Day 01 : Arrival Transfer / Sigiriya
Meet & Assist on arrival by Our Representative and transfer from Airport to Sigiriya. Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02 : Sigiriya / Kandy
Breakfast at Hotel. Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Sigiriya Lion Rock : Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock fortress which is a UNESCO world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495). The spectacular citadel of Sigiriya rises sheer and impregnable out of the plains of the dry zone. It is the country’s most memorable single attraction, a remarkable archeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting. The rock was the innermost stronghold of a 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. Transfer from Sigiriya to Kandy. Check in at hotel. Evening visit Temple of Tooth.
Temple of the Tooth : According to legend, the tooth was taken from the Buddha as he lay on his funeral pyre. It was smuggled to Sri Lanka in 313 AD, hidden in the hair of Princess Hemamali who fled the Hindu armies besieging her father's kingdom in India. It immediately became an object of great reverence and was enshrined in a series of nested jeweled reliquaries. The tooth was brought out for special occasions and paraded on the backs of elephants, which are sacred to the Buddha. Where it survived numerous attempts to capture and destroy it. When the capital was moved to Kandy, the tooth was taken to the new city and placed in temples built to honor it. The temple was originally built under Kandyan kings between 1687 and 1707, but later severely damaged during the 18th-century colonial wars against the Portuguese and Dutch. After the wars, the original wooden structures were restored in stone. In January 1998 Hindu Tamil separatists bombed the temple, damaging its facade and roof. Restoration began immediately afterward. Late evening visit Kandyan Dance Performance.
Kandyan Dance Performance : The Kandyan dance has become most distinctively Sinhalese and is readily associated with the idea of a National Dance. This development can be explained by the fact that the Kandyan Kingdom was the last of the Sinhala kingdoms to fall under foreign rule (1815). On completion return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03 - Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, you would also visit a tea factory and estate en route and witness how the famous "Ceylon Tea" is brewed. Check in at hotel. Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya City Tour : Nuwara Eliya meaning "the city of dawn" is the town at the highest elevation (about 2000m above sea level) in Sri Lanka and its tallest peak, Piduruthalagala (2555m) could be seen from here. The city established by the British in the nineteenth century, and known as "Little England" and is a popular holiday resort for Sri Lankans & tourists due to its cool climate and quaint colonial feel with its little bungalows surrounded by hedgerows. On completion return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04 : Nuwara Eliya / Yala
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Yala. Check in at hotel. Enjoy a Jeep Safari in Yala National Park.
Yala National Park : Sri Lanka’s most known National Park is popular for Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and Wild Boar. 97,800 hectares in extent, this is the second largest of Sri Lanka’s National Parks. Its open undulating terrain made it famous for elephants for many years, but recently the park has also received much fame through publicity by National Geographic and the Discovery TV channels, which focused on a leopard research/conservation and identification project. Claims have subsequently been made that Yala National Park has the world’s highest concentration of leopard per square kilometer. Vegetation is primarily grassland and shrub jungle with patches of dense growth while several salt and fresh water lagoons are a haven for a large variety of resident and migrant birds. Areas popular with leopard are rock strewn hillocks with dense shrub in which the animals hide. On completion return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05 : Yala / Bentota
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer from Yala to Bentota. Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06 : Bentota / Mirissa / Bentota
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer from Bentota to Mirissa. Early morning enjoy the deep sea ride for Dolphin & Whale Watching. On completion return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 07 : Bentota / Departure Transfers
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer from Bentota to Airport for departure.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
Followings are not included in tour: