Location: Sri Lanka
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Deka Tour
Recommended time of the year (May to September)

Description

A short yet Sweet Tour of the Island which covers the Hill Capital of Sri Lanka, the famous Cultural Triangle, and there after relax by some of the best beaches on the Island in the East Coast.

About This Tour

This 7 day tour of Sri Lanka is what we call short and sweet. You will begin from the capital of the city and proceed to ancient cities such as Sigiriya & Anuradhapura, thereafter you will have some time to rest by some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, and also if time permits, quench your thirst for adventure during your short stay in Sri Lanka.

Location

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive at Katunayake International Airport and transfer to Colombo

    Ayubowan!! and Welcome to Sri Lanka
    You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and transferred to Colombo.
    Colombo the Capital of Sri Lanka offers a plethora of tourists destinations that include museums, architectural wonders, historic temples, Kovils, Mosque’s, Anglican churches built by the British empire, shopping haunts, entertainment plaza’s, wide array of fine dining restaurants and spectacular night life.
    This commercial hub will be the starting point of your tour and hence this day has been left for you to relax and recoup after your long flight.
    If time permits and you are up for it, it could be arranged for you to do some sightseeing around Colombo and even check the night life of the cosmopolitan city.

    Activities for the day

    • > Proceed to Colombo
    • > Shop in Colombo
    • > Visit the National Museum
    • > Have lunch at the Dutch Fortress
    • > Party it up in the evening
    • > Overnight stay in Colombo

  • Day 2 Visit Elephant Orphanage, Kandy Temple and overnight stay in Kandy

    After an early breakfast, you will begin travelling towards the Cultural Triangle of the country.
    Enroute visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This elephant orphanage which stretches over a 24 acre estate is also a breeding place for elephants. Between 1975 and 2012, sixty-seven animals were born here and if you are lucky you might even be able to bathe and feed these beautiful giants.
    After the Elephant Orphanage you will proceed to Kandy, the Hill Capital of the island. Visit the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the tooth relic). This is one of the most prominent temples in the country. It is home to the Buddha’s Tooth and annual ceremonies’ such as the Esala Perahera and the Dalada Perahera which is celebrated during the months of July or August each year.
    After visiting the temple in the evening enjoy the Kandyan Cultural Show at the Kandyan Arts & Cultural Centre. The show features the graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers culminating in an impressive fire walking display.
    In the evening you will proceed to your Hotel in Kandy for overnight stay.

    Activities for the day

    • > Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
    • > City tour of Kandy around the picturesque lake
    • > Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic
    • > Enjoy the Kandyan cultural show
    • > Overnight stay in Kandy

  • Day 3 Visit Matale spice gardens, Dambulla Cave temple & proceed to Habarana.

    After breakfast and at your leisure you will proceed to Habarana.
    Enroute to Habarana you will make a quick pit stop at the Matale Spice & Herbal Gardens. Here you will be taught on how ancient medicines were made with herbs & spices during the medieval times, and also be given a demonstration of its healing powers by way of a refreshing massage.

    Afterwards you will proceed to the Dambulla cave temple. The Dambulla cave which houses 5 temples from different regimes of the kings that ruled the city is of great importance to the Buddhist world and is considered a marvel as to how well the cave temples have been preserved of the past centuries.

    After visiting the Dambulla cave temple proceed to Habarana. In the afternoon from 3 to 5pm we will engage in a Jeep Safari at the Minneriya Park. April – May is a famous season to witness the spectacular Elephant Gathering in this park where over hundreds of Elephants gather to Eat, Bathe, Socialize and mate by the reservoir in this Park. In Habarana if time permits you could enjoy an Elephant back ride in the evening.

    Activities for the day

    • > Visit Herbal & Spice gardens
    • > Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
    • > Check into hotel in Habarana
    • > Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park
    • > Elephant Ride in the evening (Optional)
    • > Overnight stay in Habarana

  • Day 4 Climb Sigiriya Rock & Proceed to Trincomalee

    In the morning after an early breakfast you will proceed to Sigiriya.
    Sigiriya the 5th century rock fortress is a UNESCO declared 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 in earth pigments on plaster. The climb to the top and the descent will take approximately 3-4 hours.

    After Sigiriya you will proceed to Trincomalee. Sri Lanka’s equivalent of the Maldives, with never-ending white sandy beaches, coral islands and shimmering blue seas. Trincomalee is the ideal place for you to sit back soak up the sun and relax. But if you are looking for more than just sunbathing be sure to catch a Dolphin & Whale watching expedition or simply snorkel along the beautiful coral reefs.

    Activities for the day

    • > Climb the Sigiriya Rock
    • > Proceed to Trincomalee
    • > Overnight stay in Trincomalee

  • Day 5 Leisure day in Trincomalee

    This day is at your leisure to engage in more sun bathing or do some sight-seeing and visit the famous Koneswaran Hindu Temple and Fort Frederick which dates back to the 3rd Century BC.
    The rest of the day will be at your leisure in soak up the sun and dive or snorkel amongst the beautiful corals in Pigeon Islands.

    Activities for the day

    • > Leisure day in Trincomalee
    • > Engage in a Whale & Dolphin watching expedition (Optional)
    • > City tour of Trincomalee (Optional)
    • > Visit to the British War Cemetery (Optional)
    • > Overnight stay in Trincomalee

  • Day 6 Transfer to Kalpitiya via Anuradhapura

    At your leisure in the morning you will check out of your hotel in Trincomalee and proceed back to the Cultural Triangle to visit one of the oldest cities of the Sinhalese kingdom, Anuradhapura
    It is one of the older continuous inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centres of political power and urban life in South Asia. Monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles today surround the ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world.
    Afterwards, you will proceed to the breath taking Kalpitiya Lagoon which is situated on the west coast of Sri Lanka.

    Activities for the day

    • > At your leisure proceed to Kalpitiya
    • > Enroute visit ancient city of Anuradhapura (Optional)
    • > Afterwards proceed to Kalpitiya
    • > If time permits, enter the Wilpattu wild life park
    • > Relax by the beach
    • > Watch the beautiful sunrise
    • > Overnight stay in Kalpitiya

  • Day 7 Day is at your Leisure, Proceed to Airport

    This day is at your leisure. Depending on the scheduled time of departure of your flight, if time permits you could head into the Wilpattu national park for a Jeep Safari and fancy your chances at spotting Bear, Leopards, and Wild elephants in Sri Lanka’s largest nature reserve.

    Depending on your scheduled time of departure you will check out of the hotel and proceed straight to the Katunayake international airport.

    Activities for the day

    • > Day is at your leisure.
    • > If time permits enter Wilpattu national Park
    • > Proceed to Airport

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