¶۞¶۞¶۞¶ AROUND THE PEARL ( 13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS) ¶۞¶۞¶۞¶

COLOMBO / WELIGAMA

DAY 1 


On arrival you will meet our tour and travel agency   representative and warmly Welcome you at Colombo International Airport and transfer to the   Weligama Beach area hotel. Leisure at the beach.

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at Weligama.


WELIGAMA BEACH

DAY 2


After breakfast leisure at beach or the hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at Weligama


MIRISSA / YALA

DAY 3


Early morning proceed to Mirissa and whale watching excursion. Proceed to Hummanaya (Water Blow-hole) , Proceed to Kataragama religious temple. Proceed to Yala.

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at Yala.


YALA / ELLA

DAY 4


After Breakfast visit Yala National park safari by jeep.


The Yala West (Ruhuna) Ntional park includes a strictly protected natural reserve and a national park, which together form a total area of 126,786 acres preserved. 

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 .


Afternoon proceed to Badulla, Visit Dunhida waterfall and visit Rawana waterfall and Ella view point.

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at  Ella Mount Heaven Hotel.


NUWARAELIYA

DAY 5 


After breakfast visit Dova cave temple . Proceed to Nuwara Eliya  via visit Hindu Temple. Visit Nuwara Eliya colonial city.

Nuwara Eliya is 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, resemble 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  Nuwara Eliya.


HORTON PLAINS

DAY 6


After breakfast proceed to Horton Plain, 

Horton plains is well recognized for its rich biodiversity, its flora given to a high level of endemism. Traditionally Mahaeliya in Sinhala, it was rechristned as Horton Plains after Sir Robert Horton, Sri Lanka's British Governor in 1831-37. it was gazetted as a Nature Reserve in 1969 and was upgraded as a National Park in 1988 because of its unique watershed and biodiversity values. Leopard, Bearmonkey ( Trachypithecus vetulus monticola), Barking deer, Giant squirrel, Fishing cat, Wild boar.

The  total extent of the Horton Plains is 3159.8 hectares. Formed as an amphitheatre of beautiful mountains and grassland, Horton Plains is a highlight in the central hill country. At 2359 meters.

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at  Nuwara Eliya.


KITHULALA

DAY 7


After breakfast proceed to Kandy via visit Devon waterfalls and tea plantation ,then  proceed to Kitulgala water rafting. Proceed to Pinnawela, 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. After watching them being fed, accompany them to the river and watch them take their daily bath. 

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at Kandy.


KANDY

DAY 8


After breakfast proceed to Peradeniya Botanical Garden.The history of the Royal Botanic Gardens dates as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near Mahaweli Ganga. Later, in the reign of King Kirti Sri Rajasinghe from 1747 to 1780 this was made a Royal Garden.67 acres were belongs to Royal garden. 

 

During British periods extended into 147 acres, species under cultivation over 4000, total plants cultivated around 10000 trees .out of this 87.5%, belongs to local indigenous plants. 


And visit Kandy 

which is a world heritage site. This was the last ancient capital of the Sri Lankan Kings and its name brought up visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions of folklores 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 Relic is truly breathtaking, followed by a visit to the famous Kandy cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan Kandyan Dancing.


Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at Kandy.


DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA

DAY 9


After breakfast proceed to Dambulla, visit cave temple.  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 


Then Proceed to Sigiriya and we climb up Sigiriya Rock Fortress (also a world heritage site), History 5th century A.D. Sigiriya built by King Kashapa (477-495 AD). Known as the 'Lions Rock', this citadel of unusual beauty rises 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified city. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens, including the famous 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 and marvel at the architecture of the mirror wall.

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at dambulla


POLONNARUWA /PASIKUDA

DAY 10


After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa, visit ancient second capital city.

Vijayabahu I, Polonnaruwa, the capital of the kingdom for over two centuries, produced two great kings. his nephew Parakramabahu 1 (1153-86 AD), not satisfied with the ouster of the ruling Sri Lanka chola 's southern India made by his uncle, not only brings the war directly on Indian soil, but went with a quick foray up in Burma. Caught by the demon at home instead of building, erected a large number of buildings in the capital and dig a large number of tanks across the country. However, the excesses in both the military and architectural wear down the country and probably the duration of Polonnaruwa as their capital. 


The successor of Parakramabahu I Nissanka Malla (1187-96) was the 'last great kings of Polonnaruwa, succeeded by a series of weak and incompetent rulers until the appearance of a new kingdom in northern India''island. The tanks were neglected or destroyed and because of the decay of the system of irrigation''spread malaria, finally also Polonnaruwa. Similarly in Anuradhapura a few centuries earlier, was abandoned. 


Polonnaruwa, a world heritage site, with ruins dating back to the 12th century. View Gal Vihara and the four beautiful statues of Buddha that are carved into the rock, many valuable historical interesting places can visit here. And visit to the largest reservoir of water for irrigation (Parakramabahu Samudraya)


Proceed to beautiful beach Passikudah.

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at Passikudah.


PASIKUDA

DAY 11


After breakfast leisure at Beach.

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at Passikudah


DAY 12



After breakfast leisure at Beach.

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at Passikudah


NEGOMBO

DAY 13


After breakfast proceed to Negombo.

Leisure at beach hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at a star class hotel at Negombo


DAY 14


According to flight time proceed to Airport for departure.