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Land Like No Other
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Land Like No Other

Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days

Colombo , Nuwaraeliya, Kandy, Trincomalle, Sigiriya and Negombo

Day 1 Colombo

Arrival Sri Lanka, you will be welcome by our Representative on Arrival and transfer to Colombo. Evening proceed on Colombo city tour. The National Museum of Colombo - Closed Fridays and all public holidays. 09:00-17:00. Also known as the Sri Lanka National Museum, it is the largest museum in Colombo. Among its exhibits, it contains regalia of the 17th century Kandyan Kings. Wolvendaal Church - Another relic of the Dutch period is this stone church on Wolvendaal Street, built in 1749. Worth looking at are the tombstones set into the floor, which were moved from a church within the Fort in 1813.The dates on the tombs of several Dutch governors, whose bones were reinterred here, reveal how risky life could have been for the Dutch conquerors: even during peacetime, the death toll from disease was high and many died after only a short stay in Colombo. Open during usual church hours. Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple - Located amidst the calm waters of the Beira Lake, the Gangaramaya Temple complex is a vibrant venue located in the heart of the Business District. The complex consists of the Main Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, the “SeemaMalaka” which is an assembly hall for monks and also a vocational training institute. The temple is over 120 years old while now it has been converted to an institution of International significance. The Dutch Period Museum - Closed Fridays and all public holidays. 09:00-17:00. Historical museums documenting Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka. Houses Dutch-inspired artifacts. Nightlife - Colombo has a buzzing scene, with chill-out bars, casinos if you want to try your hand at roulette or baccarat, or cool clubs where you can party until dawn. (E.g. Bellagio Casino) .Overnight in Colombo.

Day 2 Nuwaraeliya

After breakfast at the hotel head ‘up country’ and the city of Nuwara Eliya via Kithulgala. If you feel adventurous, the incredible experience of White Water Rafting awaits you at Kitulgala. The 5km on the picturesque Kelani River run covers 5 major rapids and 4 minor ones. You will be in good hands with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. Those who prefer to keep their feet dry can take it easy, relax and admire the beautiful views. Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. Enroute Visit Ramboda Falls - Ramboda Falls is 109 m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. Evening city tour of Nuwaraeliya Hakgala Botanical Gardens - is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The garden was established in 1861, under George Henry Kendrick Thwaites as an experimental cultivation of Cinchona, a commercial crop thriving at the time. Once after the Tea replaced the Cinchona, it was turned into an experimental Tea cultivation. In 1884 it transformed to a garden. Since then many sub-tropical and some temperate plants were planted in the gardens. In the folklores, it says Sri Lankan demon King Ravana after abducting Sita, kept her hidden in this area and area was offered to Sita as a pleasure garden, the place finds mention in the Ramayana as Ashok Vatika. The area was named as "SitaEliya" and "Sita Amman Temple" was built on the site. Gregory Lake -Lake Gregory is one of the significant tourist attractions in NuwaraEliya. It was built by the Governor William Gregory during 1872 – 1877 periods by utilizing the water from the Nanuoya which runs across the town. It is about 91.2 hectares in extent. It was said to be used for water sports and for re-recreational activities during the British rule. A boat yard now allows visitors to go boating and rowing. Queen Victoria Park - The Victoria Park of NuwaraEliya said to be named to comorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria in the year 1897. Originally the park was used as the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden which is located about 04 km away from the city center. It is known that this park was established by planting an Oak tree by a German Princes who visited NuwaraEliya Overnight in Nuwaraeliya.

Day 3 Nuwaraeliya

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Horton Plains (Optional – Van / Jeep must be hired separately to visit Horton Plains). Horton Plains - The highest plateau at 7000ft (2134 meters) is a National Park, visited by tourists and a large number of Sri Lanka tourist’s .The Patnas in the lower parts, rising from the Marshes and streams extends up to the tree-line. The trees, stunted by the wind and mist, covered with ‘Spagnum moss ‘ or old man’s beard, and the jungle is full of rare and endemic plants. The red flowered Rhododendrons, or the ‘Niloos’ that blooms once in 12 years, and the Butterflies, Birds, found only in the hill areas, the ‘Bear Monkey,’ large herds of Sambhur, Leopard and other animals are found in the plains. The ‘World End’ and ‘Little World End” with sheer drops of 3000ft to the plantation below and the beautiful scenery, are not found anywhere else in the country. After that en route to Nuwara Eliya hotel you can do some site seeing such as visiting Ambewela New Zeland Farm & Strawberry plantation. Visiting Ambewela (New Zealand) Farm (Milk Factory) - A farm of a famous brand in Sri Lanka - Ambewala. Wonderful scenic views of the beautiful hills in Nuwara Eliya - as you walk towards the farm. You'd probably spend an hour or so (with a stop at the cafe), but can easily cover the farm in less time. Ambewala is a small town or a hill station in Nuwara Eliya. It’s also a well-known dairy company. The climatic conditions in Ambewala make it a suitable location for dairy farming. This area is also sometimes called the ‘Little New Zealand’. Overnight in Nuwaraeliya.

