Sri Lanka’s Capital Colombo, a port city, with a rich colonial heritage, on the Western coast is a potpourri of races, religions and cultures. Colombo displays the best and worst the country has to offer. The city is a contrast itself, with mansions, lush gardens, fine dining options, shopping malls packed with expensive designer brands standing next to urban slums; diesel fumed congested roads and street markets.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01 : Arrival At Airport And Transfers To Colombo
Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport. Welcome to Sri Lanka!! You are met by our Representative in the arrival area and transfer to Colombo. Check in to your HotelIn the early evening City and shopping tour in Colomb. Colombo (derived from Sinhalese name Kola-amba-thota which means "mango harbour",altered by the Portuguese to honour Christopher Columbus), is the cultural capital and largest city and commercial center of Sri Lanka. (The new administrative capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura-Kotte.) Sightseeing highlights include the Colombo National and Dutch period museums, old and new parliament houses, Gangarama Buddhist Temple, Town Hall, Nelum Pokuna Theater and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. Apart from excellent shopping, Colombo offers visits to one of the world’s leading tea auctions, an 18 hole Golf Course, seasonal Buddhist and Hindu pageants, international cricket tournaments, plush casinos, enjoyable evening entertainment and excellent restaurants. State-of-the-Art communications and Cyber services are available in the hotels and other outlets. The Pettah area, which is in the heart of Colombo, is a beehive of activity. Traders and pavement hawkers of all kinds flock to Colombo and it’s a well- known fact that Pettah is where the best bargain can be found. In the evening relax or may be just take a walk on the long front promenade outside your hotel which will remind you that you are in a beautiful exotic land. Overnight stay at Your Hotel.
Pettah is famous for its open air bazaars and markets. It's Sri Lanka 's most busiest commercial area, where most of the shops, textiles, buildings and many other business ...
Colombo 11, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Day 02 : Colombo / Pinnawela / Trincomalee
Breakfast at hotel and leave to Trincomalee. En-route visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage.The Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela in time to witness the feeding and bathing of the baby elephants. The elephant orphanage was established in 1975 and commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. With the help of local and foreign experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding program for elephants. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawela have been published in several languages.
After that, continue your journey to Trincomalee.
In the evening relax on the beautiful beach of Trincomalee.
Trincomalee is a tropical city on the east coast of Sri Lanka. With one of the finest harbors in the world, Trinco enjoys warm weather all year round and beautiful beaches. It also hosts a famous Hindu temple, as well as great hotels. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Pinnawela orphanage is situated northwest of the town Kegalla, halfways between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri ...
Karandupona-Rambukkna Rd, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
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Travel from Colombo to Trincomalee
Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi
Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi
Day 03 : Trincomalee / Sigiriya Sightseeing
After breakfast a visit to Pigeon Island by boat and do a bit of scuba diving.Following transfer to Sigiriya.In the early evening you can climb the famous rock fortress in Sigiriya.Climb the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya – one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The “Fortress in the Sky” and see the remains of the Palace on the summit, Lion-staircase, Sigiriya Graffiti - the verses written on the Mirror Wall Paintings of the Damsels designed Pleasure Garden (Water garden, boulder garden), the caves with pre-Christian inscriptions, remains of inner and outer fortifications. Overnight stay at your hotel.
The Gardens of the Sigiriya city are one of the most important aspects of the site, as it is among the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. The gardens are divided into ...
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Travel from Trincomalee to Sigiriya
Day 04 : Sigiriya Sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotelIf you were unable to climb the Sigiriya Rock yesterday you can do so today. Or You can relax with an Ayurveda Treatment in the Hotel (direct payment)In the evening relax or you can visit Minneriya National Park to enjoy the wild life of Sri Lanka. Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8890 hectares of the Minneriya National Park is an ideal eco location in Sri Lanka. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka’s favorites such as elephant, sambar deer and leopard. Overnight stay at Your Hotel.
Dominated by the ancient Minneriya Tank (reservoir), Minneriya National Park is home to one of the largest gatherings of Asian Elephants in the world. There were about 70 ...
Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka
Day 05 : Sigiriya / Kandy / Nuwerea Eliya
Breakfast and transfer to Nuwera Eliya. On the way visit an exotic spice Garden in Matale. Here you will be treated to a local cookery demonstration where you could enjoy the taste and aroma of the world famous spices since the early days.Thereafter transfer to Kandy.Kandy - (the Sacred City of Kandy) - The monumental ensemble of Kandy is an example of construction that associates the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth. It was one of a series of temples built in the places where the relic, the actual palladium of the Sinhalese monarchy, was brought following the various relocations of the capital city. The Temple of the Tooth, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of one of the most important religions of humanity, Buddhism. Kandy has now grown out to encompass Peradeniya, home to the Botanical Gardens. Kandy is also particularly famed for the great Kandy Esala Perahara (a Pageant of Elephants and Dancers), which is over ten days in the month of Esala (August) having many attractions to justify. Here you will visit the beautiful Dalada Maligawa, "the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic OfLord Buddha", following which, you will really enjoy a Cultural Dance Program Following, visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya. Royal Botanical Gardens. This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. Finally you will transfer to Nuwera Eliya. On the way to Nuwera Eliya you will visit a typical Tea Factory and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea and in the evening, you will enjoy a City Tour of Nuwera Eliya. Overnight stay at Your Hotel.
The drive up to Nuwara Eliya is a long and, as always a bumpy one.The hills get higher and higher. Srilanka is the world's fourth largest producer of tea and the industry is ...
Tea plantation, Nuwara eliya, Srilanka
, Nuwara Eliya
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Travel from Sigiriya to Nuwara Eliya
Day 06 : Nuwera Eliya / Negombo
After breakfast, another wonderful drive to Negombo for you last night stays in Sri Lanka. Negombo is a town of about 65,000, population approximately 37 km north of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. It is located at the mouth of the Negombo lagoon, about 7 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Negombo has a small port, and its economy is mainly based on tourism and its centuries-old fishing industry, though it also produces cinnamon, ceramics, and brass ware. Arrive at your Hotel in Negombo. Overnight stay at Your Hotel.
Travel from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo
Taxi, fly to Colombo
Day 07 : Departure From Negombo
The day to relax and perhaps do some last minute souvenir shopping, as well as to bid goodbye to beautiful and exotic Sri Lanka, and it's wonderful people, scenery and mystical ambience. Today you will be accompanied to the airport in time to board your flight back home.