11-day tour : Discover and experience Sri Lanka
This tour will help to discover culture, nature, heritage and the people and livelihood of Sri Lankans.
1 day: Negambo
Arrival at the airport and a warm welcome by your tour guide and transfer to a very comfortable beach Hotel Goldi Sands in Negombo.
In the afternoon we will take you to one of the largest fishing site in Sri Lanka . After visiting the fishing site we will take you around the Negambo city and you will get to see the vegetable and fruit markets in Sri Lanka.
Then we drive back to the Hotel and enjoy the evening in the beach.
2 Day: Pinnawela – Kurunegala
After breakfast we start a highlight of your stay, Very interesting trip to Pinnawela Elephant orphanage where you can experience the daily routine of the tamed elephants, especially the elephants in the river.
In the afternoon we drive to Kurunegala and stay the night at hotel Ermelo Villas (http://ermelovillas.com/ ), Hotel connected with Orchids and beautiful surroundings such as paddy fields, mountains, plantations to visit and walk the whole day including the everyday life of the villagers.
3 day: Dambulla – Giritale
After the breakfast we continue to drive towards Dambulla and visit the ancient fortress, Sigiriya one of the sites named under UNESCO as a world heritage. Climbing Sigiriya is one of the Highlights of the trip. There you can get a tremendous experience with the clouds together with scenic beauty of the whole area.
After the Adventurous rock climb we drive towards the Dambulla cave temple which is one of the highlights of the day. There will be total of 5 cave temples where you will see numerous Buddha statues which are about 13 meters long. The walls will be painted with ancient murals which are almost 2000 years old. The Dambulla cave temple is one of the most ancient temples in Sri Lanka symbolizing the rich culture and heritage.
04 day: Pollonnaruwa – Giritale
After breakfast, we drive through impressive landscapes to reach Polonnaruwa, the second capital of the Sinhala kings of the 9th and 13th century. We visit the Old Royal Palaces and most impressive are the four Buddha statues of the Gal Viehara that have been carved out of a single granite wall.
The cultural heritage of the city, which is now among the most important works Ceylon architecture.We will conclude the day after visiting a wood carvings.
05 day: Giritale – Habarana – Kandy
After the breakfast at Royal Lotus we drive to Matale , the spice route as well as the road to Kandy. We visit the spice gardens where you get to experience the spice world and you will learn a lot about how the spices can help your health and well-being.
In the afternoon we will reach the Holy Kandy city and we will visit the sacred Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth Relic).
The holy city has numerous tourist attractions and it is the religious center of the Island. The day will be concluded after visiting the Temple of the Tooth Relic.
06 day; Kandy, visit the city & Botanical Gardens
After breakfast you will visit the city and experience the most beautiful collection of orchids in the world at the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya .The town itself is magnificent and is the center of arts and crafts industry. You will visit a wood carving factory and will experience the beauty of wood carvings.
07 Day: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast we will proceed to Nuwara Eliya one of the most beautiful stretch of the island. We will visit a tea factory and you will be able to experience the day to day lives of tea pluckers and the taste of world re-known Ceylon Tea.
In the afternoon we will visit the Nuwara Eliya town and overnight stay in Nuwar Eliya.
08 Day: Nuwara Elliya – Bandarawela
After breakfast we will enjoy a fascinating train journey to Bandarawela starting from Nanu Oya Railway station. The ride in the local train takes about 4 hours. You will experience the magnificent sceneries of beautiful Highlands through the tea plantations, vegetable terraces, fields and very beautiful waterfalls and the everyday lives of Sri Lankans.
9 days: Ella – Bandarawela
After breakfast we drive to Ella and start walking through beautiful tea plantations towards the waterfall at Ella.
10 day: Bandarawela – Udawalawa Jeep safari through the National Park.
After breakfast we proceed to Udawalawa. In the afternoon we will arrange a Jeep Safari in Udawalawa National Park. There you will get to see wild elephants, wild deer and a lot more wild animals and birds in Sri Lanka. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Udawalawa.
11 days; Airport or to the Beach
Then we will end the tour by simply dropping you off to the Airport or to the beach hotel you have booked.
Special Note – The hotels can be arranged according to your choice. Please email us regarding the inquiry….