Day 1 Sigiriya : Welcome New Year in Sri Lanka
A scintillating start to the new year in Sri Lanka. Upon your arrival at Colombo International Airport, an agent’s representative will receive you and help you in getting transferred to Sigiriya. En route, get enthralled by the festivities and Sri Lanka new year celebrations on the onset of 2017. Also visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the ancient Dambulla Cave Temple and the gigantic 5th century old Sigiriya Rock Fortress. On reaching Sigiriya, complete check-in formalities at the hotel and relax for a while. The remaining part of the day in Sigiriya is all at leisure and you can enjoy it your way. End the first day of your Sri Lankan holiday with a delicious dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Distance from Colombo to Sigiriya : 180 km.
Travel time (Colombo to Sigiriya via Dambulla) : 5 hours.
Tip : Pack your shades and anti-tanning creams.
Day 2 Kandy : Enjoy sightseeing tour
A scenic journey on the second day of your Sri Lanka holiday package that takes you to bustling Kandy. A delectable breakfast at the hotel marks the beginning of the second day of your holiday in Sri Lanka. Post breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and set out for a scenic drive to vibrant cityscape of Kandy through the roads that meander through the lush green forests. After you arrive in Kandy, you will check into the hotel where you can settle down in your room and unwind. A while later, embark on a guided evening city tour of Kandy that covers the Market Square & the city centre bustling with the celebrations of the new year in Sri Lanka. You will also get to visit the Arts & Crafts Centre and the Gem Museum. The last stop of your Kandy tourist attractions is the Sacred Temple of Tooth Relic -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After an eventful day in Kandy, return to the hotel and enjoy a scrumptious dinner before you doze off for the night.
Distance from Sigiriya to Kandy : 90 km.
Travel Time : 2 hours.
Tip : Make sure you wear clothing that covers your legs and shoulders while visiting temples in Sri Lanka.
Day 3 Nuwara Eliya : A day in ‘Little England’
Your new year in Sri Lanka gets even more exciting as you explore Nuwara Eliya. A grand start to a new day with a lavish breakfast and then you will check out from the hotel in Kandy and ready yourself for a scenic journey to Nuwara Eliya. On the way, visit the picturesque Peradeniya Botanical Garden and tea factory while enjoy the drive through the sprawling tea estates and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of Sri Lanka which are further accessorized by the apparent display of new year celebrations. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax for a while. In the evening, head out to explore the nearby areas. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel, marking an end to the third day of your 6-day Sri Lanka tour.
Distance from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya : 76 km.
Travel time : 2 hours.
Day 4 Bentota : Leisure in Bentota
A day for you to relax and enjoy the leisure in Bentota. After a wholesome breakfast, check-out from the hotel as now you will be transferred to Bentota. While traveling to Bentota, stop by at Kitulgala known for white water rafting and other adventure sports.
Upon reaching the beach city of Bentota, check-in at the hotel and refresh yourself as remaining part of the fourth day of your Sri Lanka tour package is all at leisure. You may choose to spend your evening exploring the sandy beach of Bentota, explore the local markets, enjoy shopping or simply stay put at the hotel. As a relaxed day gets wrapped up, come back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Distance from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota : 210 km.
Travel time : 5 hours.
Optional : Try delicious traditional foods in local restaurants of Bentota (own expense).
Day 5 Colombo : Celebrations in the capital city
Last but not the least, experience the candid Colombo and the new year buzz in the happening city. Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel and leave for Colombo, which is the last destination as per your Sri Lanka tour itinerary. Upon your arrival in Colombo, complete the check-in formalities relax in the homey room of your hotel of stay. After getting yourself re-energized, shun the hotel room and go out shopping in the bustling local markets, try out delectable traditional cuisines of Sri Lanka and collect great souvenirs streets that will be reminiscent of your Sri Lanka new year celebrations. Later, return to the hotel for a special gala dinner and followed by a comfy overnight stay.
Distance from Bentota to Colombo : 87 km.
Travel time (Bentota to Colombo) : 1 hour.
Optional : Visit a Turtle Hatchery to spot newborn turtles on your holiday in Sri Lanka. It’s a wonderful experience.
Day 6 Colombo : Departure
Your Sri Lanka tour comes to an end with fond memories of this island nation. A healthy breakfast at the hotel starts off your day after which you will check out from the hotel. You will then be transferred to the Colombo International Airport to board a flight back home with some great memories of celebrating the new year during your holiday in Sri Lanka.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
Followings are not included in tour: