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January 8, 2020

Heritage & Beaches of Sri Lanka

06 Nights / 07 Days 2NSigiriya – 1N Nuwara Eliya–3N Kalutara

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Visit to Polonnaruwa – A UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress& Golden temple of Dambulla – Both UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Nuwara Eliya – Popular as Hill station, Tea estate and Tea factory
  • Beaches of Bentota
  • Excursion to Dutch Galle Fort, Galle and Beruwala
  • Services of English-speaking driver cum guide during sightseeing tours
  • Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start and End in Colombo

ITINERARY:

DAY 01 [AIRPORT – PINNAWELLA – DAMBULLA – APPROX 04 HRS DRIVE]

Arrival Sri Lanka, You will be welcome by a representative on Arrival and transfer to Dambulla, En route visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Providing a caring home for abandoned and wounded elephants, it is a much loved destination for tourists and locals alike. Here, adults and baby elephants from around Sri Lanka thrive, and a captive breeding program is also proving to be highly successful. The feeding and bathing times are generally the ideal times to visit when you can observe these gentle giants at their best

Check inn to you Hotel and relax

Overnight stay at Sigiriya/ Dambulla / Habarana

DAY 02 – [SIGIRIYA ROCK – POLONNARUWA]

After breakfast leave hotel to discover the Sigiriya Rock Fortress A not to be missed historic attraction, declared a world heritage site and often toured as the eighth wonder of the world. Dating back to the 5th Century A.D, this astounding ‘city’ on the summit of a high outcrop was the royal citadel of King Kassapa for over 18 years. A miraculous feat of artistry and engineering, its unique features and exquisite frescoes continue to amaze all who visit it, even today.

After visiting the Sigiriya Rock excursion to Polonnaruwa which is located at a distance of 216 km from Colombo was the capital of Sri Lanka in medieval times. Used by the Sri Lankan kings as a ‘country residence’ from the 7th century, Polonnaruwa became Sri Lanka’s capital in the 11th century A D. During its time the city was fortified with three concentric walls, beautiful with parksand gardens and sanctified by many a shrine and sacred places. The city and the surrounding area were watered by a unique irrigational complex known as the Sea of Parakrama (Parakrama Samudra).

Overnight stay at Sigiriya/ Dambulla / Habarana

DAY 03 [SIGIRIYA /DAMBULLA – NUWARA ELIYA – APPROX 02 HRS DRIVE]

After Breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

En route visit to Dambulla another cultural heritage site visiting the historic Dambulla Cave Temple Famed for their exquisite painted ceilings and statues – over 130 of them, the temple complex comprises five caves, some dating back to the 1st century B.C.

Thereafter head ‘up country’ and the city of Nuwara Eliya, visiting the Ramboda waterfalls and a tea factory along the way. Afternoon The old colonial outpost still referred to as ‘Little England’ Nuwara Eliya certainly lives up to its name. Perched 6200 feet above sea level, the climate too, adds to the illusion of one stepping into an old English town, where neat hedges, quaint cottages and beautiful old buildings stand as serene as they did well over a century ago – the magnificent Grand Hotel presiding over them all. There is, of course, an old golf course as well as horse racing events to complete the picture.

Evening city tour with Victoria Park & Gregory Lake.

Victoria Park : This is one of the country’s most attractive, and best-maintained, town parks. A stroll around its paths, past manicured lawns, is a pleasure. The park comes alive with flowers around March to May, and August and September. It’s also home to quite a number of hill-country bird species, including the Kashmir flycatcher, Indian pitta and grey tit.

Gergory Lake : Lake Gregory is one of the significant tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya. It was built by the Governor William Gregory during 1872 – 1877 periods by utilizing the water from the Nanuoya which runs across the town. It is about 91.2 hectares in extent. It was said to be used for water sports and for re-recreational activities during the British rule.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 04 [NUWARA ELIYA – KALUTARA – APPROX 05 HRS DRIVE]

After Breakfast transfer to Kalutara via Kithulgala.

En route Optional if you feel adventurous, the incredible experience of White Water Rafting awaits you at Kitulgala. You will be in good hands with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. Those who prefer to keep their feet dry can take it easy, relax and admire the beautiful views.

Check in to hotel

Overnight stay at Kalutara

DAY 05 [KALUTARA – GALLE -KALUTARA ]

After breakfast transfer to Galle Fort.

