Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Meeting & Tour Starting Point: Bentota or Bandaranaike International Airport
Highlights: Negombo / Colombo / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Minneriya National Park / Dambulla Cave Temple / Spice Garden / Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Horton Plains National Park / Train Ride to Ella / Ravana Ella Waterfall / Buduruwagala / Wedihiti Kanda / Mirissa / Sinharaja Rain Forest / Bentota
Day 01 – Negombo
Welcome & pick up and transfer to Negombo for city tour. Explore Negombo Beach & Fish Market.
Overnight stay at hotel in Negombo.
Day 02 – Colombo
The next day you will depart to Colombo for city tour. Colombo is the financial centre and a must-see tourist destination in Sri Lanka. The main city is home to a majority of Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. You will visit some famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
Overnight stay in hotel at Colombo.
Day 03 – Sigiriya
The next day you will depart to Sigiriya for climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya is a one of UNESCO listed World Heritage Site for its best preserved ancient urban planning. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.
Overnight stay in hotel at Sigiriya.
Day 04 – Polonnaruwa / Minneriya National Park
After breakfast you will visit to Polonnaruwa for the tour on ancient city. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic cities in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers and has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. You will visit King Parakkramabahu Royal Palac, Ordains hall, Kumara Pond, Siva temple, Vatadaga, Atadaga, Hetadaga, Rankoth vehhera and Galvihara temple.
Then leave for a Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park. Large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the Minneriya National Park and reservoir during the dry season. Elephants gathered here is numbering around 150-200, sometimes 700.
Return to hotel for night stay.
Day 05 – Dambulla Cave Temple / Spice Garden / Kandy
The next day you will depart to Sigiriya. On your way, you will stop Spice Garden in Matale and you will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed and you will also be able to purchase spices. Also visit Dambulla Cave Temple one of UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.
Then continue to Kandy. Declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, Kandy was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. Upon reaching you will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic the golden roofed Temple houses the relic of Lord Buddha’s tooth. Towards the evening you can enjoy an entertaining Kandyan cultural dance show.
Overnight stay in hotel at Kandy.
Day 06 – Nuwara Eliya
Next day you will be driven to the Nuwara Eliya. On the way you will come across several water falls. Ramboda Falls is one visit we have scheduled for you. Along the way you can also visit the Tea Factory and the luscious Tea Plantations of the country.
Upon reaching, you will take off to the city tour in Nuwara Eliya, a resort city in the Central Mountain range of Sri Lanka and the coolest area in Sri Lanka. You will visit Lake Gregory and walking around old British colonial city.
Your night stay will be at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 07 – Horton Plains / Ella
After breakfast leave for morning trekking at Horton Plains National Park, which is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montage grassland and cloud forest.
After take the Train Ride to Ella from Nanu Oya Railway Station which one of the most scenic train journey in the world.
Transfer to hotel at Ella for overnight stay.
Day 08 – Trekking Ella
Ella, often described as ‘’lonely planet’’ and ‘’waterfall’’ is a congested town located in Sri Lanka. Ella is pure natural beauty, with its waterfalls, greenery, and hills it is just jaw-dropping. You will visit for Nine Arch Bridge and climb Ella Rock.
Day 09 – Buduruwagala / Tissamaharama
After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama, en route visit Buduruwagala, an ancient buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought.
Overnight stay in hotel at Tissamaharama.
Day 10 – Wedihiti Kanda / Mirissa
After breakfast visit for trekking Wedihiti Kanda. Wedihiti Kanda (Wedahiti Kanda) is a rocky mountain located about 3.5 km from the famous Kataragama Devalaya.
After leave for Mirissa for overnight stay.
Day 11 – Mirissa / Sinharaja Rain Forest
Next day early morning visit for Dolphin and Whale Watching. The whale and dolphin watching adventure in Mirissa are one of the most thrilling water activities in Sri Lanka.
After proceed Sinharaja Rain Forest for two hours trekking. Sinharaja is the country’s last viable area of primary tropical rain forest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. t is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Day 12 – Bentota / Airport
After breakfast, you will be transported to the airport from hotel. On the way visit Bentota. Relaxing at the beach, giving yourself a nice sun tan and spending quality time
Depending on the time of your flight, you will be driven to the Airport two-three hours in advance.
Tour Inclusions Exclusions
- Air-conditioned transport throughout the 12 Days
- Professional English speaking chauffeur
- Entrance fees to attractions & activities as per itinerary
- Breakfast and Dinner
- 11 Nights’ Accommodation in 3 – 4 Star Hotels
- Video and Camera Permits at Sights
- Expenses of Personal Nature
- Tips for services
- Meals and Snacks not stated in inclusions
- Any Other Services not specified above