Srilanka Tour 7 days

Welcome to Sri Lanka
Welcome to Sri Lanka, a beautiful Island destination in the world. It is gifted with stunning Island, rich heritage and cultural beauty, stunning beaches, exotic national parks and sanctuaries, museums and art galleries, historical buildings, manmade marvel, colorful fairs and festivals, harmonious mix of diverse culture, etc. All these have truly supplemented the Sri Lanka tourism which have made it the sought after tourism destination in the world.

Whether
Sri Lanka is tropical, with distinct dry and wet seasons. The seasons are slightly complicated by having two monsoons. From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. The Maha monsoon blows from October to January, bringing rain to the North and East, while the dry season is from May to September. The North and East are comparatively dry, with around 1000mm of rain annually. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island.

Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. At Kandy (altitude 500m), the average temperature is 20°C, while Nuwara Eliya (at 1889m) has a temperate 16°C average. The sea stays at around 27°C all year.

When to Go
Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west coast, the south coast and the Hill Country, and from April to September for the ancient cities region and the east coast.

December through March are also the months when most foreign tourists visit, the majority of them escaping the European winter. During the Christmas to New Year holiday season, in particular, accommodation anywhere on the island can be tight due to the huge influx of foreign visitors.

July/August is the time of the Kandy, Esala, Perahera, the 10-day festival honoring the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha, and also the time for the Kataragama festival in the South. In both towns accommodation just before, during and immediately after the festivals is very difficult to come by, and rates usually double or treble. Be sure to book rooms well in advance.

Sri Lanka’s climate means that it is always the ‘right’ beach season somewhere on the coast. The weather doesn’t follow strict rules, though – it often seems to be raining where it should be sunny, and sunny where it should be raining. Rainfall tends to be emphatic – streets can become flooded in what seems like only minutes.

Out-of-season travel has its advantages – not only do the crowds go away but many air fares and accommodation prices drop right down. Nor does it rain all the time during the low season.

Religion
Sri Lanka is a multi-religious society. Though Buddhism is the major religion, other religions such as Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are also followed.
About 70% of the population follows Buddhism. Buddhism came to Sri Lanka from India during the reign of Ashoka in third century BC and played a significant role in the establishment of Sinhalese kingdoms since the early times, dating back to over two thousands years. Buddhism was regarded the highest ethical and philosophical expression of Sinhalese culture and civilization.

Hinduism is mainly practised by Tamils in Srilanka who ethnically belong to South India where Hinduism was predominantly practiced. Around the fifth and the sixth century A.D., the Chola dynasty of South India usurped the throne of the Sinhalese Kingdom and conquered the island, leading to the considerable number of immigrants from South India into the northern Sri Lanka. Thus Hinduism was introduced in Sri Lanka and during the reign of Tamil kings, Hindu shrines were widely constructed. Major Hindu Gods that are worshipped in Sri Lanka are Vishnu, Shiva, Kali, Ganesha and Skanda.

Muslims comprise nearly 7% of Sri Lanka’s population. In ancient times Arab traders from the Middle East visited the southern part of Sri Lanka for their business and later settled in the island. The Muslim community in Sri Lanka attained dominant growth by 10th century A.D.

Christianity first came to Sri Lanka upon the arrival of the Portuguese in the sixteenth century. Under their rule, Roman Catholicism was spread out in a mass scale of the Island with many Roman Catholic schools for the Sinhalese and the Tamils. With the attempts of the Portuguese to Christianize native people, Buddhism and Hinduism were severely affected. There were an increasing number of both Sinhalese and Tamils converting to Roman Catholicism. When the Portuguese were driven out by the Dutch, Protestantism and the Dutch Reformed Church was introduced. During the British rule conversions to Christianity increased. Later on due to the nationalism movement among the Sinhalese who held sway the political power; Christianity in Sri Lanka was somewhat restricted.

Visa
There are different types of Sri Lanka visas but the most common visa for touring Sri Lanka is a single entry tourist visa, which is valid for up to one month. A Sri Lanka visa for overseas passport holders is required when traveling to the country. Visa regulations are simple. Tourists visiting Sri Lanka can enter the country with minimum formalities.

Citizens of following 77 countries can enter Sri Lanka without a prior visa and will be allowed an entry visa for between 30-90 days (depending on country of nationality) at the point of entry without any payment.

01. Albania 21. Estonia 41. Luxembourg 61. Slovakia
02. Armenia 22. Finland 42. Macedonia 62. Slovenia
03. Australia> 23. France 43. Maldives 63. South Africa
04. Austria 24. Georgia 44. Malaysia 64. South Korea
05. Azerbaijan 25. Germany 45. Moldova 65. Spain
06. Bahrain 26. Greece 46. Netherlands 66. Sweden
07. Bangladesh 27. Hong Kong 47. New Zealand 67. Switzerland
08. Belarus 28. Hungary 48. Nepal 68. Taiwan
09. Belgium 29. India 49. Norway 69. Tajikistan
10. Bhutan 30. Indonesia 50. Oman 70. Thailand
11. Bosnia-Herzegovina 31. Iran 51. Pakistan 71. Turkey
12. Brunei 32. Ireland 52. Philippines 72. Turkmenistan
13. Bulgaria 33. Israel 53. Poland 73. U.A.E.
14. Canada 34. Italy 54. Portugal 74. U.K.
15. China 35. Japan 55. Romania 75. Ukraine
16. Croatia 36. Kazakhstan 56. Russian Federation 76. U.S.A.
17. Cyprus 37. Kyrgyz Stan 57. Saudi Arabia 77. Uzbekistan
18. Czech, Republic 38. Kuwait 58. Serbia-Montenegro  
19. Denmark 39. Latvia 59. Seychelles  

Nationals of countries not classified under the above 77 countries are required to possess a valid visa, obtained from the respective Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions, prior to entering the country irrespective of the purpose of visit. Tourists should have a return air ticket, sufficient foreign exchange @ US$ 30/- per day, and valid travel documents to establish their bona-fide as tourists.

The Sri Lanka business visa is usually issued for a single entry within 90 days provided the passport remains valid, for a period of stay not exceeding 30 days. Three months multiple entries visa is available on request. Passport must have at least six months validity beyond entry date and must contain at least one blank visa page for visa to be issued.

For obtaining business visa, a business letter of responsibility typewritten on official letterhead is required and it should be addressed to the Sri Lankan embassy in the concerned country.

The letter must state all of the following:

  1. The nature of the business to be performed
  2. The name of the business reference to be visited
  3. Guarantee sufficient financial support for the visit
  4. Guarantee return transportation to the country of origin

Your sponsor letter should be signed by a company officer other than the applicant.
Your sponsor in Sri Lanka must send a fax to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the country of origin, stating the name of the applicant, confirming the business trip (fax must include company address and type of business). For stay over 7 days, the letter must be sent via the Immigration Department in Colombo.

Health risks
Cholera (This diarrheal disease can cause rapid dehydration and death. Cholera is caused by bacteria, Vireo cholera. It’s transmitted from person to person by direct contact (often via healthy carriers of the disease) or via contaminated food and water. It can be spread by seafood, including crustaceans and shellfish, which get infected via sewage.

Attraction
Colombo
 Colombo the capital city of Sri Lanka is dotted with several magnetizing attractions and man-made marvel that add beauty to the city. It is also the financial capital of the country due to which the city seems quite busy but apart from that it has well maintained its heritage and cultural charm that attracts tourists from all over the world to Sri Lanka.

Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura is an ancient city, located at a distance of 206 km from Colombo. The city is in northern Sri Lanka and is the capital of North-Central province. Anuradhapura was established in 4th century BC. It was the first capital of Sri Lanka and remained so until 8th century AD. Anuradhapura is an archaeologist’s delight and contains several monuments of historical importance. The city is considered very sacred by the Buddhists and is home to the largest dagobas in Sri Lanka. A dagoba is a dome enshrining sacred relics or the bodily remains of the Buddha, or articles used by Him like the alms bowl and other objects of veneration. It is built in different sizes on a pedestal with a spire on top crowned with a pinnacle. The earliest dagobas had a stone umbrella on top of the dome in place of the spire.

Places to See:
Sri Maha Bodhi Tree: The right branch of the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya in India under which the Buddha attained enlightenment was brought to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BC by princess Sanghamitta, the daughter of Emperor Asoka. It was planted in Anuradhapura and is venerated to this day by the Buddhists from many countries of the world. This is the oldest recorded tree in the world whose exact age is known.

Thuparma Dagoba: Thuparama is the first dagoba to be built in Anuradhapura during the reign of King Devanmpiyatissa (3rd century BC) enshrining the right collarbone of the Buddha, His alms bowl and other relics.

