Classic Lanka Culture- 10 day tour

Departure Date

Every Monday

Duration

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Epic journeys

Multilingual Tour Guides
Fully A/C Private Transport
Comfortable Accommodation
Truly Authentic Tour Experience
Airport Pick Up and Drop Off
Highly Personalized Service

Destinations

Negombo / Dambulla / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Matale / Kandy / Nuwara Eliya /  Bandarawela / Ella / Tissamaharama / Galle / Colombo

Tour Overview

Day 1

Airport - Negombo

Meet and greet upon arrival- Transfer to hotel in Negombo. City tour of Negombo if time permits or at leisure at the hotel.

Negombo– a touristic beach resort located close proximity to the airport, where the hotels and beach resorts are widely considered as a transit point.

Overnight stay in Negombo- at Paradise Beach Hotel- 3 star or similar- (B)

Day 2

Negombo - Dambulla

Leave early at around 7.00 am after early breakfast for Pinnawela-visit  Elephant Orphanage.

The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage– The orphanage was set up by the National Zoological Gardens to feed, nurse & house baby elephants abandoned by their mothers, stranded in the jungles and ravines.

Afternoon proceed to  Dambulla-visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple.

Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. It has a history which dates back to 1st Century BC. It is one of the largest and best-preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay in Dambulla- Pelvehera Hotel- 3 star or similar- (B)

Day 03

Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

Leave after early  breakfast for Sigiriya- climb rock fortress.

The Sigiriya Rock (considered the 8th wonder of the world ) also called the ‘fortress in the sky’ or ‘Lion rock’ , rising 200 metres above a forested plain. It is now believed to be the palace of King Ravana (the demon king  from the famous legend the Ramayana tale) long before it was made the palace and fortress of King Kasyapa in the 5th Century AD.

Pm leave for Polonnaruwa. Explore the ruined city.

Polonnaruwa– was declared the capital of Sri Lanka  by King Vijayabahu I,  from the 11th to the  13th Century. He defeated the Chola Invaders, to reunite the country once again under a local ruler. The medeival City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa- Giritale Hotel- 3 star or similar- (B).

Day 04

Polonaruwa - Matale - Kandy

Leave after breakfast for Kandy. En-route make a short stop in Matale- visit a spice garden and Aluvihara Temple.

Kandy- is considered as the second largest city in the island after Colombo. It was the last bastion of the  last king of Kandy. The Kandyan kingdom  was subjected to several attacks by the Portuguese and later the Dutch invaders before it  fell to the British.  Sri Lanka however regained independence from the colonial rulers in 1948.

Overnight stay in Kandy- Senani Hotel- 3 star-or similar-(B).

Day 05

Kandy

After breakfast,  leave for Peradeniya- visit the Royal botanical gardens.

Evening  watch a cultural show  of traditional kandyan dancers and drummers.

Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya, is 150 acres in extent  located near the Mahaweli river. It is about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy and attracts over 2 million visitors annually. It is renowned for its collection of more than 4000 species  of plants including the Orchids, spices, herbal plants and palm trees.

Overnight stay in Kandy- Senani Hotel-3 star-or similar-(B)

Day 06

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast- head for the cool climes of the hill capital of NuwaraEliya- You will be passing through some of the panoramic views of the mountains, valleys and some exotic waterfalls enroute surrounded by the Tea plantations. En-route visit a tea factory  and taste some fine tea produced from the same tea garden which is a unique experience  by all means.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya- Galway Forest-3 star-or similar-(B).
Day 07

Nuwara Eliya - Bandarawela - Ella

Leave after breakfast leave for Ella- Enroute make a short stop in Bandarawela. Visit  the Dova temple, Adhisham bungalow and St Benedicts monastery.

Leave after breakfast leave for Ella- Enroute make a short stop in Bandarawela. Visit  the Dova temple, Adhisham bungalow and St Benedicts monastery.

The Dova Rock Temple comprises of murals and inscriptions dating far back as the 1st century BC. The huge partly completed 8 Meter high, rock-cut standing Buddha figure, carved on the face of the rock cliff is one of its main highlights. Adisham Bungalow is a 19th century building built during the British period. It was the holiday retreat of Sir Thomas Villiers, a distinguished British resident in Sri Lanka.

Afternoon proceed to Ella. Visit the Ravana Ella falls if time permits.

Overnight stay in Ella- Country Comfort Resort- (B)

Day 08

Ella - Tissamaharama

After breakfast leave for Tisssamaharama- enjoy an afternoon 4wd jeep Safari at Yala national park-

Yala National park-   is home to several herds of the the Asian Elephant. It is also famous for the Leopard, sloth Bear and wild Boar and wild Buffalo.

