Arrive in Sri Lanka you will be welcomed by a representative & handed over to your respective guide and proceed to Negombo. Negombo situated by the shores of a lagoon by the same name once has been a trading port for Portuguese and Dutch and is an ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the airport. Attractions in the city are the old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 now a part of the prison, the Dutch Canal which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villagers. 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.
Relax on the Beach during sunset.
Overnight stay@ Heritance, Negombo
Early breakfast, and proceed to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 80 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0900-1000 hrs and 1300-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. Early lunch in Pinnawela and proceed to Dambulla.
Visit Golden Rock Cave Temple,
Dambulla Cave Temple first came to use as a refuge for King Valagambahu in 1st century BC. Concealed by the local monks upon returning from exile to his throne at Anuradhapura he had the magnificent cave temple built for them. The cave temple consists of a complex of Buddhist image houses. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colourful frescoes, some of which dates back to over 2,000 years, which depicts Buddhist mythology, and the tales of the Buddha’s previous births. This cave temple has the largest number of Buddha statues all housed in one place, including a 14 meter long, colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha carved out of the rock.
Get settled at hotel, and relax
Overnight stay@ Heritance Kandalama, Dambulla
Early breakfast, and climb Sigiriya (Kassiapper) Lion Rock, Sigiriya Rock Fortress is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple- moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour. Enjoy a Minneriya Safari Park by a 4 wheel jeep in the afternoon. Then Proceed to Trincomalee
Proceed to Kandy
Visit a Spice Garden, Sri Lanka has long been renowned for its spices, and the best known is Cinnamon. During 15th Centuries, Spice and ivory traders from all over the world reached this Island with theirnative cuisines to the Island resulting in rich diversity of cooking styles. If keen we can also arrange a cooking class (demonstration) and enjoy the same meal for lunch.
Reach to the last Kingdom of Kandy, and do a city tour including a visit to a Gem Museum and Lapidary. Evening Cultural Show, with traditional drummers and be mesmerized viewing the many different arts forms from the up country and low country of the Island. Spectacular fire dancers and other folklore, Demon dancers, Traditional Kandyan dancers are a definite breathtaking experience.
Evening visit to UNESCO protected The Temple of the Tooth relic, its located in the Royal Palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy.
Hotel: Overnight stay at Amaya Hills, Kandy
Morning visit to Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy. Renowned for its collection of a variety of Orchids, and it includes more than 4000 species of plants including Orchids, Spices, Medical Plans and Palm trees.
Move on the Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s Hill station. En route stop at a Tea Factory and Tea Garden, and enjoy Lunch too. Stop over at Ramboda Falls, city tour and walk around the little town and the lake.
Overnight Stay@ Araliya Green Hills Nuwara Eliya
Proceed to Galle via St. Clair’s and Devon Falls. White water rafting on Kalani Ganga in Kithulgala is an option. Thrilling adventure on the white water sections of the Kaliniriver is suitable for amateurs as well as professionals. You will experience the thrill of shooting rapids and the euphoria of making it through during this session. Also you will witness the scenic location used for the Oscar award winning film
“Bridge over the river Kwai” filmed in 1956.
Lunch at Plantation Hotel.
Explore a Boat Cruz on Maadu Ganga. Sri Lankas Largest wet land with Mangroves forest, with 303 species of plants with 95 families living along with 248 species of vertebrate animals. Enjoy lunch on Caption’s Boat.
Visit Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle, which was built in 1588 by Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during 17th Century from 1649 onwards.It is still considered as the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia.
The highlighted and the most popular area in Galle is the Galle Fort. Galle is also famous for its cultural value and scenic beauty. It has a lot of places which attracts the tourists. The Galle National Museum contains most historical collection. The Dutch Church, Maritime Museum, the Lighthouse, Clock Tower and Old Dutch Hospital are must visit places in Galle. One can find a lot of Gem and Jewelery shops in the Galle Fort area. Galle, known as the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, is located 119 km from Colombo. Galle, being the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka, has nearly 73% of the city’s population of Sinhalese.
Hotel: Overnight stay@ KK Beach, Galle
Early morning Whale and Dolphin watching Cruz, Blue Whale up to 32.9 meters 108ft long with 190 short tons or more in weight, and the largest animal existed. You will have the chances to witness Killer whales, Fin whale, Sperm Whale, 100’s of Dolphins etc.
Overnight stay@ Same Hotel
Proceed to Colombo. Explore Colonial capital Fort, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, Town Hall, Independence Square and shopping.
Colombo a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens, Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha & the Independence Square. From buzzing bazaars to stylish boutique outlets, Colombo is increasingly becoming a popular shopping destination within Asia. Odel is Sri Lanka’s most famous shop, a growing department store in the centre of town. Western-label clothes are sold at a fraction of overseas prices. Other attractions include home wear stores like Paradise Road, Suriya and Gandhara. Saffron Villas is popular for antique furniture. Barefoot is famous for its hand spun and vibrantly-coloured fabrics. There are several good quality jewellers. If you want to get a feel for the trading heart of the city, spend a hectic morning wandering the narrow streets of Pettah Bazaar where you will find anything from steel pots to the latest mobile phones.
Casino & Night Life
Overnight stay @ Court Yard, Colombo
Relax on the Beach
As per flight Schedule, Transfer to Airport.
Leave for the airport for the departure.