Day 01 – AIRPORT – NEGOMBO (Meals XX/X)
- Arrive in Sri Lanka. Meet and assist on arrival at Airport by Reeya Signature Transfer to Negombo, Overnight stay at Negombo
Day 02 – NEGOMBO – MAWANALLA – KANDY B/UD) (Meals B/L/D)
- Breakfast at Hotel
- City tour of *Negombo – a famous fishing village North of Colombo, with a Dutch built Canal. The canal itself is a hive of activity with fishermen traveling up and down in their gaily-painted boats. On the shores of the canal you will find many homes and churches and many species of birds including spectacular Kingfishers.
- Lunch at a Restaurant
- Continue to Kandy, visiting a *Spice Garden in Mawanella to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.
- Sightseeing in *Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Crafts Centre, Gem Museum. Kandy the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Visit *Meera Makkam Mosque.
- By the night experience a colourful show where you will be taken to mind blowing Sri Lankan culture extravaganza… Get ready for Heavy drumbeat and acrobatic act.
- Transfer to Hotel Dinner & Overnight Stay at Kandy
Day 03 KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA (Meals B/L/D)
- Breakfast at Hotel Proceed to Nuwara Eliya
- (Optional: US$ 15 per person) *Scenic Train: The very first steam trains were running in Sri Lanka to bring Tea, the greatest commercial export of the colonial Ceylon, to Colombo. Major Thomas Skinner was instrumental in setting trains up and he describes in his book “Fifty years in Ceylon” how he had to convince the British colonial government to spend approximately GBP 800,000/- to set up the network of railway lines, bridges/aqueducts, for Trains, today it stands as one of the most scenic journeys to be done on rail in the world
- Visiting “Tea experience”, which involves a visit a plantation to observe firsthand the process, starting from the plucking field where it all begins with the picking of “two leaves and a bud” to the factory where the processing begins. Originally introduced to the island around 1850 by the British, Ceylon Tea is world famous for its high quality and has remained a major contributor to the island’s economy for generations. Currently, Sri Lanka is one of largest exporter of tea worldwide.
- Lunch at Restaurant Sightseeing in *Nuwara Eliya The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. Visit *Lake Gregory is one of the significant tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya. With recent up liftmen in Nuwara Eliya area many recreation facilities introduced around the Gregory lake area. You can buy a ticket and visit the Lake Park and enjoy your evening by the lake. Need a boat ride…. They are there for you to offer a ride to get an unforgettable experience. Swan Boats are there to hire if you need a ride on your own.
- Transfer to Hotel Dinner & Overnight Stay at Nuwara Eliya
Day 04 – NUWARA ELIYA – COLOMBO (Meals B/L/D)
- Breakfast at Hotel
- Proceed to the Colombo. Visit St Clair’s water fall & Devon Water Falls
- En-route stop at *Kitulgala this is the place where the famous “Bridge on the River Kwai” film was made. En route Witness the sensuous St. Claris & divine Devon waterfalls. The journey is a truly remarkable. You are offered a Scenic drive and totally different landscape from the City of Nuwara Eliya.
- Lunch at Restaurant
- Continue to Colombo, *Colombo a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens, Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha & the Independence Square.
- Dinner at a Restaurant
- Overnight Stay at Colombo
Day 05 – COLOMBO – AIRPORT (Meals B/L/X)
- Breakfast at Hotel
- Visit *Jamiul Alfar Masjid – Jamiul Alfar MASJID is one kind of architectural monument in the country, it has enriched in itself the Islamic Culture along with its majestic colonial English looking structural detailing with its vibrant color of red with its close proximity to the Colombo Ports forms a scenic yet a very spiritual environment. Also showing it’s solidarity with standing the test of time, these features attract many businessman and tourists as well to this MASJID.
- Lunch at a Typical Sri Lankan Restaurant with the famous Crab Curry
- From buzzing bazaars to stylish boutique outlets, Colombo is increasingly becoming a popular shopping destination within Asia. Odel is Sri Lanka’s most famous shop, a growing department store in the centre of town. Western-label clothes are sold at a fraction of overseas prices. Other attractions include home wear stores like Paradise Road, Suriya and Gandhara. Saffron Villas is popular for antique furniture. Barefoot is famous for its hand spun and vibrantly-coloured fabrics. There are several good quality jewellers. If you want to get a feel for the trading heart of the city, spend a hectic morning wandering the narrow streets of Pettah Bazaar where you will find anything from steel pots to the latest mobile phones.
- Transfer to the Airport for the flight back.