5 Days Tour Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island that is captivating both by its name that means Land of Splendour and by what it actually offers to the visitor. The attractions of Sri Lanka known to the world by several names from ancient days have been known through the centuries. While legend has it that this is the Lanka of the Ramayana, it is the name by which it has always been known to its own people.
Sri Lanka is an island nation located off the southern coast of India in South Asia. Sri Lanka is bordered by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar in the Laccadive Sea, and the Palk Strait, which separates Sri Lanka from India. Sri Lanka is situated to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal. As an island nation, Sri Lanka does not share land borders, but does have maritime borders with India.
Sri Lanka's climate is rather complicated for such a small country, due to the fact that the island is affected by two separate monsoons though this also means that there is usually good weather somewhere on the island, at most times of the year. It's worth bearing in mind, however, that the basic pattern described below can vary significantly from year to year, and that global warming has disrupted these already complex weather patterns. The basic rainfall pattern is as follows. The main southwest ("yala") monsoon brings rain to the west and southwest coasts and hill country from April/May to September (wettest from April to June). The less severe northeast ("maha") monsoon hits the east coast from November to March (wettest from November to December); there's also a inter-monsoonal period of unsettled weather preceding the Maha monsoon in October and November during which heavy rainfall and thunderstorms can occur anywhere across the island. In practical terms, this means that the best time to visit the west and south coasts and hill country is from December to March, while the best weather on the east coast is from April/May to September.
Best time to go:
The best time to visit the west and south coasts and hill country is from December to March, while the best weather on the east coast is from April/May to September.
Airport / Colombo
Meet and assist at the Colombo international airport by our company representative and transfer to the hotel at Colombo.
Negombo / Habarana / Sigiriya
After Breakfast leave Negombo for Sigiriya via Habarana. Sigiriya, a world heritage site is a rock citadel built in the 5th century AD by King Kashayapa. Sigiriya is a marvel of ancient urban planning, landscape design and hydraulic engineering. It has been famous for its water gardens, rock gardens, sigiriya frescoes in a pocket of the rock, ascent to the summit by way of a steel staircase bolted onto the sheer rock and the ruins of the palace on the summit and 2 intact bathing ponds. Habarana is a village in the wilderness and an overnight base for culture and nature attractions of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka.
Sigiriya / Dambulla / Matale / Kandy
Leave Sigiriya for Kandy via Dambulla Rock Temple, all are world heritage sites.
King Valagambahu in 1st century BC, who found refuge for 14 years at the Dambulla Caves, upon regaining his kingdom, built a magnificent temple into the rock caves. Dambulla Rock Temple is home to more than one hundred statues. The pride of place goes to 14 meter long, colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha statue carved out of the rock. The temple is one of the 8 World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.
At the ancient city of Matale, visit a spice garden and then proceed to Kandy. In the evening, visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic at Kandy.Overnight at the hotel at Kandy.
Kandy / Pinnawala / Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
Kandy, a world heritage site is home to numerous Buddhist temples including the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Set in a valley surrounded by rings of mountains, the city of Kandy is the gateway to the Salubrious hill country of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala elephant orphanage is the most popular elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Most of them are baby Elephants who had fallen into pits and lost to the herd or whose parents were killed in human-elephant conflict. The elephants are fed at the orphanage and bathed in the nearby river twice a day at 0915hrs and 1315hrs.Once again they are fed at 1515 hrs.
Nuwara Eliya of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka at an altitude 6,200 ft above the sea level, was made into a health resort by the British in the 19th century. Such is the character of the district of Nuwara Eliya, with its home gardens of plants and flowers and cultivation of vegetables, even today it is known as Little England.
Nuwara Eliya / Kithulgala / Colombo
After breakfast at the hotel leave Nuwara Eliya for Colombo Via Kithulgala. The road to Colombo via Kithulgala is one of great beauty owing to its varying landscape.
Lunch at Kitulgala, where Kelani River flowing past the scenic village offers its Grade 3 and 4 rapids to nature and adventure lovers. In addition to the White Water Rafting the village is famous as a location of Jungle trekking, outdoor camping, and mountain biking. Just across the Kelani River is a small, lush primeval forest, home to about 54 rare species of birds.
- Return airfare including air tax
- Meals plan as per your request
- Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
- Private car or van with English speaking guide
- Four - night at the designated Hotels above with daily breakfast
- The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
- Tips to your tour guide and driver
- Travel insurance