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Welcome to the Taste of Sri Lanka Tour Package.This tour is designed for visit attractive and more important places within your short period stay with us.This tour combines culture and relaxation taking in some of Sri Lanka’s finest historical, archaeological and natural treasures whilst not forgetting the your pleasures.We try to give more Experience and show the beauty of Sri Lankan Heritage & Culture.If you’re looking to explore the spectacular sights and beautiful beaches of a country rich in cultural tradition and history, opt for the Taste of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a country with a fabulous history. Home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, our gorgeous country offers amazing historical treasures. Sri Lanka’s documented history goes back even more than 2500 years making it one of the most fascinating destinations in the world to visit.We provide you with the best of Sri Lankan cultural sites.
|Day||Route||Best Places||Over Night||Accomodation|
|1||Airport – Negombo||Negombo Night Bazzar,City Tour,Negombo Beach.||Negombo||Paradise Beach Hotel|
|2||Negombo – Pinnawala – Habarana||Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Ridigama, Dambulla Golden Cave Temple,Dambulla Rock,Hurulu Eco Park,Elephant Ride.||Habarana||Sorowwa Resort|
|3||Habarana – Minneriya – Polonnaruwa-Habarana||Minneriya Safari,Giritale Lake,Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya, Lankatilaka and Watadage Viharaya,Parakrama Samudraya,||Habarana||Sorowwa Resort|
|4||Habarana – Sigiriya – Kandy||Sigiriya Rock Fortress,Pidurangala,Matale Spice Garden,Batik Factory,Nalanda Gedige,Temple Of The Tooth Relic,Cultural Show,Kandy City Tour.||Kandy||Hotel Thilanka|
|5||Kandy – Ramboda – Nuwara Eliya||Royal Botanical Garden,Tea Plantation, Labookelle Tea Center, Ramboda Ella,Queen Victoria Park,Georgy Lake.||Nuwara Eliya||Glendower Hotel|
|6||Nuwara Eliya – Ella||Visit Horton Plains,Worlds End,St.Clairs Water Falls,Devon Water Falls,Small Adma’s Peak,Ella Rock,Ravana’s Cave.||Ella||98 Acres Resort|
|7||Ella – Balangoda – Colombo||Ella Rock,Ella Gap,Ravana Ella,Dilayaluma Waterfall,Bogoda Bridge,Baker’s Falls,St Benedict’s Monastery – Adisham, Lipton’s Seat,Batadomba Cave,Gems and Gem Mining and Dutch Fort Ratnapura.||Colombo||Grand Oriental Hotel|
|8||Colombo City Tour||Dutch Home Museum,CMB Museum,Gangarama Temple, Apegama,Diyatha Uyana,Galle Face Green.||Colombo||Grand Oriental Hotel|
|9||Colombo – Airport||Colombo City Tour and 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.Over Night at Negombo.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and 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.Then will travel to Dambulla.En route will visit World largest rock carved Buddha Statue.The Colossal 67.5 feet high Buddha Statue located in Rambodagalla Vidyasagara Temple in Ridigama,Kurunegala. 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 Cart Ride. Over night stay at Habarana.
Minneriya Safari and Polonnaruwa UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Third day Tour start Polonnaruwa ancient city tour. After the early Breakfast proceed to Minneriya National park & Safari.Minneriya is Elephant Gathering site and over 300 elephants you can see(Best time is July to September).In the evening Travel to Polonnaruwa and it’s a 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.Over Night at Habarana.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Temple Of The Tooth Relic
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.
On the Morning of day 5th will travel from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya via Ramboda Ella.En route visit Royal Botanical Garden, Gadaladeniya, Lankatilaka and Embakke Viharaya,Tea Plantation, Labookelle Tea Centre and Ramboda Ella.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.We will complete Tea Plantation, Labookelle Tea Centre, Ramboda Ella,Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple,Queen Victoria Park and 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. Will visit Hakgala Botanical Garden,Nuwara Eliya Golf Club,City Viewing Point – Shanthipura Village and Lover’s Leep Falls.In the Evening walking sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Over Night at Nuwara Eliya.
Horton Plains National Park and Small Adma’s Peak,Ella Rock,Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.
Early Breakfast and travel to Horton Plains National Park and Worlds End.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. we will visit Devon Falls and St.Clairs Water Falls.Devon Falls, located 6 Km west of Thalawakelle and its sharp drop from 97 meters.(318 ft.)After will 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 Ravana`s Cave and Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.This is 99.6ft height and known in Sinhala as “Ahas namaye palama”(Nine skies bridge)and visit Demodara Railway Loop. Over Night at Ella.
Ella Gap,Ravana Ella,St Benedict’s Monastery – Adisham, Lipton’s Seat,Batadomba Cave,Gems and Gem Mining and Dutch Fort Ratnapura
Very Early Morning travel to Ella.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.Ravana Ella is just 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.After will vsit Dilayaluma Waterfall, which is located in wellawaya beragala main road and 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.We will proceed towards Colombo.En route visit Balangoda Batadomba Cave,Gems and Gem Mining in Ratnapura and Dutch Fort in Ratnapura.Balangoda Batadomba Cave is associated with the Homo sapien balangodensis or the Balangoda Ape man. Anatomically modern, prehistoric human remains found in Sri Lanka are commonly referred to as Balangoda Man. The term seems to have derived from his being responsible for the Mesolithic ‘Balangoda Culture’ which was first defined in sites near Balangoda. Archeologists have also found that the tool kit of Balangoda Man is distinguished by the occurrence of geometric microlights and such geometric microlights have traditionally been considered the hallmark of the Mesolithic period as first defined in Europe. The earliest dates for the geometric monolithic tradition in Europe being around 12,000 BP. Hence it came as a surprise when such tools were found as early as 31,000 BP at Batadomba cave and at Beli-lena as well.Will visit gem-mining places in Ratnapura and surrounding towns. Sri Lanka has been known as a land of gems. King Solomon was said to have procured a great ruby for the queen of Sheba from Ceylon (Sri Lanka’s former name). Marco Polo (1293 AD) wrote about the ruby that once graced the Ruwanweliseya Dagoba at Anuradhapura.”a flawless ruby a span long and quite as thick as a man’s fist”. Sri Lanka has produced three of the world’s largest blue sapphires, including the ‘Blue Bell’ which adorns the British crown and the ‘Star of India’, displayed at the New York Museum of Natural History. Over Night at Colombo.
Colombo Lighthouse,National Museum,Diyawannawa Lake, Parliament Complex.
Early Morning will Start Colombo City tour.Visit Gangarama Temple, Apegama, Diyatha Uyana,Diyawannawa Lake, Parliament Complex, Diyawanna Oya , Diyawannawa Lake,Galle Face Green, Dutch Home Museum,Colombo Lighthouse,Lighthouse with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward (built before the Big Ben in London), Galle Face Promenade with the cannons of World War II & South Expansion of the Colombo Harbor , York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture, Slave Island area passing Hindu Kovil, War Memorial, Public Library, National Museum, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo Town Hall,The last King of Sri Lankan Prison Cell
and many more…. RELAX & SHOPPING
Over Night at Colombo.
Today Focus on Shopping and City Tour.…
RELAX & SHOPPING………GOODBYE TO SRI LANKA