A Land With Great History

Be captivated by the thousands of years of history preserved in the island, from ancient cities and regal ruins to natural structures and movie sets!

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Days

Nights

Itinerary

Day 1
  • AIRPORT / NEGOMBO (Jetwing Beach/Goldi Sands)
  • Arrival assistance at Colombo International airport.
  • Transfer to the Hotel in Negombo.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

PM : Arrived at Colombo International Airport . Welcome and assistance on arrival by a Representative of Luxe Asia.

Day 2
  • NEGOMBO/ ANURADAPURA (Palm Garden Village / Rajarata Hotel )
  • After sightseeing, Return to the hotel.
  • Lunch at the Local Restaurant
  • Overnight & Dinner at the hotel.

AM : Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, Checkout from the hotel & Transfer to Anuradhapura, The first Kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka for sightseeing.

From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today

Day 3
  • ANURADAPURA / POLONNARUWA (The Lake/ Sudu Araliya)
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • PM : free for Leisure.
  • Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

AM : Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, Checkout from the hotel & Proceed for sightseeing to Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa was an ancient kingdom in Sri Lanka.The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 AD to reunite the country once more under a local leader.The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site.

Day 4
  • POLONNARUWA / DAMBULLA (AMAYA LAKE / FRESCO WATER VILLA
  • Lunch at the Local Restaurant
  • Evening: Spend Leisurely.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the Hotel.

AM : Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, Transfer to Dambulla.

On arrival into Dambulla Visit Dambulla Rock Caved temple.

The city of Dambulla is situated in the Matale District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy.Major attractions of the city include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, famous for being built in just 167 days. The city also boasts to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Namal Uyana.

Day 5
  • DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA (AMAYA LAKE / FRESCO WATER VILLA )
  • Return to the hotel after Sightseeing.
  • Return to the hotel after Sightseeing.
  • Lunch at the Local Restaurant
  • Evening: Free for walk around village area to experience the Village life of ordinary people in Villages.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the Hotel.

AM : Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, Checkout from the hotel & Transfer to Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Sigiriya, a massive rock in the green scrub jungle, is perhaps the most memorable place for visitors to Sri Lanka. The site was known from ancient times as a hermitage for Buddhist monks. A well-planned monastic complex included caved temples, bathing pools, lovely ponds and Asia’s oldest surviving landscaped gardens. Today Sigiriya is famous for its frescoes painted in the pocket of the rock. The “Lion stairway”, the “mirror wall” and the “water gardens” are its other highlights.

Day 6
  • DAY 6 : DAMBULLA / KANDY (AMAYA HILLS / TOPAZ HOTEL)
  • Lunch at the Local Restaurant
  • PM : On arrival into Kandy, Check into Hotel.
  • Evening : Enjoy Sri Lankan Traditional Cultural Show.
  • Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

AM : Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout from the hotel & Transfer to Kandy via Matale. Visit Matale Spice Garden for Sri Lankan Spice & Batik.

In the 16th century Ceylon, as it was then known, was discovered by Portuguese who soon began trading in cinnamon and other spices. The Dutch and British followed bringing with them their own history and influences, forming a strong Western presence which created a history of food expressed with spices which can be tasted in the dishes today. Also the Spices are use in Ayurveda in Sri Lanka.

There are three main styles of Sri Lankan classical dance:The Kandyan dances of the Hill Country, known as Uda Rata Natum;The low country dances of the southern plains, known as Pahatha Rata Natum;Sabaragamuwa dances, or Sabaragamuwa Natum.Kandyan dance takes its name from Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka, which is situated about 120 kilometers from the modern capital at Colombo. This genre is today considered the classical dance of Sri Lanka. In Sanskrit terminology it is considered pure dance (nrtta); it features a highly developed system of “tala” (rhythm), provided by cymbals called “thalampataa”. There are five distinct types; the ves, naiyandi, uddekki, pantheru, and vannams.The three classical dance forms differ in their styles of body-movements and gestures, in the costumes worn by the performers, and in the shape and size of the drums used to provide rhythmic sound patterns to accompany the dancing.

Day 7
  • KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA (BLACKPOOL HOTEL/ GALWAY FOREST)
  • Visit the Kandy Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of the most venerated places by Buddhist in Sri Lanka, and all over the world. The Dalada Maligawa as it is also know enshrines the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Gautama Buddha.
  • En-route , Visit Tea Plantation & Tea Factory.
  • Lunch at the Local Restaurant
  • PM : On arrival into Nuwara Eliya Check into the hotel.
  • Evening : Visit Nuwara Eliya City for city tour.
  • Evening free for a walk around the city for enjoy the beautiful landscaping in Nuwara Eliya.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the Hotel.

AM : Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout from the hotel & Transfer to Nuwara Eliya after visit the Sacred Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy.

Tea production in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is of high importance to the Sri Lankan economy and the world market. The country is the world’s third largest producer of tea and the industry is one of the country’s main sources of foreign exchange and a significant source of income for laborers, with tea accounting for 15% of the GDP, generating roughly $700 million annually. In 1995, Sri Lanka was the world’s leading exporter of tea, (rather than producer) with 23% of the total world export, but it has since been surpassed by Kenya. The tea sector employs, directly or indirectly over 1 million people in Sri Lanka, and in 1995 directly employed 215,338 on tea plantations and estates. The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall in the country’s central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in 1867 by James Taylor, the British planter who arrived in 1852.

Nuwara Eliya (Sinhala: [nuːrɛliːjə]), meaning “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”, is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.

Day 8
  • NUWARA ELIYA / CINNAMON GRAND / MIRAGE COLOMBO
  • Evening : Free for leisure.
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Overnight stay in Hotel

AM : Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout from the hotel & Proceed to Colombo Via Kitulgala.

Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometres upstream.

Day 9
  • COLOMBO / AIRPORT
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant

AM : Breakfast at the hotel, & Proceed to experience a City tour in Colombo.

Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, the capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is often referred to as the capital of the country, since Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is a satellite city of Colombo. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins.

After Dinner at a local Restaurant by the Beach & Transfer to Airport for Departure

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