Day 01Airport / Dambulla
On arrival in Sri Lanka, you will be met by our local chauffeur guide at the arrivals gate of the airport. Please look for the Tour East welcome board with your name. From the airport to your hotel you will transfer by private air- conditioned vehicle – Dambulla which is 160 Km Approx.3h drive from Bandaranayke international airport. For any requirement you may contact our Local office who can assist
Upon reaching at Dambulla proceed to visit Damulla Cave Temple
Dambulla - is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found on the Island.
In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period. In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people.
Check In to hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at Dambulla
Day 02Dambulla / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla
After breakfast your local guide will meet you in the hotel reception to proceed with your next excursion planned for today (17 Km approx. 25mins drive from Dambulla) Sigiriya Rising dramatically from the central plains, the enigmatic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka’s single most dramatic sight. Near- vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilisation, thought to be once the epicentre of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa, and there are spellbinding vistas across mist-wrapped forests in the early morning.
Then proceed for Polonnaruwa sightseeing (57Km approx. 01hr 16 mins drive from Sigiriya)
Polonnaruwa – another “World Heritage Site” was the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Centuries, contains some splendid and spectacular statues. Lankatilake, Tivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest Image Houses and Tivanka has the best example of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankoth Vehera and Kirivehera are well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare - a rock shrine, has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining and Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone
carver. The Vata-da-ge is a unique creation of the Sri Lankan artists.
Optionally you may visit Minneriya National Park
Minneriya National Park - This National Park with 8889 hectares in extent is famous for its 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, 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.
Head back to the hotel and Relax.
Dinner & overnight stay at Dambulla
Day 03Dambulla / Malate / Kandy
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for your next destination Kandy via Matale (75Km Approx. 2 ½ hrs drive from Dambulla)
Matale This midsize regional city at the heart of the island lies in a broad, fertile valley at an elevation of 300m. Matale is a featureless urban sprawl with a congested one-way system, so you’re unlikely to want to linger long. However, the road north of town is lined with dozens of visitor-friendly spice plantations where vanilla, rubber, cinchona, jackfruit, cocoa and cardamom thrive. The area is also famous for kohila (a type of watercress) and small, mild
chillies. After visiting Matale Spice Garden we will proceed to Kandy.
Upon reaching at Kandy proceed on Kandy City Tour
Kandy This relaxing and fun filled Kandy city walking tour includes a visit to the famous ‘Dalada Maligawa’ (Temple of the Tooth Relic), the main Kandy Market, gem shops, handy craft shops and other interesting places. We will take you on a walk around the beautiful Kandy Lake which is located close to the Temple. You may also enjoy the Cultural Show at Kandy in the evening.
Checking to hotel and relax
Overnight stay at Amaya Hills Kandy
Day 04Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast your local guide will meet you in the hotel reception, where you will travel by Train to your next destination Nuwara Eliya- 78 Km (Approx. . 4 ½ hrs Train drive from your current location).
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 ev idence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. Seasons may be absent.
Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka, and accounts for 2% of GDP, contributing over US $1.5 billion in 2013 to the economy of Sri Lanka. It employs, directly or indirectly, over 1 million people, and in 1995 directly employed 215,338 on tea plantations and estates
Dinner and Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya
Day 05Nuwara Eliya / Colombo
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Colombo 180 Km from Nuwara Eliya Approx. (5hrs drive)
Upon reaching at Colombo commence a city tour and Stop over for some shopping
COLOMBO CITY was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16 th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British. The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area where there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kayman’s Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating
back to 1749, Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha in front and the Independence Square. Also visit Gangarama Temple Seema Malakaya (Enter)/ Independence Square, Old Parliament, Galle Face (Window view)
Shopping: Paradise/ Super Market / Crescent /Free at Dutch hospital
Overnight stay at Jetwing Colombo 07
Day 06Colombo / Aeroporto
Thereafter proceed to Bandaranayake International Airport to connect with your departure flight.
05 Nights accommodation at the hotels specified above.
Meals on HB basis while Colombo will remain on BB basis.
Service of an English speaking Chauffeur Guide.
Entrance fees to the sights.
- Dambulla Rock Cave Temple.
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
- Polonnaruwa Ancient City
- Kandy temple of the Tooth Relic.
Meet and greet at the Airport.
Return Airport Transfers.
Colombo city and sightseeing tour.
Garlands on arrival.
- Personal Expenses.
- Tips and Porterage.
- Extras on tour.
- Meals which are not specified above (Lunch and Dinner in Colombo)
- Entry visa fees www.eta.gov.lk - Please visit the site for more details.