Sri Lanka Itineraries
Your 5 Nights "Discovery Sri Lanka" Itinerary
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  • Day 1 : AIRPORT/ COLOMBO

    Arrival in Sri Lanka

    A Simply Sri Lanka representative will be at the Bandaranaike (Colombo) International Airport awaiting your arrival. From the airport you’ll be whisked off to the hotel by your very own personal chauffeur.

    Transfer to Colombo

    Enjoy a city tour of Colombo; the former administrative capital of Sri Lanka, and the country’s largest city. It is an eclectic mix of the bygone colonial era as well as having a stark modern contrast. The main reason Colombo is what it is today is thanks to the large harbour and situation facing India and being in a stop-off point for East-West trade. The British Empire in 1815 made Colombo the capital of Sri Lanka and as such it’s home to the main entertainment, restaurants and corporate offices that you’d expect from a large city. The tour of Colombo lets you delve into the past and present of the city, looking at the commercial sites, religious areas and historical monuments. You will get to see Pettah and the bustling Fort as well as the Galle face Green, Cinnamon Gardens and the sublime Viharamahadevi Park.

    Arrival & check in to the 5* Cinnamon Grand Hotel OR 5* Colombo Courtyard (Boutique Hotel Option)

    Normal check in time- 14h00

    Evening at leisure

    Overnight stay at the 5* Cinnamon Grand hotel OR 5* Colombo Courtyard (Boutique Hotel Option)

  • Day 2 : COLOMBO / PINNAWELA/ HABARA

    Breakfast at the Cinnamon Grand  hotel

    Proceed to Pinnawela

    Visit the Elephant orphanage

    Being Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attraction, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is home to more than 65 elephants that have been orphaned, injured in the wild or abandoned. It is the world’s largest collection of elephants in captivity and has a variety of ages that range from newborns to the elderly selection of elephants.

    Arrival & check in to the hotel

    Overnight stay at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

  • Day 3 : HABARANA to SIGIR

    Breakfast at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel


    Visit Sigiriya


    Built in the 5th century by King Kashyapa, the Sigiriya Rock fortress is a stunning attraction in Sri Lanka to see. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site that rises starkly from the rock face. It is a spectacular citadel that is surrounded by a dramatic setting of more than 70 hectares. The fortified town that it protects are beautifully cared for and as this is the country’s most significant and popular attraction it is a must-see place during your trip. The extensive gardens, rampart and moat simply add the sheer drama that beholds this small town, and there are the frescoes of the Heavenly Maidens in the spiral stairway of the sheltered rock face to see also. Compared to other UNESCO sites this one lets you get up close and personal with the beauty it exudes making your holiday to Sri Lanka unforgettable.

     

     

    VISIT—HIRIWADUNNA VILLAGE, HABARANA


    Slowly pass through the paddy fields on the back of a village bullock cart, in traditional style, to see how life and farming happens in Sri Lanka, and indeed a lot of Asia still. You’ll start at the Hiriwadunna Lake near the village temple and walk on foot for 10 minutes until the boat journey will start. Then, you’ll stop at the Chena or traditional farm, whereby you will be invited to enjoy coconut water from the farm’s coconut plantation. The boat trip will then last around 40 minutes where you will pass through another village but stopping at a traditional house where the local village families will greet you.


    From there you’ll be invited to lunch for a typical Sri Lankan curry which comes served on lotus leaves, and have tropical fruit for dessert. It’s a superb way of getting up close and personal with the Sri Lankan way of life.

     

    Overnight stay at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

  • Day 4 : HABARANA to DAMBULLA / KAND

    Breakfast at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

    Departure towards Kandy

    Visit the Dambulla temple

    There are many cave temples in Sri Lanka but none are more impressive and spectacular than King Walagambahu (1st century BC)’s Dambulla Rock. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site that spans more than 2,000 square metres, and five caves. There are painted ceilings and walls, which are some of the largest in the world, and there are more than 150 images of Buddha. The larges Buddha figure is carved from granite and is an astonishing 14 metres high!

    Proceed to Kandy

    En-route, you can stop at Matale’s Spice Garden. There are Sri Lankan cookery demonstrations as well as Ayurvedic massages, too

    Arrival in Kandy & check in to the hotel

    Overnight stay at the Earl’s Regency hotel

  • Day 5 : KANDY

    Breakfast at the hotel

    Visit Kandy City

    The stunning historic city of Kandy is now known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located some 480m above sea level, circulated by mountains and previously being named as Kanda Uda Rata or hill country, the city is the last independent Kingdom that survived 200 years before finally succumbing to the British Empire. See the panoramic view from the Peradeniya University of the upper town and from Upper Lake Drive, or head to the centre for shopping for silks, batiks, handicrafts, jewellery, gems and more. You will find the intense atmosphere vibrant and bustles with life, which makes it so appealing.

    Once you arrive in Kandy you’re blessed with a spectacular fire walking event and you’ll get to see a Kandyan Dance performance.

    Overnight stay at the Earl’s Regency hotel

  • Day 6 : KANDY/ AIRPOR

    Breakfast at the Earl’s Regency hotel

    Transfer to the airport to connect with the departure flight


    Destination

    Hotels proposed  of 5* category

    Cinnamon Grand

    (Deluxe room)

    www.cinnamonhotels.com

    Colombo x 1 Night

    Cinnamon Grand

    (Deluxe room)

    www.cinnamonhotels.com

    OR

    Colombo Courtyard (Boutique Hotel Option)

    (Deluxe Room)

    www.colombocourtyard.com/

    Habarana x 2 Nights

    Cinnamon Lodge

    (Superior Room)

    www.johnkeellshotels.com

    Kandy x2 Nights

    Earls Regency

    (Standard Room)

    www.aitkenspencehotels.com


    Hotels proposed (Subjected to Availability)

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