DAY 01 : Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) and transfer to Negombo.


Check-in at Jetwing Lagoon Resort in Negombo and in the late afternoon engage in a city tour of Negombo including The Old Dutch Fort.




Negombo is a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka. This city is an ideal and liberal place with luxury, tropical life style, for those who want quick access to and from the country’s main international airport and also to Colombo city center. The 100 km long canal network running through the city is still used, and outrigger canoes and modern water-craft ply this route daily, for trade and tourist purposes. Remnants of colonization include the Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses, Administrative buildings, Churches and the ceiling frescoes of St. Mary’s Cathedral. Negombo is known for its huge and old fishing industry with busy fish markets and sandy beaches. There are daily fish auctions, which give tourists a chance to meet the area’s fishermen, buy fish and even organize fishing trips into the lagoon and the ocean beyond.

Relax at the Hotel for the rest of the evening.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Lagoon Resort in Negombo.

Website: www.jetwinghotels.com/jetwinglagoon


DAY 02  : After breakfast at Jetwing Lagoon Resort, proceed to Sigiriya

En-route visit the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala.




Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the orphaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC).

Check-in at Aliya Resort and Spa in Sigiriya and late afternoon visit one of the most popular tourist attractions, Sigiriya Rock Fortress




Sigiriya also known as Lion Rock, the archeological rock fortress or lion -mountain and palace of the Sigiriya is situated in the central province of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya was designated a World Heritage site in 1988. Sigiriya presents a unique concentration of fifth century urban Planning, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, art and architecture, engineering and hydraulic technology. The Sigiriya rock is a hardened magma plug from an Extinct and long-eroded volcano. The Complex consists of the central rock, rising 200 meters above the surrounding plain, and the two rectangular precincts on the east (90 hectares) and the west (40 hectares), surrounded by two moats and three ramparts. This popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings. The Sigiriya was built during the reign of King Kasyapa (AD 477 – 495) during the Anuradhapura period.

Relax at the hotel for the rest of the eveningl.

Overnight stay at Aliya Resort and Spa in Sigiriya.

Web site: www.theme-resorts.com/aliyaresort


DAY 03 : After breakfast at Aliya Resort and Spa, morning engage in an Elephant back safari in Sigiriya.




Elephant back safari in Sri Lanka is not just riding through the jungle terrain and crossing rivers amidst beautiful scenery on the largest land animal, it’s perhaps a once in a lifetime experience! You will get to interact with this majestic fascinating beast. Elephant back safaris are one of the latest adventure related experiences Sri Lanka has to offer, these safari’s not only allow one to view wildlife from the back of an elephant, but perhaps most importantly, provides you with the unique opportunity to share a day in the life of the elephant, the relaxed interaction will help you to understand and appreciate this intelligent animal. Weather it is just viewing surroundings sitting high on their back, feeding them, swimming with them or simply just appreciating them by being close to them, you are sure to enjoy this memorable encounter.

Afternoon enjoy a Wildlife jeep safari at Minneriya National Park




Minneriya national park is situated in the north-central plains of Sri Lanka, Even though it is one of the smallest national parks in the country, covering just 8,889 hectares, it’s a paradise with many natural wonders. The park encompasses the beautiful Minneriya tank, built by King Mahasena (in 3rd century AD). This tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants that come to bathe and graze on the grass as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants, painted storks, open-bills, Pelicans and many other species of waders) that come to fish in the shallow waters.

Evening return to Aliya Resort and Spa, and relax at the hotel for the rest of the day.

Overnight stay at Aliya Resort and Spa in Sigiriya.

Web site: www.theme-resorts.com/aliyaresort


DAY 04 : After breakfast at Aliya Resort and Spa, proceed to Kandy.


En-route visit a Spice Garden in Matale.




Sri Lanka is famous for its spices and spices gardens. These spice gardens offer tourists the opportunity to discover a wide variety of spices available in Sri Lanka. In order to promote and uplift spice growing and spice gardens of Sri Lanka a spice council was established including all key industry private and public sector stakeholders. During early historical times Sri Lanka known as Taprobane, was world renowned for its Quality Spices. During ancient times the Greeks, Romans and the Arabs maintained their links with Sri Lanka through the spice trade.

Check-in at Cinnamon Citadel Hotel in Kandy and in the evening enjoy a Sri Lankan traditional cultural show in Kandy.




