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Tour Packages

1 3 nights 4 days tour - Hill country / Westearn Coastal Tour
1 5 nights 6 days tour - Cultural Sites / Wildlife  Safari Tour
1 6 nights 7 days tour - Southern Costal Beach  + Wildlife Safari  Tour
1 6 nights 7 days tour - Cultural and Heritage Sites / Hill country /Estern Coastal Tour
1 7 nights 8 days tour -
Cultural + Hill Country / Southern Costal BeachTour

1 11 nights 12 days tour - Cultural and Heritage Sites / Hill country / Wildlife Safari / Southern Coastal Tour

1 19 nights 20 days tour - Cultural  Sites + Hill country + Wildlife Safary + Southern + Eastern Coastal Tour



(03 Nights & 04 Day)

Tour - Hill country + Westearn Coastal Tour

(Arrears : Negombo, Pinnawala, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Colombo )

Day 01            Air Port / Negombo

Arrival at the Colombo Airport You will be met by our English speaking chauffeur Guide /Representative and will offer assistance.

Thereafter leave for Negombo (10 km – transfer time approx. 30 minuets)

Check in at Hotel in Negombo.

Free at leisure by the pool or beach

P.M. City Tour of Negombo is a charismatic fishing town north of Colombo, located a mere 10 km from the international airport. Set amidst lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet's paradise with sea food aplenty. Old - world fishing craft, like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran, bring seer, skip jack, herring, mullet and amber jack, while lobster and prawn are caught in the lagoon

Negombo is situated by the shores of a lagoon and was once a trading port for the Portuguese and the Dutch. It is an ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the airport. Attractions in the city include the old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 and now a part of the prison, the Dutch Canal which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villages. The 100km long canal running through the town is still being used and is an attraction for those who want to see the country from a different perspective.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Negombo.

 

Day 02             Pinnawala / Kandy

After breakfast leave for Kandy (165 km – transfer time approx.4 hours)

En route visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in time to witness the bathing and bottle feeding of baby elephants. This orphanage was established to feed nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their request for water during drought period. The Elephants bathe in rivers and Baby Elephants can be seen fed with milk. It is a rare opportunity to visit a place like this and it should not be missed, thereafter visits a Spice Garden.

Next Kandy this Historic and Romantic hill capital of Sri Lanka is situated 115 kilometers inland from Colombo. The road to Kandy is enchanting and exciting revealing the full glory- of the tropics. Everything is in the most effulgent luxuriance, throbbing with silver and green. The roads run round in sharp curves and looking down are the deep valleys, abysses, rocks, waterfalls and streams glittering in the sun and patte rned in emerald with terraced rice fields. On the other side the Mountains rise majestically against the blue sky. Whether one looks up or down, it's a sight of beauty, glorious beyond the power of words to express. The city of Kandy lies in a triangular valley surrounded by mountains.

Temple of the Tooth Relic. Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic I hotels placed. Originally the Temple was within the King's palace complex as it was the Symbol of Royal Authority

P. M. Sightseeing of Kandy including a visit to the Temple of the much revered Temple of the Tooth relic and witness a Cultural Performance. at 5.30pm Traditional Kandyan and Low Country Dances of Sri Lanka (Blowing of the conch-Shell and Drum Orchestra, Pooja Dance, Panteru Netum, Cobra Dance, Mask Dance, Mayura Vannama,

Raban Dance, Ves Dance, Fire Dance, Fire Walking)

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy 

 

Day 03              Peradeniya / Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave for  Nuwara Eliya   (80km– transfer time approx. 2 ½ hours)

En route visit the Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya the most beautiful in the world and begun as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala King. Every variety tropical and temperate tree and flower is cultivated here and special houses with orchids and e cacti are too beautiful to be true.

Next Nuwara Eliya en route visit a Tea plantation and Tea factory and sightseeing This town seems like a piece of English district. Tudor-style and Victorian homes look across the blue lake. These buildings are the other architectural monuments to the English, the Post Office, the English

Country house like Hill Club with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, Anglican Church and private residence. The Golf course here is one of the best. 

P.M. at Leisure

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 04               Colombo /Air Port

After breakfast leave for Colombo via Kitulgala (165 km – transfer time approx.4 hours)

Pm City Tour of Colombo

Colombo is a metropolitan city with a population of nearly one million. It is the commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, which keeps pace with modern developments while preserving the Old World charms. Among the many places of interest in the City are the Fort, the Old Parliament House (presently the Presidential Secretariat), Buddhist temples, Old Churches, Hindu temples, Mosques, the National Museum, Independence Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall  and the Zoological Gardens. ‘Five Star’ international chain hotels and a large number of other hotels and guest houses provide comfortable accommodation to the visitors at affordable prices. Several specialty restaurants serving international cuisine, karaoke bars, and discotheques keep the visitors happy late into the night.

After the city tour transfer to the Airport for the connecting Flight. (Departure)  

 

                                 

(THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS)

 

(05 Nights & 06 Day) Tour

Cultural Sites + Wildlife Safari Tour

(Areas : Anuradhapura,Mihinthale, Polonnaruwa, Minneriya, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Negombo)

Day 01               Air Port / Anuradhapura                                                                                                                                              

Arrival at Colombo Airport You will be met by our English speaking chauffeur Guide / Representative and offer assistance.

Thereafter leave for Anuradhapura (210 km – transfer time approx. 05 hours)

Check- in at hotel in Anuradhapura. 

. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Anuradhapura.


 Day 02               Anuradhapura Sites / Mihinthle

After breakfast fist visit the ruins of the first capital Anuradhapura founded in the 05th century B.C. here is found the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. ‘’ Sri Mahabodhi ‘’ the oldest historically documented tree in the world is over 2200 years.

There are monuments such as Ruwanveliseya dageba, 2nd century B.C. with its famous elephant wall; Thuparama dageba 3rd century B.C. The pillars of the brazen palace which once had nine storey’s; the image of the Samadhi Buddha, one of the finest places of Buddhist sculpture,Jetawanaramaya, Aukana Buddha Statue, the twin ponds; guard stones & moonstones.

