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Negombo, Sri Lanka
A World of Endless Travel Possibillities
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Nature & Wild Life

9 NIGHTS/10 DAYS

1st Day – AIR PORT – PINNAWALA – SIGIRIYA

On arrival at the Colombo International Airport. You will be met and welcomed by a representative of Taprobane Tours and Travels and leave for Sigiriya via Pinnawela, visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. This is an orphanage and breeding ground for wild elephants.

Evening at Leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Sigiriya

2nd Day – SIGIRIYA- KAWDULLA – POLONNARUWA

After breakfast climb to the Rock fortress Sigiriya. And visit Kawdulla National park in the evening. Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace built during the reign of King Kassapa I (AD 477 – 495). Contemporary with the paintings of Ajantha and Ellora Caves in India, highlights being the Frescoes, Mirror Wall and the Lion’s Paw,and it is one of the Seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka Kaudulla National Park is also one of the sites in which the Gray Slender Loris is reportedly found in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Sambar Deer, Sri Lankan Axis Deer, Chevrotain, Wild boar, Sri Lankan Leopard, and Sloth Bear are other mammals found in the park

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Polonnaruwa.

3rd Day. – POLONNARUWA – MINNERIYA – ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast visit Minnariya National Park The national park’s faunal species include 24 species of mammals, 160 species of birds, 9 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of fish, and 75 species of butterflies.

Transfer to Anuradhapura and relax in the evening
Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Anuradhapura.

4th Day – ANURADHAPURA – WILPATTU – KANDY

After Breakfast do a Jeep Safari of Wilpattu National Park.

31 species of mammals have been identified within Wilpattu national park. Mammals that are identified as threatened species living within the Wilpattu National Park are the elephant, Sloth bear, leopard and water Buffalo. Sāmbhar, spotted deer, mongoose, mouse and shrew are more of Wilpattu’s residents. Transfer to Kandy and Evening city tour of Kandy including Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha – by far the most important place of worship for Buddhists world over, Upper Lake drive a place where one could have a bird’s eye view of the city below.
Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Kandy

5th Day. KANDY – PERADENIYA – NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast visit the Royal Botanical gardens in Peradeniya, It is the largest botanical garden on the island. It is renowned for the collection the variety of Orchids, and has more than 300 varieties of Orchids, more than 5000 spices, medicinal plants and palms trees. Attached it is the National Herbarium

On the way visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure un-blended cup of factory fresh tea. Also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls. Evening city tour of NuwaraEliya Including Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and Golf Course, the 119 year old club is situated within the city limits. Established in 1891. One of Asia’s finest Golf Clubs.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in NuwaraEliya

6th Day. – NUWAR ELIYA- HORTON PLAINS – YALA

After breakfast visit Horton plains for trek to “World’s End” & the beautiful “Bakers falls”. World’s End is a sheer precipice with a 4,000 ft (1,219 m) drop. It is situated at the southern boundary of the park. Later proceed to Yala.

Evening at leisure in the Hotel
Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Yala.

7th Day. – YALA

After breakfast do a jeep safari at Yala National park,

Yala National Park is the second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square kilometers, The park is best known for its variety of its wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds
Dinner and Over Night Stay at a Hotel in Yala

8th Day. – YALA – UDAWALAWA

After Breakfast proceed to Udawalawa and visit the Udawalawa National park

Udawalawe is a good bird watching site. Birds Such as Sri Lankan Spur fowl, Red-faced Malkoha, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Brown-capped Babbler, and Sri Lanka Jungle fowl are among the breeding resident birds. White Wagtail and Black-capped Kingfisher are rare migrants. A variety of water birds visit the reserve including cormorants, the Spot-billed Pelican, Asian Open bill, Painted Stork, Black-headed Ibis and Eurasian Spoonbill.

The open parkland attracts birds of prey such as White-bellied Sea Eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Booted Eagle, and Changeable Hawk-eagle. Land birds are in abundance, and include Indian Roller, Indian Peafowl, Malabar Pied Hornbill and Pied Cuckoo.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Udawalawa.

9th Day.- UDAWALAWA – NEGOMBO

After Breakfast Transfer to Negombo.
Evening at Leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Negombo

10th Day. NEGOMBO

After breakfast leave for Air port for departure flight.

