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Day1
Program:
Arrive at Katunayake International Airport and you will be met by Explore Asia Holidays Representative at the Airport & Transfer to Southern Beach. (Kalutara / Beruwala / Bentota / Ahungalla)
Route:
Airport > (Kalutara > Beruwala > Bentota) > Ahungalla
Distance:
approx: 125 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 2 ½ hours drive
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Kalutara

Kalutara

An important spice-trading centre controlled at various times by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Today it has a reputation for fine basket ware (visit basket hall) and also for the best mangosteens on the island. Immediately south of the Kalu Ganga Bridge on the main road is the Gangatil Vihara, which has a hollow dagoba (Buddhist shrine) with an interesting painted terior. By the roadside there’s a small shrine and bodhi tree where drivers often stop to make offerings to ensure a safe journey to Wadduwa is 8km north of Kalutara.

Bentota

Bentota

The place located in south of the country, 62 km from Colombo has romantic scenery hotels and popular for wind surfing and water skiing.

Beruwala

Beruwala

South of Colombo, Beruwela marks the beginning of a 130 km-stretch of beaches, where resort development has made immense strides in recent years. Good bathing in the bay all year round

Ahungalla

Ahungalla

Ahungalla is a small coastal town, located in Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 76.6 kilometres (47.6 mi) south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 12 metres (39 ft) above the sea level.

Day2
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Visit Lunuganga, Boat ride at Madu River & Leisure at Beach
Route:
Kalutara > (Beruwala > Bentota > Ahungalla) > Lunuganga > Madu Ganga & Back to Hotel
Distance:
approx: 110 Km
Drive Time:
approx 2 ½ hours drive
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Lunuganga

Lunuganga

The seductive creations of the internationally renowned Bawa brothers of Sri Lanka, architect Geoffrey (at Lunuganga, Bentota, 60 kilometres/37 miles south of Colombo), and landscape artist Bevis (at Brief, close to Kalawila village and not far from Lunuganga) are gardens that are lush and evocative of the Garden of Eden. Bevis Bawa crafted Brief in the 1920s from a patch of rubber plantation. It is a romantic, European-style garden despite the abundance of native tropical Sri Lankan vegetation. Full of follies, ponds and pavilions, Brief is an alluring oasis of tranquility. Every corner you turn reveals unsuspected beauty. Sunbirds flit among the lovingly arranged shrubs, formal lawns and mysterious thickets of bamboo. This is a garden of great charm.

Madu River

Madu River

Madu River or the Madu Ganga is one of the natures fascinating creations off South West coast in Balapitiya. Madu Ganga is a lagoon. It opens to the Indian Ocean Madu lagoon is a very wide and a beautiful lagoon in sri lanka. It is in the wet zone of Sri Lanka with a high bio-diversity. Madu River has been proclaimed a Ramsa wetland in the world in 2004. A boat trip is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animal’s 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.

Day3
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Visit Hikkaduwa Coral Garden & Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda
Route:
Kalutara > (Beruwala > Bentota > Ahungalla) > Kosgoda > Hikkaduwa & Back to Hotel
Distance:
approx: 132 Km
Drive Time:
approx 3 hours drive
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Hikkaduwa Coral Garden

Hikkaduwa Coral Garden

The Coral sanctuary has approximately seventy varieties of multi coloured corals. Visitors can either swim or hire a guide with a glass bottomed boats to view the corals. The coral reefs are the best place to see and admire corals and water is never more than three or four meters deep. Some of the coral reefs are real close to the beach and can hire snorkels, masks and fins and ventured into the calm crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean to be amazed with the wonderful & colourful corals and tropical fish with various colours and sizes, few inches below the surface.

Turtle Farm

Turtle Farm

The Kosgoda beach is a popular destination for marine life enthusiasts, as it is home to many marine turtles and turtle hatcheries. The marine turtles come ashore at night and lay their eggs in tiny holes. Then they cover up their eggs and return to the sea before dawn. Many turtle hatcheries have been set up along the coast to protect the eggs and turtles from predators. The hatcheries care for the turtle hatchlings till they are about 2-4 days old and then released back to the sea. October to April is the main laying season, but some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

Day4
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel & Leisure at Beach
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Day5
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Transfer Galle. Visit Galle Fort, & Leisure
Route:
Kalutara > ( Beruwala > Bentota > Ahungalla) > Galle
Distance:
approx: 58 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 1 ½ hours drive
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Hotels & Resorts
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Galle

Galle

Galle is a living time capsule. It has a vibrant commercial district that’s also shambolic and often charmless, but passes through one of the Fort gates and you are transported back to the Dutch colonial era. Built by the Dutch beginning in 1663, the 36-hectare Fort occupies most of the promontory that forms the older part of Galle. Described by the notoriously hard-to-please Paul Theroux as being ‘garlanded with red hibiscus and smelling of the palm-scented ocean, The Fort is an amazing collection of structures and culture dating back through the centuries. Just wandering the streets at random yields one architectural surprise after another. And be sure to take in the dramatic views of town and ocean from the encircling walls. UNESCO has recognized Fort as a World Heritage Site

Day6
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel Visit Unawatuna Beach & Boat ride on Koggala Lake
Route:
Galle > Unawatuna > Koggala & Back to Hotel
Distance:
approx: 46 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 1 ½ hour drive
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Hotels & Resorts
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Unawatuna

Unawatuna

One the most picturesque beaches that has made it to the list of ‘top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world’ as voted by the Discovery Channel and Mark Ellingham, the founder of 'Rough Guides'. Unawatuna is located on the southward Galle coast; a semi-circular beach of golden sands and soft rolling waves, perfect for relaxing, swimming and diving. Unawatuna is protected by a natural reef and also provides some interesting wreck sites for those in the mood for a dive.

Koggala Lake

Koggala Lake

Koggala Lake is a yet another place to be visited in Sri Lankan tourism. Koggala Lake is a un- spoiled lake located about few kilo meters away from Galle. It will feel like a paradise for nature lovers who are eagerly seeking for sites to explore and study the natural bio diversity and eco system.

Day7
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Whale Watching at Mirissa Beach & Transfer to Tangalle
Route:
Galle > Mirissa > Tangalle
Distance:
approx: 95 km
Drive Time:
approx: 2 ½ hours drive
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Hotels & Resorts
Botique Hotels
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Mirissa

Mirissa

The delightful sandy beach of Mirissa was once a well-kept secret, but not surprisingly, more guesthouses, inns and bungalows are now opening up to visitors. Mirissa boasts a safe, gently sloping beach where the sea is free from rocks, with coconut palms growing right to the edge of the sand as if in imitation of a postcard of the perfect tropical beach. Off the coast of Mirissa, the gentle giants of the sea Blue Whales frolic with bottlenose Dolphins, Sperm Whales and Humpbacks

Tangalle

Tangalle

Tangalle is located in down south district of Hamabanthota few km away from Mathara. It is an beautiful and natural palm fringed sea bay and a Fishing Harbor offering great sea food. The long and great beach and the coral reef are best attractions. The Dutch Fort built with corals now used as a prison.

Day8
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Visit Yala National Park, Temple of Tissamaharama & Kataragama Shrine
Route:
Tangalle > Yala > Tissamaharama > Kataragama & Back to Hotel
Distance:
approx: 210 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 4 ½ hours drive
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Hotels & Resorts
Botique Hotels
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Yala National Park

Yala National Park

Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka’s premier eco tourism destinations, lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast cost of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares over the southern and Uva provinces. The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons. The park is renowned for the variety of its wildlife (most notably its many elephants) and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs). It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.

Tissamaharama Temple

Tissamaharama Temple

The Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple in Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka. It was built in the 2nd century BC by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna (Southern Sri Lanka). The site was consecrated by Lord Buddha himself, who spent some time in meditation there with 500 arhats (individuals who have reached enlightenment). The Tissamaharama Dagoba which is situated in the premises of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is one of the largest stupas in Sri Lanka. A stupa is a Buddhist dome-shaped religious monument found largely on the Indian subcontinent and also called a dagoba in Sri Lanka.

