Travel with us to explore the authentic sri lanka
Enjoy a snapshot experience of Sri Lanka from wildlife safaris, to visiting revered temples as well as walking in tea carpeted hills.
Your journey features one night in the capital Colombo, two nights exploring the Cultural Triangle, a night each in the cool hills of Kandy and then Nuwara Eliya, and two in Ella,followed by a night in the jungles of Udawalawa, culminating at Mirissa & Galle two nights each- all together an exciting eleven nights.
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DAY 01 | ARRIVAL - TRANSFER TO COLOMBO - RELAX AT HOTEL - COLOMBO CITY TOUR.
At the airport you will be greeted by our Real Lanka Holiday’s Representative and your Chauffer Guide who will take you to the capital of Sri lanka Colombo. Check-in to the hotel and rest and relax to recover from any jet lag. If you have spare time, your chauffeur guide will introduce you to some of Colombo’s curious sites such as the vibrant markets of Pettah, old city of Fort, the Hindu Temple at Sea Street and the Dutch Church at Wolfendal or alternatively to indulge in some shopping.
DAY 02 & 03 | TRANSFER TO DAMBULLA - DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE - SIGIRIYA LION ROCK - KAUDULLA NATIONAL PARK SAFARI - POLONNARUWA RELIC CITY
Set off from coastal Colombo to experience the inland delights of Sri Lanka.To begin, drop by the Dambulla Cave Temple to get your first introduction to Sri Lanka.
After lunch, our sightseeing tours of Sri Lanka continue to the town of Sigiriya, within the country’s rich cultural triangle. In the evening, mount the mesmerizing rock fortress of Sigiriya 5th Century Fortress in the Sky. Admire the architectural marvel of how a king’s fortress was carved from a massive rock in the 5th century A.D.
Next day after the breakfast learn about the better kept ruins of ancient Ceylon the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa which was a medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th century A.D. Take a walking tour of one of the ruins of ancient Ceylon which includes a visit to Lankathilaka, Thuparamaya, Royal Palace, Rankoth Vehera and Gal Viharaya.On your return, late afternoon take an exhilarating jeep safari with the company of an expert naturalist guide to the Minneriya or neighboring Kawdulla National Park. The Vast sanctuary is a home to about 250 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, sambar deer, crocodiles, sloth bear and more.
DAY 04 | TRANSFER TO KANDY – TOOTH OF RELIC TEMPLE - KANDY VIEW POINT - TRADITIONAL DANCE SHOW
Today you will arrive in the hill capital of Kandy, surrounded by greenery and the great Mahaweli River. Eminent as the center of Buddhism and the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom, the name Kandy evokes romantic notions in people of a lost hill kingdom, a lake, tea plantations and a famous temple.
At your convenience, become acquainted with the city of Kandy; pay your respects to the golden-roofed Temple of the Tooth Relic, which houses Sri Lanka’s most sacred relic, a tooth of the Lord Buddha. Admire the delicate hill-country breezes that urge the mist to gently part revealing colorful houses amid Kandy forested halo, visit the lively market places, Upper Lake drive and the grandeur of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. To step up the tempo, attend a dance performance featuring traditional dances from the different regions of Sri Lanka.
DAY 05 | TRANSFER TO NUWARA ELIYA – ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDEN - RAMBODA & LOVERS LEAP WATERFALLS - TEA FACTORY AND TEA PLANTATION - GREGORY LAKE & VICTORIA PARK.
After breakfast you will visit the botanical garden of Peradeniya. With 62 hectares it is the second largest botanical garden in all of Asia, without doubt one of the most beautiful and home to about 4000 plant species. The garden was laid out 700 years ago as a pleasure garden by King Vikramabahu III, and only received its present form from the British in the 19th century.
Afterwards you drive to Nuwara Eliya. On the way you will visit a tea plantation and a tea factory. Taste a cup of tea of “Pure Ceylon Tea” and reserve your bulk of tea to bring back home.Upon arrival in Nuwara Eliya you will take a city tour to explore the town.
DAY 06 & 07 | TRAIN RIDE TO ELLA - NINE ARCHES BRIDGE - MINI ADAMS PEAK - TUK TUK RIDE TO LIPTON SEAT.
Enjoy the scenic train journey from Nanu oya to Ella admiring views of waterfalls, tea estates, villages, forests and mountains.Welcome to everyone’s favorite hill-country village, and the place to ease off the travel accelerator with a few leisurely days resting in your choice of some of the country’s best guesthouses. The views through Ella Gap are stunning.
Today morning enjoy a hike to the Mini Adam`s peak. Hike itself is a worthy experience as you walk through lush green tea estates, talking to locals who are plucking and collecting tea leaves, working in the estate.It is not a challenging hike and it`s quite short, but gives you a good impression of the landscape around Ella and the view is fantastic. So absolutely worth the climb.Later in the afternoon visit the Liptonâ€™s Seat lookout in Haputale that offers one of Sri Lanka’s most impressive viewpoints.
DAY 08 | PROCEED TO UDAWALAWA – RAVANA WATERFALL - UDAWALAWA NATIONAL PARK SAFARI.
Drive southward towards the Southern Coast of the island to Galle. Galle is the countryâ€™s oldest living city and is sure to capture your interest, with its historic sites and its unique fusion of European and Arabic cultural and architectural influences. Â In the afternoon, explore the Galle Fort with its low lined streets and history behind its Rampart. The Fort remains a hive of activity and is one of the few World Heritage listed sites in which a bustling population continues to thrive. Walk through the alleys lined with stores and restaurants. After you have explored the city you could proceed to do some shopping in the very heart of Galle. You will come across shops with fine variety of gems and jewelries, antiques, art galleries and Design stores.
DAY 09,10,11 & 12 | PROCEED TO MIRISSA - COCONUT TREE HILLS - WHALE WATCHING TOUR - SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION CENTER - GALLE DUTCH FORT - DEPARTURE.
One of Sri Lanka’s charm is that how in a short time you will pass from the hills to the meandering rivers, past the farms, then to idyllic coast of Mirissa. Here you will be staying at Beachfront Hotel. Set amidst a large coconut grove with incredible views of the Indian Ocean. On one of your leisure days, drive northward towards the west coast of the island to Galle. Galle is the country’s oldest living city and is sure to capture your interest, with its historic sites and its unique fusion of European and Arabic cultural and architectural influences. and another day Sea Turtle conservation center and Mirissa whale watching.As all good things must come to an end, we bid you farewell as our Chauffeur Guide transfers you to the Airport to meet your departure flight home.