END OF TOUR

From

$800    

    T & C Apply

Beach Holiday

​7 Night/ 8 Days

1st Day – AIRPORT – SIGIRIYA

On arrival at the Colombo International Airport. You will be Welcomed by our representative and transfered to a Hotel in Sigiriya.

After a brief rest, in the evening climb the Rock fortress Sigiriya. Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortressand a palace built during the reign of King Kassapa I (AD 477 – 495). Contemporary with the paintings of Ajantha and Ellora Caves in India, highlights being the Frescoes, Mirror Wall and the Lion’s Paw,and it is one of the Seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel at Sigiriya

 

2nd Day – SIGIRIYA – HABARANA – POLONNARUWA – SIGIRIYA

After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa via Habarana. In Habarana join the place for an elephant ride.

Then do a sightseeing tour in ancient city of Polonnaruwa (11th Century AD), visit the many sites of archaeological and historical interest in the Sacred City including the Grate Statue, Quadrangle, Royal Palace,GalViharaya, Kumara and Lotus Ponds, Thiwanka Image House and many more, and see one of the country’s biggest water reservoirs the ParakramaSamudraya.

Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel at Sigiriya

 

3rd Day – SIGIRIYA – TRINCOMALEE

After breakfast leave for Trincomalee.

Evening city tour including The Koneswaram Temple.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Trincomalee.

 

4th Day – TRINCOMALEE

Relax on the beach at Hotel in Trincomalee

 

5th Day – TRINCOMALEE

Relax on the beach at Hotel in Trincomalee

 

6th Day – TRINCOMALEE

Relax on the beach at Hotel in Trincomalee

 

7th Day – TRINCOMALEE – NEGOMBO

After breakfast, leave for Negombo.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo.

 

8th Day – NEGOMBO – AIR PORT

After breakfast leave to Air Port for departure flight.

END OF TOUR

 

From

$640    

    T & C Apply

Romantic Escape

8 Nights / 9 Days 

1st Day. AIRPORT – ANURADHAPURA

On arrival at the Colombo International Airport. Clients will be Welcomed by our representative and transferred to a Hotel at Anurahapura. Evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Anuradhapura.

 

2nd Day. ANURADHAPURA – MIHINTHALE – AVKANA – SIGIRIYA

After breakfast, commence a sightseeing tour in the ancient city of Anuradhapura. From 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhists world over, is surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²). Anuradhapura is a City of archaeological and historical interest including Isurumuniya – the first temple to be built in the island, Sri Maha Bodhi Tree- with an authenticated history of more than 2300 years which has been planted from a sapling from the original tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, Ruwanveliseya – the largest stupa in the island, Jethawanaramaya and Abhayagiriya – which in their original form have been equivalent in size to the Great Pyramids in Giza and have thus been declared as World Heritage Sites , Twin Ponds, Thuparamaya- the first Stupa to be built in Sri Lanka enshrining the left collar bone of the Buddha, the Samadhi Statue – meditating posture etc thereafter drive to Sigiriya. En-route visit Mihinthale&Avkana temple.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Sigiriya.

 

3rd Day. SIGIRIYA – HABARANA – POLONNARUWA – SIGIRIYA

After breakfast climb to the Rock fortress Sigiriya. Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace built during the reign of King KassapaI(AD 477 – 495). Contemporary with the paintings of Ajantha and Ellora Caves in India, highlights being the Frescoes, Mirror Wall and the Lion’s Paw, and it is one of the Seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

Then leave for Polonnaruwa via Habarana. In Habarana join the place for an elephant ride. Then do a sightseeing tour in ancient city of Polonnaruwa. (11th Century AD). Visit the many sites of archaeological and historical interest in the Sacred City including the Grate Statue, Quadrangle, Royal Palace,,GalViharaya, Kumara and Lotus Ponds, Thiwanka Image House and many more. And see the one of the country’s biggest water reservoirs, the ParakramaSamudraya, which is compared to an ocean.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Sigiriya

 

4th Day. SIGIRIYA – DAMBULLA – MATALE – KANDY

After breakfast leave for Kandy via Dambulla, and Matale. First visit Dambulla cave Temple.It is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. This paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses.

