Day 01 - AIRPORT- NEGOMBO
A warm and truly Sri Lankan welcome at the Airport, where the representative of Ceylon Gate Travels, transfer you to a hotel in Negombo where you are relaxed in care!
Day 02 - NEGOMBO- 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.
Day 03 - ANURADHAPURA-JAFFNA
The fantastic journey to Jaffna begins here. There will be many comfortable stops on the way.
Day 04 - JAFFNA
Capital of northern province in Sri Lanka with a population of approximately 100000, majority Hindus. After the war in 2009, the government of Sri Lanka has reconstructed and replaced the city of its own people. Dutch Fort, Nallur Kandasamy Temple, Colco Tower and Public library are important and historical tourist attractions in Jaffna peninsula.
Jaffna features a tropical savanna climate with a dry season between February and August, and a wet season between September and January. Jaffna has the highest average temperature in Sri Lanka of 83 °F (28 °C). The temperature is highest in the months of April – May and August – September. The temperature is coolest in December – January.
Day 05 - JAFFNA- SIGIRIYA
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. Helping Hand
Day 06 - SIGIRIYA-POLONNARUWA-SIGIRIYA
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.
During the day, you will get the opportunity to explore medieval capital of Sri Lanka- Pollonnaruwa. Have you ever heard of an Ocean inside the country? Then you are there in a reservoir built in the 11 century which is called Ocean of the great king Parakaramabahu! then you can visit the ancient site on a guided cycle ride, which takes approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Day 07 - SIGIRIYA-KANDY
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.
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.
TOOTH RELIQUE TEMPLE
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!
Day 08 - KANDY
VISIT ROYAL BOTANICLE 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 09 - KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA - KANDY
On the way a wonderful 109 m high waterfall where you can make your memory in the camara, while you are just at the bottom of it after a walk of 15 to 20 minutes.
NUWARA ELIYA CITY
The coolest city in Sri Lanka is Nuwara Eliya, average temperature is of 20.2 C annually. Its popular as little England due the climate and building architecture of British style that was built during the colonial period of the country in 19 AD.
Day 10 - KANDY- COLOMBO
It is a world renounced place for caring of elephants who are homeless and helpless from the habitat. Today the government looks after over 75 elephants who are either dislocated, injured or born at the same place. In this orphanage over 20 baby elephants were born, and many were released to the forests. As they are taken to the Maha Oya river daily, you get the opportunity to watch elephant bathing from the nearby restaurants.
You will have the opportunity to visit the capital of Sri Lanka including a city tour on your way, and to do some shopping together!
Day 11 - COLOMBO - AIRPORT
Return you by way of a scenic drive to the international airport for your departing flight and a safe journey home.