Meeting & Tour Starting Point

Colombo or Bandaranaike International Airport

Tour Duration

10 Nights 11 Days

Tour Highlights

  • Negombo
  • Habarana / Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Matale / Kandy
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Yala National Park
  • Hikkaduwa / Galle
  • Turtle farm / Madu River
  • Colombo

Tour Inclusions

  • Hotel Accommodation on HB basis
  • Transport by a/conditioned Car, Van, Mini Bus
  • English speaking tourist chauffeur
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinners at all Hotels
  • 4WD Jeep for Minneriya National Park
  • Train tickets on First or second class cabin
  • 02 Water bottles for every day
  • All Government Taxes

Tour Exclusions

  • Lunches during whole tour unless specified.
  • Entrance to any sites
  • Cost of any beverages / Personal expenses.
  • 4WD Jeep Cost for Yala National Park
  • Tips, Porter cost, and any other extras
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa, any International or domestic airline costs
  • Any other services not include under inclusions
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Day 1: Airport / Negombo

Upon arrival welcome and assistant by our representative and transfer to Negombo Hotel (20 min) check in and leisure at Negombo Hotel.

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Negombo – A characteristic fishing town 6 Kms from the International airport, Negombo has a fascinating and picturesque beach front. The town has several buildings dating back to the Dutch & Portuguese Colonial days. Also client may enjoy some nice sea foods lobsters, crabs, prawns and etc.

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Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel, Negombo.

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Day 2: Habarana / Minneriya National Park

After breakfast leave for Habarana (04 hrs drive) through lush tropical country side en route visit Dambulla Cave Temple.

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Dambulla is a magnificent rock temple consists of 5 caves, on a hill 340 m high, containing 150 serene statues of Buddha, numerous carvings & murals. The fascinating & memorable site was founded by King Valagambahu during the 1st century BC in gratitude for the shelter he found in the caves during an invasion by marauding Dravidians from southern India.

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Thereafter proceed to Hotel afternoon Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park the 8890 hectares of MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK is an ideal eco-tourism location in Sri Lanka. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka's favorites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants (25min from Habarana).

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Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel, Habarana.

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Day 3: Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa

After breakfast leave for Sigiriya (30min drive) climb Sigiriya rock fortress The Lion Rock Citadel, Sigiriya was the Royal Citadel of King Kasayapa who ruled in The 05th Century A.D. Moats, Terrace Gardens, water Gardens, Fountain Garden Boulder Gardens & Stone Stairways and the beautiful ancient frescoes of heavenly maidens in a pocket of the rock, on the top of rock are ruins of the Palace & two intact man – made pools of water.

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Thereafter Village Tour with local lunch in Sigiriya - At the start Traveling by bullock cart thorough typical dry Zone village then get on to traditional village boat for boat ride in the lake running through the village get into their paddy fields & cultivation lands and experience how farms working there and thereafter Typical Sri Lankan village lunch serve by Banana or Nelum leaf in side of mud house and at last walking through the village to start point while experience the Village life.

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Proceeds to Polonnaruwa (01 ½ hrs drive) The ancient city of Polonnaruwa rose to fame as the new capita after decline of Anuradhapura (11th – 13th Century) Lunch at local restaurant in Polonnaruwa after lunch sightseeing in Polonnaruwa. Its period of greatness was from tenth of 12th Centuries AD. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man – made reservoirs, veritable inland seas, the most famous of which is the Prakrama Samudra or the Sea of Parakrama, larger in size than the Colombo harbor. The monuments of this medieval city are relatively well preserved and give clear evidence of the glory of Sri Lanka’s past, see the Royal Palace complex the Quadrangle with its concentration of ancient heritage and the spectacular Gal vihare complex of four massive images of the Buddha, cut from a single slab of granite – a highlight of ancient Sri Lanka rock carving, Return to Hotel in Habarana.

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Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel, Habarana.

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Day 4: Matale / Kandy

After breakfast drive to Kandy (02 hours) en route may visit spice garden in Matale where you could observe the how Sri Lankan spices growing and using for medical treatments.

