10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Highlights –Anuradhapura City, Polonnaruwa ancient City, Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, Kandy, Peradeniya, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Yala National Park, Galle City and Hikkaduwa beach
Day1 AIRPORT – COLOMBO
AM – On Arrival meet our Representative at the Airport and drive to Colombo. City of Colombo is located 32kms away from the airport. This is the capital and commercial city as well as the financial centre of Sri Lanka.
PM – Check-in to your hotel in Colombo (General check in time is 14:00Hrs)
Engage in a city tour of Colombo which covers the Pettah Bazaar, Galle Face green, Gangaramaya Temple, BMICH (Bandaranayaka Memorial International Conference Hall) and etc.
Stay at your hotel selected in Colombo
Day-2 COLOMBO – ANURADHAPURA
AM – Breakfast and leave for Anuradhapura
PM– Engage in a City tour of Anuradhapura
Anurdahpura is the first Capital of Sri Lanka located in the North central part of Island. You could visit many Historical and Archeological sites in the excursion.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Anuradhapura
Day-3 ANURADHAPURA – SIGIRIYA
AM – After breakfast drive to Sigiriya
PM – Check-in to your hotel in Sigiriya
Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya is a World Heritage Site preserved by UNESCO. This fortress was built by King Kasyapa using the Sigiriya Rock, 180m in height with exquisite Rock Paintings of the “Cloud Damsels” in two sheltered pockets. It takes approx two and half hours for this excursion. It is advisable to do this excursion morning time or afternoon to avoid the hot sun burn.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Sigiriya
Day-4 SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA – MINNERIYA – SIGIRIYA
AM – After breakfast drive to Polonnaruwa City to visit the ancient monuments. Polonnaruwa is the second largest ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka with many ruins to visit.
PM – Engage in a Safari to Minneriya National Park which is popular to see the Elephant gathering and the key point of this park is the Minneriya Tank.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Sigiriya
Day-5 SIGIRIYA – DAMBULLA – KANDY
AM – Breakfast and drive to Kandy via Dambulla.
En route visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple which has 250steps to climb. This temple called as “Golden Temple of Dambulla”. The caves give shelter for ancient statues and paintings for Lord Buddha and this is the largest protected cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.
If interested visit a Spice garden in Matale where you can see the well grown spice plantation, touch and smell the Asian spices. You can also purchase the spices in small and large quantities.
PM – In Kandy witness the cultural dance show in Kandy city and then visit the Temple of tooth Relic also known as “Dalada Maligawa”
Stay at your hotel selected in Kandy
Day-6 KANDY – PINNAWELA – PERADENIYA – KANDY
AM –Breakfast and drive Pinnawela to visit the Elephant Orphanage
This is a very popular location amongst the local and foreign tourists. You can see the milk feeding and Elephant bathing at different times of the day.
PM-Drive to Peradeniya to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens which is located approx 5Kms away from the Kandy city center. It covers more than 4000 spices within 147acres of land.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Kandy
Day-7 KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA
AM – Breakfast and leave for Nuwara Eliya also called as the “Little England”- This is the hill country side of Sri Lanka. En route visit a Tea estate and see the functions of a Tea Factory.
PM –Visit Sita Amman Kovil and walk around the Gregory Lake
Overnight stay at your hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Day-8 NUWARA ELIYA – YALA
AM –After breakfast Drive to Yala, which takes approx five and half hours drive
PM – Engage in an evening Safari at Yala National Park
Engage in a safari to Yala National Park which is a second Largest National park in the country and famous for Leopard and Elephant Safaris.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Yala / Tissamaharama
Day-9 YALA – HIKKADUWA
AM – Breakfast and leave for Hikkaduwa via Galle
Do a City tour of Galle – which has been declared as a World Heritage city by the UNESCO. The Dutch Fort is the highlight of the city which carries a history of the European settlers in Sri Lanka.
PM – Drive to Hikkaduwa – located 114kms from Colombo in the main coastal line with a sandy beach. Enjoy the beach stay
Overnight stay at your hotel in Hikkaduwa
Full day leisure at your beach hotel and enjoy the sunny beach-Hikkaduwa beach is popular for Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Glass bottom boat rides to see the Corals and for the night life
Day-11 HIKKADUWA – AIRPORT
AM – After breakfast drive to Airport to connect with the departure flight