At the Colombo airport, you will be met and greeted by our breeze representative and after that, you will be driven to your hotel in Colombo. Once you reach your hotel, you will have the opportunity to freshen up & relax and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Gateway to the wonder of Sri Lanka, boasts a rich colonial heritage, featuring a melting pot of races, religions and cultures. A city of contrasts, it is both an eclectic mix of shiny hotels and swanky office blocks, neighbouring beautiful red-tiled colonial-era buildings. Sprawling bustling street markets brim with fragrant spices, colourful silks, cottons and fresh fruit and vegetables. Discover Colombo’s multi-ethnic legacy with churches, mosques and temples congregating on the same streets, and delve into iconic sites including Fort Station, the Red Mosque, and the Khan clock tower.
The Remains of the colonial rule have also added value to the Sri Lankan culture and society and the fortress of Galle one such illustration.
The Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese, fortified later by the Dutch and is well preserved till today. In addition to the Portuguese and Dutch remains, you will also find many British mansions left behind. As for beaches, the Unawatuna Bay probably tops it all and is safe for snorkelling and swimming because a reef protects it.
Hikkaduwa coral garden situated at a distance of 98 km south of Colombo. Hikkaduwa is famous for its beautiful hikkaduwa coral sanctuary as well as international destination for board surfing. One of the best place for snorkeling and diving in Hikkaduwa. The under-water world of exotic Hikkaduwa coral reefs mesmerizes the onlookers.
Sri Lanka shelters a good count of endangered species across the globe, and one of the most exciting species amongst them is the sea turtle. The hatcheries along Sri Lanka’s western coast regularly witnesses a good count of sea turtles. Swimming all their way through the mighty Indian Ocean, the Sea Turtles reach hatcheries during their hatching period. To protect these frequent Galle sea coast visitors, the Galle Sea Turtle Hatchery of Sri Lanka was established around 40 years ago.
Conservation Value Sinharaja is the last extensive primary lowland tropical rain forest in Sri Lanka. It holds a large number of endemic species of plants and animals, and a variety of plants of known benefit to man. Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the last viable remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rain forest; over 60% of the trees are endemic and many of these are rare; and there are 21 endemic bird species, and a number of rare insects, reptiles and amphibians (IUCN Technical Evaluation).
A rather arid land with the highest density of leopards in the world! While the elusive cat is the star here, 215 species of birds and over 44 diverse mammals call this expansive space of wonder their home.
Bird Watching is quite an endearing experience in the National Park. Different species of birds such as the Paradise Flycatcher, Bee-eaters, eagles and jungle fowls keep giving special appearances as most people track the bigger animals. The area is covered mostly with scrub vegetation with over 280 species of plants.
The most visited national park in Sri Lanka. Yala is well-known due to the Yala national park which is the most visited national park in Sri Lanka. Yala is home to beautiful light forest, green plains and lagoons, rich in wild life, you will get to witness elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, aquatic birds and monkeys.
Gal Oya National Park is in south-east of the country in the eastern and uva provinces. This park was established to protect the catchments area of the Senanayake Samudraya (lake). This reservoir was created by damming the Gal Oya River at Inginiyagala, from which the name of the park is derived. This reservoir covers 78 sq. kilometers in extent and was named after the first priminister of the country after independence and the instigator of this project.
Nuwara Eliya, a land of tea estates and waterfalls! Residing in the hill country in eternal winter temperate, covered with blankets of mist, and charmingly called as “Little England of Sri Lanka”. No matter which direction you gaze, the rolling hills decked up with green tea leaves will be a sight to behold.
For visiting the tea factories, there are no entry charges.You will also be accompanied by a guide who will explain the entire procedure from tea plantation to tea packaging. Don’t forget to enjoy a hot cup of tea after the trip.
It was built by British noble man and a planter Sir. Thomas Lister Villiers, a British governor in 1931.
Located in the heart of Sri Lanka and is the country’s most essential tea production hub. You must have seen pictures of people on train getting clicked with beautiful scenery in the background yes that is one of the scenic train rides from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya offering breathtaking views. Some of the most popular sites to explore Nuwara Eliya are Ramboda waterfall, Tea plantations, Gregory lake, Victoria park… Etc.
Located in the hill station known as Ambewela (also fondly called ‘Little New Zealand’) is the famous Ambewela Farm. About 17km away from Nuwara Eliya, the farm seems rather out of place compared to the rest of Sri Lanka.
The farm was actually started with the help of the New Zealand government sometime in the ‘60s, and aside from producing milk, yoghurt, cream, and cheese, the farm is also a popular destination in Nuwara Eliya for foreigners and locals alike.
Kandy, city in the Central Highlands of ithe island, at an elevation of 1,640 feet (500 metres). In 1592 it became the capital of the Sri Lankan kings, who preserved their independence during the period of European colonial rule—except for temporary occupations by the Portuguese and the Dutch—until 1815, when the British ousted Sri Wickrama Rajasinha.
Top attractions in Kandy
Ramboda Falls considered as one of the most beautiful water falls in Sri lanka.
This unique and beautiful Ramboda falls sight can be seen at the Pussellawa area of Nuwara Eliya, at the Ramboda Pass. The Ramboda Falls in Sri Lanka or Ramboda Ella or Puna Ella as these falls are called is created from Puna Oya, a tributary of Kothmale Oya. It makes a twin with Dunsinane Falls which is created by Pundalu Oya, also a tributary of Kothmale River, and combines at the base to form a Y shape.
Pinnawala is popular because of the Elephant Orphanage which is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Sri Lankan elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular and wonderful animal attractions.
An opportunity will be provided for you to spend some free time in the morning. You will be transferred back to airport and dropped off at the Bandaranaike International Airport in time for your flight (at least 2-3 hours before your flight. If not, you have the option of being driven to your choice of destination.