Thereafter visit Mihintale. In 247 B.C. Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka on the mountain of Mihintale. Since then, various kings of Sri Lanka have blessed this rock with magnificent masterpieces of architecture. These

Include a hospital, a monastic complex, stupas and dagebas. While some of these structures are in an almost perfect state of preservation, some others are in complete ruin. The most spectacular of these is the Kantaka Chaitiya, which displays some of the finest architecture of the early Anuradhapura era.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Anuradhapura

Day 03               Polonnaruwa / Minneriya

After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa (105 km – transfer time approx. 02 1/2 hours)

The city of Polonnaruwa, 2nd capital of Singhalese kings dating back to the 11th & 12th century A.D the entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, the most Famous of which is the “Parakrama Samudra’’. Numerous monuments are found in this city and “Galvihara” complex is one of the best among them with the fine sculptures of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha’s. also the ruins of the King's Council Chamber, the Royal Citadel, the Kumara Pokuna, Royal Pavilion, the Vatadage Relic House , Kiri Vehera - the best preserved of all Sri Lanka's un-restored dagabas

(3 P.M.) (Minneriya National Park   Wildlife safari 

Located between Habarana and POLONNARUWA, the 8890 hectares of MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK is an ideal eco tourism location in Sri Lanka . The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka 's favorites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants.

However the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rdcentury AD by King Mahasena). During the dry season (June to September), this tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name but a few) that come to fish in the shallow waters.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Polonnaruwa / Habarana

Day 04              Sigiriya / Dambulla 

 After breakfast leave for  Dambulla (70 km – transfer time approx. 2 hours)

Climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Sigiriya, a massive monolith of red stone rises 600 feet from the green scrub jungle to accentuate the lucid blue of the sky. How overpowering, then, this rock fortress of Sigiriya must have been when a palace crowned it 15 centuries ago. Sigiriya was no gloomy and forbidding fortification, as many other citadels are. At the brief height of its glory, a flowering of only 18 years in the late 5th Century, it was one of the loveliest royal cities that ever graced the earth. Sigiriya built by the patricide king Kashyapa in the 5th century A.D today it’s a treasure trove of rare art. In a pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the ‘’ heavenly maidens of "Sigiriya’’

Next visit the Rock cave temple of Dambulla a vast isolated rock mass 500 ft and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here that King Valagambahu took refuge in the 1st century B.C. The view from the top of this rock is breathtaking 350 ft. above are a series of five caves which was later turned into a magnificent rock temple by King Valagambahu. In the first cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47 ft, long, cut out from the rock there are images of deities associated with Buddhism. The frescoes on the walls and ceiling could be dated to the 15th - 18th centuries. In the second cave, the finest and the largest the ceiling too is covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha, and landmarks in the history of the Sinhala.

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Sigiriya

Day 05              Dambulla / Colombo

After breakfast leave for Colombo  (150 km – transfer time approx. 4 hours)

En-route sightseeing

P.M.City tour of Colombo

Colombo is a metropolitan city with a population of nearly one million. It is the commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, which keeps pace with modern developments while preserving the Old World charms. Among the many places of interest in the City are the Fort, the Old Parliament House (presently the Presidential Secretariat), Buddhist temples, Old Churches, Hindu temples, Mosques, the National Museum, Independence Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall  and the Zoological Gardens. ‘Five Star’ international chain hotels and a large number of other hotels and guest houses provide comfortable accommodation to the visitors at affordable prices. Several specialty restaurants serving international cuisine, karaoke bars, and discotheques keep the visitors happy late into the night.

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Colombo 


Day 06               Colombo / Airport     

After breakfast drop at the Air Port for the connecting Flight.(Departure)

37 km – transfer time approx. 45 Munities)

 

(THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS)


(06 Nights & 07 Day) Tour

Southern Costal Beach  + Wildlife Safari  Tour

Areas : Bentota, Kosgoda,, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Dickwella,Yala, Ratnapura, Colombo

Day 01       Air Port / Bentota

Arrival at the Colombo Airport You will be met by our English speaking chauffeur Guide/Representative and will offer assistance.

Thereafter leave for Bentota (97 km – transfer time approx. 3hours)

Check in at Hotel Bentota.

 P.M.Free at leisure by the pool or beach

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Bentota.

Day 02       Bentota / Kosgoda

After breakfast boat ride at Madhu River (approx. 2hrs)

The Boat Safari on the River Madhu is something that words would not justify. The primitive Life Style of the inhabitant of the islands of the Madhu River is only a boat ride away. The boat ride that takes you through the thick mangroves, The bird life around, the primitive style of Fishing and prawn trapping still practiced by the inhabitants of the islands will reveal to you another facet of splendid Sri Lanka.

Next visit Turtle Hacherary Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka's turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

P.M. Free at leisure by the beach

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Bentota

Day 03          Hikkaduwa /  Galle / Unawatuna

After breakfast leave for Unawatuna (65 km – transfer time approx.011/2 hours) en route stop at Hikkaduwa-fabulous beach and Coral Gardens. Glass Bottomed Boats to explore Coral Gardens extremely beautiful.

Next visit Galle The port of Galle, throughout by some to be the Biblical city of Tarshish, splendidly illustrates the solidity of the Dutch presence in Sri Lanka. The 36-hectare (89 acre) Dutch Fort, built in 1663, has withstood the ravages of time. Its massive ramparts surround the promontory that forms the older part of Galle, and shelters within its walls sturdy Dutch houses, museums and churches. This area has a quiet, relaxed atmosphere that seems almost detached from the

flow of history. The New Oriental Hotel, built for Dutch governors in 1684, is a colonial gem with a wonderfully atmospheric bar. Nearby is a tiny sliver of a beach suitable for a dip, though most travelers prefer to head along the coast to the fine beaches at Tangalle Weligama and Unawatuna.

P.M. Free at leisure by the beach

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Unawatuna / Galle

Day 04           Unawatuna / Galle

After breakfast full day free at Leisure by the pool or beach

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Unawatuna/ Galle

Day 05         Dickwella / Thissamaharama 

After breakfast  leave for Thissamaharama (195 km– transfer time approx. 3hours)

En- route Stop at Dickwella to admire the magnificent view of Hummanaya popular Blow Hole

The Hummanaya   Blow Hole, a site that is breathtakingly mysterious. Volumes of sea water whistle through a natural fine hole from beneath a massive rock in the sea. Located on a rock about 40 ft above sea level, this magnificent site was first discovered after a close scrutiny of photographs taken from the sea.

At the site, rough and high waves push water into the triangular based rock bottom, and force it through a hole at the bottom of the rock with very high pressure. With the sound of a blow whistle the water is blown high into the air. Approaching this place, one can find many small outlets selling local fruits, thirst quenching drinks and the all time favorite fresh fried fish. In addition to this you will also find souvenir shops with a variety of local handicrafts and ornaments made out of sea shells and other marine findings, and sightseeing

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Thissamaharama  

Day 06      Yala Wildlife Safari          

Leave hotel at 5.30am and proceed to Yala by 4x4 Jeep Safari at Yala National Park. Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park, bringing the total protected area to 126,786 hectares of scrub. It is divided in to five blocks, with the most visited being block 1 (14,001 hectares). Also known as Yala west, this block was originally a reserve for hunters, and was given over to conservation in 1938. With ov1er 35 leopards.

