11 NIGHTS 12 DAYS CULTURAL TOUR OF SRI LANKA

Overview

HotelDetails

Nights

City

04 ****

05*****

2N

Chilaw

Carolina Beach

Anantaya Resort & Spa

2N

Dambulla

Saunter Paradise

The Paradise

2N

Kandy

Swiss Residence

Grand Kadayan

1N

Tissamaharama

Chandrika Hotel

Kithala Rest

3N

Hikkaduwa

Coral Sands

Chaaya Tranz

1N

Colombo

Ozo Hotel

Cinnamon Grand

Itinerary

Day 1
AIRPORT / CHILAW(Approx.55 Kilometers)

On arrival you will be welcomed by our airport representative and will be escorted to your vehicle. Thereafter the Guide who will be with you for the rest of the tour will transfer you to Hotel in Chilaw.
Welcome cocktail on arrival (nonalcoholic).
P.M. – Relax at the beach Or Optional visit Munneswaram Temple.
Munneswaram temple is an important regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka, predominantly Buddhist country. It has been in existence at least since 1000 CE, although myths surrounding the temple associate it with the popular Indian epic Ramayana, and its legendary hero-king Rama. The temple is one of five ancient temples (Ishwarams) dedicated to Shiva in the region.

Overnight in Chilaw or Similar.
(Bed & Breakfast Basis)

Day 2
CHILAW/ PUTHALAM (Approx.75 Kilometers one way)

After breakfast we will leave for Sirambadiya to visit a rural village of Kaffirs; a small community of African Sri Lankans who are descendants of slaves that were brought into the island by Portuguese colonists in the 17th century. Your whole day will be spent with them. You will be able to meet and talk to their elderly people. Not only meet people, but also to experience their traditional cultural items will be another unique experience in your tour. Their cultural heritage includes the dance styles Kaffringna and Manja and their popular form of dance music Baila.

Return back to hotel

Overnight in Chilaw or Similar.
(Bed & Breakfast Basis)

Day 3
CHILAW/ DAMBULLA (Approx.145 Kilometers)

After breakfast leave to Dambulla.

Check- in to Hotel. Welcome cocktail on arrival (nonalcoholic).

And thereafter visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress,
This UNESCO World Heritage site, a spectacular Rock Fortress, is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory.

Overnight in Dambulla or Similar.
(Bed & Breakfast Basis)

Day 4
DAMBULLA / HABARANA / POLONNARUWA(Approx. 46 kilometer each way)

After breakfast proceed to Habarana for varied trek at Hiriwaduna village (approx. 2H30M), first to the reservoir, where the trunks of long dead trees stand stark against lush wetland greenery – egrets’ roosting grounds. Thereafter, cross the stream by local boat and follow a narrow trail through a banana plantation to the home of a Chena farmer for a refreshing king coconut drink, and continue onward into a scrub forest, where a waiting bullock cart is your jungle transport.

Thereafter experience Sri Lankan village house lunch at (Gama Gedara)

Afterward leave to Polonnaruwa the 02nd capital of Sri Lanka.

The sightseeing will include:
– Kings Palace, Council Hall and Royal Bath,
– Shiva Devalaya – Hindu Temple,
– Temple in Sri Lanka with its roof intact.
– Vatadage – A Circular Image House
– Gal Vihare – A Buddhist Temple
– Lotus pond and Tivanka Image House
– Parakrama Buhu Statue.

Return to Hotel

Overnight in Dambulla or Similar.
(Bed & Breakfast Basis)

Day 5
DAMBULLA / KANDY (Approx.80 Kilometers)

After breakfastleave Kandy, en route visiting a Spice Garden & a Batik factory Matale en route.

Kandy a lovely city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings retains an aura of grandeur, which time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its center, it is the site of the renowned “Temple of the Tooth” and the Royal Botanical gardens home to one of the best collections of Orchids. Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry and its traditional dances are the most spectacular in the country.
Late evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and witness the cultural dance show.
According to legend, the tooth was taken from the Buddha as he lay on his funeral pyre. It was smuggled to Sri Lanka in 313 AD, hidden in the hair of Princess Hemamali who fled the Hindu armies besieging her father’s kingdom in India. It immediately became an object of great reverence and was enshrined in a series of nested jeweled reliquaries. The tooth was brought out for special occasions and paraded on the backs of
Elephants, which are sacred to the Buddha. Where it survived numerous attempts to capture and destroy it.
When the capital was moved to Kandy, the tooth was taken to the new city and placed in temples built to honor it. The temple was originally built under Kandyan kings between 1687 and 1707, but later severely damaged during the 18th-century colonial wars against the Portugese and Dutch. After the wars, the original wooden structures were restored in stone
Overnight in Kandy or Similar.
(Bed & Breakfast Basis)

Day 6
KANDY / SS(Approx.30 Kilometers including sightseeing)