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Reach to Kandy hotel check in and refresh at hotel Kandy, evening some sightseeing in Kandy Visit Art and Crafts center visit The Holy Temple of the Tooth of the Buddha. This temple, the most important one of the Sri Lankan Buddhists was built in the 16th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic.

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Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel, Kandy.

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Day 5: Train Journey / Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast take to railway station to catch the 08.40 am train to travel Nanu oya.  This train ride go through the Tea Plantation and this train route considered most spectacular and beautiful rail routes, hugging Narrow Mountain passes with views of mountain ranges and waterfalls (Reach to Nanu oya railway station 12.45 pm).

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Pick up from Nanu oya railway station and drive to Nuwara Eliya Bungalow, afternoon sightseeing in Nuwara Eliya city, Known as "Little England" to be greeted by the fresh wintry atmosphere, the cottage type bungalows and the colonial air.

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City tour in Nuwara Eliya - we drive through the town of Nuwara Eliya observing the well-maintained buildings of colonial Architecture. Busy market, Lake Gregory, vegetable cultivation, tea plantations nearby in Nuwara Eliya.

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Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel, Nuwara Eliya.

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Day 6: Yala National Park

After breakfast at hotel drive for Ruhunu National park (04 hrs drive) en route stop at Ella to enjoy the panoramic view of famous Ella gap & Rawana water Falls, we descend from the Central Highlands to lowland through enchanting scenery & water falls.

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Reach to Hotel in Yala and check into hotel and refresh and lunch at hotel afternoon Jeep Safari to Yala National Park situated 309 Kms south of Colombo Yala is approximately 1259 sq Kms. In extent to located in south eastern corner of the Island Sri Lankan largest and most popular national park where world best place to observe leopards natural habited in the noon time, you can enjoy wild life including Elephants, Bears, wild Bears, Buffalos, Monkeys and many more animals if you lucky also you could see lot of different types of birds.

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Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel, Yala.

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Day 7, 8 & 9: Galle / Hikkaduwa

After breakfast along the coast drive to Galle – Hikkaduwa (04 hours) en route visit Hambantota fishing village in Weligama three days leisure and sightseeing in Hikkaduwa area.

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Galle – An ancient city is now a modern and buzzing town though the Dutch fortress remains as it was during the Dutch period. Galle was the most important sea port at the crossroads of Far East & Middle East since the days of the Romans. The Fortress is one of the best preserved in the Island. The oldest Protestant church in the country called the ‘’ Groote Kirk ’’ built by the Dutch among many other buildings, villas, bungalows, mosques located inside the fort fortified with massive ramparts & bastion.

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Habaraduwa Turtle farm - was created to protect this endangered species. The eggs are collected and immediately buried in a sandy compound that offers protection from birds, crabs and humans, thanks to some netting. There are 8 varieties of turtle in the world, five of which can be found here: parrot, green, loggerhead, crocodile and leatherback. All turtles lay 105 eggs six times a year and the incubation period lasts 48 days. The turtles are kept for a 3-day period to let their navel close and prevent them from being eaten by fishes and crabs.

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Madu River –  The Maduganga river is a shallow water body in south west Sri Lanka, which enters the sea at Balapitiya, the Buddhist Kothduwa temple is situated on an isolated island in the lake together with the smaller Randomber Lake, to which it is connected by two narrow channels, it form the Madu Ganga wetland. It has high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance being home to 303 species of plants belongs to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals. It might be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.

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Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel, Hikkaduwa.

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Day 10: Colombo

After breakfast drive to Colombo (02 hours) some shopping in Colombo, Shopping at Majestic city shopping complex, House of Fashion and the ODEL unlimited Dress Boutique, also visit the ceramic cooperation show room Noritake shopping & Crest cat

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A cozy mixture of the past and present, The Portuguese, Dutch and British have all left in their wake churches and monuments, names and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages which have been absorbed into the speech of the Sri Lankan.

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Visit Galle Face Green, Old Parliament, BMICH conference Hall, Independence square, Gangarama Temple and bare Lake and Hindu Kovil, Bazaars & Markets.

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Overnight stay at Hotel, Colombo.

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Day 11: Colombo / Airport

After breakfast leave for Airport for departure transfer (40min).