Tour Schedule ( 8 Days | 7 Nights)
|Day||Over Night Stay||Main Activities|
|Day 07||Nuwara Eliya||
- AUS/ NZ
- East Asia
- AUS/ NZ
- East Asia
- 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.
- Train Tickets
- 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.
- Diving and other water sport Charges
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 Dambulla.
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.
Then move to Trincomalee.
In the Evening visit Trincomalee dutch fort and Koneshwaram Hindu Shrine. It is an important and special geographical area with scenic views.
After we move to our hotel.
Early morning get our breakfast we move to Nilaveli to get boat to Pigions Island National Park.
Pigions Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka.The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. It is very famous for colorful corals spread in vast area, fish verities and small Sharks (not danger).
You can do diving/snorkeling at pigeons island and there is a nature trail to explore more of the island
Back to Hotel at Trincomalee
After having the breakfast we move towards Passikuda,
On our way to passikuda we visit Marble Beach which is on a bank of Trinco natural harbor which has an amazing view of the harbor, then we move to passikuda via seruvila,
if you wish we can visit seruwila archeological site.
passikuda is a place with lot of hotels in quiet surrounding. wide white sandy beaches with blue water flat sea not deeper than 2m for around few hundred meters is an ideal place to do some jet ski ride, and more water sport activities. being a bay is the main reason for calm water and its really a paradise for relaxing.
Night stay at Passikuda
In the morning we depart after breakfast to visit Batticaloa Dutch Fort
The Batticaloa Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1628 and was captured by the Dutch on 18 May 1638. Later, the fort was used by British from 1745.
The fort has a structure of four bastions and is protected by the Batticaloa Lagoon on two sides and a canal on the other two sides. The fort is still in reasonable condition and currently houses several local administrative departments of the Sri Lanka government in new buildings, which are located within the old structure.
then we depart to Arugambay / Pothuvil.
Arugambay is famous for Surfing, its an ideal place to learn surfing for beginners, There are few surf points in arugambay, and around. whisky point, Pothuvil point, arugambay, crocodile rock are few of them. all of them are within 10 km range. in the evening you can do surfing or relax on the beaches of arugambay.
Night stay at Arugambay.
in the morning we depart for jeep safari at Lahugala, it is around 20 km away from Arugambay.
Lahugala Kitulana National Park is one of the smallest national parks in Sri Lanka. Despite its land area, the park is an important habitat for Sri Lankan elephant and endemic birds of Sri Lanka. The national park contains the reservoirs of Lahugala, Kitulana and Sengamuwa and they are ultimately empties to Heda Oya river. Originally it was designated as a wildlife sanctuary on July 1 of 1966. Then the protected area was upgraded to a national park on October 31 of 1980. Lahugala Kitulana is situated 318 km east of Colombo. It is small but Famous for elephants.
After the jeep safari on our way to Ella we visit Biso Pokuna
An archeological site with remains of a palace complex at the village of Galabedde. This includes an interesting sluice gate ponds, moats, ramparts and the remains of a palace thought be of a local princess Sugala Devi dating from the 12th century A.D.
and on our way we pass Rawana Falls.
Night Stay at Ella
In the morning we drop you from Ella Railway station for a Train Trip.
Ella to Nanuoya is the most scenic part of srilankan rail routes, via tea mountains, gaps, views , waterfalls and more. the train runs slowly through hills and it will be a great chance to capture scenaries.
we pick you from Nanu Oya Railway station and drive to our Hotel in Nuwara eliya,
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