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Sri Lanka

Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque or Red Masjid Mosque is a historic mosque in Colombo, capital of Sri


30  Apr, 2023 - 08 May.2023

$1497 CAD pp



Seductive beaches and tempting water sports, magnificent landscapes featuring lazy lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecologically-wondrous types of forest, imposing mountains, bounteous rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife - much of it endemic unique ecosystems, inspiring heritage sites from ancient cities to colonial forts, a vibrant culture including fine arts and crafts and grand festivals, and people of diverse ethnicity and religious persuasion, charming and hospitable.


This small island offers travellers a plethora of delights – historical, cultural and natural, all without travelling too far. Immerse yourself in Colombo’s street market ,visit the Dutch colonial fort at Galle, walking the narrow cobbled streets lined with boutiques, museums and cafes. A scenic drive  through what is arguably the island's most attractive region, the tea growing area. Spend time visiting a local turtle sanctuary or village market. The cuisine is delicious and unique, a must for lovers of fresh seafood

Image by Yves Alarie



Visit to Yalla National  Park  and  surrounding Pilgrimage sites


Red Mosque and Pettah Market


Tea Factory and Gem Museum


Turtle Farm and Elephant Orphanage


Madu River Boat Ride


Cultural Dance Show


Complimentary Head and Shoulder Massage at Spice Market





Day  1  – Sun - Welcome to  Sri  Lanka.



Arrive to Bandaranaike International airport. You will be met by our representative and will be garlanded with “Orchid / Frangipani” flowers. Upon arrival into Colombo ,transfer to your hotel in Negombo for overnight



Day  2 - Mon  -  Negombo - Pinnewala - Matale - Kandy - Surface



Drive to Kandy, enroute visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 40 now, including baby elephants brought from various parts, as well as the babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme.


Visit a Spice Garden at Matale - you will see gardens where Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper Creepers and all other spice trees, plants and creepers are planted for visitors to see them. Spice products are also available for those who would like to buy them.


A qualified guide will do a conducted tour of the garden and a presentation of its products.

Enjoy a special head and shoulder massage at the spice garden.


Drive to  Hotel  for  Dinner  and  Overnight



Day  3 - Tues - In  Kandy



Morning visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – To Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the world, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.


Afternoon: Visit Kandy including Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum and  the Lake which is a dominating part of Kandy city. The lake is charming and peaceful and is our absolute favorite part of Kandy.


Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires



Evening witness a Cultural Show featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka.


Overnight:  Dinner and  Overnight  Kandy




Day  4  - Wed -- Kandy - Perdeniya - Nuwara Eliya - Surface



Drive to Nuwara Eliya, enroute visit Batik Factory - where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. These shops contain a wide variety of Batik items. Visit Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya- Its treasures of tropical flora include fine collections of orchids, aromatic spices, medicinal herbs, palms and rare endangered plant species. These gardens were the naturally camouflaged operations headquarters of SEAC Supreme Allied Commander, Lord Louis Mountbatten during the 2nd World War. Ramboda Waterfalls - Ramboda Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Sri Lanka, standing at over one hundred meters tall, and is undoubtedly one of Sri Lanka’s most picturesque.


Arrive Nuwara Eliya & check in at Hotel for Dinner and  Overnight


Nuwara Eliya, also known as Sri Lanka’s “Little England”, is the prime hill resort of the country. Its nickname comes from the many English style bungalows and buildings still in existence. During the colonial times, it was a popular mountain resort and has retained its popularity.




Day 5 - Thur  - In  Nuwara Eliya


Optional - Adams Peak  Visit


Believed to be the place where Adam first stepped foot on earth when He was cast down from heaven .This Mountain is revered by so many Religions, making it a unique experience which is believed to be sacred. Adam's Peak   's  is a pilgrimage for every religion, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians and Hindus. Each religion believes it to be their deity and it is wonderful that they can come together in harmony during the pilgrimage season of December - May


  • Adam’s peak is therefore considered the footprint of the Buddha in Buddhism.

  • Hindus believe that Adam’s Peak is the giant footstep of Lord Shiva.

  • It is considered the original Garden of Eden

  • And Muslims believe it to be the footprint of Adam.



Early morning or late night on (Day 04) with the breakfast packets you will proceed to Adams Peak with the 80 km from your hotel with the approximate 02 Hrs 45 minutes you will reach to the bottom of Adams Peak, it is a tracking process you need to equipped with tracking shoe/jacket/Fully covered bottom / hat and if necessary the Winter Glues,


If you start climbing early morning you will not feel tired by the time you reach to the top of Adams Peak, where you can see the sun rise. Climb down the peak and returned to the hotel



Later in the day, visit Nuwara Eliya, - Nuwara Eliya, also known as Sri Lanka’s “Little England”, is the prime hill resort of the country. Its nickname comes from the many English style bungalows and buildings still in existence. During the colonial times, it was a popular mountain resort and has retained its popularity.


