Program 1: Photo shoots Sri Lanka (Basis: twin sharing Meal plan: half Board)

Duration: 3 days (2 nights)


Program 2: fascinating Sri Lanka (Basis: twin sharing Meal plan: half Board)

Duration: 7 days (6 nights)


Program 3: Family Tour in Sri Lanka (Basis: twin sharing Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast)

Duration: 15 days (14 nights)


Program 4: Home to Sri Lanka (Basis: twin sharing Meal plan: half Board)

Duration: 9 days (8 nights)


Excursions

  Culture of Kandy – A full day excursion A day out to the Elephant Sanctuary and Kandy.The journey takes you first to the Elephant Sanctuary at Pinnawala where abandoned and orphaned Elephants are being looked after.  Then you will be visiting a Spice garden enroute to Kandy.Kandy is the hill capital of Sri Lanka founded in the 14th Century AD and the last kingdom of Sri Lankan kings before it fell to the British in 1815.  The Temple of the Tooth Relic which houses the sacred Tooth Relic of “Lord Buddha” is the most significant building in the city and is a place of veneration for the Buddhists world over.  The journey to Kandy presents the traveler with a cross section of what Sri Lanka has to offer in landscape and scenery.  A visit to the Market, Arts & Crafts Center and Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya ends this programme.
  Elephant Antics – A full day excursionEarly in the morning proceed to the Elephant Sanctuary at Pinnawala.  See baby jumbos wondering around their cramped foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers.  A place you will really enjoy and never forget.  The highlights of the day end after visiting a Spice Garden.
  Southern Scenery – A full day excursionThis full day trip to Galle will be an exiting one.  You could visit a mask factory enroute.  Galle is south Sri Lanka’s most important town.  In 1587 the Portugues annexed Galle from it’s Sinhala kings and built its first fortress naming it “Santacrusz”.  Its old world charm appeals as a tourist destination.  To this, it looks back to 500 years of nurture under Sinhala, Portuguese, Dutch and British stewardship.  On your return, visit a Turtle Hatchery and the Moonstone Mine in Meethiyagoda.  Monstone is found concentrate within an acre of land believed to have been blessed by the moon.  The moonstone is a semi-precious gem of Sri Lanka that possess unique qualities relating to the moon. Optional – Hiyare is located at a stunningly picturesque and peaceful lake and rainforest located 20 minutes away from the city of Galle. Introduction to the Trees for Life project .  Visit the Bio Diversity Centre, plant Nursery and introduction to medicinal , fruit, timber, indigenous and forest plants.  Also do a Nature trail to the rain forest and a boat ride thereafter.
  Rolling down the River – A full day excursionAn exciting trip to Kitulgala, a small town in the west of Sri Lanka.  It is in the wet zone rainforest which gets two monsoons each year and is one of the wettest places in the country.  The Kelani River (the broadest river in Sri Lanka) flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar winning movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed.  On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was recently discovered containing large middens of shells from some unknown civilization. Kitulgala is the base for white-water rafting which starts a few kilometers upstream.
  River Safari, Balapitiya – A full day excursionEnjoy a scenic cruise along the Madhu River, a relaxing trip with plenty of interesting stops.  You pass dozens of islets forested with mangroves and can appreciate the timeless natural rhythms of rural life.  You cruise in a canopied, outboard motor powered boat; pausing to view a 200 year old temple and to watch the locals cultivating cinnamon.  You may also see traditional fishing techniques in action and can view demonstrations of coir manufacture and rope making.  Bring your binoculars along if you can as around 46 species of bird reside in the area including 14 aquatic varieties.  You can also spot huge water lilies and colourful butterflies.
  Lagoon Safari, Negombo – A full day excursion Leave in the morning and do a safari by boat in the Negombo Lagoon and the Dutch Canal.  During this trip, you will be able to observe the activities of people residing on its banks and also the vegetation of coconut palms, bird life and the innumerable fishing boats.
  Born to be wild – A full day excursion This full day excursion starts by visiting the Udawalawe National Park with an area of 30,800 hectaresis a home for herds of Elephants.  There are approximately 300 to 400 Elephants living in this park.  Besides Elephants you could also come across Deer, Samber, Hornbills, Peafowl and various other mammals and birds. Among the migrant birds are the forest wagtails,  whiskered terns, Osprey sandpipers and terns. To a botanist too, this is indeed a land of plenty. Among the flora are species of forest trees like satin, halmilla, ebony, Milla and Palu.  Two species of forest trees that are not met with other parks are Daminiya and Mandorans.
  Rocky tops & caved bottoms – A full day excursionLeave for  Sigiriya  and   climb  the  5th  century   Sigiriya  rock  fortress  which  is a  world heritage  site  built  by king  Kashyapa  [477-495AD].  The lion  rock  is  a  citadel   of  unusual  beauty  rising  200 meters from  the  jungle.  Visit  the  world  renowned  frescoes  of  the  “Heavenly  maidens”   of  Sigiriya   which  are  in a sheltered  pocket of the rock approached  by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.  Thereafter climb up to the temple which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a world heritage site and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples the complex of five caves with over 2000 sq meters of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area if paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters.