Airport ??? Colombo (40 Km ?? – 45 Minutes)
Arrival at Bandaranaika International Airport. ??Our representative Chauffeur Guide will receive you at the airport and transfer you to Colombo to check you into your hotel.
Tour of the teeming, colourful and fascinating city of Colombo. Visit historic and interesting landmarks of Colombo including the exciting Pettah bazaar area, temples and mosques, town hall, residential area of Cinnamon Gardens, Independence Square, Old Parliament and the sea front at Galle Face Green.
Shopping in Colombo
Colombo – Habarana or Kandalama (170 Km – 4.5 Hours)
Morning drive to Cultural Triangle.
En route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage where around 70 orphaned elephants are fed and looked after by the wild life authorities. Colombo to Pinnawela: 85 km – 2 Hours
Visit 2nd century Rock Cave Temple of Dambulla, which is the largest area of cave paintings found in the world. It has 5 caves with over 2,000 square meters of paintings and over 150 Buddha rock carvings
Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa (70 Km – 1.5 Hours)
Climb the 5th century Rock Fortress of Sigiriya famed for its beautiful frescoes and water fountains
Visit Polonnaruwa, the second capital, from the 10th to 12th century AD. See the ruins of the Royal Palace, Gal Vihara (three splendid statues of Buddha in upright, sedentary and recumbent postures carved out of one rock).
Elephant safari where you are taken on elephant back along a jungle path and across shallow rivers.
Sigiriya – Kandy (110 Km – 3.5 Hours)
Visit Alu Vihara temple which is a rock monastery located in a picturesque valley. This temple had been constructed in the 1st century BC.Drive to Kandy. En route, visit a Batik factory and experience the intricate art of traditional hand-made Batiks
Tour of the city and surrounding areas of Kandy including visit to an arts & crafts center, a gem museum, a lapidary and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha.
Attend to a Cultural Dance Performance
Visit the three temples of Gadaladeniya, Lankathilaka and Embakke which are some of the oldest buildings in the Kandyan kingdom dating from the 14th century A.D. They contain paintings and sculptures of great historical and artistic importance.
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens which were first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and later expanded by the British. They are an expansive 147 acres and have an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.
Kandy ??? Negombo (110 Km – 3 hours)
Drive along the mountain descent to Negombo
Negombo – Airport (10 Km – 15 Minutes)
Morning our chauffeur will drive you back to the Airport for your return flight (You need to be at the Airport at least 2 hours before your flight)