6 Days Beauty of Sri Lanka & Wildlife
Negombo – Pinnawela – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Ella - Yala – Hikkaduwa - Galle
Stilt Fishing is an old tradition practiced by around 500 fishing families especially around the towns of Koggala. Marvel at the beautiful sight of fishermen with their balancing act across the coastal stretch.
Ride in a glass-bottomed boat to view coral reef in the crystal clear waters of Hikkaduwa. View exotic marine life like never before as you ride over beautiful corals, intricate underwater plants and creatures in their natural habitat. Take a comprehensive tour covering Colombo city, Sigiriya (the literal fortress in the sky), Dambulla cave temple and its infinite Buddha images, the picturesque City of Kandy, the elephant orphanage at Pinnawela, Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort) with luscious tea gardens and water falls.
• Negombo Fishing Town
• Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
• Kandy Tooth Relic Temple and Cultural Triangle
• Sri Lankan Traditional Fire Dancing
• Nuwara Eliya Tea Estate
• Yala National Park Safari
• Galle Historic City
• Hikkaduwa Beach
Day 1 | D | Hotel
Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport. A warm welcome by a Divine Representative and transfer to your hotel and check in. Enjoy your day at leisure in Negombo, a nice relaxed time with lovely food, relaxation, sea plus hot sun and or book a fishing tour on the traditional catamaran.
Day 2 | B, L, D | Hotel
Negombo – Pinnawela – Kandy
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela. See the elephants in nature, being fed, working & bathing in the near by river.
Visit a spice garden to see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and leave for Kandy which was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, and the hill capital. Kandy is also the venue for annual perehera, a pagent with over 150 elephants, dance troops, etc., parading the city. Visit the temple of the tooth relic, lake, upper lake, Kandy Market area. In the evening witness a cultural dance show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dances including fire dancing.
Day 3 | B, L, D | Hotel
Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast visit royal botanical gardens in Peradeniya and proceed to Nuwara eliya, known as “Little England” of Sri Lanka. En route see the mountains covered with tea bushes and cascading waterfalls. The town is set against a beautiful backdrop of mountains, valleys, waterfalls and tea gardens. Nuwara eliya is one of the coldest places in the island, with a weather of almost like a spring day in England. The tempreture will drop at night and taking a warm jersey is recommended. Visit a tea factory and a plantation to see the tea manufacturing process. Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of “Ceylon Tea”. Later make a city tour of Nuwara eliya.
Day 4 | B, L, D | Hotel
Nuwara Eliya – Ella – Yala
After breakfast leave for the Yala. En route stop at the Rawana Ella Water Fall.
Afternoon at Yala make a safari in an open jeep in the Yala National Park. Yala is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka and is home to wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer’s and crocodiles. Large flock of migratory and indigenous girds are also found here.
Day 5 | B, L, D | Hotel
Yala – Beach
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Kataragama Hindu temple, Sri Lanka’s largest & where pilgrims from all over Sri Lanka come for to worship. Afterwards leave for South/West Coast. Make stops at Hambantota / Tangalle and Matara. In Koggala see the stilt fishermen seated on poles mounted. In Galle visit the colonial Dutch Fort. In Hikkaduwa make a tour in a glass-bottom boat to see the impressive underwater corals.
Day 6 | B
Beach – Colombo – Airport
After breakfast transfer to airport for onward flight.
• Private a/c transport including airport transfers
• Personal English speaking guide cum driver
• Accommodation on twin/triple share basis as per itinerary
• Meals as per itinerary
• Entrance Fees at places of interest
• International airfare
• Travel Insurance
• Optional activities
• Alcohols and beverages
• Personal expenses
• Tips and gratuities