Extended Tours | 05 Nights & 06 Days
Travel like a Local
Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Bentota
Travel like a Local
Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Bentota
Arrival Transfer / Colombo
Meet & greet at the Bandaranayke International Airport and proceed to a hotel at Colombo.
Later start your Colombo City Tour. During the city tour you will visit Independent Square, Galle Face Green, World Trade Centers, Sri Lanka Old Parliament, Dutch Hospital, BMICH, Avkana Buddha, Town Hall and Viharamahadevi Park & later do some shopping at major shopping malls in Colombo.
Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.
Overnight stay at Colombo.
Colombo / Dambulla
After breakfast depart to Dambulla & climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress, built by the young King Kasyapa in 5th century. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. Combining baffling architectural features and sensual artistic values, the Lion Rock is a UNESCO World Heritage Site .as well as nominated to be the eighth wonder of the world- along with the Grand Canyon and Ancient Pyramids.
The king’s fortress complex was build on the flat top of the rock formation, extending to almost an acre, and the extensive ruins are still visible. The central fortress takes the form of a lion figure with gigantic paws. In English, it translates to ‘Lion Rock’, alluding to the time when travelers could climb through the open throat, “giriya”, of a lion, “sinha”. Today, the only remains are the lion’s gigantic paws, sculpted into the side of a 600-foot-tall rock rising above lush, green jungle.
Next proceed to Minneriya National Park for a 2-3 hour jeep safari.
Later proceed to Dambulla for overnight stay.
Dambulla / Kandy
After breakfast depart to Kandy. On the way visit Dambulla Cave Temple.
Dambulla cave temple is another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka.
Five separate caves contain about 150 absolutely stunning Buddha statues and paintings, some of Sri Lanka’s most important and evocative religious art. Sri Lanka has a long history of the presence and practice of Buddhism. The Dambulla cave temple represents one of the oldest sites for Buddhist monasticism, with a history as a pilgrimage site for twenty-two centuries. The massive cave temple complex is unique in Southeast Asia because monks carved the caves out from rock.
Continue the drive to Kandy. On the way visit Spice gardens in Matale. You will get knowledge about various plants and spices native to Sri Lanka. Next proceed to Kandy.
In the evening visit the Sacred Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy and participate for evening Pooja Ceremony. Visit the museum inside the Temple of Tooth Relic.
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy. 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.
Late in the evening watch cultural show with traditional Fireworks.
Overnight stay at Kandy.
Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast you will drive towards Nuwaraeliya with a stop to visit Kandy view point & Gem Museum in Kandy.
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka.
On the way you will visit tea plantations, a tea factory & water falls.
At the tea plantations & tea factory you will get an opportunity to learn more about Ceylon Tea & see tea manufacturing process.
While in your city tour at Nuwara Eliya you’ll visit Victoria Park. Victoria Park is a place to relax and enjoy the natural sights and clean mountain air.
In the evening leisure at Gregory Lake.
Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya / Bentota
After breakfast proceed to Bentota.
Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as paradise island, parallel to Bentota lagoon.
Here you will visit Mask making shops. Mask making is a popular tradition in Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankan mask artisans ply their trade along the Western, South Western and Southern coasts of the island. Of these, the Ambalangoda area on the South Western coast of Sri Lanka is renowned for its talented artisans.
After that you’ll visit Turtle Hatchery. The Turtle Care Centre at Kosgoda beach is one of 18 turtle hatcheries along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The centre is located in the South Western coastal village of Kosgoda and was establised in 1981. It is also very popular as all five species of turtles that visit Sri Lanka nest in Kosgoda. This is not so with many of the other hatcheries around the island whose beaches host only some of the species.
Then you can join to a Madu river boat safari. A mangrove lagoon joined to the sea by a narrow canal and containing 15 islands of varying size, some of which are inhabited. It is formed of two shallow waterbodies, Maduganga and smaller Randombe Lake, connected by two narrow channels. On the islands and shores relatively undisturbed mangrove vegetation contains a rich biodiversity qualifying the wetland for 7 Criteria of International Importance. Many globally/nationally endangered, endemic and rare.
Beach stay & watersports (surfing, Jet-ski, wakeboarding, body boarding, banana ride, tube ride, snorkeling, diving).
Overnight stay at Bentota.
Bentota / Departure Transfers
After breakfast proceed to Bandaranayke International Airport to take the departure flight.
If in case if the said hotels are fully booked due to any reason, similar hotels will be provided in the same vicinity or nearest location.
|City||Hotel Option 01||Hotel Option 02||No of Nights|
Based on 2 Adults | Room Type: 1 Double Room
|Room Category||Option 01||Option 02|
Per person cost on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
$ 400 USD
$ 540 USD
Per person cost on HB (Breakfast & Dinner) basis
$ 430 USD
$ 600 USD
Per Person Rate
|Location||Amount in LKR & USD|
Dambulla Cave Temple
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic
Colombo National Museum
Above rates includes:
Accommodation at the above mentioned hotels or similar on BB & HB Basis.
Transportation by an air-conditioned car/micro/mini coach.
- Service of an English-speaking chauffer guide.
- Mineral water bottle (500ml) per person.
- Government taxes.
Above rates excludes:
- Cost of snacks and beverages.
- Video and camera permits.
- Entrance fees to sites.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Gratuities & Tips.
- Any other services not specified above.
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