Explore the places you have always dreamed of with Sri Lanka holiday tour packages offered by Aitken Spence Travels. Discover historic wonders, grand cities, and embark on unforgettable journeys to the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya to enjoy a captivating look into a rich natural and cultural heritage.
Located in the Central Province, Kandalama is in the heart of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Kandalama a rustic city and is loved for its jungle environs, wildlife, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the Matale district and is also known as the lion’s rock due to its structure. While holidaying in Sri Lanka travellers, are bound to come across a wide range of hotel groups and boutique hotels such as the Heritance Hotels group that offers excursions to many cultural sites in the areas.
Consisting of many historical buildings, Hindu and Buddhist statues, shrines and the palace of King Parakumbahu the ancient city of Polonnaruwa is considered as a sacred city among many in the country. This World Heritage Site is visited by various Buddhist pilgrims and sight-seers as it has a great historical value.
Savour a delectable dinner at the hotel.
Located in Dambulla, the Rock Temple too stands for Sri Lanka’s rich heritage. The temple is interconnected with the Golden Temple and run by one administration. The temple had the royal patronage of several kings such as Vattagamini Abhaya, Parakramabahu, Nissankamalala, and Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe. Enjoy the woodland surroundings and interacting with the cheeky monkey tribes that seem to have claimed the area as their private abode.
Step into a world of amazing lush greenery at the beautiful Peradeniya Gardens, one of the finest of its kind in Asia for the large variety of flora and beautiful scenery. While most of the island is warm throughout the year, this hill country location gives Peradeniya a cool Mediterranean climate, ideal for the range of flora grown at the gardens. This garden attracts approximately 1.2 million visitors annually, and with its coverage of nearly 150 acres, there is much to see and do here
Savour a delectable dinner in Kandy.
Elephants have long held a revered place in Asian society. From being used in warfare to carrying sacred religious relics, these gentle giants are an integral part of local culture in countries such as Sri Lanka. Giving you a unique chance to get up close with these iconic animals, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has quickly become one of the most popular attractions in the country, drawing large numbers of tourists as well as locals, eager to get up close with elephants.
Kandy, the citadel among the hills, is world famous for its most extravagant Esala Perahera. You also get the chance to witness a cultural event that showcases the rich and vibrant culture of this island.
Savour a delectable dinner in Kandy
Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory. Sri Lanka, Tea and Tourism are words which cannot be separated. Take a tour to the cold & misty hills that take pride of an ultimate tea tour, covering lush green blankets of tea plantations. Or just step into a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. As you observe the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, make sure to end your day in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon Tea.
Transfer to Nuwara Eliya.
Do a city tour of Nuwara Eliya.
Misty steep roads, twisting through lush green blankets of tea bushes in a cool climate, remind visitors that they are within the range of the renowned British colonial retreat, Nuwara Eliya. Augmented by an English countryside atmosphere, the city of light - once governed by English & Scottish planters - is still studded with colonial bungalows, hedgerows & one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the world. A hike through the green grass and red-brick walls should present breath-taking views of a buzzing countryside hamlet. Hop into a rattling train smoking and hissing its way through green valleys of the hill country pierced by endless waterfalls & dotted by tea pluckers draped in bright-coloured saris or rent a bike for a gentle ride along the banks splashed by the waters of Lake Gregory.
Transfer to Kandapola.
Savour a delectable dinner Kandapola
Breakfast at the hotel.
Thereafter, transfer to Kitulgala.
The Kelani River, the broadest river in Sri Lanka, flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar-winning movie Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed. On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was recently discovered containing large middens of shells from some unknown civilization.
On completion, transfer to a beach hotel in Ahungalla or Negombo.