TOUR OF SRI LANKA (Duration 6 Nights / 7 Days)

 

DAY 01

  • Arrive, meet, assist and transfer to Colombo.
  • Afternoon commence on a sightseeing tour of Colombo.
  • Drive through the commercial and the city centre area known as the “Fort” built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. See the busy markets and bazaar of Pettah. The National Museum with its fine collection of lovely antiques and art of Sri Lanka. Drive past town hall, independence square, the BMICH (International Convention Centre) and cinnamon gardens residential area.
  • Visit the Zoological gardens at Dehiwala and enroute to your hotel visit a Buddist and a Hindu Temple.
  • Dinner and overnight in Colombo


DAY 02   
  • After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura
  • Commence on a sightseeing tour of Anuradhapura.
  • This ancient city was founded in the 05th century A.D. which has the largest number of ancient monument of the great Sinhala civilization which flourished in this region. Visit the ancient Royal Palaces, shrines, Dagobas, and Sri Maha Bodhi. To take a proud of this place is the “Bo Tree” which is over 2200 years old grown from a branch of the very tree under which “the Buddha” attained enlightenment - the oldest historically documented tree in the world.
  • Dinner & overnight in Anuradhapura
DAY 03   
  • After Breakfast commence on a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa.
  • Visit the ruins of the Audience hall, Council Chamber, The Royal Citadel, The Kumara Pokuna (pond), Royal Pavillion, Siva Dewale, The Thuparama, The Vatadage Relic House, Kiriwehera, Gal Vihare, with some of the most impressive sculptures & the reservoirs.
  • Afternoon commence on a Kaudulla Game Safari by a private jeep accompanied by a tracker.
  • Kaudulla game resovoir is the home of the elephants, deer, sambhur, wild buffaloes, crocodiles and peacock is easily the most famous of the birdsat Kaudulla and many other animals.
  • Proceed to hotal in Habarana/Polonnaruwa
  • Dinner and overnight in Habarana/Polonnaruwa

DAY 04 

  • Breakfast leave for Sigiriya and climb rock fortress, built by King Kasappa. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive garden including the renowned water garden. See the world famous frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya, in a sheltered pocket of the rock.
  • Continue to Dambulla and visit the rock cave temple is a vast isolated rock mass like Sigiriya. The temple consists of a series of 5 caves containing many statues and paintings including a 47 ft long statue of “the Buddha”.
  • Thereafter continue drive to Kandy.  Enroute visit a wood carving centre, a batik factory and a spice garden.
  • Arrive in Kandy and check in at hotel. Late afternoon visit the Temple of Sacred Tooth Telic and also view a cultural show.
  • Dinner & overnight in Kandy

DAY 05

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning commence on a sightseeing tour of Kandy
  • Visit to the Market place, an arts and crafts show room. Then drive along the Upper lake road to get a panoramic view of the Kandy lake and its environs.
  • Continue to Peradeniya and drive past the picturesque university campus premises and visit the Botanical Gardens.
  • Thereafter leave for Kegalle and visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphange where you view feeding of Elephants including baby ones using milk bottles.
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Dinner & overnight in Kandy

DAY 06

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leave for Nuwara-Eliya enroute visit a tea factory and a tea estate.
  • At the tea factory witness the process of manufacture of tea from plucking of the green leaves to packeting of the processed tea which is mainly meant for export markets.
  • Thereafter check in at hotel in Nuwara-Eliya.
  • Early afternoon commence on a sightseeing tour of Nuwara-Eliya.
  • Visit Hakkgala Botanical gardens with exotic trees, shrubs and herbs known to thrive best in hill country. It has an excellent and rare collection of roses, orchids and a carefully tendered fernery.
  • Visit the Nuwara-Eliya Town, Market place, Golf Course, the hill club, and drive around this hill station viewing Lake Gregory.
  • Dinner & overnight in Nuwara-eliya

DAY 07

  • After breakfast leave for Colombo via Rathnapura. Visit gem museum. Lunch enroute. Thereafter transfer to Colombo International Airport for your departure flight or for a beach stay.