Tropical Lanka Travels

Day 01

Arrival / Pinnawala elephant orphanage / Sigiriya lion rock

You will get warm welcome from representative of Mc Island Life travels and tours.

You will proceed to Sigiriya en route visit pinnawala elephant orphanage. At this orphanage you
will find elephants of all ages that have been abandoned and the unique feature is that you feed
the baby elephants with milk bottles during the feeding time.

Lunch en route at a local restaurant

Visit Sigiriya lion rock which is declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982. The ruin is
surrounded by gardens, ponds and other structures. Sigiriya was built by King Kassapa.

Dinner and overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 02

Minneriya Safari / Hiriwaduna village safari / Anuradhapura

After breakfast visit Minneriya national park to do a safari by jeep. There are about 300 wild
elephants, wild buffaloes, wild boar, spotted deer, sloth bear, sambhar, leopards
, crocodiles, jackals, nine kinds of amphibians, 25 kinds of reptiles, 160 species of birds, 26
varieties of fishes, butterflies recorded from the Minneriya national park.

Afternoon explore the rural village of Hiriwaduwa. The tour begins with a beautiful trek to a
manmade reservoir. After boat ride, hop into a bullock carl alongside paddy fields and rural
vegetable plantations to a traditional village house, where you will enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan
lunch.

After completion proceed to Anuradhapura.

Dinner and overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

Day 03

Anuradhapura ancient city / Trinco

After breakfast visit Anuradhapura ancient city. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas are
the Ruwanweliseya, Jethawaarama and the Thuparama dagoba enshrines the collarbone of the
Buddha. The city’s most renowed relic is the scared Bo tree, which is said to have grown from a
branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment.

Afternoon visit Trincomalee.

Dinner and overnight at Trincomalee.

Day 04

Marble beach / hot water wells / Koneswaram temple / Boat tours

Leave for Trincomalee and visit Koneswaram temple, hot water wells and pigeon Island.

Koneswaram temple surrounded by the dramatic swami rock and gokana bay, the classicalmedieval complex is the Trinco’s biggest draw. The site is major hind pilgrimage center, and one
of the Pancha Ishwarams build in Sri Lanka to honor one of the principle deities of Hinduism.

Visit Kanniya hot wells comprise seven warm natural springs enclosed in seven square- shaped
wells. The spring water is thought to have therapeutic properties; those with skin problems or
ailments such as arthritis and rheumatism come here looking for a relief.

After lunch visit national park of pigeon island. This rocky island has to two small beaches and is
a major draw among tourist for the excellent snorkeling opportunities in the shallow waters of
the bay, live coral and still be seen here in addition to a number of tropical fish species and other
marine life.

Dinner and overnight at Trincomalee.

Day 05

Sun, sand and beach relax at Pasikuda beach

After breakfast and leave for Pasikuda for leisure at your beach resort.

Dinner and overnight stay in Pasikuda.

Day 06

Polonnaruwa

After breakfast visit Polonnaruwa ancient city.

Polonnaruwa is another ‘world heritage site’ was the capital of Sri Lanka from 11th – 13th
centuries, contains some splendid and spectacular statues. You will see the excavations; temples,
dagabos, the royal place ect. Rankoth vehera and Kiri vehera are well preserved large stupas and
gal vihare- a rock shrine has four Buddha statues, two seated one standing and one reclining.

After completion check in to hotel

Dinner overnight stay in Polonnaruwa.

Day 07

Dambulla cave temple / Spice garden Matale / Kandyan dance

After breakfast you will leave for Kandy en route Dambulla and Matale.

The beautifully painted cave temples of Dambulla where designated a UNESCO world heritage
site in 1991. The caves of Dambulla sheltered king Walagama during his 14 years of exile from
Anuradhapura.

Visit Matale Spice garden where you can enjoy a garden tour and a cooking demonstration to
understand the taste and aroma of the world famous spices.

Lunch enroute at a local restaurant

Afternoon visit for Kandyan dance performance in Kandy. The kandyan dance is traditionally
performed to percussion only. The most common drum is the Geta beraya, which is only used in
Kandyan dance.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 08

Temple of tooth relic / tea factories and tea plantation / ramboda water falls / city tour

After breakfast visit temple of tooth relic where located at the heart of the kandy town. The green
waters of the nuwara wewa, the temple’s white washed walls with tops shaped like that of clouds
surrounded the temples ground.

Leave Nuwaraeliya en-route visit ramboda waterfalls, tea factory and tea plantations at the
Labukelle estate where you taste the tea and experience of processing tea at the factory.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon city tour of Nuwaraeliya, Visit greagory lake, gold club and city.

Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya .

Kitulgala water rafting

After breakfast leave for Kitulgala water rafting which serves as a base for a range of adventure
activities, such as white water rafting, a boat trip across the river leads to the Kitulgala forest
preserve, which offers good birdwatching and trekking in lowland.

Dinner and overnight at Kitulgala.

Day 09

Colombo city tour / Departure

After breakfast leave for city tour and transfer to Airport.