An ideal trip for first time visitors, who prefer to experience the most important historical places, landscape, fauna & flora together with essence of life in the country.
Airport- Pinnawala- Dambulla
Arrive by (flt no) at (00hrs). Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs.
The Green Holiday Centre Representative will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted to the Car park / Coach Park to begin you journey as per the booked itinerary.
Proceed to Habarana via Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Arrive in Dambulla and spend the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Amaya Lake.
Dambulla- Sigiriya- Polonnaruwa- Dambulla
After breakfast at the hotel climb Sigiriya rock fortress and visit the Polonnaruwa afterwards.
Sigiriya Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.
Polonnaruwa was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th – 13th C.A.D Great revival was achieved in the country, politically, economically and socially during the period of Kings Vijayabahu 1, Parakramabahu 1 and Nissankamalla of the Polonnaruwa period. The monument are better preserved than at Anuradhapura. Parakrama Statue, Royal Palaces, Audience Halls, Vata-da-ge, Thuparama, Rankoth Vehera, Kiri-Vehera, Gal-Vihara, Lankathilaka and Tivanka Image House are some of the interesting monuments here. Overnight stay at Amaya Lake.
Dambulla- Dambulla- Kandy
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Kandy visiting Dambulla cave temple on the way.
Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here
Arrive in Kandy and enjoy a city tour of Kandy.
Royal Botanical Gardens
147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.
The hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.
Evening witness the Kandy Cultural Dance Performance Overnight stay at Amaya Hills.
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Haputale. Visit a tea factory plantation on the way.
Nuwara Eliya The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night.
All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Melheim Resort.
Nuwara Eliya- Yala
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Yala. Arrive in Yala enjoy an evening safari.
YALA (RUHUNA) NATIONAL PARK
The Ruhunu National Park covers 126,786 hectares including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block I (14,101 hectares) and this were established in 1938.
Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals.
More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors.
Overnight stay at Kithala Resort.
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Waskaduwa.
Arrive at hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Casa Blue Ripple.
Day 07- 10
Days at leisure.
Overnight stay at Casa Blue Ripple.
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to airport for your scheduled flight with so much to remember and cherish one day! Have a safe flight!
– Team at Green Holiday Centre
Note: Hotels’ check in time 1400 hours/ check out time 1200 hours.
Peak Period – 15 July to 31 August 2016
|02 Pax||03-05 Pax||06-08 Pax|
|Cost per person shearing a twin room||USD 905.00||USD 830.00||USD 735.00|
|SGL room supplement||USD 420.00|
|TPL room reduction||USD 60.00|
Normal Period – 1st September to 31st October 2016
|02 Pax||03-05 Pax||06-08 Pax|
|Cost per person shearing a twin room||USD 790.00||USD 715.00||USD 620.00|
|SGL room supplement||USD 340.00|
|TPL room reduction||USD 45.00|
Hotels used- 4*
- Dambulla – Amaya Lake
- Kandy – Amaya Hills
- Haputale – Melheim Resort
- Yala – Kithala Resort
- Wadduwa – Casa Blue Ripple
- Accommodation at above mentioned hotels.
- Breakfast and dinner at the hotels.
- Airport assistance.
- All transfers in an air conditioned vehicles with chauffeur guide.
- All applicable taxes.
- Airfares or VISA charges.
- Early check-in or late check-out at the hotels.
- Lunches during the tour.
- Any entrance/ activity fee.
- Bank charges.
- Tips or gratitude’s.
- Any expense of personal nature
Entrance fee per person
|Pinnawala elephant orphanage||USD 25.00|
|Sigiriya rock fortress||USD 30.00|
|Kandy temple||USD 10.00|
|Kandy cultural dance||USD 10.00|
|Peradeniya botanical gardens||USD 12.00|
|Yala safari||USD 45.00|
No cancellation fee
No security deposit
Ravi Wisidagama (Mr.) – +94 77 392 7099 | Email – [email protected]
Shenalie Herath (Ms.) – +94 76 672 6134 | Email – [email protected]
Andrew Marian (Mr.) – +94 77 082 6991 | Email – [email protected]