• Overview

DAY 01 ARRIVAL TRANSFER / HABARANA

Meet on arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport & transfer to
Habarana Check in at Chaaya Village Hotel – *4 Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

DAY02 HABARANA / SIGIRIYA / POLONNNARUWA /
HABARANA

Breakfast at Hotel Morning proceed 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
meters 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 worldrenowned 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.
Thereafter proceed on a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa
– which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built in the
11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a world heritage
site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the
Gal Viharaya where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in
‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved
out of rock could be seen, the Audience Hall, the Lotus
Bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu, and the
Parakrama Samudraya – a lake built by King
Parakramabahu the great. 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 return back to the hotel Rest of the day at
leisure – Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY03  HABARANA/ ANURADHAPURA/ HABARANA

Breakfast at Hotel Morning proceed on a sightseeing tour
of Anuradhapura – It was the first capital and undoubtedly
the grandest city of the ancient Ceylon. It is the home of
two World Heritage Sites. Many places of historical and
archaeological interest could be visited. Sri Maha Bodhi
(Sacred Bo-Tree) was brought as a sampling of the tree
under which Prince Siddhartha attained to enlightenment
and it is over 2200 years old and is the oldest historically
documented tree in the world. The Brazen Palace (2nd
century B.C), the 1600 stone columns you see are all that
is left of a magnificent multi-storied residence for monks.
Ruwanweliseya (2nd century B.C) is the most famous of
all the Dagobas. It originally depicted the perfect ‘bubble
shape” that modern restoration has not been able to
accurately reproduce. ‘Samadhi’ Buddha statue (4th
century AD) is one of the most famous statues, depicting
the Buddha in a state of ‘Samadhi’ or deep meditation.
Isurumuniya rock temple (3rd century B.C) is well known
for its rock carvings.
On completion return back to the hotel Rest of the day at
leisure – Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 04 HABARANA/ DAMBULLA/ KANDY

Breakfast at Hotel leave for Kandy – En route visit
Dambulla Rock Temple. Dambulla rock temple was built
by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a
World Heritage Site. It is the most impressive of Sri
Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with
over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the
largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains
over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the
colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and
spanning 14 meters.
Also proceed to visit a spice garden in Matale to see
different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here,
clients could see different spices and how some of these
spices are grown and processed. Witness a Cookery
demonstration.
Proceed to Kandy – Check in at Chaaya Citadel 4* In
the evening visit Temple Of the Tooth and witness a
Kandyan Cultural Dance performance Return to Hotel
for Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY05 KANDY / PINNAWALA / KANDY

Breakfast at Hotel Morning proceed to visit the Elephant
Orphanage in Pinnawela The Pinnawela Elephant
Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven
orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune
of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location.
The original objective of establishing the orphanage
inclined more towards tourism, but is 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. The
free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for
respective individuals of both sexes to get together and
mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this
regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawela was born.
The success story of Pinnawela has drawn the attention of
scientists from all over the world. A considerable number
of books and research articles on Pinnawela have been
published in several languages. The members of the
Pinnawela herd have been filmed, videoed and
photographed thousands of times by professionals.
On completion proceed to visit the Royal Botanical
Gardens in Peradeniya This botanical garden was first
built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was
expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and
provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.
Thereafter proceed on a Sightseeing tour of Kandy –
Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a
World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions
of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends,
traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive
around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri
Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and
bazaar, the arts and crafts Centre, a gem museum and a
lapidary.
On completion return back to the hotel Rest of the day at
leisure – Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 06 KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA

Breakfast at Hotel Leave for Nuwara Eliya en-route visit
a tea plantation and a Tea Factory where you would see
the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how
tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
On completion proceed to Nuwara Eliya which 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 Check in at Grand Hotel 04 * Afternoon leave on
a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya Drive through the
Little England Return to Hotel for Dinner and overnight
stay.

DAY 07 NUWARA ELIYA / YALA

Breakfast at Hotel Morning proceed to visit the Yala
National Park – this park is famous for its high density of
leopards, perhaps the highest in the world. You are also
sure to see elephants grumpy loan males during the dry
months and large herds in the wet season. Sloth bears are
also a big draw. You will also see mammal such as wild
boars, several species of deer and wild buffalo. There is a
plethora of reptilian species and platoons of crocodiles.
As is common in Sri Lanka there is a huge diversity of
stunning birdlife including migratory species such as the
flamingo. It is also one of the few places in the world
where the severely endangered black necked stork can
still be seen. The uniqueness of the park is the sheer
diversity of the habitat: dense jungles suddenly give way
to lagoons and open plain areas and the park has a simply
beautiful sea front. Huge, stark boulders dominate the
horizon and the elegant, languorous leopard can often be
seen basking atop the sun baked rock.
On completion Check in at Elephant Reach Hotel –
Rest of the day at leisure Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 08 YALA / TANGALLE

Breakfast at Hotel Leave for Tangalle Tangalle is the
tourist hub of the Deep South and boasts of some of the
finest beaches and beach resorts in Sri Lanka. Situated
122-miles (200-km) south of Colombo, 5-hours along
either the Coast Highway via Galle or over the hills via
Ratnapura, you can drive to Tangalle thru some beautiful
country. Once you arrive, it is said that “dreamlike days
could turn in to weeks!”
Check in at Tangalle Bay Hotel 3*. Rest of the day at
leisure Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 09 TANGALLE

Day at Leisure, Tangalla is also a popular destination in
the deepsouth for its traditional and cultural history. Some
say the name Tangalla is derived from the ran-gala or
“golden rock” from a legend that tells of a time when a
holy man once partook of a meal there and the rock was
turned to gold. But others maintain that it is known as the
“projecting rock” because many years ago the town was
protected from the ocean by a long rocky slab that
projected into the sea across the mouth of the bay.
– Overnight stay at the Hotel.

DAY 10 TANGALLE / COLOMBO DEPARTURE

Breakfast at Hotel Leave for the airport Proceed on a
sightseeing tour of Colombo – Drive through the
Commercial area of the “Fort” so named, because both
the Portuguese and Dutch had a Fort at this point. Drive
passed “Pettah” a noisy Oriental bazaar with a
hotchpotch of Humanity, ancient vehicles, bargains,
mosques & temples. Visit Hindu temple & drive pass
Jumi-UL Alfar Jumma Mosque, Continue the tour
through the Wolvendaal Dutch Church, Hultsdorf Law
courts, to the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens and
on to the Independence Square and Bandaranayke
Memorial International Conference Hall. And also visit
Gangaramaya Temple

On competition connect with the departure flight.