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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.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 – Dambulla – Habarana||Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage,Dambulla Golden Cave Temple,Dambulla Rock,Hurulu Eco Park,Elephant Ride.||Habarana||Sorowwa Resort|
|3||Habarana – Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Habarana||Sigiriya Rock Fortress,Pidurangala,Elephant Safari/Ride,Giritale Lake,Royal Palace,Gal Viharaya,Lankatilaka and Watadage Viharaya,Parakrama Samudraya,||Habarana|
|4||Habarana – Matale – Kandy||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 – Yala||Visit Horton Plains,Worlds End,St.Clairs Water Falls,Devon Water Falls,Small Adma’s Peak,Ella Rock,Ella Gap,Ravana Ella,Ravana’s Cave(“cave of god”).||Yala||Elephant Reach Hotel|
|7||Yala – Matara – Unawatuna||Yala safari,Sithulpawwa,Kirinda,Blow hole, Dondara,Wewurukannala,Veherahena, Mirissa,Rock Island,||Unawatuna||Thaproban Pavilion Resort & Spa|
|8||Unawatuna – Mirissa – Unawatuna||Koggala,Madolduwa,Japanese Peace Pagoda Buddish Temple,Ayurvedic treatments,Jungle Beach in Unawatuna,Relax Day at Unawatuna Beach||Unawatuna||Thaproban Pavilion Resort & Spa|
|9||Unawatuna – Galle – Bentota||Koggala,Madolduwa,Japanese Peace Pagoda Buddish Temple,Ayurvedic treatments,Jungle Beach in Unawatuna,Relax Day at Bentota Beach||Bentota||Taprospa Footprint|
|10||Bentota – Colombo||Kosgoda Sea Turtle Hatchery,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||Colombo||Grand Oriental Hotel|
|11||Colombo – Airport||Dutch Home Museum,CMB Museum,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.
Sigiriya Rock (‘Lion’s Rock’) and Polonnaruwa UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Third day Tour start Polonnaruwa ancient city tour. After the Breakfast proceed to Sigiriya. 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.It is one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.After climb Sigiriya will travel to Second ancient Capital of Polonnaruwa.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 and Medirigiriya Vatadage. 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.
Temple Of The Tooth Relic.
Today Kandy Tour will start.Kandy is a UNESCO world heritage site.This is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka.Kandy is beautiful city is located in the foothills of central highlands, surrounded by hills and valleys, rivers, lakes and cascading waterfalls.This is located in the mountainous and thickly forested interior of the island.The city is located in between multiple mountain ranges including the Knuckles mountain range and the Hanthana Mountain Range, giving the city an elevation of 500 meters (1,600 ft) above sea level.En route visit Matale Spice Garden,Batik Factory,Ayurveda Massage and after Nalanda Gedige.In the evening visit Temple Of The Tooth Relic, Cultural Show,Kandy City Tour.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.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 visit 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,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.
Small Adma’s Peak,Ella Rock,Ella Gap,Ravana Ella,Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.
Early 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.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.Will travel to Yala Via Wellawaya,Kataragama. Over Night at Yala.
Yala Safari and Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya.
Very 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 and Boat Trip to Coral Sanctuary.
After Breakfast will travel to Bentota Via Galle.En-route 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. After visit Galle will proceed to Hikkaduwa.Hikkaduwa is well known for its ‘Coral Sanctuary’. The reef is well populated with a variety of tropical fish and turtles.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. Bentota is a coastal town and situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth.Bentota is s tropical lagoon and a major river Bentota offers water sports possibilities. swimming,surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, para sail or enjoy a romantic river safari on the river and lagoon.On way of Bentota will visit Seenigama Temple, Tsunami Honganji Vihara, Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya,Tsunami Memorial & amp; Mesuem, Moonstone Mine, Mask Museum.Moonstone’s are in the semi-precious category and are an important component of the Sri Lankan gem industry. The finest are bluish in color and are found in high concentrations in heading inland 7km to Mitiyagoda, between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa.Then, will proceed to Mask Museum at Ambalangoda.This museum is designed to introduce into the richness of the mask tradition of Ambalangoda and to strengthen this cultural heritage. The museum, the workshop and the small library.Evening at leisure on the Bentota beach.Over Night at Bentota.
Madu Ganga Boat Trip and Brief garden,Lunuganga Estate.
Early 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.Visit Bentota Harbour, Kande Viharaya, Kaluwamodera Temple,Brief garden,Lunuganga Estate,Kalutara Bodhiya.Kande Viharaya is one of the Tallest sitting Buddha statue in the world(48m / 160ft) and this temple located at Aluthgama.Kande Viharaya Temple was established in year 1734.Locals identify the temple as Bentota kande viharaya too.Kaluwamodara Temple also famous in Bentota.The temple which started around in 1825 and this is today home to the largest Marble Buddha Statue in the country.Kechimalai Mosque is the Oldest place for the Muslims.The first recorded Muslim settlement on the island took place at Kechimalai Mosque Beruwela in 1024.On the way to Colombo will visit Brief garden,Lunuganga Estate. The two great sightseeing are Bawa’s- related gardens.This Estate was the country home of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa.Evening will visit Colombo City tour.Gangarama Temple, Apegama, Diyatha Uyana,Diyawannawa Lake, Parliament Complex,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 visit Parliament Complex, Dutch Home Museum,War Memorial, Public Library, National Museum, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo Town Hall, and many more…
RELAX & SHOPPING…GOODBYE TO SRI LANKA