Pearl of The Indian Ocean

16 Days

Sri Lanka, also formerly known as Ceylon, is an Island country located in the northern Indian Ocean off the Southeast coast of India. Due to its long-dated and documented history, its diverse heritage of different ethnological groups and its truly fascinating flora and fauna the country has developed itself as a very interesting tourist destination.

Despite having visited quite some countries throughout Asia already, Travelers found this destination to turn out to be one of the hot-spots for traveling. Perhaps this results from the fact that travelers expectations have been topped by far but also because the country simply offers a great variety of things to do. So why would travelers now recommend this country?The answer lies in the various facets and faces that it offers. Travelers experienced great ancient cities, luscious jungles and forests, stunning beaches and a high biodiversity. On top the locals are very helpful and welcoming people that try to assist and help you in every way.

Negombo is a city on the west coast of Sri Lanka, north of the capital, Colombo. Near the waterfront, the remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort now house a prison. Negombo Lagoon, lined with fishermen’s huts, feeds into the Dutch-era Hamilton Canal. The canal leads south to Colombo. Neoclassical St. Mary’s Church, completed in the 1920s, features a ceiling decorated with vivid religious paintings.

Weather: 30°C, Wind W at 16 km/h, 76% Humidity

Once all guests are arrived, We shall introduce all of the team to each other and do a briefieing about the Sight-seeing planned for the next 2 days

Things to do,

• Negombo Beach – Fishing Trip

• Fish Market

• Negombo Lagoon – Boat Trip – Fishing

• St Mary’s Church

• Angurukaramulla Temple (Bodhirajaramaya)

St. Sebastian’s Church

• Guruge Park

• Rukmani Devi Park

• Negombo Dutch Fort

• Hamilton Canal

Soon after the rest of the sight-seeing iternaries are completed, then we shall head towards Dambulla,

Dambulla is a town, situated in the north of Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo, 43 km north of Matale and 72 km north of Kandy. Due to its location at a major junction, it is the centre of vegetable distribution in the country. Wikipedia

Area: 444 km²

Weather: 32°C, Wind SW at 23 km/h, 57% Humidity

On our way to Dambulla, We shall brief you with regards to the next 2 days plan for sight-seeing

Things to do,

• Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple

• Sigiriya Fortress

• Sigiriya Wewa

• Minneriya National Park

• Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple

• Hurulu Eco Park

• Popham's Arboretum

• Jathika Namal Uyana

• National reserve

• Habarana lake

• Kandalama Reservoir

Soon after the rest of the sight-seeing iternaries are completed, then we shall head towards Trincomalee,

Trincomalee is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka. Set on a peninsula, Fort Frederick was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Within its grounds, the grand Koneswaram Temple stands on Swami Rock cliff, a popular vantage point for blue-whale watching. The holy complex contains ornate shrines and a massive statue of Shiva. Nearby Gokanna Temple has panoramic views over the city and the coastline.

Area: 7.5 km²

Elevation: 8 m

Weather: 33°C, Wind SW at 19 km/h, 61% Humidity

Things to do,

• Thirukkoneswaram Kovil

• Fort Frederick

• Uppuveli Beach

• Pigeon Island – Diving – Snorkling

• Kanniya Hot Water Springs

• Maritime And Naval History Museum

• Army Museum Orr's Hill

• Dutch Bay – Beach & Fishing

• Lovers Leap – Scuba Diving

• Rawana Abyss

• Gokanna Rajamaha Viharaya

• Trincomalee Harbour

• Trincomalee Bay

• Manayaweli Bay - Tranquil beach for swimming & fishing

• Sober Island

• Hoods Tower Naval Museum

• Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Kovil,

• Velgam Vehera Buddhist Temple

• Kinniya Bridge

• Koddiyar Bay - Bay area with natural harbor & beaches

Soon after the rest of the sight-seeing iternaries are completed, then we shall head towards Pasikuda,

Pasikuda is a coastal resort town located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka.

Things to do,

• Pasikuda Beach - Palm-fringed resort beach with reef

• Passekudah Bay - Scenic bay & beach for snorkeling

• Coconut Cultural Park

• Kalkudah Beach

• Valaichchenai Lagoon

• Vandalous Bay

• Thennadi Bay

Soon after the rest of the sight-seeing iternaries are completed, then we shall head towards Ella,

Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometres east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres above sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Wikipedia

Elevation: 1,041 m

Weather: 25°C, Wind W at 3 km/h, 68% Humidity

Things to do,

• Nine Arches Bridge

• Demodara Railway Loop

• Little Adam's Peak

• Rawana Falls

• Ravana's Cave

• Mahamevnawa Monastery

• Ella Rock View Point

• Porawagala view point

• Nil Diya Pokuna

• Ellatota Ella Waterfall

Soon after the rest of the sight-seeing iternaries are completed, then we shall head towards Ella,

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine, is decorated with religious figures. Densely forested Galway's Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers.

Elevation: 1,868 m

Area: 13 km²

Weather: 21°C, Wind W at 8 km/h, 69% Humidity

Things to do,

• Lake Gregory

• Victoria Park

• Galway's Land National Park

• Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

• Aadishakti Seeta Amman Temple. (Sita Mata Temple)

• Moon Plains - Sweeping views & native wildlife

• Hakgala Botanical Gardens

• Hakgala Mountain

• Seetawaka Botanical Garden

• Lover's Leap Waterfall

• Pidurutalagala

• Mackwoods Museum - Tea museum with scenic terrace

• Bomburuella Waterfall Uva Paranagama

• Single Tree Hill

• Holy Trinity Church

• Sandathenna

• Devon Falls

• St. Clair Major Falls

• Kande Ela Reservoir - Reservoir and lake

• Aberdeen Waterfall

• Damro Labookellie Tea Centre and Tea garden

Soon after the rest of the sight-seeing iternaries are completed, then we shall head towards Kandy,

Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city's heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession.

Things to do,

• Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

• Kandy Lake

• Royal Botanic Gardens

• Udawatta Kele Sanctuary

• National Museum

• Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue - Huge temple in a scenic environment

• Arthur's Seat, Kandy

• World Buddhist Museum

• Wales Park / Royal Palace Park

• Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (Zoo)

Soon after the rest of the sight-seeing iternaries are completed, then we shall head towards Galle,

Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.

Area: 16.52 km²

Elevation: 0 cm

Weather: 28°C, Wind W at 18 km/h, 82% Humidity

Things to do,

• Galle Dutch Fort

• Galle Fort – Lighthouse

• Galle Fort - National Maritime Archaeology Museum

• Mahamodara Sea Turtle Hatchery Centre, Galle

• Galle Fort - Dutch Reformed Church

• Galle National Museum

• Japanese Peace Pagoda

• Historical Mansion Museum

• All Saints' Church

• St. Mary's Cathedral

• Sithuvili Gallery

• Jungle Beach

• Unawatuna Beach

• Mahamodara Lake

Early Morning We shall do Whale Watching Trip & Head towards Hikkaduwa,

Hikkaduwa is a seaside resort town in southwestern Sri Lanka. It’s known for its strong surf and beaches, including palm-dotted Hikkaduwa Beach, lined with restaurants and bars. The shallow waters opposite Hikkaduwa Beach shelter the Hikkaduwa National Park, which is a coral sanctuary and home to marine turtles and exotic fish. Inland, Gangarama Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple decorated with hand-painted murals.

Postal code: 80240

Weather: 29°C, Wind W at 18 km/h, 81% Humidity

We shall head towards the Hikkaduwa Beach in the Evening, Rest and have a interactive fellowship dinner together

Tour Comes to an end

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Pearl of The Indian Ocean