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Ceylon Roots – 11 Days – 10 Nights

DAY 01 : Airport / Negambo

Arrival to Colombo International Airport and meet Golden Lanka Travels guide at the airport arrival lobby.

Transfer to Negombo & Explore Negombo.

Negombo is a coastal city in the West Coast of Sri Lanka.It is famous as a fishing hub .Thus so many traditional fisherman live in Negombo. It is a tourist attraction. The city is so live with the number of different restaurants, shops, pubs & hotels. The beach road is the ideal place for hanging out.

Explore Negombo
Fishing Village

Being a coastal town, Negombo is housed to thousands of fisherman who actively take part in fishing on a daily basis. The excess catch is
Being dried & preserved using indigenous technologies. One can visit the area where locals are busy with drying fish & packing them. Well the smell is a part of the experience.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

DAY 02 : Negombo / Polonnaruwa/ Sigiriya / Dambulla

Breakfast at the Hotel
Transfer from Negombo to Polonnaruwa.
Explore Polonnaruwa by Cycle.

Visit Polonnaruwa the second capital of Sri Lanka from 1017 A.D to 1235 A.D. Polonnaruwa is also a UNESCO world heritage city. You will be able to see the ruins of Royal Palace king Parakramabahu, Audience Hall, the statue of king Parakramabahu, Watadage, the Galpotha, Parakrama Samudraya (Sea of Parakrama) which was built by King Parakramabahu I, covers an area of 5940 acres and the elegant Lotus pond was built in 12th century. There are also famous monument of worship such as the Gal Viharaya which has 4 magnificent carved Buddha statues, Kiri Vehera (the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic) and Shiva Temple

Transfer from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya.

Climb the citadel of Sigiriya which was built in 5th century. Sigiriya is treated as one of the most remarkable creations in the world, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). Path through the gardens along Stone stairways come to the Lion Gate. Only the rock carving and the brick structure is evident today of the lions mouth through which millions of people

Elephant Back Safari. (Optional)

Ride on an Elephant Back crossing through rivers & beautiful jungles.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

DAY 03 : Dambulla / Anuradhapura / Dambulla

Breakfast at the Hotel
Transfer from Dambulla to Anuradhapura
Explore Anuradhapura

Visit Anuradhapura the first capital of Sri Lanka which is a UNESCO world heritage city. Anuradhapura was once a very wealthy monastic city which created a unique culture and a great civilization. British explores discovered this lost city in 19th century. Visit many historical and archeological important places at Anuradhapura such as Sacred Bo-Tree (Sri Maha Bodhi), the right branch of the secret Bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment and one of the oldest historical documented tree in the world, Ruwanweliseya which was Built by King Dutugemunu (one of the most greatest stupas in the world). This magnificent huge Dagaba which is 103 meters in height and 287 meters in circumference was built in 2nd century B.C, the Brazen Palace (dated back to 2nd century B.C) a magnificent multi storied residence built for monks, Samadhi Stature (A stature in the position of deep meditation) which is the most famous stature at Anuradhapura and Isurumuniya which is the most famous beautiful rock carvings.


Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

DAY 04 : Dambulla / Matale / Kandy

Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer from Dambulla to Matale Area.
Visit a Spice Garden

Visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Clients will be able to see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Witness Cookery demonstrations as well.

Sri Lankan Cookery demonstrations.

This culinary tour is an ideal way by which the discerning traveler can immerse himself or herself in the history and the ethos of Sri Lanka, its people and their customs and of course most importantly their food. You can learn about Sri Lankan spices and various Sri Lankan cookery methods.

Transfer from Matale to Kandy

Kandy was the last capital of Sinhala Kings. The valley of Kandy is surrounded by magnificent hills which made it as the last bastion. Today Kandy offers its visitors rich collection of art and craft and historical buildings. It includes a collection of ancient temples buildings, handicrafts, souvenirs, bazaar and gem museum and the temple of tooth relic which houses the most sacred Buddhist relic in the world, the Tooth of Lord Buddha. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts center, a gem museum and a lapidary and witness a cultural show.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

DAY 05 : Explore Kandy

Breakfast at Hotel.
Gems & Jewelry!!

Sri Lanka is world renowned for its precious & semi-precious Gems. Specially the Sri Lankan Blue Sapphire. It is very unique & owns a huge reputation in the world.Clients could visit a Gemological Museum, a gem cutting factory & also can witness a documentary on Gem mining & the process. Later you can shop for Gems, Jewelry & Other ornaments. Don’t forget to collect your authenticity certificate for gems.

Silk

Visit the Silk Garden. Clients will be shown the process of making silk & how the handloom sarees are been made in Sri Lanka.The ladies will be given a chance to wear a traditional Sri Lankan saree & it be an ideal opportunity to experience the Sri Lankan dressing culture. You can shop for Silk items, sarees, sarongs, shirts & many other beautiful materials according to your choice.

Wood Carving / Handy Crafts Centre

Wood carving is a traditional industry in Sri Lanka. Believed to be emerged in the ancient temples, the traditions & the techniques were passed from one generation to another. Today some of the wonderful craftsmen who belonged to such generations are still engaged in the field. They create wood carvings, statues, furniture, traditional masks, sculptures, handy craft, and paintings and to various other products of same nature. A visit to a wood carving centre involves in learning of these ancient traditions & one could make purchases as well.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

DAY 06 : Kandy / Ramboda / Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer from Kandy to Ramboda.
Visit the Famous Ramboda Falls.

Ramboda is a breathtaking natural beauty. There are two prominent waterfalls next to each other. Clients could take pictures & enjoy the view from a view deck.

Visit a Tea Factory

Sri Lanka is world famous for Ceylon Tea. Clients will be shown a tea plantation & a factory. You will be able to witness the processing of Tea & also taste a cup of nice & hot Ceylon Tea. You can buy various different Tea products from the Tea shop.

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is located at the heart of the hill country 6182 feet above from the sea level. The town is situated at 74 km away along Kandy-Nuwara Eliya road and this was rediscovered by British in 1827. It is still very much like an old English town with styled Bungalows and building.The cool calm climate, gorges rolling tea plantation which makes the best “Ceylon tea” and the breathtaking beautiful waterfalls makes Nuwara Eliya one of the most beautiful town in the world. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. You can visit the Golf Club, Strawberry Farms & pick some strawberries. You can take a nice evening walk around the Gregory Lake. Visit the beautiful club house & Have a hot & nice cup of Ceylon Tea Do a peddling boat ride.

Transfer to Seetha Amman Temple.

A temple for Lord Rama, Seetha Devi, Luxshmana and Hanuman built on the sides of the stream where Seetha Devi bathed. This is considered a prime location in the Ramayana Trail. Worshiped by many thousands of Hindu Devotees around the globe.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

DAY 07 : Nuwara Eliya / Ella / Yala

Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Ella

Ella is only a small village located high in the mountains. Most visitors to Ella only spend a couple of days there. The other nice thing about Ella is the climate. Hot during the day and nice and cool at night. If you fancy climbing the peaks that are dotted around Ella, then make sure you take sun protection and water!

Visit the Ravana Falls

The Ravana Falls (popularly known as Ravana Ella in Sinhala) is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in high and cascade from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop.

Transfer from Ella to Yala

Yala National Park is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka and Is the most visit The Park consists of 05 blocks. Only two are now open for the public.

Safari at Yala Park.

Do a jeep safari at Yala National Park, Stated about 309 km from Colombo Yala National Park is treated as one of the most premier tourist destination of Sri Lanka. The park is very popular for Jeep Safaris among local and foreign tourists Park is home to elephants, spotted deer, barking deer, sloth bear, Wild buffalo, and wild boar. More than 120 species of birds are living in the park.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

DAY 08 : Yala / Kataragama / Hikkaduwa

Breakfast at Hotel.
Proceed to Kataragama.

Considered a holy city by Buddhist, Hindus & Muslims Kataragama is most definitely a place for pilgrims. The location has paid a huge part in the life of King Dutugemunu who managed unite the whole of Sri Lanka during a time of uncertainty under Indian invasions. It is famous for the Kataragama Devalaya dedicated for God Skandha & you can also visit the Kiri Vehera Stupa which stands an epic part of our proud nation.

Transfer from Katharagama to Galle

Galle was a main port of Sri Lanka from 14th century. The first fort of Galle was built by Portuguese. Walk along the walls of the fort enjoy the magnificent view of the ocean and do not forget to watch the sun set which gives you an astonishing view from the walls of the Galle fort

Visit a Turtle hatchery.

