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10 Nights/11 Days

Day 01 - Arrival

Jetwing Lagoon Negombo

The 5-star Jetwing Lagoon Hotel Negombo overlooks the Indian Ocean and comprises 55
rooms with modern comforts. Located 20 minutes’ stroll to Negombo Lagoon, this resort
boasts a swimming pool.
The elegant accommodation has a tranquil location 4.7 km of Fish Market. A popular
place in Negombo is Dutch Fort which is in 4.7 km away. Guests can find a pristine
beach within a stroll of this Negombo hotel.


All of the air-conditioned rooms are complete with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV as well as coffee and tea making facilities, and some of them comprise a patio and a balcony. Also, Jetwing Lagoon Hotel features tile flooring. The private bathrooms are appointed with hairdryers and shower caps.

A buffet breakfast is offered to guests daily. Blue Lagoon restaurant serves international cuisine for breakfast. You can savor light drinks with light snacks in the beach bar. This hotel features a special menu and board games for children. There is a gym with a wide range of sports. The environmentally friendly property also comprises a wellness area for guests’ utmost comfort.


Day 02 - Heading to Dambulla
On the way to Dambulla Cave Temple we will visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

On the way to the Dambulla, it is good to stop at the Pinnawala and feed elephants beforearriving to Dambulla. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Department in a 25 acre coconut property adjoining the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned Elephants found in the jungles of Sri Lanka.

Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla 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 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. The latter include Vishnu and the Ganesha. The murals cover an area of 2,100 square metres (23,000 sq ft). Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara, and Buddha’s first sermon

Jetwing Lake Hotel - Dambulla

A contemporary masterpiece, Jetwing Lake adorns itself with all the luxuries of a modern hotel in Dambulla. A sense of rich Sri Lankan heritage coupled with the magnificence of its natural surroundings envelops you in 94 sophisticated rooms, all of which are wheelchair accessible. As an added pleasure of our hospitality, each room also features a private balcony from which you can gaze out into the secluded dry zone forest that we call home.
Of the three variants of rooms available at Jetwing Lake, Deluxe Rooms are the most intimate, yet generously spacious at the same time. Dressed in earthen tones that seamlessly blend into our exterior environment, each of the 78 Deluxe Rooms on our premises feature a modern minimalist ambience inspired by the tropical aesthetic of the island home. The same décor extends to the larger Super Deluxe Room, which shares the inclusion of contemporary amenities including free Wi-Fi to stay connected, a mini bar to indulge in refreshments, a television with satellite channels to keep you entertained, and more. And for the ultimate in luxury, the four exclusive Suites at Jetwing Lake encapsulate all these pleasures in an even larger setting for your absolute comfort in the
historic hinterlands.
In addition to the private balconies, all rooms at Jetwing Lake also include relaxing features that allow you to unwind in the serenity of our verdant environs. From the plush bathtubs to soak in after a long day out in the Cultural Triangle, or the comfortable seating areas near the floor-to-ceiling windows, historic home of Sri Lankan hospitality looks forward to welcoming you into Jetwing family with signature luxuries that will make your stay a memorable one.

Day 03

Relaxing in Jetwing Lake

Day 04 – Heading to Sigiriya & Minneriya Safari Park

Sigiriya Fortress

Sigiriya known as Lion Rock pronounced Sigiriya. The ancient rock fortress is in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, in the town of Dambulla. A site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock approximately 180 m or 590 ft in high.
According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Chulavamsa, the area was a large forest. Remanences of a forest in the surrounding areas can be viewed today. The rock location was selected by King Kashyapa (AD 477–495) as his capital. King Kashyapa built the palace on top of this rock and decorated the sides with colorful frescoes.
Halfway up the fortress is a small plateau on the side. The king built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure; Sīnhāgiri, the Lion Rock.
Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site.

Experience a village tour learning and connecting with authentic rural life of SriLanka. An interesting excursion involving traditional rides on a bullock cart, through the lakes via local catamaran and interactions with the farmers and villagers ending with a typical home cooked meal in one of their home.

