Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, ascend the Sigiriya Rock Fortress Discover the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and indulge in an elephant safari. Kandy City tour,…
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Airport - Negombo
At the airport you will be greeted by your chauffeur guide who will take you to the fishing village of Negombo to the boutique hotel Villa Hundira. Enjoy your stay at this restored home which once was that of a local headman overlooking the lagoon.
Negombo – Pinnawela - Sigiriya
To begin, drop by the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage to get your first introduction to Sri Lanka’s most infamous inhabitants. Here you can watch these giant animals up close as they feed and bathe in the shimmering waters of the Ma Oya River. After lunch, continue to the town of Sigiriya, within the country’s rich cultural triangle. Late afternoon, mount the mesmerizing rock fortress of Sigiriya – a 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky”.
Sigiriya – Polonaruwa - Sigiriya
Today learn about the better kept ruins of ancient Ceylon – the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa which was a medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th – 13th century A.D. Take a walking tour of one of the ruins of ancient Ceylon which includes a visit to Lankathilaka, Thuparamaya, Royal Palace, Rankoth Vehera and Gal Viharaya.
On your return, late afternoon take an exhilarating jeep safari with the company of an expert naturalist guide to the Minneriya or neighboring Kavdullah National Park. The Vast sanctuary is a home to about 250 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, sambar deer, crocodiles, sloth bear and more.
Sigiriya - Kandy
Today you will arrive in the hill capital of Kandy, surrounded by greenery and the great Mahaweli River. Eminent as the center of Buddhism and the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom, the name Kandy evokes romantic notions in people of a lost hill kingdom, a lake, tea plantations and a famous temple.
En route, we recommend you make a stop at the Matale Spice Garden to learn about Ceylon’s finest spices and the Aluvihare Sacred Buddhist Temple for a quick peek!
Once in Kandy, we suggest you visit the three prominent temples dedicated to the teaching of Buddha; Embekke Temple complex, Lankathilaka temple and the Gadaladeniya temple.
Retreat to the comforts of the cozy home in the hills!
At your convenience, become acquainted with the city of Kandy; pay your respects to the golden-roofed Temple of the Tooth Relic, which houses Sri Lanka’s most sacred relic, a tooth of the Lord Buddha. Admire the delicate hill-country breezes that urge the mist to gently part revealing colorful houses amid Kandy’s forested halo, visit the lively market places, Upper Lake drive and the grandeur of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. To step up the tempo, attend a dance performance featuring traditional dances from the different regions of Sri Lanka along with a fire walk show!
Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Hop on board the morning TRAIN and journey through the Tea Carpets of Ceylon to Nanu Oya. The slow descend through the tea fields and hill country side with its winding tracks and misty panoramas, offers an unmatched perspective and wonderful experience. Welcome to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s tea growing Region! Visit a tea estate and factory to see how Ceylon tea is made. Observe the process of making raw black tea, grading tea, coloring and firing tea leaves to arrive at the finished product! Afterwards drive around the town to see the same. Often referred to as ‘Little England’, this genteel highland community does have a rose-tinted, vaguely British-country-village feel to it, with its colonial-era bungalows, Tudor-style hotels, well-tended hedgerows and pretty gardens. Do also indulge in a guided stroll of the town; pass the 18-hole golf course, the colonial members only Hill Club and English styled country homes.
Nuwara Eliya - Colombo
This morning, leisurely leave for the commercial capital Colombo for your latter night. Once in Colombo, your chauffeur guide will introduce you to some of Colombo’s curious sites such as the vibrant markets of Pettah, old city of Fort, the Hindu Temple at Sea Street and the Dutch Church at Wolfendal or alternatively to indulge in some shopping.
Colombo Airport - Male
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the airport for your flight to Male. From the Male airport you will be paged by us and will be transferred to the resort via speed boat or by sea plane. Arrive at the resort, check in and spend the afternoon at leisure. Enjoy the island’s sunset and if you wish you may opt for a night fishing safari by boat. You will be taught or will be given the chance to catch fish to be prepared for dinner. Sit back and relax while the fish is being cooked over a glass of wine. Retreat to the comforts of your luxurious beach resort in Male for a scrumptious dinner and overnight stay
After an early breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the excitement of watching a host of dolphins leaping from the sea in energetic bounds just a few feet in front of you. As Maldives is one of the best locations for scuba diving or snorkeling, you may also combine your excitement with the activity of Manta Rays watching. After an exhilarating day, retreat to the comforts of your luxurious beach resort in Male for a scrumptious dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be treated with true colors of nature. Renowned for its underwater beauty, be blissful as you enter the underwater city with more than 700 species of multi colored fish and other aqua marine life giving the proud benefit for Maldives to be one of the best snorkeling sites in the world. If you’re lucky you will get the chance of swimming with turtles or over them which is a life changing experience! After an exciting day, retreat to the comforts of your luxurious beach resort in Male for a scrumptious dinner and overnight stay.
Today you will check-out and proceed to the airport of Male for your flight home along with blissful memories of a truly amazing holiday in Sri Lanka and Maldives!
- 10N Accommodation in Hotels (Sri Lanka & Maldives)
- Sightseeing as mentioned above (Without Entrance Fees)
- Value-added tax.
- Assistance at the airport.
- Transport in an A/C Car with the service of an English Speaking chauffeur Guide
- All entrance fees / Jeep cost / Boat cost (should be paid by directly) wherever applicable
- Lunches & Dinners throughout tour.
- Visa & Tickets charges
- Early check in & late check-out.
- Camera & video permits
- Cost of beverages
- Any expenses of a personal nature.
- Any other expenses not mentioned above.
- Tips & Portages