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Well come to Discovery Sri Lanka Tour Package.This tour will cover Heritage and Cultural sites and Scenic Beauty Of Nature & Wildlife In Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka is in natural beauty and splendor.Sri Lanka having 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and will visit few of Those and take you to Famous up country and Down South Coast.You can enjoy Mist-shrouded peaks, luxuriant jungle,thundering waterfalls and over 1300kms of powdery sand beaches.
|Day||Route||Best Places||Over Night||Accomodation|
|1||Airport – Negombo Beach||Negombo Night Bazzar,City Tour,Negombo Beach. Full day Free for your leisure.||Negombo|
|2||Airport – Pinnawala – Dambulla||Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage,Ridi Viharaya, Dambulla Golden Cave Temple,Dambulla Rock,Hurulu Eco Park,Elephant Ride.Full day Free for your leisure.||Habarana|
|3||Habarana – Anuradhapura – Habarana||Habarana,Ritigala Strict National reserve,
Pink Quartz Range,Aukana,Anuradhapura,Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanweliseya,Stone carving of Isurumuniya lovers,Mihintale.
|4||Habarana – Minneriya – Polonnaruwa – Habarana||Minneriya National Park,Giritale Lake,Royal Palace,Gal Viharaya, Lankatilaka and Watadage Viharaya,Parakrama Samudraya,Polonnaruwa Cycle Tour.||Habarana|
|5||Habarana -Dambulla – Kandy||Sigiriya rock fortress,Pidurangala,Matale Spice Gardern, Nalanda Gedige,Temple of The Tooth,Kandy Dance.||Kandy|
|6||Kandy – Nuwara Eliya||Royal Botanical Garden,Tea Plantation, Labookelle Tea Centre, Ramboda Ella,Queen Victoria Park,Geogry Lake.||Nuwara Eliya|
|7||Nuwara Eliya- Horton Plains-Nuwara Eliya.||Visit Horton Plains,Worlds End,St.Clairs Water Falls,Devon Water Falls.||Nuwara Eliya|
|8||Nuwara Eliya – Ella||Train Trip To Ella,Small Adma’s Peak,Ella Rock,Ella Gap,Ravana Ella,Rama’s Cave,Demodara Nine Arch Bridge,Tea Plantation, Baker’s Falls,St Benedict’s Monastery – Adisham,Lipton’s Seat,||Ella|
|9||Ella – Wellawaya – Tissamaharama||Wellawaya,Maligawila Buddha Statue, Buduruwagala, Yudhaganawa,Dematamale Viharaya, Kataragama, Tissa, Kirinda.||Tissamaharama/Yala|
|10||Yala – Mirissa Beach – Unawatuna Beach||Yala safari,Sithulpawwa,Kirinda,Blow hole, Dondara, Wewurukannala,Veherahena, Mirissa, Relax on Unawatuna Beach||Unawatuna|
|11||Uawatuna – Mirissa Beach – Unawatuna Beach||Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa,Rock Island,Rumassala Sancuaries Jungle,Koggala,Madolduwa,Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery in Habaraduwa,Japanese Peace Pagoda Buddish Temple||Unawatuna|
|12||Unawatuna Beach – Galle Fort – Unawatuna||Galle Fort,Galle Fort Lighthouse,City Tour and Village Tour,Relax on Beach||Unawatuna|
|13||Uawatuna – Bentota Beach||Boat Trip to Coral Sanctuary,Golden Sandy Beach,Visit Tsunami Honganji Vihara,Seenigama Temple,Tsunami Memorial & amp; Museum,Moonstone Mine, Mask Museum,Relax on Bentota Beach||Bentota Beach|
|14||Bentota -Colombo||Madu Ganga Boat Trip/Bentota river safari,Kande Viharaya,Sri Kalyanarama Maha Viharaya Kaluwamodera,Brief garden, Lunuganga Estate,Kechimalai Mosque, Kalutara, Colombo City Tour,Gangarama Temple, Apegama,Diyatha Uyana,Galle Face Green,Dutch Home Museum,CMB Museum||Colombo|
|15||Colombo- Airport.||Colombo City Tour,Galle Face Green,RELAX & SHOPPING…GOODBYE TO SRI LANKA……..|
Arrival at Colombo Airport. Our representative meet at airport and transfer to one of the leading hotel in Negombo. Negombo is Sandy long Beach.After short break You will start the tour. Negombo City tour, Boat trip through the Dutch cannel and visit Dutch Fort and Negombo beach.Negombo is the fifth largest city in the country. This was under Portuguese, Dutch and British influence.Full day Free for your leisure.Over Night at Negombo.
