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DISCOVER SRI LANKA


EASTER SUPPLEMENTS MAY BE APPLICABLE

From USD 655 * | from £ 478.15*

per person sharing

From visiting beautiful elephants , ancient sites, visiting tea plantations and tea factories, national parks, whale watching, to climbing the rock fortress and more. Sri Lanka has got so much to offer, and this tour takes you to all points and highlights of the areas that you must visit. Packed with adventure and culture, it's a once in a lifetime trip. 

Day 01:
Arrive in Colombo International Airport. Meet and greet services by a representative of Eastbound Discoveries.
Afterwards, you will be transferred to Hotel in Colombo which is approximately hour’s drive from the Airport.
Check in and relax.
OVERNIGHT STAY IN COLOMBO

Day 02:
After breakfast proceed to Dambulla en route make a visit to Pinnawala elephant Orphanage 
Pinnawala, As you enter the 25 acre coconut property, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants - orphaned and sometimes three-legged - are taken care of since 1975 at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Up to date, over 20 calves have been born here, and it is surprising to hear that some of its inmates have even seen their grandchildren during the past few decades! Watch as they feed at 09:15 am, 0:15 pm & 05:00 pm and take a river bath twice a day at 10:00 am & 02:00 pm respectively for an experience that could never be felt anywhere else on earth!
OVERNIGHT STAY IN DAMBULLA 

Day 03:
After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa and visit the ancient sites 
Polonnaruwa, Rising with the decline of Anuradhapura, the city of Polonnaruwa - medieval capital & crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I - remains superior proof of ancient culture & heritage blended with religious beliefs. Walk across its scattered walls of the World Heritage Site - blessed by stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures - while observing the relic house - Watadage - which boasts of beautiful stone carvings. Take a close glance and you will realize a subtle Hindu influence on architecture and statues found in Polonnaruwa. Or sit by the side of Galviharaya and observe the absolute beauty gushing out of every bend of its huge Buddhist statues. Nissankamalla Council Chamber is however, a head-spinning beauty to just sit back and observe with its swaying pillars reminding the aesthetics of a powerful kingdom which rests beside Parakrama Samudraya - sea of Parakramabahu & masterpiece of irrigation!
Afternoon enjoy a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park 
If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is your Colosseum! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this is a sanctuary for elephants. Minneriya is home to herds of deer and ample birdlife, but its spotlight remains between swaying trunks & flapping ears. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir and switch off its engine. Watch carefully as herds of elephants - one by one - roll on to the grass-covered banks, to feed on tender shoots. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world - over 700 at a time - which has garnished the park to become a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts across the globe.
Thereafter return back to the hotel in Dambulla  
OVERNIGHT STAY IN DAMBULLA     

Day 04:
After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya & climb the rock fortress 
Sigiriya is home to the famous "Fortress in the sky", known as a contender for the eighth wonder of the world, ages back to the 5th century. At its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous Palace including a garden complete with a swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient artwork of Sinhala secular painting is preserved in the form of frescoes of life sized damsels in all the delicacy of their original colour.
Upon completion proceed to Kandy en route make a visit to spice Garden 
OVERNIGHT STAY IN KANDY

Day 05:
After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya
En route visit tea planation & tea factory 
Nuwara Eliya, Misty steep roads, twisting through lush green blankets of tea bushes in a cool climate; remind visitors that they are within the range of the renowned British colonial retreat, Nuwara Eliya. Augmented by an English countryside atmosphere, the city of light - once governed by English & Scottish planters - is still studded with colonial bungalows, hedgerows & one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the world. A hike through the green grass and red-brick walls should present breathtaking views of a buzzing countryside hamlet. 
OVERNIGHT STAY IN NUWARA ELIYA  

Day 06:
After breakfast proceed to Yala   
Afternoon jeep safari in Yala National Park 
Yala, Spreading into a vast 1259 Km2 Yala - with its glory spinning around vast grasslands, shrubs, tanks and dunes - rightfully is the heartland of wildlife in Sri Lanka. As your jeep rumble through the giant gates of Yala, you are not only stepping into the most visited national park in the country, but also the lands of a civilization which thrived during the reign of Sri Lankan kings. You name it, and Yala has it! Its usual inmates cover herds of elephant, sloth bear, spotted dear, jackal, extensively populated birdlife as well as the highest density of leopards in the world that garnish the park to be one of the finest destinations in the country. Feel the rough track as your jeep thunders over rocks and swish passing narrow bends for an exhilarating experience blended with the cries of wilderness under the tropical sun. 
Upon completion return back to the hotel in Yala 
OVERNIGHT STAY IN YALA 

Day 07:
Early in the morning do another jeep safari Yala national park
Upon completion make a visit to Hindu temples 
Return back to the hotel in Yala  
OVERNIGHT STAY IN YALA

Day 08: 
After breakfast proceed to Mirissa 
Rest of the day at leisure by the beach
OVERNIGHT STAY IN MIRISSA 
 
Day 09:
If clients like do a whale watching tour early in the morning or full day at leisure by the beach
Mirissa, Located towards the Southern part of Sri Lanka, Mirissa is known for its long stretches of sandy beaches bringing one’s tropical paradise dream into reality. Moreover, Mirissa is much known for its stunning views of sunsets and sunrises, that will simply throw you into a world of fantasy, filled with shoots of coconut palms dotting the coast above small fishing huts that thrive to make a living of the treasure flowing out of the deep blue sea    
Return back to the hotel in Mirissa
OVERNIGHT STAY IN MIRISSA  

Day 10:
After Breakfast leave to Airport for departure. 
You will be transferred to the Airport to board your flight for onwards journey.

 

**End of the Programme**
 

Includes:

  • 9 nights’ accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast  
  • Transport by private AC vehicle
  • Excursions as per the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking chauffer guide for 01 to 06 PAX
  • On tour refreshments
  • All government taxes  

Excludes:

  • Early check-in and late check out charges
  • VISA and airfare
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Peak period supplements 
  • Compulosry 31st New Year Gala Dinner 
  • Compulosry 24th Christmas Gala Dinner 
  • Lunch or Dinner throughout the tour
  • Video & camera license
  • Tips & porterage 
  • Entrances Fee 
*terms and conditions apply