|DURATION||10 NIGHTS 11 DAYS SPECIAL SUMMER PACKAGE FOR MIDDLE EAST|
AIRPORT - PINNAWALA - HABARANA- SIGIRIYA - DAMBULLA - MATALE - KANDY - KITULGALA - NUWARAELIYA - HORTON PLAINS - ELLA - SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST
HIKKADUWA - COLOMBO - AIRPORT
|GENRE||NATURE - WILD LIFE - HERITAGE - ADVENTURE|
Day 01 - AIRPORT - PINNAWALA - HABARANA
|Arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport. You will be met with and welcomed by CYRIL TOURS upon your arrival and transferred to Habarana. If you are arriving very early in the morning. I can show you famous Fish market in Negombo. After it continue to Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. Then continue to Sigiriya for overnight stay.|
Day 02- SIGIRIYA
After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya the “The Lion Mountain” in the morning. Sigiriya 170 km from Colombo, located north of Dambulla. Sigiriya present a unique concentration of fifth- century urban planning, gardening, engineering, hydraulic technology and art. In 470 AD. Part hedonistic pleasure palace, part fortress and part sacred complex. Sigiriya is one of the island’s most awe- inspiring archaeological sites and leading tourist attraction, in fact some consider it to be one of the oldest tourist attractions in the world with early visitors recording their impressions as Graffiti on a wall described as the world’s first interactive book. After Sigiriya visit 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”. This is new concept, foreigners really happy to do this. After Village tour you can have one hour Elephant ride. 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. After lunch
After all return to hotel for overnight stay. Also this area famous for “Ayurveda herbal massage” is done by well experienced therapists. No chemicals, only herbs.
Day 03 - SIGIRIYA - DAMBULLA - MATALE - KANDY
|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. 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 Batik factory and watch the production of artistic fabric. Continue to Kandy. Check into the hotel…|
Day 04 - KANDY CITY TOUR
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 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, cutting, polishing 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 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 05 - KANDY - KITULGALA - NUWARAELIYA
After breakfast checkout from the hotel to proceed to Kithulgala. After lunch at nearby restaurant continue to Nuwaraeliya (little England)
Enroute visit the Tea Factory to learn how tea is grown and processed. Arrive Nuwaraeliya and check into hotel for overnight stay in the cool comfort. Checking to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06 - NUWARAELIYA - HORTON PLAINS - ELLA
|After breakfast checkout from the hotel leave to Horton plains early in the morning. After returned continue to another beautiful location Ella.|
Day 07- ELLA
Ella is a homely locale with so much to see and do. Located at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level, Ella is blessed with some stunning scenic views that are beyond imagination. It the place for some real relaxation; cool, peaceful and very restful. Snuggle up in a comfy chair and view the Ella gap as you let your eyes travel over the distant mountains and into the mist drenched clouds. The Ella Gap is known for its stunning scenery and on a clear night one might catch a glimpse of the Great Bases lighthouse situated in the distant southern coast or watch the train arrive at the Nine Arch bridge, one of the most iconic British built bridges in Sri Lanka. End of the day return hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08 - ELLA - SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST - HIKKADUWA/ BENTOTA
|After breakfast checkout from the hotel to proceed to Hikkaduwa. Enroute visit famous Sinharaja rain forest. Overnight stay in Hikkaduwa / Bentota.|
Day 09 - LEISURE - SITE SEEN
If you stay in Bentota you can visit turtle hatchery on the beach has been set up to save and conserve the turtle population. and then you can have a interesting boat safari along the Madu Ganga (river), a good place to spot water monitors and a wide array of bird life, including myriad colorful kingfishers. There are also over 50 islands along this stretch of river.
If you select to stay in Hikkaduwa visit famous Galle Fort. Rest of the day stay in leisurely in famous beach resort.
Day 10 - BEACH - COLOMBO - NEGOMBO
After breakfast checkout from the hotel to proceed to Negombo. Some 20 km north of Hikkaduwa, Ambalangoda mask making, A Also visit Moonstone mines. there is a good display of moonstones as well as information on mining and polishing. I f you wish can go thorugh Sri Lanka's commercial capital city Colombo.
Colombo has been a flourishing sea port for centuries when ancient seafarers traded in pearls, precious stones, elephants, peacocks, cinnamon and other spices. Today Colombo is a fascinating blend of the East & West, the past and present and the old & new….
The name "Colombo", introduced by the Portuguese in 1505, is believed to be a derivative from the classical Sinhalese name Kolon thota, meaning "port on the river Kelani" and also been suggested that the name may have been derived from the Sinhalese name Kola-amba-thota which means "Harbour with leafy mango trees".
Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, the city of Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. Made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815, and its status as capital was retained when the nation became independent in 1948. In 1978, when administrative functions were moved to Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, Colombo was designated as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. After a city tour continue to Negombo.
DAY 11 - NEGOMBO - AIRPORT
You have spend 10 days in Sri Lanka. Now time to say Good bye. You are leaving with lots of good memories. I hope you have enjoy well if there is anything you missed, please inform me. Your suggestions are welcome. Even during the tour.
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