Looking for Sri Lanka tour packages from Abu Dhabi? The five day tour package aimed towards the tourists that are coming from Abu Dhabi is centered on the cities of Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Nuwaraeliya and Colombo.
The Sri Lanka tour starts from Anuradhapura, so once you arrive at the Bandaranayke International Airport your guide from Olanka for these five days will welcome you and escort you to your first destination.
Day 1 – Anuradhapura
Your Sri Lanka packages from Abu Dhabi starts from Anuradhapura, which is situated 170 KMs away from Colombo and it will take approximately 4 hours for you to arrive on your first destination. First we will check you into the hotel at Anuradhapura and let you relax for a while after the flight, later we will proceed to Anuradhapura City tour.
This is the oldest and one of the most sacred historical cities of the island and has a very interesting and a rich historical background for us to learn and sightsee.
The main itineraries that we have included in the tour package are the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and the Ruwanwelisaya which are considered as great places of worship amongst the Buddhists in the country as well as the Buddhists all around the world. After we pay our respect to these two places we will take you to the ruins (Natabun) of the old palaces, shrines and buildings that prevailed during the earlier days when Anuradhapura was once a kingdom.
Day 2 – Anuradhapura
On the second day we will take you to visit one of the largest manmade lakes in Ceylon; the Tissa wewa which was built by a King that ruled Anuradhapura in the olden days, King Devanampiyatissa. This lake was built to provide water for irrigational purposes and the massive structure will give a glimpse as to the great ancestry of the country. We have also arranged to have a meal amidst the cold breeze of the lake before we proceed to our next place of visit.
The next itinerary that is on our package is the Mihinthale. This is a mountain peak situated in Anuradhapura and is claimed to be the place where the Buddhists monks from India inaugurated Buddhism in this country. Apart from the religious value of this place you could also enjoy a beautiful scenery once you are on top of the Mihinthale.
Day 3 – Dambulla
On the third day we will depart from Anuradhapura to visit the second destination of your tour Sigiriya Rock that is situated in the city of Dambulla. The journey will only take about one and a half hours thus we can reach our destination in no time.
After two days of sightseeing we have organized a little adventure hike where you will have to climb a rock. Sigiriya was once a fortress and the technicality of this amazing piece of work still remains a question and leaves the designers of the present impressed and mesmerized.
The hike will take a few hours so after we have climbed Sigiriya we will head back to our third destination, Nuwaraeliya. The journey will take about five hours thus we have arranged to arrive at the destination on the night of your third day.
Day 4 – Nuwaraeliya
Placed among the hills, waterfalls and valleys Nuwaraeliya is the best place in this island to relax. Despite the general humid climate of Sri Lanka, this city has a cooler weather and the temperature is a few degrees lower than the other cities.
As we always say we at Olanka will always cater your needs so we have a few options of which you could choose as what you want to do while you are here. Nuwaraeliya is the ideal place to play hockey or to have a walk by the lake as the environment is not polluted by the fumes like in busy cities. Also we could take you to a tea plantation or to a tea factory or to a strawberry field. Moreover we could arrange a boat ride in the Gregory’s lake or a visit to the worlds end in Horton Plains.
En route to Colombo we will stop by some beautiful waterfalls for you to witness the beauty of this hill country.
Day 5 – Colombo
On the final day of the tour we have planned to take you on a tour around Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.
While you are in Colombo we will take you to the Galle Face green to show off the beach that the Sri Lankans always boast about, because a tour to Sri Lanka is never complete without visiting a beach. After spending sometime in the beach we would take you around some shopping so that you can take along with you some souvenirs to remember the wonderful stay with us.
At the end of the tour we will guide you back to the Bandaranayke International Airport where will bid you farewell.