SRI LANKA-Round Tour
SRI LANKA ROUND TOUR-CULTURE NATURE AND HERITAGE
Day-01- Colombo / Anuradhapura
Arrival, welcome & assistance at the airport. Leave for Anuradhapura. En-route visit the fishing village in Negombo which is the center of the island’s fishing community. It is largely Roman Catholic by faith, On completion leave for Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, which is a home to about 70 Elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. Also, accompany the Elephants to a river close by to see them having their daily baths. After that proceed to Anuradhapura.
Night stay at Anuradhapura
Day-02- Anuradhapura / Mihintale / Aukana / Sigiriya
After breakfast at hotel visit the sacred ancient city of Anuradhapura founded in the 04th century B.C a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982. It has the largest number of ancient monuments of the great Sinhala civilization.You will see some of such as Ruwanweliseya Dagoba, Thuparama Dagoba,Brazen Palace,The image of the Samadhi Buddha, The Twin Ponds, Guard Stones and the Moonstone. The ‘Sri Maha Bodhi’ or the sacred Bo tree. the oldest historically documented tree in the world. And The Isurumuniya Temple.On completion proceed to Sigiriya en route visit Mihitale and Aukana
Over night stay at Sigiriya.
Day-03- Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa
After a warm breakfast at the hotel proceed to Sigiriya and climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, built 5th century A.D, see the Water Garden, Bolder Garden, Mural Paintings, The Mirror Wall, The Lion's Paws and the Royal Swimming Pool on top. On compleetion proceed to Polonnaruwa (UNESCO World Heritage Site) the Capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th century, Polonnaruwa is strewn with ruins in a resplendent state of preservation. Of these the ‘Vatadage’the ‘Thuparama Image house’ and the ‘Gal vihara’are the most spectacular and also visit the monuments such as Tivankha Image House , Parakhramabahu Statue ,Watadage , Hatadage & Archaeological Museum. On completion,
return to the hotel in Sigiriya for the night.
Day-04- Sigiriya / Dambulla / Nalanda Gedige / Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Kandy, en route visit Nalanda Gegige and the Dambulla Cave Temple, most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave Temples. On completion leave for Kandy. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show.
overnight stay at Kandy.
Day-05- Kandy / Peradeniya / Kandy
After a warm breakfast at the hotel do a city tour of Kandy - the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings. . Also, visit the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, which was originally the pleasure gardens of the Royalty. Nearly 10000 species of plants are found in this garden and it is encircled by the Mahaweli River. Evening visit the Kandy authentic market and The Bazaar
Night stay at Kandy.
Day-06- Kandy / Nuwara-Eliya
Morning proceed to Nuwara Eliya, or Little England, as it is affectionately known. During the steep ascent to Nuwara Eliya we visit a Tea Factory where we can see how tea is made and have the opportunity to buy a selection of fresh tea. Undoubtedly the best tea you will ever taste!
Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
Day-07- Nuwar-Eliya / Horton Plains / Ella
After an early breakfast at hotel, leave for Horton Plains, The highest plateau in the country. It is one of the very important National parks in Sri Lanka.The most awesome physical feature of the Horton Plains is the escarpment that falls 880 meters to the lowlands. Aptly known as the ‘World’s End’ the view from the precipice of the countryside below towards the south coast is spectacular. On completion returned to Nuwara Eliya and proceed to Nanu Oya Railway station to catch the train and a charming train ride to Ella. Ella excellent base for keen trekkers.
Overnight stay at Ella.
Day-08- Ella / Buduruwagala / Tissamaharama
After a worm break fast at the hotel and start trekking in Ella rock the magnificent view through Ella Gap. Enchanting and spectacular sceneries among the tea plantations. On completion proceed to Yala National park . En route visit Rawana Water Fall & Buduruwagala temple.2.30pm visit yala national park by jeep .
End of the safari back to hotel at Thissamaharama .
Day-09- Tissamaharama / South Beach
Morning proceed to Mirisa / Unawatuna or Hikkaduwa beach . En route visit Mathara largest Buddha statue & Dutch fort in Galle.
Night at the south beach.
Day-10- South Beach / Colombo
Morning proceed to Colombo enroot visit boat safari at Madu river & Turtle Hatchery at kosgoda . Evening city tour of Colombo . Observing the old Parliament, the residential areas and the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall) and visit Fort. Also, visit the Ceramics Corporation Showroom, Majestic City shopping complex and the ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique.
Night at Colombo or transfer to the Air Port for departure.
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