After your arrival you will be welcome and assisted by our representative and transfer to Kandy Then check into the hotel. Refresh and relax at hotel.
After breakfast leave for sightseeing in Kandy visit Art and Crafts centre, Upper Lake drive and Gem Bureau, view a documentary film too on how Sri Lankan Gem mining is traditionally done.
Another tourist attraction,Peradeniya botanical Garden was originally founded in 1371 as the queen’s pleasure garden, later becoming the residence of a Kandyan king . The 60 hector park was later converted into a botanical garden with extensive well-kept lawns, pavilions, an orchid house with an outstanding collection, numerous flower beds with cannas, croton and colourful bougainvilleas. Giant water lily and papyrus reeds complement unusually exotic specimen trees.
Visit Upper Lake drive, take a stroll in the bazaar and markets ,visit Anglican Cathedral and Hindu Temples. And finally, visit the sacred Tooth relic Temple which is the custodian of the Buddha’s Tooth relic. The Tooth relic is encased in seven caskets; the outermost of which has the shape of a Stupa adorned with a large number of or gold ornaments.
After taking breakfast at Hotel drive to Habarana through beautiful Typical Sri Lankan villages’ en route visit Dambulla Cave Temple, The magnificent rock temple in Dambulla consists of 5 caves, built in a hill 340 m high rock. The cave temple has 150 serene statues of Buddha, numerous carvings & murals. The fascinating site was founded by King Valagambahu during the 1st century BC in gratitude for the shelter he found in the caves during an invasion by marauding Dravidians from Southern India.
Afternoon reach the Hotel in Habarana and check in and refresh at Habarana hotel where hotel located in very beautiful natural location there are quaint hotels over looking the Habarana lake, where you can find abode. There are well maintain greenish garden plots , endemic birds and plenty of wildlife.
You may enjoy an elephant ride in Habarana. The ride takes around a bund of an ancient manmade rainwater reservoir named Giritalawewa. You may cross the lake on an elephant and get your feet wet whilst still seated on the jumbo. There is also an opportunity to enjoy rural Sri Lankan life style.
After breakfast undertake a day excursion to Polonnaruwa. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa was the capital of the Buddhist Agrarian civilization after the decline of Anuradhapura (11th – 13th Century) .
Its period of greatness lasted from tenth century AD to 12th. The Polonnaruwa era was famous for huge man made reservoirs, most famous of which is the Prakrama Samudra or the Sea of Parakrama, which is larger than the Colombo harbor.
The glory s of this ancient city is relatively well preserved and give evidence of the miracles of Sri Lanka’s past. See the Royal Palace complex , the Quadrangle with its concentration of ancient heritage and the spectacular Gal vihare complex of four massive images of the Buddha, cut from a single slab of granite – one of the tallest of ancient Sri Lankan rock carvings
After that leave for Sigiriya to climb Sigiriya rock fortress ‘The Lion Rock Citadel’ is a world heritage site. Sigiriya was the Royal Citadel of King Kasyapa who ruled in the 5th Century A.D. He built moats, terrace gardens, beautiful ancient frescos of heavenly maidens in a pocket of the rock, water gardens, Miniature water gardens, boulder gardens, and a fountain garden atop this rock. Stone staircases were erected leading up to the rock and you can the see mirror wall around the western side of the rock. On the top of the rock are the ruins of the palace & two intact man-made pools of water
After breakfast drive to Minneriya National park. Take part in a Jeep Safari in National park. Minneriya National park is having 8890 hectares and an ideal eco-tourism location in Sri Lanka. The park consists of mixed ever green forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka's favorites such as elephants, leopards and sambar deer.
Situated 250 km from the capital Colombo. It is a natural harbor. The British admiral of the 18th century-Horatio Nelson had described Trincomalee as the finest harbor in the world. Some of the best sea bathing in the country is can feel in Trincomalee.
In the northern stretch of 'Trinco', known as Nilaweli, shallow beach goes up to half a mile into the sea. This is the most popular attraction in Trincomalee. Nilaweli is Situated about 10Km from the Trincomalee town.
It is one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. When the sea is calm you can see the clear blue water and it’s a breathtaking site.
The important places of tourist interest are the hot wells and the Pigeon Islands. There is an old Portuguese/Dutch fort reminiscent of the Colonial era and the Koneshwaram Hindu Temple.
After the breakfasts proceed to Negambo. The expansive sandy beaches and a relaxed atmosphere make Negombo the ideal place to relax. It is also a place to find a variety of fish including shrimps, prawns, lobsters, crabs, seer and etc.
A Hindu temple of considerable attraction in the city is Munneswaram. There are guided tours available which combine the tours of the temple and the fish market, making the trip economic as well as enjoyable.
Visitors wishing to see a different side of the city must visit the ancient Dutch fort gate and the Dutch Canal. The places, though old, but very well preserved and serve as an attraction to the tourists.
After breakfast leave for airport for the departure transfer
Excellent hotel, friendly staff would def go there again
The view from our balcony in room # 409, was terrific. It was centrally located to everything on and around the port area. Wonderful service and everything was very clean. The breakfast was below average, although not bad. If back in Zante Town we would stay there again.
It is close to everything but if you go in the lower season the pool won't be ready even though the temperature was quiet high already.