Golden Cave Temple.After the breakfast you will travel to Habarana via Kurunegala and Dambulla.En route will visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.This is a Foster home for the elephants of different age and size.You can see feeding, bathing, playing and more activities.After will proceed to Dambulla.This town has been a sacred place since the second century BC.The Golden Temple of Dambulla is an important Buddhist shrine and monastery. The Rock Temple (Rangiri Dambulla Rajamaha Viharaya)and The Golden Temple(Rangiri Dambulla Uyanwatta Rajamaha Viharaya) are interconnected temples with single administration.The temple is composed of five caves and collection of 157 valuable statues.These five caves are Deva Raja Viharaya,Maha Raja Viharaya(Temple Of the Great King)Maha Aluth Viharaya,Pascima Viharaya and Devana Aluth Viharaya.The caves are decorated with religious and secular paintings from the 15th and 16th century.Evening visit Hurulu Eco Park and afterwords you can do Elephant Ride and bullock cart ride, Over night stay at Habarana.
Anuradhapura UNESCO World Heritage Site.Third day Tour start Anuradhapura ancient city tour.This Sacred City of Anuradhapura was established around 3rd century B.C. The city is one of the principal shrines of Buddhism. The cutting from the fig tree of Buddha brought there in the 3rd century BC.This was the first established Kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka.This is founded by King Pandukabhaya. In 377 BC. Anuradhapura, is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka.Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya(Dagoba), Jetavana stupas,Lovamahapaya and many more large stupas. Anuradhapura city was in dry zone and rulers constructed large lakes to irrigate paddy lands and water supply to the city.Abhyagiri stupas,Twin ponds,Thuparamaya,Stone carving of Isurumuniya lovers, Mirisawetiya stupas,Magul Uyana, Rathna prasadaya, Vessagiriya, Brazen Palace,Ranmasu Uyana and many more to visit.Evening will return back to Habarana.En route visit Mihintale.Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka on the mountain of Mihintale in the year 247 BC on a Full Moon Day which is called Poson Poya.Mihintale architectural feats are mainly visible in Aradanagala,the Cave of Arahat Mahinda,Kaludiya Pokuna,Kantaka Chaitiya and at ancient Hospital.There are 1840 Stone steps leading to the summit and Mihintale rock over 1080 feet is high.
Over night at Habarana.
Polonnaruwa UNESCO World Heritage Site.Polonnaruwa is Second ancient Capital of Sri Lanka after the fall of Anuradhapura in 993.Polonnaruwa is a well-preserved city of ancient dagobas, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings and stunningly beautiful statues.Do sightseeing tour in ancient city of Polonnaruwa (10th – 11th Century AD), visit the many sites of archaeological and historical interest in the Sacred City including the Statue of King Parakrama , Quadrangle, Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya, Kumara and Lotus Ponds, Thiwanka Image House and many more. And see the one of the country’s biggest water reservoir Parakrama Samudraya.This is One of the Great Ancient Man-made Lake. Medirigiriya is a unique architectural building which completely housed the Stupa. These building were constructed at the very early periods as the Stupas in this time were quite small. In the evening Minneriya National park & Safari.(Optional).Menneriya is Elephant Gathering site and over 300 elephants you can see(Best time is July to September)Over Night at Habarana.
