Arrival and welcome by a representative of Lanka Sportreizen and transfer to Hotel in Negombo – Little Rome
Negombo… Being one of the major tourist beach resorts of the island, this lively town is mainly inhabited by the fisher-folk. This is also one of the strongholds of the catholic community of Sri Lanka and quiet correctly considered as the “Little Rome”, located along the picturesque Negombo Lagoon, along which hundreds of fishing boats and catamarans could be seen most of the time. The Town is dotted with several churches, some dating from the earliest colonial times. Sightseeing in Negombo includes the remains of the Old Dutch Fortress from 1678, the Dutch Canal constructed for the transportation of Cinnamon, St. Mary’s Church and the Old Dutch Cemetery, and naturally, the Negombo Fish Market –more famously known as the “Lellama”.
Undertake a City Tour of Negombo including a Fishing Village, Old Dutch Fortress from 1678 converted to a prison, the Hamilton Canal which was originally built by the Dutch for the transportation of Cinnamon; St. Mary’s Church, the Old Dutch Cemetery and naturally the Negombo Fish Market.
Overnight stay at the Suriya Luxury Resort and Spa, (Waikkal) Negombo
After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya - "Little England" passing Kitulgala, the location of David Lean’s award winning film “Bridge on the River Kwai”
Nuwara Eliya… nestled in a wooded basin at the foot of Mount Pidurutalagala Sri Lanka’s highest peak, this region at 6,183ft above sea-level Has a cool, crisp climate unknown else-where in Sri Lanka. A serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of Colombo, the town seems like a piece of the English Lake District. Unusual plants, birds and animals thrive here besides natural feature like waterfalls and caves. Tea, the glistening green leaves of this lovely shrub, along with neat rows of green, cloak ridges and valleys providing a lasting impression of Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. The golf course – one of the most finest and picturesque in Asia – the serene Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity, beautiful parks and well-kept lawns and hedges give the place an air of nostalgia.
Enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes on this mountainous route passing the Water Falls – Devon and St. Claires
Overnight stay at the Heaven Seven Hotel, Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast leave for the Horton Plains – a part of newly declared World Heritage Site of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, which is the island’s most isolated plateau situated 1860 meters above sea level.
Horton Plains… The only National Park situated in the Hill Country is Sri Lanka’s highest and most isolated plateau at an elevation of more than 2000 metres and is located in the District of Nuwara Eliya. This 3,162- hectare National Park is a natural playground without rival in Sri Lanka and. is a watershed of tremendous importance containing the second and third highest mountains in Sri Lanka with in its precincts. It’s widely spread Patna grass-covered plains are the haunt of many species of flora and fauna among which are found leopards, sambhur, deer, Slender Lories, purple monkeys, eagles and some 247 species of butterflies, rare orchids, rhododendron trees and exotic mosses. Bridle paths through the plains lead to the precipice known as World’s End, a sheer drop of 1,050 meters and the much famous Baker’s Falls.
Start hiking to visit the World's End - a sheer precipice of more than 1050 metres, lucky if you can have a clear vision and proceed to visit the Baker’s Falls Water Falls, named after the person who discovered it.
Also visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of world famous "Ceylon Tea" and to taste a pure unblended cup of factory fresh tea before being sent to the Tea Auctions in Colombo leading to Export.
Overnight stay at the Heaven Seven Hotel, Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast leave for the Moon Plains
Moon Plains (also known as Sandatanne, Sandagalatanne)… is the latest attraction open to public in Nuwara Eliya. This area is now classified as an Agricultural and Environmental Tourism Zone by the Municipal Council of Nuwara Eliya and was declared open on the 25th March 2014. The plains is located few kilometers off Nuwara Eliya town and is accessed passing the Government Potato Seed Farm at Sita Eliya. The main attraction of Moon Plains is the mini Worlds End at the edge giving a 360 Degree view of the surrounding peaks and towns. The plains is home to Elk, Wild Buffaloes, Deer and many types of Birds. This area is also visited by Leopards.
Nature Lovers could make a visit to see the Lover's Leap Water Falls just outside the city which will involve a little bit of hiking for about 1 hour both ways.
Evening is free for walks / tour around the city - the important places being the Victoria Park, Gregory Lake, Golf Course, Market etc.
Overnight stay at the Heaven Seven Hotel, Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast leave for Mandaram Nuwara – Misty City
Enjoy the breathtaking beautiful landscapes and Water Falls
Overnight stay at the Auslanka Hotel, Walapane
After breakfast leave for Kandy – “The Hill Capital” via Rikillagaskada , Galaha and Peradeniya.
Kandy…………literally the "City on the Hills" so named as it was protected by the nature - water, rocks and jungles. The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings before falling to the British in 1815 AD which is a World Heritage Site. The name Kandy conjures vision of splendour of magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. The centre of attraction is the golden roofed Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha .The Kandy Lake built by the last King Sri Wickramarajasinghe in 1806 holds a prominent view of the City. It is a City for arts and crafts as well culture and history.
Undertake a City Tour including the Upper Lake Drive - a place where one could have a bird's eye view of the city below, the Royal Botanical Gardens - one of the best of its kind in Asia with more than 5000 species of different varieties of flora which incidentally was the Headquarters of Lord Louise Mountbatten - the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during the 2nd World War, a Gem Museum - to see how the valuable gems that you see on a shop shelf are turned out from a raw stone with the back ground history.
In the evening watch a Cultural Performance by traditional Kandyan Dancers and Drummers including devotional “Fire Walking" and walk across in the star lit night to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha - by far the most important place of worship for Buddhist’s world over.
Overnight stay at the Thilanka Hotel, Kandy
After breakfast leave for Negombo – “The Little Rome”
Overnight stay at the Morning Star Guest House, Negombo
Transfer to the Airport for Departure
1. Accommodation on Double Sharing basis with Breakfast included.
2. Transport in an A/C Deluxe vehicle with an English speaking Chauffeur / Guide up to 7 pax.
3. The services of a National Guide when the Group is 8 or more
4. Entrance Fees to all the tourist sites that are included in the programme.
5. Jeep Hire with the Tracker's Services at the National Parks
6. All Taxes as of now
1. Lunch and Dinner
2. All beverages, Tips and portages.
3. Video and Camera Permits.
4. Any supplements that may incur due to events taking place in those localities
5. All expenses of personal nature such as Telephone Calls, Laundry and Tipping etc.
6. Additional transfers: all additional transfers will be charged; mileage will be calculated from office to office.