On your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, a T2 Travels representative will meet and greet you. Then we will start our journey to Sigiriya.
On our way, we will visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This institution was started as an orphanage for wild elephant calves found abandoned around Sri Lanka. Today is running a successful breeding program, and every morning you can see baby elephants happily playing in the Maha Oya River.
Rising 200 meters above the surrounding plains and ancient gardens with pools and lakes is Lion Rock. On its summit is the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a 5th-century citadel built on the whim of a king.
In the afternoon we will take a Stroll Through the Villages that surround Sigiriya, and experience the soul of the island.
A direct trip from Bandaranaike International Airport to Sigiriya typically takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.
After breakfast at the hotel in Sigiriya, we will head for Kandy.
On our way, we will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla. This Buddhist temple is a place of worship since at least the 1st century BC. Through the centuries of its existence, it was adorned with more than 150 statues of Buddha, and more than 2,100 square meters of religious wall paintings.
Continuing on our way, we will visit Spice and Herbal Garden. Many spices you can find in your pantry today, spread around the world as ingredients of potions and medicine in ancient times. Here you can learn about their history and production, and also procure them, or traditional remedies and wellness treatments made of these natural products.
Arriving in Kandy we will attend the Kandyan Dance Show. Starting at 4 pm, we will experience dances of Sinhala civilization. Dance routines derived from religious rituals, and an art form celebrating nature, gods, and historic events.
After the show, we will visit one of the holiest Buddhist places in Sri Lanka. Sri Dalada Maligawa, or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the temple which is the home of the sacred relic of Buddha’s tooth.
If time allows it, we will visit the Gem Museum, traditional Woodworking Factory, or the Batik Factory where the cloth is dyed using this ancient technique.
A direct trip from Sigiriya to Kandy typically takes 2 hours and 20 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.
After breakfast at the hotel in Kandy, we will start our journey to Nuwara Eliya.
The first stop we will make is after just a few kilometers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, home to more than 4,000 different plant species among which is the world-renowned collection of orchids.
Continuing on our way, we will take a guided tour through a Tea Factory, a place where you can learn about the history and process of producing some of the best tea in the world.
Our next stop will the Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, a place of worship dedicated to Hanuman, a member of the Hindu pantheon and one of the central characters of Ramayana. Just a short drive away is one of the most stunning waterfalls on the island, Ramboda Ella a majestic tiered waterfall over which waters cascade in the shape of the letter Y.
The cool temperate climate of tea country is very favorable for the cultivation of many fruits more common for continental Europe. And we will visit the Strawberry Farm, where you can indulge in products of these aromatic fruits.
After breakfast at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya, we will embark on exploring this town and its surroundings.
On our trip, we will visit two places related to events of epic Ramayana. Seetha Aman Temple is a Hindu place of worship, dedicated to princess Sitha who spent part of her captivity where this temple now stands. The wooded area above it is known as the Ashok Vatika, according to the Ramayana, here lord Hanuman has presented to Sitha a proof of his identity.
The rest of the day we will enjoy on the Lake Gregory. This artificial lake was constructed in the 19th century, and since then it is a favored spot for leisure, long walks, and boating.
A direct trip from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya typically takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.
After breakfast at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya, we will start our journey to Galle.
On our way, we will stop in the town of Kosgoda, where the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project is located. This institution is one of the most important ones for the protection of these magnificent animals. Their hatchery provides a safe space for baby turtles to hatch from eggs collected from nearby nesting areas, away from the danger of predators.
Continuing on our way, we will visit the Galle Fort, a stunningly well preserved European fortress. Originally built by Portuguese in the 16th century and expanded by Dutch in the 17th, today is one of the most popular landmarks in Sri Lanka.
After breakfast at the hotel in Ahangama, we will enjoy the activities offered in this town.
Ahangama and neighboring Midigama are best known as the beach destinations. The golden beaches lined with coconut palms are inviting for spending Leisure time on them. While the crystal clear water invites to swimming and surfing.
A direct trip from Nuwara Eliya to Ahangama, via Kosgoda, typically takes 5 hours and 10 minutes, and you will stay overnight at Hotel on the Bed & Breakfast basis, with breakfast included in price.
After breakfast at the hotel in Ahangama, we will start on our way to Bandaranaike International Airport.
On our way to the airport, we will visit the city of Colombo and take a sightseeing tour of the city of Colombo. The Old Fort area, the National Museum of Sri Lanka, Streets of Pettah neighborhood, Gangaramaya Temple, Beira Lake, and Independence Memorial Hall; are just some of the places we will see.
A direct trip from Ahangama to Bandaranaike International Airport typically takes 2 hours and 10 minutes.