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Discover Exotic Sri Lanka and the Trails of British Colonial Era- 2

Destinations: Colombo, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Dambulla ,Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Polonnaruwa,Kandy,Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains, Dickoya Tea Trails Hotel, Kalawana Sinharaja Forest, Yala National Park, Galle,Mt. Lavinia
14 Days 13 nights

Trip back to the colonial era of the British Empire combined with an exposure to amazing heritage, diverse nature from cool climate of hill capital of Colonial era to dry zone wild life and tranquil south coast Beach

Day Route Activity/Places Visited Overnight Stay
1 Airport / Mt Lavinia
  • Check in to hotel in Negombo
Negombo
2 Negombo Anuradhapura
  • Site seeing in first Capital of Sri Lanka Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura
3 Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Habarana
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock fortress
  • Safari in Minneriya National Park
Habarana
4 Habarana Sigiriya Kandy
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock fortress
  • Kandy City Tour
Kandy
5 Kandy
  • Temple of Tooth  relic
  • Shopping
  • Afternoon Cultural Show
Kandy
6 Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya
  • Peradeniya Gardens
  • City tour in Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya
7 Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains, Dickoya
  • Horton Plains
  • Worlds end Bakers Fall
Tea Trails Howl Dickoya
8 Dickoya
  • Tea Factory & Estate.
  • Spend leisurely in Hotel enjoy the beautiful scenery
Dickoya
9 Dickoya, Ratnapura, Sinharaja Forest
  • Trek In Sinharaja Forest
Hotel in Sinharaja Forest
10 Sinharaja, Yala
  • Safari in Yala National Park
Yala
11 Yala, Galle
  • Sight seeing in Galle
Galle
12 Galle, Mt. Lavinia
  • Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda
Mt. Lavinia
13 Mt. Lavinia
  • Spend at Leisure at the Beach Resort
Mt. Lavinia
14 Mt. Lavinia, Airport
  • Leave for the airport in time for the Departure

Detail Tour Itinerary

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Mount Lavinia

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Habarana Lake

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Ratnapura Gems

Day 1

Meet at the Airport and Check in to a Hotel in Negombo.

Day 2

Leave for Anuradhapura and tour Anuradhapura the first capital of Sri Lanka founded in 5th century BC and is considered as the cradle of Sri Lanka’s civilization Anuradhapura has the words largest archeological sites. Stay Overnight in Anuradhapura

Day 3

Morning tour the Medieval Capital Polonnaruwa city (11th century &12 century). See the ruins of once a beautiful city fortified with three concentric walls, parks, gardens, and many shrines. Polonnaruwa was the Capital after the fall of Anuradhapura. Go on a safari to Minneriya National Park in the late afternoon. Stay overnight in Sigiriya/ Habarana.

Day 4

Morning climb the Sigiriya Rock fortress. Sigiriya was declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO built by the king Kassapa in the 5th Century BC. Renowned historians consider Sigiriya the 8th Wonder of the World. Marvel the world famous Sigiriya frescoes, water ponds built on top of the rock.Leave for Kandy after lunch visit a spice garden on the way, and go on a city tour drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last king Sri Wickramarajasinghe in 1806.Evening visit the Temple of Tooth Relic the most venerated place for Buddhist all over the world to see the offerings made by the devotees
Stay Overnight in Kandy

Day 5

Kandy is the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, which is a world heritage site, undoubtedly the most beautiful city in the Island.
Leisurely visit the Kandy town bazaar, the arts and the crafts center and a gem museum and lapidary, thereafter witness a traditional cultural dance show in the late afternoon
Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 6

Morning Visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Peradeniya botanical garden established in 1821 by Mr. Alexander Moon is easily one of the best of its kind in the world. Leave for Nuwara Eliya called the hill station by the English during the colonial era. This is a very picturesque location almost1950 Meters above sea level with its soft English spring climate. The town is decorated with buildings ranging in style from Georgian to Queen Anne. Parks, trout streams, 18 hole golf course.

Day 7

After breakfast visit the Horton Plains and the Bakers Fall Horton plains is a hauntingly desolate, windswept plateau set at an elevation of over 2000 meters from the sea level. A world apart from rest of Sri Lanka the plains offer excellent trekking including a circular 9 Km walk to the Worlds end, where the hill plunges dramatically for near 1000 m offering marvelous views of to the South.
Overnight stay in Tea Trails Hotel in Dickoya. These colonial era bungalows were originally built for British tea estate managers in the days of the Raj

Day 8

Tea Trails Hotel
Visit a Tea Factory and witness how the green leaves of tea bush are transformed to the Golden brew the popular drink all over the world
Relax in the Tea Trails Hotel Dickoya

Day 9

Leave for Ratnapura Kalawana Sinharaja forest edge.
Trek in Sinharaja Forrest, a world heritage nature site. This is the most beautiful and the biggest rain forest situated close to Ratnapura and is between the villages of Rakwana , Deniyaya, and Mathugama. Sinharaja is a home to a large variety of indigenous plants and animals, flowing rivers and silent streamlets and the extent cover up nearly 11000 hectares. Over stay overnight in Sinharaja forest reserve

Day 10

Morning Leave for Yala. Go on safari in Yala this is the most popular wild life sanctuary among the visitors who come to the country. See the large herds of elephants, spotted deer, sambur, barking deer, monkey, wild boar, wild buffalo,sloth bear, and wide varieties of bird species endemic and migratory. Witness the majestic Peacock performing its mating dance with the colorful plumes spread.
Stay Overnight in Yala

Day 11

Leave for Galle Visit the historic Galle fort which is a world heritage site. The famous Arab Navigator Ibn Batuta landed in the Galle port and Galle became famous with the Spice traders fro Arab. Wander through the old buildings of the fort with a history dating back to 1587 when the Portuguese took Galle from the Singhalese kings. Galle fort was last made for admistrative fort by the British.
Overnight stay in Galle.

Day 12

Leave for Mt Lavinia visit Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda en route. Overnight stay in
Mt. Lavinia

Day 13

Relax in a Star class beach resort in Mt Lavinia

Day 14

Leave for the Airport for Departure

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  • Entrance fees at Locations specified in tour itinerary except for optional items
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  • Departure airport tax
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