8 Nights / 9 Days Tours HOME - ROUND TOURS

DAY 1 : Colombo
Arrival to Sri Lanka. You will be Welcomed by a Sri Leisure Travels Representative on Arrival at the Airport. Thereafter transfer to Colombo
Afternoon Free for Colombo city tour and shopping.

Dinner & over night stay in Colombo
DAY 2 : Habarana/ Sigiriya
After breakfast [07.00 Am] proceed to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage [09.15 – 10.30 Am][Approx 02 Hours Drive]
Therefore transfer to Sigiriya [Approx 03 Hours] Climb the Sigiriya rock,
Therefore proceed to Habaranna [Approx 20 Mints drive]

Dinner & over night stay in Habaranna
DAY 3 : Polonnaruwa
After breakfast excursion to Polonnaruwa, [Approx 1½ Hours Drive] The Golden temple of Dambulla [Dambulla cave temple]

Dinner & over night stay in Habarana
DAY 4 : Kandy
Afternoon commence city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and the Home to sacred relic of the tooth of the Budha Temple [Dalada Maligawa], a Gem Museum & a Craft centre.
Evening view a cultural show featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka.

Dinner & over night stay in Kandy.
DAY 5 : Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya.
Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya, visiting Ramboda Water Falls, tea estate and factory en route

Dinner & over night stay in Nuwara Eliya
DAY 6 : Yala
Afterwards proceed to Yala. Afternoon safari at Yala National Park. [Approx 04 ½ Hours drive]
Therefore proceed to the Hotel Yala / Katharagama

Dinner & over night stay in - Yala
DAY 7 : Galle
After breakfast transfer to beach, En route visiting stilt fishermen – Weligama The Dutch Fort – Galle, Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, If interested Glass Bottom Boat Ride & visit to a Mask Factory.

Dinner & over night stay at Kaluthara
DAY 8 : Kalutara
After Breakfast spend the day leisure on the hotel.

Dinner & over night stay in Kaluthara
DAY 9 : Colombo
After Breakfast proceed to Airport to connect departure flight.
14 Nights / 15 Days
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DAY 1 : AIRPORT – NEGOMBO
On arrival welcome by a Sri Leisure Travels representative, transfer to beach hotel in Negombo. Afternoon information, briefing of the tour with a welcome cocktail. Stay overnight in Negombo.
Optional: Make a boat trip in Dutch canal, Lagoon & Sea.

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DAY 2 : NEGOMBO
After breakfast make a city tour of Negombo, visit the remaining of the Dutch period, a Buddhist temple and a Catholic church. See a fishing village, the fish market, and the bazaar. Stay overnight in Negombo.

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DAY 3 : NEGOMBO – PINNAWELA – DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA
elephant orphanage in Pinnawela, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. Afternoon visit the Dambulla rock cave temple built by king Walagambahu, in the 1st Century B.C. it is a World Heritage Site, and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. Late afternoon explore the Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a World Heritage site of 5th century AD, built by the King Kashyapa. Its home to water gardens, frescoes, ancient graffiti and commands an amazing view of Sri Lanka’s greenery. Stay overnight in Habrana / Sigiriya.

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DAY 4 : HABARANA – POLONNARUW – HABARANA
After breakfast visit Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital and a World Heritage Site. This second capital city of Sri Lanka was built in the 11th and 12th centuries. See the ruins of the Royal Palace, Lotus Bath and Polonnaruwa Statue and visit the Gal Vihare which is splendid statues of the Buddha carved out of rock. Stay overnight in Habrana / Sigiriya. Optional: Jeep safari at Kaudulla National Park to see the wildlife &/OR an elephant back safari into the jungle at Habarana.

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DAY 5 : HABARANA – TRINCOMALEE/NILAWELI
After breakfast leave for Trincomalee in the east coast of Sri Lanka. Enjoy sightseeing of Trincomalee. See the Kinniya hot water springs; the Foul Point Lighthouse, an Old Dutch fort, Thirukoneswaram Temple etc. Stay overnight by the beach in Nilaweli. people of all religions come as pilgrims. Later leave for the beach resort. Travel through Tangalle and Matara. En route at Koggala see the stilt fishermen seated on poles mounted. In Galle visit the Dutch fort. In Hikkaduwa make a tour in a glass bottom boat to see the impressive underwater corals. Stay overnight in your beach resort in south coast. Trincomalee. See the Kinniya hot water springs; the Foul Point Lighthouse, an Old Dutch fort, Thirukoneswaram Temple etc. Stay overnight by the beach in Nilaweli.

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DAY 6 & 7 : TRINCOMALEE / NILAWELI
Breakfast at hotel. Spend the day at leisure by the beach in Nilaweli.

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DAY 8 : TRINCOMALEE / NILAWELI – MATALE – KANDY
After breakfast leave for Kandy. En route to Kandy visit a specie garden at Matale to learn about species and their use in Sri Lankan cuisines. Enjoy some sightseeing such as the Temple of Tooth Relic, an arts and crafts work shop, oriental market place, a bazaar and a gem lapidary where you can see how rough gems (particularly the famous Blue & Star sapphires) are mined cut and polished using traditional methods. In the evening enjoy a cultural show. Stay overnight in Kandy.

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DAY 9 : KANDY
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya and enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Kandy to further explore the city. Stroll through the bazaar. Stay overnight in Kandy.
Optional: Visits to the ancient craft temples at Gadaladeniya and Embekka.

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DAY 10 : KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA
Breakfast at hotel and drive through scenic mountains to Nuwara eliya, well known as “Little England”. Stop at the mountains covered with tea bushes and at waterfalls. Enjoy the magnificent landscape. Visit a tea factory follow the tea trails to watch the interesting process and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of Ceylon tea. Stay overnight in Nuwara eliya. Optional: Travel by train between Kandy and Nanu-oya.

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DAY 11 : NUWARA ELIYA – ELLA – YALA
Enjoy your breakfast in the hill country’s cool climate, and stroll through the tea plantation to see tea plucking. In the afternoon leave for Tissa. En route visit Ella Gap. In the afternoon enjoy a jeep safari at Yala national park, which is the largest in Sri Lanka and is home to wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here. Stay overnight in Tissa / Yala.

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DAY 12 : YALA – GALLE – BEACH
In the morning visit the Kataragama Hindu temple, where people of all religions come as pilgrims. Later leave for the beach resort. Travel through Tangalle and Matara. En route at Koggala see the stilt fishermen seated on poles mounted. In Galle visit the Dutch fort. In Hikkaduwa make a tour in a glass bottom boat to see the impressive underwater corals. Stay overnight in your beach resort in south coast.

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DAY 13 : BEACH – BENTOTA - BEACH
After breakfast make a ½ day excursion to Bentota. Make a boat trip in River Madhu to see village life. Visit a turtle hatchery, mask factory etc. Afternoon relax by the Indian Ocean. Stay overnight in your beach resort in the south coast.

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DAY 14 : BEACH
Relax by the beach and stay overnight at your beach resort in the south coast.
Optional: Sea based water sports & excursion to Sinharaja rain forest for a nature walk

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DAY 15 : BEACH – AIRPORT
Breakfast at the hotel; and transfer to the airport for the onward flight