Duration : 06 NIGHTS / 07 DAYS
Destination Covered : Colombo – Pinnawala - Kandy - Peradeniya – Ramboda - Nuwara Eliya - Yala - Galle – Hikkaduwa - South West Beach - Colombo
DAY 01 : AIRPORT – PINNAWALA – KANDY 03 HRS 30 MIN DRIVE
You will be welcomed by our driver guide at the airport and proceed to Kandy. En route take a short break at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. At this orphanage, you will find elephants of all ages that have been abandoned. En-route visit the Herbal & Spice garden at Kegalle (Optional). Discover Kandy city and Upper Lake & see panoramic views and other sightseeing in the city and shopping with Batik Factory / Gem museum /Art & craft. Visit the Temple of Tooth Relic. In the evening view a Kandyan cultural dance show. Overnight stay in Kandy.
DAY 02 : KANDY – PERADENIYA – RAMBODA - NUWARA ELIYA 03 HRS 30 MIN DRIVE (B/L/D)
After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya. This stunning garden was once reserved exclusively for Kandyan royalty. Today, even commoners are allowed to enjoy the most impressive and largest (60 hectares) botanic gardens in Sri Lanka. Highlights include a fine collection of orchids, a stately avenue of royal palms, the extraordinary, aptly named cannonball fruit tree, and 40m-high Burma bamboo.Thereafter you will travel deeper into the tea-growing hills and have the option to wind through the mountains with magnificent views. En-route to Nuwara Eliya, you will visit a factory of the popular Sri Lankan Tea and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka known as Ramboda water fall. After lunch, you will explore “Little England” a city tour with the option to walk around the streets and to complete with a lake, race track, well- kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican Church, and an 18 hole golf course. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 03 : NUWARA ELIYA – ELLA - YALA 04 HRS 15 MIN DRIVE
After breakfast leave for Yala. En route stop at Ella. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than surrounding lowlands, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka. Proceed to Yala.In the evening visit Kataragama Temple. Kataragama temple is a temple complex dedicated to Buddhist guardian deity Kataragama Deviyo and Hindu War God Murugan. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and the Vedda people (Sri Lanka's indigenous people). For most of the past millennia, it was a jungle shrine very difficult to access; today it is accessible by an all-weather road. The shrines and the nearby Kiri Vehera are managed by Buddhists, the shrines dedicated to Teyvanai and Shiva are managed by Hindus and the mosque by Muslims. Overnight stay in Yala.
DAY 04 : YALA – GALLE – HIKKADUWA - SOUTH WEST BEACH 04 HRS 45 MIN DRIVE
Early morning make a jeep safari at Yala National Park. Yala is Sri Lanka's most famous national park. Forming a total area of 1268 sq km of scrub, light forest, grassy plains, and brackish lagoons, it's very rich in wildlife and you're virtually certain to encounter elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, and monkeys. Now time to leave for the south west coast of Sri Lanka where you find the amazing beach at Dickwella, Tangalla, Matara and Mirissa.En route sees the Stilt Fishing. Stilt Fishing is one of the most interesting traditional fishing methods of Sri Lanka. The beautiful sight of fishermen perched branched poles as they fish skillfully during dawn, noon and dusk; can now be common along the southern coast in towns such as Koggala, Kaththaluwa, and Ahangama. After you will find the Dutch kingdom in Galle. Once in the town of Galle walk through the Dutch Fort- a UNESCO world heritage site and look out for the old Dutch Church as well as the bastions. At Hikkaduwa make a glass bottom boat ride. Hikkaduwa is the place for underwater delights where there is a marine sanctuary abundant with rare corals and tropical fish. The underwater world of colorful corals and beautiful shoals of fish can be explored by taking a ride in a glass-bottom boat. Overnight stay in South West Beach.
DAY 05 : SOUTHWEST BEACH - COLOMBO
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit a turtle hatchery. The Turtle Hatchery Project 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.Thereafter make a boat safari in Madhu river. Madu River is located in Balapitiya, South West Coast. The water of the river is dotted with small islands and the banks are all covered with lush mangrove forests that are home to dozens of incredible animal species. Enjoy hundreds of vibrant tropical birds and a few crocodiles if you’re lucky enough. These creatures are pretty rare and don’t like crowds. Rest of the day at leisure by the beach. Overnight stay at a beach hotel.
DAY 06 : SOUTHWEST BEACH - COLOMBO 03 HRS MIN DRIVE
After breakfast proceed to Colombo. the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. A bustling metropolis, the city is an attractive blend of old and new. It has the lazy charm of the bygone era combined with the verve and vivaciousness of a modern city. Visit Fort, Pettah, Colonial Era remaining, Galle face green, Independence square, BMICH, Replica of Aukana Buddha statue and a Buddhist temple, etc.After enjoy shopping in Colombo. From modern, air-conditioned malls to the famously buzzing street markets, there's something for everyone. Knowing where to go is the key to getting the best out of Sri Lanka's shopping haven. Overnight stay in Colombo.
DAY 07 : COLOMBO – AIRPORT 01 HR DRIVE
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to the airport to board flight for onward journey.More Sri Lanka Tours Sri Lanka Tour Sri Cultural Tour