Important Places to Visit

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Considered one of the most colourful religious pageants in Asia, Kandy's ten-day Esala Perahera is one of Sri Lanka's most spectacular festivals. The perahera (procession) is held to honour the sacred tooth enshrined in the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

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Beach Villas

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Sri Lanka offers something unique for all traveler`s. The unique alternate to hotels are…… spending your vacation in a luxury villa along the coastline. Most of the beach villas are open directly on to beautiful Indian Ocean with Stunning sea View`s and gorgeous unspoiled golden Beach`s in southern Sri Lanka.  Read More

Activities

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Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.

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EXPLORE SRI LANKA 

09 Days 10 Days Tour 

1 night in Negombo | 1 night in Sigiriya | 1 night in Kandy | 2 nights in Nuwara eliya |
2 nights in Yala | 2 nights in Mirissa (South-west beach region)

 

 

 DAY 1

Airport - Negombo
(10 km`s)

Overnight stay in Negombo


Welcome on arrival by Oranta Holidays Representative at Colombo Airport, and then travel to your hotel in Negombo. Reach hotel at midnight, settle in at hotel and at leisure.

 

 Day 2

Negombo - Sigiriya
(175 km`s – 4 hours 30 minutes drive)

Overnight stay in Sigiriya


After breakfast at hotel, depart to Sigiriya, the center of the cultural triangle, visiting en route an Elephant Orphanage and a zoological garden at Pinnawala. By early afternoon settle in at your hotel, relax and then proceed to climb the Lion Rock in Sigiriya, a UNESCO world heritage site adorning a palace on its 200 meters high peak, a must visit site for anyone visiting Sri Lanka.

 

At Elephant Orphanage you can feed and bath the baby elephants, or simply sit and watch at many elephants relaxing in an idyllic and natural environment. The zoological garden is situated close to Elephant Orphanage. (Feeding time for baby elephant is at 09:15 am & 13:15 pm).

Sigiriya Rock: is a UNESCO World Heritage site, well-known as Lion’s Rock which is a part of Sri Lanka’s ‘Cultural Triangle’. Sigiriya is the ruins of an ancient palace on a 200 meter high rock fortress, overlooking the beautiful plains with stunning views of north-central Sri Lanka. The breathtaking ruins are one of Sri Lanka’s main tourist attractions and date back to AD 477. Despite its age, Sigiriya still retains much of its former beauty and features some of the finest examples of ancient art in the form of wall paintings, as well as a network of attractive gardens and reservoirs, and Sigiriya namesake, a gigantic pair of lion’s paws cut into the rock. With its fascinating history and unerring beauty, Sigiriya is often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world and the UNESCO-sponsored Central Cultural Fund has even restored Sigiriya’s 5th century water gardens, so that you can get a glimpse of what Sigiriya might have been like thousands of years ago.

 

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 Day 3

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Kandy
(195 km`s – 4 hours 30 minutes drive)

Overnight stay at Kandy 


After breakfast travel to Polonnaruwa to visit the heritage sightseeing of 2nd ancient city of old Ceylon, on conclusion travel to Kandy, while visiting the Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla and a Spice Garden in Matale en route. Settle in at your hotel by evening and relax.

 

In Kandy, if time permits to witness a Cultural dance show, then you will finish the day with watching a Cultural performance featuring the traditional dance and drumming that Kandy is renowned for.

Kandy is an exciting place for shopping with souvenirs in wood, copper, silver, brass, ebony and bronze. Ceramics, lacquer work, hand looms, batiks and world famous exceptional kinds of Gems and jewellery.

Dambulla Cave Temple – also known as Golden temple of Dambulla is a UNESCO world heritage site declared in 1991. Dambulla is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160m over surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Kings and 4 statues of Gods and Goddesses. The murals cover an area of 2,100 sq. m. (23,000 sq. ft.). Prehistoric Sri Lankans would have lived in these cave complexes before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka as there are burial sites with human skeletons about 2700 years old in this area, at Ibbankatuwa near the Dambulla cave complexes.

Ancient city of Polonnaruwa:

Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka`s Kingdoms,and the second capital of old Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu 1, who defeated chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

 
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 Day 4

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
(75 km`s – 2 hours 30 minutes drive)

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya 



After breakfast proceed for City visits of Kandy including a visit to Temple of the Tooth relic
and adjoining ruins of royal palace (a UNESCO world heritage site). On conclusion travel to Nuwara eliya mountain region, on the way visiting Botanical Garden at Peradeniya, a tea factory & tea garden and water fall at Ramboda. At Nuwara eliya, enjoy the city visits and later settle in to your hotel, and relax. (May require some warm clothes to avoid the cool breeze at mountain region)

 

Visit to a Tea factory to observe the progress of making Tea, completes your visit to this Tea plantation region surrounded by the breathtaking and idyllic landscapes. You can view the vibrant green fields of tea which symbolize the image of Sri Lanka. You will also get a chance to taste and purchase some of the world’s finest tea.

