Gulf Travelers Tour.

11 Days

Day 1 (Arrival /Bentota)

Arrivals to Colombo airport welcome by our representative and travel to Bentota.

Bentota – offers a further clutch of packages resorts, plus an outstanding selection of more up market places. Backing Paradise Island, the tranquil Bentota Ganga provides the settings for Sri Lanka’s biggest range of water sports, alone with interesting boat trips up the river.

Bentota River Safari:

The Bentota lagoon is the last section of the broad Bentota river a popular spot for boat safaris along the river which meanders inland for a few kilometers from the Bentota bridge before loosing it self in another mazy lagoon dotted with tiny islands and flinched with tangled mangrove swamps. Evening leisure / Free for own arrangements

Dinner and Overnight stay at Bentota.

DAY 2 - Pinnawala – Kandy

After breakfast you will leave to Pinnawala. In Pinnewela you will visit the elephant orphanage, where about eighty elephants are well looked after, which have been found throughout the country abandoned by their herd and brought there. You can watch milk feeding for baby jumbos and the daily bath in the nearby river.

After this you will reach, the old royal city of Kandy, beautifully nestled between green hills. In Kandy, you will visit the temple of the tooth relic, which is the holiest shrine in Sri Lanka, where the tooth relic of Lord Buddha is highly venerated.

In the evening you'll have the opportunity to see a dance performance, where you will see the famous Kandyan dances, as well as up-country and devil dances.

Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 2 (Hikkaduwa/ Turtle Hatchery)

After breakfast proceed to Hikkaduwa En-route visiting Kosgala Turtle Hatchery.

Turtle Hatchery:

This hatchery started off as a non profit organization and has now become commercial enterprise. The hatchery has about a dozen protected beds of sand for eggs and large tanks where hatchlings are kept before they are releases back to the sea. All varieties of Sri Lankan turtles can be seen here. After Lunch visit to see underwater world of colorful Corals at Hikkaduwa.

Hikkaduwa:

Located in Galle district 98 km south of Colombo, Hikkaduwa has long been Sri Lanka's most popular beach spot. It is the place for underwater delight where there is a marine sanctuary, abundant with rare corals and tropical fish. The underwater world of colorful corals and beautiful shoals of fish can be explored either by snorkeling or taking a ride in a glass bottom boat. Hikkaduwa is a fun and busy town, there are numerous and varied restaurants, bars, clubs and cafés. Hikkaduwa has it all to offer: coral for snorkelers’, waves for board and body surfers and good wide strips of sand if you want to just sit back and relax. During May to October of monsoon season, many places close and water can be quite rough.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 3 (Bentota)

After breakfast have your day at leisure / Free for own arrangements. In the mean time can visit to browse through Bentota Town and the Fishing Villages in the neighborhood.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Bentota.

Day 04 (Kithulgala/Nuwara Eliya)

After breakfast proceeds to Nuwara Eliya, En route visit Kithulgala, a small village full of friendly locals, little shops and a handful of food spots, is halfway to Hatton from Colombo, and en-route to the hill town of Nuwara Eliya. It is a fabulously peaceful, colorful and historic attraction that is a great place to either relax or take up some of the activities offered, such as white-water rafting, bird watching and cave exploration.

It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-winning "The Bridge on the River Kwai" was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometers upstream.

White Water Rafting:

Kitulgala is lovely little town on the banks of Kelani River, particularly famous for White Water Rafting. The town derives its name from strangely prehistoric-looking kitul tree, which abounds the region in vast numbers. Many of the resorts here have colonial aire and originally built for visiting colonial masters. Kitulgala is a nice place for those people who want to take a break in the lap of the mountains.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

Day 05 (Nuwara Eliya/Tea Plantation/Hakgala Botanical garden)

After breakfast proceed to visit Hakgala Botanical garden, En route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced.

The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. Evening free to explore the scenic surroundings, Flower gardens of the hill station.

Hakgala botanical garden, nearby Tea Factory, Ambewala daily farm. On the way can watch natural beautiful water falls. Hakgala, 10km south of Nuwara Eliya, is the second most important garden in Sri Lanka. Hakgala’s plantations of roses, shrubs, ferns and montage woodland are delightfully located, with scenic views. Above the gardens, a forest trail leads into virgin woodland – the home of a troop of purple faced leaf moneys, a species endemic to Sri Lanka, and to endemic bird species including the Sri Lanka white-eye, Sri Lanka wood pigeon, and Sri Lanka whistling thrush. Open daily from 7.30 to 17.00.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

Day 06 (Kandy/Ramboda Waterfall/Royal Botanical Garden)

After breakfast at Grand hotel proceed to Kandy, En route visit Ramboda waterfall & Royal Botanical Garden.

