Thrill of Adventure 9 days 8 nights

9 days 8 nights

Tour Program Schedule

Day 01:

We are at your service on arrival at Colombo International Airport. We will meet & assist you at the airport. And Transfer to hotel in Colombo. Leisure for rest of the Day and dinner ,overnight Stay hotel in Colombo.

Day 02:

After Breakfast Colombo city tour: Colombo is a fascinating city, not only for its comfortable blend of East and West, but also for its cozy mixture of past and present. It is the commercial capital of the country. Attractions: Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, churches, the old parliament building, the zoo, museums, and art galleries. Plenty of shopping for brand clothes, hand crafts, Gems, Movie CD’s, software CD’s which are famous amongst visitors.
Dinner & overnight Stay in Colombo.

Day 03:

After Breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura. En route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. Afternoon sightseeing tour in Anuradhapura.Anuradhapura is Sri Lanka’s first capital is situated in the dry zone. It is one of Sri Lanka’s premier ancient cities located in the cultural triangle. Places to be seen: Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred Bo Tree), Ruwanveliseya Dagoba (Maha or Great Stupa), Thuparama Dagoba, Jetavanarama Dagoba, Abhayagiri Dagoba, Ratnaprasada or Gem Palace, Samadhi Buddha, Mirisvetiya Dagoba, Isurumuniya Viharaya and many more…

Dinner & overnight stay in a hotel at Anuradapura.

Day 04:

After Breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa city tour .Polonnaruwa: The island’s medieval capital situated in the cultural triangle rose to fame after Anuradhapura’s decline. The largest of its many reservoirs, the Parakrama Samudra, is larger than the Colombo harbour. Places to be seen: Remains of the King’s council chamber, the Royal Citadel, the Kumara Pokuna, the Royal Pavilion, the Vatadage Relic House (which is lavished with moonstones, guard stones, and a sculptured railing), Kiri Vehera, and Gal Vihare. If time permits in the afternoon go for safari in Minneriya ,Kaudulla or Eco park Habarana. Dinner & overnight Stay at a hotel in Habarana.

Day 05:

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya. Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress*. Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. After Sigiriya Proceed to Kandy. En route visit Dambulla Cave Temple. Like Sigiriya, Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass, which houses a rock temple (formerly caves). Some of its frescoes are over 2,000 years old – and there is a colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha caved out of the rock, some 14 metres long. . En route visit Spice Garden & Batik Factory. Spice garden at Matale which grows spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication. Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early sea-faring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise. Dinner & Overnight Stay hotel in Kandy.See hotels*

Day 06:

After breakfast visit Temple of Sacred Tooth. Temple of Tooth, the main attraction of the city and also the most sacred Buddhist establishment in Sri Lanka is where one of Buddha’s tooth is being kept. Built in the 16th century but improvements and additions have been done to this structure until the fall of the Kandy kingdom. A golden canopy was added recently. Daily rituals are being carried out at various offering times to the shrine. A dress code applies for entering the temple. Will visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, one of the finest in Asia. Located in a loop of River Mahaweli, it is a place of beauty and site for bird watchers. Later visit Art and Crafts* Centre and Gem* Bureau view a documentary film too on how Sri Lankan Gem mining is traditionally done. Sightseeing of Kandy the Royal City (1469-1815 AD) including a Lake Drive. Dinner & Overnight Stay hotel in KandySee hotels*

Day 7: Kandy / Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Nuwara Eliya.Nuwara Eliya, the misty city is located over 5960 feet above sea level.The drive of Kandy – Nuwara Eliya Road is refreshing with endless, seamless tea plantations covering the hills like carpets and cascading waterfalls to mesmerize you.Kandy – Nuwara Eliya Road is one of the most scenic roads in Sri Lanka. We will be driving along a winding ascending road amidst seamless tea plantations covering hills from top to bottom to skirt the road all the way up to the destination interspersed by cascading waterfalls.

We will visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory* en route. We drive through Ramboda mountain pass & view Ramboda waterfalls. Arrive in Nuwara Eliya, also known as “Little England” to be greeted by the fresh wintry atmosphere, the cottage type bungalows and the colonial air.
City tour: we drive through the town of Nuwara Eliya observing the well-maintained buildings of colonial Architecture. Busy market, Lake Gregory, golf course, race course, vegetable cultivation, tea plantations.Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya*.See hotels*

Day 8:

After Early breakfast morning we leave for Horton Plains National Park to reach the escarpment before the mist descends clouding the panoramic view. The Horton Plains are located in the highest plateau of Sri Lanka at an elevation of 7,200 feet above sea level. The highlight of the Plains is the terrific escarpment, The World’s End, which drops vertically for about 700m. On a very clear day, one could view the east horizon too. Rare species of fauna and flora are found here. Afternoon in relax at hotel.After early dinner proceed to Maskeliya. Climb Adams Peak in the night.
Adams Peak: It is believed that Lord Buddha during his third visit to Sri Lanka placed his footprint on the summit of this sacred mountain. So, the name Sri Pada the sacred footprint. This mountain is also known as Samantakuta, Sumanakuta, Samanalakanda, Samanhela, Samangira, Medumhelaya etc. The Christians call the mountain Adam’s Peak, derived from the Portuguese Pico de Adam (Peak of Adam). It is 7,360 feet in height and is the fourth highest mountain in the country and has several approaches, the main ones being through the Hatton town and Ratnapura District. Annually, from December to April, devotees climb the mountain to pay obeisance. After proceed towards Colombo.

Day 9: Depend on the departure time you can stay in a hotel in Colombo. Relax at the hotel .Drop at airport as per to departure time.