Day 01: AIRPORT – GALLE
On arrival the guests will be met at the airport arrival lobby and set off to Galle
Check in to the hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure.
Day 02: GALLE – MIRISSA – GALLE
Early morning leave for whale watching. Whale and Dolphin watching in Mirissa, is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka.
In warm Indian Ocean you can see Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso's dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish.
On completion return to your hotel in Galle.
Wander on the ramparts and explore the historic town of Galle and the 17th century Dutch Fort, a UNESCO-protected World Heritage site. Walk down Galle Fort's narrow streets lined with Dutch and British colonial era buildings which are still in use, sturdy ramparts looking out to sea, the lighthouse, and a growing
Day 03: GALLE – TANGALLE – YALA
After breakfast proceed to Yala.
Visit a turtle hatchery. Among the many different variety of this species, only eight of these ancient reptiles are found living today. Of the eight, Sri Lanka is famous for five kinds of turtle’s species including Green turtles, Leatherbacks, Olive Ridleys, Hawksbills and Loggerheads who regularly visit the sandy beaches to nest in Sri Lanka's South beaches
Day 04: YALA
Early morning safari in Yala National Park.
Visit the Yala National Park. In terms of game-viewing this is probably the best place to see all of the ‘big three’: elephant, leopard and water buffalo. It is estimated that Yala is home to about 35 Leopard making it one of the world's densest leopard populations. However, they are not always easy to spot.
Day 05: YALA – UDAWALAWE
After breakfast proceed to Udawalawe.
Visit the Udawalawe National Park in the afternoon. The Uda-Walawe National Park is situated in & around the Uda-Walawe Reservoir in South central Sri Lanka. Herds of wild elephants roam the banks of the reservoir while small game like deer or barking deer are spotted regularly as well.
Day 06: UDAWALAWE – KANDY
After breakfast visit the Elephant Transit home.
On completion proceed to Kandy.
Arrive into the last stronghold of Sinhala Kings & UN World Heritage Site – the Hill Country capital of Kandy.
Explore the city’s Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Wander around the lake and the streets of Kandy getting a feel for this wonderful city.
Day 07: KANDY – DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA
After breakfast leave for Sigiriya.
En route Visit an exotic Spice Garden in Matale where you can be treated to a garden tour and cooking demonstration to understand the taste and aroma of the world famous spices. It is quite touristy however everyone learns something and most love it. Also take time to see the art of batik -the ancient art of dyeing cloth using a resist. Dutch traders were so impressed by this craft that in 1835, they brought Batik artists back to Holland with them when they returned from trading trips.
Discover the Dambulla Caves Rock Temple dated from First Century B.C.
Day 08: SIGIRIYA – MINNERIYA – SIGIRIYA
Early morning proceed to Sigiriya - Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This is one of the most dramatic, inspiring and beautiful historical locations in the world. A mythical past of feuding dynasties suits Sigiriya’s striking setting- it was built in 5th century AD by king, Kasyapa, as a fortress-palace. Worthy of being called the “8th wonder of the world”, Sigiriya will astonish anyone with its outstandingly beautiful views, staggering engineering and peerless design.
Evening: Visit the Minneriya National Park. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is the home to Sri Lanka’s favourites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants.
Day 09: SIGIRIYA – ANURADHAPURA
After breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura.
Go sightseeing in Anuradhapura. For over 1000 years Sinhalese Kings with occasional South Indian interlopers ruled from the great city of Anuradhapura. It is the most extensive and important of the Sri Lankan ancient cities. Anuradhapura was found in the 4th century BC and is famous for its Dagabas (Temples), Reservoirs, and beautifully landscaped gardens, the ruins of which still remain to this day. The sacred Bo Tree (the world's oldest tree on record) "Jayasri Maha Bodhi" and the "Ruwanwali Seya" Temples are two of Sri Lanka's most sacred places found in Anuradhapura. In addition to this there are many other historical and religious sites found in Anuradhapura.
Day 10:ANURADHAPURA – WILPATTU – ANURADHAPURA
Visit the Wilpattu national park.
Situated 176 km. north of Colombo, Wilpattu is approximately 1908 sq.km in extent. It has a dense jungle cover, which makes it a more exciting park where animals have to be tracked. There are numerous delightful little lakes - known as villus - and the leopard and sloth bear are the specialty rather than elephants.
Day 11: ANURADHAPURA – NEGOMBO
After breakfast proceed to Negombo.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 12: NEGOMBO – AIRPORT
Proceed to the Airport for departure. Arrive at the airport 3 hours before flight departure.