Breakfast & Dinner at hotel (except Dinner at Colombo).
Transportation (as per itinerary ).
English Speaking Driver Cum Guide.
Personal Travel and Insurance.
Meals which are not specified above (Lunch on tour).
Tips and Portages.
Entrance fees to the sites which are not specified above.
Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
Jeep hires for Yala safari.
Visit Wilpattu which means 'natural lakes' in Sinhala and '10 lakes' in Tamil and lakes are exactly what you'll find at Wilpattu National Park. This is a place for the more dedicated safari-goer.
Trincomalee (Trinco) sits on one the world’s finest natural harbours. This historic city is old almost beyond reckoning.
Climbing an ancient Giant rock – It’ll take you less than 1 Hour to the top of the rock, while climbing stop for a break to breath & often to take photos and admire the view.
Minneriya National Park- where you can spot the largest, recurring Asian elephant gathering in the world, leopards, sloth bears, monkey species & bird species.
The ruins of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia’s most evocative sights. The sprawling complex contains a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders.
Visit The beautiful Royal Rock Temple in Dambulla, from the caves there are superb views over the surrounding countryside; Sigiriya is clearly visible some 20km distant.
Get experienced unbelievable memories in this tour Kings ruled the central plains of Sri Lanka from Polonnaruwa 800 years ago, when it was a thriving commercial and religious Centre.
Explore Kandy is a bustling city built around a lake in central Sri Lanka. It is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and is considered one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist World.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding earth for wild Asian elephants.
Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River & Immerse into one of the wettest place in the country.
Spot out the beauty of the mountain surround view & Greeny Tea plantation while travelling to hill station.
Catch the most gorgeous train trip in the world on the Kandy to Ella train excursion.
View the breathtaking scenery in Ella & Breathtaking scenery at little Adam's peak, Flying to Ravana Zip line.
Visiting the Yala National Park where you can spot elephant, leopards & Sri Lankan own native birds.
Arrive by flight and you will be transferred to the arrival terminal. Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. You will meet one of the Representatives of Apple Vacations will assist you as he will be having a paging board with your name in the meeting area, and he will introduce you to your own English speaking chauffeur guide who will transfer you to the hotel in Anuradhapura.
After transfer to the hotel and relax at hotel
Arrive to hotel & check into the hotel
Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Anuradhapura
Leave with packed breakfast for Morning Safari at Wilpattu National Park
Wilpattu National Park unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The park is located 30 km west Anuradhapura and located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo). The park is 1,317 square kilometers (131, 693 hectares) and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world-renowned for its leopard population. A remote camera survey was conducted in Wilpattu from July to October 2015 by the Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust. A sample of forty-nine individual leopards were photo-captured in the surveyed area and the core area density was between that of Yala National Park's Block I and Horton Plains National Park.
Thereafter Transfer to Trincomalee & check in to the hotel
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka is the ideal spot for snorkeling in the cold water surrounded by marine creatures. Trincomalee area is the absolute highlight of your stay on the east coast. You experience the most vibrant coral reefs of Sri Lanka, soft and hard corals, schools of colorful fish and different coral fish of the Indian Ocean. It will be a 100% “green” experience for you as well as to nature.
After the breakfast at the Hotel and visit to Aathi Koneswaram Temple
Aathi Koneswaram Temple in Sri Lanka is a regionally important Hindu temple located in the Thambalagamuwa village. The name of the temple in Tamil means the “Temple of the Original Lord of Konesvaram”. The temple was constructed during the 17th century in replacement to the Koneswaram temple (Temple of Thousand Pillars) that was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1622. Only the main Sanctorum remains of the original temple. The Gopuram or main entrance tower was added in 1953 and is one of the tallest in the region.
Next Visit to Uppuveli
North of Trinco, the indented coastline is blessed with fine beaches. Development is limited to two villages at the moment: the pretty, palm-lined sands of Uppuveli just north of Trinco, and the more expansive, more isolated beach of Nilaveli. The ambience is mellow at both places, but Uppuveli has a fun travellers' scene and a strip of good places to eat.
Next Visit to Marble Beach Marble Beach About 17km south of Trinco, there's a turn-off on the left for Marble Beach (signposted just before the Kinniya bridge), a glorious cove bookended by wooded headlands. When the day is bright and the sea is calm, you can see the surface shining like a marble and that’s how the name is derived.
After the Breakfast at the hotel, Journey starts towards Dambulla
Enter the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa. Visit Polonnaruwa Heritage Sight by Bicycle,
Gal Vihara (Sinhala: stone temple), Buddhist Temple at (UNESCO World Heritage Site) at Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka is the most perfect specimen of Buddha statue hewn out of solid stone. Crafted during the reign of King Parakrabahu (1153-1186 A.C), Gal Vihara statues are still in complete preservation with their irresistible charm and sublimity. It is undeniable that the sculptors of Gal Vihara were of greater skill and expertise in the art of stone sculpture in Sri Lanka. The images at Gal Vihara have brought about higher level of awakening in the observers with respect of Buddhist art in Sri Lanka.
Royal Palace This group of buildings dates from the period of King Parakramabahu I (1153 – 1186). The King`s Royal Palace is a massive structure, measuring 31 m by 13 m, once including 50 rooms supported by 30 columns. Even today it is quite an impressive building, but picture it being seven floors tall with 3 m thick walls, as the archaeologist’s claim it once was!
Lankatilaka One of the most evocative structures in Polonnaruwa, the Lankatilaka temple was built by Parakramabahu I and later restored by Vijayabahu IV. This massive gedige (stone Buddhist temple with corbelled roof and thick walls) has 17m-high walls, although the roof has collapsed.
Evening Visit to Minneriya National Park,
Safari at Minneriya National Park is one of best spot to capture wiled-animals in Sri Lanka. It is home to 200+ elephants, monkeys, crocodiles and even a handful of leopards. The park is surrounded by grasslands and can be visited year-round to see elephants and other great wildlife. See why this is the best national park in Sri Lanka. During this period herds, up to 300 elephants are seen at the 8,890-hectare park within a few square kilometers of the Minneriya Reservoir. In August and September each year during the dry season, wild elephants from the surrounding wilderness in search of food and water, make their way to the shores of the Minneriya Reservoir adjoining the Minneriya National Park. A huge herd of elephants, sometimes numbering up to 300, converge together within a few square kilometers of the lake.
After the Breakfast at the hotel, Head on to Sigiriya
Rising significantly from the focal fields, the confounding rough outcrop of Sigiriya is maybe Sri Lanka's single most emotional sight. Close vertical dividers take off to a level bested summit that contains the vestiges of an antiquated civilization, thought to be at one time the focal point of the brief kingdom of Kassapa, and there are enchanting vistas crosswise over fog enclosed woodlands by the early morning.
The Rock Temple of Dambulla, called Jumbukola Vihara (Dambulla Cave Temple) in the (Mahavamsa)-the principal Pali Chronicle of Sri Lanka, the last capital of the Sinhalese kings, on the main road to Anuradhupura. Dambulla is a scent of unique interest. Its rock temples are the most extensive in the Island, and one of the most ancient, and in the highest state of preservation and order.
After the Breakfast at the hotel, Move on Kandy via Matale Spice Garden
Visit a Spice Garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. Also witness a cookery demonstration. Clients will be offered a free head and a shoulder oil massage for 5 minutes and a typical rice and curry lunch will be surved.
After transfer to the hotel check in to the hotel and relax at hotel
Evening visit Kandy temple and city tour
The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja(offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists. However, you don’t actually see the tooth. It’s kept in a gold casket shaped like a dagoba (stupa), which contains a series of six dagoba caskets of diminishing size. As well as the revered main temple, the complex includes a series of smaller temples, shrines and museums.
Kandy View Point - Climb the hill by Kandy Lake to reach Kandy view point and receive a view of the city that cannot be beaten. As a popular tourist spot, the area brings in a large amount of peddlers, though they often sell sub-par items. The area also has a reputation for high pickpocket activity, so keep an eye on your belongings. From the hill, you can enjoy great views over the lake and the city as a whole.
Kandy Lake - also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned. There are many legends and folklore regarding the lake. One such is that the small island at its center was used by the king’s helm for bathing and was connected to the palace by secret tunnel.
After the Breakfast at the hotel, start the tour to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the home to some 100 or more elephant orphans. A place you will really enjoy and never forget. Most orphans are accustomed to their curious human visitors and are harmless. The Orphanage is open from 8.30am to 5.45pm and visitors can interact a little with the elephants during the regulated bathing and feeding times. You can watch them feeding at 9.15 am, 1.15 and 5.00 pm. Bath times are from 10 am until 12 noon and from 2 until 4 pm.
