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Tour - Culture & Heritage 950 USD p/p
 
 
 
 
Travel Dates
Individual tour with flexible travel date
 
Tour route / Destinations
Destinations - Airport /Negombo >> Anuradhapura >> Habarana >> Polonnaruwa >> Sigiriya >> Minneriya >> Dambulla >> Matale >> Kandy >> Nuwara Eliya >> Ella >> Yala >> Mirissa >> Galle >> Hikkaduwa >> Bentota >> Airport or Negombo.
 
Duration - 13 Nights / 14 Days
 
Day 01 - Arrival and Overnight stay in Negombo
Upon Arrival to the Sri Lankan International Airport be greeted by your chauffer guide who shall take you by air conditioned vehicle to Negombo, Arrive at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure as you will be after a relatively long flight. This trip will take you only 20 minutes.
 
DAY 02 - Negombo - Anuradhapura & Overnight stay at Habarana
Anuradhapura is one of the holiest cities in Sri Lanka. The holiest item is the Bodhi Tree. This Bodhi tree is a sampling of the original Tree at which the Buddha sat as he attained enlightenment.
 
Afterwards proceed to Habarana, the hub of the cultural triangle.
 
Day 03 - Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Overnight stay in Habarana
After breakfast head to the ancient city of Polonaruwa. This medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rose to fame as the capital (10th – 12th century AD) after the decline of Anuradhapura.
 
Late Afternoon you also can take part in the Hiriwaduna Trek. This trek allows you to understand village life as well as experience a bullock cart ride and even a catamaran boat ride.
 
Day 04 - Sigiriya & Minneriya national park - Overnight stay in Habarana
In the morning depart to the Lions Rock in Sigiriya, a UNESCO world heritage site adorning a palace on its peak. A must visit for anyone visiting Sri Lanka. Afterwards you can either return to the hotel and relax in the afternoon or head out on a safari at Minneriya National Park.
 
Day 05 - Habarana -Dambulla - Kandy - Overnight stay in Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Kandy, while visiting the Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla. Later in the evening witness a Cultural Dance performance & visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic & Ceremony.
 
Optional - you can visit Spice & herbal Garden Matale en route.
 
Day 06 - Kandy - Scenic Train Journey - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Overnight stay in Ella
After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya, this drive takes around two and a half hours through the scenic country side. take a tour of the colonial town of Nuwara Eliya. Have a brief insight into how the world famous Ceylon Tea is created at a tea factory and plantation site. Scenic Train Journey from Nanu Oya to Ella, Enjoy the breathtaking view as you slowly pass towering mountains and the gorgeous vistas of Sri Lanka’s hill country before checking at your hotel.
 
DAY 07 - Nuara Eliya - Ella -Overnight stay in Ella
After breakfast conduct a walking tour including a visit to the Ravana Ella Falls and Cave. hike Ella Rock and Little Adam's peak, Enjoy the breath taking views in and around the hotel.
 
DAY 08 - Ella - Tissa - Yala National park - Overnight stay in Tissa ( Yala )
Leave after breakfast for Yala National Park. Check in to Hotel and have lunch.
 
Take an evening game drive of Yala National Park to track the Sri Lanka Leopard, Elephant, Sloth Bear and many other exciting species of wildlife.
 
DAY 09 - Tissa - Mirissa - Overnight stay in Mirissa
optional - Yala Set off once again and enjoy morning and evening game drives at the Yala National Park. This is an ideal opportunity to observe all the animals you might have missed during the previous day, as each day is different from the other.
 
After your final morning game drive, you will leave Yala and journey to Mirissa. Arrive at your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure relaxing by the beautiful beach. Grab a drink as you sit down on the soft sand while you watch the sun set.
 
DAY 10 - Mirissa - Galle - Overnight stay in Hikkaduwa / Bentota
Leave for an early morning whale watching excursion. This is a must do for those visiting the country as Sri Lanka is considered one of the best locations in the world for Whale and Dolphin watching.
 
After lunch proceed to the coastal town of Galle. Tour the Galle Town as well as the Galle Fort a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
DAY 11- Hikkaduwa /Bentota - Overnight stay in Hikkaduwa / Bentota
Spend the day relaxing on the beach. Work on your tan or take a long walk along the white Sandy Beach.
 
Day 12 - Hikkaduwa /Bentota - Overnight stay in Hikkaduwa / Bentota
Spend the day relaxing on the beach and Visit the turtle conservation project that strives to sustain rare marine life. Work on your tan or take a long walk along the white Sandy Beach.
 
Day 13 - Hikkaduwa /Bentota - Overnight stay in Hikkaduwa / Bentota
Spend your last days in paradise enjoying the beach. Spend some quiet time taking in some sun and sit back and gaze out into the beautiful blue waters of the ocean.
 
Day 14 - Airport - Safe trip home
As all good things must come to an end, your chauffeur guide will comfortably take you back to the international airport for a safe return journey.
 
 
Morning
Your chauffeur/ guide will meet you at the Beach hotel where you stay, Morning approx 5:00 Am transfer to Kandy. The route from your beach hotel takes you through broad acres of growing rice fields (paddy), coconut palms and a picturesque landscape. En route visit Elephant Orphanage, On the way to Kandy a stop can be made at a Tea factory & Tea Plantation to see the process of making tea, the factory outlet sells fresh Ceylon tea to anyone interested in buying some. And if you wish you could experience Royal Botanical gardens/ Ayurveda herbal spice Garden
 
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Started in 1975 home to the worlds largest collection of orphans ,Providing a caring home for abandoned and wounded elephants, it is a much loved destination for tourists and locals alike. Here, adults and baby elephants from around Sri Lanka thrive, and a captive breeding program is also proving to be highly successful. The feeding and bathing times are generally the ideal times to visit when you can observe these gentle giants at their best.
 
Mid Morning
Proceed to Kandy - Enjoy a city tour of sweet Kandy –A walk around the lake and town will let you indulge in some souvenir hunting with intricate treasures in wood, Craft centre , handlooms, batiks, Gem Museum & jewelry and reed-ware to choose
 
Afternoon
After Lunch visit the last kingdom of the Sinhalese, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. one of the most sacred religious sites in Sri Lanka. The Temple of the Tooth or Dalada Maligawa is believed to house the 'tooth relic' of the Lord Buddha
 
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
 
Royal Botanical Gardens – Peradeniya
Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, Some rare and endemics as well as flora from the tropical World. including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall. It is managed by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture.
 
After sightseeing a Kandy, drive back to the Hotel ( Tour End )

 

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 
 
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