Day 1- Colombo- Habarana
A reception at the international airport by our local representatives.
In the evening, a unique safari experience.
The Mineria National Park is located in the central province of Sri Lanka approximately 182 km from Colombo. The area was designated a National Park in 1997 when initially, in 1983, it was designated a Natural Conservation Area. During our tours, we observed a variety of animals from the area, mainly elephants coming from forests in the surrounding districts: Polonwara and Trincomalee.
With the end of the spectacular safari transfer to Habana.
Day 2 - Sigiriya
After breakfast, we head to the famous tooth of Sigiriya.
Sigiriya or Singari is an ancient rock-hewn fortress located in the north of Matla district near the town of Dambulla in central Sri Lanka. The site is historical and archaeological significance and has rock pillars about 200 meters high.
According to the ancient history of Sri Lanka, this place was chosen by King Casipe as its new capital. The king built the palace on the summit of the rock and adorned the walls with many murals. About halfway up the mountain, the king built the entrance gate to the palace in the shape of a giant lion. This is where the name of the place is derived from, Singhiri-lion rock.
The place that was used, both as a capital city and as the king's abode, was abandoned after the king's death. Until the 14th century, this place served as a Buddhist temple. Today, Sigiriya is and is defined as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is one of the oldest and most planned places in the world.
After being impressed by the rock, we will visit a typical village in Sigiriya. Our tour of the village in Sigiriya will give us the opportunity to impress and experience the life of the locals in Sri Lanka authentically. We will spend time with the locals and learn about the lifestyle in the village. We will learn about the day-to-day jobs in the village which form the routine of the place. Ride a bull carriage, cruise in a catamaran boat and tour the crop fields. Together we will learn how to prepare local food. After all this we will finish the tour with a buffet style lunch served in Sri Lankan style. In this tour, we will actually experience the local life in a real way.
At the end of the tour we will return to Habana.
Day 3 - Kandy
We'll start the day with breakfast at the hotel. After finishing up, we'll head for Kandy. On our way to Kandy we will stop for a visit to the cave temple in Dambulla. It is one of the most impressive temples in Buddhist culture where we can be impressed, among other things, by the development of Sinhala culture. The name Dambula is derived from the word Damba = rock and Ole = fountain.
Further down the road we will stop by to visit the spice gardens at Matale and be impressed by the variety of famous Sri Lankan spices. From ancient times to the present day,Sri Lanka is known for its wide variety of spices growing in its soil.
Late in the afternoon we will reach the city of Kandy and be impressed by this amazing city. Kandi the last capital of the ancient Sri Lankan dynasty is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will end with a local cultural show that characterizes the local culture.
To finish the tour transfer to our hotel in the Kandy area.
Day 4 - Kandy
We will visit the famous Perdaniya Botanical Garden. The park is located about 5.5 km west of the Kandy city in central Sri Lanka. It is an attraction of about 2 million tourists each year and is situated on the banks of the longest river Mahawali in Sri Lanka. The garden has over 4000 different types of plants and is famous Mainly because of the variety of orchids where medicinal plants and palms are impressive.
Later in the day we drive to the river area for river rafting. After experiencing and enjoying a rafting in the White River we will return to our hotel.
Accommodation in the Kitulgala area.
Day 5- Nuwara Elia
Early exit and climbing adams peak. Very early in the morning we will head for the Adams summit for a spectacular sunrise view.
We will continue on our way to Nuwara elia and upon arrival we will tour the place.
Nuwara Elia, also known as Little England, is an ancient town located in the central ridge of Sri Lanka. Here the cream of the British aristocracy used to spend their vacations. Thanks to the cool weather, the British gradually transformed the town into a little bit of England as the building style of the houses and flowers rise from every corner. To this day, this gem has been preserved and for a moment visitors in this area seem to be on another continent.
At the end of the tour transfer to our hotel nearby
Day 6 - Ella
Morning visit and walk in Horton National Park plains.
At the end of the horton hike, drive towards the train station in the direction of ella. There we will board the valley train and travel in one of the most beautiful roads in the world where the train rides.
Then transfer to ella for accommodation in the area.
Day 7 - Ella-Arugam Bay
Morning drive and visit at little adams peak.
We will then continue the drive towards Arganam Bay. On our way we will visit the Rwana Falls and the 9 Arches Bridge.
One of the highlights of this trip is the visit to the nine arches towering 30 meters high. After walking about half an hour in the vegetation we will reach an architectural gem hidden among the fields of the bible. It is even allowed and recommended to hike on the bridge itself and this is one of the things to do on a trip to Sri Lanka. This railway bridge is built entirely of rock along with nine stunning arches built by the British and is located between these stations and Damorda. One of the section of the railway passing between Kennedy and these is known as one of the most beautiful railways in the world.
We will continue on our way towards this cliff. At this point you can view from about 1000 meters towards the eastern slopes of the central mountain range. The 300 meter high waterfall is not far from this point and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka.
Done with the visit to nine arch transfer to argumbay.