Embark on a comprehensive 8-night, 9-day journey through the diverse landscapes and cultures of Sri Lanka. This tour takes you through the misty mountains of Ella, the serene rural heartland, and the vibrant urban life of Colombo, offering a well-rounded experience of this beautiful island nation.
Explore The Worlds
8 Nights 9 Days Tour – Mountain, Rural, Urban
- Pick and Drop Services
- 1 Meal Per Day
- Cruise Dinner & Music Event
- Visit 7 Best Places in the City With Group
- Additional Services
- Food & Drinks
Arrive in Sri Lanka & Guests will be met by our representative on arrival Proceed to a Hotel in Negombo Relax at the hotel Overnight stay in Negambo
After breakfast Proceed to Dambulla Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage OR millennium Elephant foundation
Pinnawala elephant orphanage - App. 90Kms from Colombo, off Colombo-Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased now, including baby elephants brought from various parts, as well as the babies born, as a result of the captive breeding program. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915-1000 hrs and 1315-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Millennium Elephant foundation gust can ride the elephants After Lunch visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 3 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves date to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and three are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here
Overnight stay in a Hotel in Habarana
Polonnaruwa Ancient CityÂ
Polonnaruwa was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th - 13th C.A.D Great revival was achieved in the country, politically, economically and socially during the period of Kings Vijayabahu Parakramabahu and Nissankamalla of the Polonnaruwa period
Sigiriya Village tour.
Ride on a Bullock Cart to the Old Village in Sigiriya area, observe the traditional lifestyle, enjoy a traditional Srilankan lunch on a banana leaf or a lotus leaf, ride on a Catamaran in the lake, Tuk Tuk (small vehicle with 3 wheels - normal taxies in Srilanka) ride back to the starting point etc.
Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park
Minneriya National Park is a National Park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designed as a National Park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchments of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts.
Overnight stay in the same Hotel in Habarana
After breakfast proceed to Kandy Sigiriya to climb the rock
Sigiriya - King Kassapa (477-495 A.D) who shifted the Capital from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya made a fortress to surround his palace, which was constructed on the summit of a 500ft high rock, with necessary facilities.
The Palace was surrounded by an outer-moat and wall and Inner - moat and Wall, pleasure garden, Mirror-wall, light coloured and dark coloured damsel's frescos, to cover the western wall and a beautiful staircase through the body of Crouching Lion are some of the attractions here.
The boulder garden consists of caves where Buddhist Bhikkus lived and meditated. After Kassapa Sigiriya was given back once again to the Bhikkus
En-route visit a Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious, Cinnamons, Cardamoms, Pepper plants etc.
The city of Kandy lies at an elevation of 465 meters (1,526 ft) above sea level. Its plan developed around two open spaces: an elongated square, at the end of which are the administration buildings of the old capital, and an artificial lake that is quadrangular in form. A public garden adds to the openness of the city's spatial organization.
On the north shore of the lake, which is enclosed by a parapet of white stone dating to the beginning of the 19th century, are the city's official religious monuments, including the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth, known as the Dalada Maligawa. Reconstructed in the 18th century, the Dalada Maligawa is built on a base of granite that was inspired by the temples of Sri Lanka's former capital city, Anuradhapura. An array of materials (limestone, marble, sculpted wood, ivory, etc.) contribute to the richness of this temple. Throughout this small holy city, a number of recent Buddhist monasteries can be found.
After lunch commence a City Tour, by visiting;
Evening visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ( ones a year in august Kandy tooth relic temple organize a parade through the streets of Kandy, there are around 100 Elephants and Sri Lankan traditional dancers join the festival,
Evening view the cultural dance festival & visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) Overnight stay in a Hotel in Kandy
Breakfast at the Hotel, Proceed to Nuwara Eliya
Nuwaraeliya - 180Kms from Colombo, 6200ft. above sea level. In 1826 some British Officers 1828 a road constructed over the ridge at Ramboda Pass and a station for convalescent Soldiers was established was Sir Samuel Baker who fell under the spell of Nuwaraeliya, brought hounds, horses, cattle, sheep etc; and started a typical English farm here. Flowers and vegetable were brought from England and planted.
Visit a Tea Plantation & a Tea Factory. When in Sri Lanka, it is a must to see a tea plantation as it is the home of world renowned Ceylon Tea. Walk through the Tea Estate and experience what it is like to be in the middle of a tea plantation, enjoy a walk around the stepped tea valley, watch the tea - pluckers at work, and discover beautiful gardens and the smiles of the gentle folk of the hills.
En route visit Tea factory and plantation, sample local Teas
Evening at leisure or entertainment at the Lake Gregory such as pony riding, (little horse) paddling boats, Jet Ski rides, family motor boat rides etc
Overnight stay in a Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Visit Horton Plains & World's End (3-4 hour walk in the plain)
World's End - Sri Lanka's highest plateau at an elevation of 7,000ft in the central mountains. A pre-dawn departure by jeep to visit the World's End before 10 am (mist obscure the view thereafter). This incredible view of the aptly - named World/s End is considered to be the finest in Sri Lanka. The terrific escarpment drops vertically for about 1,000ft and falls away almost as steeply for another 4,000ft. In the morning a crescent of silver of the Indian Ocean rims the horizon some 50 miles to the south
Proceed to Yala via Ella Board the scenic train journey to Ella Proceed to Yala Overnight stay in Thissamaharamaya
Yala National Park - is an important National Park in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka
This popular reserve has more than 400 wild Asian Elephants, which are relatively easy to see in this open habit. Yala also has a dozen or so Leopards, although seeing this largely nocturnal carnivore requires considerable luck. There are good numbers of Crocodiles, Golden Jackals, Water Buffalo and Grey langurs amongst other large animals. The open parkland attracts birds' pf prey such as White-bellied Sea Eagle Crested Serpent Eagle, Fish Eagle Booted Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle and the wetlands have waders and Painted Storks. Land birds are in abundance and include Indian Roller, Indian Peafowl, and Malabar Pied Hornbill.
Proceed to Mirissa En route visit Stilt Fisher man Overnight stay in Unawatuna
Breakfast at the hotel Visit Galle fort, Have a relaxed walk on the top path ways of the Galle Fort by viewing the old buildings & monuments built in the Dutch colonial period
Turtle Hatchery - operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka's turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with newly born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during
Visit the Turtle Hatchery; the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
You can see; The Loggerhead Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Green Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle & the Leatherback Turtle in here.
OPTIONAL Proceed to Colombo Commence a City Tour by visiting;
The Old Parliament, The Galle Face, Gangarama Temple, Seema Malakaya & shopping at ODEL or House of Fashions & Laksala (for souvenirs) if necessary
Refresh at the hotel in Negombo
Proceed to Airport for departure
- Dambulla - 10 USD
- Daladhamaligawa ( Tooth Relic Temple ) - 10 USD
- Culture Show - 7 USD
- Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - 20 USD
- Horton Plains - 20 USD
- Turtle Hatchery - 5 USD
- Sigiriya - 30 USD
- Botanical gardens - 12 USD
- Polonnaruwa Ancient City - 25 USD
- Train Journey ( 1st Class = 7 USD , 2 and 3rd = 4 USD ) Advance Ticket