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Sri Lanka - 12 days

Famous for her unique beauty and warm smile of her little island’s people. Offer you a heart beating Experience within a small island of 65510 sq. kms. Sri Lanka is a land like no other…From sun kissed sandy beaches to spicy cuisine, 10 “unesco” world heritage site, golden valley of Ceylon Tea, ever green rain forests, national parks in different altitudes and climates, garden cities, world famous Land and water based adventure tracks… our princess is rich... And she is the richest in her kind of places in the whole world. Come, we are there to guide you, assist you to experience the best holiday you have ever spent… in the Land of princess of the ocean. We are there to assist you throughout your holiday, to look after you & guide you along our “Princess of Ocean” – Sri Lanka”!

DAY 1

Arrive to Colombo

Arrival at Colombo International Airport, where you will meet our representative and transfer to Colombo. Dinner & Overnight stay – Colombo

Colombo - 2 nights
DAY 2

Colombo Sightseeing

After breakfast, do city tour of Colombo Colombo (derived from Sinhalese name Kola-amba-thota which means "mango harbor", altered by the Portuguese to honor Christopher Columbus), is the cultural capital and largest city and commercial center of Sri Lanka. (The new administrative capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura-Kotte.) Colombo was probably known to Roman, Arab, and Chinese traders more than 2,000 years ago. Muslims settled there in the 8th century and controlled much of the trade between Sinhalese kingdoms and the outside world. The Portuguese arrived in the 16th century and built a fort to protect their spice trade. The Dutch captured the city in the 17th century. The British made the city the capital of their crown colony of Ceylon in 1802 Sightseeing highlights include the Colombo National and Dutch period museums, new parliament houses, Buddhist Temple, Town Hall, and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. Rest of the day at leisure Overnight stay at the Hotel in Colombo Read more

Colombo - 2 nights
DAY 3

Pinnawla and visit Elephant

After breakfast, drive to Pinnawla and visit Elephant Orphanage Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Near Kegalle on the Colombo Kandy road is the Pinnawela Elephant orphanage, a riverside sanctuary which cares for elephants displaced from wild habitats. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. The orphanage is home to hundreds of abandoned or injured elephants who are looked after with warmth, love and affection. The elephants at the orphanage are bathed daily in a river located nearby. The original objective of establishing the orphanage was more towards promoting tourism, but soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding program for elephants. After transfer to Habarana Overnight stay at the Hotel in Habarana Read more

Habarana - 2 nights
DAY 4

Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya vi

After breakfast, transfer to Polonnaruwa The island's medieval capital (built in the 11th and 12th century AD) rose to fame after the decline of Anuradhapura. It is a world heritage site. Many of the ruins are in an excellent condition. Its great artificial lake, the Parakrama Samudra which covers an area of 6,000 acres, feeds a network of irrigation canals and minor tanks. Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya which has 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath and the statue of King Parakramabahu. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic. On completion transfer to Sigiriya Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ''Lion Rock'' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ''Heavenly Maidens'' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Habarana. Read more

Habarana - 2 nights
DAY 5

Kandy Sightseeing

After breakfast transfer to Kandy en route visiting Matale spice Garden Drive to Kandy Later drive to Kandy and do the Kandy City Tour - (the Sacred City of Kandy) - is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. It lies in the midst of hills of rare vegetal species. The Kandy Valley crosses an area of tropical plantations.The monumental ensemble of Kandy is an example of construction that associates the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth. It was one of a series of temples built in the places where the relic, the actual palladium of the Sinhalese monarchy, was brought following the various relocations of the capital city.The Temple of the Tooth, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of one of the most important religions of humanity, Buddhism. The Temple of Kandy is the product of the last peregrination of the relic of the tooth of Lord Buddha and the testimony of a cult which continues to be practiced today.Kandy has now grown out to encompass Peradeniya, home to the Botanical Gardens. Kandy is also particularly famed for the great Kandy EsalaPerahara (a Pageant of Elephants and Dancers), which is over ten days in the month of Esala (August) having many attractions to justify. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kandy Read more

Kandy - 1 night
DAY 6

Peradeniya botanical Gardens

After breakfast transfer to Peradeniya Peradeniya Royal botanical Gardens- 147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists. There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue. Then transfer to Nuwara Eliya en route visiting Tea Plantation and Tea Factory Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka's most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country producing a significant share of the world's best tea. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. Over Night stay at the Hotel in Nuwara Eliya Read more

Nuwara Eliya - 1 night
DAY 7

Yala and 09 Arch Bridge visi

After breakfast transfer to Yala, en route visit 09 Arch Bridge in Ella On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure Overnight stay – Tissamaharama or Yala

Tissamaharama - 2 nights
DAY 8

Yala National Park

After breakfast morning at leisure Evening transfer to Yala for evening Safari Also known as Ruhuna is an important national park on the south east coast of 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 gives 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 Black-necked Stork. Landbirds of course are in abundance, and include Sirkeer Malkoha, Indian Peafowl and Sri Lanka Jungle fowl. Overnight stay – Tissamaharama/Yala Read more

Tissamaharama - 2 nights
DAY 9

Tangalle Beach

After breakfast transfer to Tangalle and check in at the hotel Rest of the day at leisure Overnight stay in Tangalle

