Colombo city travel transasia
Tour Plan
  • Day 01 – Arrival and overnight stay in Colombo
  • Day 02 – Travel from Colombo to Pinnawala, Habara / Dambulla, overnight stay in Dambulla / Habarana
  • Day 03 – Habarana / Dambulla to Sigiriya and Kandy, overnight stay in Kandy
  • Day 04 – Explore more in Kandy and stay overnight in Kandy
  • Day 05 – From Kandy to tea plantations and Nuwara Eliya and stay overnight
  • Day 06 – Explore more in Nuwara Eliya and stay overnight in Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 07 – Nuwara Eliya to Hotel in Yala where the National Wild Life Sanctuary, stay overnight in Yala
  • Day 08 – Jeep safari in Yala and later the day travel to Beach Resort in Southern, Beruwala
  • Day 09 – Travel and explore yet another coastal town in southern, Bentota
  • Day 10 – Stay leisure in Bentota
  • Day 11 – Travel from Bentota to Colombo and stay overnight in Colombo
  • Day 12 – After the breakfast, departure to airport per your flight schedule
Full Details

Day 01 : Arrival and overnight stay in Colombo

Meet and assist on arrival by (TBA) Thereafter transfer clients to Colombo. As per your arrival timings the city tour of Colombo will be arranged or on day 11 when you return back to Colombo.

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colombo gale face sri lanka travel transasiaSri Lanka is one of the leading romantic destinations in the whole world. The land of serendipity brings spiritual tranquility and a chance to rediscover oneself.

 

 

 

The beauty of this tiny island is simply breath-taking. Known for its enchanting ancient ruins, endless soft-sanded beaches, imposing mountains, colorful festivals, tempting water sports, dense wildlife, and diverse ethnical groups and off the top hospitality from the local residents Sri Lanka is bound to make you come back again.

Sri Lanka Travel and Tourism brings all this for you right under your fingertips so that you can discover the serene island for yourself. – Your stay in COLOMBO will give you an idea to prepare yourself to explore this beautiful country.

Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Colombo

Day 02 :  Travel from Colombo to Pinnawala, Habara / Dambulla, overnight stay in Dambulla / Habarana

After breakfast check out from the hotel in Colombo and Proceed to Dambulla via visiting the Famous Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela & the newly opened Zoological gardens in the vicinity of the orphanage.

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The wildlife department of Sri Lanka established this orphanage in 1975 on the Colombo Kandy Road. Thousands of Tourists visit this Elephant orphanage every day, as this kind orphanage is one of the rare establishments in the World. Most of the elephants are bought to this orphanage from jungles or from sites where they get injured by falling into pits and wells as well with gunshot injuries created by farming communities, since these elephants go to their cultivation sites and destroy all their cultivation. Some baby elephants lose their parents and such ones are located and directly bought to this orphanage. Today there are about 65 such elephants in this orphanage thousands of tourist both local and foreign visit this orphanage every day and never missed on a tour Itinerary.

An open-air zoo, the first one in Sri Lanka, is set to open to tourists in March this year. It is located near the well-known Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. The government was intended to develop the area into a tourist zone with the opening of the open-air zoo.

Construction of the open-air zoo commenced in the year 2000. There is an internal road network, a security dam, a water tank and other facilities. Four acres of the Zoological gardens are allocated for local animals. Sri Lanka is wildlife lovers’ paradise. It is home to rich variety of wildlife species including, monkeys, crocodiles, and elephants, sloth bears, spotted deer, samba (very large deer), wild boar, wild dogs and different species of birds. This open-air zoo will showcase the native animals of Sri Lanka. There is a special exhibition area for leopards. Tourist heading to Pinnawala for the Elephant Orphanage can drop by the open-air zoo. proceed to Habarana / Dambulla, check in to the booked hotel and in the afternoon or evening you can arrange the elephant back safari tour. 

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Habarana is famous among tourists and locals alike because of the safari rides to the nearby Habarana national park which has a huge population of Elephants. Another reason it is very popular among tourists is because of the luxurious nature-friendly hotels in Habarana.

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Habarana is full of Elephants and this is one of the best places to go on Elephant back rides as well.

 

 

 

Another important thing about Habarana is its unique location, it is very near to two world heritages sites (Sigiriya and Dambulla rock temple), two other world heritages sites (Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa) are only one hour’s drive and there are quite a few National parks near as well. So it’s a great location for history lovers and nature lovers. The Elephant population in the nearby national parks is not that used to humans and there are frequent.

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Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Habarana / Dambulla

Day 03 :  Habarana / Dambulla to Sigiriya and Kandy, overnight stay in Kandy

After Breakfast check out from the hotel in Dambulla / Habarana proceed to Kandy via visiting a famous Spice garden at Matale.

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Dambulla Rock cave temple which is Filled with an extraordinary wall paintings Dambulla is a part of the Cultural Triangle declared by UNESCO is on the main road from Sigiriya to Kandy about 19Km from Sigiriya. There are over 80 caves in the surrounding and some of them have been used by the monks as meditation locations. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain the statues and the paintings. Since it’s founding in the 1 century BC by King Valagamba, many improvements and additions have been carried out to the sculptures and paintings over the years. Hindu statues are believed to be of the 12 century AD and the latest paintings are of the late 18-century.

 

SPICE GARDEN MATALE:  During Past history Sri Lanka known as Taprobane, was world renowned for its Quality Spices. During ancient times the Greeks, Romans and the Arabic maintained their links with Sri Lanka through the spice trade. In the 16th century Ceylon, as it was then known, was discovered by Portuguese who soon began trading in cinnamon and other spices. The Dutch and British followed bringing with them their own history and influences, forming a strong Western presence which created a history of food expressed with spices which can be tasted in the dishes today.

Spices are an essential element of the cuisine of Sri Lanka and the Ayurvedic tradition and a visit to a garden specializes in the cultivation of these substances and an excellent way for purposes of new uses of certain ingredients that perhaps though they knew well. Find cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom and black pepper, to name a few. Europeans can buy the products in their natural state or in the form of oils and potions that are used by Ayurvedic medicine, during the Dutch, very famous spices of Sri Lanka and we export to different countries. That has earned the country the name of “Island of the spices”.

Kandy cultural show – Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The beat a dancing from “Salupliya” depicting several demons, “Thelme” vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed by Kandy lake club dance troop within the span of one hour.

Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Kandy

Day 04 :  Habarana / Dambulla to Sigiriya and Kandy, overnight stay in Kandy

After Breakfast proceed for Kandy sightseeing and shopping tour.

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Kandy is one of the best tourist cities in Sri Lanka, and located 116 Kilometers from the Capital Colombo.  No one will ever want to Miss Kandy in their tour Itinerary purely because of the wonderful location and of the sites and places within the city. Kandy is located on an elevation of 488 Meters above the sea level (1600 Ft) and the focal point in Kandy is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. 

 

 

 

 

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Kandy is also the Venue for the Annual Esala Perahera which the greatest pageant of all time featuring exotic dancers flanked by more than 100 colorfully decorated elephants swaying their heads to the rattling drum beats during the months of July and August each. This city has the capacity to meet all the demands of a tourist and well known as a shopping hub too next to Colombo.
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Also to visit the famous botanical gardens at Peradeniya, Kandy.
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Kandy Botanical Gardens which is also known as the Peradeniya botanical gardens was a pleasure garden and covers an acre of 60 Hectares (Approximately 147 Acres) This garden has many variety of plants over 4000 Species. The orchid house, the Palm trees and pine trees are some of those popular trees within the garden. Some of the trees are planted during the visits of foreign ambassadors as a symbolic sign of their visit to this country. It takes nearly 1-2 Hours to walk along within the garden and some nice locations are within the garden for Photography. A local guide can be hired at the entrance of the park to explain more about this Garden, Return back to the booked hotel.

 

Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Kandy

Day 05 :  From Kandy to tea plantations and Nuwara Eliya and stay overnight

After Breakfast proceed for Kandy sightseeing and shopping tour.

Tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya sri lanka travel transasia

Nuwaraeliya is a beautiful city and the most visited city by Tourist who flock to this country. Situated at around 2000m above sea level and known as the “Little England” this city is very famous for Tea Plantations and mountains which include some of the famous water falls in Sri Lanka. When we are in Colombo we feel the Humidity and the hot weather conditions, but in Nuwaraeliya it is completely different weather as it is very much cooler and comfortable, check in to the booked hotel and late afternoon visit to the city of Nuwara Eliya.

Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 06 :  Explore more in Nuwara Eliya and stay overnight in Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour in Nuwara Eliya.

 

Nuwaraeliya is a beautiful city and the most visited city by Tourist who flock to this country. Situated at around 2000m above sea level and known as the “Little England” this city is very famous for Tea Plantations and mountains which include some of the famous water falls in Sri Lanka. When we are in Colombo we feel the Humidity and the hot weather conditions, but in Nuwaraeliya it is completely different weather as it is very much cooler and comfortable.

 

 

The city is so beautiful and blessed with excellent Nature and during the journey you will be able to stop at one of the popular tea factory to watch the whole process of Sri Lanka tea which has many varieties. You will get an opportunity to sip a cup one of the best teas produced in the World. Many Plantations were established during the British rule and most of the workers whom are from the Tamil community and were bought from Southern India, later these workers were offered Sri Lanka citizenship and today we can see a much better living conditions for them.