Then proceed to Kandy. Enroute visit a Spice garden at Matale. Take part in a conducted tour to get some knowledge about the growth and use of spices in the day to day life in Sri Lanka.

Evening relaxe in the hotel and late evening, witness the Cultural Show by traditional Kandyan Dancers and Drummers including “Fire Walking”.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Kandy.

 

5th Day. KANDY – PERADENIYA – NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast visits the Botanical gardens at Peradeniya, It is the largest botanical garden on the island. It is renowned for the collection the variety of Orchids, and has more than 300 varieties of Orchids, more than 5000 spices, medicinal plants and palms trees.

On the way visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure un-blended cup of factory fresh tea. Also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls. Evening city tour of NuwaraEliya Including Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and Golf Course, the 119 year old club is situated within the city limits. Established in 1891. One of Asia’s finest Golf Clubs.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in NuwaraEliya

 

6th Day.

NUWAR ELIYA – ELLA – YALA

After breakfast leave for Yala. On the way enjoy the scenery at Ella Gap and also pass by eye-catching views and the Ravana water fall.

In the evening do a half day jeep safari to Yala National park, Yala National Park is the second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square kilometers, The park is best known for its variety of its wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Yala

 

7th Day. YALA – GALLE – BENTOTA

After breakfast, leave for Bentota via Galle. Visit the Galle Fort which was built first by the Portuguese, then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka, inside the Galle fort which is in a Dutch Colonial building on Church Street is the Cultural Museum.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Bentota

 

8th Day. BENTOTA

Relax the day on the beach.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Bentota

 

9th Day. BENTOTA – AIR PORT

 

After breakfast leave for Air port for departure flight.

END OF TOUR

 

From

$720  

     T & C Apply

Family Holiday

6 Nights / 7 Days

1st Day – AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

On arrival at the Bandaranayke international Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of Taprobane Tours and Travels and transferred to a Hotel in Negombo.

Evening, commence a tour in Negombo city and the Fishing Villages.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Negombo

 

2nd Day – NEGOMBO –PINNAWALA – SIGIRIYA

After breakfast leave for Sigiriya via Pinnawala. Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which is an orphanage and breeding ground for wild elephants, evening climb the Rock fortress in Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) This is an ancient rock fortress and palace built during the reign of King KassapaI(AD 477 – 495). highlights being the Frescoes, Mirror Wall and the Lion’s Paw, and it is one of the Seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Sigiriya

 

3rd Day – SIGIRIYA – DAMBULLA – NALANDA – MATALE – KANDY

After breakfast leave for Kandy via Dambulla, Nalanda and Matale. En route visit the Dambulla cave Temple which is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses.

Then, proceed to Matale via Nalanda. En route visit a spice garden and take part in a conducted tour to get some knowledge about the growth and use of spices in the day to day life of Sri Lankans.

Evening, commence a city tour of Kandy including Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha – by far the most important place of worship for Buddhists world over, Upper Lake drive a place where one could have a bird’s eye view of the city below. Late evening witness a Cultural Show by traditional Kandyan Dancers and Drummers including “Fire Walking”.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Kandy

 

4th Day – KANDY – PERADENIYA – NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast leave for NuwaraEliya. On the way visit the Botanical gardens at Peradeniya, It is the largest botanical garden on the island. This is renowned for the collection of Orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palms trees. Later, proceed to NuwaraEliya. En route visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of the world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure un-blended cup of factory fresh tea. Also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls.

Evening city tour of NuwaraEliya Including Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and Golf Course, the 119 year old club is situated within the city limits. Established in 1891. One of Asia’s finest Golf Clubs.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in NuwaraEliya 

 

5th Day – NUWARA ELIYA – YALA

After breakfast leave for Yala via Ella, enjoy the scenery at Ella Gap and visit Rawana Ella waterfall.

In the evening do a jeep safari to Yala National park, which is the second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square kilometers, and is best known for its variety of wild animals and is vital for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and other wild life.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Yala

 

6th Day – YALA – GALLE – BENTOTA

After breakfast leave for Bentota via Galle. Visit the Galle Fort which was built first by the Portuguese, then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. Inside the Galle fort, in a Dutch Colonial building on Church Street, the Cultural Museum is located.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Bentota

 

7th Day – BENTOTA – AIR PORT

After breakfast, leave to Air Port.

