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15 Days
DAMBULLA / KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA / YALA / BENTOTA / COLOMBO

DAY 01: ARRIVAL / DAMBULLA

Arrival in Sri Lanka.

You will be met on arrival at the International Airport by our representative who will assist you with your luggage and guide you to your vehicle where your personal chauffeur guide awaits.

En-route visit;

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

“Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975 by Sri Lanka department of wildlife conservation. It was originally established to make protection to the orphaned wild elephants found in forests of Sri Lanka. It is an orphanage, a nursery for elephants. Presently more than 60 elephants live here including baby elephants. The area is about 10 ha and bathing and viewing are on the Maha Oya River opposite the orphanage. Bottled milk feeding is done two times a day for the baby elephant’s and visitors can take part in bottle feeding for the elephants.”

Proceed to Dambulla.

Check-in to the hotel and evening spend your time on leisure. Overnight stay in Dambulla.

DAY 02: DAMBULLA

Breakfast at the hotel. Then start your sightseeing tour around Dambulla.

Visits;

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress

“Sigiriya Rock fortress – which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (473 – 491 A.D.) The “Lion Rock” is citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. The world renowned frescoes of the “Heavenly Maidens” of Sigiriya which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by spiral stairway is one of the main attractions. The frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster”

After Sigiriya you may do the following activities;

  • Village Tour
  • Elephant Back Ride
  • Minneriya National Park (Safari Tour)

Then return back to the Hotel. Overnight stay in Dambulla.

DAY 03: DAMBULLA / KANDY

Breakfast at the hotel. Then check-out and proceed to Kandy.

Kandy

“Kandy, The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a world heritage city. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the Last Sinhalese king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1806, visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts museum and lapidary. In the evening is the best time to visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. There after witness a traditional cultural show.

En-route visits;

  • Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
  • Spice & Herbal Garden in Matale

After you reach Kandy check-in to the hotel and relax.

Overnight stay in Kandy.

DAY 04: KANDY

Breakfast at the hotel and thereafter, start your sightseeing tour in Kandy.

Visits;

  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden

“Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Located 5.5 km to the west from Kandy, Altitude is 460 meters above sea level. The garden covers 147 acres. The history goes back to 1371 and was formally established in 1843 by British after they took over the control in Kandy. More than 4000 species of plants found here including many varieties of orchids, Medicinal plants, palm trees and many rare species of trees.”

  • Kandy Lake & Upper Lake Drive
  • Gem Museum
  • Traditional Wood Carving and Batik Factory
  • Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Cultural Show

Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kandy.

DAY 05: KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA

Breakfast at the hotel. 

  • Nuwara Eliya

“Nuwara Eliya is located at an altitude of almost 1870 meters (6200 feet) is Sri Lanka’s most premier hill resort with a fine bracing mountain climate. Nuwara Eliya is also the most important place for Sri Lanka’s Tea Production. Producing 50% of Sri Lanka’s tea production. Highest peak of Sri Lanka “Piduruthalagala Mountain” (8282 feet) located here. Famous 18 hole golf course has been a great attraction in Nuwara Eliya over the years. Victoria Park, Gregory Lake, Gal-way’s Land Bird Sanctuary are other most attractive places in Nuwara Eliya”

Then check-out and proceed towards Nuwara Eliya.

En-route visits;

  • Tea Factory & Tea Estate
  • Ramboda Water Fall

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya and check-in to the hotel.

Spend rest of the day on leisure at the hotel (You may visit Nuwara Eliya Town in the Evening)

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 06: NUWARA ELIYA

Breakfast at the hotel and then start the sightseeing tour in Nuwara Eliya.

Later Visits;

  • Hakgala Botanical Gardens
  • Ambewela Dairy Farms & Strawberry Farms
  • Gregory Lake & Lake Park
  • Victoria Park

Then, return back to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 07: NUWARA ELIYA

Breakfast at the hotel.

You can spend the day on leisure at the hotel.

You may visit Horton Plains (This Excursion will be charged extra)

  • Horton Plains

“Horton Plains is located in central highlands of Sri Lanka. Altitude is almost 2300 meters (7500 ft.) with rich biodiversity. Species mostly found here are endemic to this region. It is 35kms from Nuwara Eliya and declared as a national park in year 1988. World’s end and Baker’s fall are the two most attractive locations in Horton Plains. One of the most ideal places in Sri Lanka for flora and fauna lovers.”

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 08: NUWARA ELIYA / YALA

Breakfast at the hotel. Then check-out and proceed to Yala.

En-route visits;

  • Ella view point
  • Rawana Water Falls

After reaching Yala check-in to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Yala.

DAY 09: YALA

After breakfast proceed for below visits.

During this day you have the following options;

Full Day Safari at Yala National Park

(06:00 to 18:00 hrs.)

Half day safari at Yala National Park

(05:00 hour safari / Morning or Evening)

Half day Safari in Bundala National Park

(For Bird Watching) / 

 

  • Yala National Park

“Yala National Park is situated 310 km south of Colombo. Yala National Park covers almost 980 square kilometres. It was declared as a wild life sanctuary in 1900. It is located in the south-eastern corner of the island. Being home to 44 no’s of Mammals and having 70 important Bird Watching areas has become a popular location for wild life lovers. Yala has the highest densities for the Leopards in the world. Apart from birds and leopards large numbers of elephants and deer, buffaloes, wild boars, bears, crocodile too can be seen in this park. It is the Largest National park in Sri Lanka”

  • Bundala National Park

“Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbours 197 species of birds, the highlight being the greater flamingo, which migrate in large flocks. Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesigned to a national park on 4 January 1993. In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.”

Then return back to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Yala.

DAY 10: YALA / BENTOTA

Breakfast at the hotel. Then check-out and depart to Bentota.

En-route visit:

  • Galle Fort & Fort City

“Galle was once the chief port of Ceylon as Sri Lanka was named by the British. It is still well known for handmade Lace, tortoise shell curios and ebony elephants. You can also visit the Galle fort (Spanning 90 acres), which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. This is a UNESCO world heritage site”

Proceed to Bentota.

Check-in to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Bentota.

 

DAY 11 : BENTOTA

Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter, start your sightseeing tour around Bentota.

Visits;

  • Madu River

“Madu River, the second largest wet land in Sri Lanka with 62 islands and was declared as a world heritage site in 2003 in terms of Ramsar conservation. The mangroves are the main attraction and more than 300 species of plants are found here. More than 400 families live in these islands. An 800 year old Hindu temple is also found in a small islet called Satha Pahe (five cents)”

  • Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
  • Later Water Sports in Bentota River

Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Bentota.

 

DAY 12: BENTOTA

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, spend your time on leisure at the beach or in the nearby surrounding.

Overnight stay in Bentota.

DAY 13: BENTOTA / COLOMBO

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend your morning on leisure at the beach.
Then, check-out from the hotel and set off to Colombo.

  • Colombo

“Colombo is like many other capital cities in the developing countries. Colombo is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood, yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. A 100 year old clock tower and several British built Colonial buildings are still to be seen in the city. The Pettah Bazaar – where one can shop for bargains. Hindu and Buddhist temples, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo Museum, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the people’s republic of China); the new Parliament in Sri Jawardanapura, the Capital of Sri Lanka and the folk art centre are some of the places of Interest that one can visit to”

Check-in to the hotel at Colombo and relax. Overnight stay.

DAY 14: COLOMBO

Breakfast at the hotel. Then start your sightseeing and shopping tour in Colombo.

Visits;

  • Galle Face Green
  •  Independence Square 
  • National Museum 
  • Gangaramaya Temple 
  • BMICH 
  • Sri Lanka Parliament 

**Also you may visit a few shopping malls within the Colombo City limits.

Return back to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Colombo.

DAY 15: DEPARTURE

After breakfast check-out from the hotel.
Then, you will be transferred to Airport for your departure flight.

You must be present at the airport on or before 3 hours prior to the flight time.

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Price Includes

  • Accommodation in a Double Room / Twin sharing basis as per mentioned meal plan
  • Service of an English speaking chauffeur
  • Transportation in an Air-conditioned Vehicle and includes entry tickets to all Sights

Price Excludes

  • Drinks and personal expenses in the hotels
  • Lunch and Dinner Cost
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips for the porters, drivers and guides
  • The hotel services such as Ayurvedic massage, yoga
  • Optional activities
  • Videos costs and cameras on some sites
  • Supplements
  • Insurance
  • Flights
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