From Nuwaraeliya one can visit to many sites such as the Golf Course, Race course, Hakkala Botanical gardens.  

Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Yala

Day 07 :  Nuwara Eliya to Hotel in Yala where the National Wild Life Sanctuary, stay overnight in Yala

After breakfast check out from the hotel in Nuwaraeliya and proceed to Yala.

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This journey will be considered as the longest drive on your Itinerary, but the stops for Sightseeing on the way would not make you feel that the journey is too hassle and tiring.

 

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Yala National park or called as Ruhunu National Park is located in the Southeast of the country and the second largest and most visited National Park in Sri Lanka next to Wilpattu National park. Preserved under the Wild life department, The Park consists of large herd of elephants 05 blocks in which 02 are now open for the public. The Park covers a total of 979 Square Kilometers (378 Sq Miles) and is located 300 Kilometers away from Colombo. There are Six national parks and three wild life sanctuaries in the vicinity of the Yala park and was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 along with Wilpattu national park.

Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Yala

Day 08 :  Jeep safari in Yala and later the day travel to Beach Resort in Southern, Beruwala

In the early hours proceed for the jeep safari to the famous Yala National park. The 4 WD Jeep will pick you up from the hotel and thereafter will proceed on this Safari which would last for about 3-4 Hours. The Hotel will packet the Breakfast for this excursion.yala national park elephants sri lanka

The Area around the Yala Park consists of important ancient civilization and two important pilgrim sites are namely Sithulpahuwa and Magulvihara are situated within the park. Yala Park is one of the best parks in Sri Lanka for Bird watching as it is believed that 215 Species of birds are found here and six are endemic to Sri Lanka. There are also 44 species of mammal’s resident of the Yala Park and leopards in Yala are known to have the highest densities in the World, 25 individual leopards are known to roam in Block 1 and the elephant heard in Yala are known to be from 300-350. The reptile fauna recorded in the Park is 46 and five of them are endemic.

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The visitors are allowed to see the wild animals from 05:30 Hrs. until 18:00 Hrs. and due the droughts the park used to be closed from 1 September until the 15th of October each year and from 2009 to date the closure was skipped as the lakes was filled with water with the use of water dowsers in allowing the animals to stay on in the park during the drought seasons as well. The Jeep safari which starts from the Hotels in the vicinity and covers about 3-4 Hours’ drive with the Breakfast being provided in Packets from the hotels.

 

 

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Return back to the hotel & after refreshing yourselves, check out and proceed to the next destination which would be at the finest beaches of Sri Lanka & you will pass by the famous cities of Mirissa, Tangalle, Unwatuna and Galle prior reaching Bentota.

 

Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Bentota / Beruwela

Day 09: Travel and explore yet another coastal town in southern, Bentota

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing in and around Bentota.

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One of the popular excursion during your beach stay is the Maduganga river safari which goes along the Maduganga River in Balapitiya “Ma Duwa” to Balapitiya The beaches of Bentota are unspoiled and it is possible to wander for miles along pristine stretches of sand with only the roar of the surf to disturb you also to visit the famous turtle farm in Kosgoda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Bentota is also known for the famous Moonstone mines as moonstones were used as jewelry for many centuries including the ancient civilizations starting from Romans to Greek and then French.

Balapitiya river boat safari

There are two places you can take a river safari in the general area of South West Sri Lanka.  We chose Balapitiya and the Madu Ganga (with Ganga Meaning River in the local language) over Bentota and the river that ends up there.  Despite tours from Balapitya being more expensive and nature being about the same as only a few kilometers separate the two, apparently the Madu Ganga river boat safaris are better to Benota’s as the islands you get to visit are more interesting and the trips

 

On the river shores a million shades of green are only interrupted by the presence of birds.  Colorful king fisher’s pose patiently before our cameras and eagles soar high above us.  We take a detour through a patch of mangrove trees that form a cave, barely big enough to fit our boat.  We might not be able to see many wild animals but the water monitors we spot are the size of small alligators and you can easily make a mistake in identifying them, especially when they glide through the water.  What’s more the unusual sight of sweet water jelly fish with their eerily transparent body makes us wonder what else might live in these waters. Return back to the booked hotel.

Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Bentota 

Day 10: Stay leisure in Bentota

After breakfast full day at Leisure at the beach resort, you can take part in hotels animation activities.

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Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Bentota 

Day 11: Travel from Bentota to Colombo and stay overnight in Colombo

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Colombo and continue with sightseeing and shopping tour in Colombo.

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Overnight stay at the booked Hotel in Colombo 

Day 11: After the breakfast, departure to airport per your flight schedule

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After breakfast check out as per your departure timings and transferred to the Airport for the departure flight.

Tour Map

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 say@traveltransasia.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.

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