Yala west has one of the world’s densest leopard Populations. The best time to spot leopards

in February to June or July, when the water levels in the park are low. Elephants are also well-know inhabitants. You will probably see sloth bears,  Elephants, spotted deer, Sambas, Hornbills, Peafowl, Wild boar, Iguana, Elk, Leopards, buffaloes, Water Lizard, Peacock, jungle fowl, Cobra,

Wiper, and various other mammals, birds, and many kind of migratory birds Russian geese are found here when winter in the northern hemisphere. Around 150 spices of birds have been recorded at Yala. These birds include white-winged black terns, curlews, pintails and orioles. After safari return to the hotel for breakfast before 10.00am. (Option can be taken picnic breakfast).                                                                                

P.M. free at Leisure by the pool

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Thissamaharama

Day 07          Colombo / Katunayaka Air Port

After breakfast proceed to Colombo. Via Ratnapura (140 km – transfer time approx.4 hours) Through every shade and tone of rich green and yellow green of rubber plantation and paddy fields, stop at Ratnapura City of Gems, visit Gem Mines, Gem Pits and Gem Bank / Gem Museum, where you can see traditional ways of cutting and polishing Gem Stones

Pm City Tour of Colombo

Colombo is a metropolitan city with a population of nearly one million. It is the commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, which keeps pace with modern developments while preserving the Old World charms. Among the many places of interest in the City are the Fort, the Old Parliament House (presently the Presidential Secretariat), Buddhist temples, Old Churches, Hindu temples, Mosques, the National Museum, Independence Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall  and the Zoological Gardens. ‘Five Star’ international chain hotels and a large number of other hotels and guest houses provide comfortable accommodation to the visitors at affordable prices. Several specialty restaurants serving international cuisine, karaoke bars, and discotheques keep the visitors happy late into the night.  

After the city tour transfer to the Airport for the connecting

 Flight. (Departure )    

   

 

(THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS)

 

06 Nights & 07 Day) Tour

Cultural and Heritage Sites + Hill country + Estern Coastal Tour

(Areas : Negambo, Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Dambulla, Kandy Colombo.)

Day 01           Air Port / Negombo

Arrival at the Colombo Airport You will be met by our English speaking chauffeur Guide / Representative and will offer assistance.

Thereafter leave for Negombo (10 km – transfer time approx. 30 minuets)

Check in at hotel in Negombo.

Free at leisure by the pool or beach

P.M. City Tour of Negombo is a charismatic fishing town north of Colombo, located a mere 10 km from the international airport. Set amidst lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet's paradise with sea food aplenty. Old - world fishing craft, like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran, bring seer, skip jack, herring, mullet and amber jack, while lobster and prawn are caught in the lagoon

Negombo is situated by the shores of a lagoon and was once a trading port for the Portuguese and the Dutch. It is an ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the airport. Attractions in the city include the old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 and now a part of the prison, the Dutch Canal which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villages. The 100km long canal running through the town is still being used and is an attraction for those who want to see the country from a different perspective.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Negombo

Day 02          Ancient City of Anuradhapura

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura. (190 km – transfer time approx.  4 hours)

Visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century B.C. here is found the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. ‘’ Sri Mahabodhi ‘’ the oldest historically documented tree in the world is over 2200 years. There are monuments such as Ruwanveliseya Dageba, 2nd century B.C. with its famous elephant wall; Thuparama Dageba 3rd century B.C. The pillars of the brazen palace which once had nine storey’s; the image of the Samadhi Buddha, one of the finest places of Buddhist sculpture,Jetawanaramaya, Aukana Buddha Statue, the twin ponds; guard stones & moonstones.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Anuradhapura

Day 03         Mihintale / Trincomalee / Nilaveli

After breakfast leave for Trincomalee(125 km – transfer time approx. 3 hours)

En route visit Mihintale. In 247 B.C. Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka on the mountain of Mihintale. Since then, various kings of Sri Lanka have blessed this rock with magnificent masterpieces of architecture. These Include a hospital, a monastic complex, stupas and dagebas. While some of these structures are in an almost perfect state of preservation, some others are in complete ruin. The most spectacular of these is the Kantaka Chaitiya, which displays some of the finest architecture of the early Anuradhapura era.

Thereafter proceed to Trincomalee is famed for its natural harbour. Described by admiral Lord Nelson as the finest harbour in the world when he visited aboard HMS Seashore in 1770. It is ranked as the world's 5th largest natural harbour. During the Second World War the harbour became the base for the combined East Asian Fleet of the Allied Powers. It is the ideal beach resort for beach addicts between April & November when the sea is at its best.

Located at the mouth of Sri Lanka's longest river Mahaweli Ganga, Trinco's most famous landmark is Fort Federick, a centaury and a half of British fortifications can be found here. The cliff known as Swami Rock on the tip of Fort Federick promontory is associated with a tragic romantic tale woven around a Dutch maiden who is believed to have jumped to her death from this spot seeing her fickle lover sailing away. Fort Federick Lovers Leap

The Thirukoneswaram Kovil which stands on the top most pinnacle of the Swamy Rock is a high venerated Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.


About 11 km from west of Trinco are the Kanniyai Hot - spring, scared to Hindus who believe them to be a creation of God Vishnu

The most famous and beautiful beach on the East Cost is Nilaveli, situated at the centre of the 30 km strand of beach which runs uninterrupted from north to Trinco. Close to Nilaveli is Red Rock Beach - an estuary perch and pinkish colour boulders. A shot boat - ride off the beach and you may visit beautiful Pigeon Island.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Nilaveli

Day 04            Nilaveli

After breakfast A shot boat - ride off the beach and you may visit beautiful Pigeon Island.

P.M. free at Leisure by the pool or beach

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Nilaveli

Day 05            Sigiriya / Dambulla

After breakfast leave for Dambulla (125km – transfer time approx. 2 1/2hours)

Climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Sigiriya, a massive monolith of red stone rises 600 feet from the green scrub jungle to accentuate the lucid blue of the sky. How overpowering, then, this rock fortress of Sigiriya must have been when a palace crowned it 15 centuries ago. Sigiriya was no gloomy and forbidding fortification, as many other citadels are. At the brief height of its glory, a flowering of only 18 years in the late 5th Century, it was one of the loveliest royal cities that ever graced the earth. Sigiriya built by the patricide king Kashyapa in the 5th century A.D today it’s a treasure trove of rare art. In a pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the ‘’ heavenly maidens of "Sigiriya’’

Next visit the Rock cave temple of Dambulla a vast isolated rock mass 500 ft and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here that King Valagambahu took refuge in the 1st century B.C. The view from the top of this rock is breathtaking 350 ft. above are a series of five caves which was later turned into a magnificent rock temple by King Valagambahu. In the first cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47 ft, long, cut out from the rock there are images of deities associated with Buddhism. The frescoes on the walls and ceiling could be dated to the 15th - 18th centuries. In the second cave, the finest and the largest the ceiling too is covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha, and landmarks in the history of the Sinhala

P.M at leisure by the pool

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Dambulla

Day 06           Matale / Kandy.

