the most well-known landmark in this city. Thereafter, transfer to Fes (Fez), a northeastern Moroccan city.
Day 8 Mon: Fes (Fez) (Breakfast, Dinner)
City in Modern-day Arabic
Your day begins with a city sightseeing of Fes, visiting the Seven Gates of the Royal Palace, the historic Mellah Jewish Quarter and the Gate of Bab Bou Jeloud to the old Medina. You will also see the Medersa Bou Inania, the oldest university in the world – Karaouine Mosque and visit the Tanners' Quarter. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the Medina on your own.
Day 9 Tue: Fes – Tangier – Marbella (Breakfast, Dinner)
Return from Morocco to Spain
This morning, sit back and relax on the journey back to Tangier. You will later board the return ferry to Spain and check-in to your hotel on arrival in Marbella.
Day 10 Wed: Marbella – Granada (Breakfast, Dinner)
Gardens and Palace of the Generalife
Today, you will set off to Granada. Visit to the spectacular group of monuments of the Alhambra and Generalife, former residence of the Moorish Kings, with its magnificent fountains, gardens and arches. The stunning walled palace complex dates back largely to the 13th and 14th centuries, and is home to some of Europe's most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. Admire the intricately carved stonework and the complex geometric designs of the numerous courtyards, labyrinthine hallways and elegant gardens.
Day 11 Thu: Granada – Toledo – Departure from Madrid (Breakfast, Lunch)
The Historic City of Toledo
Bid farewell to Granada and head to the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site with full of monumental and cultural heritage. Enjoy lunch and City Sightseeing throughout its narrow streets and alleys, before making your way back to Madrid, where you will be transferred to the airport for homebound flight.
喀那斯（含区间车）- 观鱼亭（环保车上下）、喀那斯湖（含游船）、月亮湾、神仙湾、卧龙湾、白桦林Kanas – Guanyu Pavilion, Kanas Lake, Moon Bay, Shenxian Bay, Wolong Bay, Birch Forest：喀纳斯风景区内共有大小景点55处，分属33种基本类型，主要包括哈纳斯国家级自然保护区、喀纳斯国家地质公园、白哈巴国家森林公园、贾登峪国家森林公园、喀纳斯河谷、禾木河谷、那仁草原、禾木草原及禾木村、白哈巴村、喀纳斯村等国内外享有盛名的景观区和三大人文景观区。
克拉玛依Karamay - 乌尔禾魔鬼城Wuerhe Ghost City（含区间车）、百里油田风光Baili Oilfield Scenery、兵团风貌Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps：克拉玛依是新疆维吾尔自治区地级市，地处准葛尔盆地西部，欧亚大陆的中心区域——泛中亚地区的中心区，是国家重要的石油石化基地和新疆重点建设的新型工业化城市及世界石油石油产业的聚集区。克拉玛依拥有众多旅游景点，世界魔鬼城曾被评选为“中国最瑰丽的雅丹”和“中国最值得外国人去的50个地方之一”。
精河敖包Jinghe Obo（途观）：敖包，蒙语称"敖瓦"、"塔克乐根"、史书 称"鄂博"，蒙语中是"堆"的意思， 起初是标示道路、方位或境界的标志，又引伸为"供奉的山岳"，渐渐演变成为祭祀神灵的地方。敖包祭祀活动每年都在水草丰盛、牛羊肥壮的夏秋季节举行。祭祀之日，群众聚集，备就羊肉和奶制品供奉神灵，祈祷部众安居乐业、子孙满堂、和睦团结、六畜兴旺。 果子沟Guozigou（途观+下车拍照）：果子沟是伊犁地区的天然门户，是一条北上赛里木湖，南下伊犁河谷的著名峡谷孔道，在古代，这里是我国通往中亚和欧洲的丝路北新道咽喉，被称为“铁关”，同时也因为它宜人的风景被誉为“伊犁第一景”、“奇绝仙境”，古人赋诗赞其“山水之奇，媲于桂林，崖石之怪，胜于雁岩”。 果子沟全长28公里，地势险要，成吉思汗西征时，始凿山通道，曾架桥48座，可见路之险峻。清乾隆时改建为42座，仍是乌伊公路干线的重要路段。 伊宁 - 霍尔果斯、赛裹木湖景区赏花（薰衣草..等）+ 海北风景区、伊黎河大桥Yining – Horgos, Sayram Lake Scenic Area (Flower viewing), Haibei Scenic Area and Yili River Bridge
伊黎河谷风光Yili River Valley Scenery（途观+下车拍照）：每年6-10月为伊犁的最佳旅行时间。此时的伊犁风光秀丽，瓜果飘香，游客不仅可以欣赏到美丽的自然风光，还可以尽情享用各类新鲜的时令瓜果。6月中旬是薰衣草盛开的时候，当地会举行盛大的薰衣草节；7月昭苏的油菜花也会相继开放。 巩乃斯大草原Gongnaisi Grassland（途观+下车拍照）：巩乃斯草原：大部分位于新疆巴州和静县的巩乃斯沟乡辖区，小部分在伊犁州新源县境内。重要地带建立了巩乃斯国家森林公园。海拔800-2084米。巩乃斯草原地域辽阔，沟谷众多，是新疆著名的草原，它不仅是新疆细毛羊的故乡而且是伊犁天马的重要产地。 罗布人村寨Luoburen Village（含区间车）：罗布人村寨，位于尉犁县城西南35公里处，距库尔勒市南85公里处。村寨方圆72平方公里，有二十余户人家，是中国西部地域面积最大的村庄之一。属琼库勒牧场，是一处罗布人居住的世外桃源，寨区涵盖塔克拉玛干沙漠、游移湖泊、塔里木河、原始胡杨林、草原和罗布人 。最大沙漠、最长的内陆河、最大的绿色走廊和丝绸之路在这里交汇，形成了黄金品质的天然景观。 孔雀河夜景Night View of Kongque River
