You can unwind amidst the splendour of the famed Passikudah 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. Although the package is originally designed for 12 nights / 13 days, we are geared to cater to your unique requirements by customizing it for different durations as per your request.
Island Of Paradise Tour
AIRPORT > HIKKADUWA (120 KMS and approximately 03 hour journey)
Proceed to Hikkaduwa & Checking to Hotel. Relax at the beach or by the pool.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Optional : Visit the Galle City.
Galle is the south coast’s major city, whose oldest landmark is the massive 17th century Portuguese and Dutch Fort in which the central city is contained. The journey to Galle is along the palm-fringed beaches passing Hikkaduwa with its beautiful “coral gardens” and exotic tropical fish. Visit the Dutch Fort and the city of Galle. As you walk through the streets you can see strong Dutch influences in the architecture, along with some old British residences and various mosques with Arabic touches.
Overnight Stay at the Hotel.
HIKKADUWA > KITHULGALA (174 KMS and approximately 03 hour journey)
Engage in white water rafting at Kitulgala.
It is one of the most famous places for White Water Rafting adventures. However there are many more reasons why this spot, just 100 kms from the capital Colombo, is well worth visiting. Chief among these are the historic Beli Lena Caves where the pre-historic Balangoda Man supposed to have lived. The caves are reached after a short 10km drive from the main road through the Kitulgala tea estate. David Lean’s epic war film “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed in this area of the Kelani River, which runs through Kitulgala, and the ruins of the bridge still remains.
Arrival & check in to Hotel.
KITHULGALA > ELLA (127 KMS and approximately 03 hour journey)
Visit Ella, Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters (3,415 ft.) above the sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka with magnificent Ravana Falls & Bamabaragama Falls.
Visit Bogoda Bridge in tuk tuk ride & experience hiking in little Adam’s Peak.
Arrival & Check in to the hotel for Overnight.
ELLA > NUWARA ELIYA (80 KMS and approximately 03 hour journey)
OPTIONAL: Transfer to Ella railway station and embark on to the train to Nanu Oya (delays are not guaranteed). From Nanu Oya, continue to the hotel by vehicle to Nuwara Eliya. Visit the city of Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya meaning "the city of dawn” is the town at the highest elevation (about 2000m above sea level) in Sri Lanka and its tallest peak, Piduruthalagala (2555m) could be seen from here. The city, established by the British in the nineteenth century, and known as "Little England" and is a popular holiday resort for Sri Lankans & tourists due to its cool climate and quaint colonial feel with its little bungalows surrounded by hedgerows. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of the tea country and you can visit a plantation and a factory en route here and witness how the famous "Ceylon Tea" is brewed.
Arrival & check in to Hotel for Overnight.
NUWARA ELIYA > KANDY (80 KMS and approximately 03 hour journey)
En route visit a Tea factory & Tea Estate.
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.
Proceed to Kandy & Check into Hotel.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
KANDY > PERADENIYA > KANDY (10 kms and approximately 30 minutes journey)
The Royal Botanical Gardens, the magnificent river girdled 57 hectare laid out in 1832 are among the finest in the world. Its treasures of tropical flora include fine collections of orchids, aromatic spices, medicinal herbs, palms and rare endangered plant species. These gardens were the naturally camouflaged operations headquarters of SEAC Supreme Allied Commander, Lord Louis Mountbatten during the 2nd World War.
Proceed on a Kandy city tour.
Kandy is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka's last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, the Peradeniya University and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper Lake Drive. Kandy is also famous for its shopping, gems and jewelry, handicrafts, batiks, silks etc. And you will have the opportunity of browsing to your heart’s content. In the evening, you will attend a Kandyan Dance performance and a spectacular fire walking finale.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
KANDY > DAMBULLA > MINNERIYA > HABARANA (125 KMS and approximately 03 hour journey)
Visit Dambulla Rock Temple.
Dambulla rock temple was built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s many cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure carved out of granite rock and spanning 14 meters.
Continue to Minneriya.
Evening Minneriya National Park Jeep Safari.
Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8890 hectares of Minneriya National Park is an ideal site in Sri Lanka for eco lovers. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka's favorites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants. The central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rdcentury AD by King Mahasena). During the dry season (June to September), this tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks) that come to fish in the shallow waters.
Arrival & Check in to the hotel for Overnight stay.
HABARANA > SIGIRIYA > POLONNARUWA > HABARANA (80 KMS and approximately 02 hour journey)
Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock fortress which is a UNESCO world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495). The spectacular citadel of Sigiriya rises sheer and impregnable out of the plains of the dry zone. It is the country’s most memorable single attraction, a remarkable archeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting. The rock was the innermost stronghold of a 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway.
Visit the archeological city of Polonnaruwa.
The ruined capital of Polonnaruwa is one of the undisputed highlights of the Cultural Triangle and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The heyday of the city in the twelfth century represented one of the high watermarks of early Sri Lankan civilization. Polonnaruwa extensive and well-preserved remains, offer a fascinating snapshot of medieval Sri Lanka, including some of the island’s finest monuments and it is compact enough to be thoroughly explored in 3 hours. The Gal Vihara, a collection of magnificent Buddha statues carved out of sheer rock is not to be missed and a prime example of the craftsmanship of that era.
Return to hotel for Overnight.
HABARANA > ANURADHAPURA > WILPATTU (100 KMS and approximately 02 hour journey)
Visit the archeological city of Anuradhapura.
Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka's North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles.
Proceed to Wilpattu.
Evening Wilpattu Jeep safari. Situated 176 km north of Colombo, Wilpattu is approximately 1,908 sq.km in extent. It has a dense jungle cover, which makes it a more exciting park where animals have to be tracked. There are numerous delightful little lakes - known as villus - and the leopard and sloth bear are the specialty rather than elephants. Arrival & check in to the Camp Site.
WILPATTU > COLOMBO (169 KMS and approximately 03 hour journey)
Visit the Colombo city.
Colombo is the largest city and former administrative capital of Sri Lanka and is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and remnants of a bygone colonial era. Due to its large harbor and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the Capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. The main city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. On this tour you will visit many of the historical, religious and commercial sites of Colombo including the historic and bustling Fort and Pettah, the elite residential Cinnamon Gardens, the Galle face Green, Viharamahadevi Park and much more.
Arrival & check in to the Hotel.
COLOMBO > AIRPORT (36 kms and approximately 01 hour journey)
Please note that you have to be at the Airport 3 hours prior to the departure Flight.
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