Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food make Sri Lanka irresistible.
You might say Sri Lanka has been hiding in plain sight. Countless scores of travellers have passed overhead on their way to someplace else, but years of uncertainty kept Sri Lanka off many itineraries.Now, however, all that has changed.The country is moving forward quickly as more and more people discover its myriad charms. Lying between the more trodden parts of India and Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka’s history, culture and natural beauty are undeniably alluring. It’s the place you haven’t been to yet, that you should.
Few places have as many Unesco World Heritage Sites (eight) packed into such a small area. Sri Lanka’s 2000-plus years of culture can be discovered at ancient sites where legendary temples boast beautiful details even as they shelter in caves or perch on prominent peaks. More recent are evocative colonial fortresses, from Galle to Trincomalee.Across the island, that thing that goes bump in the night might be an elephant heading to a favourite waterhole. Safari tours of Sri Lanka’s pleasantly relaxed national parks encounter leopards, water buffaloes, all manner of birds and a passel of primates.
Distances are short: see the sacred home of the world’s oldest living human-planted tree in the morning (Anuradhapura) and stand awestruck by the sight of hundreds of elephants gathering in the afternoon (Minneriya). Discover a favourite beach, meditate in a 2000-year-old temple, exchange smiles while strolling a mellow village, marvel at birds and wildflowers, try to keep count of the little dishes that come with your rice and curry. Wander past colonial gems in Colombo, then hit some epic surf.Sri Lanka is spectacular, affordable and still often uncrowded. Now is the best time to discover it.
When you’re ready to escape the tropical climate of the coast and lowlands, head for the hills, with their temperate, achingly green charms. Verdant tea plantations and rainforested peaks beckon walkers, trekkers and those who just want to see them from a spectacular train ride.And then there are the beaches. Dazzlingly white and often untrodden, they ring the island so that no matter where you go, you’ll be near a sandy gem. Should you beat the inevitable languor, you can surf and dive world-class sites without world-class crowds. And you’re always just a short hop from something utterly new.
|Day 1||AIRPORT / NEGOMBO
Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here you will be met by our representative and transfer to Negombo.
Negombo was first used by the Portuguese; the Sinhala name “Meegamuwa” means the “group of bees”. Negombo has a small port, and its economy is mainly based on tourism and its centuries-old fishing industry. Negombo is a traditional fishing town in Sri Lanka, and no wonder the town is a gourmet food lover’s paradise with seafood available in plenty. The town has several buildings that date back to the Dutch and Portuguese colonial era. Attractions in the city include the old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 now a part of the prison, the Dutch Canal which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villages.
Overnight stay in Negombo.
|Day 2||NEGOMBO / PINNAWELA / KANDY
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Kandy. En-route visit Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attraction places. The orphanage’s population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild.
Afterward visit Spice and Herbal Garden in Mawanella.
Spice Garden to see the different spice, which spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.
On completion proceed to Kandy.
Kandy – which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historical city about 480m above from sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the Hill Country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka’s last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the 19th Century.
Upon arrival commence Kandy City Tour.
Kandy Lake Round, Upper Lake Drive, View Point, Art and Craft Centre, Gem Museum, Batik, Silk and Woodcarving Factories. Later evening witness experience a colorful show where you will be taken to mind blowing Sri Lankan culture extravaganza. Including fire walking. Get ready for heavy drum beat and acrobatic act.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
|Day 3||KANDY / BENTOTA
After breakfast at the hotel, visiting Temple of Tooth Relic.
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.
On completion proceed to Bentota.
Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Galle District of the Sothern Province, governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 65km (40mi) south of Colombo and 56km (35mi) north of Galle. Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth. Bentota is a tourist attraction, with a local airport (Bentota River Airport) and a handful of world class hotels. It is a destination for water sport. Bentota also delivers an ancient art of healing called Ayurveda. Bentota is famous for its toddy production, an alcoholic beverage made from coconut nectar. It also has a turtle hatchery, located on Induruwa beach.
Upon arrival you can enjoy water sport activities at Bentota River. Jet Ski, Banana Boat, Tube Ride…etc
Overnight stay in Bentota.
|Day 4||BENTOTA / COLOMBO
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Colombo.
Colombo, the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, is a bustling city and a hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation’s south. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its spicy cuisine as well as its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.
Upon arrival commence Colombo City Tour.
Colombo City Tour – Visiting Colombo Light house, Light house with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward (built before the Big Ben in London), Galle Face Promenade with cannons of World War II, South Expansion of the Colombo Harbour, York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture, Slave Island are, famous Hindu Kovil with unique carved gopuram, Nelum Pokuna Theater, Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Town Hall, BMICH, Independence Square, the scenic Beira Lake in the heart of the city, the War Memorial, Public Library, National Museum and many more interesting places.
Afterward start shopping tour in Colombo.
House of Fashion, ODEL, Liberty Plaza Shopping Complex, Majestic City Shopping Complex, Roma Four, Noritake Porcelain outlet, The Factory Outlet, and Laksala… etc.
Overnight stay in Colombo.
|Day 5||COLOMBO /AIRPORT
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Colombo International Airport to catch your flight to Maldives accompanied with all the happy Sri Lankan memories.
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