8 NIGHTS & 9 DAYS TOUR

9 Days

Itinerary

◼ Warmly welcome to Sri Lanka.
◼ Proceed to Sigiriya.
◼ Visit Sigiriya Lion’s Rock.

Reach the ancient royal fortress of Sigiriya, Lion Rock, one of the most spectacular sites on the island.  Walk through the royal gardens and follow the central path leading up to the stairs of the imposing ochre-colored rock.  Start the ascent, and halfway, contemplate the famous gallery of Sigiriya. Then reach the platform suspended on the side of the cliff, famous for its huge lion’s paws.  Once you reach the summit, discover the ruins of the old palace and enjoy an exceptional panorama of the surroundings, over 370 meters high.

◼ Check in to Sigiriya hotel for overnight stay.

◼ Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.
◼ Proceed to Polonnaruwa.
◼ Polonnaruwa City Tour

The ancient city boasts of many archaeological relics and monuments and is one of the best planned sites in the country. Some of the well-known attractions of this stately city include the Statue of King Parakramabahu, the Polonnaruwa Vatadage, the Rankoth Vehera, the Gal Viharaya and its statues.

◼ Transfer to Sigiriya.
◼ En-Route visit Minneriya National Park.

Minneriya is a small town in Sri Lanka that is famous for Minneriya National Park which is a hot spot for safari lovers because of its abundance of elephants. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area.

◼ Check in to Sigiriya hotel for overnight stay.

◼ Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.
◼ Morning Sigiriya Village Tour.

This village tour gives you a memorable experience in a countryside rural village in Sigiriya. You will enjoy the sightseeing of paddy fields, bullock cart ride, traditional catamaran ride in a lake, visit to a chena cultivation, traditional cooking demonstration in a rural village house and enjoy authentic Sri Lankan foods during this tour.

◼ Transfer to Kandy.
◼ En-route visit Dambulla Cave Temple & Herbal and Spice Garden.

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the central part of Sri Lanka. It is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the country and is renowned for its beautiful and intricate cave paintings and statues.

Herbal and Spice Garden

The “spice gardens” should not be confused with spice plantations. These gardens are better described as “show gardens” with a primary focus on retailing indigenous Ayurveda medicine and small quantities of a variety of spices. The Ayurveda oils and medicines are derived from a mixture of the spices and herbs which are grown locally.

◼ At the end of the day, attend the breathtaking cultural dance show.
◼ Check in to Kandy hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4 :
KANDY

◼ Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.
◼ Visit Kandy Lake & Tooth Relic.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. The temple of the tooth is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple and the relic.

◼ Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

Today, the Royal Botanical Garden is home to a stunning collection of over 4,000 species of plants, including many rare and exotic varieties. The garden is particularly famous for its collection of orchids, which includes more than 300 different species.

◼ Visit to Gem Gallery, Wood carving workshop & Batik Factory.
◼ Check in to Kandy hotel for overnight stay.

◼ Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.
◼ Transfer to Nuwara Eliya.
◼ En route visit Ramboda falls view point.
◼ En-Route visit tea plantation & tea factory.

Here too you can see the tea process at work, how to tea picking, how the green tea leaves end up in drinkable tea through various steps of drying, rolling, fermentation, oxidizing, drying again, followed by sorting and bulk packing.

◼ Evening Nuwara Eliya City Tour.

Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful hill station located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station at 1,868 m (6,128 ft) of altitude, in a splendid landscape. The city pretends to be particularly well-kept and neat, and the always green grass gives to the locality an aspect of “colonial British style". The city is known for its stunning natural beauty, colonial architecture, tea plantations, and rich cultural heritage. You can visit Victoria Park, Lake Gregory, Hakgala Botanical Garden & etc.

◼ Check in to the Nuwara Eliya hotel for overnight stay.

◼ Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.
◼ Visit to Horton Plains & bakers falls. (40 Km) It takes 1 hour & 30 Minutes.

Horton Plains is a beautiful nature reserve located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, near the town of Nuwara Eliya. It is a popular tourist destination and is known for its breathtaking landscapes, unique flora and fauna, and stunning views. One of the main attractions of Horton Plains is the World's End viewpoint, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys. Another popular attraction in Horton Plains is Baker's Falls, a beautiful waterfall that cascades over a series of rocky ledges.

◼ Proceed to Ambewela. (56 Km) It takes 2 hour & 30 Minutes.
◼ Visit Ambewela Farm.

This farm was first established in the 1960s with the aid of the New Zealand Government. A pinnacle of agricultural experimentation and home to some of the best milch cows in the country, Ambewela is also known as Little New Zealand for the uncanny resemblance.

◼ Proceed to hotel.
◼ Overnight stay at the hotel.

◼ Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.
◼ Proceed to Yala.
◼ Yala Safari.

Yala Safari is famous for its abundance of wildlife, including Sri Lankan elephants, leopards, bears, water buffaloes, crocodiles, and a wide variety of bird species. Visitors can experience the thrill of a safari by exploring the park in a jeep accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will provide insights about the animals and their habitat.

◼ Check in to Yala hotel for overnight stay.

◼ Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.
◼ Proceed to Galle.
◼ En-route visit Hummanaya Blow Hole & Unawatuna Beach.
◼ Visit the Galle Dutch Fort and Maritime Museum.

Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.

◼ Check in to Galle hotel for overnight stay.

◼ Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.
◼ En route Colombo City Tour.

Colombo is home to many important cultural and religious sites, including Gangarama Temple & Seema Malakaya, the National Museum of Colombo, Galle Face Green, Old Parliament Building, Independence Square, Red Mosque Colombo, and Colombo Port City.

◼ Proceed to Airport.
◼ Transfer for your onward flight.

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8 NIGHTS & 9 DAYS TOUR