Heading to Minneriya National Park (Elephant Safari )

This national park is one of the best places in the country to see wild elephants, which are often present in huge numbers. Dominated by the ancient Minneriya Wewa, the park has plenty of scrub, forest, and wetlands in its 88.9 sq km to also provide shelter for toque macaques, sambar deer, buffalo, crocodiles and leopards.

Back to the Jetwing Lake Hotel

Enjoying dinner at Jetwing Lake Hotel and having a great night’s sleep.

Day 05 – Heading to Nuwara Eliya
On the way to Nuwara Eliya, stop at Dumro Ceylon Tea Center. Visit Tea factory & Tea state.

Arriving to Jetwing St Andrews Nuwara Eliya

Jetwing St Andrews Nuwara Eliya is an upmarket 5-star property set within 1.6 miles from Nuwara Eliya Golf Club and 25 minutes’ stroll from Galway’s Land National Park.

Day 06 – City Tour in Nuwara Eliya

The hill station of Nuwara Eliya is a favourite retreat of the British during colonial times. The town is dotted with English country style houses and half-timbered bungalows, earning the name “Little England”. The visit to the Race Course or a walk along the gardens nearby and enjoying a pleasant evening by the lake Gregory


Golf Course in Nuwara Eliya

The Nuwara Eliya golf course was constructed in 1889 by a Scottish soldier of the Gordon Highlanders for the British servicemen and officials who were posted at Nuwara Eliya. The course covers approximately 40.5 hectares (100 acres) of land and was originally built amidst the tea plantations of this central highland region. The course is located at an altitude of 1,830 meters (6,000 ft) above sea level. It is an 18-hole, 5,851 m (6,399 yd), Par 70 layout – the scorecard is in meters however the distance from the yardage markers to the edge of the green are measured in yards. Then return to St Andrews Hotel for the Dinner.

Day 07 – Ella Train Tour

Ella Odyssey Train is a special Train operated from Colombo to Badulla. This Ella Odyssey Train stops at scenic and important photo locations which are located between Kandy and Badulla.

Our tour is from Nanu Oya to Ella. Nanu Oya to Ella Train journey is one of the most scenic train journeys in South Asia travelling through lush green tea estates, waterfalls and many tunnels which gives you a beautiful and joyful memory.


The Nine Arch Bridge

The Nine Arch Bridge in Ella is on the Demodara loop and spans 91 meters at a height of 24m. The beautiful nine arches make it a very picturesque spot especially as it is in a dense jungle and agricultural setting. Behind the railway, a forest is booming, and below, tea leaves are being cultivated. It’s truly one of the most amazing places to visit in Sri Lank.

Heading to Yala

After arriving to Ella from train, then we are taking you to Yala. In Yala, you can relax in another luxury hotels by Jetwing Hotel Chain, Jetwing Safari Camp or Jetwing Yala.

DAY 08 - Jetwing Safari Camp or Jetwing Yala Hotel (on request)

Cocooned between the vast and untamed Yala National Park and the azure Indian Ocean, Jetwing Safari Camp promises an authentic camping and safari experience like no other. The awe-inspiring beauty surrounding Jetwing Safari Camp is hard to overstate. On one side, an unspoiled national park forms a lush backdrop, while on the other, gentle waves lap against the warm shores of the Indian Ocean. The safari camp and hotel are just a 5 minute walk away from each other. Guests can choose either the Hotel or Jungle. If you prefer then it is possible to do both and experience sleeping in the jungle for just one night.

DAY 09 - Yala National Park

Yala Wild Safari

Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. Divided into 5 blocks, the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks, and lagoons. Two blocks are currently opened to the public.
Situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles.

Back to Yala Safari Camp or Jetwing Yala & Relax

DAY 10 – Jetwing Lagoon
Drive to Negombo through the E-01 Highway and Relax in the Jetwing Lagoon

DAY 11 – Departure
Departure from the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport.