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Sri Lanka Grand Tour

Duration : 7 Days / 6 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.
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 the Pettah bazaar – where one can shop for bargain. 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 Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

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


Day 02 : Colombo / Anuradhapura / Hotel of the selected area


Breakfast at Hotel
Proceed 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 the area of your 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 Heritance Kandalama
Sigiriya Hotel Chaaya Village, Habarana
Kassapa Lion’s Rock Amaya Lake Resort, Dambulla
Angsana Deer Park, Giritale


Day 03 : Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa


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.

Transfer from Sigiriya 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.
Return to the hotel
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 Heritance Kandalama
Sigiriya Hotel Chaaya Village, Habarana
Kassapa Lion’s Rock Amaya Lake Resort, Dambulla
Angsana Deer Park, Giritale


Day 04 : 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.
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 05 : Kandy / Peradeniya / Pinnawala / Nuwara Eliya


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

Budget (3*Hotel) Superior (4*Hotel) Deluxe (4*+ Hotel)
Galway Forest Lodge The Grand Hotel Tea Factory Hotel
St. Andrews Hotel


Day 06 : Nuwara Eliya / Yala Safari/ Hotel of the selected area

Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Bandarawela to Yala

In the afternoon, Do a jeep safari at Yala National Park, situated 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 Safaries among local and foreign tourists Park is home to elephants,spotted deer, barking deer, sloth bear, Wild buffalo, wild boar. More than 120 species of birds are living in the park.
Transfer from Yala to Kataragama.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel (As per selected hotel category)

Budget (3*Hotel) Superior / Deluxe (4*Hotel)
Priyankara Hotel Mandara Rosen
Kalu’s Hideaway Yala Village Hotel
Centuria Hotel, Embilipitiya Elephant Reach


Day 07 : Kataragama – Yala  area / Galle / Colombo


Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer 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 from Galle to Beach Hotel OR up to Colombo.

 

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Discount for children from 2-12 years sharing parents room
30% on the per person sharing double room rate

Discount for the 3rd person sharing a triple room
10% on the per person sharing double room rate

** Please note that the extra bed in a triple room will be a foldable and rollaway bed.

The above prices include:

  • Accommodation in standard rooms on half board basis for 6 nights from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7 at hotels specified or of similar standard.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from pick up at airport to drop off in Colombo.(Departure transfer is not included)
  • Entrance fees and visits as per the itinerary.
  • Visit Yala by Jeep.
  • Services of a 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.
  • 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.

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


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