AIRPORT > DAMBULLA
Our driver guide will welcome you at the airport and proceed to Dambulla.
On the way, we'll visit the impressive Dambulla Royal Cave Temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, which is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.
- After our tour, enjoy dinner at your hotel's restaurant
- Overnight stay in Sigiriya or Dambulla.
POLONNARUWA > MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed to Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa - A World Heritage Site, Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th Century and contains some splendid and spectacular statues.
- After a tour of historical Polonnaruwa, we will experience authentic Sri Lankan, traditional lunch prepared by local villagers in the area. And then drive to the Minneriya National Park entrance where we will begin the safari.
Minneriya National Park. Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park. This 8889 hectare National Park is famous for its large population of elephants in herds of 100 to 150 roaming in the jungle and often to be seen in the area by the lake. As well as other wild animals!
- Evening return to the hotel to enjoy dinner and free time at leisure.
- Overnight stay in Sigiriya or Dambulla.
SIGIRIYA > KANDY
Aftre early breakfast you will proceed to Sigiriya rock fortress.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of the most iconic monuments in Sri Lanka. It's located in the center of the cultural triangle, and was built by King Kashyapa in the 5th century AD.
Afte successful climb of this rock, we then Proceed to Kandy.
En-route we will visit the Spice Gardens at Mathale. The road to Mathale is lined with dozens of visitor-friendly spice plantations where vanilla, rubber, cinchona, jackfruit, cocoa and cardamom thrive. The area is also famous for kohila (a type of watercress) and small, mild chillies. After visiting the Spice Gardens we will proceed on to Kandy.
Enjoy a city walking tour of Kandy which will include Upper Lake Drive and the beautiful Kandy Lake and Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth Relic. We will also visit the main Kandy Market and other interesting places.
- Overnight stay in Kandy.
KANDY > NUWARA ELIYA > ELLA
After breakfast, we can do a quick city tour in Kandy covering most scenic viewpoints and then proceed to Ella via NuwaraEliya. This is the most popular and scenic route to Ella which covers Scenic viewpoints,waterfalls,tea estates,tea factories,tea gardens,botanic gardens etc.
Nuwara Eliya; Nuwara Eliya is known as the Little England of Sri Lanka and is set against against a beautiful backdrop of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, with houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. En route we will pass through the beautiful Ramboda Falls. This waterfall is 109 m high and is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and a truly spectacular sight. Next we visit one of Sri Lanka's famous Tea Plantations and a Tea Factory, where we will learn all about the process of making the world famous Ceylon tea.
- Overnight stay in Ella.
Ella is one of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka. It is a small town that is situated on a highland in the central part of the country. It has been described as being like a fairy tale, with its lush green forests, beautiful waterfalls and scenic views.
- Optional : Epic train trip to Haputhale.
Ella has many attractions that make it a great place to visit. These include Little Adam's Peak, which is located on top of a mountain at the eastern edge of Ella; Nice Arch Bridge, which is a bridge decorated with white granite; Ravana WaterFall; Ravana Zip Line; Ella Rock; and more!
- Over Night stay in Ella
ELLA > YALA
After a 30-minute walk through the jungle, we will visit the 30-meter high Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, beautiful piece of British architecture hidden between the lush green tea fields. We will walk across the bridge and admire the spectacular views over the Ella Gap and beyond.
We will proceed to Yala and stop en route at the famous Ravana Falls in Ella, one of the widest and most spectacular in the country. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. A great place to explore and have a swim.
- Enjoy an afternoon safari at the Yala National Park.
The park is divided into sections or blocks and we will visit block 1, the Ruhunu National Park. The park is famous for its big herds of wildlife including a large number of elephants, leopards, sloth bears,spotted deer, sambhur, crocodiles and many other wild animals. The park is also home to over 130 different species of birds including resident and winter visitors.
- Over Night stay in Yala / Thissamaharama
YALA > GALLE > MIRISSA
After breakfast, proceed to Galle for a quick city tour via the southern expressway and then to Mirissa.
Galle, where we will first visit the Dutch Fort, a World Heritage Site and the Old Dutch Church. Galle is a walled city surrounded by thick ramparts, built by Dutch merchants who controlled the city in the 17th century. The ramparts are so thick that you can walk along them with lovely views over the city and beyond. Looking out towards the ocean, you can see the old prison and the Galle lighthouse and clock tower.
Take a walk along the Pedlar street of Galle, including Lighthouse Street or Zeeburg Street, Leyn-Baan Street (Lijnberg means rope walk), and Modarabaay Street (Modder- baai meaning Mud bay) and see a variety of old dutch houses, visiting a private museum with an impressive collection of Dutch period antiques.
- You will have the opportunity to see the famous Sri Lankan stilt fishermen balanced on their stilts in the ocean. This is one of the most interesting traditional fishing methods in Sri Lanka and an iconic image of Sri Lanka.
- Transfer to your beach hotel for your final night of this itinerary. Evening is at your leisure.
- Over night stay in Mirissa
MIRISSA > AIRPORT
Transfer to Colombo International Airport for your onward flight.