Day : Dambulla
On arrival you will be met by our chauffeur guide who will take you to places in Sri Lanka. Refreshments en-route. Proceed to Dambulla via Pinnawala. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage provides visitors with the best chance of seeing a large number of elephants at close quarters. It is most interesting to visit at feeding time to see the baby elephants being bottle fed and the entire herd taken for a bath thereafter to the river near by from 13.00 - 13.30 Hrs. In the evening visit the Dambulla cave temple. Overnight stay at Dambulla. Bandaranayke international Airport to Pinnawala – 76 KM (2h 15 mints) Pinnawala to Dambulla – 83 KM (2 h)
Day : Kandy
After breakfast climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Thereafter proceed to Kandy en-route visiting a spice garden in Matale to see different spices which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here, clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Afternoon do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. 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. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Thereafter witness a Cultural show. Overnight stay at in Kandy. Dambulla to Sigiriya – 18 KM (30mints) Sigiriya to Kandy – 91 KM (2h 45 mints)
Day : Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast proceed to Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This Botanical Garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. Proceed to Nuwara Eliya by train. You will be passing by the most scenic stretch while relaxing. Check-in at the hotel. Evening do a city tour of Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya. Kandy to Nuwara Eliya by train The rail route to Nuwara Eliya rises slowly from the subtropical spice and banana trees to pine and eucalyptus forest. From Hatton, the scenery is the most spectacular, passing St Clair and Devon waterfalls on the left hand side and many tea plantations. Look out for Adam's Peak in the distance on the left. After about four and a half hours, you will arrive at Nanu Oya station and from here there is a 15 minute drive to Nuwara Eliya.
Day : Yala
Proceed to Yala. Check-in to the hotel. Evening do a safari by jeep safari at the Yala National Park. Yala is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka which is the home for wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here. Overnight Stay at Yala. Nuwara Eliya to Yala – 173 KM (4h 50mints)
Day : Galle
After breakfast proceed to the beach along the southern coastal best of Sri Lanka. Galle was once the chief port of Ceylon. It is still well known for hand-made lace. You can also visit the Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres) which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. This is a World Heritage Site. Overnight stay at Galle. Yala to Galle – 89 KM (1h 35mints)
Day : Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Airport. En-route do a short city tour of Colombo depending on the departure flight time, 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. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar - where one can shop for bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo museum, Arcade Independence square and transfer to Airport in time for the departure. Galle to BIA – 153 KM (2h 20mints) This is the end of the memorable Sri Lanka round tours with Dan Lanka. This itinerary is focused on showing you the most popular attractions around the island with a dedicated, private driver cum guide who will be with you all along. Also, keep in mind that we are extremely flexible with the itineraries for this tour and can accommodate any customization requests from our customers.
History of the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. known as Ceylon before 1972 is an island nation in South Asia, located about 31 kilometers (18½ mi) off the southern coast of India. Originally known as Heladiva, it is home to around twenty million people. Sri Lanka is a strategic naval link between West Asia and South East Asia and has been a centre of Buddhist religion and culture from ancient times. Today, Sri Lanka is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic nation, with a fifth of the population following faiths other than Buddhism – notably Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The Sinhalese community forms the majority of the population (around 78%), with Tamils, who are mostly concentrated in the north and east of the island, forming the largest ethnic minority. Other communities include the Muslim Moors and Malays as well as Burghers. English is widely spoken and is studied as a compulsory secondary language in school. Island has a pleasant tropical climate and average temperature of the low lands ranges between 25-30 degrees Celsius. Famous for the production and export of tea, coffee, rubber and coconuts, Sri Lanka boasts a progressive and modern industrial economy. The natural beauty of Sri Lanka’s tropical forests, beaches and landscape, as well as its rich cultural heritage make it a world famous tourist destination. Sri Lanka’s Per Capita GDP is presently US$ 900 – the highest in South Asia and the Literacy rate is 92% – the highest in South Asia and second highest in Asia. According to the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) Forecast 1998, Sri Lanka’s Business Environment ranks 11th in the region, and 42nd in the world, ahead of India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Pakistan. After over two thousand years of rule by local kingdoms, parts of Sri Lanka were colonized by Portugal and the Netherlands beginning in the 16th century, before the control of the entire country was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. During World War II Sri Lanka served as an important base for Allied forces in the fight against the Japanese Empire. A nationalist political movement arose in the country in the early 20th century, with the aim of obtaining political independence, which was eventually granted by the British after peaceful negotiations in 1948. Since then Sri Lanka has enjoyed a stable democracy and continuous economic progress, despite the ongoing conflict between the Sri Lankan government and a separatist militant group known as the Tamil Tigers in the northeastern parts of the country.
For Sri Lanka round tours, a six days itinerary is required for you to complete majority of the tourist attractions that the Island has to offer. If you have lesser time on your hands, we can create a tailor-made round tour for you based on the time available and the places of interest in Sri Lanka. We prepare these tours for our customers keeping in mind maximum levels of luxury and comfort. This tour is very flexible and can be customized according to your requirements. Our dedicated driver is also very friendly and willing to accommodate any changes and will take you wherever you wish to go. If you have any priorities regarding the places to visit in Sri Lanka depending on the time of year that you wish to travel, simply inform us and we will plan your trip accordingly.
If you are interested in Sri Lanka round tours, please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your travel duration, intended travel period and passenger details. We will advise a suitable round tour package for you and provide a quotation for it.
Who can go on this tour?
By touring all of Sri Lanka, you get to experience its culture, be a part of its history, observe its unique wildlife, and indulge in its breathtaking natural beauty. The latter includes exotic beaches, panoramic views amongst the greens, cascading waterfalls and luscious tea estates. In addition to this, you get to enjoy various adventurous activities such as camping, trekking, rafting, jet skiing, kite surfing and much more! During this exciting Sri Lanka round tour, you will be staying at luxurious hotels and resorts with premium standards of family friendly accommodation.
If you are interested in Sri Lanka round tours with a private driver cum guide and a visit to the most popular tourist attractions in the country, you can email us at email@example.com. In your email kindly mention details regarding travel period, budget and number of people travelling. Accordingly we will write up a detailed itinerary along with a quotation and get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!
Experience the freedom in Sri Lanka
Below is a list of lavish hotels selected for your accommodation along with website URL’s which you can visit for further information regarding the hotels, If you need any further details regarding hotels of your suitable price, please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org DAMBULLA – Heritance Kandalama Hotel Jetwing Vil Uyana Aliya Resort & Spa KANDY – OZO Kandy Sri Lanka The Kandy House Earl's Regent Hotel NUWARA ELIYA – Heritance Tea Factory JETWING St. Andrew's Hotel Glendower Hotel YALA – Jetwing Yala Wild Coast Tented Lodge - Relais & Chateaux Chena Huts by Uga Escapes GALLE – Amari Galle Sri Lanka Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel Niyagama House