Classical Sri Lanka

Main destination Sri Lanka 10 Days Tour

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Classical Sri Lanka
Welcome to Sri Lanka. An island in the Indian Ocean, located south of the Indian subcontinent and also known as the Island of Serendipity. The land brings spiritual tranquility and a chance to rediscover oneself. The beauty of this tiny island is simply breath- taking. Known for its enchanting ancient ruins, endless soft-sanded beaches, imposing mountains, colorful festivals, and dense wild-life make it a beguiling destination. The magical island of Sri Lanka offers endless photographic opportunities with a combination of a gentle lush landscape, a fascinating culture, ancient ruins and wildlife means that we will never be short of subjects to photograph. Enjoy Asian elephants grazing yards from our vehicle, beautiful Buddha statues of all sizes and towering stupas surrounded by palm trees to vivid birds and stunning butterflies, there is something to enthrall on every turn while you experience this magnificent island.

Hotels:

  • Jetwing Blue, Negombo
  • Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana
  • Grand Kandyan, Kandy
  • Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Bentota

Tour includes:

  • 9 nights’ accommodation at above hotels sharing double/twin rooms
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Daily dinners at hotel or local restaurants
  • All the airport transfers/excursion will be provided by air-conditioned vehicle as per the services mentioned in the itinerary
  • English Speaking National Guide during a tour
  • Bottled water will be provided throughout the tour
  • Entrances Fees: Kandy Tooth temple, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock, Polonnaruwa, Kandy Cultural Show, 1 Game drive at Minneriya National Park

Tour does not include:

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entry Visa Fees
  • Any other services not specified above


Day 1

Arrival Colombo - Negombo

Welcome to Sir Lanka, the Island of Serendipity. Sir Lanka brings its visitors spiritual tranquility and a chance to rediscover oneself. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Negombo, a major coastal city situated on the west coast of the island known for its age-old fishing industry with busy fish markets and sandy beaches. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Negombo Jetwing Blue

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Day 2

Negombo – Sigiriya

Enjoy a morning yoga session and breakfast at your hotel before we start a day of exploration. After checking out of the hotel, we head for Sigiriya your home for the next three nights.
En-route you will visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was started in 1975 to house abandoned and wounded elephants. This sanctuary covers 25 acres of lush vegetation and is home to approximately 77 adult and baby elephants. Upon return from Sigiriya, the rest of your evening is at leisure.
Overnight at hotel. 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Sigiriya Cinnamon Lodge

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Day 3

Sigiriya

After breakfast, we visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress known as a contender for the eighth wonder of the world. At its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous Palace including a garden complete and swimming pool. Few historic sites in the world have such a fascinating tale to tell as that of Sigiriya. It is a story of vision, grandeur and tragedy unparalleled in history. Built 1600 years ago, by a brilliant but tormented King Kasyapa, it burst briefly into pre-eminence with breathtaking architecture and art and then quickly faded into oblivion and was soon forgotten this morning isn’t soon to be forgotten. Later this afternoon, visit Minneriya National Park and embark on a jeep safari. This activity is Sri Lanka’s number one wildlife experience known as the ‘Gathering’. During the dry season when water supplies start to diminish, more and more animals congregate around the Minneriya reservoir where the grasses are rich and fertile. Upon return, the remainder of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the hotel amenities.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Sigiriya Cinnamon Lodge

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Day 4

Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya

This morning enjoy a sunrise yoga class followed by breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast it’s time to explore the amazing highlights of this area. Our focus today is Polonnaruwa - The ancient town where King Parakramabahu reigned. This town flourished under the patronage of the King and certainly sets the foundation for to discover a country rich in history and culture. Be sure to plan accordingly as the sights are vast including highlights like Rank Vihara, Audience Hall, Swimming pool, Shiva Devale No. 2, Pabalu Vehera and more!
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Sigiriya Cinnamon Lodge

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Day 5

Sigiriya – Matale – Kandy

Start your morning with a sunrise yoga class followed by breakfast at your hotel. After our morning activities we start our journey to the stunning world heritage recognized city Kandy. En-route we visit Dambulla which is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. Some caves date back to the First Century B.C. major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain over 153 Buddha statues and priceless paintings.
Upon arrival in the laid back capital of the hill country, and historical bastion of Buddhist power you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon experiencing the sights, sounds and culinary delights of Kandy.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Kandy Grand Kandyan

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Day 6

Kandy

After a yoga session and breakfast at the hotel enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon we enjoy a city tour including witnessing the amazing Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic dating back to the 4th Century A.D ; many consider the tooth relic to be Sri Lanka's most prized possession. After freshening up, enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan dance show as you learn more about their culture.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Kandy Grand Kandyan

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Day 7

Kandy - Bentota

After your morning yoga session and breakfast, check out of the hotel and begin our journey to Bentota.
Facing the Indian Ocean, a tropical lagoon and a major river Bentota offers a little something for everyone including a wide range of water sports. Upon arrival and check in, you will have the rest of the day to explore the grounds of the property, relax at the pool and enjoy the spa amenities.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Taj Bentota Resort & Spa


