Sri Lanka Heritage Tour

(06 Nights / 07Days)

Places Covered:

(Colombo - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Yala and Galle - Colombo)

Tourist Attraction:

(The Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum, the Natural History Museum, BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall),Sigiriya Rock Fortress, elephant orphanage at Pinnawala, Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Boulder Gardens, Summerhouses and Caves surrounding the Royal Palace, Dalada Maligawa, Royal Palace and the National Museum, Audience Hall, the Bathing Pavilion and Kiri Samudraya, Botanical Gardens, Tea factory and plantation, mountains and waterfalls. )

ITINERARY

  • DAY 01: ARRIVE COLOMBO
    • On your arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you will have a city tour of Colombo.

      You will visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith's quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area where there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kayman's Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple dating to 6th C.B.C., Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall , see the replica of Avukana Buddha in front and the Independence Memorial.

  • DAY 02: COLOMBO TO SIGIRIYA
    • After breakfast you will leave for Sigiriya/Habarana visiting Pinnawala elephant orphanage en route.
      Approximately 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants.
      On arrival in Sigiriya you will be transferred to your hotel, then you will be taken to climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colours.
      The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.
      Dinner and overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge - Habarana

  • DAY 03: SIGIRIYA TO KANDY
    • After breakfast leave for Kandy. En route you will visit Dambulla cave temples, a Spice garden and a batik factory in Matale. On arrival in Kandy you will be transferred to your hotel & then taken on an afternoon tour to the Botanical Gardens.
      To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the "Dalada Maligawa" Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace ("Maha Wasala"), "Palle Wasala"- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, "Meda Wasala" where other close relatives lived. Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion ("Ulpenge") is by the Lake and in the Centre of the lake is the Island called "Kiri samudraya" (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse.Today it is the centre of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture.
      Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Hills - Kandy

  • DAY 04: NEGOMBO BEACH
    • After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya visiting a Tea factory and plantation en route.Nuwara
      Eliya - the ‘Little England' of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains,
      Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night.
      All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (March to May) and the autumn (August and September). These are the "seasons" when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.
      Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel - Nuwara Eliya

  • DAY 05: NUWARA ELIYA TO YALA
    • After breakfast leave for Yala via Ella Wellawaya. Later in the afternoon you will be taken on a 4X4 Jeep safari to Yala national park.
      Yala (Ruhuna) National Park covers 126,786 hectares including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block I (14,101 hectares) and this were established in 1938.
      Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo,
      and many other animals. More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors.
      Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel - Yala

  • DAY 06: YALA TO NEGOMBO
    • After breakfast leave for Negombo visiting the Dutch fort in Galle en route.
      Galle is Sri Lanka's most historically interesting town. It was a major port until about 100 years ago, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbour. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbour or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs.
      Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel - Negombo

  • DAY 07: YALA TO NEGOMBO
    • After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your exit flight