END OF TOUR

 

 From

$550 

   T & C Apply

Culture & Heritage

9 Nights / 10 Days

1st Day. AIRPORT – COLOMBO

On arrival at the Colombo International Airport you will be Welcomed by a representative of Taprobane Tours and Travels and transferred to a Hotel in Colombo.

In the evening city tour of Colombo.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Colombo.

 

2nd Day. COLOMBO – YAPAHUWA – ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast leave for Anurahdapura. En route visit the Yapahuwa rock fortress. Yapahuwa served as the capital of Sri Lanka in the latter part of the 13th century (1273-1284). Built on a huge, 90 meter high rock boulder in the style of the Sigiriya rock fortress, Yapahuwa was a palace and military stronghold against foreign invaders.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Anuradhapura.

 

3rd Day. ANURADHAPURA – MIHINTHALE – AVKANA – SIGIRIYA

After breakfast, commence a sightseeing tour in the ancient city of Anuradhapura. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²). Anuradhapura is a City of archaeological and historical interest including Isurumuniya – the first temple to be built in the island, Sri Maha Bodhi Tree- with an authenticated history of more than 2300 years which has been planted from a sapling from the original tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, Ruwanveliseya – the largest stupa in the island, Jethawanaramaya and Abhayagiriya – which in their original form have been equivalent in size to the Great Pyramids in Giza and have thus been declared as World Heritage Sites , Twin Ponds, Thuparamaya- the first Stupa to be built in Sri Lanka enshrining the left collar bone of Lord Buddha, the Samadhi Statue – meditating posture etc thereafter drive to Sigiriya. En-route visit Mihinthale&Avkana temple.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Sigiriya.

 

4th Day. SIGIRIYA – HABARANA – POLONNARUWA – SIGIRIYA

After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa via Habarana. In Habarana, if you wish, visit a place for an elephant back ride.

Then do a sightseeing tour in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (11th Century AD), visit the many sites of archaeological and historical interest in the Sacred City including the Grate Statue, Quadrangle, Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya, Kumara and Lotus Ponds, Thiwanka Image House and many more, and see one of the country’s biggest water reservoirs, ParakramaSamudraya.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Sigiriya

 

5th Day. SIGIRIYA – DAMBULLA – NALANDA – MATALE – KANDY

After breakfast leave for Kandy via Dambulla, Nalanda and Matale. First visit the Dambulla cave Teample.which is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses.

Then visit the Gedige at Nalanda one of the remarkable archaeological sites in Sri Lanka & visit a Spice garden at Matale and take part in a conducted tour to get some knowledge about the growth and use of spices in the day to day life of Sri Lankans.

Evening relax in the hotel and late evening witness a Cultural Show by traditional Kandyan Dancers and Drummers including “Fire Walking”.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Kandy.

 

6th Day. KANDY – PINNAWALA – KANDY

After breakfast, do an excursion to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This is an orphanage and breeding ground for wild elephants.

Evening city tour of Kandy including Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha – by far the most important place of worship for Buddhists world over. Visit the Upper Lake drive, a place where one could have a bird’s eye view of the city below.

Evening visit the Botanical gardens at Peradeniya, It is the largest botanical garden on the island and is renowned for the collection of Orchids, spice trees, medicinal plants and palms trees.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Kandy  

 

7th Day. KANDY – PERADENIYA – ADAMS PEACK

After breakfast drive to Adams peak. Sri Pada or Adam’s Peak as it is known to the Westerners, is a mountain 2237, meters high situated in the South- West corner of the Central Highlands. Thousands of pilgrims from many faiths climb the mountain to pay homage and make observances, commencing from full-moon day of December to the full moon day of April the following year. Buddhist believes that it enshrines the foot print of Gauthama Buddha at the summit. Hindus, Muslims and Christians also make pilgrimages for their own religious reasons. The sunrise from the mountain top is an unforgettable sight.

After dinner – At mid night start to climb the holy mountain of Adams Peak.

 

8th Day. ADAMS PEAK – NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast leave for NuwaraEliya. On the way visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of the world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure unblended cup of factory fresh tea. Also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls.

Evening city tour of NuwaraEliya Including Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and Golf Course, the 119 year old club is situated within the city limits. Established in 1891. One of Asia’s finest Golf Clubs.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in NuwaraEliya

 

 

9th Day. NUWARA ELIYA – YALA

AAfter breakfast leave for Yala. In the evening do a jeep safari to Yala National park. Yala National Park is the second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square kilometers and is best known for its variety of wild animals and is vital for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and other wild life.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Yala

 

10th Day. YALA – GALLE – NEGOMBO

After breakfast leave for Negombo via Galle. En route visit the Galle fort which was built first by the Portuguese, and then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by the Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. Inside the Galle fort is a Dutch Colonial building on Church Street where the Cultural Museum is located.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Negombo

 

11th Day. NEGOMBO – AIR PORT 

After Breakfast departure to Air Port

END OF TOUR

 

 

From

$800   

T & C Apply

Jaffna Tour

8 Nights / 9 Days

1st Day – AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

On arrival at the Colombo International Airport, you will be welcomed By a representative of Taprobane Tours and Travels and transferred to a Hotel in Negombo.

Evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo.

 

2nd Day – NEGOMBO – ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast leave fo Anuradhapura and check in at Hotel.

Evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Anuradhapura.

 

3rd Day – ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast commence city tour of the ancient city of Anuradhapura. From 4th Century BC, it was the Capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of 11th century AD. The ancient city, considered sacred to Buddhists world over, is surrounded by monasteries and stupas covering an area of over sixteen square miles. Anuradhapura is a city of archeological and historical interests which includes Isurumuniya,the first Temple in the island, Sri Maha Bodhi Tree with an authenticated history of more than 2300 years, which has been planted from a sapling from the original tree which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Ruwanweliseya, the largest stupa in the island, Jethawanaramaya and Abhayagiriya, which in their original form have been equivalent in size to the pyramids in Giza and have thus been declared as world heritage sites,the twin ponds, Thuparamaya, the first Stupa to be built in Sri Lanka enshrining the left collar bone of Lord Buddha, the Samadhi statue with a meditating posture etc. Thereafter, visit Mihintale and the Avkana Temple.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Anuradhapura.

 

4th Day – ANURADHAPURA – JAFFNA

After breakfast leave for Jaffna in the Nothern Province via Vavuniya.

Evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Jaffna.

 

5th Day – JAFFNA

After breakfast commence city tour of Jaffna, including the Naga PooshaniAmbalKovil, NallurKovil, Naga DeepaPuranaVihara, MurukkandyPillayar Shrine, and the Jaffna Fort.

About Jaffna

Jaffna District, the northernmost region of the Island of Sri Lanka, is one of the oldest habitation sites in Lower South Asia, populated by Tamil speaking people. Jaffna is situated within ten degrees of latitude to the north of the equator. It is in close proximity to the sub-continent of India and separated from it by the Palk Strait and the Bay of Bengal.

The peninsula is actually almost an island; only the narrow causeway known as Elephant Pass – for once elephants did wade across the shallow lagoon here connects Jaffna with the rest of Sri Lanka. Jaffna is low lying; much of it covered by shallow lagoons, and has a number of interesting islands dotted offshore. In all it covers 2560 square km (999 square miles). With just under 900,000 inhabitants, the district of Jaffna is one of the most densely populated areas of Sri Lanka, second only to Greater Colombo.

Most of the area is dry and sandy, and the most common tree is the palmyra palm with its elegant fan-like fronds. Locals here tap it for toddy, the sap from its cut flowers; like the sap of the coconut or kittul palms, this liquid can be distilled to make arrack or processed into jiggery, palm sugar. The leaves of the fan palm may be skillfully folded to make a beaker for toddy, but you more often see them serving as decorative fences around almost all the settlements.

The flat Jaffna Peninsula is made of limestone, unlike most other parts of Sri Lanka. The porous stone absorbs the rain very quickly and conveys it to the water table. This forms a specifically lighter layer, “swimming,” as it were, on the salt water of the Indian Ocean that permeates the rock on all sides up to sea level. Open tanks are not practicable here, and fresh water has to be obtained from wells.

