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12 days tour in Sri Lanka

12 days tour in Sri Lanka

Please note this package valid till 30th April 2016 only.

 

Duration:        11 nights 12 Days

Locations:       Airport–Negombo–Pinnawala–Habarana-Dambulla-Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa--Kandy -
                      Nuwaraeliya- Horton plains - Ella – Tissa - Mirissa - Colombo - Negombo -Airport        
   

Genre:            Heritage, Safari, leisure, Beach stay


AIRPORT - NEGOMBO

Day 01 Arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport. You will be met with and welcomed by CYRIL TOURS upon your arrival and transferred to Goldi Sands / Rani beach resort hotel in Negombo located near the airport for overnight stay. Negombo just 15-20 minutes from the airport.


NEGOMBO – PINNAWALA - HABARANA

Day 02 - (Optional) Early morning around 5.00am leave to visit Negombo fish market. It is veryinteresting to see. Then return to hotel. After breakfast checkout from the hotel to proceed to Habarana.

Enroute visit Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. Then continue to Habarana. Checking to hotel for overnight stay.

(Optional)Evening you can have an opportunity get a famous for “Ayurveda herbal massageis done by well experienced therapists. No chemicals, only herbs. If you like you can have it today or tomorrow.


HABARANA – POLONNARUWA - HABARANA

Day 03 - After breakfast proceed to an urban village by bullock cart, then by catamaran and then walking over the Chena cultivation (farmers grow grains, vegetables and corns are in very remote areas full of wild elephants during the night time. After walking few hundred meters over the land we will arrive to small mud house to have delicious lunch made by village woman just only for us. After lunch retuned on the same way by walking, catamaran and bullock cart. Sometimes they will provide tuk tuk also. This tour called Village tour”. (Optional) This is new concept, foreigners really happy to do this. After Village tour you can have an Elephant ride. (Optional) This elephant will carry you to inside the village, cross the river (while crossing we can see only you and elephants head with trunk. It’s very interesting journey. You will really enjoy it. Then proceed to 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. Then continue to Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa located 45 km from Habarana was the islands second ancient capital. In 11th 13th AD, the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa was one of the great urban centres in South AsiaToday the well preserved ruins give you the chance to experience the grandeur of this period and marvel at the artistry of the island’s early craftsmen. 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 build in the history of Sri Lanka. At the heart of the ancient city are the remains of the Royal palace and Council chamber. Nearby is the Vatadage or “relic house”,beautifully decorated circular structure with an uncanny resemblance to Stonehenge. Among the other sites are the Gal potha (stone book) 9 meter long granite slab inscribed with the feats of a king – the Lankathilaka shrine and the supremely graceful Buddha statues at Gal Vihara, the pinnacle of Sri Lankan rock carving……

(Optional) On the way back to hotel visit Minneriya Safari  by hired 4 x 4 vehicle. Checking to hotel for overnight stay.


HABARANA – DAMBULLA – MATALE - KANDY

Day 04 - After breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Kandy, enroute 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. More 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 Matale Hindu Temple and watch the production of artistic fabric. Continue to Kandy. Checking to hotel for overnight stay.

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 are 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 - PERADENIYA – KANDY CITY TOUR

Day 05 - After breakfast leave to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya. End of the garden visit return to Kandy for city tour. Also have an opportunity to walk in street, meet the people etc.

Kandy is a great place to buy gemstones, sapphires of all colors, rubies, tourmalines and many precious and semi precious 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, polishing, cutting and setting processes.

There is a local traditional dance performance which you will enjoy in the town in the late afternoon, after the show visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.. (Sri 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.


