We start early in the morning, so at 05:00 am you will head straight to the famous Pinnawala Opharanage in Kegalle, where you can mingle with these majestic beasts and enjoy the experience of observing them at close quarters.
Around 09:15am as their feeding time and you can either observe the baby elephants being fed or you can enjoy the experience of bottle feeding the delightful baby elephants yourself. Thereafter you will have the opportunity to witness the fascinating experience of watching all the elephants at their two hour bathing session in the river Maha Oya, which starts everyday around 10:00 am.
After that you will drive on to Kandy, home to the temple of the tooth. Sri Lankan’s most important Buddhist relic- the sacred tooth of the Buddha. After this experience you will have free time to explore the city of Kandy, to walk around the lake, as well as getting a bird’s eye view of the hills surrounding Kandy, the city and the lake from Rajaphilla Mawatha.
In the evening you will have the opportunity to witness a spectacular traditional show at YWCA.
Overnight in Kandy.
Leave for Sigiriya after breakfast.
SIGIRIYA - The spectacular Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, 19 kilometers North East of Dambulla is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The Rock was the Fortress of the "King Kasyapa" who murdered his father and stole the throne from his elder brother who was the rightful heir to the throne. Kasyapa built his fortress in this 182-meter high rock to protect himself from his enemies.
Sigiriya may have been inhabited through prehistoric times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 3rd century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees to the Buddhist Sangha. The garden and palace were built by Kasyapa 477 - 495 AD. Following Kasyapa's death it was again a monastery complex up to about the 14th century, after which it was abandoned. The ruins were discovered in 1907 by British Explorer John Still.
Today Sigiriya is famous for its ‘Mirror Wall’, which consists of poems and paragraphs carved by visitors to the rock many years ago and for its magnificent frescoes of shapely be-jewelled maidens, vibrant colours and the water garden similar to the Ajantha frescoes of India. Sigiriya is in fact, the best-preserved city center in Asia from the first millennium and has been named as a UNESCO world heritage site and 08th Wonder of the World
After completion, proceed o Anuradhapura for site seeing.
This was Sri Lanka’s first capital city founded in the 4th century B.C.It was a model of systematic planning set in rolling park-land.
Anuradhapura today is home to numerous sacred treasures and sites that make it a must visit destination for Buddhist pilgrims,tourists and travelers.
Amidst the Kingdom,the attraction and fascination of Anuradhapura continues unbates as it plays host to several vital land marks of the story of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, highlighted by its marvelous collection of ancient temples, monasteries, monuments , palaces, man – made tanks and parks.
After visiting the main sites commence your journey to the Beach Passikudah.
It is situated in Eastern seaboard of sri lanka between Kalkudah and the Indian Ocean, approximately 35 km from Batticaloa Town. The turquoise blue waters of the bay attracts local and foreign tourist to this wide sandy place under the hot tropical sun to surf,swim or just frolic in the water.
Check in to the Resort.Overnight in Passikudah
Day 3- Day at Leisure at at your preferred resort.
Day 4 – Day at Leisure at Passikuda at your preferred resort.
After breakfast , proceed to Colombo via visiting Polonnaruwa.
You will see ancient places, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings and stunningly beautiful statutes. The majestic king’s Council Chamber, the Lotus Bath, the Lanka Thilaka Viharaya, the rock temple, and the statue of one of Polonnaruwa’s great king’s, Parakkaramabahu, are a few of this capital’s memorable sights.
On your way you can visit the Kaudulla National park where you can see elephants, birds and etc
Proceed to Kandy the last royal citadel situated in the central hills of Sri Lanka with an exotic oriental atmosphere, picturesquely located bordering a lake & river. Kandy is a cultural sanctuary where age-old customs, arts & crafts thrive & flourish. The city's centre of attraction is the `Dalada Maligawa' - the temple which enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha. Kandy is also renowned for its exquisite silver & gems, Kandyan jewellery & handicrafts of wood, brass & silver. The Royal Botanical gardens at Peradeniya, just outside Kandy is another significant attraction that is famed for its rare collection of Orchids and herb garden.
En route visit the 24-acre Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage- known to have the largest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is the home to about 60 elephants, out of which many are baby elephants found, abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. Participants of the tour will be provided with the opportunity of petting these lovable "babies" whilst watching them being bottle-fed. And accompany the elephants to a river close-by and watch them having their daily bath. On completion of the visit, continue to Kandy for lunch in a star class hotel.
In the afternoon proceed on a city tour of Kandy with visits to Peradeniya Botenical Gardens, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Bazaar, a Gem Lapidary and Arts & Crafts centre. In the late evening, witness a Traditional Cultural Show.
Dinner and overnight stay in a deluxe hotel in Kandy.
A full day tour to explore the famous Rock Fortress of Sigiriya also renowned as the 8th wonder of the world. The Sigiriya Rock Fortress was built by a fugitive king of Sri Lanka in the 05th century AD. The rock has an impregnable retreat of steps and stairways with a palace at the very top, now in ruins. In a sheltered pocket on one side of the rock are the famous Sigiriya frescoes. In a gallery, which contained five hundred frescoes only a few remain today. Lunch in a star class hotel in Sigiriya. On completion of tour, return to Colombo.
An early morning departure to Kandy, the Hill capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings that has retained an aura of grandeur which time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its center, it is the site of the renowned "Temple of the Tooth" and the Royal Botanical Gardens home to one of the best collections of Orchids. Kandy and its satellite villages are the center of the islands handicraft industry and its traditional dances are the most spectacular in the country.
