After breakfast we proceed to the Negombo beach. Stay relax beach in Negombo. This place is best spot for kite surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving. After lunch enjoy beach activities in negombo. Overnight stay at Negombo.
Negombo is a well-known fishing town and also famous tourist destination. The beach here is quiet and peaceful, and the sight of the fisher folk out at sea on their oruwas is a particularly charming sight.
After breakfast we proceed to Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. First of all we will visit Sri Maha Bodhi . After lunch we will visit the wonderful ancient stupas of Ruwanwelisaya, Abhayagiri and Jetavanaramaya ,which are some of the tallest monuments in the world. Overnight stay at Anuradhapura.
Sri Maha Bodhi
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, in the city of Anuradhapura, is the oldest tree in the world with a written history. About 2,600 years ago, Lord Gautama Buddha sat with his back against an Esathu tree on the banks of the Neranjana River in Bodhgaya, India. The sacred Bodhi sapling has been ceremonially brought here by Arahant Sanghamitta Maha Theree, under instructions of Arahant Mihindu Maha Thero.
Ruwanweli maha Seya was built by the great king Dutugamunu who reigned from 137BC to 119BC from Anuradhapura. Also known as the Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya, Suvarnamali Mahaceti and Rathnamali Dagaba, the stupa is an engineering feast and a testimony to the engineering capabilities of the ancient Sri Lankans. The base of the dagoba is surrounded by a ring of carved stone elephants that are meant to symbolize a sort of protection for the relics inside.
Abhayagiri Monastery is situated on the ancient city of Anuradhapura and is credited to king Vattagamini Abaya popularly known as king Walagamba. The dageba is rising over 75 meters and 106.6 meters in diameter at the widest point of curve. Its temple ruins are so well preserved that it even rivals the ancient wonders of the Pyramids in Giza, which further reflects the rich heritage the paradise island of Sri Lanka possesses, making it a major center for cultural visits.
The Jetavanaramaya is a stupa located in the ruins of Jetavana in the sacred world heritage city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. King Mahasen has the honour of being the creator of the biggest stupa in Sri Lanka. A part of a belt tied by the Lord Buddha is believed to be the relic that is protected here. At a height of over 120 m, it is one of the tallest stupa in the world. There are stairs at each of the four sides to get onto the compound.
Next day proceed to Trincomalee after breakfast. Trincomalee is also home to Nilaveli and Uppaveli beaches, famous for their breathtakingly beautiful, uninterrupted views and crystalline water that offer sports such as scuba-diving, snorkeling, surfing, fishing and whale-watching. Over Night stay at Trincomalee.
Nilaveli Beach -
The location of the beach at Nilaveliya is convenient for tourists who tour the eastern city of Trincomalee and this has made the Nivali beach one of the most visited destinations of Eastern Sri Lanka. Nilaveli to the north of Trincomalee is one of Sri Lanka’s longest sandy beaches. The close proximity of Pigeon Island National Park just adds into the list of reasons for being the best beach destination.
At each day after the breakfast at hotel, Spend the full days at Trincomalee and area. You can visit Pigeon island national park. The Pigeon Island Marine Sanctuary is a unique natural phenomenon made up of two Islands called the Large and Small Pigeon Islands. Visit Kanniya hot springs. There are 7 hot springs now converted to bathing wells. Koneswaram temple. The Koneswaram Temple is a popular place of worship in Sri Lanka and is one of the Pancha Ishwarams (five abodes) of Lord Shiva. In addition to you can do water sports in nilaveli beach.
Over Night stay at Trincomalee.
Pigeon Island National Park
Pigeon Island consists of two islands, large pigeon island and small pigeon island. The Pigeon Island Marine Park is a must visit for the ocean lovers and the adventurous. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island was designated as a sanctuary in 1963.
Kanniya Hot Springs
Wells are only 3–4 feet deep and you can clearly see the bottom. There are 7 hot springs now converted to bathing wells. The temperature of each spring is slightly different from others. Wells are only 3–4 feet deep and you can clearly see the bottom.
Koneswaram Temple lies in Trincomalee, perched high atop Swami Rock overlooking the sea. The Koneswaram Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The site of the temple also has mention in the Ramayana, with King Ravana said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.
Next day proceed to Habarana after breakfast. Habarana is a popular tourist destination for safari lovers as it is the starting point for safaris in the nearby Habarana jungle and the Minneriya sanctuary which is heavily populated by elephants. Elephant Back Safari in Sri Lanka brings in many joys. After lunch proceed to Polonnaruwa. Overnight stay at polonnaruwa.
Habarana - Riding on the back of the amazing giant in the wild would be an incredible experience in life. These Elephant Back Safari not only make it possible to view wildlife from the back of an elephant, but perhaps more importantly, provide the unique opportunity to share a day in the life of the elephant. Best time to enjoy Elephant Back Safari at Harbana is during March to July when the water level of the river is high enough to ride the elephant.
Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya ( Uththararamaya) is one of the main attraction in Polonnaruwa. This is a group of beautiful Buddha images that probably marks the high point of Sinhalese rock carving. Gal Vihara statues are still in complete preservation with their irresistible charm and sublimity. They are still in a good state of preservation.
Lanka Thilaka Viharaya
The temple was built by king Buvanekabahu 4 around the 14th century. It is the tallest Image House in Polonnaruwa and is an important architectural marvel with much of its walls well preserved. The architect of the building has used bricks and clay to erect. The temple premises have three sectors. The history of Lankatilaka Vihara dates back to the Gampola era and was constructed during that time under the patronage of King Buwanekabahu IV in 1344 AD.
Polonnaruwa is famous for several ornamental places. One such place is the Nelum Pokuna of Polonnaruwa. Eight concentric granite tiers of lotus petals form this unusual bath for the Jetavana monks, nearly 8 m in diameter. The Nelum pokuna or the Lotus bath is a small stone bath of completely unique design, built in tiers of eight petalled lotuses in descending form.
Next day proceed to Dambulla after breakfast. Dating back to the 1st century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Asia. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. After lunch proceed to kandy. Visit the Temple of the Holy Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Late evening experience a colorful cultural show where you can really taste the Sri Lankan culture.
Over Night in Kandy.
Dambulla Cave Temple
The Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The Dambulla Cave Temple is also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. The rock which soars upwards some 600 ft above the surrounding plains at one point, gape and enfolds to creates the caverns that mother the caves.
Temple of the tooth
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. During perahara season , the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists.
Kandyan dancing plays an important role in Sri Lankan culture and is a much-anticipated event during perahera processions. It shows the uniqueness of the Sri Lankan dance performances and the drummers who are very unique to Sri Lanka. The most common drum is the Geta Beraya, which is only used in Kandyan Dance.
After breakfast we drive to the Ella, A popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. You can visit mini adam’s peak, ella rock, nine arch bridge, ravana falls, and demodara loop. After this visit we proceed to the Colombo. Over Night stay at Colombo.
The Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. The falls are quite impressive, and you can climb over some of the rocks to get a closer look. If you love water and wanna have some splash time, enjoying some hours in the water fall, then this is the place in Ella. You can spend sometime swimming, but be safe as the rocks are slippery. Ravana ella is related to the famous Indian epic Ramayana.
Little Adam’ peak
Mini Adams peak is the closest and easiest hike in Ella. It is a very popular hike so you will see people entering the trail and can always stop to ask locals for directions. It’s famous as a pilgrimage site and as a really great walk. Little Adam’s Peak is best at sunset. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the south coast with the ocean glimmering on the horizon.
Nine arch bridge
The Nine Arch Bridge or the bridge in the sky is located in Demodara, between Ella and Demodara railway stations. Locally it is known as ‘Ahas Namaye Palama’ meaning nine skies bridge in Sinhala. The Bridge was commissioned in 1921 under the British Government. It is built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel. Behind the railway, a forest is booming and below, tea leaves are being cultivated.
After breakfast we will proceed to yala. We will start the Jeep Safari in the Yala National Park. Yala National Park gives the best opportunity to witness Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife. There is also a small population of leopards. After the Safari back to hotel. Overnight stay at Yala.
Yala national Park
Yala National Park is the most visited National Park in Sri Lanka and is home to a variety of fauna. An area of 979 square kilometers (378 sq mi) belongs to the park and it is situated within about 300 kilometers (190 mi) from Colombo. Actually, this wild life sanctuary holds five blocks out of which two are now open to public. In the morning 6.00am Reach to The Park and start the morning session of safari, board into the Safari Jeep and 3-4 hour of wildlife spotting in Yala National Park. Go for afternoon safari in Yala National Park to see Leopards, Elephants, Deer, Crocodiles, Bear and many varieties of birds.
After breakfast we drive to the Mirissa, A popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. Mirissa is very famous for whale watching, also you can see blue, sperm brits, killer whales & dolphins too. Mirissa beach stretches far along the coast and is the perfect place to soak up sun for a day or two. After lunch transfer to Airport for your departure, or back to hotel.
Whale watching – Mirissa Beach is a great place to go whale watching. Take an exciting yet comfortable boat trip out to sea and be fortunate to see Blue Whales. Experienced local guides can show you a good time in watching whales and dolphins off the coast of Mirissa.
Mirissa Beach - Enjoy an incredible sunset from Secret Beach. It had enough going on to give it an atmosphere without being overcrowded. Palm trees lined the outskirts, the sand was clean and the water was an incredible combination of blue and green.