Sri Lanka

Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque or Red Masjid Mosque is a historic mosque in Colombo, capital of Sri
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09 Dec - 17 Dec - 2022 - USD $ 1499 / Person

 

Day 1 –  Welcome to Sri Lanka

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

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 -  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.
Drive to Hotel for Dinner and Overnight

Day 3 - 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.
Evening witness a Cultural Show featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka.
Overnight:  Dinner and Overnight Kandy

Day 4 - 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 - 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 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 Gregory Lake. Visit the beautiful clubhouse & 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 - 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 - 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.
Dinner and Overnight

Day 8 - 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 - 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

Price - usd $ 1499 per person ( double occupancy )

Hotels Envisaged or sim

Kandy - ( Cinnamon Citadel / Superior Room )

Nuwara Eliya - Araliya Green Hills / Deluxe Room )

Galle - Amari Galle / Deluxe Ocean View Room )

Negombo - ( Jetwing Beach Hotel / Superior Room )