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Sri Lanka Round Tour

Per Person  24,600
8Days 7Nights
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Description

Sri Lanka Round Tour

PRICES , TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • The following rates are based on per person sharing and on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • All given rates are on US$. And valid from 01/05/2016 TO 30/11/2016
  • Rates are quoted minimum of 02 Pax Only

What’s included

  • Transportation by A / C vehicle with English Speaking Chauffer Guide
  • Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast Basis, starting day 02 from Breakfast and Ending the Day 03 with Breakfast.
  • All government taxes
  • Last Night Dinner at Kingsbury Hotel FREE OF CHARGE if they book the DELUXE Package
  • Sri lankan cultural dance in kandy
  • A valuable Souvenir for each and every client

What’s Not Included

  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Entrance Fees to the sites
    Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – US$. 10.00 Per Person
    Kandy Temple – US$. 10.00 Per Person
    Peradeniya Botanical Garden – US$. 10.00 Per Person
    Hakgala Botanical Garden – US$. 10.00 Per Person
    Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery – US$. 05.00 Per Person
    Madhu River Boat Ride – US$. 10.00 Per Person
    Sigiriya Rock Fortress – US$. 15.00 Per Person
    Polonnaruwa – US$. 12.50 Per Person
  • Camera & video permits
  • Any other services not specified above Tips & Portage Chargers
  • Cost of Air Tickets & Travel Insurance.
  • Early check-in & Late check-out.

Daily Trip Plan

Day 1: ARRIVAL / PINNAWELA / DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA OR KANDALAMA

Arrival at Colombo International Airport, meet assist by the representative of Sherif Travel & Tours and transfer to Habarana OR Sigiriya.

En route visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more. Than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding program. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

Later drive to Habarana OR Sigiriya

Rest of the day leisure at the Hotel

Overnight stay in a Star Class Hotel

Day 2: DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA OR KANDALAMA / SIGIRIYA ROCK / POLONNARUWA / DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA OR KANDALAMA

After breakfast, drive to climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

The spectacular Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, 19 kilometers North East of Dambulla is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The Rock was the Fortress of the “King Kasyapa” who murdered his father and stole the throne from his elder brother who was the rightful heir to the throne. Kasyapa built his fortress in this 182-meter high rock to protect himself from his enemies. Sigiriya may have been inhabited through prehistoric times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 3rd century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees to the Buddhist Sangha. The garden and palace were built by Kasyapa 477 – 495 AD. Following Kasyapa’s death it was again a monastery complex up to about the 14th century, after which it was abandoned. The ruins were discovered in 1907 by British Explorer John Still. Today Sigiriya is famous for its ‘Mirror Wall’, which consists of poems and paragraphs carved by visitors to the rock many years ago and for its magnificent frescoes of shapely be-jewelled maidens, vibrant colours and the water garden similar to the Ajantha frescoes of India. Sigiriya is in fact, the best-preserved city center in Asia from the first millennium and has been named as a UNESCO world heritage site and 08th Wonder of the World.

Later drive to Polonnaruwa and do the City Tour – Polonnaruwa, situated 218 kilometers from Colombo is yet another well planned medieval city defended by enclosed walls, graced by palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes which bears witness to a glorious past. A dominant feature of the city, is the vast irrigation lake of 5940 acres aptly named “Parakrama Samudraya” or the sea of Parakrama after its royal builder King Parakramabahu depicted an example of the advanced engineering and construction skills prevailent during the ancient times. This gigantic reservoir was built to collect rain water, which did not permit a drop of water to go waste.

