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Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Colombo.
On arrival check-in to the hotel and relax.
After enjoying the breakfast at the hotel, check-out and proceed to Trincomalee. On arrival check-in to the hotel and relax. Later in the evening visit the Nilaveli Beach. Nilaveli is a coastal resort town and suburb of the Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka located 16 km northwest of the city of Trincomalee. A historically popular Tamil village and tourist destination of the district alongside the nearby Uppuveli, the numbers of visitors declined following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War, but have risen again since 2010. Pigeon Island National Park, one of the two marine national parks of the region is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, its many species of vegetation, coral and reef fish contributing to Nilaveli's rich biodiversity. On completion, return to the hotel and relax.
After enjoying an early breakfast at the hotel, check-out and proceed to your next beach destination at Pasikudah. But before leaving Trincomalee, visit the Famous Pigeon Island. Visit the Pigeon Island Sanctuary. (Entry Fee Per Person USD 32). Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island's name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island was designated as a sanctuary in 1963. In 2003 it was predesignated as a national park. This national park is the 17th in Sri Lanka. The island was used as a shooting range during the colonial era. Pigeon Island is one of the several protected areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. On completion, proceed to Pasikudah and check-in to the hotel.Enjoy your beach stay at the hotel.
After the breakfast at the hotel, check-out and proceed to Dambulla via Polonnaruwa. Ancient city of Polonnaruwa. (Per Person USD 26)
Enter the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa. Kings ruled the central plains of Sri Lanka from Polonnaruwa 800 years ago, when it was a thriving commercial and religious center. The glories of that age can be found in the archaeological treasures that still give a pretty good idea of how the city looked in its heyday. You'll find the archaeological park a delight to explore, with hundreds of ancient structures – tombs and temples, statues and stupas – in a compact core. The Quadrangle alone is worth the If you wish to explore mind-blogging ancient ruins, there is no other way you should go, but Polonnaruwa. The famed archaeological park is an eye candy to scout around collecting the pieces of Sri Lankan history hidden inside the tombs and temples, statues and stupas. These impregnable ruins of the place alone will make your trip. Polonnaruwa is another UNESCO world heritage site on the island which houses elaborately carved statues of Lord Buddha and glorious stupas touching the high skies. The ancient city is not only an oasis for seekers of serenity but also the perfect spot to take in the picturesque views of the dry land We recommend experiencing the Polonnaruwa trail in cycle. Have Lunch at a place of Choice (At own cost) (Recommend visiting Priya Mali Gedara).
Later in the afternoon go for Wildlife Safari at the Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park with Entrance. (Per Person USD 37)
Minneriya National Park - One of the main reasons for visiting the beautiful country of Sri Lanka was to see the Sri Lankan elephant in the wild. Minneriya National Park is one of best national parks to spot Elephants in Sri Lanka. It is home to 200+ elephants, monkeys, crocodiles and even a handful of leopards. The Gathering around the water reservoir takes place in the dry season from July to October. Besides from elephants, there is so much more to see. Peacocks, small black bears, crocodiles, deer, many monkeys and beautifully colored birds. On completion check-in to the hotel and relax.
After the breakfast at the hotel, proceed to witness the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. (Per Person USD 32) Sigiriya Rock Fortress - Called by many names including “The Lion Rock” for its initial name of “Sinhagiri”, Sigiriya is near the town of Dambulla and is a colossal column of rock nearly 200m high. It was a royal citadel for 18 years (477-495) when it was fortified by King Kassapa. The architectural and irrigational technologies of Sigiriya, such as the Water Gardens, still baffle engineers. The climb up steep steps of metal with railings passes a wall decorated with frescoes of bare-breasted women. Art experts consider them unique. On completion, visit the Dambulla Cave Temple.
Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple. (Per Person USD 11) The Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The fascination of these caves is not only the statues but also the many intricate and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls, created with indigenous traditional paints. Because of the history, archaeological and artistic implications, the premises were declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1991. The temple has been in use for over 22 centuries and still holds a sense of benevolence and spirituality. On completion, check-in to the hotel and relax.
