Overview Sri Lanka Island Special 7 days - Ideal for those short of time. You will see most of the highlights of Sri Lanka on this tour. There is a beach stay towards the end of the tour which will give you time to relax before you take your flight back home.
Upon arrival you will be met by our representative chauffeur-guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Negombo. Check in to your hotel. Relax for the day. Negombo - a famous fishing village North of Colombo, with a Dutch built Canal. The canal itself is a hive of activity with all the fishermen traveling up and down in their gaily-painted boats. On the shores of the canal you will find many homes and churches and many species of birds.
Day 02: Negombo / Sigiriya.
After breakfast leave for Sigiriya.
Sigiriya - Sigiriya is a massive rock, which was transformed into a citadel during the reign of King Kasyapa. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. The rock fortress is famous for its frescoes and the mirror wall. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best-preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is also the most visited historical site In Sri Lanka.
En route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. This orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and wounded elephants. As a result of the captive breeding programme yo will see lots of baby elephants. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 09:30-10.:00 am and the bathing time from 10:00-10:30 am when all the elephants are taken to the river close by for their daily baths.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.
Day 03: Sigiriya / Matale / Kandy
After Breakfast proceed to Kandy. En route visit the Dambulla Cave temple and a Spice Garden in Matale. Continue to the hill country town of Kandy.
Kandy is the capital of the central province of Sri Lanka. It is both an administrative and religious city. The Sacred temple which houses the tooth relic of the buddha is the central place of worship for all buddhists. The surrounding lake adds more beauty to this small city.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy.
Day 04: Kandy/Nuwara Eliya
Today after Breakfast you travel north to the central highlands - a stirring land of lush tea plantations, majestic peaks and gushing waterfalls. Optional: transfer by Local train. You could share a train ride to Nuwara Eliya with locals. The diesel locomotive will take you on winding tracks emerging through tunnels unfolding beautiful scenery of cascading waterfalls and tea plantations.
You will disembark in Nanu Oya at 6000 feet above sea level. Met by our representative and transferred to Nuwara Eliya for a city tour. Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of British influence.
Sri Lanka Tea was first planted in 1824. In 1867, a Scottish Planter named James Taylor planted tea seedlings on 8 hectares of forest land, in the Loolkandura Estate. In 1873, the tea export industry of Sri Lanka began with a modest 23 lbs being shipped to London. Today Ceylon tea is being sold all over the world. Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 05: Nuwara Eliya/Yala
After Breakfast proceed to Yala.
Overnight stay at Hotel in yala.
Day 06: Yala/Galle
After breakfast do a safari game in Yala National park in the Morning. A visit to this region is not complete without visiting the Yala National Park. Yala, has a total protected area of more than 1,200 sq kms. Yala is one of the best places in Asia to spot leopard. Other mammals found here include Elephant, Sloth Bear, Sambhur, and Spotted Deer.
After the safari proceed to Ahangama for your beach stay. On the way you could visit to Galle fort.. Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the south east coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.
It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by the Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
In the evening leisure at the beach..
Overnight stay at hotel in Galle
Day 07: DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to the airport in time to connect with the departure flight. On the way you can do a city tour around the Colombo. If your flight is late night please advise if you need a day room close to the airport. This will incur an extra charge.
Colombo, like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar - where one can shop for bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo museum, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)- an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China, the new Parliament and the Dutch Museum
End of Tour
Accommodation on BB basis (Bed & Breakfast)
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Transportation (02 Pax – A/C Car with English Speaking Chauffeur Guide)
Train Ride (Optional)
Tips and gratuities.
Expenses of personal nature (Telephone calls, Laundry etc.)Any items specifically not mentioned in the itinerary.
Video and Camera permits.
Lunch, Dinner & Mineral water or other beverages.
Cancellation Policy (Based on hotel cancelation policy) 30 days prior to arrival, no cancellation is allowed. 29 - 21 days prior to arrival, Costs incurred for booking tour will be charged 20 - 15 days prior to start of tour 25% of package costs incurred will be charged
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Price is based on 02 Pax.
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Rates may change without a notice if a significant currency fluctuation , Fuel
Increase or Revision of taxes occurs
Rooms will be on availability & if in case if the said hotels are fully booked
Due to any reason, similar hotels will be provided in the same vicinity or Nearest location.