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SRI LANKA DELIGHT
Colombo- Western Province- Sri Lanka
8 Days
6 Persons
English
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Brief

Sigiriya Rock Fortress – A UNESCO world heritage site The ancient capital of Polonnaruwa- An important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th century ruins. Dambulla cave temple - the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. Spice Gardens- a memorable visit to various spice plantations in Sri Lanka Kandy City tour- a memorable experience of the last kingdom in Sri Lanka Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage- where you can witness more Asian elephants in one location Tea Plantation & a Tea factory visit - Where the best tea in the world is produced Seethai Amman Temple -place where Seeta Mata spent her days in the prison of Ravana Devon & St. Claire's waterfalls - Two of the most attractive waterfalls in Sri Lanka Hikkaduwa - well known for its 'Coral Sanctuary'

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 & 30 mins drive). On arrival in the hotel, spend the day at leisure relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities.

Spend overnight at Kassapa Lions Rock. Accommodation is in standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

 

DAY 2 :  SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA

After breakfast we drive to Polonnaruwa and visit the ancient city Polonnaruwa. (Approx. 1 hr and 15 mins drive)

POLONNARUWA - 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. (Approx. 1 hr & 30 mins  drive)

SIGIRIYA - 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 Kashyapa domesticated 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 Lions Rock. Accommodation is in standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

 

DAY 3 : SIGIRIYA /DAMBULLA / KANDY

After breakfast, We drive to Kandy, enroute you can visit to Dambulla rock temple and Spice garden. (Approx. 2 hrs drive)

DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE - Dambulla Cave 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. meters 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 meters.

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.

After visiting the site you will be transferred to Kandy.

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.

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

 

DAY 4 :  KANDY / PINNAWALA / KANDY

After breakfast drive to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. (Approx.1 hr  drive)

PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE - Off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, 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 programme. The best time to visit is the feeding times and the bathing times when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

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

 

DAY 5 :  KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast, proceed with your guide to Nuwaraeliya. (Approx. 02 hrs drive). En route visit Tea plantation.

TEA PLANTATIONS - Tea was first planted in Sri Lanka in 1824 at the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, when a few plants were brought from China. More were introduced from Assam in 1839.  In 1867, a Scottish Planter named James Taylor planted tea seedlings in 8 hectares of forestland, in the Loolkondura Estate.  In 1873, the tea export industry of Sri Lanka began with a modest 23 lbs. being shipped to London.  Tea will grow only on rolling terrain and is classified by elevation into low grown, medium grown and high grown into 3 main groups. Today more than 200,000 hectares in highlands and other areas are under Tea and around 300 million Kilograms, with a 25% of world tea exports are done by Sri Lanka as the World’s largest Tea exporter

After visiting the site you will have Nuwaraeliya city tour. Including Seetha Amman temple.

NUWARAELIYA CITY TOUR - Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. A favorite retreat of the British during colonial times, the town is dotted with English country style houses and half-timbered bungalows. In this city tour you can visit Victoria Park. It is an attractive and well-used oasis. It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities it gives to see various species, and also you can visit Gregory Lake, as well as you can visit Golf courses in Nuwara Eliya Town.

Seethai Amman Temple- Sri Seethai Amman temple is a unique temple it has been made at the place where Seeta Mata spent her days in the prison of Ravana aprox 5000 years ago. It is also unique in a way that it is one of the very few temples dedicated to Seeta .History has it that this is the place where Sita was held imprisoned by king Ravana, in the story of Ramayana. The temple has been reconstructed according to South Indian style and is set beautifully against a clear flowing stream.

Spend one overnight at Galway Forest Lodge. Accommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay on bed & breakfast basis.

 

DAY 6 :  NUWARA ELIYA / BENTOTA

After a leisurely breakfast you will be driven to Bentota (Approx. 6 hrs drive) En route visit St. Clara’s & Devon falls.

ST. CLAIR'S FALLS is one the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is situated 3km west of the town of Talawakele & derives its name from a nearby tea estate. St. Clair's Falls is 80m high and the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. DEVON FALLS (6km west of Talawakele) is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby. The Waterfall is 97 meters high & ranked 19th highest in the Island. Altitude of Devon falls is 1,140m above sea level.  You can stop for a cup of tea at The Mlesna Tea Castle with Tea Museum

After visiting the site you will be transferred to Benthota

Spend overnight at Induruwa Beach Hotel. Accommodation is in standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay on bed & breakfast basis.

 

DAY 7: BENTOTA

Full day at leisure by the beach

BENTOTA-  This area provide the facilities of Beach, Lagoon, River, Swimming, Diving, Snorkeling trips, Waterskiing, Jet skiing, Tube-riding, Windsurfing, Deep sea fishing, Canoeing & River cruises.

Spend overnight at Induruwa Beach Hotel. Accommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay on bed & breakfast basis.

