Negombo / Pinnawala / Kandy
Negombo / Pinnawala / Kandy
We pick you up at 6:30, We leave for Kandy, On route we stop at a Pineapple garden, after this visit we proceed to the Elephant Orphange in Pinnawala. Around 9:15 start the feeding time the Baby Elephants getting their milk, Around 10:00 the Elephants going for a bath in the river. after our visit at Pinnawala we proceed to the Elephant riding place, here you can decide to take a ride on a Elephant through the jungle. After our visit at the Elephant riding place We proceed to Kandy. The name Kandy is derived from the Sinhalese. The Portuguese shortened this to “Candea”, using the name for both the kingdom and its capital Senkadagalapura. In Sinhala, Kandy is called Maha Nuvara, meaning “Great City” or “Capital”, although this is most often shortened to Nuvara. We will visit a spice and herbal garden, the Botanical garden, make a visit to the Kandy Temple Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, we visit the gem museum, see a batic factory, silk factory and on the way back we will visit a tea factory.
Sigiriya / Dambulla Tour
We pick you up at 6:30 and we leave for Dambulla driving through Kurunagala. Kurunagala is situated at a high altitude most of the city is plain land except the surrounding rocks. We proceed to Sigiriya. Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin, We start and climbing the rock. after we are back from the top of the rock we drive to the Elephant riding place. You can decide to take a ride on a Elephant through the Jungle. On the way back we visit Dambulla. In Dambulla we visit one of the the biggest vegetables market in Sri Lanka. Siteseeing the city and proceed to the Dambulla Caves. Dating back to the 1st century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Asia. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses. After this visit we proceed back to the hotel.
Negombo / Ratnapura
We pick you up at 7:00 Am, we leave for Ratnapura, Ratnapura (“City of Gems”) is the name of the provincial capital of Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka and the Ratnapura District in which the town is situated. Some say the modern name is derived from the Portuguese name Rapadura for jaggery, the palm candy produced traditionally in this region, but the more common explanation in Sri Lanka is that it comes from the Sinhala “ratna” meaning gems and “pura” meaning city.Ratnapura is also spelled as Rathnapura. it is the centre of a long-established industry of precious stone mining including rubies, sapphires, and other gems. Apart from gem mining, the town is known for rice and fruit cultivations. Large plantations of tea and rubbersurround the town. Tea grown in this region is called low-country tea. You will see how they pick up the stones from the pit. We will visit one of the museums after that we will visit a gem workshops this will give you the opportunity to see a variety of precious stone, such as rubies, sapphires, cat’s eyes, alexandrites, aquamarines, tourmalines, spinels, topaz, garnets, amethyst, zircons etc. After this visit we go back to the hotel.
Negombo – Wilpattu National Park Tour
Negombo / Chilaw / Puttalam / Wilpattu National Park
We pick you up at 6:00 Am, we leave for the Wilpattu National Park via Chilaw and Puttalam. the first stop is in Chilaw, There is a saying that “Chilaw is famous for Crabs, Coconuts, and Coreas,” a testament to the influence of the Corea Family who hail from this town. Chilaw is famous for the nearby Munneswaram temple, which is visited by both Hindus as well as Buddhists. We proceed to Puttalam, Puttalam is a small but very populous town. Famous for salt and fishing, Puttalam is the home to one of Sri Lanka’s largest lagoons, also called Puttalam lagoon. We visit the salt factory. After we have seen this we proceed to the Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu; Land of Lakes) is a park located on the island of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of “Willus” (Natural lakes) – Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka.The park is 131, 693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is one of the largest and oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) population.We will start the Wild Life Safari and watch the Elephants, Sloth Bears, Leopards, water Buffalo, Sambhur, spotted deer, mongoose, mouse and shrew are more of Wilpattu’s residents. After the Wild Life Safari we will proceed back to the hotel.
Negombo – Kalpitiya Dolphin Watching Tour
We pick you up at 4:30 Am, we leave for Dutch Bay Kalpitiya – the ancient Dutch port town has one of the finest beaches in the Puttalam region located against the backdrop of the biggest Lagoon in Sri Lanka. Kalpitiya is the best place if you are interested in seeing Dolphins. During November to March is the best season to go Dolphin Watching off Kalpitiya. Around 7:00 Am we take the boat and go to open sea looking for the Dolphins, After this adventure we proceed back via Puttalam and Chilaw. the first stop is in Puttalam, Puttalam is the home to one of Sri Lanka’s largest lagoons, also called Puttalam lagoon. We visit the salt factory after we have seen this we proceed to Chilaw. There is a saying that “Chilaw is famous for Crabs, Coconuts, and Coreas,” a testament to the influence of the Corea Family who hail from this town. Chilaw is famous for the nearby Munneswaram temple, which is visited by both Hindus as well as Buddhists. After we visit the temple in Chilaw we proceed back to your hotel.