Journey to Sri Lanka’s historic hill country, and visit colonial sites like Nuwara Eliya (Little England) and the Peradeniya Gardens (where David Lean’s “Bridge over River Kwai” was filmed), in addition to experiencing the wondrous ruins of the ancient kingdoms including Kandy, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.

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Highlights

Historical city visits.

Kataragama Pooja Ceremony.

Yala / Minneriya National Parks.

Tea Factory / Plantation visits.

Beautiful Train ride.

Horton Plaints visit.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

Local Village Tour.

Sightseeing tour by Bicycle

SITES OF THE TOUR

Negombo City Tour/ Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery/ Galle/ Katharagama Temple/ Yala National Park/ Nuwara Eliya City Tour/ Horton Plains/ Tea Estate/ Kandy Temple/ Peradeniya Gardens/ Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage/ Spice Garden Matale/ Sigiriya Village Tour/ Sigiriya Lions Rock/ Minneriya National Park/ Polonnaruwa Sightseeing by bicycle

Summary

Day 1 & Day 2 :  Airport – Negombo
Day 3 :  Negombo – Galle
Day 4 :  Galle – Yala
Day 5 :  Yala
Day 6 :  Yala – Ella – Nuwara Eliya
Day 7 :  Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains – Kandy
Day 8 :  Kandy – Peradeniya – Pinnawela – Kandy
Day 9 :  Kandy – Matale – Sigiriya
Day 10 :  Sigiriya – Habarana – Sigiriya
Day 11 & Day 14 :  Sigiriya– Polonnaruwa– Trincomalee
Day 15 :  Trincomalee – Airport

Day 1 & Day 2 - Airport / Negombo
Arrive on EK 650 at 08.25 hrs. Meet and greet by Adventures Ceylon Rep on Arrival. You will be introduced to your Chauffer / Guide by the Rep and transfer to your Hotel.

Arrive in Negombo and check in to the hotel.

Afternoon Negombo city Tour.
Negombo, a perfect choice to spend a few days in the company of the sun and sand. The diverse array of restaurants, pubs and accommodation choices this metropolis offer is a perfect reflection of this beach-town’s exultant vibe.

Overnight stay in Negombo.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 3 - NEGOMBO – GALLE
After breakfast proceed to Yala via Galle.

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, in the south, established in 1981, was one of the earliest attempts to safeguard local turtles from extinction. Managed by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Protection Society, the hatchery offers a wildlife experience of a different sort.

Galle, a living time capsule home to the largest occupied Fort in Asia. Its quaint beauty extends beyond its golden beaches, cerulean waters, the picturesque views and the rich history while walking through the narrow, cobbled streets within the Fort.

Overnight stay in Galle.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 - GALLE - YALA
After Breakfast leave for Yala.

Arrive and check in at Hotel relax till late evening. Late verning leave for Kataragama Temple.

Kataragama, home to one of the most important religious sites that draws pilgrims from various faiths. A shady avenue leads to the majestic Devalaya and further away is the stark white stupa gleaming away in the sun, gracefully rising over the site.

Overnight stay in Yala.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 - Yala

After breakfast at leisure at Hotel.

Afternoon leave for Yala National Park for evening safari.

Yala National Park, its magnificent sights of majestic elephants, fine-feathered peacocks, great black bears and agile leopards that steal away into the shadows of the thick foliage are unparalleled to any of the national parks in the country.

Overnight stay in Yala.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 - YALA – ELLA – NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya via Ella. Leave by train from Ella to Nano Oya.

Train rides, in Sri Lanka can be a great choice to cross the country and it can be quite an adventurous experience. Be it the up-country train tour where one can bask in the glorious sights of greenery or along the coastal lines with turquoise waters.

On completion leave for Nuwara Eliya via visiting Tea Plantation / Tea Factory.

Visit Nuwara Eliya, dubbed the ‘Little England of Sri Lanka’ is located in the thick, misty hills of this paradise isle. The colonial atmosphere remains preserved, resembles a British countryside complete with rose gardens, hedges and red-roofed bungalows.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 - NUWARA ELIYA – HORTON PLAINS – KANDY

After breakfast proceed for Horton Plaints
Visit Horton Plains, covered by montane grasslands, coverings of thick forests, filigree waterfalls and rocky boulders and hazy lakes. The visitors can hike on their own on excellent trails for hikes amongst the shadows of its dewy foliage and misty landscapes.

Afternoon leave for Tea Factory Hotel to have a beer or Tea. Location is really nice in the evening just to enjoy the location.

Kandy, referred as the hill capital, Sri Dalada Maligawa that houses the sacred tooth relic of Buddha remains the prime landmark. Apart from the ancient monuments, the delightful jumble of antique shops and the bustling market are places to visit.

Overnight stay in Kandy

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 - KANDY – PERADENYA – PINNAWELA - KANDY

After Breakfast proceed to Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, although its origins date back to the era of medieval times, bears a rich history punctuated by colonialism and industrial change. The splendour of the gardens, further uplifted by the river that flows through its fringes.

On completion visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, located 13 km northwest of Kegalle towards Kandy, is famous because of the elephant orphanage located in the area. It is a must-visit as it would definitely add an unforgettable experience to your stay in this paradise isle.

Overnight stay in Kandy.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9 - KANDY – MATALE - SIGIRIYA

After Breakfast, leave for Sigiriya via Matale.

Spice Gardens, located in Matale offer wonderful opportunities to view the spices that stirred the interests of many nations, since time immemorial, in this emerald isle for its exotic spices, world over.

Sigiriya Village tour, includes an excursion through the countryside, along mud-thatched huts, flourishing paddy fields, streamlets, rivers and springs of crystal clear. Also visit to the scenic reservoir in Hiriwadunna, which is crossed by a boat

Overnight stay in Sigiriya

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10 - SIGIRIYA – HABARANA - SIGIRIYA

Early morning leave for Sigiriya to climb the Rock. On completions return to Hotel for Breakfast.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an 8th wonder of the world is a rare jewel among the many treasures in Sri Lanka. The famous Sigiriya frescoes of the buxom, wasp-waisted maidens bearing flowers, amidst the wilderness and ancient ruins.

You have bit of free time to be relax in the pool side before you start afternoon safari at Minneriya National park.
Minneriya National Park, shelters some of the greatest wildlife treasures of this paradise isle. The ‘Sixth Greatest Wildlife Spectacle of the World’ – the amazing phenomenon of the ‘Minneriya Elephant gathering’ that occurs during August – September.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11 & Day 14 - SIGIRIYA – POLLONARUWA – TRINCOMALEE

After Breakfast proceed to Troncomalee.

Sightseeing will be done by Bicycles.
Polonnaruwa, enthrals its visitors with a timeless reflection of the country’s glorious history. Once the site of Sri Lanka’s second medieval capital, the quaint landscapes studded with sites of archaeological importance are all well-preserved.

Overnight stay in Trincomalee

Meals included: All Inclusive

Day 15 - TRINCOMALEE - AIRPORT
After Breakfast leave for Airport.