Updated: Aug 13, 2022
Kithulgala – Thalawakale – Kandy – Dambulla – Trincomalee (5 Days/ 4 Nights)
Day 01 – Arrival at Colombo airport – Hatton
White Water Rafting Kithulgala
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting. Rafting & Whitewater rafting are recreational outdoor activities which use on inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done whitewater or different degrees of rough water. Dealing with risk is often a part of the experience. Feel the thrill while indulging in activities like; White water rafting, Trekking, Rock sliding, Hiking, and Confidence jumping.
In the west of Sri Lanka, 8 kilometers away from the town of Kitulgala, Belilena is a large, well-known cave from which evidence of human life has been recorded, believed to be from a time as early as 32,000 years ago. A Sri Lankan paleontologist named Paul Deraniyagala discovered the skeletons of ten individuals at Belilena, and their remains were attributed to the “Balangoda Man”, an early prehistoric ancestor of Sri Lanka’s indigenous people, who are said to have lived at high altitudes up to approximately 600m above sea level. The Archeological Department of Sri Lanka excavated and explored Belilena Cave between 1978 and 1983, discovering human remains as well as objects of cultural importance such as bone tools, stone tools and evidence of fire. Some of these are confirmed to date back to 30,000 years ago. The cave has since been declared an “Archaeological Reserve” by the Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka, and further exploration of the cave is expected to unearth additional findings.
Cycling Trip to Hatton
Embark on this delightful uphill and downhill cycling expedition starting from Kithulgala to Hatton that enables you to explore the real beauty of Sri Lanka. This ride through rugged mountainous terrain takes you through stunning tea estates and rubber plantations. Make your way through beautiful tiny hamlets and witness the local life of the people. Enthrall in this trip that provides you with stunning scenery and the local village lifestyles from close.
Stay Night in Hatton
Day 02 – Thalawakale – Kandy
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.
Thalawakale Tea Estate
Moving to Kandy
Mount View in 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 Guha Siva.
Culture Show Kandy
The Kandy Lake Club Cultural Dance Show is a stimulating Sri Lankan Arts, Dance and Cultural Heritage Show that is a must see for any visitor who visits the historic city of Kandy. The Kandy Lake Club Dance started in 1982 with the view of having a cultural dance performance bringing together all Sri Lankan dance types to one platform. It is the first Cultural Dance Show of its kind to be established in Sri Lanka. It has since become a tourist attraction for many people visiting the country and keen on a glimpse of its rich cultural heritage. Hence it has been performing continuously for the last 35 years. During the show, you will see several dances which depict the graceful movements of birds and animals, which trace their origins back to the ancient ritual known as the Kohomba Kapkariya, as well as energetic acrobatic performances where the men perform a series of leaping pirouettes and stunts such as plate-spinning and the dramatic ‘fire walk’ which ends the show.
Stay Night in Kandy
Day 03 – Sembuwatta Lake – Habarana
Sambuwatta Lake is a beautiful man-made reservoir located in Elkaduwa, Matale. The lake is bordered by Cambell’s Land Forest reserve and situated at an elevation of 1,140 m. The misty and chilly atmosphere with pine trees and tea-covered slopes surrounding the lake make visitors feel relaxed and tranquil. What puts the lake in the top as a leisure and family travel destination is the plethora of adventure activities available such as zip-lining, swan/motor boat riding, canoeing and hiking. Bathing and swimming in the lake, however, is not allowed since the lake is fairly deep (30 – 40 ft), there is a separate pool built for that purpose.
Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m2) are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues. The Buddhist temple complex of Dambulla consists of five cave temples carved under a very large overhanging rock. The temples were carved out over several centuries, but the oldest dates back to the 1st century B.C.E. When King Valagamba returned to the throne at Anuradhapura kingdom in the 1st century BC, he had a magnificent rock temple built at Dambulla in gratitude to the monks in Dambulla. There are 364 steps in the Dambulla cave.
Habarana Elephant Safari
Stay Night in Habarana
Day 04 – 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.
Marble Beach is a beautiful and clean beach situated in Kinniya Road, Trincomalee. This pristine sandy beach is excellent for relaxing and the sea is ideal for swimming. The famous Marble Beach Air Force Resort managed by the Sri Lanka Air Force is also located here. Marble Beach is also known by the name of Marble Bay Beach and is one of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka. The name “Marble Beach” is derived from the fact that when the sea is calm on a clear and bright day, the surface can be seen to be shining like marble. This calm and beautiful beach is relatively untouched and remains to be clean with pristine clear blue water. The sea here is also popular for snorkeling due to the existence of large schools of colored fish.
Stay Night in Trincomalee
Day 05 – Negombo
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.