Day 4 Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to the hill capital of Kandy visiting the Ramboda waterfalls and a tea factory along the way. Evening city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and the Home to sacred relic of the tooth of the Buddha Temple [Dalada Maligawa / Temple of the tooth relic] Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession Peradeniya Botanical Gardens - Peradeniya botanical garden in Sri Lanka and one of the best in the region. It dates back to the ancient kings of the country although the British changed the look of it. The British are said to have used the gardens to grow trees that could not be grown at Kew gardens. The large banyan tree, the orchid house, the suspension bridge, and the bats are some of the main attractions. Cultural show - Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The beat a dancing from "Salupliya" depicting several demons, "Thelme" vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed by Kandy lake club dance troop within the span of one hour (Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre features daily shows at 17.00 hrs) Overnight in Kandy.

Day 5 Trincomalee

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Trincomalle to Enjoy the East coast beach. Enroute visit Dambulla Cave Temple - is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island. In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period. In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people. Overnight in Trincomalee.

Day 6 Trincomalee

After breakfast at hotel you can do some site seeing around Trincomalee. Hot Springs of Kanniya - On the way to Trincomalee is the small town of Kanniya where lie seven hot springs. All these springs are within a rectangular enclosure of high walls. The springs are separated from one another by dwarf walls. The ruins of Fort Frederick or the Dutch Fort can be seen on the way leading to Koneswaram. The fort was actually built by the Portuguese. The Dutch took over it in 1639. Till Sri Lanka acquired independence in 1948, the Dutch Fort changed hands between four European power, Portuguese, Dutch, French and British. Late the fort was made a naval base. A naval museum named Hoods Naval Museum is also located in the navy base. Harbour - Harbour of Trincomalee is the third largest natural harbour in world. Naval strategic importance of Trincomalee had a great role in shaping its history. Many powers tried to capture this important fort, and in the process, fought several sea battles. Currently Sri Lankan is trying to develop Trincomalee as a commercial harbour. Nilaveli Beach - Marble Beach is a stunning location that very few foreign tourists (or even locals) know about. It lies on the actual Trincomalee Bay, to the south of the Navy Base. Here the jungles actually touch the shore and a heavenly beach with very shallow water is to be found with views of tiny islands in the distance – completely idyllic! Overnight in Trincomalee.

Day 7 Sigiriya

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Sigiriya. Afternoon, set off to discover the 8th wonder of the world – the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Dating back to the 5th Century A.D, this astounding ‘city’ on the summit of a high outcrop was the royal citadel of King Kassapa for over 18 years. A miraculous feat of artistry and engineering, its unique features and exquisite frescoes continue to amaze all who visit it, even today. Optional – Evening you can enjoy safari at Minneriya National Park Minneriya is the 8890 hectares of Minneriya National Park which is an ideal eco-tourism location in Sri Lanka. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka's favorites such as Sambar deer, leopards and elephants. Overnight in Sigiriya.

Day 8 Negombo

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Negombo. Enroute visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - Most important tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Volunteers and caretakers provide shelter and take care of orphaned, abandoned and injured elephants within the park. You can watch caretakers feed, bathe and help these gentle giants. You want walk with the herd to the nearby river to watch the elephants bathe and play around in water The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000- 1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. Optional – In the evening you can do Negombo city tour. Negombo is an ideal place to start and end your Holiday in Sri Lanka. Sun worshippers, prepare to stretch out, curl your toes in the fine yellow sand, and get a glorious tan on sundrenched palm caressed beaches in Negombo 15 Minutes’ drive of the Bandaranaike Airport. Negombo City A characteristic fishing town north of Colombo, it is a mere 6 km. from the International Airport. Set amid lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet paradise with sea food in plenty. Old world fishing craft like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran bring seer, skipjack, herring and mullet, prom fret and amber-jack while lobster and prawns caught in the lagoon. Apart from beaches and sea-food Negombo has unique charms of its own with narrow streets, small boutiques and Catholic Churches dotting the landscape. The Dutch captured the town from the Portuguese in 1640, lost it again the same year, and then captured it again in 1644. The British then took it from them in 1796 without a struggle. During the Dutch era Negombo was one of the most important sources of cinnamon, and there are still reminders of the European days. Overnight in Negombo.

Day 9 Departure

After breakfast checkout from hotel and you will be transferred to Colombo International Airport to connect your flight back home.

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