7 Days Ancient Sites and Uphill Country Tour

Buddha Statue

Day 1: Airport–Negombo

A Representative of Coconut Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your first stop on your Sri Lankan adventure – Negambo. You will be accommodated in a nice beach side hotel where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the tropical sandy beach. The first night will be spent in Negambo.

Day 2: Negombo–Anuradhapura

After breakfast we will head for Anuradhapura via Puttalam. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization from 4th Century BC. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will spend the day in the ancient capital of the Island and explore the fascinating ruins. A visit of Sri Maha Bodhi, the oldest historically documented tree in the world is a must. After the sightseeing we will head for the hotel. Overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

Day 3: Anuradhapura–Kaudulla National Park–Sigiriya

Every new day has to be started with a delicious breakfast. On our 3rd day we will leave in the morning for Sigiriya. Sigiriya is a 650 feet high rock fortress, a masterpiece of construction, artistry & irrigation. The world-renowned frescoes of the "Heavenly Maidens" of Sigiriya. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon we will take a jeep safari through the Kaudulla National Park, looking for elephants, deer, peacocks, boars, and many kinds of birds. The night will be spent at Sigiriya.

Day 4: Sigiriya–Dambulla–Matale–Kandy

After breakfast our first stop today will be Dambulla. The Golden Rock in Dambulla is a cave temple which dates back to the 1st Century BC. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colorful frescoes which depict Buddhist mythology and the tales of the Buddha's previous births. The caves house the largest collection of Buddha statues in one place. From Dambulla we will drive to Matale, to visit a spice garden, where you can get to know various spices and experience the exotic smells and flavors. In the afternoon we will continue our journey to Kandy. In Kandy we will spend the evening visiting the Cultural show to get to know the unique Kandyan dancing and drumming. By nightfall we will end our day with the visit of the DaladaMaligawa golden roofed temple of the sacred Tooth relic of the Buddha in time to witness the ‘pooja’. We will spend the night in a hotel in Kandy.

Day 5: Kandy

We will spend the day sightseeing in the picturesque hill capital of the Island: Kandy. We start our day with the visit of the elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala and take a look at Elephant museum at Millennium Elephant Foundation (Optional - elephant ride). We continue our day with the visit of the Botanical Garden. In the afternoon we will explore the city by itself with many interesting old temples, a historic museum, Traditional Handicraft and Gem factory and plenty of souvenir shops. We will end our day with a walk around the beautiful Kandy Lake. Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 6: Kandy–Ramboda–Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast we will head for Nuwara Eliya. On the way we will pass Ramboda, where we will stop and take a moment to admire the beautiful scenery of the amazing Ramboda waterfalls (329 ft. high). We will stop for a visit of the tea factory to see how the world's favorite drink is prepared and enjoy a cup of real Sri Lankan tea. In the afternoon will be filled with sightseeing in Nuwara Eliya which resembles an old English town. An interesting lake, race track, well- kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican Church, an 18 holes golf course and so much more. A must is a visit of the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, which houses an exotic collection of roses and ferns. We will spend the night in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya–Colombo

After breakfast a Representative of Coconut Tours will take you to the airport or Colombo (depending on your request drop-offs at other places are available.)

That's in the Coconut Tour Package

Tour Package from $833 pp

Final price will depend on number of guests, season and service level.

Included:

  • Transportation
  • Accomodation
  • Breakfast
  • Driver, Guide
  • Safari Jeep
  • Tickets
  • Government Taxes

Excluded:

  • Flights
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips
  • Lunch and Dinner if not specified
  • Optional Activities

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