Day 01: Negombo to Anuradhapura
On your arrival in Bandaranaike International Airport, you will warmly welcome by our company representative and then transfer to Negombo, the mesmerizing western coastal area of the country. Then we will start more safely and the great journey to enjoy natural lush of Sri Lanka. The first destination is Anuradhapura, the first capital of Sri Lanka. Late afternoon, you can join with a city tour of Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura is 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. Overnight stay at Anuradhapura.
Day 02: Anuradhapura to Sigiriya
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will driven to Sigiriya via Mihintale. Mihintale is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures. According to the Mahavamsa, Thera Mahinda (son of India’s Emperor Asoka) came to Sri Lanka on the full moon day of the month of Poson (June) and met King Devanampiyatissa and preached the doctrine to the King and his people. The traditional spot where this meeting took place is revered by the Buddhists of Sri Lanka. Then leave to visit and climbing to Sigiriya rock fortress. According to ancient lore, King Kasyapa built his palace on the top of this rock (nearly 200m high). It derives it’s name from a gateway that was built in the shape of an enormous lion on the side of the rock. The summit of the rock is a hectare in area and the outer wall of the palace was constructed on the brink of the rock with gardens and ponds softening the harshness of the eerie. Since it was constructed over 1,500 years ago, it is claimed by enthusiast as the Eighth Wonder of the World and is anyway a World Heritage Site. Overnight stay at Sigiriya.
Day 03: Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, transfer to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. It is the second city listed in Sri Lanka’s long line of kingdoms. There are many sites to visit in Polonnaruwa, such as Quadrangle, Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya, Kumara and Lotus Ponds, Thiwanka Image House and many more. Among its many attractions, the Parakrama Samudra (sea) is a landmark. Created by King Parakramabahu, it is the largest man-made rainwater reservoir in the country, spanning an area of 2,500 ha and remains a primary source of water for agriculture in the district. After visiting this great city, driven back to Sigiriya and overnight stay in Sigiriya.
Day 04: Sigiriya to Kandy
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, leave to visit Kandy via Dambulla and Matale. First, you can visit and climbing to Sigiriya rock fortress. One of Sri Lanka’s most fascinating UNESCO world heritage sites. No matter how often you climb to the summit of this one-time hilltop fortress of the maverick Sinhalese king, Kassapa, the pleasure barely diminishes because of the abandon spectacular views at the summit. Then you will reach to visit Dambulla Cave Temple. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. Then visit the Spice garden at Matale and take part in a conducted tour to get some knowledge about the growth and use of spices in the day to day life. After that travel to Kandy and overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 05: Kandy / Pinnawala
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage. It is a more popular and accessible place to see large numbers of elephants in a natural habitat. Not even that, this place is a great opportunity to observe the giant creature behavior. Elephant Orphanage was started with five Elephants and now it’s home to more than 80 Elephants. And a place that has been looking after orphaned or injured Elephants. If you leave early, then you can watch the babies are milk fed and after that all are bath in the river. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 06: Kandy
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, visit the ancient city of Kandy, is known to be the country’s cultural capital and an example of Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage. The city is home to the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha and it is housed in the famous ‘DaladaMaligawa’ or ‘Temple of the Tooth’, which attracts thousands to the city every year including devotees as well as visitors who come to marvel at the beautiful architecture of the temple. You can join with a city tour in Kandy including Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy Museum and Royal Botanical Garden and Upper Lake Side Drive. In the evening, you can see a cultural show in Kandy. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 06: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will leave to Nuwara Eliya. En route, you can visit the Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory. And also you can visit beautiful Ramboda Water falls. Then we reach to Nuwara Eliya. Late afternoon, you can join with a city tour in Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is known as ‘Little England’ due to its climatic features and because the town has been designed and built to look like a typical English village. A Nuwara Eliya City Tour will typically take you past quaint buildings such as the red brick Post Office, the esteemed Hill Club, The Golf Club with its 18 hole course and the Race Course, where Horse Races are still conducted regularly. The flowers that bloom during the season add a splash of color to the landscape and a boat ride on Lake Gregory is a fun activity. Overnight stay in Nuwara-Eliya.
Day 08: Nuwara Eliya to Tissamaharama
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Tissamaharama. On the way to Thissa you can visit Rawana waterfall and the magnificent view of the range of mountains. Late afternoon we reach to Yala National Park. Yala National Park is the second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The park is best known for Leopards, Tusker’s, Elephants, aquatic birds and wild animals. Overnight stay in Tissamaharama.
Day 09: Tissamaharama to Hikkaduwa
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will, transfer to Hikkaduwa. En route you can visit Stilt Fishermen in Ahangama. Stilt fishing, also known as Ritipennain Sinhalese, is one of the most interesting traditional fishing methods of the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. It also is an amazing experience for you. Then we reach to Galle Fort, the world heritage site located in down south of Sri Lanka. Overnight stay at Hikkaduwa.
Day 10: Hikkaduwa to Negombo
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will leave to Negombo. En route you can join with a boat safari in Madu River. Surrounded by a thick jungle of mangroves and clear waters, Madu Ganga is one of the most prolific rivers in Sri Lanka. There are totally 64 island in Madu Ganga. This tour will take around 2.5 to 3 hours. Then you will reach to Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. The main city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. In the evening you can join with a city tour of Colombo. Overnight stay in Negombo or similar.
Day 11: Negombo to Airport
On completion of this tour, you will be driven to Katunayake International Airport for Departure.
Note: This itinerary can be changed according to your personal preferences. Your transportation and accommodations can be arranged for attractive prices. Hotel reservations also may be arranged as your wish.