Kataragama

Kataragama

Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also go there to worship. The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya, a shrine dedicated to Skanda-Murukan . Kataragama is in the Monaragala District of Uva province, Sri Lanka. It is 228 km ESE of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Although Kataragama was a small village in medieval times, today it is a fast-developing township surrounded by jungle in the southeastern region of Sri Lanka. It houses the ancient Kiri VeheraBuddhist stupa. The town has a venerable history dating back to the last centuries BCE.

Day9
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Visit Mulkirigala Temple & Evening Visit Rekawa Beach
Route:
Tangalle > Mulkirigala > Rekuwa & Back to Hotel
Distance:
approx: 52 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 1 ½ hours drive
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Hotels & Resorts
Botique Hotels
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
MulKirigala Temple

MulKirigala Temple

Mulgirigala is an imposing rock with some remarkable cave temples located 13 miles (21 kms) from the town of Tangalle. These cave temples are of great historical importance for many reasons, but mostly because it was here in 1826 that George Turnour, a British civil servant, found in the temple library the document that enabled scholars to translate the Mahawamsa, the island's ancient chronicle.

Rekawa Beach

Rekawa Beach

Rekawa is a small village on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Rakawa is a seaside rural community engaged in fisheries and agriculture. Its long sandy beach and mangrove skirted lagoon gives it a rustic beauty. There is high local biodiversity as, in addition to mangrove forest, the local vegetation consists of scrub jungle, medicinal plants, and fruit trees. Also a wide variety of wildlife, including mammals, reptiles, 150 resident and migratory bird species, and many arthropods and aquatic creatures can be seen here. Millions of years before man colonized Sri Lanka, sea turtles were coming to the undisturbed beaches of this Island to lay their eggs. The beach near Rakawa is one of Sri Lanka's most important marine turtle nesting sites where five of the world's seven species of marine turtle come ashore to nest throughout the year.

Day10
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Visit Tea Plantation, Tea Factory & Waterfall
Route:
Tangale > Nuwara Eliya
Distance:
approx: 194 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 4 ½ hours drive
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Nuwaraeliya

Nuwaraeliya

Nuwara Eliya, "The Little England" of Sri Lanka situated about 2000m above sea level is set against beautiful background of mountains, valleys, waterfalls and tea plantation. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places on the Island. Nuwara Eliya is famous for Tea Plantation and the cool and moist climate are factors for the Tea leaves to thrive on; tea grown in this region has a high market and is in good demand worldwide. Ramboda waterfall also situated at Ramboda on your way to Nuwaraeliya from Kandy.

Tea Plantation & Tea Factory

Tea Plantation & Tea Factory

Nuwara Eliya is famous for Tea Plantation and the cool and moist climate are factors for the Tea leaves to thrive on; tea grown in this region has a high market and is in good demand worldwide.

Ravana Waterfall

Ravana Waterfall

49 meters in heigh Visible from the Ella- Wellaways road, near Udunuwara village.A popular stopover for travelers about 10km.s of Ella.. Ella Wellawaya road

Day11
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Visit Horton Plains & Leisure
Route:
Nuwara Eliya city limit
Distance:
Maximum 100 Km
Drive Time:
9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Hotels & Resorts
Botique Hotels
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 meters (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park in 1988. It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 32 kilometers (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwaraeliya Golf Club

Nuwaraeliya Golf Club

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is one of the main features of this hill station, developed by the British in the late 19th-century. The club, however, does not show its age, with the 5,550m of 70-par course being perfectly maintained. The course features numerous bunkers, water hazards and dense rough, which when combined with long, narrow fairways mean an exacting challenge. At 595m, the sixth hole is the longest in Sri Lanka, and has a river running through the middle of it to add tropical spice. The course is hilly so that over each rise, players are treated to a new stunning view of the natural surroundings – all at 1,950m above sea level. In the verandah or atmospheric wooden colonial-style bar of the club, you will meet local golfers able to tell you more about Nuwara Eliya. Modest accommodation is available. When it gets especially chilly in the evenings, staff light a log fire, adding to the magic of this venerable institution. All year round the climate is pleasant in Nuwara Eliya, a perfect first stop on any golfer’s tour. Don’t be fooled, though – while it may feel you are playing a cool Scottish course, you will soon be reminded of where you really are on spying tea plantations through the trees, or notice people bathing in the river at the eighth.

