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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, and you will begin your tour by heading towards Habarana – a small city in the Anuradhapura district and a popular starting point for safaris and rock climbs. You will reach your hotel in Habarana for check-in and relax before visiting Sigiriya in the evening.
In the evening, you will climb up 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.
After absorbing the majestic view, you will drive back to Habarana, for an overnight stay at the hotel in Habarana.Overnight stay in Habarana.
After breakfast you will start with the Polonnaruwa Medieval City Tour, exploring the historic city and the second capital of Sri Lanka dating back to the 11th & 12th centuries AD. At this World Heritage Site, you will witness the ruins of the Royal Palace, statues of King Parakramabahu and the Parakrama Samudraya. After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed to Minneriya National Park for an adventurous afternoon jeep safari.
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, head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Habarana.Overnight stay in Habarana.
After breakfast, you will head to the hill capital of Sri Lanka – Kandy. On the way, visit the Moragahakanda Dam and the Mahiyanganaya Temple. The Mahiyanganaya temple was the first stupa built in Sri Lanka during the era of Lord Buddha with a relic enshrined in the temple. The Moragahakanda Dam is a high gravity dam with a height of 65 meters and is created with an active storage capacity of 521,000,000 cubic meters, and is four times bigger than the gigantic Parakrama Samudraya in Polonnaruwa. The dam is also used for irrigation, water supply to 2000 tanks across the country, inland fishing and power generation.
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 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 Nuwara Eliya and visit the tea factory on the way. Here you will participate in a walk-through to learn the process of Ceylon tea manufacturing. In the evening, you will engage in the Nuwara Eliya city tour that covers the famous Gregory lake. Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country and is one of the key locations for tea cultivation and is well known for its chilly 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, you will have dinner and spend the night at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast, you will proceed to Bentota – a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwestern coast. Its long white sandy beaches and pristine waters with coral-rich dive sites make it an attractive destination for a beach getaway and to unwind by the beach front. En-route to Bentota visit Devon Falls and St.Clair’s falls. Devon Falls also known as the ‘Veil of the valley’, is one of the most beautiful cascades of Sri Lanka located close to the Talawakelle town. It is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation was close by to the waterfall. St.Clair’s falls is one of the widest falls in the country and is commonly known as the ‘Little Niagra of Sri Lanka’. These waterfalls are a striking sight to see and do not forget to capture as many pictures you can.
On the way to Bentota, you will stop by the commercial hub of Sri Lanka – Colombo, and engage in a Colombo city tour and treat yourself with shopping. The Colombo city tour from Fort and Pettah will cover all the commercial and residential areas of the city whilst sighting the key landmarks – Galle Face Green, old parliament, the lighthouse clock tower, Colombo harbour, Gangarama Temple, Independence Square and the Viharamahadevi Park. You will then embark on a quick shopping tour to your heart’s content before proceeding to Bentota. Upon reaching Bentota, you will check in to your hotel followed by an overnight stay.Overnight stay in Bentota.
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!