Day 01

Airport to Dambulla

Main Attractions:Dambulla Golden temple

Leave Negombo in the morning after a breakfast of, egg hoppers, string hoppers, or any course of your choice. Your first visit is to a historical landmark city, Dambulla, which boasts of the largest and best preserved complex of Buddhist cave temples of Sri Lanka. These caves, where the Buddhist monks once used to meditate, provided King Valagamba, a 1st century BC king, protection from his enemies. When the king returned to power, he had this magnificent temple built as a gratitude to the Buddhist monks. Statues of the Buddha and that of the Hindu Gods and paintings dating back to the first century can be seen inside the caves.

Accommodation :Dambulla

Day 02

Dambulla

Main Attractions:Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa

Sigiriya

Sigiriya is situated 166 km from Colombo and 97 km from Kandy. It is located in within the cultural triangle.

Main Attractions:Sigiriya Lion’s Rock.

This is a UNESCO World Heritage site is commonly known as ‘The Lion’s Rock’ which is 370 m above sea level. The fortress built on Sigiriya Rock by King Kashyapa (477 - 495 AD) displays ancient paintings of ‘Sigiriya damsels’ called ‘Sigiriya Frescos’ done on plaster which are reminiscent of the paintings of the Ajanta Caves of India.

Polonnaruwa

This ancient city is situated 218 km from Colombo and 133 km from Kandy. It is the second most ancient city in the country with its interesting ruins.

Main Attractions:Ancient Ruins

This magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site offers so many ancient marvels for curious travellers. The ancient city is recognized as one of the best planned archeological relic sites in Sri Lanka.

Accommodation :Over night stay in Dambulla.

Day 03

Dambulla to Kandy

Main Attractions:Matale Spice Garden, Traditional Kandian Dance, The Temple of the Sacred

Matale Spice Garden

Travellers can also see a rare collection of Sri Lankan spices in the Spice Gardens with descriptive explanations by aids in your language. Ayurvedic massaging, meditation, yoga is also available.

Traditional Kandian Dance

This is a form of dance originated from an exorcism ritual called ‘Kohomba Kankariya’. It is a religious practice in which take control of a human body or a place. This form of spiritual possession can be heard from many religions as well and ‘Vannam’

The Temple of the Sacred

Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha, as the name suggests, houses a gold casket which enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha. The Kandy Procession which is most spectacular cultural and religious pageant in the world with elephants decked with golden attire and traditional dances is a rare treat for the visitors coming in July/Augus

Accommodation :Over night stay in Kandy.

Day 04

Kandy

Main Attractions: Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Kandy City, The Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Depart Kandy hotel after breakfast and proceed to Pinnawala where the world famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. The orphanage acts as a breeding ground for elephants and visitors get a rare chance of bottle feeding the baby elephants and feeding the others at 9.15 am every day. You can also enjoy elephant bathing twice a day.

Kandy City

This city which is situated in the center of Sri Lanka was the last capitol during the time of the kings and is 116 km from Colombo. It is one of the most scenic cities which lie in the midst of hills covered by tea plantations.

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Enjoy the tranquil beauty of a huge collection of widely different plants, especially a surprising collection of orchids that you may not have ever seen anywhere else. With a total area of 147 odd acres, a nature lover could stay the whole day there without feeling the time being spent.

Accommodation :Over night stay in Kandy.

Day 05

Kandy to Nuwara-Eliya.

Main Attractions:Tea Plantation & Factory, World’s End

Bluefield Tea Gardens, Tea Factory, Tea Centre, and Restaurant

Enjoy a complementary cup of steaming tea and take a guided tour to the Bluefield tea plantation at Ramboda, Nuwara-Eliya. With an experienced guide to explain the entire process of tea-things such as growing, plucking, withering, rolling, sorting, packing, transporting and until you have your steaming cup of tea.

You can enjoy your breakfast or lunch at the restaurant, visit the Tea Lounge to taste the finest tea and cakes, and let your kids have some fun in the Kiddies Park.

World’s End

The World’s End or ‘The Maha Eliya Plains’ is a very popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. It is a popular tourist destination and covers an area of 2000 hectares of montane grasslands (‘patina’ in Sinhalese) forest’ or ‘Afromontane forest’ in some other countries as it has a low level cloud cover. It has the best view that allows you to see the town below which is a marvelous sight.

Accommodation :Over night stay in Nuwara-Eliya

Day 06

Nuwara-Eliya to Ella

Main Attractions:Nuwara-Eliya City, Train Ride

Nuwara-Eliya

Nestled at 6,128 feet above sea level, overlooked by the highest mountain of Sri Lanka. Nuwara-Eliya means the ‘city of light’ but is more commonly known as ‘Little England’ where the British colonialists visited as a retreat for fox and deer hunting, polo and golf also with its picturesque landscape and cool climate that range from 16 to 3 degrees. The town acts as a base for other tourist attractions in the vicinity such as the World’s End. It is situated 160 km from Colombo.

Train Ride

Enjoy an unforgettable ride around the mountains, through tunnels and around tea clad hills, and over fantastic bridges with a wonderful train view.