第十一天: 告别乌鲁木齐 (早餐) Day 11: Departure from Urumqi (Breakfast)
Free at own leisure till departure transfer to Urumqi airport for homebound flight.
11 Days 10 Nights Yangon, Bagan, Salay, Mount Popa, Mandalay, Mingun, Pyin Oo Lwin, Pindaya + Inle Tour (Gleam Package)
Enjoy a scenic driveto NyaungShwe and get to know Inle Lake by discovering Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Jumping Cat Monastery, a local cheroot factory and canoe carving at Nampan village, the local market and the Indein and Intha villages via boat tours.
Most of Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate. As it is a big country, temperatures can vary significantly from area to area.
Yangon’s average annual temperature is 27.3 °C, while the average annual rainfall is 2378 mm.Bagan’s average temperature is 27.1 °C, while the average rainfall is 1438 mm. Mandalay’s average temperature is 27 °C, while the average rainfall is 812 mm. Mingun’s average temperature is 27.0 °C, while the average rainfall is 801 mm. Pindaya’s average temperature is 19.5 °C, while the average rainfall is 1921 mm. Inle’s average temperature is 26.8 °C, while the average rainfall is 894 mm.
The seasons in Myanmar are as follow:
Cool – November to February are the best months to visit because rain is unlikely and it is the least humid time of the year when air is warm and the clearest. Since this is the most comfortable time to visit, it is also the peak tourist season.
Hot – March to May are months that most of the country is intensely hot. Rain is also unlikely. Most of Myanmar can be dusty and hazy, hindering scenic views.
Rainy – June to October are monsoon months with high rainfall. Yangon and Irrawaddy Delta experience long and constant rainfall from June to August. Rain is less intense in September and October.
Yangon City Highlights
Upon arrival at Yangon airport, your tour guide will meet and welcome you. Start your downtown tour at the historic Post Office followed by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument. Visit the famous Chauk Htat Gyi, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. Take photos at the picturesque Karaweik Hall royal floating barge. End your day with an amazing sunset view at Shwedagon Pagoda, noted for its glittering gold stupa.
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (Breakfast)
Morning domestic flight to Bagan and immerse in the bustling atmosphere of a local market. Explore the town’s architectural masterpieces by visiting the most important pagodas and temples. Climb to the top of the temple for magical sunset views.
Day 3: Bagan – Salay – Mount Popa – Bagan (Breakfast)
Wondrous Mount Popa
Explore a colorful morning market at Chauk, en route to Salay. Upon arrival at Salay, learn more about monastic life, Burmese Buddhism and Salay’s unique architectural style. Among the sights you will visit is Yoke Sone Kyaung monastery. Thereafter, head to Mount Popa, which is an extinct volcano standing 1518 meters high. Be treated to remarkable views as you have lunch at Popa Mountain Resort. Mount Popa’s shrine is dedicated to the worship of 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. Learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top and be rewarded with an impressive view over the Myingyan Plain from the volcanic peak.
Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Mandalay. Visit Mahamuni Pagoda and local artisanal gold leaf making, wood carving and marble carving workshops. Admire Golden Palace Monastery famous for its intricate wood carvings. Continue to Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book due to the Buddhist scripture carved on 729 marble slabs. End your day with a visit to a 200-year-old teak bridge, the most photographic site in Myanmar.
Day 5: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun – Sagaing – Mandalay (Breakfast)
Glimpse of Irrawaddy
Take a boat trip up Irrawaddy River to Mingun, home to the impressive Mingun Bell and the unfinished Mingun Paya. Explore Ava and cross Ayeyawaddy River over Ava Bridge to visit Sagaing Hill where there are about six hundred monasteries. Stop by silverware and clay pot making village shops and a nunnery to learn the daily life of Buddhist nuns. Enjoy the sunset from the top of Sagaing Hill.
Day 6: Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay (Breakfast)
Colonial Pyin Oo Lwin
Visit Pyin Oo Lwin’s local market where there is a colorful array of merchandise including locally-produced jams and fruit wines. Enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride through town to see the historical houses including Candacraig, and alight at the Botanical Gardens to take a relaxing walk through the beautifully-landscaped gardens.
Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw (Breakfast)
Stunning Inle Lake
Take a morning domestic flight to Heho. Proceed to Pindaya and visit a quaint village where you will discover skilled craftsmen weaving cotton, bamboo mats and making brooms. Take a trip to the west part of Pindaya to visit the famous Pindaya Cave. Visit a local craft shop that produces paper from mulberry trees.
Day 8: Kalaw – Inle Lake (Breakfast)
Tranquil Inle Lake
Enjoy a scenic drive to NyaungShwe and take a private boat tour at Inle Lake. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. Be enthralled by cats trained by local monks to jump through hoops at a unique monastery now affectionately known as the Jumping Cat Monastery. Proceed to Nampan village to visit a local cheroot factory (where Burmese cigars are made) and see canoe carving.
Day 9: Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake (Breakfast)
Cultural Inle Lake
Visit the market where hill tribe people dress in colorful, traditional outfits as they barter. Continue sightseeing in Inle Lake by boat. Visit Indein village and walk though exotic colonnades of stairways and shop stalls. Visit the “long neck” tribal women and weaving and craft villages perched on stilts. See the lake’s unique “leg rowers” – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar.
Day 10: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (Breakfast)
Take a morning domestic flight to Yangon. Visit the sprawling Scott Market, where you will find interesting Burmese souvenirs. Drive through the city and observe the influences of other cultures through various religious sites such as St Mary's Cathedral, Sule Paya and Rangoon Synagogue, where you will meet with Trustee of the Synagogue to learn about the Jewish life in Myanmar. End your tour with a visit to Little India and Chinatown.
Day 11: Departure from Yangon (Breakfast)
Free and Easy
Free till departure transfer to Yangon airport for homebound flight.
11 Days 10 Nights Sri Lanka Adventure Escapade Tour
Colombo – Negombo – Kitulgala - Nuwara Eliya – Ella – Yala – Unawatuna – Bentota – Colombo
Private Tour I Half Board I An Adventurous 11-day tour of Sri Lanka covers the cities of Kitulgala, Nuwara Eliya, Ambewela, Horton Plains National Park, Ella, Yala National Park, Galle, Unawatuna, Madu River, Bentota and Colombo, with a little hiking in World’s End and Little Adam’s Peak. It includes everything you would want to do from white water rafting and canyoning in Kitulgala, to flying on a zip line in Little Adam’s Peak, to surfing in Unawatuna Beach and to the water sport activities such as Jet Ski, Banana Boat Ride and Ringo Ride in Bentota. You will explore 2 UNESCO Heritage sites – Horton Plains National Park and Galle, hike World’s End and Little Adam’s Peak, witness 4 spectacular waterfalls, visit beautiful hill countries of Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya and Ella, enjoy exciting wildlife jeep safari at Yala National Park, interesting boat safari in Madu River and a fish spa session. Follow by a city and shopping tour in Colombo.
Day 1: Arrive in Colombo - Negombo (Dinner)
Free & Easy
Arrive in Colombo airport, welcome and assist by your personal chauffeur guide for your transfer to hotel in Negombo.
Day 2: Negombo - Kitulgala (Breakfast, Dinner)
White Water Rafting and Canyoning + Waterfall Abseiling
An adventurous day awaits you today. Get yourself prepared and proceed to Kitulgala, a paradise for Sri Lanka adventure travellers. It is one of the best places for white water rafting, jungle hiking and waterfall trekking. Go on an exciting fun of White Water Rafting in Kelani River, perfect for beginners as well as rafting experts. This activity is for anyone above 10 years of age, with safety gear and modern rafts. A comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around five kilometers. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted. Your next challenging activity will be Canyoning. Find yourself jumping and sliding down rocks, as well as abseiling down the waterfalls. Feel the rush of cool water on your muscles as you engage them to make your way to the bottom.
Day 3: Kitulgala - Nuwara Eliya (Breakfast, Dinner)
Beautiful Hill Country of Sri Lanka
This morning, you will depart for Nuwara Eliya. Stop by to witness Devon Falls and St Clair’s Falls along the way. Nuwara Eliya, a city in the hill country of Sri Lanka, is surrounded by beautiful mountains. Many of the buildings retain features from the colonial period. With its British-era bungalows, Tudor-style hotels, well-tended hedgerows, old English-style lawns and gardens, Nuwara Eliya is often referred to as “Little England” of Sri Lanka. It has a cool climate throughout the year. Visit Victoria Park and admire the beautifully laid out gardens with many different colorful flowers. The flowers are in full bloom in March, April and May, and again in August and September. Thereafter, enjoy the beautiful Sunset at Gregory Lake and walk around “Little England”.
Day 4: Nuwara Eliya - Ambewela - Horton Plains National Park - Ella (Breakfast, Dinner)
Ambewela Dairy Farm and Scenic Hike in UNESCO World Heritage site – Horton Plains National Park
Start your day with a visit to Ambewela Dairy Farm before heading to Horton Plains National Park. It is part of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka that was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2010. With a cool and bracing climate, take a gentle hike through the national park. Explore the slopes of this grasslands plateau, walk along a river to the spectacular Baker’s Falls. The famous waterfall is surrounded by a thick forest, tree ferns and montane shrub, cascading over limestone ridges. Continue your trail until it plummets suddenly to a sheer drop known as World’s End. Shrouded in cloud forest and flowing with rivers, Horton Plains National Park is a region filled with an abundance of natural beauty. You will later head on to Ella. Admire the wonderful scenery as the journey goes through a picturesque landscape of greenery tea plantations. Ella is a popular town in the mountains of Sri Lanka, surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The scenic beauty and cool climate have made Ella an attractive travel destination.
Day 5: Ella (Breakfast, Dinner)
Hiking, Zip Line and City Tour in Ella
No trip to Ella is complete without a quick hike to the top of Little Adam's Peak, or "Little Sri Pada" to locals. Today, begin your hike gradually with an easy walk up to the mountain of Little Adam’s Peak, where you will witness breathtaking views of mother nature as well as marvelous views of Ella Gap. The trail winds through tea plantations, where you may see locals working and picking the tea leaves. Get onboard a Zip Line and enjoy a wonderful time flying over iconic tea estates and lush greenery overlooking the famous Ella Gap. The two-wire zip-line stretches for more than half a kilometer, slides at 80kmph and offers a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful hills of the island. After that, explore the magnificent Nine Arch Bridge, also called the Bridge in the Sky, is one of the top attractions in Ella. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. You may even catch an old steam-engine train rumbling along over a century-old, arched stone bridge. Thereafter, visit the Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery for spectacular mountain views and a chance to learn about the spiritual teachings of the Gautama Buddha. You may also get personal meditation instructions from the monks. After dinner, you may want to hang-out in popular pubs located in the town.
Day 6: Ella - Yala (Breakfast, Dinner)
Wildlife Jeep Safari Tour
Bid farewell to Ella and make your way to Yala. Witness the gorgeous Ravana Falls along the way. Embark on an exciting Wildlife Safari through the famed Yala National Park, one of a must-visit places in Sri Lanka, well-known for the highest density of leopards in the world. It is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka, bordering the Indian Ocean, and is the most visited national park in the country. A beautiful area of lowland dry scrub sitting on a long stretch of coastline, punctuated by rocky outcrops, the wildlife sanctuary is home to over 44 kinds of mammals as well as hundreds of bird species roaming freely around the area. Enjoy the jeep safari ride through the grassy plains and along the lagoons. Watch these menacing leopards prowl majestically, while elephants roam in their numbers with cautious deer scampering by their side.Keep your eyes wide open as you might pass by different kinds of animals including sloth bears, wild boars, water buffaloes, sambars or jackals along the way.
