Duration : 11 Days 10 nights
Locations : Airport – Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Pinnawela - Nuwara Eliya - Tissa -
Hikkaduwa/Bentota – Colombo - Negombo – Airport
Genre: Heritage, Safari, leisure
Day 01: AIRPORT – DAMBULLA
Arrive in Sri Lanka, Welcome by CYRIL TOURS representative at the airport and transfer by air-conditioned Vehicle to Dambulla/Habarana/Sigiriya. At the late evening visit Dambulla Cave Temple and check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02: DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA – HABARANA – POLONNARUWA
After the Early breakfast get ready for Wild Life Safari to Minneriya National Park by hired 4x4 vehicle, here you will encounter wildlife such as Elephants, Deer, Sambar deer, Wild boar, Leopard and many more. And if time permits visit to Polonnaruwa the medieval capital of Sri Lanka to visit Parakrama Samudra, Royal Palace, Council chamber, Vatadage, Gal vihara etc, , check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 03: DAMBULLA – HABARANA- SIGIRIYA
After breakfast climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which was built by King Kassapa fearing an invasion built this impregnable fortress at Sigiriya, this majestic lion rock fortress is consist of water garden, frescoes, mirror wall, lion flat-form and the summit, and then back hotel for rest and relaxation.
DAY 04 & 05: DAMBULLA – PINNAWELA – KANDY
After early breakfast heading to Kandy, enroute visit Spice and herbal garden in Matale and at 1700hrs witness the traditional Kandyan dance show. After a show visit the “DALADA MALIGAWA” (Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic) Watch the traditional rituals performed daily by the religious dignitaries of the temple in keeping with the cultural heritage of the country. End of the day check-in at hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Following day visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to witness baby elephants has been fed and taking the herd to the river for bathing, on the way back to Kandy visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden, this was once served as a pleasure garden of a Kandyan Queen. It is reputed as one of the best gardens in the island. The allied forces had their regional headquarters in the garden during the Second World War and return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 06: KANDY–NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast leave for Nuwaraeliya, enroute visit a tea factory to see how to process tea before its reach to us. Evening visit Gregory’s Lake and very small city centre. At next check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay
DAY 07: NUWARA ELIYA – HORTON PLAINS- TISSA- YALA
After breakfast leave for Horton Plains, World’s End. Then travel to Yala National Park to have safari in the evening by hired 4x4 vehicle. You are passing so many wonderful scenery. Check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 08 & 09: TISSA – HIKKADUWA / BENTOTA
After breakfast leave for spend the time at the beach towards Bentota/Hikkaduwa and on the way stop at Galle Fort, check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Following day at leisure on the beach hotel.
DAY 10: HIKKADUWA/BENTOTA – COLOMBO- NEGOMBO
After breakfast leave for Negombo, enroute have a guided city tour in Colombo, visit Independence Square, Gangaramaya Temple, and many other places, check in to Goldi sands / Rani beach hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 11: NEGOMBO – AIRPORT
Transfer to the airport to connect to your flight. (Reporting time at airport 2 hours before flight as required by an airline)
"Dear Cyril, Thanks for taking care of the Dr.Sethukavalar and his wife very well. They were indeed very happy for all the care you have shown during your tour. They were very impressed of your patience and kindness. I look forward to see you soon and maintain this good relationship we have developed in a short period of time. We will not hesitate a second to recommend you to all our friends who would like to visit Sri Lanka. Taking this opportunity of wishing you all the best. Thanks fo..." HARIDAS KANDASAMY
"We are glad to meet Cyril. He is very kind and patient, very professional in his work. He have lot of knowledge about history of the places and the things that happened in Sri Lanka. He knows all the roads and places very well. Very friendly and stand on time. The tour he recommended us and places were excellent. He replied immediately for mails which we send. He was flexible when we asked him to stop in different places and to change our program. He speaks very good English and explanations..." Ruty Ben Haim from Isarel
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"Cyril was absolutly Fantastic,Veryhelpful, Patient and extremly knowledgable. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and travel with him again. Whole tour was well organized and perfectly done. Kate Williams and family from UK 04th January 2015" Kate Williams UK
"We had an excellent and memorable trip and all credits to Cyril. In-depth knowledge about the places, roads and history and culture. From the airport assistance - Food, accommodation provided and the vehicle was excellent. Very matured and patient, We being on safe hands. Thanks for making it a memorable experience for all of us. " Aubry De Souza and group from Dubai
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