Discover Sri Lanka DSL02

11

NIGHTS

12

DAYS

Day 01 - Negombo

 Your tour guide will be waiting for you on arrival at Colombo International Airport and from there you will take to your Hotel in Negombo. After a tour of Negombo you can relax and enjoy the rest of your evening.


 Overnight at Negombo.


Day 02 - Dambulla

 After breakfast drive to Dambulla. En route visit to Elephant rock kurunagala. After lunch, visiting to UNESCO World Heritage listed, Golden cave temple complex. Can relax and enjoy the rest of the evening at the hotel.


 Overnight at Dambulla.


Day 03 - Dambulla

 After the breakfast visiting to UNESCO World Heritage listed, Polonnaruwa archeological city. The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa was the kingdom from which Sri Lankan kings ruled the island from the 8th century until 1310 CE. Pollonnaruwa was the fifth administrative center of the Kingdom of Rajarata. (2nd Kingdom of Ancient Sri Lanka) After lunch proceed on a wild life safari tour in a Minnariya National park. The national park's faunal species include 24 species of mammals, 160 species of birds, 9 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of fish and 75 species of butterflies


 Stay overnight at Dambulla.


Day 04 - Kandy

 After breakfast visiting to the lion' rock segiriya. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477-495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure Sigiri the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka. After lunch proceed to bird watching and safari tour to Kawdulla national park. Kaudulla National Park is a national park on the island of Sri Lanka located 197 kilometers (122 mi) away from the largest city, Colombo. It was designated a national park on April 1 2002 becoming the 15th such area on the island. Along with Minneriya and Girithale BirdLife International have identified Kaudulla as an Important Bird Area. Historically Kaudulla was one of the 16 irrigation tanks built by King Mahasen. Following a period of abandonment it was reconstructed in 1959. It now attracts and supports a variety of plant and animal life, including large mammals, fish and reptiles.


 Overnight at Kandy.


Day 05 - NuwaraEliya

 After breakfast, head towards the beautiful highland of Sri Lanka. En the route visit to paredeniya royal botanical garden, tea factory & mecum, Sri baktha hanuman temple and Rambodda water falls. Can relax and enjoy the rest of the evening at the hotel.


 Overnight at NuwaraEliya.


Day 06 - NuwaraEliya

 After breakfast proceed to Horton Plains and commence walking inside the Park. Horton plains national park is undoubtedly one of the worlds best nature reserves. The park is also home to a wide variety of flora and 24 species of mammal such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and leopard. For bird enthusiasts, there 87 species (14 of which are endemic), including many migratory birds. The Plains also feature many interesting attractions such as Bakers Falls, Chimmini Pool and the famous World End. On completion return to hotel & overnight at NuwaraEliya.


Day 07 - Yala

 After breakfast, head towards the Yala. En route, visit to dowe ancient temple, rawana waterfalls, ella gap and nature walk to little adams peak. Little Adams Peak whether considering the word Little it is named after the sacred Adams Peak (Sri Pada where the foot print of Lord Buddha is preserved) regarding the similarity between the two mountains. Therefore the mountain was called as Little Adams Peak.After completing, drive to Yala.


 Overnight at Yala.


Day 08 - Yala

 After an early breakfast, we proceed on a full day safari tour at the world famous Yala National Park. Divided into 5 blocks, the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species including the world's densest concentration of leopards, elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles.


 Overnight stay at Yala.


Day 09 - Mirissa/Hikkaduwa

 After breakfast, we head towards the beautiful beaches around Mirissa/Hikkaduwa. And along the way visit weherahena temple. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka.


 Overnight at Mirissa or Hikkaduwa.


Day 10 - Mirissa/Hikkaduwa

 After an early morning start you will be taken on a whale and dolphin cruise followed by a visit to the marine turtle's conversation project in the evening.


 Overnight at Mirissa or Hikkaduwa.


Day 11 - Mirissa/Hikkaduwa

 Leisure in the beach.


 Overnight at Mirissa/Hikkaduwa


Day 12

 Transfer to Colombo International Airport for your onward flight.


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