Tour Highlights

Srimaha Bodhi, Brazen Palace, Ruvanvelisaya, Thuparamaya, Abayagiriya, Samadhi Buddha Statue, Moon Stone, Twin pond, Jethavanaya, Mihintale, Sigiriya, Royal Palace Vatadageya, Hiriwadunna Trek, Dambulla Cave Temple, Nalanda Gedige, Temple of the Tooth, The Royal Botanical Garden, Nuwaraeliya, Hortain Plains, Tissa, Yala National Park, Galle Dutch Fort.

Day 01 Air Port / Anuradhapura

Arrival to the Katunayake Bandaranayke International air Port. Meet our foreign languages speaking National Tourist guide lecturer or our Company Representative and transfer to Anuradhapura. Check in at the Hotel and stay the day at leisure.

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura, a World Heritage site declared by UNESCO was the 1st Capital of Sri Lanka from 4th century B.C. until the beginning of the 11th century A.D. and also was the Centre of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centre of political power and urban life in South Asia. In this ancient city, the sacred Bo-tree which is said to dates back to the year 245 BC can be seen. Apart from that the brazen Palace, the Twin pond, the Moonstone, The Samadhi Buddha and also a number of colossal Dagobas like Ruwanweliya, Jetewanaya and Abayagiriya can be seen.

Dinner and overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

Day 02 Anuradhapura / Mihintale / Habarana

Breakfasts at the Hotel.

Thereafter explore the Ruins of the 1st Capital of ancient Sri Lanka. While doing the sightseeing tour you will be served with fruits.
Thereafter proceed to Mihintale to explore the Ruins of the oldest Buddhist monastic Complex of ancient Sri Lanka.

Mihintale

Mihintale, the sacred forest mountain missaka Pabbatha, where King Devanampiyatissa met Arahath Mahinda and his retinue in the 3rd century BC. Is the cradle of the Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The lord Gautama Buddha had visited this place on his third visit to Ceylon in the 06th century BC. Mihintale is regarded as one of the sixteenth most sacred places by the Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Mihintale was the first Buddhist monastic Complex, where a large number of Buddhist Monks had lived.

Thereafter proceed to Habarana.

Habarana

Dinner and overnight stay in Habarana.

Day 03 Habarana / Hiriwadunna / Sigiriya / Habarana

Breakfasts at the Hotel.
Thereafter leave for Hiriwadunna for a nature walk in a rural village.

Hiriwadunna

Hiriwadunna is a village, located in a very remote area where the people lead a very traditional way of life. They cultivate lands in a traditional way and their main occupation is farming. It is full of natural beauty and a large number of birds and other beasts can be seen in that territory. The mode of transport is very often the Bullock Kart and you can enjoy the Bullock Cart ride around the village.

Thereafter proceed to Sigiriya to climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya.

Sigiriya

Sigiriya, a world heritage site declared by UNESCO in 1982, is a unique archaeological monument in South Asia. It is a granite rock which rises to a height of about 200 meters from the surrounding plain. In the 5th century A.D. the King Kassyapa turned it and its surroundings in to a fortified capital, building a palace at the top of the rock like another Alakamanda and lived there like the God Kuvera. Sigiriya constitutes a unique concentration of 5th century Sri Lankan town-planning, art and architecture, landscape- gardening and hydraulic technology.

Thereafter return to the Hotel.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Habarana.

Day 04 Habarana / Dambulla / Nalanda / Kandy

Breakfasts at the hotel.
Afterwards leave for Dambulla for visiting the Golden Rock Temple.

Dambulla

It is also known as the Golden Rock Temple of Dambulla, is located in the Central Province of Sri lanka. It is the largest and well preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The history of the Temple goes back to the 1st century BC. It is believed, that the King Valagamba converted the first two caves in to a temple. It is one and only temple, where a large number of Buddha Statues and also paintings are seen in one centre in the country. In the year 1991 it was declared as a World Heritage Site.

Afterwards visit the nalanda Gedige in Matale.

Nalanda Gedige

Neither the local public nor the foreign tourists know much about Nalanda, yet this site is unique in local archaeology, because of its ruins dates back to a period of over a thousand years. It is significance to the historians and to the archaeologists is the presence of the ruins an ancient monastery and a stone build Buddha image house popularly known as Gedige being located at this site. This image house is support to be a unique building amongst our ancient ruins due to many reasons. One is that it is considered as the only Buddha image house in Sri Lanka that bears the main characteristics of the famous Pallawa architecture of Mahabalipuram (7th century AD) in South India. Secondly it depicts a combination of Theravada and Mahayana forms of worship and at the same time both Buddhists and Hindu forms too are also visible. According to available evidence this may have been built somewhere in the period between 8th and 10th century AD.

Thereafter proceed to Kandy visiting a Spice Garden in Matale. In Kandy visit the Sacred Dalada Maligawa (The temple of the Tooth), a gem lapidary, a Batik Factory. In the evening witness a Cultural Dance Performance.

Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth)

The Temple of the Tooth Relic is the most sacred place of worship of the Buddhists. It was first build by king Wimaladarmasuriya in 1592AD. Among the relics of the Buddha, it is the most venerated Object of worship for Buddhists. Three rituals with the beating of the Drums are performed daily. The morning ritual begins at 5.15am. The midday ritual starts at 9.15am and the evening ritual starts at 6.15p.m.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 05 Kandy / Peradeniya / Nuwara Eliya
Breakfasts at the hotel.
Afterward leave for Peradeniya for visiting the Royal Botanical Garden.

