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Arrival & assistance
Negombo city tour

Upon arriving in Sri Lanka, you will be greeted by our guide and transfer to your hotel close to the international airport.

Arrived at the hotel you can recover from a long journey.

Under take a city tour of Negombo.

Being one of the major tourist beach resorts of the island, this lively town is mainly inhabited by the fisher-folk. This is also one of the strongholds of the catholic community of Sri Lanka and quietly correctly considered as the “Little Rome”, located along the picturesque Negombo lagoon, along which hundreds of fishing boats and catamarans could be seen most of the time. The Town is dotted with several churches, some dating from the earliest colonial times. Sightseeing in Negombo includes the remains of the Old Dutch Fortress from 1678, the Dutch Canal constructed for the transportation of Cinnamon, St. Mary’s Church and the Old Dutch Cemetery, and naturally, the Negombo Fish Market –more famously known as the “Lellama”.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Hike at Meddepola
Visit Yapahuwa Fortress

From the touristic site, you will be moving to a local village where you will see hardly any tourist.

Arrive to Meddepola village and you will start your hike of 3-4hours. During the hike you will be able to have a closer look at the local life and their daily routine. During the hike you will visit the temple of the village. At the end of the hike you can have a cup of tea at a local house.

Then heading to Yapahuwa. Check in to the hotel and have a free time in the pool under the hot sun.

Around 16h visit Yapahuwa Fortress. When you climb up to the fortress you will have a 360 degree view with the sunset.

An ancient Fortress and capital built in 1301AD. It is a rock rising to a height of 90metres.Many traces of the ancient battle defenses can still be seen fields. A majestic stairway remains to exhibit the grandeur of this ancient Temple built for housing the Sacred Tooth Relic

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Visit Resvehera Buddha Statue
Visit Aukana Buddha Statue

Early morning go for a walk in the village. You will see the farmers who are going for their paddy fields, school boys go to school. This is the village. So you can experience it very much.

Return to the hotel and have breakfast and then leave to Habarana.

Visit Resvehera Bouddha statue.

Reswehera Rajamaha Vihara is an ancient temple which was built by the king Devanampiya Tissa (307BC-267BC) situated in north western province in Sri Lanka. The temple is well known for its two Gautama Buddha statues, one carved in a rock and the other inside the vihara. In addition the Bo tree which was planted from a branch of the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi illuminates the historical value of the place.

Then proceed to Aukana and visit Aukana Bouddha Statue.

Facing the massive Kalawewa Reservoir constructed by King Dhatusena in close proximity to Vijithapura where the warrior King, Dutugemunu is supposed to have confronted King Elara and emerged victorious ending the long regime of Kings of south indian origin.The 12 ‘ standing Buddha Statue is considered as the best specimen depicting the skilled craftsmanship of ancient Sinhalese.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Visit Ritigala Monastery

Today morning is dedicated to visit the famous rock fortress Sigiriya.

A Royal Citadel for 20 years in the 5th Century AD – stark and forbidding, haunted by an epic story of murder and betrayal is attributed to King Kasyapa who found hiding here after killing his father more fruitful than meeting the wrath of the people who loved King Dhatusena much more before meeting his rival – Prince Mugalan who had fled to India seeking reinforcements for his Army. This unique Rock Fortress or “castle in the sky” – a massive monolith of red stone that rises 600ft above ground , derived the name “Lion Rock” as the entrance to the climb to the summit is reached between the paws of a lion .

In the afternoon visit of Ritigala Monastery.

Ritigala was probably a place of refuge (as long ago as the 4th century BC) and also has mythological status. It’s claimed to be the spot from which Hanuman (the monkey god) leapt to India to tell Rama that he had discovered where Sita was being held by the king of Lanka.

Monks found Ritigala’s caves ideal for an ascetic existence, and more than 70 have been discovered. Royals proved generous patrons, especially King Sena I, who in the 9th century made an endowment of a monastery to the pamsukulika (rag robes) monks.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Under take a city tour of Polonnaruwa
Safari at Wasgamuwa National Park

Today Polonnaruwa is explored. After early breakfast leave to Polonnaruwa. You can enjoy the city tour before the climate gets hoter.

The island’s Medieval Capital (11th – 13th Centuries AD) which rose to fame after the decline of Anuradhapura.. The city was fortified with three concentric walls, beautified with parks and gardens and sanctified by many shrines. A unique Irrigation complex watered the city as well as the surrounding plains helping in agriculture which made the island “the Granary of the East” . The largest of the man made reservoirs, the huge Parakrama Samudra (the Sea of Parakrama), is larger in size than the Colombo Harbour. Polonnaruwa is home to two magnificent World Heritage Sites and numerous other sites of archaeological and historical interest , some of which depict the influence that Hinduism had on the Buddhist Civilisation during that period of history.

Then leave to Wasgamuwa and afternoon safari at Wasgamuwa National Park.

The park has a tropical dry mixed green forest cover. A mountain range lies across the forest and two rivers of which one is the Mahaweli River, the longest river in Sri Lanka, circles the park. Over 200 species of mammals, 163 species of birds (of which 05 are endemic to Sri Lanka), 15 species of amphibians and 52 species of butterflies (including 7 naturally endangered species) are found here. Animals found are elephants, crocodile, monitors,, bear, sambur and wild boar.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Hike at Maningala Rock

Today you will be heading to the Knuckles range. The mountains are called ‘knuckles’ because of their shape from certain vantage points

Upon your arrival to Riverstone area, you will start to do the Maningala Hike.

Maningala” in Sinhalese means the mountain of time. Traditionally people in the area had used the shadow of this isolated, elephant shaped rock to keep track of the time of the day.

Climbing Maningala is a rewarding exercise. It lets you enjoy the true beauty of the Knuckles range. The beautiful “Thelgamu-Oya” river, paddy fields with the mountains in the backdrop at the traditional villages, the panoramic view of the Knuckles range from the top of Maningala, the unique flat area on the top of the mountain which resembles the spine of the elephant and the interesting diversity of vegetation are few highlights worth mentioning. Not to forget the colorful butterflies, wildflowers and birds that inhabits the mountain that will come as pleasant surprises quite frequently.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Visit Mini Word’s End
Hike at Medawatta Village

After breakfast, leave to Mini World’s End.

An easy nature trail of about 0.75 km takes the visitor to Mini World’s End, which is a deep escarpment situated at Pitawala Pathana. It resembles a small version of the world famous World’s End in Horton Plains. This place grants a panoramic view of the Knuckles Range and some of its valleys below. The designated nature trail leads the visitors easily to the escarpment

Then leave to start our today’s hike at Medawatta. We start our hike through the tea plantations. ( 980M) During the hike we will pass a few Tamil people’s villages, some small Hindu temples and also the village’s tea factory. Landscape will be changed in the middle of the Pinus tree forest. Then we will reach the small river where we can have a bath. Then we will proceed to the home where we are going to have the lunch. ( 520M)You have to eat like a real local with your fingers. After the lunch we will

Arrive to Kandy. Literally known as the “City on the Hills” so named as it was protected by the nature – water , rocks and jungles. The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings before falling to the British in 1815AD which is a World Heritage Site.

Check in to the hotel and free time at the hotel.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Temple of the Tooth Relic
Local Market
Peradeniya Botanical Garden

After breakfast you are going to embark on a city tour in Kandy starting from the centre of attraction – the golden roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

After visiting the tooth relic temple, you will drive around the affluent Kandy lake admiring the serene and stunning landscape merged with the beauty of nature. Then walk into the local market.

Our guide will offer you a gift on behalf of the agency to remember your honeymoon tour in Sri Lanka.

In the afternoon visit Royal Botanical Gardens – one of the best of its kind in Asia with more than 5000 species of different varieties of flora which incidentally was the Headquarters of Lord Louise Mountbatten – the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during the 2nd World War,

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Visit a Tea Plantation
Visit a Tea Factory

After a late breakfast from the hotel, today we will leave to Adam’s Peak.

En route visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure unblended cup of factory fresh tea before being sent to the Tea Auctions in Colombo leading to Export.

A short walk can be done in the tea plantations.

Arrive to the hotel and relax before you start your difficult hike which will be started at 02h00.

