6 nights / 7 days Classic Round Tour
Airport - Colombo - Anuradhapura - Sigiirya - Polonnaruwa -
Kandy - Dambulla - N’Eliya - Yala - Beach or Colombo
Upon arrival, when you leave the airport terminal please look for tour
guide displaying a signboard with your name. Transfer to your hotel in Colombo.
In the afternoon commence a city tour
Colombo - A
drive through the city will take you to the Fort and Pettah - the commercial
area of the city and tree-lined Colombo - 07 Cinnamon Gardens. The Hindu Temple
at Sea Street, lined with goldsmith's shops, the Dutch Church at Wolfendhal,
dating back to 1749. The Independence Hall, B.M.I.C.H, see the replica of
Avukana Buddha, the Independence Square and Gangarama Temple. .
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Dinner & overnight stay in Colombo
After early breakfast pickup from the hotel at 0630 hrs. and proceed to
visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Which is home
for about 90 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned
or orphaned in the wild. The best time to visit is during the feeding time at
9.15 a.m or 1.15 p.m.
Thereafter proceed to Anuradhapura and proceed on a
Anuradhapura was the first capital of Sri Lanka, famous
for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. From the 4th
century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th
century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable
centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. Sri Maha
Bodhi (Sacred Bo-Tree) was brought as a sapling of the tree under which
prince Siddhartha attained to enlightenment and it is over 2,200 years old
and is the oldest historically documented tree in the world. Samadhi'
Buddha statue (4th century AD) is one of the most famous statues,
depicting the Buddha in a state of 'Samadhi' ; deep meditation.
Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Dinner & overnight stay in
After breakfast transfer to Polonnaruwa and proceed on a sightseeing tour.
En-route visit a wood carving factory.
Polonnaruwa which was the 2nd capital
of Sri Lanka - the Capital of Sri
Lanka from 11th - 13th Century, contains some splendid and spectacular
status. Lankatilake, Thivanka and
Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest shrine ruins and Thivanka has the
best example of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankot Vihara and Kiriwehera are well
preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare -
a rock shrine, has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one
reclining and Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone
carver. The Vata-da-ge is a unique
creation of Sri Lankan artists and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth
Thereafter Experience the thrill of an elephant back safari in
Habarana. Once you mount the Elephant, you will be taken deep in to the jungle,
accompanied by a Mahout. During the journey, you will be able to spot
occasionally a herd of wild elephants. A truly adventurous journey!!
In the afternoon return to Sigiriya and climb the
Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Afterwards visit a Batik Factory where you
can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints.
Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky” which is
perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island built by King Kashyapa
(477-495 AD). It is also known as Lion
Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the
fortress. Within it triple-moated
defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit
are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens
complete with swimming pool. On one of
the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived
in the form of frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy
of their original color. These Frescos painted in earth pigments on plaster.
Return back to the hotel in the evening.
Dinner & overnight stay in Dambulla
After breakfast proceed to Kandy. En
route visit the Dambulla cave temples and a spice garden in Matale.
Dambulla - is famous for the five
cave Temples on a rock which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century
BC to Buddhist monks. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the
other two. All the 5 cave walls and
ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha
statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here.
Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons,
Cardamons, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of
spices. You can have Srilankan style home made lunch at the Spice Garden if
Thereafter proceed to Kandy.
In the afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of Kandy including
visit a gem factory where you will
see gems of all types that are found in Sri Lanka .Finally you will see
artisans in a workroom where you will
see several people who are cutting and polishing the gems. You will also visit
the Kandy Garrison cemetery - this beautifully kept garden cemetery was
founded in 1817 for the internment of British-era colonists and is managed by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Thereafter witness a cultural show which is a real entertainer and parts of it take you by
surprise as you wouldn’t have seen anything like that before.
Dinner & overnight stay in Kandy
After breakfast proceed to visit Temple of the Tooth Relic.
* Temple of the
Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th
Century A.D, when the Lord Buddha’s sacred Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka
hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has
grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It
is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.
Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya,
visiting a tea estate and a factory en route.
* Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against
beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coldest
places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although
the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see
evidence of the British influence.
Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the
finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.
Return back to the
hotel in the evening.
Dinner & overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya .
After breakfast leave for Yala.
In the afternoon proceed on a 4X4 Jeep Safari to visit the Yala National Park
* Yala is a
haven for Fauna both indigenous and migrant. this park is famous for Elephants, leopards, bears and platoons of
crocodiles. Bird concentrations are by the
Lagoons/Salvers. Here are thousands of
Flamingoes, Assemblies of spotted Billed Pelicans, Spoonbills, Cormorants and
various species of Herons. Pheasants, Pea Fowl, Peacocks and the Wild Fowl are
found in hundreds. Wild Buffalo and herds of wild Elephants are a common sight.
Whether it is birds or animals you have them all at Yala.
Dinner & overnight stay in Yala / Kataragama or Tissamaharama.
After breakfast transfer up to the down south beach or up to Airport.
En route visit the Dutch Fort in Galle, stilt fishermen and turtle hatchery in
The Fort of Galle - The South Coast’s major city is
Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch fort in which
the central city is contained. But the
city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the ‘Tarshish’ of the
Old testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant Vessels, and to which Jonah
fled from the Lord. Today, the 90 acre Galle Fort who’s no evidence of the
Portuguese founders. The Dutch
incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was build inside of
it. Between the two walls, a covered
passage connected the central bastion with the fort’s two half bastion’s
overlooking the sea. The original gate
to the fort was by the harbor. It is
still there, marked by the old Dutch V.O.C ( for ‘Verenigde Oost Indische
Compagnie) arms with a rooster crest.
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and assist arrival and departure at the airport.
as per the itinerary
is by air-conditioned car with an English speaking driver/guide.
nights accommodation based on half board basis in hotels mentioned or
fees as per itinerary.
jeep safari in Yala
back safari in Habarana
charges and government taxes
additional excursions not specified in the itinerary.
and any additional meals/snacks.
of a personal nature.
pax 680 Euro per person
pax 585 Euro per person
Single supplement @ 170
Euro per person
Child @ 170 Euro
( 4 star)
pax 845 Euro per person
pax 750 Euro per person
Single supplement @ 295
Euro per person
Child @ 170 Euro
Deluxe (5 star))
pax 955 Euro per person
pax 860 Euro per person
Single supplement @ 395
Euro per person
Child @ 175 Euro
Rates are valid from 1st November 2013 to 30th
From 20th December 2013 to 10th
January 2014 –20 Euro
From 20th December 2013 to 15th
January 2014 –30 Euro pp
** X’mas eve supplement
** New Year eve supplement
** Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
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