Jaffna has it all, friendly people, a rich culture, salubrious climate and a picturesque environment go to make it a veritable traveler’s paradise. Now that the guns have fallen silent and peace is in sight, domestic tourism in this long forgotten northern retreat is gradually catching on. After almost 20 years, travelers now can reach Jaffna either by land or air. The flight, from Colombo to Jaffna, is just under one hour

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Jaffna

 

6th Day – JAFFNA – TRINCOMALEE

After breakfast leave for Trincomalee and check in at hotel.

Evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Trincomalee.

 

7th Day – TRINCOMALEE

Leisure at beach.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

 
   

8th Day – TRINCOMALEE – NEGOMBO

After breakfast leave for Negombo and check in at a Hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

 

9th Day – NEGOMBO – AIRPORT

After breakfast leave to Airport for departure flight.

END OF TOUR

 

From

$800 

T & C Apply

Ramayana Tour

6 Nights / 7 Days

1st Day. AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

On arrival at the Colombo International Airport. You will be met and welcomed by a representative of Taprobane Tours and Travels and transferred to Hotel in Negombo.

Evening city tour of Negombo.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo.

 

2nd Day. NEGOMBO – PINNAWALA – PERADENIYA – KANDY

After breakfast leave for Kandy via Pinnawela. On the way visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage..This is an orphanage and a breeding ground for wild elephants.

Later visit the Royal Botanical garden in Peradeniya, It is the largest botanical garden on the island. It is renowned for the collection the variety of Orchids, and has more than 300 varieties of Orchids, more than 5000 spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.

In the evening commence a city tour of Kandy including the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha – by far the most important place of worship for Buddhists world over, Upper Lake drive a place where one could have a bird’s eye view of the city below.

And late evening witness the Cultural Show by traditional Kandyan Dancers and Drummers including “Fire Walking”.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.

 

3rd Day – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast leave for NuwaraEliya. On the way visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure un-blended cup of factory fresh tea. Also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls..

Evening city tour of NuwaraEliya Including Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and the Golf Course, the 119 year old club is situated within the city limits. Established in 1891. One of Asia’s finest Golf Clubs.

On completion visit the Hakgala gardens. The Hakgala Botanical Garden was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana of the well-known epic Ramayana. This garden was expanded during the British period and has a wide variety of flowers including an excellent collection of orchids.

This is the exotic pleasure garden where king Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marry him. It was here where the heart-warming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama’s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama’s honor if he did so. Part of this majestic garden still exists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in NuwaraEliya

 

4TH DAY – NUWARA ELIYA – BANDARAWELA

After breakfast visit the Sita, Aman temple. The Sita Amman Temple can be seen en route to Hakgala along the NuwaraEliyaBadulla Road. The prominent temple architecture will not fail to attract your attention on the way to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens from NuwaraEliya. According to tradition, the site is associated with Sita of the Ramayana epic. Ancient statues of Rama and Sita can be seen on a side of the temple. The temple seen today is a modern building with its paintings, statues and pillars decorated with sculptures, all depicting the tale of Rama and Sita. The rear of the temple overlooks a stream, while from its front can be seen the Hakgala peaks.

Thereafter visit Isthripura via Welimada.

This exotic cave still boasts the picturesque cascading waterfall that was in existence 2000 years ago. It was within this cave that Sita was held prisoner with over 1500 women to attend to her every need.

Thereafter proceed to Welimada and visit Divurumpola temple.

Although this Vihara is said to be established in the 6th A.D. Polonnaruwa period it has a long history among people of having been started in the time of Rama, Rawana and Sita.

Still revered by thousands, this holy haven was the place where Sita performed her Agni Pariksha (proving her chastity) to her husband Rama. Continuing the practice for over thousands of years, villagers still pledge their fidelity or take oaths there and even in certain courts, this agreement was binding.

Since that time this place has been respected and worshiped by people down the ages. Furthermore it is said that this place was given the name “Divurumpola” or the place of making a wow. Not only in legends but this name has been inscribed in the moonstone guarding the Devale in the premises.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Bandarawela.

 

5TH DAY – BANDARAWELA – RATNAPURA – SITAWAKA – NEGOMBO

After breakfast leave for Negombo via Ratnapura and Sitawaka, Avissawella.

Ratnapura is the fabled city of gems. Its name remains unchanged over the years and means “city of gems”. In Ratnapura prospecting and mining goes on every day. Visit a gem mine and a museum and strike a bargain at one of the shops.

Sitawaka, situated near Avissawella on a tributary of the Kelani Ganga (river). Not surprisingly it derives its name from Sita, who is supposed to have been imprisoned by Ravana in a grove in this neighborhood.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Negombo.

 

6th DAY – NEGOMBO – CHILAW – NEGOMBO

After breakfast leave for Chilaw and visit Muneeshwaram. Lord Rama after his victorious battle left for Ayodhya in one of King Ravana’svimana’s. He felt he was being followed by bramhaasthidosham as he had killed King Ravana who was a Brahmin. He stoped the vimana at this juncture because he felt at this place the “BrahmaasthiDosham” was not following him.

He ascended from the vimana and asked God Shiva for a remedy. God Shiva blessed Lord Rama and advised him installing and praying four lingams at Manavari, ThiruKoneshwaram, ThiruKetheshwaram and Rameshwaram in India, as the only remedy to get rid of the dosham.

Manavari is the first place where Lord Rama installed and prayed the Siva lingam after the end of the war with King Ravana. To date this lingam is called as RamalingaShivan. Rameshwaram is the only other lingam in the world named after Lord Rama. Transfer from Chilaw to Negombo.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in Negombo

 

7th DAY – NEGOMBO – AIRPORT

After breakfast leave for Airport for departure flight.

END OF TOUR

 

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$550

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Short Break

2 Nights / 3 Days

1st Day – AIR PORT – PINNAWALA – KANDY

On arrival at the Bandaranayke international Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of Taprobane Tours and Travels and transferred to Kandy. On the way visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This is an orphanage and breeding ground for wild elephants. En route visit a spice garden and proceed to Kandy and check in at a hotel.

 

Evening, commence city tour of Kandy including Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, by far the most important place of worship for Buddhists world over, Upper Lake drive, a place where one could have a bird’s eye view of the city below. And late evening Cultural Show by traditional Kandyan Dancers and Drummers including “Fire Walking”.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy

 

2nd Day – KANDY – PERADENIYA – NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast leave for NuwaraEliya. On the way visit the Botanical gardens at Peradeniya, It is the largest botanical garden on the island which is renowned for the collection of Orchids, medicinal plants, palm trees and spice trees. Later, proceed to NuwaraEliya. En route visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of the world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure un-blended cup of factory fresh tea. You will also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls.

 

Evening, city tour of NuwaraEliya Including Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and the Golf Course, the 119 year old club is situated within the city limits. Established in 1891. One of Asia’s finest Golf Clubs.

Dinner and overnight stay at a Hotel in NuwaraEliya

 

3rd Day –NUWARA ELIYA – AIR PORT

After breakfast leave for Air Port via Kitulgala.

END OF TOUR

 

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$240 

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Bird Watching Tour

9 Nights / 10

1st Day. AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

On arrival at the Colombo International Airport. You will be met and welcomed by a representative of Taprobane Tours and Travels and will be transferred to Hotel at Negombo.

In the evening do a city tour of Negombo. Including the Fishing villages and Fish collecting points.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Negombo.

 

2nd Day. NEGOMBO – KITHULGALA

After breakfast leave for Kithulgala . Visit the Kithulgala Forest Reserve for Bird Watching.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kithulgala.

 

3rd Day – KITHULGALA – SINHARAJA

After breakfast leave for Sinharaja forest. This Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Bird Watching at Sinharaja Forest.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Sinharaja.

 

4th Day – SINHARAJA

After breakfast proceed to a Long Birding Trail at Sinharaja Rain Forest.

Dinner and Over Night Stay in Sinharaja.

