New Zealand Tour of Sri Lanka

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Arrive at Colombo and Proceed to Galle. Galle is the south coast’s major city, whose oldest landmark is the massive 17th century Portuguese and Dutch Fort in which the central city is contained. The fort is perhaps the best example of colonial architecture in the country and as you walk through the streets you can see strong Dutch influences in the architecture, along with some old British residences and various mosques with Arabic touches. Most of these old buildings have been restored to their former glory with many being home to a vibrant culinary scene, with various hip restaurants and cafes. In addition, the city has thriving art scene; you’ll find boutiques selling handicrafts, old posters, antiques and home deco among other things.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Amari, Galle.

Enjoy the cricket match at Galle – Day 1

After breakfast proceed to Galle international cricket stadium to watch the Day 01 of the first test match of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

Dinner & Overnight stay at Amari, Galle.

Enjoy the cricket match at Galle – Day 2

Dinner & Overnight stay at Amari, Galle.

Enjoy the cricket match at Galle – Day 3

Dinner & Overnight stay at Amari, Galle.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Tissamaharama. Evening proceed to visit Yala National Park. The Park is situated in the south eastern corner of the island. It is mainly thorny scrub forest, reminiscent of the African bush, and provides the visitor’s best bet for seeing animals. Animals that could be seen in herds are elephants and dear species, wild buffaloes, wild boar, monkeys and a variety of other species such as crocodiles, peacocks, and if you are lucky the bear and the leopard.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Kithala Resort & Spa, Tissamaharama.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Ella. Arrive & Checkin at the Ella hotel. Evening proceed to visit Nine Arche Bridge. The glorious Nine Arch Bridge between Ella and Demodara train stations is one of the engineering marvels in the early 20th century.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel Heaven’s Edge, Ella.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Ella Railway station to get the train to Nanu Oya. Arrive at the Nanu Oya station and visit Nuwara Eliya city and visit a tea plantation. Proceed to Kandy.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Ozo, Kandy.

After breakfast proceed to visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
The Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya was established in 1821 and now covers 140 acres, smuggled in a loop in the Mahaweli River, the longest river in Sri Lanka. Its primary purpose was the testing and acclimatizing of plants for commercial use in Sri Lanka. Today the Gardens have one of the largest collections of flora from sub-tropical climates around the world. Evening proceed to visit the Temple of Tooth. The Kandy Temple, which houses the famous tooth relic of the Buddha is the star attraction of the city. Puja ceremonies (Thevava) are held every morning noon and evening to honour the relic and visitors may view the casket where the sacred tooth relic is held within the chamber during these times. Observing these ritualistic proceedings to the accompaniment of traditional drums is a must for any traveller to the sacred city of Kandy. Return to the hotel.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Ozo, Kandy.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Colombo. Arrive and visit Colombo city in the evening. Formerly the capitol of Sri Lanka, Colombo remains the commercial hub of the Island. Situated on the West coast of the Island, Colombo has one of the largest artificial harbors in the world and is a principal port of the Indian Ocean. Colombo is a vibrant city with plenty to see and do. If shopping is on your agenda, this is the best place to get it done.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Ramada, Colombo.

Enjoy the cricket match at Colombo – Day 1

Dinner & Overnight stay at Ramada, Colombo.

Enjoy the cricket match at Colombo – Day 2

Dinner & Overnight stay at Ramada, Colombo.

Enjoy the cricket match at Colombo – Day 3

Dinner & Overnight stay at Ramada, Colombo.

As your magical journeys comes to an end, you will be safely driven back to the airport for your flight back home.

Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport in time for the departure.

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