Sri Lanka

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6 Nights / 7 Days
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Description

Sri Lanka is a mesmerizing island nation, South of India. Surrounded by the blue Indian Ocean from all sides, the island covers an area of 65,610 sq. kms. Blessed with a diverse landscape ranging from lush green tropical forests to highlands, arid plains and pristine sandy beaches, this county has something for everyone. Sri Lanka’s exotic attractions are a paradise for animal and nature lovers. Sri Lanka is one such paradise. Sprawling beaches, laidback vibes, white sands gently getting kissed by waters from the Indian Ocean, herds and herds of slow-moving elephants, perpetually enthusiastic people, coconuts on a perfect tropical afternoon, sunsets views that restore hope in life, vibrant food and delicacies and poignant backdrops and scenic locations, Sri Lanka is a vibrant paradise on earth.

DESTINATIONS Kandy, Colombo, Galle and Bentota
DURATION 6 Nights / 7 Days
INCLUDED
  • 6 Nights accommodation Hotel 
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport pick up and drop off on private basis 
  • Hotel pick up and drop off for sightseeings
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance tickets

 

NOT INCLUDED
  • Gratuities & Tips
  • Meals unless specified 

1

Day 1 - Arrival


PM

Arrive into Colombo. Complete your immigration formalities

Transfers will be provided to transfer you to Hotel in Kandy

Transfer duration: 3 Hrs 17 Mins     Distance: 114Kms

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Overnight in Kandy Hote of your choice

2

Day 2 - Kandy


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Kandy city tour

 

Temple of the Tooth a sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy. The temple which houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is one of the holiest shrines in the entire Buddhist world.

The National Museum in Kandy is located next to the Temple of the Tooth in part of the former Royal Palace of Kandy. The primary exhibits are housed in the Palle Vahala building, which was the former home of the King's harem.

The Royal Palace of Kandy was the royal residence of the Sri Lankan monarchy of the Kingdom of Kandy in Sri Lanka. The last king to reside in it was King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha.

Duration: 3 Hours

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

 

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. The orphanage was founded to care and protect the many orphaned unweaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka.

Duration: 1 - 2 Hours

 

Info

Overnight in Kandy Hotel of your choice

Meals

Breakfast

3

Day 3 - Dambulla cave temple and Sigiriya


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Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The fascination of these caves is not only the statues but also the many intricate and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls, created with indigenous traditional paints.

Sigiriya is the most exquisite example of ancient Sri Lankan art, architecture and landscaping. Built over 1,600 years ago, the now sinister-looking 600 ft high black rock once appeared like a huge dazzling white cloud floating above the surrounding forests. A massive gatehouse in the form of a lion guarded the entrance to the innermost sanctum of the city – the Sky Palace on top of the rock.

Duration: 7 - 8 Hours

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Overnight in Kandy Hotel of your choice

Meals

Breakfast

4

Day 4 - Kandy - Galle


AM

Pack your luggage and complete your check-out process

Transfers will be provided to transfer you to Galle

Transfer duration: 5 Hrs     Distance: 222 Kms    

 

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Visit Stilt fishermen at the beach of Weligama, Sri Lanka. Type in Sri Lanka in a search engine. Among the first things you find are iconic images of stilt fishermen. Many photographers have made beautiful pictures of them.

Duration: 2-3 Hrs

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Overnight in Galle Hotel of your choice

Meals

Breakfast

5

Day 5 - Galle


AM

Galle City tour

 

Japanese Peace Pagoda unique Buddhist temple with a circular deck for sweeping views of the ocean & surrounding landscape

Unawatuna Beach in a coastal town in Galle district. At Unawatuna, with a bit of luck the tourists may witness turtles laying eggs along the shore. Diving also affords the opportunity to enjoy the sight of these magnificent sea turtles’ swimming around in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Galle Dutch Fort and Galle Light House Its beautifully preserved colonial Dutch fort with its quaint city with cobblestone streets within is a place time forgot. Close by are magnificent beaches, rainforests, Light House and other attractions

Duration: 5 - 6 Hrs 

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Evening is at Leisure you can stay at the Hotel or explore the city on own

