Day 01 - Arrival / Negombo Beach
After arrival to Sri Lanka you will be greeted by LavinGo Travels representative at Airport with flower garland. After the Warm Welcome proceed to Negombo beach Hotel and relax at the hotel .
Overnight Satay at : Negombo Beach hotel
Day 02 - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage /Dambulla Rock Cave Temple Visit /Sigiriya
After the breakfast leave for Pinnawala. Once in Pinnawala you can enjoy the Elephant Sanctuary in Pinnawala, Morning Feeding & Bathing Program, which was built in 1975 for rescued, injured or abused elephants and attracts visitors from all over the world to view these sumptuous animals.
Today has the largest herd in captivity in the world and offers us an opportunity to see elephants running in this natural environment. You will have an unique and intimate experience to caress and you feed the elephants with a small bottle of milk and appreciate the bond of union with their human foster parents called “eth gowwa”, and enjoy the highest visual event of the day, the bath. An experience that an elephant lover would never forget.
On completion proceed to Dambulla and we will set foot in the famous Dambulla Cave Temple.
Dambulla is a part of culture triangle declared by UNESCO. There are over 80 caves in the surrounding and some of them have being used by the monk’s meditations locations. Major’s attractions are spread over 5 caves which contains the statues and the paintings. The statues of the Hindu gods date back to the 12th century, when Hinduism took root in Sri Lanka and started influencing the arts. The history of the caves themselves dates back to the 2nd or 1st century B.C., when King ValagamBahu who was escaping the invading army that drove him out of Anuradhapura, took refuge in these caves.
Overnight Satay at : Hotel in Sigiriya
Day 03 – Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress /Minneriya National Park Visit
After the breakfast leave for Sigiriya and climb the ancient fortress of Sigiriya – world heritage site, with magnificent views over the surrounding.
Sigiriya, The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 370 m high (the ‘Lion’s Rock’, which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site. The poems inscribed on the rock, and known as the ‘Sigiri graffiti,’ are among the most ancient texts in the Sinhalese language, and thus show the considerable influence exerted by the abandoned city of Kassapa I on both literature.
On completion leave for Minneriya National Park and have a Nature Wild Life Safari by Jeep.
Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD.
Overnight Satay at : Hotel in Sigiriya
Day 04 – Herbal & Spice Garden Visit /Kandy City & Shopping Tour /Cultural Show
After the breakfast leave for Spice Garden in Matale. In the program you can have an experience with below activities.
Sri Lanka is world renowned for its valued spices and healing herbs. Our lush spice and herbal gardens feature many important herbs such as Sandalwood, Margosa, Cocoa, Citronella, Almond, Jasmine and Coconut. When visiting us, make the most of the chance to experience first-hand how cloves, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and saffron are grown in their natural surroundings.
Coconut Plucking, Toddy Tapping, Coir Production & Coconut leaf weaving, Cinnamon Cutting.
After the experience of unforgettable Spice Garden proceed to Kandy historical city.
This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Sinhala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. As the capital, Kandy had become home to the relic of the tooth of the Buddha which symbolizes a 4th-century tradition that used to be linked to the Sinhalese monarchy, since the protector of the relic was the ruler of the land. Thus the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth were placed in close proximity to each other
Overnight Satay at : Hotel in Kandy
Day 05 – Visit Udawattakele Sanctuary / Ramboda Waterfall / Tea Factory & Tea plantation / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast visit the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary and Romantic Walk at Lovers Lane.
Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, often spelled as Udawatta Kele, is a historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the city of Kandy. During the days of the Kandyan kingdom, Udawatta Kele was known as “Uda Wasala Watta” in Sinhalese meaning, “the garden situated above the royal palace. The sanctuary is famous for its extensive avifauna. The reserve also contains a great variety of plant species, especially lianas, shrubs and small trees. There are several giant lianas. Many of small and medium size mammals that inhabit Sri Lanka can be seen here. Several kinds of snakes and other reptiles might also be seen. Udawatta Kele was designated as a forest reserve in 1856 and it became a sanctuary in 1938.
On completion leave for Nuwara Eliya enroute visiting Ramboda water fall, Tea plantation and Tea factory for a tasting session.
Ramboda Falls is 109m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. Altitude of the falls is 945m above sea level.
Tea, Sri Lanka’s tea cultivators and manufacturers are the custodians of the traditional, orthodox method of black tea production. This is still agreed by most experts to produce the best black tea. Even with the technological improvements introduced over the last thirty or forty years, the orthodox method is relatively slow and labor-intensive; but as the tea planters and traders of Sri Lanka have always maintained, good tea cannot be hurried. Nor, oddly enough, can it be delayed. The time devoted to each of the processes of tea manufacture has to be finely judged if a quality product is to be obtained.
Overnight Satay at : Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 06 – Horton Plain National Park /Train Ride /Visit Nuwara Eliya
After the breakfast leave for Horton Plains National Park which is only national park in hill country.
Horton Plains, its surroundings, forests and the adjoining Peak Wilderness constitute Sri Lanka’s most important catchment area of almost all major rivers. The plains are also of outstanding scenic beauty and conservation importance, containing most of the habitats and endemic plants and animals representative of the country’s wet and Montane zones. The western slopes support the most extensive area of Montane cloud forest surviving in the island. Horton Plains is not merely a destination for nature tourists.
Visit Nuwara Eliya and have a city tour in Nuwara Eliya colonial town. During the city tour you can enjoy with so many constructions built by British Ex: Lake Gregory…. Also you will visit Vegetable farms, Fruit Market and so many other attractions.
Nuwara-Eliya the ‘heart’ of the tea country located at an elevation of 1980 meters in the central highlands of a tropical island, it offers the best both worlds advantages, of tropical abundance and pleasant cool mountain climate. While the time climate is sub-tropical, night temperature plunge low enough to produce frost.
Overnight Satay at : Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 07 – St’ Clair & Devon Waterfalls Visit /Bentota Beach Hotel
After breakfast proceed to Bentota Beach via Kithulgala. En route visit St’ Clair’s & Devon waterfall.
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. The Kelani river (the broadest river in Sri Lanka) flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar winning movie ‘The Bridge over the River Kwai’ was filmed. On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was recently discovered containing skeletal remains from some unknown civilization. Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometers upstream.
Overnight Satay at : Bentota Beach hotel
Day 08 – Relax on The Beach /Turtle Hatchery Farm visit at Kosgoda
After breakfast relax on the beach.
Late afternoon proceed to visit turtle hatchery farm at Kosgoda.
Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the
baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
Overnight Satay at : Hotel on Bentota Beach
Day 09 – Departure
After an unforgettable tour experience in Sri Lanka our guide will drop you at the airport as per to your departure flight time, ending with our best and maximum service on behalf of your maximum satisfaction.
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