Ceylon Holiday Tour

Day 01

Airport pickup / Pinnawala elephant orphanage / Dambulla cave temple / Sigiriya

Arrive at Bandarayanayake international airport and met by Mc Island Life travels and tours
representatives. You leave Colombo in the morning and drive along to Pinnawala elephant
orphanage. The Pinnawala elephant orphanage was established to feed, nurse and house young
elephants found abandoned by their mothers.

Lunch at Pinnawala and proceed to Sigiriya. En route visit Dambulla rock cave temple. Its rock
ceiling is one large sweep of colorful painting which depict Buddhist mythology and tales of
buddhas birth. Within the cave temple is the collection of the largest number of Buddha statues
in one place.

Evening check in to hotel and dinner and overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 02

Sigiriya lion rock / Nalanda gedige / Matale spice garden / Kanyan dance / Kandy

After breakfast you climb the Sigiriya lion rock. Sigiriya is a world heritage site and the 5th
century fortress in the sky which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the island. It is
also knows as lion rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the place
on the summit of the 600 foot high rock on rock on its summit arume the foundations of the royal
place. Water tanks to supply water and all other bulding and at the edges the guardhouses.

Afternoon visit Kandy via Matale en route visit Nalanda gedige which is the earliest all stone
building found in Sri Lanka. It is an amalgamation of hindu and Buddhist architecture.

Lunch en route at local restaurant

Visit Matale spice garden and experience the spices of Sri Lanka. Early evening witness a
cultural dance performance.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 03

Kandy / Temple of the tooth / Kithulgala water rafting

After breakfast visit temple of the tooth relic where located at the heart of the Kandy town right
before the green waters of the nuwara wewa. The temple’s white washed walls with tops shaped
like that of clouds surround the temple ground. The wonder around the lake and the streets of
Kandy getting a feel of this wonderful city.

Lunch en route at a local restaurant

Visit Kithulgala, the stretch of Kelaniya river around Kithulgala is considered to be the best
place for whitewater rafting in Sri Lanka. The main raftins stretch is about 4 km(3 miles) long
and rapids vary from grade 3 to 5 depending on rainfall. The scenery is spectacular, forest
covered hills, deep gorgeous plnging down to the Kelaniya river.

Dinner and overnight at Kithulgala.

Day 04

Kithulgala / Horton plains national park / Udawalawe

After early breakfast leave for Horton plains national park. Horton plains national park is
undoubtedly one of the world’s best nature reserves and eco-tourism venues in Sri Lanka. It lies
within the central hills, declared a UNESCO world (natural) site in 2010. The plain also features
many interesting attractions such as ‘baker falls’, chimney pool and the famous worlds end (a
3700 ft. sheer drop that offers fabulous views of the tea estates below and all the way out to the
distance southern coastline).

Proceed to Udawalawe after a long journey. Check in to hotel and we suggest that you spend the
rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the natural surroundings.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel Udawalawe.

Day 05

Udawalawe national park / Weligama beach

After early breakfast set out on a jeep safari into the Udawalawe national park. According to
wildlife reports there are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to
100. The riches within the park and do not end there; flocks of samba deer, wild buffaloes,
bandicoots, foxes, water-monitor lizards, crocodiles, sloth bears, the occasional leopards and a
wealth of reptiles and birds can also be observed in their natural habitats.

Lunch enroute local restaurant

After safari you will be proceed to south coast corner of Sri Lanka. Visit the sleepy fishing town
Weligama. It is famous for the fishing technique used by the fishermen of the village. The stills
are carved with notches to help fishermen climb up to their crossbar, where they carefully
balance themselves as they fish.

Dinner and overnight stay in Bentota.

Day 06

Weligama / whale watching / turtle hatchery / Bentota

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Bentota with en route sightseeing. Mirissa is the perfect
place for some excellent whale watching. You can see there blue whales, sperm whales as well
as dolphins.

Lunch en route at local restaurant

Later evening visit Kosgoda marine turtle hatchery- a valuable conservation project that protects
the endangered marine turtles of Sri Lanka.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Bentota.

Day 07

Bentota / Madu river safari / Beach relax

After breakfast proceed to Madu ganga river Safari. The boat trip is a wonderful way of seeing
some of the hundreds of spices of plants and animals- monkeys eat fruits in the trees, a water
monitor lizard glides slowly through the water, and cormorants, egrets and kingfishers wait
patiently on the banks eyeing the water for prey.

Afternoon return back to the hotel and sun, sand and beach relax at your beach resort.

Dinner and overnight stay in Bentota.

Day 08

Leave to Colombo for airport.