Airport / Negambo / Anuradhapura / Mihintale / Polonnaruwa / Habarana / Sigiriya / Dambulla / Kandy / Pinnawala / Colombo / Airport
Day 01
Meet on arrival & transfer to Negombo, dinner and over night stay at Browns Beach hotel or Similar hotel in Negombo.
Day 02
After breakfast transfer to Anuradhapura & sightseeing tour of the 5th Century Capital of Sri Lanka’s “First Ruined City”. Visit Mihintale, Mihintale is known as the cradle of Buddhism where Buddhism was first preached to a king in the 3rd Century BC. Dinner & over night stay at Palm Garden Village or similar hotel in Anuradhapura.
Day 03
Leave for Polonnaruwa, sightseeing tour at the 11th Century Capital of the Island which is famous for it’s sculpture & irrigation tanks. Visit the famous statues and ruins, ruins of some of the magnificent structures such as the Audience Hall, Council Chamber, and Royal Palace etc. Evening proceed to Habarana & overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge or similar hotel.
Day 04
Morning, leave for Sigiriya & climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Visit Dambulla Cave Temple. Later leave for Kandy, enroute visit spice garden in Matale.
Overnight stay at Earl’s Regency Hotel or similar hotel in Kandy.
Day 05
After breakfast city tour of Kandy visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in which is housed the tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, main attraction in Kandy. One of the major highlights is the Esala Perahera which held in during the month of August. Other highlights are Embekke, Lankathilake, Degaldoruwa & Gadaladeniya temples where rare paintings, frescoes & stone carvings are found.
Also the Royal Botanical Gardens covering 59 – hectares with an exotic collection of trees, plants & flowers, is a must.
Kandy is an exciting place for shopping- silverware, ebony, brass, lacquer works, rush & reed ware & gems. Drive along the upper lake to have a bird’s eye view of the hill capital. In the evening visit the Kandyan Cultural dancing show. Over night stay at same hotel.
Day 06
Leave for Colombo via Pinnawala elephant orphanage, where abandoned baby elephants are housed, you can see bathing & feeding of them. Proceed to Colombo, city tour of Colombo & shopping in Colombo.
Leave for Airport with connecting departure flight or if you intend staying longer in Sri Lanka could be dropped for beach stay.
• Accommodation on BB or HB basis
• Transport by A/C vehicle as per itinerary.
• Entrance fees as per itinerary.
• Beach stay accommodation / transport.
• Any other expenses of personal nature.
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