DAY 01

Airport  –  Bentota

Meet, Welcome and assist on arrival.

Leave for Bentota from Katunayaka Airport.

Ancient sailing port – Kaluwamodera Tourist Resort.

Bentota Bridge-river- Boat Travelling/ Lagoon- Turtle waching/ Mangoves , Bentota Beach Hotel,   Bentota.

Dinner and Overnight at Bentota Beach Hotel.

DAY 02

Bentota   – Galle Fort  –  Yala (Ruhuna) National Park

After breakfast leave to Galle.

Galle is situated in the South West part of Sri Lanka; capital of Southern Province. Famous 90 acre Fort and there are many places of tourist interest in and around  Galle. Famous Hikkaduwa Tourist Resort, Unawatuna a beautiful streach of beach, Rumassala are some of those places.

Yala Safari – Yala is the biggest National Park (1259 Sq Km) in Sri Lanka. This is one of the best parks in the world to observe and take photos leopards. Other animals that can be seen in the park are elephants, sloth bear, spotted deer, barking deer, mouse deer etc. Yala East contains a large variety of water birds.

Dinner & Overnight at Yala.

DAY 03

Yala – Ella – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave for Ella.

Travelling by train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya, viewing the sight of tea plucking women and the tea factories in sharp contrast to the neatly trimmed acres of green would be most fascinating. A whole English countryside has almost been transplanted here.

Dinner & Overnight at Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 04

Nuwara Eliya – Pinnawala Elephant Ophanage – Kandy

En route viewing Ramboda Waterfall and  purchasing quality tea.

Visit the Elephant Orphanage, where you can view the feeding of elephants, which takes place daily. The highlight of this event is to observe feeding of baby elephants using Milk bottles. (All these events can be photographed.) After feeding of the elephants they will be taken by foot to nearby river for their daily bath.

Later in the afternoos visit the Temple of Tooth – Kandy

The main attraction of the city and also the most sacred Buddhist establishment in Sri Lanka is where one of Buddha’s tooth is being kept. Built in the 16th century but improvements and additions have been done to this structure until the fall of the Kandy kingdom. A golden canopy was added recently. Daily rituals are being carried out at various offering times to the shrine. A dress code applies for entering the temple. The magnificence has been enhanced by the octagonal pavilion.

Dinner and Overnight at Queens Hotel, Kandy.

DAY 05

Kandy

Morning after breakfast visit Botanical Gardens – Peradeniya.

In the evening visit the Gem & Jewelery Museum,  Market Place, and an Arts & Crafts showroom. Then drive along the Upper Lake Road to get a panoramic view of the Kandy Lake and its environs and drive past the picturesque University premises. Late afternoon witness a cultural pageant highlighting various up country dance forms, including a fire walking display.

Dinner and Overnight at Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy.

DAY 06

Kandy – Dambulla – Sigriya

Morining after breakfast leave for Dambulla.

En route Spice Garden & Hindu Temple  in Matale – While driving from Kandy,

Later in the afternoon visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Visit Sigiriya and climb Sigiriya rock fortress, built by King Kassapa in the 05th century A.D. The lion rock is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. See the world famous frescoes of the Heavenly maidens of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock. Also see the mirror wall and the lion stairway which leads to the summit.

Overnight at Sigiriya Village Hotel, Sigiriya.

DAY 07

Morning breakfast at Hotel.

Afterwards leave for Airport for Departure or nearby Hotel at Colombo.

 

Note:     This itinerary is open to suggestions and Hotel upgrades or downgrades are available.