Day 7: Yala - Galle - Unawatuna (Breakfast, Dinner)
UNESCO World Heritage Tour
Today, you will head towards Unawatuna, a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and known for its beautiful beaches, hip cafes and trendy restaurants. In the evening, proceed to Galle, situated on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, is Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town. Visit the well-known Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988, originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. In 1640, the Dutch moved in and began fortifying the town by constructing an 89-acre (36-hectare) fort on the town’s promontory, surrounded on three sides by the Bay of Galle. The Dutch also developed what was then an innovative tide-based sewage-system within the Fort. A maze of narrow roads lined with small houses and shops with Dutch names still remain. Explore the Dutch Reformed Church, All Saints Church, Amangalla Hotel (formerly the New Oriental Hotel), Lighthouse and Bell Tower.
Day 8: Unawatuna (Breakfast, Dinner)
Learn Surfing in Unawatuna
Your full day in Unawatuna will be yours to enjoy at the beach. UnawatunaBeach is a lovely crescent-shaped beach of golden sand and turquoise water, surrounded by green palm trees. It is the main strip of beach in Unawatuna and filled with wonderful places to eat, relax and swim. Today, you will ride the waves of Unawatuna and Learn Surfing with the help of a surf instructor. Enjoy the waters after your lesson and savor the beauty of the beach during sunset. Thereafter, you will indulge in a delicious Seafood Dinner on the beach while being lapped by the sea breeze.
Day 9: Unawatuna - Madu River - Bentota (Breakfast, Dinner)
Boat Excursion on the Madu River + Fish Therapy and Enjoy Water Sport Activities in Bentota
In the morning, you will leave for Bentota. Enroute, enjoy a thrilling Boat Safari along the beautiful Madu River, an interesting trip with plenty of things to see. Traverse the shadowy caverns formed by the thick mangrove forests, interspersed with bright open stretches of water. Get a chance to see crocodiles, water snakes, tree snakes and wild boars in their natural habitat. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem. Visit one of the islands where you will learn about Cinnamon Cultivation in Sri Lanka. You will later enjoy a “Fish Therapy” as they playfully nibble your feet at the “fish spa”. Continue your journey to Bentota, the water sports heaven in Sri Lanka. Have a good time enjoying Water Sport Activities such as Jet Ski, Banana Boat Ride and Ringo Ride at this lovely beach.
Day 10: Bentota - Colombo (Breakfast, Dinner)
Colombo City and Shopping Tour
Say goodbye to Bentota and make your way back to the bustling city of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. The heritage is reflected in its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls. Visit the Independence Square, Old Parliament and Gangaramaya Temple. It is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence. Thereafter, enjoy a Shopping Tour at popular shops in Colombo. For nightlife lovers, Colombo has a lively and extravagant nightlife. You can visit the entertaining casinos, the swanky night clubs or the fantastic bars.
Day 11: Departure from Colombo (Breakfast)
Free & Easy
Free at own leisure till departure transfer to Colombo airport for homebound flight.
11 Days 10 Nights Sri Lanka Wildlife + Whale Tour
Colombo – Negombo - Wilpattu National Park – Habarana – Kandy – Ella – Yala – Mirissa
Most Unique Package I Private Tour I Half Board I This package takes you to Wilpattu National Park, Sigiriya Village, Habarana, Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya, Matale, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala National Park, Mirissa, Kosgoda and Galle. The package includes two nights stay in camp at Wilpattu National Park and covers 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites – Sigiriya, Kandy and Galle. You will experience wildlife safari at Wilpattu National Park, Minneriya National Park and Yala National Park, discover nature and culture of Sigiriya Village with a traditional cooking demonstration, climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, visit Spice Garden and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, enjoy a Sri Lankan cultural dance show, go on a city tour in Nuwara Eliya, hike Little Adam’s Peak, view Ella Gap, see the magnificent Nine Arch Bridge, witness Ravana Falls, discover different beaches of Mirissa, catch a rare glimpse of the gigantic whales and the playful dolphins, drop by Kosgoda Turtle Farm and tour around Galle Fort.
Day 1: Arrive in Colombo - Negombo (Dinner)
Free & Easy
Arrive in Colombo airport, welcome and assist by your personal chauffeur guide for your transfer to hotel in Negombo.
Day 2: Negombo - Wilpattu National Park (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Camp in Wilpattu National Park
Drive along Sri Lanka's picturesque coast to Wilpattu. After lunch, enjoy an exhilarating Afternoon Safari in Wilpattu National Park. Declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1905, Wilpattu is one of the oldest but the largest national park in Sri Lanka. It comprises of a complex of lakes which are surrounded by grassy plains, set within scrub jungle. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Villus”(Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world-renowned for its Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus) population. There are approximately 30 species of mammals which include elephants, sloth bears, spotted deer, buffaloes, sambars and mongooses. Crocodiles, turtles and wetland bird species can also be found here. Spend your night at Big Game Camp in Wilpattu National Park.