Visit Gorges rolling tea plantation, which makes the best “Ceylon tea” and the breathtaking beautiful waterfalls makes Nuwara Eliya one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. You can visit the Strawberry Farms & pick some strawberries. Or you can take a nice evening walk around the Gregory Lake. Visit the beautiful club house & have a hot cup of Ceylon Tea . Enjoy a peddling boat ride at your own expense


Dinner at Grand Indian restaurant.  Overnight: Nuwara Eliya



Day  6 - Fri  - Drive  from  Nuwara Eliya - Galle   Enroute -visit  Yala  National  Park 



Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. It’s 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.



After The Safari ( Approximately  2 .5 hrs  Drive to the Hotel ) arrive and check in Hotel


Dinner and Overnight: Galle 




Day 7 -  Sat  - Galle - Kosgoda - Galle


Breakfast at the hotel  and proceed to boat ride on Madu river- you can see huge mangrove forest by the river banks. You can see many birds and animals who are living in this aquatic environment.


Visit Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda, located in Kosgoda is famous for several species of turtles, specially the endangered hawksbills. Eggs which are left uncovered on beaches all around the coast are brought by fishermen of Kosgoda area, which has led to the hatching and release of 100,000 young turtles in only two years since the hatchery opened.


Seafood Lunch at local restaurant,


Afternoon visit Galle - Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years. Walk around the lighthouse and harbor or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs. The Dutch Fort - The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort, which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained.


Overnight  Galle 




Day 8 -  Sun --  Galle  - Negombo - By  Surface - Colombo City Tour


Post breakfast, check out 



After Breakfast at the hotel proceed to Colombo ,morning visit Colombo City- 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 center and military garrison.


Red Mosque -Marvel at a century-old mosque characterised by its red and white architecture. National Museum - Revisit the history of our island in a restored colonial mansion in the city. Stop at Old Parliament Building and take in the neo-Baroque architecture on display. Constructed under British colonialism and opened in 1930 and visit Independence Memorial Arcade & Independence Square. St Lucia's Cathedral- named after the saint martyr, Santa Lucia, is the oldest Parish church in Colombo


Dinner and Overnight  Negombo  Beach




Day  9 - Mon  - Negombo - Colombo  Airport  for  Departure



Morning  At Leisure - Check out 1200 Hrs


Visit Pettah Market -Wander through the streets of one of Colombo’s busiest places, the Pettah market, a mix of market vendors selling anything from fresh vegetables, meats and seafood to jewelry, clothing and electronic goods. The numerous streets are dedicated to different trades, with one of the most notable being sea street at the end of the open market, specialized in the trading of gold and jewels and mostly administered by migrant Tamil people. 


Highlight - Visit to the Red Mosque ( Inside )

In the hustle and bustle of Pettah, Colombo’s core commercial district, is situated a most striking building, a spiritual haven called Jamiul Alfar Masjid. This mosque is remarkable because the architecture is Indo-Saracenic, incorporating pomegranate-shaped domes. But the most extraordinary feature is that each brick is painted red or white and used in contrasting designs, which gave rise to its common name, the Red Mosque.

After shopping enjoy a late Lunch at a local restaurant , transfer to the airport in time for your flight home



Hotels  Envisaged


Kandy - ( Cinnamon Citadel / Superior Room ) - 2 nights


Nuwara  Eliya - Araliya  Green  Hills / Deluxe Room ) - 2 nights

Galle -  Radisson  Blu  Resort / Deluxe Sea View  Room ) - 2 nights


Negombo - ( Jetwing Beach Hotel / Deluxe  Room  ) - 2 nights





Domestic Flights

All  Airport Transfers

Accommodation in Hotel on double occupancy basis

Meals - Half Board throughout ( except arrival day or unless specified )

All  Sightseeing including entrance fees

Transport in air-conditioned vehicle with English Speaking Guide



International Flights

Visa  Fees to enter the Country

Tips  and  Porterage  to Tour Guide and Driver

Any  Optional  Excursions you may wish to take

Any  Beverages during included  lunches and dinners

Early check in or Late check out 

Camera  and Video  permit charges ( if applicable )

Any other expense not mentioned like in the inclusion section

Any  phone calls or internet usage ( not included in the accommodation ) 

Departure  PCR  Test

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