Ambient Highlights of Sri Lanka

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Our carefully crafted Twelve day round tour ensure that authentic Sri Lanka has something to offer for your family, friends and loved ones with maximum luxury and serenity in mind. The duration of the tour may differ according to your flight arrival and departure times. Also you can extend your remaining period as per your desire to stay and enjoy any of lavish holiday resorts with added extra nights.

Day 1: Arrival/Negombo

Your Round Tour will start from pick up at the airport. Meet and great by our representative and then directly driven to the city of Negombo.
Start of the This Tremendous tour will begin from the city of Negombo and depending on the arrival time of your flight, you may have time to explore the beauty of nature and marvellous sceneries in Muthurajawela by a family friendly boat Safari in Muthurajawela. Your night stay will be at a hotel in Negombo.
Things to do
 Muthurajawela Boat Safari

Night 1: Overnight in Negombo

Day 2: Negombo/Pinnawala/Sigiriya

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to Sigiriya and on your way to Sigiriya you have the opportunity to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which is a nursing and corporative breeding ground for wild Asian elephant with baby Jumbo’s who fed and bath by their human foster father’s.
Spend the overnight at a hotel in Sigiriya.

Things to do
 Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage or
 Visit Millennium Elephant Foundation

Night 2: Overnight in Sigiriya

Day 3: Sigiriya Rock

This day, early morning we have scheduled a visit to the “Lions Rock Fortress” which the name of this place derived from this structure- Sinhagiri, the Lions Rock. Certainly you can explore the beauty of Sigiriya Lions Rock which is listed as a UNESCO World heritage where you can witness one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. This was the new capital of king kasyapa (477-495) which has a magnificent creation along with the elaborate water garden which faces west looking from the top terrace of the rock. Specially, climbing this magnificent citadel does not require you to be extensively fit as most people could be able to make it.
After having a splendid experience in Lions Rock, you can have a Bullock Cart Safari around the Sigiriya village after the lunch. Sigiriya village tour would give you an unforgettable experience through unbeaten village tracks with ancient Sri Lanka’s major transportation system.
After a fabulous journey, your night stay will be at hotel in Sigiriya.
Things to do:
 Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
 Visit Sigiriya Museum
 Bull Cart Safari at Sigiriya Village

Night 3: Overnight in Sigiriya

Day 4: Sigiriya/Dambulla/Kandy

On this day we will be moving to the city of Kandy which is known as the hill capital of Sri Lanka. Set off on your journey to the last Kingdom of Sri Lanka & during on your way to the city of Kandy you have an opportunity to visit Dambulla Cave Temple which is the Sri Lanka’s largest Rock Cave Temple built on 600 feet high rock. This is also known as the Golden temple of Dambulla which was declared as one of the UNESCO heritage sites in Sri Lanka in 1991.
After having an astonishing encounter by visiting Dambulla cave temple you will directly head on to the city of Kandy to visit the temple of Sacred Tooth Relic that demonstrates the value given to the Buddhism in Sri Lanka. You will be able to obtain blessings from the Buddhist monks there.
In the evening you can feel the Sri Lankan traditional, cultural dancing show which is stimulates the Sri Lankan Arts, Dancing and rich cultural heritage since 1982.
Then spend the overnight at a hotel in Kandy.
Things to do
 Visit Pidurangala Temple Rock
 Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
 Kandy Cultural Dancing show

Night 4: Overnight in Kandy

Day 5: Kandy/Nuwara Eliya

On this day you will be taken for a city tour where you can explore the beauty at hill capital of Kandy that is surrounded by mountains, tea plantations, bio diversity rain forests and scenic Kandy Lake and many more interesting places along with the cold breeze.
After encountering a glimpse of the highlights of the city of Kandy you will directly proceed to upcountry where you can relax in a cold climate in beautiful Nuwara Eliya. En-route you will have the opportunity to visit Ramboda waterfalls which is the 11 the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
After exploring this unique and beautiful sight, spend your night at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do
 Visit Temple of the relic tooth
 Visit Royal Botanical garden
 Visit Gem Museum
 Tea factory visits

