Highlights of Sri Lanka
What's Included?• Transport in a modern air conditioned vehicle.
• Services of an English and Italian speaking chauffeur guide.
• Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast basis and 3 star hotels.
• All applicable government taxes.
Destination CoveredNegombo, Pinnawala, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Habarana, Matale, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala National Park, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Kalutara and Colombo
Best SuitedAll, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Luxury
Sri Lanka Piccolo Dream Tour’s Italian and English speaking chauffeur guide will meet you at the Bandaranaike International Airport and take you to your hotel in negombo,
Overnight stay at the hotel in Negombo.
Day 2: Negombo / Pinnawala / Dambulla / Sigiriya / Dambulla – Habarana
After breakfast proceed to Dambulla via Pinnawala and visit the elephant orphanage. Pinnawala which is about one hour’s journey from Kandy, is one of the largest elephant orphanages.
Here they rear Elephants that were lost to their herds by human-elephant conflict and by falling into pits. Most of them are baby elephants. The elephants are fed at the orphanage and bathed in the nearby river twice a day, which will be an unforgettable experience for you.
Continue to Dambulla and check-in to the hotel.
In the evening visit Sigiriya, one of Asia’s major archaeological sites. Sigiriya presents a unique concentration of fifth-century urban planning, architecture, gardening, engineering, hydraulic technology and art. The Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel of was built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century A.D. It was the royal citadel of King Kasyapa for more than 18 years. Sigiriya has been named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
On completion return to the hotel in Dambulla / Habarana.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Dambulla / Habarana.
Day 3: Dambulla / Matale / Kandy
After breakfast visit Dambulla Rock Temples.
Dambulla Rock Temple is a magnificent Gallery of Buddha images and wall and ceiling paintings. It is a complex of five cave temples with its origin going back to the Anuradhapura period (1st century BC). However due to additions and restorations done by various rulers over the past two thousand years what now remains are mostly the works of the Kandyan period (18th century). Thereafter proceed to Kandy via Matale.
On completion proceed to Kandy via Matale. Visit a spice garden in Matale to see many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for. Just 25 km from the hill capital of Kandy, the Matale spice gardens are among the best on the island. You will be shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. Continue to Kandy a world heritage site is home to numerous Buddhist temples including the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Set in a valley surrounded by rings of mountains, the city of Kandy is the gateway to the Salubrious hill country of Sri Lanka. In the evening enjoy a cultural show of Traditional Dances.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy.
Day 4: Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya, locate in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The city is at an altitude 6,200 ft. above sea level and was made into a health resort by the British in the 19th century.
Such is the character of the Nuwara Eliya district, with its lush home gardens containing plants, flowers and cultivation of vegetables, so much so it is commonly referred to as ‘Little England’.
En-route visit a Tea Plantation and witness where the world’s most favored tea is made. Since the introduction of tea to Sri Lanka in mid 19the century, Nuwara Eliya has been the center of the tea industry. For many miles prior to reaching Nuwara Eliya from either direction you will find acres and acres of tea plantations. There are many factories open for visitors which also have tea sales outlets.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya / Ella / Yala – Tissamaharama
After breakfast proceed to Yala.
On the way to Yala, pause at the paradise like village of Elle to admire the magnificent view of Ella gap. Continue to Yala, and do a safari at Yala National Park. The Elephant, undoubtedly the best known attraction at the park is seen in small large herds. Herds of spotted deer are a common sight in Yala. Monkeys-the pinkish rhesus and the Grey-faced Langur Monkey, live and play on the tree-tops and the ground below. Wild buffalo wild boar could give you a good surprise the sight of a leopard sunning itself or drinking water at a water hole could be memorable experience. The peacock is easily the most famous of the birds at Yala. The painted stork, many varieties of heron, the spoonbill, the bee-eater, parakeets, and king-fisher wood pecker are some of the birds can be seen in the park.
On completion return to the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Yala / Tissamaharama.
Day 6: Yala / Galle / Hikkaduwa
After breakfast proceed to Galle home to a grand Dutch Fort, a world heritage site, and one of best preserved Dutch forts in Asia.
Originally built by the Portuguese and fortified by the Dutch, the fort also used by the British for their administrative purpose of the Galle district. Thereafter proceed to Hikkaduwa.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Hikkaduwa.
Day 7: Hikkaduwa / Bentota – Ahungalla – Induruwa
After breakfast proceed to South West coast of the island blessed with over a thousand miles of beautiful beaches fringed with coconut palms.
You can also stop on the drive down the west coast for interesting side trip like visiting a Batik Factory or a turtle hatchery, paying your respects at the local temple or sampling the local fruit and getting first-hand knowledge on the art of toddy making.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Bentota / Ahungalla / Induruwa.
Day 8: Bentota – Ahungalla – Induruwa
Full day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bentota – Ahungalla – Induruwa.
Day 9: Bentota / Beruwala / Kalutara / Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Colombo.
Colombo, Sri Lanka’s business capital, and is located on the country’s west coast and is by far the country’s biggest city, as well as a window to the world. The city is a jarring mix of old and new Sri Lanka, with a central cluster of high-rise office blocks and hotels overshadowing red-tiled colonial-era buildings and sprawling street markets which overflow with high piled fruit and vegetables, colourful silks and cottons, and deliciously fragrant spices.
Colombo offers many interesting venues that you can visit; The Galle Face Green Promenade, the National Museum, the National Art Gallery, the Independence Square, the Dutch Museum, Gangarama Temple, the old ‘Dutch Hospital’ which has been converted into a mall, and the National Library are some of them. Shopping options are widely available while the Nightlife is indeed enjoyable.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Colombo.
Day 10: Colombo / Airport
Leave the hotel at the standard check-out time and proceed to the airport for the departure.
• Early check-in & Late check-out charges.
• Still camera and video camera permits in some locations.
• All Entrance fees for places of visit.
• Lunch, Dinner and All beverages.
• Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
• Elephant Riding and Safari Jeep.
• Any other services not specified above.
• All tours can be modified upon request to meet your needs.
• We require 50% of the payment on confirmation and the balance pay at the Air Port.
• This package starting from $690 Per person in a double room
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