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Sri Lanka - The Classical Tour  
09 Nights / 10 days
SL - 007
 
Negombo - Anuradhapura - Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa - Kandy – Nuwaraeliya - Galle - Colombo
       
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Day 01: AIRPORT / NEGOMBO (8 KMS)
 
Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport . Welcome by a Pintail Lanka Holidays representative, transfer to beach hotel in Negombo . In the afternoon information, briefing of the tour with a welcome cocktail. City tour of Negombo, visit the remaining of the Dutch period, a Buddhist temple & a Catholic church. Visit to a fishing village, the fish market & the bazaar. Make an optional boat trip in Dutch canal, lagoon & sea. Dinner and overnight stay in Negombo.
 
Day 02: NEGOMBO / ANURADHAPURA (170 KMS) 
 
After breakfast proceed to Anuradhapura via Galewala En route visit Sesseruwa Rock Shrine and Awkana Standing Buddha Statue both of these Buddhist shrines belong to Anuradhapura period ( 2nd Centruy BC to 10th Centrury), Dinner and overnight stay.
 
Day 03: ANURADHAPURA - SIGIRIYA (82 KMS)
 
After breakfast commence city tour and sight seeing at Anuradhapura. The sites include, Archaeological Museum, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanwelei Seya Jetawana dagaba, Abayagiriya, Thuparama, Moonstone, Guard Stone and many more. Post lunch leave for Sigiriya. Dinner & overnight stay in Sigiriya.
 
Day 04: SIGIRIYA - POLONNARUWA (67 KMS)
 
After an early breakfast leave for the ancient kingdoms (Cultural Triangle) of Sri Lanka . Visit & climb the 5 th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a World Heritage Site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD) the 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. There after drive to Polonnaruwa a World Heritage Site & the second capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11 th & 12 th centuries. Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya where the splendid statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures are carved out of rock, Dinner & overnight stay in Sigiriya.
 
Day 05: DAMBULLA / KANDY
 
After breakfast leave for Kandy . En-route visit the rock cave temple at Dambulla (68 kms) built by King Walagambahu, in the 1 st Century B.C. It is a World Heritage Ste & the most impressive of Sri Lanka 's cave temples. En-route make a stop in Matale (47 kms) to see a Hindu Shrine, a batik factory & a spice garden. In the afternoon arrive in Kandy (26 kms) & check-in at your hotel.
 
Day 06: PINNAWELA / KANDY
 
After breakfast visit the elephant orphanage at Pinnawela, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but it soon became a conservation and educational centre. Now Pinnawala is home for more than 65 elephants including babies. Watch the elephants while they are being fed and during their working and bathing time.
Afterwards return to Kandy . Enroute visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. Stroll in Kandy town & explore the Kandy bazaar. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic & also enjoy a show of cultural dance performances. Dinner & overnight stay in Kandy .
 
Day 07: TEA FACTORY / NUWARA ELIYA
 
Discover the hill country of Sri Lanka, where the misty mountains are covered with green carpets of tea bushes & where the world's best tea grows. Nuwaraeliya (77 kms), with it's invigorating mountain climate & scenery, is Sri Lanka 's most popular hill resort. Dinner & over night stay at Nuwaraeliya.
 
Day 08: YALA JEEP SAFARI / TISSAMAHARAMA
 
Morning leave for Tissamaharamaya (146 kms). Stop at Ella to see the "Ravana Ella" waterfalls. Enjoy the rich nature. In the afternoon set off on a jeep safari in Yala national park to see the wildlife . Yala is the largest national park in Sri Lanka & is home to wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deers & crocodiles. Large flock of migratory & indigenous birds are also found here. Dinner & over night stay in Tissamaharamaya.
 
Day 09: MATARA (104 KMS) / GALLE (45 KMS) / HIKKADUWA (17 KMS )
 
Morning visit the Kataragama Hindu Temple , in the sacred city of Kataragam . Observe a religious ceremony, where people of all religions visit. Early afternoon leave for the south / south-west coast. Travel through Tangalle and Matara . En route see the Dutch period remaining. In Galle visit the Dutch fort. At Hikkaduwa make a tour in glass bottom boat to see the impressive corals& underwater life. Dinner and overnight stay in your beach hotel in the south / south-west coast.
 
Day 10: COLOMBO (99 KMS), CITY TOUR : DEPARTURE FROM COLOMBO
 
Breakfast at the hotel & leave for Colombo, After city tour check into the hotel. City tour includes 100 years old clock tower, British built colonial buildings, Hindu and Buddhist temples and Bandaranaike Memorial International. Free time for shopping at Odel Shopping Mall. In the evening board the flight to your hometown. Tour Concludes.
 
Tour Cost: Tour Cost:In US Dollars, Based on per person sharing DBL from 02 pax onwards and per person (01 pax) in a SGL room.
Category
1pax
2pax
3 6 pax
7 12 pax
13 19 pax
20 25pax
26 & above
TPL Redu
Standard
1231
675
560
515
492
468
435
30
Superior
1391
695
609
587
581
517
480
40
Destination
Standard
Superior
Colombo Concord / Sapphire / Similar Taj Samudra /
Pegasus Reef Hotel / Similar
Sigiriya Kassapa Lion Rock / Similar Sigiriya Hotel / Sigiriya Village / Similar
Kandy Hotel Queen / Hill Top / Similar Amaya Hills/Chaaya Citadel/Topaz / Similar
Nuwuwra Eliya St Andrews Hotel / Galway Forest Lodge / Similar Grand Hotel / Similar
Yala The Safari / Similar Hotel Priyankara Inn / Similar
Bentota / Kalutara Induwara Beach Resort / Tangerine Beach / Similar Eden Resort & Spa / Avani Kalutara Resorts / Similar

The above cost includes:
* Accomodation at Leisure Hotels or similar on BB    basis (Breakfast)
* Transport in an A/C van with the service of an * English-speaking driver Or National Gaide.
* Value added tax.
* Assistance at the airport.
* Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary.


The above price does not include:
* Early check in & late check out.
* All entrance fees.No
* Visa Charges
* Water Sport , Jeep safari Cost
* Any expenses of a personal nature.
* Any other expenses not mentioned above.
* Tips & Portages. Any compulsory room    supplements during the tour.

 
 
 
 
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