At Bandaranayake International Airport, our chauffeur will meet and greet you in English. then proceed to Sigiriya securely. Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which is nearby. Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress and climb "Lion Rock," one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Transfer to a hotel in Sigiriya to spend the night.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
The word "elephant orphanage" may be unfamiliar, yet it is entirely factual and real. The quiet grounds are committed to providing a natural habitat for captive elephant babies ranging in age from weeks to fifty years. The herd can be housed at the only orphanage of its sort on the planet to date.
Sigiriya Rock fortress
Sigiriya is an old rock castle and palace erected by King Kashyapa between 473 and 495 that stands 660 feet straight up. This fortified garden city of Sigiriya rock fortress is an exceptional master piece of ancient urban planning, landscape and architecture, construction technology, exceptional hydraulic engineering and management, and ancient fine art with a unique harmony between nature and human imagination, with all these living examples proving that it was a well-planned city and palace in the 5th century AD. Sigiriya Rock Castle is known as one of the best preserved 1st millennium surviving ancient urban sites in Asia, or simply as a living museum.
We should leave after breakfast for Polonnaruwa via Sigiriya. On the route, you can observe the Polonnaruwa Archaeological Site. We stopped at a very special restaurant for lunch. Wild Safari in Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park by Safari Jeep (The Vehicle Prepared to See Around) Elephants, leopards, crocodiles, and other wildlife can be seen in the open jungle. You may visit an Ayurvedic treatment spa center to relax yourself.
Archaeological Site Polonnaruwa
From the 11th to the 13th centuries, Polonnaruwa served as the country`s capital. Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, is regarded as one of the world`s best preserved old cities. Polonnaruwa, located around 140 kilometers from Kandy, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its richness of historic remnants. Despite being known as Sri Lanka`s second ancient capital, Polonnaruwa is a superbly maintained city with rich archaeological monuments and natural beauty. Polonnaruwa, in Sri Lanka`s North Central Province, features a historic city, a neighboring "old town," and a "new town" around 6 kilometers away. The archaeological sites are compactly laid out and relatively accessible, and tours can be made on foot or, more commonly, by bike.
Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park
Wildlife safaris can be enjoyed at Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks. Minneriya National Park is well-known for its annual `elephant gathering,` which occurs between August and September each year. During the dry season, 200–300 elephants congregate around the Minneriya reservoir, which has lush vegetation. This is a beautiful experience in which you may witness elephants feeding and bathing while socializing with the rest of the herd. Kaudulla is around 40 minutes from Minneriya and is home to a huge population of Sri Lankan elephants. From August through September, large herds of elephants congregate at water holes near Kaudulla, similar to Minneriya. The park also has endemic mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, such as the Sri Lankan sloth bear, albino axis deer, and the elusive Sri Lankan leopard. Because of the 160 species found here, Kaudulla has been designated an Important Bird Area.
Relaxing ( Ayurvedic Treatment – spa)
At the Ayurvedic Spa, soothing luxury therapies pamper your mind, body, and soul. Traditional Ayurvedic therapies, passed down through thousands of years in Sri Lanka, are administered by trained Ayurvedic therapists and tailored to your specific physical health needs. The fundamental principles of Ayurveda concern the natural approach to living a healthy existence. Every human being is a one-of-a-kind blend of the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space), and there are three vital forces of life (Vata, Pita, and Kapha). A perfect balance of these important life factors results in a healthy human body.
We should leave after breakfast for kandy via habarana. On the way you may get a Village tour Experience and also to see Natural Spice and Herbal Plantation and Dambulla cave temple. We stopped at a very special restaurant for lunch.Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Dalada Malaigawa), a World Heritage Site, and the Kandy cultural dancing performance after that. Don`t forget to tour Kandy City, which served as Sri Lanka`s final capital prior to being occupied by the British.
