Tour Highlights

Rathnapura, Sinharaja, Yala National Park, Buduruwagala, Dova Rajamaha Viharaya, Bandarawela, Belihuloya, Hortain plains, Nuwara Eliya, Royal Botanical Garden, Temple of the Tooth, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

Day 01 Air Port / Rathnapura

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

Rathnapura

Rathnapura, known as the City of Gem is a district of Sri Lanka in the sabaragamuwa Province. The main source of income of the people is Gem Trade. Gem Pits are common sight in Rathnapura. Apart from that Agriculture is well developed and Peoples are engaged in Tea and Rubber sector.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Rathnapura.

Day 02Rathnapura / Sinharaja / Tissa

Early morning leave for Sinhharaja with packet Breakfast for a Nature Walk in the Sinharaja Rain Forest.

Sinharaja

Sinharaja is the largest rain forest in Sri Lanka. It covers an extent of approximately 11,187 hectares. The word Sinharaja means Lion Kingdom. It is 21km from east to west and a maximum of 7km from north to south and it a home to 95% of endemic birds of Sri Lanka and also a major ecotourism destination. It is a world Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1988.

Afterwards Proceed to Tissa.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Tissa.

Day 03 Tissa / Yala / Buduruwagala / Ella /Dova Rajamaha Vihara / Bandarawela

Early morning leave for Yala with packet Breakfast for a jeep safari in the Yala National Park.

Yala National Park

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 Buduruwagala to visit one of the Buddhist Monastic Complex in ancient sri Lanka.

Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala, a Buddhist Temple in ancient Ceylon, where seven Statues are seen, carved out of granite. Amongst these Statues the tallest Buddha Statue, a height of 16meter is seen. According to the available records this Temple belongs to the Mahayana school of thoughts. Though there are no much historical records, it is said that the history of this temple goes to the period of 09th to 10th century A.D.

Afterwards proceed to Dova, experiencing the Ella gap .

Dova Rajamaha Vihara

Dova is a small village located 6km away from Bandarewela in the Uva Province. According to the Archaeologists the Temple may be over 2000 years old. It is believed that the King Walagamba, who ruled in 1st century B.C., took refuge in this cave due to foreign Invasions. The main attraction is the colossal standing Buddha statue carved out of living Rock and beautiful paintings.

Thereafter proceed to Bandarawela.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Bandarawela.

Day 04 Bandarawela / Belihuloya / Bandarawela

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Thereafter leave for Belihuloya for a Nature walk in a Village. Lunch at a Local Family in Belihuloya.

Belihuloya

Afterwards return to the hotel. Stay rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Bandarawela.

Day 05 Bandarawela / Hortain Plains / Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Thereafter leave for Hortain Plains by Train and get off from pattipola and proceed by the vehicle. In Hortain Plains do a Nature Walk.

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.

Afterwards proceed to Nuwara Eliya.
In Nuwara Eliya do a City Tour.

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.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 06 Nuwara Eliya / Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel.
Thereafter proceed to Kandy. En-route visit a Tea Factory. In Kandy visit the Royal Botanical Garden at peradeniya.

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 visit the most sacred Temple of the Tooth.

Sri Dalada Maligawa (The 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.

Afterwards visit a gem lapidary, an indigenous wood carving centre and in the evening witness a Cultural Dance Performance.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 07 Kandy / Pinnawela / Colombo

Breakfast at the hotel.
Thereafter leave for Pinnawela to visit the Elephant Orphanage.

Elephant Orphanage

The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, where a large herd of captive elephants are living in the world. It was established in 1975 to nurse, feed and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. The elephants living here are not released in to the wild and until they die they live here. The main attraction is to observe the baby elephants are fed with bottle and elephants bathing in the River.

Thereafter proceed to Colombo.

Colombo

Colombo, the Commercial hub of Sri Lanka, located on the west coast of the country was once the main Capital of the Island until 1982. Due to the Harbour and its strategic position along the East-West Sea-Routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2000 years ago. There is a school of thoughts about the Name. The Name Colombo is believed to be derived from the classical Sinhalese name Koloa Thota, means Port of the river Kelani. The main attractions in Colombo are Beira Lake, Independence Memorial Hall, Harbour, Galle Face, Nelum Pokuna, and Viharamahadevi Park etc.

Overnight stay in Colombo.

Day 08 Colombo / Air Port

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Thereafter proceed to the katunayake Bandaranayke international air Port for departure.


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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.