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TWO WEEKS IN SRI LANKA

TWO WEEKS IN SRI LANKA

Duration             :13 nights 14 days tour

Locations            : Airport – Negombo – Anuradhapura – Habarana – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa –

                             Dambulla - Matale - Kandy –Nuwaraeliya – Ella – Yala – Mirissa - Colombo - Airport

Genre                 : Heritage – Safari – Leisure               

 

Please click on links to get more details, Time given only for travelling. Costing done for the hotel given, but if you need any other

hotels please check in the “OTHER HOTELS” category and inform me.  

 

Day 01- AIRPORT – NEGOMBO (20 minutes)

Arrival to Sri Lanka to be meet at the airport and garland welcome by CYRIL TOURS representative and transfer to Negombo,

located near the airport.

Negombo is the principal beach resort North of Colombo. It has a picturesque lagoon, numerous Catholic churches and an impressive

network of canals built by Dutch which are currently being restored. The afternoon is free to enjoy the pool and relax in the sun.

Checking to SURIYA hotel for overnight stay.

OTHER HOTEL –     GOLDI SANDS 

Day 02 – NEGOMBO - ANURADHAPURA – (3 hours and 30 minutes)

 

After breakfast checkout from the hotel to proceed Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura was the 1st capital city in early Sri Lanka.

Checking to  PALM GARDEN VILLAGE  for overnight stay.

In the evening visiting the largest and oldest of Sri Lanka’s ancient cities, dates back to the 6th century BC. It was made capital in 377 BC,

Then to Isurumuniya rock temple houses a famous 5th c.AD Indian style sculpture known as the “Lovers”. The tour of the ancient kingdoms

is very enlightening. To best enjoy it, when you are visiting during the sunny day, remember to carry a hat or umbrella along, with a bottle

of water and some sun lotion….!

End of the day return to hotel for overnight stay. 

Day 03 - ANURADHAPURA – MIHINTALE - AUKANA – HABARANA – (4 hours)

 

After breakfast checkout from the hotel to leave to Habarana. Enroute visit Mihintale. Mihintale is regarded as the cradle of Sri Lankan Buddhism since it is here that in 248 BC King Tissa whilst hunting met monk Mahinda who converted him and his 4000 followers to Buddhism. You reach the impressive temple complex via a spectacular ancient grand stairway of 1840 steps. Not as tough as it sounds since they are very shallow and most are in the shades of perfumed Frangipani. In the evening stay leisure in the hotel. After breakfast checkout from the hotel to leave to Habarana. Enroute visit Mihintale. Mihintale is regarded as the cradle of Sri Lankan Buddhism since it is here that in 248 BC King Tissa whilst hunting met monk Mahinda who converted him and his 4000 followers to Buddhism. You reach the impressive temple complex via a spectacular ancient grand stairway of 1840 steps. Not as tough as it sounds since they are very shallow and most are in the shades of perfumed Frangipani. Then continue to Aukana Buddha statue situated in the middle of the jungle.

This 12-meter marvelous Buddha statue is widely believed to have been constructed in the 5th century during the reign of King Dhatusena Aukana Buddha statue is a masterpiece of a colossal Buddha Statue by an unknown sculptor: the serene expression of the statue, the gracefully carved robe with neat pleats brings in delicateness that could hardly be moulded into a rock. The impassive expression of the face reflects the supreme spirituality. Continue to Habarana. CHECKING TO CINNAMON LODGE  Hotel For Dinner And Overnight Stay. In the evening I will arrange you an Ayurveda Herbal massage

OTHER HOTELS –  KANDALAMA / HABARANA VILLAGEAMAYA LAKEALIYA RESORT  

Day 04- HABARANA - SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTERSS - POLONNARUWA – HABARANA (3 Hours)

 

Breakfast in the hotel and leave to visit  Sigiriya the “The Lion Mountain” in the morning. Sigiriya present a unique concentration of fifth- century urban planning, gardening, engineering, hydraulic technology and art. In 470 AD Kashyapa the son of a non-royal consort of the king, took over the kingdom after committing patricide. He built his magnificent palace on the top of this 200meters high rock fearing the wrath of the crown prince Moghallana. The architectural wonder is famous for pleasure gardens, extensive moats and ramparts and mainly it’s well-preserved rock paintings, of the beautiful “Cloud damsels” seen half up the rock and the “Lion stairway” that provides access to the summit. The complex of the fortress on the plains around the rock extends over 15 hectares. In Sigiriya you can have a Village tour (Nature walk)

On completion proceed to Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa the Medieval Kingdom from the 11th to 13th century. The great ruler King Parakramabahu 1st (1153-1186) reign was the highest peak of the agricultural development of the island with the subtitle of “Granary of the East” with the development of a vast and complex irrigation systems connected to “Sea of Parakramabahu”, the largest reservoir builds in the history of Sri Lanka. Ethnic harmony prevailed between the Sinhalese and the Tamils during this period. Buddhist and the Hindu temples located in the same complex and many other ruins symbolizes this fact. The palaces, huge granite sculptures and the massive tanks and complex irrigation systems built by the great kings convey the extent of development that existed in this middle history period. On the way back to hotel visit Minneriya safari . End of the day return to hotel overnight stay. 

Day 05 - DAMBULLA - MATALE - KANDY (4 Hours)

 

After breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Kandy, en route you visiting the Golden Rock Cave Temple of Dambulla. Dambulla is renowned for its cave temple, which were built by King Valagambahu in the 1st century BC in gratitude for the shelter he sought in the caves when fleeing from Indian invaders. Sighted on gigantic granite outcrop, which towers more than 160m above the surrounding land, the caves are completely covered by ancient frescoes depicting religious and secular scenes. Protected within the caves are hundreds of statues of Buddha, many carved out of the rock itself, of which the largest is the 15m long Dying Buddha.

While continuing to Kandy, on the way (in Matale) you will have a chance to visit a spice plantation that grows a variety of spices such as cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg, for which Sri Lanka was renowned and initially colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. You could also visit the Batik factory and watch the production of artistic fabric. Continue to Kandy. Check into the THILANKA  hotel in Kandy.

OTHER HOTELS EARLS REGENCY / GOLDEN CROWN / GRAND KANDYAN / MAHAWELI REACH / CINNAMON CITADEL / THILANKA / AMAYA HILLS / SUISSE / QUEENS

Kandy is the old capital of Ceylon and the seat of the last Sinhalese Kingdom. It is a charming city with the most important Buddhist temple in the country and is set in peaceful wooded valley overlooking a vast manmade lake. Kandy’s ancient official lake sits amongst rolling hills that are covered by forests and tea plantations. There is a fantastic view from the upper lake where you can see the whole city of Kandy. Wandering about in Kandy is a fun experience, with cross roads and interconnecting byroads – all forming and intertwined complex. Most pavements are dominated by the vendors selling garments. Lotteries, toys and variety of fancy items – making passing through look almost impossible especially during festive seasons. The main market is in the heart of the town is frequented often for its array of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and meat stalls, sweets, cloths, fancy goods and what not ……!

Kandy is a great place to buy gemstones, sapphires of all colors, rubies, tourmalines and many precious and semiprecious stones can all be found here. Visitors are also invited to have a look around the workshops, where they will be able to see the design, and cutting, polishing and setting processes. 

Day 06 - PERDENIYA BOTANICAL GARDEN - CITY TOUR 

 

After breakfast leave to visit the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya, initially a royal park in 1821 under British rule it became a botanical garden. Here exotic crops, such as coffee. Tea, Nutmeg, Rubber and Cinchona (quinine) – an all of which were to become important to the country’s economy were first tested. The botanical gardens are fantastic with and excellent Orchid House, and a wide variety of plant species from all over the world. For keen gardeners, at least a morning is recommended to visit garden, possibly longer.

