A perfect offer for an avid traveler with a passion for unique cultures, lush green valleys, wandering wildlife and golden sandy beaches with an endless view of the azure Indian Ocean. You can discover Sri Lanka at your own pace on this tour which is flexible in order to cater to your needs and expectations.
This is one of the best Sri Lanka holiday deals originally designed for 07 nights/08 days. But, we always cater to our valuable clients requirements and it can be customized for different durations as per request.
Day 01 : You will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality
A Representative from TRANSASIA Silk Road Travel Partner will meet you at the Airport and then proceed you to the hotel in Negombo with your English Speaking Guide cum Driver.
Negombo is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in Western Province, Sri Lanka. The Bandaranayake International Airport is located close to this city. The city is known for its great and olden trawling industry with busy fish markets, sandy beaches, hotels and restaurants. Due to bounty of seafood, the town restaurants are a gourmet’s delight. There are also local handicrafts, batiks and jewelry boutiques on the beaches and shops in the city. Fishing and tourism is the main economy of this city. In the evening relax at the hotel.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo
Day 02 : From Negombo to Dambulla enroute to Pinnawala, the elephants’ orphanage
Breakfast at the hotel and you will be heading Dambulla. En route you will visit Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala.
Pinnawala, an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants is located at this village remarkably known as ‘Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage’. The orphanage has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world and visited daily by many local and foreign tourists. The main attraction is clearly to observe the elephants bathing and feeding which is quite an experience. The orphanage was launched to provide a lifeline to the orphaned baby elephants and adult elephants lost in the wilderness.
Check into the hotel and visit Dambulla Cave Temple in the evening.
Dambulla is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. The popular cave temple complex in Dambulla dated to the 2nd century BC is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. There are over 80 caves in Dambulla, some of which are used for meditation by monks. The Famous Rock temple has five separate caves containing 153 magnificent Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan monarchs and 4 Hindu deities. The Iron wood Forest (Namal Uyana) the ancient garden with a wide variety of plants built in the 10th century and Rose Quarts Mountain range which is 500 million years old cannot be missed while in Dambulla
Overnight stay at a hotel in Dambulla / Habarana
Day 03 : Dambulla-Sigiriya-Kandy
Begin your day climbing Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the morning.
Sigiriya is situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka close to Dambulla. It is a fortress complex of a ruined palace and one of the World Heritage sites declared by UNESCO. Undoubtedly the most treasured historical monument in Sri Lanka and probably the most visited tourist destinations in Sri Lanka, The most looked forward feature of the fortress is the frescoes. Another fascinating detail is its mirror wall. Every step from the entrance to the top is a marvel on its own, and the interesting surroundings makes the tedious climb to the top easy.
Next you will be heading to “Last Kingdom of Sri Lanka” Kandy.
Kandy the popular charming hill capital of Sri Lanka is surrounded by hills, valleys, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. It is the cultural center of the island and a UNESCO heritage city. The sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined at the Dalada Maligawa (the palace of tooth relic) While in Kandy, a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens is a must where you can see around 4000 species of plants and, the arts and crafts center in Kandy, Kandy is a great place for souvenir shopping and to learn about its rich culture and history.
In the evening you will visit temple of the tooth relic and enjoy a cultural show.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy
Day 04 : Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the hotel and you will visit Royal Botanical Garden in the morning and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. On your way, you will see Ramboda waterfalls and tea plantations.
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city is considered to be one of the most important locations for tea cultivation and well known for its cool climate being the coolest area in Sri Lanka. Many of the buildings have still preserved features from the colonial period. Many private homes have also maintained their old English-style lawns and gardens.
The town wakes up with many activities in April for the Sinhalese and Tamil New year. Main allure during April season include the motor and horse racing events.
In the evening you will do Nuwara Eliya city tour.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Day 05 : From Nuwara Eliya to Yala, the wild sanctuary
You will have your breakfast and proceed to Yala. En route you will make a stop at Rawana Waterfalls in Ella.
Yala National Park is located between Southern and Uva Provinces of Sri Lanka. It is the second largest park of the country and is also one of the earliest wild sanctuaries. The largest breed of leopards are found in this area. Probably sighting months of leopards are from January to July. Two prominent pilgrim sites are also situated within the park. The park was severely damaged during the 2004 Tsunami catastrophe.
You will do an evening safari in Yala National Park.
Overnight stay at a Chandrika Hotel, Tissamaharama
Day 06 : Yala to Ahangama/Bentota
After your breakfast you will be heading to Ahangama / Bentota.
(OPTIONAL) On your way you will have short visit to Galle Fort.
Galle the beautiful colonial town along the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka is a city that cannot be missed. Galle is popular for the 300 year old fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 36 hectare fort was built by the Dutch in 1663, surrounded on three sides by the ocean. The streets within the fort are crammed with colonial remnants from the Dutch clock tower, Reformed church and the commander’s house to the British coat of arms on the outer wall. You can enjoy the beautiful colonial architecture, visit the Galle Maritime Museum, the Galle lighthouse, Bodhi tree and the reclining Buddha Statue in the temple.
In the evening you will relax at the hotel
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ahangama/Bentota
Day 07 : Ahangama/Bentota-Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel and stay at leisure until noon and then travel to Colombo “Commercial capital of Sri Lanka”
The busiest place in Sri Lanka is Colombo, the commercial capital of the country. Colombo is a beautiful city with modern high rise buildings amidst old colonial ones making it a picturesque place. Colombo offers a lot for the tourists including the National Museum and the Zoological Gardens in Dehiwala which are worth a visit. Galle Face Green in Colombo, the favourite hangout spot for locals and tourists alike overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean and surrounded by tall buildings. Viharamaha Devi Park with tall flowering trees which bloom during April is a quiet serene place in the middle of the busy city. Colombo is also a shoppers paradise with some posh shopping malls but with very competitive price, compared to that of Europe.
In the evening you will do Colombo city tour.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo.
Day 08 : Departure to Colombo Airport
After your breakfast you will be heading to airport for the departure flight.
End of the tour
This is all the beauty very much unique to the little pearl in the Indian Ocean that diversified landscapes, climates and on top of everything the amazing hospitality from its people, the every single person you happened to meet during your tour, probably never encounter anywhere around the globe! As this tiny Island fades away on your flight back, we hope you carry lasting memories and relish in them until we meet again with your next tour with us. As we, TRANSASIA Silk Road Travel Partner are in the quest of being your exclusive Travel Partner along the Silk Road, inclined to Sri Lanka, earnestly waiting to see your writing to us at email@example.com your suggestions, if any shortcoming had you ever had during your tour with us that will enable us to improve our service exclusively to your fellow travelers and amaze you that we had paid attention to every detail, every single word and letter you shared with us when we welcome you again not as travelers but as old friends.