Upon your arrival welcome and assistance you by our representative and dirctly transfer to hotel in Negombo. Check into the hotel. Relax and enjoy at Negombo beach.
Negombo is the nearest town to the airport. Relax at the Beach in Negombo. Enjoy the soothing breeze, and take a stroll along the beach front, explore the olden buildings in the city that dates back to the Dutch & Portuguese Colonial days.
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.
After breakfast spend few morning hours doing some sightseeing in Negombo. Visit Fish market where people buy fish for low price. The Old Dutch fort dates back to the 16th century. There are also big catholic churches built during Dutch period and also market, bazaars and etc.
After breakfast leave for Habarana through beautiful typical Sri Lankan Villages and on the way 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.
In the afternoon reach the Hotel in Habarana. Check in to the hotel and refresh.there are quaint hotels overlooking 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 famous as the new capital after decline of Anuradhapura (11th – 13th Century) .Its greatness lasted from 10th to 12th Centuries AD. 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.
Thereafter proceed to Minneriya National park. Minneriya national park is an ideal eco tourism location in Sri Lanka. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka's favorites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants
After breakfast 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.
Thereafter proceed to Matale spice gardens where you could observe the how Sri Lankan spices growing and using for medical treatments.
Reach to Kandy lunch at local restaurant in Kandy thereafter some 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 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 breakfast drive to Pinnawala elephant orphanage has one of the largest herd of elephants in captivity. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka wildlife department. The 24- acre- elephant orphanage is also a breeding ground for elephants. The first baby elephant was born there in 1984 and between 1975 and 2012, 67 animals were born. Main attractions are feeding baby elephants by milk bottle and bathing of the elephants.
Drive back to Kandy visit 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 bougainvillea’s. Giant water lily and papyrus reeds complement unusually exotic specimen trees.
After breakfast our chauffeur drop you at Kandy railway station. The best way to go to Nuwara Eliya is a train ride on the observation coach. The nearest railway station to this hill country outpost is Nanu Oya. The train travels in one of the most spectacular and beautiful rail routes, hugging Narrow Mountain passes with views of mountain ranges and waterfalls.From Nanu Oya station, pick up from our chauffeur and drive to Nuwara Eliya
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.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.
After breakfast day excursion to 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. En route you may visit bakes falls
Also you may visit Ambewela Farm is Situated in the lush green hills of NuwaraEliya. It is in fact made up of two farms: Ambewela Farm and New Zealand Farm. Blessed with the cool climes and pristine environment of the hill country, Ambewela Farm boasts superior breeds of cattle, modern technology and top-quality pastures where cattle graze freely. The result is an organization of international standards in a local setting, producing the best quality milk and milk products
Garden breakfast arrange in Bungalow enjoy the breakfast and drive to Colombo via Ginigathena road passing through mix plantation Tea, rubber, coconut and the sky kissing beautiful mountains, plain with full of greenish, lakes and view two of the most beautiful waters falls in Sri Lanka (Devon, St. Clair water falls) stop at Kitulgala famous place for white water rafting you may enjoy white water rafting in Kitulgala
After breakfast full day sightseeing and shopping at Colombo, 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.
After breakfast drive to airport for 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.