Info

Overnight in Galle Hotel of your choice

Meals

Breakfast

6

Day 6 - Galle - Bentota


AM

Pack your luggage and complete your check-out process

Transfers will be Provided to transfer you to Bentota

Transfer duration: 1 Hr 30 Min     Distance: 60 Kms

PM

Evening is at Leisure you can stay at the Hotel or spend time in beach

Info

Overnight in Bentota Hotel of your choice

Meals

Breakfast

7

Day 7 - Bentota – Colombo


AM

Pack your luggage and complete your check-out process

Transfers will be provided to transfer you to the Pre-booked hotel in Colombo

Transfer duration: 2 Hrs     Distance: 80 Kms

PM

Colombo City Tour

 

Gangaramaya Temple is a mix of Indian and Chinese architecture. A stellar example of Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka, it was built by Don Bastian, a famous naval merchant in the nineteenth century.

Seema Malaka is a Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The temple is mainly used for meditation and rest, rather than for worship. Situated in the Beira Lake, the temple was originally constructed in the late 19th century.

National Museum is the largest museum on the island. The two-storied Italianate building and its lush, well-manicured lawn with banyan trees is an exhibit.

Independence Memorial Hall is mostly popular as a recreational venue for joggers, strolling couples, students from the nearby university and families looking for a refreshing reprieve from the urban mess of Colombo

Asokaramaya Buddhist temple is made beautifully and is decorated with the different structures and murals of Lord buddha built on the walls of the temple. The temple is full of vibrant color paintings and adds charm to the beauty of the temple.

Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya built on the banks of the Kelaniya River is one of the most sacred sites of Sri Lanka. It is believed Buddha together with 500 Arahats (Supremely enlightened beings) visited Kelaniya.

Duration: 4 Hrs

Info

Overnight in Colombo hotel of your choice

Meals

Breakfast

8

Day 8 - Departure


AM

Pack your luggage and complete your check-out process

Flight

Transfers will be waiting for you at the Hotel to transfer you to the Airport

Meals

Breakfast

1

Adams Peak

Adam's Peak is a 7,359 ft tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., "sacred footprint", a 5 ft 11 in rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam

Duration: 7Hrs

2

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. It’s home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species.

Duration: 3 Hrs

3

Horton Plains National Park

Large preserve on a plateau featuring cloud forests & montane grasslands, plus rivers & waterfalls.

Duration: 2 - 3 Hrs

4

Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is near the Mahaweli River. It is renowned for its collection of orchids

Duration: 2 - 3 Hrs

5

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay, known locally as "Arugam Kudah", is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka's southeast coast, and a historic settlement of the ancient Batticaloa Territory.

Duration: 2 Hrs

6

Udawalawe National Park

This 30,821-hectare nature reserve features native wildlife, including elephants & water birds

Duration: 3 Hrs

7

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Virgin rainforest with many rare species only found several foot tracks for hiking.

Duration: 3 Hrs

8

Wilpattu National Park

Undeveloped wildlife sanctuary & nature reserve known for its natural lakes & leopard population.

Duration: 3 Hrs

9

Minneriya National Park

National park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. This sprawling preserve features a large 3rd-century reservoir, plus elephants & other wildlife.

Duration: 3 Hrs

10

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is said to be the right-wing branch from the historical Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment.

Duration: 1 Hr

11

Ravana Falls

This popular waterfall is one of the country's widest & has a cave mentioned in an Indian epic poem.

Duration: <1 Hr

12

Ruwanwelisaya

This 140-BCE stupa is an ancient, sacred Buddhist site & reaches a height of 338 ft

Duration: <1 Hr

13

Mirissa Beach

Popular beach, home to many seafood restaurants, best known for surfing & seasonal whale watching

Duration: 1 - 2 Hrs

14

Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares

Duration: 3 Hrs

15

Ramboda Falls

This tiered waterfall along the Panna Oya river drops from a height of 109 meters.

Duration: < 1 Hr

16

Bambarakanda Falls

Bambarakanda Falls is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. With a height of 240.792 m, it ranks as the 299th highest waterfall in the world. Situated in Kalupahana in the Badulla District, this waterfall is 5 km away from the A4 Highway.

Duration: 1 Hr

17

Kataragama temple

Temple complex with Hindu & Buddhist shrines, a mosque & Muslim tombs on an archeological site.

Duration: <1 Hr

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