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Looking forward to having a glimpse of the beautiful paradise island? If yes, the ‘Glimpse of Sri Lanka’ is the tour you should be going on to witness and experience the charming, magnificent, picturesque, awe-inspiring and intoxicating Sri Lanka. Prepare yourself for the ultimate travel plunge to a land of unforgettable experiences, whilst you witness a blend of history, culture, traditions, festivals, architecture and landscapes at each of our picked destinations. You will have many one-of-a-kind experiences to take back home from this island, from admiring the soaring central hills, valleys weaving through lush green mountains, learning the history of the magnificent temples, rock climbs to world heritage sites to explore caves and frescoes, trekking to admire incredible panoramic views, adrenaline-packed jeep safari into the, to keeping up with the exciting happenings of the city and much more. Sri Lanka is home to a bounty of spectacular destinations and scenic attractions, each with a story of its own. Embark on our carefully curated tour with signature experiences from start to finish, exclusively designed with you in mind.
Soon after you touchdown in Sri Lanka, an NKAR representative will welcome you at the airport. Here’s to an exciting tour ahead to get a quick glimpse of the beautiful tropical isle. After a 4 hours’ scenic drive from the airport, you will reach your first destination – Minneriya, where you will enjoy an adventurous jeep safari in the evening at the Minneriya National Park.
The Minneriya national park situated 182 km away from Colombo in the North Central Plains of Sri Lanka, is home to a variety of fauna and flora. At the massive Minneriya Rainwater Reservoir, (the highlight of the park) you will witness the most awaited elephant gathering. This is a thrilling sight and experience, plus a memory to cherish for the rest of your life. The park is home to 24 species of mammals and over 170 species of birds, and out of the 25 species of reptiles recorded in the park 8 are endemic to Sri Lanka. After an exhilarating 3-hour safari in the wilds, you will take a short and picturesque drive towards Habarana, which will be your next place of visit. Upon reaching Habarana, you will check-in at your hotel and then proceed for a delectable dinner followed by a relaxing overnight stay in Habarana.Overnight stay in Habarana.
Your day starts early today, with the climb to the country’s most famous and iconic rock fortress – Sigiriya. Recognized from miles away, the soaring ‘Lion Rock’ is an archeological wonder and a testament of Sri Lanka’s city planning, water gardens, engineering and fortification in the 5th century AD. The rock peak is home to an incredible blue-green landscape with lush green gardens and advanced irrigation systems. Declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO, you will be thrilled to see the beautiful frescoes and the fascinating mirror wall of the rock fortress. It is undoubtedly the most treasured historical monument in Sri Lanka and the most visited tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. Once you climb down the rock fortress, you can enjoy your breakfast packet under a nice shady grove. After absorbing the majestic view, you will proceed to the ‘Hill Capital’ – Kandy.
En-Route to Kandy you will visit the Matale spice garden, where you will see many different types of Sri Lankan spices and understand how the island is famous for its spices in the past and present. Situated, just 25 km from Kandy, the Matale spice garden is one of the best spots for spices on the island, and here you will be introduced to various spices and be shown how these spices are grown and processed much to your awe.
In the evening you will witness a colourful cultural show with an exciting agenda of traditional Sri Lankan dances and pageantry. You will be captivated by the vibrant event filled with colourful costumes, graceful dances and oriental music, making it an unforgettable experience. After an in-house dinner, you will spend the night in Kandy.Overnight stay in Kandy.
Today you will embark on a city tour in Kandy (after breakfast) to visit The Sacred Tooth Relic temple – Kandy‘s key attraction and symbol of sovereignty enshrined in great splendour. The Esala Perahera held in August each year is a must-see, and this spectacular pageant honours the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. After visiting the tooth relic temple, you will drive around the iconic Kandy lake admiring the serene and stunning landscape merged with the beauty of nature.
Next, you will visit the Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, a magnificent 57-hectare garden that treasures the best of tropical flora, aromatic spices, palms, rare medicinal herbs and endangered plant species. The Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya is among the finest gardens in the world that display a great variety in plant life. Delight in a lunch (purchased by you) under the shady orchards while engrossing in the beauty of nature before heading to Colombo in the evening.
Upon reaching the commercial hub of the country – Colombo, you will then take part in a Colombo city tour from Fort and Pettah covering the key commercial and residential areas of the city whilst sighting the important landmarks – Galle Face Green, old parliament, the lighthouse clock tower, Colombo harbour, Gangarama Temple on the Beira Lake, Independence Square and the Viharamahadevi Park. This exciting tour will bring you back to the buzzing city life and show you the interesting nightlife happenings of the Colombo city.
You will conclude your day with dinner followed by a comfortable overnight stay in a hotel in Colombo.Overnight stay in Colombo.
Today is your last day on the paradise isle. Indulge in a lavish spread of breakfast before proceeding to the airport for departure.
This brings you to the end of an exciting, fun-filled and memorable adventure in Sri Lanka!