Discover the wonderful Beaches of Sri Lanka. Our Beach Saga will take you to many breathtaking locations around the Island with an amazing contrast. You will be able to observe a large array of beaches and have your own classification of the best beaches in Sri Lanka.
Arrival at the Airport and Transfer to your Hotel situated on the famous Negombo beach stretch.
Dinner & overnight stay in Negombo.
Morning visit of the bustling fishing village as the fisherman bring their early morning catch to the port.
Located 10 kms from the Colombo international Airport, Negombo offers some of the better beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka, and draws tourists who stop over for a day on their way to or from the airport. Some quiet stretches of the beach are maintained by the tourist hotels, while others are always busy with fishermen and their equipment. Water-sports and diving are also popular among visitors, with a few well-preserved coral reefs and a 50-year-old shipwreck (Kudapaduwa) that serves as an artificial reef for many varieties of fish. "Mora Wala" and "Beach Park" of Negombo are also very interesting places among visitors. There are also local handicrafts, batiks and jewellery boutiques on the beaches and the shops in the city.
Afternoon relax at the beach hotel.
Dinner & overnight stay in Negombo.
Morning departure after breakfast towards Sigiriya.
En route visit the Pinnawala Elephant orphanage which is the l argest in South Asia.
PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
Features one of the biggest herds of captive elephants in the world. The Pinnawela herd today numbers nearly 71 and is easily one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. The main attraction at Pinnawela is watching the elephants walking down to the river twice a day to have their bath. Feeding time for baby elephants is also a very popular time to visit the orphanage.
Afternoon Visit the World renowned Sigirya Rock Fortress, considered the 8th Wonder of the ancient World. Sigiriya is classified as a World heritage site by UNESCO.
Sigiriya, considered by some as the eighth wonder of the world, consists of an ancient castle used by King Kasyapa of the 4th century AD. The Sigiriya site has the remains of an upper palace sited on the flat top of the rock, a mid-level terrace that includes the Lion Gate and the mirror wall with its frescoes, the lower palace that clings to the slopes below the rock, and the moats, walls and gardens that extend for some hundreds of metres out from the base of the rock.The site is both a palace and fortress. Sufficient remains to provide the visitor with a stunning insight into the ingenuity and creativity of its builders.The upper palace on the top of the rock includes cisterns cut into the rock that still retain water. The moats and walls that surround the lower palace are still exquisitely beautiful.
Dinner & overnight stay in Sigiriya.
Morning departure after breakfast towards Trincomalee on the East Coast.
Trincomalee has some of the most picturesque and scenic beaches found in Sri Lanka, relatively unspoilt and clean. The area is famous for bathing and swimming, owing to the relative shallowness of the sea, allowing one to walk out over a hundred meters into the sea without the water reaching the chest. Whale watching is a common pastime in the seas off Trincomalee, and successful sightings are on the rise with the increase of tourism in the area.
Afternoon relax at your hotel on the beautiful Nilaveli beach in with a whole new beach experience and breathtaking ocean views.
Dinner & overnight stay in Trincomalee.
Morning visit the city of Trincomalee, the Fort and the Hindu temple "Koneshwaram Kovil".
OR an optional excursion to the nearby Pigeon Island for snorkeling with its amazing coral reef.
Afternoon relax at the beach hotel.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Trincomalee
After breakfast travel to Passehkudah beach which is arguably the best beach in Sri Lanka.
White Water Rafting at Kithulgala
White powder sand beaches and calm waters provide the perfect conditions for the ultimate beach experience.
Passikudah Bay and Kalkuddah are considered amongst the finest beaches not only in Sri Lanka but also in Asia. Passikudah Bay is a long stretch of coastline renowned for its calm and shallow waters, ideal for swimming and water sports. The outer bay has an extensive coral reef and there are scattered coral communities within the bay, together forming one of the best-known reef systems in the Indian Ocean. The resort, which is on the east side of the island, is 35 kilometres north of Batticaloa.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Passehkudah.
Departure after breakfast towards Kandy.
En route visit the Polonnaruwa ancient city.
The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. While Vijayabahu's victory and shifting of Kingdoms to the more strategic Polonnaruwa is considered significant, the real Polonnaruwa Hero of the history books is actually his grandson, Parakramabahu I. The city Polonnaruwa was also called as Jananathamangalam during the short Cholareign.The ancient city of olonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Afternoon visit the Spice Gardens of Matale.
Evening visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy followed by the evening cultural show.
Dinner & overnight in Kandy the hill capital of Sri Lanka.
After breakfast follow a city tour of Kandy.
Kandy - The hill capital of Kandy lies picturesquely surrounded by mountains and rivers just 72 km away from Colombo. Kandy features the most sacred of all Buddhist shrines - the temple of the tooth or The Dalada Maligawa, which holds the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha. This is also the location in which the annual Esala Perahera, one of the most sought after events in the country takes place.
Afternoon visit the Peradeniya botanical Gardens.
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
The history of the Royal Botanical Gardens dates as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near Mahaweli Ganga. Later, in the reign of King Kirti Sri Rajasinghe from 1747 to 1780 this was made a Royal Garden and from 1780 – 1798 King RajadhiRajasinghe resided therein, where a temporary residence was erected for him. There are around ten thousand plants & trees inclusive of 4000 labeled species.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.
After Breakfast departure towards Yala.
En route visit the picturesque town of Nuwara Eliya.
(City of Lights), also known as 'Little' England', was the favorite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill club, with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, and it's strict formal dinner attire; the 18 hole golf course, race course etc., all remind you of 'England' Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Afternoon visit a Tea plantation and Tea factory.
Dinner and overnight stay in beach Hotel in Yala. .
Morning Safari in The Yala National Park.
YALA NATIONAL PARK
The Yala National Park in southern Sri Lanka has the world's highest concentration of leopards. Much of the nature reserve is parkland, but it also includes jungle, beaches, freshwater lakes, rivers and scrubland.
In addition to leopards the Yala National Park is also home to substantial numbers of elephants, crocodiles, wild boar, water buffalo, grey langurs and many more varieties of large animals. But that's not all; the park is also home to birds of prey such as the white-bellied sea eagles, waders, painted Storks, the Indian peafowl and the Sri Lanka jungle fowl.
Relax at your beach hotel in Yala.
Dinner and overnight stay in Yala.
After breakfast departure towards Bentota.
En route visit the Historical Dutch Fort in Galle, classified as a World heritage site by UNESCO.
Located on the southern tip of the island, this quaint resort town offers travellers everything from luxe beach beds to jet skiing, paragliding, snorkelling and scuba diving. Turquoise water and white sand beaches define Bentota and make it a must-visit not only for Lankans looking for a weekend getaway but also for any tourist visiting Sri Lanka. A mere 60km is all that separates paradise from the hustle and bustle of Colombo. Boasting an array of five-star hotels on its shore capable of confusing those looking for a splendid splurge of a weekend, we've taken it upon us to tell you a few of the best places to kick-back and unwind in this splendid Sri Lankan town.
Relax and enjoy the Sun, Sea and Sand on the famous Bentota beach and indulge in your favourite water sport. With extensive water sports facilities Bentota is currently considered the best water sport destination in Sri Lanka.
Dinner and overnight stay in a beach resort in Bentota.
After breakfast departure towards Colombo.
Afternoon tour of the commercial capital and largest city in Sri Lanka.
Transfer to the Airport for departure or overnight stay in Colombo according to your departure time.