DAY 1 | Airport to Chilaw | 1 Hour
Meet and assist on arrival at Airport by a Miracle Destination Representative. Transfer from Airport to Colombo ( Approx 40 Mins drive) Check in at Cinnamon Lakeside Resort . Free time till evening . Late in the afternoon do a panoramic drive of Colombo city including a walking tour in Colombo Fort Area. Cup of Tea / Coffee or a Mug of local beer will be served during the walking tour at Dutch Hospital Restaurant Area. On completion of the tour , return to hotel. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Cinnamon Lake Side ( Superior City View Room)
DAY 2 | Colombo to Dambulla | 4 Hours
Breakfast at Cinnamon Lake Side In the morning transfer from Colombo to Dambulla ( Approx 4 Hours drive) Visit Dambulla Cave Temple. In the city of Dambulla lies a hub which has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. Today, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the most unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe how exquisitely cave paintings are done along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat, look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold over a land, which today houses an important junction in the country’s economic and cultural uplifting. On completion of the visit , proceed to Amaya Lake Hotel. Rest of the evening leisure at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Amaya Lake . ( Standard Room)
DAY 3 | Dambulla to Sigiriya | 4 Hours
Breakfast at Amaya Lake In the morning transfer to Sigiriya ( Approx 40 Mins Drive) Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site – Sigiriya – doesn’t only boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to be one of the finest monuments of art & culture. Step through the gigantic ‘Lion Paws’ – overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below – to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock – resembling the mythological ‘City of Gods’ – is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Walk in the shade of an eminent ‘mirror wall’ embracing the Western face of Sigiriya representing an artistic hundred meters laminated with graffiti. Wander into the well-fabricated museum downstairs for an epic journey of yesteryears to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries. On completion of the visit to Polonnaruwa ( Approx 1 H 30 Mins) Visit Polonnaruwa Ancient Ruins. Rising with the decline of Anuradhapura, the city of Polonnaruwa – medieval capital & crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I – remains superior proof of ancient culture & heritage blended with religious beliefs. Walk across its scattered walls of the World Heritage Site – blessed by stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures – while observing the relic house – Watadage – which boasts of beautiful stone carvings. Take a close glance and you will realize a subtle Hindu influence on architecture and statues found in Polonnaruwa. Or sit by the side of Galviharaya and observe the absolute beauty gushing out of every bend of its huge Buddhist statues. Nissankamalla Council Chamber is however, a head-spinning beauty to just sit back and observe with its swaying pillars reminding the aesthetics of a powerful kingdom which rests beside Parakrama Samudraya – sea of Parakramabahu & masterpiece of irrigation! On completion of the visit , return to hotel. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Amaya Lake.
DAY 4 | Dambulla to Kandy | 3 Hours
Breakfast at Amaya Lake. In the morning transfer from Dambulla to Kandy ( Approx 3 Hrs drive) Check in at Amaya Hills Resort . Rest of the evening leisure at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Amaya Hills ( Standard Room)
DAY 5 | City of Kandy
Breakfast at Amaya Hills. Morning leisure at the hotel. In the evening visit Kandy city , witness a Sri Lankan cultural show followed by a visit to the Temple of Tooth Relic Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe – before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy – the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings – crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Amaya Hills.
DAY 6 | Kandy to Ella
Breakfast at Amaya Hills In the morning board train bound to Ella . This will be a day to experience Sri Lankan trains . Six hour train journey will take you though mountains covered with lush green tea plantations & a few waterfalls . Upon arriving at Ella train station clients will be transferred to Heavens Edge Hotel in Ella. Rest of the evening leisure at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Heavens Edge Hotel. ( Deluxe Rooms)
DAY 7 | Heavens Edge Hotel
Breakfast at Heavens Edge Hotel. Full day is free to do nature walks & soft hikes . Could Recommend ” Little Adams Peak ” . Dinner and Overnight Stay at Heavens Edge Hotel. ( Deluxe Rooms)
DAY 8 | Elle to Yala
Breakfast at Heavens Edge Hotel. In the morning transfer to Yala ( Approx 2 Hrs 30 Mins drive) Check in at Cinnamon Wild Hotel. Rest of the evening enjoy hotel facilities such as swimming pool. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Cinnamon Wild ( Jungle Chalet )
DAY 9 | Yala to Galle
Early in the morning do a safari of Yala National Park by a safari jeep. Spreading into a vast 1259 Km2 Yala – with its glory spinning around vast grasslands, shrubs, tanks and dunes – rightfully is the heartland of wildlife in Sri Lanka. As your jeep rumble through the giant gates of Yala, you are not only stepping into the most visited national park in the country, but also the lands of a civilization which thrived during the reign of Sri Lankan kings. You name it, and Yala has it! Its usual inmates cover herds of elephant, sloth bear, spotted dear, jackal, extensively populated birdlife as well as the highest density of leopards in the world that garnish the park to be one of the finest destinations in the country. Feel the rough track as your jeep thunders over rocks and swish passing narrow bends for an exhilarating experience blended with the cries of wilderness under the tropical sun. On completion of the safari , return to hotel have breakfast , get refreshed & proceed to Galle . Do a Panoramic city tour of Galle including Dutch Rampart . Galle, the epic Southern capital, is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. Walk the Dutch-haunted streets listening to the creaks of wooden saloon doors and observe how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions today flooding cultural enthusiasts on a global scale. Its original ramparts and bastions preserved up to date showcase evidences of a heritage preserved for more than 3 1/2 centuries. Proceed to Hikkaduwa & Check in at Hikka Tranz Hotel. Overnight Stay at Hikka Tranz By Cinnamon ( Superior Room).
DAY 10 & 11 | Galle
Breakfast at Hikka Tranz By Cinnamon Beach stay at the hotel. Overnight Stay at Hikka Tranz By Cinnamon.
DAY 12 | Hikka Tranz By Cinnamon to Airport
Breakfast at Hikka Tranz By Cinnamon Beach stay at the hotel. Overnight Stay at Hikka Tranz By Cinnamon.Breakfast at Hikka Tranz By Cinnamon. Departure transfer to the Airport.