The Isle Of Thrills

Special Tour 8 Days 7 Nights

 


PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATION
Bandaranaike International Airport or Your Hotel

 

INCLUDED
  • Luxury Vehicle
  • Experienced Driver
  • Professional Guide
  • Private Tour
  • Pick Up & Drop Off

NOT INCLUDED
  • Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Tips to guides and restaurants. Tipping is expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

ADDITIONAL INFO
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Group discount price is available for group size 7 or more
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Negombo

Warmly welcomed by our Airport representative, you will be introduced to your dedicated chauffeur for the tour, to be transferred to your first stay in the fishing village of Negombo.

If the time permits and if you would like to explore the history of the dynamic city, you will be taken on a brief tour to see Dutch churches or for a boat ride along Dutch canals.

Overnight Stay : Hotel in Negombo.

Day 2: Sigiriya

Afterward leave for Sigiriya. Climb the rock fortress of Sigiriya – a 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky”. Built by King Kassapa the fortress was a Royal Citadel for more than 18 years. The lion rock (A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. The majestic Lion’s Paw picturesquely guards the stairway of the palace on the summit. See the famous frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock and the 10 foot high Mirror Wall.

Overnight Stay :  Hotel in Kandalama.

Day 3: Sigiriya/Minneriya National Park

After breakfast head for Sigiriya, to take in the sites of the land in a hot air balloon. Experience peace and tranquillity amongst the clouds as you take in the sights. Be awed by the Sigiriya rock, the temples, fields and other great attractions from this new vista.

In the afternoon leave for Minneriya for a Jeep Safari. Minneriya National Park is about 8889 hectares in extent and is an ideal eco-tourism location in Sri Lanka. It is home to Sri Lanka’s favourites such as spotted deer, Sambar, leopards, Sloth bear and elephants.

Destination : Hotel in Kandalama.

Day 4: Kandy

After Breakfast head to Kandy. En route you will visit a spice garden in Matale. You will check in at your hotel on arrival and once you are rested, continue on to your tour of Kandy! Kandy, the beautiful hill country capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is famous for the Temple of the Tooth which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Buddha. The Kandy Lake built in 1807 and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, are some of the key jewels of the town that elevate its magnificence.  In the Evening you will visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Thereafter enjoy the Kandyan Cultural show at the Kandyan Arts & Cultural Centre. The show features the graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers culminating in an impressive fire walking display.

Overnight Stay : Hotel in Kandy.

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya

Afterwards leave for the beautiful town of Nuwara Eliya, set in the heart of Tea country and situated 1890 meters above sea level, is where the British succeeded in creating an English countryside with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne.

Overnight Stay : Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 6: Horton Plains

After an early breakfast at the hotel, leave for Horton plains, recorded as the highest plateau in the country. It is one of the key National parks in Sri Lanka, especially noted for its topographical variations. It has unique vegetation and is famed for many rare and endemic highland birds. The most inspiring physical feature of the Horton Plains is the escarpment that falls 880 meters to the lowlands of the southern region of the island. Aptly known as the “World’s End” the view from the precipice of the countryside below towards the south coast is spectacular.

Return to Nuwara Eliya by bike, and at your convenience commence a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the Nuwara Eliya Town, Market place, Golf Course, (one of the finest 18 holes Golf courses in Asia) the Hill club, and drive around this hill station viewing Lake Gregory.

Overnight Stay : Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 7: Kitulgala/Colombo

After breakfast leave Kithulgala a small town perched on the hills that slope down to the flowing waters of the Kelani River. The main attractions include white water rafting, trekking and the Kelani Forest Reserve a popular bird watching location. Enjoy a thrilling day of white water rafting.

In the afternoon leave for Colombo. Check in at you hotel on arrival. After some well-deserved rest you can drive through the commercial and city centre known as the “Fort”, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century where grand colonial era buildings stand alongside modern office structures. See the vibrant markets and bazaars of Pettah, and the National Museum with its fine collection of lovely antiques and art of Sri Lanka. You could visit a Buddhist temple and a Hindu Kovil to experience the diversity of religion, ethnicity and customs of the people. Alternatively you may indulge in some shopping.

Overnight Stay :  Hotel in Colombo.

Day 8: Colombo to Airport

Now that you are at the end of your journey with us, after breakfast your chauffeur will comfortably take you to the international airport in time for your departure flight.

We hope your adventure with us was enjoyable and wish you a safe and pleasant flight home!

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