Sri Lanka, a jewel nation which hangs in the Indian Ocean is famous for its picturesque landscapes, stunning beaches, ancient Buddhist ruins and diverse culture. Sri Lanka offers an amalgamation of unforgettable experiences. The best places to visit in Sri Lanka are Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, experience the most beautiful train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, Spice Garden, Temple of Tooth Relic, Royal Botanical Garden and give a thrilling end to your trip by indulging into water sports activities. This is not the end of this beautiful vacation, and a visit to the Maldives gives a new beginning to it. Enjoy your laid back days on the paradise islands and involve in water sports activities to make your visit to this beautiful islands memorable. This 8 nights/ 9 days trip to the places promises you to make your vacation heavenly.
date_range 6 Nights / 7 Days
Day 1: Arrive at Dambulla
Morning After breakfast and some rest
head directly to Sigiriya Rock on arrival. Gaze in awe at the massive column of rock that, according to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle The Culavamsa, was selected by King Kasyapa as the site of his new capital.
Admire numerous paintings of historic queens, princesses, and maids inside the rock fortress before getting a break for lunch at your own expense. Then, explore some of the traditional crafts of the region, such as wood carving and batik textiles, with time to purchase souvenirs before departing.
Start the journey back towards Dambulla to explore the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.
overnight Stay in Dambulla
Day 2: Sigriya- dambulla Day Trip
Morning after breakfast and some leisure head for the Full day Excursion Visit Dambulla cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site which Lord Buddhas life is painted on the walls of the cave which is believed to be done during the 2nd century. Lunch at a recommended restaurant Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress at 3.30 PM built by King Kashayapa as his palace during the 5th Century, a UNESCO World Heritage site.Overnight stay in Dambula.
Day 3: Dambulla - Nawalapitiya via Drive
A lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, Now head to Nawalpitiya. Nawalapitiya is a town in Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is in the Kandy District, governed by an Urban Council. It is 38 km away from Kandy and 112 km from Colombo. It is located 589 m above sea level. The town is near Mahaweli Ganga. Beautiful tea gardens and the mesmerizing beauty of the place is breathtaking. Enjoy the day at leisure. Overnight Stay in Nawalpitiya.
Day 4: Nawalapitiya - Nuwara Eliya via Drive
Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to Nuwara Eliya - enroute visit the tea plantation and the scenic drive
Also you can visit the Seetha Amman Temple in Seetha Elliya where as per the Hindu Mythology its also
called the Ashok Vatika.
Tea Plantation - visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where one the best teas in the world is produced.
You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea and also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of
pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Places to be covered in Nuwara Eliya-
Sita Amman Kovil
Hanuma Bhakta Temple
Nuwara Eliya City tour
Day 5: Explore Ella
After breakfast and some leisure, head to explore the Ella City. Visit the famous Ravana Ella Falls, Ella Spice Garden, Tea Plantation, and Little Adam's Peak. Little Adam's Peak- Go for a quick hike to the top of Little Adam's Peak, an easy walk from downtown Ella in a lush picturesque setting. Enjoy the easy going, 45-minute trek to the summit, admiring views of verdant tea plantations along the way. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the rolling green hills and valleys below. Ella Spice Garden- Take a cooking class or simply savour Sri Lanka's authentic cuisine at Ella Spice Garden, a private household set in a highland village amid world-famous tea plantations. Alternatively, you can just stop by for a tasty meal, mostly featuring curry-style traditional dishes. Make sure you call in advance. Ravana Ella Falls- See an impressive natural feature at Ravana Ella Falls, measuring 25 m (82 ft) in height. With several plunge pools and multiple cascades, the area offers a popular walking route, where each of the natural tiers gives extensive views of the surrounding nature reserve, and the individual pools invite you to cool off.
Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya - Negombo via Drive
After breakfast proceed to Negombo, enroute we will take you for a thrilling Rafting Session - Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River in Kithulgala. The Kelani River is popular for 1957 blockbuster movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” in which the bridge was blown when the train was crossing the river. This place is worthwhile for visiting and photographing as you pass the rapids of Kelani River.
Overnight Stay in Negombo.
Day 7: Back To Home
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors. Vist The Negombo beach , Dutch church,Hamilton Canal ( if Time Permits)
You'll be dropped at Colombo Airport, from where board the Flight towards back to home.
Inclusions in Sri Lanka
- 6 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar with Breakfast Only in SriLanka
Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar with CPAI (Continental Plan) – room with breakfast only
- Transportation in a Private Air conditioned vehicle with Chauffeur – All the drivers we have are English speaking guides.
Rafting: - Starting point is ginigathena and finish at kithulgala
- Train tickets from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
- Government Taxes
- Toll Chargers (Airport to Colombo & Colombo to Bentota or Galle)
(Package Cost Valid for 4 Pax travelling Together)
· Entrance fees to sites
· Lunch & Dinner or any meal not mentioned on the above program during the tour.
· Visa Fees (please log on to www.eta.gov.lk)
· Early check in or late checkout charges.