Experience Sri Lanka

Experience Sri Lanka Destination Details

Places visited :
Colombo Habarana Kandy Bentota

Embark on a Journey of Sri Lanka, which a long history of around 3000 years, and thus is boasts of a rich cultural past. Visit to the Bustling City of Colombo, Proceed to Habarana to see the Scene beauty and visit to the work shipping places, drive through the Mountains of Kandy and in the end relax on the beaches of Bentota

07 Nights / 08 Days
Colombo International Airport
Colombo International Airport

Visit to Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage

City Tour of Kandy

Relax on the Beaches of Bentota


January till December


Itinerary Highlights

Day 01 Arrive Colombo

Arrive Colombo Airport you are met by our guest relation executive with your name placard who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel Afternoon commence a sightseeing tour of the city of Colombo. Drive through the commercial and city centre area known as the “Fort”, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century where grand colonial era buildings stand alongside modern office structures. See the busy markets and noisy bazaars of Pettah, the National Museum with its fine collection of lovely antiques and art of Sri Lanka. Drive past the Town Hall, Independence Square, the B.M.I.C.H (International Convention Centre) and Cinnamon Gardens residential area and visit a Buddhist temple and a Hindu Kovil to experience the diversity of religion, ethnicity and customs of the people. Overnight Accommodation in Colombo

Day 02 Colombo – Habarana via Pinnawela (Drive)

Transferred to Pinnawala. (3 Hrs drive approximately) PINNAWALA…….. The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka's most popular attractions. Situated halfway between Colombo and Kandy, the orphanage has a population of about 75 elephants, making it the world's largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range from newborn calves to elderly matriarchs and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild. Among them are its famous residents-Sama the lame elephant, injured by a land mine during the ethnic conflict in the North, and Raja the blind elephant. Experience the sheer delight of watching these great pachyderms frolic in the river at bath time or the baby elephants being fed twice a day. Transfer from Pinnawala to Habarana. [ 2 ½ Hrs drive approximately ] Overnight Accommodation in Habarana

Day 03 Habarana – Polonnaruwa – Habarana

Morning visit & climb Sigiriya [ 1 ½ Hrs drive approximately ] SIGIRIYA……..A remarkable archeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting - the 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200m from the scrub jungle situated in the Central District. This ancient rock fortress and palace ruins, famed for its frescoes, was built during the reign of King Kassyapa (AD477 -495). It was developed into a complex city and fortress. Considered one of the most elaborate and imaginative planning sites of the first millennium, the plan combined concepts of symmetry and asymmetry to intentionally interlock the man-made geometrical forms with the natural forms of the surroundings. It contains a park for the royals laid out on a symmetrical plan, and contains water retaining structures-including sophisticated surface/subsurface hydraulic systems-some of which work even today. There is also a man-made reservoir. The Gardens of the Sigiriya city is one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. They are divided into three distinct but linked forms: water gardens, cave and boulder gardens, and the terraced gardens. Transfer from Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa.[ 2 Hrs drive approximately ] POLONNARUWA……….Polonnaruwa is the 2nd most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka and it has an interesting mix of Buddhist and Hindu structures that is a testament to the different kings who reigned over it. Polonnaruwa rose to prominence between the 11th and 13th centuries and thrived during the reign of the famous monarch, King Parakramabahu I, who did much to create a resplendent city. His greatest achievement was the construction of the sea of Parakrama, a huge water reservoir spanning an area of 6280 acres. The ruins at Polonnaruwa are within walking distance and many of them set in tree-shaded areas, a welcome refuge from the tropical sun. This ancient city, which is one of the best planned archeological relic sites in the country, is standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. Duran Duran used Polonnaruwa as a back drop to their music video 'Save a Prayer' in 1982. Transfer from Polonnaruwa to Habarana Hotel [ 45 Min drive approximately ] Overnight Accommodation in Habarana

Day 04 Habarana – Dambulla – Kandy (Drive)

Morning visit to Dambulla. [ 2 Hrs drive approximately ] DAMBULLA See Dambulla and be dazzled! It is home to the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, the Iron Wood Forest (Namal Uyana), and the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium( built in just 167 days). Dambulla is also said to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia. The Rock Caves are situated on a vast isolated rock mass 500 ft high with a span of a mile around its base. Access these caves by climbing approximately 200 steps and 18 terraces. The Golden Dambulla Rock Temple, which is on the highest terrace, consists of 5 magnificent caves built into the rock. They house a collection of 150 statues of the Buddhist orde. The first cave houses a 14m long Buddha statue, depicting the final extinction, carved out of solid rock. The 2nd cave, which is the finest and largest, has 40 seated statues of the Buddha. Also on display are statues of Hindu Gods. The entire cave(walls and ceilings) are covered with Buddhist murals which are some of the finest in Sri Lanka. The 3rd cave, with its paintings on the ceiling and walls in the Kandyan tradition, contains 50 Buddha statues. Visitors are treated to a panoramic view of the surrounding flatlands, reservoirs and forests. Transfer from Dambulla to Matale. [ 2 Hrs drive approximately ] MATALE …..A pleasant hour's drive from Kandy along roads lined with lush tropical trees, Matale is a small town renowned for its Spice Gardens. The world's best cinnamon comes from here. Visit these gardens and see how these spices are grown and processed. Visitors can watch a cookery demonstration on how these spices are used in Sri Lankan cuisine and they may take home a selection of garden fresh spices. Transfer from Matale to Kandy. Upon arrival in Kandy check in at your pre-booked Hotel. Overnight Accommodation in Kandy

Day 05 Kandy

Day 05 Kandy KANDY CITY TOUR …..This jewel of a city, set 480m above sea level and surrounded by mountains, is the hill capital of Sri Lanka. Kandy was the last independent Kingdom of Sri Lanka, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the majestic Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth, known as the Dalada Maligawa, set at the edge of a beautiful artificial lake, which is home to the island¿s most revered relic, the Buddha's tooth, which arrived here in the sixteenth century. Transfer from Kandy to Peradeniya visit Peradeniya Gardens,Take a stroll down the expansive Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the largest and finest in Sri Lanka, which covers almost 150 acres. A pleasure garden of the kings of Kandy, it was transformed into a botanical garden by the British in 1821, and is home to a variety of local and foreign tree and plant species. Kandy is famous for its shopping. The narrow streets are lined with shops displaying beautiful precious and semi precious gems, skillfully crafted jewelry, handicrafts, colourful batiks, silks and many such items. The Kandy Esala Perahera, one of Sri Lanka’s most famous religious festivals, takes place every year in the hill-capital Kandy, in the full-moon month of Esala coinciding with July/August. - Held to seek blessings for a good harvest from the deities, ten days of increasingly frenetic activity culminate in an ancient, awe-inspiring procession that for centuries has drawn religious devotees, and more recently tourists, to Kandy’s narrow hill-streets. Heralded by thousands of Kandyan drummers, a host of majestic elephants, adorned in elaborately embroidered cloaks, are led by the brilliantly caparisoned Maligawa Tusker. Decorated from trunk to toe, he carries a huge canopy that shelters, a replica of the cask containing the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha. Overnight Accommodation in Kandy

Day 06 Kandy – Kitulgala – Bentota (Drive)

Depart by Private Vehicle to Bentota. Upon arrival in Bentota check in at your pre booked Hotel Overnight Accommodation in Bentota

Day 07 Bentota

Day at Leisure on the beach Overnight Accommodation in Bentota

Day 08 Bentota – Colombo (Drive)

Today you are transferred to Colombo Airport to board Flight back Home

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