Ceylon Explore Tour 10 9
Arrive to Colombo Bandaranayaka International Airport and Ceylon bliss tours will welcome you on arrival and proceed to Habarana en-route visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage.
Overnight stay in Habarana.
About Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala
The elephant orphanage located in Pinnawala is a sanctuary for many retired, abused or orphaned Elephants. It is one of the most sought after tourist attractions. The visitors get the opportunity of enjoying the sight of elephants bathing, milk feeding and playing in the river. The adventurous tourists are given the opportunity of touching and posing for pictures with the elephants under the supervision of the mahout. It is an ideal voyage for an elephant lover.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Anuradhapura and Visit the World heritage sites.
Then travel to Hiriwaduna Trekking village.
You will have an Elephant Riding and Village Cart ride.
Overnight stay in Habarana.
This historical city was the first capital of Sri Lanka and was founded by a King’s minister during the 4th century B.C. The Sacred Bo Tree in Anuradhapura, also known as the Sri Maha Bodhi is the most popular historical Sri Lanka tourist attraction here. Additionally, the city is home to magnificient Dagobas (Temples) such as Ruwanweli, Lankarama, Jetavana, Abhayagiri, and Mirisaweti. An ancient Temple known for its beautiful stone carvings is the Isurumuniya while the Samadhi Buddha Statue is an exhibit of excellent sculpture work. Many Kings ruled in this ancient city of Anuradhapura, which is now named as a UNESCO world heritage site.
About Hiriwaduna Trekking Village
HIRIWADUNNA is just 02 Km (05 minutes – drive from Habarana. The village trek begins with an awesome walk along a bund of a Wewa or manmade reservoir. The reservoir itself, the surrounding scrub jungle, marshland and village are a hive of early morning or an evening activity. The amazing birdlife, butterflies and possible sightings of crocodile only add to the charm of seeing the villagers as they go about their early morning tasks of fishing, or washing clothes at the periphery of the lake.
Breakfast at the hotel and explore to climb the Sigiriya rock.
Then travel to Kandy.
En-route visits Dambulla Golden cave temple.
Then travel back to Kandy and en-route visits the Matale Herbal spice garden, Silk and Bathik shop, and Woodcarving, Gem museum.
View Kandy Fire dance.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
About Sigiriya Rock
Another UNESCO world heritage site is the fortress of Sigiriya. On top of the Lion’s Rock is a palace built by one of the ancient Kings of Sri Lanka. During your climb you will see well-preserved frescoes engraved into the rock a Lion’s Paw, which is the entrance to the palace. Once you reach the top you have a breathtaking view of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka (Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla) as well as the remnants of the ancient Palace
About Golden cave Temple
Dambulla Cave Temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is listed as a world heritage site. Being a significant piece of the Buddhist history, this temple has become a major attraction to many a tourists, regardless of the religion. The murals on the walls of the Dambulla Cave Temple; the depictions of Lord Buddha’s life and the demon Mara, has been subjected not only to the amazement of foreigners but also many local tourists.
Breakfast at the hotel and then visit the Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic and the Kandy city tour.
Then proceed to Nuwara Eliya and en-route visiting Ramboda waterfall, Tea plantations and Tea factory.
Visit Gregory Lake.
Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya
About Kandy Temple of tooth Relic
The Kandy temple of the sacred tooth relic is a portrayal of a very important piece of the history of Sri Lanka. Located in the royal palace complex of the former kingdom of Kandy, the temple holds an evident significance of the right to rule or the governance. Being the last capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple
About Nuwara Eliya
Situated at around 2000m above sea level and surrounded by lush tea plantations Nuwara Eliya is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and the heart of the tea industry. Surrounded by hills, breath taking waterfalls and tea plantations, the town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. A favorite retreat of the British during colonial times, the town is dotted with English country style houses and half-timbered bungalows, or Windsor Hotel. No surprise it’s earned the name “Little England”. For a picturesque stroll, stop by the well-maintained Victoria Park or head for Gregory’s Lake, which is located just south of the town. You can also hire boats here.
Breakfast at the hotel and visit the Horton Plains and World’s End.
Then travel to Ella.
Overnight stay in Ella.
About Horton Plains Worlds End.
A visit to the highest plateau in the island is a popular Sri Lanka tourist attraction. Here you will find a uniquely breathtaking view of grasslands mixed with patches of forests, high altitude vegetation and an ideal excursion for nature lovers, hikers and bird watchers. In addition to the popular leopards and samba deer, you will find over 400 species of birds and over 700 different types of flora in these grasslands.
Ella is a small village located high in the mountains and offers an amazing panoramic view of the hill country and is popular as one of the most beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka. A night or two at this relaxing Sri Lanka tourist attraction will definitely be worth it. Used as a base for most trekking expeditions, this town offers splendid views of the Ella Gap, Ravana Falls and the Little Adam’s Peak.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Yala and en-route visits the Ravana Waterfall.
Then you will have a Safari at Yala National Park.
Overnight stay at Yala.
About Yala National Park
Located in the south eastern region of the island, this is the second largest, yet most visited National Park in Sri Lanka. The entrance to the park is from the city of Tissamaharama where a tracker is given to all entering vehicles along with detailed information for way finding around the park. On your jeep safari to Yala National Park, you will see colorful storks, dozing crocodiles, fantailed peacocks, hanging monkeys, and elephants wandering around and of course the popular leopard. The rich birdlife at Yala National Park includes about 130 species of birds. The park also provides for camping opportunities amidst the wildlife.
Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Mirissa for beach stay.
Overnight stay in Mirissa.
About Whale Watching And Dolphin Watching
Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday. Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. In warm Indian Ocean you can see Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish.Whale watching season starts in November and ends in April. Ocean is warm and calm during these months.
Breakfast at the hotel and early morning go for Whale and Dolphin watching.
Then Travel to Bentota for beach stay.
En-route visits Galle Dutch Fort and turtle Hatchery .
Overnight stay in Bentota.
About Galle Dutch Fort
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. This is one of the UNESCO heritage site.When it comes to fortified towns, nothing can compete with the Dutch Fort in Galle. This world Heritage site on the south coast was the main port of call for ships sailing between the East and Europe.
About Bentota Beach
Located 64km from Colombo, a broad sandy beach with calm warm waters. Home to a number of luxury five star hotels, boutiques and Villas, this is the prime Sri Lanka beach. Some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka are based here. As well as providing outstanding hotels, this is also home to giant sea turtles. A very popular beach by tourists, with lots of water sporting activities to choose from including swimming, diving and snorkeling.
Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Colombo.
En-route you will have a Boat Safari at Balapitiya Madu River.
Then proceed to Colombo.
You will have a city tour in Colombo.
Visit Gangarama Temple, Gall face Green and shopping areas.
Overnight stay in Colombo.
Colombo is a Sri Lanka’s commercial capital located on western coast of the island. Colombo has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls. The imposing Colombo National Museum, dedicated to Sri Lankan history, borders sprawling Viharamahadevi Park and its giant Buddha.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Proceed to the Colombo Airport on time for the departure flight.