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  • #28083
    tina
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    Hi John.
    I have an ambitious itinerary… Any suggestions or comments are welcomed. Can spend longer on tour if necessary.
    1 Colombo to Dambulla
    Overnight Dambulla
    2 Visit Anuradhapura
    Overnight Dambulla
    3 Visit Polonnaruwa
    Overnight Dambulla
    4 visit Sigiriya
    Overnight Dambulla
    5 Visit Ritigala
    Dambulla city tour
    Overnight Dambulla
    6 Dambulla to Kandy
    Overnight Kandy
    6 Kandy to Kadugannawa Railway Museum
    Pinnewalla elephants and spice farm
    Botanic gardens
    Kandy tea plantation/factory/tasting
    Kandy – devil dance evening
    Overnight Kandy
    7 Kandy – City tour to include Temple of Tooth, British Garrison Cemetery, etc
    Overnight Kandy
    8 Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
    See Mount Pedro
    Visit Kitulgala?
    Overnight Nuwara Eliya
    9 Train from Nanuoya to Ella
    Climb Little Adams Peak ?
    10 Ella to Yala
    Overnight near Yala
    11 Yala Ruhuna National Park
    Overnight near Yala
    12 Yala to Tangalla
    Rekawa Beach for turtles evening? season permitting
    Overnight Tangalla
    13 Tangalla to Galle
    Overnight Galle
    14 Galle to Hikkaduwa Moonstone mines
    To Kosgoda
    Kosgoda Turtle hatchery evening – it this day too ambitious timewise?
    Overnight Kosgoda
    15 Kosgoda to Colombo/CMB
    Are we able to spend less time in Dambulla and visit more than one attraction a day?
    2 persons traveling. We want a private driver/guide who is licensed to enter and guide us through the national parks and sites. Do we need a 4wd in Yalal national park? If so, how do I go about achieving this?

    #28090

    Hi
    This is Ruckshan doing tourism for yala safari no need 4*4 , <removed by Admin – against the Forum Rules>
    The itinerary was good but need to do some small changes so it will be ok for traveling

    Thank you

    #28092

    Dear Ms Tina ,

    Your sightseeing selections are fine and included most important places in Sri Lanka. It is better to little changes on Route plan , No of Sightseeing per day and Night Stays . Our recommendations are : –

    1. Drive Colombo to Anuradapura
    Night Stay Anuradapura
    Visit plan in Evening : Sri Maha Bhodi , Ruwanwelisaya , Isurumuniya Temple , Mirisawetiya Temple.
    Considering climate condition of Anuradapura evening is better time to visit above places. Above places are out of Main Ruin City and charging individually for Entrance. Also at evening ( Night ) very scenic with light on.

    2. Drive To Habrana / Dambulla
    ( Habarana is the best place to visit rest of places out of Anuradapura )
    Night Stay Habarana / Dambulla
    1st Half of the day visit the Main Ruin City area of Anuradapura and Mihintale ( If interesting )
    After lunch will proceed to Habarana / Dambulla
    On the Way will visit Ritigala Ruins.

    3. 1st Half of the Day Visit Polonnaruwa
    Evening at 4.00 p.m will Start the Climb Sigiriya for Sun set of the Day at Top of Lion Rock.
    Overnight Habarana / Dambulla
    4. visit Dambulla Cave temple and do the City tour at Dambulla
    Overnight Habarana / Dambulla

    5 Drive Dambulla to Kandy
    Overnight Kandy
    Evening Kandy – devil dance evening and Visit Tooth Place.

    6 Kandy to Kadugannawa Railway Museum
    Pinnewalla elephants and spice farm
    Botanic gardens
    Over Night Stay Kandy

    7. Kandy – City tour to include Kandy View Point , White Buddhas Temple ( BahirawaKanda ), British Garrison Cemetery, etc
    Overnight Kandy

    8. Drive Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
    Tea plantation/factory/tasting ( please note Nuwara Eliya is the best for Ceylon Tea )
    Stop over Ramboda Water Falls.
    Overnight NuwaraEliya

    9. Nuwara Eliya
    See Mount Pedro
    Visit Kitulgala?
    Overnight Nuwara Eliya

    10 Train from Nanuoya to Ella
    Climb Little Adams Peak ?
    Drive Ella to Yala
    Overnight near Yala

    11 Yala Ruhuna National Park
    Overnight near Yala

    12 Yala to Tangalla
    Rekawa Beach for turtles at After 10.00 p.m
    Overnight Tangalla

    13 Tangalla to Galle
    Overnight Galle

    14 Galle to Hikkaduwa Moonstone mines
    To Kosgoda
    Kosgoda Turtle hatchery evening
    Overnight Kosgoda
    15 Kosgoda to Colombo/CMB

    Yala National park Safari – You should be hire a Jeep . ( It could be 2 WD or 2WD , Specialty modified for Wild life Safari ) With assistant with Tour Driver you can hire it.

