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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 is to an exciting tour ahead, and you will begin your tour by heading towards Habarana – a small town in the Anuradhapura district and is a beautiful destination with a wonderful balance of greenery and wildlife making it attractive for tourists. It is also a popular starting point for safaris and climbs, especially due to its proximity to the iconic rock fortress – Sigiriya.
After about 4 hours of the scenic drive, you will reach Habarana and arrive at your hotel for check-in. Therefore, engage in a Village Lunch with trekking at Hiriwadunna.
Take a ride in a bullock cart swaying from side to side on an unpaved trail, enjoy a nature walk through a scrub jungle, wade through a local stream with low hanging branches, cross a lake in an ‘oruwa’, the traditional mode of over water transport, spend time with a farmer harvesting crops under his guidance and taste authentic village cuisine prepared by the farmer’s family with freshly picked produce and local herbs cooked in clay pots over an open heart fueled by firewood.
Visitors to Habarana are afforded the opportunity of experiencing Sri Lanka’s dry zone and village life in the region through a trek to the Hiriwadunna hamlet that showcases the ecological setting of the area and provides a snapshot of village life as it unfolds. An excellent way to catch bits of village life as the inhabitants go about their daily chores, it also throws light on traditional methods of farming and life in a farming community such as the tree house where the farmer spends his nights to protect his crops from elephants and other nocturnal marauders.
Return to Hotel, you will have a relaxing overnight stay in Habarana for an activity-filled tomorrow.
Check in to the hotel and relax.
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 packeted picnic Breakfast 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 to enjoy your Lunch, 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 while enjoying a complimentary head massage.
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.
Check in to the hotel and relax.
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.
Thereafter you will proceed to Udawalawe Via Nuwara Eliya.
Lunch at a Local Restaurant in Nuwara Eliya
En-route you will engage in the Nuwara Eliya city tour that covers the beautiful and famous Gregory lake. Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country of the central province of Sri Lanka. It is one of the most important locations for tea cultivation and is well known for its chilly and breezy climate and for being the coolest area in the tropical island. The city still preserves its ancient charm with its well-maintained colonial buildings and private homes with English-style lawns and blooming gardens.
After absorbing the breathtaking landscape and the beauty of the iconic Gregory lake, continue the drive to Udawalawe. Upon reaching the Udawalawe, you will unwind for the day and spend the night under the tented campsite.
Relax after checking in to the campsite.
Optional – You can treat yourself with an element of adventure via a nighttime walk in the forest.
Your day starts early today with packed breakfast provided, as you will embark on an exciting jeep safari at the Udawalawe National Park – a famous tourist attraction, renowned for its outstanding scenic beauty and wealth of faunal and floral species, predominantly mammals and birds. Situated in the dry zone with unique vegetation and outstanding geographical features, the key ecosystem of the park is made up of forests with scattered grasslands and thorny shrubs. Capture as many pictures you can of the rare wildlife sightings and cherish each moment in the wilderness.
After exploring the park, you will visit the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe in the afternoon. Since inception in 1995, the body has helped care for injured, sick and orphaned baby elephants from all over Sri Lanka. You will be able to observe a lively group of 20-30 young and teenage elephants who are fed four times a day. The resident animals are looked after until they are considered fit enough to be released back into the wild. We are proud to announce the elephant population in Sri Lanka has gone up Froom 3000 Elephants in 2006 to 7500 Elephants in 2019.
Lunch at Beach Resort in Ahangama.
You will then continue to Galle, where you will check into the hotel to relax and spend the night after an eventful day.
In the night you can take a walk to the Galle fort and enjoy the ambience under the night skies dotted with stars. Galle is a charming colonial town on the Southern coast. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a 300-year-old fort, a maritime museum and a historic lighthouse that speaks of Sri Lankan history.
Continue the drive to Galle.
Check into the hotel and relax.
In the night take a walk to the Galle Fort and enjoy the night.
Today is your last day on the paradise isle.
Indulge in a lavish spread of breakfast before proceeding to the airport for departure.
In Case the departure flight happens to be late in the night engage in Colombo City tour with lunch and an appropriate Sri Lankan Dinner arrangement will be made with a Local Family.
This brings you to the end of an exciting, fun-filled and memorable adventure in Sri Lanka!