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Classical Sri Lanka

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Rohan Jayamanna

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Classical Sri Lanka

Time tested tour program covering all major highlights of the island

DAY 1

PInnawela - Sigiriya

Meet and welcome at CMB airport and we board our private vehicle and start driving through the scenic villages to Pinnawela. Arrive in Pinnawela and visit the famous Elephant Orphanage. Spend about 45min to 1hr in Pinnawela enjoying viewing the majestic beasts and see the baby Elephants being fed and later see the herd bath in the nearby stream. Later drive through Rambukkana – Kurunegala and Dambulla to reach your accommodation in Dambulla or Sigiriya area. The rest of the day will be at leisure. Read more

Dambulla 1 night
DAY 2

Sigiriya - Matale - Kandy

Early breakfast and then drive and climb the UNESCO world heritage site rock fortress in Sigiriya which is also tipped to be the 8th wonder of the world. Climb down and then a leisurely drive across Dambulla to Matale where we stop and visit a spice grove where you will get an orientation of the varied spices, herbs and oils used in local cooking as well as beauty and therapy. Further driving will bring us to Kandy the hill capital of the country where we check-in at hotel and later enjoy a sightseeing drive which will include viewing the cultural dance show followed by a visit to the holy tooth relic temple of Lord Buddha ‘Dalada Maligawa’. Walking in the busy bazaar and around the lake in Kandy will also be a highlight of your day. Rest of the day at leisure. Read more

Kandy 1 night
DAY 3

Ramboda - Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at hotel and then check-out and stat driving to the central mountainous region of Nuwara Eliya. The drive will be through scenic tea draped routes with our first stop for the day being to view the beautiful waterfalls in Ramboda. Drive further and visit a working Tea plantation for a short stroll and mingle with the workers, sample breaking the tea leaves will be no doubt a unique experience today. A Tea factory visit is followed to witness the ‘plant to cup’ process. Later drive to Nuwara Eliya which is dearly called ‘little England’ for its cool climes and Victorian architecture and surroundings. Check-in at your hotel and spend time at leisure. Later start a scenic drive around the Nuwara Eliya town including walks at the popular market and fruit vendors. Return to your hotel to spend time at leisure. Read more

Nuwara Eliya 1 night
DAY 4

Ella - Wellawaya - Yala area

Breakfast at hotel and then check-out to drive to Ella area to stop on the way to view the scenic Ravana waterfalls names after Lord Ravana, It is believed that King Ravana lived in one of the caves above the falls and a close by pool bored out of the rock with gushing waters have been the spot where Seetha said to have bathed Ravana. Later drive to Yala area and board pre-arranged 4x4 trucks to drive and visit the Yala National Park. Being the premier National Park in the island Yala will showcase you animals and bird life right around the park which will include Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalos, Crocodiles, Wild Elephants, and with a bit luck Sloth Bear and the Fierce Leopard, with an array of endemic and migratory birds. Drive and check-in at hotel to spend time at leisure. Read more

Tissamaharama 1 night
DAY 5

Weligama - Galle - Bentota

Breakfast at hotel and then we check-out and start driving along the coastal route to Bentota/Kalutara area. On the way stop in Weligama and view the unique style of fishing off the coast where fisher folk sit on an elevated stilt and catch the daily need. This is style of fishing handed from generation to generation with the fishing stilt spot fetching birth rights of the local village fisherman. Later drive to the ancient fort complex in Galle and take a walk back in time visiting the fort complex which was originally built by the Portuguese back in the 15th century and later taken over by the Dutch until it finally fell in to the hands of the British. Current day it is a vibrant venue for plush home stays, restaurants and shops catering to visitors every need. Arrive to check-in at beach hotel and spend time at leisure. Read more

Kalutara 1 night
DAY 6

Balapitiya - Kosgoda

Breakfast at hotel and then half day excursion to encounter two highlights of the southern Sri Lanka coastal belt. Our first drive and stop will be to Balapitiya where you will enjoy a boat ride over the ecological marvel called Madhu Ganga. The one hour boat trip will take you across a backwater like set up with an array of mangroves, local villages, island which are inhabited by local farmers like Cinnamon growers etc. Later return to drive back and stop in Kosgoda area to visit a Turtle Hatchery, where you can get an orientation and knowledge about the Turtle, their lifestyle and hatching process. You will also see different types of turtles kept in care at these hatcheries for care, study and exhibit purpose. Later return to your hotel and spend time at leisure. Read more

Kalutara or Bentota 1 night
DAY 7

Colombo & sighseeing

Breakfast at hotel and check-out to travel towards the commercial capital Colombo. Reaching Colombo start a sightseeing tour which also include stops at popular department stores where you can pick up gifts for friends and family. Check-in at hotel will be 1400hrs and you can continue with the sightseeing and sample some local food for dinner at the many of the fine restaurants in Colombo which your driver-guide will be happy to recommend. Return to hotel and spend time at leisure. Read more

Colombo 1 night
DAY 8

Back to airport

Breakfast at hotel and then check-in to start driving to airport in time for your return or onward flight. Disembark at CMB airport ending the tour.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Sigiriya
Day 2
Location Kandy
Day 3
Location Nuwara Eliya
Hotel Midky Hotel
Day 4
Location Tissamarama
Day 5
Location Kalutara
Day 7
Location Colombo
Hotel Cinnamon Red
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Dambulla
Day 2
Location Kandy
Day 3
Location Nuwara Eliya
Day 4
Location Kirinda (Yala)
Day 5
Location Beruwala
Day 7
Location Colombo

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Meet & welcome at airport
  • Private transport in an air-conditioned (Mostly a luxury minivan)
  • Your own driver-guide throughout the tour
  • Hotel accommodation including daily breakfast
  • Entry fees to visit: PInnawela, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kandy temple, Kandy dance show, Peradeniya Gardens, Yala Park, Balapitiya Boat trip 1hr, Turtle Hatchery, Gangaramaya Temple
  • Taxes at the time of quote

Package excludes

  • Air fare
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry fees to monuments and sites to places not specified
  • Other meals & drinks
  • Personal expenses of all nature
  • Tips, Telephone Calls, Room service, Laundry, Shoe keeping, etc
  • Peak and Special event surcharges

More information

  • More information and trip terms & conditions will be emailed on independent enquiry basis and updated along with your personalized quote (due to space restrictions)

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