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Destination Covered:   Colombo – Habarana - Anuradapura - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya –  Galle - Bentota           
10 Nights/ 11 Days
 
 

Day 01: Colombo

On arrival at Colombo international airport you will be welcomed and assisted by our representative and transferred straightway to your hotel to check in. Rest of the time is kept free to recover from jetlag. Stay overnight at the hotel.

 

   
     
 

Day 02: Colombo– Habarana (via Pinnawala & Visit Dambulla Rock Temple): Morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel and proceed to visit Pinnawala. It is an Elephant orphanage now become an important tourist attraction in Srilanka where abandoned and injured elephants are taken care of with full of dedication and love. Many researchers and scientists from across the globe are frequent traveller to this place. Later proceed to Habarana. Enroute visit the beautiful Dambulla Rock Temple which is basically a five cave temples constructed in the 1st Century BC. Today the temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which contains many statues and paintings dating back to 12th century and some of the latest one of 18th Century. Later you will be transferred to Habarana to check in at your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.

   
 
Day 03: Habarana (Excursion to Anuradapura): Morning after breakfast, proceed for the excursion to Anuradapura – the largest and oldest cities of Sri Lanka. The place is today well known for its historical monuments and splendid architectural specimens. Some of the interesting tourist places to visit here are ‘Samadhi’ Buddha Statue inaugurating in deep meditation, holy Bo Tree under which Buddha got enlightenment 2500 years ago, monasteries and Ruwanveli Sweya. Isurumuniya rock temple is also famous attraction of Anuradhapura as the rock temple showcase the splendid rock carving of the 3rd Century B.C. Evening return back to Habarana and enjoy an Elephant ride in the periphery of the nature reserve. Stay overnight at your hotel.  
 
 

Day 04: Habarana (short trekking tour) – Polonnaruwa city tour

Morning after breakfast, proceed for the enjoyable trekking tour to Hiriwaduna. A guide would be accompanying you during the trekking tour. Later after brief leisure proceed to visit Polonnaruwa city which was built during 11th & 12th Centuries AD and today it is one of the best preserved cities of Srilanka. You will get to see the ruins of the Royal Palace & The Gal Viharaya where wonderful statues of Buddha with Upright, Sedentary and Viharaya postures are kept. Stay overnight at your hotel. 

   
     
 

Day 05: Habarana – Kandy: Morning after breakfast, visit the spectacular Rock Palace cum fortress, towering 370m above the plain all around. It is one of Sri Lanka's major attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its' history dates back to the 5th century AD, when Kasyapa, son of King Dhatusena, murdered his father and usurped the throne which rightfully belonged to his half-brother Mogallana. Mogallana fled to India to escape assassination but vowed revenge. Meanwhile, fearful of the inevitable reprisals, Kasyapa built a palace on the summit of Sigiriya and shifted his capital here from Anuradhapura. He ruled from here for 17 years, till Mogallana defeated him in battle and moved the capital back to Anuradhapura, turning Sigiriya into a monastery complex. Later you will be transferred to Kandy, the cultural capital of Srilanka where centuries old legends, traditions and folklore are still alive. On arrival, check in at your hotel. After brief leisure, enjoy the Cultural Dance Show in the evening. 

   
   
  Day 06: Kandy: Morning enjoy the glorious tour to the Temple of the Tooth Relic and see the culture show performed at the temple. Later proceed to Peradeniya, an exotic botanical garden built by Sinhala King. Later this garden was extended by British and today this 147 acres Garden is amazingly beautiful with variety of trees, plants and blossoming flowers. Evening you may visit the Kandy Lake constructed by the Last Sinhala King, the arts and crafts centre and bazaar, gem museum and a lapidary. Stay overnight at your hotel.    
 
Day 07: Kandy (Tea Plantations visit) - Nuwara Eliya: You will have the tea plantations trip this morning. During the tour you will visit the tea plantation and tea factory. The world’s best tea is produced in this region. Enjoy the cup of refreshing tea at the factory and savor the taste of the pure Ceylon tea.

 

Later you will be transferred to Nuwara Eliya-the premier hill resort of Sri Lanka. On arrival, check in at your hotel. On the sunny days one can see the highest mountain range of Sri Lanka i.e. Pidurutalagala (8282 feet). Nuwara Eliya is also famous for its 18 holes golf courses, which is one of the finest in Asia. Stay overnight at your hotel.
   
 
Day 08: Nuwara Eliya – Bentota: Morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel and you will be transferred to Bentota. On arrival, check in at your beautiful beach resort.

 

Remaining day is at your discretion. Stay overnight at your beach resort. 

 
 
Day 09: Excursion to Galle: Morning after breakfast proceed for the excursion to Galle- the chief port of Ceylon. Galle is known for its rich history and cultural beauty which makes it unique comparison to other tourist places in Sri Lanka. Visit to the Galle Fort, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and see the marvelous Dutch architecture that is built in an area of 90 acres. Also enjoy a turtle farm. Later you will be transferred to Balapitiya to enjoy the boat ride at Madu Ganga. It is basically a backwater which is home to 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals. It might be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka. Evening you will be transferred back to your beach resort in Bentota.  
   
  Day 10: Bentota – Colombo

Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Colombo. On arrival, check in at your beautiful hotel. After brief leisure, enjoy the tour of Colombo city covering the visit to old clock tower, elegant historical building and many places like Pettah Bazzar and Buddhist Temple. Enjoy shopping in the colorful bazaars to take souvenirs, artifacts and Srilanka delights to your home. Stay overnight at your hotel. 
 
   
    Day 11: Departure

Morning after breakfast, checkout from your hotel and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Colombo international airport for your onward journey back to your home destination. The tour ends.

 
 
Services Included :- Hotels/Lodging, Sightseeing Tour, Car Rental, Guide services, Flight

Mentioned tour recommended for

Trip Activities:  Culture/Heritage, Elephant safari, History, Sightseeing, Shopping, Fort & Palaces

Trip Types: Casual Vacation, Family Vacation, Romantic Gateway

 

 

 

 

 


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