6 Night & 7 Days ( Colombo to Colombo )
Sri Lanka is a diverse destination with an amazing range of experiences for such a small island. The recorded history of the Island dates back 2500 years when an exiled prince from north India drifted into the shores of Sri Lanka to establish the first known civilisation here.
For a small island, Sri Lanka can boast of a diverse landscape of golden beaches, rolling hills, forests and lush tea plantations.
The Cultural Triangle comprises a succession of ancient capitals and Buddhist sites where intricate carvings and towering stone monuments are scattered throughout the forests. Huge man-made lakes, tanks, have kept the area irrigated for millennia and continue to provide water for both the paddy fields and thirsty wild elephant that regularly leave the shelter of the jungle to drink. The busy lakeside city of Kandy still attracts thousands of devotees to the Temple of the Tooth, while the island’s rich colonial legacy can be seen in Nuwara Eliya - the tea-growing country where the golf course has been challenging players for over a century - and fortified Galle where the Portuguese walls defend Dutch churches and the former homes of British merchants.
Diverse flora and fauna thrive in the plains, wetlands and rainforests, often protected in the national parks scattered throughout the island. Wild elephants are frequently sighted in the parks while the forests and scrub of Yala National Park provide a habitat for one of the world’s densest leopard populations.
DAY 01 : AIRPORT/COLOMBO
Meet and assist on arrival transfer to Colombo.
heck in to Hotel in Colombo and rest of the day at Leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel in Colombo
DAY 02 : COLOMBO/ SIGIRIYA OR HABARANA
After breakfast embark on a shopping and city tour of Colombo.
Colombo is the largest city and former administrative capital of Sri Lanka and is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and remnants of a bygone colonial era. Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. The main city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. On this tour you will visit many of the historical, religious and commercial sites of Colombo including the historic and bustling Fort and Pettah, the elite residential Cinnamon Gardens, the Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park and much more.
Transfer from Colombo to Sigiriya or Habarana
Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya or Habarana
DAY 03 : SIGIRIYA OR HABARANA/SIGIRIYA OR HABARANA
After an early breakfast proceed on an excursion to see the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock fortress which is a UNESCO world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495). The spectacular citadel of Sigiriya rises sheer and impregnable out of the plains of the dry zone. It is the country’s most memorable single attraction, a remarkable archaeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting. The rock was the innermost stronghold of a 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway.
This afternoon proceed to Habarana in order to experience an Elephant Back Safari. This would take you through the jungles of Habarana and also cross a water tank
Return to Hotel
Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya or Habarana
DAY 04 : SIGIRIYA OR HABRANA/KANDY
After breakfast drive down to Kandy, visit a Spice garden en route.
Enjoy a City tour of Kandy
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka’s last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, the royal Botanical Gardens, and the Peradeniya University campus. Also enjoy a panoramic view of Kandy from upper lake drive.
Kandy is also famous for its shopping, gems and jewellery, handicrafts, batiks, silks etc. And you will have the opportunity of browsing to your heart’s content.
Early evening, you will visit a Kandyan Dance performance and be treated to a spectacular fire walking finale.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy
DAY 05 : KANDY/BENTOTA
After breakfast proceed to Bentota visiting the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage en route
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions. The orphanage’s population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild.
Overnight stay at a Hotel in Bentota
DAY 06 : BENTOTA
Breakfast at Hotel
Full day at Leisure
Overnight stay at Hotel in Bentota
DAY 07 : BENTOTA/AIRPORT
Breakfast at Hotel and transfer from Bentota to Airport for your departure
Hotel Sapphire, Colombo 3*
Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya 3*
Hilltop Hotel, Kandy 3*
Marina Bentota Hotel, Bentota 3*
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