Dip in to the culture and nature of the tear shaped island in the indian ocean. This tour covers all the major cultural and natural sites of Sri Lanka.
1st Day: – AIRPORT – NEGOMBO
Hotel Location: Negombo
Highlight: Negombo fishing town
A warm welcome to Sri Lanka! A representative of WNG Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your first stop on your Sri Lankan adventure – Negombo. You will be accommodated in a nice beach side hotel where you can spend the rest of the evening relaxing and enjoying the tropical sandy beach.
The first night will be spent in Negombo.
2nd Day: NEGOMBO – PINAWALLA – SIGIRIYA
Hotel Location: Sigiriya
Highlight: Elephants & Ayurveda
Your driver will meet you at the reception around 6am and take you to your first stop on your Sri Lankan adventure – Negombo fish market. Its one of the most famous markets in south east Asia and the biggest one in Sri Lanka. From huge tuna to sharks and sting rays here you can find everything. It also offers an magnificent view of the Negombo fishing harbor. (If you would like to skip that your start will be at 8am).
We will continue our day with the visit of the Millennium Elephant Foundation (Optional – elephant ride) and learn about this amazing creatures up close. We recommend you to visit MEF instead of the Elephant orphanage. Pinnawala is less personal and usually 50 or more tourist stand in a circle and take pictures of the elephants. MEF is a place where they cure sick elephants (a normal person cants see they are sick), you get one elephant assigned and you personally can spend some time with him, have a short ride (without steal cages since that is hurting elephants) and wash him in the river. The entrance fee is 2000/= and your money goes for the treatment of elephants. That’s why we support them. There is also a small museum so you can learn some new facts and a paper factory where they make paper products out of elephant poop. (You can also choose Pinnawalla orphanage instead).
We will also visit a local Herbal and Spice garden where you can learn more about Sri Lankan Ayurveda medicine, natural herbs and spices used for cooking.
The arrival to Sigiriya will be in the evening.
3rd Day: SIGIRIYA
Hotel Location: Sigiriya
Highlight: Lion rock & Safari
In the early morning we will head to Sigiriya. Sigiriya is a 650 feet high rock fortress, a masterpiece of construction, artistry & irrigation. The world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the afternoon it’s time for an amazing adventure – an off-road safari by jeep in one of the surrounding national parks. Sri Lanka has been declared a biodiversity hot spot on a global scale. Much of this biodiversity is attributable to its island form, harboring many endemic species, and to its variable topography and climate. The most amazing site between giant lizards, eagles and other interesting birds, wild buffalo and sometimes even sneaks are the big herds of wild Asian Elephants, which you can spot. It’s a memory for a lifetime!
After the visit we will drive to Sigiriya and spend the night there.
4th Day: SIGIRIYA – DAMBULLA – KANDY
Hotel Location: Kandy
Highlight: Cave temples & The golden roofed temple
First stop of the day – The Golden Rock in Dambulla is a cave temple which dates back to the 1st Century BC. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colorful frescoes which depict Buddhist mythology and the tales of the Buddha’s previous births. The caves house the largest collection of Buddha statues in one place.
From Dambulla we will drive to Matale, where you will be able to see one of the most beautiful Hindu temple in Sri lanka, even tho it is not a tourist attraction.
By nightfall we will end our day with the visit of the Dalada Maligawa golden roofed temple of the sacred Tooth relic of the Buddha in time to witness the ‘pooja’ ceremony.
Night will be spend in Kandy.
5th Day: KANDY
Hotel Location: Kandy
Highlight: Town jungle, Local market & Cultural show
We will start our day with the visit of the jungle near the city Udawata Kale. Not many people know this interesting jungle area, which is full of life and interesting local plants (Or visit the Peraddeniya botanical gardens).
After that we will continue our day with visiting the big statue of Buddha on the hill that is overseeing the city and a local Hindu temple that is hidden in the streets and combines Hindu and Buddhist culture.
We will also stop at the local market that is full of interesting objects, fruits, vegetables and other products. If you would like to we can also take you to a local gem shop, where they will show you how mining in Sri Lanka is done by hand without electricity. Did you know we have the best natural sapphires in the world and all the jewellery is handmade?
In the evening a Cultural show awaits us in Kandy. We can witness the unique Kandyan dancing and drumming with traditional costumes and mask to scare away the evil spirits.
In the evening you will have some time to walk around the famous Kandy lake and enjoy its beauties.
Night will be spend in Kandy.
6th Day: KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – ELLA
Hotel Location: Ella
Highlight: Tea plantations and factory, Nuwara Eliya town & Train ride
We will leave Kandy after breakfast and heat towards Nuwara Eliya. On the way we will pass Ramboda view point, where we will stop and take a moment to admire the beautiful scenery of the amazing Ramboda waterfalls (329 ft. high). It’s time to admire the beautiful Tea carpeted uphill county scenery. You will be able to see some of the beautiful tea plantations and tea puckers at work. We will continue with a visit of the tea factory to see how the world’s favorite drink is prepared and enjoy a cup of real Sri Lankan tea. (We like the Bluefield factory, because of its old original equipment).
The early afternoon will be filled with outdoors sightseeing in Nuwara Eliya which resembles an old English town. An interesting lake, race track, well- kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican Church, an 18 holes golf course and so much more.
In the evening you are up for the train ride of your life an amazing journey through the tea plantations and uphill country of Sri Lanka. Bring your cameras!
The night will be spend in Ella.
7th Day: ELLA – SOUTH COAST
Hotel Location: Of your choice
Highlight: Little Adams Peak & Ravana Waterfalls
Welcome to Ella a small village located in the hills of Srilanka. Ella is also known for excellent Ayurveda massages. The definition of ‘Ayurveda‘ in simple terms means “the science of life”. Ayurveda represents a system of healing that has been perfected over more than five thousand years.
After breakfast we will hike up little Adams peak and enjoy the amazing view, a nearby famous Ravana waterfall and nature.
After the sightseeing is done we will drive trough small villages and interesting towns all the way to the south coast where we will drop you in the hotel of your choice. (Also drops in other locations are possible)
The price includes: Fully A/C Car , Driver (EN Speaking), All fuel charges, Parking tickets, All drivers expenses, Government taxes, ½ Room With Attached Bathroom And Breakfast (A/C)
Please note the price is based on 2 people traveling in a standard car with AC rooms. The prices are subject to change without prior notice due to increase of the cost.
Please note the ENTRANCE FEES are NOT included and come to approximately 115€ per person.