Beruwala, is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. The name Beruwala is derived from the Sinhalese word for the place where the sail is lowered. It marks the spot for the first Muslim settlement on the island, established by Arab traders around the 8th century AD. A large population of Sri Lankan Moors, many of them are gem merchants, still live in the town particularly in the China Fort.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01 : Airport / Colombo
Meet and assist on arrival transfer to Colombo.
Check in to Hotel in Colombo and rest of the day at Leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel in Colombo.
Day 02 : Colombo/ Sigiriya Or Kandalama
After breakfast embark on a shopping and city tour of Colombo.
Colombo is the largest city and former administrative capital of Sri Lanka and is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and remnants of a bygone colonial era. Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. The main city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. On this tour you will visit many of the historical, religious and commercial sites of Colombo including the historic and bustling Fort and Pettah, the elite residential Cinnamon Gardens, the Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park and much more.
This is Colombos biggest park, originally called Victoria Park but renamed in the 1950s after the mother of King Dutugemunu. Its notable for its superb flowering trees, which ...
Colombo 07, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 11 2 426900
Travel from Colombo to Sigiriya
Fly Colombo to Sigiriya
Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi
Day 03 : Sigiriya, Kandalama To Habarana To Sigiriya, Kandalama
After an early breakfast proceed on an excursion to see the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock fortress which is a UNESCO world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495). The spectacular citadel of Sigiriya rises sheer and impregnable out of the plains of the dry zone. It is the country’s most memorable single attraction, a remarkable archaeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting. The rock was the innermost stronghold of a 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned 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.
This afternoon proceed to Habarana in order to experience an Elephant Back Safari. This would take you through the jungles of Habarana and also cross a water tank
Sigiriya is an archaeological site in North Central Sri Lanka. It contains the ruins of an ancient palace complex, built during the regin of King Kasyapa (477AD - 495 AD). ...
Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Day 04 : Sigiriya, Kandalama / Kandy
After breakfast drive down to Kandy, visit a Spice garden en route.
Enjoy a City tour of Kandy
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka’s last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, the royal Botanical Gardens, and the Peradeniya University campus. Also enjoy a panoramic view of Kandy from upper lake drive.
Kandy is also famous for its shopping, gems and jewellery, handicrafts, batiks, silks etc. And you will have the opportunity of browsing to your heart’s content.
Early evening, you will visit a Kandyan Dance performance and be treated to a spectacular fire walking finale.
Kandyan dancing you can see this traditional form of dancing in the "Kandyan Cultural Center" near the Kandy lake. Kandyan Dance is a dance form that originated in the area ...
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Travel from Sigiriya to Kandy
Day 05 : Kandy / Beruwala
After breakfast proceed to Beruwala visiting the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage en route
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions. The orphanage’s population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild.