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BUDDHA'S FOOT PRINT
Colombo- Western Province- Sri Lanka
6 Days
6 Persons
English
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Brief

Anurdhapura Ancient city - Ruins of the first kingdom of Sri Lanka Ancient capital of Polonnaruwa - An important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th century ruins The Sigiriya rock fortress - A UNESCO world heritage site Dambulla Cave Temple - The most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples Spice Gardens in Matale – A memorable visit to various spice plantations in Sri Lanka Temple of Tooth Kandy- The last kingdom of Sri Lanka Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - Where you can witness more Asian elephants in one loc

Tour Detail

DAY 1: ARRIVE / SIGIRIYA

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur guide and transferred to Sigiriya (Approx. 4 hrs. & 15 mins. drive). On arrival in the hotel, spend the day at leisure relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities.

Spend three overnights at Kassapa Lion’s Rock. Accommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

DAY 2 : SIGIRIYA / ANURADHAPURA / MIHINTALE / SIGIRIYA

Today you may spend the day sightseeing majestic buildings, and the great monuments established by ancient Sri Lankan Kings in Anuradhapura (approx. 1 ½ hours’ drive). En route visit Aukana Buddha Statue.  

The Ancient city of Anuradhapura stood tall for over thousand years, from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. this was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas constructed of bricks and are hemispherical in shape. The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo Tree, which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained Enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world. In fact, Anuradhapura is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later you may proceed to Mihintale (Approx 20 Mins) the place where Buddhism was found.

Spend overnight at Kassapa Lion’s Rock.

DAY 3 : SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA

After breakfast we drive to Polonnaruwa and visit the ancient city Polonnaruwa (approx 1 ¼ hrs drive).

Polonnaruwa is the ancient heart of Sri Lanka. An important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th century ruins & impressive stone culture recalls an inspired past. Although nearly 1000 years old, it is much younger than Anuradhapura and generally in better repair. The monuments are arranged in a reasonably compact garden setting and their development is easier to follow.

Transfer from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya.

Spend the afternoon visiting the spectacular Sigiriya rock fortress with its rocky abode & water gardens.  Sigiriya is famous for its toadstool of golden-hued granite, protruding into the searing blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrubland, which is transformed in the rainy season to a water garden. In the 5th century King Kashyapadomesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atop its summit. Sigiriya commemorates some of the turbulence of Sri Lanka’s history.

Spend overnight at Kassapa Lion’s Rock.

DAY 4 : SIGIRIYA /DAMBULLA / KANDY

After breakfast, We drive to Kandy, en route you can visit to Dambulla rock temple and Spice garden. (Approx. 3 hours drive)

The Dambulla rock temple was built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a World Heritage Site.  It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world.  It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres.

On completion of this visit, You will be able to visit the Spice garden at Matale.

SPICE GARDENS- For centuries, spices have been one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated exports and are used for medicines and cosmetics as well as to flavour foods. We will sample scents and flavours such as cinnamon, ginger, pepper, vanilla and cardamom. Batik is the ancient art of mixing colours using wax as the main component and Sri Lanka is one of the world’s leading exponents. Examples range from simple, single coloured designs to multi-coloured masterpieces.

On arrival in Kandy, you can check in to the hotel. In the evening you will be able to visit Kandy city and watch a cultural show.

KANDY – the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “DaladaMaligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“MahaWasala”), “PalleWasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “MedaWasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “KiriSamudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse. Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

KANDY CULTURAL SHOW – Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The beat a dancing from "Salupliya" depicting several demons, "Thelme" vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed within the span of one hour.

Spend overnight at Hilltop Hotel. Accommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.

 

DAY 5 :  KANDY / NEGOMBO

After breakfast, drive to Negombo (approx. 3hrs drive). En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE - It 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 programme. The best time to visit is the feeding times to see the baby elephants being bottle fed and the bathing times when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

Arrive at Negombo and check in to Paradise Beach hotel.

Negombo is mere 07Kms from the Bandaranaike International airport, located at the mouth of Negombo lagoon; set amid lush grove coconut palms feels the real spirit of the sea. Outrigger canoe and the catamaran used as fishing vessel still can be seen and also has a small port.

spend overnight at Paradise Beach. Accommodation is in Deluxe rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

DAY 6 :  NEGOMBO / AIRPORT

Today after breakfast you will be met our driver and transferred to Airport for departure (Approx. 30 mins. Drive.)