Day 3: Wilpattu National Park (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Wildlife Jeep Safari Tour
Maximize your chances of seeing more wildlife in their natural habitats today. An early start this morning as you embark on a Morning Safari Adventure by 4WD Jeep with your picnic breakfast. Animals are at their most active during dawn and dusk, as they hide in the forest to avoid the harsh heat. Apart from the animals, you will get more opportunities to spot crocodiles and various species of birds during the morning session. A safari in Wilpattu National Park is very different from any of the other major national parks. Being less accessible than the other national parks, Wilpattu remains untouched and uncrowded. Enjoy lunch at the campsite. Free at own leisure in the afternoon. You may want to relax and read a book, or enjoy activities like fishing and bird watching. Spend your night at Big Game Camp in Wilpattu National Park.
Day 4: Wilpattu National Park - Sigiriya Village - Habarana (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Sigiriya Village Tour with Traditional Cooking Demonstration
Rise and shine. Get ready to proceed for Sigiriya Village Tour where you will experience the activities like a Boat Ride and a trip on a Bullock Cart. Visit the Chena Cultivation fields and be humbled by the farmer’s hospitality. Chena cultivation is a form of seasonal cultivation practiced by the locals to maximize the effects of the monsoon rains. You will later witness a Traditional Cooking Demonstration in a rural village house and enjoy the delicious authentic Sri Lankan lunch. Thereafter, head on to Habarana. Free at own leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 5: Habarana - Minneriya National Park - Sigiriya - Habarana (Breakfast, Dinner)
Wildlife Jeep Safari Tour and UNESCO World Heritage Tour
Start your tour to Minneriya National Park with your packed picnic breakfast. Hop on a Jeep Safari Tour to explore one of the best places in the country to see wild elephants. The national park is famous for its herds of elephants roaming in the jungle, migrating for food, water and shelter. You may also see other animals like wild buffaloes, crocodiles, leopards, wild boar, spotted deer, birds and many more. You will later explore the majestic 5th century “Fortress in the Sky”, which is the most visited historical sites in the country. Climb the UNESCO-listed Sigiriya Rock Fortress, approximately 1200 steps, rising 200 meters (660ft) high into the heaven, also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. This rock climbing activity is recommended for most tourists as you get to see some beautiful engraved frescoes of the ancient era and also the remnants of a fortress at the top of the rock, not forgetting the tremendous view from the summit.
Day 6: Habarana - Matale - Kandy (Breakfast, Dinner)
UNESCO World Heritage Tour + Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show
Begin your tour with a visit to Spice Garden in Matale to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. After that, head on to UNESCO World Heritage site – Kandy, the last capital of the Sinhala Kings. Visit Wood Carvings & Gem Processing Centre and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic houses the tooth of Buddha that was brought to Sri Lanka in the 4th century and is considered the country’s most prized possession. In the evening, enjoy a Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show.
Day 7: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella (Breakfast, Dinner)
Beautiful Hill Countries of Sri Lanka
This morning, you will proceed for Nuwara Eliya City Tour. Nuwara Eliya, a city in the hill country of Sri Lanka, is surrounded by beautiful mountains. Many of the buildings retain features from the colonial period. With its British-era bungalows, Tudor-style hotels, well-tended hedgerows, old English-style lawns and gardens, Nuwara Eliya is often referred to as “Little England” of Sri Lanka. It has a cool climate throughout the year. You will later head on to Ella. Admire the wonderful scenery as the journey goes through a picturesque landscape of greenery tea plantations. Ella is a popular town in the mountains of Sri Lanka, surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The scenic beauty and cool climate have made Ella an attractive travel destination. No trip to Ella is complete without a quick hike to the top of Little Adam's Peak, or "Little Sri Pada" to locals. Begin your hike gradually with an easy walk up to the mountain of Little Adam’s Peak, where you will witness breathtaking views of mother nature as well as marvelous views of Ella Gap. The trail winds through tea plantations, where you may see locals working and picking the tea leaves. Explore the magnificent Nine Arch Bridge, also called the Bridge in the Sky, is one of the top attractions in Ella. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. You may even catch an old steam-engine train rumbling along over a century-old, arched stone bridge. After dinner, you may want to hang-out in popular pubs located in the town.