    Thanks J

    #28093

    Hi
    I think there much thing to do in ella . You better have 2 days at least in ella would be nice
    Rest all look perfect <Removed by Admin – against the Forum Rules>

    Thank you

    #28113

    Hello Tina

    All year round, Sri Lanka never ceases to amaze. With an unique mix of people, landscapes and cultures, Sri Lanka draws more than two million of visitors over each year.

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    Now let me expllain your itneary with little changes that wil suit you better

    1 Colombo to Dambulla
    Via pinnewella.and open zoo
    Kurenagala worlds tallest granite buddah
    Overnight Dambulla
    2 Visit Anuradhapura
    Aukana Rajamaha Viharaya
    Isurumuniya Temple
    Ruwanwelisaya
    Thuparama Stupaya
    Abhayagiri Museum
    Kuttam Pokuna, Twin Ponds
    Mihintale
    Overnight Dambulla
    3 Visit Polonnaruwa
    polonnaruwa ruins
    somawathi stupa
    gal viharaya
    kaudulla national park
    Overnight Dambulla
    4 visit Sigiriya
    Sunrise lion rock
    Dambulla cave temple
    Dambulla golden temple
    Sunset at pidurangala
    Overnight Dambulla
    5 Visit matale sambuwatte lake
    Matale spice garden
    Alluvihara temple
    Night in matale
    6 matale to Kandy

    dalada maligawa
    Buddhist museum
    National musum
    Kandy view point
    Kandy lake
    botonical garden
    bairavakanda vihara Buddha statue
    udawattekele sanctuary
    Overnight Kandy
    6 Kandy to Kadugannawa Railway Museum
    Botanic gardens
    Kandy tea plantation/factory/tasting
    Kandy – devil dance evening
    Overnight Kandy
    7 Kandy to nuwareliya
    Via kotmale
    ambuluwawa tower
    Adam’s peak
    Kotamale dam
    Kotamale museum
    Devon waterfall
    Ramboda waterfall
    Blue brick field tea factory
    Overnight Nuwara Eliya
    8 visit nuwareliya city
    Worlds end
    9 Train from Nanuoya to Ella
    Ella rock
    Ella cave
    ravana water fall
    Overnight ella
    10 sunrise in littlr adams peak
    Nine arc bridge
    Haputale tea factory
    Ella to Yala
    Overnight near Yala
    11 Yala Ruhuna National Park
    Safari afternoon with guide in 4×4 jeep
    Overnight near Yala
    12 Yala to Tangalla
    agro technology park
    hummanaya blow hole
    mulgirigala raja maha viharaya
    LIVE turtle conversavation (at night)
    Overnight hirikitiya beach
    13 Tangalla to mirissa
    dondra light house
    paravi duwa temple
    matara fort
    snake farm matara
    nandana tea factory (pvt) Ltd
    Overnight mirissa
    14 whale and dolphine watching at mirissa
    Afternoon surfing at weligama beach
    Sunset at parrot rock
    15 mirissa to galle
    galle fort
    light house
    galle museum
    Japanese peace pagoda temple
    All Saints’ Church
    jungle beach beach
    Dutch reformed church
    galle clock tower
    Overnight unwatuna

    16 galle to.hikkadiwa
    Madu river boat safri
    Snorkling in hikkaduwa beach
    Overnight in hikkaduwa
    Hikkaduwa to bentota
    Water sports in bentota
    Bentota turtle convservation
    Baruwela light house
    Over night colombo

    17 Colombo city

    Above you can do it but you would need a good driver who knows things locally
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    #28129

    Hello Tina Greetings from Sri lanka
    Your details are not clear to give a proper answer in some cases.
    Do you want just a licensed guide?
    Or a guide with a vehicle+Driving?
    Do you want rates for your tour?
    Or you need just suggestions about your itinerary?

    #28144

    Hi Tina,

    Certainly you have already been given some ideas! I think the number of nights you are spending in each place is reasonable but you may be trying to achieve too much on some individual days. This is all subjective and depends on how active and busy you want to be during the day. You will quickly decide after a few days whether you are doing too much and can adjust the rest of the plan accordingly.

