There are many reasons for a vacation in this paradise. Reasons like the warm ocean, palms which move easily in the wind, different climatic zones and a lovely scenery above as well as under the water.
The island is full of cultural historic buildings. The old temple cities are worth a visit as well as the buildings of the colonial times of the Dutch, Portugueses and the Englishmen.
And do not forget the large numbers of beautiful diving and surfing places.
- WATER SPORTS/SURFING & DIVING.
- RAFTING & NIGHT CAMPING IN THE WILD.
- YALA SAFARI & NIGHT CAMPING IN THE PARK.
- TURTLE WATCHING ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT & TREKKING.
- ELEPHANT SAFARI AT HABARANA FOREST & BACK RIDING.
- HORTON PLAINS & WORLD’S END.
- MOUNTAIN CLIMBING & CYCLING.
- MADU RIVER SAFARI & NIGHT CAMPING IN THE ISLAND.
- WALE WATCHING IN THE INDIAN OCEAN & DEEP SEA FISHING.
- HIGH SPEED BOAT RIDE ON THE BENTOTA RIVER.
Above mentioned adventure programs could be organized accordingly.
Arrival at the airport, you will be welcome by our Driver/Guide and the Airport staff. Thereafter, leave to Dambulla, En’route visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage, proceed to Dambulla & small town central location of Cultural triangle. Visit Dambulla Rock caves temple.
Dambulla, The Greatest of Sri Lanka’s caves temples dates from the first century B. C. and contains over 150 Buddha images, Subtly lit for maximum atmosphere . Actually a series of five caves, the Temple is called Raja Maha Viharya by local, But Known simply as Dambulla to visitors.
The entrance is marked by a Large Golden Dageba along a Long Sloping rock face, from where the view of the rock fortress of Sigiriya, about 20- km away. Most of the caves were caved out by hand and some of amazing arrays of Buddha statues are still attached to the wall.
Dinner & over night at lovely small hotel in the wild “ Nice Place Villa”.
After B’fast excursion to Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s first capital, founded in the 05th Century B.C. is situated 206k.m. from Colombo. Attractions worth seeing are : The Sacred Bo- tree , Abhayagiri Dagaba , Jethavanaramaya, Bragen Place, Thuparama Dagaba, Samadhi Buddha, Kuttam Pokuna , Swarnamahali Dagaba , and Mirisawattiya.
There after visit Mihinthalaya,
The Temple of Mihinthale is where Mahinda Thero, the son of great Indian Emperor Ashoka Introduced Buddhism to the king of Sri Lanka Thissa . Mahinda‘s sister Sangamitta carried a off soot of the Holy Bo- Tree was planted at Anuradhapura , where it sill grows as the oldest tree with recorded history in the world.
Dinner & over night at ‘’Nice Place Villa’’
After B’fast excursion to Polonnaruwa
Polonnaruwa , The Island ‘s medieval capital is situated 216 km from Colombo and rose to fame after the decline of Anuradhapura , There is the largest of the man made reservoir. The hug Parakrama Samudra ,see also the ruins of king’s council chamber , The Royal Citadel , The Kumara Pokuna, Royal Pavillon, The Vatadage Relic House , Kiri Vehera – The best preserved of all Sri Lankan’s restored Dagabas; Gal Vihare – The most impressive sculptures are the colossal Buddha images.
P.M. At Leisure or Optional Elephant back Safari through the Jungle of Habarana or jeep safari to Minneriya National Park to witness the wild elephant.
Dinner & over night at “Nice Place Villa”
After B’fast excursion to Sigiriya – Climb The Rock Fortress Of Sigiriya .
Sigiriya a massive monolith of red stone rises Boo feet from the Green Scrub jungle to accentuate the lucid blue of the sky. How over powering, then, this Rock Fortress of Sigiriya Must have been when a place crowned it is centuries ago. Sigiriya (say See-gin-ree-yah) was no gloomy and forbidding fortification, as many other citadels are at the brief height of its glory loveliest royal cities that ever graced the Earth.
There after, proceeds the tour to Kandy, En-rout’e visit Spice & Herbal Garden at Mathale. Visit Spice Garden to see the different spices that in Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and show how some spices are grown and proceed.
Visit Kandy cultural dance and temple of tooth relic.
Kandy – The last capital of Sri Lankan kings which is world heritage site. The name ‘Kandy’ conjures visions of Splendor and Magnificence.
Many of the legends, traditional and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Singhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasingha in 1806, Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar. The Arts craft centers and Gem museum and Lapidary. The evening is the best time to visit the temple and Cultural Dance.
