Taprobane Discovery

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.

  • Itinerary Name:

    Taprobane Discovery

  • Duration:

    8 Days

  • Meeting Point:

    At the Airport

  • Places to Visit:

    Kandy, Sigiriya, Bandarawela, Yala, Tangalle, Galle, Colombo.

  • Experiences:

    Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Itinerary Program:

  • Day 1

    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.

    Leave to Kandy for 2 nights if arrival 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.

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  • Day 2

    Tour of any spice garden and the elephant orphanage and Sigiri can be seen come back to hotel, rest.Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a remarkable project that protects the island’s abandoned or orphaned wild elephants.Pinnewala enthralls adults and children alike. Roaming free within the Sanctuary, except when occasionally shepherded by their Mahouts (keepers) the elephants’ highlight is their regular bathing sessions.Sri Lanka’scultural triangle and check into Kassapa Lions Rock. Explore the ancient ruins of the Sigiriya Fortress built in the 5th century by King Kassapa.

    Dambulla Cave Temple is also a must-see with its rock ceiling covered in one large sweep of colorful frescoes, some of which dates back to over 2,000 years. This cave temple has the largest number of Buddha statues all housed in one place including a colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha carved out of the rock.

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  • Day 3

    Leave for Bandarawela (Hill Country) via Victoria and Randenigalla reservoirs. The tea-growing hills and have the option to wind through the mountains by train, leaving your driver to transport your luggage by car. Your destination is Haputale, a small village in the southern highlands perched on a ridge with magnificent sweeping views. Travel via Ella where you can visit the Rawana Ella Falls and the Rawana Ella Cave.

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  • Day 4

    Leave for Yala/Tissamahrama tour the Yala wildlife sanctuary. Rise early and head to UdaWalawe National Park in the south-central region for an adventurous camping safari. Leopards, buffalo, deer and sloth bears keep them company along with mongooses, bandicoots, monitor lizards and crocodiles. Visit the Elephant Transit Camp at UdaWalawe run by Sri Lanka’s Wildlife Department.Yala National Park has been Sri Lanka’s most popular wildlife attraction.This is probably the best place to see all of the ‘big three’ (elephant, leopard & water buffalo) as well as countless other mammals, birds and reptiles (spotted deer, wild boar, monkeys, eagles, kingfishers, crocodiles, lizards, sea turtles).Yala might just be the place that gives you that unforgettable leopard sighting.

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  • Day 5

    Leave for Tangalle , enjoy a swim in the Indian ocean (Best between November to April).Along the way you have the option of calling in at Bundala. This bird sanctuary consists of five lagoons, which not only accommodate every species of water bird resident in the country but also lend the park a charming tranquility. In addition to an extraordinary variety of resident and seasonal avifauna, the park houses a number of other noteworthy animals such as the sea turtle, elephant, water buffalo and spotted deer. If you’re a keen twitcher, Bundala is well worth a visit. If Yala has sated your appetite for wildlife for the time being, you might find the beaches of Tangalle a more alluring option

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  • Day 6

    Leave for Galle. Visit Galle’s 17th century Dutch Fort - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Dutch Reform Church and several houses with the typical manor house style architecture with columns, courtyards, and verandas.BasedMirissaHarbour, Mirissa Water Sports offers exciting water sports activities such as sailing, fishing, coastal cruises, river trips, sea kayaking, snorkelling and boating activities for visitors to the South coast. During the season from December to April, Mirissa Water Sports organises Dolphin and Whale watching excursions. For those interested in snorkelling and scuba diving, the seas off the southern coastal belt are fascinating with several ship wrecks and an array of exotic marine life. Visit the Marine Turtle conservation project at Rekuwa, a small coastal village located 10 km east of Tangalle.

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  • Day 7

    Leave for Colombo.tour the city. 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 the many eating special hoses.

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  • Day 8

    Leave for airport.Depart in good time for your flight back home. The journey to the airport will take approximately 1 hour although it can take 1.5 hours during peak traffic hours.

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