Ruvanveli Dagoba: Ruvanveli Dagoba built by King Dutugemunu who ruled the country in the 2nd century BC is a huge dagoba measuring 103 metres in height with a circumference of 287 metres.

Jetavana Dagoba: Jetavana dagoba was built in the 3rd century AD by King Mahasena. It is an enormous brick structure standing in the centre of a large monastic complex measuring 3.2 hectares in extent and is rated as the largest and tallest brick built monument in the world. The structure has been declared a World Heritage Site.

Abhayagiri Dagoba: This Dagoba was built by King Valagam Bahu (1st century B.C.) and it is the Sri Lanka’s second highest dagoba. It was at the Abhayagiri complex that the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka was first housed.

Samadhi Buddha: This 4th Century AD statue of the Buddha in meditative pose is a world famous Buddha statue and acknowledged as a masterpiece.

Isurumuniya: It is a picturesque rock temple built in the 3rd century BC. The beautiful stone sculptures seen at the temple are considered the most beautiful works of art in Anuradhapura.

Mihintale: Thirteen kilometers from Anuradhapura is the sacred mountain of Mihintale, the site of introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka in the year 247 BC. World’s first fauna and flora sanctuary was established at Mihintale in the 3rd century BC. Today the peak of Mihintale, approached by a grand stairway of 1840 granite steps, has many temples, lodgings for monks and several splendid statues of the Buddha. Each June on the full moon there is a pilgrimage commemorating the date when Mahinda first preached the Buddhist doctrine in Sri Lanka and many thousands of pilgrims flock from all over Sri Lanka to meditate on the holy peak.

Awkana: Awkana-located 51 km southeast of Anuradhapura-is famous for 12 metres tall granite statue of Buddha, hewn out of solid rock in the standing posture on a lotus pedestal. The statue was built during the reign of King Dhatusena in the 5th century AD.

Kuttam Pokuna: Kuttam Pokuna or the Twin Ponds-the two breathtakingly beautiful bathing ponds aligned lengthwise-is a manifestation of the artistic achievements in the field of hydraulic engineering in ancient Sri Lanka. They date back to around 8-10th century AD.

Galle
The port of Galle, thought by some to be the Biblical city of Tarshish, splendidly illustrates the solidity of the Dutch presence in Sri Lanka. The 36ha (89ac) Dutch Fort, built in 1663, has withstood the ravages of time. Its massive ramparts surround the promontory that forms the older part of Galle, and shelters within its walls sturdy Dutch houses, museums and churches. The New Oriental Hotel, built for Dutch governors in 1684, is a colonial gem with a wonderfully atmospheric bar. Nearby is a tiny sliver of a beach suitable for a dip, though most travelers prefer to head along the coast to the fine beaches at Unuwatuna, Weligama and Tangalla.

Dutch Fort: Built in 1663, the fort still retains the atmosphere and charm of Dutch days. Many old Dutch buildings are still intact inside the fort. The best way to see the fort is by walking around at the time of sunset.

Dutch Museum: The Dutch Museum which is housed in a restored Dutch mansion of the time contains paintings, prints, documents, furniture and ceramics from the Dutch colonial era.

Koggala: Koggala, near Galle is the hometown of a famous local writer Martin Wickramasinghe. The museum of Folk, Art & Culture built in his honour at his old residence has an excellent display of local folk items. They include the costumes of folk dancers, sports items, household items and furniture and vast arena of the folk life of the early 20th century. Take a boat trip in the lagoon and Kogggala Lake to see many of its small islands, which is a popular destination for bird watching.

Dutch Reformed Church: Built by a Dutch Army officer at the site of a previous Portuguese church and completed in 1754 the church is situated close to the new entrance to the fort. The church contains record of marriages since 1748 and baptism from 1678. The major highlight of the building is there are no pillars inside the building and the weight of the roof is supported by the walls.

Ahangama / Midigama: Home to a unique type of fishing technique. Silt fishing is a popular fishing method in the area and a very beautiful scenery to watch especially during sunset. Ahangama is also a popular surfing location.

Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa has been severely affected by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26 December 2004. The area has suffered extensive damage and loss of life. Infrastructure is slowly being rebuilt and services restored but check with the relevant authorities before travelling to the area in the immediate future.

