Enjoy a scenic journey. Relax and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle, chauffeur driven for you. You do not have to worry about meals and entrance fees to sites specified in the itinerary. We have planned it all for you. Just stay cool and relax as you journey through the Cosmopolitan City of Colombo to the laid back towns where the scenery and culture will captivate your attention. Have a great holiday!
DAY 01: ARRIVE/NEGOMBO
Program for the day Welcome to Sri Lanka. Our representative will meet you at the arrival lounge. Transfer to your hotel in Negombo Check in to your hotel & relax
Negombo - a famous fishing village North of Colombo. You will see a Dutch built Canal leading all the way to Colombo and the famous 17th century Dutch Fort bordering the beach. The canal itself is a hive of activity with all the fishermen traveling up and down in their adorned boats. Further along the seashore you will see fishermen dragging their nets ashore. Quite a spectacle to watch from the noisy fish market.
DAY 02: PINNAWALA/KANDY
Driving time approximately 2.5 hrs
Program for the day
Travel to Kandy
Visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation on the way
Lunch at Diyadhara Restaurant or similar
Continue to Kandy
Check into your hotel & refresh
Visit the sacred temple in the evening
Watch a cultural dance performance in the evening
Polonnaruwa became the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993.You will be exploring beautiful ancient palaces,temples, stupas and a large statue of a reclining Buddha. Dambulla stands as an isolated rock mass 500ft high and a mile around the base. This rock temple dates back to the First Century BC. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built a magnificent rock temple at this site, which is now heritage listed. Also known as the Golden temple remains well preserved throughout the centuries. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses and Hindu deities Vishnu and Ganesh. The buddha's first sermon and temptation by the demon Mara could be seen illustrated on the walls of the cave. Skeletal remains of pre-historic human burial sites have been discovered by archeologists in this cave dating back 2700 years.
Another exciting day with an early start. Your final destination to rest will be Trincomalee. But before you get there you will visit the historic town of Polonnaruwa where you will see remnants of temples, dagobas and palaces of the great Kings & despots who once ruled this Country with all their might and power. This place has a lot of history to deal with. Best observed by bicycle (Optional). Next you will visit a village at Hiriwadunna. You will cross a lake in a canoe and hop on land to experience a cottage lunch prepared in your presence by a local village woman. This experience will give you an insight into the way of life of farmers in these areas. Proceed to Trincomalee
DAY 05: TRINCOMALEE
Do a City tour of Trincomalee
Visit the Koneswaram Temple
Visit Fort Fredrick
Lunch at a local restaurant
Go snorkelling or Blue whale watching and rest for the day.
Program for the day Early breakfast Travel down to Yala National Park Visit Buduruwagala lunch on the way Check in at your hotel & refresh Do a wildlife safari in the evening Return to your hotel & relax MEALS: B.L.D HOTEL: CINNAMON WILD YALA
MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER OVERNIGHT: HOTEL RIU
DAY 12: DEPARTURE TO AIRPORT
Driving time approximately 2.00 hrs
Program for the day
Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to Colombo
Do a city tour of Colombo
Go shopping for souvenirs
Lunch at a local restaurant
Continue to the airport for your departure
MEALS: B.L. Your holiday in Sri Lanka has come to an end. We can arrange a day room in Colombo or near the airport for you to freshen up if your flight is a late night departure. Extra charges apply.
Accommodation in shared double room with private bathroom
Meals as stated in the itinerary
Transfers and tours with local English-speaking chauffeur guide in Confirmable A/C Vehicle
Entrance fees as per the itinerary: Minneriya National park with 4X4 Jeep, Dambulla Cave temple, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Koneshwaran Temple, Hiriwaduna Village, Spice garden, Kandy Temple, Cultural Dance Show, Peradiniya Garden, Train ride from Nanu Oya to Ella, Tea Factory visit, Trek Little Adams’ peak and Yala National park with 4X4 Jeep (two times), Galle fort, Turtle center and Madu river boat safari.
All government taxes and service charges.
Surcharges for other language guides
Surcharges for Christmas & New Year Eve
Personal travel insurance
Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Drinks with meals
Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
Electronic Travel authorisation fee for Visas upon arrival (Please note that an ETA is compulsory for nationalities besides nationals from the Republics of Singapore and Maldives)
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
Travelers may cancel up to 30 days before the experience start date to receive a full refund
Between 15-07 days to receive a 50% refund.
No refunds will be given after that time period.
Dambulla Cave Temple
Minneriya wildlife safari
Sigiriya lion rock
Polonnaruwa ancient city
Hiriwaduwwa village trek
Taste village cuisine
Kandy Temple of the tooth relic
Cultural dance show
Peradeniya botanical garden
Tea factory visit
Hill country train journey
Nine arches bridge
Trek the little Adams’ peak
Two Yala wildlife safaris ( Evening and Morning)
Turtle conservation center
Madu river boat safari
Colombo city tour
OPTIONS FOR FREE
Taste local fruits & king coconut
Try traditional costumes
Mask and wood carving factory visit
Tea tasting and plucking experience
Nuwara Eliya city tour including Pink post office and Gregory Lake.