Discover Sri Lanka Tour 3 (15 Days)
Day 01- Airport / Negombo
Meet and assist at Colombo international airport by our company representative and transfer to the hotel at Negombo, which is only about half an hour's drive from the airport. Overnight at the hotel in Negombo.
Day 02- Negombo / Sigiriya
After Breakfast at the hotel, leave Negombo for Sigiriya.
This rock fortress was built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century A.D. and was a royal citadel for more than 18 years. In a sheltered pocket, approached by a spiral stairway, are the famous frescoes. The summit of the rock, with an area of nearly one hectare was the site of the palace, the outer wall of which was built on the very brink of the precipice. The UNESCO - sponsored Central Cultural Fund has restored Sigiriya 5th century Water Gardens to their former glory.
Overnight at the hotel at Sigiriya/ Dambulla/ Habarana
Day 03- Habarana / Anuradhapura / Habarana
Visit the cultural monuments of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC. Here is found the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization of Sinhalese. Buddhism found its first home in Sri Lanka at Anuradhapura, and it thus contains some of Sri Lankan Buddhism's most sacred sites. The Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura, planted from a cutting from the original 'bo tree' under which the Buddha achieved enlightenment, continues to draw thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. Among the well preserved ruins are pillars of the brazen palace which once had nine stories, the image of the Samadi Buddha, the twin ponds, guard stones & moonstones.
There are renovated monuments such as Ruwanveliseya dagoba built in the 2nd century BC with its famous Elephant wall and Thuparama dageba built in the 3rd century B.C.
Overnight at the hotel Habarana
Day 04- Habarana / Dambulla / Matale / Kandy
After breakfast we leave Habarana for Kandy via Dambulla Rock Temple. Kandy and Dambulla are world heritage sites.
Dambulla Rock Temple is a magnificent Gallery of Buddha images and wall and ceiling paintings. It is a complex of five cave temples with its origin going back to the Anuradhapura period (1st century BC). However due to additions and restorations done by various rulers over the past two thousand years what now remains are mostly the works of the Kandyan period (18th century).
Having visited Dambulla, we proceed to Kandy.
Overnight at the hotel Kandy.
Day 05- Kandy / Pinnawala / Kandy
After breakfast leave Kandy for Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The Elephant Orphanage was established to feed, nurse & house young Elephants, whose parents were killed in the human-elephant conflicts. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water during drought period. The rescued baby elephants are adopted by the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
In the afternoon, visit the city of Kandy with an artificially created decorative lake in the heart of the city and surrounded by rings of wooded mountains. Kandy, the Cultural Capital of Sri Lanka is home to numerous Buddhist temples including the most sacred of all, the Holy Temple of the Tooth Relic.
In the late evening visit the temple of the tooth relic of Buddha. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance.
Overnight at the hotel in Kandy.
Day 06- Kandy / Peradeniya Botanical Gardens / Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large number and variety of plants, ornamental, decorative, useful & medicinal. More than 4000 species include indigenous and introduced plants. This garden is best known for it's collection of orchids, the largest in Asia.
En-route to Nuwara Eliya, visit a tea plantation and a tea factory in Nuwara Eliya and witness the manufacture of the world famous 'Ceylon tea'.
Overnight at the hotel at Nuwara Eliya.
Day 07- Nuwara Eliya / Horton Plains / Nuwara Eliya
Very early in the morning leave Nuwara Eliya for Horton Plains, a World Heritage Site, to be at the escarpment (falls nearly 1000 meters) popularly called World's End to be there before the mist set in so that panoramic landscape over the site could be viewed. On a clear day even the southern coast of Sri Lanka could be seen.
Day 08- Nuwara Eliya / Ella / Tissamaharama / Yala / Tissamaharama
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Yala National Park. Stop at the village of Ella to admire the magnificent view that extends to the eastern coast. Lunch en-route at the ancient city of Tissmaharama of reservoirs and Stupas.
In the afternoon safari at the Yala National Park. The Elephants, undoubtedly the most popular attraction at Yala are seen in small & large herds. Herds of spotted deer are seen all over the park. Monkeys-the pinkish rhesus and the Grey-faced Langur Monkey live and play on the tree-tops and the ground below. Wild buffalo & wild boar could give you a good surprise & the sight of a leopard sunning itself or quenching its thirst at a water hole could be memorable experience. The peacock is easily the most famous of the birds at Yala. The painted stork, many varieties of heron, the spoonbill, the bee-eater, parakeets, king-fisher & wood pecker are some of the birds can be seen in the park.
Overnight at the hotel at Tissamaharama.
Day 09- Tissamaharama / Galle / Unawatuna
After breakfast leave Tissamaharama for Unawatuna Overnight at the hotel at Unawatuna.
Day 10- Unawatuna
Unawatuna Beach is one of the loveliest beaches in the world. The bay beach in the shape of a horse shoe is adorned with golden sandy beach and turquoise sea. Overnight at the hotel at Unawatuna.
Day 11- Leave Unawatuna for Bentota
After breakfast, leave Unawatuna Beach for Bentota Beach, Sri Lanka's most famous beach resort where you could unwind, relax and enjoy all kinds of water sports at the pristine expanse of beach as well at Bentota Lagoon and river. Overnight at the hotel at Bentota hotel.
Day 12 / 13- Bentota
Relaxation at water sports at Bentota Beach, enjoying a boat safari in the Bentota river upstream. Visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery 9 km south of Bentota Beach. Overnight at the hotel at Bentota hotel.
Day 14- Bentota / Colombo
After breakfast leave Bentota for Colombo. Overnight at the hotel at Colombo.
Day 15- Colombo / Airport
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport. Overnight at the hotel at Colombo.
The Price Includes;
» Meet and assistance at the Colombo International Airport.
» Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle with English Speaking Chauffer.
» All fuel, insurance and license fees of the vehicle.
» Replacement of vehicle in case of breakdown or emergency.
» Accommodation on double/twin room sharing basis.
» Meals on Half Board basis at the hotels reserved.
The Price Not Includes;
» Air ticket expenses from your country to Sri Lanka and return journey.
» Lunch Expenses.
» Extra items consumed / facilities utilized in Hotels.
» Tips to service men and drivers.
» Expenses of personal nature such as liquor, cigarettes etc.
» Camera Charges and video recording charges payable at the sites.
» All Entrance fees and tickets in Sri Lanka.
» Safari Jeep and boat Charges.
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