There is a local dance performance which you will enjoy in the town in the late afternoon, which is performing traditional upcountry dances and fire-walking etc.

After the show visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. (Sri Lanka Dalada Maligawa) Ever since it was founded in the 16th century, it has one of the most sacred relics of Buddhism – a tooth of the Buddha collected from his funeral pyre and which is now protected within the gold – roofed temple of the tooth. It was built within the Royal palace complex which houses the only surviving relic of Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic has played an important role in the local politics since ancient times; it’s believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country, which caused the ancient kings to protect it with great effort.

Kandy was the capital of the Sinhalese kings from 1592 to 1815, fortified by the terrain of the mountains and the difficult approach. The city is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO in part due to the temple.

At the end of the day return to the hotel for overnight stay.  

Day 07 KANDY - NUWARAELIYA (2 Hours)

 

After breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Nuwaraeliya (little England) on scenic way. (You have the opportunity to enjoy a brief train ride on your way to Nuwaraeliya. Your vehicle will travel ahead of you and pick you up from predetermined railway station. This is optional and availability has to be confirmed. Have to reserve seat before one month in advance. You have to confirm it before 6 weeks. (Also, you can have a train journey from Nuwaraeliya to Ella. It’s not a long journey. But, very scenic) Enroot visit the Tea Factory to learn how tea is grown and processed. Arrive Nuwaraeliya and check into GRAND hotel for overnight stay in the cool comfort. Nuwaraeliya situated in 1900 meters above the sea level. 

OTHER HOTELS -  TEA FACTORY HOTEL / ARALIYA GREEN CITY / ARALIYA GREEN HILLS / ST.ANDREWS / HILL CLUB 

In evening visit small city of Nuwaraeliya by walking.

Nuwara Eliya meaning "City on the plain (table land)" or "city of light", is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with  thea picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. 

Day 08 – NUAWARAELIYA – HORTON PLAINS – ELLA

 

HORTON PLANES IS OPTIONAL

If you willing to visit Horton Planes, you must inform to hotel reception on the previous night with time of departure to prepare your packeted breakfast. Because you have to leave the hotel around 5am. Also, if you are checkout to go to another city or hotel you have to settle all the bills in the previous night.

Early morning visit Horton Plains by hired van or jeep. They are best viewed at sunrise as the mist is less likely to spoil the view at that time of day. A road journey and the 2 – 3-hour work passes through heartland with giant ferns, terraced vegetable gardens and tropical, mist – shrouded forest, where tree branches poke sky wards like gnarled fingers.

You reach big world’s end after a 5km walk from the entrance. The view from the sheer 1000m (3300-ft) drop is awesome. With luck there will be no mist to impede the panorama over the plains. Baker’s fall is one of the most interesting places during this tour.

This walk will take around 3 - 4 hours. If you don’t want to visit Horton Plains, we can check out the hotel around 8am to go to Ella. Arrive to Ella and checking to FLOWER GARDEN HOTEL for overnight stay.

OTHER HOTELS – 98 ACRES, , SKY GREENMOUNT HEAVEN 

DAY 09 – ELLA

 

Have your breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast leave to visit Little Adam’s Peak. This is very famous point in Ella. Then leave to visit 9 Arch bridge. After those places visit small but very interesting Ella City. So many restaurants. You can see highest number of tourists in Ella than the other places. I will arrange Sri Lankan Cooking demonstration in Ella. 

