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Sri Lanka Classic

For a once in a lifetime experience, take a tour of Sri Lanka and discover the wonders of Sri Lanka – one of Asia’s top holiday destinations. From pristine rainforests to silvery sand beaches and from sleek cityscapes to the rural wilds to experience leopards and elephants, this beautiful island brings together all the ingredients for a perfect holiday. All this, along with its friendly people and exciting cultures, it’s hardly surprising that Sri Lanka has it all. As there is an incredible amount to see and do, we’ve picked out the best tour of Sri Lanka, so you don’t miss the highlights, which we have included on below tour. Please send your request and our dedicated staff will respond less than 24Hrs.

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Your Itinerary – 7 Days/6 Nights

DAY 01: AIRPORT – HABARANA

Our representative will meet you personally on arrival. After introducing the chauffeur guide, transfer to Habarana

Full day free for leisure and enjoy the facilities at the hotel

Overnight stay at Chaaya Village, Habarana, or Similar Hotel

Early morning climb to the top of the UN World Heritage Site of Sigiriya. An ancient rock fortress from the 5th Century, amazing views of the cultural triangle! A must do!. Also you can visit the Sigiriya Museum.

Sigiriya
“World Heritage Site” and the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit arnme the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. 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 in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.

The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, summerhouse, Boulder Gardens and the Caves with the enclosed are should not be missed.

There after commence a Jeep safari at Minneriya National Park.

Minneriya National Park
This National Park with 8889 hectares in extent is famous for it large population of elephants in herds of 100 to 150 roaming in the jungle and seen in the catchment area of the lake.

Entrance is at Ambagaswewa about 6 km from Habarana on the main Habarana Polonnaruwa road. Office is by the side of the main road.

Elephants, about 300 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, wild boar, spotted deer, sloth bear, Sambhur, leopards, crocodiles, jackals, 9 kinds of amphibians, 25 kinds of reptiles, 160 species of birds, 26 varieties of fishes, 78 varieties of butterflies are recorded from the Minneriya National Park.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Chaaya Village, Habarana, or Similar Hotel

After breakfast transfer to Kandy en-route visit Hindu Temple & Specie Garden.

In Kandy enjoy a city tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city which could include Kandy’s rich ancient arts & craft including drum making, dumbara mat waving, crafting Kandyan jewelry, local dancing school etc. The Temple of the Tooth, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of one of the most important religions of humanity, Buddhism. The Temple of Kandy is the product of the last peregrination of the relic of the tooth of Lord Buddha. Religious services (pooja) with traditional music and drumming are held daily at dawn, mid-day and in the evening where guests can participate.

Afternoon city tour of Kandy which includes the places such as arts & craft places.

Evening witness the cultural performance.

Overnight stay at Amaya Hills, Kandy, or Similar Hotel

After breakfast, drive to Nuwara Eliya and en route visit to Tea Factory and Tea Plantations

Afternoon city of Nuwara Eliya

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.

Overnight stay at Cocoon Hills, Tea Bungalow, Nuwara Eliya or Similar Hotel

After breakfast drive to Yala.

Afternoon commence a jeep safari at Yala National Park.

Yala East National Park
70 square miles (18,149 hectares) in extent and was declared in 1970. There are several marshes and lakes where large number of aquatic birds built their nests and visitors can see them at close range during the breeding season.The approach is from the Pottuvil side and it is also possible to visit Kumana from Yala (Ruhuna) Park through Block II which is a Strict Natural Reserve for which entry is allowed only with a special written approval.

The common birds found here are Spot-billed Pelicans, Cormorants, Egrets, Spoonbills, Herons, Storks, Ibises, Bitterns, Indian Moor Hens, White-breasted Waterhen, Painted Storks and many other species.

Overnight stay at Lake Wind Hotel, Tissa, or Similar Hotel

After breakfast drive to Colombo by southern Highway.

Arrival in Colombo and check in at the hotel.

Afternoon commence a City tour f Colombo with shopping.

Overnight stay at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo

After breakfast Transfer to the airport for departure flight. Journey takes approx ½ hrs to reach Airport by highway express.