Dambulla 2N-Kandy 2N- Nuwara Eliya 1N- Bentota 2N- Colombo 1N
Day 1: Colombo airport- Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage- Dambulla:
Transfer from Colombo airport to Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the elephants, which makes for a truly memorable experience.The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage spans 25 acres and is located in very close proximity to the Maha Oya, which is where the elephants are taken for baths. Pinnawala Orphanage has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world, with most of elephants having either lost their mother, separated from the herd, or found in the wilderness in an incapacitated state.
Overnight at Dambulla.
Day 2: Dambulla-Sigiriya Rock-Dambulla Cave-Dambulla:
Go for sightseeing in Sigiriya today visiting the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination of Sri Lanka. The palace is located in the heart of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above the sea level. Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from magma of an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles. The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains. The surrounding territories of Sigiriya were inhibited for several thousand years. Since 3th century BC the rocky plateau of Sigiriya served as a monastery. In the second half of the 5th century king Kasyapa decided to construct a royal residence here. After his death Sigiriya again became a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century, when it was abandoned. One of the most striking features of Sigiriya is its Mirror wall. In the old days, it was polished so thoroughly that the king could see his reflection in it. The Mirror wall is painted with inscriptions and poems written by the visitors of Sigiriya. The most ancient inscriptions are dated from the 8th century. These inscriptions are proving that Sigiriya was a tourist destination more than a thousand years ago. Today, painting on the wall is strictly prohibited. The construction of such a monument on a massive rock approximately 200 meters higher from the surrounding landscape required advanced architectural and engineering skills. The gardens of Sigiriya are among the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. The palace and fortress complex is recognized as one of the finest examples of ancient urban planning. Considering the uniqueness of Sigiriya UNESCO declared it a World Heritage site in 1982. Sigiriya is an unmatched combination of urban planning, water engineering, horticulture and arts.
Proceed to Dambulla Cave.
Dambulla Cave Temple: Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level rises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length. It is home to the Worlds most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colours and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century. Sinhalese people call it as ‘ Dambulu Gala’ ( Dambulla Rock) and the Temple is called as the ‘ Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya’ (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple).
Overnight at Dambulla.
Day 3: Dambulla-Kandy:
Transfer from Dambulla to Kandy.
Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
Overnight at Kandy.
Day 4: Kandy:
Visit the Gems Gallery, Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Kandy Lake, Kandy Cultural Dance Show and the Temple of Tooth Relic.The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja (offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists. However, you don’t actually see the tooth. It’s kept in a gold casket shaped like a dagoba (stupa), which contains a series of six dagoba caskets of diminishing size. As well as the revered main temple, the complex includes a series of smaller temples, shrines and museums.
Overnight at Kandy.
Day 5: Kandy- Nuwara Eliya:
Proceed from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.
Visit tea gardens and tea factories. Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights), blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. It is also known as “‘Little England” which was the favorite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill club with its hunting pictures, trophies and strict formal dinner attire; the 18-hole golf course, horse race course, etc., all remind you of ‘England”. Visit the Victoria Park, Hakgala Botanical Garden and Gregory lake. Lake Gregory is a reservoir in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873 Golf course.
Overnight at Nuwara Eliya.
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya-Bentota
Proceed to Bentota.
Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota Beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight at Bentota.
Day 7: Bentota-Kosgoda-Balapitiya-Bentota:
Head out to visit the Turtle Hatchery today in Kosgoda. The Turtle Care Centre at Kosgoda is one of 18 turtle hatcheries along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The center is located in the South Western coastal village of Kosgoda and was established in 1981. It is also very popular as all five species of turtles that visit Sri Lanka nest in Kosgoda. The center functions mainly as a hatchery and makes huge efforts to increase the rate of hatching, and survival of baby turtles in their very initial stages. However, the Care center also works on sick or injured adults; treating them and releasing them back into the ocean. Then visit the Madhu River and do a boat ride. The water of the river is dotted with small islands and the banks are all covered with lush mangrove forests that are home to dozens of incredible animal species. Enjoy hundreds of vibrant tropical birds and a few crocodiles if you’re lucky enough. These creatures are pretty rare and don’t like crowds. Return to Bentota, if time permits you can indulge in water sports as well at your own expense.
Overnight stay at Bentota.
Day 8: Bentota-Colombo:
Transfer from Bentota to Colombo. Colombo has nevertheless emerged as a must-see stop in Sri Lanka. No longer just the sprawling city you have to endure on your way to the beaches, it has become a worthy destination in its own right and makes an excellent start – or finish – to your Sri Lankan adventures. Visit the Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo Museum, Galle Face Green, Old Parliament, Vihara Mahadevi Park, shopping malls.
Day 9: Colombo to Colombo Airport:
Transfer from Colombo to Colombo airport. Journey ends.
- Sigiriya: Golden Ray, Dambulla
- Kandy: Pine Hill Residence
- Nuwara Eliya: Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze
- Bentota: Joe’s Resort
- Colombo: Colombo City Hotel Or similar hotels
- Accommodation for 8 nights
- Daily breakfast and dinner at the hotel except in Colombo
- Daily breakfast at hotel in Colombo
- Dinner at local outside restaurant in Colombo
- Private AC vehicle with English speaking guide for all transfers and sightseeing
- All taxes
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
- Early check in and late check out
- Personal expenses of any nature
- Meals other than mentioned
- Entrance Fees
- Christmas or New Year supplement charges
- Bank Charges of USD 15
Entrance Fee cost (INR):
- Pinnawala elephant orphanage – 560 per person (Kandy)
- Peradeniya gardens – 840 per person (Kandy)
- Kandy temple – 420 per person (Kandy)
- Cultural dance – FOC
- Hakgala Botanical Garden – 770 per person (Nuwara Eliya)
- Gregory Lake – 140 per person (Nuwara Eliya)
- Victoria Park – 140 per person (Nuwara Eliya)
- Turtle hatchery – 210 per person (Bentota)
- Mangrove river safari – 700 per person (Bentota)
- Colombo museum – 560 per person (Colombo)
- Gangaramaya temple – 210 per person (Colombo)
- Sigiriya Rock-2,100 per person
- Dambulla Cave-1,050 per person
Terms & Conditions:
- Mentioned rates are for per person on Twin sharing Half Board basis
- Rate are Dynamic & change as per travel Dates.
Delux, Standard, Superior