Meeting & Tour Starting Point – Bandaranaike International Airport, Negombo
Cultural attraction – The Lion Rock Citadel, Sigiriya (479 – 496 AD), Polonnaruwa (846 AD – 1302 AD), Golden Dambulla Rock Temple (76 BC – 1778 AD), Kandy the Royal City (1469 – 1815 AD) (All are World Heritage sites).
Colonial heritage – Nuwara Eliya in the central highlands.
Beaches – Bentota.
Arrive at Colombo International Airport, Katunayake. Meet, assist & transfer to hotel in Colombo. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Colombo.
Dinner & Overnight at a hotel in Colombo.
Having taken the breakfast at hotel we leave for The Lion Rock Citadel, Sigiriya (479- 496 AD) (WHS).
After visit Sigiriya we travel to Habarana & stay overnight there.
After breakfast at the hotel, we leave on a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa (846 AD – 1302 AD) (WHS), the great Sinhalese Kingdom.
Highlights: ruins of ancient palaces & temples, renovated ancient temples & stupas. Among the still intact colossal rainwater reservoirs is the inland sea like Parakrama Samudra (The Sea of Parakrama) of 2100 hectares (5600 acres).
Evening: elephant back safari in Habarana.
Overnight is at a hotel in Habarana, located perfectly equidistant between Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura & Dambulla.
Having taken breakfast at the hotel we leave for Golden Dambulla Rock Temple (76 BC -1778 AD) (WHS), home to hundreds of beautiful statues & fine murals.
Thereafter leave for Kandy the Royal City (1469-1815 AD) (WHS) of Mediterranean climate at an altitude of 500m, the last Sinhalese kingdom of Sri Lanka, the gateway to the central highlands.
En route – visit a Spice Garden. Check in at hotel in Kandy.
Late afternoon – Visit temple of the tooth relic of Buddah and thereafter witness a traditional cultural show.
Overnight is at a hotel in Kandy.
Right after breakfast we visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, home to the world’s largest troupe of captive, tamed & trained elephants. Leave for Nuwara Eliya (Little England), colonial retreat of the British Civil servants & planters. Enroute visit a tea factory and a tea estate
Arrive in Nuwara-Eliya and check in at hotel. Afternoon commence on a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Busy market, Lake Gregory, golf course, race course, vegetable cultivation.
Overnight is at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Immediately after breakfast we are on the way to Bentota Beach. En route – stop at Kitulgala for a break.
Overnight is at a hotel in Bentota.
Day at leisure.
Overnight is at a hotel in Bentota, Sri Lanka’s prime beach resort.
Proceed to the airport for departure.