If you are traveling to Sri Lanka for a short holiday, you can still have a memorable sightseeing trip around Sri Lanka exploring culture, heritage sites and popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.
DAY 01 AIRPORT – NEGAMBO
After the arrival then meet Kashyapa Tours guide at the airport arrival lobby.
Transfer to Hotel
Overnight stay – Negambo
DAY 02 PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE – ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI (Optional) – SIGIRIYA LION ROCK
Transfer to Pinnawala , Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala. Pinnawalla is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.
(Optional) Elephant back safari
Transfer to Sigiriya, Sigiriya Lion Rock
Sigiriya is treated as one of the most remarkable creations in the world, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). Path through the gardens along Stone stairways come to the Lion Gate. Only the rock carving and the brick structure is evident today of the lion’s mouth through which millions of people have walked to admire the beauty of this magnificent citadel.
Overnight Stay – Habarana
DAY 03 – DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE – SPICE GARDEN – KANDY – TEMPLE OF TOOTH – CULTURAL SHOW
Breakfast at the Hotel,Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla Rock temple was built by King Walagambahu during the 1st Century B.C. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding and the paintings are done on the ceiling. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues 3 statues of srilankan kings and 4 statues of god and goddess.
Visit a herbal garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Clients will be able to see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Witness Cookery demonstrations as well.
Transfer to Kandy, Temple Of Tooth
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple.
Thereafter witness a cultural show (Kandy dance) The show is rich in music, playing of the various drums and the dances of kandyan and low country.
Overnight Stay – Kandy
DAY 04 – TEA FACTORY AND TEA PLANTATIONS – WATERFALLS – LEISURE IN NUWARA ELIYA
Breakfast at Hotel,Transfer to Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya is located at the heart of the hill country 6182 feet above from the sea level. It is still very much like an old English town with styled Bungalows and buildings. The cool calm climate, gorges rolling tea plantation which makes the best “Ceylon tea” and the breathtaking beautiful waterfalls makes Nuwara Eliya one of the most beautiful town in the world.
Places to visit: Queen Victoria Park, Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
Overnight stay – Nuwara Eliya
DAY 05 – ELLA – RAVANA WATERFALLS – YALA – SAFARI IN YALA NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast at the Hotel, Transfer to Ella
Ella is a place blessed with some of the most beautiful and breathtaking views, you could find in Sri Lanka.
Transfer to Yala,Safari in Yala National Park
The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons.
The park is renowned for the variety of its Wildlife (most notably its many elephants) and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs). It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.
DAY 06 – GALLE CITY TOUR – MOONSTONE MINE – TURTLE HATCHERY – MAADU GANGA BOAT RIDE – BENTHOTA
Breakfast at the Hotel, Galle
Dutch Fort: Portuguese built the first fort to withstand attack from the Sri Lankan kingdoms to the north. The Dutch entrance to the fort with it VOC with 1669 carved in the inner archway is still in use.
Dutch Museum: For a peep into life in the days of the Dutch East India Company, look into this small museum at 31 Leynbaan Street.
Turtles in Kosgoda
Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
Maduganga Boat Ride
Overnight Stay – Benthota
DAY 07 BEACH LEISURE IN BENTHOTA
Breakfast at the Hotel, Beach Leisure in Benthota
BEACH LEISURE IN BENTHOTA
Overnight Stay – Benthota
DAY 08 COLOMBO – COLOMBO CITY TOUR – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the Hotel,Transfer to Colombo
Sri Lanka is an excellent shopping destination that offers a range of items for visitors to the country. Located in various parts of the country are numerous shopping malls that provide an ideal destination in which to shop for a range of different goods in a single place.
In the commercial heart of the country Colombo, two main shopping malls exist, Liberty Plaza and Majestic City. Both present visitors to the country with an array of items from which to choose from. Find everything from clothes, shoes, electronics, handicrafts and a whole lot more in these prominent shopping malls.
Transfer to Airport