Best of Sri Lanka - $950 (Cost for 2 Person)

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS

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Package Description

Time to discover Sri Lanka! Join us on our trip and discover the best places of our beautiful island. Together we will discover places like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sigiriya, Kandy, Train Trip, Yala National Park Safari and Galle. Are you ready for Sri Lanka? Then book your package today!

Package Inclusions
  • 3/4 Star Hotel accommodation.
    1. Single Tree Hotel (Nuwara Eliya)
    2. Nethmi Villa (kandy)
    3. Senani Hotel (kandy)
    4. The Grand Hotel (Yala)
    5. The Lion Rock Hotel (Sigiriya)
    6. Rawana Holiday Resort (Ella)
    7. Sleepy Head (Unawatuna)
    8. Hotel Silver Sands (Negombo)
    9. Panorama Residencies (Negombo)
  • Daily breakfast at the above mentioned hotel (B/B)
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle including the service of an English and German speaking chouffeur guide.
  • Herbal spice garden
  • Safari Jeep
  • A gem factory and a lapidary visiting
  • Tea plantation Q tea factory visit in Nuwara Eliya
  • All applicable government taxes
Package Exclusions
  • Airfare and Visa charges.
  • Any additional meals / beverages that not mentioned on the above inclusions.
  • Tips of personal nature.
  • Early check-in & Late check-out charges of the hotels.
  • Any other services/ activities/ excursions/ entrance fees that not specified above inclusions.

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Day 1: Airport to Dhabulla/Sigiriya

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

We warmly welcome you at Bandaranayke International Airport & then going to visit an Elephant Orphanage that is situated in Pinnawala. It has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. The orphanage acts as a breeding ground for elephants and visitors get a rare chance of bottle feeding the baby elephants every day. You can also enjoy elephant bathing twice a day. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the abandoned baby elephants found in the jungle.

Dambulla Golden Cave Temple

Then we proceed to a historical landmark city, Dambulla, which boasts of the largest and best preserved complex of Buddhist cave temples of Sri Lanka. These caves, where the Buddhist monks once used to meditate, provided King Valagamba, a 1st century BC king, protection from his enemies. When the king returned to power, he had this magnificent temple built as a gratitude to the Buddhist monks. Statues of the Buddha and that of the Hindu Gods and paintings dating back to the first century can be seen inside the caves. It is the home to the world's most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent images and rock paintings.

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Day 2 : Around Dhabulla/Sigiriya

UNESCO World's Heritage Site Sigiriya

After having early breakfast, we visit Sigiriya fortress, an archeological site in the north Central Sri Lanka. It contains the ruins of an ancient palace complex and is one of the seven world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. This UNESCO World Heritage site is commonly known as 'The Lion's Rock' which is 370 m above sea level. The fortress built on Sigiriya Rock by King Kashyapa (477 - 495 AD) displays ancient paintings of 'Sigiriya damsels' called 'Sigiriya Frescos' done on plaster which are reminiscent of the paintings of the Ajanta Caves of India.

UNESCO World's Heritage Site Polonnaruwa

Then we proceed to Polonnaruwa, one of the ancient kingdoms in the island. This was the capital of the north central province for 3 centuries. Polonnaruwa reached its zenith under king Parakkramabahu (1153-86). The king erected huge buildings and planned beautiful parks as a crowning achievement.

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Day 3 : Dhabulla/Sigiriya to Kandy

Matale Spice Garden

Travellers can also see a rare collection of Sri Lankan spices in the Spice Gardens with descriptive explanations by aids in your language. Ayurvedic Massaging, Meditation and Yoga is also available.

The Sacred Tooth Temple

Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha, as the name suggests, it houses a gold casket which enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha. The Kandy Procession which is most spectacular cultural and religious pageant in the world with elephants decked with golden attire and traditional dances is a rare treat for the visitors coming in July/August.

Traditional Kandyan Dance

This is a form of dance originated from an exorcism ritual called 'Kohomba Kankariya'. It is a religious practice in order to take control of a human body or a place. This form of spiritual possession can be heard from many religions as well and 'Vannam'.

