This comprehensive tour begins with 9 nights based in the centre of the island’s famous Cultural Triangle, enabling you to explore the sites of the island’s ancient culture, and even go on safari, at a leisurely pace. The appreciation of the island’s diverse culture continues with a two-night stay in Kandy, the capital of the former medieval kingdom, with a cultural dance performance and a visit to the legendary Temple of the Tooth. Experience the colonial culture that thrived on tea production during a stay at the hill station of Nuwara Eliya before a chance to explore Colombo with its grand Edwardian buildings and a visit to wander the cobbled streets of the colonial fort of Galle, number 200 on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites, with its ramparts, cobbled streets and boutique shops.
From Airport to Negombo.
Visit Negombo beach, Negombo lagoon & Fish market.
Seafood and generally known for the spicy savories served at beach restaurants and hotels are not what which wraps up Negombo. The blue waters beyond the Negombo beach are decent for a dropdown right after the International airport of Bandaranaike at Sri Lanka.
Visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Get enchanted by the wilderness, the little baby elephants and their habitats would explain you everything – that the wild is not wild at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Be there the right time to see them enjoy the waters with the baby elephants and push them to drink their bottle of milk.
Visit Sigiriya Rock.
The 8th world wonder to be the glorious rock kingdom which was solely built basing a stand rock situated in the middle of a forest. The path is paved for you to explore the paintings of Sri Lanka’s ancient artists and architects, and 6th century engineers of water flow systems. Believe it or not and rate what Sigiriya would make you feel.
Minneriya or kawdulla national park safari.
Minneriya Wildlife Safari
Large herds of elephants gathered at places where tanks and lakes are is what Minneriya National Park is special about. From out of all national parks which has wild elephants Minneriya would be the ideal place to explore their wild habitat and also wading birds. Other than for the Sambar deer, buffalos and crocodiles – wish for the best to see the leopards hidden at Minneriya.
Dambulla golden temple & Village tour.
Famed Royal Rock Temple is an iconic symbol of Sri Lanka – which has an unbelievably carved rock Buddha Statue and amazing paintings which dates back to a symbolic reign. The Dambulla city would also give you an admirable experience of one of Sri Lanka’s biggest wholesale markets – where the leafy and greeny vegetables be distributed to all the countries.
Polonnaruwa Site visit.
The second most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka – a wide choice of places which once was the home to Kings and Queens, gave shelter to armies who fought to protect their motherland lies with the same glory. Gigantic tanks, palaces built on stories and hideouts of ancestors of Sri Lanka would allow you captures worth the walk.
Visit Matale Spice garden.
Spice Garden in Matale
Visit a spice garden in Matale to see many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for. Just 25 km from the hill capital of Kandy, the Matale spice gardens are among the best on the island. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. A processing and training unit has been set up in the area and farmers are grouped in a cooperative to ensure fair prices and you will also be able to purchase spices.
Gardens are open to visitors, a delightful place to stroll in fragrant greenery and learn about nutmeg, pepper vines, clove trees and curry, cinnamon and the precious cardamom, a relative of ginger. It grows in the shade of high jungle trees and can only be harvested by hand.
Visitors may buy spices, traditional remedies and cosmetics, taste an herbal brew and in some venues, enjoy the full flavors of Sri Lankan spices over lunch or an Ayurveda massage based on natural products from the garden.
Visit Batik Factory.
Visit Kandy Tooth Relic.
Kandy Tooth Relic
The magical town of Sri Lanka. Nestled between the gorgeous and lushful hills in Sri Lanka, Kandy is a town where you will really find the busyness of a suburb and the calmness of a village. Nevertheless, to say, the daily pirith chanting from the Kandy Temple of tooth have its own charm. An omissible point for anyone planning a tour to Sri Lanka.
The most worshipped place of Sri Lankan Buddhists, Kandy is the home for the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Also, the city has its own charm with being the central kingdom (Rajadhaniya) for more than a century. This city will give you endless hours of pleasure in roaming the museums, the ancient temples, old royal castle and of course the great Kandy Lake.
Visit Kandian Traditional Dance.
Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden.
Peradeniya Botanical Garden
Ever dreamt of walking through long flowery pathways and exploring endless sceneries with greener grass? Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Sri Lanka could be the largest of them all to satisfy those paradise feelings and will also pump you up with relaxation and knowledge on many of endemic species and how they are taken good care of.
Visit Kandy Gem Musium.
Nuwara Eliya city tour.
Visit Lovers leap water fall, Gregory lake, Ambewela farm & Strawberry Garden.
Visit Haggala botanical garden.
Hakgala Botanical Garden
Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the three botanical gardens in Sri Lana. The other two being Peradeniya Botanical Garden and Henarathgoda Botanical Garden. It is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka. The garden is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve in Nuwara Eliya. The gardens are believed to be the highest set botanical gardens in the world.
It is situated on the Nuwara Eliya - Badulla A5 Highway, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. Travel time from Spring Acre is approximately 25 minutes.
Hakgala Gardens is open daily from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm. Plant nursery closes at 3.00 pm. Wheel chairs are available for hire at a nominal rent. Although light motor vehicles are permitted to enter the gardens, visitors are advised to walk around Hakgala gardens if they wish to explore the many beautiful places in this very compact garden.
Visit Pidurutalagala Mountain.
