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 & MALDIVES 

09 DAYS IN SRI LANKA –VISITING: HERITAGE – NATURE - WILD LIFE
06 DAYS IN MALDIVES – 
RELAXING AT A TROPICAL BEACH RESORT 

Suitable arrival/departure times to Sri Lanka:arrival – noon/afternoon | depart – morning

Suitable arrival/departure times to Maldives: arrival – morning | depart – afternoon

  

 DAY 1

Airport – Negombo
(20 km`s – 30 minutes drive)

Overnight stay in Kandy


Welcome on arrival at Colombo international airport, by Oranta Holidaysrepresentative,and transfer guests to Negombo. Settle in to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure on the beach.

Tonight you will stay at Surya Luxury hotel, one of the newest luxury beach hotel.

 Day 2

Negambo - Sigirya
(75 km`s – 02 hours 30 min. drive)

Overnight stay in Sigiriya

 

After breakfast at hotel, start your journey driving you throughbeautiful landscapes of plantations and little villages to your hotel in Sigiriya, on the way visiting Elephant Orphanage and an Animal park at Pinnawala. Later settle in to your hotel, relax and then proceed to visit the Lion rock fortress in Sigiriya.

 

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. Also visit the Zoological garden at Pinnawala situated close to Elephant Orphanage.

 

(Feeding time for baby elephant is at 09:15 am)

 

Sigiriya Rock is a UNESCO World Heritage site, well-known as Lion’s Rock which is a part of Sri Lanka’s ‘Cultural Triangle’ where you will have a chance to gaze over the stunning views of central Sri Lanka.

 

Sigiriya is the ruins of an ancient palace in a 200 meter high rock fortress, overlooking the beautiful plains of north-central Sri Lanka. Built for an exiled Indian prince, 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’s 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.

 

Tonight you will stay at The Paradise Resort & Spa or Sigiriya Village hotel, famed as some of the most idyllic hotels situated closes to the Sigiriya Rock. 

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 Day 3

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya
(120 km`s – 1 hours drive)

Overnight stay in Sigiriya

 

After breakfast at hotel proceed to Habarana to enjoy an elephant back ride in the forest and Village, and then witness the typical Sri Lankan village life style tour…… you will experience a Bullock cart ride, boating in a Village lake, Chena life style experience, and home cooked lunch at a village Chena house.

On conclusion travel to Polonnaruwa, the 02nd ancient capitol of old Sri Lanka, explore the 11th century ruined city and return to hotel by evening.


Ancient city of Polonnaruwa –

Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka`s Kingdom`s, and the second capital of old Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, (besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas) 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 world heritage site.

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Day 4

Sigiriya - Kandy
(90 km`s – 2 hours 30 minitue drive)

Over Night in Kandy

 

After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel to famous town of Kandy, stopping at various places along the way for a chance to see some of the historically appreciated places like Dambulla Rock Cave temple (01st century BC – UNESCO world heritage site) Sri Lanka has to offer and the opportunity to gain some insight into Sri Lankan culture.

Then, it is time to cuddle some Sri Lankan traditions as you visit a Sri Lankan spice garden where you can learn about the basis of Ayurveda natural medicine, a custom essential to Sri Lankan culture.

Settle in to your hotel in Kandy by noon, relax, and later start exploring the city of Kandy including a visit to the Temple of the Tooth relic.

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.

If you prefer 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.
 

Tonight you will stay at Amaya hills hotel or Grand Kandyan hotel, famed as some of the most luxurious hotels in Kandy.

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Day 5

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

Over Night Stay in Nuwara Eliya


After breakfast at hotel travel to Nuwara eliya, on the way visiting the royal botanical garden in Peradeniya, and also stopping en route to visit a Tea plantation and tea factory.

 

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.

In the afternoon, you will arrive in Nuwara Eliya, an intriguing colonial-style town set in the heart of the tea-country, which still bears a distinctly British stamp. Well-kept lawns, hedges, an Anglican church, Georgian-style houses, and a well-celebrated golf course give this charming town an air of nostalgia.

Your trip to Nuwara Eliya will provide you with the perfect retreat after your visit to the historical sites, and because it is situated 1,890 meters above sea level, the air is cool and fresh, making Nuwara Eliya the perfect place to unwind.

Tonight you will stay at the modern Araliya green hills hotel situated in the city.

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Day 6

In Nuwara Eliya

Over Night 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 you will enjoy the trekking in this world famous highland rain forest.  You will get to visit the beautiful Bakers fall and the amazing world`s end.

 

Return to hotel by noon, and spend the evening at leisure.  

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Day 7

Nuwara Eliya - Yala
(150 km`s – 4 hours 30 minitue drive)

Over Night Stay in Yala

 

After having breakfast at hotel, you will be traveling to Ella, the famous beautiful mountain Region, enjoy the hike to visit “Little Adams peak””, and then continue your journey to south-west coast of Yala.

Little Adam`s peak is 1141 m in height. Gradually with an easy hike up to the mountain of Little Adams Peak you can consummation a worth panoramic view. 3 km`s and 45 minutes by foot.

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Settle in to your hotel in Yala by early afternoon, relax and later (or on you0r preference following early morning) 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.

Tonight you will stay at the Luxury Thaulle resort.

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 - Colombo
(260km`s – 4 hours drive)

Over Night Stay in Colombo

 

After breakfast at hotel travel to Colombo, the major 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, Noritake ceramic shop, Cotton Collection, Show room of the Ceylon Tea” etc,.  

Settle in to your hotel by evening, rest of the day at leisure. Tonight you will stay at the world famous mount Lavinia hotel, the luxury beach resort in the city.

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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Day 9

Colombo - Airport - Maldives
(30km`s – 1 hours drive)

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After early breakfast at hotel, your chauffeur will drive you safely to Colombo airport for
 the connecting flight to Maldives…

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Maldives holiday

Paradise Island Resort & Spa is an attractive resort with a variety of strategically placed restaurants and popular sports, 
both land and Sea. Beautiful scenery at the resort includes white sand beach and a clear lagoon. 

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Day 1

Male Airport - Resort Transfer

Over Night Stay in Maldvies

 

Arrival at Male Airport in the morning, welcome by our Representative and then transfer you to the Paradise Resort and Spa, a 5 star luxurious resort. Settle in to your resort and spend rest of the day at leisure in your Water villa positioned on the Sea water. 

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 Day 
2 to 5

In Maldives

Overnight stay in Maldives

 

After breakfast at hotel, day at leisure………

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 Day  6

Transport to Airport

Depature


After breakfast, morning at leisure, by noon check-out from resort and travel to Airport for your connecting flight home. 

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