Sigiri Village – Dambulla
Emerald Hills Or Devon - Kandy
Stamford Star – Nuwara Eliya
Cinnamon Bey Beruwala – Bentota
Taj Samudra - Colombo
What is included in the tour
· Accommodation in shared DBL room with private bathroom.
· Meals are as stated in the program inclusive of Half Board (HB) (Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel).
· Transfers and tours in air-conditioned new vehicles.
* Air Conditioned luxury private vehicle is provided with a professional English speaking chauffeur driver.
* Highway Tolls.
* Chauffeur driver at your dispose when traveling at anytime.
* Airport picks up and drops off
* All city tours and transportation for sightseeing with local Experienced Tour guide
(The driver will be the guide). (No any additional charges will be added)
· Services of English Speaking chauffeur guide.
· Entrance Fees as mentioned in itinerary(Pinnawala Elephant orphanage, Kandy Temple of the tooth, Botanical garden Kandy, Gregory Park, Madu river boat ride, Turtle hatchery, Dambulla cave temple, Sigiriya rock fortress)
· Mineral water bottles available on the vehicles.
* Bentota City Tour
* Colombo City Tour
* Assistance at the Air Port
* Highway Fees, Parking Fees and Tolls and Fuel
* Free Batik Factory Visit
* Free Tea Factory Visit
* Discount Vouchers for Cotton Collection Shopping
* Fast Checking In At Hotels
What is NOT included in the tour
· International airfare to / from Sri Lanka (quoted separately, if requested)
· Optional tours
· Personal travel insurance
· Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
· Meals and services other than mentioned in the program
· Drinks with meals
· Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
· Electronic Travel Authorization fee for Visas upon arrival (Please note that an ETA is compulsory for nationalities besides nationals from the Republics of Singapore and Maldives)
· Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program
DAY 01 - AIRPORT / DAMBULLA
“Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Deyor Camps will welcome you at the Airport & transfer clients to Dambulla.
On the way visit PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
Set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, the world's first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephant being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme through which more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984.
After lunch Depart to Dambulla
The central point of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle and the most convenient base for excursions to the Ancient historical cities – Anuradhapura 60 minutes, Polonnaruwa 45 minutes, Sigiriya/Dambulla 30 minutes, Ritigala 10 minutes and Minneriya National Park (site of the renowned “Gathering” of over 300 Elephant between July and September) 15 minutes. Though in the “Dry Zone” of the country, thanks to the genius of ancient kings the Sri Lankan “dry zone” is anything but dry, with hundreds of lakes and reservoirs connected by an elaborate network of canals making up a fascinating irrigation system which also provides some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery and fertile habitat for Sri Lanka’s incredible bio-diversity. This contributes to a large range of activity in the area – village and forest walks, bird and wildlife watching, Elephant Back Safari, cycling, trekking and boating. Habarana is the location of two of the country’s best hotels - The Cinnamon Lodge and The Chaaya Village, idyllically located by a peaceful lake and in extensive landscaped gardens which retain most of the original forest trees.
Check in to the hotel.
Overnight stay at Dambulla.
DAY 02 – DAMBULLA / KANDY
Breakfast at hotel depart to Kandy. Visit the Dambulla cave temple. Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level raises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length It is home to the World’s most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colours and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century. Sinhalese people call it as ' Dambulu Gala' (Dambulla Rock) and the Temple is called as the 'Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya' (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple)
Proceed to Kandy.
Proceed to City tour of Kandy including visits to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Market Square and Upper Lake Drive. Overnight stay at Kandy.
DAY 03 – KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA
Breakfast at hotel depart to Kandy. Kandy - the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement.
To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.
Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“MahaWasala”), “PalleWasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “MedaWasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, NathaDevala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kirisamudraya” (Milk White Ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse. Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.
On the way visit ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS.
At Peradeniya (109 km. from Colombo) near Kandy was laid out in 1821 by the British colonial rulers. Prior to that it was the Royal Pleasure Garden of the Kandyan Kings It is located in a beautiful setting with the longest river of Sri Lanka, Mahaveli bordering on one side. This attractively laid out garden displays many varieties of floral and green plants. Special features are the Orchid House which displays a fine collection of Sri Lankan orchids, the fernery, spice garden, and the trees planted by distinguished visitors to the Island.
Transfer to Nuwaraeliya. Nuwara Eliya is nicknamed “Little England” because It was established by the British in the 1840s as a as a base for the colonialists and still retains some of the British quirks, like the famous red post box. Evening visit around Gregory Lake. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 04 – NUWARA ELIYA / BENTOTA
Breakfast at hotel depart to visit Nuwara Eliya city. Gregory Lake was build under the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. This is the most prominent attraction in Nuwara Eliya and all the visitors used to come here and spent some time by the lake and relax. This was used as a place for water sports and for re-recreational activities during the British time.
On the way, visit Seetha Amman temple, Seetha Eliya- The stream that runs from the hill, catered to the needs of Sitadevi during her stay at Ashoka Vatika. She is said to have bathed in this stream. Now there is temple for Lord Rama, Sitadevi, Luxshmana, and Hanuman by the side of this stream. It is interesting to note that foot prints akin to Lord Hanuman’s are found by this river and some are of small size and some are of large size, which tells us of the immense powers of hanuman transforming himself into any size.
After depart to Bentota.
Free day in the beach.
Overnight stay at Bentota.
DAY 05 – BENTOTA
After Breakfast visit the Turtle Hatchery Project at Bentota.
This Beach is another important attraction. Up to five endangered species of turtles have been frequenting a stretch on this undisturbed beach for a long time now. The turtles are allowed to hatch and thrive in a protected area before being set free. A visit to the turtle hatchery is a must for nature lovers. Madu ganga is situated in Balapitiya, along the country’s southern coast, within the Galle District of the southern Province of Sri Lanka. It opens to the Indian Ocean Madu lagoon is a very wide and a beautiful lagoon in sri lanka. It is in the wet zone of sri lanka with a high bio-diversity. Madu River has been proclaimed a Ramsa wetland in the world in 2004.
A word from the captain’s boat house Gangabada Asiriya in Balapitiya in the coastal area of Sri Lanka This is a very famous and popular among the lovers of nature in the world’s we are very proud to say that we are the best suppliers of providing the best facilities and protection for all the guests who go round the Madu lagoon to see the beauty of the nature.
Overnight stay at Bentota.
DAY 06 – BENTOTA / COLOMBO
Breakfast at the hotel Leave for city tour at Colombo. Colombo (derived from Sinhalese name Kola-amba-thota which means "mango harbour", altered by the Portuguese to honour Christopher Columbus), is the cultural capital and largest city and commercial center of Sri Lanka. (The new administrative capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura-Kotte.) A vast majority of Sri Lankan corporations have their head offices located in Colombo. Some of the industries include chemicals, textiles, leather goods, furniture, and jewelry. Colombo was probably known to Roman, Arab, and Chinese traders more than 2,000 years ago. Muslims settled there in the 8th century and controlled much of the trade between Sinhalese kingdoms and the outside world. The Portuguese arrived in the 16th century and built a fort to protect their spice trade. The Dutch captured the city in the 17th century. The British made the city the capital of their crown colony of Ceylon in 1802.
Overnight stay at Colombo.
DAY 07 – COLOMBO / AIRPORT
This is the last day of your Colombo trip; Clients proceed to the Colombo International Airport from where you can board the flight for your onward destination.