Wonders Of Sri Lanka

Special Tour 8 Days 7 Nights

 


PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATION
Bandaranaike International Airport or Your Hotel

 

INCLUDED
  • Luxury Vehicle
  • Experienced Driver
  • Professional Guide
  • Private Tour
  • Pick Up & Drop Off

NOT INCLUDED
  • Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Tips to guides and restaurants. Tipping is expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

ADDITIONAL INFO
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Group discount price is available for group size 7 or more
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Colombo

On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be met and assisted by our Airport Representative, who will direct you to your very own Chauffeur to transfer you to Colombo – the commercial capital of the country.
Once you check in at your hotel relax and recover from any jet lag. If you have spare time your chauffeur will introduce you to the sights and sounds of Colombo.

Drive through the commercial and city centre known as the “Fort”, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century where grand colonial era buildings stand alongside modern office structures. See the vibrant markets and bazaars of Pettah, and the National Museum with its fine collection of lovely antiques and art of Sri Lanka. You could visit a Buddhist temple and a Hindu Kovil to experience the diversity of religion, ethnicity and customs of the people. Alternatively you may indulge in some shopping.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Colombo.

Day 2: Anuradhapura/Habarana

After breakfast set off to Anuradhapura, and check in to your hotel on. After a short rest, visit the sacred ancient city of Anuradhapura founded in the 04th century B.C and named as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982. It has the largest number of ancient monuments of the great Sinhala civilization which flourished in this region.

You will see some of the most famous as well as the tallest Stupas of Sri Lanka and the Ruins of ancient royal palaces. Another amazing site would be the “Sri Maha Bodhi” or the sacred Bo tree which is over 2200 years old, grown from a branch of the very tree under which “The Buddha” attained enlightenment; it is also the oldest historically documented tree in the world.

After sightseeing, we will be leaving for Habarana – a small green village with excellent hotel accommodation, and spectacular views on greenery. Apart from that Habarana is also a central location for all the ancient city sites. Check in at your hotel on arrival and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight Stay : Hotel in Habarana.

Day 3: Sigiriya

Day four begins with a hearty breakfast, and a tour to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Built by the young king Kashyapa, this 5th century fortress in the sky was a royal citadel for more than 18 years. Combining baffling architectural feats and sensual artistic values, the lion rock is a UNESCO world heritage site as well as nominated to be the eighth wonder of the world.

The journey continues on to one of the ruins of ancient Ceylon – the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, which was the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th to 13th century. A well-planned medieval city defended by enclosing walls (around 5 km. which still remain), graced by palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes. Polonnaruwa is strewn with ruins in a resplendent state of preservation.

The “Gal Vihara” which consists of statues of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha have been cut from a single granite wall and rank among the true masterpieces of Sri Lankan Art.

Overnight Stay : Hotel in Habarana.

Day 4: Dambulla/Kandy

After breakfast head for Dambulla and explore the famous Golden Rock cave temple which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recognised as a sacred pilgrimage site for approximately 22 centuries, this cave monastery is the largest best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.

The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 sq. meters) are of particular importance as are the 157 statues including a 47 foot long statue of the recumbent Buddha.

Continue on to Kandy. En route you will visit a spice garden in Matale. You will check in at your hotel on arrival and once you are rested, continue on to your tour of Kandy!

Kandy, the bustling hill country capital is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for the Temple of the Tooth, which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Lord Buddha.

The day entails a Kandyan Cultural show at the Kandyan Arts and Cultural Centre, which features the graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers culminating in an impressive fire walking display.

Overnight Stay : Hotel in Kandy.

Day 5: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage/Ratnapura

After breakfast leave for Pinnawala to visit the Elephant orphanage. This orphanage was set up by the government to take care of baby elephants lost or abandoned in the wild. Witness the feeding of the elephants. Thereafter observe them as they take their daily bath in the river nearby, which offer marvellous photo opportunities. Bath time is enjoyed by all elephants, young and old alike and it is a good time to closely observe their tightly knit family structure. Daily feeding times – 9.15 am, 1.15 pm, and 5.00 pm. bathing times – 10.00 am, 2.00 pm, and 4.00 pm.

On completion commence a sightseeing tour of the city of Ratnapura. Ratnapura is the world’s richest treasure house of gems. Rare sparkling precious and semi-precious stones are found in the rich soil that covers the entire district. It is a city set amidst a mix of paddy fields, rubber and tea plantations, which give a scenic backdrop to this legendary city of a thousand gems. It is also famous for Tea and rubber cultivations. Some of the other attractions are Adams Peak, Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Kithulgala. You can also visit the Peter-Paul Church, which was built by the Portuguese during the 17th century.

Overnight Stay :  Hotel in Ratnapura

Day 6: Sinharaja/Galle

After breakfast leave for Sinharaja Nature Reserve for a day of bird watching and trekking through the forest. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the least disturbed and biologically unique lowland rain forest remaining in Sri Lanka. It is a treasure trove of endemic species including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Because of the dense vegetation, wildlife is not as easily seen as at dry zone national parks. Bird watching is particularly interesting as it is home to 95% of the endemic birds of Sri Lanka.

On completion leave for Galle – the capital of the southern province and a city with a colourful history.

Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. A 300 year old Dutch colonial atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort, which is not invaded by the skyscrapers. Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. Some of the chief attractions are the city’s Natural Harbor, National Maritime Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Galle International Stadium.

The Climate here is a tropical rainforest climate with an average temperature around 26 degrees Celsius. You can get to this city by train or car in one hour, on the A2 express highway.

Overnight Stay : Hotel in Galle.

Day 7: Mount Lavinia

After breakfast head for Mt. Lavinia. Situated south of Colombo city, this fascinating place is a major tourist attraction. Famed for its “Golden Mile” of beaches, Mt. Lavinia is a pleasant coastal town just a short distance from Colombo. On arrival check in at your hotel, and if you have spare time your chauffeur will show you the sights and sounds of the city.

Overnight Stay : Hotel in Mt. Lavinia.

Day 8: Mt. Lavinia to Airport

Now that you are at the end of your journey with us, after breakfast your chauffeur will comfortably take you to the international airport in time for your departure flight.

We hope your adventure with us was enjoyable and wish you a safe and pleasant flight home!

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