Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to Negombo Beach Sri Lanka
Negombo was once heralded the island’s premier spice town. It then progressively evolved into the biggest fishing port, a centre of Roman Catholicism, and one of the original tourist resorts thus crowning it the Little Rome of Sri Lanka. This town has a quaint atmosphere, with bustling little streets, delightful canals, interesting creeks, an extensive lagoon and interesting architecture here and there.
Enjoy watching the old world fishing crafts like the outrigger canoes and the catamarans bringing a variety of marine fishes like seers, skipjacks, pomfrets and amber-jacks. In the lagoon lobsters and prawns are caught and served as fascinating delicacies in the restaurants.
In addition, Negombo fish market is a “Must to Walk-in” in the city. Heap of fishes such as prawns, lobsters, shrimps, crabs as well as large fishes are rare and regular sights in the Negombo fish market.
Enjoy Negombo beach and stay overnight Negombo .
Visit Sigiriya and Minneriya National ParkElephant herd in Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka
Explore the magnificent rock fortress Sigiriya, standing high above the ground from the surrounding plane. Sigiriya is the best preserved city centre in Asia from the first millennium with fusion of culture and nature, built by King Kassapa in the 05th century A.D. which was a Royal Citadel for more than 18 years. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. The majestic Lion’s Paw picturesquely guards the stairway of the palace on the summit. It is world famous for its beautiful frescos. The murals of Sigiriya are treated as the oldest well preserved drawings in Sri Lanka.
Minneriya National Park is located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa. Covered an area of 8890 hectares park is an ideal place for elephant and leopard watching. The vegetation of this park is mixed evergreen and scrub areas. The important feature of this park is that 3rd century built Minneriya Tank is located in the park. During the dry season Minneriya tank becomes the ideal place to observe its natural wild life.
Stay overnight at, Sigiriya
Visit Polonnaruwa and Dambulla Cave TempleLord Buddha Statue Polonnaruwa
After breakfast visit to Polonnaruwa ruin sites. Polonnaruwa is situated in the middle of a wide plain in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. It was the capital in the 11th and 12th century of Sri Lanka, and the ancient city is today one of the most beautiful centers of this island’s cultural heritage. A great number of beautiful monuments are gathered in the natural reserve. Inside the city there is strong 3 and 1/2 miles long encircling wall, this housed for hundreds of thousands of people, where today monkeys and birds are the only inhabitants. But the glories of this ancient capital have not been lost to the world, and enough remains from this magnificent civilization can be seen today.
Dambulla Cave Temple is a vast isolated rock outcrop which towers about 600ft.above the plain. It stands bare and black exposed to the scorching sun, very little of it sheltered by woodland, in this rock is a complex of caves, which house the historic rock temple of Dambulla. This is one of the oldest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka. It is composed of five caves, which have been converted into shrine rooms. Within these rooms in housed a collection of one hundred and fifty statures of the Buddha, and several more of deities, other personages of the Buddhist order and the country’s history.
Proceed to Kandy. Kandy is the last capital of the Sinhalese kingdom. This historic city is nestled among the misty hills in the central region of Sri Lanka. The shrine holding the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha (the Temple of Tooth) is located in the centre of the city, making Kandy the most venerated city in Sri Lanka.Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
End the day at the Kandyan Arts Association’s renowned Cultural show for dance and drumming originally performed for the Kandyan Kings past days.
Stay overnight at Kandy
Transfer to Nuwara Eliya
Visit to a tea factory and drive to Horton Plains. Horton Plains nature reserve located on Sri Lanka’s highest plateau. Visit World’s End to explore the most spectacular view in sri Lanka.
Nuwara Eliya the “heart” of the tea country located at an elevation of 1980 meters in the central highlands, it offers the best both worlds advantages, of tropical abundance and pleasant cool mountain climate. While the time climate is sub-tropical, night temperature plunge low enough to produce frost. It is where the British succeeded in creating a replica of the English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church, a famous golf course, and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia.Tea Pickers in Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya offers many activities including visits to tea plantations, golfing, and horse riding, boating, hiking and of course exploring the beauty of the landscaped gardens, waterfalls and plateaus. Visit Hakgala Botanical Garden. Enjoy the Gregory Lake boat safari and the surrounding of the lake. Hire a boat if you like to do a day’s rowing and sailing. The beautiful garden is laid around the lake providing great site for strolling, jogging and walking as well.
Stay overnight at Nuwara Eliya
Proceed to Hikkaduwa
In the early 1960s, Hikkaduwa, a small fishing village was transformed into an unbelievable hub of international tourism becoming Sri Lanka’s most sought after holiday destination along the western coast. Easy to reach within a short drive from Colombo, the Hikkaduwa Beachbeautiful white sandy beaches, colorful coral reefs and excellent surf attract people the world over. A ride in a glass bottomed boat through the shallow sea to view the colorful coral reef is one that both local and foreign visitors look forward to.
Beach restaurants and bars, shops and nightclubs provide the background for a carefree stay. Plenty of laid-out breakfast and dinner tables offer a variety of tasty food.
There are most luxurious Ayurvedic spas in Hotel Coral Sands, treatments here are of trusted high standards and very popular with guests. All treatments are carefully created and prepared by qualified experts and administered by trained therapists.
The best of spa products are used – International brands such as Sothys or products renowned in Sri Lanka such as Spa Ceylon and Link. An indulgent range of treatments are yours to select from the extensive Spa Menu:
Massages – Reflexology/ Aromatherapy massages/ Swedish/Thai/Shiatsu massageAyurveda Treatments Sri Lanka
Relax on the Beach.
Stay overnight at Hikkaduwa
Transfer to airport
As per flight schedule transfer to Airport via Colombo.