Shadow of Ceylon

An Itinerary for 09 nights 10 days

Summary

  • Day 01- Negombo- Nikawaratiya - Kotuattawala Birds’ sanctuary
  • Day 02- Yapahuwa Rock fortress - Reswehera Buddha Statue - Anuradhapura
  • Day 03- Anuradhapura Kingdom
  • Day 04- Ritigala – Habarana – Minneriya
  • Day 05- Polonnaruwa Kingdom - Sigiriya Rock fortress
  • Day 06- Matale - Kandy
  • Day 07- Kandy - Ella
  • Day 08- Ella – weligama
  • Day 09- weligama – Hikkaduwa - Negombo
Day 1

Arrival in Katunayake International Airport and meet with our dedicated representative.

  • Transfer to the Resort in Negombo -15mins drive.
  • Welcome dinner at the resort and overnight stay there with a brief introduction about excursions

 

Day 02
  • Enjoy the breakfast at resort.
  • Move for Nikawaratiya
  • Enjoy at the Magalla Lake with catamarans,while having some brunch at the lake. Almost on a traditional dish and do swimming on fresh water.
  • Enjoy the lunch
  • Move to Kotuattawala Birds’ sanctuary. Is the only place Situated in Northwestern province which provides a Salubrious space to birds while allocating a huge view point for Tourists, we can explore thousands of endemic and migrant birds’ species living together in a small lake that timely has become a paradise for them for all their breeding living and foods purposes.
  • Move back to the resort and overnight stay there.
Day 3
  • Take the breakfast at resort.
  • Proceed to Yapahuwa Rock fortress,we climb Yapahuwa Rock Fortress which is 767ft, above sea level and is situated in the north western province.it is the second ancient rock fortress, the first Being Sigiriya (Lion’s Rock).the fortress was built by a minister named Subha in last 13th century. Rampart with internal and external moats, Famous picturesque stone stairs and cave temple are the Best to see here.
  • Transfer to Reswehera temple  to witness the standing Buddha Statue (A standing stone Buddha statue which is all most similar to the great Aukana Buddha statue).
  • Have some Home cooked lunch in a rural home.
  • Proceed to Anuradhapura and overnight stay there.
Day 4
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit to the UNESCO world heritage site Anuradhapura, with unmeasurable values consisting Stupas, Buddhist monasteries and many other Historical monuments. This was Sri Lanka’s very first royal kingdom where Hundreds of kings lived. And was being as the capital of Sri Lanka with a great kingdom for More Than 1500 years.
  • Enjoy with lunch at the Tissawewa sanctuary hotel.
  • Continue the excursion.
  • Overnight stay at Anuradhapura
Day 5
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • A visit to the Ritigala monastery on the way to Habarana.
  • Move to Hiriwadunna village and have bullock cart ridings and elephants’ back safari
  • Have the lunch with hosts in Hiriwadunna village.
  • In late afternoon, take a fabulous safari to see the Sri Lanka’s largest elephants gathering in the Minneriya national park nearly 400 elephants including tuskers.
  • Overnight stay at Minneriya.
Day 6
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Move for Polonnaruwa, Also a UNESCO world heritage site and was being the second ancient capital of Sri Lanka after the  decline of the first capital of Anuradhapura. Though the kingdom has been ruined still included with many worth visiting places and majestic constructions which Depicts the ancient culture, Technology, art  and Sri Lanka’s values proudly.
  • Take the lunch after visit the citadel.
  • Move back to the sigiriya, and climb the Famous sigiriya rock fortress which is one of the great wonders of the world, as well as a UNESCO world heritage site. Still there are stories going around this fortress that questioning of its exact creator. So Historians and archaeologists are still searching the value and history of this weird and stupendous marvel. Anyhow, according to the Mahavamsa, most people believe that this was built by king Kashyapa in 5th  Century. By today, we can witness the course of foundation of the castle on the top and mind Enchanting frescos and mirror wall at the mid part of the stairway and able to see fountains with an unbelievable technology and many other ruins at the forecourt of the rock fortress.
  • Overnight stay at the sigiriya
Day 7
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit spices gardens in Matale on the way to Kandy.
  • Visit Kandy city, where a most venerated city of Sri lanka as it provides the safeguard to the temple of tooth relic where the lord Buddha’s tooth relic is lived. Before been a temple it was already the royal palace of Kandy.
  • In the afternoon talk a short trip to Ambekka shrine which emphasis the talent of the engraver at carving on woods.
  • Experience with street vendors and overnight stay at Kandy.
Day 8
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Materialize the dream of having famous train ride ‘Kandy to Ella through intriguing mountain ranges and valleys whilst enjoying the lush and verdant bower.
  • Lunch at Ella
  • In the afternoon take a walk there around to photograph the environs with its unique situation.
  • Overnight stay in there.
Day 9
  • Breakfast at the resort.
  • Transfer to weligama. (04hrs drive approximately)

A place where offer us the every accessibilities for marine based adventures with its unique figure.

  • Enjoy with some seafood brunch.
  • Engage with beach and its enchanting  waves.
  • Overnight stay at weligama beach with BBQ dinner.
Day 10
  • Breakfast at the resort.
  • Witness the Stilt fishing which is an old age way of angling while fishermen sitting on a pole that has been fixed into the shallow bottom .it’s nice to see that how they make their livelihood on the way to Galle.
  • Move towards Hikkaduwa, with the hope of doing scuba diving and take a look at turtles.
  • Transfer to Negombo and have some chilling beers in the evening at beach.
Day 11
  • Enjoy the valedictory breakfast before the departure.
  • Transfer to the airport for leaving.

Bon voyage!

  • NOTE THAT any aspects or an excursion can be altered or revised in order to fit with your requirements and duration of visa.
  • You can suggest and request us tailor this Itinerary Again.