Tangalle - 2 nights
DAY 10

Tangalle Beach

After breakfast full day at leisure . Overnight stay in Tangalle

Tangalle - 2 nights
DAY 11

Galle and Balapitiya

After breakfast transfer to Colombo en route visiting Galle The Port of Galle – Sri Lanka’s 04th biggest town is 115 km south of Colombo and close to Hikkaduwa. Galle is a town rich in history and in fact, was the center of Dutch rule in the 17th century. The majestic Galle Fort bears ample testimony to that fact. The City of Galle is one of the best-preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia, and has been declared a World Heritage City. Galle was a major port in Sri Lanka and still handles shipping and cruising yachts. The Dutch Museum, Groote Kerk (Great Church) and the National Maritime Museum are some of the famous tourist attractions in Galle. The city is also famous for its delicate handmade lace and ebony carvings. The Galle International Cricket Stadium has also contributed to enhance the image of the city as a sports destination since of late. Then transfer to Balapitiya and do the boat ride in Madhu River On completion transfer to Negombo and check in at the hotel Overnight stay at the Hotel in Negombo. Read more

Negombo - 1 night
DAY 12

Negombo Departure

Breakfast at the Hotel & Proceed to Airport Katunayake for the Departure.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Colombo
Day 3
Location Habarana
Day 6
Location Kandy
Day 7
Location Nuwara Eliya
Day 8
Location Yala
Day 9
Location Tangalle
Day 11
Location Negombo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Colombo
Hotel OZO Colombo
Day 3
Location Habarana
Day 5
Location Kandy
Day 6
Location Nuwara Eliya
Day 7
Location Yala
Day 9
Location Tangalle
Day 11
Location Negombo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Colombo
Day 3
Location Habarana
Day 5
Location Kandy
Day 6
Location Nuwara Eliya
Day 7
Location Yala
Hotel Jetwing Yala
Day 9
Location Tangalle
Day 11
Location Negombo

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transportation by A / C vehicle
  • Accommodation on BB Basis, starting Breakfast from day 02 and Ending the Day 12 with breakfast with mentioned hotels or similar
  • All government taxes.
  • Welcome with garlands at the airport
  • One time Entrance to Pinnawala, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy Temple, Peradeniya garden, Yala Entrance and 4X4 Jeep and Boat ride
  • Services with English speaking chauffeur guide

Package excludes

  • International flights
  • Lunches, Dinner & Beverages

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Jill Jordan, United States

Dear Nilesh. I have just returned from the Colouricious Kashmir holiday. Could I thank you and your staff, not only for a wonderful holiday, but for all the rearrangements you made when we could not go to Srinagar. This must have involved a great deal of hard work and I wanted you to know how much we appreciated this. You were not obliged to do this and we were very grateful. ​ We had a wonderful time in Jaipur and, as always with your company, everything was so well organised. ​ ​ Could I also take this opportunity to thank Amrik. He was amazing. His skill, his patience and professionalism, his concern for all of us and his calm demeanour meant that we all had the utmost confidence in him. This made the holiday a great pleasure for all of us, despite the change of plans. He maintained his good humour at all times and provided a wealth of information whenever we needed it. Thank you again to you and to all your staff. Please give my best wishes to Isha and I hope she is well. Above all my thanks and best wishes to Amrik. Your sincerely ​ Jill Jordan (Margaret Jordan) Read more

Matthieu et Mouneen, France

M BEAU J'ai découvert Tanirikka par hasard sur le web. Bien m'en a pris. Organisation impeccable, excellent choix des hotels et du circuit. Notre formule: deux personnes, une voiture et un chauffeur. Hyper pratique pour sortir des sentiers battus.​ ​ Merci Tanirikka, Matthieu et Mouneen.

Patty Harrison, United Kingdom

Hello! ​ ​ After a few days of rest from the wonderful Gujarat trip Colouricious offered, I would like to take a moment of giving some feedback. ​ ​ Gautam was an excellent host/coordinator and expert on our trip. He has a unique ability to communicate with anybody, the Rabari nomads on the road, the British ladies, a small country Muslim community and more. He has built up many excellent relationships with so many people and it makes the trip more interesting. His pace of instruction and points of interest were spot on. ​ ​ There are so many memories, thankfully caught by camera to remind me of this trip. ​ ​ Here are but a few:​ ​ . seeing the nomads on the road, with their children and tables on their camels . going to a small encampment of travellers where children were making beaded bracelets (great skills actually) . Seeing a cotton factory and talking to the owner!​ ​ . Seeing a tribal dance at the Rann Riders and looking at the women's dress and jewellery . Seeing bells made and seeing a small community, I was particularly impressed with the community and how they interacted with a member of their community with autism.​ ​ . Seeing a variety of weaving, one that included knots in the weavings.​ ​ . Going to a embroiderers small house, where her daughter brought a jug of water on her head to the house. This woman was a character and her house was a warm inviting setting. ​ ​ These are but a few of my memories but just want to say you have a good leader in Gautam and he is an asset to your organisation.​ ​ I'm looking forward to the February trip and want to thank all of you for all your hard work in organising memorable trips! ​ Read more

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