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Airport / Habarana
Upon arrival welcome and assistant by our representative (assume arriving in the morning flight) and direct drive to Habarana (04 hrs drive) through lush tropical country side en route visit (optional) Pinnawala elephant orphanage (01 hrs spend) this orphanage is situated in Rambukkana northwest of the town in Kegalla. It was established 1975 by the Sri Lanka wildlife department, this 24 acres large elephant orphanage is a also breeding for elephants the first elephant baby was born in 1984 and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world, Between 1975 and 2012, 67 animals were born here check into hotel at Habarana lunch at hotel and refresh at hotel.
Afternoon Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park the 8890 hectares of MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK is an ideal eco-tourism location in Sri Lanka. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka’s favorites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants (25min from Habarana).
Dinner & Overnight Hotel, Kandalama.
Sigiriya / Village Tour / Habarana
After breakfast leave for Sigiriya (30min drive) climb Sigiriya rock fortress, the Lion Rock Citadel, Sigiriya was the Royal Citadel of King Kasayapa who ruled in The 05th Century A.D. Moats, Terrace Gardens, water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Boulder Gardens & Stone Stairways and the beautiful ancient frescos of heavenly maidens in a pocket of the rock, on the top of rock are ruins of the palace & two intact man – made pools of water.
Village Tour – At the startTraveling by bullock cart thorough typical dry Zone village then get on to traditional village boat for boat ride in the lake running through the village get into their paddy fields & cultivation lands and experience how farms working there and thereafter Typical Sri Lankan village lunch serve by Banana or Nelum leaf in side of mud house and at last walking through the village to start point while experience the Village life.
Elephant ride in Habarana – enjoy elephant ride in Habarana the ride takes around the bund of an ancient manmade rainwater reservoir named Girtala weva. Also even cross a part of the lake where you could get your feet wet whilst still seated on the elephant.
Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel, Kandalama.
Dambulla / Kandy
After breakfast leave for Kandy (02 hrs drive) en route visit Dambulla cave Temple (01 – 02 hrs spend).
Dambulla is a magnificent rock temple consists of 5 caves, on a hill 340 m high, containing 150 serene statues of Buddha, numerous carvings & murals. The fascinating & memorable site was founded by King Valagambahu during the 1st century BC in gratitude for the shelter he found in the caves during an invasion by marauding Dravidians from southern India.
Thereafter proceed to Spice Garden Matale which grows spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication. Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early sea-faring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.
Reach to Kandy and lunch at Local restaurant in Kandy afternoon sightseeing in Kandy visit Upper Lake drive, stopping at market square and walk around bazaars and markets visit Anglican Cathedral and Hindu Temple visit sacred Tooth relic Temple where enshrined the Buddha’s Tooth relic, this temple built for its protection and veneration within the Royal Palace The Tooth relic is encased in seven caskets one kept inside the other outermost of which has the shape of a Stupa adorned with a large number of or gold ornaments.
Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel, Kandy.
Peradeniya Botanical Garden / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast proceed to Peradeniya botanical Garden (01 – 02 hrs spend) were originally conceived in 1371 as the queens pleasure garden, later becoming the residence of a Kandyan king the 60 hector park was were converted into a botanical garden with extensive well-kept lawns, pavilions an orchid house with an outstanding collection, an Octagon conservatory fernery bank of bamboo and numerous flower bed with cannas, croton and colorful bougainvilleas. Giant water lily and papyrus reeds complement unusual exotic specimen trees.
Thereafter leave for Nuwara Eliya (02 hrs drive) the famous hill station 6128 Feet above from Sea level in a splendid landscape. The city pretends to be particularly well kept and neat and the always green grass gives to the locality an aspect of ‘’ colonial British Style ” Nuwara eliya was built entirely during the 19th Century and its architecture mimics that of an English Country town, with red brick walls, country house like hill club and mock – Tudor half timbering. En route lunch at Ramboda fall hotel you could enjoy the magnificent view of Ramboda falls while having lunch, also you may visit Tea Factory and estate.
City tour in Colonial city – Drive through the town of Nuwara Eliya observing the well maintained buildings of colonial Architecture, busy market, Lake Gregory, golf course, race course, vegetable cultivation, tea plantation.
Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel, Nuwara Eliya.
Day 05 & 06
Kitulgala / Bentota / Galle
After breakfast drive to Bentota (05hrs drive) via passing through mix plantation Tea, rubber, coconut and the sky kissing beautiful mountains, plain with full of greenish, lakes and view two of the most beautiful waters falls in Sri Lanka (Devon, St.Clair water falls) stop at Kitulgala famous place for white water rafting you may enjoy white water rafting in Kitulgala.
Afternoon reach to Bentota two days leisure and sightseeing in Bentota.
Bentota – Bentota is a famous beach resort at a distance of 62 km to the south of Colombo. Located at the junction of Bentota River and the sea the place offers plenty of water sport opportunities such as windsurfing, water-skiing and catamaran rides. The best time to visit Bentota is between October and April, when the sea is safest for swimming.
Day excursion to Galle – an ancient city is now a modern and buzzing town though the Dutch fortress remains as it was during the Dutch period. Galle was the most important sea port at the crossroads of Far East & Middle East since the days of the Romans. The Fortress is one of the best preserved in the Island. The oldest Protestant church in the country called the ‘’ Groote Kirk ’’ built by the Dutch among many other buildings, villas, bungalows, mosques located inside the fort fortified with massive ramparts & bastions.
Dinner & Overnights stay at Hotel, Bentota.
Colombo / Airport
After breakfast leave for Airport for departure transfer (02 hours).