package – 2
7 Days / 6 Nights (East Coast / Hill Country)
DAY 1 AIRPORT – NUWARA ELIYA
AYUBOWAN (AHLAN WE SAHLAN) WELCOME TO SRI LANKA – may you be blessed with long life!
With this beautiful traditional greeting our SEYLAN chauffeur will assist you at the Airport and driven to your hotel at Nuwara Eliya while sightseeing through the hill. .
Morning we leave for the Tea Country, an interesting drive passing the Victoria Dam and typical village scenery ascending to the cooler climes and a landscape of emerald green tea gardens. Check in at hotel.
We take a short sightseeing tour. The nostalgia of the British empire builders is reflected in Nuwara Eliya – buildings, gardens, landscaping, names etc., First introduced by them, terraced Tea gardens with mist hovering above and colorfully clad tea pluckers on the slopes, plucking two leaves and a bud is a delightful sight. We explore Nuwara Eliya, the lake, the 18-hole over 100 years old Golf Course, purchase the world famous Ceylon Tea and excited to visit Horton Plains National Park next morning.
Stay overnight in GRAND HOTEL Nuwara Eliya
DAY 2 NUWARA ELIYA – KANDY
Early morning a visit to the Dalada Maligawa (temple of the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha). We observe the traditional Kandyan art and architecture and witness the morning ‘Pooja’ (offering) accompanied by Kandyan drumming. The sanctity enfolds us… After a short tour of beautiful Kandy we visit the Kandy market to pick up some fresh vegetables and dry spices as today we will learn to make a typical Sinhala curry or we may opt for a visit to a crafts village to see craftsmen at work producing exquisite Kandyan artifacts. Evening we enjoy a traditional cultural show with resounding drum beats.
Stay : Mahaweli Reach – Kandy
DAY 3 KANDY – TRINCOMALEE
Renowned for being one of the best natural deep-water harbours in the world, Trincomalee is admired for its white sandy beaches such as Nilaveli and Uppuveli. Found in the north eastern coast of Sri Lanka, “Trinco”, as it is fondly referred to, is a desirable water sports destination owing to its throngs of pristine beaches which rank among the most scenic in the island. Boasting the world’s fifth largest natural harbour, Trinco is home to its fair share of cultural and historical attractions as well.
The region’s strong Dutch influence is evident through sites such as Fort Frederick which is home to the Swami Rock, atop which the famed Koneswaram Temple is located. Dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, the temple is one of the main sites reflecting the historical significance of Trinco. Besides this classical-medieval temple complex, the popular Lover’s Leap can also be found within the vicinity of the fort.
Adding to the distinctive natural beauty of the destination is Pigeon Island, which is a charming little rocky islet off the coast of the scenic Nilaveli Beach. Being a famous breeding ground for the iconic blue rock pigeons, it can be visited by taking a motorboat ride. Yet another point of interest among Trincomalee attractions is the group of seven hot water springs in Kanniyai. With varying temperatures, the water in these wells is believed to be rich in therapeutic value. A traveller exploring these attractions will be delighted to find Jungle Beach, a tranquil resort which lies in harmony with the surrounding natural splendour.
Stay over night at Trinco BLU
DAY 4 TRINCOMALEE – PASSIKUDAH
Morning we proceed from the hills to the east coast and Pasekudah for a relaxing beach stay.
A fine bay with clear waters which opens to the north. An off shore reef shelters a sandy beach, miles long, and keeps the water calm and clear. A windsurfers and water skiers delight and a sun worshipper’s paradise.
Stay overnight : Amaya Beach
DAY 5 – PASSIKUDAH
Relax and enjoy at the Beach of Passikudah the full day
Stay : Amaya Beach
DAY 6 – Passikudah – COLOMBO
Morning we are ready to proceed to Colombo enjoying the sightseeing throughout the trip and settle down in Colombo, in the evening a trip to around the Colombo city and little shopping.
Stay : in OZO Colombo
day 7 Colombo – airport departure
After a sumptuous Breakfast check out and proceed towards the Airport and bid Adieus with the good intention to meet you again.