 

5th Day. SINHARAJA – UDAWALAWA

After breakfast leave for Udawalawa,

Udawalawe is also a good bird watching site. Such as Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Red-faced Malkoha, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Brown-capped Babbler, and Sri Lanka Jungle fowl are among the breeding resident birds. White Wagtail and Black-capped Kingfisher are rare migrants. A variety of water birds visit the reservoir, including cormorants, the Spot-billed Pelican, Asian Open bill, Painted Stork, Black-headed Ibis and Eurasian Spoonbill.

The open parkland attracts birds of prey such as White-bellied Sea Eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Booted Eagle, and Changeable Hawk-eagle. Land birds are in abundance, and include Indian Roller, Indian Peafowl, Malabar Pied

Hornbill and Pied Cuckoo.

Dinner and Over Night Stay in Udawalawa

 

6th Day. UDAWALAWA – YALA

After breakfast in the morning do a Jeep Safari at udawlawa. After lunch Proceed to Yala

Evening Relax in the Hotel

Dinner and Over Night Stay at a Hotel in Yala

 

7th Day. YALA

After breakfast do a jeep safari at Yala National park, Yala National Park is the second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square kilometers, The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.

Dinner and Over Night Stay in Yala

 

8th Day. YALA – HIKKADUWA

After breakfast leave for Hikkaduwa via Galle. First visit Galle fort, Galle Fort was built first by the Portuguese, and then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka, inside the Galle fort which is in a Dutch Colonial building on Church Street is the Cultural Museum.

The open parkland attracts birds of prey such as White-bellied Sea Eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Booted Eagle, and Changeable Hawk-eagle. Land birds are in abundance, and include Indian Roller, Indian Peafowl, Malabar Pied Hornbill and Pied Cuckoo.

Dinner and Over Night stay at a Hotel in Hikkaduwa

 

9th Day. HIKKADUWA

After breakfast, visit Coral Gardens and other Aquariums.

Evening relax on the Beach

Dinner and Over Night stay at a Hotel in Hikkaduwa

 

10th Day. HIKKADUWA – AIR PORT

After breakfast, leave Hotel for departure flight.

 

END OF TOUR

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$780 

T & C Apply

Honey Moon Tour

8 Nights / 9 Days

1st Day – AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

On arrival at the Colombo International Airport. You will be Welcomed by our representative and transfered to a Hotel in Negombo.

In the evening city tour of Negombo and the Fishing villages.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel at Negombo.

 

2nd Day – NEGOMBO – PINNAWALA – KANDY

After breakfast leave for Kandy. On the way visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. This is an orphanage and breeding ground for wild elephants.

Evening city tour of Kandy including Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha – by far the most important place of worship for Buddhists world over, Upper Lake drive a place where one could have a bird’s eye view of the city below.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel at Kandy.

 

 

3rd Day – KANDY

After breakfast visit the Botanical gardens at Peradeniya. It is the largest botanical garden on the island and is renowned for the collection of variety of Orchids, which has more than 300 varieties of Orchids, more than 5000 spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Then proceed to the city centre for shopping.

Late evening, witness a Cultural Show by traditional Kandyan Dancers and Drummers including “Fire Walking”.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel at Kandy

 

4th Day – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast leave to NuwaraEliya. On the way visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of the world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure unblended cup of factory fresh tea. Also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls.

Evening city tour of NuwaraEliya Including the Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and the Golf Course, the 119 year old club is situated within the city limits. Established in 1891. One of Asia’s finest Golf Clubs.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel at NuwaraEliya

 

5th Day – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens.

After lunch leisure at Hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel at NuwaraEliya

 

6th Day – NUWARA ELIYA – YALA

After breakfast leave for Yala. In the evening commence a half day jeep safari to Yala National park; Yala National Park is the second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers 979 square kilometers and is best known for its variety of its wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, wild life and birds.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel at Yala

 

7th Day – YALA – BENTOTA

After breakfast leave for Bentota via Galle. Enroute, visit the Galle fort. Galle Fort was built first by the Portuguese, and then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by the Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka, inside the Galle fort which is in a Dutch Colonial building on Church Street is the Cultural Museum.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel at Bentota.

 

8th Day – BENTOTA – AIR PORT

After breakfast leave to Air Port for departure flight.

END OF TOUR

From

$720 

T & C Apply