There are five varieties of Sea Turtles found in Sri Lanka, namely Olive Ridley Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle and Leatherhead Turtle. The all major nesting habitats are located in the Galle District (Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda, Thibbattawa, Ahungalle, Balapitiya and Unawatuna) and Hambantota District

Transfer to Hikkaduwa.

Hikkaduwa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka located in the Southern Province, about north-west of Galle and south of Colombo. The name Hikkaduwa is thought to have been derived from the two words Ship Kaduwa, with Ship being the shorter version of Shilpaya which refers to knowledge in Sinhalese and Kaduwa which means sword.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

DAY 09 : Beach Break – Hikkaduwa

Breakfast at Hotel
Full day at Leisure or water sports activities.

Option for a Spa Treatment
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

DAY 10 : Beach Break – Hikkaduwa

Breakfast at Hotel
Full day at Leisure or water sports activities.
Option for Whale Watching.

Whale and dolphin watching in Trinco is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday.
Trinco is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. In warm Indian Ocean you can see Blue whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

DAY 11 : Hikkaduwa / Airport

Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer from Hikkaduwa to Airport.

End of Services !

Quotation – (U.S. DOLLARS)

Budget Tour

Hotel: Hotel J , Web: www.hotelj.lk
Hotel: Nice Place Bungalows , Web: www.niceplacebungalows.com
Hotel: Grand Kandy Villa , Web: www.grandkandyvilla.com
Hotel: Lourdes Inn , Web: www.lourdesinnhotel.com
Hotel: Wila Safari , Web: www.wilasafari.lk
Hotel: Hotel Lanka Super Corals , Web: www.hotellankasupercorals.com

Standard Tour

Hotel: Goldi Sands , Web: www.goldisands.com
Hotel: Elephass , Web: www.elephassigiriya.com
Hotel: Serene Garden Hotel , Web: www.serenegardenhotel.com
Hotel: Heaven Seven , Web: www.heavenseven.lk
Hotel: Chandrika Hotel , Web: www.chandrikahotel.com
Hotel: Citrus Hikkaduwa , Web: www.citrusleisure.com

Superior Tour

Hotel: Heritance Negambo , Web: www.aitkenspencehotels.com
Hotel: Chaya Village , Web: www.cinnamonhotels.com
Hotel: Amaya Hills , Web: www.amayresorts.com
Hotel: St.Andrews , Web: www.jetwinghotels.com
Hotel: The Safari , Web: www.ceylonhotelscorporations.com
Hotel: Chaaya Tranz , Web: www.cinnamonhotels.com

Deluxe Tour

Hotel: Jetwing Blue , Web: www.jetwinghotels.com
Hotel: Cinnamon Lodge , Web: www.cinnamonhotels.com
Hotel: Cinnamon Citadel , Web: www.cinnamonhotels.com
Hotel: The Grand , Web: www.tangerinehotels.com
Hotel: Cinnamon Wild , Web: www.cinnamonhotels.com
Hotel: Lavanga Resort , Web: www.lavanga.lk

Note:
The above rates are nett and include all government taxes.
These rates are subject to change without prior notice in the event government changes the tax policy.
Discount for children from 2-12 years sharing parents room – : 30% on the per person sharing double room rate

(Please note that the extra bed in a triple room will be foldable and rollaway bed)

The above prices include:
Accommodation in standard rooms on … HB basis for 10 nights starting from the Dinner on the day 1 to Breakfast at day 11 at hotels specified or similar.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from pick up at Airport to drop off at Airport.
Services of an English Speaking Chauffer / National Guide.
Above prices does not include:
Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
Lunch throughout the tour
Entrance Fees
Christmas Eve & new Year’s Eve Supplement
Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
Expenses of a personal nature.
Tips and Porterage
Any other services not specified above.
Other conditions:
Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally.
Visits to wild life parks will be at client’s own risk.
Jeeps available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours).
Cancellation Charges:
5 days or less – 100% cancellation charge.
Between 6 days and 14 days – 50% cancellation charges or the equivalent of the first two days Charges depending on the program and period of stay
Above 15 days – No cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are Made to 3rd parties
Hotel rules and regulations:
The official check-in time at all hotels will be 1200hrs.
The official check-out time at all hotels will be 1100hrs.
Cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period.

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