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Sri Lanka Splendour
8 Days · 7 Nights
Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka is a lush, tropical island paradise, known to Arab traders as Serendib – hence "serendipity", meaning discovery by happy accident. Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and un-spoilt. Check out this detailed itinerary below for more information.

  • On arrival at the recently refurbished modern and state of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality
  • Meet our representative and proceed to Sigiriya (approximately 4 hrs journey-150 km from Airport to Sigiriya)
  • On the way, visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle nurses and houses young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers
  • Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded
  • Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby
  • Later, reach Sigiriya and check-in to the hotel
  • In the evening, visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • It is home to the World’s most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colours and shapes
  • Sinhalese people call it as ' Dambulu Gala' (Dambulla Rock) and the Temple is called as the 'Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya' (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple)
  • Overnight stay in Sigiriya
  • Relish breakfast at the hotel
  • Start the journey to climb the Sigiriya “Lion Rock” Buddhist monastic settlements
  • Later in the afternoon, proceed to Kandy (approximately 3 hrs journey - 100 km) from Sigirya to Kandy
  • On the way, visit Spice Gardens at Matale Spice Garden
  • Proceed to Kandy
  • Check in to the hotel and relax
  • In the evening, witness a cultural show dance at Kandy
  • Overnight stay in Kandy
  • After breakfast, head out for a city tour in Kandy
  • City tour of Kandy includes a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Market Square and Upper Lake Drive
  • Also, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya
  • Special features are the Orchid House which displays a fine collection of Sri Lankan orchids, the fernery, spice garden, and the trees planted by distinguished visitors to the Island
  • Later, proceed to Nuwara Eliya (approximately 2 hrs journey-80 km from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya)
  • On the way, stop at Ramboda and visit Sri Bhaktha Hanuman Temple and Ramboda Falls
  • The Chinmaya mission of Sri Lanka has built an Anjaneyar temple with Hanuman as the presiding deity
  • This temple is called Sri Baktha Hanuman temple and the image of Lord Hanuman here is 16 feet tall
  • The service time at the Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple is between 7:00 am to 12:00 noon and again 3:30 to 6:30 p.m
  • Visit Ramboda Falls
  • Proceed to Nuwara Eliya
  • Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya
  • Post breakfast, head out for a city tour of Nuwara Eliya
  • In the evening, visit around Gregory Lake
  • This is the most prominent attraction in Nuwara Eliya and all the visitors come here to spend some time by the lake and relax
  • Proceed to Bentota (approximately 6 hrs-240 km)
  • Overnight stay in Bentota
  • Have breakfast at the hotel
  • Proceed to Galle (approximately 02 hrs journey-80 km)
  • Enjoy Galle city tour
  • Visit the Port of Galle close to Hikkaduwa
  • The majestic Galle Fort bear ample testimony to that fact
  • The City of Galle is one of the best-preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia and has been declared as a World Heritage City
  • Galle was a major port in Sri Lanka and still handles shipping and cruising yachts
  • Optional: The Dutch Museum, Groote Kerk (Great Church) and the National Maritime Museum are some of the famous tourist attractions in Galle
  • The city is also famous for its delicate handmade lace and ebony carvings
  • The Galle International Cricket Stadium has also contributed to enhancing the image of the city as a sports destination
  • Proceed to Bentota again
  • On the way, proceed to Ambalangoda and visit mask museum
  • This town boasts of its ancient devil masks and devil dancers
  • The town has a plethora of antique shops for unique and fancy jewellery items at unmatchable prices
  • Relax in the evening
  • Overnight stay in Bentota
  • Relish breakfast at the hotel
  • Optional: Watersports
  • Visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatcher -the turtle care centre at Kosgoda beach
  • It is also very popular as all five species of turtles that visit Sri Lanka nest in Kosgoda
  • Leave for Balapitiya and proceed by boats on the Madu-Ganga river
  • Here you could see the villagers taking part in their day to day activities, the river and its islands
  • During this beautiful trip, you will be able to see riverside, tropical birds, crocodiles, black monkeys, Cormorants, Pelicans, Large Iguanas and Water Monitors, the fisherman, the peculiar boats and net fishing of jumbo prawns
  • Optional: Relax during fish therapy
  • Overnight stay in Bentota
  • Have breakfast at the hotel
  • After that, proceed to Colombo (approximately 2 hrs journey-85 km) from Bentota
  • En route, enjoy Colombo city tour
  • Visit Fort, Sea Street, the Bazaar area where there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kaymans Gate with the Belfry
  • Explore the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple and Davatagaha Mosque
  • Also, visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall)
  • In the evening, head out for a shopping tour
  • Overnight stay in Colombo
  • This is the last day of your Colombo trip
  • Proceed to the Colombo International Airport from where you can board the flight for your onward destination
Hotel Details
  • Kassapa Lion Rock (4-star) in Sigiriya, or similar
  • Kandy Swiss Residence (3-star) in Kandy, or similar
  • The Queensbury City in Nuwara Eliya, or similar
  • White Villa (3-star) in Bentota, or similar
  • Berjaya Mount Lavinia (3-star) in Colombo, or similar
  • Accommodation on twin-sharing rooms with private bathrooms
  • Meals: breakfast
  • Transfers and tours in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of an English speaking chauffeur-guide
  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Free visit to Gem Museum and Gem shops
  • Discount vouchers from ODEL
  • Mineral water bottles available on the vehicles
  • Complimentary Colombo city tour
  • International airfare to/from Sri Lanka (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Visa
  • Optional tours
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Electronic Travel Authorisation fee for Visas upon arrival (please note that an ETA is compulsory for nationalities besides nationals from the Republics of Singapore and Maldives)
  • Early check-in and late check out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program

Rooms will be provided on availability at the time of confirmation.

If above-mentioned hotels are not available at the time of confirmation a similar category hotel will be provided in the same area with prior notifications.

If the package is cancelled 20 days before the tour date, no cancellation charges will apply.

If the cancellation is done 14 days before the tour date, 70% of the tour cost will be applicable as the cancellation charges.

If the cancellation is done 07 days before the tour date, 100% of the tour cost will be applicable as the cancellation charges.

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