DAY 01 - 28TH FEB - ARRIVAL/ COLOMBO CITY
You are met with traditional Sri Lankan hospitality at the airport, and then transported in your own private air-conditioned vehicle by our courteous English speaking Chauffeur-guide to Colombo City, where you will check-in to your luxury hotel in Colombo. After freshening up, you will enjoy an interesting City Tour which includes important residential and commercial districts, shopping centres, parks, and also various fascinating Buddhist and Hindu Temples where elaborate and beautiful carvings add to the mystical ambience of being in this exotic land.
Overnight at the CONCORD HOTEL, Colombo
DAY 02 - 01ST MAR - PINNAWELA ELEPHANTS /DAMBULLA
After breakfast,you are transported in your own private air-conditioned vehicle by our courteous English speaking guide to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, where baby elephants are cared for by man. Be sure to watch the morning feeding and bathing sessions, which are truly a sight to see! Following this, you will drive to Dambulla, and check in at your hotel.
Overnight at the PELWEHERA VILLAGE RESORT, Dambulla
DAY 03 - 02ND MAR - SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS/KANDY HILL STATION
In the morning, you can attempt to make a leisurely climb up the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which is a massive rock rising out of the otherwise flat plains, on top of this, which is a very ancient fortress/palace/temple, accessible only through the paws of a massive lion figure, and decorated with ancient "dancing maidens" all the way up. Thereafter, drive to Kandy, the centre of traditional Sri Lankan culture, and home to the Kings of old. Along the way, you will visit an aromatic Spice Garden. After checking in at your luxury hotel in Kandy and freshening up, you will enjoy a City Tour of Kandy, which includes the Upper & Lower Lake Drives, a Gem Museum, the famous Kandy Market, some intricately carved Hindu Temples, and some awe-inspiring Buddha Statues, amongst other very interesting sights. in the evening, you will visit the beautiful Dalada Maligawa, "the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic Of Lord Buddha", following which, you will really enjoy a Cultural Dance Program.
Overnight at the HOTEL HILL TOP, Kandy
DAY 04 - 03RD MAR - NUWARA ELIYA HILL COUNTRY/WATER FALLS
After breakfast a spectacular drive around the mountains, viewing endless tea plantations and majestic waterfalls, brings you to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka's "Little England" where time seems to have stood still since the days of the British occupation. On the way to Nuwara Eliya you will visit a typical Tea Factory & enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea. Following this you check in to your hotel. After freshening up you will enjoy a City Tour of Nuwara Eliya.
Overnight at the CEYBANK HOTEL, Nuwara Eliya
DAY 05 - 04TH MAR - NUWARA ELIYA HILL COUNTRY / ELLA LANDSCAPES/TSSAMAHARAMA
After breakfast, another spectacular drive down the mountains to Tissamaharama, via Ella, Ella is blessed with some of the most beautiful views, you could find in Sri Lanka. Some of the places you could see in Ella are the Ella Gap, Ravana Ella Falls, Little Adam's Peak and Bambaragala Peak among the other many stunning scenery.
Overnight at the HIBISCUS GARDEN HOTEL, Tissamaharama
DAY 06 - 05TH MAR - YALA NATIONAL PARK/ GALLE FORT EXCURSION /BENTOTA BEACH
Early morning at 5.30 a.m. you will be taken on a jeep safari to Yala National Park,
Yala National Park is a national park in Sri Lanka. The reserve covers 979 km², although only the original 141 km² are open to the public. Much of the reserve is parkland, but it also contains jungle, beaches, freshwater lakes and rivers and scrubland. The latter zone is punctuated with enormous rocky outcrops. The range of habitats give rise to a good range of wildlife.Yala has the world's highest concentration of Leopards, although seeing this largely nocturnal carnivore still requires some luck. There are good numbers of Asian Elephants, Crocodile, Wild Boar, Water Buffalo and Grey langurs amongst other large animals. The open parkland attracts birds of prey such as White-bellied Sea Eagle and the wetlands have Waders, Painted Storks, and the rare Stork. Land birds of course are in abundance, and include Sirkeer Malkoha, Indian Peafowl and Sri Lanka Jungle fowl. Following this a scenic drive along the southern coast brings you to Bentota. En route you could visit Galle Fort, the most ancient and important Harbour of the country, until the Colombo Harbour was established, was captured by the Portuguese in 1587 A.D, Dutch in 1640 A.D, and British in 1796 A.D. Most of the existing buildings date to Dutch period and famous for lace making, Ebony carving, Gem cutting & polishing. Finally drive to Bentota and check in to your hotel.
Overnight at the YPSYLON GUEST HOUSE, Bentota
DAY 07 - 06TH MAR - BENTOTA BEACH
Bentota offers water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found. Apart from swimming, body-surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, parasail or enjoy a river safari on the river and lagoon.
Overnight at the YPSYLON GUEST HOUSE, Bentota
DAY 08 - 07TH MAR – LAST DAY / AIRPORT
The day to relax and perhaps do some last minute souvenir shopping, as well as to bid goodbye to beautiful & exotic Sri Lanka, and it's wonderful people, scenery, and mystical ambience.Today you will be accompanied to the airport in time to board your flight back hom
|• Accommodation on twin share basis 2 nights at Bentota , 1 night at Kandy and 1 night at Colombo|
|• Candle light dinner, fruit basket / cookies in the room on arrival at Kandy|
|• Transportation in an air conditioned luxury car with the service of a English speaking chauffeur guide|
|• Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program including to the cultural show in Kandy|
|• City / shopping tour of Colombo/ Kandy|
|• International air fare|
|• Airport taxes|
|• Travel insurance|
|• Government service tax|
|• Visa on arrival|
|• Lunches & dinner or any meal not mentioned above|
|• Additional transfers and entrance fees to locations not indicated on the program|
|• Early check in or late checkout charges|
|• Camera or video permits|
|• Expenses of a personal nature|