    If you require a guide to give you a tour of the sites then you should choose a Licensed Chauffeur Tourist Guide Lecturer. With regards to the safari, people normally arrange a separate jeep at the park entrance with another driver and tracker. Most drivers will have one or two contacts at the park who they use regularly and will be happy to arrange this for you.

    Kind Regards,
    John

    #52299
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Sri Lanka Tour Package 9 Days & 8 Nights

    Day wise Itinerary

    Day 1 : Negombo

    Of the Beach resorts in Negombo is the earliest patronised beach. It is famed as a fishing town of which 36% of the population are fisher folk. It has a long, wide, stretch of sandy area with many attractions both on land and water. Narrow streets and an old-fashioned mood typify this lively town.

    Day 2 : Sigiriya – Pinnawala

    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between Colombo and Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka wildlife department in a 100,000 square meter coconut property near the Maha Oya river. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned Elephants found in the wild. Then proceed to your hotel in Sigiriya.

    Day 3 : Sigiriya – Dambulla – Polonnaruwa

    Sgiriya (or Lion Rock) is the center point of Sri Lanka’s rich culture and history. A spectacular Rock Fortress it is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions and for certain the most famous. It was once discussed as being the 8th Wonder of the World with its science baffling Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory. Built by King Kashyapa (477-495 A.D), the “Lion Rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200m from the scrub jungle Dambulla – Located in the north central province is another UNESCO World Heritage site which dates back to the 01st century BC. An amazing complex of 05 caves, first used as a refuge by an overthrown King who on regaining his throne, commissioned magnificent carved images on rock. The caves now contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is a colossal figure spanning 15 meters. Cave inscriptions and paintings from 2nd Century BC provide for the perfect location to view the evolution of ancient Sri Lankan culture and art through an amalgamation of the material from many eras.

    Day 4 : Kandy – Kandy Temple – Botanical Garden

    Kandy – A World Heritage city and the second largest Sri Lanka set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, A World Heritage city and the second largest Sri Lanka set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio diverse rainforest. Traditions and culture remain undisturbed by European influence in the colonial era. The Royal Palace, now known as the “The Temple of the Tooth Relic” (of Lord Buddha), situated right beside the city’s beautiful centerpiece lake. Some days the skies seem perpetually bruised, with stubborn mist clinging to the hills surrounding. Delicate hill-country breezes impel the mist to gently part, revealing Kandy’s improbable forested halo. Kandy is also home to one of the largest botanical gardens in South East Asia. The Gardens dates back to the 14th century and boasts over 4000 species of plants and many trees with significant histories. Visitors from the UK will be particularly interested in the Cannonball Tree planted by King George V. The tree is bent with its fruits, which resemble cannonballs hence the name.

    Day 5 : Nuwara Eliya – Tea Factory

    Nuwara Eliya, the emerald city of Sri Lanka, often referred as “Little England” for its cool climate and colonial style architecture) While most British visitors struggle to recognize modern England in Nuwara Eliya, the toy-town ambience does have a rose-tinted English country village feel to it, though it comes with a disorienting surrealist edge. In earlier times, Nuwara Eliya (meaning ‘City of Light’) was the favoured cool-climate escape for the hard-working and hard-drinking English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. With its breath taking landscape at approx 1,868 m (6,128 ft) above sea level it enables the plantations to produce the finest tea in the world

    Day 6 : Yala

    With monkeys crashing through the trees, peacocks in their finest frocks, elephants ambling about and cunning leopards sliding like shadows through the undergrowth, Yala National Park (also known as Ruhunu) is the Jungle Book brought to glorious life. This vast region of dry woodland and open patches of grasslands is the big draw of this corner of Sri Lanka. A safari here is well worth all the time, effort, crowds and cost.

    Day 7 : Bentota – Galle Fort

    Bentota is a popular stretch of beach resorts offering excellent sun sea and sand to enjoy your dream vacation. Bentota has plenty to offer apart from pure leisure. It is a recognized area for scuba divining, snorkeling and many water-based sports. En-route visit to Galle, Built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663, the 36-hectare Fort occupies most of a promontory that’s surrounded on three sides by the ocean. Just wandering the old walls and streets at random yields one architectural surprise after another as you explore the amazing collection of structures dating back through the centuries. Its glories have earned the Fort status as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

    Day 8 : Bentota

    Bentota is a popular stretch of beach resorts offering excellent sun sea and sand to enjoy your dream vacation. Bentota has plenty to offer apart from pure leisure. It is a recognized area for scuba divining, snorkeling and many water-based sports

    Day 9 : back to International Airport

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