Dambulla - Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Highlights

Colombo (Arrival) - Kandy - Dambulla - Nuwara Eliya - Kithugala - Colombo (Departure)

Starting Price : USD 275 / Euro 200

 
Sri Lanka offers you many small miracles. White sandy beaches, Serendipity at its best, lush greenery, exciting adventures, amazing wildlife and a rich heritage. The warm and friendly smiles of the people await you in the Isle of Sri Lanka. Buddhism has been the limelight of Sri Lankan Civilization from ancient times. Everything about Sri Lankan life is related to Buddhism. Buddhism practiced in Sri Lanka is called Theravada of which the main focus is to give priority to the philosophy of living a simple life.






 
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Colombo - Sri LankaTour Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destinations Covered: Colombo (Arrival) - Kandy - Dambulla - Nuwara Eliya - Kithugala - Colombo (Departure)

Package Inclusions:
. Meet and assist arrival and departure at the airport.
. 5 nights' accommodation based on half board basis in hotels mentioned or similar.
. Tour as per the itinerary
. Transport is by air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver/guide
. Professional English speaking national guide for group tours (8 pax & above)
. Entrance fees as per itinerary.
. Elephant back safari in Habarna
. White water rafting in Kithulgala
. Service charges and government tax

Package Exclusions:
. Any additional excursions not specified in the itinerary.
. Lunch and any additional meals/snacks.
. Expenses of a personal nature.
. Tips

Day 01 Arrive Colombo
Arrival and transfer to Colombo.
Dinner and overnight stay in Colombo

Day 02 Colombo - Dambulla
Pickup from the hotel at 0630 hrs. and proceed to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
* Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded, the orphanage has grown to be a big family today. A unique experience never to be missed.
Thereafter proceed to Dambulla.
In the afternoon climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Afterwards visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacture of beautiful Batik prints. The shop contains a wide variety of Batik items.
Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century ' Fortress in the Sky" which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. 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. Sigiriya was never conquered by any of the invading forces that had such an affect on the island of Sri Lanka It was however, ceded to the British during the colonial rule without force.
Thereafter commence an elephant back safari in Habarana.
Dinner and overnight stay in Dambulla.

Day 03 Dambulla - Kandy
Proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En route visiting a tea plantation and a tea factory.
* 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. Dinner & overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Day 04 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast visit temple of the tooth relic
* Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's 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.
Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya .

Day 05 Nuwara Eliya - Kithugala
After breakfast proceed to Katunayake via Kithulgala.White water rafting in Kithulgala.
Dinner and overnight stay in Katunayake

Day 06 Kithugala - Colombo (Dep)
Pickup from the hotel and transfer to the airport

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Tour Lodging Info: 06 Nights Hotels


Places Nights Budget Hotels Standard Hotels Luxury Hotels
Colombo 01 Night Grand Oriental Ramada Colombo Hilton
Dambulla 01 Night Sigiriya Amaya Lake Kandalama
Kandy 01 Night Topaz Amaya Hills Mahaweli Reach
Nuwara Eliya 01 Night Galway Forest Lodge Grand Tea Factory
Kithugala 01 Night Sunset beach Taj Airport Garden Taj Airport Garden

**Note: Check in / out time at hotels is 12.00 Noon. Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking,

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