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Paradise Isle for Seniors

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Paradise Isle for Seniors : Overview

Indulge in a 14-day vacation!

Explore Sri Lanka’s rich culture, numerous historical sites and witness the beauty and romance of Sri Lanka’s tranquil hill country. Venture off on a wildlife safari and escape to the white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean while we take care of your special requirements.

Tour Duration – 13 Nights 14 Days

Day 01

COLOMBO AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

On arrival at Colombo International Airport, you will be met by our representative. You will then be transferred to a hotel in Negombo – a fishing town just under 30 minutes’ drive from the Airport.

Enjoy the comforts of your hotel and the surroundings to overcome the jetlag after a long flight.

Overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 02

PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE

After breakfast, leave Negombo to experience Sri Lanka’s inland delights.

En-route visit the Pinnawella Elephant orphanage to see baby jumbos wondering around their foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers. A place you will really enjoy and never forget.

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana will be your home for the next three days. This 5-star resort nestled within lush greenery is a place that soothes the soul, rejuvenates the senses, and awakens the mind with nature’s tranquility.

Relax and absorb the surroundings by taking a slow walk among the resorts multiple nature trails.

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana.

Day 03

ANURADHAPRA - FIRST CAPITAL OF SRI LANKA

After breakfast, undertake a day excursion to Anuradhapura a UNESCO world heritage site founded in the 5th century BC.

 

Upon arrival you will be greeted by the brilliant white dome-shaped Ruwanweliseya and Jethawanarama stupas (religious monuments). These two stupas have survived over two millennia and the mighty Jethawanarama is equal in size to the pyramids in Giza.

 

Next, admire the ‘Samadhi’ Buddha statue, a granite statue of Buddha in a meditative pose.

 

Before concluding your visit to Anuradhapura, receive a blessing near the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree (Ficus Religiosa) which bears a branch brought over from India over 2,500 years ago. It is considered to be the oldest tree recorded in the world.

 

Dinner and overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana.

Day 04

POLLONNARUWA - SECOND CAPITAL OF SRI LANKA

After breakfast visit  Polonnaruwa  the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD and a world heritage site.

Witness the numerous ruins of the Royal Palace, the Galviharaya where you could see 4 splendid statues of Lord Buddha carved out of rock in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures.

Thereafter visit either MINNERIYA/KAUDULLA NATIONAL Park  to catch a glimpse of the big eared tubby giants – Sri Lankan Elephants in the wild.

In the evening, enjoy a drink at the bar or a cup of world famous Ceylon Tea.

Dinner and overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana.

Day 05

KANDY – LAST CAPITAL OF ANCIENT KINGS

After breakfast (based on your level of mobility) we will visit SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS the gigantic column of rock, rising up 200 meters (660ft) into the heavens was once a royal palace atop the rock. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built in the 5th century AD.

 

Proceed afterwards to city of KANDY the Hill Capital. On the way have some refreshing herbal tea at the spice gardens in Matale.

 

Once in Kandy , checked in to your hotel and relax. Evening visit the TEMPLE OF TOOTH RELIC. This Temple now a UNESCO world heritage site was originally built by the Kandyan Kings between 1687 and 1707, to house the sacred tooth relic.  

 

Late evening witness a cultural show.

 

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahaweli Reach Hotel in Kandy.

Day 06

KANDY

After breakfast based on your interest we will organize a day’s outing.

Things to do include learning the art of traditional drum making, visiting the unique brass makers of Kandy, golfing at Victoria Golf Course – an 18-hole course in Digana, spiritual session like meditation or a simple city walk shopping for souvenirs.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahaweli Reach Hotel in Kandy.

Day 07

NUWARA ELIYA – COOL CITY OF LIGHTS

After breakfast visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and drive to Nuwara Eliya a drive of approximately 3 hours. On the way stop in RAMBODA to see the beautiful RAMBODA WATERFALL.

 

Nuwara Eliya (located 1890m above sea level and has a mean temperature of 16C) is often referred to as ‘Little England’, due to it’s cold climes and British-country-village feel to it. 

 

Your home for the next two days is Amaya Langdale, a stately century-old manor, which will take you back to a simpler time, replete with comfort and serenity.

 

After check-in, relax and enjoy the surroundings and the comfort of your hotel.

 

Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Langdale Nuwara Eliya.

Day 08

CHILLING @ NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast enjoy a host of on-site activities. This includes an option of setting off on the Langdale History Trail to learn about the making of world famous Ceylon Black Tea.

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You can relax in the lounge area, reading or playing board games. There is also mini golf (10 holes) and a grass tennis court.

 Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Langdale Nuwara Eliya.

Day 09

RUHUHA WILDLIFE CAPITAL

After breakfast head over to the wildlife capital of Sri Lanka.

 

On arrival check in to your hotel Jetwing Yala near Yala National Park.

 

This luxury hotel near Yala National Park is a combination of awe-inspiring wildlife with unparalleled virgin beach access. Yala National Park also boasts the highest density of leopards anywhere in the world.

 

Unwind from your long drive in the hotel spa or by the beach.

 

Dinner and overnight stay at Jetwing Yala.

Day 10

SAFARY @ YALA NATIONAL PARK

Start off with an early morning safari at the Yala National Park. The park is known for its wide variety of species including elephants, wild boar, crocodiles, peacocks and of course, leopards.

Return back to the hotel for a late breakfast.

Spend the rest of the day at the  beach or go for a dip in the ocean.

Later indulge in a dune dining experience with a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Yala.

Day 11

GALLE DUTCH FORT

After breakfast head to Bentota, the water sports capital of Sri Lanka. Drive Time of approximately 3 hours.

 

En-route visit the Galle Fort built in 1588 by the Portuguese. This magnificent piece of architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage site was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century.

 

On arrival checked into your hotel and relax by the beach.

 

Overnight stay at your Hotel in Bentota on full board basis.

Day 12

BEACH STAY IN SOUTH COAST

After breakfast enjoy the sun & sand at bentota beach.

Feel the breeze – enjoy the waves – smell the ocean – relax on the golden Beach – meditate at the sun rise – free your soul – sip your famous cocktail or freshly brewed cup of tea.

Evening drive  down to Kosgoda which is famous for its sea turtle conservation projects operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1988 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. The hatchery buries the eggs in sand, and when they hatch around 50 days later, the baby turtles are released into the sea at night. Only about one in 1,000 turtles survive to maturity.

Dinner and overnight stay at Eden Resort & Spa

Day 13

COLOMBO CITY LIFE

After breakfast proceeds to Colombo a drive of approximately 2 hrs.

 

On arrival undertake a city tour and witness the changing sky lines of Colombo. Visit the Gangarama Temple in the evening.

 

Dinner and overnight stay at Cinnamon Grand Colombo a luxury hotel with plenty of options to relax and unwind.

Day 14

COLOMBO – AIRPORT

After breakfast relax and enjoy the comforts of the hotel.

Your guide will meet you on time at the lobby to drive you to the Colombo International Airport for your departing flight home.

Take back with you 14 days of unforgettable memories and loads of pictures to remember your visit to Sri Lanka.

End of a relaxing yet exciting tour to Paradise Isle .

Tour Includes

Hotel Accommodation with breakfast

Transport

A licensed guide

Tour Excludes

Domestic & international flights

Entry cost to places of Interest

Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary

Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.

Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)

Tips for guides and drivers

Personal travel insurance

Visa fees (contact us for further information)

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