Galle: For centuries Galle has stood strong against invasions – from colonial powers and nature’s volatile outbursts. The famous Dutch Fort was first built by the Portuguese, fortified by the Dutch and preserved by the British. Battered daily for over 400 years by the ocean it even survived the onslaught of a tsunami and is enjoyed today by residents and visitors alike. The colonial architecture of the walled city too has resisted the advance of modernity and holds tightly to its past glory.

En route visit Madu river Boat Ride with fish therapy-The bio- diversity of the Madu River is of monumental signification when considering the wide ranges of aquatic and avian life as well as wetland dwellingamphibians, reptiles, mammals that inhabit the environs of this natural treasure. A total of 11 species of agnatic mollusks and 14 land dwelling mollusks are found in thi s system. 70 species of fish, 31 types of reptiles, and 50 kinds of butterflies are just some of colorful array of wildlife that inhabits this abundantly bustling eco-system. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that 111 species of bird have been identified in the mangrove formed environs of the river, and has been known to host several types of migratory birds.

Overnight stay at Kalutara

DAY 06 (KALUTARA)

After breakfast free leisure at the hotel (Vehicle available for 40 KM)

Overnight stay in Kalutara

DAY 07 – [KALUTARA – COLOMBO – DEPARTURE]

After breakfast transfer to Colombo

Afternoon engage in city tour of Colombo, the commercial capital city of Sri Lanka, from the busy commercial hub to the tree-lined suburbs. Here, colonial architecture vies with glass skyscrapers and the past comes alive in buildings that have withstood great winds of change. The National Museum, The Dutch museum, Parliament complex, Arcade Independent Square, Bandaranayke Memorial International conference hall, Independence Square, Town Hall, Colombo fort, Pettah ,Floating market, Gangaramaya temple, Beira Lake, Colombo national Museum Old Dutch Hospital, Nelum pokuna Mahinda Rajapakshe theatre, Galle Face Green Colombo’s best -loved seafront hangout as some of the most interesting places you could visit.

(Depending on your flight time) transfer to Airport to connect departure flight.

End of Services.

Route Map:

HOTELS OFFERED:

City Nights Category A Category B Category C Meal Rates
Sigiriya 2 Cinnamon Lodge Signature by Thilanka Kassapa Lion Rock Breakfast
Nuwara Eliya 1 Araliya Green City   Araliya Green Hills Stamfford Star Hotel   Breakfast
Kalutara 3 Royal Palms Beach Hotel   Tangerine Beach Hotel Coco Royal Beach Hotel   Breakfast
PACKAGE COST FOR CAT-A IN USD 01.10.2019 – 19.12.2019 20.12.2019 – 10.01.2020 11.01.2020 – 28.02.2020 01.03.2020 – 30.04.2020
Cost Per Person when 1 Pax Travelling 778 1372 1062 1023
Cost Per Person when 2 Pax Travelling 508 831 673 646
Cost Per Person when 4 Pax Travelling 462 785 627 600
Cost for Child with Bed 158 158 158 158
PACKAGE COST FOR CAT-B IN USD 01.10.2019 – 19.12.2019 20.12.2019 – 10.01.2020 11.01.2020 – 28.02.2020 01.03.2020 – 30.04.2020
Cost Per Person when 1 Pax Travelling 627 1029 752 712
Cost Per Person when 2 Pax Travelling 429 646 508 481
Cost Per Person when 4 Pax Travelling 389 607 468 442
Cost for Child with Bed 158 158 158 158
PACKAGE COST FOR CAT-C IN USD 01.10.2019 – 19.12.2019 20.12.2019 – 10.01.2020 11.01.2020 – 28.02.2020 01.03.2020 – 30.04.2020
Cost Per Person when 1 Pax Travelling 561 732 686 646
Cost Per Person when 2 Pax Travelling 396 508 475 448
Cost Per Person when 4 Pax Travelling 349 462 429 402
Cost for Child with Bed 158 158 158 158

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

•  6 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned below hotels or equivalent

•  Assistance at the airport

•  Services of English-speaking driver cum guide during sightseeing tours

•  Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle

•  Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

PACAKAGE EXCLUSIONS:

•  Air tickets and airport taxes

•  Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.

•Entry Fee at Pinnwala Elephant Orphanage, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriyaa, Dambulla  and Mirissa Whale Watching

•  Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

NOTE:

Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs

Small vehicle will be provided for 1-2 travelers and Van will be provided for3-5 travelers.

COMPULSARY ROOM SUPPLEMENTS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE (24TH DEC 2019) & NEW YEAR EVE (31ST DEC 2019)

This package is valid from 01st November’19 till 30th April’20  

Category: Abroad Packages

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