Visit Sri Lanka, emerald island nation that is high on beauty, beaches, and centuries of culture.
Well connected by flights from India.
Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Visit Dambulla.
Visit granite built portuguese fort in the heart of Trincomalee.
Explore the classical-medival Hindu temple Koneswaram.
Enjoy cruise & whale watching in Trincomalee.
Visit Sigiriya – world heritage site.
Visit famous Kandy temple.
Visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
Orientation city tour of Colombo.
Inclusive of breakfast and dinner.
A perfect balance of sightseeing with enough free time to relax and explore on your own.
Great getaway for families, friends & near & dear ones.
On arrival at Airport, meet our representative & transfer from Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. As you enter the 25 acre coconut groved expanse, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. Take part in feeding them or bathing them and add to your unique experiences of Sri Lanka.
Thereafter, proceed to Dambulla, a hub which has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. Today, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the most unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe the exquisite cave paintings along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha.
Thereafter, proceed to your hotel and check in.
Relax for the rest of the evening.
Overnight in Dambulla.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in your hotel and then proceed to Trincomalee, home to one of the best natural deep-water ports in the world. Enter the granite-built Portuguese fort resting in the heart of Trincomalee or head towards the crystal blue sea for an enthralling experience in scuba diving, snorkeling or fishing.
Explore the classical-medieval Hindu temple 'Koneswaram' which blazes a subtle sense of Dravidian architecture or take a stroll towards the Bhadrakali Amman Temple dedicated to the goddess Kali for a cultural insight.
Pigeon Island is another famous pick in Trincomalee. Being a popular marine sanctuary Pigeon Island - colonized by rock pigeons - houses some of the best preserved coral reefs. After a couple of excursions trace your bare feet along the clear sands of Marble Beach which has a strong sense of beauty and subtlety, to feast your experience in the east!
Overnight in Trincomalee.
Rise early this morning, for another fantastic experience in Sri Lanka – Whale watching. Cruise a few kilometers out into the deep sea, early this morning to watch these beautiful gentle giants, frolicking with their young ones. Watch them that crash down the blue waves! If you are lucky, you may also encounter a pod of playful dolphins.
A light breakfast of fresh fruits and sandwiches is normally served on board.
The rest of the day is free for you to relax on the beach and soak in the sun.
Overnight in Trincomalee.
After breakfast, start out early to visit the 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site - Sigiriya which boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy and is one of the finest monuments of ancient art and culture.
Step through the gigantic 'Lion Paws' - overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below - to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress.
Wander into the well-fabricated museum upon completion of your trek, for an epic journey through yesteryears to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries!
Stop at Habarana for a theurepetic oil massage, to relax your taut muscles and then proceed to Matale Spice Garden, where you can observe how spices are processed over a refreshing cup of herbal tea.
Thereafter proceed to Kandy.
Check into your hotel and relax for the rest of the evening.
Overnight in Kandy.
Wake up to a relaxed breakfast and head out to explore Kandy. A lovely town settled around the lake and the last royal capital of SriLankan kings, crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors.
This afternoon, visit the famous Kandy Temple and experience an ancient Kandy legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. Follow this up with a lively performance of the cultural dance and music show.
Overnight in Kandy.
Check out after breakfast and visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya - today bundled with the most welcoming facilities located just 4 miles off Kandy. A flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147 acre bliss of an experience, passing well tended lawns, pavilions & an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break.
Thereafter, proceed to Colombo for an orientation tour of the city. A throbbing metropolis, see the race course, Colombo Port City, Petta Market, Red Mosque, and a number of other main sites on your panoramic tour of the city.
Do schedule some time for a bit of souvenir shopping and cool cotton clothing, before you proceed to the airport for your flight back home with wonderful memories of your holiday to SriLanka with Airtours Holidays India!!
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