Sri Lanka Discovered

8 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Let us take you on a perfect holiday for the first time visitor. Explore the main highlights of Sri Lanka including Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala and Galle.

Visit the Portuguese stilt houses, Dutch Forts and British tea plantations in this itinerary that covers Colonial era Sri Lanka.

DAY 1 - COLOMBO ARRIVAL

On arrival in Colombo you will be met by your private driver who will take you directly to the Colombo Hilton for check-in. Enjoy this afternoon relaxing or take a city tour.

DAY 2 - COLOMBO | POLONNARUWA | HABARANA

Your first visit is Polonnaruwa, which was the ancient capital of Sri Lanka from the eleventh to thirteenth centuries and the repository of outstanding ruins, frescoes and enormous statues of the reclining Buddha.
Continue to Habarana where you will check into the Cinnamon Lodge. (B)

DAY 3 - HABARANA |SIGRIYA | DASMBULLA |MATALE | KANDY

Leave for Sigiriya where the Lion Rock rises 360 meters above sea level. While it is not a Buddhist pilgrimage site, it is very important historically and archaeologically and is one of the UNESCO cultural Triangle sites.

Next stop is the Rajamaha Temple of Rangiri Dambulla (Golden Rock Temple). Located north of Kandy and considered by most to be the centre point of Sri Lanka. Dambulla is a town built around a vast isolated rock mass and a World Heritage City, declared by UNESCO.

Proceed to Kandy via Mathale with an enroute visit to Matale Spice Garden. Check into the Mahaweli Reach Hotel.
Evening visit to Kandy Temple. The Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is the most venerated object of worship for Buddhists. Its present house, the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, is considered the foremost sacred place of worship in the Buddhist world. (B)

DAY 4 - PINNAWELA DAY VISIT

Leave for Pinnawela with an enroute visit to the Royal Botanical Garden This garden is the finest of its kind in Asia. Next visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage. Return to Kandy and this evening attend a cultural show in Kandy.

DAY 5 - KANDY TO NUWARA ELIYA

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya enroute visiting a Tea Plkantation and Factory. Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station at 1,868 m, in a splendid landscape.
Check-in at the Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya for overnight. (B)

DAY 6 - NUWARA ELIYA TO BENTOTA

Drive to Bentota via Kitulgala which was the film locatiion of the award winning movie by David Lean "The Bridge over the River Kwai".
Check into the Avani Bentota Hotel. (B)

DAY 7 - GALLE DAY VISIT

Morning at leisure.
Afternoon excursion to Galle and visit the 17th century Dutch Fortress, a traditional Devil Mask factory at Ambanalgoda. Return to Bentota for overnight. (B)

DAY 8 - BENTOTA DEPARTURE

Check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Should you wish to add a beach extension to your holiday please ask us for our suggestions.

PRICE ON REQUEST

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the season you travel, the level of accommodation chosen at Vil Uyana and Jungle Beach Resort, and any surcharges or compulsory meals that may apply for holiday periods.

Prices are per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.

Your holiday includes:

  • Meet and greet on arrival at the airport
  • Arrival / departure airport transfers and sightseeing tours as per itinerary by air-conditioned car for 2 persons and by Micro Van for 3 persons or more.
  • Service of an English speaking Chauffeur guide on transfers and tours
  • Entrance fees to Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dam Bulla, Kandy Temple, Cultural
  • Show, Elephant Orphanage and to Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya
  • Accommodation on Double or Twin sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast
  • Service charge, VAT and Taxes

Your holiday does not include:

  • Passport, visa, travel insurance, personal expenses
  • Meals wehre not indicated
  • All drinks
  • Overweight luggage
  • Gratuities / Tipping
  • Early check in or late check out at all hotels

Sri Lanka Discovered - 8 Days
Explore the main highlights of Sri Lanka (Code: TESL)

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