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Explore Ceylon – 08 Days – 07 Nights

DAY 01 : Airport / Colombo

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

Transfer from Airport to Colombo
City tour of Colombo

In the afternoon, do a city tour of Colombo. Colombo is the commercial and business center of Sri Lanka located on west cost. The city blends together with old colonial type building, high-rise commercial buildings and hotels. It is filled with shopping malls. Some of the finest structures built during the colonial times still preserved in one part of the City. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower. And the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) which was a gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China.

Optional Visit – Casino

Visit one of the famous Colombo Casinos. You could play Roulette, Poker, Baccarat, and Blackjack to slot games. Enjoy the lavish buffet, any kind of spirits & witness lovely dancing acts while mingling amongst the vibrant & fun loving crowd

Dinner and over stay at your choice of hotel

DAY 02 : Colombo / Pinnawala / Sigiriya / Dambulla

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer from Colombo to Pinnawala

Those who want to see the tamed and semi wild elephants in close proximity the best place are the “Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage”. It is located northwest of Kegalle town along the Colombo ~ Kandy main road. The orphanage is in a twenty five acre coconut land near Maha Oya. The wide area of shallow water and the huge rocks of Maha Oya make the ideal place to these magnificent animals. This facility was established in year 1975 as a conservation breading center for Elephants by Sri Lanka Wildlife department. It was started with a heard of five baby Elephants. In year 1978 it was taken over by the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala Elephant orphanage is treated as one of the largest breading center in the world.

Transfer from Pinnawala 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 lion’s mouth through which millions of people have walked to admire he beauty of this magnificent citadel.

Transfer from to Sigiriya – Kandalama Area
Option for a Spa Treatment
Dinner and over stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 03 : Dambulla / Polonnaruwa / Habarana/Dambulla

Breakfast at the Hotel
Transfer from Dambulla to Polonnaruwa

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 to Minneriya / Habarana
Minneriya Jeep Safari.

Do a jeep safari in Minneriya National park. The park covers an area of 8,889 hectares giving home to 160 species of birds about 25 species of reptiles, 26 fish species, 09 amphibians and more than 78 butterfly species. The park is ideal place for elephant and leopard watching.

Elephant Back Safari

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

Enjoy an excursion that takes you through the real Sri Lankan Villages. Clients will be able to ride on a Bullock Cart, a three wheeler & have a homely cooked meal. It is very pleasant experience!!

Transfer to Dambulla
Dinner and over stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 04 : Dambulla / Anuradhapura / Mihintale/Dambulla

Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer from Dambulla to 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.

Transfer from Anuradhapura to Mihintale

Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.

Dinner and overnight stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 05 : Dambulla / Matale / Kandy

Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer from Dambulla to Matale
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.

Spice Lesson

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

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 center involves in learning of these ancient traditions & one could make purchases as well.

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 Centre, a gem museum and a lapidary.

Explore – Kandy
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 Lankn 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.

Dinner and overnight stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 06 : Kandy / Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer from Kandy to Ramboda
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.

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.

Transfer from Ramboda 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 buildings.

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 from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy
Dinner and over stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 07 : Nuwara Eliya / Galle / Bentota

Breakfast at Hotel
Proceed 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 the Moonstone Mine

Visit Meetiyagoda the world famous land for its Moon stones. You can visit a real gem mine & observe the process. The workshop & the Gem museum is a real attraction. The option of purchasing the jewelry made out of moonstones is a possibility.

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

Proceed to Bentota

A Sri Lankan coastal city famous for golden beaches, Bentota is situated on the southern coastal tip of the Galle District of the Southern Province. The town is a popular tourist attraction and also a favorite destination for watersports. It is especially famous among the foreign tourists. The name comes from a mythical story which dates back to kings time saying a demon called Bem ruled this river ( total = river bank. Bentota hosts a handful of world proclaimed hotels. Bentota also delivers an ancient art of healing called Ayurveda. Bentota is also famous for its production in Toddy. An alcoholic beverage made out of coconut nectar. The city’s population is estimated to be between 25,000-50,000

Dinner and overnight stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 08 : Bentota / Airport

Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer from Bentota to Airport

End of Services !

Quotation – (U.S. DOLLARS)

Budget Tour

Hotel: The Sovereign , Web: www.thesovereignhotel.com
Hotel: Eden Garden , Web: www.edengardenlk.com
Hotel: Grand Kandy Villa , Web: www.grandkandyvilla.com
Hotel: Leisure Village , Web: www.leisurevillagelk.com
Hotel: Ypsylon hotel , Web: www.ypsylon.info

Standard Tour

Hotel: The sovereign , Web: www.thesovereignhotel.com
Hotel: Fresco Water Villa , Web: www.frescowatervilla.com
Hotel: Hotel Senani , Web: www.hotelsenani.com
Hotel: Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze , Web: www.oakraysummerhillbreeze.com
Hotel: Hotel Bentota Villa , Web: www.hotelbentotavilla.com

Superior Tour

Hotel: The OZO , Web: www.ozohotels.com
Hotel: Amaya Hills , Web: www.amayaresorts.com
Hotel: Amaya Lake , Web: www.amayaresorts.com
Hotel: St.Andrews , Web: www.jetwinghotels.com
Hotel: The Palms , Web: www.palmsberuwala.com

Deluxe Tour

Hotel: The Kingsbury , Web: www.thekingsbury.lk
Hotel: Cinnamon Lodge , Web: www.cinnamonhotels.com
Hotel: Cinnamon Citadel , Web: www.cinnamonhotels.com
Hotel: Grand Hotel , Web: www.tangerinehotels.com
Hotel: Avani Bentota , Web: www.avanihotels.com
Hotel: , Web:

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 07 nights staring from the dinner on the day 01 to Breakfast at day 08 at hotels specified or similar.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from pick up at Airport to drop off at the beach hotel.
Services of an English Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
Entrance Fees Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave and the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
Lunch throughout Tour
Above prices does not include:
Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
Video Camera and Still Camera permits at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Optional Excursions.
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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