Gregory Lake

Gregory Lake

Gregory Lake was build under the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. This is the most prominent attraction in Nuwara Eliya and all the visitors used to come here and spent some time by the lake and relax. This was used as a place for water sports and for re-recreational activities during the British time. Gregory lake gets crowded during the April tourist season.

Day12
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Transfer to Kandy. Visit Temple of the Tooth Relic & Culture Dance Show at Kandy
Route:
Nuwara Eliya > Kandy
Distance:
approx: 100 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 3 hours drive
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Kandy

Kandy

Kandy is one of the scenic and beautiful cities, located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country next to Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

Temple of the Tooth

Temple of the Tooth

Temple of the Tooth is the place that houses the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Originally part of the Royal Palace complex of the Kandyan Kingdom, it is one of the holiest places of worship and pilgrimage for Buddhist around the world. It was last of a series of temples built in the places where the relic, the actual palladium of the Sinhalese monarchy, was brought following the various relocations of the capital city. The Palace of the Tooth relic, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of Buddhism. The temple is the product of the last peregrination of the relic of the tooth of Buddha and the testimony of a religion which continues to be practiced today.

Day13
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Visit Royal Botanical Garden & Transfer to Colombo
Route:
Nuwara Eliya > Colombo
Distance:
approx: 180 Km
Drive Time:
approx: 5 hours drive
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Hotels & Resorts
Botique Hotels
Meal Plan:
Bed & Breakfast
Places that can visit on this day:
Royal Botanical Garden

Royal Botanical Garden

Royal Botanical Garden Paradeniya near Kandy is world famous inclusive of a variety of fauna and flora. The great lawns highlight huge tropical trees. It is also famed for its Orchid House, which has more than 300 varieties of exquisite orchids from the rare indigenous Foxtail and Vesak orchids, to many natural and hybrid species laying claim to the title as one of the best known orchid centers in the world. Additionally the Spice Garden provides knowledge about the varied trees, plants and creepers that produce the special spices of Sri Lanka. The Herbarium grows many of the plants used for the traditional Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. Royal Botanical Garden Paradeniya near Kandy is world famous inclusive of a variety of fauna and flora. The great lawns highlight huge tropical trees. It is also famed for its Orchid House, which has more than 300 varieties of exquisite orchids from the rare indigenous Foxtail and Vesak orchids, to many natural and hybrid species laying claim to the title as one of the best known orchid centers in the world. Additionally the Spice Garden provides knowledge about the varied trees, plants and creepers that produce the special spices of Sri Lanka. The Herbarium grows many of the plants used for the traditional Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Colombo

Colombo

Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo offers you a mixture of modern life with historical and natural sites. The main tourist attractions include National museum, Galle face Green, National Zoological Garden, Floating Market, Arcade Shopping Complex, Independence Hall, Ape Gama, Viharamaha Devi Park and Pettah streets and you can visit them within half day. And then visit the shopping malls for your souvenirs and handicrafts. There are many exclusive shops catering to the tastes of the fastidious shopper. Shops which specialize in pure cotton clothing, handmade shoes and bags, designer-wear shoes and bags, hand loom items such as linen table ware, rugs and wall hangings in vibrant colors and temporary design. Visit Odel, Lakmedura, Barefoot, Noritake, etc.

