Children Age between 3 - 6 years sharing
parent's room w/o Extra Bed.
Children Age Between 6-12 years sharing
parent's room with Extra Bed
Children below 2 years - Free of Charge
does not include:
Meet & greet at the Airport.
Accommodation at the above mentioned Hotels or similar
Transportation as per itinerary.
Half-day city shopping tour of Colombo
Return airport transfers
All related government taxes.
Early check in & late check
Entrance fees to Monuments.
Camera & video permits.
Any expenses of a personal nature.
Any other expenses not mentioned above.
Tips & Portages
Any compulsory room supplements during the tour.
Day 1: Airport /
Pinnawala / Kandalama
Arrival and transfer
to Pinnawala. Visit the Elephant Orphanage
at Pinnawala which has been established
in 1975 and Visit the Elephant Orphanage
at Pinnawala established in 1975 and
commenced with seven orphans. Today,
some of these orphans enjoy the fortune
of seeing their grandchildren born
in the same location. The original
objective of establishing the orphanage
inclined more towards tourism, but
soon it became conservation and an
educational centre. With the help
of local and foreign elephant experts,
Pinnawala started a scientific captive-breeding
programme for elephants. The free
movement of the herd enhanced the
chances for individuals of both sexes
to get together and mate. The nearby
river played a dominant role in this
regard and in 1984, the first baby
of Pinnawala was born. The success
story of Pinnawala has drawn the attention
of scientists from all over the world.
A considerable number of books and
research articles on Pinnawala have
been published in several languages.
The members of the Pinnawala herd
have been filmed, videoed and photographed
thousands of times by professionals.
Thereafter transfer to Kandalama.
Overnight stay at Dambulla.
After breakfast transfer
Do a city tour of Anuradhapura. It
was the first capital and undoubtedly
the grandest city of the ancient Ceylon.
Two of the World Heritage Sites are
situated here and many places of historical
and archaeological interest could
be visited. Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred
Bo-Tree) was brought as a sapling
of the tree under which Prince Siddhartha
attained to enlightenment. It is over
2200 years old and is the oldest historically
documented tree in the world. The
Brazen Palace (2nd century B.C), the
1600 stone columns you see are all
that is left of a magnificent multi-storied
residence for monks. Ruwanweliseya
(2nd century B.C) is the most famous
of all the Dagobas. It originally
depicted the perfect 'bubble shape"
that modern restoration has not been
able to accurately reproduce. 'Samadhi'
Buddha statue (4th century AD) is
one of the most famous statues, depicting
the Buddha in a state of 'Samadhi'
or deep meditation and Isurumuniya
rock temple (3rd century B.C) which
is well known for its rock carvings.
Thereafter, transfer to Mihintale.
Mihintale is where Buddhism was first
introduced to Sri Lanka. Mihintale
is regarded as the cradle of Buddhism
in Sri Lanka. The rock is riddled
with shrines and rock dwellings. A
grand stairway of 1,840 steps made
out of granite slabs 15' wide leads
to the summit from where one could
get a splendid view of the surrounding
Also, visit the Aukana Buddha statue
which is beyond doubt the most magnificent,
undamaged statue in Sri Lanka. It
was built in the reign of King Dhatusena
in the 5th century and is 39 ft (12
meters) high. The Name "Aukana"
means "Sun-eating".On completion
transfer to Kandalama. Overnight stay
Day 3: Kandalama
/ Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Kandalama
Breakfast at Heritance Kandalama.
Thereafter, transfer to Polonnaruwa.
Do a city tour of Polonnaruwa which
is a world heritage site and the
2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built
in the 11th and 12th centuries AD.
See the ruins of the Royal Palace,
the Gal Viharaya where 4 splendid
statues of the Buddha in 'Upright',
'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures
carved out of rock, the Audience
Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue
of king Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama
Samudraya - a lake built by King
Parakramabahu the great. There are
also monuments of famous places
of worship such as the Shiva Temple,
the Lankathilake, the Watadage,
the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and
the remains of a former Temple of
the Tooth Relic.
Transfer to Sigiriya. Climb the
5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress
which is a world heritage site,
built by King Kashyapa (477-495
AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel
of unusual beauty rising 200 metres
from the scrub jungle. The rock
was the innermost stronghold of
the 70 hectare fortified town. A
moat, rampart, and extensive gardens
including the renowned water gardens
ring the base of the rock. Visit
the world-renowned frescoes of the
'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya,
which are in a sheltered pocket
of the rock approached by a spiral
stairway. These frescoes are painted
on plaster using earth pigments.
On completion transfer to Kandalama.
Overnight stay at Dambulla.
