Sri Lanka’s Ancient Capitals

4 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Let us take you on a perfect holiday for the first time visitor.

An exciting 4 day 3 night tour covering a City Tour in Colombo, The picturesque City of Kandy and the elephant orphanage at Pinnawela.

DAY 1 - COLOMBO ARRIVAL - ANURADHAPURA

Meet on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport and transfer to Anuradhapura Hotel. In the afternoon leave for Anuradhapura city tour the first capital of Sri Lanka. You will see the remains of the Brazen Palace (which was once 9 storey high), the Sri Maha Bodhi Bo Tree over 2000 years old, grown from the branch of the very tree beneath which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Return for overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 2 - COLOMBO | POLONNARUWA | SIGIRIYA

After breakfast Visit the ruins of the Ruwanweliseya Dagaba. See the 2nd Century BC shrine containing the Buddha’s collar bone relic, the Abhayagiriya temple and the Jetawanaramaya dagobas. Next visit the Kuttam Pokuna or twin ponds and the SamadhiBuddha (astatue of the Buddha in a meditative pose), which is being acknowledged worldwide as a masterpiece. After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa, the second capital of Sri Lanka in the 11th and 12th centuries. Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Lankatilleke Vihare (3rd century AD) the Thuparama Dagoba and the Gal Vihare, 3 splendid statues of the Buddha in upright, sedant and recumbent postures, all carved out of a large rock. Other interesting sights are the Lotus Bath, Tivanke Image House with the best known Buddhist frescoes of Sri Lanka, and man?made ‘Parakarama Samudra’ built by Parakarama Bahu the great. Check in at Hotel in Sigiriya.

DAY 3 - SIGRIYA | DASMBULLA |MATALE | KANDY

After breakfast visit Sigiriya and climb the Rock Fortress built by King Kasyapa 473?491) the patricide God King. Having climbed the rock you will
encounter the remains of the Palace and its environs. See the famous frescoes. En-route to Kandy visits the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. Drive on to Kandy en?route stop at a Spice garden at Matale. In Kandy, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and also witness cultural dance performance.

DAY 4 - KANDY - COLOMBO - AIRPORT

After breakfast leave on a Kandy city tour including the Upper Lake Drive. Proceed to Colombo and en?route visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya and then visit the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela, which is a home to Elephants, found abandoned or orphaned in the wild and see them having their daily bath at a nearby river. Return to Colombo or transfer to the airport for your departure.

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, 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

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