Day 01 - AIRPORT-COLOMBO
A warm and truly Sri Lankan welcome at the Airport, where the representative of Ceylon Gate Travels,transfer you to a hotel in Colombo where you are relaxed in care!
Day 02 - COLOMBO-SINHARAJA
The Colombo city tour that includes old colonial buildings together with modern skyscrapers!
Day 03 - SINHARAJA
Today you are in a primary tropical lowland rain forest in an altitude of 300-1170 meters, covering 6092 he. from the wet land where you were yesterday!! It is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO April 1978. More than 55% of trees are endemic and rare, with endemic birds, wildlife, and butterflies as well as different kinds of amphibians, reptiles, and insects. Out of 830 endemic species, of which trees, woody climbers, and rare species were recorded here. High Faunal endemism is with about 20 birds are recorded. They are Sri Lanka junglefowl, , brown-capped babbler, crimson-fronted barbet, blue-tailed bee-eater ,Sri Lanka wood pigeon, black-capped bulbul and Sri Lanka grey hornbill . The endangered and threatened species are found in the reserve
Day 04 - SINHARAJA-KITHULGALA
White water rafting
Wonderful recreational activity that you will admire most, in the tour. It is with different options of duration and rapids; however, you are provided with proper out fit with a guarantee of your safety. Unless you are advised not to participate in such activities by physician.
Day 05 - KITHULGALA-ADAMS PEAK-NUWARA ELIYA
Trekking Adam speak
“Sacred footprint “in a central Sri Lanka on a conical mountain, above 2243 m from mean sea level. The hallow has 5 feet 4 inches and 2 feet 6 inches human foot which is venerated alike by all religions claiming it to be the footprint of their author! Approximately 5000 steps to the summit, for those trekkers it takes approximately 9 hours to complete the trip!
Day 06 - NUWARA ELIYA-KANDY
Visit tea plantation-factory
The best Ceylon tea in a lush green mountain site, with an experience of tea plucking by yourself! Then a nice fresh cup of tea! Or “tea-coffee mix”.
Day 07 - KANDY
VISIT KANDY (TEMPLE- ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDEN)
The most important temple for the Buddhist all over the world! Mainly for the left canine tooth of Buddha is placed inside a seventh golden casket! Further you can experience the pilgrims who come in white dress and the way of worship! It is a great cultural experience of its kind! city tour of Kandy including the Kandy Market place and the lake. Royal Botanical Garden A historical pleasure garden started by the ancient kings since 1371, later converted to a Royal Botanical garden in 1843. It has over 4000 species of plants including palm trees, Cactus, Orchids and medicinal plants. Alexandrine parakeet, Indian pitta, Ceylon small barbet, common hawk cuckoo are seen in this garden for the lucky guests like you!
Day 08 - KANDY-MATALE-DAMBULLA
VISIT SPICE GARDEN
Sri Lanka is famous for its best Cinnamon and other spices, here you will enjoy the tour inside the garden where you can touch and feel the plants that produce it! And you will be amazed to hear about the medicinal properties of ingredients used in cooking and treatments.
Complete monolithic structure with an infusion of Buddhists and Hindu architectural elements, believed to have been built in 8-9 AD. The image shrine has a Buddha statue and other Hindu statues. The only image of Kuvera is found in this shrine and most interesting erotic Tantric carvings are found where lion and two men in a sexual union!! It is a relates to Hindu tradition of treating Kama (sexual desire).
A cave declared as a temple in the 2 BC, with 153 Buddha statues, three statues of kings and four statues of gods and goddess inside! With 2100 sq meters of murals! On a stone cliff face. It is 200m above from the surroundings that you can walk up in 30 minutes. Another world heritage site declared by UNESCO in the year 1991.
Day 09 - DAMBULLA- SIGIRIYA-MINNERIYA-DAMBULLA
Do you like to have a walk into a Palace on a rock! Where there is a water garden, frescos, and a mirror wall! Built in the 4 century AD, another world heritage site declared by UNESCO in the year 1982.
VISIT RURAL VILLAGE
Please go to the link to learn more about the rural village development projects done by the Ceylon Gate Travels! It is a community service for a sustainable tourism concept we value most in our mission.
Do you love, enjoying the elephant watching? the largest mammal on earth! Safari jeep will take you into the wilderness of Minneriya national park, during the month of August ‘The Great Gathering of Elephants is a lifetime experience! Best opportunity to observe elephant behavior, in 40 to 100 elephants in different locations of the park.
Day 10 - DAMBULLA-ANURADHAPURA
You have a great opportunity to visit the oldest recorded tree in the world! Ficus religiosa, in the first ancient capital city of Sri Lanka, which is a world heritage site built 3 BC.
Day 11 - ANURADHAPURA-WILLPATTU-ANURADHAPURA
“National park full of lakes” the largest park in Sri Lanka in a 1317 km2 in north western province. Within the park about 31 species of mammals were recorded, Sloth bear, Leopard, Spotted Deer, Land Monitor, Mongoose are often seen by the lucky traveler! It is 3-hour safari in the morning or evening on the day you visit.
Day 12 - ANURADHAPURA-KALPITIYA
Departure form Anuradhapura and rest beach stay at Kalpitiya
Day 13 - KALPITIYA
Those who prefer lesser known destination, then kalpitiya would be an ideal place though quite humid and sticky. It is with a well-preserved Dutch fort and a Dutch Church in this peninsula. May to September (kitesurfing season) and November to February (winter kitesurfing season and dolphin watching season) It is also a marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches, with a best nursing grounds for many species of crustaceans and fish. The coastal waters are also home to spinner, bottlenose and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and the elusive dugong. The Sri Lankan government has now formulated a master plan for the development of tourism industry here.
Day 14 - KALPITIYA
Day 15 - KALPITIYA – AIRPORT
Return you by way of a scenic drive to the international airport for your departing flight and a safe journey home.