Village Experience Tour
Village Tour Sri Lanka allows you to experience traditional Sri Lanka in its entirety. Spend time with the residents to learn about village life. Participate in a variety of village activities, such as an ox cart ride, a catamaran ride, and a walk around the fields. Learn how to make traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. You will conclude with a sumptuous buffet lunch provided in traditional Sri Lankan style. This is your authentic Sri Lankan vacation experience.
Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla Temple has five caverns (shrine rooms). All of these caverns are filled with statues of Buddha and other figures from Buddhist history. These caverns include 150 Buddha pictures. Cave No. 5 (the final in the series) has little historical significance because it was built in the second decade of the twentieth century. The other caverns all have sculptures and paintings from various epochs of Sinhalese sculpture and painting. Some believe Dambulla`s early paintings date from the 8th century A.C. However, due to overpainting, this cannot be proven. Nonetheless, this location is a treasure trove of decorative motifs, the patterns of which are similar to those of Sigiriya.
Matale Spice and Herbal Garden
Visit a spice garden in Matale to learn about the many spices that Sri Lanka is famous for. The Matale spice gardens, located just 25 kilometers from Kandy`s hill capital, are among the greatest on the island. You`ll be introduced to many spices and shown how some of them are farmed and prepared. Visitors are welcome to meander through the gardens and learn about nutmeg, pepper vines, clove trees, curry, cinnamon, and the rare cardamom, a relative of ginger. It grows in the shade of high jungle trees and can only be harvested by hand. Visitors can purchase spices, traditional cures, and cosmetics; sample a herbal brew; and, in some cases, enjoy the full flavors of Sri Lankan spices over lunch or an Ayurveda massage based on natural garden products.
Kandy Cultural Dancing Show
A Kandyan cultural show will leave you speechless with its amazing dance, acrobatics, costumes, and music. This cultural display, held in Kandy town, depicts several styles of Kandyan dancing, which were previously indigenous to the area but have since spread to other parts of the island. Several dances depicting the graceful movements of birds and animals trace their origins back to the ancient ritual known as the Kohomba Kapkariya, as well as energetic acrobatic performances in which the men perform a series of leaping pirouettes and stunts such as plate-spinning and the dramatic `fire walk` that concludes the show, will be performed during the show.
Tooth of Temple Kandy
The Sri Dalada Maligawa (or Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) is a Buddhist temple that houses Lord Buddha`s tooth relic. It is located within the royal palace complex of the ancient Kingdom of Kandy. Kandy was the last great capital of Sri Lanka`s ancient monarchs, and the presence of the temple is one of the main reasons why the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The relic housed within the temple has played an important part in Sri Lanka`s political history, as it was believed that the keeper of the relic had the authority to rule the country. The protection of the tooth relic became one of the monarch`s duties, and it became a symbol of the right to reign over time. This is why the temples built to protect the relic were so close to the monarch`s royal home.
We should leave at 8:00 a.m. for Nuwara Elliya. You can view the Royal Botanical Garden, a tea factory, and a museum along the way. You can also experience the Sri Lankan No. 01 tea cup from the Tea Factory. Then go on a Nuwaraeliya city tour to see more lovely scenery.
Royal Botanical Garden
The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya are Sri Lanka`s oldest formal gardens. Every year, roughly 2 million local and foreign visitors visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya. The park contains about 4000 plant species, including orchids, spices, medicinal herbs, and palm trees, and is known for its orchid collection and long, palm-framed pathways. The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya was named one of The Guardian`s `10 great botanical gardens around the world` in 2018. The dazzling climber plants with difficult-to-pronounce names like Beaumontia and Saritaea are entwined with the lovely lilac-blue petraea, which are claimed to have grown more beautifully than at the Kew gardens themselves.
