Enjoy a private guided tour of this magnificent island paradise. Sri Lanka has an enthralling recorded history of civilization which spans over 25 chronicled centuries. History, tea plantations, wildlife, breathtaking scenery and magnificent beaches await you!

Your package includes

  • 12 night accommodation in double occupancy
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Transfers to/from airport

Not included · International airfare · Visa for Sri Lanka · Gratuities · Beverages · Optional excursions. Video & Still Camera permits / Charges. Expenses of a personal nature. Any other services not specified above.

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DAY 1 COLOMBO AIRPORT - NEGOMBO


Arrive in Colombo. Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to your hotel in Negombo (about 1hr). Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy your surroundings.
Accommodation: Negombo for 1 night
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DAY 2 NEGOMBO – PINNAWALA - DAMBULLA


Check out and transfer to Pinnawala where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915-0945 and 1415-
1445 and the bathing time from 1000-11.00 and 1500-1600 when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. Transfer to Dambulla Cave Temple, a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base and it houses the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found on the Island. Transfer to your hotel for overnight stay. (B)
Accommodation: 3 nights in Dambulla
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DAY 3 DAMBULLA- POLONNARUWA – MINNERIYA - DAMBULLA


Depart for Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th – 13th Centuries. This medieval capital was fortified with inner & outer moats and inner & outer walls.
Proceed to the Minneriya or Kaudulla National park for an afternoon jeep safari. This National Park with 8889 hectares is famous for its large population of elephants in herds of 100 to 150 roaming in the jungle and seen in the catchment area of the lake. Approximately 300 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, wild boar, spotted deer, sloth bear, Sambhur, leopards, crocodiles, jackals, 9 kinds of amphibians, 25 kinds of reptiles, 160 species of birds, 26 varieties of fishes, 78 varieties of butterflies are recorded from the Minneriya National Park. (B)

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