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8 NIGHTS SRI LANKA TOUR


From USD 830*

per person sharing

Negombo

Negombo City, a characteristic fishing town north of Colombo, it is a mere 6 km. from the International Airport. Set amid lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet paradise with sea food in plenty. Old world fishing craft like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran bring seer, skipjack, herring and mullet, promfret and amber-jack while lobster and prawns caught in the lagoon. Apart from beaches and sea-food, Negombo has unique charms of its own with narrow streets, small boutiques and Catholic Churches dotting the landscape.

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park is located 25km north of Puttalam or 30km west of Anurdhapura. The park that lies on the northwest coast spans the border between North Central Province and North Western Province of Sri Lanka. To the south of Wilpattu National Park is River Modergam Aru; to the north is River Kalay oya.

Wilpattu National Park’s varying natural habitats; coastal belt, natural lakes (villus), rocky outcrops, scrublands, open grasslands and dense forest provide for numerous species of animals. Among the species are 31 mammals. The biggest draws in Wilpattu are Leopards (Panthera pardus kotiya) and Sloth bears (Melursus ursinus). Apart from those two mammals are Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus), Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, jackals, sambhur, barking deer, mouse deer Wild Pig, Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Mugger Crocodiles.

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura was the first capital of Sri Lanka established in the 4th century BC. It was the royal capital for 119 successive Singhalese Kings and lasted for about thousand five hundred years. Many historic monuments and buildings still remain in the acres of this sacred land.

Located on the banks of a river, Anuradhapura is now a picturesque ruined city, filled with mystery and steeped in a rich Buddhist culture. Tour groups and pilgrims alike visit this city, and this diverse and versatile city caters to a locals and visitors alike. The ancient city lies adjacent to the modern, and ruined buildings, ancient temples, cobbled streets, and even crumbling fort walls are spread out and interspersed with all signs of modern life in this bustling and thriving city.

Dambulla Caves

The caves’ as a place of worship is thought to date from around the 1st century BC. There are five separate caves of which the interiors are carved into magnificent rock temples containing about 150 images of the Buddha.

Polonnaruwa

Located in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, Polonnaruwa has both its ancient city, an adjoining “old town” as well as a “new town” located about 6km away. The archaeological sites are in a compact layout, within easy distance of each other, and tours are easily arranged either on foot or more popularly explored on bicycle.

Kandy

The city was born in the 14th century and became the capital of the Kandyan kingdom in the 16th century. It was the seat of much of Sri Lanka’s culture. The Royal City fell to the British in 1815, when the last Kandyan King, Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe was captured.

 

 

 

Day 1: Colombo - Negombo
 
You will be welcomed on arrival and transfered to Negombo.
 
Day 2: Negombo – Anuradhapura 
 
After breakfast transfer to Anuradhapura/ on your way, you have the possibility of doing a Safari in Wilpattu National Park.
 
Day 3: Anuradhapura 
 
After breakfast visit Anuradhapura sightseeing. Anuradhapura currently serves as the capital city of the North Central Province, and is considered the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Its vast network of ancient Buddhist temples, monasteries and places of worship which cover over 40 sq kms has made it a sacred site to Buddhists around the world.
 
Day 4: Anuradhapura - Dambulla
 
After breakfast transfer to Dambulla and visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Cave Temple en-route which sits 100m to 150m above the road. The hike up to the temples begins along a vast, sloping rock face with steps in some places. You have the possibility of visiting the Sigiriya Fortress in the afternoon.
 
Day 5: Dambulla - Polonnaruwa
 
After breakfast transfer to Polonnaruwa - Most commonly referred to as Sri Lanka’s second ancient capital, the city of Polonnaruwa is nevertheless a magnificently preserved city with rich archaeological monuments and natural beauty.On your way to Pollonnaruwa you have the possibility to do the Minneriya Safari.
 
Day 6: Polonnaruwa
 
After breakfast visit Sightseeing in Polonnaruwa with visits to the largest man-made reservoir, the “Parakrama Samudraya” (the sea of Parakrama) built during King Parakrama’s reign. Also see the ruins of Shiva Devales and Hindu style decor which show the influence of Hindu culture on Sinhala Buddhist culture. The “Gal Vihara Complex” with its imposing Buddha sculptures in granite which is one of the most evocative pieces of sculpture in the world can be seen. Unique style of brick work architecture can also be seen at Lankathilaka Viharaya. The other interesting places are the ruins of the King’s Council Chamber, the Royal Pavilion, Kirivehera and the Gal Viaharaya. All these places show the height of stone craft and artistry of this period.
 
Day 7: Polonnaruwa - Kandy
 
After breakfast transfer to Kandy. Check in at the hotel. In the evening View a colorful cultural performance of Kandyan Dancers.
 
Day 8: Kandy
 
After breakfast visit the Tooth Temple. In the afternoon you have the option of doing shopping or visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden.
 
Day 9: Departure
 
After breakfast Transfer to Airport. Depending on your flight time, you have the possibility of doing a city tour in Colombo.
 
 
 

Includes:

  • 8 nights’ accommodation on B&B
  • A/C transport
  • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • Cultural Dance in Kandy
 

Excludes:

  • Early Check-in, late checkout.
  • Water Sport Activities, Horse-riding etc.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Boat/Jeep fees.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as telephone, laundry, etc.
  • Mineral water, soft drinks & alcoholic beverages.
  • Airfares and Visa.
  • All extra expenses to Hotels.
  • Tips & Portage.
  • All other meals.
  • Camera permits (for tourist sites)
 
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