Hikkaduwa is the island’s most developed beach resort. It has a range of accommodation, good restaurants and pleasant cafe-lined beaches. There’s good snorkeling at an attractive and easily accessible coral sanctuary, scuba diving at a number of wrecks in the bay, tours by glass-bottomed boats and pretty good surfing. It’s a relaxed place, similar to many Asian beach resorts popular with Western travelers. There are also plenty of handicraft shops catering to tourist whims, a Buddhist temple, a nearby lake with abundant birdlife and some pretty dangerous traffic hurtling down the main road.

Kandy
The laidback ‘capital’ of the hill country, and the historical bastion of Buddhist power is built around a peaceful lake and set in a picturesque bowl of hills. It has a distinctive architectural character and the town centre is a delightful compendium of old shops, buses, markets and hotels.

The Temple of Tooth: Also known as Dalda Maligawa, it is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. Here, one of the Buddha’s teeth is kept. The temple was built in the 17th century. A golden canopy has been added recently. Daily rituals are performed three times a day-at 4.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m., and 6.30 p.m. respectively.

Gadaladeniya Temple: Built in 1344, the temple is situated on a hilltop at a distance of 15 km from the town. The temple is inspired by Dravidian architecture and gives a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.

Peradeniya Gardens: The garden-a paradise for nature lover- was built in 14th century during the reign of king Vikrama Bahu III. The best-known attraction of the garden is the orchid House, which houses more than 300 varieties of exquisite orchids. A spice garden located here gives you a firsthand account of the trees and plants used in the traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

Embekke Temples: This 14th century temple is famous for the intricate wooden carvings dedicated to God Katargama. Almost the entire structures of some wooden buildings are decorated with dancers, musicians, wrestlers, legendary beasts and birds. Nearby are the ruins of an ancient rest house with similar pillars carved in stone.

Lankatilaka Temple: Lankatilaka temple dates back to 14th century. It is built on the summit of a rock called Panhalgala. The temple provides a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding hills, paddy fields and the diverse vegetation around it.

Knuckle Mountains: The Knuckles range is about 90 square miles in extent and is a detached block of the central highlands separated from the main highlands by the the Dumbara Valley. There are 35 peaks rising to more than 3000 feet (915 m) in the Knuckles range. It has a rich variety of flora and fauna.

Hanthana Mountains: Hanthana Mountains are spread on the outskirts of Kandy and are a source of many rivulets and streams. They are an ideal destination for the trekkers.

Udawatte Kele: Udawatte Kele is a primeval forest located above the Dalada Maligawa. It is also known as the Forbidden Forest of the Kings of Kandy. It contains a variety of trees such as Talipot trees, cinnamon, olive, rattan cane, betel, bo-trees, kitul palms, jak, mara, betelnut and arecanut.

Hindu Shrines: There are four Hindu shrines dedicated to Gods Vishnu and Natha and Goddess Patthini in Kandy. Three of them are located adjacent to the Temple of Tooth, while the fourth one is towards the town.

Buddhist Temples: There are many Buddhist temples surrounding Kandy. Famous among them are Malwaththa and Asgiri temples located on the shores of the lake.Its standout attraction is the octagonal Dalada Maligawa, a temple which houses Sri Lanka’s most important religious relic – the sacred tooth of Buddha. There are daily ceremonies of homage to the Tooth Relic, each attracting white-clad pilgrims carrying lotus blossoms and frangipani.

Sigiriya
The spectacular rock fortress of Sigiriya is an impregnable fortress, a monastic retreat, and a rock art gallery. Built in the 5th century AD to fend off a feared invasion, it is situated atop a 200m (656ft) high rock, and at the height of its glory must have been akin to a European chateau plonked on top of Uluru. There are water gardens, 5th century rock paintings of well endowed damsels, a 1000-year-old graffiti wall recording visitors impressions of the pin-ups, a couple of enormous stone lion paws and tremendous views.

To get to Sigiriya from Colomba, hop on a bus that stops at Dambulla, and from there catch any of the hourly buses going to the rock fortress, a total of 191km (118mi) away.

Matara
Southern most major town in Sri Lanka and the terminus of the coastal rail line, Matara is located at a distance of 160 km from Sri Lanka. The Nilwala River, which is the lifeline of the region, runs through the town. Matara is famous for its natural beauty-white sandy beaches, lush paddy fields, verdant tea estates, and fragrant spice plantations. The town was earlier under the Portugese and Dutch rule.