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Day 4 : Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Royal Botanical Garden Peradeniya

Enjoy the tranquil beauty of a huge collection of widely different plants, especially a surprising collection of orchids that you may not have ever seen anywhere else. With a total area of 147 odd acres, a nature lover could stay the whole day there without feeling the time being spent.

Tea Plantation & Factory

Enjoy a complimentary cup of steaming tea and take a guided tour to the Bluefield tea plantation at Ramboda, Nuwara-Eliya. With an experienced guide to explain the entire process of tea-things such as growing, plucking, withering, rolling, sorting, packing, transporting and until you have your steaming cup of tea. You can enjoy your breakfast or lunch at the restaurant, visit the Tea Lounge to taste the finest tea and cakes, and let your kids have some fun in the Kiddies Park.

Ramboda Waterfalls

It is 109m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. Altitude of the falls is 945m above sea level.

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Day 5 :Nuwara Eliya to Tissamaharamaya

Train Trip

Enjoy an unforgettable ride around the mountains, through tunnels and around tea clad hills, and over fantastic bridges with a wonderful train view.

Ella city & Rawana Water Falls

Ella is a small village located in the high mountains. It has a climate that resembles a Hot English Summer. Main Attractions: Rawana Water Falls. 'The name comes from the famous Sanskrit epic 'Ramayana' (Rama's Journey). Rawana is considered to be the demon Rama in the caves behind this waterfall, thus giving it the name 'The Rawana Falls'. Rama was the 7th Avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism.

Buduruwagala Temple

The ancient Buddhist temple is Located on Wellawaya - Hambantota Road, turning off from the 3-mile post, about 5.5 km inside, stands the Buduruwagala Buddhist Temple Complex. It has seven statues carved on a rock and the statues show the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism. With a height of fifty-one feet from head to toe.

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Day 6: Tissamaharamaya to Unawatuna.

Yala National Park Safari

It is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park and Kumana National Park or 'Yala East' for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and along with Wilpattu it was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.

Tangalle Beach

It is a big town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is one of the largest towns in southern province. It is located 195 km (121 mi) south of Colombo and 35 km (22 mi) east of Matara. It has a mild climate, in comparison to the rest of the district, and sandy beaches.

Blow Hole at Kudawella

Hummanaya is the only known blowhole in Sri Lanka and it may be the second largest blowhole in the world. Meaning of the word Hummanaya is the distance a sound of "hoo" can be heard.

Weherahena Cave Temple

A large Buddha statue here is painted with very bright colours. There are hundreds of scenes painted to show the Buddhas life. There are three underground stories and there you can see the shrine room in which the walls are decorated with murals depicting the Buddhas life. Beautiful Unawatuna Beach - Unawatuna is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka. Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and famous for its beautiful beach and corals. It is a suburb of Galle, about 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) southeast to the city center and approximately 108 kilometers (67 mi) south of Colombo. Unawatuna is situated at an elevation of 5 meters (16 ft.) above the sea level.

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Day 7: Around Unawatuna

UNESCO World's Heritage site Galle Fort & Galle City

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. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. 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 Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries."

The Galle Fort

also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored.

Ambalangoda Mask Village

Ambalangoda is a coastal town located in Galle District,Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Governed by Ambalangoda Urban Council, the town is famous for its ancient devil masks and devil dancers.It is approximately 107 kilometres (66mi) south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 13 metres (43ft) above the sea level.

Madu Ganga River Safari

The Maduganga river is a shallow water body in south-west Sri Lanka, which enters the sea at Balapitiya.The Buddhist Amarapura Nikaya sect had its first upasampada (higher ordination ceremony) on a fleet of boats anchored upon it in 1803. The Buddhist Kothduwa temple is situated on an isolated island in the lake. In has high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance, being home to 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals. It might be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.The inhabitants of its islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil.

Review

  1. MB

    An amazing trip and great organization and a good and friendly team. I would like to book next year

  1. Edwin Groth

    Hallo Lashan, vielen Dank für die wunderschöne Zeit! Eine Tour voller Erlebnisse, die ich nie verg

  1. Stefan Mees

    An incredible time we have behind us. Great tour, great locations, clean and good hotels. Keep it up