After breakfast leave for Kandy (75km – transfer time approx. 2  hours)

En route visit a Spice Garden & batik factory in Matale.

Next Kandy this Historic and Romantic hill capital of Sri Lanka is situated 115 kilometers inland from Colombo. The road to Kandy is enchanting and exciting revealing the full glory- of the tropics. Everything is in the most effulgent luxuriance, throbbing with silver and green. The roads run round in sharp curves and looking down are the deep valleys, abysses, rocks, waterfalls and streams glittering in the sun and patte rned in emerald with terraced rice fields. On the other side the Mountains rise majestically against the blue sky. Whether one looks up or down, it's a sight of beauty, glorious beyond the power of words to express. The city of Kandy lies in a triangular valley surrounded by mountains.

Temple of the Tooth Relic. Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. Originally the Temple was within the King's palace complex as it was the Symbol of Royal Authority.

P. M. Sightseeing of Kandy including a visit to the Temple of the much revered Temple of the Tooth relic and witness a Cultural Performance. at 5.30pm Traditional Kandyan and Low Country Dances of Sri Lanka (Blowing of the conch-Shell and Drum Orchestra, Pooja Dance, Panteru Netum, Cobra Dance, Mask Dance, Mayura Vannama,

Raban Dance, Ves Dance, Fire Dance, Fire Walking)

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy

Day 07          Pinnawala / Colombo /Air Port

After breakfast leave for Colombo. (165 km – transfer time approx.4 hours)

En route visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in time to witness the bathing and bottle feeding of baby elephants. This orphanage was established to feed nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their request for water during drought period. The Elephants bathe in rivers and Baby Elephants can be seen fed with milk. It is a rare opportunity to visit a place like this and it should not be missed.

Pm City Tour of Colombo

Colombo is a metropolitan city with a population of nearly one million. It is the commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, which keeps pace with modern developments while preserving the Old World charms. Among the many places of interest in the City are the Fort, the Old Parliament House (presently the Presidential Secretariat), Buddhist temples, Old Churches, Hindu temples, Mosques, the National Museum, Independence Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall  and the Zoological Gardens. ‘Five Star’ international chain hotels and a large number of other hotels and guest houses provide comfortable accommodation to the visitors at affordable prices. Several specialty restaurants serving international cuisine, karaoke bars, and discotheques keep the visitors happy late into the night.

After the city tour transfer to the Airport for the connecting Flight. (Departure)

               
   
                            

(THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS)

 

(07 Nights & 08 Day) Tour

Cultural + Hill Country +Southern Costal BeachTour

(Areas : : Sigiriya,Dambulla, kandy, ,Nuwara Eliya, Bentota, Colombo, Negambo)

Day 01            Air Port /  Sigiriya

Arrival at the Colombo Airport You will be met by our English speaking chauffeur Guide/Representative and will offer assistance.

Thereafter leave for Dambulla (165 km – transfer time approx. 3hours)

Check in hotel in Sigiriya

 P.M.Free at leisure

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Sigiriya

Day 02         Sigiriya / Dambulla

After breakfast Climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Sigiriya, a massive monolith of red stone rises 600 feet from the green scrub jungle to accentuate the lucid blue of the sky. How overpowering, then, this rock fortress of Sigiriya must have been when a palace crowned it 15 centuries ago. Sigiriya was no gloomy and forbidding fortification, as many other citadels are. At the brief height of its glory, a flowering of only 18 years in the late 5th Century, it was one of the loveliest royal cities that ever graced the earth. Sigiriya built by the patricide king Kashyapa in the 5th century A.D today it’s a treasure trove of rare art. In a pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the ‘’ heavenly maidens of "Sigiriya’’

Next visit the Rock cave temple of Dambulla a vast isolated rock mass 500 ft and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here that King Valagambahu took refuge in the 1st century B.C. The view from the top of this rock is breathtaking 350 ft. above are a series of five caves which was later turned into a magnificent rock temple by King Valagambahu. In the first cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47 ft, long, cut out from the rock there are images of deities associated with Buddhism. The frescoes on the walls and ceiling could be dated to the 15th - 18th centuries. In the second cave, the finest and the largest the ceiling too is covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha, and landmarks in the history of the Sinhala.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Sigiriya

Day 03      Matale / Kandy

After breakfast leave for Kandy (75km – transfer time approx. 2  hours)

En route visit a Spice Garden & batik factory in Matale.

Next Kandy this Historic and Romantic hill capital of Sri Lanka is situated 115 kilometers inland from Colombo. The road to Kandy is enchanting and exciting revealing the full glory- of the tropics. Everything is in the most effulgent luxuriance, throbbing with silver and green. The roads run round in sharp curves and looking down are the deep valleys, abysses, rocks, waterfalls and streams glittering in the sun and patte rned in emerald with terraced rice fields. On the other side the Mountains rise majestically against the blue sky. Whether one looks up or down, it's a sight of beauty, glorious beyond the power of words to express. The city of Kandy lies in a triangular valley surrounded by mountains.

Temple of the Tooth Relic. Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. Originally the Temple was within the King's palace complex as it was the Symbol of Royal Authority.

P. M. Sightseeing of Kandy including a visit to the Temple of the much revered Temple of the Tooth relic and witness a Cultural Performance. at 5.30pm Traditional Kandyan and Low Country Dances of Sri Lanka (Blowing of the conch-Shell and Drum Orchestra, Pooja Dance, Panteru Netum, Cobra Dance, Mask Dance, Mayura Vannama,

Raban Dance, Ves Dance, Fire Dance, Fire Walking)

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy 

Day 04         Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya (85 km – transfer time approx. 2 1/2hours)

En- route visit the Royal Botanical Garden The most beautiful in the world and begun as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala King. Every variety tropical and temperate tree and flower is cultivated here and special houses with orchids and e cacti are too beautiful to be true.Nexta Tea plantation and Tea factory.

This town seems like a piece of English district. Tudor-style and Victorian homes look across the blue lake. These buildings are the other architectural monuments to the English, the Post Office, the English country house like Hill Club with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, Anglican Church and private residence. The Golf course here is one of the best.

