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Explore the beautiful mountains, valleys, waterfalls and tea plantations of Sri Lanka. Visit elephant sanctuaries, temples and old cities. 

Deal Includes

Accommodation in 4* hotels based on twin share, some meals as per itinerary, tours and transfers, entrance fees & all applicable taxes.

Day 1: Colombo

Arrive in Colombo by flight

On arrival in Colombo, after completing customs and immigration formalities, you will be met and transferred to the Hotel.

Your accommodation in Colombo is for 01 night including breakfast

Day 2: Colombo - Udawalawa

This morning proceed to Udawalawa visiting Galle Fort. Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries."

The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored.

Thereafter, visit the Udawalawa Elephant transit home today by 1800 hrs. Elephants in the wild are constantly being killed and many elephant calves become orphaned. The department of Wildlife Conservation has set up Elephant Transit Home in order to support these orphaned elephants within Udawalawa National Park.

Later, continue to Udawalawa and transfer to Hotel for check-in.

Day 3: Udawalawa

This morning enjoy packed breakfast from the Hotel.

Enjoy a Safari at Udawalawa National Park. Udawalawa National Park is located approximately 200 km south-east of Colombo city and is a major eco-tourism destination in Sri Lanka. The 30,821 hectares dry zone game park has an annual rainfall of 1524 mm and an average temperature of 29.4°C.

It is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants– feeding or bathing and playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts.

In the evening enjoy a bird watching tour.

Day 4: Udawalawa - Nuwara Eliya

Today, proceed to Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations.  It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence.  Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.

Upon arrival in Nuwara Eliya check in at the Hotel

Your accommodation in Nuwara Eliya is for 01 night including breakfast

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya - Kandy

This morning proceed to Kandy. Visit Peradeniya botanical gardens on the way. Royal Botanical Gardens - 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.

Continue to Kandy and transfer to Hotel for check-in

Your accommodation in Kandy is for 02 nights in Hotel including breakfast

This evening enjoy Cultural dance performance

Day ​6: Kandy

Today you will be taken for a city tour of Kandy.

Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures visions of splendour and magnificence.  Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798.  Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. 

Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession

Afternoon is at leisure

Day 7: Kandy - Polonnaruwa - Habarana

This morning proceed to Habarana. Visit a spice garden and Dumbulla Cave Temple and Polonnaruwa in the afternoon.

The Dambulla rock temple was built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a World Heritage Site.  It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world.  It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters.

In the afternoon, visit the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993 A.D.

It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. Kings ruled the central plains of Sri Lanka from Polonnaruwa 800 years ago, when it was a thriving commercial and religious centre.

Thereafter continue to Habarana. On arrival, please check-in at your Hotel

Your accommodation in Habarana is for 02 nights including breakfast

Day 8: Habarana - Anuradhapura - Habarana

This morning we drive to ancient city of Anuradhapura for city tour.

The capital of Sri Lanka from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas constructed of bricks and are hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagobas are the Ruvanveliseya dating back to the 2nd Century B.C. and is 300 feet in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370 feet and the Thuparama Dagoba is enshrined with the collarbone of the Buddha.

The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo Tree, which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained Enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world.

Later, transfer back to Habarana and rest of the day is at leisure

Day 9: Habarana - Sigiriya - Colombo

This morning you will be taken for visit to Lion Rock in Sigiriya.

Sigiriya - is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.

Later, transfer to Colombo. Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood.  Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained.

Drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Colombo Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.

Your accommodation in Colombo is for 01 night including breakfast

Day 10: Colombo

Today at an appointed time, you will be collected from your Hotel and transferred to Colombo International Airport for your onward flight

Excluded: International & domestic flights, visa & insurance, tips & gratuities, any items of a personal nature. Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season in NZ Dollars and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates. Please read T&C before booking.

Terms and Conditions

  • Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season 2018 in NZ Dollars and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates.  
  • Tours do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges
  • ​Exotic Holidays reserves the right to correct, revise or omit pricing, dates or offers throughout the season without prior notice
  • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost
  • Advertised prices are per person share twin based on payment by cash or cheque.
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31 December 2017

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