Pidurutalagala Mountain in Sri Lanka (literally translating to Straw Plateau Rock), which is also called Mount Pedro in in English is the tallest mountain on the island and situated in the Central Province, north – north east to the town of Nuwara Eliya. It is also the only ultra-prominent peak of the island, and one of only 1515 ultra-prominent peaks around the world. An ultra-prominent peak is a mountain that has topographic prominence (height of the peak’s summit above the lowest contour line encircling it up to the highest summit) above 1500 meters. Mount Pedro has a prominence and elevation of 2524m (8281 feet) (8292 feet according to the Survey Department).
The mountain of Pidurutalagala has a forest reserve surrounding it. The forest underwent damage five years ago in a forest fire, causing the loss of some 3 acres of forest. However, the damage is being repaired now with the assistance of nature and human intervention. The area of the mountain and forest reserve has been designated an ultra-high security zone due to the summit being used to house the communications array of the Sri Lankan Government and the Armed Forces of the country.
Train tour (Nanu Oya to Ella)
Visit Ella Rawana Water fall
Ella & Ravana Falls
In the east of the Horton Plains, feature’s the island’s most charming villages – dotted with spectacular waterfalls like Ravana Falls, the widest of them all. Thrill seekers and nature lovers would find a range of activities such as canoeing, rock climbing and trekking. Perched on a hillside, surrounded by tea plantations, pine forests, pretty little bungalows and many more.
Yala National Park
Monkeys jumping over and about through the trees, peacocks showing off their stolen prettiest frocks and elephants idling to and fro while curious leopards slide like shadows through the Yala National Park, you are expected to keep your eyes wide open as it takes you through a journey in the Jungle Book. The dry woodland and open patches of grasslands is big wilder corner of Sri Lanka.
Visit Blow hole & Dewndara Light house
Whale watching & visit Galle Dutch port
Whale watching at Mirissa & Galle Fort
The humongous, mischievous dolphins will be the show of your holiday where they will play around and nonchalantly glide past you. The humpbacks and rarely seen blue whales will enchant you at Mirissa. Then it is the turn to visit the Dutch built fort at Galle with unbelievable architecture and the salty sea air relaxation. The UNESCO World Heritage Site – Galle Fort is something you could not miss down south.
Visit Unawatuna beach.
The vibrant town of Unawatuna remains one of the top holiday destinations, even considered by some to have one of the best beaches in Asia. During the Dutch colonial period, the Dutch settlers, who fought for Galle in 1640, built houses for their officers in this town, some of which are seen to date, in their untouched exteriors.
Today, the town is alive during most times of the year, drawing tourists and fun-seekers to its tranquil beaches. The coral reef and shipwrecks in this area can be explored through the many scuba diving and snorkeling activities offered by various diving centres along the beach. Rich in biodiversity, Unawatuna is home many endemic birds as well as an enthralling variety of fish and turtles. The Turtle Hatchery of Habaraduwa gives visitors the opportunity to observe the hatching process of endangered turtle species.
Visit Rumassala jungle beach.
Rumassala Jungle Beach
Yet another place to be toured regarding Sri Lankan tourism sites is Rumassala. In colonial era it was known as ‘Buona Vista’ (pleasant view). The legendary chronicle ‘Ramayana’ proclaims that ‘Rumassala’ is a chunk of Himalayan Mountains in India. Rumassala hill gives you a beautiful view of the southern coast of galle.
Colonials used Rumassala as a watering point to fill their crafts with fresh water. Even today we can see the Surplus of the jetty. Now it has become a service centre of ships and crafts. The Rumassala forest has a vast collection of bio diversity. It is yet another home to mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. Some of the indigenous and endemic animals, plants had been survived in the jungle.
Visit Moonstone Factory.
A moonstone is grey in colour and feels cool and smooth to the touch. When polished it has a glow like of the moon. Moonstone’s are in the semi-precious category and are an important component of the Sri Lankan gem industry. The finest are bluish in colour and are found in high concentrations in Meetiyagoda, between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa. The nearby villagers believe that this piece of land is blessed by the moon. At the Moonstone Factory you can see or even go down into a narrow shaft where the stones are mined. The visitor centre will provide information relative to the stones while the gift shop on the premises sells moonstones as well as other stones.
Madu lake boat safari.
Madu River Safari
The Madu River Safari is popular activity that has to be on the ‘to do’ list of any respectable Sri Lankan holiday goer. This unforgettable activity last for over two hours and gives a visitor a chance to travel the secretive passages through the mangrove forests and see the ecology.
Visit Tortoise farm.
The Kosgoda Turtle Care
The Turtle Care Centre at Kosgoda beach is one of 18 turtle hatcheries along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The centre is located in the South Western coastal village of Kosgoda and was establised in 1981. It is also very popular as all five species of turtles that visit Sri Lanka nest in Kosgoda. This is not so with many of the other hatcheries around the island whose beaches host only some of the species.
The centre functions mainly as a hatchery and makes huge efforts to increase the rate of hatching, and survival of baby turtles in their very initial stages. However, the Care centre also works on sick or injured adults; treating them and releasing them back into the ocean. They also run volunteer programs and awareness programs for local and international visitors.
Colombo City Tour (Independence Square, Galle face, port).
The city of the sky-rising buildings, the federation of street sellers – the one-of-a-kind semi culture of trading, the city with the bustling business and places you could roam around all the way. Watch the sun drift down to the ocean while eating an authentic isso-wade (a prawn food item) at the beaches and you can name it ‘The City’ of Lanka.