Classic tours of Sri Lanka

Explore Sri Lanka you never knew existed on this eye-opening multi-activity adventure. Using rural roads that wind through tiny villages and past seemingly endless rice fields, you'll get a full dose of this land's truly incredible history, culture and geography.

day 01


Destinations  – Air Port to Kandy / Nuwaraeliya /Yala /Mirissa Beach / Bentota/Air Port

Day 01- AIRPORT  / KANDY – 135KM – 03 HOUR

Arrival at the Airport. Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. Our Representative will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted to the Car park / Coach Park to begin your journey as per the booked itinerary.

En route visiting Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – At this orphanage you will find elephants of all ages which are abandoned or otherwise unable to fend for themselves due to being injured. They are looked after with loving care until such time they are ready to work or be freed back to the jungles. The unique feature is that one could feed the baby elephants with bottles of milk during the feeding times. The elephants are also bathed daily in a river located across the orphanage.

visit a Spice Garden at Mawanella.

Arrive Kandy –  This lovely city was the last  Capital of the Kingdom of Sri Lanka before it became a colony of the British Empire. During the last two centuries of the Kingdom, Nanayakhar princes of India exerted substantial  influence among the rulers of this country. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned “Temple of the Tooth”. Places of interest are the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Mahaweli Diversion Project  in their impressive settings. Spice Gardens  dot the outskirts of Kandy

Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy
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day 02

temple tooth sri lanka

temple tooth sri lanka

Day 02- KANDY

After Breakfast Commence Kandy city tour including Gem Museum in Kandy Kandyan art and craft center, silk show room, upper lake view of Kandy temple. The Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha  … Witness a traditional Kandyan Dance & Fire Walking.

visiting Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya .

Royal Botanical Gardens - 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s 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

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 Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered SriLanka’s most prized possession.

Evening Witness a traditional Kenyan Dance & Fire Walking

Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy.

day 03

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Day 03 – KANDY / NUWARAELIYA – 80 KM – 03 HOURS

After Breakfast Leave for Nuwaraeliya En -route visiting Ramboda Hunuman Temple & tea plantation & a factory. Evening Nuwaraeliya Sightseeing

Nuwara Eliya - 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, where the air is pure, cool and distilled up through 1,884 meters; windswept peaks lie shrouded in mist, while gaily clad tea pluckers wind their way among tea bushes listening to the wild music of the water falls. The is city complete with a Lake, Golf course and Race course ideal for hikes, golf, horse riding and boating.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwaraeliya

day 04

 

Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park

Day 04 – NUWARAELIYA

After Breakfast Leave for Nuwaraeliya Sightseeing visit Worlds End ( Horton Pains ) & water falls.

Commence Nuwara Eliya sightseeing including a visit Water Falls

Horton Plains, the coldest and windiest location in Sri Lanka consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of the large number of endemic flora and fauna species,Horton Plains was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th July 2010. The escarpment with a depth of 900 meters called World’s End and Baker’s Falls are the highlights of the Horton Plains.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwaraeliya

day 05

 

 

 Yala Safari
Day 05 – NUWARAELIYA /  YALA  – 170KM – 3 HOURS

After Breakfast Leave for Yala via Tissamaharama En route visit water falls.

Visit  the legendary Ravana Ella water fall which is linked with the  Rama –Sita legend.

Ravana Ella – When Rama was approaching with his army, Ravana  moved Sita to a densely forested locality in the Uva Region and hid Sita  in cave known as Ravana Ella cave. Here one can see the beautiful  Ravana Ella water fall about 4500 feet above sea level.

Sita is said to have roamed around in captivity in this area and bathed  in a pool within a rock by the swirling waters of the Ravana Ella

Optional - 4wd Jeep Safari to Yala National Park Late Evening.

Yala (Ruhuna) National Park Situated 309 km. south of Colombo, Yala is approximately 1,259 sqkm. In extent and is located in the south eastern corner of the island. Its northern boundaries border on the Lahugala Elephant Sanctuary and it has the added bonus of a scenic ocean frontage. The terrain is varied flat plains alternating with rocky outcrops.

The vegetation ranges from open parkland to dense jungle. Water holes, small lakes, lagoons and streams provide water for the animals and birds. The specialty here is the large numbers of elephants.

Overnight at the Hotel in Tissamaharama /Yala.

day 06

hummana

hummana

Day 06 – YALA / MIRESSA – 180  km – 04 Hours

After Breakfast Transfer to Mirissa. En route visit Blow Hole The Hummanaya as it is called is a Blow Hole, created by the weathering of the Rocky Coast. On a Good Day, the spray of water can reach a very huge high and is thrilling to watch

Overnight at the Hotel in Mirissa.

day 07

 

whale watching

whale watching

Day 07 – MIRESSA

In morning Optional visit to whale watching

Sri lanka is becoming a major sport for watching Whale and Dolphin. Dondra point of down south in srilanka is the main point of whale watching in srilanka during December to April

Leisure at the Hotel

Overnight at the Hotel in Mirissa.

day 08

Galle Dutch Fort, Sri Lanka

Galle Dutch Fort, Sri Lanka

Day 08 – MIRESSA / BENTOTA / MIRISSA – 110  km – 03 Hours

After Breakfast, leave for Excursion Tour to Bentota via Galle & Bentota

Found in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions.

On the way to Bentota visit a Mask Factory and a Turtle Hatchery.

Turtle Hatchery -The beaches of Sri Lanka are the nesting grounds for five species of marine turtles. There are 18 hatcheries found along the southern coastal line; of them, nine hatcheries are found in the district of Galle and one is found in the district of Hambantota (Darwin’s Cabana). According to statistics from 1996 to 1999, nearly a hundred thousand sea turtles were hatched and released to the sea from these hatcheries.

Bentota- Facing the Indian Ocean, a tropical lagoon and a major river Bentota offers water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found. The name comes from a mythical story which dates back to kings time saying a demon called Bem ruled this river (tota = river bank).  Bentota also delivers an ancient art of healing called Ayurveda. The city  is famous for its toddy production, an alcoholic beverage made out of coconut nectar.

Optional – Madu river boat safari

 Over Night stay at hotel in Mirissa Beach

day 09

Day 09– MIRESSA  / AIRPORT  – 140 KM – 3HOURS

Breakfast at the Hotel

Proceed to Colombo Airport for departure.