MAGICAL SRI LANKA
9 nights/ 10 days
Traveling around Sri Lanka is an amazing experience. You'll be able to see some of the most beautiful places in the world and take in the culture, history, and traditions of Sri Lanka
This trip is perfect for those who want to experience a little bit of everything—from exploring ancient ruins to relaxing on a beach.
Elephants and other wild animals in Minneriya National Park
Sri Lanka spices
Dambulla Caves & Sigiriya rock fortress.
Kandy, the story of Last Kingdom of Sri Lanka
Walk in the Tea trails in the hills
Horton plains National park
Scenic train trips around Nuwara Eliya
Spot leopard in Yala National Park
Beach stay in Mirissa
Boat trip for Whale watching
DAY 1 | ARRIVAL DAY - NEGOMBO
Our driver guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer to Negombo beach (30 Minutes drive) where you can relax for the day after a long arriving trip to Sri Lanka. Overnight stay in Negombo
DAY 2 | DAMBULLA
After breakfast we will start exploring the island and proceed to Dambulla. On the way, we'll visit the impressive Dambulla Royal Cave Temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, which is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. In the first Cave, you will see a 15 meter long recumbent Buddha image cut out of the Rock. The cave contains many images of deities associated with Buddhism. There are ancient frescoes on the walls and the ceiling, many of which were painted over in the Kandy period. In the Second Cave, the finest and largest of all, there are 150 life- size statues of the Buddha in various postures together with statues of Gods and Kings and the ceiling is also covered with frescoes, depicting great events in the life of Buddha.After our tour, enjoy dinner at your hotel's restaurant
Overnight stay in Sigiriya or Dambulla - 2 nights
DAY 3 | SIGIRIYA | PIDURANGALA
After early breakfast ,proceed to Sigiriya rock fortress. Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of the most iconic monuments in Sri Lanka. It's located in the center of the cultural triangle, and was built by King Kashyapa in the 5th century AD. The king used the rock to build his fortress as a way to provide him with ultimate protection against an attack. He built himself a palace at the top of the rock along with a village for his followers at the bottom of the rock decorated with water gardens containing baths and fountains that still work to this day.The site is also famous for its frescos which depict "Damsels of Sigiriya", which date back to 5th century AD.
Village safari tour; (OR optional Ritigala nature Walk) visit different villages and understand the local way of life and traditions, learn how food is cooked and other information you can ever want to know what is happening inside the villages. We go by tuk tuk, a fun-filled bullock cart ride and paddling through lakes to reach the villages.
Pidurangala rock for sunsets.This beautiful Pidurangala rock offers incredible 360-degree views of the woods and mountains and especially the beautiful view of Sigiriya rock fortress. We’ll climb up through beautiful ancient temples and caves to watch the sunset.
DAY 4 | KANDY
After breakfast, we'll proceed to Kandy. En-route we will visit the Spice Gardens at Mathale. The road to Mathale is lined with dozens of visitor-friendly spice plantations where vanilla, rubber, cinchona, jackfruit, cocoa and cardamom thrive. The area is also famous for kohila (a type of watercress) and small, mild chillies. After visiting the Spice Gardens we will proceed on to Kandy.
Enjoy a city walking tour of Kandy which will include Upper Lake Drive and the beautiful Kandy Lake and Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This Buddhist temple houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha is considered to possibly be the most sacred Buddhist shrine in the world. We will also visit the main Kandy Market and other interesting places.
In the evening, enjoy a Traditional Cultural Show in Kandy.
Overnight stay in Kandy
DAY 5 | NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast, we can do a quick city tour in Kandy covering most scenic viewpoints and then proceed to NuwaraEliya. This is the most popular and scenic route to Nuwara Eliya which covers Scenic viewpoints, waterfalls, tea estates, tea factories, tea gardens, botanic gardens etc.
Nuwara Eliya is known as the Little England of Sri Lanka and is set against a beautiful backdrop of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, with houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. En route we will pass through the beautiful Ramboda Falls. This waterfall is 109 m high and is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and a truly spectacular sight. Next we visit one of Sri Lanka's famous Tea Plantations and a Tea Factory, where we will learn all about the process of making the world famous Ceylon tea.
Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 6 | HORTON PLAINS | TRAIN TO ELLA
Early in the morning proceed to Horton plains national park (1 hour drive from Nuwara Eliya). If you're looking for a place to get lost in nature, Horton Plains National Park is the place to go.This beautiful park is spread over the two highest mountains in Sri Lanka: Kirigalpotta and Totapola. The plateau-like structure along with plains on one end, thick forests and mountains on other make the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.Going about 9 Kilometers of walks though this beautiful nature path, you'll find the world's end which gives you the most amazing view you can ever get in this beautiful island, with a number of waterfalls, fauna and flora in the rocky hills .
Train journey Ella. Train journey is another way to experience Sri Lanka's beauty, look no further than the train ride to Ella from Nanu Oya Railway station. This is one of the most beautiful and much appreciated train route in Sri Lanka. The train ride will take you through some of the most beautiful parts of Sri Lanka, including Tea estates,waterfalls,villages,vegetable lands,farms,wild animals etc.
Overnight stay In Ella
DAY 7 | ELLA
Ella is one of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka. It is a small town that is situated on a highland in the central part of the country. It has been described as being like a fairy tale, with its lush green forests, beautiful waterfalls and scenic views.
Ella has many attractions that make it a great place to visit.
Little Adam's Peak, which is located on top of a mountain at the eastern edge of Ella;
Nine Arch Bridge, which is a bridge decorated with white granite;
Ravana Ella Waterfall;
Ravana Zip Line;
Ella Rock; and more!
Rawana Pool Club
You can do activities in Ella in a flexible way with your preferences.
Overnight stay in Ella.
DAY 8 | YALA NATIONAL PARK
After a 30-minute walk through the jungle, we will visit the 30-meter high Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, beautiful piece of British architecture hidden between the lush green tea fields. We will walk across the bridge and admire the spectacular views over the Ella Gap and beyond.
We will proceed to Yala and stop en route at the famous Ravana Ella Falls, one of the widest and most spectacular in the country. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop.
Enjoy an afternoon safari at the Yala National Park.The park is divided into sections or blocks and we will visit block 1, the Ruhunu National Park. The park is famous for its big herds of wildlife including a large number of elephants, leopards, sloth bears,spotted deer, sambhur, crocodiles and many other wild animals. The park is also home to over 130 different species of birds including resident and winter visitors.
Overnight stay in Yala
DAY 9 | GALLE | MIRISSA
After breakfast, proceed to Galle for a quick city tour via the southern expressway and then to Mirissa.
Galle, where we will first visit the Dutch Fort, a World Heritage Site and the Old Dutch Church. Galle is a walled city surrounded by thick ramparts, built by Dutch merchants who controlled the city in the 17th century. The ramparts are so thick that you can walk along them with lovely views over the city and beyond. Looking out towards the ocean, you can see the old prison and the Galle lighthouse and clock tower.Take a walk along the Pedlar street of Galle, including Lighthouse Street or Zeeburg Street, Leyn-Baan Street (Lijnberg means rope walk), and Modarabaay Street (Modder- baai meaning Mud bay) and see a variety of old dutch houses, visiting a private museum with an impressive collection of Dutch period antiques.
You will have the opportunity to see the famous Sri Lankan stilt fishermen balanced on their stilts in the ocean. This is one of the most interesting traditional fishing methods in Sri Lanka and an iconic image of Sri Lanka.
Transfer to your beach hotel for your final night of this itinerary. Evening is at your leisure.
DAY 10 | AIRPORT TRANSFER
Transfer to Colombo International Airport for your onward flight Or spend more days on the beach at your preference
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