This little exotic island is abundant with marvelous discoveries for any tourist. Be it a journey of exploring the wilderness, an Ayurveda wellness holiday, a relaxing get-away in the sun, or even that quick business trip, there is something for everyone.
A wonderful mix of modern towns and rural villages, there are star class hotels and boutique villas spotted around the country as the Sri Lankan tourist sector is booming following the end of the civil war in 2009.
The Island is with well-connected transport systems or organized tours will see you visiting many a place in this island. Enjoy the sun while lounging on beach at Bentota, sighting Palmyra trees in Jaffna, snorkeling or kite surfing at Kalpitiya or surfing the waves of Arugambay, National Parks where you can discover leopards while on Safari, be awed of ruins in Anuradhapura, visit orphaned elephants at Pinnawela or climb 5th century rock fortress in Sigiriya. And as you make your way up to the cooling climes, take a walk in the sprawling botanical gardens in Kandy, visit the misty Horton Plains, and sip Ceylon tea at a tea estate in Nuwara Eliya.
And there is a lot to take back home along with those precious and memorable memories you make, while holidaying in this friendly island. Dazzling gems, vibrant batiks, tantalizing spices, creative crafts, a enviable tan and surely a whole network of friends to keep in touch!
- Accommodation for 09 nights in hotels mentioned.
- Daily Breakfast
- Complimentary Boat Ride in Bentota & turtle Hatchery entrance tickets
- Arrival and Departure Airport transfers including the round-trip
- Services of an English Speaking chauffeur guide
- Transport in air-conditioned Vehicle
- Government tax
- Personal Expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, drinks, etc
- Entrance fees for places of visit mentioned on the tour itinerary and not.
- Tips and Porterage.
- Camera Permits for filming
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the ‘inclusions’
Day 01:-You will be met by our representative at the Bandaranayake International Airport, Arrival Lobby and after all formalities (Baggage Check / Currency Exchange if the clients prefer to have local Currency while on Tour) the clients will be transferred to Negombo.
Negombo is a perfect choice to spend a few days in the company of the sun and sand. The diverse array of restaurants, pubs and accommodation choices this metropolis offer is a perfect reflection of this beach-town’s exultant vibe.
It is also a historically interesting location owing to the strains of Dutch-influenced architecture that remain intact in the town’s landscape, not to mention the ancient Dutch Fort as well as several churches constructed during the Dutch Colonial era that are thronged by pilgrims daily.
Among other amazing sightseeing options are the breathtaking sunsets, the bustling fish market as well as hand-made catamarans used by local fishermen that set sail in the evenings. Boat-rides are also available to explore the Dutch canals, mangrove forests or the nearby marshlands of Muthurajawela.
Day 02 :-Breakfast at the hotel and let’s procced to Ella.
Ella, which literally translates into ‘waterfall’ is a name fit for this little town located in a hilly nook, owing to its stunning vistas richly adorned with cascades that trickle down its rugged terrains.
Located some 225km away from Colombo, Ella offers some of the most scenic sights available in Sri Lanka. It is perfect for those who enjoy nature and outdoors fun as it offers ample opportunities for trekking expeditions.
The unparalleled beauty of the vistas in Ella includes the Ella gap where one can enjoy the sights of the grand stone bridge that stands tall, with nine archways. The walk leading to the Ella gap falls through a railway and is definitely a factor that would add to the excitement of the little trek. The spectacular bird’s-eye views available at the crests of the mini Adam’s peak and Bambaragala are visits that should not be missed!
Day 03:After breakfast at the hotel, you may participate on a few of the Optional Excursions which will be discussed by our representative.
The Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. During the local wet season, the waterfall turns into what is said to resemble an areca flower with withering petals. But this is not the case in the dry season, where the flow of water reduces dramatically. The falls form part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary, and is located 6 km (3.7 mi) away from the local railway station at Ella.
Demodara Nine Arch BridgeThis viaduct was built at Gotuwala between the two railway stations – Ella and Demodara during the British Colonial period is the largest in Sri Lanka. Located almost 3100 feet above the sea level, this 99.6ft high bridge. is called “Ahas namaye palama” (Nine skies bridge) in Sinhala. When one stands underneath it and looks up there is a beautiful sight of ‘nine skies’ through the nine arches, hence the Sinhala name. This bridge is also called ‘The Bridge in the sky’ due to the sheer height.
This massive bridge is built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel. The bridge was finally commissioned in 1921.
Day 04 :After breakfast at the hotel, let’s proceed to do Udawalawe National Park Safari.
Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catch ment of the reservoir.
Udawalawe is an important habitat for Sri Lankan elephants, which are relatively hard to see in its open habitats. Many elephants are attracted to the park because of the Udawalawe reservoir, with a herd of about 250 believed to be permanently resident. The Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home was established in 1995 for the purpose of looking after abandoned elephant calves within the park.
Day 05 :Take 4x4 Jeep Safari in Yala National Park in early morning and return to the hotel for Breakfast. ( Entrance Fees + Jeep not included).
Day 06-Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Mirissa.
Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday. Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. Whale watching season in Mirissa is from November till April. Blue whale is the biggest animal in the world. If want to find out more about these fascinating ocean creatures read some fact about blue whales.
Day 07- Head to Mirissa early in the morning with packed breakfast and commence a whale and dolphin watching trip in Mirissa.
Day 08:Today we leave to Colombo after breakfast at the hotel and upon arrival at Colombo we will proceed direct to the hotel and check in. Thereafter yous will be picked up once again in the late afternoon and will proceed to explore the city of Colombo.
Sightseeing Highlights / Description –
Colombo, while driving through our Highway to reach the City of Colombo, Upon arriving in Colombo, Lets continue on a sightseeing tour of Colombo, visiting the Colombo business district area, Colombo Town Hall, Galle face Green, Old Parliament area and Colombo shopping arcades.
Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and major port – Colombo, is a fine amalgamation of all the hues and cultures within this paradise isle. This chic metropolitan that accommodates skyscrapers, sandy beaches and a collage of markets and gardens, brings together the many facets of this island nation. If you are on a tight schedule, you would definitely appreciate the many opportunities Colombo offers for fine-dining and shopping, not to mention the overarching beauty of the city’s rapidly developing landscape; a perfect combination of well-preserved colonial architecture and urbanity.
Meanwhile, if you are free to spend a few days in the city you will be amazed by the many cultural and historical wonders located within locales such as Fort and Cinnamon Gardens. The bustling market streets of Pettah also make up for an interesting place of visit
Breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up 4 hours prior to departure from your hotel in Colombo to leave to Bandaranayake International Airport for your respective flight.