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||
|3||Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Habarana||
|4||Habarana Sigiriya Kandy||
|6||Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya||
|7||Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains, Dickoya||
||Tea Trails Howl Dickoya|
|9||Dickoya, Ratnapura, Sinharaja Forest||
||Hotel in Sinharaja Forest|
|12||Galle, Mt. Lavinia||
|14||Mt. Lavinia, Airport||
Detail Tour Itinerary
Meet at the Airport and Check in to a Hotel in Negombo.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Leave for Mt Lavinia visit Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda en route. Overnight stay in
Relax in a Star class beach resort in Mt Lavinia
Leave for the Airport for Departure
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