Tea Factory and Museum
The Ceylon Tea Museum features displays on early Sri Lankan tea traders such as James Taylor, a Scottish tea farmer who introduced tea to Ceylon, and Thomas Lipton, another Scotsman who produced Ceylon tea and exported it to Western markets beginning in 1890. The museum has four storeys, including ancient tea-processing apparatus like 19th-century generators, rollers, dryers, fermentation tables, and sorting machines on the ground and second floors. The first floor houses a library and an auditorium with audio and video presentations, and the third floor houses a tea shop. The top level houses a tearoom with excellent views of the neighboring villages, hills, and groomed tea gardens, and visitors can have a complimentary cup of tea after touring the museum.
Nuwaraeliya City Tour(Gregory lake/victoria park/post office)
The city trip will begin with a journey to Nuwara Eliya. You will first see the historic Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, one of Asia`s oldest golf clubs, from the outside before proceeding to town. When you get into town, you will be taken to one of Sri Lanka`s oldest post offices. A traditional Tudor-style colonial structure with a red brick facade Victoria Park is a lovely park named after Queen Victoria`s memorial. Take the time to go around the park and soak in the atmosphere and amazing sights of its landscapes, which include beautiful trees and grass. Then you`ll proceed to Lake Gregory, a man-made masterpiece from colonial times. It was originally developed for electricity but is currently utilized for amusement and relaxation. This lovely lake is surrounded by amazing views of distant mountains.
After breakfast, take you to Rathnapura. On the way, you may see a St. Clare waterfall and a Devon waterfall. That would be the nicest experience that you could have. Kithulgala is most famous for the sport of whitewater rafting. That would be the nicest experience that you could have. Check into the Negombo Hotel or be dropped off at the airport.
St. Clair`s waterfall is located on the western side of Thalawakele town in the Nuwara Eliya District. It is considered one of the widest waterfalls on the island. Some call this the `Little Niagara of Sri Lanka.` This is actually an iconic waterfall that reveals the beauty of Sri Lanka to the world. St. Clair Falls is considered the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is made up of two drops. The upper part is called `Maha Ella,` with 80 meters in height. With a 50-meter height, the bottom section is known as `Kuda Ella.` Finally, the water drops into a larger pool that you cannot reach easily. It`s difficult to reach the waterfall, and you need to walk through a `Mana` forest. St. Clair’s Waterfall is formed by Kotmale Oya. It`s a main branch of the Mahaweli River. The elevation of the fall is 1076 m. Kotmale Oya created St. Clair`s Waterfall. It is a major tributary of the Mahaweli River. The fall is 1076 meters above sea level.
An exquisite waterfall that epitomizes the grandeur of Nuwara Eliya, one of Sri Lanka`s gorgeous highlands! Devon Falls, also known as the `Veil of the Valley,` is a beautiful cascade on a branch of the Kotmale River that is ideal for nature lovers who want to enjoy tourism at its best. Devon Waterfall, located at an elevation of 1159 meters above sea level and plunging down the jagged rocks amidst the lush hillside, will captivate your gaze. Devon Waterfalls, named for a British pioneer coffee planter, is a must-see tourist attraction in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.
Kithulgala Water Rafting
The Kelani River is used for whitewater rafting in Kitulgala. This river allows guests to experience adrenaline-pumping moments battling the rapids, interlaced with several opportunities to take in the breathtaking nature of the surroundings. Kitulgala`s high riverbank is flanked by tall, lovely bamboo trees that sway softly as though to wave you along as you paddle through the town. The entire experience lasts approximately 90 minutes, with the five rapids along the river rated as 2 or 3. `Black Rafting` is another unusual way to enjoy this water sport, in which travelers are given headlamps and safety gear before being rushed out onto the rapids at nightfall, with just the light of the full moon to guide them. To prevent severe rains, whitewater rafting is best done between the months of May and December. With enough rain, the river might become too unsafe for people to navigate and should therefore be avoided.
Tour Inclusions & Exclusions
Air-conditioned transport throughout the 5 Days.
Professional English speaking chauffeur.
04 Nights Hotel with half board.
Driver Accommodation & meals.
Sightseeing Entrance Tickets.
Personal expenses.( such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call)
Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.