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 Kandy via Habarana. On the way, you may get a village tour experience and also see a 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.
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, tea plantations, and factory along the way. You can also experience the Sri Lankan No. 01 tea cup from the Tea Factory. Then go on a Ramboda waterfall tour and 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 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 Plantation
Sri Lanka has a long history of tea tourism, and practically all tea factories provide some kind of tour. The tours can be completed while traveling through the tea country and don`t take very long. Normally, when visiting a tea factory, one would first visit the plantation to learn about the cultivation of tea before going to the factory to see the old equipment that was used to wither, roll, and dry the tea before the industrial revolution. After the tour, there is typically some time for a tea tasting, sometimes of just one kind of tea but more often of the numerous specialties of that particular factory.
There are two stairs and more than one waterfall at Ramboda. There is another waterfall on the opposite side of Ramboda Place`s main road. The majority of tourists ignore the waterfall, visit the upside-down waterfall, and then go. Rivers frequently generate tributaries or waterfalls when they travel over rocky terrain or down mountains. When water pours down cliffs and rocks, it can occasionally split into two branches of the same river, creating twin waterfalls that are quite close to one another. It is unusual for the tributaries to come together after the waterfalls have formed a Y shape.
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.
We leave the hotel after breakfast and transport you to Ella. You can visit the Nine arch bridge, Little Adams peak along the way. Then go on a Rawana cave tour to see
Ella Nine Arch Bridge
The Nine Arches Bridge is an ancient bridge located in the hill town of Ella in Sri Lanka, 3 kilometers from Ella Railway Station. It is one of Ella`s most well-known landmarks, also known as Ahas Namaye Palama, or the Bridge in the Sky. The Nine Arch Bridge is a wonderful stone bridge built among lush green tea plantations with breathtaking mountains in the background. It`s at Demodara, between the Ella and Demodara train stations. This historic structure is 91 meters long and 24 meters high, and it never fails to captivate travelers with its beauty. The renowned bridge stands out against the lush green backdrop, and the rocky path includes a hiking trail as well as stops at waterfalls, ancient caverns, and tea plantations. The bridge is well-known among tourists and locals alike, who flock to see the iconic blue train slowly making its way across the bridge. It is also an excellent location for photography and filming. There are several eateries on the slopes with views of the bridge.
Ella Little Adam Peaks
Little Adam`s Peak, named due its likeness to the famed Adam`s Peak/Sri Pada, is Ella`s smaller sibling and a must-see. The trip to the top of Little Adam`s Peak is rather straightforward; at 1141m, it is more of a two-hour leisurely walk. The trail to Little Adam`s Peak is also extremely easy to find because it is plainly marked.
The trip begins on reasonably flat ground and is rather scenic because you`re surrounded by teaplants; however, the higher you go, the steeper the trail becomes, so it`s better to wear walking shoes.
We should leave early in the morning to travel through ella to Udawalawe. You can visit the rawana waterfall along the way. Udawalawa national park Wild Safari by Safari Jeep (The Vehicle Prepared to See Around) National Park is Sri Lanka`s most visited and largest national park. Elephants, leopards, crocodiles, and other wildlife can be seen in the open jungle. You can visit the rawana waterfall along the way.
Ravana Falls is a waterfall that should not be missed when visiting Ella. Ravana Falls is firmly at the top of the list of stunning waterfalls in Sri Lanka`s hill country. The falls are pretty magnificent, and you can get a closer look by climbing over some of the rocks. If you adore water and want to spend some time splashing around in the water fall, this is the place to be in Ella. You can swim for a while, but be careful because the rocks are slippery. It is currently one of the country`s widest falls. This waterfall is about 25 meters (82 feet) tall and cascades from an oval-shaped concave granite outcrop. The waterfall is believed to resemble an areca flower with withering petals during the local wet season. This is not the case during the dry season, when the flow of water is drastically reduced.
Udawalawa National Park
Udawalawe is undoubtedly the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants throughout the year: there are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to 100. Udawalawe National Park is unique in terms of consistency in numbers of elephants roaming the park: it has no a seasonal variation in herds of elephants. The best hours to visit the park are in the mornings and evenings. Late evening also affords the photographic opportunities in the backdrop of loveliest sunsets. Keeping company to the herds of elephants, the main attraction of the park are the Water Buffalo, Wildboar, Spotted Deer, Sambur Deer, Jackal, Samber, Black-naped hare, mongooses, bandicoots, foxes, s the endemic Toque Macaque and Gray Langers. Sighting a Leopard and other smaller cats like Fishing cat & Jungle cat would be a bonus.
