Round Tour Sri Lanka (2 Packages)
ArtLanka Special Round Tour
Day 1 : Colombo – Sigiriya
Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport and met by "Visit SL Travels" representatives. You leave Colombo in the morning and drive along busy highways into the highlands of the island. You will see waterfalls, tea plantations, tea factories and vegetable plantations along the way. The countryside around Nuwara Eliya rises from 3000 fts to over 8000fts., making Nuwara Eliya the highest hill country of Sri Lanka and so for many visitors is considered the most beautiful part of Sri Lanka, being home to mist shrouded tea plantations, cool green hills, rushing water falls and colonial style buildings.
Night in Nuwara Eliya
Day 2 : Pinnawala – Kandy
After breakfast you will leave to Pinnawala. In Pinnewela you will visit the elephant orphanage, where about eighty elephants are well looked after, which have been found throughout the country abandoned by their herd and brought there. You can watch milk feeding for baby jumbos and the daily bath in the nearby river.
After this you will reach, the old royal city of Kandy , beautifully nestled between green hills. In Kandy, you will visit the temple of the tooth relic, which is the holiest shrine in Sri Lanka, where the tooth relic of Lord Buddha is highly venerated.
In the evening you'll have the opportunity to see a dance performance, where you will see the famous Kandyan dances, as well as up-country and devil dances.
Night in Kandy.
Day 3 : Dambulla - Sigiriya
After breakfast you will leave Kandy and will proceed to the north. Along the road you will see paddy fields, coconut groves, rubber and spice gardens and plantations. You will stop at one of the spice gardens and there you can see a lot of spice plants, bushes and plants cropping spices. After this visit you will ascend for a visit the Dambulla cave temple. This temple complex consists of five separate caverns with numerous statues of the Buddha and Hindu deities.
In afternoon do a jeep safari at Minneriya national park. This park is consists of a mix of ever green forest and scrub areas. The central feature of the park being the Minnariya tank, which you can still observe the large number of elephant who come to bath and graze on nearby grass, as well as many more animals and vast flocks of birds.
Night in Sigiriya.
Day 4 : Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa
After breakfast leave for Bentota via Kitulgala. En route visit prehistorically important Belilena in Kitulgala which is a very large cave in which 12,000 year old skeletal remains of the prehistoric ‘Balangoda man’ have been found. Thereafter visit the location where the famous World War II movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed. On completion proceed to Bentota a tourist resort in the south with the most beautiful, wide and sandy beaches.
Night in Bentota.
Day 5 : Anuradhapura
After breakfast you leave to Anuradhapura in order to visit the ancient 1st capital of Sri Lanka. You will see some of the most famous as well as the tallest Dagoba of Sri Lanka, remains from palaces, temples, monasteries, ceremonial baths and the temple of the holy Bo-tree.
Night in Anuradhapura.
Day 6, 7, 8 & 9 : Ayurveda resort – Maho
At the Ayurveda resort in Maho, you will have relaxing Ayurveda treatments by qualified Ayurvedic doctors and therapists for 4 days. During this period you they will serve you all three vegetarian meals and herbal snacks.
Day 10 : Colombo Airport
As per flight schedule, do a city tour in Colombo
City tour: City center Pettah, Colonial capital Fort, Dutch Hospital, Old Parliament, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Buddhist Temple, Town Hall, Independence square/ arcade and Shopping
DAY 01 - AIRPORT - ARRIVAL / NEGOMBO
Arrive to Colombo Bandaranaike International airport and meet the representative of Sri Lanka Vacation Tours. The representative will be your private driver cum guide for the entire tour in Sri Lanka. Travel to beach hotel at Negombo and you will check in to the hotel and leisure.
Night in Negambo
DAY 02 & 03 - NEGOMBO / PINNAWALA / SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA
The next day you will drive to Sigiriya. On the way you will visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where you can see largest herd of captive elephants in the world.
On day three morning you will Explore and climb the Sigiriya “Lion Rock” and visit ancient historical city of Polonnaruwa.
Night in Polonnaruwa.
DAY 05 - KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, and later enjoy the Kandyan Cultural show at the Kandyan Arts & Cultural Centre. The show features the graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers culminating in an impressive fire walking display. Other attractions include The Kandy National Museum, Royal Palace Park, Knuckles Range and many more………
Night in Nuwara Eliya
DAY 06 - NUWARA ELIYA / YALA
Next Day your journey to famous National park of Yala. On the way you will enjoy the beautiful train journey from Nanu Oya to Ella, where you can overlook breathtaking view of “Ella Gap” and waterfalls.
Night in Yala.
DAY 07 & 08 - YALA / GALLE
Day seven early morning Luxurious jeep safari to explore the Leopard in Yala National Park and proceed your journey to Galle or Hikkaduwa beach, where you can leisure in the beaches.
During your two days stay in Galle or Hikkaduwa, you will visit the Galle Dutch Fort, where you can see well preserved colonial buildings, the time of the Portuguese rule.
Night in Hikkaduwa
DAY 09 - COLOMBO / AIRPORT
Now that you are at the end of your journey with us, after breakfast your chauffeur will comfortably take you to the international airport in time for your departure flight.
We hope your adventure with us was enjoyable and wish you a safe and pleasant flight back home!