Best of Sri Lanka | 9 Days / 8 Nights
Day 1: Airport – Colombo.
Ayubowan! begin your journey to uncover the wonders of this island. Visit, feel and discover. Feel the vivacity of this island nation, bask in this emerald isle’s intoxicating beauty and enjoy an extraordinary travel experience. Explore Sri Lanka’s golden beaches, the glorious history, the rich wilderness and the bustling cosmopolitans and be amazed! Today you arrive on our Paradise isle and proceed to Colombo Colombo, is Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and major port. A fine amalgamation of all the hues and cultures within this paradise isle. This chic metropolitan brings together the many facets of this island nation. Overnight in Colombo.
Day 2: Colombo – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage- Sigiriya -Habarana
Today after breakfast proceed to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, located 13 km northwest of Kegalle towards Kandy, is famous because of the elephant orphanage located in the area. It is a must-visit as it would definitely add an unforgettable experience to your stay in this paradise isle.
Evening Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an 8th wonder of the world is a rare jewel among the many treasures in Sri Lanka. The famous Sigiriya frescoes of the buxom, wasp-waisted maidens bearing flowers, amidst the wilderness and ancient ruins. Overnight
Day 3: Habarana – Kandy.
Today after breakfast proceed to Kandy visiting a spice garden
Spice Gardens, located in Matale offer wonderful opportunities to view the spices that stirred the interests of many nations, since time immemorial, in this emerald isle for its exotic spices, world over. Evening do site seeing in Kandy.
Kandy, referred as the hill capital, Sri Dalada Maligawa that houses the sacred tooth relic of Buddha remains the prime landmark. Apart from the ancient monuments, the delightful jumble of antique shops and the bustling market are places to visit.
Visit the Temple of the tooth Relic Temple of the tooth relic of Lord Buddha, is the pride of Buddhists in Sri Lanka and world-over. The palace temple stands surrounded by a moat, its golden roof gleaming in the sunlight as white-clad pilgrims bearing lotus blossoms throng to worship. Witness a Kandyan Dance show
Kandyan dance shows, mostly dramatic depictions of the movements of birds, animals and the costumes donned by the dancers are vibrant with colour and sounds. The performances of the Kandyan dancers are an absolute must-see in Sri Lanka.
Overnight in Kandy
Day 4: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Today after breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya visiting the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens en route visit a Tea Factory & a Tea Plantation Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, although its origins date back to the era of medieval times, bears a rich history punctuated by colonialism and industrial change. The splendour of the gardens, further uplifted by the river that flows through its fringes. Tea of Sri Lanka, better known as Ceylon Tea has been world renowned for centuries for its quality and distinctive taste. The island’s tea production varies in taste, quality, character and appearance based on its cultivated region. Nuwara Eliya, dubbed the ‘Little England of Sri Lanka’ is located in the thick, misty hills of this paradise isle. The colonial atmosphere remains preserved, resembles a British countryside complete with rose gardens, hedges and red-roofed bungalows.
Overnight at Nuwara Eliya
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya – Yala National Park
Today after breakfast proceed to Yala for Safari at Yala National Park
Yala National Park, its magnificent sights of majestic elephants, fine-feathered peacocks, great black bears and agile leopards that steal away into the shadows of the thick foliage are unparalleled to any of the national parks in the country.
Day 6: Yala –Galle –Beach
Today after breakfast proceed to Beach Via Galle
Galle, a living time capsule home to the largest occupied Fort in Asia. Its quaint beauty extends beyond its golden beaches, cerulean waters, the picturesque views and the rich history while walking through the narrow, cobbled streets within the Fort.
Located in the Southern coastal line some 60km away from Colombo, the pride of this small town is its beautiful beaches – renowned to be the best on the West Coast and experience scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing or a jet-ski/water-ski ride.
Day 7: Beach –Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery – Madu River– Beach
Today after breakfast visit a Turtle Hatchery
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, in the south, established in 1981, was one of the earliest attempts to safeguard local turtles from extinction. Managed by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Protection Society, the hatchery offers a wildlife experience of a different sort.
Evening do a boat ride in Madu River Maduganga River Zone, a beautiful river that is the second largest wetland in the country. Brimming with a rich eco-system nourished by the shallow water body, consists of two main islands and close to 30 islets and provides shelter to over 200 families.
Day 8: After breakfast, you’ll have free time.
Day 9: Beach- Airport