Day 8: Ella - Yala (Breakfast, Dinner)
Wildlife Jeep Safari Tour
Bid farewell to Ella and depart for Yala. Witness the gorgeous Ravana Falls along the way. Embark on an exciting Wildlife Safari through the famed Yala National Park, one of a must-visit places in Sri Lanka, well-known for the highest density of leopards in the world. It is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka, bordering the Indian Ocean, and is the most visited national park in the country. A beautiful area of lowland dry scrub sitting on a long stretch of coastline, punctuated by rocky outcrops, the wildlife sanctuary is home to over 44 kinds of mammals as well as hundreds of bird species roaming freely around the area. Enjoy the jeep safari ride through the grassy plains and along the lagoons. Watch these menacing leopards prowl majestically, while elephants roam in their numbers with cautious deer scampering by their side. Keep your eyes wide open as you might pass by different kinds of animals including sloth bears, wild boars, water buffaloes, sambars or jackals along the way.
Day 9: Yala - Mirissa (Breakfast, Dinner)
Sun, Sand and Sea at Different Beaches
Head towards the beautiful beaches around Mirissa, located at the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Mirissa is a well-known place for surfing and a great destination for the ocean lovers. Visit Coconut Tree Hill, Secret Beach and Mirissa Beach. Spend your evening relaxing at the beach or enjoy optional activities like surfing, diving or snorkeling. Stroll along the beach and admire the fabulous sunset, or spend your romantic night gazing at the millions of twinkling stars over the Indian Ocean.
Day 10: Mirissa (Breakfast, Dinner)
Whale-watching Tour in Mirissa
Another exciting tour awaits you in Mirissa today. In the early morning, depart for Whale-watching Tour with your packed picnic breakfast. Set sail to the depths of the Indian Ocean on a smooth cruise, in search of the magnificent creatures that dwell beneath the surface of the azure waters. Mirissa is one of the best places to see blue whales in the world. They are best seen between the months of December to April. Often spotted whales include sperm whales, killer whales, Bryde’s whales and fin whales. You might be able to get a chance to meet pods of friendly dolphins as they playfully somersault and dance on the ocean waves. It is also possible to spot flying fish, turtles, manta rays and even sharks. After that, free at own leisure.
Day 11: Mirissa - Kosgoda - Galle - Departure from Colombo (Breakfast)
Free City Tour to Kosgoda Turtle Farm and UNESCO World Heritage – Galle
Begin your day with a visit to Kosgoda Turtle Conservation and Research Centre. Its aim is to help to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. You will see different kinds of turtles being rehabilitated after suffering injuries and choking on the metal, plastic that people dump in the oceans, and also learn about the effort in protecting the eggs of various sea turtles, increasing the rate of hatching and ensuring their overall survival. Thereafter, proceed to Galle. Visit the well-known Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988, originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. In 1640, the Dutch moved in and began fortifying the town by constructing an 89-acre (36-hectare) fort on the town’s promontory, surrounded on three sides by the Bay of Galle. The Dutch also developed what was then an innovative tide-based sewage-system within the Fort. A maze of narrow roads lined with small houses and shops with Dutch names still remain. Explore the Dutch Reformed Church, All Saints Church, Amangalla Hotel (formerly the New Oriental Hotel), Lighthouse and Bell Tower. The free city tour will only be possible if your onward departure flight is towards the late night.
11 Days 10 Nights Istanbul, Cappadocia + Kusadasi Tour (Lantern Package)
Small Group Tour I An Adventurous 11-day tour of Turkey with a little hiking in Cappadocia and no long hours of travelling time. It includes everything you would want to do from Istanbul, to hiking in Cappadocia, to impressive Ephesus and to the stunning Pamukkale-Hierapolis. Similar to our 9 Days Ceramic Package, this itinerary offers an extra night in Cappadocia with extended tour. It covers more highlights of Cappadocia with visits to Pigeon Valley, hiking at Red Valley, Cavusin Village, Underground City and Avanos Village. And an additional last night in Istanbul to catch your homebound flight.
Arrive in Istanbul airport, welcome and assist by our local representative for your transfer to hotel. Free at own leisure.