P.M. at Leisure

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 05        Bentota         

After breakfast leave for Bentota Via Kitulgala (176 km– transfer time approx. 3 1/2 hours) en-route sightseeing and visit visit Devon Water Fall and St. Clair Water Fall

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Bentota

Day 06       Kossgoda / Balapitiya      

After breakfast leave for Balapitiya (20 km one way transfer time approx. 01/2 hours) En-route visit Turtle Hacherary at Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka's turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

Next boat ride at Madhu River (approx. 1 1/2hrs)

The Boat Safari on the River Madhu is something that words would not justify. The primitive Life Style of the inhabitant of the islands of the Madhu River is only a boat ride away. The boat ride that takes you through the thick mangroves, The bird life around, the primitive style of Fishing and prawn trapping still practiced by the inhabitants of the islands will reveal to you another facet of splendid Sri Lanka.

P.M. at leisure

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Bentota 

Day 07        Colombo / Negombo

After breakfast proceed to Negombo (95 km – transfer time approx.3 hours) En-route visit Colombo City .

Colombo is a metropolitan city with a population of nearly one million. It is the commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, which keeps pace with modern developments while preserving the Old World charms. Among the many places of interest in the City are the Fort, the Old Parliament House (presently the Presidential Secretariat), Buddhist temples, Old Churches, Hindu temples, Mosques, the National Museum, Independence Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall  and the Zoological Gardens. ‘Five Star’ international chain hotels  and a large number of other hotels and guest houses provide comfortable accommodation to the visitors at affordable prices. Several specialty restaurants serving international cuisine, karaoke bars, and discotheques keep the visitors happy late into the night.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Negombo      

Day 08       Negombo / Airport

After breakfast drop at the Air Port for the connecting Flight.(Departure)

(10 km – transfer time approx.30 Minutes) 

 

 

                         

 

(THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS)

 

(11 Nights & 12 Day) Tour

Cultural and Heritage Sites + Hill country + Wildlife Safary + Southern Coastal Tour

(Areas : Negambo, Anurahadapura,Polonnaruwa,Sigiriya, Dambulla,Kandy, Nuwara Eliya,Yala, Galle, Colombo)

Day 01        Air Port / Negombo                                                                                                                                             

Arrival at the Colombo Airport You will be met by our English speaking chauffeur Guide / Representative and will offer assistance.

Thereafter leave for Negombo (10 km – transfer time approx. 30 minuets)

Check in at hotel in Negombo.

Free at leisure by the pool or beach

P.M. City Tour of Negombo is a charismatic fishing town north of Colombo, located a mere 10 km from the international airport. Set amidst lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet's paradise with sea food aplenty. Old - world fishing craft, like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran, bring seer, skip jack, herring, mullet and amber jack, while lobster and prawn are caught in the lagoon

Negombo is situated by the shores of a lagoon and was once a trading port for the Portuguese and the Dutch. It is a ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the airport. Attractions in the city include the old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 and now a part of the prison, the Dutch Canal which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villages. The 100km long canal running through the town is still being used and is an attraction for those who want to see the country from a different perspective.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Negombo

Day 02       Ancient City of Anuradhapura

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura. (190 km – transfer time approx.  4 hours)                                                        

Visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century B.C. here is

found the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. ‘’ Sri Mahabodhi ‘’ the oldest historically documented tree in the world is over 2200 years.

There are monuments such as Ruwanveliseya dageba, 2nd century B.C. with its famous elephant wall; Thuparama dageba 3rd century B.C.

The pillars of the brazen palace which once had nine storey’s; the image of the Samadhi Buddha, one of the finest places of Buddhist sculpture,Jetawanaramaya, Aukana Buddha Statue, the twin ponds; guard stones & moonstones.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Anuradhapura.

Day 03        Mihintale / Rittigala / Polonnaruwa

After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa (145 km – transfer time approx. 3 hours)

En route visit Mihintale. In 247 B.C. Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka on the mountain of Mihintale. Since then, various kings of Sri Lanka have blessed this rock with magnificent masterpieces of architecture. These

Include a hospital, a monastic complex, stupas and dagebas. While some of these structures are in an almost perfect state of preservation, some others are in complete ruin. The most spectacular of these is the Kantaka Chaitiya, which displays some of the finest architecture of the early Anuradhapura era.

Thereafter visit Rittigala which nestles deep inside the Strict Nature Reserve, found just off Anuradhapura-Habarana road, and is the partially excavated ruins of an extensive Buddhist Monastery. It was abandoned following invasions in 10th and 11th centuries and was rediscovered by the British in the 19th century. The site is located on a hill, standing prominent against the surrounding flat jungle.

Next visit Polonnaruwa the city of Polonnaruwa, 2nd capital of Singhalese kings dating back to the 11th & 12th century A.D the entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, the most Famous of which is the “Parakrama Samudra’’. Numerous monuments are found in this city & “gal vihara” complex is one of the best among them with the fine sculptures of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha’s. also the ruins of the King's Council Chamber, the Royal Citadel, the Kumara Pokuna, Royal Pavilion, the Vatadage Relic House , Kiri Vehera - the best preserved of all Sri Lanka's un-restored dagabas

Dinner & Overnight stay at  hotel in Polonnaruwa

Day 04        Sigiriya / Dambulla

After breakfast leave for Dambulla (77 km – transfer time approx. 2hours)

Climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Sigiriya, a massive monolith of red stone rises 600 feet from the green scrub jungle to accentuate the lucid blue of the sky. How overpowering, then, this rock fortress of Sigiriya must have been when a palace crowned it 15 centuries ago. Sigiriya was no gloomy and forbidding fortification, as many other citadels are. At the brief height of its glory, a flowering of only 18 years in the late 5th Century, it was one of the loveliest royal cities that ever graced the earth. Sigiriya built by the patricide king Kashyapa in the 5th century A.D today it’s a treasure trove of rare art. In a pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the ‘’ heavenly maidens of "Sigiriya’’

Next visit the Rock cave temple of Dambulla a vast isolated rock mass 500 ft and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here that King Valagambahu took refuge in the 1st century B.C. The view from the top of this rock is breathtaking 350 ft. above are a series of five caves which was later turned into a magnificent rock temple by King Valagambahu. In the first cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47 ft, long, cut out from the rock there are images of deities associated with Buddhism. The frescoes on the walls and ceiling could be dated to the 15th - 18th centuries. In the second cave, the finest and the largest the ceiling too is covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha, and landmarks in the history of the Sinhala

P.M at leisure by the pool

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya

Day 05       Nalanda Gedige / Matale / Kandy.

After breakfast leave for Kandy (75km – transfer time approx. 2  hours)

Visit Nalanda Gedige The "Abu Simbel" of Sri Lanka. Also visit a Spice Garden & batik factory in Matale.

