POPULER SRI LANKA TOURS

Sri Lanka Culture - 4 Day / 3 Night
Sri Lanka Culture - 7  Day / 6 Night
Sri Lanka Culture  - 10 Day / 9 Night

BEACH LEISURE TOURS

Sri Lanka Beaches - 7 Day/ 6 Nights
Sri Lanka Beaches - 10 Day/ 9 Nights

 

WILDLIFE & ADVENTURE TOURS

Wildlife & Adventure - 4 Day / 3 Night
Wildlife & Adventure - 7 Day / 6 Night
Wildlife & Adventure - 10 Day / 9 Night

RAMAYANA TOURS

Ramayana Tour - 5 Day / 4 night
Ramayana Tour - 7 Day / 6 night
Ramayana Tour - 10 Day / 9 night

CITY TOURS

Colombo
Negambo
Galle
Kandy
Polonnaruwa
Sigiriya & Dambulla

OVERVIEW

Charmful Sri Lanka

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS TRIP.

Set off on a journey that covers just about everything - from Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms, to sojourning in the hills over a cup of Ceylon Tea before venturing into the wildlife parks and then strolling along the colonial fort. This holiday program was designed to give you a sense of how the nation of Sri Lanka has grown and changed over time.

Duration

The package is originally designed for 8 nights/ 7 days. But we are always happy to cater to our valuable clients’ requirements and therefore, it can be customized for different durations as per request.

Day 1
Airport > Colombo - About 1 Hour Drive 

Having arrived in Sri Lanka you will be greeted by both our Royal Travel representative and your chauffeur guide at the airport itself. Take a leisurely drive, just under an hour into Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka and check in to your hotel.
After settling in, it is time to explore the city of Colombo. Visit some interesting features such as the old city of Fort, the main markets of Pettah, the Hindu Temple at Sea Street, the Dutch Church at Wolfendal, the historic Davatagaha Mosque, the Colombo Museum amongst others. Another option is to indulge in some shopping whether it is value for money clothes or impressive antiques. Later on in the day we would recommend dropping by the Checkerboard at the Galle Face Hotel for drinks while watching a picturesque sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.

Day 2
Colombo > Pinnawela > Sigiriya: About 4.5 Hours Drive 

Set off from coastal Colombo to experience Sri Lanka’s inland delights over the next few days. Today, head to Sigiriya, which would take approximately 4 and a half hours and why not break the journey at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
Started back in 1975, the elephant orphanage houses the abandoned and the wounded elephants. We recommend timing your visit for when the elephants are being fed or as they all march to the river close by to be bathed. 

Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.

After lunch continue to Sigiriya and check into your hotel. In the evening, mount Sigiriya - a 5th century fortress in the sky, which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the island. It is also referred to as Lion Rock because of the huge crouching lion image that is carved at the entrance to the fortress.

Day 3
Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > Sigiriya: About 4 Hours Drive 

Explore the cultural triangle and head out in the morning to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, which takes about two hours drive one-way. This is one of the better kept ruins of ancient Ceylon.
Polonnaruwa was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th - 13th century A.D. During this time, great revival was achieved in the country, politically, economically as well as socially. During your walking tour you will sight the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya - where 3 splendid statues of Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedantry', and 'Recumbent' postures are carved out of the rock, the Audience Hall, and the Parakrama Samudraya lake built by King Parakramabahu the Great.

On your return venture to the Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park, a vast sanctuary home to about 250 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, spotted deer, sloth bear and more. The Gathering of probably the largest herd of elephants occurs here annually August to October.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 4
Sigiriya > Kandy: About 3 Hours Drive

Today you will be taking approximately a three hours drive to the relaxing hill station of Kandy, surrounded by virgin forests broken by the great Mahaweli River. Kandy is also well known as the centre of Buddhism and the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom.

Having checked in and refreshed at your hotel, take a city tour of Kandy including the market place, pollah and the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which houses Sri Lanka’s most sacred relic, a tooth of the Lord Buddha. The Temple itself dates from the 16th century and is entered via 2 doors showing mythical beasts. 

In the late evening view a dance performance featuring traditional dances from the different regions of Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy.

Day 5
Kandy > Nuwara Eliya: About 3 Hours Drive

Take a scenic three hours drive to Nuwara Eliya, which is Sri Lanka's tea growing region. During the drive, relish the endless views of tea carpeted valleys, processing factories belching out fragrant aromas and the bright flash of female "tea pluckers" in their pimento, fuchsia and cerise saris picking their way through the plantations. Enroute visit a tea factory where the process of tea producing and grading will be explained. You will also be able to taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Once in Nuwara Eliya you will realize that the abundant rainfall combined with sunshine, cold nights and misty mornings offers the perfect climate for producing high grown teas. With brick and stone-built houses, rose gardens and perfect lawns Nuwara Eliya in many ways resembles a 'small English village'. Enjoy a guided stroll pass the 18-hole golf course, the colonial member’s only Hill Club and English styled country homes.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 6 
Nuwara Eliya > Yala: About 6 Hours Drive

From the hills of Nuwara Eliya decend over six hours to reach Yala. Enroute admire one of Sri Lanka's finest views and visit the Rawana Ella Falls. The dramatic Rawana Ella Falls are 49 metres high and follow the water cascading down the mountainside in a series of mini waterfalls. 

Having arrived at Yala, you will learn that the game park is famous for the elusive leopard and has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world. The sloth bear and Asian elephant who are also part of Sri Lanka’s Big Five can be spotted. Having said that, Yala has much more to share – wild bears, peacocks, wild buffalo, sambar and spotted deer. In addition, up to 130 species of birds have been recorded at Yala, many migratory, including the white winged black tern, curlews and pintails. Indigenous species include jungle fowl, hornbills and orioles. With luck you will witness all these creatures over an evening jeep safari with a naturalist guide.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Yala.

Day 7
Yala > Galle: About 4 Hours Drive

After breakfast take a four hours drive to Galle following the coast while watching the waves lap on the shores. En route witness a curious feature - the stilt fishermen of Weligama who carefully balance themselves before casting their fishing lines. 

 The ancient port city of Galle is Sri Lanka's oldest living city and retains a unique old-world atmosphere. In the evening enjoy a leisurely walk through the cobbled stone pathways of the massive Dutch influenced fort, which also is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Galle.

Day 8 
Galle > Airport: About 5 Hours Drive

Departure

As all good things must come to an end, your chauffeur guide with comfortable take you back to the international airport for a safe journey home.

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