Week in Island Tour
Arrival / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage / Sigiriya lion rock / Sigiriya
Arrive to bandaranayake international airport. You will met representative of McIsland Life
travels and tours. Proceed to Sigiriya en route visit elephant orphanage Pinnawala. The
Pinnawala elephant orphanage was established to feed,nurse and house young elephants found
abandoned by their mothers.
Lunch en route at local restaurant
Afternoon visit Sigiriya lion rock which declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982. It is a
complex of building, part royal place, part fortified town and water gardens on par with the best
in the ancient world, constitute a magnificent and unique architectural feat of the ancient
Sinhalese. It is regarded as the 8th wonder of the ancient world.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sigiriya.
Sigiriya / Anuradhapura
After breakfast visit Anuradhapura ancient city. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagabos
constructed of bricks and hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagobas are
Ruwanweliseya, Jethawanaramaya and Thuparama Dagobas. The city’s most renowed relic is
the scared Bo tree, which is said to have grown from a brand of the tree under which the Buddha
gained enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historically authenticated
tree in the world.
Dinner and overnight stay in Sigiriya.
Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa
After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa is another world heritage site was the
capital of Sri Lanka. Contains some splendid and spectacular statues. The city in its day was
fortified with three concentric walls, beautified with parks and gardens and sanctified by many
surines. Polonnaruwa shows the interesting blend of the influence of the south indian hindu
culture on the Sinhala Buddhist art and architecture in the scattered shrines and monuments still
renovated daily by devotees.
Dinner and overnight stay in Sigiriya.
Sigiriy a/ Minneriya safari / Dambulla cave temple / Spice garden Matale / kandyan dance /
After early breakfast visit Minneriya national park to do a safari at Minneriya national park by
jeep. This national park is famous for its large population of elephants and seen in the catchment
area of the lake. There are also macaques, sambar deer, wild buffaloes, land monitors and even
some elusive leopard and sloth bears to be observed.
Next visit to Dambulla cave temple. The beautifully painted cave temple of Dambulla were
designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991. The walls and ceilings of the caves are
adorned with paintings depicting religious and secular themes.
Lunch en route at a local restaurant
En route visit to spice garden and experience the spices of Sri lanka. Evening visit the Kandyan
Dinner and overnight at Kandy.
Kandy / Temple of tooth / Nuwaraeliya
After breakfast at hotel visit the temple of tooth sacred tooth relic 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.
Leave for Nuwaraeliya en route visit Ramboda water falls, tea factory and tea plantations at
Labukelle where you taste the tea and experience of processing tea at the factory.
Lunch at the hotel and refresh yourself.
Afternoon city tour of Nuwaraeliya and visit around Gregory lake.
Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara eliya.
Nuwaraeliya / Kithulagala water rafting
After breakfast leave for Kithulgala. Kithulgala serves as a base for a rouge of adventure
activities, such as whitewater rafting. Most hotel in the area can also arrange rock climbing,
cycling, abseiling and overnight river trips. A boat trip across the river leads to the Kithulgala
forest preserve, which offers good bird watching and trekking in lowland rainforest.
Dinner and overnight at Kithulgala.
Negombo city tour / Departure
After breakfast leave for Negombo city tour and transfer airport for departure.