Next Kandy this Historic and Romantic hill capital of Sri Lanka is situated 115 kilometers inland from Colombo. The road to Kandy is enchanting and exciting revealing the full glory- of the tropics. Everything is in the most effulgent luxuriance, throbbing with silver and green. The roads run round in sharp curves and looking down are the deep valleys, abysses, rocks, waterfalls and streams glittering in the sun and patte rned in emerald with terraced rice fields. On the other side the Mountains rise majestically against the blue sky. Whether one looks up or down, it's a sight of beauty, glorious beyond the power of words to express. The city of Kandy lies in a triangular valley surrounded by mountains.

P. M. Sightseeing of Kandy including a visit to the Temple of the much revered Temple of the Tooth relic.

Temple of the Tooth Relic. Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga

province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. Originally the Temple was within the King's palace complex as it was the

Symbol of Royal Authority.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy

Day 06        Kandy / Pinnawala / Kandy

After breakfast visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in time to witness the bathing and bottle feeding of baby elephants. (40 km -  transfer time 1 hour one way)

This orphanage was established to feed nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their request for water during drought period. The Elephants bathe in rivers and Baby Elephants can be seen fed with milk. It is a rare opportunity to visit a place like this and it should not be missed.

Thereafter visit the Royal Botanical Garden The most beautiful in the world and

begun as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala King. Every variety tropical and temperate tree and flower is cultivated here and special houses with orchids and e cacti are too beautiful to be true

P. M. Sightseeing of Kandy City and witness a Cultural Performance. at 5.30pm Traditional Kandyan and Low Country Dances of Sri Lanka (Blowing of the conch-Shell and Drum Orchestra, Pooja Dance, Panteru Netum, Cobra Dance, Mask Dance, Mayura Vannama, Raban Dance, Ves Dance, Fire Dance, Fire Walking)

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy

Day 07     Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast excursion to Nuwa Eliya en route visit a Tea plantation and Tea factory. (80km transfer time approx. 2 ½ hours)

This town seems like a piece of English district. Tudor-style and Victorian homes look across the blue lake. These buildings are the other architectural monuments to the English, the Post Office, the English country house like Hill Club with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, Anglican Church and private residence. The Golf course here is one of the best.

P.M. at Leisure

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 08        Ella /  Kataragama /Thissamaharama    

After breakfast  leave for Thissamahrama (195 km– transfer time approx. 2 ½ hours)

En- route Stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view Ella Ramana Waterfall, Sightseeing, and the sacred city of Kataragama (Kataragama Devalaya) Dedicated to God Skanda (Murugan for Hindus) a deity, who came from India, married a local girl call Valli and lived here. He is treated by Hindus as the God of war. The annual festival is held during the month of July, culminating in the fire walking by large number of devotees and the water cutting ceremony. Here is a complex of temples dedicated to various Gods and deities; in the sacred area and large number of shops

providing fruit offerings prepared to be purchased by devotees. The offerings are made in the morning, mid-day and evening by large crowds. The girls working for the temple offering lights, and the ceremonies connected with the Pooja are interesting for visitors

P.M. free at Leisure.

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Thissamaharama 

Day 09      Yala Wildlife Safari     

Leave hotel at 5.30am and proceed to Yala by 4x4 Jeep Safari at Yala National Park. Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park, bringing the total protected area to 126,786 hectares of scrub. It is divided in to five blocks, with the most visited being block 1 (14,001 hectares). Also known as Yala west, this block was originally a reserve for hunters, and was given over to conservation in 1938. With ov1er 35 leopards.

Yala west has one of the world’s densest leopard Populations. The best time to spot leopards

in February to June or July, when the water levels in the park are low. Elephants are also well-know inhabitants. You will probably see sloth bears,  Elephants, spotted deer, Sambas, Hornbills, Peafowl, Wild boar, Iguana, Elk, Leopards, buffaloes, Water Lizard, Peacock, jungle fowl, Cobra,

Wiper, and various other mammals, birds, and many kind of migratory birds Russian geese are found here when winter in the northern hemisphere. Around 150 spices of birds have been recorded at Yala. These birds include white-winged black terns, curlews, pintails and orioles. After safari return to the hotel for breakfast before 10.00am. (Option can be taken picnic breakfast).                                                                      

P.M. free at Leisure by the pool

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Thissamaharama

Day 10      Unawatuna / Gall / Hikkaduwa                                       

After breakfast leave for Hikkaduwa (210 km – transfer time approx. 5 hours) en route visit the Old Dutch city of Galle. When passing Unawatuna you could see Stilt –Fishermen are a familiar sight here

Galle The port of Galle, throughout by some to be the Biblical city of Tarshish, splendidly illustrates the solidity of the Dutch presence in Sri Lanka. The 36-hectare (89 acre) Dutch Fort, built in 1663, has withstood the ravages of time. Its massive ramparts surround the promontory that forms the older part of Galle, and shelters within its walls sturdy Dutch houses, museums and churches. This area has a quiet, relaxed atmosphere that seems almost detached from the

flow of history. The New Oriental Hotel, built for Dutch governors in 1684, is a colonial gem with a wonderfully atmospheric bar. Nearby is a tiny sliver of a beach suitable for a dip, though most travelers prefer to head along the coast to the fine beaches at Tangalle Weligama and Unawatuna.

Hikkaduwa-fabulous beach and Coral Gardens. Glass Bottomed Boats to explore Coral Gardens extremely beautiful.

Hikkaduwa is the island's most developed beach resort. It has a range of accommodation, good restaurants and pleasant cafe-lined beaches. There's good snorkeling at an attractive and easily accessible coral sanctuary scuba diving at a number of wrecks in the bay, tours by glass-bottomed boats and pretty good surfing. It's a relaxed place, similar to many Asian beach resorts popular with Western trailers. There are also plenty of handicraft shops catering to tourist whims, a Buddhist temple, a nearby lake with abundant birdlife

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Hikkaduwa

Day 11        Hikkaduwa

After breakfast full day free at Leisure by the pool or beach

Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Hikkaduwa

Day 12        Colombo /  Air Port

After breakfast proceed to Colombo. (140 km – transfer time approx.4 hours)

City Tour of Colombo

Colombo is a metropolitan city with a population of nearly one million. It is the commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, which keeps pace with modern developments while preserving the Old World charms. Among the many places of interest in the City are the Fort, the Old Parliament House (presently the Presidential Secretariat), Buddhist temples, Old Churches, Hindu temples, Mosques, the National Museum, Independence Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall  and the Zoological Gardens. ‘Five Star’ international chain hotels and a large number of other hotels and guest houses provide comfortable accommodation to the visitors at affordable prices. Several specialty restaurants serving international cuisine, karaoke bars, and discotheques keep the visitors happy late into the night.