KANDY - NUWARAELIYA

Day 06 - After breakfast checkout from the hotel on time to go to Peradeniya or Kandy railway station to catch the train to have train ride to Nanu Oya. (Optional, if you like to do this must inform me before one month to reserve tickets, because it has limited number of seats only) Your vehicle will travel ahead of you and pick you up from a Nanu Oya railway station and transfer to Nuwaraeliya (little England) with this journey all the way through scenic tea gardens. If you go by train you can see St. Clare and Devon waterfalls enroute. If the time permits I will show you Tea factory to watch how to process the tea before it reached to us.  Arrive Nuwaraeliya and check into Hotel  for overnight stay in the cool comfort in Nuwara Eliya situated in 1900 meters above sea level.

Nuwara Eliya meaning "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light", is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a 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.

The city was founded by Samuel Baker, the discoverer of Lake Albert and the explorer of the Nile in 1846. Nuwara Eliya's climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Nuwara Eliya, called Little England then, was also a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket. Although the town was founded in the 19th century by the British, the whole district is today visited by native travelers, especially during the month of April, the season of flowers, pony races, go cart races and auto rally. Many of the buildings retain features from the colonial period such as the Queen's Cottage, General's House, Grand Hotel, Hill Club, Town Post Office and even new hotels are often built and furnished in the colonial style. Anyone who visits the city can wallow in its nostalgia of bygone days by visiting these landmark buildings. Many private homes still maintain their old English-style lawns and gardens. Visit Gregory’s park. It’s a beautiful place with lack of activities to do for children as well as you. Paddling boats, Pony rides and cycling available for reasonable rates. Superb weather for enjoying. Most of the rich Sri Lankans has a (Villa) holiday home there. This is ideal location for nature lovers.


NUWARAELIYA – HORTON PLAINS - ELLA

Day 07 -   Early morning checkout from the hotel with picnic breakfast packets to visit Horton plains – world’s end. This is good for people who loved trekking, nature and wild life, fauna and flora. A Horton plain is world heritage and strict nature reserve. After trekking continue to Ella. One of the most famous places among clients. You can see Little Adams peak, Demodara rail bridge.  Checking to Mount Heaven / Ella gap hotel.


ELLA – BUDURUWAGALA – TISSA (YALA)

Day 08 - After breakfast checkout from the hotel to proceed to Yala. Enroute you can see famous Ravana water fall and Ella gap. Visit the Buduruwagala a famous ancient heritage site. Then continue to Tissa near Yala. Have a Yala safari by hired 4x4 vehicle. In the evening checking to Chandrika or Hibiscus hotel for overnight stay.


TISSA - MIRISSA

Day 09 - After breakfast check out from the hotel to leave to leave for beach stay. Checking to Paradise beach club at Mirissa, one of the most famous beach in Southern region in Sri Lanka.

Day 10 – Today you can go for Whales watching by boat. Evening Leisure


GALLE – COLOMBO – NEGOMBO

Day 11 – After breakfast checkout from the beach hotel to proceed to Negombo near the airport. Enroute you are visiting Galle FortTurtle hatchery, and boat ride on Madu river. You are passing Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and most populated city. If you like to spend few hours for shopping, you can have it. Continue to Goldi Sands / Rani beach resort hotel in Negombo for overnight stay.

DEPARTURE

Day 12 - Transfer to the airport to connect to your flight. (Reporting time at airport 2 hours before flight as required by an airline)

Plan 01 for 2 pax group

AREA

HOTEL

 

Negombo

 Goldi Sands / Rani 02
Habarana Cinnamon lodge/Aliya/Chaya village 02

Kandy

Cinnamon citadel / Amaya hills

02 

Nuwaraeliya

Araliya Green Hills

01 

Ella

98 Acres

01

Tissa

Hibiscus / Chandrika

01

Mirissa

Paradise beach club

02

Rate per person with site tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB) $ 1950

On half board $ 2075

Rate per person without tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB)  $ 1515

On half board $ 1640

Plan 01 for 4 pax group

AREA

HOTEL

NIGHTS

Negombo

Goldi Sands /Rani beach hotel

02

Habarana

Cinnamon lodge/Chaya village/ Aliya

02

Kandy

Cinnamon citadel / Amaya hills

02 

Nuwaraeliya

Araliya Green Hills

01 

Ella

98 Acres

01

Tissa

Hibiscus / Chandrika

01

Mirissa

Paradise beach club Super Dlx room

02

Rate per person with site tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB) $  1745

On half board $ 1867

Rate per person without tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB)  $ 1335

On half board $ 1460

Plan 02 for 2 pax group

AREA

HOTEL

NIGHTS

Negombo

Rani beach hotel

02

Habarana

Sigiriya village/Hotel Sigiriya

02

Kandy

Grand Kandyan/Thilanka

02

Nuwaraeliya

Qantara/Heaven Seven

01

Ella

Mount heaven/Ella gap

01

Tissa

Hibiscus / Chandrika

01

Mirissa

Paradise beach club Super Dlx room

02

Rate per person with site tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB) $ 1710

On half board $ 1830

Rate per person without tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB)  $ 1275

On half board $ 1390

Plan 02 for 4 pax group

AREA

HOTEL

NIGHTS

Negombo

Rani beach hotel

02

Habarana

Sigiriya village/Hotel Sigiriya

02

Kandy

Grand Kandyan/Thilanka /Earls regent

02

Nuwaraeliya

Qantara/Heaven Seven

01

Ella

Mount heaven/Ella gap

01

Tissa

Hibiscus / Chandrika

01

Mirissa

Paradise beach club AC room

02

Rate per person with site tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB) $ 1505

On half board $ 1620

Rate per person without tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB) $ 1095

On half board  $ 1210

Plan 03 for 2 pax group

AREA

HOTEL

NIGHTS

Negombo

Rani beach hotel

02

Habarana

Joes Habarana village/Fresco villa

02

Kandy

Oak ray/ Serene Grand

02

Nuwaraeliya

Heaven seven / Tea bush

01

Ella

Mount heaven/Ella gap

01

Tissa

Hibiscus / Chandrika

01

Mirissa

Paradise beach club Super Dlx room

02

Rate per person with site tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB) $ 1480

On half board $ 1570

Rate per person without tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB)  $ 1045

On half board $ 1135

Plan 03 for 4 pax group

AREA

HOTEL

NIGHTS

Negombo

Rani beach hotel

02

Habarana

Joes Habarana village/Fresco villa

02

Kandy

Oak ray/ Serene Grand

02

Nuwaraeliya

Heaven seven / Tea bush

01

Ella

Mount heaven/Ella gap

01

Tissa

Hibiscus / Chandrika

01

Mirissa

Paradise beach club Super Dlx room

02

Rate per person with site tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB) $ 1273

On half board $ 1363

Rate per person without tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB)  $ 865

On half board $ 955

Plan 04 for 2 pax group

AREA

HOTEL

NIGHTS

Negombo

Rani beach hotel

02

Habarana

Joes Habarana village/Fresco villa

02

Kandy

Oak ray/ Serene Grand

02

Nuwaraeliya

Heaven seven / Tea bush

01

Ella

Mount heaven/Ella gap

01

Tissa

Hibiscus / Chandrika

01

Mirissa

Paradise beach club Super Dlx room

02

Rate per person with site tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB) $ 1480

On half board $ 1570

Rate per person without tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB)       $ 1045

On half board    $ 1135

Plan 04 for 4 pax group

AREA

HOTEL

NIGHTS

Negombo

Rani beach hotel

02

Habarana

Melrose villa

02

Kandy

Casamara / Devon

02

Nuwaraeliya

Binota

01

Ella

Mount heaven/Ella gap

01

Tissa

Hibiscus / Chandrika

01

Mirissa

Paradise beach club Super Dlx room

02

Rate per person with site tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB) $ 1273

On half board $ 1363

Rate per person without tickets

On bed & breakfast (BB)  $ 865

On half board $      955

Site entrance to- Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Kandy temple, cultural show and botanical garden, Horton plains, Buduruwagala temple, Yala safari and jeep, Whales watching, Turtle hatchery, Madu river boat ride.

