Week in Small Miracle Sri Lanka
This short tour is for people who wish to spend a week in this paradise like island. It will take you through some of the highlights of Sri Lankan attractions such as, Pinnawala Elephant orphanage, Sigiriya, Safari rides at Minneriya and Yala, Spice garden, Hill capital Kandy, Tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya, and ends the tour in Bentota- the most famous beach destination in Sri Lanka! Sri Lanka Holiday
Airport > Pinnawala > Dambulla > Sigiriya > Minneriya > Matele > Kandy > Nuwara Eliya > Ella > Yala > Galle > Bentota > Beruwala > Kalutara
*All our tour packages are private tours and tourists have their own freedom to select what and where to visit.
Day 1 - Meet and assist at Colombo international airport by our company representative and proceed to the hotel in Colombo. Overnight stay at the hotel in Colombo.
Day 2 - After breakfast proceed to Dambulla via Pinnawala and visit the elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala which is about one hour away from the Kandy town, is one of the largest elephant orphanages where they rear Elephants that were lost to their herds by human-elephant conflict and by falling into pits. Most of them are baby elephants. The elephants are fed at the orphanage and bathed in the nearby river twice a day, which will be an unforgettable experience for you. Continue to Dambulla and check-in to the hotel.
In the evening visit Sigiriya.
One of Asia’s major archaeological sites, Sigiriya presents a unique concentration of fifth-century urban planning, architecture, gardening, engineering, hydraulic technology and art. Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel of Sri Lanka built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century A.D. It was the royal citadel of King Kasyapa for more than 18 years. Sigiriya has been named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. On completion return to the hotel in Dambulla. Overnight stay at the hotel in Dambulla.
Day 3 - Take breakfast packets from the hotel and leave early morning at around 5 O’clock for a safari at Minneriya National Park.
Minneriya National Park affords the opportunity to sight herds of Elephants throughout the year. Wild elephants from the surrounding wilderness, makes their way to the shores of the Minneriya Reservoir adjoining the Minneriya National Park in search of food and water. Huge herd of elephants, sometimes numbering up to 300, converge together within a few square kilometres of the lake. This Elephant Gathering is a thrilling spectacle that would be remembered for rest of the life of all those who were fortunate to witness it.
After a thrilling safari at Minneriya National park proceed to Kandy via Matale.
Visit a spice garden in Matale to see many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for. Just 25 km from the hill capital of Kandy, the Matale spice gardens are among the best on the island. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.
Continue to Kandy.
Kandy, a world heritage site, is home to numerous Buddhist temples including the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Set in a valley surrounded by rings of mountains, the city of Kandy is the gateway to the Salubrious hill country of Sri Lanka.
In the evening enjoy a cultural show of traditional dances. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy.
Day 4 - After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka at an altitude 6,200 ft above the sea level was made into a health resort by the British in the 19th century. Such is the character of the district of Nuwara Eliya, with its home gardens of plants and flowers and cultivation of vegetables, even today it is known as Little England.
En-route visit to a tea plantation
Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea. Since the introduction of tea to Sri Lanka in mid 19the century Nuwara Eliya has been the capital of the tea industry. For many miles prior to reaching Nuwara Eliya from either direction you will find acres and acres of tea plantations. There are many factories open for visitors which also have tea sales outlets. Overnight stay at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 5 - After breakfast proceed to Yala.
On the way to Yala, pause at the paradise like village of Elle to admire the magnificent view of Ella gap.
Continue to Yala, and do a safari at Yala National Park.
The Elephant, undoubtedly the best known attraction at Yala is 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 drinking water 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, and king-fisher & wood pecker are some of the birds can be seen in the park. Overnight stay at the hotel in Yala.
Day 6 - After breakfast proceed to South West coast of the country via Galle.
Sri Lanka, an island floating in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Endowed with over a thousand miles of beautiful beaches fringed with coconut palms.
Places like Galle on the west coast with its historical heritage, are included in the attraction even without the lure of the sun, sea and sand. You can also stop on the drive down the west coast for interesting side trip like visiting a batik factory or a turtle hatchery, paying your respects at the local temple or sampling the local fruit and getting first-hand knowledge on the art of toddy making. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bentota – Beruwala – Kalutara
Day 7 - Leave the hotel at the standard check-out time and proceed to the airport for the departure.
• 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 single /double /triple room sharing basis.
• Meals on Bed & Breakfast basis at the hotels reserved.
The Price does Not Includes;
• Kandy Perahera Supplements.
• Entrance fees and tickets in Sri Lanka.
• Safari Jeep and boat Charges.
• Air ticket expenses from your country to Sri Lanka and return journey.
• Lunch & Dinner 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.