Highlights of the Tour
- Negombo Beach
- Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
- Dambulla Cave Temple (UNESCO World Heritage)
- Sigiriya Ancient Rock Fortress (UNESCO World Heritage)
- Polonnaruwa Ancient Ruin City (UNESCO World Heritage)
- Peradeniya Botanical Garden / Kandy
- Nuwara Eliya (Hill Station)
- Yala National Park
- Galle Dutch Fort (UNESCO World Heritage) / Bentota Beach
DAY 01 Colombo Airport Negombo Beach Resort (Leisure)
On arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport Colombo, you will welcome and escort to your Negombo Beach Resort by representative from Ceylon Insight (Pvt) Ltd.
(Highlights in Negombo beach – Dutch Canal / Fish Market / Catholic Churches)
Dinner and overnight stay at Beach Hotel in Negombo
DAY 02 Negombo Pinnawala Sigiriya
After breakfast proceed Sigiriya. En-Route visit Pinnawala Elephan Orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Established in 1975 commence with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawala was born. Currently there are 68 heard of elephants and it is controlling by Department of Zoological Gardens under Ministry of Wild Life.
Lunch at Pinnawala Restaurant and Transfer from Elephant Orphanage to Sigiriya
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Sigiriya on HB Basis
DAY 03 Sigiriya Polonnaruwa Sigiriya
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Sigiriya to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sigiriya rock fortress
Sigiriya Sigiriya rock fortress - the 5th century, which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes have painted in earth pigments on plaster.
In the Afternoon we are proceeding to Our Second Kingdom –Polonnaruwa
Lunch will be served on the way to Polonnaruwa
After lunch do a city tour of Polonnaruwa which is a world heritage site and the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD. See the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where four splendid statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu and the Parakrama Samudraya - a lake built by King Parakramabahu the great.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sigiriya Hoyel on HB Basis.
DAY 04 Sigiriya Dambulla Mathale Kandy
After breakfast proceeding to Dambulla.
Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla Cave Temple - Which has been built in the 1st century BC. It is a World Heritage Site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres. Dambulla rock temple, where you will see 2000 year old frescoes and 14 meters long figure of the recumbent Buddha carved out of the living rock.
After visit Dambulla proceeding to Kandy via Mathale.
En route visit Mathale spice garden to see different spices which Sri Lanka is famous. Here, you could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Also, witness a Cookery demonstration.
Lunch at Mathale Spice Garden and transfer to Kandy.
Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan king ship which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau in 1640 Ft. above the sea level. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is the capital of the Central Province and encompasses The Sacred Tooth Relic Temple and Royal Botanical Garden.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy on HB basis
DAY 05 Peradeniya Kandy City Tour
After breakfast visit Sacred Temple of Tooth Relic
Sri Dalada Maligawa
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic or Sri Dalada Maligawa is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka and it is a highly venerated Buddhist monument in Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple.
After Tooth Relic Temple visit Botanical Garden
Royal Botanical Garden Kandy
Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is located in close proximity to the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. There are around ten thousand plants & trees inclusive of 4000 labeled species. It is renowned for the collection the variety of Orchids,and has more than 300 varieties of Orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palms trees attach it is the National Herbarium. Total land mass of the botanical garden is 147 acres, 460 Meters above sea level with a 200 day annual rain fall, it is managed by the National Botanic Gardens Division of the Department of Agriculture and it open 365 days a year.
Lunch at outside restaurant Kandy
Evening visit the Cultural show in Kandy (Approximately 01 Hour)
Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy on HB basis
DAY 06 KANDY NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast, proceed to Nuwara Eliya
En-route visit Tea Factory Nuwara Eliya
Sri Lanka Tea or well known as “Ceylon Tea”, acclaimed as the best tea in the world has its inherent unique characteristics and reputation running through more than a century. The influence of climatic conditions of its plantation imparts to the product a variety of flavours and aromas. Sri Lanka the 3rd biggest tea producing country globally.
After Tea Factory proceed to Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya - Meaning "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light” is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape. Also Nuwara Eliya is a hill station at 1,868 m (6,128 ft) of altitude. Nuwara Eliya was built entirely during the 19th century and its architecture mimics that of an English country town, with red-brick walls, country house like hill club and mock-Tudor half-timbering. It's hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. Temperatures are 14C-20C. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.
Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya on HB Basis
DAY O7 Nuwara Eliya Ella Yala
After having early breakfast proceed to Yala via Bandarawela
En route you can visit Rawana Water Fall and Ella Gap in Ella. Also visit very famous Hindu Temple “Seetha Amman Temple” world famous Hidu Kovil dedicated to Godess “Sita”.
Lunch on the way to Yala
Leopards Safari in Yala National Park
Yala National Park
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. It consists of 5 blocks. Two are open to the public. Yala harbors 215 bird species six of which are endemic, There are 44 species of mammals and it has the highest Leopard density in the world. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.
Dinner and overnight stay in Yala on HB Basis
Day 08 Yala Galle Bentota
Breakfast at Yala and transfer Bentota via Galle
En route witness the Galle the Dutch City and the house for world heritage declared by UNESCO.
Galle Dutch Fort
Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the natural harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel.
Lunch will be served at Gall. After lunch proceed to Bantota
On the way to Bentota we can visit Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka.
Also going to visit Turtle Hatchery, here you can see one/ two days aged Turtle baby.
Dinner and overnight stay on HB Basis in Benthota
DAY 09 – Relax at the Bentota
You can do river safari by using a boat and water sports activities. (Scuba / Banana Boat / Doughnut Riding/ Mangroves Safari) - Optional
DAY 10–Bentota Colombo Airport
After breakfast, proceed to Airport via Colombo
Colombo, the largest city and former capital of Sri Lanka and it is located on the west coast of the island. Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. As Colombo possesses a natural harbour, it was known to Romans, Arabs, and Chinese traders over 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. In 1978, when administrative functions were moved to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo was designated as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.
You can enjoy shopping at some of the reputed shopping malls such as ODEL, Liberty plaza, House Of Fashion , Majestic city, Arena, etc……..
- Above itenary can be tailor according to your expectations and please contact us for any clarrification. email@example.com
- Day 01 and last day programme depending on your arrival and departure flight time. Please go through Colombo Airport Flight Schedule.
- Meet, Greet and Assist on arrival by Ceylon Insight National Tourist Guide and Airport Representative.
- A welcome pack on arrival with Detailed itenary, a map of Sri Lanka and Ceylon Ionsight Travel Guide Book with useful information.
- Cold towels at the airport and water bottles on arrival.
- Air Conditioned luxury vehicles with a qualified chauffeur guide from arrival to departure.
- 24hr x 7 Days customer support service
The above package include
- Accommodation on Half board basis.
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from arrival to departure.
- All entrance fees which are according to the detailed itenary.
- Services of an English Speaking Sri Lanka Tourist Board approved National Tourist guide or Chauffer Guide.
Above package does not include
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Lunch throughout the tour.
- Any other services not specified above.
- Video and Camera permits.
- Any other entrance fees which are not in the itenary.
- Tips and portage.
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On your flight back you will watch this tiny island disappear, but we hope that you carry lasting memories of a friendly people and a beautiful country. We look forward to welcoming you back another day not as tourists, but as old friend. !!!!!!