Around Sri Lanka
The playful baby elephants are sure to woo your heart, and the adult elephants, especially the Tuskers will enable you to feel the pride of a nation. Also, visitors are invited to observe and assist the baby elephants as they are fed from giant feeding bottles before they plod down to the river for their daily bath.
The Sigiriya Fortress, the palace of late King Kashyapa between 477 to 495 A.D is an exhilarating view and an architectural masterpiece up to this day. Having visited this historic monument, you will be able to enjoy the comfort of a warm meal and spend your night in one of the best hotels in Sigiriya.
Anuradhapura is one of the ancient cities of Sri Lanka and a World Heritage site. It was the national capital 1300 years ago in the 10th Century AD, and the monuments have survived up to this day, surrounded by the solemn umbrage of trees and old parks. During the tour, you will visit an Archeological museum, The sacred Bo Tree, Brazen Place, Royal Palace, Samadhi Buddha, Kuttam Pokuna, and more.
The city still consists of splendid and spectacular statues, walkways and places among the forestry watched by the wildlife. The Minneriya National Park will give you yet another chance to get closer to local wild life providing you firsthand experience to view rarest species at play. After your visit to sanctuary, you will proceed back to your hotel in Sigiriya
The most outstanding place you will be visiting on the 4th day is the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which is considered as the living place of Lord Buddha. It is popular among tourists as well the locals and teeming with religious observers most of the time of the day. Adding to the variety of the day, the next would be a cultural dancing show that can only be seen in Sri Lanka.
Having stayed at a hotel In Kandy the previous night, on the morning of the fifth day, you will visit the Gadaladeniya Temple, Ambakey Temple and Lanka Thilake Temple on the outskirts of Kandy. These places have a lot to offer in artistry and very popular for their architectural uniqueness.
En-route you will get the opportunity of visiting a Sri Lankan tea plantation center and a working tea factory and also experience a self-tea plucking session. The next day will be spent in the Horton Place National Park in which you will be able to witness both fauna and flora, and in the afternoon you will enjoy the cool breeze of Gregory Lake in the heart of Nuwara Eliya city. The mild climate in Nuwara Eliya would help you to relax and soothe your minds and souls and a warm meal, and with accommodation at one of the finest hotels in the city, you are sure to call it a day well spent.
Once checked into the Ella hotel, climbing a little up Adam’s peak would be the next expedition which would then reward you with one of the most attractive panoramic view of the lowlands, then visit the Rama`s Cave which holds historical importance in Asian history or just chill by one of the waterfalls Ella has to offer. Dinner and overnight stay would be at a hotel in Ella
This is the second largest sanctuaries in Sri Lanka with a high biodiversity. The safari would offer you breath taking views of wildlife, some of them which can only be seen in Sri Lanka. The day would end with dinner of local cuisine and overnight stay in a hotel in Tissamaharama.
Day ten has much to offer of the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. After breakfast, you will proceed back to Negombo via the coastal road stopping en route for attractions such as the Dondra Lighthouse, blow hole in Dikwella, Weligama fishing village and the Turtle Hatchery in Unawatuna. While the Dondra Light House is the manmade site, the blow hole is a marvelous creation of nature itself.
Weligama would provide you a glimpse of the lives of fishers in the country. The turtle hatchery would be the best event for the day as this is one endeavor you will be the closest to marine life. You will be able to observe a number of turtle species and given that your time is right, you might even be able to participate in the process of releasing the baby turtles to the sea, thus concluding your tour.
Negombo is just 35 km away from North of Colombo. The main international airport is also in Negombo Metropolis.
Negombo is one of the major cities in Srilanka. Its situated on the west coast in the western province which is right on the mouth of Negombo lagoon. It is the fourth largest city in the country which is a vital economic center in Srilanka. The main international airport is also in Negombo Metropolis.
Its 200 kilometers distance from east of Colombo, and it has an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level. It also has a colder climate and can see so many tea plantations around as well.
It is 270km from the south of Colombo. Tissamaharama is one of the most pleasant towns in the southern coast with a beautiful man-made tank (reservoir).