Day 2: Istanbul (Breakfast, Lunch)
European side of Istanbul City Tour
Start your day with a visit to Topkapi Palace (close on Tuesdays), which was the residence of Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years and is Istanbul's premier must-see attraction. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, the palace features many fine examples of Ottoman and Islamic architectural sensibilities where a series of pavilions, kitchens, audience chambers and kiosks are built around a series of garden courtyards. Proceed to visit the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmed, famous for the interior decoration, distinctive blue tiles and unique feature of 6 minarets. Continue to visit Roman Hippodrome, an ancient racetrack where ancient horse races, chariot races and events were held. Thereafter, visit the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, which was formerly a museum, and was recently converted into a mosque in July 2020. Our last stop will be visiting one of the world’s largest covered markets – Grand Bazaar (close on Sundays) with more than 58 streets and 4000 shops, teahouses and cafes.
Day 3: Istanbul (Breakfast, Lunch)
Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar and Asian side of Istanbul City Tour
Begin your day with a visit to Spice Bazaar – One of the largest bazaars in the city that offers numerous spices, Turkish delights, caviar, dried fruits, dried nuts, jewelry, souvenirs and many more. Take Bosphorus Cruise to enjoy the unique experience of cruising between the 2 continents of Asia and Europe. Numerous summer palaces and palatial homes can be seen on either side. After lunch, visit the Asian side of Istanbul. Proceed to Beylerbeyi Palace, a summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans, was also used to house foreign heads of state visiting the Ottoman Empire. Continue to visit Camlica Hill. You will enjoy the panoramic view of Istanbul.
Day 4: Istanbul - Cappadocia (Breakfast)
Free & Easy
Get ready for the transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel. Free & Easy.
Day 5: Cappadocia (Breakfast, Lunch)
UNESCO World Heritage Tour
Enjoy a full–day tour of UNESCO-listed Cappadocia, best known for its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities, cave churches and houses carved in the rocks. Its bizarrely shaped pillars, cones and “fairy chimneys” make fantastic spots for snapshots. Explore UNESCO World Heritage site – Goreme Open-Air Museum, where you will see fascinating rock-cut churches with impressive frescoes (wall paintings) dating from as early as the 10th century. Next, visit Uchisar Castle – an old village consists of small dwellings carved into a massive rock. Continue to visit Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, where you can see unique rock formations that resemble animals and human shapes, and the famous camel figure Fairy Chimney of Cappadocia is also in this region.
Day 6: Cappadocia (Breakfast, Lunch)
Discover more of Cappadocia’s amazing sites
Explore more of Cappadocia’s most natural sites today. Your adventure will begin with Pigeon Valley, also known as Guvercinlik Valley, where you will see pigeons living in the pigeon houses carved into the top of its fairy chimneys. Proceed to Red Valley, named after the red-colored tuff rocks and fairy chimneys spread through the valley. It is renowned as one of the most spectacular valleys of Cappadocia for its stunning scenery. Take a scenic hike through the colorful and breathtaking fairy chimneys of Red Valley. After a 6km walk, you will arrive at Cavusin Village. Visit the Greek ancient cave-houses where people lived until the 20th-century. The village was abandoned due to an earthquake in the 1960s, which caused severe damages and forced the people to relocate. Next, explore the Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia, was built to protect the locals from raids and invasions during ancient time. Thereafter, proceed to Avanos Village, where you will learn about the art of pottery making.
Day 7: Cappadocia - Kusadasi (Breakfast, Dinner)
Free & Easy
Get yourself prepared for the transfer to Cappadocia airport for your domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel in Kusadasi. Free at own leisure.
Day 8: Kusadasi - Ephesus - Kusadasi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
UNESCO World Heritage Tour
Absorb yourself in history today to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus, an UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world and was once the commercial center of the ancient world. You will find awesome structures such as the impressive Library of Celsus, Great Theatre, Temple of Hadrian, Odeon and many more. The ruins also include public toilets and even a brothel. Next, visit the local Handicraft Villages before making your way over to Sirince Village, a beautiful hillside town famous for its grape and fruit wines. Visit the Sirince wine shops to taste the different fruit liqueurs and wines.
Day 9: Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Kusadasi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
UNESCO World Heritage Tour
Discover the UNESCO-listed wonders of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Explore the unique white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, meaning “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, created by calcareous hot spring water flowing down the mountain. Hierapolis, a well-preserved ancient Greco-Roman city, was built on top of the “Cotton Castles”. You can see the impressive Roman Theatre, Necropolis, Temple of Apollo, Thermal Bath, The Martyrium of St Philip at the site. Thereafter, you may wish to take a dip in the therapeutic hot spring.
Day 10: Izmir - Istanbul (Breakfast)
Free & Easy
Today, transfer to Izmir airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel. Free & Easy.
Day 11: Departure from Istanbul (Breakfast)
Free & Easy
Free at own leisure till departure transfer to Istanbul airport for homebound flight.