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Day 8

Bentota

Today’s focus is pure relaxation, and we lay this this foundation with a leisurely cruise on the Mangrove infested Madu River. This cruise is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of plant species as well as animals that call this region home. Be on the lookout for Monkeys coming down to the water for a snack and a drink! Upon return to the hotel, partake in an optional wellness activity or relax and enjoy the amenities at the resort.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Taj Bentota Resort & Spa



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Day 9

Bentota

After breakfast and a wellness activity, we venture on to the timeless Galle Fort which will transport us to the colonial ages.
Galle is the prime example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the Natural Harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, the Clock Tower and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Taj Bentota Resort & Spa




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Day 10

Bentota – Departure

After a morning wellness activity and breakfast, we will transfer back to Colombo and prepare to say goodbye to Sri Lanka! 
Meals: Breakfast

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Colombo - Negombo

Welcome to Sir Lanka, the Island of Serendipity. Sir Lanka brings its visitors spiritual tranquility and a chance to rediscover oneself. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Negombo, a major coastal city situated on the west coast of the island known for its age-old fishing industry with busy fish markets and sandy beaches. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Negombo Jetwing Blue

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Day 2

Negombo – Sigiriya

Enjoy a morning yoga session and breakfast at your hotel before we start a day of exploration. After checking out of the hotel, we head for Sigiriya your home for the next three nights.
En-route you will visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was started in 1975 to house abandoned and wounded elephants. This sanctuary covers 25 acres of lush vegetation and is home to approximately 77 adult and baby elephants. Upon return from Sigiriya, the rest of your evening is at leisure.
Overnight at hotel. 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Sigiriya Cinnamon Lodge

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Day 3

Sigiriya

After breakfast, we visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress known as a contender for the eighth wonder of the world. At its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous Palace including a garden complete and swimming pool. Few historic sites in the world have such a fascinating tale to tell as that of Sigiriya. It is a story of vision, grandeur and tragedy unparalleled in history. Built 1600 years ago, by a brilliant but tormented King Kasyapa, it burst briefly into pre-eminence with breathtaking architecture and art and then quickly faded into oblivion and was soon forgotten this morning isn’t soon to be forgotten. Later this afternoon, visit Minneriya National Park and embark on a jeep safari. This activity is Sri Lanka’s number one wildlife experience known as the ‘Gathering’. During the dry season when water supplies start to diminish, more and more animals congregate around the Minneriya reservoir where the grasses are rich and fertile. Upon return, the remainder of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the hotel amenities.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Sigiriya Cinnamon Lodge

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Day 4

Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya

This morning enjoy a sunrise yoga class followed by breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast it’s time to explore the amazing highlights of this area. Our focus today is Polonnaruwa - The ancient town where King Parakramabahu reigned. This town flourished under the patronage of the King and certainly sets the foundation for to discover a country rich in history and culture. Be sure to plan accordingly as the sights are vast including highlights like Rank Vihara, Audience Hall, Swimming pool, Shiva Devale No. 2, Pabalu Vehera and more!
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Sigiriya Cinnamon Lodge

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Day 5

Sigiriya – Matale – Kandy

Start your morning with a sunrise yoga class followed by breakfast at your hotel. After our morning activities we start our journey to the stunning world heritage recognized city Kandy. En-route we visit Dambulla which is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. Some caves date back to the First Century B.C. major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain over 153 Buddha statues and priceless paintings.
Upon arrival in the laid back capital of the hill country, and historical bastion of Buddhist power you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon experiencing the sights, sounds and culinary delights of Kandy.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Kandy Grand Kandyan

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Day 6

Kandy

After a yoga session and breakfast at the hotel enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon we enjoy a city tour including witnessing the amazing Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic dating back to the 4th Century A.D ; many consider the tooth relic to be Sri Lanka's most prized possession. After freshening up, enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan dance show as you learn more about their culture.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Kandy Grand Kandyan

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Day 7

Kandy - Bentota

After your morning yoga session and breakfast, check out of the hotel and begin our journey to Bentota.
Facing the Indian Ocean, a tropical lagoon and a major river Bentota offers a little something for everyone including a wide range of water sports. Upon arrival and check in, you will have the rest of the day to explore the grounds of the property, relax at the pool and enjoy the spa amenities.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Taj Bentota Resort & Spa


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Day 8

Bentota

Today’s focus is pure relaxation, and we lay this this foundation with a leisurely cruise on the Mangrove infested Madu River. This cruise is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of plant species as well as animals that call this region home. Be on the lookout for Monkeys coming down to the water for a snack and a drink! Upon return to the hotel, partake in an optional wellness activity or relax and enjoy the amenities at the resort.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Taj Bentota Resort & Spa



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Day 9

Bentota

After breakfast and a wellness activity, we venture on to the timeless Galle Fort which will transport us to the colonial ages.
Galle is the prime example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the Natural Harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, the Clock Tower and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Taj Bentota Resort & Spa




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Day 10

Bentota – Departure

After a morning wellness activity and breakfast, we will transfer back to Colombo and prepare to say goodbye to Sri Lanka! 
Meals: Breakfast

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