After the city tour transfer to the Airport for the connecting Flight. (Departure )


  

(THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS

 

(19 Nights & 20 Day) Tour 

Cultural  Sites + Hill country + Wildlife Safary + Southern + Eastern Coastal Tour

(Areas : Negombo, Anurahadapura,Mihinthale,Trincomalee,Polonnaruwa,Sigiriya, Dambulla,Kandy, Nuwara Eliya,Yala, Bentota, Colombo Air Port)

Day 01         Air Port / Negombo               

Arrival at the Colombo Airport You will be met by our English speaking chauffeur /Representative at the arrival terminal and will offer assistance

Thereafter leave for Negombo  (10 km – transfer time approx. 30 minuets)

Check in at hotel   Pm at leisure

Overnight stay at  hotel in Negombo  

Day 02        Negombo  City Tour

After breakfast City Tour of Negombo is a charismatic fishing town north of Colombo, located a mere 10 km from the international airport. Set amidst lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet's paradise with sea food aplenty. Old - world fishing craft, like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran, bring seer, skip jack, herring, mullet and amber jack, while lobster and prawn are caught in the lagoon Visit Fish Market and Vegetable market can be seeing how Fishermen making dry fish on the beach.

Negombo is situated by the shores of a lagoon and was once a trading port for the Portuguese and the Dutch. It is a ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the airport. Attractions in the city include the old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 and now a part of the prison, the Dutch Canal which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villages. The 100km long canal running through the town is still being used and is an attraction for those who want to see the country from a different perspective.

Pm at leisure

Overnight stay at hotel  in Negombo 

Day 03     Anuradhapura Temples

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura. (190 km – transfer time approx.  4 hours)

En route visit “Sri Mahabodhi” and Ruwanwelisaya.

Overnight stay at hotel  in Anuradhapura.

Day 04        Anuradhapura Ruins

After break fast visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century B.C. here is found the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. ‘’ Sri Mahabodhi ‘’ the oldest historically documented tree in the world is over 2200 years. There are monuments such as Ruwanveliseya dageba, 2nd century B.C. with its famous elephant wall; Thuparama dageba 3rd century B.C. The pillars of the brazen palace which once had nine storey’s; the image of the Samadhi Buddha, one of the finest places of Buddhist sculpture,Jetawanaramaya, Aukana Buddha Statue, the twin ponds; guard stones & moonstone

Overnight stay at hotel in Anuradhapura.

Day 05         Mihintale / Trincomalee / Nilaveli

After breakfast leave for Trincomalee( 145 km – transfer time approx. 031/2hours)

En route visit  Mihintale. In 247 B.C. Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka on the mountain of Mihintale. Since then, various kings of Sri Lanka have blessed this rock with magnificent masterpieces of architecture. These Include a hospital, a monastic complex, stupas and dagebas. While some of these structures are in an almost perfect state of preservation, some others are in complete ruin. The most spectacular of these is the Kantaka Chaitiya, which displays some of the finest architecture of the early Anuradhapura era. Next Hot – spring and The Thirukoneswaram Kovil

Trincomalee is famed for its natural harbour. Described by admiral Lord Nelson as the finest harbour in the world when he visited aboard HMS Seashore in 1770. It is ranked as the world's 5th largest natural harbour. During the Second World War the harbour became the base for the combined East Asian Fleet of the Allied Powers. It is the ideal beach resort for beach addicts between April & November when the sea is at its best. Located at the mouth of Sri Lanka's longest river Mahaweli Ganga, Trinco's most famous landmark is Fort Federick, a centaury and a half of British fortifications can be found here. The cliff known as Swami Rock on the tip of Fort Federick promontory is associated with a tragic romantic tale woven around a Dutch maiden who is believed to have jumped to her death from this spot seeing her fickle lover sailing away. Fort Federick Lovers Leap

The Thirukoneswaram Kovil which stands on the top most pinnacle of the Swamy Rock is a high venerated Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.

About 11 km from west of Trico are the Kanniyai Hot - spring, scared to Hindus who believe them to be a creation of God Vishnu

 The most famous and beautiful beach on the East Cost is Nilaveli, situated at the centre of the 30 km strand of beach which runs uninterrupted from north to Trinco. Close to Nilaveli is Red Rock beach - an estuary perch and pinkish color boulders. A shot boat - ride off the beach and you may visit beautiful Pigeon Island.  

Overnight stay at  Hotel in Nilaveli

Day 06         Nilaveli

After breakfast full day leisure on the beach

Overnight stay at  hotel in Nilaveli

Day 07        Sigiriya

After breakfast leave for Sigiriya  (135 km – transfer time approx. 03 hours)

Pm  Elephant Back Safari  at Habarana  ( About one hour) Optional

Overnight stay at  hotel  in Sigiriya

Day 08        Polonnaruwa

After breakfast leave for polonnaruwa (65 km – transfer time approx. 011/2 hour)

The city of Polonnaruwa, 2nd capital of Singhalese kings dating back to the 11th & 12th century A.D the entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, the most Famous of which is the “Parakrama Samudra’’. Numerous monuments are found in this city & “gal vihara” complex is one of the best among them with the fine sculptures of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha’s. also the ruins of the King's Council Chamber, the Royal Citadel, the Kumara Pokuna, Royal Pavilion, the Vatadage Relic House , Kiri Vehera - the best preserved of all Sri Lanka's un-restored dagabas Next visit Art and Craft Wood Carving Factory

Overnight stay at  hotel   in Sigiriya 

Day 09          Sigiriya

After breakfast Climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Sigiriya, a massive monolith of red stone rises 600 feet from the green scrub jungle to accentuate the lucid blue of the sky. How overpowering, then, this rock fortress of Sigiriya must have been when a palace crowned it 15 centuries ago. Sigiriya was no gloomy and forbidding fortification, as many other citadels are. At the brief height of its glory, a flowering of only 18 years in the late 5th Century, it was one of the loveliest royal cities that ever graced the earth. Sigiriya built by the patricide king Kashyapa in the 5th century A.D today it’s a treasure trove of rare art. In a pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the ‘’ heavenly maidens of "Sigiriya’’

Pm at leisure

Overnight stay at  hotel  in Sigiriya.

