Another magnificent tour that you will never forget!
Pick up from Bandaranaike International Airport or you may directly check in hotel as specified since the tour commence on Day 2.
Colombo Cinnamon Red Hotel
After breakfast, proceeds to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage the home for young Elephants who have been displaced or lost from their natural habitat. This is the only such sanctuary in the world; you will watch the beasts gamboling in the water and being fed their quota of milk from handheld. Then proceed to Habarana via Dambulla visiting rock cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (since 1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is precisely situated 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. Then proceed to 5th century rock fortress Sigiriya consists of an ancient citadel built by King Kashyapa during the 5th century. The Sigiriya site contains the ruins of an upper palace located on the flat top of the rock, a mid-level terrace that includes the Lion Gate and the mirror wall with its frescoes, the lower palaces located behind the lavish lower gardens, and moats and ramparts which protected the citadel. The site was both a palace and a fortress. The upper palace on the top of the rock includes cisterns cut into the rock that still retain water. The moats and walls that surround the lower palace are still exquisitely beautiful. After visiting Sigiriya proceed to your hotel stay overnight.
Chaaya Village- Habarana
After breakfast if prevailing weather conditions are conducive, proceed to Minneriya sanctuary. Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa and Trincomalee districts.
Then proceed to your hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Chaaya Village – Habarana
After breakfast drive to Kandy via Matale. Your en route visit some spice garden and Handicraft centers traditional self employment In Matale and proceed to Kandy you may do a city tour to the focal point of the town is the golden-roofed most venerated temple in the Island ‘Dalada Maligawa’, where the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined. There are numerous shrines and temples in and around Kandy, Also, seeing the Kandy Lake and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens if time permits and back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Dinner & Overnight stay at Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy.
In the morning proceed to Hill country Nuwara Eliya, which is the heart of the Tea country located at an elevation of approximately 1980 meters in the central highs, which offer north tropical and cool mountain climate. In the nights the temperatures fall low enough as 120C in atmosphere. Visit a tea factory have a “Ceylon tea” sip off in the evening and return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Grand Hotel – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast leave to Hambantota via Ella road in the morning and check in to selected star class hotel, situated at bordering the Yala Wildlife Sanctuary and the ocean. With 10 acres of jungle life and miles of beach, a true nature resort of untamed beauty with luxury. Visit to Kataragama, one of the most popular and sacred pilgrimage sites of Sri Lanka. Dinner and overnight stay
Cinnamon Wild Hotel – Yala
After breakfast, from the hotel you can take a ride to have a closer experience with the wildlife. This Yala National Park is the 2nd largest in the country and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The place consists of a variety of wild animals and notable for its Elephants, Leopards, and Colorful Birds. overnight stay at
Cinnamon Wild Hotel – Yala
DAY 8 & DAY 9
Today morning proceed along the south east coast towards to southern capital Galle. Visit Galle fort and National Maritime Museum, some Dutch, British era buildings and in the afternoon drive along the coastal line up to Hikkaduwa it is a paradise for beach lovers. There are many interesting sites and excursions are widely open for explorers such as in glass bottom boat ride to view sea corals, “Maadu Ganga” river ride in canoe or boat surrounded by many mangroves in natural habitat, view various kinds of tropical fish, also turtle conservation sites are open for tourists in near vicinity or optionally you may snorkeling, diving, sea water sports or surfing or either leisurely lay down on the beach and next day also leisure at beach or visiting interesting sites as mentioned above.
Chaaya Tranz Hotel – Hikkaduwa
After breakfast and a few good days of travel, ready for departure, proceed to BIA- Katunayaka via Colombo.
Tour Price Per Person US$ *(as per twin sharing basis) with selected star class hotel and basis as in the itinerary.
Half Board basis twin sharing (double room) with transportation and English speaking chauffeur guide per person ……..US$ 855/=
- Accommodation in all the hotels on twin sharing basis as per mentioned above.
- Bed, Breakfast and dinner on daily basis as mentioned above.
- All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Expenditure tax wherever applicable.
- All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, by A/C coach.
- Services of English speaking chauffeur guide /driver.
- Any snacks, lunch, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any airfare or airport tax.
- Insurance, Tips, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature.
- Charges for photographing/ camera fees.
- Early Check In / Late Check Out.
- All Entrance fees in all cultural sites (where ever applicable), jeep safaris, sanctuary visits, elephant rides are at your own convenience & expense.
These rates are valid till 01st June 2015
Availability and rates subject to change
Note: – Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you. In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.