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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