Back to Kandy and visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden
Royal Botanical Garden: Home to over 4000 species of plants including an extensive collection of colorful orchids, medicinal plants, spices, palm trees and more, these gardens annually attract nearly 2 million visitors. Greatly contributing towards aspects such as floriculture, butterfly and birdlife conservation and concentrating on the sustainability and biodiversity of the island, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is truly a paradise of tropical greenery, with an abundance of bamboos, lianas and lofty trees to wander amongst.
After the Breakfast at the hotel & proceed to Nuwara Eliya via Kitulgala
Experience .in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white-water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White-Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.
There after Proceed to Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya, the "city of lights," is the most elevated town in Sri Lanka and that implies a break from the harsh warmth and dampness that encompasses the remainder of the nation. Arranged at around 2000m above ocean level and encompassed by rich tea manors.
Nuwara Eliya is the principle slope resort of Sri Lanka and the core of the tea business. This city with a height of 6200 meters is the most elevated in Sri Lanka. When a delight retreats of the European grower the town is still particularly an English town with numerous English style cabins and structures.
Nuwara Eliya offers many activities for tourists including visits to tea plantations, golfing, horse riding, boating, hiking and of course exploring the beauty of the landscaped gardens, waterfalls and plateaus.
Arrive Nuwaraeliya & check in to the hotel
Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya
After the Breakfast at the hotel & get reach to Ellla by Train
Train journeys are real cultural experiences and the most scenic routes will be highlights of your visit - in particular the wonderful journey from Nanuoya Station to Ella which will travel through man made tunnels, beautiful mountains and tea plantations in the hill country.The scenery from the train is breathtaking! Like a green carpet of tea bushes rolling by, with colorful sari-dressed tea pickers popping out of the sea of green.
Next pick up at ella Railway station and visit to little Adem’s Peak and Flying Ravana,
If you want to enjoy some of the best view without needing to hike for hours little Adem’s Peak Is the Perfect trek especially for an unforgettable sunset.
Flying Ravana is Sri Lanka’s first ever mega dual zip-line, located amidst the luscious green estates of Ella, Sri Lanka. (Near Little Adams Peak - Ella's main attraction) The two-wire zip-line stretches for more than half a kilometer, slides at max 80kmph and offers a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful hills of the island. Flying Ravana is truly, Ella in all its glory.
After few hours of traveling arrive hotel to Ella & Check in to the hotel
After the Breakfast at the hotel & proceed to Yala
Enroute visit Ravana Falls
The Ravana Falls located in the misty mountains of Ella, Sri Lanka along the road. The water gushes down a height of 25 meters fallen from an oval concave rock. Ravana Falls is a 3-tier cascading waterfall, creating rock pools along its way down. During the wet season the Ravana Falls takes the form of a drooping areca flower, but its wide size is reduced dramatically during the dry season. Although it is always worth it to check this waterfall when you’re Ella as it’s one of the easiest accessible waterfalls in Sri Lanka.
Afternoon experience a safari at Yala National Park
Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. Its home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species. Inland, Sithulpawwa is an ancient Buddhist monastery. Nearby caves contain centuries-old rock paintings. Southwest, Magul Maha Viharaya also has ancient Buddhist ruins. Both are pilgrimage sites.
There after transfer to hotel & Check in to the hotel
Once done the Breakfast at the hotel & Tour begins towards to Galle City.
The Galle Fort, or Dutch Fort as it is also known, is a fortification first built by the Portugese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The initial fortifications, which were built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. According to a statement by UNESCO the site was recognized as a World Heritage Site for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries which is the criteterion number four for such recognition.
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct Located in Galle, Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct as the name would suggest is a shopping mall located in a beautifully restored colonial building originally built during the Dutch occupation. It has a constantly growing selection of places to eat, drink or shop. There are fabulous bay views from its upper balcony.
The Galle lighthouse is situated inside the landmark Galle Fort. It is built seven meters above the road on the ramparts. This is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station dating back to 1848, but the original lighthouse was destroyed by fire in 1934. It was rebuilt at the current height of 26m. The light station is within the walls of the ancient Galle fort, a UNESCO world heritage site and well known tourist attraction, making this the country’s most often visited lighthouse.
After the Breakfast at the hotel & move on to Colombo and do the Colombo City tour.
Explore Colombo which is situated on the west coast of the island, just south of the Kelani River, Colombo is a principal port of the Indian Ocean. It has one of the largest artificial harbors in the world and handles the majority of Sri Lanka’s foreign trade. During this tour, learn about Sri Lanka's capital city by visiting its most popular attractions. This family-friendly tour is highly recommended for first-time visitors.
Once arrive to Colombo and transfer to hotel for check in (Evening leisure at hotel)