On arrival at the Bandaranayake International airport, you will be warmly greeted by our very own chauffeur guide and transferred to Sigiriya.
En-route, you will stop at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage for some one-on-one interaction with the Elephants of Sri Lanka.
The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned elephants found in the jungle. Since the inception of the program over 20 elephants have been bred here. The aim of the orphanage is to simulate a natural habitat to these elephants. However, there are some exceptions: the elephants are taken to the river twice a day for a bath, and all the babies less than three years of age are still bottle fed by the mahouts and volunteers.
In the afternoon, you will visit the ‘Lion’s Rock’ in Sigiriya.
sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination of Sri Lanka. One of the most striking features of Sigiriya is its Mirror wall.
Overnight stay at the hotel
The next morning you have to go Dambulla cave temple.The Buddhist temple complex of Dambulla consists of five cave temples carved under a very large overhanging rock. The temples include numerous carved statues of Buddha, and his faithful disciple Ananda, as well as Hindu deities.Later continuing journey to historic with sacred Kandy city. It is Sri Lanka’s second largest city A Brief History of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a world-renowned place of worship, where the left Canine tooth of Gautama Buddha is enshrined.
Later continuing journey to Botanical garden at Peradeniya Situated in Kandy’s suburb of Peradeniya, the spectacular Peradeniya Botanical Garden The gardens display over 4 000 different species of plants, regarded amongst the most superior in Asia.The highlight is the spectacular Orchid collection and a mighty avenue of palm trees. In addition to a plethora of flowering plants, there is also an extensive collection of medicinal plants and spices which can be spotted on your meander across the gardens. Encompassing over 60 hectares of sublimely designed lawns, pavilions and plant houses, the extraordinary array of Sri Lankan, Asian and international flora is a fragrant, colorful view on the eye. Gorgeous avenues lead on to sections exploding in bursts of tropical color and vast lawns dotted with enormous trees.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy
The next morning you have to go Nuwaraeliya. En-route, you will stop at theRamboda falls The area is known for marvelous landscapes comprising of highlands, ridges, plains, streams and hilly mountains. The best of the attractions being the Ramboda falls.Ramboda also has beautiful sights and rare birds cooing on the thick forests.The gushing waters and their sounds as they crackle hitting the rocks is experience awe – parallel.
Next you will visit the Tea Plantation & Tea Factory One of the most famous is Blue Field Tea Estate Nuwara Eliya. They control a large estate around the factory and produce high quality tea that is being exported all over the world.You will also visit a tea tasting chamber with different types of teas.
Aftre lunch you will visit Haggala Botanical Garden .It is the second largest garden among the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve, which is the home to a variety of wild life, including bears, monkeys and birds. The comfortable cool weather that prevails throughout the year compliments the exotic flora and fauna, creating a true paradise. It boasts thousands of flora species. .
Later continuing journey to Nuwara Eliya is often referred to by the Sri Lankan tourist industry as ‘Little England’.Travelling through winding roads and lush green valleys, tea estates situated on the slopes and banks of the hills, with tiny streams and water falls and the beautiful misty mountains , one can arrive at Nuwara Eliya town which offers you everything, as any other town does Nuwara Eliya, which is situated among some of the most beautiful tea estates also has the Golf course, race Course, horses, Rose gardens and British style houses which all add up to a perfect vacation retreat, offering a level of perfection without equal.
Gregory Lake was build under the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. This is the most prominent attraction in Nuwara Eliya and all the vistors used to come here and spent some time by the lake and relax.
After a hearty dinner, come back to the hotel for a good night’s rest. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.
After a delicious breakfast in the hotel you will visit the Yala Natioanal Park. Yala National Park is the island’s principle national park and offers the greatest diversity of animal and birdlife in the country. The habitats found in the park are wide-ranging, from freshwater lakes to beaches, rocky outcrops to green plains and jungle. This creates an area of immense biodiversity and is one of the world’s most popular destinations to spot the elusive leopard, who love to lounge on the huge granite boulders that dot the parkland.
The home of the Sri Lankan leopards, the Yala Park is the only place in the country where these fierce creatures can roam free in their natural habitat. A jungle safari in this park is must for all nature and wildlife lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and wildlife photographers. On a clear rainless day, one can spot a number of animals at this park ranging from leopards, elephants, Sri Lankan sloth bear, turtles, macaques, fishing cats, etc. One can also find a number of dangerous reptiles native to Sri Lanka like monitor lizards, types of crocodiles, Sri Lankan flying snake, Fan-throated lizard, Indian cobra, Russells Viper, and Sri Lankan krait. A safari in Yala National Park is undoubtedly one of the cool things to do in Sri Lanka.Other than wildlife, the park is also famous for its beach and its picture-perfect fishing villages. A walk on that white sandy beach offers a refreshing respite to travelers after a tiring safari over rocky trails and dirt paths.
