Mainly Visits to archeological sites giving a historical background to Sinhalese culture; ancient cities; irrigation civilizations; nature and wildlife areas; tea plantations and waterfalls.
On arrival you will meet our tour representative and warmly welcome you at Colombo International Airport and clients transfer to the best hotel in Colombo.
Afternoon visit Colombo city (This is the last modern capital city, After 18th century A.D,) Like many capital cities in developing countries, Colombo is changing at a fast pace, however its old world charm has been retained and can still be found, like the 100 year old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Also to be found are the old parliament buildings, together with Hindu and Buddhist temples as well as the affluent residential areas where you will find stately homes and the Bandaranayake Memorial Conference Hall, an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at colombo
After breakfast we proceed to Pinnawela and visit the elephant orphanage, which is home for about 75 elephants. Many of the elephants are babies which were found abandoned in the wild and are now cared for by the wildlife authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times when you may have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants bottled fed. Following the feeding, accompany the elephants down to the river and watch them having their daily bath.
After visit pinnawela proceed to Anuradhapura.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Anuradhapura
After breakfast, visit Anuradhapura, the first capital, and undoubtedly the greatest city of ancient Sri Lanka.
Although according to historical records the city was founded in the 6th century BC, the archaeological data put the date as far back as the 10th century BC. Very little evidence was available about the period before the 6th century BC (i.e. the pre history period), though excavations have revealed information about the earlier inhabitants of the city
proceeds to Mihinthale - History 3rd century B.C
The view of Mihintale Maha stupa from a distance At the foot of the mountain are the ruins of a hospital, medical bath (or stone canoe in which patients were immersed in medicinal oil) a stone inscription and urns belonging to the ancient period have been unearthed.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Anuradhapura
After breakfast, early morning climb up the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress, known as the "Lion Rock" and view the moat, rampart, water gardens and stunning view of surrounding countryside. Visit the world renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maiden's of Sigiriya' which are sheltered in a pocket of rock approached by a spiral staircase and marvel at the architecture of the mirror wall.
In the afternoon you will visit the second capital city of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa, also a world heritage site, with ruins dating back to the 12th century. View the Gal Vihara and the four splendid statues of Buddha that are carved out of rock, plus the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth relic & visit 2nd largest irrigation water reservoir ( Parakramabahu Samudraya ). Meaning is Sea because of largest water reservoir.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel Girithale
After breakfast proceed to Dambulla and visit the Dambulla Rock Temple. Climb up to the temple, which was donated by King Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a world heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's natural cave temples belong to the 3rd century B.C .meditation for Buddhist monks. The complex of 5 caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings are the largest area of paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha, of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters .
we are proceed to Matale and visit the Matale Spice Plantation.
Afternoon will be spent touring the City. Kandy, which is a world heritage site, was the last ancient capital of the Sri Lankan Kings and its name conjure up visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions of folklore are still lovingly kept alive. You will be driven around the lake at Kandy, built by the last Sinhala King, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. The evening visit to the Temple of the Tooth is truly admire,
In the evening visit to the famous Kandy cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan Kandyan Dancing.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Kandy
Visit the extensive Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya which were first built 14 century as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala King and extended by the British. It covers 147 acres and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers, providing a fascinating study for botanists whether professional or amateur.
Continue on to Nuwara Eliya, in the heart of the hill country. The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka offer a salubrious cool climate. The mountain slopes are covered with acres and acres of tea with its fragrant aroma mingling with the fresh air. Nestled among the mist covered central hills in a cool basin Nuwara Eliya, the hill resort, resembles a little English village, Road leading to this hill station winds through miles and miles of 'green carpet' of tea bushes where tea pluckers are seen busily picking the 'bud and two leaves' that go to form the most popular brew in the world, the 'Ceylon Tea'.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Nuwaraeliya
After breakfast, you will journey from Nuwara Eliya via Rawana Ella waterfall and proceed to Yala National Park. This game park has one of the highest densities of leopards. You may have the opportunity to spotted Deer, elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears and mongoose the Yala, Udawalawe and other 11 National Parks such as Wilpattu, Wasgamuwa, Kaudulla and Bundala are home to 92 species of mammals 14 of which are endemic to the island. Pride of place goes to the majestic elephant and other exotic species which include the leopard, sloth bear, sambhur, spotted deer, mouse deer, wild boar, porcupine, ant eater, civet cat, jackal, giant squirrel, and a variety of monkeys including the endemic macaque, purple faced leaf monkey, grey langur and the shaggy bear monkey. Also 427 recorded birds species make Sri Lanka an Ornithologist's paradise.
Not forgetting 242 species of breathtaking butterflies, exotic and varied Flora. and the mesmerizing Minneriya Tank and National Park. The 3rd century B.C. King Devanampiyatissa established the world's first Fauna and Flora sanctuary at Mihintale.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Yala
Proceed from Yala to Galle fortress via weligama steel fishing area.
According to James Emerson Tennent, Galle was the ancient seaport of Tarshish, from which King Solomon drew ivory, peacocks and other valuables. Certainly, cinnamon was exported from Sri Lanka as early as 1400 BC and the root of the word itself is Hebrew, so Galle may have been the main entrepot for the spice.
Dinner and Overnight stay at a star class hotel at Colombo
After breakfast you will be transfer to the Airport for departure flight.
****** Tour Including ******
2 pax ( two persons )
1. Transport in different destination comfortable vehicles with air condition.
2. Tourist guides / Experienced chauffeur guides (English speaking. )
3. All the hotels are Best star category hotels.
4. All hotels are half board basic, sharing 1 double Room.
5. Yala national park safari by Jeep.