Upon arrival to Sri Lanka drive to Kandy via Pinnawala.
Pinnawala is a remote village by kegalle on your way to the Sigiriya . With lush coconut plantations and to the river flowing nearby. There are lot of mahout living in the surrounding villages of Kegalle.
finding the mahout to work in the Orphanage wasn’t much of a problem therefore. elephant orphanage was set up as far as 1975 to care for abandoned and lost baby elephants in the wild. Nowadays you can also witness even the injured elephants being cared for. With rapid increase in development sector from 70s in Sri lanka , the imminent loss of forest habitat cause the ongoing Elephant Human conflict, which resulted finding many injured elephants and abandoned baby elephants in the wild.
Today the entire herd at pinnawala consists hundreds of elephants including the baby elephants. There have being lot of births given at the orphanage up to date.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy.
This morning after Breakfast. Visit the Tooth Relic Temple in Kandy and Royal Botanical gardens. Afternoon witness a Kandyan dance show. Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy
Kandy ,the last kingdom of sinhalese kings before it was fallen in to the hands of English rulers in 1815. the central highland city is the place to the countries most precious and important temple shrine ,where the tooth relic of Lord gauthama Buddha is being held .
In the month of August visitors around the world gather to this city to witness the one of the world oldest and largest folk pageant -kandy perehera.which is being held in respect of the relic of buaddaha.
hundred of colourfully dressed elephants ,traditional dancers and drummers and torch bearers can be seen at this world famous events.
This unesco protected world heritage kandy city also very famous for its colourful bazaar and streets filled with eateries and fancy shops. This city is relatively cooler and wetter than the rest of the island.
End your day with a tour to the folk dancing centre where you will be entertained by the traditional and professional dancers who carry out their traditional dancing practices over generations.
Royal botanical garden.Tour of kandy wouldn’t be completed without a walk in the royal park ,by the bank of mahaweli river .the royal botanical garden of kandy peradeniya. The total area of the garden is about 147 acres and famous for its collection of orchids.
The garden was originally used by kandyan kings before it was subsequently transformed by English rulers which they first used for coffee and cinnamon plantation.
This morning after Breakfast. Leave for Habarana/Sigiriya. En route visit a spice garden and the Dambulla rock cave temple. Dinner and overnight stay at Habarana/ Sigiriya.
Matale ,Sri lanka is very famous for its spices ,of course you will get to know the amount of spices and variteis sri lankan use in their day to day cooking . Most of them are actually medicinal herbs and plants which use in sri lankan cooking as well as in eastern medicines , the most popular being the use of these herbs and plant in sri lankan traditional Ayurvedic treatments.
Its good stopover in Matale ,the region with ideal climate and soil to many of these plants and herbs .there are hundreds of plantations along the dambulla -kandy road where many spices like vanilla ,cocoa,cardamom are in abundance.
Dambulla,The rock cave temples of Dambulla is very famous for its its colorful Buddha statues and murals of the interior. The paintings of dambulla belongs to many periods of the ancient sri lanka.
The nearby city centre is of more commercially important since its serve as a major distribution centre of vegetables and fruits (wholesale market).
This morning after Breakfast. Leave for Sigiriya and visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. (Optional: Visit the medieval period ruins of Plonnaruwa).
Dinner and overnight stay at Habarana/Sigiriya
Sigiriya which is now being considered as 8th wonder of the world by locals. the rock citadel sigiriya lies in between the two small towns of Dambulla and habarana. This is perhaps the most visited sightseeing by both locals and foreign tourists.
The rock plateau is rising above surrounding jungles .the ruins of the old palace and bathing ponds on top of the rock , can be reached by a stair case leading through a large paw of a stone lion .
The fortress complex also surrounded by pleasure garden with ponds ,moat and fountains .
It is evident that the sigirya is being used as monastery around 3rd century BC. way before the king kasyapa made this place as his hiding palace. Even after the death of short lived king the complex and the surroundings has been used by monks until 14thcentury.
Western walls of the rock has been covered by paintings (frescos) .there are around 18 surviving frescos toady.
Polonnaruwa ,With enormous number of temples ,shrines ,stupas and statues the inner city of Polonnaruwa worth a visit. Polonnaruwa has been a popular ruling kingdom for many kings in sri lanka. The ancient glory of old city on its hay days pretty evident in this museum like ambient.
The four Buddha statues of nearby Galviharaya temple is not to be missed ,these statues have been carved in to the large granite rock ,which shows the skills of ancient sinhalese carvings.
The drive to the polonnaruwa passing through villages and lakes in dry zone of central province will make your day.
This morning after Breakfast Leisure at hotel (Optional: visit of Aukana Buddha Statue).
Afternoon do a jeep safari at Minneriya national park.
Dinner and overnight stay at Habarana/Sigiriya
Minneriya national park .It’s time to spot some wild elephants at this national park of the island while enjoying somewhat unusual habitat of mix of dry tropical forest,wetlands and grasslands with some patches of lands used for agricultural purpose -Chena cultivation . known for the slash and burn method of old farming system in Sri Lanka .the park is surrounded by the Minneriya tank -man made water reservoir built by greatest King Mahasen .
This park forms a kind of elephant corridor between another two nearby parks of wasgamuwa and kaudulla .minneriya safari park has become world famous for its world largest Asian elephant gathering .
You can see up to 300 hundreds elephants during this gathering ,usually during the dry months of July to September ,when the water levels dry up in other part of the island. They come here for water and to feed on fresh grass beds by the tank .monkeys ,birds are in abundance while spotting sloth bears and leopards can be a rare opportunity.
This morning after Breakfast Leave for Colombo. city tour of Colombo later in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight stay at Colombo.
Colombo ,an excellent city to finish off your Sri Lankan adventure .the commercial capital of Sri lanka . is one of the fastest growing cities in the world .at one time it was known as the garden city of the east , the old colonial buildings and the history is slightly hiding among the ever rising sky scrapers of the city . The fort and the Galle road along the Galle face green covered with landmarks from the by gone British era ,the busy and chaotic petha bazar area , adding some drama to this metropolitan city.
With this day Breakfast your tour will come to an end.
On your last day of the tour our driver will transfer you back to the airport according to your flight schedule . Or you can extend your holiday With a beach stay in the island.
if you are extending your holiday,your airport transfer is not included at the end of your holiday ,however you can book this service at any time with us.
We do also can arrange an extended beach stay in nearby Maldive island .(flight time is les than an hour ).
this tour is planned assuming that your first day of arrival will be either with morning or afternoon flight (up to 16:00 pm ).
if you are arriving in a later flight ,we may transfer you to the hotel near Airport which would be a extra night before we start your tour next day morning .
please refer the table below ,the reference for this tour is JSTourslanka-9
we will confirm your final price with your quotation
the price mentioned here is for per person sharing a double or twin .if you are a solo traveller or wish to have room of your own you have to pay a extra single room supplement.
|July-August 2017( peak)||September-October 2017 (Non-peak)||November-20th December 2017||21st December 2017- 28th February 2018||March-April 2018|
If you travelling during the month of August during Kandy esala perahara period (largest religious and folk pageant which runs over 10 days ) the below two hotel will charge accordingly per room night.
hotel cinnamon citadel Kandy -$ 55
If you are traveling during 24th of December or on 31st of December ,there is a compulsory Gala Dinner supplement cost per room.
|Name of the Hotel||24th of December 2017||31st of December 2017|
|Araliya greens hills -nuwaraeliya||70||70|
|Cinamon wild -yala||130||140|
|Cinamon bay -Beruwala||140||150|
|Habarana village -sigiriya /habarana||110||120|
Tour cancellation policy
Cancellation within 01 to 06 days of the arrival date = 100% of the value of the booking.
Cancellation within 7 to 13 days of the arrival date = 50% of the value of the booking.
Cancellation within 14 to 28 days of the arrival date = 25% of the value of the booking.
Cancellation beyond 28 days of the arrival date – to be decided by the hotel on case-by-case basis
4 to 5 star category
the below mentioned hotels are included in this particular tour ,we will confirm any changes with your tour booking .
Hotel in habarana/sigiriya
Hotel in Kandy
Hotel in Colombo