Morning visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya.
Royal Botanic Gardens – The total area is 147 acres containing about 4000 species. The annual visitor’s turnout is about 1.2 million. The history of The Royal Botanical Gardens dates as far back as A.D 1371.The Botanic Garden was established in 1814.
Evening visit to the local market for some shopping and to the upper lake drive to enjoy the view of Kandy over the Kandy Lake.
Overnight in Kandy or Similar.
(Bed & Breakfast Basis)

Day 7
KANDY / MAHIYANGANA / TISSAMAHARAMA (Approx.235Kilometers)

After breakfast leave to Dambana to meet another set of indigenous community called “Vedda”. Human remains in Sri Lanka dating from as early as 18,000 BC show a genetic continuum with present-day Veddas. According to the ancient chronicle of Sinhalese royalty, the Mahavansa, the Pulindas (Veddhas) are descended from Prince Vijaya (6th – 5th century BC), the founding father of the Sinhalese nation, through Kuveni, a woman of the “Yakkha” clan whom he had espoused.You will be able to experience their way of hunting, how to set the trap to catch animals, their traditional dances etc…

And thereafter proceed to Tissamaharama

Check in at a hotel

Overnight in Tissamaharama or Similar.
(Dinner & Breakfast Basis)

Day 8
TISSAMAHARAMA / YALA / HIKKADUWA(Approx.175 Kilometers)

Morning visit to Yala National Park by 4×4 jeep jeeps
Yala National Park– Sri Lanka’s most known national park is popular for Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and Wild Boar. More than three times larger than Undawelewe at 97,800 hectares, this is the second largest of Sri Lanka’s national parks. Its open undulating terrain made it famous for elephants for many years, but recently the park has also received much fame through publicity by National Geographic and the Discovery TV channels, which focused on a leopard research/conservation and identifications project. Claims have subsequently been made that Yala National Park has the world’s highest concentration of leopard per square kilometer.

Thereafter leave to Hikkaduwa via Galle
Sightseeing of Galle with a brief city tour including the famous Dutch Fort and the ramparts by foot.

Check- in to Hotel. Welcome cocktail on arrival (nonalcoholic).

Overnight in Hikkaduwa or similar.
(Bed & Breakfast Basis)

Day 9
HIKKADUWA

Leisure at the beach
Overnight in Hikkaduwa or similar.
(Bed & Breakfast Basis)

Day 10
HIKKADUWA

Leisure at the beach
Overnight in Hikkaduwa or similar.
(Bed & Breakfast Basis)

Day 11
HIKKADUWA/ COLOMBO(Approx.102 Kilometers)

After breakfast leave to Colombo.
VisitingMask Factory in the town of Ambalangoda south of Sri Lanka is famous for traditional masks making, mask dancing & puppetry in the country. The clients could witness a variety of masks and how they are turned out of “Kaduru wood” (Balsac) which the wood is soaked to soften before carving.

And thereafter visit Turtle hatchery The “Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery” is a non – profitable organization which is maintained for the survival of Sea Turtles for the next generation. The “Turtle Farm” is situated in Habaraduwa (southern part of Sri Lanka – Galle District) near to the

Beautiful beach. That is 5m from the Galle – Matara main road. The center was started in 1986 and up to now we have released more than 500,000 Sea Turtles to the ocean
And thereafter visit a Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda.
Thereafter leave to Colombo.
City tour of Colombo tourincluding Fort, Pettah, Town Hall & Independence square, Buddhist Temple, Hindu temple, Bandaranaike Memorial international conference hall, Wolvendaal charch etc…

Afternoon shopping in Colombo – visit Mlesna exquisite tea boutique, cashew nut shop, readymade garments and all sorts at Majestic City. Visit the Lanka Ceramics Centre, a place where you can buy “NORITAKE SET” or other ceramic items, visit the ‘ODEL SHOP’. Visit ’BAREFOOT’, ’HOUSE OF FASHION’ and ‘BEVERLY Street’. Transferred to hotel, Overnight in Colombo or similar.
(Bed & Breakfast Basis)

Day 12
COLOMBO/ AIRPORT(Approx.37 Kilometers)

Drop at the airport for your departure flight.

-End of Tour-
Thank You…!

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation on Double or Twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Air-condition vehicle from day 01 to day 12 with English speaking chauffer/guide
  • New Year Gala Dinner on Day 07
  • Entrance fees to sites visits as per the itinerary
  • One bottle of 500ml water on Arrival
  • All local and government Taxes for services mentioned

Cost Excludes

  • Tips for Hotel & Guide / Driver
  • Video Camera Permits at selected sites
  • X mas and New Year Supplements
  • Meals outside of the stated meal plan
  • Use of vehicle other than the specified Itinerary
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any other services not specified above

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11 NIGHTS 12 DAYS CULTURAL TOUR OF SRI LANKA

Trip Facts

  • NOTE: • Early check in & Late check out at the hotels (Check in time 14.00 and Check out time 12.00 Noon) • Rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking & in case if the said hotels are fully booked due to some reason, similar hotels will be provided in the same vicinity or nearest location. • Standard check-in time at 1400 hrs. And check-out time at 1200 hrs.
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