Pm proceed to the Pilgrim city of Kataragama.  Night visit the Kataragama temple on time  for the daily Pooja ritual.

Kataragamam temple in Kataragama, Sri Lanka, is a temple complex bordering the Menik River, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the Buddhists, Tamils, Muslims alike.

Overnight stay in Tissamaharama- Elephant Reach Hotel- 3 star-or similar-(B)

Day 09

Tissamaharama - Galle

Leave after breakfast for Galle- enroute you will be passing Weligama to see the Fishermen  on stilts. On arrival in Galle, visit the Galle Dutch Fort.

Galle Dutch Fort– Declared a LIVING world heritage site by UNESCO. The Portuguese came to Galle in 1505, followed by the Dutch in 1640. After Colombo fell to the British in 1796, the fort was used as an administrative center, which is still functional to this day”.

Overnight stay in Galle- Lady Hill Hotel-3 star-or similar-(B)

Day 10

Day 10 – Galle | Colombo | BIA Airport

Departure transfer for the airport on time for the onward flight back home.

B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

Tour Summary


Highlights of the Tour
  • Pinnawela elephant orphanage
  • Dambulla cave temple
  • Sigiriya Rock fortress
  • Polonaruwa
  • Sacred Kandy Tooth temple/Cultural show/Gem museum
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya
  • NuwaraEliya Tea plantations Tea factory
  • Hakgala Botanical gardens
  • The Dova temple, Adhisham bungalow and St Benedicts monastery
  • 4WD Jeep safari at Yala national park
  • Katharagama Temple
  • Galle Dutch Fort/ Turtle hatchery
The Price
Sharing DBL room with Breakfast excluding Entrance fees + Activities as per itinerary :
  • Standard Silver : USD 1654 onwards per person.
  • Supplement for Entrance fees + Activities : USD 214 Per person
Includes
  • Accommodation sharing 01 DBL room with breakfast subject to room availability at time of confirmation of the booking
  • Air-conditioned private transport by Saloon car for 2 adults with luggage
  • Airport transfers both ways
  • Services of an English speaking chauffer guide, is accommodation & meals
  • Government taxes and service charge for services provided.
  • Parking fees, toll charges applicable
  • Airport entrance fees, paging board etc
Excludes
  • Lunch, dinner and beverages – (Stops will be made at recommended restaurants while on tour).
  • Entrance fees at all mentioned sites and locations as per itinerary.
  • Tips and porterage
  • Expenses of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc,.)
  • Cost of International air ticket
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Camera & video permits at cultural sites
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Visa fees (Click for details)

Restrictions

  • Children below 05 yrs are not encouraged Jeep safari at wild life parks unless under direct request from the parents.
Please note the following
  • The above package is for 02 adults travelling together.
  • Check in time 2.00 pm ; and Check out time : 12.00 noon- Please note there will be an additional supplement for early arrivals and late departures depending on the hotel policy.
  • Any unutilised accomodation or services will not be refunded.
  • If any changes to hotels after confirmation of booking will be entirely at your own expense.
  • All other terms and conditions as per published in our web site.
  • The above prices are effective for the period of the tour but will be subject to change in the event of any sudden govt levies or hotel rates.
  • For Cancellation policy- please refer under Terms and Conditions as published in our web site.

Booking and Payment Procedure

  • Upon acceptance of our quote, we will check room availability and make tentative reservations effective for 48 hours depending on the hotel policy since some hotels do not accept tentative reservations.
  • In the event you accept our tentative reservation and quote, a non- refundable deposit of 30% of the full value is required in advance on confirmation to secure the booking and re-confirm all arrangements.
  • The balance 70% is payable 30 days prior to arrival in Sri Lanka via direct bank wire transfer.
  • If your booking is made within 30 days of commencement of tour, 100% of total value is payable on confirmation of the booking.
  • We will make our best endeavors to reserve the hotels and related services as mentioned in our quote. If requested hotels are unavailable, we will provide hotels of similar category mentioned in the quote.
  • In the event of hotel of similar category mentioned in the quote is not available and only a lower category of hotel is available, this will be informed to you accordingly and the benefit (if any), will be passed on to you.
  • In the event of hotel of similar category mentioned in the quote is not available and only a higher category/ more expensive hotel is only available, you will be informed accordingly and supplement (if any) will be charged to you.
  • Please note the tour will be re-confirmed and all hotel bookings secured (official vouchers to respective hotels released) only upon credit of funds to our bank account.

Payment procedure

Payments are accepted only by Direct wire Transfer to our bank account.