Around Sri Lanka - 8 Days

This tour package includes the most famous destinations around the Sri Lanka

Day 1
AIRPORT TO DIVA VILLA

• Warmly welcome to Sri Lanka.

• Meet our representative at the airport.

• Transfer to DIVA VILLA.

• Negombo City Tour. (Fish Market, Dutch Canal, Dutch Fort, St. Marys’ Church)

Negombo

Negombo is a city on the west coast of Sri Lanka, north of the capital, Colombo. Near the waterfront, the remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort. Negombo Lagoon, lined with fishermen’s huts, feeds into the Dutch-era Hamilton Canal. The canal leads south to Colombo. Neoclassical St. Mary’s Church, completed in the 1920s, features a ceiling decorated with vivid religious paintings.

Day 2
NEGOMBO TO SIGIRIYA

• Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.

• En-route Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka wildlife department in a 25-acre coconut property near the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned elephants found in the jungle. As of 2008, there are about 84 elephants.

• Transfer to Sigiriya.

• Visit Sigiriya Lion’s Rock.

Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king’s death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.

Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best-preserved examples of ancient urban planning.

• Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3
SIGIRIYA TO KANDY

• Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.

• En-route visit Herbal and Spice Garden.

The “spice gardens” should not be confused with spice plantations.

These gardens are better described as “show gardens” with a

primary focus on retailing indigenous Ayurveda medicine and small quantities of a variety of spices. The Ayurveda oils and medicines are derived from a mixture of the spices and herbs which are grown locally.

Transfer to Kandy

The ancient kingdom of Kandy is home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha as well as Edwardian buildings, a king-made lake, a nature reserve and exciting shops.As the second largest city of the island and the capital of the Central Province, Kandy has grown from being a medieval kingdom to a friendly, busy city set in forested hills and surrounded by tea plantations and close to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. As well as the Temple of the Tooth, there are many Buddhist monasteries and Hindu places of worship to visit, and cultural dance performances to watch.

Places May you visit in Kandy

Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake, Gem Museum, Wood Carving Factory, Batik Factory, Evening witness the performance of the cultural show.

• Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4
KANDY TO NUWARA ELIYA

• Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.

• Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

• En-Route visit Tea Plantation and Tea Factory

Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon), and accounts for 2% of GDP, contributing over US $1.5 billion in 2013 to the economy of Sri Lanka. It employs, directly or indirectly, over 1 million people, and in 1995 directly employed 215,338 on tea plantations and estates. In addition, tea planting by smallholders is the source of employment for thousands whilst it is also the main form of livelihoods for tens and thousands of families.Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth-largest producer of tea.

Nuwara Eliya,

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine, is decorated with religious figures. Densely forested Galway’s Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers.

You Can visit,

Gregory Lake and Pink Post office

Day 5
NUWARA ELIYA TO TISSAMAHARAMA

Hakgala Botanical Garden

Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The other four are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden, Mirijjawila Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden. It is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka.

Ella

Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometers east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level.

Places to visit in Ella,

Nine Arch Bridge, Ravana Falls.

Tissamaharama

Thissamaharama town in south-eastern Sri Lanka. It used to be the capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom of Ruhuna as early as the 3rd century B.C. Only few buildings from that period can be seen today. The large artificial Tissa Wewa lake, which was a part of a sophisticated irrigation system, also dates from that time.

• Visit Tissa Lake

Day 6
TISSAMAHARAMA TO GALLE

En Route Visit Yala National Park,

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka, bordering the Indian Ocean.

The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.

Transfer To Galle

Visit Rubber factory while transferring.

Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car- free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.

Day 7
GALLE TO COLOMBO

En-route visit Madhu River Boat and Turtle Hatchery.

Transfer to Colombo.

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls. The imposing Colombo National Museum, dedicated to Sri Lankan history, borders sprawling Viharamahadevi Park and its giant Buddha.

Places can visit and activities can do in Colombo,

1. Shopping Malls (Odel/Arpico/Gem Museum)

2. Viharamahadevi Park

3. Galle Face

4. Old Parliement

5. Independence Square

6. Colombo Arcade

Day 8
COLOMBO TO AIRPORT

Good Bye from Sri Lanka 🙂

Inclusions

  • Free airport pickup
  • free luxury king room with the breakfast at Diva Villa Airport Transit hotel.
  • below 12 years children 50% off
  • Service by fully air-conditioned vehicle throughout the tour.
  • Service by Tourst Board Approved driver/Chauffeur.
  • Cost of Fuel and All Tolls and Packing Fees.
  • Cost of Driver and Driver's Accommodation.
  • Complimentary 02 mineral water battle per person on the arrival day.

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Around Sri Lanka
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