Maanel Destinations agent will meet you at the airport, welcome & assist you with currency exchanges, communication settings for your phones.
We will start our journey towards ancient cities in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. Our first visit will be the “Golden Cave rock temple” at Dambulla. An ancient Buddhist monastery (3rd century BC) with over thousands of paintings on rock. The entry tickets included. After lunch at Dambulla we will then be visiting Sigiriya which is one of Sri Lanka's most fascinating UNESCO world heritage sites. No matter how often you climb to the summit of this one-time hilltop fortress of the maverick Sinhalese king, Kassapa, the pleasure barely diminishes because of the abandon spectacular views at the summit. (entry ticket cost included) Overnight stay at Habarana. Have a relaxing Ayurvedic massage in the evening ( optional – Approx USD 35 onwards per head).
Leave hotel after the breakfast. On the way to Kandy you will have a complementary spice garden visit at Matale city.
Kandy was the last kindom in Sri Lanka’s before it went under British administration in 1815. The Buddhists most sacred temple in Sri Lanka, the temple of the tooth is at the city centre of Kandy. We will be visiting the temple in the afternoon (entry tickets included).. By the evening we will be witnessing Kandy cultural show with amazing traditional dancing performances. Overnight stay at a Kandy hotel.
In the morning y0u will have a visit to a Gemological museum and some time to enjoy some arts, crafts & Kandy –shopping. After Kandy, our next destination would be towards Sri Lanka’s highest misty mountain area Nuwara Eliya. The journey is approx. 2 hours trough scenic route of mountains, waterfalls & tea estates. On the way you will be able to visit one of the tea plantation & a factory. Enjoy the evening with leisure by the Gregory lake Nuwara Eliya. Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya town.
From cool mountains of Nuwara Eliya, start moving towards, Coastal south eastern beach. Our destination will be the border of Yala national park. The park is the home for many wild life such as Leopards, Elephants, Bear, Dear & many birds. Plan to have a Safari game ride in the evening. Overnight stay Yala – Tissa town.
The last day of the tour will be at Hikkaduwa or Bentota beach enjoying the beach & the seafood paradise. There are many beach & water based activities & beach parties commonly seen in this area. Stay overnight at a beach hotel.
You may also enjoy visiting nearby turtle hatcheries (complementary) & Madu river lagoon safari (optional – extra cost).
Leave beach hotel & move towards Airport. Depending on your flight timing, we may have a short city tour of Galle city & ancient Dutch fort on the way to the airport.