One of our professional English speaking chauffeur will warmly welcome you at the arrival of Bandaranayake International Airport or your hotel and transfer to neighboring city of Negombo. Depending on the time of the day in which you have arrived, you may have time to go on a Muthurajawela boat ride. Overnight stay at Negambo.
Located at the mouth of the Negombo lagoon, the major beach resort in the West Coast is Negombo. The wide sandy beaches and the safe sea are the main attractions of Negombo. Negombo, more affectionately known as the “Little Rome”, is home to some of the oldest churches in Sri Lanka.
The Negombo Lagoon covers an area of 3164 hectares. It is situated some 40 km north of Colombo. The Lagoon is part of the much larger Muthurawajawela Marsh and Negombo Lagoon coastal wetland. Apart from the single narrow opening to the sea at its northern end, the water depth within the lagoon is less than 2 m.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Sigiriya. On the way to Sigiriya, visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Overnight stay at Sigiriya. On day three, we will be explored Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the morning. After that enjoy the Sigiriya typical village experience tour with some activities (Traditional Bullock Cart Ride, Canoe Ride, visit chena cultivation). After that, drive to Polonnaruwa and exploring the second ancient capital where securely thousands of years history. Stay overnight at Sigiriya.
Pinnawala 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.
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.
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 and evening enjoy a cultural dance of Kandyans. Overnight stay in 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.
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, to enjoy the beauty of tea plantation, water falls, flowers, and villagers. En route you can visit Ramboda Waterfall. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya. Next Morning, leave to visit "Worlds End" in Horton Plains National Park. In the evening you can join with city tour in Nuwara Eliya. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.
Ramboda Falls is 358 ft high and is the eleventh highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th waterfall in the world. Altitude of the falls is 945m above sea level. It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya.
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.
Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau, at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft), is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park of Sri Lanka in 1988. Horton Plains is a popular tourist destination, with World`s End and Bakers Falls being the key attractions.
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 in Ella, expect to climb "Little Adams peak" a tremendous destination with breathtaking views. Then visit nine arch bridge. In the evening, you have opportunity for join with a cookery class that teaches you how to make the Sri Lankan traditional Rice and Curry. 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.
Early morning, proceeds to Mirissa. En route you can see south coast. Check in at hotel in Mirissa. You can relax on the beach for the rest of the day. Night stay at the hotel at Mirissa.
Mirissa is one of the main beach destinations in southern Sri Lanka. The area has it all, beautiful beaches, surf waves, whale watching and great bars and restaurants. This town’s youthful energy, lively and beautiful bay and great position between historic Galle and the secluded beaches of Tangalle have led to Mirissa becoming one of the most popular Sri Lanka destinations for holidaymakers.
Early morning, you can join with a whales and dolphins watching tour. Then you will leave to Galle and explore the wonderful Galle Dutch Fort. Next stop is Bentota. En-route, you will visit Stilt fishing, one of the most interesting traditional fishing methods of Sri Lanka. Overnight stay at Hotel in Bentota.
Days eleven and twelve are completely relaxing at the beach.
Whales and Dolphins Watching
Whale and Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka is one of the most unique and interesting water related activities you can do during your holiday. One of the ideal locations for whale watching would be Mirissa, Southern Cost of Sri Lanka. In the warm Indian Ocean you can spot Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and striped dolphins.
Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which once served as a key trading port for the European colonial powers that occupied most of the island for over 300 years between the 16th and 19th centuries. It was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch from 1649 onwards. When the British arrived at the end of the 18th century, they applied their own touch with the odd lighthouse here and a coat of arms there.
Stilt fishing has been a traditional fishing practice found among the fishing communities in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a petta tied to a vertical pole and driven into the sand a few meters offshore. From this high position, the fishermen casts his line, and waits until a fish comes along to be caught. Although the approach looks primitive and ancient, stilt fishing is actually a recent tradition.
After breakfast, leave to Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. On the way visit Turtle Hatchery and join with a boat safari in Madu River. Overnight stay at Colombo. Last day of the tour you will be driven to Colombo and exploring the Colombo city further with doing some shopping. After that, you will be transferred to your hotel or Colombo International Airport for departure.
There are five varieties of turtles can be seen in down south of Sri Lanka. The Southern part of the Sri Lanka became turtle’s finest place for laying eggs and that is why those turtle conservation projects are carried on. Also, guests can attend volunteer basis for conservation process too. Release the baby turtles to the ocean is a truly amazing thing.
Madu River is a complex coastal ecosystem of mangroves and islands which spreads over 900 hectares of area. There are totally 64 island in Madu Ganga. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem.
Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, is an interesting blend of the varying influences, it has seen for more than 600 years. Its importance as a trading port increased after the arrival of Portuguese to the island in the early 16th century. Colombo is the most attractive place for shopping in Sri Lanka and you can find high value jewelries, gems and quality garments at a reasonable price.