Updated: Aug 13, 2022
Anuradhapura – Trincomalee – Arugam Bay – Nuwara Eliya – Kandy – Negombo (07Days/06Nights)
Day 01 – Arrival at Colombo airport – Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura Ancient Temple
Anuradhapura, one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, is well-known for its ancient ruins. This historic city is now a world heritage site and home to a few of the majestic Buddhist temples whose history dates back to several years. The architectural grandeur, the religious significance of these historic temples in Anuradhapura, will make your visit worth it. These eight places are comprised of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Ruwanwelisaya Stupa, Mirisaweti Stupa, Abhayagiri Stupa, Jetavanaramaya, and Lankaramaya.One of these was established by Anuradha, a minister of King Vijaya, on the banks of a stream called Kolon and was named Anuradhagama. In 377 BC, King Pandukabhaya, grandson of King Panduvasudeva (437–367 BC) made it his capital and developed the city.
Stay Night in Anuradhapura
Day 02 – Moving to Trincomalee
Kaneswaran Temple, Trincomalee
The temple is built on a grate location with an insane drop into the ocean. Make sure the visit the back of the temple area. Kaneswaran Temple is one such temple complex that was built by Ravana in Trincomalee. It is believed Ravana and his mother used to worship Lord Shiva at this temple.
Kinniya Hot Spring
There are seven wells in a square shape. Wells are only 3-4 feet deep and you can clearly see the bottom. The temperature is considerably high but vary from one spring to other wells run out of water, when 10-15 buckets of water are taken out.
Stay Night in Trincomalee
Day 03 – Trincomalee
Scuba & Snorkeling Nilaveli Beach
Is a stretch of beach which is situated approximately 16 kilometers North of Trincomalee, passing a thriving lagoon on either side and lush coconut palm groves and hordes of cattle, note that the people in the area are predominantly Hindu and consider the cows sacred. Arriving at the hamlet of “Errakkandy”, a sharp right turn will take you down a gravel road to Nilaweli beach, almost a kilometer of in length, white sandy beach with gentle surf. Across the beach about two kilometers into the ocean you will see the famous pigeon island, named due to rock pigeons roosting on it by the hundreds and crystal-clear water around it to snorkel on to the clear depths of a reef. Further up North you will see a cluster of reddish rocks which are referred to as the red rock beach.
Swim with turtles and sharks on Pigeon Island a 10 minutes boat ride from Nilaweli beach.
Moving to Arugam Bay & Stay Night in there
Day 04 – Arugam Bay
Spa in Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay Beach
Sri Lanka Windsurfing is a popular water sport among the foreign tourists who visit the palm fringed pristine beaches of Sri Lanka. The most popular surfing beaches of the island are Hikkaduwa of South Western coastal belt and Arugam bay (International surfing competition venue) of Eastern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. Since the early 60’s Sri Lanka attracts surfers from all over the world. The Windsurfing opportunities offered in Sri Lanka attracts the amateur windsurfers as well as the world class Windsurfers participating in international Windsurfing competitions.
The resplendent waters surrounding the moon-shaped curl of soft golden sand in the eastern shores of Sri Lanka are known to be one of the best ‘point brakes’ in the world. Experience and ride through the majestic waves of the ocean as they break in an exhilarating rush. Surfing is best in Arugam bay during the season of April to October each year. During this time is conducted the UK Pro-Surfers Association’s Sri Lanka Surf Championships, an event open to all and where the entire place becomes a hub of activity as the best Surfers across the seas comes together to participate in the thrilling event in one of the finest Surfing hotspots in the world.
Stay Night in Arugam Bay
Day 05 – Nuwara Eliya
4km away from Arugam Bay, you will find a hidden gold mine for wildlife: the Pottuvil Lagoon. You will get to cruise along the lagoon, which is 200 acres in size, in either a boat or a canoe and the whole safari will last about 2-2 ½ hours. The lagoon is one of the most pristine places on the island; the murky greenish-brown water looks misleadingly deep when in fact it is actually quite shallow, but the dark water is beautiful as it becomes a mirror of sorts to the clear blue skies.
A lush green mangrove forest surrounds Pottuvil lagoon, and it is a common sight to see mischievous Sri Lanka Macaque Monkeys jumping from tree to tree. Another relatively common sight is seeing large crocodiles basking in the sun on the banks of the lagoon or on nearby rocks, looking deceivingly calm, and to see one of these animals is exhilarating, to say the least. But the best-kept secret about the lagoon is that it is a fantastic place to spot elephants; many elephants come here in the evening as a way to cool off and you can watch them frolic in the water from a safe distance.
