The Best of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has South Asia’s most captivating religious and cultural attractions, featuring elaborate art and architecture, and spectacular festivals, revealing the essence of the island’s fascinating history, and rich cultural heritage. The island gives you so much to amaze and make ever lasting memories for you, your partner or your whole family.

Day 1: Airport – Negombo

Ayubowan (May you live long!). Our friendly driver guide will welcome you and then you will be transfer to the fishing village of Negombo, located near the airport so you can relax after a long flight journey. Negombo is certainly not just to relax in the beach, but this coastal city has a rich history to share with you.

Day 2: Dambulla - Habarana

After the breakfast depart to the cultural tri-angle at the center of the island in the morning. Visit The Dambulla Cave Temple UNESCO World Heritage site, the most impressive cave temple in Sri Lanka. Stay overnight in Sigiriya / Habarana.

Day 3: Polonnaruwa - Minneriya National Park

After breakfast visit Polonnaruwa, The ancient city is also rich in monasteries and Buddhist remains from this kingdom. The most interesting of all would be the ‘Gal Vihara’, meaning the rock Temple, You can also visit Archaeological Museum in Polonnaruwa, on your way back to Habarana

Afternoon prepare yourself for wildlife in jeep safari at Minneriya National Park, Minneriya National Park is home to one of the largest gatherings of Asian Elephants in the world. Although a great place for spotting elephants all year round. By late August, the awe-inspiring site of up to 300 elephants can be seen during the Gathering. Stay overnight in Habrana/ Sigiriya.

Optional:

Make an elephant back safari into the jungle at Habarana

Visit a traditional village to experience the life style

Day 4: Sigiriya - Matale – Kandy

Transfer to Kandy after breakfast visit one of Asia’s most spectacular cultural sites the Sigiriya Rock Fortress the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Only the fit and adventurous will be able to climb the summit, but all can enjoy the ancient ruins and wonderful sights around the base and halfway on hike. Its home to water gardens, frescoes and ancient graffiti.

Later Transfer to Kandy, On the Way to Kandy Visit Matale Aluvihare Temple where Buddhist doctrines were first documented on Ola leaves on 1st century after passing through orally from generation to generation and visit Spice Garden at Matale to learn about species and their use in Sri Lankan cuisines.

Stay overnight in Kandy.

Day 5: Pinnaweal - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After a good breakfast at the hotel and visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grand baby Elephants born in the same location.

Visit Peradeniya Botanical garden at Peradeniya in the morning which is well-known for its collection of over 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Stay overnight in Nuwara Eliya

Departs to Nuwara Eliya the ‘little England’ for its Victorian era structures and the mild weather. It’s chilled out weather and eccentric scenes of tea plantations, waterfalls and mountain ranges. Visit Tea Factory to see how the tea you drink is produced. It’s worth to visit Gregory Lake in the evening.

Stay overnight in Nuwara Eliya

Day 6: Yala National Park

Transfer to Yala after breakfast. On the Way visit Ella & Rawana Falls reach the hotel in Yala and prepare yourself for a safari at the most visited and popular park in the country. The Yala National Park. It is has as remarkable characteristic of the tropical forest bordering the sea.

Your opportunity to catch the sight of the Sri Lankan Leopard, Asian Elephant, and many other mammals and birds in their natural habitat going on a Safari and in the wild.

Stay overnight in Thissa

Day 7: Colombo City Tour & Departure - Extension

After breakfast departs Colombo via Galle. And on the way at, stop Koggala along the way to see the unique stilt fishermen. Stop at Galle city, UNESCO World Heritage Site where tiny back streets in the Dutch Fort. Visit the Galle Lighthouse, and enjoy a nice round tour to the Dutch fort and do some shopping while you are there.

Afternoon make city tour in Colombo before leave, we also recommend you to go for a City Walk which is Complementary on your Package. Colombo Has got Ayurvedic centers, Dutch Architecture of Pettah, Colonial era remaining, Fort, Galle Face Green, and Independence Square, Old Parliament House and Beira Lake surroundings

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English, dutch,
Recommended gear: Cameras, GoPros
Included in price:  Mineral Water on arrival  Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers  English speaking licensed driver guide throughout the tour  All private transfers for mentioned City Tours & sightseeing  Hotel Accommodation on Twin Sharing or Double Room with breakfast. (Unless mentioned otherwise)
Not Included in price:  Lunch, Dinner, Beverages and Portages  Laundry and telephone  Entrance Fees at Places of Interest (such as Parks, museums etc.) – given a supplement  Entrance fees for any optional activities.  Extra services than specified.  Tips and gratuities  Expenses of personal nature  Medical expenses for injuries and illness
Additional Information: • Optional excursions and additional services could be charged additionally. • Visits to wild life parks, adventure activities, etc., will be at client's own risk.
Refund policy : Before 21days - No cancellation charge. • Within 21-15 days - 50% cancellation charge. • Within 14 - 08 days - 75% cancellation charge. • Within 07 - 00 days - 100% cancellation charge.
Cancellations : Before 21 days - No cancellation charge.
Availability : Round Year