Sigiriya Rock (‘Lion’s Rock’) .Today will start Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress. After will proceed to Kandy. Sigiriya Rock Fortress of Sri Lanka is situated in Matale district near Dambulla. Sigiriya is famous for its palace ruins on top of a massive 200 meter(660 ft) high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs and other structures. There are about 1200 steps. The rock itself is a lava plug left over from an ancient long extinct volcano. It is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescoes), which are similar to those found at Ajanta Caves in India. It is generally agreed, however, that the Sigiriya Frescoes exhibit a uniquely Sri Lankan style.More mysteries of Sigiriya are Frescoes,The Mirror Wall,Cobra Hood Cave,The Water Gardens,The Boulder Gardens,The Terraced Gardens.This is one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.You can climb Pidurangala Rock next to the Sigiriya rock. Today will complete visiting Sigiriya rock fortress, Pidurangala, Matale Spice Gardern, Nalanda Gedige.In the evening will visit Temple of The Tooth(famous as ‘Dalada Maligawa’)and engage in a Cultural show(Kandy Dance). Night walk through Kandy Lake Drive relax & leisure.
Over night at Kandy.
Ramboda Ella,Queen Victoria Park,Georgy Lake.Today start Nuwara Eliya via Ramboda Falls.Early breakfast and En route visit Royal Botanical Garden,Gadaladeniya,Lankatilaka and Embakke Viharaya,Tea Plantation, Labookelle Tea Centre, Ramboda Ella,Queen Victoria Park,Geogry Lake.Nuwara Eliya is a city in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. Its temperate climate gives the city a very different feel from other parts of the country and, along with the colonial architecture has earned it the name ‘Little England’.It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft)and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka.Royal Botanical Garden,Tea Plantation, Labookelle Tea Centre, Ramboda Ella,Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple,Queen Victoria Park,Geogry Lake.Victoria Park is known that this park was established by planting an Oak tree by a German Princes who visited Nuwara Eliya at the latter part of the 19th Century.Gregory Lake was build under the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873.This is one of the significant tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya.Ramboda Falls is a very attractive yet simple waterfall.A gigantic and attractive waterfall Drop from 109 meters.(358 ft.)Ramboda Falls located on Kandy-Nuwara Eliya Road of Pussallawa.In the Evening walking sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Over Night at Nuwara Eliya.
Horton Plains,Worlds End,St.Clairs Water Falls.
Will visit Hakgala Botanical Garden,Nuwara Eliya Golf Club,City Viewing Point – Shanthipura Village,Lover’s Leep Falls,Devon Falls,Horton Plains National Park.This National Park is the only Nations Park situated in the hill country.The panoramic beauty of the hill country is witnessed within the park. The Plains are a beautiful, silent, strange world with some excellent walks.Devon Falls, located 6 Km west of Thalawakelle and its sharp drop from 97 meters.(318 ft.). Visit Horton Plains,Worlds End,St.Clairs Water Falls,Devon Water Falls.In the Evening walking sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Over Night at Nuwara Eliya.
Train Trip To Ella,Ella Rock,Ella Gap.Breakfast and travel to Ella by Train.The train trip to Ella is one of the most scenic train tours in South Asia.This is one of the World’s most beautiful train trip.Ella is a beautiful,friendly and small village.Ella lies at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level and surrounded by tea plantations, green mountains and impressive rocks. The view from Ella is breathtaking!Some even claim that the view of the Ella Gap is one of the best views in Sri Lanka.You will climb Little Adam`s Peak,Walk up to Ella’s Rock,about 2 hours (each way) along the railway track and through the tea plantations, for stunning views across the countryside,visit the Rama`s Cave,Ravana Ella,ust chill by one of the water falls Ella has to offer,Rawana Ella Falls are about 5km away on the road south through Ella Gap. In the Evening walking sightseeing tour of Ella. Over Night at Ella.
