Essence Of Sri Lanka

Witness the marvels of the Pearl of Indian Ocean in all their splendour. Wander the plains and hills of Central Sri Lanka. Learn about the tales and stories behind the rich history of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. Explore Sri Lanka in a Short 4 days tour in a quick and descriptive way which covers the main Cultural and Historical Triangle of Sri Lanka

DAY 1

SIGIRIYA

 

Meet & Greet your Professional Guide at Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) and head towards Sigiriya enroute via Pinnawala,

Visit the Elephant Orphanage and then proceed to a Spice Garden visit,

Experience Sri Lanka's renowed Spices inside a manmade forest with a free 10mins head massage.
Enriched with herbs, spice groves and plants with fragrant greenery shading from the tropical trees that enlightens the unique aroma of each spice and herb. We give the opportunity for our visitors to explore and gain knowledge on Sri Lankan spices, herbs and the benefits of Ayurveda. The tropical climate in which our plants and herbs are grown helps them preserve its ancient originality. The educational tour around the garden, which we call “The Spice Tour”, let the visitors feel the sensation of the Sri Lankan spices and herbs which is demonstrated in different foreign languages to suit our customer need.

 

Once you are at Sigiriya,

Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your taste buds with a home cooked lunch made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays. Enjoy the life of a Sri Lankan villager, just this day.

 

 

Prepare to "GET WILD",

This three-hour safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas.

 

 

Overnight stay at Sigiriya

 

 

DAY 2

SIGIRIYA > DAMBULLA > KANDY

 

Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

 

Go on a Village Safari,

Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your taste buds with a home cooked lunch made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays. Enjoy the life of a Sri Lankan villager, just this day.

 

 

Head towards Kandy enroute via Dambulla,

Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.

 

 

Once you are at Kandy,

Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.

 

 

Sri Lankan Gem has a big history where the name "RATNA DEEPA" (Gem Island) was called to Sri Lanka. Explore a Gemmological Museum and see the History of Gems with Cutting and Polishing

 

 

See the Cultural Dance Show in the evening,
The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.

 

 

Overnight stay at Kandy

 

 

 

DAY 3

KANDY > NUWARA ELIYA

 

Visit the famous Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which were formed in the early 19th century. Walk through the vast area containing over 4000 species of plants. Enjoy the learning more about the orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Wander down avenues shaded by large and rare trees or bordered by flowering plants. Enjoy seeing the cannonball tree, walking over the wobbly suspension bridge and through the short hedge mazes or even climbing the twisty trees that make wonderful jungle gyms.

 

Head towards Nuwara Eliya with a scenic drive through Misty Mountains and Waterfall views.

 

Stop at a Tea Estate and experience the Tea plucking then proceed to a functioning Tea Factory to learn how Pure Ceylon Tea are processed and ends up in your cup at home, whilst actually learning how 7 different types of tea are made all from the same plant ! 


 

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya

 

 

DAY 4 

NUWARA ELIYA > AIRPORT

 

Enjoy your delicious breakfast overlooking the Hills of Nuwara Eliya and then visit the famous and hidden beauty of Nuwara Eliya, Gregory Lake, Strawberry Farm, Lover's Leap Falls and more

 

Head back to Airport with beautiful Waterfall stops & View Points.

End your beautiful vacation with lots of memories

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