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Ultimate Buddhist Touch – 08 Days / 07 Nights.

DAY 01 : Airport / Negambo.

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

Transfer from Airport to Negambo ( 15 Mints ).
Negambo 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 Negambo. 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.
It is very well known for its unique statue of the Lord Buddha, and its dragon-entrance – inside you find detailed murals that date back centuries. There is also a 300+ year old ruin of a historic library here, covered in moss.

Transfer to St. Mary’s Church.
A historical piece of art with its uncontested religious heritage, the church has become an epic structure that one must visit.

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 your choice of hotel.

DAY 02 : Negambo / Anuradhapura / Dambulla

Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer from Negambo to Anuradhapura.( 3 Hrs )

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 to Dambulla. ( 1.30 Hrs )

Dambulla Rock temple was built by King Walagambahu during the 1st Century B.C. The major attraction of Dambulla is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex which covers an area about 2,100 m². Dambulla is a UENESCO world heritage site. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding and the paintings are done on the ceiling. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues 3 statues of srilnkn kings and 4 statues of god and goddess.

Dinner and overnight stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 03 : Dambulla / Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya

Breakfast at 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 statures, 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 have walked to admire he beauty of this magnificent citadel.

Optional Excursions in the Area.
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.

Dinner and overnight stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 04 : Dambulla / Matale / Kandy

Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer from Dambulla to Matale Aluwiharaya.( 45 Mints ).

Founded during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa in the 3rd century BC, this temple has a very significant value on the preserving of Buddhism in the country.This is where the Thripitaka was made a written script.

Transfer from Dambulla to Matale.

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 centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Witness a Cultural Show.

Dinner and overnight stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 05 : Explore Kandy

Breakfast at Hotel.

Gems

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,Jewely & Other ornaments. Don’t forget to collect your authenticity certificate for gems.

Explore Kandy ( Optional )

Embekke.
Situated 7 kilometers from the town of Pilimathalawa in Kandy district and surrounded by tea plantations and paddy fields, the historic Embekke Devalaya is an ancient shrine and a temple dedicated to lord Kataragama.

Gadaladeniya.
Built almost exclusively of stone in 1344 by the Gampola King Wickramabahu, situated on a hilltop, commanding views of the surrounding countryside. The architecture is Dravidian

Lankathilakaya.
Completed in 1344, but in a more traditional Sinhalese style. Situated on a top of a gray rock above the fertile highland green, it justifies its name: “the beauty spot on Lanka’s brow.”

Dinner and overnight stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 06 : Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Kataragama

Breakfast at Hotel.
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.

Transfer to Kiri Vehera Temple Kataragama

Kiri Vehera is an ancient stupa built by King Mahasena[1] and situated in Kataragama, Sri Lanka. It is 95 ft. in height with a circumference of 280 ft. This structure probably dates back to the 3rd century BC.

Proceed to Kataragama.

Kataragama is a pilgrimage town popular with Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda communities of Sri Lanka and South India. The town has Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya, a shrine dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragamadevio. Kataragama is situated in the Monaragala District of Uva province, Sri Lanka. It is situated 228 km ESE of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Although Kataragama was a small village in medieval times, today it is a fast developing township surrounded by jungle in the South Eastern region of Sri Lanka. It also houses the ancient Kiri Vehera Buddhist stupa. The town has a venerable history dating back to the last centuries of BCE. It also was the seat of government of many Sinhalese kings during the days of Rohana kingdom. Since the 1950’s the city has undergone many improvements with successive governments investing in public transportation, medical facilities, and business development and hotel services

Dinner and overnight stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 07 : Kataragama / Galle / Colombo

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.

Transfer to Colombo through the Highway.

Visit Gangaramaya Temple (Optional)

What was once a swamp adjoining the famous Beira Lake, a landmark in the capital city, is today a vibrant complex comprising the Gangaramaya temple, the ‘seema malaka’ – an assembly hall for monks – in the picturesque Beira Lake and a vocational training institute. The temple has been in existence for over 120 years having being established by one of the most famous scholar monks, Venerable Hikkaduwa Sri Sumanagala Nayaka Thera,

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.

Dinner and overnight stay at your choice of hotel.

DAY 08 : Colombo / Airport

Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer to Colombo.

End of Services !

Quotation – (U.S. DOLLARS)

Price per person sharing double room:

Budget Tour

Hotel: Paradise Beach , Web: www.paradisebeachsrilanka.com
Hotel: Eden Garden , Web: www.edengardenlk.com
Hotel: Grand Kandy Villa , Web: www.grandkandyvilla.com
Hotel: Hibiscus Garden , Web: www.hibiscus-garden.com
Hotel: The Sovereign , Web: www.thesovereignhotel.com

Standard Tour

Hotel: Goldi Sands , Web: www.goldisands.com
Hotel: Camellia Resort , Web: www.camelliaresortspa.com
Hotel: Senani Hotel, Web: www.senanihotel.com
Hotel: Priyankara Hotel , Web: www.priyankarahotel.com
Hotel: The Mirage , Web: www.miragecolombo.com

Superior Tour

Hotel: Club Dolphin , Web: www.serendibleisure.com
Hotel: Amaya Lake , Web: www.amayaresorts.com
Hotel: Amaya Hills , Web: www.amayaresorts.com
Hotel: The Safari , Web: www.ceylonhotelscorporation.com
Hotel: The OZO , Web: www.ozohotels.com

Deluxe Tour

Hotel: Jetwing Blue , Web: www.jetwinghotels.com
Hotel: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana , Web: www.cinnamonhotels.com
Hotel: Cinnamon Citadel , Web: www.cinnamonhotels.com
Hotel: Cinnamon Wild , Web: www.cinnamonhotels.com
Hotel: The Kings Bury , Web: www.thekingsbury.lk

Note:
The above rates are net 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 from Dinner on On Day 01 to Day 08.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from pick up at airport to drop off at Airport
Services of an English Speaking chauffeur Guide.
Lunch throughout the tour
Entrance Fees Anuradhapura, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave and the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
Above prices does not include:
Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
Optional Excursions
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
Cancellation Charges:
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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