TOUR NO 05
08 DAYS 07 NIGHTS
DAY 01 - AIRPORT / NEGOMBO
Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport , met by
"Don Voyage" Representatives and transfer to Browns Beach Hotel in Negombo.
P.m. City Tour of Negombo.
NEGOMBO
The fishing village of Negombo has turned out to be a very popular Tourist Beach Resort, for its Golden Sun kissed Beach that’s fringed with Palm Groves. The amazing fact is that the development of the tourist industry has had no influence to change the originality of the quiet fishing village or the Life style of the inhabitants.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Negombo.
DAY 02 - NEGOMBO / KANDY 
After breakfast, leave for Kandy. En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
ELEPHANT ORPHANGE
The foster home of elephants of different age and size feed, bathe, play together and even mate. These great animals have been found injured or left abandoned in the wilderness. Now they even breed in captivity.
Next Visit Gadaladeniya Viharaya.
GADALADENIYA VIHARAYA
The temple of Gadaladeniya was built during the Gampola period, which began in 1341. The temple was built by the Ven. Seelavansa during the reign of King Buwanekabahu IV (1341 - 1351). The temple is constructed of stone other than for the octagonal dome, which is of brick. This temple built on the flat outcrop of rock depicts a great touch of South Indian and Hindu influence. On the flat Rock on which the Temple stands is also a large inscription. The 18 foot long Buddha figure is sculptured on granite and even the name of the South Indian sculptor is mentioned.
On the stereobate at the Entrance are figures of musicians and Dancers, and at the foot of the steps at the entrance to the main shrine are a moonstone and two Gajasingha (Mythical dragon like Animal) balustrades.
Next visit Lankatilaka Viharaya
LANKATILAKA VIHARAYA
The Lankatilaka Temple also built on an outcrop of rock comes from the period of king Buwanekabahu IV, and was built by one of his ministers named Senaddhilankara with the assistance of the king. There are two rock inscriptions made by two kings, Buwanekabahu and Vicramabahu III. Apart from the stereo bate most of the structure is of brick. On either side of each entrance on the outer wall are 16 stone Elephant figures. In the image house are many paintings of the Kandyan period. The presence of statues of Hindu Gods in the Image House is evidence of a strong Hindu influence in that period.
Next visit Embekke Devale

THE EMBAKKE DEVALE (SHRINE)
King Vicramabahu III built the Embakke Devale coming from Kandyan period in the year 1360.
Initially a cadjan thatched shrine dedicated to the God Skanda of Kataragama which was maintained by an old Drummer who did so in thanks giving to the God who granted him divine healing of a chronic skin disease, was later developed by the king, Buwanekabahu IV, making it a master piece of the veteran craftsmen of the time.
Of all the wooden structures of Kandyan Period, this is the most attractive. The exquisitely carved pillars with Swans, Creepers, Flowers, Human Figures and other filigree speak of the superior skills of the craftsmen of the time.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy.
DAY 03 - KANDY / CITY TOUR / PERADENIYA 
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for visit Hunnas Falls.
HUNNAS FALLS
25 km from Kandy is a Village called Hunnas Giriya where tea is grown. Hunnas Falls named after the very village is the pride and fame earning factor of this quaint tucked away settlement. By the Water Falls is also a beautiful Hotel names Hunnas Falls Hotel which is certainly a glorious retreat for honeymooner or the one who want to getaway.
p.m. visit art and craft centre and Gem Bureau where you will be shown a documentary film on how Sri Lankan Gem mining is traditionally done.
CULTURAL DANCE
enjoy a typical Sri Lankan Cultural Show of Drumming Dancing music and fire walking.
Next visit Temple of the tooth relic of Lord Buaddha.
TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC.
Next Visit the Temple of the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. This temple, the most important one for The Sri Lankan Buddhists. It was built in the 16th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic.
Sight seeing of kandy including Upper Lake Drive and visit to Art and Craft Centres.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy.
DAY 04 - KANDY/ NUWARA ELIYA. 
After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya. En oute visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden.
BOTANICAL GARDEN
Which was a pleasure garden of a Kandyan King of the 16th Century and later made in to a Botanical Garden during the British regime. This gardens, one of the best in Asia is a place of beauty and site for bird watchers.
Proceed to Nuwara Eliya.
uwara Eliya, the misty city is located over 6000 feet above sea level.
The drive will be through refreshing Tea Plantations covering the hills like carpets and cascading waterfalls to mesmerize you.
En route visit water falls at ramboda.
RAMBODA AND GARADIYA ELLA - WATERFALLS
En route view the beauty of two falls Ramboda and Garadiya Ella.
Next
TEA FACTORY
Visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory en route. Sri Lanka being famous for its “Ceylon Tea” adding cheer to many the world over for more than a century.
arrive in Nuwara Eliya to be greeted by the fresh wintry atmosphere. Observe the well preserved colonial architecture of bungalows that were the homes of Lords, Governor's and Planters who pioneered the "Ceylon Tea" drive.( Nuwara Eliya is also known as "Little England")
Leave for Sight Seeing of Nuwara Eliya which includes visits to the 18 Hole Golf course, Race Course .
NUWARA ELIYA CITY TOUR
Drive through the little town of Nuwara Eliya observing the well-maintained buildings of colonial Architecture. Visit the busy market where the tea plantation workers rush in and out with their days provisions. Visit the lake Gregory built for generating power during the British Colonial age but now a feature that adds beauty to the city.
Next visit Sita Amman temple.
SITA AMMAN TEMPLE
This Temple considered as one of the oldest is said to mark the spot where Ravana held the queen Sita captive, The streamlet that flows by the rock on which the Temple stands on is supposed to be where the queen Sita bathed. Although the story of Rama Sita and Ravana is a legendary epic poem, the evidence such as this sparks off another dimension to imagination. As a Temple much revered, many stop by and step into invoke blessings and favour from the gods.
Over night Stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 05 - NUWARA ELIYA / HORTON PLAINS 
After breakfast leave for Horton Plains.
HORTON PLAINS
Located in the highest plateau of Sri Lanka at an elevation of 7,000 feet above sea level. Usually the plains are visible before 10 a.m. as otherwise the mist covers the view. The highlight of the Plains is the terrific escarpment which drops vertically for about 1,000 feet. On a very clear day, one could view the east horizon too.
Rare species of fauna and flora are found here. This Plains was once the hunting ground for the British Governor Mr. Farr. Today the home of Mr. Farr has been turned into a Rest House and is called “Farr Inn”.
Over night Stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 06 - NUWARA ELIYA / YALA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Yala.
En route stop at Ella Grand Motel to enjoy the view of the famous ella gap, Also view the beauty of the Ravana Falls as you descend to the low lands.
Next visit Buduruwagala.
BUDURUWAGALA.
The rock carvings of Buduruwagala are believed to be over a Thousand years old The rock carvings of Buduruwagala are believed to be over a Thousand years old. There are seven figurers carved in high relief on a Rock that rises beyond the stream and the tallest one is of the Buddha, which is 51 feet tall.
p.m. at Safari at Yala National Park.
YALA NATIONAL PARK
visit Ruhunu National Park at Yala. This will include a Safari tour by jeep with a jungle tracker, where you can see animals in the Jungle; including elephants, Bears, Wild boar, Dear, Buffalo, Monkeys and many other animals if you are lucky, leopards too. You also could see different types of birds. It’s a small experience for bird watch lovers.
Overnight stay Hotel in Yala.
DAY 07 - YALA / BENTOTA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Bentota.
En route visit Kirinda.
KIRINDA
The temple of the Kirinda marks the place where Princes Viharamaha Devi landed when her Father, a King of Kelaniya, set her adrift on a Golden Boat in the Indian Ocean.