Kandy: Kingdom of Kandy was an independent monarchy of the Island of Lanka. It was founded in the late 15th century and endured until the early 19th century. Kandy gradually established itself as an independent force during the tumultuous 16th and 17th centuries, from the 1590`s it was the sole independent native on the island of Sri Lanka before finally succumbing to British colonial rule in 1818. The Kingdom was absorbed in to the British empire as a protectorate following the Kandyan convention of 1815. Today Kandy is a major city of Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient king`s era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly Tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city. Kandy is the home for the Temple of tooth relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is Sri Lanka's most popular hill resort and supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, and is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen ann style mansions. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea production, producing a significant share of the world's best tea. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8,282 feet) is also located here and the city is renowned for having one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.

 

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Day 5

In Nuwara eliya – visit Horton plains rain forest
(30 km`s – 1 hour drive = One way)

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya


Today, after early breakfast (or packed breakfast) you will set off on a trek to Horton plains, the drive is 1 hour from your hotel to the Horton plains entrance, and then enjoy the trekking at this famous rain forest highland. You will get to visit the beautiful Bakers fall and the amazing world`s end.

Return to hotel by noon, and spend rest of the day at leisure.

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 Day 6

Nuwara Eliya - Yala
(150 km`s – 4 hours drive)

Over Night  in Yala

 

After having breakfast at hotel, you will be traveling to Nanu oya railway station to board the local train to enjoy a train ride in hills…. Best compartments are the common ones as you are free to take photos and could be viewed from both sides as train passes the beautiful locations…. You will descend from Ella railway station and take your van and continue the journey to Yala, settle in to your hotel in Yala by late afternoon, rest of the day at leisure.

 

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Day 7

In Yala – Safari & Nature sightseeing

Overnight stay in Yala


After early breakfast at hotel, travel to Yala National park by a 4 x 4 jeep to witness the wild life habitat. Yala national park is the most famous national park in the Island. On conclusion, enjoy the sightseeing nearby…. If you wish to visit the holy city of Kataragama (Kataragama temple) you can proceed in the late afternoon.

Yala national park: It`s an experience of epic proportions that brings you up, close and personal with untamed world of wildlife. Whether you are an avid nature lover or visiting a wildlife park for the first time, if you come here with a mind that’s eager to explore and learn, you will go away with new-found meaning to life.

Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. Divided into 5 blocks, the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. Two blocks are currently opened to the public.

Situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles. The best time to visit Yala is between February and July when the water levels of the park are quite low, bringing animals into the open.

This is leopard country, and they are the lords of the jungle ! with a leopard density that`s higher than anywhere else on this planet, these menacing predators prowl majestically in Yala, while elephants roam in their numbers with cautious deer scampering by their side.

 

 

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 Day 8

Yala - Mirissa
(130km`s – 2 hours 30 minutes drive)

Overnight stay in Mirissa 

 

After breakfast at hotel travel to Mirissa for your beach stay. Settle in at your beach resort, rest of the day at leisure. You may engage with your choice of Sea water activities such as Diving, Snorkeling or spend the rest of the day at leisure on the beach. On your request we will recommend a recognized Diving center where you can directly choose your kind of Diving activity…..

 

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 Day 9

In Mirissa

Overnight stay in Mirissa 


After early breakfast at hotel, proceed to Mirissa harbor and board your boat to witness the Whales and Dolphins at Sea. Experience the Giants life style at sea and return to shore by noon, rest of the day at leisure…. May be engaging your choice of Sea water activity or relax at beach…

 

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 Day 10

Mirissa - Colombo - Airport
(180km`s – 4 hours drive)

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After breakfast morning at leisure on the beach, by noon check-out from hotel and travel to Colombo, the commercial city of Sri Lanka, and explore the city of Colombo.….. You might also need to take part in some last minute shopping in to some famous boutique shops like “ODEL unlimited, House of Fashions, Cotton Collection, Majestic city mall” etc,.

Enjoy your Dinner at a Sea side restaurant in Colombo and later, according to your return flight schedule, your chauffeur will drive you safely to Airport for the connecting flight for safe return journey home.

 

Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its own phase. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. You can be highly entertained by the blend of unique bazaar style pedestrian stalls, barrow boys, branded outlets and a number of dramatic and awe-inspiring religious monuments. Other place of interest is the Pettah bazaar - where you can shop for bargain. 

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