Classic Tour Sri Lanka 8 days 7 night

 

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
8 days and 7 nights
Sri Lanka (Colombo, Galle, Koggala, Yala National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Dambulla)
Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Description

Sri Lanka tour minimum 2 pax

Program

Day 1: Arrival – Colombo
Arrival at the Colombo Airport. Clients will be met by our Italian speaking driver guide and airport staff and offer assistance.
Thereafter transfer direct to Colombo. Afternoon Brief city tour of Colombo. Dinner Overnight at Hotel in Colombo

Day 2: Colombo – Galle
After breakfast leave for Koggala/Galle. En route proceed on a river safari in Madu Ganga with Lunch.
Thereafter proceed to Galle city. Visit the city of Galle which is the south coast’s major city, whose oldest landmark is the massive 17th century Portuguese and Dutch Fort in which the central city is contained. Visit the Dutch Fort and the city of Galle. As you walk through the streets you can see strong Dutch influences in the architecture, along with some old British residences and various mosques with Arabic touches.
Dinner & Overnight in Koggala / Galle

Day 3: Koggala – Yala / Tissamaharama.
Packeted Breakfast. Early in the morning excursion-jeep safari in Yala National Park, is one of the largest island covers an area of almost 1,200 square kilometers of bush, lagoons and rocky outcrops is a particularly suitable for observing the elephants. Departure for Nuwara Eliya, the station colonial and favorite retreat of the British, who were attracted by the temperate climate and the landscape of this picturesque town situated at an altitude of 1,868 meters. Arrival at hotel. Free time for a walk. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 4: Tissamaharama – Ella – Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast. Leave for Nuwara Eliya. En route stop at Ella and visit a tea plantation and tea factory. Lunch at Top Tea Factory Café restaurant.
Thereafter continue to Nuwara Eliya. Check into hotel and rest of the day free for enjoying the hill country. NuwaraEliya is the heart of Sri Lankan hill country. It is the home of the famous Ceylon Tea and the rolling mountains are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. The salubrious climate, misty glens and the decidedly British
character make NuwaraEliya a must on any Sri Lankan travel itinerary. Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya – Kandy
Breakfast. Leave for Nuwara Eliya via train journey from Nanu Oya to Peradeniya.
Thereafter proceed to a visit to the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya. About 64 km southwest of the town center at Peradeniya on the Colombo highway, close to the banks of the Mahaweli
Ganga, these gorgeous gardens were first planted and laid out for King Kirthi Sri Rajasingha (1747 – 1780) and cover some 60 ha (150 acres) of trees, lawns and flowering shrubs,
including a 20 ha (50 acre) arboretum of more than 10,000 trees. Under British rule, the royal park became a botanical garden in 1821 and is the largest of Sri Lanka’s three main botanical gardens. Then Proceed to Kandy visit a manufactory of Ceylon semi precious stones which are famous in all the world ( The blue sapphire) and also a Batik factory. Also visit the temple of tooth relic. DaladaMaligawa (Temple of the Tooth Relic) DaladaMaligawa or the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Evening witness a cultural show. Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Kandy.

Day 6: Kandy – Matale – Dambulla
Breakfast. Leave for Dambulla.
En route stop at Matale and visit a Spice garden see spices growing in their natural habitat. Learn about spices and their use in Sri Lankan cuisine. In the Spice Garden, all participants will receive an Herbal head massage offered by Ceylon Roots LTD. Then visit Dambulla Rock Temple. This vihara known in ancient times as the Jambukolenavihara is situated on top of the rock of Dambulla,
Here are cave inscriptions of the 2nd century BC. Inside several dripledges caves here image houses have been constructed. The structures here have been renovated by Vijayabanduhu( 1055 – 1110 AD ). According to an inscription on NissankaMalla at the site that king has gilded the statues here and named the site the RangiriDambulla. King kirtsiriRajasinha of kandy effected the last renovation here. Inside the Vihara are many seated, standing and recumbent Buddha statues and of gods. On the walls of the image house are paintings.
Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Dambulla / Sigiriya

Day 7: Dambulla – Sigirya – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla
Breakfast. Morning climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya 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.

Thereafter proceed special village safari tour in local villages. This is a unique experience for clients to experience the rural life of Sri Lanka people. This will include a Bullock cart ride/boat ride in the lake/village tour & TUK TUK ride.
Thereafter lunch at local restaurant, and proceed on excursion to Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital. Polonnaruwa a UNESCO World Heritage site, rose to fame as the capital after the decline of Anuradhapura. Its period of greatness was from the 10th - 12th centuries AD. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, veritable inland seas the most famous of which is the PrakramaSamudra or the Sea of Parakrama, larger in size than the Colombo harbor. After Polonnaruwa visit Enjoy a sunset cocktail with canapés at the Polonnaruwa Rest House terrace overlooking the Majestic Giritale Lake.
Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Dambulla / Sigiriya

Day 8: Dambulla – Airport or Beach Extension.
Breakfast. Leave to connect with Departure flight to airport.

Price includes

The overnights at selected or similar.
The full board in restaurants and hotels (from dinner on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 08).
The transport vehicles with a / c and Italian speaking driver/ guide.
Entrance Fees and visits as scheduled.
Cost of Jeep for safari in Yala National Park.
Cost of River Safari in Balapitiya
Cost of sunset cocktail at Polonnaruwa
Cost of Village Safari in Sigiriya.
Cost of train ticket from Nanu Oya to Peradeniya.
Tickets for the cultural show in Kandy
Local taxes and 12% of V.A.T.

Price does not include

The visa or admission to the country.
The medical health insurance.
There are mandatory or in hotels
Tips and gratuities.
Early Check in or Late Check out
Compulsory Perahera Supplement in Kandy (29 July – 07 Aug 2017)
Or anything not mentioned in cost includes.

Honeymooners
Garland of Orchids on arrival
Dambulla / Habarana: chocolate, fruit and flowers in room
Kandy: chocolate, fruit and flowers in room
Nuwara Eliya: chocolate, fruit and flowers in the room.

Category

Meal arrangement

 
Standard (Scheduled Tour)
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Full Board
3 Stars
 
Superior (Scheduled Tour)
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Full Board
4 Stars
 
De Luxe (Scheduled Tour)
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Full Board
5 Stars