Day 1 - SINGAPORE - COLOMBO (Meals on Board/Dinner)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka. With its endless|beaches, diverse landscapes and timeless ruins, Sri Lanka is a nation that is rich in history, culture and natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 - COLOMBO - MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK - DAMBULLA (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Embark on a scenic drive to Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle situated at the centre of the island,|arriving at Minneriya National Park for a 4WD jeep safari ride. The park is famous for its large population of elephants that move in herds of 100 to 150 and are often seen in the catchment areas of the lake. If lucky, you may also spot other inhabitants such as wild buffaloes, wild boars, spotted deers, sloth bears, sambhurs, leopards, crocodiles, jackals and different species of birds. Thereafter, check in to your hotel at Dambulla.
Day 3 - DAMBULLA - SIGIRIYA - KANDY (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Today, proceed to Sigiriya Rock Fortress, also known as Lion Rock, a 5th-century fortress that locals often refer to as the 8th Wonder of the World. You may climb up the summit at your own expense to view the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace with its surrounding gardens. Along one of the stairways, you can witness frescoes of life-sized damsels, which are the only tapestry of secular art to have survived from the early Sinhalese kingdoms. Next, visit Matale Spice Gardens, where you can learn more about the lush spice plants such as cinnamon, cardamom and pepper and also choose to purchase some if you would like. Upon arrival in Kandy, embark on a city tour and visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. It houses what is considered to be Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic, a tooth of Buddha that was brought to the country in the 4th century. In the evening, be entertained by a traditional Sri Lankan cultural show.
Day 4 - KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Start your day with a visit to Sri Lanka’s largest botanical garden, Royal Botanical Gardens|Peradeniya, which were once reserved exclusively as a pleasure garden for the Kandyan Kings. Here, view over 4,000 species of trees, plants and creepers, some of which are rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Visit a tea plantation and factory before continuing to Nuwara Eliya to enjoy the scenic beauty of the hill country. Also known as the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is set against the beautiful backdrop of mountains, valleys, waterfalls and tea plantations. All around, you will be able to see evidence of British influence, such as country cottages or Queen Anne style mansions. You can also stroll along Victoria Park, which is located in the middle of the town. Then, visit Seetha Amman temple, a Ramayana site believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by the demon king, Ravana, 5000 years ago.
Day 5 - NUWARA ELIYA - GALLE - BERUWELA (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
After breakfast, begin your exploration of the beautiful beaches of the south. Witness the iconic stilt fishermen who sit perched atop a cross bar known as a ‘petta’ and dangle fishing rods into the shallow waters, awaiting their catch. Next, visit the old town of Galle and its fortifications, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Portuguese and then further developed by the Dutch and the British. During the early 18th century, the Old Gate completed by the Dutch was the entrance point to the Fort but subsequently, the British built the Main Gate which is still being used today. Thereafter, transfer to Beruwela for your check-in.
Day 6 - BERUWELA - COLOMBO (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Farewell Dinner)
Today, depart for Colombo, the economic capital of Sri Lanka, and a fast-developing city with
hidden charms of a colonial past. Enjoy on a city tour, which takes you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison and Sea Street, the goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the busy bazaar area of Colombo. Here, you will be able to see a Hindu temple with elaborate stone carvings as well as Wolfendhal Church, which dates back to 1749. Visit the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) to see a replica of the famous Aukana Buddha statue and the nearby Independence Square. Complete your day with a shopping spree at Ceramics Corporation Showrooms, House of Fashion and ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique.
Day 7 - COLOMBO - SINGAPORE (Breakfast)
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and spend time at leisure. Thereafter, proceed to the|airport for your flight home.
- If a place of visit is closed to visitor, it will be replaced with alternative
- Sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice
- During fairs and major events accommodation may not be in the city stated