6 Days – 5 Nights Sri Lanka Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:Airport – Negombo

In the arrival of Sri Lanka, VSL representative waits at the airport and, you will be transferred by air-conditioned vehicle to a hotel in Negombo.

Negombo is a characteristic fishing town; North of Colombo, It is about 6 Km away from the international airport. Negombo is a gourmet’s paradise with seafood in plenty. You may visit a fishing village or at leisure in the beach.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Negombo.

Day 02:Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – Dambulla Cave Temple – Ancient City of Anuradhapura

Ancient City of Anuradhapura

Finishing the breakfast, proceed to Anuradhapura, En- route take a short break at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. At this orphanage you will find elephants of all ages & the unique feature is that you feed the baby elephants with milk bottles during the feeding times. Thereafter, see the Golden Rock Temple which dates back to the 1st century BC. It is a World Heritage site. The complex of five caves of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world.

Then travel to Anuradhapura, and visit the cultural site. It is the birthplace of Sinhala civilization & one of the world’s largest archeological World Heritage sites. It is considered as the greatest monastic city of the ancient world, & was founded in the 5th century BC. Here you can visit Sri Maha Bodhi, the oldest historically documented tree in the world, the Brazen Palace, Pagodas & Monasteries, finely preserved rock-cut statues of Lord Buddha and ruins of palaces, Isurumuniya rock temple.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Anuradhapura.

Day 03:Polonnaruwa Cultural Site – Minneriya National Park

Polonnaruwa Cultural Site

Finishing the morning meal, travel to Polonnaruwa. Do a city tour of Polonnaruwa which is a World Heritage site and the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD. See the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where splendid statues of the Buddha in four postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of King Parakramabahu & the lake Parakrama Samudraya. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and, etc.

In the evening, enjoy a jeep safari through the Minneriya National Park, This park is consists of a mix of ever green forest and scrub areas with faunal life & the central feature of the park is the Minneriya Tank.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 04:Sigiriya Rock Fortress – Temple of the Tooth Relic – Cultural Dance Performance

Temple of the Tooth Relic

After breakfast you will visit the Sigiriya rock. This impressive monolith which rises 200 meters out of the jungle has been transformed in the 5th century by King Kashyapa into a fortress. Here you will see the frescoes of the Sigiriya Maidens.

Then, travel to Kandy and visit the spice garden. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage site. Drive around the Kandy Lake & visit the old royal city of Kandy and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also, visit the holiest shrine in Sri Lanka, the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy where the tooth relic of Lord Buddha is highly venerated. Thereafter, witness a cultural show.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy.

Day 05: Royal Botanical Garden – Ramboda Waterfall – Tea Plantation & Tea Factory – Nuwara Eliya

Ramboda Waterfall

Having the morning food, leave for Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden which is 147 acres in extent with an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.

You will see waterfalls, tea plantations, and vegetable plantations along the way and you may visit a tea factory & Ramboda waterfall. Welcome to Nuwara Eliya, the highest hill country of Sri Lanka and is considered the most beautiful part of the country, being home to cool green hills, rushing waterfalls and colonial style buildings Sri Lanka’s tea growing centre which is famous for its “Ceylon Tea”: the world’s best tea. During the drive you can see many female “tea pluckers” in the hill country. Enjoy a guided stroll of Nuwara Eliya town, pass the 18-hole golf course, the colonial member’s only Hill Club and English styled country homes.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 06: Hakgala Botanical Garden – Colombo City – Airport

Colombo City

Finishing the breakfast, visit Hakgala Botanical Garden, which houses an exotic collection of roses, ferns, magnificent trees, indoor plants & flowers. On completion, transfer to Colombo.

Colombo-the capital of Sri Lanka-is the largest city and main port of Sri Lanka. It is also the commercial and financial center of Sri Lanka. If you have spare time, your guide will introduce you to some of Colombo’s curious sites such the vibrant markets of Pettah or alternatively indulge in some shopping.

Transfer to the airport on time for the flight.

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Daily buffet breakfast and at the hotels.

All transfers on a private basis, your own private air-conditioned vehicle.

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English-speaking local driver/guide will be provided throughout the tour.

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