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Discover Sri Lanka (8 Nights / 9 Days)

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Discover Sri Lanka

Day

Route

Places Visited

Over Night

1

Airport/ Colombo

Negombo (fishing village) tour

Negombo

2

Negombo – Pinnawela - Giritale

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Giritale

3

Giritale- Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa Capital

Giritale

4

Giritale- Sigiriya excursion

Sigiriya (5th Century AD capital)

Giritale

5

Sigiriya– Kandy

Kandy (hill capital) city tour

Kandy

6

Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Ella

Tea Plantation

Nuwara Eliya

7

Nuwara Eliya – Udawalawa

Udawalawa National Park

Embilipitiya.

8

Embilipitiya – Bentota/Beruwala

Galle Fort

Bentota/Beruwala

9

Transfer to airport

 

 

 

Discover Sri Lanka Tour Tour includes:

  • Accommodations sharing twin Meals on half board basis (breakfast & dinner)
  • Air-conditioned private transport
  • Entrance fees at Locations
  • English speaking chauffeur-guide

 

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1 Airport/ Colombo - Negombo

Met on arrival from your flight or picked up from Colombo hotel. Leave for Negombo a characteristic fishing town north of Colombo. Traditional local fishing craft like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran bring seer, skip jack, herring and mullet & amber jack, while lobster & prawn are caught in the lagoon. Proceed to the Ranweli Resort for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 Negombo/ Pinnawela - Anuradhapura

Today you will leave for Anuradhapura. You will also be visiting the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage en-route. The orphanage for baby elephants was set up by the National Zoological Gardens. The orphanage was established to feed, nurse & house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. The feeding and bathing times are a joy to watch and of course is the highlight of the day. You will be staying overnight at Anuradhapura.

 

Day 3 Anuradhapura - Giritale

Sightseeing of the ancient city of Anuradhapura, considered the birthplace of Sinhala civilization & one of the world’s largest archeological sites. It is considered as the greatest monastic city of the ancient world, & was founded in the 5th century BC. Proceed to Giritale for overnight.

 

Day 4 Giritale - Polonnaruwa

Leave on an excursion to Polonnaruwa, the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to the 13th century AD. This ancient city is today one of the most beautiful cent ers of this island's cultural heritage Arrive at Giritale for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 Giritale - Kandy

Leave for Kandy the capital of the Sri Lankan kings, which fell to the British in 1815. This hill capital is situated in a valley 1600 feet above sea level, surrounded by mountains & virtually encircled by the scenic Mahaweli river; the longest in Sri Lanka. Kandy is one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka & is famous for it’s temple of the tooth, one of the most venerated Buddhist temples in the world. Dinner and overnight will be in a Hotel in Kandy.

 

Day 6 Kandy/ Nuwara Eliya - Ella

Leave for Nuwara Eliya after breakfast. Located in the centre of the hill country also called the “Hill station”, Nuwara Eliya is a ruggedly picturesque location almost 6200 feet in elevation with its soft cool climate. Proceed to Ella in the afternoon. Ella is blessed with some of the most beautiful views, you could find in Sri Lanka. This small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. Overnight will be at Ella/ Bandarawela.

 

Day 7 Ella/ Uda Walawe - Tangalle

Today you will be leaving the beautiful mountains behind and entering the jungles of Uda Walawe National Park in a 4WD to see our famous elephants on an afternoon safari. Herds of elephant can be seen along the river during the dry season, which is usually between May & September. Proceed to the south coast of Tangalle in the evening for dinner and overnight at a beach resort .

 

Day 8 Tangalle - Galle

After a comfortable breakfast, you can relax in the morning or take a canoe ride in the nearby lagoon. Drive along the southern coastline passing white sandy beaches to arrive at Unawatuna or Galle. Overnight will be at a hotel in Galle.

 

Discover Sri Lanka Tour Day 9 Galle/ Colombo - Airport

Transfer to Colombo or airport.

 

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation sharing twin on Half-board basis at mentioned hotels or similar (bed & breakfast basis if accommodation is at the Secret Garden).
  • Air-conditioned private transport Services of English speaking chauffeur-guide
  • Half Day 4WD Safari of Uda Walawe National Park
  • Entrance fees at locations as per itinerary
  • Government tax and service charge for services provided

 

Tour does not include:

  • International airfare
  • Lunch & beverages
  • Expenses of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc,.)
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Departure airport tax
  • Perahera supplement

 

 

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