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Island quick fix
4 Nights 5 Days
Starting Date 04/09/2017
Book Before 21/08/2017
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
- Visit 04 UNESCO Heritage Sites.
- Visit to the most revered Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.
- Learn about the spices in Sri Lanka
- Visit to a factory and a tea plantation with tea tasting.
- Experience the colorful colonial city of Galle
- Half day city tour of Colombo
- Best shopping experience in Colombo.
- Spend your evening on the soft sandy beaches with a cool drink in your hands and get lost amidst the sound of waves.
Minimum no of pax: 06
Maximum no of pax: 35
Package rates based on per person sharing a Double/Twin Room in USD.
COLOMBO – SIGIRIYA
Pick up from Cinnamon Lakeside at 08.30 Hrs. Transfer to the Cultural Triangle region. Transfer Time: Approx. 4.5 Hrs. In the afternoon, excursion to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Overnight stay in Sigiriya/Dambulla/Habarana
SIGIRIYA – DAMBULLA – SPICE GARDEN - KANDY
Transfer to visit Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla today. Proceed to Kandy en route visiting a Spice Garden in Matale. Transfer Time: Approx. 2.5 Hrs. Embark on a city tour of Kandy, visit Temple of the Tooth Relic. Enjoy a Cultural Show in the evening at 17.00 Hrs Overnight stay in Kandy
KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA
Transfer to Nuwara Eliya today to enjoy the cooler climates of the country. Transfer Time: Approx. 2.5 Hrs. Enjoy a lush green sightseeing tour of the region. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Tea Estates & Water Falls. Visit a Tea Factory/Plantation & sip a cup of Ceylon Tea. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya
NUWARA ELIYA - BENTOTA
After a scrumptious breakfast, transfer to Bentota in the Southern Coast. Transfer Time: Approx. 5.5 Hrs Check into the resort, relax and unwind listening to the sound of the waves crashing the shoreline. Enjoy the sunset on the beach if you make it in time to resort. Overnight stay in Bentota/Induruwa.
BENTOTA – GALLE – COLOMBO
Proceed to visit the Galle Fort today. Enjoy a stroll in the old colonial fort. Transfer Time: Approx. 1.5 Hrs. Visit the Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum. Transfer to Colombo in the afternoon. Transfer Time: Approx. 1.5 Hrs. Embark on a city tour including some shopping. The tour will end with a drop off Cinnamon Lakeside today.
Called by many names including “The Lion Rock” for its initial name of “Sinhagiri”, Sigiriya is near the town of Dambulla and is a colossal column of rock nearly 200m high. It was a royal citadel for 18 years (477-495) when it was fortified by King Kasyapa. The architectural and irrigational technologies of Sigiriya, such as the Water Gardens, still baffle engineers. The climb up steep steps of metal with railings passes a wall decorated with frescoes of bare-breasted women. Art experts consider them unique. The summit of the rock is a hectare in area and the outer wall of the palace was constructed on the brink of the rock with gardens and ponds softening the harshness of the eerie. Since it was constructed over 1,500 years ago, it is claimed by enthusiast as the Eighth Wonder of the World and is anyway a World Heritage Site.
The Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the first century B.C. The fascination of these caves is not only the statues but also the many intricate and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls, created with indigenous traditional paints. Because of the history, archaeological and artistic implications, the premises were declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1991. The temple has been in use for over 22 centuries and still holds a sense of benevolence and spirituality. Visitors may climb up steps to the temple and the view from the top of the rock is as inspiring as the temple’s golden interior.
The ancient kingdom of Kandy is home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha as well as Edwardian buildings, a king-made lake, a nature reserve and exciting shops. As the second largest city of the island and the capital of the Central Province, Kandy has grown from being a medieval kingdom to a friendly, busy city set in forested hills and surrounded by tea plantations and close to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. As well as the Temple of the Tooth, there are many Buddhist monasteries and Hindu places of worship to visit, and cultural dance performances to watch. Kandy is a convenient base to stay for a few days while exploring the Cultural Triangle as there are comfortable hotels to suit every budget. The city is easily accessible from Colombo by rail, road and float plane.
At an altitude of over 1,800m above sea level the picturesque landscape of Nuwara Eliya is known as “Little England” because of the resemblance of its homesteads to English bungalows, and it’s cool climate (there are even log fires in some hotels). Nuwara Eliya is overlooked by Piduruthalagala, the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. In colonial days it was the retreat from the coastal heat for British residents and even today rituals like horse racing, boating on the lake, beautiful flower garden competitions and golf tournaments are held during the local holiday season months of April and August. Most of Sri Lanka’s fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables are grown in the area and there are also dairy and strawberry farms. The Hakgala Botanical Gardens near the town is a prime attraction, as is a trek across Horton Plains.
Galle Fort begun by the Portuguese in the 16th century, expanded by the Dutch in the 17th Century and consolidated by the British in the 19th century, is not a historical ruin but has been transformed into a living, thriving contemporary settlement. Located at the southwest corner of the island the Fort covers 52ha and contains within its broad, grey granite rampart walls, nearly 500 houses. Entrance to the Fort is through either of two main gates, one of which contains the Dutch Coat of Arms on one side and the British on the other. The Fort is Number 200 on UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and is free to enter and explore. The cobbled streets are lined with houses from the Dutch and British periods, with some art deco masterpieces, many of which have been converted into boutique shops and stylish guest houses
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|Per Person Sharing a Double Room||US$ 295|
|Single Room Supplement||US $ 117|
|Triple Room Reduction||US $ 32|
Inclusions & Exclusions
The above cost includes:
- Accommodation for 04 Nights in a 03-star property
- Bed & Breakfast Basis
- Transportation in an Air-Conditioned Vehicle
- Services of an English Speaking National.
- Government and applicable taxes.
The above cost does not include:
- Lunch & Dinner
- Tips & expenses of personal nature
- Entrance fees at sites visited. USD 100 per person for all specified sites
- Optional excursions
- Air Fare, VISA & Travel Insurance
Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates
- Terms & Conditions
- Check in time at hotels will be at 14.00 Hrs. and check out is at 11.00 Hrs.
- Minimum of 06 pax required to operate the tour.
- No refund for unused services on tour.
- Confirmation of the tour required minimum 20 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation Policy
- Cancellation informed less than 15 days prior to arrival will be charged full cancellation.
- Cancellations informed 15 days or (more), prior to arrival will be charged 50% cancellation.
- Cancellations informed 31 days prior to arrival, will be eligible for a full refund.
- Child Rate:
- 0 – 1.99 Yeas: Complimentary Meals
- 02 – 11.99 Years: 50% on the per person sharing a Double Room Rate.
- 12 Years and above considered an adult.
Please note we require 50% of the payment on confirmation and the balance 02 weeks prior to arrival. Or the full payment can be settled on confirmation. Payment methods –
- On-line payment using a personal credit card (Amex/Visa/Master). Log in details will be sent on confirmation.
- Bank transfer.