Adam’s Peak mountain, in central Sri Lanka, east of Colombo. The 2,243-m (7,360-ft) summit contains a depression about 1.5 m (5 ft) long by about 76 cm (30 in) wide that is shaped like a human footprint. The origin of the footprint is explained in various ways depending on religious and cultural tradition. To Buddhists the foot like depression is the sacred footmark left by Lord Buddha placed during one of his three visits to Sri Lanka; to Hindus it is the footprint of the God Shiva. According to Muslim tradition, the summit was the scene of the penance of Adam (after his expulsion from Paradise), during which he stood on one foot for a thousand years.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Hike to Adam’s Peak
Visit Nuwara Eliya City

As you leave the estate footpath you will have to climb steps for about 100m to reach the temple passing the temple continue to walk along the broad trail. You will now realize that climb has some what intensified. Rather than just walking along an almost flat trail, now you have to climb few steps every few meters, occasionally climbing for several meters at a stretch. After passing the temple, the trail is now going through the peak wilderness sanctuary.
About 300m from the temple you will reach a brief flat section of the trail known as “Gangule Thenna” This is a permanent rest stop.
Passing “Gangule Thenna” continue to climb up along the trail with moderate ascend as described before until you reach the “Seethe Gangula”, 3.30km from the trail head. At this place the trail crosses a small stream with ice cold water on a bridge. .
3.30km to 4.45km: As you cross the bridge at “Seetha Gangula”, prepare yourself for a stretch of intense ascend with almost non-stop climbing along steps. For the most part the steps are made out of cement and are well laid but there are sections with stone steps which have been partly washed away (roughly from 3.7km to 4.2km).
As you elevate yourself along the trail you will start to get a glimpse of the beauty of the surrounding mountains and the valleys. The trail will also get closer to vegetation as you proceed along it. Enjoy the views and tackle this section slow and steady.

4.45km to 5.2km: From “Idikatupana” the steepest ascend of the trail has to be tackled. This section is called “Mahagiridamba” or “The Great Rock Climb”. This entire 750m of length is a steep climb. In this section the steps are continuously aided with steel bars on both sides. As you reach the summit it feels more like walking in the Sky as the steps are so steep. Strong, cold winds can also be experienced. The view in to the distant mountains and the valleys will become quite spectacular. It always help to take short, frequent breaks to enjoy these magnificent views.
12km from the trail head you reach the summit of Sri Pada which is the 5th highest and the most prominent peak in Sri Lanka

Return to the hotel and the breakfast will be ready for you.

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Under take a city tour of Nuwara Eliya.

Nestled in a wooded basin at the foot of Mount Pidurutalagala Sri Lanka’s highest peak, this region at 6,183ft above sea-level has a cool, crisp climate unknown elsewhere in Sri Lanka. A serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of Colombo, the town seems like a piece of the English Lake District, aptly named by the British as “Little England” – their Holiday Retreat. Unusual plants, birds and animals thrive here besides natural features like waterfalls and caves. Tea, the glistening green leaves of this lovely shrub, along with neat rows of green, cloak ridges and valleys providing a lasting impression of Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. The Golf Course – one of the finest and picturesque in Asia – the serene Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity, beautiful parks and well kept lawns and hedges give the place an air of nostalgia.

Later of the day arrive to Kithalella.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Train Trip
Hike Mini Adam’s Peak
Visit 9 Arche Bridge

After breakfast you will leave to Badulla and you will take the train from Badulla to Ella. You can enjoy the beauty of the nature beside the railway track.

Upon your arrival to Ella you will start to hike up to Mini Adam’s Peak. The summit of the mountain has a great panoramic views.

When you are in Ella, you should not forget to go and have a look at the 9 Arch Bridge

The Nine Arch Bridge in Ella is on the Demodara loop and spans 91 meters at a height of 24m. The beautiful nine arches make it a very picturesque spot especially as it is located in a dense jungle and agricultural setting. Behind the railway, a forest is booming and below, tea leaves are being cultivated

Free time in the down town before going back to the hotel.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Visit Rawana Water Fall

You are going down to the south part of the country.

En route visit Rawana Water Fall.

Then leave to Tangalle and in the afternoon you will arrive to your hotel.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Relax at your hotel.

Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.


Transfer to the Air Port.

  • Private transport with English speaking chauffeur guide
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Government taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • Visits not included in the programme
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Lunch
  • Chauffeur and the vehicle on the free days

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