En route to Kandy, visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage renowned to have the greatest herd of elephants in the world. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is the home to about 60 elephants, out of which many are baby elephants found, abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared for fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The participants of the tour will be provided with the opportunity of petting these lovable "babies" whilst watching them being bottle-fed. and accompanying the elephants to a river close-by and watch them having their daily bath. On completion of the visit, continue to Kandy for lunch in a star class hotel.
In the afternoon proceed on a city tour of Kandy with visits to Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Bazaar, a Gem Lapidary and Arts & Crafts centre. In the late evening, witness a Traditional Cultural Show.
Dinner & Overnight stay in a star class deluxe hotel in Kandy
After breakfast proceed on a guided tour to explore the eighth wonder of the World - The Rock Fortress of Sigiriya that was built by a fugitive king of Sri Lanka in the 05th century AD. This has an impregnable retreat of steps and stairways with a palace at the very top, now in ruins. In a sheltered pocket on one side of the rock are the famous Sigiriya frescoes. In a gallery, which had once contained five hundred frescoes only a few remain today. On completion of the visit, proceed to Polonnaruwa.
Polonnaruwa - The city that rose to fame as the capital after the decline of Anuradhapura. Its period of greatness was from the 10th - 12th centuries AD. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man made reservoirs, veritable inland seas, the most famous of which is the Parakrama Samudra or the sea of Parakrama, larger in size than the Colombo Harbour. The monuments of this city mainly date from the reigns of Parakrama Bahu and the great King Nissanka Malla. Do not miss the Gal Vihare complex, with the fine sculptures of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha. Lunch will be served at a deluxe hotel in Polonnaruwa.
Dinner & overnight stay in a star class deluxe hotel in Habarana.
After breakfast depart to Anuradhapura - Sri Lanka's first ancient capital, 5th century BC -9th century AD and center of the island's Buddhist civilization. In antiquity and interest, it is the equal of any ancient "buried city". The island's oldest Buddhist shrines; some dating back to 3rd century BC are found here. Impressive white "dagabos"(relic chambers) and monuments, embellished with handsome stone carvings and sculpture, the oldest documented tree on earth - The Sri Maha Bodhi (over 2000 years old), pleasure gardens, beautifully executed stone baths and ponds, a superb irrigation system of reservoirs and canals are the attractions of Anuradhapura.
Lunch in a deluxe hotel in Anuradhapura. On completion return to Habarana - the strategic location for archaeological sight-seeing and natural beauty.
Dinner & overnight stay in a star class deluxe hotel in Habarana.
A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith's quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. The historic Dawatagaha Mosque and the former Eye Hospital are two buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth looking at.
Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. Visit Mlesna exquisite tea boutique, cashew nut shop, readymade garments and all sorts at Majestic City. Visit the Lanka Ceramics Centre, a place where you can buy "NORITAKE SET" or other ceramic items, visit the 'ODEL SHOP’, House of Fashions, Laksala.
Visit to “Ape Gama”, (our village) is a replica of traditional old day Sri Lankan village. This is located in Battaramulla, close to “Diyatha Park”. Ape Gama displays traditional industries, village life style and how self-sufficient old day Sri Lankan society functions in those days, dinner at this place with typical Sri Lankan village experience with some Sri Lankan cooking demonstration.
Snacks will be arranged.
We leave for Galle the first stop is at Kosgoda where we will visit the turtle hatchery, After that, we continue our journey to Galle, Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions.
The Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. When we arrived in Galle we sightseeing the city, visit the Dutch fort, the Galle Museum, an old Dutch church and the British church, We proceed and see the stilt Fishermen sit on sticks while fishing in the traditional way.
Proceed to Ambalangoda to see the Mask Carving. You can find many types of traditional Sri Lankan mask in Ambalangoda. These masks are used in voodoo and other traditional rituals. Carving of wooden Muppets another especially of this locale. Both these types of handicrafts show the marvel of traditional craftsmanship prevalent in Sri Lanka.
We will have a boat trip at the Maduganga River in Balapitiya with his famous 68 islands. After that we can go and visit Bawa Gardens. The gardens at Lunuganga are a rare tropical Eden created by Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s most influential architect. And what started out as an abandoned rubber estate, is now one of the most unique places to stay in the country. Over a span of 50 years, Bawa lovingly made this enchanting house and its gardens his spiritual home, which is known today as his most personal life’s work. The intriguing estate in the coastal town of Bentota has interesting history of evolution.
Lunch will be arranged.
There are 03 golf Clubs in Sri Lanka.
The Royal Colombo Golf Club
The oldest Golf Club in Sri Lanka. Established in 1880, it is located in the capital city of Colombo at the The Ridgeway Links also known as the Anderson Golf Course. It is home to the Sri Lanka Golf Union, the governing body of Golf in Sri Lanka and maintains links with the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Golf can be arranged in morning or afternoon as you wish. Newly constructed practice range is open daily except Monday.
You will be taken to Royal Golf Club and after completion will be taken back to the hotel. Meals provided.
A personalized city walk through the city of Colombo, where you can experience firsthand the borrowed words from the Portuguese to the amazing architecture the Dutch/English left behind, see the vision and love the Englishman had for this land - all while learning and experiencing what being "Sri Lankan" is all about.
Our walks are generally 03 - 04 hours and are conducted in the evening-time allowing the body to battle the humidity levels and experience the wind-down time of island culture. And most of all, to give that photographer in your midst the opportunity to create a masterpiece of Colombo City.
With this personalized walk, we guarantee to engage your senses and set it all a-buzz as you will experience (safe) local food and beverages Colombo City Walks.
Airport Transfers (One way | Car) = LKR 4,000/-
Airport Transfers (One way | Van) = LKR 5,500/-
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