Evening drive back to Hotel

Overnight stay in a Star Class Hotel

Day 3: DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA OR KANDALAMA / DAMBULLA / MATALE / KANDY

After breakfast, drive to Kandy

En route visit to Dambulla Rock Cave Temple – Dambulla is a world heritage site in Sri Lanka, located north of Kandy in Matale district. The town of Dambulla is built around a large granite outcrop, concealing an impressive Buddhist cave complex, Raja Maha Vihara, dating from the 1st century BC. It is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The murals, covering an area of 2,100 square metres, include depictions of Buddha’s temptation by Mara, and Buddha’s first sermon. Statues of the Hindu gods Vishnu and Saman are also present, reflecting the arrival of Hinduism in Sri Lanka during the 12th century

Also, visit to a Spice Garden in Matale

After drive to Kandy, rest of the day leisure at the Hotel

Overnight stay in a Star Class Hotel

Day 4: KANDY / PERADENIYA / KANDY

After breakfast, do the Kandy City Tour

Kandy – (the Sacred City of Kandy) – is a city in the center of Sri Lanka. It lies in the midst of hills of rare vegetal species. The Kandy Valley crosses an area of tropical plantations. The monumental ensemble of Kandy is an example of construction that associates the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth. It was one of a series of temples built in the places where the relic, the actual palladium of the Sinhalese monarchy, was brought following the various relocations of the capital city. The Temple of the Tooth, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of one of the most important religions of humanity, Buddhism. The Temple of Kandy is the product of the last peregrination of the relic of the tooth of Lord Buddha and the testimony of a cult which continues to be practiced today. Kandy has now grown out to encompass Peradeniya, home to the Botanical Gardens. Kandy is also particularly famed for the great Kandy Esala Perahara (a Pageant of Elephants and Dancers), which is over ten days in the month of Esala (August) having many attractions to justify.

Evening, witness a Sri Lankan Traditional Cultural Show – This is one of the famous destinations in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It starts in the evening and runs for more than 1 hr. The skills of the traditional musicians of Kandy, their drums and dance are all very much entertaining. There is some 7 kind of dances I think like snake dance and so on and after this there is a fire show (like the one in India). The fire show takes the Europeans by surprise as they wouldn’t have seen anything like that in their life time as the artists eat and rub fire on their body. One European ran from his seat

Overnight stay in a Star Class Hotel

Day 5: KANDY / PERADENIYA / TEA PLANTATION / NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast, drive to Nuwara Eliya

En route visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Garden – Peradeniya Botanical gardens, the finest of its kind in Asia, the largest of the three botanical gardens in the island, couldn’t be better located. In the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, the gateway to the central highlands, the Gardens were bounded on three sides by a loop of river Mahaweli.

Also visit to a Tea Factory and a Tea Plantation

Later drive to Nuwara Eliya and do the City Tour – Also known as the “City of Lights” and “Little England”, Nuwara Eliya was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill club, with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, and it’s strict formal dinner attire; the 18 hole golf course, race course etc., all remind you of ‘England’. Blessed a with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it’s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. The areas around Nuwara Eliya also provide the main output of tea in Sri Lanka. A trip to the highlands of Sri Lanka is never complete without witnessing the age-old traditional tea plucking and sipping a cup of “Ceylon Tea”. Visitors to Nuwara Eliya can also taste the freshly plucked strawberries and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

Overnight stay in a Star Class Hotel

Day 6: NUWARA ELIYA / KITULGALA / BENTOTA

After breakfast, drive to Bentota

En route visit to Kitulgala – Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-winning The “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometres upstream.

Later drive to Bentota and rest of the day leisure at the Hotel

Overnight stay in a Star Class Hotel

Day 7: BENTOTA / COLOMBO

After breakfast, drive to Colombo

Later do the Colombo City and Shopping Tour – The capital of Sri Lanka is located in the west coast. Guests will be taken on a city tour that includes: Fort, the former British administrative center, Old Parliament Building, a Hindu Temple, and a Dutch Church. Also the BMICH, see the replica of Awukana Buddha Statue and Independence Square. Shopping tour is added, and the guests can shop at ODEL and House of Fashion which is famous for garments, Noritake Porcelain Center.

Rest of the day leisure at the Hotel

Overnight stay in a Star Class Hotel

Day 8: COLOMBO / AIRPORT

After breakfast, transfer to Airport for departure