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SRI LANKA UNVEILED: A 9 NIGHTS, 10 DAYS ODYSSEY

SRI LANKA UNVEILED: A 9 NIGHTS, 10 DAYS ODYSSEY

Duration              : 9 nights 10 days tour

Locations             : Airport – Negombo –Habarana – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla -Matale - Kandy –Nuwaraeliya – Ella – Yala – Mirissa - Colombo - Airport

Genre                   : Heritage – Safari – Beach stay Leisure

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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 dinner and overnight stay.

OTHER HOTEL –     GOLDI SANDS

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

 

After breakfast checkout from the hotel to proceed to Habarana. Habarana is the central location within the cultural triangle. Checking in to CINNAMON LODGE  hotel for Dinner and Overnight Stay. In the evening if you request, I will arrange you an Ayurveda Herbal massage.   (Optional)          

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.                                           

OTHER HOTELS –  HERITANCE KANDALAMA / HABARANA VILLAGE/ AMAYA LAKE/ ALIYA RESORT 

Day 03 – 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) (Optional)

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 (Optional). End of the day return to hotel dinner and overnight stay.

Day 04 - 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 05 - 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.

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 06 KANDY - NUWARAELIYA – ELLA (3.30 Hours)

 

After breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Nuwaraeliya (little England) on scenic way. Nuwaraeliya situated in 1900 meters above the sea level. Enroute visit the Tea Factory to learn how tea is grown and processed. Have a brief visit around this beautiful, but very small city, continue to Ella. Checking to Flower Garden hotel for dinner overnight stay. After checking visit. small but very interesting Ella City. So many restaurants. You can see highest number of tourists in Ella than the other places. If you wish, I will arrange Sri Lankan Cooking demonstration (Optional) in Ella.

OTHER HOTELS98 ACRES, , SKY GREEN, MOUNT HEAVEN

Day 07 – ELLA - BUDURUWAGALA – YALA (2.30 Hours)

 

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 Kithala resort.Evening visit Yala National Park by hired vehicle.                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. After the game park return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

OTHER HOTELS: CINNAMON WILD, JETWING YALA, CHARYA, THE SAFARI, HIBISCUS

Day 08 – 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 - W15, MARRIOTT

Day 09 – MIRISSA

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

Day 10 – MIRISSA – AIRPORT (3.30 Hours)

You spend 9 days 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.

After breakfast checkout from the hotel to come to proceed to airport directly from the Mirissa. Depend on the time of departure we can do some site seen including City of Galle, Walk on Galle Fort. Then continue Galle – Colombo main road. Enroute you can see Tsunami damaged areas, Turtle Hatchery, Have a Boat ride on Madu river. After all heading to airport. Please note you have to be in the airport 2.30 minutes before the departure time.

Package including

  • ·        Transport provides by an air-conditioned, fully insured, luxury vehicle.
  • ·        The service of an experienced English-speaking chauffeur guide.
  • ·        Accommodation at above mentioned hotels or similar.
  • ·        Tickets to the sites if you wish,
  • ·        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 

Dambulla temple          

Little Adam’s Peak   

Wood carving centre*         

Colombo city tour

Kandy Tooth Temple

Ravana waterfall

Safari*

Kandy city tour

Cultural show

Buduruwagala

Batik factory visit*

Ella city tour

Botanical garden

 

Village tour*

Galle city tour

Tea factory visit

 

River safari*

Sigiriya

Spice & herbal garden

OPTIONAL

Turtle hatchery*

Polonnaruwa

Ella 9 arch bridge

Cooking class*

Ayurveda Herbal massage*

 

 

 

 

 

      *these are optional. If you like those I can add with extra cost.

If you need to remove anything from above list please inform me. 

AREA HOTEL   NIGHTS 
 NEGOMBO Suriya  01
 HABARANA Cinnamon Lodge  02
 KANDY Golden Crown   02
 ELLA Flower Garden   01
 TISSA Kithala Resort   01
 MIRISSA Paradise Beach Club   02

HB = HALF BOARD (INCLUDIN DINNER & BREAKFAST)

BB = BED & BREAKFAST ONLY

NB: 

You have rights to change itinerary as you wish. If you want to stay more or less in one hotel can adjust. If you need another hotels also can change. If you want to come with a more people
we are welcome. After all alterations please inform me. I will send you a fresh itinerary and cost. 
Please contact for cost: ct@cyriltours.com, cyriltoursandtravels@gmail.com
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    "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

    "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, We would like to thank youthat you have arrange ourholiday which we have enjoyed so much, that we can call them the best holiday we have ever had. You are avery helpful guide- because you know about your beautiful country very much. We also appriciate your advices that you gave us during our two weeks long journey and your  perfect trip arrangement we have enjoyed every single day. All the best to you and your family. Hope to see you again. Martha & Jarda   08 No..." Martha & Jaroslav Jirout

    "                  Our Tour in Sri Lanka Traveling through the beautiful Sri Lanka has been great. Cyril warmly welcomed us at the airport and drove us with his always clean car in every part of the country. He provided daily information about the history and the different sites of Sri Lanka. Also, he taught us a lot about Sri Lankan culture, starting from food, traditions, animals and nature, and suggested authentic and less known places we c..." FILIPPO MASI FROM ITALY

    "Dear Cyril, Thank you very much for wonderful holiday. Your attention to detail and care of your clients is extraordinary. We certainly hope to cross paths again and we will recommonding you to all of our friends and to family too. Many thanks again.     Paul nad Machelle Brisbane, Australia. Visited during 10/10/2012 - 26/10/2012" Mr. Paul and Mrs. Machelle from Australia

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    "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

    "Hi Mr.Cyril, Hope you and family and grandchild are doing fine.  Hope to come to Sri Lanka again. We really enjoyed our trip especially with your special help and guidance.  We will definitely contact you if at all we wish to visit Sri Lanka again. Thanks & Best Regards Mr. & Mrs.Pillai Singapore 29/7/11 " Mr & Mrs.Pillai from Singapore

    "  Dear Cyril We spent a wonderful week with you. We were so pleased to have to visited your beautiful country and we will recommend you for all of our relatives and to friends. It has been a pleasure to spend these days with you, we will never forget nice smile on your face all the time. Thank you and if one day you would like to visit Switzerland we will be raedy take you around snowy mountans! All the best, Franz family" Dr. David franz from Swiss

    "We had a exellent and memorable trip. That all credit to you Cyril.Indepth knowledge about the place, roads, Culture and history. Very matuared and patient. We were in very safe hands on all the time. Thanks a lot, mainly it's memorable expeirience for all of us. We always recomond CYRIL TOURS to our friends and relatives in Dubai and in India." Awdhesh Kumar and gruop

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