Matara Fort: Built by the Dutch around 1640, Matara Fort is a fortification of a Portuguese garrison. The old Dutch church is one of the oldest structures in the Fort. There are many other structures of the Dutch and the British era most of which have undergone many changes. The star fort built in a shape of a star was built to provide additional protection to the main fort across the river.

Dondra/Devinuwara: Dondra or Devinuwara 6 km east of Matara is the southernmost point of Sri Lanka. A 40m high lighthouse was built in 1890 to provide guidance to the shipping route south of Sri Lanka. The shrine dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu at Devinuwara is a popular local attraction. The annual festival held in July / August is the major event of the temple.

Weligama: About 15 km from Matara towards Galle is a popular resort town of Weligama. The town is famous for its beaches. The rest house at Weligama is one of the oldest rest houses in Sri Lanka. The Aggrabodhi Vihara about 1 km from the rest house towards inland is an ancient temple established in the 3 century BC.

Tangalla:Tangalla, located 48km east of Matara, is one of the most pleasant places in the region for a lazy beach holiday. Facing east, the village center straddles a freshwater lagoon where a small river flows into the sea, with a fishing harbour at its mouth. North of the harbour is the long stretch of white sand known as Medaketiya. To the south, beyond a low headland, is a series of small sandy coves.

Mulgirigala Rock Temple: At Mulgirigala, 16krn north of Tangalla, this cave temple in a monolithic rock contains reclining Buddha figures in smiling repose as well as standing and seated Buddha figures, surrounded by wall paintings depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha. A Buddhist shrine crowns the rock.

Adam’s Peak
From December to April, pilgrims converge to climb the 2224m (7295ft) Adam’s Peak. At the top is a huge ‘footprint’, claimed by Muslims to belong to Adam, who stood there in expiation of his sin in the Garden of Eden. Never mind that Buddhists believe it to be the mark of Buddha or that Hindus hold the print to have been made by Lord Shiva, the fact remains that it is has been a place of pilgrimage for over 1000 years. The view from the peak at dawn is enough to shock the most cynical agnostic into a state of reverie. It takes about four hours to climb to the top from the town of Dalhousie.

Nuwara Eliya
 Once the favourite hill station of the British, Nuwara Eliya still retains the vestiges of Empire: a blend of Tudor and Georgian architecture, gabled roofs, immaculate lawns and moss-covered gravestones. Soak up the quaint atmosphere by visiting the Hill Club – by jove, there’s a golf course, tennis courts, even copies of Country Life here – or visit the botanic gardens and tea plantations in the surrounding hills.

Yala West
Though it sustained some damage due to the 2004 tsunami, Yala West is one of the few Sri Lankan national parks still open to travellers. It has scrub, lagoons and rocky outcrops, and is in the country’s southeast; it’s a particularly good place to see elephants.

Dambulla
Dambulla is a small town located at a distance of 19 km from Sigriya on the Sigriya-Kandy road. Dambulla has over 80 caves in the surrounding and some of them have been used by the monks as meditation locations. Major attraction is the Dambulla Rock Temple consisting of five cave temples dating back to the 1st century BC. The temples contain many statues and paintings. Hindu statues are believed to be of the 12 century AD and the latest paintings are of the late 18-century.

Other places of tourist interest are Iron Wood Forest and Rose Quartz Mountain. The site was declared as a human sanctuary by King Dappula in 10 century AD. Trees believed to have been planted by those who sought sanctuary here, later on turned into a vast plantation of Iron wood forest. Apart from the biodiversity of the site as it contains many other plants, it is also geologically important because of the Rose Quartz mountain range in the garden, which is believed to be over 500 million years old. White, rose and violet colour quartz deposits can be seen here.

Ratnapura
Ratnapura-located at 103 km from Colombo-is the famous gem-mining town of Sri Lanka. In fact the name Ratnapura literally means, the City of Gems. Sri Lanka has the greatest concentration of gems on earth and is ranked among the top five gem-bearing nations. One can find all types of gems in Ratnapura-from familiar to exotic. These include: white, yellow, pink, orange, purple and blue star sapphires, ruby and star ruby, cat’s eye, topaz, amethyst, moonstone, aquamarine, tourmaline, garnet, zircon, spinel, alexandrite, citrine, etc., and the exotic ones such as patite, sinhalite, ekanite, enstatite, andalusite, kornerupine, etc., sought by the connoisseur.

