Sri Lanka Trip: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Arrive at the airport and be met by our representative and transferred to Hotel in Colombo.The City Tour will include places of Tourist interest such as Old parliament, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Buddhist Hindu Temple and Town Hall.Shopping at Odel, House of Fashion, Bare foot and etc. Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Anuradhapura. Enroute visits Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala.
the foster – home of elephants of different age and size feeding, bathing, playing together and even mating. These have been found injured or left abandoned in the wilderness. There are even little baby calves born in captivity.Proceed to Anuradhapura.The first Capital of Sri Lanka founded in the 4th Centuary B.C. City Tour includes, visits to "Isurumuniya", Sacred Bo-tree, the Brazen – Palace, Ruwanweliseya, Samadhi Statue, Abyagiriya, Moonstone Twin Ponds and Jethwanaramaya.
Over night Stay at Hotel in Anuradhapura.
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Pollonnaruwa.2nd Capital of Sri Lanka, City Tour including visits to the Gal Vihara with its majestic rock statues of the Buddha in standing, reclining and seated forms, the Thuparamaya, the princes' pond, Lankathilaka Viharaya and the relic houses of Watadageya, Hatadageya and the Atadageya.
P.M. Climb the Lion Rock Fortress of Sigiriya.which contains beautiful frescoes of heavenly maidens with flowers and fruit baskets and a palace garden with an intricate irrigation system - Sigiriya is called the 08th Wonder of the World. This was the Royal Citadel of King Kasyapa who ruled in the 5th Century A.D.
Over night Stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.
Leave for Kandy.En route visit the Cave Temples of Dambulla, which contains more than 150 Statues of the Buddha. This was where a king of the 1st Century B.C. took refuge and latter converted them into a monastery.
Next Visit the Spice Garden at matale which grows spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication are grown. Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early sea faring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.
p.m enjoy a typical Sri Lankan Cultural Show of Drumming Dancing music and fire walking. Sight seeing of kandy including Upper Lake Drive and visit to Art and Craft Centres. Next Visit the Temple of the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. This temple, the most important one for The Sri Lankan Buddhists was built in the 16th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic.
Next enjoy a typical Sri Lankan Cultural Show of Drumming, Dancing, Music and Fire walking.
Over night Stay at Hotel in Kandy.
Breakfast at Hotel.Leave for Nuwara Eliya.En-route visit the Botanical Garden Peradeniya.Which was a pleasure garden of a Kandyan King of the 16th Century and later made in to a Botanical Garden during the British regime.
Nuwara Eliya, the misty city is located over 6000 feet above sea level. The drive will be through refreshing Tea Plantations covering the hills like carpets and cascading waterfalls to mesmerize you. Visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory en route. Sri Lanka being famous for its "Ceylon Tea" adding cheer to many the world over for more than a century.
Arrive in Nuwara Eliya to be greeted by the fresh wintry atmosphere. Observe the well preserved colonial architecture of bungalows that were the homes of Lords, Governor's and Planters who pioneered the " Ceylon Tea" drive.( Nuwara Eliya is also known as "Little England") Leave for Sight Seeing of Nuwara Eliya which includes visits to the 18 Hole Golf course, Race Course.
Next City Tour of Nuwara Eliya. Drive through the little town of Nuwara Eliya observing the well-maintained buildings of colonial Architecture. Visit the busy market where the tea plantation workers rush in and out with their days provisions. Visit the lake Gregory built for generating power during the British Colonial age but now a feature that adds beauty to the city.
Over night Stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast you will travel to Colombo. En-route you will have a white water rafting at kithulgala.
Colombo- the capital of Sri Lanka-is the largest city and main port of Sri Lanka. It is also the commercial and financial center of Sri Lanka. A bustling metropolis, the city is an attractive blend of old and new. It has the lazy charm of the bygone era combined with the verve and vivaciousness of a modern city.
Over night stay at Hotel in Colombo.
Depart in good time for your flight home.