You can unwind amidst the splendor of the famed Bentota beach which is bordered by shallow sea waters. In contrast, the tour lets you also experience the mystique beauty of the hill country renowned for its breathtaking scenery of mist-shrouded mountains and graceful waterfalls. This paradise island’s rich variety of wildlife can also be experienced during this tour.
Discover Sri Lanka
Airport > Negombo
Negombo > Habarana
In the evening enjoy an elephant back ride safari which brings in multifaceted joys. The majestic beast, the locations in close proximity to the cultural attractions and the terrain rich with bird life all add up to bring in memorable experiences to the tourists holidaying in Sri Lanka. Elephant Back Safaris are one of the newest and most thrilling safari experiences in Sri Lanka. These Elephant Back Safari not only make it possible to view wildlife from the back of an elephant, but perhaps more importantly, provide the unique opportunity to share a day in the life of the elephant.
Return to the hotel for overnight
Habarana > Polonnaruwa > Habarana
Sigiriya, a massive rock in the green scrub jungle, is perhaps the most memorable place for visitors to Sri Lanka. The site was known from ancient times as a hermitage for Buddhist monks. A well-planed monastic complex included caved temples, bathing pools, lovely ponds and Asia’s oldest surviving landscaped gardens. Today Sigiriya is famous for its frescoes painted in the pocket of the rock. The “Lion stairway”, the “mirror wall” and the “water gardens” are it’s other highlights.
Proceed to Polonnaruwa
Visit Polonnaruwa, which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a world heritage site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of rock could be seen, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya – a lake built by King Parakramabahu the great. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Return to Hotel in Habarana
Habarana > Trincomalee
Trincomalee is a port city situated on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The city is built on a peninsula which divides the inner and outer harbours. 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’s harbour is renowned for its large size and security; unlike every other in the Indian sea, it is accessible to all types of craft in all weathers. The beaches are used for surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching. The city also has the largest Dutch fort in Sri Lanka.
Check into Hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Trincomalee > Dambulla > Matale > Kandy
Proceed to Matale
Visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here, clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed.
Thereafter proceed to Kandy Check into Hotel for overnight stay.
Kandy > Pinnawala > Kandy
Visit the Pinnawala elephant orphanage en route. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – is a home for about 60 elephants (out of which around 50 are baby elephants) found abandoned or orphaned in the wild, They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authority. The best time for your visit is at 9 in the morning, when you will have the opportunity of seeing these ‘babes’ being bottle-fed. You could also see the elephants having their daily baths at a river close by.
In the evening do a Kandy city tour
Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Thereafter witness a cultural show.
Return to Hotel for overnight stay
Kandy Peradeniya Tea Plantation > Nuwara Eliya
Peradeniya botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.
Proceed to Nuwara Eliya via a tea plantation
Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Check into Hotel for overnight stay
Nuwara Eliya > Bentota
Visit Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lankas most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lankas tea country producing a significant share of the world s best tea. Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.
There after proceed to Bentota
Arrive & Check into Hotel for overnight stay
Bentota > Galle > Mirissa > Bentota
Galle was once the chief port of Ceylon. It is still well known for hand-made lace. You can also visit the Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres) which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. This is a World Heritage Site. Optional dolphin and whale watching
Sri Lanka is situated within the International Whaling Commission’s protected zone in the Indian Ocean. Of the 80 species of cetaceans observed and identified worldwide, 26 are found in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal
**Dolphin and whale watching can be done in Mirissa during the periods of November to April **Whale and Dolphin watching: US$ 110.00 per person Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Bentota > Airport