Dinner & overnight at “Senani Hotel” in Kandy.
Proceeds the city tour Kandy en-route’s visit Botanical Royal Garden,
This Botanical Garden was first build as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of tree, plant, and flowers.
Transfer from Peradeniya to Bentota and en-route visit Tea factory and Tea plantation in Kandy.
On the way Visit to Pineapple Garden, Rubber Plantation to Villa Ferola through village road where you could enjoy with Sri Lankan peoples how they are living their vitality.
Dinner & over night stay at Villa Ferola in Mathara.
Breakfast at Villa Ferola Polhena Beach Matara.
Leisure or own activity on the beach at Kosgoda, This is the location where you could enjoy with real live turtles how they laying eggs on the beach and the first Turtles Hatchery in the island found in 1978.
B’fast at Villa Ferola and transfer to the Airport for departure.
|Galle Fort||Bentota River|
|* Turtle farm||* 3 hours by car and boat|
|* Museum of masks||* Mangroves|
|* Batik factory||* Animals like birds, monitor lizards and snakes|
|* Moonstone mine||* Temples|
|* A tour with a boat which has floor made of glass|
|* The old Galle Fort|
Whale and Dolphin Watching
* Start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. In warm Indian ocean you can see Blue whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish.
Warmly welcome at the Airport and Transfer to Villa Ferola Mathara through Colombo. Dinner & over night at Villa Ferola.
After the B’Fast at Villa Ferola, leisure or your own activity at Kosgoda. Afternoon, visit Kosgoda turtle Hatchery which opened 1978 at the small village of Kosgoda to protect the sea Turtle. In the world you could find the eight kinds of turtle and Kosgoda you could see the five kinds of sea Turtles Including Baby Turtles.
After Dinner, Visit night turtle trekking on the Beach to see the Turtles how laying its eggs on the Beach.
Over night stay at villa.
After Breakfast proceed to Yala Safari, en-rout’e visit Galle Dutch Fort, Stick Fishermen, Werahena Temple, along the Costal belt of southern province.
P M: Yala National Park
Start at 2.30 p.m. and proceed to the tour to Yala by Jeep. Yala is the Largest national park in Sri Lanka which is the home for wild Elephants, wild boar, Leopards, Bears, wild Buffaloes, Deers, and Crocodiles. Large Flocks of migratory and Indigenous Birds are also found here. Back to hotel.
Dinner & over night stay at the hotel Chandrika.
4th Day – Nuwara eliya
After Breakfast proceeds the tour to N-Elliya.
Nuwaraelliya, Because of its Invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s Most popular hill resort. N-Elliya is also the hart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the worlds best Tea. Sri lanka ‘s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 Feets) is located here. N-Elliya also has one of the finest 18 holes golf courses in south Asia. On the way to N-elliya , en-rout’e visit very attractive scenery of landscape of Sri Lanka with waterfalls, Tea plantations, vegetables Fields, plains, etc. Walk on the city, shopping of the town and back to the hotel.
Dinner & over night stay at hotel.
5th Day – Horton Plains/Kandy
After very early B’fast at 5.30 a.m. Leaving to Horton Plains.
The Horton Plains are located on a high wind-swept saddle at about 7000 Ft, elevation. The Plains are expands of misty grassland with scraggy trees and Ice-cold rivulets. Visit world end’s considered to be the finest view in all of Sri Lanka. The awesome escarpment drop vertically for about 4000 Ft, hence its named as Horton Plains. Here you could find endemic slender endemic purple monkeys amongst the animal species that can be seen. Transfer to N-Eliya and after proceeds to Kandy. En-rout’e visit Labukalle tea factory where you could enjoy the taste cup of Tea and how producing world finest tea In a factory.
Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical garden, Cultural Show.
Dinner & over night stay at hotel.
6th Day – Kandy city tour/ Dambulla
Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings which is a world heritage site. The name” Kandy” conjures vision of splendor and magnificent. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe
in 1798. Visit the temple of the holy Tooth, Bazaar area, Arts & Craft centers, Gem Museum & Lapidary ext, and thereafter proceed to the Dambulla.
En-rout’e visit the Herbal & Spices garden at Matale to see the different spices for which Sri Lankan is famous for, Here Clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. After proceed to Dambulla.
Dinner & over night at ”Nice Place Hotel “ at Dambulla.
7th Day – Polonnaruwa
Breakfast at hotel & proceed to Polonnaruwa.
