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Luxury Tour with Uga Escapes (9 Nights / 10 Days)

DAY 01 (Airport – Colombo (Approx. 1hr.) )

Ayubowan! – You have arrived! Welcome to Sri Lanka!

On arrival to Colombo, clear immigration and customs. Exit into the arrival area where you will be met by your private chauffeur guide and transferred to your hotel.

Experience your first impressions of this amazing island. Emerson Tennet a traveler to Sri Lanka in the 1850’s wrote:

There is no country in the world that has attracted the attention of authors in so many distant ages and of so many different countries as Ceylon…Its aspects, its religion, its antiquities, and productions, have been described as well by the classic Greeks, by the Romans; by the writers of China, Burma, India and and Kashmir; by the geographers of Arabia and Persia; by the mediaeval voyagers of Italy and France; by the annalist of Portugal and Spain; by the merchant adventures of Holland, and by the travelers and topographers of Great Britain.
…Ceylon, from whatever direction is approached, unfolds a scene of loveliness and grandeur unsurpassed, if it be rivaled, by any land in the universe.

Check in at Uga Residence and relax after your long flight.

Plunge yourself into the refreshing pool and spend the afternoon relaxing with a good book and a cup of Ceylon tea.

A good night sleep in a seriously comfortable bed – you will think you are floating!

You have just arrived so we suggest you take it easy today.

Overnight at the Residence By Uga Escapes – Park Suite.

DAY 02 (Colombo – Thirappane (Approx.5 hrs.))

After scrumptious breakfast let’s begin the tour in Emerald Island, remove your heavy jackets and put on a lightest dress you have as we are proceeding to the cultural triangle and the weather is so fine.

The Cultural Triangle, bears the nucleus of Sri Lanka’s history and spanning over the historically significant cities of Anuradhapura, and Sigiriya, the enchanting sites within the triangle’s boundaries that date back to 4th century B. C.

Check in at you’re the Ulagalla Resort and un-wind.

Overnight at the Ulagalla Resort, Thirappane Ulagalla Chalet

DAY 03 (Thirappane-Anuradhapura (Approx.30 mins.))

This morning after a scrumptious breakfast proceed to explore the first royal kingdom “Anuradhapura”.

Anuradhapura; although limited to picturesque ruins today this sacred city was the epicentre of the country’s civilization during the medieval era.

The city is renowned for the multiplicity of religious and archaeological sites that offers a plethora of sightseeing opportunities ranging from the striking ancient stupas (mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics) of small sun-dried bricks to ruins of ancient temples, sculptures, the sacred Bo tree(Peepal tree) site as well as the several ancient man-made tanks that deck the city’s landscape. Moreover, the troupes of cheeky, toque monkeys that inhabit the sites are not to be missed!

Visit the sacred Bo Tree, which is the world’s oldest tree on record, and has been guarded by monks for over 2000 years. The tree is said to have sprung from a sampling of the tree that the Buddha himself meditated under in India. In addition to this there are many other historical and religious sites found in Anuradhapura.
For over 1000 years Sinhalese Kings with occasional South Indian interlopers ruled from the great city of Anuradhapura. It is the most extensive and important of the Sri Lankan ancient cities and today you’ll get to see it extensively. Anuradhapura was found in the 4th century BC and is famous for its Dagabas (Temples), Reservoirs, and beautifully landscaped gardens, the ruins of which still remain to this day.

Later visit Mihintale.

Mihintale, is an important religious site as it marks the site of the birth of Buddhism in Sri Lanka
There are several locations in the area of religious and archaeological value

Later proceed to your hotel in Thirappane and stretch the legs!

Overnight at the Ulagalla Resort, Thirappane – Ulagalla Chalet

DAY 04 (Thirappane – Sigiriya (Approx. 01 hrs.))

This morning after a relaxed breakfast, visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an 8th wonder of the world is a rare jewel among the many treasures in Sri Lanka. The famous Sigiriya frescoes of the buxom, wasp-waisted maidens bearing flowers, amidst the wilderness and ancient ruins.

Rising over the dry plains of the Dambulla district, the tough climb up this flat-topped monadnock ends with the most scenic bird’s-eye view of the emerald plains and leafy villages below. The skeletal layout of the ancient city within the fortress marvels its observers with the grandeur and complexity of 5th century urban-planning of Sri Lanka.

On the way to the top one can observe the famous Sigiriya frescoes of the buxom, wasp-waisted maidens bearing flowers, amidst the wilderness and ancient ruins. The smoothly glazed ‘Mirror Wall’ located a few steps away has sealed the expressions of ancient visitors, inspired by the vibrant frescoes.

After a wonderful excursion proceed back to the Chalet
Overnight at the Ulagalla Resort, Thirappane – Ulagalla Chalet

DAY 05 (Thirappane –Trincomalee (Approx. 01.45 hrs.))

After breakfast proceed to Trinco where the blue colour beach is, salty and tasty

This heavenly coastal getaway of unspoilt, white, sandy beaches and crystal blue waters is located in the Northeast portion of the island.

A short drive outside the town circles would render its visitors speechless owing to breath-taking sights that behold them. Trincomalee’s most culturally important site is the Koneswaram temple – a vibrant religious complex located atop a rocky hill that opens out to gorgeous vistas of the sparkling blue ocean. The temple complex is also home to the Lover’s Leap (Swami rock) – a rocky pinnacle worshipped by passing fishermen.

There are also several locations including Pigeon Island, ideal for snorkeling and diving where one could observe the most striking varieties of corals and tropical fish. The seven hot wells in Kanniyai is an excellent opportunity for rejuvenation. Best time to visit Trincomalee is between April and October.

Overnight at Jungle Beach Hotel, Trincomalee – Lagoon Cabin

DAY 06 (Trincomalee)

Leisure at Hotel, Enjoy the sea breeze like Captain “Jack Sparrow “

Overnight at Jungle Beach Hotel, Trincomalee – Lagoon Cabin

 

 

 

DAY 07 (Trincomalee-Passikudah (Approx. 02.15 hrs.))

After fresh seafood breakfast proceed to the next best beach in East portion of the country

Passikudah is a pristine beach stretch located along the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka that offers its travelers a refreshing beach holiday.

The unspoilt beauty of the paradisiacal coasts of Passikudah – the white, sandy beaches and the calm, turquoise waters are unrivalled. Since its coastlines are shallow and the currents are comparatively weak, it is considered one of the most perfect and safest spots for sea baths.
The drive from Trincomalee to Passikudah falls on east costal line, you can stop anywhere and witness the traditional fishing activities and if interest you can involve with that too.

Overnight at Uga Bay Hotel, Passikudah – Beach Studio

DAY 08 (Passikudah)

Another marvelous day at beach!!!!

Overnight at Uga Bay Hotel, Passikudah – Beach Studio

 

 

 

DAY 09 (Passikudah –Kotugoda (Approx. 05.30 hrs.))

After breakfast you will be driven to Kotugoda.
Rest of the day spend leisurely at the hotel.
Overnight at the Wallawwa, Kotugoda – Garden Suite.

DAY 10 (Kotugoda – Airport (Approx. 01 hrs.))

It’s time to leave the isle of Serendipity!