One of our professional English speaking chauffeur will warmly welcome you at the arrival of Bandaranayake International Airport or your hotel and transfer to Sigiriya. On the way, you will visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Then proceed to Sigiriya and climb sigiriya Rock Fortress in the evening. Stay overnight Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of the best place for an up close and personal experience with the world’s largest land mammals. It established in 1975 as place for shelter and care the wounded elephants and abandoned baby elephants found in jungle. It is currently home to a herd of over 90 elephants.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
The rock fortress of Sigiriya, considered as the eighth wonder of the ancient world, was built by king Kassapa in the 5th century A.D and was royal citadel for more than one year. It is a complex of buildings, part-royal palace, and part fortified town, and water gardens on par with the best in the ancient world, constitute a magnificent and unique architectural feat of the ancient Sinhalese. Sigiriya was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982.
Early morning you will leave to visit the ancient city Polonnaruwa. In the evening you will have a Wildlife safari at Minneriya National Park. Overnight Stay in Sigiriya.
The city of Polonnaruwa, which is the second ancient capital where securely thousands of years history. There are a lot of ancient ruins kept in this place with secure. In the 12th c. AD, the medival capital of Polonnaruwa was one of the great urban centers in South Asia. Today, the well preserved ruins give you the chance to experience the grandeur of this period and marvel at the artistry of the island’s early craftsmen.
Minneriya National Park
Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8890 hectares of Minneriya National Park is an ideal eco-tourism location in Sri Lanka. The central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rd century AD by King Mahasena). Being part of the elephant corridor which joins up with “Kaudulla” and “Wasgamuwa”, are sure to sight elephants. During the months of August/September one of the most awesome wildlife spectacles ‘The Gathering’, ranked sixth in the Lonely Planet’s ten greatest wildlife spectacles take place.
After breakfast, leave to Kandy. En route to visit Dambulla Cave Temple, that is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka. Then reach to sacred city Kandy. Visit Temple of the Tooth Relic in the evening. Overnight stay in Kandy. On day 04 morning you will visit Royal Botanical Garden Peradeniya and enjoy a cultural show of Kandyans in the evening. Stay overnight at Kandy.
Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla is a heritage site of the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. The significant heritage here is the five caves of living rock with murals and sculptures. The pre-Brahmi inscriptions belonging to the third century BC and the murals of the eighteenth century reflect human activities over a long period. In 1991, this was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Temple of Tooth Relic
The Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a major attraction in Kandy city. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the tooth relic of the Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic has played an important role in the local politics since ancient times. Kandy was the capital of the Sinhalese Kings from 1592 to 1815, fortified by the terrain of the mountains and the difficult approach. The city is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO, in part due to the temple.
Royal Botanical Garden
Royal Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in the country. It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall.
Kandy is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. The Kandy Dance cultural show is one of the most famous evening events in this city of heritage Kandy. This spontaneous event upheld the Sri Lankan Folk-lore dance which prevailed from the history. It shows the uniqueness of the Sri Lankan dance performances and the drummers who are very unique to Sri Lanka. As the final event in the Cultural show, walking on fire is done with the everlasting faith towards the god.
After breakfast leave for breathtaking town of Nuwara Eliya. On the way you can visit tea plantations and beautiful waterfalls. End of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel or Colombo International Airport for departure.
Nuwara Eliya, known as the garden city of Asia for its hills, valleys and waterfalls, is 6,182 feet above sea level and is situated at the foot of Mount Pidurutalagala, Sri Lanka’s highest peak. Set in the heart of tea-country, this beautiful town is where the British succeeded in creating an English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church, and the famous golf course and beautiful parks given the place an air of real nostalgia.
Next day morning, you can join with a train tour from Nanu Oya to Ella, the most scenic railway track in Sri Lanka. During the day expect to climb "Little Adam’s peak" a tremendous destination with breathtaking views. Then visit nine arch bridge in the evening. Overnight stay in Ella.
Train Tour from Ella to Nanu Oya
Sri Lanka is a beautiful country that`s ideal for train trips. Ella to Nanu Oya is the most popular Railway track among the tourists as this goes through the Tea Plantation and most scenic landscapes in the Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. This is a very scenic Train Journey in the world.
Little Adam’s Peak
Ella is a hiking hotspot in the mountain country of Sri Lanka. Some of the views from hikes in Ella are phenomenal with the region well known for its tea plantations and spectacular mountain ranges. To enjoy some of the best views without needing to hike for hours, Little Adam’s Peak is the perfect trek, especially for an unforgettable sunset.
Nine Arch Bridge
The magnificent Nine Arch Bridge, located between Ella and Demodara station is one of the awe-inspiring engineering marvels of the early 20th century. This bridge, which is almost 100 years old, has been built with blocks of stone and cement without any strengthening iron or concrete. The giant arches take the bridge on a curved path to link to mountains. The Bridge was commissioned in 1921 under the British Government. The Bridge was commissioned in 1921 under the British Government.
After Breakfast, you will be driven to Yala. En-route to yala, visit Ravana Waterfall and Buduruwagala Temple. Afternoon enjoy the jeep safari at Yala National Park. Overnight stay in Yala.
Ravana Falls is one of the must visit in Ella. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in high and cascade from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. The falls have been named after the legendary king Ravana, which is connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana.
Yala National Park
Yala National Park, the second largest National Park in the country. Yala National Park is renowned for the variety of its wildlife and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs). But the key highlight here is the Sri Lankan Leopard. Yala National Park has the highest density of leopards living in the wild. Yala National Park also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.
Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. Those are grouped into three sections and there is a large statue of Lord Buddha in the middle. It has a height of about 50 feet. The statues date back to the 10th century.
Last day of the tour, you will be transfer to your hotel or Colombo International Airport for departure. (Depend with your request). En route you have the option to visit Mirissa beach, Galle Dutch fort or See turtle hatchery