We introduce this tour at the requests of the clients from various countries who are interested in exploring the down south of Sri Lanka. You have the opportunity to witness a Turtle Hatchery, how the Toddy is tapped from the Coconut Palms, which is used to distillery Arrack, a boat Trip on the Madu River and the largest Dutch Fort in Galle and many more.

Day 01 Air Port / Colombo

Arrival to the Katunayake Bandaranayke I international Air Port. Meet our National tourist Guide Lecturer or our Company Representative and transfer to Colombo. Check in at the Hotel. In the afternoon do a city Tour.

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 02 Colombo / Induruwa / Balapitiya / Unawatuna

Breakfasts at the Hotel.
Afterwards leave for Induruwa for visiting a Turtle Hatchery.

Induruwa

Thereafter proceed to Balapitiya for a Boat Trip on the Madu River.

Madu River in Balapitiya

This natural wonder has proven of immense bio ecological value with14 out of 24 varieties of mangroves of Sri Lanka. The wetland of the Madu River holds a mangrove spread of close to 61 hectares. The total area of this natural wonder is 915hetars. There are 36 islands in this River. In most of the islands there some people who earn their Living by peeling cinnamon. Many species of birds are found in many of the Islands around the Lagoon. Most of the migrated birds also can be seen. On 25th Feb.2004 it was declared in terms of the Ramsar Convention.

Afterwards proceed to Unawatuna visiting the Dutch Fort in Galle.

Galle

Galle is the main city of Southern Province. It was once a major trading Port between East and West. Persians, Romes, Arabs and Indians came to Galle for Trades. The main attraction is the Fort built by the Dutch. It was first built by the Portuguese. The Portuguese captured the City from the Sinhalese king and erected a small Fortification. In 1640 the Dutch landed to Galle and seized the City and demolished the Fortification and built the present Fort. The 36 hectare Dutch Fort, surrounded on three sides by the Indian Ocean is now a World Heritage Site.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Unawatuna.

Day03 Unawatuna / Dickwella / Yala / Tissa

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Thereafter proceed to Dickwella for visiting an old Buddhist Temple called Wevurukannala Rajamaha Vihara, experiencing the still fishing at Koggala en-route.

Thereafter proceed to Dickwella.

Dickwella

Thereafter proceed to Yala for a Jeep Safari.

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 and Overnight stay inTissa.

Day 04 Tissa / Kataragama / Buduruwagala / Dova / Bandarawela.

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Dinner proceed to kataragama to visit a Buddhist Temple.

Kataragama

Kataragama is one of the most popular and most sacred pilgrimages site of Sri Lanka. The Sinhalese Buddhists as well as Tamil Hindus, Muslims and Christians visit this holy place. This sacred place is dedicated to the God Skanda popularly known as Kataragama Deviyo, who has six faces and twelve arms. The History of Kataragama goes back to Pre Christian era. According to Chronicle some of the People who accompanied vijaya from India in 543BC. Established a village called Kajara-Gama, which is thought to be current Kataragama. Religious Rituals (Puja) are conducted daily and a large number of devotees visit here to fulfil of their vows. The main attractions are the main shrine room which is dedicated to God kataragama and other shrine rooms which are dedicated to a number of other deities and also Kirivehera, an ancient Stupa built by King Mahasena.

Thereafter proceed to Buduruwagala to visit one of the Buddhist Monastery in ancient Ceylon.

Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala, a Buddhist Temple in ancient Ceylon, where seven Statues are seen, carved out of living rock. 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.
In the afternoon do a jeep Safari in the Yala National Park.

Thereafter proceed to Dova expericing 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.

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

Day 05 Bandarawela / Hortain Plains / Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Thereafter proceed to Hortainplains by the 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

Thereafter return to Nuwara Eliya and do a sightseeing 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 visiting a Tea factory en- route. In Kandy visit the Royal Botanical Garden, a Gem lapidary, the most sacred Temple of the Tooth and also an indigenous wood carving centre.

The 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 Sri Dalada Maligawa (The 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.

In the evening witness a kandyan Cultural Show.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 07 Kandy / Pinnawela / Negombo.

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Thereafter proceed to Pinnawela to visit the Elephant Orphanage.

Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela

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 Negombo.

Negombo

Negombo is a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka and also home to the countries second largest Fish Market and home to the largest community of Catholics in Sri Lanka. Negombo has once been a trading port for Portuguese and for the Dutch, who were engaged in Cinnamon Trade. Due to the Colonial Period a number of historical Buildings can still see. The main attractions of the City are the Old Dutch Canal and the old world fishing crafts like outrigger canoe and Catamaran introduced by the Portuguese traders. The Negombo Lagoon is one of the most scenic landmarks of the City.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Negombo

Day 08 Negombo / Air Port

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Afterwards leave for the Katunayake Bandaranaike 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.