Day 1: Arrival & Negombo
Ayubowan, welcome to Sri Lanka! Upon touching down at Bandaranayake International Airport, your driver will be waiting to transfer to your beach hotel in Negombo so you can enjoy a relaxing evening by the sea.
Day 2: Sigiriya
After a short briefing about our trip, we'll make our first stop at the Negombo fish market & Dutch fort. After the market, we'll head to Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temple. After seeing these heritage sites, we'll arrive in Habarana where an elephant ride is waiting for those who want to try it. Finally, we'll spend the night in Habarana.
Day 3: Trincomalee
We'll hop back on our “horses” for the ride to Trincomalee, the world's most famous deep-water natural harbor. The road we'll ride on passes through dense forest where you can see wild elephants, mongoose, peacocks and water monitor lizards. After riding for 150km, we'll stop on the outskirts of Trinco to visit the famous hot springs at Kinniyar. Suitably refreshed, we arrive at our beautiful beach resort at Nilaweli before a fun boat ride to Pigeon Island. We'll take the evening to take a well-deserved rest.
Day 4: Polonnaruwa
In the morning we'll load the bikes onto the ferry from Trinco to Mutur for a stunning cruise across this famous harbor. Passing through an area that was formerly off-limits to foreigners because of fierce fighting between army and LTTE fighters, we pass through beautiful "Passikuddah" & Kalkudah Beach, where there is time for a swim in the beautiful tropical sea. As dusk falls, we'll reach historic Polonnaruwa, seat of the 2nd Kingdom of Sri Lanka where we spend the night.
Day 5: Mahiyangana
After breakfast, we'll saddle up & ride to the citadel of King Parakramabahu the Great in Polonnaruwa. Most of the morning will be given over to seeing the various historic sights including the beautiful carved Buddhist statues of Gal Vihara. Leaving the ancient city, we'll then head south to Dambana, ancient home of Sri Lanka's indigenous Veddah people. As the sun sets we enjoy traditional Veddah dancing and food & drink before heading back to our hotel.
Day 6: Knuckles
This is the most exciting day for you as we take an unforgettable off-road jungle ride through Knuckles Mountains to Rangala Rural Village and stay overnight in Kandy. After lunch, we'll get back on the bikes for an off-road ride to a tea plantation. Tucked higher up in the Knuckle’s Range, the plantation is one of the more remote ones in Sri Lanka. The ride is challenging but short and you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views and an insightful tour at the tea plantation. We chill-out at beautiful Corbet's Gap Hotel for another well-deserved rest.
Day 7: Kandy
Today is the Jungle Ride! Stunning rural scenery, winding misty mountain passes and adventure at every turn. After riding west from Corbet's Gap we go off the beaten track into areas few tourists ever get to see. As we climb higher and higher we go deep into dense mountain jungle giving an atmospheric backdrop to our motorcycle adventure. .
In the evening we visit the Temple of the Tooth and enjoy a traditional Kandyan dancing show.
Day 8: Haputale
After breakfast, we'll saddle up and set off on the back roads for the long climb up to Nuwara Eliya near the top of Sri Lanka's Highlands. We'll ride along gravel and dirt tracks through tea estates and factories with stunning views of waterfalls and mountains. Having climbed up to the climax of the Nuwara Eliya, we'll descend to Haputale. This town is one of the unique places in Sri Lanka. straddling a spine in the mountains with panoramic views to the East, South and West. We'll spend our night in Haputale.
Day 9: Yala
From Haputhale, the road snakes down through the mountains onto the great southern plains leading to the Indian Ocean coast. We stop en route to visit Ravana Ella waterfall then head deep into the jungle for the historic Buddhist rock carvings at Buduruwagala. Following newly-resurfaced roads, we'll ride east from Wellawaya to Buttala then south to historic Kataragama, passing through national parkland teeming with elephants. We'll spend the night in Tissamaharama.
Day 10: Mirissa
Leaving the jungles behind, we'll head west along the majestic coastline of southern Sri Lanka to beautiful Mirissa. Our journey takes us past Hambantota, location of Sri Lanka’s newest harbor, and on to Tangalle; much-loved by foreign travelers. The busy commercial town of Matara leads on to Mirissa, set in Sri Lanka’s most beautiful stretch of coastline. We’ll spend 2 nights here relaxing in style. Mirissa’s crescent-shaped beach is known as one of the best sunset viewpoints in Sri Lanka. What better way to celebrate today’s journey with a cocktail on the beach as the sun dips low into the water?
Day 11: Mirissa
Today is a rest day although for those who are interested Mirissa is a famous launching point for whale-watching trips. Huge whales pass just south of Mirissa on their annual migration. An alternative is a short ride along the coast to the historic city of Galle with its enormous Dutch Fort. On the way you can enjoy the spectacle of Sri Lanka’s famous stilt fishermen standing on wooden poles rising from the ocean.
Day 12: Negombo
After breakfast, we'll prepare for the last day ride of our wonderful journey. Today's highlights include riding through rubber, pineapple and spice plantations. After reaching Negombo we'll drive to Sha Lanka headquarters, return the bikes and transfer you to your hotel on the beach.
Today is a chance to relax on the beach or do some last-minute shopping in Negombo followed by a farewell dinner. Hopefully you will have had the trip of a lifetime and made many new life-long friends. We'll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.