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)
"Traveled in April 2013 with Cyril . Family with three young children. Cyril match the trip plan problem on his part. Familiar with every corner of this beautiful island and we have managed to produce a great 17 days. Prices respect as well - we tested three competing proposals and was the cheapest. The fact that he was working independently and not through an agency that collects coupon trips generally significantly reduces the price of the package. A modern and spacious vehicle (van with seven ..." Maozd
"Hello, We had 2 weeks exploring Sri Lanka and for most of that time Cyril drove for usto various towns, sites of interest. Cyril wsa a very pleasant chauffeur. Always prompt and greeted us with a smile. He was well informed about the sites we visited and pointed out many interesting historical buildings en-route. We had a great 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and Cyril's plesant and helpful nature contributed to this briliant holiday. Thank Cyril Sara and Steve from Birmingham, England" Sara and Steve
"We had a great time on last 10 days in on our honeymoon in beautiful Sri Lanka. Thank you very much for the stories, the explanations, driving, tips, care and always with a smile. Big thanks for you Cyril. We had an amazing honeymoon in this beautiful island! and you are the best guide and friend that we could have here!!! We will sure tell our friends and family about the trip and you!!! We will stay in touch and may be one day meet you again. Oded & Carol Israel 10 Oct 2014" Naim & Coral Fisher from Israel
"Dear Cyril, We want to thank you so much for making our trip so unforgetable and delightful. We received your name from our friends lives in Geneva who travelled with you in January 2009 and they gave you such a high recommendation that we decided to conbtact you for our two weeks trip this year. Although we have been to Sri Lanka a few times already. We have never found such an excellent driver and guide. It has been a great pleasure to visit Colombo with you and then to Koggala for two day tr..." Mr.Gabor Kato & Mrs.Ann Kato
" Dear Cyril, We are fortunate to have you as a friend here in Sri Lanka. You are extremly Knowledgeable and more than ever - having an attitude of helpful nature and the willingness to solve issues on hand whilst on our tour around Sri Lanka. As I have said to you we will reccommend you to all our friends who wish to tour in Sri Lanka. My family Karen, Kalvin and Andre also liked your company and wish you and your family well. God bless you all and we will keep in touch, for sur..." Alwyn Santhumayor & family
"Hi Mr.Cyril, Hope you and family and grandchild are doing fine. Hope to come to Sri Lanka again. We really enjoyed our trip especially with your special help and guidance. We will definitely contact you if at all we wish to visit Sri Lanka again. Thanks & Best Regards Mr. & Mrs.Pillai Singapore 29/7/11 " Mr & Mrs.Pillai from Singapore
"Dear Cyril, We just got back to Singapore today...I am will be back to work tomorrow.. :) Sad but true ha ha……. We were very lucky to have you as our guide. I don’t think there will be anyone else who could have done an excellent job that you have done. We will spread the word around and will surely sell your services...do keep in touch so we can work something out. Thanks for the photos they are great Will visit your website soon and put in some good words for you.. Ti..." Shuhanth Haridas from Singapore
"Dear Cyril, Sincerest apologies for this delayed email --- reason being that I had been extremely busy with work & travel, since returning from Sri Lanka and just got a breather now, to download our photos and catch up with private matters. Hope this email finds you & family, in the best of health & spirits. Your granddaughter must be keeping you busy and giving you & Mrs. Baddegama immense joy. At this end, we are doing fine. Nikhita is back at school, now in Grade 7 and havi..." Pradeep Kumar Menon - Singapore
"Cyril is one of the best experienced person in the industry" Ahamed Anver
"Dear Cyril, Thank you for truly amazing oneweek tour your beautiful country.We have seen so many amazing sites in such a short space of time. From Sigiriya to beautiful temples, Scenic tea gardens of Nuwaraeliya the colonial land ark hotel Mount Lavinia. We have seen so much more. You have made this an utterly memorable holiday with your expert knowledge, amazing, facinating stories, patience, careful+safe drivingand your unforgetable smile. We will cetainly recommonding your tours to all of fr..." Sara Kitson - UK