On a leisure day, the sun casts a warm, gentle glow, and the air carries a hint of tranquility. It`s a day for solitude or shared moments with loved ones, a day when you become the curator of your own happiness. Stay to full day in hotel.
Your leisure day is an empty canvas awaiting your strokes of joy, where the palette is filled with colors of relaxation, curiosity, and self-discovery.
We had to get up at 5.30 a.m. to be ready for work. Sinharaja rain forest Wild Safari. Sinharaja rain forest is Sri Lanka`s most visited and largest rain forest.
Singharaja Rain Forest
If you want to discover a gorgeous nature beyond the manufactured world that we imagine so vividly, Sinagaraja Rainforest is the best area to visit if you want to see dense trees and rushing streams over rocky boulders, splitting water all over the wet land. The rainforest is so refreshing, unique, and gorgeous that you could just sit in the shade of the trees and let nature wash over you. Since this unspoiled lowland rainforest on this island is home to 830 indigenous species of flora and wildlife from Sri Lanka, purple-faced leaf monkeys, toque macaques, and flame-striped jungle squirrels are among the most frequent mammals in the reserve. The island`s jungle is also home to a diverse reptile and bird fauna. One of the most astonishing phenomena in Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve is the feeding flock of mixed-species birds.
Same as last morning, have to wake up early Morning. You will visit the historic Galle city and Dutch fort.
Dutch Fort Galle
Within the fort, Fifty Lighthouse Street is the ideal starting point from which to see all that Galle has to offer. Stroll along the ramparts and take in the imposing buildings like the Galle Lighthouse, the Galle Clocktower, and the Groote Kerk, all of which have been preserved in their former splendor. Only a native from within the fort would know the details of a Galle Fort Walking Tour with us. Our walking tour takes you into the backstreets of this famous fort, where you`ll see adorable buildings, museums, historic sites, and more while learning all kinds of fascinating facts about the Galle Dutch Fort.
We leave the hotel after breakfast and transport you to colombo. Go on a Madu river tour to see more lovely scenery. Following the Madu river tour , you will visit the Turtle hatchery. Then go on a colombo city tour to see more lovely scenery. You can also get experience the Sri Lanka capital.
Madu River Boat Safari
Near Galle and at Balapitiya, adjacent to Sri Lanka`s southern coastal region, is where you`ll find the Madu River, which is ideal for boat safaris. Madu River is a 900-hectare wetland estuary, of which 770 hectares are submerged in water and home to 64 islands. One of the few wetlands in Sri Lanka to have a virgin mangrove forest, this complex wetland ecosystem is a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The boat ride is a good way to have a closer look at it.
The hatchery and rescue facility look after five different types of turtles. These species include the Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Leatherback Turtle, and Olive Ridley Turtle. Modern water tanks are included in the facilities at the sea turtle hatchery and rescue center, which also provides care for adult turtle species that have been pulled from the water after suffering injuries.
Colombo City Tour
Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is home to a thriving mix of dining, shopping, and cultural events. It also serves as the island`s lifeline. The Seema Malaka and neighboring Gangaramaya Temples are located on the gorgeous Beira Lake in the center of the city, which is framed by Colombo`s developing modern cityscape. The National Museum, a restored colonial governor`s home located near the beautiful Viharamahadevi Park and the iconic Independence Square, is the perfect place to travel back in time. The Arcade Independence Square, a renovated colonial structure that today contains a variety of designer companies and upscale eateries, is located next to this significant monument.
We leave the hotel after breakfast and transport you to Negombo. Goodbyes on the last day are like the final brushstrokes on a masterpiece, each one adding depth and meaning to the canvas of your travel experience.
Negambo city tour
A visit to Negombo, a bustling coastal city, offers a variety of experiences, including visits to archaeological monuments, bright fishing towns, stunning beaches, the lagoon, Roman Catholic churches, and statues of saints dotting the landscape. The bustling fish market, the Negombo lagoon, where brightly colored boats and trawlers are anchored, the Portuguese-built Negombo Fort, which today serves as a prison, and the Angurukaramulla temple, where you can find paintings from the 18th century, are just a few of the notable sights that will be covered during the city trip. Additionally, you can stop by to take pictures of the Catamaran sailboats returning to the water at dusk and tour Lewis Place`s handicraft stores.
Tour Inclusions & Exclusions
Air-conditioned transport throughout the 10 Days.
Professional English speaking chauffeur.
9 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.