Sri Lanka Tour Packages 14D/13N
As you arrive in Colombo, you will immediately commence your travel to Negombo which is a 20 minutes’ drive. You have the day entirely to yourself, to relax and unwind. You can go about and familiarize with the city. You can experience Sri Lankan culture food, and ravish the delicacies. The next day you will be touring the Cultural Triangle.
Firstly, you will be taking a tour of the city of Negombo and visiting the beautiful lagoons before heading for the main target.
After which you arrive in Dambulla, which is famous for the cave temples. Buddhism in Sri Lanka is practiced widely and since ages. The caves have statues of Buddha, finely painted deities and mural, dating back almost 2000 years ago.
The third day you travel from Cultural Triangle to Anuradhapura. It was the royal capital of Sri Lanka during the medieval period. What remains are the marvelous temples, statues, and palaces. These are an intrinsic part of the Sri Lankan culture. From there you move on to Mihintale, where Sri Lanka came face to face with Buddhism as a religion. There you would visit the holy mountain dotted with its many temples.
Day 4 for you proceed to Polonnaruwa and witness the marvelous remains of the capital located by the side of the magnanimous man-made lake- Parakrama Samudraya. On your way back, you would also visit the Minerva National Park, which is famous for the large herds of elephants, that gather around the lake. Every year thousands of people visit this National Park.
On day 5, you visit the Sigiriya Rock fortress, it is a magnificent rock complex, on top of a 200 m rock outcrop. It was built in the 4th century by a tyrant king. It is now rated as the 8th wonder of the world. After which you can visit the Matale spice garden, where almost all types of spices are grown. Later on, you will continue to Kandy. At Kandy, you will visit the Pinnawela, to see the elephant orphanage, which is a shelter to a large number of pachyderms. The gem museum of Kandy is also very famous. On your way back, you can also stop at the botanical garden in Kandy, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. One of the popular temples is the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, followed by a cultural show.
The next day, i.e. 7th day, involves traveling to Nuwara Eliya, which is also known as ‘Little English Town’ it was founded by the British as a hill retreat, to escape the summers and the heat. The region has many tea plantations which cover the entire expanse of the mountain ranges. The next day you visit the Horton Plains which is home to many endemic loris and purple monkeys, also involves are a trek along 14 km stretch and visiting the Baker’s Fall and the Worlds End which provides a panoramic view of Sri Lanka. Day 9th is the last day at Nuwara Eliya, from there you travel to Yala, which is located extreme south of the island. The Yala National Park is very famous and you will be accompanied by a tracker, the park has Asian elephants, crocodiles, wild boars, water buffaloes, and grey langurs and many other animals. Also, it has the highest population of leopards. After which, the next day you travel through the port city of Galle to Bentota.
You have the next 2 days of leisure, where you can chill and enjoy the beach life. You can also visit the turtle hatchery. But be careful of the laws protecting the nature and the wildlife. On the 2nd last day you to Colombo, and enjoy the city, with its thriving art scenes, and fantastic culinary. You have an entire day to yourself, to explore and travel around the city.
The next day you bid farewell to the city and the country and are on your return flight. While you are in Sri Lanka, live like a Sri Lankan, and enjoy the culture and understand the religion.
Arrival Colombo and travel to Negombo (12kms/20mnts) Greeted by Sri Lanka Travel Centre representative at the Bandaranaike International Airport and transferred to Negombo where you will check into your hotel. Day at leisure to relax and unwind. Overnight at the hotel. (Vehicle for the transfer)
Negombo– Cultural Triangle (180kms/4hrs) Take a tour of the city of Negombo and its picturesque lagoon before heading to the famed Cultural Triangle. Arrive in Dambulla where you can visit the exquisite cave temple complex with its hundreds of statues of Buddha, delicately painted deities and murals. Check into your hotel for your overnight stay. (Vehicle for transfer)
Cultural Triangle Travel to Anuradhapura, the medieval royal capital of Sri Lanka. Today the grandiose remains of the ancient city’s monuments including its marvellous temples, statues and palaces are an unforgettable cultural highlight. Continue to Mihintale where Sri Lanka was introduced to Buddhism and visit the holy mountain dotted with its many temples, lodgings for monks and statues of the Buddha. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day 04: Cultural Triangle
Proceed to Polonnaruwa and see the marvellous remains of the medieval capital located by the side of the magnanimous man-made lake “Parakrama Samudraya”. On your way back to the hotel visit the Minneriya National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants which gather around the lakes in the afternoons. Return to the hotel for overnight stay. (Vehicle at disposal)
Cultural Triangle – Kandy (80kms/2.5hrs) Today visit the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an awe-inspiring rock complex sitting atop a 200 m rock outcrop. Built in the 4th century by a tyrant King fleeing exile, this fortress, now rated as the eighth wonder of the world, is an enthralling architectural marvel. You could also visit a spice garden in Matale where many varieties of spices are grown. Continue to Kandy and check in to your hotel for your overnight stay. (Vehicle at disposal)
Kandy Travel to Pinnawela to visit the elephant orphanage, which provides shelter to a large number of pachyderms. On your way back to Kandy, you could visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. Upon arrival in Kandy, you could take a tour of the city, visit the temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha and later witness a cultural show. Overnight at the hotel. (Vehicle at disposal)
Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (80kms/3hrs) Travel to Nuwara Eliya, visiting a tea factory and a plantation on the way. Aptly known as the ‘Little English Town’ the city was founded by the British as a hill retreat to escape from the warm climate of the lowlands. The region is popular for the lush tea plantations which blanket the mountain ranges. Overnight at the hotel. (Vehicle at disposal)
Nuwara Eliya Today visit Horton Plains in the hills which is home to many endemic loris and purple monkeys. Trek along a 14 km stretch and visit the breathtaking Bakers’ Fall and the proverbial ‘World’s End’ which offers one of the best panoramic views in Sri Lanka. Overnight at the hotel.(Vehicle at disposal)
Nuwara Eliya – Yala (200kms/5.5hrs) Travel to Yala, located in the deep south of the island. Visit the Yala National Park by jeep accompanied by a tracker. The park has a good number of Asian elephants, crocodile, wild boar, water buffaloes and grey langur amongst other animals. Yala also has the world's highest concentration of leopards. Check into your hotel for your overnight stay. (Vehicle at disposal)
Yala – Galle – Bentota (200kms/5hrs) Travel along the beautiful southern coastline to Bentota visiting the port city of Galle on your way. This charming Dutch built town and the 17th-century fort of Galle offer a fascinating glimpse into the colonial past of the island. Continue to Bentota and check into the hotel for your overnight stay. (Vehicle at disposal)
Bentota Day at leisure on the beach. Overnight at the resort.
Bentota Enjoy some fascinating excursions in the region. You could visit a turtle hatchery in the area where concerned locals have established protected areas of beach where visiting turtles can lay eggs and the baby turtles can be safely returned to the water after hatching. Overnight at the hotel. (Vehicle at disposal)
Bentota – Colombo (65kms/2hrs) Travel to Colombo. This highly underrated city boasts a thriving art scene, fantastic culinary delights and high-end brands at bargain prices. The day at leisure to explore Colombo. Overnight at the hotel. (Vehicle at disposal)
Colombo – Departure (40kms/1hr) Departure transfer to the airport for your return flight. (Vehicle for transfer)
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