The home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defense the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool.
Climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress
The home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defense the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color.
Dambulla– Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here.
Kandy - The hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissa princesses’’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.
Elephant orphanage- Visit of the elephant orphanage, where about seventy elephants are well looked after, mostly young animals which have been found throughout the country sick and abandoned by their herd and brought to Pinnewela. If you are lucky, you can watch the feeding or the daily bath in the river of the jumbos.
Royal Botanical Gardens– 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.
Cultural show – witness the Srilanka traditional dance and drums
After breakfast at the hotel you leave to Nuwara Eliya to the central province of the country, passing tea and vegetable plantations, occasionally a waterfall, forests and many small villages and hamlets. From the ascending and descending road you have again and again a beautiful view to the mountains and into the valleys.
The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night.
All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
An excursion to the Horton Plains, the most beautiful plateau in Sri Lanka. The variety of its manifold tropical and sub-tropical flowers, plants, bushes, trees, birds, and butterflies are remarkable. A walk over the plateau to World's End, considered the finest view in all of Sri Lanka, is a must; here the terrific escarpment drops vertically for about 1500 m. On a clear day one can see the Indian Ocean about 80 km to the south. You can choose to return to the hotel for late lunch or take your lunch package with you and stay longer on the plateau. Today you will also visit a tea factory where you will learn in details, how the green tea leaves are treated to become high quality Ceylon Tea.
Evening commence city tour in Nuwara Eliya covering, HANUMAN temple, Gregory lake, Haggala botanical garden.
Yala wild life national park
Located in the south-eastern region of Srilanka and extends over two provinces. Part of the southern and all the eastern and north-eastern boundaries lay along the Indian Ocean. Leopards ,elephants, deer, peacock , wild boar , wild buffaloes , crocodiles, monkeys , fox , porcupine, bear , land monitors , and many varieties of birds.
Kirinda Rajamaha Viharaya
Kirinda Raja Maha Viharaya is located on the top of the rock on a fine beach and is a most beautiful place build by king KAVANTISSA.
After breakfast in the morning check-out and you leave Hambantota. Visit the old city of Galle The fort with its impressive great rampart is well preserved. In 1505 the Portuguese took the town from the Singhalese king and built large fortifications which they called Santa Cruz. In 1640 the Dutch stormed the fortress. They later incorporated the remains of the Portuguese fortification in an imposing new fort for the protection of the harbour and the sea routes. continue in westerly direction along large, beautiful, white, palm fringed beaches
Continue to Balapitiya for boat trip at a beautiful river called Maadu River which offers a glimpse of how it has become a part of the life of the people in the area. The main treasure of Maadu Ganga is its mangroves that act as a bio-lock to the area in giving protection to the variety of aquatic plants and animal life. They provide a home for different kinds of aquatic plants, crabs, shrimps, fish, various invertebrates and other animal life.
For instance the "toddy-tapers", young men who climb high into the trees to collect the sweet, milky sap of the coconut blossom or one of the many turtle hatcheries where this sea creature been looked after.
Engage in some water sports such as Jet Ski, speed boats as you wish
Body healing therapy and massage
Enjoy Traditional Srilanka Ayurveda Body healing therapy which relax your body and mind
Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka with a population of 1, 1 million. The Fort, in the very centre of the city, is where most of the colonial remnants, mainly from the British era are still to be found. Nearby Pettah is Colombo's busiest and most traditional bazaar, a mosaic of human activities and architectural memories. Cinnamon Gardens is the most prestigious residential area.
Afternoon city tour.
End of the tour and transfer to the Airport. If required one more night in Colombo for shopping fiesta with an additional cost of the room charge.