Sandy Beach + Scenic Tour

“This Sandy Beach + Scenic tour of 09 days, Sri Lanka Holiday tour package, is well designed in order to cover most of interesting places including cultural sites, hill country, train journey to view the natural scenery of the Island, tour ends with sandy beach stay in the south coast. No doubt that you will enjoy this tour, during your holiday in Sri Lanka, and will realize that Excellent Lanka Tours & Travels have done a great job to make your tour success in Sri Lanka”.

Hotels Category: Economy / Standard / Luxury

Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days

(Areas: Negombo, Pinnawala, Peradeniya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota, Colombo, Airport)

Day 01 – Airport / Negombo

Arrival at the Colombo Airport You will be met by our English speaking chauffeur Guide /Representative and will offer assistance. Thereafter leave for Negombo (10 km – transfer time approx. 30 minutes)

P.M. City Tour of Negombo is a charismatic fishing town north of Colombo, located a mere 10km from the international airport. Set amidst lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet’s paradise with sea food aplenty. Old – world fishing craft, like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran, bring seer, skip jack, herring, mullet and amber jack, while lobster and prawn are caught in the lagoon

Overnight stay at hotel in Negombo

Day 02 – Negombo / Pinnawala / Kandy

After breakfast leave for Kandy at 10:00 a.m. (115 km – transfer time approx. 03 hours)

En-route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in time to witness the bathing and bottle feeding of baby elephants at 1:15 p.m.This orphanage was established to feed nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their request for water during drought period. The Elephants bathe in rivers and Baby Elephants can be seen fed with milk.

Thereafter visit Next visit the Royal Botanical Garden The most beautiful in the world and begun as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala King. Every variety tropical and temperate tree and flower is cultivated here and special houses with orchids and e cacti are too beautiful to be true.

Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy

Day 03 – Dalada / Temple / Kandy

After breakfast visit the Temple of the Tooth relic Dalada Maligawa Ceremony starts at 9.30am. Dalada Maligawa is the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. Originally the Temple was within the King’s palace complex as it was the Symbol of Royal Authority.

Thereafter City Tour.

At 5:00 p.m. witness a Cultural Performance. Traditional Kandyan and Low Country Dances of Sri Lanka (Blowing of the conch-Shell and Drum Orchestra, Pooja Dance, Panteru Netum, Cobra Dance, Mask Dance, Mayura Vannama, Raban Dance, Ves Dance, Fire Dance,Fire Walking)

Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy

Day 04 – Train Journey to Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast you will be transferred to Peradeniya Railway Station in the morning and pick you up at Nanu- Oya Railway Station. Beautiful scenery can be seen from the train.

Nuwa Eliya this town seems like a piece of English district. Tudor-style and Victorian homes look across the blue lake. These buildings are the other architectural monuments to the English, the Post Office, the English country house like Hill Club with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, Anglican Church and private residence. The Golf course here is one of the best in Asia.

P.m. visit Seetha Amman Temple – Ramayana.

Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 05 – Bentota via Kithulgala

After breakfast leave for Bentota for Beach stay (220 km – transfer time approx. 06 hours)

En- route visit Tea plantation and Tea Factory. Devon and St. Clair waterfalls and sightseeing

Overnight stay at Beach hotel in Bentota / Induruwa / Waskaduwa

Day 06 – Balapitiya / Kosgoda (River Safari)

After breakfast leave for Balapitiya (35 km – transfer time approx. 45 minutes)

Madhu River Boat Ride (approx. 02 hrs)

The Boat Safari on the River Madhu is something that words would not justify. The primitive Life Style of the inhabitant of the islands of the Madhu River is only a boat ride away. The boat ride that takes you through the thick mangroves, The bird life around, Water Monitors, the primitive style of Fishing and prawn trapping still practiced by the inhabitants of the islands will reveal to you another facet of splendid Sri Lanka.

Next visit Turtle Hacherary at Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

P.M. Free at leisure by the pool or beach

Overnight stay at Beach hotel in Bentota / Induruwa / Waskaduwa

Day 07 & 08(Two Days) – Bentota Beach

After breakfast full day at leisure by the sandy beach

Overnight stay at Beach hotel in Bentota / Induruwa / Waskaduwa

Day 09 – Colombo / Airport

After breakfast leave for Colombo Airport (120 km – transfer time approx. 021/2hours)

En- route City Tour of Colombo

Colombo is a metropolitan city with a population of nearly one million. It is the commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, which keeps pace with modern developments while preserving the Old World charms.

Among the many places of interest in the City are the Fort, the Old Parliament House (presently the Presidential Secretariat),Galle face terrace, Buddhist temples, Old Churches, Hindu temples, Mosques, the Independence Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall and Bazaar.

Thereafter transfer to the Airport for the connecting Flight. (Departure)