Luxury at its best, the journey of “Hidden Gems” includes private getaways, in beautiful locations, breath taking sceneries along with countryside of Sri Lanka avoiding busy streets and touristy locations, this tour plan gives you the best moments in life that is better kept unrevealed!!! Explore magical Ceylon with a better perspective that will provide you with lasting memories.
After a mouth-watering breakfast at the bungalow, check out and proceed to Kandy, the last capital of Sri Lanka. Blessed by a cool yet calm and soothing climate, Kandy is famous for its natural beauty and landscapes. Arrive at the Kandy city where the old charms of Kandy is yet to be witnessed and is also named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a visit to Temple of the Tooth Relic, believed to be the home of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha (optional).
Evening spend the time at leisure at the bungalow; enjoy a swim by the pool overlooking the magical scenery and greenery of the bungalow. Overnight stay at the bungalow.
Dinner & overnight stay at Mountbatten Bungalow, Kandy
After breakfast at the luxury bungalow, check out and proceed to Sigiriya. Arrive at Water Garden Sigiriya, world renowned to be the world’s most environmental friendly holiday resorts. You will be spending your next three nights at the resort, dinner and overnight stay at the peaceful and calm surroundings of the resort.
Dinner & overnight stay at Water Garden, Sigiriya.
Afternoon visit Minneriya National Park and do a jeep safari in Minneriya. Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8,890 hectares of Minneriya National Park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to favorites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants. However the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rd century AD by King Mahasena). During the dry season (June to September), this tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze, as well as the flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name but a few) that come to fish in the shallow waters.Dinner and overnight stay will be in Sigiriya.
After breakfast at the hotel, the day is free to enjoy and experience the beautiful surroundings of the resort. You will also be introduced to a Chef for a culinary extravaganza, where you will be taken by surprise how the finest spices of Asia can bring together in a non-other than a delicate and mouthwatering dish of Sri Lankan cuisine. Today you will learn to cook a traditional Sri Lankan meal which you will be having for your lunch.
Relax the evening at leisure and you will be taken on a walking trek to spot the Lawris, an endemic species to Sri Lanka and to the area.
Dinner and overnight stay in Sigiriya.
After breakfast at the luxury resort, check out and proceed to Sigiriya, hike the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya, a 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky”, or in other words “Single Wonder of the Island”. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its very summit is the foundation of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. You will also get to enjoy the breathtaking view of the famous Sigiriya Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colors. The water gardens, fountain gardens, summer houses, boulder gardens and the caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.
Arrive at Negombo, check in at the hotel and relax by the pool or beach.
Dinner and overnight stay will be in Walawwa, Minuwangoda.
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Tangalle, en-route stop at Tissamaharama Temple and Kataragama Shrine, two most powerful worship places in Sri Lanka. Arrive at the resort in Tangalle, Anantara Peace Heaven Bun is an appealing and inviting peace of charm with modern amenities and facilities to create the perfect atmosphere for a beach stay. Spend your time at the resort, relax by the pool and visit the beach of Tangalle as well.
Overnight stay in Tangalle.