Maha Saman Devale: A devale is a shrine dedicated to either a god of the Hindu pantheon or a local deity, which is usually situated within a Buddhist vihara or temple. This unique devale, only a short distance from Ratnapura, is dedicated to Saman-the tutelary deity of Adam’s Peak.

Annual Fair/Perahara: There is an annual fair and perahera in the month of July-August, which is among the largest to be held in the country. Its main feature is the Maha Baha a giant effigy who like the Roman Janus has two faces-one pink-cheeked and smiling, the other dour and black-visaged.

Sinharaja: The highland forest of Singaraja, located near Ratnapura is a nature lover’s delight. It is the last remaining original tract of rainforest on the island.

Ratnapura is also one of the base camps to the pilgrimage trek to Adam’s Peak.

Wildlife Parks in Srilanka
Sri Lanka the most beautiful Island destinations in South Asia, small in size is blessed with great diverse and ecological system that have helped in the growth of various wildlife animals of which some are rear, endangered and some commonly found. The country is paradise for animal lovers and wildlife enthusiasts where they can enjoy wildlife safari, bird watching and wildlife trekking.

Tour Itinerary

“Wild Life Beach Colombo Tour”-24
Programme : Hill Country / Wild Life / Beach / Colombo
Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hill Top / Earl’s Regency hotel, Kandy. Afternoon at leisure. In the late evening visit the temple of the tooth relic and thereafter witness a cultural show. Dinner and overnight stay at Hill Top / Earl’s Regency hotel, Kandy.
Day 02: After breakfast tour the city of Kandy – the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings. The name Kandy conjures visions of a storied past, splendour, legend, folklore, mystery and traditions lovingly kept alive for countless years. Visit a Gem lapidary. Lunch hotel. Also, visit the botanical gardens in Peradeniya, which was originally the pleasure gardens of the royalty. Nearly 4000 species of plants are found in this garden and it is encircled by the Mahaweli river. Dinner and overnight stay at Hill Top / Earl’s Regency hotel, Kandy.
Day 03: After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya, enroute visiting a tea plantation and a factory. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing 50% of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 ft) is located here. Nuwara Eliya is the location for one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in asia. Check in at Galway Forest Lodge / Tea Factory for lunch. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Galway Forest Lodge / Tea Factory hotel, Nuwara Eliya.
Day 04: After breakfast visit Sita Eliya and thereafter proceed to Hambantota. Lunch at hotel. After lunch visit the Bundala national park and do a jeep safari. Bundala is one of the largest national parks in Sri Lanka. Bundala is the home of wild elephants, wild boar, wild buffalo, deer, crocodiles, large flocks or birds and herds of wild animals. Dinner and overnight stay at Oasis Hotel/Rosen Hotel, Hambantota.
Day 05: After breakfast proceed to Galle. Lunch at Closenburge / Light house hotel, Galle. Thereafter, do a city tour of Galle, one time chief port of Ceylon. Galle is famous for handmade lace, tortoise shell curios and ebony elephants. Also, visit the 90 acre Galle fort, which was originally founded by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. The fort houses many important Dutch buildings including a Dutch period museum. Dinner and overnight stay at Golden Sun hotel, Kalutara / Triton Hotel, Ahungalla.
Day 06: After breakfast at leisure on the beach. After lunch proceed to Colombo. Dinner and overnight stay at Grand Oriental / Holiday Inn hotel Colombo.
Day 07: After breakfast do a city tour of Colombo observing the old parliament, the residential areas and the BMICH (Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall) and visit fort. Also, visit the ceramics corporation showroom, majestic city shopping complex, house of fashion and the odel unlimited dress boutique. Lunch at hotel. In the afternoon proceed to airport for departure.

