Welcome & assistance at the airport transfer to Negombo.Visit the fishing village in Negombo which is the center of the islands fishing community. It is largely Roman Catholic by faith, with huge imposing churches down almost every street. The sea & the catamarans are the backdrop to the Negombo scenery. Negombo is the Old Dutch Fort, which was built in 1672. It is situated near the shore and offers a glimpse into the colonization history of Negombo. However, the Fort is now in a state of disrepair. Relax leisurely at the beach & stay overnight.
NEGOMBO / SIGIRIYA
At AM (Optional boat trip in Negombo Channel) leave to Sigiriya. At P.M. climb the rock of Sigiriya located in the north-central part of Sri Lanka, preserves the architectural tradition of the country. The town is famous for its Rock, Gardens and Sanctuary.Sigiriya has spectacular importance in Sri Lanka. An ancient palace complex, erected during the reign of King Kasyapa, has been declared by UNESCO a world heritage site. Many experienced tourists call Sigiriya the most favorable place in Sri Lanka to visit. Stay overnight at the hotel.
ANURADHAPURA / MIHINTALE
At AM get ready for an excursion to Anuradhapura & visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC. It has the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilisation.
POLONNARUWA / MEDIRIGIRIYA
At AM visit Polonnaruwa by bicycle. Polonnaruwa is the second ancient capital city for three centuries,is one of the most interesting places in Sri Lanka with many well preserved ruins of palaces and monasteries . It will take your breath away with its unbelievable beauty!. Late in the afternoon visit Medirigiriya. In the evening relax leisurely and stay overnight at the hotel.
POLONNARUWA / DAMBULLA / NALANDA / MATALE / KANDY
At AM leave for Kandy enroute visit Dambulla. In SriLankan history Dambulla cave complex dates back to 3rd and 2nd centuries BC . It was known even before the making of the complex as one of the largest monasteries in Sri Lanka and the caves became a major religious center too .Dambulla is best known for its wonderful cave temple complex dating back to 2nd century BC and it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its also known for bird watching. You can visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbel of Sri Lanka . Nalanda Gedige is one of a number of remarkable archaeological sites in Sri Lanka. On your way to Kandy you would visit a spice garden & a batik factory in Matale. In the evening arrive at Kandy, the center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka and visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Stay overnight at the hotel.
KANDY / PINNAWELA / KANDY
After breakfast leave for Pinnawela & visit the elephant Orphanage. The orphanage was established to feed nurse & house young elephants abandoned by their mothers. During the drought period the young ones often fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water . At P.M. visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its lake, in the center of the city and visit the Kandy Museum too. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance and return to thr hotel for the overnight stay.
KANDY / PERADENIYA / NUWARELIYA
After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large variety of plants which have ornamental, decorative, useful & medicinal properties. More than 4000 species include indigenous and introduced plants. The garden is best known for its collection of orchids the largest in Asia. At P.M. leave for Nuwaraeliya the center of hill country and en-route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous Ceylon tea . Gregory Lake is one of attractive locations in Nuwaraeliya & it was built by Governor William Gregory during 1872- 1877 periods and Shanthipura(the city view point). Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Arrive at the hotel and stay overnight.
NUWARELIYA / ELLA / TRAIN TRIP to BADULLA / ELLA
After Breakfast leave by vehicle to Ella and from Ella station go by train to Badulla or vice versa one way as per the availability of the train. The journey is one of the most beautiful routes to be travelled on by train as its a combination of a joy train ride complemented by the beautiful view of the misty mountains ,waterfalls, tea plantations & other vegetation. In the evening pay a visit to a place near Badulla and witness the Dunhinda waterfalls. Return to Ella for the overnight stay.
ELLA REGION TREKKING
The small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. A taste of the breathtaking scenery of Ella could be witnessed, if you walk into the Garden of the Grand Ella Motel (Formerly Ella Rest House), where you seem to be standing at the edge of the world, and everything around you seems to disappear at your feet. Some of the places you could see in Ella are the Ella Gap, Rawana Ella Falls, Little Adams Peak and Bambaragala Peak among many other varied pleasant walks with stunning scenery. Trekking in Ella area and stay overnight in Ella.
ELLA / BUDURUWAGALA / YALA or BUNDALA RESERVE
Get ready and leave for Tissamaharama and en route visit Buduruwagala the seven colossal figures carved out of a rock face at Buduruwagala are reached by a side road to the west, five kilometers south of Wellawaya, on the road to Tissa. The rock itself resembles a kneeling elephant with its head bowed and the end of the folded trunk is its mouth. At PM enjoy a wild safari in the Yala Park (by jeep). The elephants are undoubtedly the best-known attraction at Yala, seen in small & large herds. Herds of spotted deer are seen all over the park too. Monkeys-the pinkish rhesus and the Grey-faced Langur monkey live and play on the treetops and the ground below. Wild buffalo & wild boar would startle you with their presence & the sight of a leopard sunning itself or drinking water at a water hole could be memorable experience!. The peacock is easily one of the most famous birds at Yala. Proceed to Tissamaharama. Stay overnight at the hotel. (If Yala is closed during September October the Bundala reserve can be visited).
KATARAGAMA / BEACH
Enjoy the morning excursion to Kataragama which is a fast developing township in the deep south of Sri Lanka but in the olden days it was only a small village. Proceed to your beach hotel and in the Evening relax at your own pace. Relish a delicious dinner & stay overnight at the hotel.
BEACH FREE DAY RELAX
Relax leisurely at the beach hotel with breakfast & dinner.
BEACH / WELIGAMA / GALLE /COLOMBO
After Breakfast leave for Colombo en-route stop at Weligama and see the Stilt Fisherman & the city of Galle Dutch Fort, museum & Church. Dutch Fort: Built in 1663, the fort still retains the atmosphere and charm of Dutch days. Many old Dutch buildings are still intact inside the fort. The best way to see the fort is by walking around at the time of sunset. Dutch Museum: The Dutch Museum which is housed in a restored Dutch mansion of the time, contains paintings, prints, documents, furniture and ceramics from the Dutch colonial era.Dutch Reformed Church: Built by a Dutch Army officer at the site of a previous Portuguese church and in 1754 the church is situated close to the new entrance to the fort. P.M City tour in Colombo Visit the fascinating city of Colombo, which links the past with the present. You will visit the Fort area, the commercial center, and Pettah Colombos bustling bazaar area, Cinnamon gardens that comprises of large residences and and later on enjoy your free time in Colombo. Stay overnight in a Colombo hotel.
After breakfast you would transfer to the airport to connect flight for departure. Rooms available until 12:00 Hrs in the afternoon.
Day 1 Beacon Beach
Day 2 New Sigiriya Resort
Day 3 New Sigiriya Resort
Day 4 New Sigiriya Resort
Day 5 Kaya Residence
Day 6 Kaya Residence
Day 7 Windsor
Day 8 Ella Mount Heaven
Day 9 Ella Mount Heaven
Day 10 Lake Side
Day 11 Palm Paradise Cabana
Day 12 Palm Paradise Cabana
Day 13 Fair View Hotel
Day 14 No Hotel
Day 1 Camelot Beach
Day 2 Kushapa Lion Rock
Day 3 Kushapa Lion Rock
Day 4 Kushapa Lion Rock
Day 5 Thilanka Hotel
Day 6 Thilanka Hotel
Day 7 St Andrews
Day 8 98 Acres
Day 9 98 Acres
Day 10 Chandrika Hotel
Day 11 Paradise Beach Club
Day 12 Paradise Beach Club
Day 13 Ramada Colombo
Day 14 No Hotel
Tour Cost Include
Accommodation with breakfast in a double room at listed hotels or equivalent.
Bed & Breakfast basis for Eleven nights and Two nights at the beach south of Sri Lanka on Half Board basis (Breakfast and Dinner)
All internal travel by private chauffeur driven air-conditioned car as per itinerary. No vehicle will be provided on any free days if in program.
Bicycle for Polonnaruwa visits & Train tickets for joy ride in Hill Country included.
Basic Jeep to visit reserve Yala included (Entrance fees for the reserve to be paid directly by clients).
All government applicable taxes and service charges.
Tour Cost Exclude
Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc.
Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities.
Does not include any meals unless and otherwise specifically mentioned.