Ella-Tissamaharama-Yala.After Breakfast visit Demodara Nine Arch Bridge and Baker’s Falls.Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.This is 99.6ft height and known in Sinhala as “Ahas namaye palama” (Nine skies bridge).Demodara Railway Loop,Dunhinda Falls,Dilayaluma Waterfall, which is located in wellawaya beragala main road,Bogoda Bridge,(Constructed entirely of wood with massive tree trunks for buttresses.No nails have been used in the construction.),Namunukula Peak and this is 6,617 feet height. Lipton’s Seat,Mini world’s end.Also visit Maligawila Buddha Statue, Buduruwagala,Yudhaganawa,Dematamale Viharaya, Kataragama Devalaya, Tissa Raja Maha Viharaya and Kirinda.Buduruwagala surrounded by a beautiful man made ancient lake are the relatively unknown mysterious historic rock sculptures of Buduruwagala.Evening/Night visit Kataragama devalaya and kirivehera.Kataragama is one of the three most venerated religious sites in Sri Lanka (along with Adam’s Peak and the Temple of the Tooth at Kandy)Kataragama, the domain of God Skanda (Lord Murugan Katirkaman, Kadirkamam, Subrahmanya, Kandasamy, Kadiradeva, Katiradeva, Katiravel, Karttikeya, and Tarakajith) located in the Deep South of Sri Lanka, adjoining the popular Ruhuna Yala National Park and ancient Sithulpawwa Buddhist Monastery, is a multi-religious sacred city that contains a Buddhist temple, Hindu shrine and Islamic Mosque. Kataragama, one of the solosmasthana (Sinhala: 16 principal sites of Buddhist pilgrimage), features in the history since the era of King Dutugamunu (161-137 BC), the Hero of the Nation. Mahawamsa, the great historical chronicle of Sri Lanka reveals the participation of warriors of Kshatriyas clan from Kataragama on the occasion of the arrival of the Bo sapling of Bodhi Tree, under which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya (Gaya district of the modern Bihar state of India) was brought to the city of Anuradhapura 2,300 years ago.Kiri Vehera is an ancient stupa built by King Mahasena and situated in Kataragama, Sri Lanka. It is 95 ft. in height with a circumference of 280 ft. This structure probably dates back to the sixth century BC.Over Night at Yala.
Yala Safari and Sithulpawwa Rajamaha ViharayaVery Early Morning travel to Yala National Park.This is also known as Ruhunu National Park and the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. There are five blocks in Yala National park and People can only visit block I and II.The park covers 979 square kilometers (378 sq mi). Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu.It was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.The western part of Yala (block one) is named as the area with the highest leopard concentration in the world. Do realize that with only 35 leopards in the entire park the chances of actually seeing a single leopard are still relatively slim.After Visit Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya.This Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist monastery located close to Kataragama.(Tissamaharama-Yodhakandiya road towards the Yala National Park.)The name Sithulpawwa is derived from the word “Chiththala Pabbatha”, which means the hill of the quiet mind.Late evening travel to Unawatuna via Tangalle, Dondara, Matara.En route visit Blow hole, Dondara,Wewurukannala,Veherahena, Mirissa and Rock Island.Evening at leisure on the Unawatuna beach. Over Night at Unawatuna.
Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa,Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.
