Sri Lanka is a paradise for sightseeing. Visit the Sri Lanka ancient cities with stupendous monuments, sculptures, carvings and huge man made lakes and landscaped gardens. We have taken pride in our place among the treasures of the ancient world….
DAY 1: Negombo / Pinnawala / Dambulla
Early morning at 6:30, we leave for Pinnawala. On the route we stop at a Pineapple garden and after this visit we proceed to the Elephant Orphange in Pinnawala. Around 9:15 starts the feeding time, with the Baby Elephants getting their milk. Around 10:00 the Elephants go for a bath in the river. We proceed to the Elephant riding place, there you can ride on a Elephant through the jungle. After this visit we proceed to Dambulla. In Dambulla we will sight see the city and visit one of the biggest vegetables market in Sri Lanka. After this visit we proceed and visit the Dambulla Caves. The Dambulla Caves date back to the 1st century BC. This is the most impressive cave temple in Asia. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. After we visit the Dambulla Caves we proceed to the giritale hotel.
DAY 2: Dambulla / Anuradhapura / Dambulla
After breakfast we proceed to Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²). We will visit the Sri Maha Bodhi. An offshoot of the historical Bodhi tree under which Buddha became enlightened was planted in Anuradhapura in 288 BC, Abhayagiri Dagaba. This is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage towns and extensive ruins in the world. Ruwanwelisaya Stupa is considered a marvel for its architectural qualities. Thuparamaya Collarbone of Buddha is enshrined in the chetiya of Thuparamaya. It is the first dagoba built in Sri Lanka. Lovamahapaya Also known as Brazen Palace, Lovamahapaya is a complex which was once a structure of its own class. Jetavanaramaya – This is the largest stupa in Sri Lanka. It was the third largest structure in the ancient world. Mirisaveti Stupa – It was built by King Dutugamunu after defeating King Elara. A legend associates it with the relics of Lord Buddha. Lankarama – This is a stupa constructed by King Valagamba in an ancient place. After we visit Anuradhapura we proceed to the Giritale hotel.
DAY 3: Dambulla / Polonnaruwa / Minneriya / Dambulla
After breakfast we proceed to Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa – The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. Sri Lanka’s medieval capital (11th – 12th Century AD) is a well-preserved city of ancient dagobas, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings and stunningly beautiful statues. The majestic King’s Council Chamber, the Lotus Bath, the Lanka Thilaka Viharaya, the Gal Viharaya (rock temple) and the statue of one of Polonnaruwa’s great kings, Parakramabahu, are a few of this capital’s memorable sights. After this visit we proceed and visit a wood carving factory. After this visit we proceed to the Minneriya National Park. In the Minneriya National park we start the wild life safari. After the wild life safari we proceed back to the Giritale Hotel.
DAY 4: Dambulla / Sigiriya / Matale / Kandy
After breakfast we proceed to the Sigiriya rock. Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin. We start climbing the rock. After we are back from the top of the rock and if you would like to you can take a ride on a Elephant. After this we proceed to Matale. In Matale we will visit a spice and herbal garden and the Hindu Temple. After our visit at Matale we proceed to Kandy. In Kandy we will visit the Temple of the Tooth and in the evening the Kandyan Dancers. After the Kandy dance performance we proceed to the ThiLanka Hotel.
DAY 5: Kandy / Ramboda / Labookellie / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast we sight see Kandy City, The name Kandy is derived from the Sinhalese. The Portuguese shortened this to “Candea”, using the name for both the kingdom and its capital Senkadagalapura. In Sinhala, Kandy is called Maha Nuvara, meaning “Great City” or “Capital”, although this is most often shortened to Nuvara. We visit the gem museum, a batic and silk factory and we visit the Botanical garden.
After our visit at the Botanical Garden we proceed via the Ramboda Pass to the Ramboda waterfall. After we visit the waterfall we proceed to Labookellie where we will visit the tea factory. After this visit we proceed to the Tea Bush Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 6: Nuwara Eliya / Horton Plains – World’s End / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast we leave for the Horton Plains / World’s end. Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. The sheer precipice of World’s End and Baker’s Falls are among the tourist attractions of the park. After we visit the Horton Plains we proceed back to Nuwara Eliya.
In Nuwara Eliya we sight see the city and visit a flower farm. After we have seen Nuwara Eliya we proceed back to the Tea Bush Hotel.
DAY 7: Nuwara Eliya / Kitulgala/ Colombo
After breakfast we proceed to Kitulgala. The Kelani River (the broadest river in Sri Lanka) flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar winning movie Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed. Here we go for White Water Rafting adventure.
After we have finished the White Water Rafting we proceed to Colombo. In Colombo we sight see the city.
After our visit at Colombo we proceed back to the airport or your hotel.