Accommodation :Over night stay in Ella

Day 07

Ella to Tissamaharamaya

Main Attractions:Ella city & Rawana Water Falls, Buduruwagala Temple

Ella city & Rawana Water Falls

Ella is a small village located in the high mountains. It has a climate that resembles a Hot English Summer.

Main Attractions: Rawana Water Falls. ‘The name comes from the famous Sanskrit epic ‘Ramayana’ (Rama’s Journey). Rawana is considered to be the demon Rama in the caves behind this waterfall, thus giving it the name ‘The Rawana Falls’. Rama was the 7th Avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism

Buduruwagala Temple

Located on Wellawaya – Hambantota Road, turning off from the 3-mile post, about 5.5 km inside, stands the Buduruwagala Buddhist Temple Complex. It has seven statues carved on a rock and the statues show the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism. With a height of fifty-one feet from head to toe.

Accommodation :Over night stay in Tissamaharamaya

Day 08

Tissamaharamaya to Unawatuna Beach

Main Attractions:Yala National Park Safari , Tangalle Beach, Blow Hole at Kudawella, Weherahena Cave Temple

Yala National Park Safari

Yala provides ideal safaris which covers an area of 979 square km. This tourist hot spot has 5 blocks (or sections) with leopards. The park provides shelter for a large variety of fauna and flora. It boasts of 215 odd species of especially if you love photography. Don’t forget your telephoto lenses!

Tangalle Beach

Stretches of long sandy beaches and a milder climate than Tissa, Kataragama or Hambantota. The tow has a beautiful harbour and provides a fishing port for the local fisherman. The sea is shallow and ideal for holiday makers both local and foreign.

Blow Hole at Kudawella

The Blow Hole or ‘the Hummanaya’ at Kudawella, on Tangalle-Dickwella Road is a wonderful geographical formation sea level. The bottom of the blow hole is naturally formed in such a way that it can accommodate a large volume of water that gushes up through the narrower upper part and blows it out at the top up to about 25 meters making an exciting whistling sound. Care must be taken not to go too close to the opening to show your bravery as there are reported cases where some heedless travellers have fallen into hole and never seen the light of day again.

Unawatuna Beach

The Unawatuna beach is a very popular tourist resort close to Galle where the historical Portuguese/Dutch/ British fort stands. It has spectacular pocket-like sandy beaches where travellers can have endless fun on the beach or enjoy glass-bottomed boat rides. The tranquil beaches are ideal for travelers to be totally immersed in many hours of matchless beauty. It is situated 131 km from Colombo.

Note:

Prices are negotiable

Entrace Fee per person (Feb. 2018 updated)

Entrance Fees can be paid to me or directly at the ticket office of the site. Children pay half price.

Cultural Triangle Ticket 50USD / 39 € (incl. Anuradhapura, Nalanda Gedige, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa)

Anuradhapura: 25USD / 20 €

Sigiriya: 30 USD / 25 €

Polonnaruwa: 25 USD / 20 €

Aukana Statue: 6 USD / 4.5 €

Ritigala: 10 USD / 8 €

Nalanda Gedige 5 USD / 4 €

Pinnawela: 20 USD / 16 €

Peradeniya Botanical Garden: 6 USD / 4.5 €

Kandy Temple: 5 USD, Fotoapparat 1 USD

Horton Plains/Worlds End: Ticket 18USD add. 12 USD, Total for 2Pers. 50USD / 36 €

Buduruwagala Temple 5 USD / 4 €

Duhinda Falls 5 USD / 4 €

Udawalawe: 25 USD / 20 €

Yale: 25 USD / 20 €

Safarijeep: 50 USD / 39 €

Sinharaja Rainforest 23 USD / 18 € inkl. Transport and guide

Accomodation Hotels & Resorts

Colombo

Galleface Hotel
Mount Lavinia
Renuka Hotel

Dambulla

Nice Place Bungalow
Kandalama Hotel
Amaya Lake
Hotel Pelwehera Resort

Haputhale

Srilak View Holiday Inn
Olympusplaza Hotel

Tangalle

Luckystar hotel

Sigiriya

Sigiriya Village
Hotel Sigiriya
Sampath rest

Kandy

Secret View Kandy
Emerald Hill Hotel
Thilanka Hotel
Senani Hotel
Lake View Rest

Ella

Ravana Face Hotel
Sunnyside
Skygreen Resort

Galle Unawatuna

Horizon Hilltop Villa
Shanthi Beach Resort
Lighthouse Hotel
Galawattha
rockside guest house
Unawatuna beach resort
Rideevilla

Polonnaruwa

Hotel Sudu Araliya
Giritale Hotel
Royal Lotus

Nuwaraeliya

Gregory Bungalow
Hotel Tea Factory
The Grand Hotel

Tissamahara / Yala

Peacock Reach Hotel
Yalavillage
Tissa Lakeside Hotel
Chandrikahotel
Hibiscus Garden Hotel

Beruwala / Bentota

Hotel Ceysands
Lihiniya Surf Hotel
Bentota Beach Hotel

East Cost
Trincomali

Sea Lotus Park
Sea View Hotel
Nilavelibeach Hotel

Batticaloa

Riviera Guesthouse
Riviera

Arugambay

Stardust Beach Hotel

* Package price may vary with this hotels