THE BEST OF SRILANKA

Srilanka
  • 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS TRIP

Sri Lanka was famously described by Marco Polo as one of the finest islands in the world, and it has a history that dates back thousands of years. Although it’s small, there is so much history, nature, and beauty to see in this country. Explore the beaches, jungles, tea plantations, temples, and much more from our list of the most beautiful spots in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins .

ARRIVAL TRANSFERS/ NEGOMBO

Meet on arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport by Smart Lanka Visitors Representative & transfer for Negombo-Check in hotel. The major beach resort on the coast north of Colombo is Negombo, Popularly known as the Fishing Village. The feast of St. Anne is celebrated here in late July in a carnival atmosphere. Like many other coastal towns in Sri Lanka, Negombo was an important spice port long before the Portuguese set foot on the island. The Negombo Lagoon is a good place to watch the Karava fisherman at work. These fishermen bring their daily catch of fish, crabs and prawns to the fish market. During the day they are seen mending their nets on the beach. Overnight stay: Heritance Negombo

DAY 02 HUNNAS GIRIYA

After breakfast at hotel transfer clients to Hunnas Giriya. Visit clients to Hunnas waterfall. It is located about 22 km from Kandy town, Sri Lanka. However this is located in Matale District, Elkaduwa village. There are two roads to reach Hunnas waterfall. One is coming from Matale to Elkaduwa; the other is Wattegama (Kandy) to Elkaduwa. This waterfall is 125 ft in height and created by a stream from Hunnasgeria peak. Apart from the main fall several streams can be seen during rainy seasons. Overnight stay: Amaya Hunas Falls

DAY 03 HUNNAS GIRIYA

AAfter breakfast at hotel visit clients to Sembuwatta Lake. It is a tourist attraction situated at Elkaduwa in the Matale District of Sri Lanka, adjacent to the Campbell’s Lane Forest Reserve. Sembuwatta Lake is a man-made lake created from natural spring water. Alongside the lake is a natural swimming pool. Sembuwatta Lake is believed to be 9 m (30 ft) to 12 m (39 ft) deep. Currently the lake belongs to the Elkaduwa Plantations and produces electricity for the nearby villagers. Overnight stay: Amaya Hunas Falls

DAY 04 KANDY

After breakfast at hotel transfer clients to Kandy. En route visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela - This orphanage is the home for about 89 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath.

Evening proceed to Kandy Lake to do a Boat ride. Kandy Lake also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned. There are many legends and folklore regarding the lake. One such is that the small island at its center was used by the king's helm for bathing and was connected to the palace by secret tunnel. Overnight stay: Grand Kandyan Hotel.

DAY 05 NUWARA-ELIYA
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>After breakfast at hotel transfer clients to Nuwara-Eliya. Visit clients to Tea Factory & Tea Plantation. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea with a roaring tea industry that dominates the island’s central highlands. Introduced to the country by British tea planter James Taylor in 1867, tea irreversibly changed the topography, and even the demography of the country. In the wake of Sri Lanka’s coffee blight, British planters were quick to discover that tea was a more lucrative industry. As the number of tea estates rose, there was an increased need for human labor. The production of tea involves a tedious procedure of plucking, withering, rolling, oxidizing and drying – a process that requires heavy machines and plenty of manpower. Visit Lake Gregory is a reservoir in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. The lake and the surrounding area make up the Gregory Lake Area. Overnight stay: Araliya Green Hills Hotel

DDAY 06 NUWARA-ELIYA
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Transfer clients to Horton Plains National Park. Horton Plains, its surroundings forests and the adjoining peak Wilderness, constitute Sri Lanka’s most important catchment area of almost all major rivers. The plains are also of outstanding scenic beauty and conservation importance, containing most of the habitats and endemic plants and animals representatives of the country’s wet and montane zones. Thereafter visit clients to Little New Zealand. Ambewela is a small town, or a hill station, located in the Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. The area is also sometimes called "Little New Zealand". The town is situated approximately 17 km (11 mi) south-east of the district capital Nuwara Eliya. Ambewela is also a service center to the New Galway tea planting district. Overnight stay: Araliya Green Hills Hotel.

DAY 07 COLOMBO
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After breakfast at hotel transfer clients to Colombo. Proceed on sightseeing Tour of Colombo - Drive through the Commercial area of the “Fort” so named, because both the Portuguese and Dutch had a Fort at this point. Drive passed “Pettah” – a noisy Oriental bazaar with a hotchpotch of Humanity, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques & temples. Visit Hindu temple & drive pass Jumi-UL Alfar Jumma Mosque, Continue the tour through the Wolvendaal Dutch Church, Hultsdorf Law courts, to the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens and on to the Independence Square and Bandaranayke Memorial International Conference Hall. And also visit Gangarama Temple - Return to hotel Overnight stay: Mount Lavinia Hotel

DAY 08 DEPARTURE
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After breakfast at hotel leave for the airport to connect with the departure flight.

COST INCLUDES
  • *Services of an English-speaking chauffer guide.
  • * Meal Plan on HB Basis.
  • * Lunch
  • * Porterage, Service charge & Government tax.
  • * Entrance fees as per Itinerary
  • * Lunch
COST EXCLUDES:-
  • * Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above.

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