You can choose from a variety of options including authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, South Indian cuisine, and various other Asian fare. This tour makes it possible for you to savour authentic local cuisine and includes a lunch at a traditional house in a local village.
Airport > Negombo (15 KMS and approximately 30 Minutes Journey)
Proceed to Negombo & Check into Hotel. Relax at the beach or by the pool. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Negombo > Anuradhapura > Dambulla (225 KMS and approximately 4 Hour Journey)
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. 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 (40 km²).
Return to Dambulla & Check in to hotel for Overnight.
Dambulla > Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > Minneriya > Dambulla (80 KMS and approximately 2 Hour Journey)
Continue to Polonnaruwa Do a city tour of Polonnaruwa (2h30 visit). Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka in 11th and 12th centuries AD which too a world heritage site. You will see here famous the Gal Viharaya where four splendid statues of Lord Buddha are to be found.
Proceed to Minneriya and do a safari of the Minneriya National Park by jeep 4 x 4. The extent of the Minneriya National Park is about 8,889 hectares. There are wet – lands in this National Park, which have international importance, animal and plant species, which are plenty in dry zone, are found in this park. Wild elephants, various amphibians, local and immigrant bird species are plenty in this park.
Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel
Dambulla > Matale > Kandy (80 KMS and approximately 3 Hour Journey)
Proceed to Matale
Spice Gardens – visit a spice garden to see the different spices that Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.
Continue to Kandy. Arrive & Check in to Hotel.
The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a world heritage site. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendor 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 1806, visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts center and a gem museum and lapidary. The evening is the best time to visit the temple of the tooth relic and thereafter witness a traditional cultural dance show.
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Kandy > Pinnawela > Kandy (80 KMS and approximately 2 Hour Journey)
Pinnawela 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. Return to Kandy. Overnight Stay at the Hotel.
Kandy > Bentota (195 KMS and approximately 04 Hour Journey)
Bentota > Galle > Bentota (110 KMS and approximately 02 Hour Journey)
Bentota > Colombo (65 KMS and approximately 02 Hour Journey)
Colombo – visit fort and Pettah areas and drive past the 100-year-old clock tower, the old parliament and several British built, colonial buildings. other places of interest are, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo museum, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH). Also visit the ceramics corporation showrooms, the ODEL unlimited dress boutique and the majestic city shopping complex.
Overnight at the Hotel
Colombo > Airport Departure (30 KMS and approximately 1 Hour Journey)