This package takes you
to the most acclaimed and enchanting destinations
in the small island nation, Kandy-a city located
in the centre of Sri Lanka and Colombo-a bustling
metropolis and an attractive blend of old and new.
The other places visited are Sigiriya, Dambulla,
Anuradhapura, Galle and Polonnaruwa.
Package Highlights: Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage,
Sigiriya, Dambulla Rock Temple, Visit to Lankatilaka,
Tivanka and Thuparama, Sightseeing in Anuradhapura,
City tour of Kandy, Visit to Bentota, Light House
and harbour in Galle, City tour of Colombo
Cost: Per person on Twin sharing
Package categories: Standard 3
Per person on Twin sharing Basis.
Reduction per person on Triple
Children Age between 3 - 6 years
sharing parent's room w/o Extra Bed.
Children Age Between 6-12 years
sharing parent's room with Extra Bed
Children below 2 years - Free
/ Jetwing Blue / Similar
/ Topaz/ Similar
Ramada Colombo/ Taj Samudra / Similar
does not include:
Meet & greet at the Airport.
Accommodation at the above mentioned Hotels or similar
Transportation as per itinerary.
Half-day city shopping tour of Colombo
Return airport transfers
All related government taxes.
Early check in & late check
Entrance fees to Monuments.
Camera & video permits.
Any expenses of a personal nature.
Any other expenses not mentioned above.
Tips & Portages
Any compulsory room supplements during the tour.
Day 1: Arrive in
Sri Lanka and head to Negombo
Meals: No Meals included
On your arrival in Sri Lanka, you
will be welcomed by our representative
at the airport who will also escort
you to Negombo-a major city in Sri
Lanka, located on the west coast of
the island and at the mouth of the
Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province,
Sri Lanka. Your overnight stay will
be at the hotel in Negombo.
Day 2: Drive from
Negombo to Sigiriya
After breakfast, check-out and leave
for Sigiriya-a city, palace and garden
complex centering a 200 metre high
rock-is unofficially known as the
8th wonder of the world. Literally,
the word Sigriya means the Lion Rock.
En-route visit Pinnewela Elephant
Orphanage (Note: This tour will be
operated based on the arrival time)
The Orphanage is approx 55 miles from
Colombo and off Colomb-Kandy road
is Pinnawela, where the orphanage
was started in 1975 to house the abandoned
and the wounded elephants. The number
of elephants has increased to more
than 40 now, including baby Elephants
brought from various parts. From here,
transfer to Sigiriya via Dambulla-a
small town located at a distance of
19 km from Sigriya on the Sigriya-Kandy
road. Dambulla has over 80 caves in
the surrounding and some of them have
been used by the monks as meditation
locations. Major attraction is the
Dambulla Rock Temple consisting of
five cave temples dating back to the
1st century BC. The temples contain
many statues and paintings. Hindu
statues are believed to be of the
12 century AD and the latest paintings
are of the late 18-century. Return
and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Drive from
Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa
Post a filling breakfast leave for
Polonnaruwa, which is Sri Lanka's
splendid medieval capital and was
established as the first city of
the land in the 11th Century, A.D.
It replaced Anuradhapura, plundered
made desolate, and laid hopelessly
bare to the invading armies from
South India. Three Kings dominate
the annals of the city and the period.
The city has some splendid and spectacular
statues of which, Lankatilaka, Tivanka
and Thuparama are the most beautiful
and largest shrine ruins and Tivanka
has the best example of frescoes
of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankot
Vihara and Kirivehera are well preserved
large stupas, and Gal Vihara-a rock
shrine, has four Buddha statues,
two seated, one standing and one
reclining and Parakramabahu statue
are examples of Sinhalese stone
carver. The Vata-da-ge is a unique
creation of the Sri Lankan artists.
On completion of the tour, transfer
to Anuradhapura-a sacred city and
stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Sightseeing
After breakfast visit Anuradapura-the
most celebrated of Sri Lanka's ancient
ruined cities. The city's greatest
treasures are its dagobas constructed
of small sun-dried bricks and hemispherical
in shape. The most notable of these
dagobas are the Ruvanveli, which dates
back to the 2nd century BC and is
300ft in diameter; the Jethawanaramaya
is 370ft and the Thuparama, which
enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha.
The city's most renowned relic is
the sacred Bo-Tree which is said to
have grown from a branch of the tree
under which the Buddha gained enlightenment.
It was planted 2250 years ago and
is the oldest historic tree in the
world. Thereafter leave for Kandy
and en-route visit Spice Garden and
Batik Factory at Matale. Return and
stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Sightseeing
Post a filling breakfast commence
on for a city tour of Kandy. Kandy
is the hill capital and is another
'World Heritage Sites'. The tour includes
visit to Upper Lake Drive, Market
Square, Temple of the Sacred Tooth
Relic and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Thereafter, proceed to Bentota-facing
the Indian Ocean, a tropical lagoon
and a major river Bentota offers water
sports possibilities nowhere else
to be found. Your overnight stay remains
at the hotel.
Day 6: Drive to
Galle and head to Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Galle-Sri
Lanka's most historically interesting
town. Built on a premonitory rock
in the south of the Island, it was
a major port until about 100 years,
but today still handles shipping and
sailing boats in the natural harbour.
Stroll around the Light House and
harbour or visit the old town where
you can see the traditional lace makers
and carvers and purchase some the
finest shell-craft souvenirs in the
world. On completion return to Colombo
and head start city tour of Colombo!
Here drive through the city taking
you to the busy commercial areas as
well as the tree-lined residential,
Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the
former British administrative centre
and military garrison, Sea Street-the
Goldsmith's quarters in the heart
of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where
there is also a Hindu Temple with
elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch
Church of Wolfendhal dating back to
1749.The historic Dawatagaha Mosque
and the former Eye Hospital are two
buildings in Cinnamon Gardens worth
looking at. Also visit the BMICH,
see the replica of Avukana Buddha
and the Independence Square. Stay
overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Depart from
After a filling breakfast, check-out
and transfer to the airport to board
your departure flight for back home.