Overview

Sri Lanka Island Explorer (09 Nights / 10 Days) Holiday Package / Private Tour.

 

 

 

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10 Days Sri Lanka
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Meet and assist arrival and departure at the airport.
  • Tour as per the itinerary
  • Transport is by air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver /guide.
  • 09 nights accommodation based on bed and breakfast basis in hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Madu River boat ride
  • Kandy Lake Boat ride
  • Luxury air-conditioned train ride including lunch
  • Elephant back safari in Habarana Jungle 
  • 4x4 Jeep safari in Yala without entrance fees
  • Service charges and government taxes

What is NOT included in the tour

  1. Air tickets, visas & Mandatory Travel insurance.
  2. Optional & Add-On tours unless mentioned otherwise.
  3. Entrance fees not specified above.
  4. Any other meals other than specified above.
  5. Any other sightseeing other than mentioned above.
  6. Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls etc
  7. Items which are not mentioned under ‘’INCLUSIONS’’ column 
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Colombo City tour, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage,Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Elephant Back Safari, Spice Garden, Kandy City Tour, Cultural Show, Boat Ride in Kandy Lake, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Train Ride, Gregory’s Lake,Hakgala botanical Gardens, Tea plantations, Waterfalls, Yala National Park,Stilt Fishermen, Galle Ducth Fort, Madu River Boat Safari

 

Itinerary

Day 01 

Upon arrival, when you leave the airport terminal our  tour guide displaying a signboard with your name. Transfer to your hotel in Colombo.

In the afternoon commence a city tour of Colombo.


Colombo - A drive through the city will take you to the Fort and Pettah - the commercial area of the city and tree-lined Colombo - 07 Cinnamon Gardens. The Hindu Temple at Sea Street, lined with goldsmith's shops, the Dutch Church at Wolfendhal, dating back to 1749. The Independence Hall, B.M.I.C.H, see the replica of Avukana Buddha, the Independence Square and Gangarama Temple.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight stay in Colombo

 

Day 02

After breakfast pickup from the hotel and proceed to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Which is home for about 90 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. The best time to visit is during the feeding time at 9.15 a.m or 1.15 p.m.

Thereafter proceed to Sigiriya / Habarana
Overnight stay in Habarana / Sigiriya

Day 03

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya and climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD).  It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress.  Within it triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool.  On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color. These Frescos painted in earth pigments on plaster,Thereafter Experience the thrill of an elephant back safari in Habarana. Once you mount the Elephant, you will be taken deep in to the jungle, accompanied by a Mahout. During the journey, you will be able to spot occasionally a herd of wild elephants. A truly adventurous journey!!

Overnight stay in Habarana / Sigiriya

Day 04

After breakfast proceed to Kandy. En route visit a spice garden in Matale.

Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamons, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices. You can have Srilankan style home made lunch at the Spice Garden if interested.

Thereafter proceed to Kandy.

In the afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of Kandy including visiting the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum and a lapidary

Kandy - the hill capital which was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings. Kandy is venue of the annual Perahera festival happening in July or August in Kandy every year, it has become a unique symbol of Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist festival consisting of dances and nicely decorated elephants. There are fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandian dances and various other cultural dances. The elephants are usually adorned with lavish garments.

The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe.

Enjoy a boat ride in Kandy lake in the evening

In the evening watch a cultural show featuring the exotic traditional dances of Sri Lanka.
Return back to the hotel in the evening.

Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 05

After breakfast visit the Royal Botanical Gardens - once a pleasure garden of our

ancient Queens, it has a wide and rare collection of tropical and temperate.

Thereafter take a train ride to Nuwara Eliya, visiting a tea estate en route.

* Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations.  It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence.  Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. 

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya .       

Day 06

After breakfast visit Hakgala botanical gardens. Thereafter leave for Yala. Enroute visit Ravana Falls

Overnight stay in Yala / Tissamaharama.

Day 07

Breakfast at the hotel

In the afternoon jeep safari of the Yala National Park.

* Yala is a haven for Fauna both indigenous and migrant. this park is famous for Elephants, leopards, bears and platoons of crocodiles. Bird concentrations are by the Lagoons/Salvers.  Here are thousands of Flamingoes, Assemblies of spotted Billed Pelicans, Spoonbills, Cormorants and various species of Herons. Pheasants, Pea Fowl, Peacocks and the Wild Fowl are found in hundreds. Wild Buffalo and herds of wild Elephants are a common sight. Whether it is birds or animals you have them all at Yala.

Overnight stay in Yala / Tissamaharama.

Day 08

After breakfast transfer up to the down south beach. En route visit the Dutch Fort in Galle, stilt fishermen in Weligama and turtle hatchery in Kosgoda.

The Fort of Galle - The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch fort in which the central city is contained.  But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the ‘Tarshish’ of the Old testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant Vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord. Today, the 90 acre Galle Fort who’s no evidence of the Portuguese founders.  The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663.  A second, taller wall was build inside of it.  Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the fort’s two half bastion’s overlooking the sea.  The original gate to the fort was by the harbor.  It is still there, marked by the old Dutch V.O.C ( for ‘Verenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) arms with a rooster crest.

Overnight stay in Beruwala

Day 09

After breakfast enjoy a boat ride in Madu river

Overnight stay in Beruwala

Day 10 

Departure transfer to Airport.

 

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