The King who tortured to death a member of the Sanga believed that the subsequent sea inundation that consumed a great part of his Kingdom was the punishment that came as Roth of the Gods, which could be atoned only by sacrificing his Daughter.
However the princes who survived and came Ashore in the Southeast Point of Kirinda was wedded by the King Kawantissa who ruled in that region and their son was the famous King Dutugemunu who succeeded in liberating Sri Lanka from the Indians and also repulsed many invasions.
Next Visit Dutch Fortress.
GALLE DUTCH FORTRESS
An ancient city which is now a modern and buzzing town today. It was the most important sea port way back in history, where the sea faring merchants arrived to trade and barter. This is also where the Portuguese first set foot in the year 1505 and built a fortress, Which was later captured and fortified by the Dutch. The fortress is one of the best
preserved in the island. A visit to the fortress and to watch the sunset from the rampart is an experience unforgettable. The oldest Protestant church in the country called the ‘Groote Kirk’ built by the Dutch is located inside the Fort. It is situated close to New Oriental Hotel also built by them as the Governor’s Residence in 1684.
Next Visit the Turtle Hatchery.
TURTLE HATCHERY
Projects have been launched to conserve the population of turtles that are reaching extinction and such projects are found along the southern coast of Sri Lanka where turtles come as hop to lay their eggs. The turtle digs a hole on the Beach, Lais hers eggs and covers it with sand where it is suppose, incubate by the heat of the sun. What often
happens is the eggs are dug out by fisherman and sold to people who consume them.
But now the eggs are bought up by the conservation projects and hatched the Natural way in enclosed areas and the Birds don’t have a chance of picking them up. This offers them a better chance of survival.
p.m. at leisure.
Overnight stay Hotel in Bentota.
DAY 08 - BENTOTA / COLOMBO
Breakfast at Hotel.a.m. at leisure. Afternoon leave for Colombo.
p.m. City Tour of Colombo.
CITY TOUR & SHOPPING
The City Tour will include places of Tourist interest such as Old parliament, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Buddhist Hindu Temple and Town Hall.

SHOPPING
Shopping at Odel, House of Fashion, Bare foot and etc.
Overnight stay Hotel in Colombo.
DAY 09 - COLOMBO / AIRPORT
Breakfast at Hotel and leave for Airport for Departure.
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