Royal Botanical garden

According to available evidence, the royal Botanical garden at Peradeniya was established by Alexander moon in 1822. The total area of the garden is 59 hectares. During the World War II, the Garden was used by Lord Louis Mountbatten, the supreme commander of the allied forces in the south Asia, as the headquarters of the South East Asia. In the garden there are more than 4000 species of Plants, including Orchids and Palm trees. Interesting features are Orchid House, the Fernery, Spice Garden and the trees planted by the distinguished Visitors to the Country like king Edward vii, the late Czar of Russia, King George v, the King of Belgium and Kurt Georg Kiesinger.

Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya visiting a Tea Factory en-route. Lunch at the tea factory.

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, the Salubrious city, which is at an elevation of 1890mmeters above Sea Level, is one of the main Tourists destination for the Local and Foreign Tourists. Due to its pleasant Climate, Nuwara-Eliya known as Little England. The British Governor Sir Edward Bans converted Nuwara Eliya in to a commercial and coffee planting centre during the 1930s.

In Nuwara Eliya, do a Sightseeing Tour.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 06 Nuwara Eliya / Hortain Plains / Tissa

Early morning leave for Hortain Plains for a Nature Walk with packet breakfast.

Hortain Plains

Hortain Plains is a wonderful creation of the nature is located around 2000-2300m above the sea level. It is rich in Biodiversity and many species found here are endemic. The original name of the area was Mahaeliya thenna (great open plain). But in the British period, it was renamed after Sir Robert Wilmot Hortain, the British Governor of Ceylon from 1831 to 1837. But the history goes back to pre historic period. It was a Strict Nature Reserve and in the year 1988 it was designated a National Park and in the year........ It was declared as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. The main attractions in the park are Bekers fall, Worlds End and a large herd of Sri Lankan Samba deer

Thereafter proceed to Tissa.

Tissa

It is located 270km south of Colombo, was the Capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom of Ruhuna as early as the 3rd century B.C. Tissamaharamaya, also known in the name of Magama in the ancient times, was founded by Prince Mahanaga in the 3rd century B.C. The main attraction in the city is the Tissa Rajamahavjhara built by the king Kavan Tissa in the 2nd century B.C.

Dinner and overnight stay in Tissa.

Day 07 Tissa / Yala / Hikkaduwa

Early morning leave for Yala with packet breakfast. In Yala do a Jeep Safari in the Yala National Park.

Yala
Yala is the 2nd largest National Park in Sri Lanka. It spreads over an area of 1260 square kilometres. The was initially used as a hunting ground for the Elite under British Rule. In 1900 it was designated as a wild life sanctuary and on 01. March 1938 it became national Park. Most of the animals live in Sri Lanka are seen here.

Thereafter proceed to Hikkaduwa visiting the Dutch Fort in Galle.

Galle

It is the largest city and the administrative Capital of Southern Province of Sri lanka. It was the main Fort in the Island before the arrival of the Portuguese. It was the ancient seaport of Tarshis. The main attraction is the Fort built by the Dutch during the 17th century and it is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European. Galle is a World heritage Site declared by UNESCO.

Overnight stay at Hikkaduwa.

Day 08 Hikkaduwa / Airport

Breakfasts at the Hotel. Thereafter leave for the Air Port.


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Please note these points.
Please inquire in English or German languages.
  • You will be met and welcomed by our national tourist guide lecturer or our company representative on arrival at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Air Port.
  • We provide water bottles on arrival.
  • We provide fully air conditioned luxury vehicles along with a qualified English speaking Chauffer Guide from begin to end of the tour.
  • We offer 24 hrs * 7 day customer support service.
  • Optional Excursion or Services could be arranged for which an additional charge will be applicable.
  • The official check in time at hotels will be 12.00hrs.
  • The official check out time at hotels will be 11.00hrs.
  • Management does not take responsibilities for any belongings that are lost, stolen or damaged during the tour.
  • Visits to national parks for jeep safari will be clients own risk. The jeeps available are non air- conditioned and very basic insurance covers.
What does the above programme include?
  • Accommodation on half board basis, but as it is mentioned in the programme lunch will be provided.
  • Transportation by fully air- conditioned luxury vehicle from begins to the end of the tour.
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme.
  • Services of qualified English speaking Sri Lanka Tourist Board approved Chauffer Guide.
  • A bottle of mineral water every day. (500ml.)
  • Fruits as mentioned.
  • Welcome drink and refreshing towels at all the hotels.
  • A farewell gift with company logo.
What does not include
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Lunch throughout the tour, except some days.
  • Permits for Video and camera.
  • Tips and Portage.
  • Drinks and additional meals.
  • Any other Services not mentioned above.
Price
  • The price is available upon request. Rates depend on the time of the year and the number of people travelling. Make us knowledgeable about how many rooms you need and how many people. Please inquire for any clarification via E-Mail to info@insightserendib.com.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation before one month of the arrival - 50% of the Payment.
  • Cancellation before one week of the arrival - 100% of the Payment.