07 Days Discover The Wonder of Asia
Highlights of the Tour
- Fisherman village Negombo
- Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Dambulla Cave Temple
- Spice gardens in Matale
- Temple of tooth relic Kandy
- Cultural dance show
- Cooking demonstration with lunch
- Train journey to Nuwara Eliya
- Tea factory in Nuwara Eliya
- White water rafting tour
- Colombo street food experience
|1||Airport||Negombo||BB||Transfer from Airport to Negombo. Visit the famous fishing village.|
|2||Negombo||Sigiriya||BB||Transfer to Sigiriya via Pinnawala. Visit Elephant orphanage. Afternoon climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.|
|3||Sigiriya||Kandy||BB||Transfer to Kandy via Dambulla temple & spice gardens in Matale. Explore Kandy city.|
|4||Kandy||BB||Visit temple of tooth relic, market visit followed by cooking demo & lunch. Witness the cultural dance show.|
|5||Kandy||Nuwara Eliya||BB||Proceed to Nuwara Eliya by train. Visit a tea plantation and a factory.|
|6||Nuwara Eliya||Colombo||BB||Transfer to Colombo via Kitulgala. White water rafting tour en-route and Colombo city & street food tour.|
|7||Colombo||Airport||Transfer to the airport for departure.|
Airport | Negombo
Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport. Clients will be welcomed by the Representative of Reliance Tours / Chauffeur guide and transfer to the hotel in Negombo.
Negombo is a famous fishing village North of Colombo. It is one of the famous commercial hubs in the country. Negombo is known for its long sandy beaches and centuries old fishing industry. Negombo has a large bilingual population of Roman Catholics.
The streets on either side of the Hotels are dotted with Souvenir Shops, Restaurants etc.
Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Negombo.
Negombo | Pinnawala | Sigiriya
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Sigiriya via Pinnawala Elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more then 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding program.
The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915-0945 hrs and 1415-1445 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-11.00 hrs and 1500-1600 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Afternoon climb Sigiriya rock fortress.
Sigiriya – is a world heritage site built in 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color.
Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, summerhouse, Boulder Gardens and the Caves with the enclosed are should not be missed.
Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Sigiriya.
Sigiriya | Dambulla | Matale | Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Kandy via Dambulla cave temple and the spice gardens in Matale.
Dambulla – is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base.
Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island. In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period.
In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings. The ceiling is also covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha and landmarks in the history of the Sinhalese people.
Spice Gardens at Matale – You will see Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper Creepers and all other spice trees, plants and creepers are planted for visitors to see them. Spice products are also available for those who would like to buy them. At all Spice Gardens visitors are taken round explaining each tree and plant and at the end explaining the use of them food preparations.
Kandy is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally the British in 1815.
To the Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.
Today Kandy is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.
Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Kandy.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit temple of the tooth relic morning ceremony.
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’ 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.
It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country.
Then after you will witness the city of Kandy including upper lake drive, market square, arts & crafts center & gem Museum. Then visit the vegetables and fish market to buy ingredients for cooking demonstration.
Sri Lankan food is considered to be one of the hottest and spiciest in the world. We always use pure natural spices and fresh coconut milk to prepare rice and curry which is the main meal and all other delicious cuisine. Adding spices will enhance the taste, flavor, colors, fragrance and helps to improve a healthier life. Meat items can be seasoned and prepare before cook. There will be a local women or a chef who will explain the process step by step. The activity will add an exclusive value to your life and a great travel experience.
Evening witness the cultural dance show which reveals the Sri Lankan traditional arts of dancing. This event will bring all forms of dancing cultures in the country to a one performance. It is a one hour show that has being conducting for more than 35 years now becoming one of the demanding experience amongst the tourists.
Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Kandy.
Kandy | Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed to Nuwara Eliya by train.
Starts from the Peradeniya railway station to Nanu Oya railway station. It is described as one of the most beautiful scenic train journey in the world. Distance is about 100 km however it will take approximately between 03 to 04 hours to reach Nanu Oya. It takes you through stunning landscape views of greenery tea plantations and mountains.
From Nanu Oya you will be picked up by the chauffeur and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Then visit a Tea factory and a tea plantation.
Tea Plantations – Tea was first planted in Sri Lanka in 1824 at the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, when a few plants were brought from China. More were introduced from Assam in 1839. In 1867, a Scottish Planter named James Taylor planted tea seedlings in an 8 hectares of forestland, in the Loolkondura Estate.
In 1873, the tea export industry of Sri Lanka began with a modest 23 lbs. being shipped to London.
Tea will grow only on rolling terrain and is classified by elevation into low grown, medium grown and high grown into 3 main groups. Today more than 200,000 hectares in highlands and other areas are under Tea and around 300 million Kilograms, with a 15% of world tea exports are done by Sri Lanka as one of the World’s largest Tea exporter.
Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya | Kitulgala | Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed to Colombo via Kitulgala. Participate on a white water rafting activity.
The experience of White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, there are 7 rapids covering 3 major rapids and 4 minor rapids (Grade 2 -3 rapids). Every rapid gives you great fun…epic excitement…! Kitulgala is a paradise for Sri Lanka adventure travelers. Rafting activity can be experience anyone above the age of 8 years and for this activity safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 7 KMs and duration of White Water Rafting experience would be approximately two hours (subject to Kalani River water speed).
The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting tour in Kitulgala.
Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbor took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British. The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. Colombo is a shopping paradise for shoppers who always enjoy a good bargain on quality clothes and fashion accessory items. Genuine Gem Stones have been used in designing the jewelry, blending the lush fresheners of nature with the warm sensuality of design.
Discover yourself for the famous shopping items like clothes, handloom fabric, Sarongs, Sarees, art, photography, books and souvenirs while enjoying the Colombo’s authentic Street food tour.
Start with a glass of local arrack which will make your tummy ready for the food items coming up during the tour. Visits to popular local eatery shops which are famous amongst the locals. All of them are different from the other’s representing various kind of traditions from all over the country.
We are not really confident 100% on the standards of the food, but this will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the culinary of the country especially in the city of Colombo.
Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Colombo.
Colombo | Airport
Breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed to the airport for departure.
Cost & Terms
Cost: – Staring from USD 465 per person
Sharing double room on BB basis including the excursions and entrance fees (Conditions apply)
Above price Includes
- Welcome service at the airport on arrival by private chauffeur / driver.
- Accommodation with breakfast at hotels based on standard room category.
- Transportation from arrival to departure in an Air conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English speaking chauffeur / driver guide.
- Breakfast at the hotels from day 02 to day 06.
- Excursions / sightseeing to the places included in the program
- Entrance fees / tickets to the places mentioned in the program
Value added services from Reliance Tours on FOC
- Mobile phone with emergency contact details
- Portable Wi-Fi device with a pack of data
- 02 bottles of mineral water per client per day (500ml)
- Binocular, umbrella and other travel related equipment’s
- Printed photo gallery of the travelers and a gift of gratitude before departure
Above price Excludes
- Lunch & Dinner
- Early check-inn or late check-out at hotels
- Optional supplements, sightseeing & excursions
- Tips & Portage
- Camera / video permits if any
- Air Tickets, train tickets and Visa fees
- Sudden festive or Cricket event supplements
- Government tax imposition change
Additional services offered by Reliance Tours (Surcharges apply)
- Cool box in vehicle
- Baby seat
- Camera / Lenses
- Other equipment’s related to travel