The Grand Tour

The grand tour of the Island of Sri Lanka
13 Nights, 14 Days
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Day 1

Arrival / Airport / Negombo

Arrival by flight.  Meet greet and assist arrival. Proceed to Negombo and Check-in to the Hotel. Have lunch, Rest and relax on the beach or pool. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2

Full Day at Leisure

Morning after breakfast, full day at leisure at Beach.  Overnight stay at Hotel in Negombo.

Day 3

Negombo / Anuradhapura Sighseeing / Wilpattu National Park / Anuradhapura

Morning after breakfast, proceed to Anuradhapura and Check-in to the Hotel. Commence Sightseeing of the Historical & Archeological ruins of Anuradhapura by Bicycle, the first Capital City of Sri Lanka.  Open luncheon. After lunch, proceed to Wilpattu National Park and do the Safari by jeep.  Late evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4

Anuradhapura / Polonnaruwa Sightseeing / Sigiriya Frescoes

Morning after breakfast, proceed to Polonnaruwa. Commence sightseeing of the Ancient historical Ruins of Polonnaruwa by Bicycle. Open luncheon.  After lunch, proceed to Sigiriya and Check-in to the Hotel in Sigiriya.  Rest and relax. Afternoon climb the Sigiriya Rock fortress and see the 1500 year old frescoes.  Continue to climb to the summit and see the Ruins and enjoy the cool breeze and the scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains.  Evening descend and return to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5

Sigiriya / Dambulla Sightseeing / Matale / Kandy

Morning after breakfast, proceed to Dambulla.  Visit the Rock Temple and the famous Dambulla Caves and see many impressive Buddha Statues carved in living Rock.  Open luncheon.  After lunch, proceed to Kandy.  Enroute visit a Spice Garden and a Batik Factory at Matale.   Thereafter continue to Kandy and Check-in to the Hotel.  Rest & relax. Late evening, see a Cultural Show of Folk Lore and Kandyan dances and return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6

Kandy / Peradeniya / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage / Kandy

Morning after breakfast, proceed to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Enroute visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.  Thereafter continue to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and see the feeding and bathing of Orphaned baby Elephants.  Lunch at Hotel Pinnalanda overlooking the scenic River.  After lunch, Elephant ride at Pinnawala (Payment Direct).  Thereafter shopping in Kandy for Souvenirs Gems, Batiks, Handicrafts, curios, Silver, Brass wares and Garments.  Late evening visit the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Thereafter return to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7

Kandy / Peradeniya to Nanu Oya – By Train / Nuwara Eliya

Morning after breakfast, at leisure.  At 10.30 am, proceed to Peradeniya Railway Station and board the train to Nanu Oya.  Travel through beautiful scenic Tea Country and arrive in Nanu Oya. Proceed by vehicle to Nuwara Eliya and check-in to the Hotel.  Evening take a walk in the cool fresh breeze of the Hill Country and through the Bazaar or Trekking thru Tea Estates (Optional).  Thereafter return to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8

Nuwara Eliya Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast, commence Sightseeing of Nuwara Eliya.  Visit the Hakgala Botanical Gardens and a Tea Factory.  Open luncheon. After lunch continue sightseeing.  Evening return to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 9

Nuwara Eliya / Yala Wild Life Safari

Early Morning after breakfast, proceed to Yala.  Enroute see the Ravana Ella Falls. Thereafter proceed to Yala and check-in to the Hotel.  Lunch at Hotel. (Payment Direct). After lunch  proceed BY Jeep to the Yala National Park and do a Safari.  Evening return to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10

Yala / Galle / Beach Stay

Morning after breakfast, proceed to Galle driving through the Coast line Beaches and see lace making at Weligama and Stilt Fishing at Koggala.  Continue to Galle and check-in to the Hotel.  Lunch at Hotel. Afternoon Rest and relax in the Beach or Pool.  Dinner and overnight stay at  Hotel.

Day 11

Galle Maritime Port City Sightseeing / Beach Stay

Morning after breakfast, proceed to Galle. Visit the 17th Century Dutch Fort and see ancient historical buildings, Old Dutch Churches, Gracious old Dutch Houses, The Light House, Ramparts, The Marine Museum, Monuments with Armorial Bearings, imposing crested and Monogrammed Gateway Dated 1669 and many other interesting sights.  Lunch at Ramparts Hotel (Payment direct). After lunch continue sightseeing of the Dutch Fort and the City of Galle.  Evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12

Full Day at Leisure

Morning after breakfast, full day at leisure at Beach or Pool.  Lunch at Hotel (Payment direct). Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Galle.

Day 13

Galle / Colombo

Morning after breakfast,  proceed to Colombo via the old sea route. Enroute visit the Mask Factory at Ambalangoda and the Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda.  Continue to Colombo and check in to the Hotel. Open luncheon (Payment direct).  After lunch continue to Colombo and Check-in to the hotel. Rest of day at leisure.  Dinner (Payment direct).  and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 14

Colombo Sightseeing / Airport / Departure

Morning after breakfast, commence Sightseeing of the City of Colombo. Open luncheon (Payment direct). After lunch, last minute shopping and proceed to airport for the departure flight.

Hotel Accomodation

Location2 Star Hotels3/4 Star Hotels5 Star Hotels
Negombo Camelot Beach Hotel Jetwing Sea Jetwing Beach
Anuradhapuraya Galway Miridiya Palm Garden Hotel Ulagalla Resort
Sigiriya Pelvehera Village Sigiriya Village Heritance Kandalama
Kandy Senani Hotel Hotel Suisse Earls Regency
Nuwara Eliya Galway Forest    Grand Hotel
St. Andrew’s Hotel
Heritance Tea Factory
Yala Priyankara Resort Elephant Reach Chaaya Wild
Galle Closenberg Calamander Beach Lighthouse
Colombo Grand Oriental Hotel Galle Face Hotel
Mount Lavinia Hotel
Cinnamon Grand