Complementary Village tour in Sigiriya.

NB: Train tickets not included. After you confirm the about train trip I can give you the cost.

This itinerary you can change as your wish. Sometimes if you need to stay more than the days you can advise, such as Mirissa beach, Nuwaraeliya or Habarana. Please let me know, and then I will send the revised cost.

Package including

  •    Transport provide by an air-conditioned, fully insured, luxury vehicle.
  •    The service of an experienced English speaking chauffeur guide.
  •    Accommodation at above mentioned hotels or similar due to availability.
  •    Meals as per your request. (Breakfast and dinner in Mirissa)
  •    Driver’s accommodation and fuel.
  •    All the government taxes up to date.

*If you reserve tour, with entrance ticket package tickets are included.

Package not including of:

  •   Air ticket, Visa,
  •   Travel insurance,
  •   Entrance tickets to sites*
  •   Supplements at hotels due to special venues (Such as Christmas (on December 24th 
      night) and New year (on December 31st night not included)
  •   Any other meals and beverages not mentioned above
  •   Additional transfers
  •   Early checking and late checkout charges
  •   Expenses of personal nature
  •   Tips and portarage
  •   Any other sevices not specified above

 

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Feedback from valuable clients + See all

    "We had a great time on last 10 days in on our honeymoon in beautiful Sri Lanka. Thank you very much for the stories, the explanations, driving, tips, care and always with a smile. Big thanks for you Cyril. We had an amazing honeymoon in this beautiful island! and you are the best guide and friend that we could have here!!! We will sure tell our friends and family about the trip and you!!! We will stay in touch and may be one day meet you again. Oded & Carol Israel 10 Oct 2014" Naim & Coral Fisher from Israel

    "Cyril was an excellent guide and gave us a very good insight into the history and cultures of Sri Lanka. He was always polite, helpful and prompt. His driving was always calm and controlled - unlike some of the other vehicles we saw!!! We would recommend him to others traveling to Sri Lanka. WH - UK - January 2011" Wilson Harland

    "Dear Cyril, Here are some photos for you as we promised, and also little gift to you. Here is some photos of elephant boy which we were took on elephant ride. Please give to them when you go to Habarana again. We are very grateful to you for your services that you have done to make our holiday in this beautiful country. Still we are thinking over our nice trip with you. It was fantastic, really! Here in Holland, life is normal again. Greeting for your wife and daughter too. George and Cala ..." George and Cala

    "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

    "Hello, We had 2 weeks exploring Sri Lanka and for most of that time Cyril drove for usto various towns, sites of interest. Cyril wsa a very pleasant chauffeur. Always prompt and greeted us with a smile. He was well informed about the sites we visited and pointed out many interesting historical buildings en-route. We had a great 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and Cyril's plesant and helpful nature contributed to this briliant holiday. Thank Cyril Sara and Steve from Birmingham, England" Sara and Steve

    "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

    "  Hi Cyril   We have had a fabulous holiday driven and guided by Cyril from CYRIL TOURS. Hotel recommendations were perfect and knowledge supertb. We would happy to introduce CYRIL TOURS to our frieinds and relatives. Thank you for the photos you are taken and send to us, they are a great reminder of our amazing experience in Sri Lanka.   We had a truly memorable time and we are grateful to you for all your knowledge and guidance throughout our trip, it would not have been..." Mr. Richard & Mrs. Bridget Simson and family from

    "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

    "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

    "Dear Cyril, Thanks for taking care of the Dr.Sethukavalar and his wife very well. They were indeed very happy for all the care you have shown during your tour. They were very impressed of your patience and kindness. I look forward to see you soon and maintain this good relationship we have developed in a short period of time. We will not hesitate a second to recommend you to all our friends who would like to visit Sri Lanka. Taking this opportunity of wishing you all the best. Thanks fo..." HARIDAS KANDASAMY

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