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09 DAY TOUR

Tour Details

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.

Itinerary

Day 01 BENTOTA

Maadu River

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.

Turtle hatchery

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.

Water sports

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

Day 02 HAMBANTOTA, YALA

Galle fort

After breakfast in the morning check-out and you leave to 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. At Dondora you will reach the most southern point of the island and continue in westerly direction along large, beautiful, white, palm fringed beaches

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.

Day 03 Nuwara Eliya

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.

Horton plains

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.

Day 04 KANDY

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

Day 05 SIGIRIYA, DAMBULLA

Sigiriya

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.

Day 06 TRINCOMALEE

Trincomalee is a port city on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The city is located on a peninsula, which divides the inner and outer harbours.Trincomalee is an Anglicized version of the Tamil word Tirukonamalai (which means "lord of the sacred hill"); it is a hill situated in the end of a natural land formation that resembles an arc. It is one of the main where Tamil is spoken at large scale. Historically referred to as Gokanna or Gokarna it has been a sea port that has played a major role in maritime and international trading history of Sri Lanka.

The Bay of Trincomalee provides security and is openly accessible to all types of sea crafts in all weathers. The beaches are used for recreational purposes such as,

 Surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching. The city is renowned for housing the largest Dutch fort in Sri Lanka. It is home to major Sri Lankan naval bases and a Sri Lankan Air Force base.

Day 07 ANURADHAPURA

Anuradhapura ancient city.

The city of Anuradhapura is situated 220 km away from Colombo in the north central province of Sri Lanka on Malwathu Oya. Founded in the 6th century BC, it was the capital of the Sri Lanka from 4th century BC to beginning of 11th century AD. Today this ancient capital of Sri Lanka has become sacred to the whole Buddhist world, with its surrounding monasteries covering an area of 40 sq. kilometers and one of the world’s major archaeological sites. Anuradhapura,

After breakfast you leave to Anuradhapura in order to visit a selection of the most remarkable sights. As per written records Anuradhapura has been made royal capital by the king Panduk Anhaya in 380 BC. It remained residence and royal capital for 119 successive Singhalese kings till the year 1000 AC when it was abandoned and the capital moved to Polonnaruwa. You will see some of the most famous as well as the tallest Dagoba of Sri Lanka remains from palaces, temples, monasteries, ceremonial baths and the temple of the holy Bo-tree. This tree was grown from a sapling of the very tree under which more than 2500 years ago the Buddha found enlightenment.

Day 08 KALPITIYA

Despite its natural beauty, the western peninsular area of KALPITIYA in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka is remarkably untouched by tourism.  But for those lucky enough to visit, there's a plethora of things to see and do!  With the small close-knit fishing community dominating the lives of the local people, visitors can get a real insight into working life away from the city.  After watching the night fishing boats return in the morning, a visit to one of the fish markets offers the opportunity to choose the evening meal direct from the fresh catch!  The Dutch Fort and St Peter's Kerk church in the town itself are interesting examples of Sri Lanka's rich history and colonial past.  Leisurely boat rides up the lagoon and canoe trips down the river are a pleasant way of exploring the coastline, whilst 4WD jeep rides along the deserted sand dunes between the ocean and the lagoon offer a unique way of watching the colorful evening sunsets.

Day 09 Tour End

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.