Pearl of Sri lanka - 12 Nights and 13 Days

Day 01, 02 & 03– Airport / Dambulla


Day 01– Dambulla

  • Arrival and assistant at the airport proceed to Danbulla
  • En route visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage Check-in at the hotel
  • Evening if interested proceed on Village tour
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 02– Dambulla / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla

  • After having breakfast at the hotel proceed to Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Later proceed to Polonnaruwa and proceed on Polonaruwa city tour
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03– Dambulla / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla

  • After having breakfast at the hotel proceed to Anuradhpura Later proceed to Anuradhpura city tour later return back to Dambulla and overnight stay

The city of Dambulla, located in the central province of the island is home to number of unique attractions, the most famous being the Dambulla Cave Temple Complex, which is the largest and well preserved one of its kind in Sri Lanka. These caves are said to have been inhabited as far as the 3rd century B.C and have been subject to many archeological discoveries. The rock climbs 160 feet over the surrounding plains and the five caves are home to some magnificent ancient artwork as well as ancient and extremely well preserved statues including the amazing 14 metre statue of the Buddha carved out from the rock. Dambulla is also home to Asia’s largest  rose quartz mountain range and iron wood forest, known as NamalUyana. The massive quartz rocks are believed to be millions of years old surrounded by the ancient forest or iron wood trees is definitely worth checking. The great rock fortress of Sigiriya is yet another attraction found in this side of the island, which you can visit.

Day 04 & 05 – Dambulla / Trincomalee


Day 04– Trincomalee

  • After having breakfast at the hotel proceed to Trincomalee
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Evening proceed on Trincomalee city tour
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 05– Trincomalee

  • After having breakfast at the hotel full day leisure at the hotel
  • If interested whale watching could be arrange
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

The city of Trincomalee, one of the finest natural deep-water harbours in the world is located 257 km north-east of Colombo, which is considered as the commercial hub of Sri Lanka. Trincomalee is home to the fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppuveli and the off-shore Pigeon Island. Recently Trincomalee has become popular as a Whale Watching destination as well. The Dive centres at Nilaveli and Uppuveli offer touriststhe opportunity to enjoy their holidays in diving, snorkeling and swimming. The Trincomalee district, referred as Gokanna or Gokarna in the historical chronicles and inscriptions, is studded with a multitude of ruins of ancient Buddhist temples and is considered a major Buddhist cultural and archaeological site of Sri Lanka. The seven hot springs at Kanniya located a mere 8km from Trincomalee attract regular crowds throughout the year in view of the therapeutic properties of the water as well as the varying temperatures from one well to the other.

Day 06 – Trincomalee / Kandy


Day 06– Kandy

  • After having breakfast at the hotel proceed to Kandy
  • En route visit Matale spice gardens and Dambulla cave temple
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Evening witness the cultural show
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

The ancient city of Kandy, located in Sri Lanka’s centre, is known to be the country’s cultural capital and an example of Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage. This beautiful city in the hills is ideal for relaxing and reflecting. The City is home to the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha and it is housed in the famous ‘DaladaMaligawa’ or ‘Temple of the Tooth’, which attracts thousands to the city every year including devotees as well as visitors who come to marvel at the beautiful architecture of the temple. Kandy is also home to many other old temples and other landmarks, including the amazing Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

Day 07 & 08 – Kandy / Nuwara Eliya City (Little England)


Day 07– NuwaraEliya

  • After breakfast at the hotel, Proceed to Nuwaraeliya known as Little England
  • En route proceed on Kandy city tour and tea plantations and ramboda water fall
  • Visit beautiful waterfalls in Hill country
  • Check in to the hotel & relax
  • Overnight Stay at the hotel

 

Day 08– NuwaraEliya

  • After breakfast at the hotel, if interested proceed on Horton plains
  • Later proceed on Nuwara Eliya city tour
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

NuwaraEliya, known as the garden city of Asia for its hills, valleys and waterfalls, is 6,182 feet above sea level and is situated at the foot of Mount Pidurutalagala, Sri Lanka's highest peak. NuwaraEliya was discovered in 1819 by Sir Samuel Baker, the famous explore who discovered the source of the Nile. Thereafter, an English village was established, the remains of which can still be seen. The colonial government habitually moved to NuwaraEliya for 3 months of the year: March, April and May, when Colombo was warm and humid. Since then, thousands of domestic and foreign tourists sojourn in NuwaraEliya, to relish the salubrious climate, play golf, enjoy the park, admire the high grown tea plantations, visit the Hakgala gardens grown tea plantations, visit the Hakgala gardens and travel to Worlds End at Horton Plains, where there is a sudden drop in the terrain of several thousand feet.

Day 09 – Nuwara Eliya / Yala National Park


Day 09– Yala

  • After breakfast at the hotel, Proceed to Yala
  • En route proceed visit Ravana falls and little adam’s peak
  • If interested we could arrange the famous train ride from Nanu oya to Ella let us know in advance
  • Check in to the hotel & relax
  • Overnight Stay at the hotel

The Yala National Park is the most famous wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka and this vast reserve is home to a multitude of fascinating wildlife as well as plant life. Deer, peacocks, wild boar, bears and herds of wild elephants are just some of the creatures that live here. Yala is also known as one of the best places to spot the ever illusive Sri Lankan leopard and is also home to an amazing array of endemic birds. Explore this amazing realm in a jeep safari escorted by experienced and knowledgeable guides and trackers and see for yourself the amazing creatures that inhabit it.

Day 10 & 11 – Yala/ Bentota & Galle (Beach Location)


Day 10– Bentota (Beach Area)

  • After Breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Bentota
  • En route proceed on Yala safari
  • Later proceed to Galle and proceed on Galle city tour
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 11 -  Bentota (Beach Area)

  • After having breakfast at the hotel if interested proceed on Madu river boat ride and Kosgoda turtle farm
  • If interested water sports could be arranged at an additional cost
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Bentota and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transforms your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality. Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and only about 200 km from the Equator, this secluded crescent shaped beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hustle and bustle of your other life that’s a million miles away. This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises.

Day 12 – Bentota / Colombo City (Capital of Sri Lanka)


Day 12– Colombo

  • After Breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Colombo
  • Check in to the hotel & relax at the hotel
  • Later proceed to Colombo on Colombo city tour
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, brings together the old and the new. Colonial ruins and buildings contrast with high - rise hotels and commercial banks. Almost everyone who visits Sri Lanka spends time in this busy city. Colombo, an eighth century port, houses administrative, financial and other offices of relevance to the traveler. A part of other offices of relevance to the traveler.A part of finest structures of its colonial heritage. The city has developed, through several phases, into a modern city. The populace of Colombo is representative of Sri Lanka's ethnic and religious mixture.

Day 13 – Departure


Day 13 – Departure

  • After Breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Katunayaka International Airport for Departure
  • Good bye from Paradise Sri Lanka

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