DAY 10 – ELLA-BUDURUWAGALA – YALA

 

After breakfast checkout from the hotel leave to Yala. Enroute you can see beautiful Rawana water fall and Buduruwagala ancient temple, then continue. You can have your lunch at Tissamaharamaya. There are many restaurants to choose. Checking to hotel. Evening Visit Yala National Park by hired 4x4. Yala National Park (1570 sq.km) was created in 1938 and is located in the south eastern corner of the island. It delivers a range of habitats, including scrub jungle, blackish lagoons, lakes and rivers are home to approximately 500 elephants and 120 leopards in addition to wild buffaloes, sambar and spotted deer, sloth bears, macaques and langur monkeys, jackals, mongooses, wild boar. Yala has plentiful crocodiles and is also. Yala is also rich in bird life. Around 130 species have been recorded here, including many migrants escaping the northern winter, common aquatic birds include various storks (among them the rare black–necked stork), sandpipers, pelicans, egrets, herons, ibises, kingfishers and the magnificent Indian darter, along with birds of prey such as the hawk eagle and colorful smaller species including green and blue bee eaters, hoopoes, parakeets and bulbuls.  Peacocks are ubiquitous throughout the park, while you should also spot at least a couple of jungle fowl, a singularly inelegant, waddling creature, like a feral hen, which has been adopted as the national bird of Sri Lanka. The best period to visit the park is from December through to March. April, May and June are rainy and the park is closed in September. (But will see last year its not open for public, because of that sometimes it may open. If its close we will try Wilpattu National Park in Anuradhapura. Arrive to Tissa and checking to CINNAMON WILD hotel.

OTHER HOTELS - JETWING YALAKITHALACHARYAHIBISCUS 

Day 11 - YALA – MIRISSA

 

After breakfast checkout from the hotel to proceed to beach stay in Mirissa. When you reach Mirissa, take a moment to breathe in the sea air and admire the golden sandy beaches. Your hotel is on the beach. Checking to PARADISE BEACH CLUB

OTHER HOTELS - W15MARRIOTT 

Day 12 – MIRISSA


Mirissa famous for its beautiful beach as well as ideal place for watching Whales. Rest of the day in leisure. 

Day 13 – MIRISSA – COLOMBO

 

After breakfast checkout from the hotel to come to City of Galle. Walk on Galle Fort. Then continue Colombo. Enroute you can see Tsunami damaged areas, Turtle Hatchery, Have a Boat ride on Madu river. After all heading to Colombo. Have a guide city tour in Colombo if the time permits.  

Colombo, a lively city rich with cultural sights and Buddhist temples. Take a drive through the city's commercial center, where grand colonial-era buildings stand alongside modern hotels and office structures. Explore the vibrant markets and bazaars in Pettah to pick up some last-minute souvenirs. Checking to CINNAMON LAKESIDE for dinner and overnight stay.

HOTELS – COLOMBO HILTONKINGSBURYTAJ SAMUDRACINNAMON GRAND, , MARINO BEACHGALADARI (5 STAR), RAMADAWONDER COLOMBOMANDARINA (4 STAR) 

Day 14 – COLOMBO – AIRPORT


You spend two weeks in Sri Lanka. Now time to say Good bye. You are leaving with lots of good memories. I hope both of you enjoy well if there is anything you missed, please inform me. Your suggestions are welcome. Even during the tour.

Please give time to pickup to go to airport. You have to be in the airport before 2.30 minutes. 


Package including

  • ·        Transport provides by an air-conditioned, fully insured, luxury vehicle.
  • ·        The service of an experienced English-speaking chauffeur guide.
  •           Other languages avilable on request.
  • ·        Accommodation at above mentioned hotels or similar.
  • ·        Meals Half board (Breakfast and dinner included)
  • ·        Unlimited drinking water while you are in the car,
  • ·        Driver’s accommodation and fuel.
  • ·        All taxes up to date.

Package not including of:

  • ·        Air ticket, Visa (You can apply visa online by this link http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/)
  • ·        Travel insurance,
  • ·        Supplements at hotels due to special venues,
  • ·        Any other meal and beverages not mentioned above.
  • ·        Additional transfers, sightseeing.
  • ·        Early check in or late checkout charges.
  • ·        Covid related test (PCR, Rapid Antigen etc.)
  • ·        Expenses of personal nature. 
  •          Tips and Porterage
  •          Any other services not specified above.

