Day 1 – Wilpattu
Your first day will be a wild life holiday
Explore the largest National Park in Sri Lanka – Wilpattu. Bordering three cities (Mannar, Anuradhapura and Puttalam), the park is about 130,000 hectares in size and also features massive coastlines of Sri Lanka. Natural fresh water lakes known as ‘Villus’ are what the park highlights as these are breeding spots for animals to drink and bathe. Wilpattu is open from 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and is accessible by way of jeep safaris. February to October is the best time to visit the park but there is always a crowd throughout the year.For your day tour of Wilpattu National Park, you will be taken on a jeep safari around the park to spot Sri Lanka’s wild animals such as elephants, jackal, sloth bear, leopard, wild buffalo, spotted deer, mongoose and many other species. An experienced driver cum guide will take you along the routes that offer highest probability of sighting these animals. The villus is what the park gets its name from and these are where most of the sightings are said to occur.
Overnight stay in Anuradhapura
Day 2 & Day 3 – Anuradhapura / Dambulla / Sigiriya
Explore the most important ancient capital of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. An UNESCO world heritage site once powerhouse of Sri Lankan ancient kingdoms, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization
Transfer to Dambulla – 1 ½ hours’ drive approximately
Visit Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, this complex dates from the third and second centuries BC
Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNSCO world heritage site now and was the palace and pleasure garden of King Kassapa
Overnight stay in Dambulla or Sigiriya ( 2 nights )
Day 4 – Kandy
Kandy is known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka as well as it symbolizes the rich cultural heritage of the country. Kandy houses the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha, in the famous ‘Dalada Maligawa’ or the ‘Temple of the Tooth’.
- Visit Temple of Tooth
- Visit Royal Botanical Gardens
- Witness a cultural dance show
- Overnight stay in Kandy
Day 5 – Nuwaraeliya
The Nuwara Eliya city is the highest city of Sri Lanka as it is 6,182 feet high from the sea level. Located at the foot of Mount Pidurutalagala and because of the amazing hills the city, it is also recognized as the garden city of the Asia. This hill town has plenty to offer you that surely leave you breathless. Apart from this, you can also see the Hakgala gardens and go to the Horton Plains. It is also known as the Worlds End, where there is a sudden drop in the territory of a few thousand feet. This is just some of the marvelous places you can visit in the event you decide to stay here.
- After breakfast at the hotel, visit Temple of Tooth & participate in the morning ceremony
- Proceed to Nuwaraeliya known as Little England
- En route, Tea Plantation & Tea Factory visit
- Visit beautiful waterfalls in Hill country
- Take Nuwaraeliya city Tour
- Take Nuwaraeliya city Tour
- Overnight Stay at the hotel
Day 6 – Ella
Ella is the most visited town in Hill Country among foreign travellers. During the drive from the train station to our guesthouse I was shocked to see how touristy such a small town can get. The cafés and restaurants are “westernized” and there are countless guesthouses and B&Bs.
It is that touristy for a reason. It is located in the middle of the beautiful Hill Country of Sri Lanka and offers perfect hiking trails.
- Visit Little Adamspeak
- Visit 9 arched bridge
- Visit Rawana Waterfall / Rawana Caves
- Namunukula trekking ( as a option )
- Experience Ayurveda
Day 7 – Yala
Yala is one of best spots in the world where the elusive Sri Lankan leopard lives. There are also a lot of endemic birds and when you explore the amazing park in a jeep safari, you will be left astonished by its beauty.
- After Breakfast at the hotel proceed to Yala national park
- Take a 4×4 Jeep safari in Yala National Park in the afternoon or next day early morning
- Check in to the hotel & relax
- Visit Katharagama Hindu Temple & Participate in the evening ceremony (only if requested)
Day 8 – Mirissa
Drive along the Southern Beach of Sri Lanka
Experince a whale watching toir in Mirissa
Day 9 – Unawatuna , Galle , airport
Galle is one of UNESCO world Heritage sites in the world which is located in the southern province of Sri Lanka. It is also a famous touristic destination in the country as well with lots of travel opportunities for both relaxing beach holiday and historical and cultural expedition.
- Leisure by the Unawatuna beach
- Galle fort tour
Drop airport or to your hotel