Today will visit and enjoy with Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa,Rock Island,Koggala,Madolduwa,Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery in Habaraduwa, Japanese Peace Pagoda Buddish Temple,Relax On Beach.Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday.Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka.In warm Indian ocean you can see Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish.The whale watching season starts in November and ends in April. Our big boat for whale watching in Mirissa High season is from December to March.At this time is water of the coast of Sri Lanka warm and calm.Mirissa beach is one of the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka.Mirissa’s beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. It is also a fishing port and one of the island’s main whale and dolphin watching locations.Mirissa is popular for surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, sailing and sea-kayaking. The best season for the Surfing is the months of November to March.Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities and one of the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching.The whale watching season starts in November and ends in April. High season is from December to March.Climb Rock Island in Mirissa, Unawatuna is a coastal town. Unawatuna is an internationally famed beach with golden sands and famous for its beautiful beach and corals.City is situated at an elevation of 5 meters (16 ft) above the sea level and close to Galle Town.Unawatuna Beach is one of the best beach in the world.You can rest on the beach or you can enjoy water sports like Scuba Diving, Snorkeling,Swimming and Boat Rides.Will visit Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery in Habaraduwa.The turtles are one of the rare species found in the world. Their heritage could be traced to more than 100 million years. They are supposed to have lived during the Dinosaurs age. But at present about 8 varieties of turtles are said to be existing. But due to the destroying of these turtles, there is a threat of these species being eradicated from our planet.There are five varieties of Sea Turtles found in Sri Lanka, namely Olive Ridley Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle and Leatherhead Turtle. The all major nesting habitats are located in the Galle District (Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda, Thibbattawa, Ahungalle, Balapitiya and Unawatuna) and Hambantota District (Rekawa, Wellodaya, Kahanda modara, Walawemodara and Yala).
Over Night at Unawatuna Beach.
Galle UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After Breakfast will travel to Galle and visit Galle city, Old Museum, and Galle Fort .Galle is UNESCO declared World Heritage Site.Galle had been a prominent seaport long before western rule in the country. Persians, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Malays, Indians, and Chinese were doing business through Galle port. In 1411.Galle Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions. Today full day relax on Beach and Ayuveda treatment.
Over Night at Unawatuna Beach.
Boat Trip to Coral Sanctuary and visit Tsunami Honganji Vihara.Hikkaduwa is well known for its ‘Coral Sanctuary’. The reef is well populated with a variety of tropical fish and turtles.Hikkaduwa coral reef is one the most beautiful coral reefs found in Sri Lanka and the first coral reef to be declared a marine national park.Hikkaduwa’s beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. It is a well-known international destination for board-surfing.Hikkaduwa is Very Beautiful Beach.This is Golden Sandy Beach.Will do Boat Trip to Coral Sanctuary and Visit Tsunami Honganji Vihara, Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya.Over Night at Bentota Beach.
Madu Ganga Boat Trip.Early in the morning will start Madu Ganga Boat Trip.This is a relaxing trip with plenty of interesting with nature,forested with mangroves.The River Madu Ganga rich in bird life is home to no less than 64 islands.The boat trip takes about 2 and a half hours and takes you through the mangroves, around the islands shattered across the lake and it gives you the ability to visit a temple on one of the islands. The bio-diversity of the Madu River is of monumental signification when considering the wide ranges of aquatic and avian life as well as wetland dwelling amphibians, reptiles, mammals that inhabit the environs of this natural treasure. A total of 11 species of agnostic mollusks and 14 land dwelling mollusks are found in this system. 70 species of fish, 31 types of reptiles, and 50 kinds of butterflies are just some of colorful array of wildlife that inhabits this abundantly bustling Eco-system.Bird watchers will be pleased to know that 111 species of bird have been identified in the mangrove formed environs of the river,and has been known to host several types of migratory birds.After will travel to Colombo.En route visit Kande Viharaya,Sri Kalyanarama Maha Viharaya Kaluwamodera,Brief garden,Lunuganga Estate,Kechimalai Mosque and Kalutara Bodhiya.In the Evening walking sightseeing tour of Colombo including City Tour,Gangarama Temple, Apegama,Diyatha Uyana,Galle Face Green.
Over Night at Colombo.
Departure – Colombo Airport Colombo City Tour,National Museum,Colombo Town Hall,Gangarama Temple, Apegama,Diyatha Uyana,Galle Face Green,The last Sri Lankan King’s Prison Cell in Colombo, Lighthouse with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward (built before the Big Ben in London) and many more….Relax and Shopping.GOOD BYE TO SRI LANKA.