Heritage Tour with Sizzling Beaches of Trincomalee - 12 Nights 13 Days Tour (Luxury)

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Day 1:
One of our Roomsbook agents will welcome you at the Bandaranaika International Airport. Then we will take you to Suriya Resort, Negombo which is a 30 minutes’ drive from the airport.

Negombo offers one of the best beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka. Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses, administrative buildings, churches and the ceiling frescoes of St. Mary's Cathedral are worth seeing. There are local handicrafts, batiks and jewellery boutiques on the beaches and the shops. You can relax and enjoy strolling along the beach and making new friends and clicking pictures. Spend the night with a great meal combined with Sri Lankan Cuisine.

Day 2:
You can enjoy your breakfast at Suriya Resort and next we will start the journey towards to Anuradhapura which is around 172km away from Suriya Resort.

While enjoying the journey we will reach Forest Rock Garden Resort which is the living masterpiece gives its guests the once in a life time experience to go back into the golden days of the Anuradhapura Kingdom in this 21st century with utmost luxury and great sense of royalty, serenity and peace.  You can relax and enjoy your lunch. In the evening we will travel to Mihintale which is around 14km away from Forest Rock Garden Resort. Mihintale is a mountain peak in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures. Once we reach the rock we can watch the beautiful sunset and then we come back to Forest Rock Garden Resort to have a nice dinner and a relaxing sleep.
 

Day 3:
After breakfast at Forest Rock Garden Resort, we start Anuradhapura City Tour. That includes visit to Jethawanaaramaya, Ruwanweli Maha Seya, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Samadhi Buddha Statue, Isurumuniya etc. Anuradhapura city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. The city lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka's North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

After the City tour, we will return to Forest Rock Garden Resort for Dinner with night stay.
 

Day 4:
In the morning you will get you breakfast & you will start towards Trincomalee which is around 100km away from Anuradhapura. Trincomalee is the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee District and major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Located on the east coast of the island overlooking the Trincomalee Harbor, 113 miles south of Jaffna and 69 miles north of Batticaloa, Trincomalee has been one of the main centers of Tamil language speaking culture on the island for over two millennia. People from Trincomalee are known as Trincomalians and the local authority is Trincomalee Urban Council. Trincomalee city is home to the famous Koneswaram temple alluded to in its historic Tamil name Thirukonamalai and is home to other historical monuments such as the Bhadrakali Amman Temple, Trincomalee , the Trincomalee has some of the most picturesque and scenic beaches found in Sri Lanka, relatively unspoiled and clean. The area is famous for bathing and swimming, owing to the relative shallowness of the sea, allowing one to walk out over a hundred meters into the sea without the water reaching the chest.

Here you will rest at Marble Beach Resort. One of the best & quiet beaches in Sri Lanka and highly recommended for a relaxed holiday. The themed cabanas, each boasting a distinct style, are full of character and provide comfort and a tranquility that is seldom found elsewhere.

Day 5:
It’s day for you at the beach with no disturbance from the outside world. The Yacht Restaurant offers a delicious fresh seafood menu that includes both Sri Lankan and international dishes with a friendly Staff to serve you.

Dinner and night stay at Marble Beach Resort.

Day 6:
You will get your breakfast & start towards to visit Pigeon Island National Park & Dutch port. Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the Coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island's name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island was designated as a sanctuary in 1963. This national park is the 17th in Sri Lanka. The island was used as a shooting range during the colonial era.

Fort Fredrick also known as Trincomalee Fort or Fort of Triquillimale, is a fort built by Portuguese colonials at Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, completed in 1624 CE, built on Swami Rock-Konamamalai from the debris of the world famous ancient Hindu Koneswaram temple (Temple of a Thousand Pillars).

In the evening you will return to Marble Beach Resort to have a nice dinner with night stay.
 

Day 7:
In the morning you will have your breakfast. Then we will start towards Habarana which is 80km away from Trincomalee. You will reach Cinnamon Lodge Habarana for your stay & we will take you for a Jeep Safari Minneriya or Echo Park. Dinner and night stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Day 8:
After your breakfast at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana you will start towards Polonnaruwa which is 45km away from Habarana. Polonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa .The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site. You can visit historical places in Polonnaruwa.

Dinner & Night stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana.
 

Day 9:
You will have an early breakfast at the hotel and reach Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is just 6 km away from the Hotel. Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft.) high. Sigiriya is the 8th wonder of the world. Make sure you have your Camera with you to capture the beauty around.

In the evening you will go for an Elephant Ride. Elephant rides are available near the Sigiriya lake. Rides can be of varying duration and usually include an exciting detour into the waters of the lake.

Dinner & Night stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana.
 

Day 10:
After Breakfast at Sorowwa Hotel we go to see Dambulla Cave Temple which is just 20km away. It is also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses. Then start the rest of the journey towards Kandy. On the way to Kandy We pass Matale. Around Matale you’ll get to see lots of spice gardens and we will take you to one of the spice gardens. Also we have lunch in the garden.

After couple minutes’ drive we reach Mariamman Hindu Temple. By the evening we reach the Queens Hotel Kandy, A hotel with a great view of the city Kandy.

Day 11:
After a quiet Sleep you’ll be served with breakfast from Queens Hotel Kandy. Slowly we start for the sight-seeing in Kandy. That includes visit to Temple of the tooth Relic, Kandy Lake, Peradeniya Botanical Garden and in the evening cultural dance show. Temple of the tooth Relic is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple. Botanical garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres then we reach Queens Hotel Kandy for dinner and for a quiet sleep after lots of activities of the day.
 

Day 12:
With Breakfast at Queens Hotel Kandy we start the journey towards a Tea factory. Having the opportunity to see how the tea plantations works and how we reach great tea at our homes, we also let you taste some of the best flavors. Afterwards we start towards Pinnawala to watch Elephants at Elephant Orphanage. While watching Elephants take bath we can enjoy the lunch. There are some interesting shopping items which you can check in this area according to your taste. Last night of the journey you’ll be resting at Elephant Bay Hotel.
 

Day 13:
After taking Breakfast we will reach the airport.
Departure will take place according to your flight timings. We say “good bye” and wish for a safe flight!