DAY 01 - AIRPORT / PINNAWELA/ANURADHAPURA / HABARANA
Arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Welcome and assistance upon arrival and transfer to Sigiriya
En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where is an orphanage for baby elephants set up by the Department
of National Zoological Gardens. The Orphanage was established to feed, nurse, and house young elephants found
abandoned by their mothers. Other inmates are those found displaced from their natural environs by development
project or those found wounded.
Proceed to Habarana.
OVERNIGHT STAY HOTEL HABARANA
HABARANA / POLLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA/HABARANA
After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa. Visit Polonnaruwa, which was the 2nd capital
city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a world heritage site.
Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where 4 splendid statues of the
Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock could be seen, the
Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya - a
lake built by King Parakramabahu the great. There are also monuments of famous places of worship
such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains
of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Evening visit sigiriya
Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site,
built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual
beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost
stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive
gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit
the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in
a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway.
HABARANA / DAMBULLA / MATHALE / KANDY
After breakfast proceed to Kandy. En route visit Dambulla Cave temple.
Visit spice garden at Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for.
Here, clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed.
Witness a Cookery demonstration.
Evening visit Kandy city. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy"
conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around
the Kandy lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama
Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary.
Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
Thereafter witness a cultural show.
OVERNIGHT STAY HOTEL KANDY
DAY 04 - KANDY /KANDY
Esala Festival –Kandy
Esala (July/August) is the season of festivals in Sri Lanka and the fullmoon day of Esala is
the climax of some of the festivals. The most magnificent of these festivals is the Kandy Esala
Perahera. A spectacular medieval day pageant is held for 10 nights, climaxing with the Kandyan dancers
and.'drummers in colourful traditional costumes. Kandyan chieftains in edieval court dress, more than
one hundred caparisoned elephants, whip crackers, torch bearers etc., make it an unforgettable experience.
OVERNIGHT STAY HOTEL IN KANDY
DAY 05 - KANDY /N'ELIYA
After breakfast transfer from Kandy to Tea Plantation. Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Transfer from Tea Plantation to Nuwara Eliya. Evening do a city tour of Nuwara-Eliya. Thereafter transfer to Kandapola
OVERNIGHT STAY HOTEL IN N'ELIYA
DAY 06 - N'ELIYA / YALA / TISSAMAHARAMAYA
After Breakfast proceed to Yala to visit Yala National Park Wild Life Paradise. Yala sanctuary is situated in the kingdom of Ruhuna which had an advanced civilization by evidence of the remains of dagabas and reservoirs built to irrigate large extents of cultivable land.
Several irrigation tanks are still visible, together with natural water holes. These sources of water are helpful for the survival of the wildlife. Several natural rock pools contain water throughout the year.
In the southeast, the Park is bounded by the sea. Unspoilt natural beaches and sand dunes provide a beautiful environment. This is surely one of the most spectacular seascapes of Sri Lanka. Far out at sea are two lighthouses which are named as the great and little basses. The extensive parklands that surround the lagoons offer visitors superb locations for viewing animals and bird.
OVERNIGHT STAY HOTEL IN TISSAMAHARAMAYA
DAY 07 - YALA / TISSAMAHARAMAYA / BENTOTA
Leave for the beach resort of Bentota visiting en-route the Old Dutch Fortress of Galle, the Turtle Hatchery and the Coral Gardens of Hikkaduwa by glass bottomed boat.
DAY 08 - BENTOTA / COLOMBO
Checkout from the hotel and continue to the airport in time for the departure flight. Please note that you have to be at the airport 03 hours before the actual departure hour.