Touch of Lanka – 6 Days

Tour Code : SL2

Tour Highlights:

This is a fully guided private tour. (You will have your own air-conditioned vehicle and personal services of a driver/guide) The tour can be fully customized according to your requirements. (Your choice of accommodation, attractions etc) You can start the tour at a preferred date.

Tour Highlights:

  • Dambulla Cave Temple

  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

  • Kandy city and Temple of the Tooth Relic. A fascinating cultural show.

  • Cool climate in Nuwara Eliya / visit to a tea factory

Inclusions:

  • 5 night accommodation (standard hotels) including breakfast

  • Airport transfers

  • Hire of an air conditioned vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur guide throughout the tour (includes fuel)

  • Entry fee into attractions (Dambulla cave temple, Sigiriya, Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Temple of the tooth relic / Cultural show)

Exclusions:

  • Airfares

  • Lunch and dinner

  • Still camera permit and video camera permit at some locations

  • Expenses of a personal nature

  • All other expenses not under inclusions

GALLERY

Itinerary

Day 1 : Airport – Negombo

Upon arrival at the Katunayaka airport you will be greeted and met by one of our friendly chauffer guides. You will then be transferred to the hotel to refresh and relax.

Accommodation
Day 2 : Colombo – Dambulla – Sigiriya

After breakfast we will depart Colombo for the fascinating Cultural Triangle. En-route we will visit the Dambulla Cave Temple. It is listed as a world Heritage Site and considered to hold the most breathtaking masterpieces of Buddhist Art in Sri Lanka.Next you will check into the hotel where you may relax by soaking in the sun and taking a plunge in the pool.In the evening you will climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). An UNSECO World Heritage listed site.

Accommodation
Day 3 : Sigiriya – Pinnawala – Kandy

After breakfast we will leave Sigiriya and visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Some highlights of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage include witnessing herds of elephants making their way down to the river for their daily bath and feeding of baby elephants. You will also have fantastic photo opportunities as you get up close to the elephants.Next we will proceed to Kandy the gateway to Sri Lanka-s beautiful Hill Country. Kandy is the last kingdom of Sri Lanka and is also an UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Whilst in Kandy we will visit Dalada Maligawa (home to the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha).You will also experience the bustling city of Kandy.

Accommodation
Day 4 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya. You will notice as we drive through the Hill Country the temperature becomes much cooler and the air is crisp. You will also witness the never ending luscious green tea plantations and the beautiful waterfalls. En-route we will visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you will observe the process of manufacturing tea. You can also witness how tea is graded and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Nuwara Eliya is about 2000m above sea level. Check in to your hotel and relax.

Accommodation
Day 5 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya. You will notice as we drive through the Hill Country the temperature becomes much cooler and the air is crisp. You will also witness the never ending luscious green tea plantations and the beautiful waterfalls. En-route we will visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you will observe the process of manufacturing tea. You can also witness how tea is graded and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Nuwara Eliya is about 2000m above sea level. Check in to your hotel and relax.

Accommodation
Day 6 : Nuwara Eliya – Negambo

After breakfast leave Nuwara Eliya for Negambo (A fishing village near the airport). Check into your hotel and relax.

Accommodation
Day 7 : Tissa – Yala – Tissa

After breakfast we will leave for an exciting wildlife jeep Safari at the Yala National Park. Yala National Park is about 1260 sq. Km in size and is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka. It has a picturesque scenic ocean frontage and it-s vegetation ranges from open parkland to dense jungle. The highlight of Yala is the large herd of elephants. Yala West Park is the best location to observe and photograph leopards. There are estimated to be about 35 leopards in the park. It is also home to a large variety of water birds sloth bear spotted deer barking deer mouse deer toque monkey mongoose and crocodiles.

Accommodation
Day 8 : Negambo – Airport

Leave for the airport for departure with a warm good bye.