Upon your arrival welcome and assistance by our representative and transfer to Galle Hotel via highway road) check into hotel and refresh and relax at beach.
Galle is an ancient city is now a modern and buzzing town, though the Dutch fortress remains as it was during the Dutch period. Galle was the most important sea port at the crossroads of Far East & Middle East since the days of the Romans. The Dutch Fortress is one of the best preserved in the Island. The oldest Protestant church in the country called the ‘’ Groote Kirk ’’ built by the Dutch among many other buildings, villas, bungalows, mosques are inside the fort, fortified by massive ramparts.
Koggala, which is located close by to the Galle town, is popular for its Museum of Folk, Art & Culture. The Koggala Lake also attracts many visitors who love bird watching in the number of small islands that accommodates varieties of birds in Sri Lanka.
After breakfast proceed to Sinharaja and check in to hotel. Sinharaja is Sri Lanka's largest virgin rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic, and it is a habitat for endemic wildlife and over 50% of species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians endemic to Sri Lanka. The best way to trek Sinharaja Rain forest is with an experienced guide. Sinharaja Rain Forest expands 21 km from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km from north to south. Given the high density of endemic birds, Sinharaja is fondly referred to as a bird watcher's paradise. Take a trek through the quaint paths of Sinharaja where placid undergrowth lie in wait for the appreciation of all who wish to indulge in the tranquil wilderness of Sri Lanka's world renowned rainforest.
In the morning proceed to Udawalawa check in to hotel. UdaWalwe National park - Udawalawe National Park situated in Ratnapura and Monaragala districts.
Evening Jeep safari at Udawalawa national park which about 250 herd of elephants believed to be permanently resident. And also the rusty-spotted cat, fishing cat and Sri Lankan leopard are members of the Felidae family present in Udawalawe. The Sri Lankan sloth bear is seldom seen because of its rarity. Sri Lankan axis deer, Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain, Indian muntjac, Sri Lankan sambar deer, wild boar and water buffalo are among other mammal species.
After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya, Kandy - Nuwara Eliya Road is one of the most scenic roads in Sri Lanka. NuwaraEliya, located 6128 Feet above from Sea level is a splendid landscape. The city is particularly well kept and neat. The eternal green grass gives to the locality an aspect of ‘’ colonial British Style.” The city was built entirely during the 19th Century and its architecture mimics that of an English Country town, with red brick walls, country houses like hill club and mock – Tudor half timbering. There are plenty of restaurants in the locality and plenty of guest houses as well. Take a city tour in the colonial city : Drive through the town of NuwaraEliya, have a look at the well maintained buildings of colonial Architecture, the busy market place, Lake Gregory, golf course, race course, vegetable cultivation and ever encompassing tea plantations.
Early morning packet breakfast from Hotel and trekking at Horton plan. Horton Plains is most certainly one of the world's best nature reserves. The vast expand suddenly comes to an end with a massive precipice, the world renowned “World's End". There is famous "Bakers Falls". Horton plains is the largest wet grassland in the country and expands in an area of the size of 10,000 hectares, it is habitat for Elk, Deer, Giant Squirrel, Wild Boar, Wild Hair, Porcupines, and a variety of Migratory birds, some of which are endemic in the region.
The morning is the ideal time for the trekking in the plains. You would follow the beaten track taken by many a hiker. The final destination is the World’s End, aptly called so because, at the sheer depth of 3700 feet, the precipice is a natural wonder; some misty days you would not see the bottom of the hills. On others, it offers a panoramic view.
Down below, one is greeted, by the beautiful view of the sprawling tea estate laced with gravel roads and lie rooms, and if one looks beyond, by breath-taking view of the southern part of the island down to the coast.
After breakfast proceed to Kandy stop at Spice Garden in Matale it offers tourists memorable visits to various spice plantations in Sri Lank. In the early centuries, Sri Lanka was world renowned for its quality Spices, a heritage that is still savored by the locals. Spice garden at Matale is a throwback to those ancient days and a fast forward to the present: spice continues to bring in hefty foreign revenue to Sri Lanka. The spice garden has in offer fragrant clove, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom and nutmeg.
Then proceed to Kandy sightseeing in Kandy visit Art and Crafts centre and Gem Bureau, view a documentary film too on how Sri Lankan Gem mining is traditionally done.
Evening 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.
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, and an orchid house with an outstanding collection, numerous flower beds with cannas, croton and colorful bougainvilleas. Giant water lily and papyrus reeds complement unusually exotic specimen trees.
Colombo is the commercial capital and there are plenty of places to shop. There are high end places such as Majestic City shopping complex, House of Fashion and the ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique or you can go on a shopping spree in bustling Pettah market.
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.