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First meeting with Sri Lanka (excursions and holidays on the ocean)

First meeting with Sri Lanka (excursions and holidays on the ocean)

All Sri Lanka in one tour (the most popular sightseeing tour)First meeting with Sri Lanka (excursions and holidays on the ocean)
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Breakfasts and dinners during the excursion program!
Tour itinerary:
Colombo (1) - Pinnawala - Polunnaruwa - Sigiriya (2) - Dambula - Matale - Kandy (1) - Peradeniya - Giragama - beaches of the South / Colombo
Colombo, elephant nursery, Kandy and ocean holidays according to the program!
Tour dates: every Saturday 2022-2023
Tour program:

Day 1. Arrival in Colombo.

Arrival at Colombo airport, meeting with the guide and transfer to the hotel. Some free time to relax, and then - a tour of Colombo - the actual capital of the island and its main commercial center. According to the program, we have a colonial center, where the architecture of Portugal, England, and Holland is mixed. We will also pay attention to the religious shrines of the city and visit the Hindu temple dedicated to the god of war Skanda and the Buddhist temple of Gangarama.
If there is time, then at the end of the sightseeing day we will walk along the alleys of Central Victoria Park, along the large seaside square - Galle Face Green and Chinamon Gardens.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2. Colombo - Pinnawala - Sigiriya - Polunnaruwa (310 km - 7 hours on the road)

In the morning after breakfast we go to Sigiriya, check into a hotel and explore Polunnaruwa. But on the way, according to the plan, we still have Pinnawala. There, on the banks of the Maha Oya River, an orphanage for orphaned and injured elephants was established in 1975. Currently, the orphanage has become the largest in the world, it contains and protects about 90 orphan elephants, of which 60 are newborns. Pinnawala is a unique place where you can not only watch elephants bathing in the river, but also wash them and feed them fruits. And babies - milk.
And then we are waiting for Polunnaruwa - the second capital of Sri Lanka, 11-13 centuries AD. The main attraction of the city is the Gal Vihara temple - the most famous temple in Sri Lanka. Four Buddha statues in various poses, carved into granite rock, are called "the best sculptural group in the whole world." 
Dinner and rest at the hotel in Sigiriya or Khabarany.

Colombo - Pinnawala - Sigiriya - Polunnaruwa

Day 3. Sigiriya - Anuradhapura / Minneriya (for an additional fee) - Sigria.

Breakfast in the hotel. And before lunch we have free time. 
We invite you to a jeep safari in the Mineriya National Park. It is home to 9 species of mammals, 160 species of birds, 25 species of reptiles and 78 species of butterflies. Of course, the most interesting part of the program is the observation of wild elephants on the banks of the Minneriya reservoir, where they come for fresh grass during the dry season. There are more than 400 elephants in the national park and this is the largest population in the world concentrated in one place (for an additional fee of US$ 70 per person with entrance tickets and safaris).
In the afternoon, according to our plan - "Fortress in the sky" - Sigiriya. Sigiriya or Lion Rock, 370 meters high, was named so because of the huge stone lion that once stood at the entrance to the top. At the top, the ruins of the Upper Palace remained, and at the foot is the Lower Palace, surrounded by walls and a moat filled with water. 
On the way back we will visit a batik factory. Batik is the national craft in Sri Lanka. As a result of the painstaking work of local craftsmen, works of art appear that are not ashamed to be taken as a gift to friends.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Sigiriya or Khabaran.
Sigiriya - Anuradhapura/Minneriya

Day 4. Sigiriya - Dambulla - Matale - Kandy (110 km - 3.5 hours on the road)

After breakfast visit Dambulla cave temple and drive to Kandy. 
Further along the road to Kandy, an extensive program: a wood carving workshop; spice garden; Museum and factory of precious stones; Temple of the Tooth Relic and dance performance. In the garden of spices, the smells of cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg create previously unknown sensations, resurrecting blurred images of the history of the Great Discoveries. The final point of the route of this day will be the last royal capital of the Sinhalese Sri Lanka and the current cultural capital of the island - Kandy.
In the evening we will see a national dance performance.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kandy.
Sigiriya - Dambulla - Matale - Kandy

Day 5. Kandy - Peradeniya - Ramboda - Nuwara Eliya (105 km - 3.5 hours on the road)

Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Ramboda Falls, a tea plantation and a factory await us.
Royal Botanic Garden largest in Asia. Here is the world's largest collection of orchids - more than 1000 species. 
Ramboda waterfall. Ramboda is one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the island. The waterfall is located at an altitude of 945 meters above sea level and surrounded by tropical jungle creates a feeling of peace and peace of mind.
Plantation and tea plant. This is the "heart" of tea production not only in Sri Lanka, one of the best teas in the world is grown here. On large plantations, tea bushes are grown and tea leaves are harvested and processed. 
Next, transfer to a hotel on the coast. Arrival. Accommodation in a hotel. Relaxation.
Kandy - Peradeniya - Ramboda - Nuwara Eliya

Day 6 - Day 7. Relax on the ocean

Rest in a hotel on the ocean.
Holidays in Sri Lanka

Day 8. Home, sweet home

Breakfast in the hotel. Airport transfer. Departure
Sri Lanka, vacation

Tour price for 1 person:


The cost of the tour for 1 person in a double room:

The cost of the tour for 1 person in a single room:

Fairway Colombo, Colombo
Habarana Village, Sigiriya / Habarana
Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy
Tangerine Beach Hotel 4*, Kalutara breakfast + dinner

1190 usd

1545 usd

Fairway Colombo, Colombo
Habarana Village, Sigiriya / Habarana
Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy
HIKKA TRANZ by CINNAMON 4*+, Hikkaduwa breakfast + dinner

1295 usd

1765 usd

Fairway Colombo, Colombo
Habarana Village, Sigiriya / Habarana
Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy
CINNAMON BENTOTA BEACH 5*+, bentota breakfast

1405 usd

2022 usd

Included in cost:

  • 4 nights accommodation according to the selected category during excursions, 3 nights in a hotel on the coast.
  • 4 breakfasts 4 dinners during the program, 3 breakfasts at a hotel on the coast and dinners at some hotels (if indicated)
  • Entrance tickets according to the program
  • Air-conditioned transport along the route
  • Accompanying guide.
  • All taxes and fees

Price not included:

  • Any air travel.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Entrance tickets for optional excursions
  • Transport on non-program days
  • Tips for guide and driver. 

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Anastasia Yakovenko

Anastasia Yakovenko

+38 (095) 238-08-08