Evergreen Sri Lanka

Day 01: ARRIVE COLOMBO / NEGOMBO

Arrive Colombo by an international flight. Meeting upon arrival, and transfer to Negombo (10 kms). Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

In the evening, proceed for a city tour of Negombo.
Overnight in Negombo.

Day 02: NEGOMBO / PINNAWELA / SIGIRIYA

After a leisure breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Sigiriya by car (150 kms / 4-5 hrs) enroute visiting Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and experience an Elephant ride. 

After visit continue drive to Sigriya. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

Later in the evening, proceed to visit Sigiriya Rock.
Overnight in Sigiriya

Day 03: IN SIGRIYA

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visit Sigiriya rock fortress. Sigiriya or   Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high. 

Evening: Visit Minneriya National Park
Overnight in Sigiriya

Day 04SIGRIYA / KANDY

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Kandy (90 kms / 03 hrs). Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It’s set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city’s heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession.
Overnight in Kandy

Day 05: IN KANDY

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a city tour of Kandy by visiting Kandy Tooth Temple & Botanical garden.

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.

Botanical Garden is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.        

In the evening, attend the cultural show.
Overnight in Kandy

Day 06: KANDY / GALLE

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Galle (250 kms / 06 hrs). Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

Galle, said to be the famous Tarshish of the Bible where King Solomon obtained gems and spices, this “Living” UNESCO World Heritage Site is the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka in 1505.  Captured and fortified by the Dutch who ruled maritime Sri Lanka in the 17th and 18th centuries, the city still retains the air of old Holland. Within the well preserved90-acree fort and ramparts built in 1663 are Old Dutch churches and monuments with armorial bearings, an imposing crested, and monogrammed gateway dated 1669, many well preserved Old Dutch houses and narrow alleys still bearing Dutch names.  The New Oriental Hotel, built for a Dutch governor in 1684, a colonial gem now converted to the internationally renowned Aman Galle Hotel and several other excellent boutique hotels are testimony to the importance of this location.
Overnight in Galle            

Day 07: IN GALLE

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visit Galle museum and Galle fort.

The National Museum of Galle (Galle National Museum) is one of the national museums of Sri Lanka. The museum houses a limited collection of exhibits from the Portuguese, Dutch and British periods. It has three main galleries, the first contains collections relating to the area’s cottage industries, primarily turtle shell jewelry manufacturing, Beeralu lace weaving and traditional wooden mask carving.

Galle Fort in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
Overnight in Galle            

Day 08: GALLE / COLOMBO / DEPART

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Colombo Airport (150 Kms /03 hrs) to board flight for onward destination.

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