Heart of Sri Lanka (13 Days/12 Nights)
Sri Lanka is a magical island off the southern tip of India; sandy beaches, tropical forests, rich ancient culture. Embark on this journey that takes you not only to the important tourists sites, but also gives you an opportunity to feel the culture and lifestyle of this island country; watch craftsman at work, tea leaves being plucked, explore batik factories, gems being mined.
Day 01 Arrive Negombo Area
Reception and welcome at the airport followed by transfer to the hotel. Relax in the afternoon.
Day 02 Negombo – Dambulla
Leave for Dambulla en-route visit Dambadeniya Rock Fortress & well preserved Tooth Relic Temple In evening visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Day 03 Dambulla
Drive to Anuradhapura to see the oldest living tree, Sri Mahabodhi and other cultural highlights. Return to Dambulla and visit the Cave Temples.
Day 04 Dambulla
Drive to Polonnaruwa & visit a Wood Carving Factory. Later game drive at Minneriya National Park to see the largest elephant gathering in South East Asia.
Day 05 Dambulla – Kandy
Leave for Kandy stopping to see a Spice Garden and Batik Making factory. Visit the Temple of Tooth Relic. The evening is livened with a cultural performance by the Kandyan Dancers.
Day 06 Kandy
Explore and experience the historical and other interesting aspects in Kandy.
Day 07 Kandy – Nuwaraliya
En-route to Nuwaraliya, visit a Tea Factory and plantations. Evening is free to walk in the town and enjoy breathtaking landscapes.
Day 08 Nuwaraliya – Tissamaharama
Drive to Tissamaharama visiting Buduruwagala Rock Sculptures. Option to have a Jeep Safari of Yala National Park in the afternoon.
Day 09 Tissamaharama
Early morning trip to Kataragama to visit the shrine devoted to God Skanda. Evening take a Jeep Safari to Yala National Park with the largest concentrations of Leopards in Sri Lanka.
Day 10 Tissamaharama – Galle
Drive to Galle & visit Galle Dutch Fortress and Mask Museum in the evening. This can be done with your own chauffeur guide or the Galle Fort Walk with the residence host.
Day 11/12 Galle
Spend two full days to enjoy the sandy beaches of Galle or experience the local activities.
Day 13 Galle – Colombo
Drive to Colombo. On route you can stop to visit and experience Lunuganga in Bentota, the local residence and lifetime creation of Mr. Geoffrey Bawa. Guided tour will be conducted in the property. And sightseeing Colombo in the evening with your own chauffeur guide or Colombo City Walk accompany of passionate and engaging local guide.
Day 14 Colombo – Journey Home
In time you will be transferred to Colombo airport for your flight back home.