 

DAY 8 :  BENTOTA/ AIRPORT

Today after breakfast you will be transferred back to airport (Approx. 02 hrs  drive) for your flight back home

 

Price Detail
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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SRI LANKA DELIGHT
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
8 Days
6 Persons
English
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Brief

Sigiriya Rock Fortress – A UNESCO world heritage site The ancient capital of Polonnaruwa- An important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th century ruins. Dambulla cave temple - the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. Spice Gardens- a memorable visit to various spice plantations in Sri Lanka Kandy City tour- a memorable experience of the last kingdom in Sri Lanka Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage- where you can witness more Asian elephants in one location Tea Plantation & a Tea factory visit - Where the best tea in the world is produced Seethai Amman Temple -place where Seeta Mata spent her days in the prison of Ravana Devon & St. Claire's waterfalls - Two of the most attractive waterfalls in Sri Lanka Hikkaduwa - well known for its 'Coral Sanctuary'

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 & 30 mins drive). On arrival in the hotel, spend the day at leisure relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities.

Spend overnight at Kassapa Lions Rock. Accommodation is in standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

 

DAY 2 :  SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA

After breakfast we drive to Polonnaruwa and visit the ancient city Polonnaruwa. (Approx. 1 hr and 15 mins drive)

POLONNARUWA - 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. (Approx. 1 hr & 30 mins  drive)

SIGIRIYA - 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 Kashyapa domesticated 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 Lions Rock. Accommodation is in standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

 

DAY 3 : SIGIRIYA /DAMBULLA / KANDY

After breakfast, We drive to Kandy, enroute you can visit to Dambulla rock temple and Spice garden. (Approx. 2 hrs drive)

DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE - Dambulla Cave 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. meters 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 meters.

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.

After visiting the site you will be transferred to Kandy.

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.

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

 

DAY 4 :  KANDY / PINNAWALA / KANDY

After breakfast drive to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. (Approx.1 hr  drive)

PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE - Off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, 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 programme. The best time to visit is the feeding times and the bathing times when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

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

 

DAY 5 :  KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast, proceed with your guide to Nuwaraeliya. (Approx. 02 hrs drive). En route visit Tea plantation.

TEA PLANTATIONS - Tea was first planted in Sri Lanka in 1824 at the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, when a few plants were brought from China. More were introduced from Assam in 1839.  In 1867, a Scottish Planter named James Taylor planted tea seedlings in 8 hectares of forestland, in the Loolkondura Estate.  In 1873, the tea export industry of Sri Lanka began with a modest 23 lbs. being shipped to London.  Tea will grow only on rolling terrain and is classified by elevation into low grown, medium grown and high grown into 3 main groups. Today more than 200,000 hectares in highlands and other areas are under Tea and around 300 million Kilograms, with a 25% of world tea exports are done by Sri Lanka as the World’s largest Tea exporter

After visiting the site you will have Nuwaraeliya city tour. Including Seetha Amman temple.

NUWARAELIYA CITY TOUR - Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. A favorite retreat of the British during colonial times, the town is dotted with English country style houses and half-timbered bungalows. In this city tour you can visit Victoria Park. It is an attractive and well-used oasis. It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities it gives to see various species, and also you can visit Gregory Lake, as well as you can visit Golf courses in Nuwara Eliya Town.

Seethai Amman Temple- Sri Seethai Amman temple is a unique temple it has been made at the place where Seeta Mata spent her days in the prison of Ravana aprox 5000 years ago. It is also unique in a way that it is one of the very few temples dedicated to Seeta .History has it that this is the place where Sita was held imprisoned by king Ravana, in the story of Ramayana. The temple has been reconstructed according to South Indian style and is set beautifully against a clear flowing stream.

Spend one overnight at Galway Forest Lodge. Accommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay on bed & breakfast basis.

 

DAY 6 :  NUWARA ELIYA / BENTOTA

After a leisurely breakfast you will be driven to Bentota (Approx. 6 hrs drive) En route visit St. Clara’s & Devon falls.

ST. CLAIR'S FALLS is one the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is situated 3km west of the town of Talawakele & derives its name from a nearby tea estate. St. Clair's Falls is 80m high and the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. DEVON FALLS (6km west of Talawakele) is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby. The Waterfall is 97 meters high & ranked 19th highest in the Island. Altitude of Devon falls is 1,140m above sea level.  You can stop for a cup of tea at The Mlesna Tea Castle with Tea Museum

After visiting the site you will be transferred to Benthota

Spend overnight at Induruwa Beach Hotel. Accommodation is in standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay on bed & breakfast basis.

 

DAY 7: BENTOTA

Full day at leisure by the beach

BENTOTA-  This area provide the facilities of Beach, Lagoon, River, Swimming, Diving, Snorkeling trips, Waterskiing, Jet skiing, Tube-riding, Windsurfing, Deep sea fishing, Canoeing & River cruises.

Spend overnight at Induruwa Beach Hotel. Accommodation is in Standard rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay on bed & breakfast basis.

 

DAY 8 :  BENTOTA/ AIRPORT

Today after breakfast you will be transferred back to airport (Approx. 02 hrs  drive) for your flight back home

 

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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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