Nature Sri Lanka
09 Nights & 10 Days Tour

09 Nights & 10 Days Tour

  • >=3 Star
  • Transfer
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing

While the country has been gifted with some delightful natural wonders, this package is tailor-made to take travellers some soothing landscapes. The Hiriwaduna Village in Sigiriya is ideal for those looking for some calm and tranquil. Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains and Ella are also some phenomenal natural sites included in the package. You can top-it off with a soothing cruise on the Madu river.

DAY 01
Arrival - Negombo

Arrive in Colombo International Airport. Meet and Greet services by a representative of SAFFRON ISLAND SRI LANKA

Afterwards proceed to Negombo.

Check in at the hotel

Overnight stay at Negombo

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya

En route visit Hiriwadunna Village

HIRIWADUNNA is just 02 Km (05 minutes - drive from Habarana, Trek through the archetypal Sri Lankan Typical village. The trek begins with an awesome walk along a bund of a Wewa or manmade reservoir. The reservoir itself, the surrounding scrub jungle, marshland and village are a hive of early morning or an evening activity. The amazing birdlife, butterflies and possible sightings of crocodile only add to the charm of seeing the villagers as they go about their early morning tasks of fishing, or washing clothes at the periphery of the lake.

Bullock Cart (Double Ox Cart) which will transport through the next phase of the adventure. The journey continues through dense shrub forests, Paddy lands and other home to many forest birds and other wildlife including monkeys, bear, wild hare, python, Mongoose, and even elephants. Sightseeing of the rural village life possible while on the cart ride

lie back and enjoy the flashes of blue sky through the canopy of the trees as the carter expertly guides his animals. Catamaran Safari – (Double paired canoe joined together with seating facility) at the scenic lake & Wade through a shallow stream and the sense of adventure heightens when you need to get a Chena Cultivation via a somewhat wider tributary which needs to be crossed on a Catamaran!!

At the Chena cultivation you will stop to enjoy the farmer’s humble hospitality. Perhaps enjoy a drink of sweet King Coconut/Aromatic ginger tea or some other seasonal fruits.

Chance of experiencing bird watching while on the Catamaran such as Peacocks, green pigeons,comorans,green bitters, King fishers, Eagles and many more birds and also land monitors as well as water monitors. Finally after experiencing the Cart ride and the Catamaran safari the next is the Traditional Lunch at a local house prepared by the village women.

Check in at the hotel

Overnight stay at Sigiriya

DAY 03
Sigirya - Sigiry Rock Fortreess - Polonnaruwa Sightseeing - Sigiriya

After breakfast visit Sigiriya rock fortress.

SIGIRIYA, The World Heritage Sigiriya is an architectural genius and a classic sample of metropolitan development in the first millennium. The designer of Sigiriya was possibly the most fascinating ruler Sri Lanka has produced - the brave, murderous and brilliant Kassapa who governed between AD 477 - 495. The Garden of Sigiriya is one of the ancient landscaped gardens in the world. The Lion’s Mouth – is the admission to the palace, with its hulk paws still unharmed.

Afterwards visit Polonnaruwa for sightseeing of the ancient city

Polonnaruwa - king Parakramabahu reign is considered as the golden age of Polonnaruwa. It was his reign that is considered the Golden Age of Polonnaruwa, when trade and agriculture flourished under the patronage of the King, who was adamant that no drop of water falling from the heavens was to be wasted, and each be used toward the development of the land; hence, irrigation systems far superior to those of the Anuradhapura Age were constructed during Parakramabahu reign, systems which to this day supply the water necessary for paddy cultivation during the scorching dry season in the east of the country.

Afterwards return to hotel

Overnight stay at Sigiriya

After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa.

En route visit Rigala Monastery.

Ritigala is home to 70 rock caves that were believed to have been inhabited since the first century BC. Mahavamsa, the great historical chronicle of Sri Lanka narrates that Ritigala was known by the name of “arittha-pabbata” during the reign of Pandukabhaya (377-307 BC), the third king of Sri Lanka. Since then Ritigala had been, at intervals, a sanctuary for the kings at war against the Dravidian invaders to the island till the 7th century: King Dutugemunu (161-137 BC) and King Jetthatissa in the seventh century. From the early days of Buddhism, monks had been living in natural caves or rock shelters. Rock inscriptions discovered at Ritigala indicate that gradually, the sanctuary became a monastic retreat for hermit (Pamsukulika) monks. An inscription found at the site records that the Ritigala monastery was founded by King Lanji Tissa (119 – 109 BC) who also dedicated a reservoir to the monastery The monastery complex built with the tradition of Padhanaghara Parivena was endowed by King Sena the first (846-866 AD) for the benefit of Pansukulika monks who practiced extreme austerity.