Day 10       Dambulla / Kandy

After breakfast leave for Kandy (85km – transfer time approx. 2 1/2  hours)

En-route visit the Rock cave temple of Dambulla a vast isolated rock mass 500 ft and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here that King Valagambahu took refuge in the 1st century B.C. The view from the top of this rock is breathtaking 350 ft. above are a series of five caves which was later turned into a magnificent rock temple by King Valagambahu. In the first cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47 ft, long, cut out from the rock there are images of deities associated with Buddhism. The frescoes on the walls and ceiling could be dated to the 15th - 18th centuries. In the second cave, the finest and the largest the ceiling too is covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha, and landmarks in the history of the Sinhala. Next visit Spice Garden and Batik Factory in Matale

 Kandy this Historic and Romantic hill capital of Sri Lanka is situated 115 kilometers inland from Colombo. The road to Kandy is enchanting and exciting revealing the full glory- of the tropics. Everything is in the most effulgent luxuriance, throbbing with silver and green. The roads run round in sharp curves and looking down are the deep valleys, abysses, rocks, waterfalls and streams glittering in the sun and patterned in emerald with terraced rice fields. On the other side the Mountains rise majestically against the blue sky. Whether one looks up or down, it's a sight of beauty, glorious beyond the power of words to express. The city of Kandy lies in a triangular valley surrounded by mountains.

Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy

Day 11          Kandy / Pinnawala / Kandy

 After early breakfast leave hotel at 7.30am visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in time to witness the bathing and bottle feeding of baby elephants. At 9.15am (40 km -  transfer time 1 hour one way)

This orphanage was established to feed nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their request for water during drought period. The Elephants bathe in rivers and Baby Elephants can be seen fed with milk. It is a rare opportunity to visit a place like this and it should not be missed.

Thereafter visit the Royal Botanical Garden The most beautiful in the world and

 begun as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala King. Every variety tropical and temperate tree and flower is cultivated here and special houses with orchids and e cacti are too beautiful to be true

P. M. at leisure

Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy

Day 12         Dalada Temple / Kandy  City

After breakfast attend ceremony at 9.00 Am at the Temple. Temple of the Tooth Relic. Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. Originally the Temple was within the King's palace complex as it was the Symbol of Royal Authority.  Thereafter City tour of Kandy Visit Markets and back to hotel and relax.

P. M. Witness a Cultural Performance. at 5.30pm Traditional Kandyan and Low Country Dances of Sri Lanka (Blowing of the conch-Shell and Drum Orchestra, Pooja Dance, Panteru Netum, Cobra Dance, Mask Dance, Mayura Vannama, Raban Dance, Ves Dance, Fire Dance, Fire Walking)

Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy

Day 13        Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast excursion to Nuwa Eliya en route visit a Tea plantation and Tea factory. (80km transfer time approx. 2 ½ hours)

This town seems like a piece of English district. Tudor-style and Victorian homes look across the blue lake. These buildings are the other architectural monuments to the English, the Post Office, the English country house like Hill Club with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, Anglican Church and private residence. The Golf course here is one of the best.

P.M. at Leisure

 Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 14        Ella / Thissamaharama          

After breakfast  leave for Thissamahrama (165 km– transfer time approx. 3 ½ hours)

En- route Stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view Ella Ramana Waterfall, Sightseeing

P.M. free at Leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel in Thissamaharama

Day 15      Yala Wildlife Safari

Leave hotel at 5.00am Collect packets of Breakfast and proceed to Yala by 4x4 Jeep Safari at Yala National Park. Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park, bringing the total protected area to 126,786 hectares of scrub. It is divided in to five blocks, with the most visited being block 1 (14,001 hectares). Also known as Yala west, this block was originally a reserve for hunters, and was given over to conservation in 1938. With ov1er 35 leopards 

Yala west has one of the world’s densest leopard Populations. The best time to spot leopards

in February to June or July, when the water levels in the park are low. Elephants are also well-know inhabitants.  You will probably see sloth bears,  Elephants, spotted deer, Sambas, Hornbills, Peafowl, Wild boar, Iguana, Elk, Leopards, buffaloes, Water Lizard, Peacock, jungle fowl, Cobra,

Wiper, and various other mammals, birds, and many kind of migratory birds Russian geese are found here when winter in the northern hemisphere. Around 150 spices of birds have been recorded at Yala. These birds include white-winged black terns, curlews, pintails and orioles.                                                                                

P.M. free at Leisure by the pool 

Overnight stay at hotel  in Thissamaharama

Day 16        Unawatuna / Gall / Bentota
After breakfast leave for Bentoa (210 km – transfer time approx. 5 hours) en route visit the Old Dutch city of Galle. When passing Unawatuna you could see Stilt –Fishermen are a familiar sight hereGalle The port of Galle, throughout by some to be the Biblical city of Tarshish, splendidly illustrates the solidity of the Dutch presence in Sri Lanka. The 36-hectare (89 acre) Dutch Fort, built in 1663, has withstood the ravages of time. Its massive ramparts surround the promontory that forms the older part of Galle, and shelters within its walls sturdy Dutch houses, museums and churches. This area has a quiet, relaxed atmosphere that seems almost detached from the

flow of history. The New Oriental Hotel, built for Dutch governors in 1684, is a colonial gem with

wonderfully atmospheric bar. Nearby is a tiny sliver of a beach suitable for a dip, though most

travelers prefer to head along the coast to the fine beaches at Tangalle Weligama and Unawatuna.

Overnight stay at hotel in Bentota

Day 17    Balapitiya

After breakfast leave for Balapitiya (20 km one way transfer time approx. 01/2 hours)

 Madhu River Boat Ride (approx. 02 hrs)

The Boat Safari on the River Madhu is something that words would not justify. The primitive Life Style of the inhabitant of the islands of the Madhu River is only a boat ride away. The boat ride that takes you through the thick mangroves, The bird l ife around, Water Monitors, the primitive style of Fishing and prawn trapping still practiced by the inhabitants of the islands will reveal to you another facet of splendid Sri Lanka.

Next visit Turtle Hacherary at Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka's turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

P.M. at leisure

Overnight stay at hotelin Bentota

Day 18       Bentota

After breakfast full Day at leisure on the beach

Overnight stay at The Surf in Bentota 4 star

Day 19        Bentota

After breakfast full Day at leisure on the beach

Overnight stay at hotel in Bentota

Day 20          Hotel / Colombo /Air Port

After breakfast check- out hotel  and  proceed to Air port (115 km – transfer time approx.4 hours)

En- route City Tour of Colombo

Colombo is a metropolitan city with a population of nearly one million. It is the commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, which keeps pace with modern developments while preserving the Old World charms.

Among the many places of interest in the City are the Fort, the Old Parliament House (presently the

Presidential Secretariat),Galle face terrace,  Buddhist temples, Old Churches, Hindu temples, Mosques, the Independence Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial Intern.

After the city tour drop you at the Air Port for the connecting Flight.(Departure)

 

  

(THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS)