Scenic Sri Lanka

Tour Duration: 05N/06D
Destination covered: Colombo / Negombo, Pinnawela, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Beach Destination - Negombo to Weligama

Program

DAY 01 | AIRPORT – COLOMBO/NEGOMBO

Arrival and welcome at the airport. Transfer to hotel and check-in rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 02 | COLOMBO/NEGOMBO – CULTURAL TRIANGLE

Breakfast at the hotel. Do a brief city tour of Colombo (for customers accommodated in Colombo) and Negombo (for customers accommodated on Negombo) and thereafter proceed to cultural triangle via Pinnawela.

Colombo, the throbbing metropolis, located in the west is not only the country’s commercial capital, but also the turbine that impels above 50% of the national GDP flanking Colombo's fancy urban development effort.  Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Waters.  Racecourse horse racing hub in 1893 & World War II airstrip furnished today with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques.

Negombo, the cinnamon hub of the Colonization of Dutch offers some of the most exiting diving stretches in the country. With quite a pleasant beach and lagoon. Watch how Negombo dishes out some of the best lobsters, prawns and crabs found in the country.

Enroute visit the Elephant Orphanage, home to many orphaned elephants who roam freely. But why does a visit to Pinnawela create so much excitement? This is the one place you would get to see these gentle giants up close when they stroll to the nearby river at 10.00am and 2.00pm daily. It’s an opportunity to take lots of pictures of them taking a bath, enjoying the water, playing, and socializing with the rest of the elephants.

If time permits visit the cave temple in Dambulla, dating back to 1st century B.C. Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the most unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe how exquisitely cave paintings are done along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat, look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold over a land, which today houses an important junction in the country's economic and cultural uplifting. 
Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 03 | CULTURAL TRIANGLE – KANDY

Breakfast at hotel.Transfer to Sigiriya and climb the rock fortress, the 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site. Sigiriya doesn't only boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to be one of the finest monuments of art & culture. Surrounded  by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock, resembling the mythological 'City of  Gods' is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in  Ajanta caves of India.

Thereafter proceed to Kandy via Matale. Enroute visit a Spice garden. 
Late afternoon sightseeing Kandy including a visit to the temple of the tooth relic. If time permits view a cultural show.

Kandy the last royal capital of Sri Lanka before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy, and the World Heritage crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe.  Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. 
Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 04 | KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

Breakfast at the Hotel & Transfer to Nuwara Eliya via Peradeniya. Enroute visit the royal botanical gardens in Peradeniya and a tea plantation & tea factory and witness the process of Ceylon tea.

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens first developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147 acre bliss of an experience, passing well-tended lawns, pavilions & an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break.

Late afternoon, do a city tour of Nuwara Eliya. Misty steep roads, twisting through lush green blankets of tea bushes in a cool climate, remind visitors that they are within the range of the renowned British colonial retreat, Nuwara Eliya. Augmented by an English countryside atmosphere, the city of light once governed by English & Scottish planters is still studded with colonial bungalows, hedgerows & one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the world. 
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 05| NUWARA ELIYA – BEACH

Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to your beach destination (Program includes beach  
Destinations from Negombo to Weligama). 
Rest of the day at leisure. 
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 06| BEACH – AIRPORT

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the Airport to connect your departure flight.

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