Tour Schedule ( 5 Days | 4 Nights)
|Day||Stay at||Main Activities|
|Day 04||Nuwara Eliya||
- An air-conditioned Privet vehicle with English speaking driver/guide for 5 Days.
- Accommodations for 4 Nights
- All entry fees for places of interest as described in itinerary including jeep hire at national parks.
- Breakfast and Dinner.
- Air ticket expenses from your country to Sri Lanka and return.
- Extra items consumed / facilities utilized in Hotels.
- Tips for service men and drivers.
- Expenses of personal nature such as liquor, cigarettes etc.
- Camera Charges and video recording charges payable at some required sites.
In the morning we pick you from the Airport or from your hotel and then we move to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was established to feed, nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Young elephants sometimes fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water during drought period. Other orphans have been displaced from their wild habitat by development projects or have been found abandoned before weaning, diseased or wounded.Now There are 78-85 elephants living here.
You have chance to fruit /milk feed baby elephants , take photos and can witness a large number of elephant herd bath at “Maha oya”
After having the lunch , in the evening we visit Dambulla Cave Temple.
Dambulla Caves Temple is world heritage site .This temple complex dates back to the first century BCE. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry.Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock.The Dambulla cave monastery is still functional and remains the best-preserved ancient edifice in Sri Lanka. This complex dates from the third and second centuries BC, when it was already established as one of the largest and most important monasteries.
Then we reach to our Hotel at Damulla.
After having the breakfast we move towards Polonnaruwa to visit Polonnaruwa Ancient City.
Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Great king Parakramabahu in the 12th century. Polonnaruw is very importent because why that is main place we can found lot of granite arts we selected main important sites for visit (some words are difficult to you but don’t be confused, we will explain wt does it means on site).
Statue of Grete King Parakramabahu , Council Chamber, Shiva Dewalaya, Polonnaruwa Vatadage,Gal Viharaya(rock temple), Nishshanka Latha Mandapaya , Sathmahal Prasadaya,Lanka Thilaka Temple , Rankoth Vehera , Kiir Vehera
Then we travel to Minneriya for some thrilling activity. a jeep safari at Minneriya National Park.
Minneriya National park’s fauna species include 24 species of mammals, 160 species of birds, 9 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of fish, and 75 species of butterflies. Large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the reservoir during the dry season.The Historical Minneriya tank contributes to sustain a large herd. Elephants gathered here is numbering around 150-200.Tourists visit Minneriya largely because of elephants, especially in dry season.
Back to Hotel at Dambulla.
Day 3 we visit Sigirya Rock fortress and move to Kandy City
After having the breakfast be prepared to burn some calories, yes you have to climb up some steps. not so hard, but bit adventurous.
Sigiriya Rock fortress consists of an ancient citadel built by King Kashyapa during the 5th century. The Sigiriya site contains the ruins of an upper palace located on the flat top of the rock, a mid-level terrace that includes the Lion Gate and the mirror wall with its frescoes, the lower palaces located behind the lavish lower gardens, and moats and ramparts which protected the citadel. The site was both a palace and a fortress. The upper palace on the top of the rock includes cisterns cut into the rock. The moats and walls that surround the lower palace are exquisitely beautiful.
Better you visit Sigiriya Museum first, because it is the best way to get an idea what is “Sigiriya”? Then we can start climbing up.
After descend we take the lunch and we start our journey towards Kandy via Matale (72 Km journey). On the way you have a chance visit Herbal spice gardens at Matale if you wish. They’ll explain all you need to know about Lankan spices and Ayurveda herbs
When we reach to Kandy first we go to visit Cultural dancing show. Cultural dancing show includes all sri lankan traditional dances with explanations and it is the best way get good dancing snap shots for you .
After we reach to hotel and get fresh and move to visit Kandy Tooth temple.
Temple of tooth considered as the most sacred place among Sri Lankans, and please respect the rituals and obey the rules. Short skirts, short trousers, sleeveless tops, see through clothes not allowed. No photography in the museum. Be calm and quiet.
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Still every leader should promised public to protect the Tooth relic. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.
Back to our Hotel.
After having the breakfast we move to Peradeniya to visit Peradeniya botanical gardens.
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka.
The origins of the Botanic Gardens date as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near the Mahaweli river. This was followed by King Kirti Sri and King Rajadhi Rajasinghe. A temple was built on this location by King Wimaladharma, but it was destroyed by the British when they were given control over the Kingdom of Kandy.
During World War II, the Botanical Garden was used by Lord Louis Mountbatten, the supreme commander of the allied forces in the South Asia, as the headquarters of the South East Asia Command.
Move towards Nuwara Eliya via tea mountains. on the way you can visit Ramboda waterfalls.
Nuwara Eliya city name meaning is “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka. and for vegetables too.
In the evening you can take a city tour / walk or bicycle ride around Gragery lake park.
Night stay at Nuwara Eliya.
After the Breakfast we vist Tea Factory at Nuwara Eliya.
Sri Lanka is famous for its natural flavored Tea. you have chance to visit Tea factory and witness the process step by step. And you can buy tea for retail price.
On the way you can visit Devon Water Fall and St.Clare Water fall.
Then we drop you back to Airport or to your hotel.
If you have morning flight we should leave early morning so we can visit tea factory on day 4 so you wont miss any, please mention your departure time in inquiry, if it is on day 05.
- Sri Lankan People are friendly and will smile with you for no reason, it doesn’t mean an insult or joke of you. Smile back.
- Do not Feed wild animals at national parks & do not attempt to take selfies with them.
- No stepping out from the jeeps at the national parks.
- Short trousers and mini skirts are not allowed at Temple of Tooth – Kandy, & please be kind to remove your shoes and hats before entering to a Buddhist temple.