Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days

Places: – Colombo – Sigiriya – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya- Udawalawe – Negombo

Day 01

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport to begin the Sri Lanka Maldives tour, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; a representative from Visit in lanka will welcome you and transfer you to Colombo.
In the afternoon do a city tour of Colombo.
Colombo, like many commercial capitals in developing countries is rapidly changing. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah Bazaar – where one can shop for bargains, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find stately homes and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), – an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo.


Day 02

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Sigiriya.
Check in to the hotel and relax.
In the evening visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a World Heritage Site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. The world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock can be approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.


Day 03

Breakfast at the hotel and start the Hiriwaduna Village Trek.
Village Lunch and Trekking at Hiriwaduna
Take a ride in a bullock cart swaying from side to side on an unpaved trail, enjoy a nature walk through a scrub jungle, wade through a local stream with low hanging branches, cross a lake in an ‘oruwa’, the traditional mode of over water transport, spend time with a farmer harvesting crops under his guidance and taste authentic village cuisine prepared by the framer’s family with freshly picked produce and local herbs cooked in clay pots over an open hearth fuelled by firewood. Visitors to Habarana are afforded the opportunity of experiencing Sri Lanka’s dry zone and village life in the region through a trek to the Hiriwaduna hamlet that showcases the ecological setting of the area and provides a snapshot of village life as it unfolds. An excellent way to catch bits of village life as the inhabitants go about their daily chores, it also throws light on traditional methods of farming and life in a farming community such as the tree house where the farmer spends his nights to protect his crops from elephants and other nocturnal marauders.
There after visit Polonnaruwa, which was thesecond capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a World Heritage Site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya with four splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of king King Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya – a lake built by King Parakramabahu the Great. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilaka, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.
On your way back to the hotel you could also witness a wood carving shop where you will be shown all the types of timber and hardwood available in Sri Lanka and all the creative furniture made by our master craftsmen.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Sigiriya.


Day 04

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Kandy. En route visit Dambulla Rock Temple.
Dambulla Rock Temple
Dambulla Rock Temple was built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a World Heritage Site. Also, it is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres.
Thereafter visit a spice garden in Matale.
Continue the journey to Kandy and do a city tour of Kandy.
Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the bazaar area, arts & crafts centre, a gem museum and watch a lapidary at work.
In the evening visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Late evening witness the Cultural Show.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.


Day 05
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but it soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawala was born.
The success story of Pinnawala has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawala have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawala herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals.
In the afternoon visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens
This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.


Day 06
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Nuwara Eliya.
En route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory.
Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.


Day 07
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Udawalawe.
In the evening do safari in Udawalawe National Park.
Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park is renowned for its outstanding scenic beauty and wealth of faunal species, particularly mammals and birds. It is a famous tourist attraction throughout the year for its unique fauna and flora. The park is situated in the dry zone and its conditions and physical features are characterized by an annual drought coinciding with the southwest monsoon. The predominant ecosystem of the park is the forest area with scattered grasslands and thorny shrubs.
There are herds of elephants while populations of sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, wild boar and water buffalo are gradually re-establishing themselves.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Udawalawe.


Day 08
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Negombo.
En route visit Galle.
Galle was once the chief port of Sri Lanka. It is still well known for hand-made lace. You can also visit the Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres) which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. This is also a World Heritage Site.
Proceed to Negombo and check-in to the hotel.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo.


Day 09
Transfer to the airport in time to check in departure flight back home with all the memories of the pearl of the Indian Ocean that is Sri lanka.

Request Quote

You can use our 24*7 online chat option for any question regarding your tour

Tailor Make Your Tour