Ramboda waterfall:

Ramboda falls at closed to Ramboda Bridge and it cannot see at the main road of Nuwaraeliya - Peradeniya. Most of Visitors it may more than 95% are missed to visit Ramboda waterfalls at Nuwaraeliya. This waterfall is at downside of the bridge. Waterways of near the Ramboda are fantastic there fore most of visitors think waterfalls is at up side of the Ramboda.

When you came to Ramboda place please stop your vehicle and visit go along the footpath at down side of the Ramboda Bridge and visit the Ramboda waterfall. Near the Ramboda there is longest road tunnel of Sri Lanka. It is made in 2006 -2007 years and also In Ramboda you can visit the Kothmale Valley and Kothmala Mahaweli Pagoda as well.

Peradeniya Botanical Garden:

Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is located in close proximity to the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is renowned for the collection the variety of Orchids, and has more than 300 varieties of Orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palms trees attach it is the National Herbarium. it is managed by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 07 (Kandy/Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage/Dalada Maligawa)

After breakfast From Amaya hills Hotel will be leaving to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Elephant Orphanage:

Situated northwest of the town Kegalla, halfway between the present capitol Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. It was established 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department. This 24 acres large elephant orphanage is also a breeding place for elephants, twenty elephants were born since 1984, and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. If you leave the Pinnawela early then you can watch the elephants bathe in the river. After wards, the youngest babies are milk fed.

After lunch visit Dalada maligawa.

Dalada Maligawa (Temple of tooth relic):

Dalada Maligawa now known as the temple, houses the Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic sacred tooth of Load Buddha. Brought to Sri Lanka during the 4th century AD by Princess Hemamala and Prince Danta. The present temple of the tooth was constructed under Kandyan Kings in 1687-1707 and 1747-1782.

The temple has an influx of worshiper and groups of tourists. Poojas that are consisted of offering of prayers are held thrice a day at 6.am. 10 am. And 6 pm. Drums beat throughout poojas while the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to public including tourists.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Mahaweli reach hotel in Kandy.

Day 08 (Negombo/Spice garden)

After breakfast at Amaya Hills proceed to Negombo, En route visit spice garden.

Spice Garden:

As a tourist attraction Sri Lanka also promotes the spice gardens of Sri Lanka where tourists can walk though the spice gardens of Sri Lanka enjoy the tranquility and absorb one’s self in the splendour of the nature and learn about local spices. Along the road of Matale there are many such spice gardens of Sri Lanka. Some of the spice gardens of Sri Lanka gives its visitors an experience of Sri Lankan spices, herbal and Ayurvedic Medicine in the same premises. A guide will take the visitors around the well arranged gardens explaining and showing the spices and herbs grown in spice gardens of Sri Lanka, how they are being used in herbal indigenous Ayurvedic medicine and will also let visitors taste herbal beverages. Most of these spice gardens of Sri Lanka has facilities such as herbal beauty parlors which provide herbal facials head and body massages and natural herbal cosmetic shops which is quite popular among the tourists.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Negombo.

Day 9 (Negombo)

After the breakfast full day at leisure / Free for own arrangements.

Negombo City Tour:

a photographer’s delight-sun kissed beaches ,sun tanned simple fisher folk limpid lagoon and scenic Catamarans with their billowing sails .Negombo is called “Little Rome” with a predominant Catholic population and church with ornamental facades and impressive belfries,19th century Dutch Canal, Old Rest House – a one time Dutch Building ,and a fish auction at “Lellama”. You can visit to browse through Negombo Town and the Fishing Villages in the neighborhood.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Negombo.

Day 10 (Colombo)

After breakfast proceed to Colombo and check in at Galadari Hotel in Colombo.

In the evening do a city tour of Colombo and shopping. Colombo, Sri Lanka’s chief city and sea-port and until recently its capital, is a blend of old and new, east & west. A modern city which has many reminders of its European Colonial past. Bustling bazzers, Buddhist & Hindu temples and Muslim mosques contrast with high rises, smart modern shopping moles and multinational chain hotels. Highlights include the Colombo National & Dutch period museums, old parliament houses, the town hall and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. Apart from excellent shopping, Colombo offers visits to one of the world’s leading tea auctions, and 18 hole golf course, seasonal Buddhist and Hindu pageants, international cricket tournaments, plush casinos, and enjoyable evening entertainments.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Galadari hotel in Colombo.

Day 11 (Departure)

After breakfast proceed to airport, to take the flight with unforgettable memories in SRL LANKA.

sily combined in a day with Anuradhapura, Mihintale is a little know gem that will enthrall all culture junkies.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Anuradhapura.