Afterwards return to hotel

Overnight stay at Sigiriya

DAY 05
Sigirya- Dambulla Temple –Matale Visits–Cultural Show – Temple Of Tooth Relic - Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy

En route visit Dambulla Cave Temple & a spice garden and a Batik Factory at Matale

Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here.

After reaching Kandy witness the cultural show and end the evening by visiting temple of tooth relic.

Kandy Cultural show – Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The beat a dancing from "Salupliya" depicting several demons, "Thelme" vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed by Kandy lake club dance troop within the span of one hour.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess's hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.

Afterwards return to hotel

Overnight stay at Kandy

DAY 07
Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains - Ella

Early morning enjoy a nature walk at Horton plains, world’s End and trek up to Bakers falls With a packed breakfast

Horton Plains the highest plateau at 7000ft (2134 meters) is a National Park, visited by tourists and a large number of Sri Lanka tourists The Patnas in the lower parts, rising from the Marshes and streams extend up to the tree-line. The trees, stunted by the wind and mist, covered with ‘Sphagnum moss ‘ or old man’s beard, and the jungle is full of rare and endemic plants. The red flowered Rhododendrons, or the ‘Niloos’ that blooms once in 12 years, and the Butterflies, Birds, found only in the hill areas, the ‘Bear Monkey,’ large herds of Sambhur, Leopard and other animals are found in the plains. The ‘World End’ and ‘Little World End” with sheer drops of 3000ft to the plantation below and the beautiful scenery, are not found anywhere else in the country.

Then proceed to Ella

Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometers east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above the sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Ella

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast hike at little Adams peak

Little Adam’s Peak Little Adam’s peak is Ella’s best known tourist attraction Resembles Adam's Peak Located in Ella and it is an half hour climb to the top of the 1141 meter peak also feel the breathtaking views of an endless valley, tea plantations and waterfalls across through the hike.

Kinellan Tea factory is a short distance away from the town of Ella. Ella is an interesting place as it is on a plateau which suddenly drops away to the coastal plain at the 'Ella Gap' On a clear day you can stand high up on the plateau and look down through the Ella Gap to the coast.

This is typical architecture and a typical setting for a tea

After reaching Galle enjoy a sightseeing of the ancient Dutch City of Galle. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the natural harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel.

Then proceed to Bentota

Overnight stay at Bentota

DAY 09
Bentota – Madu Cruise –Lunuganga Estate - Bentota

Afterwards proceed to Balapitiya for a boat ride at Madu River & visit a turtle hatchery at Kosgoda.

Madu River The estuary of the Madu Ganga River is a complex coastal ecosystem of mangroves and islands. It may be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka. A boat trip is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animals – monkeys eat fruit in the trees, a water monitor lizard glides slowly through the water, and cormorants, egrets and kingfishers wait patiently on the banks, eyeing the water for prey wild.

After proceed to Bentota to visit Lunuganga (Residence of world famous Architect of Jeffry Bawa)

Lunuganga Estate was the country home of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Started in 1947, the garden led Bawa, a lawyer called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1940, to decide to become an architect. As he went on to become Sri Lanka’s and one of Asia’s most prolific and influential architects, the garden at the Lunuganga estate remained his first muse and experimental laboratory for new ideas. He continued to change and experiment with its spaces and structures throughout his life until his final illness in 1998. Left to the Lunuganga Trust on his demise in 2003, the gardens are now open to the public and the buildings on the estate are run as a country house hotel.

Return to the hotel

Overnight stay at Bentota

After Breakfast proceed to Colombo and enjoy a Colombo city tour.

Colombo is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Located on the west coast, it is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern and colonial impressions. Colombo has wildly varying architecture that span centuries and depict various styles. Many colonial buildings influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British exist alongside structures built in Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Indian and Contemporary architectural styles. No other place is this more evident in the heart of the city the Fort area. Colombo also boasts many shopping malls and department stores that offer brand name clothing at highly discounted prices. Therefore, it has become an important shopping destination among tourists.

Afterwards at leisure till departure transfer to the Airport

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