Glimpse of Sri Lanka – 04 Nights 05 Days

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.

  • 05 Days 04 Nights
  • Starting from USD 345
Itinerary

Soon after you touchdown in Sri Lanka, an NKAR representative will welcome you at the airport. Here’s to an exciting tour ahead, and you will begin your tour by heading towards Habarana – a small city 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 rock climbs, especially due to its close 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. After enjoying a delectable dinner, you will have a relaxing overnight stay in Habarana for an activity-filled tomorrow.

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.

Thereafter you will proceed to Udawalawe Via 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.

Optional : You can treat yourself with an element of adventure via a nighttime walk in the forest.

Overnight stay in Udawalawe.

Your day starts early today with packed breakfast provided, as you will embark on an adrenaline-packed 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.

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.

Overnight stay in Galle.

Today is your last day on the paradise isle. Indulge in a lavish spread of breakfast before proceeding to the airport for departure.

Optional : Depending on the time of the departure flight, en-route engage in Galle City Tour.

This brings you to the end of an exciting, fun-filled and memorable adventure in Sri Lanka!

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Special Trip Notes
  • 03 Star Hotels - 345.00 USD
  • 04 Star Hotels - 385.00 USD
  • 04 & 05 Star Hotels - 700.00 USD
Included
  • Accommodation on DBL Sharing for 04 Nights from Breakfast on Day 02 to Breakfast on Day 05 at Hotels Specified or at Hotels of Similar Standard.
  • Accommodation on BB Basis (on day 01,02 & 04)
  • Accommodation on HB/AI Basis (on day 03)
  • Transportation by Air-Conditioned Vehicle with an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • Government Tax and Service Charge at all the Hotels
Excluded
  • Peak Period Supplements at the Hotels, Lunch & Dinner throughout the Tour (Except on Campsite Booking) , Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, Entrance fees to sites not mentioned above, Cost of beverage throughout the tour, Expenses of a personal nature, Any other services not specified above and Entrance & Activity Fees
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