Discover Srilanka in 10 days
Duration:- 10 Days (9 Nights)
Route:- Negombo – Anuradhapura - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya / Dambulla – Kandy - Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains – Bandarawela – Ella – Yala – Mirissa -Galle – Hikkaduwa- Colombo – departure
Day 01 Airport / Negambo
After the arrival, meet Serendivus guide at the airport arrival lobby.
Overnight stay @ Negambo Hotel.
Day 02 Transfers to Anuradhapura Tour
Breakfast at Hotel, Transfer to Anuradhapura.
Attractions to visit are Sri Maha Bodiya, Ruwanweliseya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiriya, Jetavanaramaya, Mirisavetiya, Lankaramaya. Overnight stay at hotel in the Anuradhapura.
Day 03 Polonnaruwa Tour / Trekking Village of Hirwadunna
Breakfast at Hotel, Trekking village of Hirwadunna,Village experience in Hirwadunna with Sri Lankan style lunch.
Proceed to Polonnaruwa . Visit Polonnaruwa the second capital of Sri Lanka from 1017 A.D to 1235 A.D. Polonnaruwa is also a UNESCO world heritage city. You will be able to see the ruins of Royal Palace king Parakramabahu, Audience Hall, the statue of king Parakramabahu, Watadage, the Galpotha, Parakrama Samudraya (Sea of Parakrama) which was built by King Parakramabahu I, covers an area of 5940 acres and the elegant Lotus pond was built in 12th century.
In evening, Ayurvedic massage (optional). Overnight stay at hotel in Sigiriya / Habarana.
Day 04 Sigiriya / Dambulla / Herbal Garden / Temple of Tooth / Cultural Show
Breakfast at Hotel, Visit Sigiriya . Sigiriya is treated as one of the most remarkable creations in the world, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). Path through the gardens along Stone stairways come to the Lion Gate. Only the rock carving and the brick structure is evident today of the lion’s mouth through which millions of people have walked to admire the beauty of this magnificent citadel.
Transfer to Kandy . En-route Visit Dambulla. Dambulla Rock temple was built by King Walagambahu during the 1st Century B.C. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding and the paintings are done on the ceiling. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues 3 statues of srilnkn kings and 4 statues of god and goddess.
Visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Clients will be able to see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Witness Cookery demonstrations as well; also visit ceramic show room matale.
Thereafter witness a cultural show (Kandy dance).Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.
Day 05 Tea Factory & Plantation / Water Falls / Nuwaraeliya Tour
Kandy city tour. Place to visit: Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts center and a gem museum and lapidary. Gem Museum / Gem Mining / Gem cutting centers.
Transfer to Nuwara Eliya . Nuwara Eliya is located at the heart of the hill country 6182 feet above from the sea level. It is still very much like an old English town with styled Bungalows and buildings. The cool calm climate, gorges rolling tea plantation which makes the best “Ceylon tea” and the breathtaking beautiful waterfalls makes Nuwara Eliya one of the most beautiful town in the world. Nuwara Ealiya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.
Day 06 World’s End / Water Falls / Ella
Transfer to Hortan Plains, HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK, Sri Lanka is undoubtedly one of the world’s best nature reserves and eco tourism venues. Spanning approximately 10,000 hectares the park is also home to a wide variety of flora.
Transfer to Ella . Ella is a place blessed with some of the most beautiful and breathtaking views, you could find in Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay at Ella.
Day 07 Ella Gap / Little Adams Peak Trekking / Yala
Breakfast at Hotel, Places to visit, tea plantations to temples and Rawana waterfall, Ella gap, Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Rock, Little Adams Peak trekking.
Transfer to Thissamaharama .Dinner and overnight stay at Tissamaharama hotel.
Day 08 Yala Safari / Thudella Blue Whole / Matara / Leisure in Beach Hotel
Visit Yala national park safari in early morning .The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons.
The park is renowned for the variety of its Wildlife (most notably its many elephants) and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs).
Transfer to Beach hotel. On the way visit, Thudella blow whole & Matara city tour, Light house
Rest of the day leisure in Beach hotel Koggala or Unawatuna.
Day 09 Whale and Dolphin Watching / Leisure in Beach Hotel
Transfer to Mirissa to Whale and dolphin watching. Whale and dolphin watching are exciting and unique activities of Mirissa, and are the first and longest whale watching place on the south coast of Sri Lanka. The frequent sighting all year round has put Sri Lanka and the Mirrissa area on the worlds ‘Top Hot Spots’ for sperm and blue whale sightings. The blue whales are frequently seen during the first quarter off the South and West Coast of Sri Lanka, which is part of their migration pattern.
The period between January and April is also a good time for dolphins. We often have been accompanied by pods of spinner dolphins during your trips. Rest of the day leisure in Beach hotel Koggala or Unawatuna. Activities: Underwater Diving / Snorkeling / Scooba
Overnight stay @ hotel Koggala or Unawatuna.
Day 10Leisure in Beach Hotel / Galle Tour / Moonstone Mine / Turtles in Kosgoda / Maduganga Boat Ride / Colombo City Tour
Breakfast at Hotel,Transfer to Galle.
Dutch Fort: Portuguese built the first fort to withstand attack from the Sri Lankan kingdoms to the north. The Dutch entrance to the fort with it VOC with 1669 carved in the inner archway is still in use.Dutch Museum: For a peep into life in the days of the Dutch East India Company, look into this small museum at 31 Leybanan Street.
Transfer to Colombo, En-route visit The town of Ambalangoda along the south coast road is the home of devil dancing and mask making .Visit mask museum & factory. Also visits Moonstone mine. Moonstones are beautiful stones which are white and give a blue shimmer when watched from an angle.
Do the city tour in Colombo. Colombo is the commercial and business center of Sri Lanka located on west cost. The city blends together with old colonial type building, high-rise commercial buildings and hotels. It is filled with shopping malls the Pettah bazaar – where one can shop for bargain. Some of the finest structures built during the colonial times still preserved in one part of the City.
After dinner Transfer to departure.
Images of the Places You Will Be Visiting