ARRIVE IN SRI LANKA / KANDY
Our representative will pick you from Colombo International Airport and you will be transferred to Kandy.
Upon arrival proceed on a City Tour in Kandy
Sightseeing tour of Kandy; The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, is now a World Heritage Site, visit the lake built by the last Sinhala King in 1798, the bazzar, the arts & crafts center and a gem museum. Evening visit to the‘Temple of the Sacred Tooth’ containing the tooth of Buddha followed by a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing –evening Visit Kandy Temple and Cultural Show
KANDY / GIRAGAMA / SIGIRIYA
After breakfast check-out and visit to a Gem Museum
gems of sri lanka
The world’s best gems are available in Sri Lanka such as Blue and Yellow Sapphire, Star Ruby and Star Sapphire, Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye, Alexandrite, Topaz, Amethyst, Quartz, Garnet, Aquamarine, Moonstone, Tourmaline When comparing with other countries you will be lucky to buy pure and valuable gems at Sri Lanka for a competitive price. You can get the education about gems, making jewelries and other requests with them. You can buy gold, white gold and silver jewelry at your choice. You can even get them Tailor Made as per your preference.
On completion visit a tea factory in Giragama
TEA PRODUCTION IN SRI LANKA Formerly Ceylon, is of high importance to the Sri Lankan economy and the world market. The country is the world's fourth largest producer of tea and the industry is one of the country's main sources of foreign exchange and a significant source of income for laborers, with tea accounting for 15% of the GDP, generating roughly $700 million annually. In 1995, Sri Lanka was the world's leading exporter of tea, (rather than producer) with 23% of the total world export, but it has since been surpassed by Kenya. The tea sector employs, directly or indirectly over 1 million people in Sri Lanka and in 1995 directly employed 215,338 on tea plantations and estates. The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall in the country's central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in 1867 by James Taylor, the British planter who arrived in 1852.
On completion transfer to Sigiriya and visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Visit Sigiriya UNESCO heritage site
Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high
According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure — Sīnhāgiri, the Lion Rock (an etymology similar to Siṃhapura, the Sanskrit name of Singapore, the Lion City).
The capital and the royal palace was abandonned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century] Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.
Overnight stay at Kandalama
SIGIRIYA / HABARANA / POLONNARUWA
After breakfast check-out and transfer to Habarana
Upon arrival enjoy a traditional village tour
In this tour you can have a ride on a Bullock Cart which will transport through the next phase of the adventure. The journey continues through dense shrub forests, Paddy lands and other home to many forest birds and other wildlife including monkeys, bear, wild hares, python, Mongose, and even elephants. Sightseeing of the rural village life is possible while on the cart ride. Lie back and enjoy the flashes of blue sky through the cover of the trees as the carter expertly guides his animals.
On completion transferred to Polonnaruwa proceed on a City Tour
Visit Polonnaruwa World heritage site
Poḷonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka.
The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first established by the Chola dynasty as their capital in the 10th century. The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site
Currently the new Polonnaruwa is undergoing a major development project known as the "Awakening of Polonnaruwa" under the concept of President Maithripala Sirisena. It envisions the development of all sectors in Polonnaruwa including roads, electricity, agriculture, education, health and environment will bedeveloped comprehensively.
Overnight stay at, Polonnaruwa
POLONNARUWA / PASSIKUDH
After breakfast check-out and transfer to Passikudah
Check in at hotel and relax by the beach overnight stay at, Passikudah
After breakfast full day relax by the beach overnight stay at, Passikudah
PASSIKUDH / ARUGAMBAY / YALA
After breakfast check-out and transfer to Yala. En-route visit Arugambay beach
Check in at hotel and relax overnight stay at Yala
YALA / SINHARAJA
Early morning enjoy a jeep safari at Yala National Park.
YALA (RUHUNA) NATIONAL PARK
The Ruhunu National Park covers 126,786 hectares including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block and these blocks were established in 1938. Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals. More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors. There are 7 Bungalows inside the Park with few Camp Sites.
On completion transfer to Sinharaja
Check-in to hotel overnight stay in, Sinharaja.
SINHARAJA / GALLE
After breakfast do a trekking at Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve
SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. The reserve's name translates as Lion Kingdom. The reserve is only 21 km from east to west and a maximum of 7 km from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Because of the dense vegetation, wildlife is not easily seen at dry-zone national parks such as Yala. There are about 3elephants and the 15 or so leopards are rarely seen. The most common larger mammal is the endemic purple-faced langur. An interesting phenomenon is that birds tend to move in mixed feeding flocks, invariably led by thefearless greater racket-tailed drongo and the noisy orange-billed babbler. Of Sri Lanka's 26 endemic birds, the 20 rainforest species all occur here, including the elusive red-faced malkoha, green-billed coucal and Sri Lanka blue magpie.Reptiles include the endemic green pit viper and hump-nosed vipers, and there are a large variety of amphibians, especially tree frogs. Invertebrates include the endemic common bird wing butterfly and the inevitable leeches.
On completion transfer to Galle
Check-in to hotel overnight stay in Galle
After breakfast full day relax at the hotel overnight stay inGalle
GALLE / AIRPORT / DEPARTURE
After breakfast check-out and proceed on a city tour in Galle Fort
Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbor. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbor or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs.
THE DUTCH FORTH
The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord. Today, the 90-acre Galle Fort shows no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was built inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the Fort’s two half bastions overlooking the sea. The Dutch also installed a sophisticated drainage system, complete with brick-lined underground sewers that were flushed twice a day by the high and low tides. The original gate to the fort was by the harbor. It is still there, marked by the British Coat-of-arms on the front and the Dutch V.O.C. with the Coat-of-arms with a rooster crest, on the inner side of the Fort.
On completion you will be transferred to the Airport for your departure flight accordingly!
Have a safe flight!!