Explore Sri Lanka with 7Night Tour

Explore Sri Lanka with 7Night Tour package we have created recently. Book you holiday with Golden Lanka Travel (Pvt) Ltd.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 01    :        Airport / Negombo
26/01/08        Transfer from Airport to Negombo

Do a city tour of Negombo.  Negombo is in the heart of Sri Lanka’s fishing industry. Visit the Negombo lagoon and a fish auction.  The sea and catamarans are the backdrop of the Negombo scenery.  Also visit the Dutch Fort and a Catholic Church.

Overnight stay at Browns Beach Hotel.

DAY 02    :        Negombo  / Pinnawala / Dambulla
27/12/08        Breakfast at Browns Beach Hotel.
Transfer from Negombo to Pinnawala.

Those who want to see the tamed and semi wiled elephants in close proximity the best place is the “Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage”. It is located northwest of Kegalle town along the Colombo ~ Kandy main road. The orphanage is in a twenty five acre coconut land near Maha Oya. The wide area of shallow water and the huge rocks of Maha Oya make the ideal place to these magnificent animals. This facility was established in year 1975 as a conservation breading center for Elephants by Sri Lanka Wildlife department. It was started with a heard of five baby Elephants. In year 1978 it was taken over by the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala Elephant orphanage is treated as one of the largest breading center in the world. Today the heard has grown up to 69 elephants. Among the many elephants of the orphanage there are three of them which will definitely get your attention. Namely “PANDU” “RAJA” and “SAMA”

Transfer from Pinnawala to Dambulla.

Dambulla Rock temple was built by King Walagambahu during the 1st Century B.C. The major attraction of Dambulla is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex which covers an area about 2,100 m². Dambulla is a UENESCO world heritage site. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding and the paintings are done on the ceiling. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues 3 statues of Srilnkn kings and 4 statues of god and goddess.

Overnight stay at Pelwehera Village.

DAY 03    :        Dambulla  / Polonnaruwa / Minneriya / Dambulla
28/01/08        Breakfast at Pelwehera Village.
Transfer from Dambulla to Polonnaruwa.

Visit Polonnaruwa the second capital of Sri Lanka from 1017 A.D to 1235 A.D. Polonnaruwa is also a UNESCO world heritage city. You will be able to see the ruins of Royal Palace king Parakramabahu,  Audience Hall, the statue of king Parakramabahu, Watadage, the Galpotha, Parakrama Samudraya (Sea of Parakrama) which was built by King Parakramabahu I, covers an area of 5940 acres and the elegant Lotus pond was built in 12th century. There are also famous monument of worship such as the Gal Viharaya which has 4 magnificent carved Buddha statures, Kiri Vehera (the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic) and Shiva Temple.

Transfer from Polonnaruwa to Minneriya.

Do a jeep safari in Minneriya National park. The park covers an area of 8,889 hectares giving home to 160 species of birds about 25 species of reptiles, 26 fish species,09 amphibians and  more than 78 butterfly species. The park is ideal place for elephant and leopard watching..

Transfer from Minneriya to Dambulla
Overnight stay at Pelwehera Village.

DAY 04    :        Dambulla / Sigiriya / Matale / Kandy
29/01/08        Breakfast at Pelwehera Village.
Transfer from Dambulla to Sigiriya.

Climb the citadel of Sigiriya which was built in 5th century. Sigiriya is treated as one of the most remarkable creations in the world, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). Path through the gardens along Stone stairways come to the Lion Gate. Only the rock carving and the brick structure is evident today of the lions mouth through which millions of people have walked to admire he beauty of this magnificent citadel.

Transfer from Sigiriya to Matale.

Visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Clients will be able to see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Witness Cookery demonstrations as well.

Transfer from Matale to Kandy.

Kandy was the last capital of Sinhala Kings. The valley of Kandy is surrounded by magnificent hills which made it as the last bastion. Today Kandy offers its visitors rich collection of art and craft and historical buildings. It includes a collection of ancient temples buildings, handicrafts, souvenirs, bazaar and gem museum and the temple of tooth relic which houses the most sacred Buddhist relic in the world, the Tooth of Lord Buddha. Thereafter witness a cultural show.

Overnight stay at Hilltop Hotel.

DAY 05    :        Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Tea Plantation
30/01/08        Breakfast at Hilltop Hotel.
Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara Eliya is located at the heart of the hill country 6182 feet above from the sea level. The town is situated at 74 km away along Kandy-Nuwara Eliya road and this was rediscovered by British in 1827. It is still very much like an old English town with styled Bungalows and buildings. The cool calm climate, gorges rolling tea plantation which makes the best “Ceylon tea” and the breathtaking beautiful waterfalls makes Nuwara Eliya one of the most beautiful town in the world. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.

Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Tea Plantation.

Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.

Overnight stay at Galway Forest Lodge.
Web Site    :www.galway.lk

DAY 06    :        Nuwara Eliya / Kitulgala / Benthota
31/01/08        Breakfast at Galway Forest Lodge.
Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Kitulgala.

The Kelani River flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar winning Blockbuster Movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed. Visit the prehistoric cave was recently discovered containing large middens of shells from some unknown civilization on the hill above this town.

Transfer from Kitulgala to Bentota.
Overnight stay at Lihiniya Surf Hotel.

DAY 07    :        AT Leisure
01/02/08        Breakfast at Lihiniya Surf Hotel.
Overnight stay at Lihiniya Surf Hotel.

DAY 08    :        Bentota / Colombo / Airport
02/02/08        Breakfast at Lihiniya Surf Hotel.
Transfer from Bentota to Colombo.
Colombo is the commercial and business center of Sri Lanka located on west cost. The city blends together with old colonial type building, high-rise commercial buildings and hotels. It is filled with shopping malls the Pettah bazaar – where one can shop for bargain. Some of the finest structures built during the colonial times still preserved in one part of the City. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower. And the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) which was a gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China.

Transfer from Colombo to Airport to Colombo.

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