PACKAGE INCLUDING

Airport entry, parking and paging

Sigiriya

Dambulla temple

Wood carving place

Colombo city tour

Ayurveda massage

Kandy Tooth Temple

Ella 9 arch bridge

Kandy city tour

Village tour

Cultural show

Little Adam’s Peak

Ella city tour

Sigiriya

Botanical garden

Cooking class

Galle city tour

Polonnaruwa

Tea factory

Buduruwagala

Mihintale

Minneriya Safari

Spice & herbal garden

River safari

Aukana

(If Yala closed)

Batik factory visit

Turtle hatchery

If you think this itinerary will suit to you or want to change or add something else or skip anything, as well as for cost of above tour please contact me by filling contact us form or fill below table contents and send to me by given email address.

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    "Excellent tour guide Cyril is a great tour guide and is very knowledgeable. He made our entire trip super comfortable. His vehicles are clean and well maintained. He is also very flexible if changes are needed. Definitely recommend!" Berenice Coelho

    "Dear Cyril, Thank you for truly amazing oneweek tour your beautiful country.We have seen so many amazing sites in such a short space of time. From Sigiriya to beautiful temples, Scenic tea gardens of Nuwaraeliya the colonial land ark hotel Mount Lavinia. We have seen so much more. You have made this an utterly memorable holiday with your expert knowledge, amazing, facinating stories, patience, careful+safe drivingand your unforgetable smile. We will cetainly recommonding your tours to all of fr..." Sara Kitson - UK

    "Cyril was our driver and guide for the last nine days. We had the comfortable white Toyota van shown in the pic - it was just as clean and shiny, and not a scratch on it. He is clearly a very skilled driver. He is particularly knowledgeable about the history of the many places we visited. We were pleased we had Cyril as our driver. He had been recommended to us by an acquaintance. Andrew Speirs Melbourne, Australia Travel period 04 Jan - 12 Jan 2018" Mr. Andrew an Mrs. Suzy Speirs from Australia

    "I want to thank Mr. Cyril for this 17 days long tour. He is an excellent chauffeur guide, always on time with a car more than the clean. He knows all the places in the Island and organized very well. Most of all, he is very kind person, always with a smile and ready to help. I want to reccommond him to all my friends. Ria Deleu Belgium Travel period 25 Jan 2020 - 10 Feb 2020 ( 17 days)" Mrs. Ria Deleu from Belgium

    "2nd to 15th November 2016 Dear Cyril, Thank you for arranging our first visit to your beautiful country. We had a very  enjoyable, comfortable, safe, interesting and memorable holiday. All the accommodations you provided were very clean and comfortable and we will always remember the welcome, we felt when the smiling staff cheerfully looked after us and our every need. The itinerary you arranged was just right for us and made even better with the care you took whilst driving your very c..." Satwant and Doug from Australia

    "Thank you Cyril for making our Christmas holiday fun so smoothly and easy. We loved Sri Lanka and look forward to retuning again. Cyril, your knowledge and service was outstanding and it was so refreshing to have such a very highlevel of service. We will be sure to recomond your service and travel agency to our friends. Please feel free to use us as a reference, you can use my email or phone number to clients." Bruce Larson & family from USA

    "CyrilWe are now back at home after the lovely time with you in Sri Lanka, andvisiting Hong Kong.Thank you for driving for us while we were in Sri Lanka.In particular, we appreciated  - your smooth, calm and efficient driving through varied traffic conditions  - your calmness when things did not go quite as expected  - your being available at all times of day - I'm remembering our late  arrival at the airport, and our late departure  - your information about all sorts of ..." Cliff Hooker and Jean from Australia

    "Thank you so much Cyril for guiding us around your beautiful country. We thoroughly enjoyed our time which was made particularly special by your professionalism, enthusiasm and friendliness. We wish you all the best in the future. Warm regards from,  Aonghus O'Keefee and Sheela Hendricks- Ireland " Aonghus and Sheela Hendricks- Ireland

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