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On this motorcycle tour, you will be taken to the most breathtaking sights you will ever imagine. Get a fresh approach to Sri Lanka and take the offer to experience a very different itinerary from a handful of other operators. While they generally stay around the bottom of the island and miss out on the rich culture of the north and the phenomenal coastline on the top half of the island, you will be having the full Ceylon experience.
During this tour, you will be staying at various quality accommodations on a twin sharing basis. You will be staying in comfortable hotels, guest houses, camps, or tents.
Nights one and two will be spent in Colombo.
Settle in Anuradhapura on night three.
Get some good sleep in Jaffna on night four.
Relax in Pasikuda on night five.
Have a well-earned rest in Sigiriya on night six.
Enjoy your accommodations in Nuwara Eliya on night seven.
Get cozy in Tissamaharama on night eight.
Make Ahangama your home on night nine.
On the last night of the tour, accommodations will be arranged in Negombo.
You will immediately head north up the west coast, visiting a maritime sanctuary and discovering the heritage of previous colonizers before heading inland through a national park to visit the world’s oldest tree in Sri Lanka’s original capital city, Anuradhapura, which dates from the Third Century. You will then head up the spine of Sri Lanka to Jaffna which dates back to 500 B.C. and enjoy a free day to explore the many historical sites and relax overlooking the Indian Ocean.
You will then make your way down the east coast to what has been described as the finest harbor in the world to a beach that you can walk kilometers out to sea at low tide and to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, the ancient rock fortress called Lion Rock.
You will round out the adventure with four days riding over roads that snake their way through the glorious forest mountains of Kandy and down to the southernmost tip and back to Colombo, the full Ceylon circuit. As you are taken you to the airport, your thoughts will be consumed with the events of the past days and you will be wishing you were back exploring on a motorcycle soon!
You have been on the plane for a while, so you will be greeted by a Himalayan Hero representative and transferred to your seaside hotel. Go for a swim or relax on the beach with a few drinks before you have your welcome dinner.
After breakfast, you will jump on a private coach and head to the capital of Colombo. You will have lunch in a traditional restaurant before heading back to the hotel where the bikes will be waiting to greet you. You will take them out for a short ride to get acquainted with the machines and to get a feel for Sri Lankan road conditions.
Your adventure begins on a series of small oceanfront roads with a few trail sections thrown in for good measure. You will ride head-on into the tropical scenery with coconut plantations at every turn. You will then head to the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s original capital city, where you will stay for the night. You will visit the oldest tree in the world as well as many of the dagobas that were built in the Third Century BC.
You will head through the middle of Sri Lanka towards the Tamil heartland of Jaffna in the north. It is an easy cruise so you will have the option of visiting Wilpattu National Park which is also known as the “Land of Lakes.” It is world renown for its leopard population.
Once in Jaffna, you will have a few hours to explore the rich history from modern times all the way back to 500 B.C. There are many sights to see including the fort, elephant pass, bottomless well, Casuarina Beach, the markets and Nallur Kovil before you finish the day in the number one ranked hotel in the city.
Your longest day on the bikes sees you start earlier than usual and head south and east to one of the oldest cities in Asia, the coastal city of Trincomalee. It has been described as the “finest harbor in the world.” Popular tourist destinations include its beaches at Uppuveli, Salli, and Nilaveli which are used for temple visits, surfing, scuba diving, fishing, whale watching, and the Kanniya Hot Springs.
You will ride inland to the centre of Sri Lanka where the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka awaits you. The ancient rock fortress called Lion Rock is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is a remarkable feat of engineering and a fascinating example of artistic craftsmanship.
You will ride through tea plantations and take the zigzagging roads through the mountains to Kandy, Sri Lanka’s second largest city. After lunch, you will continue to Nuwara Eliya where you will be able to capture some fantastic photos of the village and the surrounding landscape.
You will head towards the southern province of Sri Lanka where you will visit Kataragama which is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and the indigenous Vedda people. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to visit Yala National Park which has an impressive array of wildlife with over 215 bird species, 44 species of mammals, and the highest density of leopards anywhere in the world.
It will be an easy day of riding as you take the coast road through small towns and villages before arriving at your hotel for lunch. You will have the rest of the afternoon to explore the town and how the locals live or just chill out on the beach.
En-route to Negombo, you will visit Galle, the south coast’s major city, whose oldest landmark is the massive 16th Century Portuguese and Dutch fort in which the central city is contained. There will be a bit of traffic as you head into the hotel in Negombo for the celebration farewell dinner.
Homeward bound, you will have a free day for last minute shopping and packing until you are transferred to the airport for your departure back to the real world. As you fly high above the land you have just explored, your thoughts will be focused on when you can come back on your next Himalayan Heroes adventure.
This tour will take place in Colombo, Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Pasikuda, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala National Park, Kataragama, Tissamaharama, Ahangama, Galle, and Negombo in Sri Lanka. The tour will start and end in Colombo. Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon, has a history dating back to the birth of time.
It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoiled. Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage, and unique experiences within such a compact location.
Within a mere 65,610 square kilometers lie eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline, much of it pristine beach, 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, and 25,000 water bodies to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.
During this tour, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided as well as bottled mineral water throughout the adventure, tea or chai, and snacks en-route.
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.
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