Day 02 – City tour in Colombo – Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – Dambulla cave temple – Sigiriya
Day 03 – Sigiriya Rock Fortress – Polonnaruwa ancient city – Sigiriya
Day 04 – Matale spice garden – Kandy city tour – Kandy
Day 05 – Royal Botanical Garden – Nuwara eliya
Day 06 – Leave for Yala – Ella Gap – Jeep safari at Yala national park
Day 07 – Yala – South west coast
Day 08 – South west coast – Airport
Stays in Kandy, during the Kandy Esala Perahera 2022 period (July / August), following additional room supplement will apply.
Deluxe – 30 USD per room, per night
Departure & Return Location
Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake (Google Map)
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Meeting at the airport upon arrival and assistance during the stay
Accommodation in Half board on double sharing basis
Transport according to the itinerary
Service of an English speaking chauffeur
All applicable government taxes
International Air Fare
Entrance Fees at interest places and historical sites
Lunch and beverages
Personal Expenses (Tips, Portages etc…)
Optional excursions and additional services not covered by the program
PCR, ETA and Travel Insurance payment
What to Expect
City Tour Colombo
Stop in Pinnawala to see the first orphanage dedicated to wild elephants
UNESCO world heritage: Dambulla rock cave temple
Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress an UNESCO Listed World Heritage Site
Polonnaruwa – The Medieval Capital
Visit the famous rock statue, Gal Vihara
Feel your senses at the Matale Spice Garden
Visit to the Kandy Temple of the tooth Relic, a UNESCO World Heritage
Explore the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the largest in Sri Lanka
Tour a tea plantation and factory in Nuwara Eliya
Scenic nature at Ella
Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
Hotel in Colombo: Galadari Hotel or similar
Hotel in Sigiriya: Kassapa Lion Rock or similar
Hotel in Kandy: Randholee Resort and Spa or similar
Hotel in Nuwara eliya: Araliya Red or similar
Hotel in Yala: Magampura Eco Village
Hotel in South west coast: Coco Royal Beach Hotel or similar
Day 01AIRPORT – COLOMBO
Arrival at the Colombo International Airport. Clients will be welcomed by AYUBOWAN TOURS & TRAVELS representative and transfer to Colombo.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 02COLOMBO – CULTURAL TRIANGLE
Breakfast. City tour of Colombo.
Leave for Sigiriya. On the way stop and visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The elephant orphanage was founded in order to allow the care and protection of many wild elephants orphaned found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. Visit Dambulla cave Temple. It is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. This paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of god and goddess.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 03CULTURAL TRIANGLE
After Breakfast climb to the Rock fortress Sigiriya. Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace built during the reign of King Kassapa I (AD 477 – 495). Contemporary with the paintings of Ajantha and Ellora Caves in India, highlights being the Frescoes, Mirror Wall and the Lion’s Paw, and it is one of the Seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
Leave for Polonnaruwa do a sightseeing tour in ancient city Polonnaruwa (11th Century AD), visit the many sites of archaeological and historical interest in the Sacred City including the Grate Statue, Quadrangle, Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya, Kumara and Lotus Ponds, Thiwanka Image House and many more. And see the one of the country’s biggest water reservoir Parakrama Samudraya.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 04CULTURAL TRIANGLE – KANDY
After breakfast leave for Kandy Nalanda and Matale. Visit Gedige at Nalanda one of the remarkable archaeological sites in Sri Lanka & enjoying the Spice garden at Matale and take part in a conducted tour to get some knowledge about the growth and use of spices in the day to day life.
Evening city tour of Kandy Center of Traditional Culture of Sri Lanka, where it is guarded “the Sacred Tooth of Buddha”. Kandy, also called “the great city” was the last of the ‘island capital before the surrender to the British in 1815.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kandy.
Day 05KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast Visit Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya then leave for Nuwara Eliya. On the way visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure un-blended cup of factory fresh tea. Also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls.
Transfer to Nuwara Eliya via Peradeniya.
Evening city tour of Nuwara Eliya Including Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and Golf Course, the 125 year old club is situated within the city limits. Established in 1891. One of Asia’s finest Golf Club.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 06NUWARA ELIYA – YALA
After breakfast leave for Yala. On the way enjoy the scenery at Ella Gap and also pass by eye-catching views. In the evening do a half day jeep safari to Yala National park, Yala National Park is the second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square kilometers, The Park is best known for its variety of its wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lanka an Elephants and aquatic birds.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Yala.
Day 07YALA – BEACH
Breakfast. Leave for beach Hotel. Leisure by the beach