Seven Star Special Tour—————025

Destinations: Bentota – Galle – Bentota – Colombo
Duration: 4 Nights/ 5 Days
Day 1: On day one, post arriving at the airport, you will meet the tour’s genial representative. Thereafter, you will be transferred to wonderful Bentota, a well-known and splendid beach destination that houses two of the most stunning beaches of Sri Lanka. This small charming city truly delights each of its visitors. Being situated at the junction of Bentota River and the beautiful sea, Bentota offers ample of exciting water activities like windsurfing, water-skiing, jet-ski, parasail, river safari and catamaran rides. Also the artifacts and handicrafts shops here are quite eye-catching. Upon arrival, you will be set free for the remaining day. You can soothe yourself in this comely land or can enjoy various interesting activities. Overnight stay will be at 5 star Hotel.
Day 2: In the morning after delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will be moving towards Galle which once served as the main and important port of Ceylon. Today, it is immensely famous for beautiful handmade laces. On your way, you will also visit Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda, a place where Sri Lankan turtles are preserved and protected and a Mask Factory in Ambalangoda where you will witness how the vibrant and alluring masks are made. Upon reaching, you can explore the imposing Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is spread around a vast area. It was initially constructed by the Portuguese and afterwards expanded by the Dutch in the year 1663. Later in the day, you will be driven back to Bentota for an overnight stay at exclusive Hotel.
Day 3: This morning post enjoying lip-smacking breakfast at the hotel, the remaining morning is kept free. You can relax and rejuvenate all your senses in the soothing ambience. Then, in the afternoon, you will be transferred to the beautiful and largest city of Sri Lanka, Colombo. It is a crucial commercial and financial center of the country. Colombo is an enliven metropolis and displays an impressive melange of old and modern. The city offers a bizarre charm of bygone era along with all the lavish modern amenities. On reaching, as there is nothing much planned for the day, you can enjoy it the way you like. Overnight stay will be at Hotel.
Day 4: After a delicious breakfast, you will be taken on sightseeing & shopping trip of the city. There are numerous tourist attractions in Colombo which include a heart-stirring Hindu and Buddhist temple, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall which was a fabulous gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China. You will be visiting the famous House of Fashion, ODEL Dress Boutique, Noritake Ceramic Ware showroom and some local souvenir shops. This excursion offers you with a great opportunity to buy some of best gifts and souvenir for yourself and loved ones. Remaining part of the day will be free so that you can explore the city the way you wish to. You will be staying at Hotel for the night.
Day 5: In the morning, after munching on some finger-licking breakfast at Hotel, this beautiful tour will arrive at its conclusion. Thereafter, you will be driven to the airport to catch a flight back home or for your onward destination.

7 days Whale Watching tour——-26
We offer sea expeditions to see dolphins and whales off Weligama at a distance of 15 – 25 miles from the Island. In Sri Lanka whale watching opportunities are popping up and it is now high on the list of holiday activities.
Whales seen include:-Common Blue Whales , Bryde’s Whales , Sperm Whales , Killer Whales , False Killer , Dwarf , Melon Headed Whales , Cuvier’s Beaked Whales and if lucky, the elusive Indian Blue Whales.

 

 

Day 1: AIRPORT / MOUNT LAVINIA
Arrival at Colombo Airport and transfer to Mount Lavinia (Greater Colombo).
Evening at leisure.
Dinner at Mount Lavinia Hotel.
Overnight stay at Mount Lavinia Hotel, Mount Lavinia

Day 2: MOUNT LAVINIA / WELIGAMA
After breakfast, leave for Koggala / Weligama, visiting Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery & Galle en-route. (Optional Glass-bottomed Boat Ride at Hikkaduwa)
Evening at leisure.
Dinner and Overnight stay at The Fortress, Koggala / Weligama Bay Resort, Weligama

Day 3: WHALE WATCHING
After breakfast, leave for Mirissa Harbour.
Board vessel and head towards deep sea for whale & dolphin watching expedition (Day 1 & Day 2).
Return to Koggala / Weligama.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner and Overnight stay at The Fortress, Koggala / Weligama Bay Resort, Weligama

Day 4: WHALE WATCHING
After breakfast, at leisure.
Dinner and Overnight stay at The Fortress, Koggala / Weligama Bay Resort, Weligama

Day 5: WHALE WATCHING
After breakfast, leave for Mirissa Harbour.Board vessel and head towards deep sea for whale & dolphin watching expedition (Day 3).
Return to Koggala / Weligama.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner and Overnight stay at The Fortress, Koggala / Weligama Bay Resort, Weligama

Day 6: WELIGAMA / COLOMBO
After breakfast, leave for Colombo.
Check in at Trans Asia Hotel / Cinnamon Grand.
Dinner and Overnight stay at The Fortress, Koggala / Weligama Bay Resort, Weligama

Day 7: COLOMBO / AIR PORT
After breakfast, leave to the airport for departure flight.

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