Afterwards proceed to Kandy and on route make visit to the Matale Spice Garden. Spice Garden - See why Sri Lanka became a globally popular country for its herbs and spices. The environment possesses excellent conditions for growing cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, peppercorn, and other flavorful delights. Learn about the process of growing these natural products using ecologically friendly methods. At the end of your visit, stop in the souvenir shop to purchase some exotic spices from the source. The attraction offers free transport wherever needed between the city and the estate. Note that the law strictly forbids harming cinnamon trees. On completion proceed to Kandy and check-in to the hotel.
Late in the evening witness the Kandy Cultural Show. The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Be wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.
On completion return to the hotel and relax.
After enjoying the breakfast at hotel, Check-out and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. But before you leave make a Visit to the famous Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic.Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. (Per Person USD 11) Temple of the Tooth Relic - The Temple of the Sacred Tooth was originally built by the Kandyan Kings in 1595, to house and honor the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. Attracting crowds of white-clad pilgrims bearing lotus flowers for means of worship, the Maligawa features a myriad of intricate carvings that speak volumes of the architectural values of Kandy. Today the City of Kandy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in part because of the Temple of the tooth relic.
Thereafter, proceed visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden. Explore the Royal Botanical Garden. (Per Person USD 13) Royal Botanical Garden - Home to over 4000 species of plants including an extensive collection of colorful orchids, medicinal plants, spices, palm trees and more, these gardens annually attract nearly 2 million visitors. Greatly contributing towards aspects such as floriculture, butterfly and birdlife conservation and concentrating on the sustainability and biodiversity of the island, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is truly a paradise of tropical greenery, with an abundance of bamboos, lianas and lofty trees to wander amongst.
Afterwards, proceed to Ramboda Waterfall. Ramboda Falls is 109 m (358 ft) 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 945 m (3,100 ft) above sea level. On completion proceed to Nuwara Eliya and check in to the hotel.
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, spend some leisure time in Nuwara Eliya along with a City Tour. Do not forget to visit a Tea Factory. Learn about the Productions of Tea in Sri Lanka - The production of tea involves a tedious procedure of plucking, withering, rolling, oxidizing and drying – a process that requires heavy machines and plenty of manpower. Once in the tea factory, you would generally start out in the plantation itself to learn about how tea is cultivated, then visit the factory where ancient machines pre-dating the industrial revolution wither, roll and dry the tea. There is normally a little time at the end of the tour for a tea tasting, either of one specific type of tea or occasionally of the various specialties of that factory. On completion, return to the hotel and relax.
After enjoying the breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and proceed to Colombo. On arriving Colombo, take a fascinating journey in the capital of the isle paradise to taste its cultural texture, witness its bustling streets, visit bargain markets, and relax while watching the uprising urban lifestyle of the capital. Colombo City Tour - Take a fascinating journey in the capital of the isle paradise to taste its cultural texture, witness its bustling streets, visit bargain markets, and relax while watching the uprising urban lifestyle of the capital. This commercial and administrative hub of the country proves to be a blend of cultures, religions, and socioeconomic classes. Your city tour will cover the following: Gangarama Seema Malakaya, National Museum, Old Parliament, Independence Memorial Arcade & Independence Square, Beire Lake, Odel shopping, Cinnamon gardens, Shopping at Laksala state owned Handicrafts emporium, Lighthouse and Clock tower & Colombo Harbor. You can opt to skip a few of the above locations depending on the time you are required to be at the airport. Don’t forget to recollect the memories of your trip with your chauffer and write your feedback. Afterward visit the Gangaramaya Temple.Visit the Gangaramaya Temple. (Per Person USD 2) Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence. The temple is known for having a young elephant, Ganga. This Buddhist temple includes several imposing buildings and is situated not far from the placid waters of Beira Lake on a plot of land that was originally a small hermitage on a piece of marshy land. It has the main features of a Vihara (temple), the Cetiya (Pagada) the Bodhitree, the Vihara Mandiraya, the Seema malaka (assembly hall for monks) and the Relic Chamber. In addition, a museum, a library, a residential hall, a three storied Pirivena, educational halls and an alms hall are also on the premises Most notable for tourists is the architecture of the Seemamalakaya Shrine, which was built with donations from a Muslim sponsor to the design of Geoffrey Bawa. On completion, return to the hotel and relax.
Breakfast at hotel, check out of the hotel and proceed to Colombo International Airport for your departure flight back home.
Don’t forget to recollect the memories of your trip with your chauffer and write your feedback.
Check in / Check out timings at all hotels is 12:00 Noon