Moving to Nuwara Eliya
Devon falls is situated in Dambulla area in West Thalawakele, Nuwara Eliya district. Devon falls were named after a leading English coffee planter called ‘Devon’, where he had his plantation situated around the area where the fall is. The fall is also called ‘Veil of the Valley’, though the name is not so popular among the travelers. Devon falls is a named as a tiered type waterfall since it takes 3 leaps to make the waterfall and a tributary of Kotmale Oya that later joins the Mahaweli river, is the watercourse of this beautiful waterfall.
S.T. Clair Waterfall
St. Clair’s Waterfall is one of Sri Lanka’s widest waterfalls, and referred to as the “Little Niagra of Sri Lanka”. Although the cascade is just off the Hatton – Talawakele road, it is one of the most picturesque waterfalls as it runs through green hills and lush tea estates. The waterfall got its name from the St. Clair Tea Estate– the tea estate in which it runs through. The falls consists of two parts. The upper part is called “Maha Ella” in Sinhalese (“The Greater Fall”) and this segment is 80m tall. The second segment is 50m tall and is called “Kuda Ella” in Sinhalese (“The Lesser Fall”). To make this waterfall, water travels over 3 rocky outcrops, go through 2 segments and fall to a massive pool situated below
Stay Night in Nuwara Eliya
Day 06 – Victoria Park – Gregory Wawa
Victoria Park is a well-maintained park situated in the heart of Nuwara Eliya. It is the perfect place for family outings where the tourists can enjoy watching exotic birds, and some rare flowering plants. The park also has a children’s play area, and some rides, that make the place enjoyable for all ages alike. The pretty flowers, serene ponds, and many other scenic spots in the park would also make it an excellent location for clicking beautiful photographs. Victoria Park is in the center of the city of Nuwara Eliya. You need to pay an entrance fee before getting in. It is an ideal place for morning walks and picnics.
While you may want to visit Sri Lanka for the various beautiful sightseeing places that it hosts, sometimes, all you need is a pretty garden to host a little family picnic or a scenic spot for an evening stroll. Well, Sri Lanka has got you covered! Victoria Park is a gorgeous place full of exotic birds and beautiful flowers that would bring joy to every tourist’s heart! It is located in the heart of Nuwara Eliya, next to the Nuwara Eliya Post Office, on PBC Highway. The park is known for its well-manicured trees and bushes and has always received good reviews about its regular maintenance. The Victoria Park is known for its collection of rare flowering plants that grow here. One can also enjoy looking for and spotting the exotic birds like the Kashmir Flycatcher, the Indian Blue Robin, the Grey Tit, etc. The park also has a children’s play area and is known for the mini-train made for the tourists to enjoy. So, you can go back to being a kid again, and relive your childhood! The park is perfect for picnics, get-togethers, or merely an evening stroll. It is easily accessible, and a must-visit for tourists in Sri Lanka.
Lake Gregory (Sinhala: ග්රෙගරි වැව Gregari Væva), sometimes also called Gregory Lake or Gregory Reservoir, is a reservoir in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. The lake and the surrounding area make up the Gregory Lake Area. One of the main attractions in Nuwara Eliya is Gregory Lake, which is located among the beautiful mountains and tea plantations. Coast of lake is the favorite place for not only tourists, but locals. Here, has a picnic, walk the paths, ride horses and bikes, enjoying the beautiful views of nature. But to swim in the lake impossible. However, you can ride on catamarans, water motorcycles, and even take off and land the plane.
Moving to Kandy & Stay there
Day 07 – Kandy
Tooth Relic Temple
Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha (Sri Dalada Maligawa), which houses the most important Relic of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka. A gold canopy was erected some years ago over the roof of the shrine room where it is placed.
After the parinirvana of Gautama Buddha, the tooth relic was preserved in Kalinga and smuggled to the island by Princess Hemamali and her husband, Prince Dantha on the instructions of her father King Guasave.
Kandy View Point
Prestige Selections- Batiks & Handicraft
Negombo City Tour
Transfer to Airport for departure flight.
• Accommodation on sharing a double/twin/triple room at the hotels specified in hotel collection.
• Include Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of all Chauffeur accommodation, cost of fuel, parking & highway tolls.
• Private Transport with airport transfers in an Air-Conditioned Vehicle throughout the tour
• Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
• Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details
• International / Domestic Airfare.
• Any expenses of personal nature.
• Tips & Portages.
• Cost of Beverages
• Meals where not specified.
• Entrance fees.