Highlights of Sri Lanka






Bonus offer: 10% Discount Highlights: Dambulla - Negombo - Minneriya - Pidurangala - Kandy - Udawalawa - Tissamaharama - Yala National Park - Galle - Down South Beach Other departures : Manchester - £1375, Birmingham - £1309, Edinburgh - £1355 Hotels:
Dambulla - The Paradise Resort & Spa
Kandy - Amaya Hills
Udawalawe - Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort
Thissamaharama - Chandrika Hotel
Beruwela - The Palms Itinerary:
Day 01: Airport
Dambulla
Welcome to Sri Lanka!
Meet, greet and assist by our representative and transfer from Airport to Dambulla. (Approximately 3 ½ hours’ drive).
Arrive and check in at the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight Stay in Dambulla. Day 02: Negombo
Minneriya
Dambulla
Morning at leisure. 10.00 am enjoy a village safari including a bullock cart ride, catamaran ride on the lake, lunch with a local family by the paddy field and a tuk-tuk ride. Make a visit to a village in Sri Lanka. Make a cart ride through the village, rice fields. Later make a short walk (a about 15 minutes) to the tank, to make a boat ride of about 20 minutes to a nearby vegetable field of the village. Enjoy cookery demonstration at local village
Thereafter go on a safari to Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National park- located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997. Located in the centre of the cultural triangle, Minneriya is a good alternative to the busier parks in the south and it's easy to weave in a day here between visiting the ancient cities. it is possible to see herds of up to 150 elephants feeding and washing, as well as toque macaques, sambar deers. Thereafter, return to hotel. Overnight Stay in Dambulla. Day 03: Dambulla
Pidurangala
Kandy
Early Breakfast, climb up the Pidurangala Rock. Pidurangala - This rock has a much more natural feel, despite also housing a Buddhist temple. Pidurangala Rock is adjacent to Sigiriya Rock and is the best viewing spot of Sigiriya Rock as it is only slightly lower. Pidurangala is a popular spot for sunrise as you can enjoy 360-degree views of not only the valleys but also Sigiriya Rock. It is believed that the history of the temple at Pidurangala goes back beyond to the first and second century BC. From those days Pidurangala was used as a Buddhist monastery and but became a prominent place during the reign of King Kashyapa (473 – 495 AC). According to ancient chronicles, Prince Kashyapa had killed his father King Dhatusena and fled to Sigiriya to find out a more secure place to prevent retaliation attacks from his half-brother, Mugalan. With the arrival of King Kashyapa, the Bhikkus who medidated there were requested to move to the nearby Pidurangala. As compensation, King Kashyapa refurbished the temple and made it a prominent place. Thereafter, proceed to Kandy. (Approximately 2 hours’ drive) Often referred to as the hill capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy offers a diverse variety of experiences to its visitors ranging from history, culture and simple scenic beauty coupled with a touch of urbanity. It was the last Sinhalese Kingdom that fell under British rule in 1815. The journey to this mellow weathered city can be quite enjoyable, particularly by train owing to the scenic delights that lie alongside. The city’s colonial architecture has been preserved well even in the backdrop of rapid urbanization. Close to the city’s centre is the prime landmark - Sri Dalada Maligawa that houses the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Apart from the ancient monuments of the Kandyan era, the delightful jumble of antique shops and the bustling market in the city also make up for interesting places of visit. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Witness a cultural dance show and also visit temple of the tooth relic in the evening. Temple of the 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 located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple. Thereafter, return to hotel and relax. Overnight Stay in Kandy. Day 04: Kandy
Udawalawa
Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter, leave for Udawalawa. (Approximately 4 ½ hours’ drive) En route visit Elephant Transit Home. (please note daily feeding time at 9.00 am, 12.00 pm, 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm). If you are a wildlife enthusiast, the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe run by the Born Free Foundation is definitely a must-visit. Located about 5 km away from the Udawalawe National Park, it is a halfway house that cares for wounded adult elephants and orphaned, baby elephants. The complex usually houses about 50 elephants during any time of the year. Apart from caring for the sick and orphaned animals, it also rehabilitates them before they are released into the wild. Although the visitors are not permitted to be with the elephants up-close and personal, the feeding times of baby elephants scheduled four times daily (9 am, 12 noon, 3 pm and 6 pm) are wonderful opportunities to observe them and can be quite a pleasurable experience. Thereafter, in the afternoon do jeep safari in Udawalawa National Park. Home to scenic landscapes and rare wildlife that rival the savannah reserves of Africa, the Udawalawe National Park is a treasure of this emerald isle. Nourished by the Udawala reservoir, the park is located between the Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces, stretching over 30,000 hectares. It is most popular for elephant sightings as the verdure shelters close to 500 jumbos. The riches within the park do not end there; flocks of sambar deer, wild buffaloes, bandicoots, foxes, water-monitor lizards, crocodiles, sloth bears, the occasional leopards and a wealth of reptiles and birds can also be observed in their natural habitats.
Arrive and check in at the hotel.
Overnight Stay in Udawalawe Day 05: Udawalawa
Tissamaharama (Yala)
After the breakfast leave for Tissamaharama (Yala). (Approximately 1 hour’ drive). Afternoon do jeep safari in Yala National park for trekking expedition. Yala National Park - Yala National Park is famous for big herds of elephants, large number of leopards, spotted deer, sambar, crocodiles, mongoose, wild boars, wild buffaloes and many other animals. More than 130 bird species have been recorded which include the resident birds and winter visitors. The common birds found here are spot-billed pelicans, cormorants, egrets, spoonbills, herons, storks, ibises, bitterns, Indian moorhens, white-breasted water hens. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening relaxes at the hotel.
Overnight Stay in Tissamaharama (Yala). Day 06: Tissamaharama (Yala)
Galle
Down South Beach
After breakfast leave for beach via visit Galle. (Approximately 4 ½ hours’ drive) Galle Fort-in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage. Thereafter proceed to Beach. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening spend relax at the hotel. Overnight Stay in Beach. Day 07: Down South Beach
Breakfast in the hotel. Full day leisure at the hotel.
Overnight Stay in Beach

Day 08: Down South Beach
Airport
Breakfast in hotel. According to your flight time check out from the hotel and leave to the airport (Approximately 4 hours’ drive)




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Airport taxes
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Entrance fees to all places specified in the Itinerary
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