Visit Polonnaruwa, which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th 12th century AD, and which is the world heritage city. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal palace, The Gal Vihara where 4 splendid statues of Buddha “upright” “sedentary” and recumbent postures carved out of Rock could be seen,the audience Hall, The Lotus Bath, The Statue of King Parakkramabahu, and the Parakkramabahu Samudrya-a lake built by king Parakkramabahu the Great. There are also Monuments of famous places of worship such as the Siva Temple, Lankathilaka temple, The Watadage, The Galpotta, The Kiriwhera and the remains of former temples of Tooth Relics. On your back to hotel you could also witness a wood carving Factory where you will be shown all the type of Timber & Hardwoods Available in sri lanka and all the creative furniture made by our master craftsmen.
En-rout’e visit elephant back riding at Haberana Jungle where you could see the Real Naturality.
Back to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay at Hotel Dambulla.
8th Day – Sigiriya
After early Breakfast, visit Sigiriya.
Climb the 05th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is world heritage site, built by king Kashspa (477-495AD). The” lion Rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200mtr, from the scrub Jungle. The Rock was the inner most stronghold of the extensive gardens including the Renowned water gardens ring the base of the Rock. Visit the world renowned frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the Rock approached by spiral stair way. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Transfer from Sigiriya to Dambulla Rock Temple.
Dambulla rock temple has been built by king Walagambahu in the first century BC and it is a world heritage site. Also, it is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave Temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq, Meters of painted wall & ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It is contains over 150 Images of Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 Meters.
Back to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
9th Day – Dambulla/Airport
After Breakfast, at Nice Place hotel” and transfer to airport for the departure.
Our courier welcomes you at the airport Colombo. Your tour starts at the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala. Watch the young elephants when they get feed and washed in the river. The tour goes on to Dambulla where you can relax in the “Nice Place Villa” Hotel and enjoy your dinner.
In the morning the tour continues to Anuradhapura where the oldest sacred Bo-tree and the highest Stupa (or Dagoba) of the world lay. Many other antiquities of this 2500 years old town are very interesting too. On the way back to Dambulla, you have the chance to ride an elephant in the Habarana Jungle (on your own risk).
The 3rd day you go first to Pollonaruwa, the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. Some remains of this town still do their duty. The King Parakramabahu ordered to lay out artificial ponds, like the Parakrama Samudra, and a widespread irrigation system. The remains of the King palace, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a lotus pond, the rock temple Gal-Vihara, the old Buddhist university Alahana Pirivena and many more things are waiting for you. After lunch you visit Sigiriya, the lion rock which was extended by King Kashyapa 1500 years ago. Half the way up you can see the beautiful Sigiriya girls made out of stone. On top of the rock the remains of the old King palace and a beautiful scenery are waiting on you. After this 2 to 3 hours tour you are taken back to the hotel.
After having breakfast you visit the Dambulla rock temple which was built by King Walagamba 2000 years ago. In the 5 caves there are 156 Buddha statues and wonderful old wall-paintings and ceiling frescos. From Dambulla you go on to Kandy, the old capital and king town. On the way to Kandy we make a stop in Matale and visit a spice garden where you get to know all the different spices and herbs of the country. In Kandy you check in the hotel “Thilanka” before you visit a performance of the famous Kandy temple dancers.
In the morning we visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, worldwide the most important place for every Buddhist. Afterwards we take a look at the Royal botanic garden with beautiful orchids and gigantic trees. Some scenes of “The Bridge at the Quai” were shot in this garden. Then the tour continues to Nuwara Eliya. The city lies in the highland, almost 2000 meters above. In this area there are some waterfalls and many tea plantations where the famous Ceylon tea is planted. With a visit to a tea factory you get to know more about this popular drink. You will have the chance to try a cup of tea (advice: buy here the tea of best quality). You stay at the “Suni Hill” Hotel.
Early in the morning the journey starts in the direction of Yala or Bundela National Park (depending on the time of the year). We pass tea plantations as well as other plantations and waterfalls and drive through wonderful sceneries to Thissamaharama, where you spend the night. Around 3 pm the 4 hours jeep safari starts through the National Park. With some luck you are able to see wild elephants, leopards, bears, deer, crocodiles, buffalos and different birds. After this unforgettable adventure it goes back to the hotel.
You will go to Kosgoda and stay at the “Garden Beach” Hotel where you will spend your second week of your holiday. The way to the hotel takes us along the South coast of Sri Lanka. We pass the Old Dutch Fort Galle, the traditional fishermen on stilts and fascinating beaches where we can make a short stop for swimming.