Nuwara Eliya Holidays

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Day 1: Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your holiday in tropical paradise! You'll be met at Colombo Airport by our friendly local rep and transferred to your hotel.

Days 2-3: Negombo

Enjoy today and tomorrow at your leisure to explore Negombo Beach.

Day 4: Negombo - Habarana

This morning we head out of the city and enjoy a wonderful excursion to the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela today. This orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. After, we drive to Habarana and check into your accommodations.

Day 5: Habarana

This morning we explore Sigiriya. Home to the elevated and mysterious 5th century fortress ruins of King Kasyapa. Today we will visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. Enjoy the remainder of the day with a bit of free time in Habarana in the later afternoon.

Day 6: Habarana

Today we explore ancient Polonnaruwa, an 11th century city of compact size. We explore the ruins of the Royal Palace, temples and Gal Vihara which boasts 3 enormous Buddha figures. We also visit other famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Day 7: Habarana - Kandy

This morning we head off to Kandy. Our first stop on the way will be to explore the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple which contain beautiful frescoes of Buddha. After, we visit a spice garden in Matale. Here we see different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for, be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. Arriving into Kandy in the early evening. Later you will get the chance to enjoy a cultural dance show.

Day 8: Kandy

After breakfast, a short drive to visit the gorgeous Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Returning back to Kandy, a scenic lakeside town, we explore the lake, bazaar, gem museum and lapidary. Tonight, we visit the current Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Day 9: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Morning we transfer to the Peradeniya Railway Station to board the observation train leaving for Nanu Oya - This dramatic ride will give you the see stunning waterfalls, breathtaking views, jungle and more. On arrival at Nanu Oya Station meet up with the Chauffeur Guide who is waiting and drive to your hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 10: Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park

Enjoy a bit of free time this morning to relax and/or explore. Later we drive to Yala National Park.

Day 11: Yala National Park

Head out this morning on a jeep safari to see the incredible wildlife and jungle forests of Yala. Enjoy the afternoon to relax at the hotel. This evening you will head out on another jeep safari on a speciality hunt to spot leopards.

Day 12: Yala National Park - Galle

After breakfast we depart and drive back to the coast to and visit the town of Galle and it’s 17th century fort. Within the fort, are narrow streets filled with churches and colonial buildings that you will explore with your guide today.

Day 13: Galle

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax on the beach or explore more of the city.

Day 14: Galle - Colombo

Today we drive back to Colombo for a highlights exploration of Sri Lanka’s capital. We will visit the Fort – once a colonial stronghold, Galle Face Green – a seaside expanse popular for informal cricket games, the Pettah – a noisy oriental bazaar, a visit to Gamgarama temple, Cinnamon Gardens, National Museum and Independence Square.

Day 15: Colombo - The Maldives

Farewell Sri Lanka, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Male. Arriving into Male airport our local rep will assist you with embarking your speedboat to your island hotel.

Days 16-21: The Maldives

Spend your days here relaxing on the sandy white beaches, swim in the clear blue sea or try many of the sports available at the resort.

Day 22: The Maldives

Today catch the hotels speedboat back to the airport on Male Island and for here catch your flight home.

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