 

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Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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BUDDHA'S FOOT PRINT
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
6 Days
6 Persons
English
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Brief

Anurdhapura Ancient city - Ruins of the first kingdom of Sri Lanka Ancient capital of Polonnaruwa - An important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th century ruins The Sigiriya rock fortress - A UNESCO world heritage site Dambulla Cave Temple - The most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples Spice Gardens in Matale – A memorable visit to various spice plantations in Sri Lanka Temple of Tooth Kandy- The last kingdom of Sri Lanka Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - Where you can witness more Asian elephants in one loc

Tour Detail

DAY 1: ARRIVE / SIGIRIYA

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur guide and transferred to Sigiriya (Approx. 4 hrs. & 15 mins. drive). On arrival in the hotel, spend the day at leisure relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities.

Spend three overnights at Kassapa Lion’s Rock. Accommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

DAY 2 : SIGIRIYA / ANURADHAPURA / MIHINTALE / SIGIRIYA

Today you may spend the day sightseeing majestic buildings, and the great monuments established by ancient Sri Lankan Kings in Anuradhapura (approx. 1 ½ hours’ drive). En route visit Aukana Buddha Statue.  

The Ancient city of Anuradhapura stood tall for over thousand years, from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. this was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas constructed of bricks and are hemispherical in shape. The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo Tree, which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained Enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world. In fact, Anuradhapura is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later you may proceed to Mihintale (Approx 20 Mins) the place where Buddhism was found.

Spend overnight at Kassapa Lion’s Rock.

DAY 3 : SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA

After breakfast we drive to Polonnaruwa and visit the ancient city Polonnaruwa (approx 1 ¼ hrs drive).

Polonnaruwa is the ancient heart of Sri Lanka. An important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th century ruins & impressive stone culture recalls an inspired past. Although nearly 1000 years old, it is much younger than Anuradhapura and generally in better repair. The monuments are arranged in a reasonably compact garden setting and their development is easier to follow.

Transfer from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya.

Spend the afternoon visiting the spectacular Sigiriya rock fortress with its rocky abode & water gardens.  Sigiriya is famous for its toadstool of golden-hued granite, protruding into the searing blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrubland, which is transformed in the rainy season to a water garden. In the 5th century King Kashyapadomesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atop its summit. Sigiriya commemorates some of the turbulence of Sri Lanka’s history.

Spend overnight at Kassapa Lion’s Rock.

DAY 4 : SIGIRIYA /DAMBULLA / KANDY

After breakfast, We drive to Kandy, en route you can visit to Dambulla rock temple and Spice garden. (Approx. 3 hours drive)

The Dambulla rock temple was built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a World Heritage Site.  It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world.  It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres.

On completion of this visit, You will be able to visit the Spice garden at Matale.

SPICE GARDENS- For centuries, spices have been one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated exports and are used for medicines and cosmetics as well as to flavour foods. We will sample scents and flavours such as cinnamon, ginger, pepper, vanilla and cardamom. Batik is the ancient art of mixing colours using wax as the main component and Sri Lanka is one of the world’s leading exponents. Examples range from simple, single coloured designs to multi-coloured masterpieces.

On arrival in Kandy, you can check in to the hotel. In the evening you will be able to visit Kandy city and watch a cultural show.

KANDY – the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “DaladaMaligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“MahaWasala”), “PalleWasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “MedaWasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “KiriSamudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse. Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

KANDY CULTURAL SHOW – Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The beat a dancing from "Salupliya" depicting several demons, "Thelme" vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed within the span of one hour.

Spend overnight at Hilltop Hotel. Accommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.

 

DAY 5 :  KANDY / NEGOMBO

After breakfast, drive to Negombo (approx. 3hrs drive). En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE - It 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 programme. The best time to visit is the feeding times to see the baby elephants being bottle fed and the bathing times when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

Arrive at Negombo and check in to Paradise Beach hotel.

Negombo is mere 07Kms from the Bandaranaike International airport, located at the mouth of Negombo lagoon; set amid lush grove coconut palms feels the real spirit of the sea. Outrigger canoe and the catamaran used as fishing vessel still can be seen and also has a small port.

spend overnight at Paradise Beach. Accommodation is in Deluxe rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

DAY 6 :  NEGOMBO / AIRPORT

Today after breakfast you will be met our driver and transferred to Airport for departure (Approx. 30 mins. Drive.)

 

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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