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Duration: 08 Days 07 Nights
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Overview

Thrill seekers are in for remarkable experience as this package has been designed to grant an adventurous holiday. The options include rock climbing, hiking, and more. Try climbing the fourth highest mountain in Sri Lanka- Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) and marvel at a breathtaking sunrise from its peak. You can also trek to the World’s End in Horton Plains and across the Sinharaja Rain Forest which is renowned for its rich biodiversity. Although the package has been designed for  07 days/06 nights, our team is geared to cater to your unique requirements by customizing the package for different durations as per your request.

DAY 1 AIRPORT-SIGIRIYA

Travel Duration 04 Hrs.

“Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality,Representative from Sarisara  Lanka will welcome you at the Airport & transfer to Habarana.

Before arriving at your overnight destination Habarana, take a stop at Dambulla and visit the Dambulla Cave Rock Temple which lies atop a massive hill on the edge of the town. It is one of the eight UNESCO world heritage sites in the country.

Dambulla Cave Temple

Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Habarana.

DAY 2 SIGIRIYA

Early in the morning to avoid the crowds, you visit Sigiriya rock fortress  whose massive rock overlooks the village with its 200 meters height. Your guide will make you discover the different parts of the site, the cave with the frescoes of Demoiselles, the gardens and ruins of Kasyapa Palace at the top. This site owes its reputation to this megalomaniac king who built his residence in the tenth century. Classified at UNESCO, it is the most visited site in Sri Lanka.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ‘ the Lion Rock’. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

Local Village Experience in Sigiriya

Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride, and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your taste buds with a home-cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays. Enjoy the life of a Sri Lankan villager, just this day.

Evening Jeep Safari of  Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa. Covered an area of 8890 hectares park is an ideal place for elephant and leopard watching. The vegetation of this park is mixed evergreen and scrub areas. The important feature of this park is that 3rd century built Minneriya Tank is located in the park. During the dry season Minneriya tank becomes the ideal place to observe its natural wild life. Minneriya National Park is home to 24 species of mammals,160 species of birds , 75 species of butterflies, 9 species of amphibians, 26 species of fish and 25 species of reptiles.

Overnight stay in a hotel Habarana

DAY 3 SIGIRIYA-KANDY

Travel Duration 03 Hrs.

After getting the breakfast from the hotel proceed to Matale and walk around the well grown spice gardens.

Activites during your Stay.

Spicy Garden

Visit a spice garden in Matale to see many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for. Just 25 km from the hill capital of Kandy, the Matale spice gardens are among the best on the island. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.

Then proceed to Kandy & engage with the following Activities,

Visit kandy temple of the tooth relic

Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.

  • Visit Kandy Jem Museum
  • Visit Wood Carving Factory
  • Visit Batik and Silk factory
  • In the Evening be a witness for seeing the cultural dance show

Overnight Stay in a hotel Kandy

 

DAY 4 KANDY-NUWARAELIYA

Travel Duration 05 hrs By Train

After breakfast leave Kandy and embark on a train journey (Need to book the train 01st class Train Tickets 02 months before pre arrival) that takes you on a scenic ride through some of the most beautiful highland countryside areas in Sri Lanka. Upon arrival at the Nanu Oya railway Station, your driver will be there to pick you up and make a stop in Nuwara Eliya, a small town with a very British vibe, with its Georgian houses with manicured lawns and hedges, its Anglican church and its beautiful parks. Located at over 1,800 meters above sea level, this resort enjoys very mild temperatures.

Activities during your stay

Tea Factory & Field Visit & Self  Experience of tea Pluking

Visit a Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality.

Nuwara Eliya City Tour

Visit the highland city that was the premium holi day resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked postoffice as you purchase an inexpensive and colorful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory. Overnight stay in a hotel at Nuwaraeliya

DAY 5 NUWARAELIYA-HORTONPLAINS

Travel Duration 02 hrs

After Breakfast proceed to Horton plains National Park. it takes approximatlely 02 hrs Journey. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and take a guided walk along the nature trails to a viewpoint known as World’s End.The scenery is beautiful We trek through the rolling grasslands, seeing forest and unusual wildlife, such as the sambar deer and purple faced monkey,Nature trails ,Such as Bakers falls,Chimney pool,Red Bridge all the way to ‘World’s End’, one of the most stunning sights in Sri Lanka.

  • Optional en route visit New zealand farm at Ambewela
  • Optional visit Hakgala botanical garden
  • Optional Trekking the Single Tree Hill

Overnight stay at a hotel Nuwaraeliya.

DAY 6 NUWARAELIYA-HATTON

Travel Duration: 03 hrs

After Having the Breakfast at the hotel we are proceed to Hatton. After reaching you can stay relax at the Hotel.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Hatton.

 

DAY 7 HATTON- ADAM’S PEAK-NEGEMBO

Early morning by 2 am start the hike to Adam’s Peak.The season starts from December, January to March period is particularly busy time to climb. Other months see less traffic, and therefore the many stalls lining the path are not open during the “low” season. So bringing food and especially water is important. Many people attempt the ascent in the early hours of the morning, with the goal of seeing the sunrise, others climb in the afternoon to see the sundown. In either cases, torches are needed to see at night, even with full moon. Travelling in groups is always advisable.

Adam’s Peak

This solitary mountain with its landmark pyramid shape rises impressively to a height of 2,243 m (7,359 ft) offering at its peak an unrestricted panoramic view of the world below mist covered mountain peaks, the far way ocean and rivers that look like silver streaks as they spread out to all eternity.Ascending the mountain typically starts at night trek up 5500 stone steps to the mist covered peak in time to witness a truly marvelous sunrise when the sky is set ablaze. Watch the sacred mountain awaken to the tolling of temple bells, beating of drums and blowing of conch-shells be inspired this is a once-in-a-life-time moment.

Descending the mountain in daylight promises an exciting eco-expedition. This peak wilderness sanctuary is a tropical rain forest bursting with a rich biodiversity of endemic wildlife.

Reach the foothill after the hike and refresh at the Hotel.

Transfer to Negembo – 5 hours drive approximately.

Overnight stay at ahotel in Negembo.

 

DAY 8 NEGEMBO-AIRPORT

Travel Duration 30 min

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to airport for the departure flight.