SRI LANKA a tropical paradise is a lush with vegetation in the coastal belt ,with spectacular mountainous areas in the interior . Pleasant sea breezes temper the coast's tropical climate through most of the year; the hills and mountains in the island's center are cool at night. Once known as the British Crown Colony of Ceylon,it became independent in 1948, although it remained under dominion status. Its 1972 constitution proclaimed it an independent republic, and changed the country's name. Finally, in 1978, a new constitution officially declared the island the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Day 1: Arrival Transfer Airport / Colombo
Warm welcome by our tour representative at the airport. Transfer to Colombo. Check in at the hotel. Proceed for an afternoon city tour of Colombo. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Colombo / Polomnaruma / Sigiriyra
After breakfast,leave for Sigiriya. On the way, pass by Polonnaruwa, the second capital of Sri Lanka in the 11th and 12th centuries and the Lankatilleke, Thuparama and Gal Vihare. Also visit the remains of the Royal Palace and Parakrama Samudra, a huge man made water reservoir. Arrive at Sigiriya, Check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Sigiriya / Dambulla / Kandy
Breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Having climbed the rock, you will encounter the remains of the Palace and its surroundings. En route to Kandy, visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple and a Spice Garden Matale. Check in at the hotel before an afternoon visit to the Temple of the Tooth and a Kandyan cultural dance performance. At the end of the day, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast at the hotel, take the Upper Lake Drive and visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya and a Tea Plantation where one can see workers plucking the 'Green Gold' tea leaves. Upon arrival at Nuwara Eliya, take a late afternoon tour of Little England before dinner and check in at the hotel.
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya / Udawalawe
Depart for Yala after breakfast. Proceed an afternoon visit to Udawalawe National Park by jeep. You will see a vast array of animals including deer, peacock, elephant, wild buffalo and the lucky visitors may get to see a leopard or bear. At the end of the tour, check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Udawalawe / Ratnapura / Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Colombo, stopping by the Athathurusevana (Elephant Transit Home). Here, abandoned baby elephants are raised until they can be released back to the forest. If there is enough time, stop and visit the Gem Mine at Ratnapura before you are dropped off at the airport or your city hotel in Colombo.