HIGHLIGHTSSigriya Fort | Dambulla Cave Temples | Wild life safaris at Yala | Galle Fort
DURATION11 Days | 10 Nights
DEPATURESDaily on Private basis.
PRICE FROMAUD 3317 per person - Superior Category | AUD 5768 per person - Deluxe Category | Private departures - based on 2 passengers) | Valid for travel from 01st Jan'18 to 30th Apr'18
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- Transportation in an Air Conditioned Car.
- Services of an English speaking Chauffeur guide.
- Entrance fees at all monuments.
- 02 Game drives at Yala.
- Boat cruise at Madu River.
Sri Lanka is a magical island off the southern tip of India. Miles of uncluttered sandy beaches caressed gently by ocean breeze that gleam pearl like in the brilliant sunshine. Island, frothing waterfalls tumble form mist – shrouded peaks. Nature blooms, lush and verdant, covering all with her mantle of green. Amidst this bounty flourished a rich ancient culture embellished by the more recent influence of Western colonisers and eastern traders, a mercurial mix of races and religions that result in dynamic, vibrant people. It is not just tourist sites to be visited, there is a wealth of wayside markets, handicrafts shops and batil factories to be explored. If you would like to you can watch craftsmen at work, gems being mined, tea leaves being plucked; venture out to watch elephants frolic and play as they are bathed in rivers or fishermen on stilts haul in the day’s catch – we give you every opportunity to look into the heart of the country, feel the music of the culture and be touched by the warmth of her people.
Day 1 : Colombo
Arrive in Colombo where you will be greeted, transferred to your hotel and assisted with check in.
Day 2 : Colombo – Sigriya – 148 kms – 4 hrs drive
This morning drive to Dambula en route visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The best time to visit is the feeding time and the bathing time; when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Day 3 : Sigriya
This morning visit and climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress home to the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky’ which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as the Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Visit would also be made to Polonnaruwa the capital of Sri Lanka from 11-13 century.
Day 4 : Sigriya – Kandy – 72 kms – 2 hrs drive
Drive to Kandy this morning en route visit the Rock Temple, the finest cave temple in Sri Lanka. The complex of 5 caves with over 2000 sq meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of cave paintings found in the world. During the afternoon visit the Temple of the tooth relic followed by a show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dance performance.
Day 5 : Kandy
Visit Kandy this morning the hill capital. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism influence in Sri Lanka. This afternoon enjoy a visit to Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, featuring 150 acres of the most amazing flowers, trees and landscaped gardens.
Day 6 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – 77 kms – 2 hrs drive
Enjoy the scenic drive today to the tea garden region of Nuwara Eliya. Late afternoon visit Nuwara Eliya with visits to the local market.
Day 7 : Nuwara Eliya – Yala – 192 kms – 4 hrs drive
Drive to Yala this morning. Rest of the afternoon is free. During the coarse of a day there are many things of interest, whether looking out over a waterhole at breakfast, snoozing in a hammock after lunch or star gazing over dinner.
Day 8 : Yala
Full day game drive, tracking leopards, sloth bears, elephants and other wild animals and birds.
Day 9 : Yale – Galle – 250 kms – 5 hrs drive
Transfer to Galle, free afternoon.
Day 10 : Galle
This morning excursion to Galle. Afternoon visit to Balapitiya for a boat ride at Madu River which will take you to various islands and visit the Turtle hatchery at Kosgoda. Highlight places of visit include the Galle Fort, Cinnamon Island, Temple Island and Birds Island.
Day 11 : Galle – Colombo airport
This evening you will be transferred to Colombo airport for your flight home.
Please contact either your local travel agent or Contact us for more details.