This is one of the most famous attractions in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It starts in the evening and runs for more than an hour. The skills of the traditional musicians of Kandy, their drums and dance are very entertaining. An early evening performance by the famous Kandy Temple Dance Troupe incorporates highly rhythmic movements to the sound of temple drums and flutes. Each of the energetic dances performed tells its own story. Traditional folk dance is a part of Sri Lankan way of life and dates back many years.

Relax at the Hotel for the rest of the evening.

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Citadel Hotel in Kandy.

Web site: www.cinnamonhotels.com/CinnamonCitadelKandy


DAY 05   :  After breakfast at Cinnamon Citadel Hotel, proceed to Peradeniya for the Royal Botanical Gardens visit.




Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall. It is managed by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture.

Afternoon – engage in a city tour of Kandy including the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.




Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. The temple houses the relic of the tooth of the Lord Buddha, and is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings.

Relax at the hotel for the rest of the evening.

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Citadel Hotel in Kandy.

Web site: www.cinnamonhotels.com/CinnamonCitadelKandy


DAY 06   : After breakfast at Cinnamon Citadel Hotel, visit The Ceylon Tea Museum in Kandy.




The alchemy of land, sun and rain in the Paradise Island of Ceylon, as it was known 40 years ago, presents the ideal climatic conditions for cultivation of tea. Ceylon now known as Sri Lanka brings a new dimension to tea by producing variations in taste, quality, character and appearance, largely based on the terrain of the region. Ceylon tea with its distinct taste and character has now become the consumer’s favorite cuppa. An essential stop on any Sri Lankan tea tour, this museum occupies the 1925-vintage Hantane Tea Factory, 4km south of Kandy on the Hantane road. Abandoned for more than a decade, it was refurbished by the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Planters’ Association of Sri Lanka.

Afternoon proceed to Nuwara Eliya, en-route visit a Tea plantation & a Tea factory at Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Estate.




Situated approximately 1500 meters above sea level in the heart of Labookellie Estate, one of the finest tea plantations in Sri Lanka, is today a popular stop in an international travelers itinerary – providing an opportunity to experience Mackwoods Tea at its best in the salubrious hill country clime as well as providing an instructive glimpse of the manufacture of Ceylon Tea. The Labookellie Tea Centre has for long been a popular land mark amongst both locals and tourists to Nuwara-Eliya from Kandy for their requirements of garden fresh high quality Labookellie Tea. The Tea Centre has been expanded and refurbished to give its many visitors and customers better service in a more comfortable setting. Mackwoods provides visitors with a free guided tour of Labookellie tea factory, an educational experience in the tea cultivation and manufacturing process.

Check-in at The Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya and rest of the day relax at the hotel.

Overnight stay at The Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Web site: www.tangerinehotels.com/grand-hotel-nuwaraeliya


DAY 07   :  After breakfast at The Grand Hotel, morning relax at the hotel. Afternoon engage in a city tour of Nuwara Eliya.




Nuwara Eliya is often referred to by the Sri Lankan tourist industry as ‘Little England’. While most British visitors struggle to recognize modern England in Nuwara Eliya, the toy-town ambience does have a rose-tinted English country village feel to it, though it comes with a disorienting surrealist edge. Three-wheelers whiz past red telephone boxes.

Water buffalo daubed in iridescent dye for the Tamil Thai Pongal festival mingle outside a pink, brick Victorian post office. A well-tended golf course morphs seamlessly into a rolling carpet of tea plantations. The dusty and bustling center of town is a thoroughly Sri Lankan tangle, but scratch the surface a little to reveal colonial bungalows, well-tended hedgerows and pretty rose gardens.
Relax at the hotel for the rest of the evening.

Overnight stay at The Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Web site: www.tangerinehotels.com/grand-hotel-nuwaraeliya



DAY 08   :             After breakfast at The Grand Hotel, proceed to Yala.


Check-in at Jetwing Yala Hotel in Yala and in the late afternoon enjoy a jeep Safari to Yala National Park.




Yala National Park that consists of five blocks is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Though Yala spreads over an area of 1260 square kilometers, only one fifth of the area is open to the visitors. Four-fifths of the park is designated a Strict Natural Reserve. Adjoining the eastern border of the park is Yala East National Park (Kumana). Of all the National Parks in Sri Lanka, Yala National Park affords the greatest opportunities to sight Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife: colorful painted stork in troops are seen perched at the shores of lagoon where the crocodiles too have chosen to doze off; lovely fantailed peacocks in their resplendent blues and greens parade about amidst the woods where monkeys hang, leap and chatter; in the bush jungle are the Elephants; crossing the tracks and wandering off into the thorny scrub jungle is the star attraction of the park: the leopard. A total of 32 species of mammals have been recorded. The threatened species are sloth bear, Leopard, elephant, water buffalo, Wild boar, spotted deer, and golden jackal.

Evening relax at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Yala Hotel in Yala.

Web site: www.jetwinghotels.com/jetwingyala


DAY 09   :             After breakfast at Jetwing Yala Hotel, proceed to Galle.


Check-in at Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel in Galle and in the late afternoon engage in a city tour of Galle historical city.




Galle is the big unmissable destination in the south. It’s at once endlessly exotic, bursting with the scent of spices and salty winds, and yet also, with its wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings, a town of great beauty. Classic architecture melds with a dramatic tropical setting to create a reality that is endlessly interesting. Built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663, the 36-hectare Fort occupies most of a promontory that’s surrounded on three sides by the ocean. Just wandering the old walls and streets at random yields one architectural surprise after another as you explore the amazing collection of structures dating back through the centuries. Its glories have earned the Fort status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Evening relax at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel in Galle.

Web site: www.jetwinghotels.com/jetwinglighthouse


DAY 10   : After breakfast at Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel, proceed to Mirissa for a breathtaking whale and dolphin watching experience.




With the whale watching season in Mirissa being in full swing and many local and foreign tourists gathering to the Mirissa harbor, The Sri Lanka Coast Guards had increased their vigilance in monitoring the implementation of Sea Mammals Observation, Regulation and Control Regulations. To ensure that the Regulations are adhered to by boat operators and tourists engaged in whale watching, the members of the Rohana Coast Guard base had been observing whale and dolphin watching activities in Mirissa since last year. The coast guards also make sure that the boat operators; crew and the tourists abide the safety precautions and regulations before and during their tour of observation.

Return to Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel and relax at the hotel for the rest of the dayl.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel in Galle.

Web site: www.jetwinghotels.com/jetwinglighthouse


DAY 11   :  After breakfast at Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel, proceed to Bentota.


En-route enjoy a river safari/boat ride at Madhu River – Balapitiya and a Turtle hatcheary visit.




Madhu River is located in Balapitiya, 80 km away from Colombo, close to Sri Lanka southern costal belt. This wetland spreds over 900 heactares of area and most of it is covered with water. There are totally 64 islands in Madhu Ganga. This tour will take around 2.5 to 3 hours and it’s advisable to bring drinking water, Sunglasses and hats. Some boats have adjustable roofing covers. During your boat ride, you can see huge mangrove forest by the river banks. Boats will ride under short mangrove tunnels. You can see many birds and animals that are living in this aquatic environment. The main occupancy of the villagers is fishing. Some are involved in tradition industries such as cinnamon processing. Koth Doowa Rajamaha Viharaya Buddhist temple is located in a small island and there are no other constructions other than the temple.

Check-in at Vivanta By Taj Hotel in Bentota and relax at the Hotel for the rest of the day.

Overnight stay at Vivanta by Taj Hotel in Bentota.

Web site: www.vivantabytaj.com/bentota-sri-lanka


DAY 12   : After breakfast at Vivanta by Taj Hotel, full day relax at the hotel.


Optional: Watersport activities at Sunshine Watersports center in Bentota.

Overnight stay at Vivanta by Taj Hotel in Bentota.

Web site: www.vivantabytaj.com/bentota-sri-lanka


DAY 13   :  After breakfast at Vivanta by Taj Hotel, proceed to Colombo.


Check-in at Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo and in the late afternoon engage in a city tour of Colombo.




Although reclaiming its 19th-century moniker ‘the garden city of the East’ is unlikely, Colombo is rapidly emerging as a must-see stop in Sri Lanka. No longer just the sprawling city you have to endure on your way to the southern beaches, it has become a worthy destination in its own right. The legacies of colonial Colombo’s garden roots are still very much intact along its often shady boulevards. Fort is in the midst of widespread historic restoration of its landmark colonial architecture, while Pettah brims with markets and rampant commerce.

Even traffic-clogged Galle Road is getting spiffier with glossy new hotel complexes, while the seafront benefits from new roads that are spurring hotel construction. Colombo’s cosmopolitan side supports ever-more stylish eateries, galleries and museums. Surprises abound in its old quarters where you can find great local food and discover a characterful shop or tiny convivial cafe. The capital is an excellent start – or finish – to your Sri Lankan adventures.


Evening relax at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo.

Web site: www.cinnamonhotels.com/CinnamonGrandColombo.htm


DAY 14   :  After breakfast at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport for the departure flight.


Tour End

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