Day One – Arrival
Arrival and transfer from Bandaranaike International Airport Colombo to Bentota.
Bentota is a coastal city situated along the Colombo – Galle road. It is renowned for its beautiful beach which is an ideal place for diving, surfing and evening sceneries. It is also famous for indigenous Ayurvedic Spas and delicious sea food restaurants. Over night stay in Bentota.
On your way you can go on a boat ride along the Madu Ganga. It is a shallow water body in south-west Sri Lanka. In 2000, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) undertook a detailed biodiversity survey of the region which revealed the existence of no less than 10 major wetland vegetation types supporting over 300 plant species and 248 species of vertebrates. Because of this remarkable diversity, this natural mangrove forest is protected by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands since 2003. Over night stay in Mirissa.
Day Three – Transfer to Yala
Mirissa Beach is close to the most Southern tip of Sri Lanka and in fact the Indian sub-continent as well. In the morning time you are greeted by gentle colourful sunrises and then the sun crosses directly overhead throughout the day finally ending up give you a breathtaking and memorable sunset. Mirissa is also famous for Whale watching boat rides and sailing. Over night stay in Yala national park.
Yala National Park is the most famous and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and was designated as a wild life sanctuary. Yala National Park is believed to have one of the highest leopard concentrations in the world. This Sri Lankan leopard is now recognized as an outstanding subspecies different from its Indian family line. You will be able to ride on a 4WD jeep through out your safari in Yala national park. Over night stay at Yala national park.
Nuwaraeliya is a mountain station at 1,868 m (6,128 ft) of altitude, in a splendid landscape. The city pretends to be particularly well-kept and neat, and the always green grass gives to the locality an aspect of “colonial British style”. Nuwara Eliya was built entirely during the 19th century and its architecture mimics that of an English country town, with red-brick walls, country house like hill club and mock-Tudor half-timbering. Blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it’s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. Temperatures are 14C-21C (Jan- April) 16C-18C (May-Aug) 15C- 18C (Sept-Dec). You will visit the Hakgala Botanical Garden which is one of the three botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and the second largest among them. It is renowned for its collection of vivid roses and orchids. When you reach Nuwaraeliya town you can go on a boat ride at Gregory’s Lake. After that you can visit Ambewela New Zealand Farm and return to Nuwaraeliya city. Over night stay in Nuwaraeliya.
Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second most populated city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ 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 and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the 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. On your way to Kandy, you will visit the Ramboda falls and Embakka Dewalaya. It is an ancient temple which is decorated with unprecedented wood carvings. Your next visit will be to the Temple of Tooth Relic at Kandy. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Lord Buddha. This is one of the most sacred places in Sri Lanka. After that you will visit the Gem museum. Over night stay in Kandy.
Day Seven – Departure
Departure from Bandaranaike International Airport – Colombo