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Day 01 – Airport – Negombo

After your pleasant arrival at Colombo Airport, as usual, you may clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge. You can use our Airport Green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs so that you do not need to stay long in a line. As you come out you will find our representative holding your name printed Board who will be assisting you to Car Park to begin your journey as per the booked itinerary with our Driver/Guide.

Proceed to Negombo – which is 25 minutes drive (10.9 km.) Negombo is a major city in Sri Lanka, located on the west coast of the island and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province, Negombo is the fifth largest city in the country after the capital Colombo, Kandy, Jaffna and Galle. Negombo is known for its huge and old fishing industry with busy fish markets and sandy beaches. According to your arrival time if any left time of the day you can explore our culture and popular attractions of Negombo including the city tour.

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Day 02 – Negombo – Sigiriya – Dambulla

After Breakfast starts to continue your dream tour.

 We proceed to Sigiriya.

(Lion’s rock) The UNESCO World Heritage site is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin, we start climbing the rock. This impressive monolith which rises 200 meters out of the jungle has been transformed in the 5th Century by King Kashyapa into a fortress and became his capital. Here you will see the frescoes of the Sigiriya Maidens. Sigiriya is Asia’s best-preserved city of the first millennium, showing complex urban planning around the base of the rock, combined with sophisticated engineering and irrigation skills in the palace perched on the summit. It is considered it to be one of the oldest tourist attractions in the world with visitors recording their impressions in some of the earliest-known graffiti. (Please Click Below link to see details of Sigiriya)

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After this visit, you will ascend for a visit the Dambulla cave temple. This temple complex consists of five separate caverns with numerous statues of the Buddha and Hindu deities. (Click on below link to see details of Dambulla)

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Day 03 – Dambulla – Pinnawala – Kandy

After the Breakfas, we will proceed to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which is a place where displaced, abandoned and disabled elephants get lot of love, care and protection. Not only elephants are been fed and taken care even letting them to increase their population under the government supervision and expenses.  (Please Click the link to see details of Pinnawala)

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After visiting elephant Orphanage we will leave to Kandy to visit the Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic Located within the royal palace complex of Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic. In the heart of the temple, within a two-story shrine fronted by elephant tusks sits what devotees believe to be the left upper canine tooth of the Buddha, supposedly taken from his body before cremation. The Temple of the Tooth was built between 1687 and 1707 to house the relic.

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Day 04 – Kandy

After Breakfast, we will proceed to visit most beautiful and important places in Kandy.

Royal Botanical garden just 6 km. away from Kandy City center which attracts 2 million Local and foreign visitors annually.  The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall. There are some 5,000 different species of plants at this marvelous Garden. The 10,000 or so trees, which are the stars, are mature, lofty giants, many of them tropical timber trees. Highlights of the collection include the Giant Bamboo of Burma, capable of growing to 40 meters height (130 feet) with a 25-centimetre (10-inch) stem diameter. And it can grow by a rapid 30 centimeters a day (12 inches).

Evening city tour of Kandy

Dominating the town is Kandy Lake. A leisurely stroll around it, with a few stops on the lakeside seats, is a pleasant way to spend a few hours. Stroll with your guide through Kandy’s delightful town center, with its jumble of old shops, restaurants and bustling marketplace. 

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Day 05 – Kandy – Nuwaraeliya – Yala

After Breakfast, we are proceeding to Yala

This is the most famous and well developed National park where wild animals and Birds could be observed.

Yala National Park is one of the Sri Lanka’s premier tourist destinations

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Day 06 – Yala – Kosgoda – Benthota

After Breast fast continuing the tour by proceeding to visit Turtle Hatchery and Boat Ride

Proceed to Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

Sea turtle conservation project is operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1988 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. Since then it has released about 3.5 million baby turtles into the wild.

The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the long sandy beach. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs (mostly green turtles) can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

The hatchery buries the eggs in the sand, and when they hatch around 50 days later the baby turtles are released into the sea at night. Only about one in 1,000 turtles survive to maturity.

Kosgoda turtle hatchery also has tanks for injured or disabled turtles, including albino turtles that would not survive in the wild.

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Proceed to Madu Ganaga Boat ride

Madu Ganga is a river situated in Balapitiya area and is considered the second largest wetland of the Island. It had been used to connect many Islands that surround the wetland. The river also supports a rich offering of life including various aquatic plants and fish. Sri Lanka also has up to 90 species of fish and 21 species of crabs while some ongoing studies seem to suggest that there is the possibility that there are more undiscovered species located on the Island. A boat trip is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animals – monkeys eat fruit in the trees, a water monitor lizard glides slowly through the water, and cormorants, egrets, and kingfishers wait patiently on the banks, eyeing the water for prey.

There are around 64 islands in the river and lagoon, from a tiny speck housing a deserted shrine to one housing 250 families connected to the mainland with a very long footbridge.

You can visit an island with a Buddhist monastery, where the friendly young monks will show you a 150-year-old book made of palm leaves and how they cook on cinnamon wood on an open fire.

The main occupations of the local inhabitants are producing cinnamon and prawn fishing – if you take the trip in the evening you will see the fishermen in their canoes lighting lanterns to attract the shellfish into their traps.

Dinner and Overnight Stay at Bentota

Day 07 – Bentota – Colombo – Airport

Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport for Departure                                                                                                            (109.2 km) 1 hour 42 minutes via Southern Express way/E01)

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