On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur guide and transferred to Negombo. (Approx. 30 min. drive). Spend the day at relaxing and enjoying the Hotel facilities.
In the evening, you will be driven to a nearby river to enjoy romantic private cruise dinner.
You will arrive and board a beautifully decorated ferry to embark on your romantic dinner. The ferry is lit with natural lanterns as you glide around 300-500 meters at a low speed along the scenic river. Surrounded by mangrove vegetation, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere as you are served by a personal butler, a chef and a ferryman. You can select any of the three specially designed 4-course dinner menus with a choice of seafood, meat or Sri Lankan/Eastern specialties. A bottle of sparkling wine is served to complement your dinner and tea and coffee will be served at the end of the meal.
Spend overnight at a 4 star hotel in Negombo.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Sigiriya. (Approx. 4 hours’ drive) En route you can visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple.
DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE - Dambulla Cave temple is one of the most impressive and well-preserved cave temples in Asia. This complex contains five caves with over 2000 sq.m of painted walls and ceilings. This emphasizes the artistic talents of the people lived in this small island. Due to its artistic & archeological values, Dambulla Cave temple has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Today you can see the Golden temple at the entrance of Dambulla rock that includes a Buddhist museum completed in 2000.
Thereafter you will be driven to your hotel in Habarana. In the evening, you can enjoy a candlelit dinner by the lake.
Spend overnight at a 4 star hotel in Sigiriya.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Polonnaruwa (Approx. 1 and half hours’ drive).
Take a cycling tour of one of the better kept ruins of ancient Ceylon - the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, which was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. You will be cycling about 10km on soft surfaces as you whizz between the ruins. The ancient heart of Sri Lanka. An important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th century ruins & impressive stone culture recalls an inspired past. Although nearly 1000 years old, it is much younger than Anuradhapura and generally in better repair. The monuments are arranged in a reasonably compact garden setting and their development is easier to follow.
In the evening, you will be transferred to Sigiriya where you can explore the Rock Fortress. The 5th century Rock fortress of Sigiriya which as built by King Kashyapa is one of the Wonders of world and a UNESCO world heritage site. The Rock itself has its unique identity due to its shape. The irrigational technologies of water gardens & archeological technologies of the large lion carved at the entrance are precious as they are still existing. Sigiriya derives its name from “sinha-giri” means 'Lion Rock', due to the lion paws at the entrance. Well-designed ramparts and moats built around the rock reminds the strong protection given to the Fortress. The colorful frescoes with unique paintings of women and Mirror wall demonstrate the beauty and majesty of Sigiriya.
Dinner and overnight at a 4 star hotel in Sigiriya.
Today after breakfast you will proceed to Kandy (Approx. 2 and half hrs. drive). En route visit a Spice Garden in Mathale.
Upon arrival to Kandy, you will enjoy a city tour. Kandy, also Known as the hill capital or Hill country, is the last stronghold of Sinhalese kings after Portuguese, Dutch and British ruling periods. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. The Bahirawakanda Buddha stature that is known as big Buddha is one of the most scenic places in the city. The Kandy Lake that was built by king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807 is one of the major highlights in the city. The upper lake drive is more scenic and memorable. Today Kandy is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visiting gem lapidary, art and craft center along with a traditional cultural show will complete the city tour in this small historical town.
Dinner and overnight at a 4 star hotel in Kandy.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Nuwara Eliya (Approx. 3 hrs. drive).
On your way, you will see acres & acres of greenery, tea plantations all around. Step in to a tea factory and experience the glimpse of Ceylon tea making process and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea.
Thereafter you will be driven to hotel in Nuwara Eliya. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a city tour. Known as Little England, the town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. A favorite retreat of the British during colonial times, the town is dotted with English country style houses and half-timbered bungalows. During this tour you will visit Victoria Park, Gregory Lake, 19th century Golf Club and drive around the city.
In the evening, you will be taken to Calamander Lake for a romantic candlelit dinner by the Gregory Lake.
Spend overnight at a 4 star hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Bentota (Approx. 5 and half hrs. drive). En route visit St. Claire and Devon water falls.
Dinner and overnight at a 4 star hotel in Bentota.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Airport for your flight back home (Approx. 2 hours’ drive).