Though short and may not totally be able to see all of Sri Lanka, Yet “Lot in a little” is an exclusive suggestion of travel itineraries of three different types where one enjoys relaxation and sees most of Sri Lanka.
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On disembarkation proceed to the arrival lobby through immigration, baggage collection and customs clearance formalities. Our Airport representative will hold a signboard with the name “???” at the arrival lobby, who will then accompany & introduce to your chauffeur guide.
You will be driven to the Anuradhapura (Cultral Triangle) if pick up in the morning then an evening tour of the Ancient Ruins of Anuradhapura and the Sri Maha Bodhi (oldest bo tree).Then back to the hotel for dinner.
Sri Lanka's famous cultural triangle offers plenty to fire both mind, The ruined capital of Polonnaruwa, the lion rock of Sigiriya and Dambulla’s Buddhist Cave Temples are all UNESCO world heritage sites. Explore these three cultural sites, all set in beautiful scenery, at your own pace, planning your days with the assistance of our expert drivers.
You might also consider a safari at Minneriya National Park when you visit Polonnaruwa or an adventurous elephant safari at Habarana where you’ll be taken on elephant back through a jungle trek and across shallow waters.
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Leave for Trincomalee(EastCoast) for2 nights.
Built by the Portuguese, Fort Frederick was rebuilt by the Dutch. Today, British insignias crown the tunnel-like gateway that pierces the fort’s massively stout walls. Parts of the fortress are under military jurisdiction, and anyone entering will have to undergo a stringent security check. Despite this, a stroll up to the big new standing Buddha statue at the Gokana Temple and on up to Swami Rock, a 130m-high cliff nicknamed Lovers’ Leap, and the revered KoneswaramKovilis highly worthwhile. This temple houses the rescued lingam (Hindu phallic symbol) known as the Swayambhu Lingam (viewing 7am-11.30pm & 4-6pm), making it one of Sri Lanka’s most spiritually important Hindu sites.
Girihandu Seya Vihara is the oldest Buddha stupa in Sri Lanka. At over 2600 years old perhaps the oldest Buddhist Vihara in the world, and Kokilai Lagoon is a good place to watch birds like, hawks, and other bird.It is also a fishing farm located at end of Eastern province to North province. Muttur Tour by ferry [launch] trip starts from the natural harbor. The 7 hot springs of Kanniya with mythical healing properties and visit VelgamVihara – Ancient Buddhist seat of learning with ruins.The remarkable confirmation of whales residing in the waters of the Eastern Coast was initiated by the 'Nature Trails' team last year.Since then numerous sightings of blue whales, sperm whales and dolphins have taken place.The deep seas off the coast of Trincomalee seem to be a popular playground for these species during the early months of the year.
Leave for Kandy last kingdom to fall before colonial rule. In the morning then a city tour explore the city of Kandy, steeped in history and culture. Walk around the tranquil Kandy Lake and visit the Temple of the Tooth which has a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha enshrined here since 4th Century A.D. Religious services (pooja) are held daily at dawn, mid-day, and in the evening where guests can participate.
The services are accompanied with traditional music and drumming. During the month of August,Kandy dazzles for ten days with the sounds and lights of the Kandy Perehara – a magnificent procession where the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha from the Temple of the Tooth is majestically paraded on elephant back along the streets of Kandy.
Leave for Bandarawela(hill country) via NuwaraEliya. Today you begin your journey to the central highlands with its tea-covered hills, gushing waterfalls, and uplifting scenery. Stay two nights at The Tea Factory, which is situated on a tea plantation close to NuwaraEliya. Take a walk along the leafy byroads lined with tall pine trees and Victorian-style houses complete with gabled roofs, and large gardens with neatly-clipped lawns and colourful flower beds.
Play golf at the century-old NuwaraEliya Golf Club with its tight fairways and testing greens. Horton Plains, an undulating 2000m high plateau 28km south of NuwaraEliya, is also a popular day's excursion.The grassy plains, which are interspersed with small patches of forest, are home to leopards, sambur, deer, bear, monkeys and a rich array of birds.
Leave for Colombo Experience shopping, city life and the administrative capital Kotte parliament Colombo’s main attractions include the National Museum, various temples and kovils, the Fort and Pettah Bazaar. Many people also enjoy shopping in Colombo, which has a reputation for excellent value when it comes to gems, clothes, home ware, porcelain and fabrics. Shops worth visiting include Paradise Road, Barefoot and Odels.
Experience Colombo’s colonial architecture with a visit to the Fort - a three mile long rampart originally built in the sixteenth century by the Portuguese and then further developed by the Dutch and the British., zoo, and dine in any one of the many special eating houses.
Leave for airport.