Night 5: Overnight in Nuwara Eliya

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya/Horton Plains

On day six, we scheduled to visit astonishing Horton plains to explore lush greenery and a thriving eco system of indigenous creatures and the trial to the “world’s end” point which is a stunning escarpment that plunges 880m.
After having an astonishing encounter in lush and scenic Horton plains you can visit the highest tea estate Pedro in Nuwara Eliya to explore the tea plantations which produces the tea considered to be the best in the world.
Afterwards we scheduled a boat Safari on Gregory Lake for a perfect relaxation. There is the opportunity for walking, bike riding and horse riding while on the lake itself.
After enjoying the breath-taking views in the “little England” you will be return back to your hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do
 Visit Horton Plains National Park
 Worlds End
 Visit Gregory lake Premises

Night 6: Overnight in Nuwara Eliya

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya/Ella

This day we would give you a nice panoramic train journey in the cool hill country from Nanu Oya to Ella where you have to cross many mind-blowing mountain ranges and forests.
While having a unique travel experience along with the misty weather we have scheduled to explore Ella where you can experience more hiking’s and beautiful views including specially the “little Adams Peak” and the Rawana water falls.
In the hill country village of Ella with its beautiful cafe’s you have the opportunity of taking part in a cookery class that instruct you as to how to prepare the authentic Sri Lankan rice and curry.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Ella while enjoying the breath-taking views.

Things to do
 Nice panoramic train journey to Ella
 Visit Ella sceneries

Night 7: Overnight in Ella

Day 8: Ella/Yala

On this day you will head on to the border of Yala. While head on to the Yala you will get to explore the uniqueness of the Buduruwagala Buddha statue which is known as the “the rock with the statue of Buddha” dating back to the 10th century.
Afterwards, we have scheduled to have a Jeep Safari in Yala National Park which is recognized as the second largest wild life park in Sri Lanka where you can witness young bull elephants, elusive Sri Lankan Leopards, wide varieties of Wildlife and plants.
After having an unforgettable adventure along with so many odd chances your night will be spent at a hotel in Yala.

Things to do
 Visit Buduruwagala Buddha statue
 Visit Yala National Park

Night 8: Overnight in Yala

Day 9: Yala/Mirissa

This day morning, you will check out and move to the neighbouring city of Mirissa which is located in the south coast of the Island. While you are on your way to Mirissa you have the opportunity to visit the fish market and explore the splendid views of old and mind boggling activity of stilt fishing which is the most interesting traditional fishing method in Sri Lanka. Once you check in to your hotel in Mirissa, you can spend the rest of the day relaxing on the golden sandy beach.

Things to do
 Visit Katharagama Maha Dewalaya (Popular among locals)
 Visit Fish Markets

Night 9: Overnight in Mirissa

Day 10: Mirissa/Galle/Bentota

After an early breakfast, you will be heading on to the whale watching site at Mirissa where you can sight 30 blue whales in a single day according to the scientists. You will explore the beauty of sperm whales spottingas and spinner dolphins off Mirissa through the whale watching trip.
And then you will be directly driven to the city of Galle to explore the beauty in Galle Dutch Fort which was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese.
After exploring it’s beautifully preserved colonial Dutch fort, set off to Bentota which is also on the southern coastline.
You will spend two nights in city of Bentota.

Things to do
 Whale watching in deep blue sea
 Visit Galle Dutch Fort
 Visit Turtle Hatchery
 Mangroves Boat ride at Bentota (if time not lacked)

Night 10: Overnight in Bentota

Day 11: Day Eleven is fully devoted you to explore Bentota, Your chuffer will be guided at each attraction.

Night 11: Overnight in Bentota

Day 12: Bentota/Colombo/Departures

As all good things must come to an end, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the city and doing some last minute shopping before getting ready for your flight.
Your Ambient Highlights tour with USP Lanka tours come to an end here with a life enriching experiences. We hope you find this itinerary attractive and supportive as it crafted you to explore all the aspects of Sri Lankan beauty cultural heritage and its magnificent beauty. We look forward to hear from you regarding further details of this unforgettable tour.

End of a mesmerizing journey…!!

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