Day 4: Dambulla
/ Matale / Kandy
Breakfast at Heritance
Kandalama. Transfer to Dambulla. Visit
Dambulla rock temple which has been
built by king Walagambahu in the 1st
century B.C. It is a World Heritage
Site. It is the most impressive of
Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex
of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres
of painted walls and ceilings, is
the largest area of paintings found
in the world. It contains over 150
images of the Buddha of which the
largest is the colossal figure of
the Buddha carved out of rock and
spanning 14 metres. Thereafter transfer
to Matale. In Matale, visit a spice
garden to see different spices for
which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here,
clients could see different spices
and how some of these spices are grown
and processed. Also, witness a Cookery
demonstration. On completion, continue
to Kandy. Kandy was the last capital
of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World
Heritage Site. The name "Kandy"
conjures visions of splendour and
magnificence. Many of the legends,
traditions and folklore are still
lovingly kept alive. In the evening
visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the
arts and crafts centre, a gem museum
and a lapidary. Also, visit the Temple
of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Thereafter
witness a cultural show. Dinner and
overnight stay at Kandy.
Day 5: Kandy / Peradeniya
/ Nuwara Eliya / Kandapola
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Peradeniya. Visit Peradeniya
botanical gardens which was first
built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala
king and has been expanded by the
British. It is 147 acres in extent
and provides an amazing variety of
trees, plants and flowers. Thereafter,
transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Enroute
visit a tea plantation and a tea factory
where the best tea in the world is
produced. Here you could observe the
process of manufacturing tea. You
can also see how tea is graded. Taste
a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Continue to Nuwara Eliya. On completion,
transfer to Kandy. Do a city tour
of Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya, because
of its invigorating mountain climate
and scenery, is Sri Lanka's most popular
hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also
the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country
producing a significant share of the
world's best tea. Sri Lanka's highest
mountain, Pidurutalagala (8282 feet)
is located here. One of the finest
18 hole golf courses in South Asia
is also situated in Nuwara Eliya.
On completion, transfer to Kandapola.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kandapola
Day 6: Kandapola
/ Udawalawe / Kataragama
Breakfast at the hotel.
Then transfer to Udawalawe. Thereafter,
do a safari of The Udawalawe National
Park by jeep. The area of this park
is 30,821 hectares and is a dry zone
park which was declared as a National
Park in 1972. This park falls within
the Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces
and between the Udawalawe reservoir
and the Walawe River. It is surrounded
by the scenic beauty of the mountain
range that keep on winding endlessly
on the Balangoda, Kalthota and Haputale
escarpments. It has an annual rainfall
of 1,524 mm. and an average year-round
temperature of 29.4 C. This park is
famous for elephants seen in their
playfulness, whole herds of them,
adults and babies bathing and playing
in the water or feeding. In addition
to elephants, deer species such as
spotted deer, sambhur, barking deer
and langur, water buffalos and jackals
are some of the prominent wild animals
found in this park. Thereafter, transfer
Dinner and overnight stay at Kataragama.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Thereafter transfer to Galle. Galle
was once the chief port of Ceylon.
It is still well known for hand-made
lace. Visit the Galle Fort (spanning
90 acres) which was originally built
by the Portuguese and later extended
by the Dutch in 1663. This is a World
Heritage Site. Thereafter, transfer
to Ambalangoda. Ambalangoda is a charming
seaside town on the south-western
coast. It is the home of the mask
carvers. These colourful masks are
used by dancers performing exotic
rituals and folk dances. There is
also an Old Dutch Church. Transfer
to Kosgoda. In Kosgoda, visit the
Turtle hatchery which is being operated
by the Wild Life Protection Society
of Sri Lanka. Several species of turtles,
especially the endangered, hawksbill
are protected here. Most vulnerable
of all are their eggs, which are left
uncovered on beaches all around the
coast. The goodwill of Kosgoda area
fishermen who bring these eggs gratis
to the hatchery has lead to the hatching
and has released around 100,000 young
turtles within a period of two years
since the hatchery has been opened.
On completion, transfer to Colombo.
In Colombo, do a city tour. Colombo,
like many capital cities in developing
countries is fast changing its face.
Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise
from where old buildings once stood.
Yet in some parts, the old world charm
is retained. For example, there is
a 100-year-old clock tower and several
British built colonial buildings.
Other places of interest are the Pettah
bazaar - where one can shop for bargain,
a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential
areas where you find the stately homes
of the affluent, the Bandaranaike
Memorial International Conference
Hall (BMICH) - an outright gift to
Sri Lanka from the People's Republic
of China. Dinner and overnight stay
Day 8: Colombo /
After breakfast transfer
to the Airport for departure.