Day14
Program:
Breakfast at the Hotel, Colombo City Tour & Departure transfer to Katunayake International Airport
Route:
Colombo > Airport
Distance:
approx: 35 km
Drive Time:
approx: 30 minutes drive
Accommodation Use for Tour:
Hotels & Resorts
Places that can visit on this day:
Ape Gama (Our Village)

Ape Gama (Our Village)

The lush greenery and the assiduously swept golden lawns of this cultural village refreshingly contrast the gray sidewalks and the infuriating congestion of the city. Visitors are warmly greeted upon arrival by the “MahaGamaya,” the village headsman, who then proceeds to guide the guests around the “village” with lovely anecdotes of rural life. MahaGamaya will make special stops at important households of the village, such as the “Veda Gedara,” the house of the village doctor who prescribes traditional Ayurveda medicine for patients. Sri Lanka has its own Ayurveda tradition, distinct from India’s, believed to date back about 3,000 years. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to witness the “vedamahattya” prepare aromatic herbal concoctions derived from ancient prescriptions. Around the village are many mud huts with straw-thatched roofs occupied by painted figurines of farmers and gardeners tending to patches of cinnamon, areca nut, gourd, or cloves. On village grounds visitors can marvel at figurines of vegetable sellers, bullock carts, snake charmers and replicas of village essentials such as the “veebissa,” paddy storage. Other huts are occupied by real artisans, who elegantly produce Sri Lankan jewelry, batik cloth, woodcrafts, pottery, brassware and cane work from scratch, on site. Many of these handicrafts can be purchased at the Laksala, the state souvenir boutique store located on the premises. Other living occupants demonstrate how local delicacies are prepared. Garden fresh produce are processed using tools like the “Kurahan gala,” traditional grinder, well spiced and cooked into mouthwatering treats such as “kavum,” fried treacle cake, and “kokis,” crispy cookies. There are many food outlets on the premises selling scrumptious Sri Lankan food along with blends of Asian and Western cuisine.

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) is reputed for its high-quality specialized conference facilities and personalized customer service. A multi-functional complex comprising of 9 buildings, the BMICH is a complete events venue in Colombo, Sri Lanka and covers around 37 acres of landscape. This prestigious centre enjoys its status as South Asia's top exhibition complex and is one of Asia's most modern forum. It comprises of high-tech facilities, modern convention halls & rooms and also offers a spacious delegation room of 16,000 sq ft. With a variety of advanced technical services and facilities at its convenience, BMICH is Sri Lanka's most popular events venue and is the place to host musical dramas, beauty pageants, conferences, exhibitions, plenary sessions and trade events.

National Zoological Garden

National Zoological Garden

The Dehiwala National Zoo, which has a remarkable collection of exotic and indigenous fauna, is one of the oldest Zoos in Asia. The Zoo in Sri Lanka is widely known as Colombo zoo all over the world. Currently, Dehiwala Zoo houses 72 species of Mammals, 65 species of Birds, 31 species of Reptiles, 89 species of Fish, 03 families of Amphibians and 30 species of Butterflies etc. The total number of animals varies from 2500-3000 due to breeding and free living colonies of birds. Dehiwala Zoo has become famous among the visitors not only for collection of local and exotic animals but also for landscaping with lush greeneries. The Zoo supports and promotes conservation by breeding certain rare and endangered species through proper animal welfare.

Diyatha Uyana (Diyatha Garden)

Diyatha Uyana (Diyatha Garden)

Diyatha Uyana situated near Diyawanna Lake close to Waters Edge Hotel, Battaramulla. The most attractive item is the illuminated walk away and the greenery around. Ideal place for walking and relaxation, day time boat rides available. ample parking available and weekend flower & plant sale at this place.

Galle Face Green

Galle Face Green

The Galle Face is a five hectare ocean side urban park, which stretches for a half kilometer along the coast, in the heart of the financial and business district of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The promenade was initially laid out in 1859 by Governor Sir Henry George Ward, although the original Galle Face Green extended over a much larger area than is seen today. The Galle Face Green was initially used for horse racing and as a golf course, but was also used for cricket, polo, football, tennis and rugby.

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