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Delights of Ceylonese Tour

Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights


DAY 01 : Airport / Giritale or Dambulla or Habarana or Kandalama

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

Transfer direct from airport to the area of choice
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

Budget Tour (3* Hotel) Superior Tour (4* Hotel) Deluxe Tour (5* Hotel)
Royal Lotus Hotel Sigiriya Village, Sigiriya Kandalama Hotel
Sigiriya Hotel Chaaya Village, Habarana
Kassapa Lion’s Rock Amaya Lake Resort, Dambulla
Angsana Deer Park, Giritale


DAY 02
: Sigiriya (Optional Excursion)


Breakfast at Hotel
Proceed 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.

Return to the hotel OR do an optional excursion in the afternoon.

Culture – Optional excursion 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.

After excursion, return to the hotel

Price           :  2pax   – US$ 50.00 (per person)
Above        :  2pax   – US$ 45.00 (per person)
Discount of US$ 5.00, if pre-booked by clients at the time of the first booking.

Adventure – Optional excursion to a National Park for Safari.
Do a safari of the Minneriya OR Kaudulla OR Eco National Park by jeeps. 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.

Price      : – 2pax    -  US$ 70.00 (per person)
Above   : – 2pax    -  US$ 60.00 (per person)
* Discount of US$ 5.00, if pre-booked by clients at the time of the first booking. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

Budget Tour (3* Hotel) Superior Tour (4* Hotel) Deluxe Tour (5* Hotel)
Royal Lotus Hotel Sigiriya Village, Sigiriya Kandalama Hotel
Sigiriya Hotel Chaaya Village, Habarana
Kassapa Lion’s Rock Amaya Lake Resort, Dambulla
Angsana Deer Park, Giritale


DAY 03
: Giritale – Kandalama area / Dambulla / Matale /Kandy


Breakfast at Hotel
Proceed to Dambulla.

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.
Transfer to Kandy via 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.
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. Thereafter witness a cultural show.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

Budget Tour (3* Hotel) Superior Tour (4* Hotel) Deluxe Tour (5* Hotel)
Hotel Topaz Chaaya Citadel Hotel Earl’s Regency
Hilltop Hotel Amaya Hills Mahaweli Reach Hotel
Serene Garden Hotel


DAY 04
: Giritale – Kandalama area / Dambulla / Matale /Kandy


Breakfast at Hotel
Proceed to Peradeniya.

The Royal Botanic Gardens (Peradeniya botanical garden) is a very popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and it’s a paradise for nature lovers. It is located at Peradeniya about 1550 feet above from the sea level, near “Mahaweli River”. The total area of the gardens is about 147 acres. The variation of the clime is very less and the rain fall is about 229 cm per year. The most attractive place in the gardens is the orchid House which has more than 300 varieties of orchids.
Transfer from Peradeniya to Pinnawala.
Those who want to see the tamed and semi wiled elephants in close proximity the best place is 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. Today the heard has grown up to 69 elephants. Among the many elephants of the orphanage there are three of them which will definitely get your attention. Namely “PANDU” “RAJA” and “SAMA”.
Transfer from Pinnawala to Colombo OR Negombo.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

Budget (3* Hotel) Superior (4* Hotel) Deluxe (5* Hotel)
Pegasus Reef Hotel, Hendala Ceylon continental Colombo Hilton
Browns Beach Hotel


DAY 05
: Colombo or Negombo / Airport or Beach Hotel


Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer from Colombo to Airport or up to Beruwala or Marawila.




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The above prices include :


  • Accommodation in standard rooms on half board basis for 4 nights from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 5 at hotels specified or of similar standard.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from pick up at airport to drop off at airport OR to Bentota (South) or to Marawila (North).
  • Entrance fees and visits as per the itinerary.
  • Service of English or Russian Speaking National Guide.

Above prices does not include :

  • Video Camera permits at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
  • Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
  • Lunch throughout the tour.
  • Entrance fees to sites not specified above.
  • Optional Excursions.
  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve supplements at hotels.
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Tips and Porterage.
  • Any other services not specified above.

Note:

  • 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.
  • The jeeps available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of the vehicle, which will be used on the tour)

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 programme and period of stay.
  • Above 15 days – No cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties.

Please Contact us for any inquiries and Payment details.

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