Sri Lanka is one of the Asian hotspots that attract thousands of tourists from far-off areas. The nation has many attributes and has maintained several UNESCO sites packed in such a small area as to be part of various Sri Lankan tours. Due to its tropical climate, sandy beaches and cultural experiences, Sri Lanka is rapidly becoming among the world's favorite holiday destinations. The 2,000-year-old culture in its ancient sites is well preserved, full of mystery and stunning white sand beaches.
This amazing tour to Sri Lanka allows travelers to have an amazing time at the beautiful region. Places like Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota and Colombo are some of the well known places that showcase the rich culture and heritage of the country.
Colombo- Pinnawala- Sigiriya- Dambulla- Kandy- Nuwara Eliya- Bentota- Colombo
On arrival, meet our guide who will transfer you to Sigiriya. Enroute head to visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage which is a popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. This well known orphanage was started in 1975 that houses abandoned and wounded elephants. These gigantic creatures have been brought from various parts and have been kept here for their safety. You can feed and bathe them and watch the, from a closer view. Later head to Sigiriya which is known to be a world heritage site is perhaps the most amazing single wonder of the island. Also known as Lion Rock, Sigiriya is a must visit place during your Sri Lanka tour. Sigiriya is known to be Lion Rock because of the huge Lion that used to stand at the entrance on the summit. Foundations of royal palace, water tanks and other buildings surround the summit. Make your way to the hotel in Sigiriya for overnight stay.
Have your breakfast at the hotel and leave for Kandy which is a 3-hour drive from Sigiriya. Enroute visit Dambulla Cave Temple which is a huge isolated rock mass which is 500 feet high. The temple showcases the rich culture of Buddhism and is a must visit destination for your Sri Lanka Tour. The ceiling of the temple is covered with frescoes that depict events of the life of Buddha and the landmarks of Sinhalese people. Return back by evening and overnight stay at Sigiriya.
Enjoy sumptuous breakfast at the hotel and get transferred to Kandy which is a 3.5 hour drive from Sigiriya. Enroute visit the famous spice garden in Matale. Learn about different spices and the right combination that turns the simplest food into an aromatic and delicious food. See how the spices are made with care and correct knowledge. After the spice tour, head to Kandy. On arrival, head to visit Temple of the sacred tooth relic. It is a Buddhist temple situated in royal complex of the former kingdom of Kandy that houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. This relic has played an important role since ancient times and is a must visit attraction during your tour to Sri Lanka. Today, you will be heading for sightseeing tour of Kandy where you will be visiting some of the well known places like a gem museum, shopping bazaars, Victoria Golf Course etc. In the evening, enjoy the cultural dance show that features numerous dance types of Sri Lanka. Overnight stay at Kandy.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel and proceed to enjoy cookery demonstration in Kandy. The cuisine of Sri Lanka is known to be the spiciest and hottest cuisines in the world. Add more fun to your tour by knowing how Sri Lankan cuisine is prepared with the help of friendly instructor. Later proceed to Nuwara Eliya which is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Kandy. While on the way to make a detour of tea plantation and a tea factory. On arrival at Nuwara Eliya, check into the hotel and rest for a while. Proceed for afternoon city tour of Nuwara Eliya where you will be exploring the city which is a perfect example of British colonial retreat. Hike through the green grass and red brick walls that showcase the stunning views of a beautiful countryside. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya
Today after breakfast, you will begin your Nuwara Eliya sightseeing tour. Head to Hakgala Botanical Garden which is considered to be the famous botanical garden in Sri Lanka. Take a stroll in the Hakgala gardens and spot various plant species. Then explore some of the famous places such as Gregory Lake where you will get to enjoy the scenic boat ride. See the Amman Temple and Asoka Vatika which is one of the popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Bentota which is a 6-hour journey from Nuwara Eliya. Enroute head to St Clairs and Devon Falls which is a fascinating sight to watch. Witness the breathtaking view of the falls and make the best of the trip. You can choose to go Kitulgala white water rafting and bring out your inner adrenaline side. Continue your journey to Bentota and overnight stay at the hotel in Bentota.
Today you get ready for Bentota city tour where you will visit Koskoda Turtle Hatchery. The tortoise hatchery is a successful conservation project that helps to maintain and improve sea turtle stability. Experience the hatchery operations, and hear about the fascinating creatures. Indulge in enthralling water sports like Jet Ski, water tubing etc. After your sightseeing tour, return to your hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and head to Colombo that will take approximately 2- hours from Bentota. Drive through the city where you will be covering famous places like Sea Street, Bazaar area, Dutch Church, Cinnamon Gardens etc. Witness the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square. For shopaholics, Colombo is a paradise as it boasts of various sites where one can buy souvenirs or other things. Overnight stay at Colombo.
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