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The Known & The Less Known Jewels of Sri Lanka

Total Days : 10 Days

Tour Destination : Colombo, Pinnawela, Dambulla, Habarana, Sigiriya, Hiriwadunna, Minneriya, Anuradhapura, Triconmalee, Kandy, Kithulgala, Nuwara Eliya

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Namaste! - We welcome you with folded hands

Day 01: Arrival / Colombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka, the teardrop – shaped island just off the coast of India. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your first destination of the Tour, Colombo.

Welcome to Sri Lanka & thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!

Check in at your hotel on arrival and start your city and shopping tour visiting Pettah Floating Market, Gem Museum, ODEL Dress Boutique, Gangarama Buddhist Temple, and Independent Square & National Museum. In the evening stroll around the Galle Face Green watching the sunset and start blending into the Colombo night life on your own by chilling out at the Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo Race Course or The Independent Arcade. You can continue to enjoy the night by visiting various Pubs, Night Clubs & Casinos which are open throughout the night. Experiencing the Colombo night life is possible every day apart from the Full Moon “Poya” Days which comes once a month and other Religious Holidays.

Return back to your hotel on completion and spend the day at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel Kingsbury Colombo (Superior Room)

Day 02: Colombo / Pinnawala / Dambulla / Habarana

After Breakfast transfer to the center point of cultural triangle,  Habarana . En-route   visit  the Elephant Orphanage of Pinnawala where you can get up close and personal with some of Sri Lanka's largest animals, and observe them going about their daily life, feeding, playing and bathing in the local river. Then visit The Serene Cave Temples at Dambulla that house hundreds of statues of Buddha and are completely covered in ancient frescoes. Upon arrival =, check into hotel Habrana Village By Cinnamon

Rest of the day is at Leisure.

Overnight at Habarana Village by Cinnamon (Superior Room)

Day 03: Habarana/ Sigiriya / Hiriwadunna / Minneriya / Habarana

After breakfast you can climb the famous rock fortress of Sigiriya – ‘Lion Rock’. Built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century, this impressive site is located on top of a vast 200-metre granite rock, some 750 steps up!. There after visit  the Hiriwadunna  village where you can see the people cultivating & gardening. Visit to a small house made out of mud and enjoy a homemade lunch with the villagers. Whist reaching lake the cart stops near boat and drink Kurumba or Thambili (Young Coconut or King Coconut). Thereafter sailing the Habarana Lake by Oruwa (Local made catamaran) to witness the villages are fishing in the Lake. This memorable village visit takes nearly three hours.

Evening enjoy a 4WD Safari in the Minneriya National Park.

Later, return back to your hotel on completion and spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight at Habarana Village by Cinnamon (Superior Room)

Day 04: Habarana / Anuradhapura / Trincomalee

After breakfast, we visit the first capital of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. founded in 05 century BC. Attractions worth seeing are: - The Sacred Bo Tree, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanaramaya, Brazen Palace, Thuparama Dagaba, Samadhi Buddha, Kuttam Pokuna and Mirisavati Dagaba. Afterwards visit Mihintale, the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Mihintale is the mountain from where the Aryan Sinhalese fled to still superior civilization by gentle sway of Buddhism. The sacred mountain of Mihintale is considered the location where Buddhism was first introduced to the island of Sri Lanka.

On completion transfer to the East Coast Cristal Beaches  of Trincomalee.  Check in at your hotel on arrival and spend the rest of your day at leisure. While in your hotel, you can enjoy a number of water sports such as swimming, snorkeling or diving  etc. All the equipment you need can be hired   enjoy yourself in the beautiful surroundings in the afternoon.

Overnight at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon (Superior Room)

Day 05: Trincomalee

Get up early morning and go on a boat ride in the east ocean to get up close and personal with the largest animal on the earth. Trincomalee  is  one of the  top spots to watch Blue Whales, Sperm Whales and Dolphins in Sri Lanka. Afternoon go on a small tour around the Trincomalee city by visit the local markets places and sites.

Spend the evening at leisure enjoying the sun kissed sand. While in your hotel, you can enjoy a number of water sports such as swimming, snorkeling or diving etc. All the equipment you need can be hired   enjoy yourself in the beautiful surroundings in the afternoon.

Overnight at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon (Superior Room)