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)
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"Dear Cyril, We would like to thank youthat you have arrange ourholiday which we have enjoyed so much, that we can call them the best holiday we have ever had. You are avery helpful guide- because you know about your beautiful country very much. We also appriciate your advices that you gave us during our two weeks long journey and your perfect trip arrangement we have enjoyed every single day. All the best to you and your family. Hope to see you again. Martha & Jarda 08 No..." Martha & Jaroslav Jirout
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"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
"11th April 2014 01 week tour around Sri Lanka A fantastic week was had by all with Cyril, exploring Kandy, Nuwaraeliya and Bentota. Your meaningful insights & excellent explanations of the Sri Lanka’s culture, nature and traditions were invaluable. Your smile and charm helped is feel related and comfortable. Not getting stressed once. With your guidance & tips, the holiday flew by with only one problem: it was very short! Your comprehensive list of talents ranges from findin..." Ian Price and family from UK
"We had a fantastic holiday in Sri Lanka, thanks Cyril Tours, Our driver, Amiila, was brilliant and nothing was too much trouble for him. The places we visited were really interesting and we saw some lovely scenery.I would definitely recommend your company to other people. Emma - UK 2010 December " Emma Patterson
" Dear Cyril We spent a wonderful week with you. We were so pleased to have to visited your beautiful country and we will recommend you for all of our relatives and to friends. It has been a pleasure to spend these days with you, we will never forget nice smile on your face all the time. Thank you and if one day you would like to visit Switzerland we will be raedy take you around snowy mountans! All the best, Franz family" Dr. David franz from Swiss
"Thank you so much for wonderful Sri Lanka trip.We had a great time. The trip was very relaxing as well as fun. My daughter MAHI who lovingly started calling you "Cyril Dada"(grand farther) Had a memorable trip. She cannot stop talking about elephants. Our trip to Sri Lanka will be full of great memories, its because of you. Thank you for showing us your beautiful country the way we wanted, eating local food, lots of King coconut and Corn stops. We will be surely coming back to see rest o..." Mithil Patel
"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
"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