Tranquilizing Sri Lanka

Tour Duration: 07N/08D
Destination covered: Colombo / Negombo, Pinnawela, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala, 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 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 in Pinnawela 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. 
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 03| CULTURAL TRIANGLE

Breakfast at the hotel. 
Proceed to Sigiriya and climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Thereafter continue to Polonnaruwa for sightseeing. 
Sigiriya, 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.

Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital & crown jewel of King  Parakramabahu I, remains superior proof of ancient culture &  heritage blended with religious beliefs. Walk across its scattered walls of the World Heritage Site blessed by stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures. 
Afternoon return to your hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya.  
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 04 | CULTURAL TRIANGLE – KANDY

Breakfast at the hotel. 
Transfer to Dambulla and visit the Cave Temple 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. 
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 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 and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 05 | 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. 
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 therenowned 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 06| NUWARA ELIYA – YALA

Breakfast at the hotel. 
Transfer to Yala via Ella. Ella is a beautiful small sleepy town on the southern edge of Sri Lanka's Hill Country. It's situated in the middle of a beautiful countryside, with small vegetable plots in the valleys, tea plantations on the hill slopes and forests on the tops. The city boasts three locations linked to the Ramayana where local legend claims Ravana was hiding Sita.

Check-in to the hotel and relax. 
Late afternoon enjoy an evening safari at Yala National park  spreading into a vast 1259 Km2, Yala with its glory spinning around vast  grasslands, shrubs, tanks and dunes rightfully is the heartland of wildlife  in Sri Lanka. As your jeep rumble through the giant gates of Yala, you are not only stepping into the most visited national park in the country, but also the lands of a civilization which thrived during the reign of Sri Lankan kings. Its usual inmates cover herds of elephant, sloth bear, spotted dear, jackal, extensively populated birdlife as well as the highest density of leopards in the World that garnish the park to be one of the finest destinations in the country. 
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 07| YALA – BEACH

Breakfast at the hotel. 
Transfer to your beach destination (Program includes beach  
Destinations from Negombo to Weligama). 
Dinner and overnight at selected hotel.

DAY 08| BEACH – AIRPORT

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

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