Explore a Paradise at leisure
14 Nights/15 Days
Day 01 – Airport / Colombo
On arrival at the Bandanaike International Airport, Katunayaka you will experience your first taste of Sri Lanka hospitality. Representative of Rosen Tours (Pvt) Limited will welcome you and transfer you to your respective hotel.
Enjoy a city tour of sightseeing and shopping. Explore Fort, the former administration bastille of British Ceylon, the Old Parliament Building, a Hindu temple and a Dutch Church.
Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Aukana Buddha Statue and Independence Square. Spend an afternoon shopping at the country’s best bargain centres including House of Fashion, ODEL, and Noritake Porcelain centre.
Overnight stay at a star class hotel in Colombo. (3 to 5 star hotel.)
Day 02 – Colombo / Pinnawela / Sigiriya
The world’s first and largest elephant orphanage which houses 81 elephants of three generations is located by river Mahaoya in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka. The facility houses many elephants who has come to the orphanage as babies abandoned and injured in the while. It also provides refuge to adult elephants who has sustained injury in the hands of humans or who have lost their limbs to mines during the thirty years long war.
Visitors to the orphanage can enjoy the sight of these gentle giants taking their daily dip at Mahaoya and lend a helping hand in feeding the baby elephants.
Continue the journey to Sigiriya, the rock fortress of beautiful damsels.
Declared as the 8th world wonder and a UNESCO heritage site, Sigiriya was the fortress of King Kasyapa, the patricidal king who ruled over Sri Lanka during the fifth century. The king modelled a lion shaped rock fortress and a palace within perimeters in fear of his revenge seeking brother and fate. World celebrated for the frescoes of lovely damsels, Sigiriya and its architecture continue to amaze the world even today.
Overnight stay at a star class Hotel in Sigiriya. (3 to 5 star hotel.)
Day 03 – Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya
Polonnaruwa belongs to an era, when stones melted like putty between the fingers of craftsman.
The capital of Sri Lanka moved from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa around 1070 AD and gave birth to some of the most exquisite creations in stone.
One of the most celebrated creations in Polonnaruwa is the ‘Gal Viahara’ or the rock temple of Polonnaruwa, with three larger than life Buddha statues created in granite. The fine details of the statues and the varying effect the light has on them continues to mesmerise the locals and foreigners alike.
Visit the Lankathilake, Thivanka statue house and the royal palace and carry unforgettable memories of creations that are believed to have been created by human under the guidance of divine.
The archaeological museum located on the banks of the Parakrama Samudraya, an ocean like reservoir which fed thousands acres of paddy fields across contains more specimens of creations compared to poems written in stone.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya. (3 to 5 star hotel.)
Day 04 – Sigiriya / Dambulla / Kandy
Head to Dambulla, in search of the great cave temple built in the first century BC. Built on a vast isolated rock mass, which is 500 feet high and a mile around the base, the temple has spread over 80 caves, which served as a shrine room, library, living chambers and chanting room to a host of bikkhus who lived at the monastery in its heydays.
The main attraction of the monastery is its shrine room, which spreads over five large caves. With walls covered in colourful murals depicting the life stories of Gautama Buddha, during his journey through samsara and 150 life size Buddha statues among many other of Buddhist deities and kings, the temple is one of the best specimens of Buddhist cave temples in the country.
Declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1996, the temple has undergone a series a recovery and renovation since and is under a continuous preservation process.
Proceed to Kandy after lunch, the last kingdom of Sri Lanka and its cultural capital.
Located 488 meters above sea level and surrounded by beautiful mountains Kandy is home to the country’s last royal palace and the temple of the tooth relic. Named as a Heritage City for its concentrated cultural richness Kandy overwhelms its visitors with many cultural and natural attractions including
- Famous Hindu and Skanda shrine
- The University of Peradeniya, country’s most scenic university founded by British 60 Years ago
- Public market place of Kandy
- Gem Museum.
- Shopping Centre at Kandy
Wind the day with a Cultural show with traditional forms of Dance and Music of Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy. (3 to 5 star hotel.)
Day 05 – Kandy / Nuwaraeliya
Enjoy the magnificent display of central Sri Lanka’s natural beauty filled with water falls, rivers and mist clad mountains carpeted in green on your way to Nuwara Eliya, the highest mountain terrain in Sri Lanka.
Located at an altitude of 2510 meters above sea level, it was once the playground of Colonial Britishers, known as little England for its climate and surroundings quite similar to mid-size town in Victorian England.
Even today most of its architecture reminiscence that of 19th Century England and feels like a journey back in time.
Visit a tea garden dotted with British colonial bungalows surrounded with fragrant flower gardens and witness the making of world’s best tea from the plucking of the leaf onwards. Enjoy a fresh cuppa while watching the tea pluckers at work and give a start to a life time habit of Ceylon tea.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya. (3 to 5 star hotel.)
Day 06 – Nuwaraeliya / Katharagama
On the sixth day visit Kataragama, the home of the most loved divinity in the island. Lord skanda, better known as god of Kataragama, is believed to be divinity which delivers swift justice and helps the poor, sad and deprived. With a unique combination of pomp, procession, piety and religious overindulgence Kataragama continues to attract believers of all major religions to its door step seeking the solution to their deepest demands and desires.
Stop at Ravana falls on the way to Kataragama, a location associated with another gold like King who said to have ruled prehistoric Sri Lanka. The legend holds him to have created the first aircraft at the time and Ravana falls is said to be the location he hid Queen Sita, the kidnapped wife of God Rama, as recorded in the Ramayana.
Spend an evening exploring the Yala National Wildlife Park, viewing the wildlife and birds of Sri Lanka including elephants, leopards and sloth bear.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Kataragama. (3 to 5 star hotel.)
Day 07 – Kataragama / Bentota
Head to one of Sri Lanka’s favourite beach resorts, Bentota after breakfast while enjoying the spectacular natural display on your way and photo stops at Hambanthota and Tangalle fisheries harbours, two of the most scenic locations in the Southern coastal belt.
Visit Galle, the cross roads of nations in ancient Sri Lanka, on your way to Bentota and visit the 36 hectare Dutch fort built in 1663 as a defence against locals and Portuguese. Stop at a Turtle conservation centre and watch volunteers release little turtle hatchlings to the ocean.
Situated at a lagoon, where the Benthara River meets the sea, Bentota is a vibrant resort city with a cluster of tourist hotels, shopping arcades, restaurants and an open air theatre which holds traditional cultural shows and modern concerts.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Bentota. (3 to 5 star hotel.)
Day 08 to Day 13 – Relax on the Beautiful Beach
Relax in the golden beaches of Bentota and gain a golden tan. Enjoy scrumptious sea food meals and shop at locals boutiques for a bargain
Overnight stay at a hotel in Bentota. (3 to 5 star hotel.)