Colombo / Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya / Kandy / Pinnawala / Nuwara Eliya / Udawalawe / Tangalle / Bentota
Destination : Colombo. Drive : Approximately 1 Hour (31 km)
On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be met and assisted by our Airport Representative, who will direct you to your very own Chauffeur who will transfer you to Colombo, the commercial capital of the country.
Once you check in at your hotel relax and recover from any jet lag. If you have spare time your chauffeur will introduce you to the sights and sounds of Colombo.
Overnight Stay : Hotel in Colombo.
Destination : Polonnaruwa. Drive : Approximately 6 Hours (218 km)
After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa, one of the ruins of ancient Ceylon - the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, this was the Capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th century. A well-planned medieval city defended by enclosing walls (around 5 km. which still remain), graced by palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes. Polonnaruwa is strewn with ruins in a resplendent state of preservation.
The 'Gal Vihara' which consists of statues of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha have been cut from a single granite wall and rank among the true masterpieces of Sri Lankan Art.
Another attraction is the monkeys which have made this place their nesting ground for many years.
Overnight Stay : Hotel in Sigiriya. Drive : Approximately 1 ½ Hours (67 km)
Destination : Sigiriya. Drive : N/A
After breakfast begin the morning by climbing the rock fortress of Sigiriya - a 5th Century "Fortress in the Sky". Built by King Kassapa the fortress was a Royal Citadel for more than 18 years. The lion rock (A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. The majestic Lion’s Paw picturesquely guards the stairway of the palace on the summit. See the famous frescoes of the "Heavenly maidens" of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock and the 10 foot high Mirror Wall. It is said supposedly that this amazing picture gallery is one of the biggest in the world.
Destination : Kandy. Drive : Approximately 2 1/2 Hour (92 km)
There forth leave for Kandy. En route you will visit a spice garden in Matale. You will check in at your hotel on arrival and once you are rested, continue on to your tour of Kandy!
Kandy, the bustling hill country capital is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in the Central province of Sri Lanka, and believed to be the second largest city in the country. It is famous for the pink painted Temple of the Tooth which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Buddha, the Kandy Lake built in 1807 which is an attractive centerpiece to the town and visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens where a rare collection of tropical exotic and indigenous flora including the famous Orchid House could be viewed. Kandy is also famous for its tea, it can be a feast for tea lovers for its freshness and aroma.
Overnight Stay : Hotel in Kandy.
Destination : Kandy. Drive : N/A
After breakfast visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, and later enjoy the Kandyan Cultural show at the Kandyan Arts & Cultural Centre. The show features the graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers culminating in an impressive fire walking display. Other attractions include The Kandy National Museum, Royal Palace Park, Knuckles Range and many more………
Overnight Stay : Hotel in Kandy.
Destination : Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Drive : Approximately 1 ½ Hours (50km)
After breakfast visit the Elephant orphanage Pinnawala which is located in the Kegalle district 90kms from the Colombo city. This orphanage was set up by the government to take care of baby elephants lost or abandoned in the wild. Witness the feeding of the elephants.
Thereafter observe them as they take their daily bath in the river nearby, which offer marvelous photo opportunities. Bath time is enjoyed by all elephants, young and old alike and it is a good time to closely observe their tightly knit family structure. Pinnawala is home for about 84 elephants. Daily feeding times - 9.15 am, 1.15 pm, and 5.00 pm. bathing times – 10.00 am, 2.00 pm, and 4.00 pm.
Destination : Nuwara Eliya. Drive : Approximately 4 ½ Hours (130km)
There forth leave for Nuwara Eliya. The beautiful town of Nuwara Eliya, set in the heart of the Tea country and situated 1890 meters above sea level, is where the British succeeded in creating an English countryside with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. The climate here is rather cold during winter time it is the coldest sometimes there will be frost.
This City is patronized by many tourists visiting the country mainly in the festive season which is in the month of April; some of the attractions at this time are the Radella Races, Motor Races, Hill climb, Golf Tournaments and Exotic flower shows. The streets of Nuwara Eliya are buzzing with excitement with street hawkers, food stalls, horse riding and many more.
Overnight Stay : Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Destination : Udawalawe. Drive : Approximately 4 ½ Hour (165 km)
After Breakfast leave for Udawalawe National Park lies south of the central hills in the island's dry zone. An important eco-tourism destination, the Park consists of dry lowland forest, riverine forest, thorny scrublands and grasslands. One special attraction of the park is the Udawalawe reservoir and the Walawe River which flows through the park. It is most famous for the many elephants that live in the park. It is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and baby elephants – feeding or bathing and playing in the water. Besides the elephants it is also home to water buffalo, spotted & barking deer, wild boar, sambar, jackals, mongoose and more. Though the leopard, jungle & fishing cats have been spotted in the park sightings are very rare. This fascinating park is also a great location for bird enthusiasts. The park has an annual rainfall which falls during the months of Oct to Jan and from March to May.
Overnight Stay : Hotel in Tangalle. Drive : Approximately 2 Hours (78 km)
Destination : Bentota. Drive : Approximately 3 Hours (100 km)
After breakfast depart for Bentota, delightfully located along one of the finest beaches on the South West coast. You can reach Bentota by road on the A2 highway, connecting Colombo. Spend the afternoon at leisure watching the waves as they bounce off the sun-kissed sands. Bentota is famous for its water sports, it is also famous for the ancient art of Ayurveda.
Overnight Stay : Hotel in Bentota.
Destination : Bentota. Drive : N/A
Blissfully spend your time as you wish whether it be indulging in fine spa treatment or relaxing by the beautiful Indian Ocean.
Overnight Stay : Hotel in Bentota.
Destination : Airport. Drive : Approximately 3Hours (99km)
Now that you are at the end of your journey with us, after breakfast your chauffeur will comfortably take you to the international airport in time for your departure flight.
We hope your adventure with us was enjoyable and wish you a safe and pleasant flight back home!