Overnight stay at Yala
Early next morning, you will depart to Benthota. The Bentota Turtle Hatchery Project is a popular attraction in Bentota for all travellers. The pristine golden shores that draws you to our island, also provides an enticing nesting ground for several endangered turtle species from the Olive Ridley to the Leatherback turtle. The project aims at conserving and protecting the eggs from predators and other dangers. Visit the turtle hatchery in Bentota to learn about these endangered graceful creatures of the sea.
Aftre you willa visit the Bentota sea and Beach and City Tour. There you can see Seek blessings at Buddhist temple, famous for preserved & sacred preserved Buddha’s tooth,Cruise along the rivers of Madu surrounded by mangrove trees & discover more than one hundred eleven species of birds in their natural habitat,Explore the city of Bentota, a destination squeezed into verdant rainforests, misty hills amid fertile tea plantations and dazzling beaches,Enjoy the tropical goodness of nature by walking among the massive collection of colorful orchids in Botanical Gardens,Cherish the spiritual tour of Lunuganga Estate, an epitome of architectural brilliance reflecting and fusion of Indian, Chinese, and Thai, designs.
Overnight stay at Bentota.
After breakfast visit at Balapitiya, Madu Ganga is the second biggest wetland in Sri Lanka. Abundantly rich in biodiversity, the river covers at least 150 acres of land and consists of 14 mangroves out of the 24 mangrove species found in Sri Lanka. The Madu Ganga wetland is considered to be one of the last remaining tracts of mangrove forests. It is the best place to watch prawn farming and traditional fishing methods. It is also home to 300 species of plants and about 250 wildlife species which makes it a haven for the ecologists and the botanists.Visitors can book themselves for boat rides and bird-watching rides. The boat traverses through thick mangrove forests, which provide protection to a large number of aquatic birds, animal and plant species. One can get a chance to see crocodiles, water snakes, tree snakes, and wild boars in their natural habitat during the boat ride.
Next you will viist Fish spa has provided a treasured experience for locals as well as foreigners who are visiting Madu river estuary located in southern part of Sri Lanka. It has become a popular activity in community based tourism as water based recreational activity. Guests get the greatest opportunity of benefiting from a natural fish spa therapy. This creates a relaxing feeling as you receive a tingling massage from the dozens of toothless fish. They suck and gently nibble away at dry and dead skin.
Aftre lunch you will visit The water sports in Bentota are world-renowned, and there is something for people of all ages. Water sports in Bentota include a cruise on the river as well as other water sports activities such as water skiing, windsurfing, banana ride, wakeboarding, jet-skiing, tube rides, sea diving, snorkelling and surfing. If you are new to the world of water sports, there are courses offered by various water sports centre’s to guide you through your stint with the waves. Bentota is generally a town filled with tourists, especially as they come for the water sports that are offered by almost all the resorts that are present there. The city thrives on its wide variety of water sporting activities along with its top of the notch facilities that they offer tourists and local visitors as they partake in the games.
Overnight stay at Bentota
After Breakfast proceed to Colombo.On your way to Colombo you will visit Independence Square.The Independence Square is one of the most vital and historical monuments in the city of Colombo. It was built to commemorate the country`s independence in 1948. Bordered by a sprawling recreational park with manicured lawns, it is a popular attraction among families, friends and the keen joggers who spend their time at leisure.
Next you will visit National Museum Colombo. The National Museum Colombo first opened in 1877 with only 800 exhibits showcasing some aspects of the history and culture of Sri Lanka. Today, it has over 100,000 exhibits and the most important library on the island. Located near the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in swanky Colombo 7, the National Museum is the largest museum on the island.Visitors are greeted at the Museum`s lobby by a serene Buddha statue in meditation pose carved out of stone dating as far back as 4th to 5th century. This is one of the best-preserved ancient statues found on the island and is hailed by historians as a sculpting masterpiece.
Aftre that you will go Galle Face and Shopping Mall in Colombo.A premier retail, entertainment and dining paradise to unite local and global shoppers. Providing the globe`s best known and best loved names with optimal display and foot traffic opportunities and ensuring that visitors are engaged and satisfied with an experience unlike anything else in Colombo.At the rooftop, find a plethora of alfresco dining options with cuisines to suit every taste, all with spectacular views of the ocean makes this a must visit attraction for having a drink with friends, colleagues or the family. For everyday dining, the high-quality themed food court will offer familiar international brands alongside the best of local flavours with something for every palate and pocket, ensuring an endless stream of activity passing through the mall.
Then Proceed to Airport,Your guide will comfortably take you back to the international airport to end your pleasant journey