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Luxury Tour in Sri Lanka Tour Itinerary

 
 
 D a y  01
• Arrival at the Colombo International Airport and welcome by Explore Vacations Representative and transfer to Colombo with the services of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
• Arrives at Cinnamon Grand Hotel
• Pre registration arranged in advance

• Afternoon at Leisure

• Overnight at Cinnamon Grand Hotel OR Cinnamon Lakeside Resort, Colombo
 
 
 
 D a y  02
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
• The Tour Commences from Colombo by Luxury Car OR 4x4 Jeep with the services of Speaking Chauffeur Guide throughout
• Proceed on Route A1 in the direction to Kandy, traveling via Pineapple and Cashew Country. Stop-by at a fruit vendor and taste the juicy pineapple peeled and sliced right in front of you!
• Continue onwards not missing to tarry a while by the colorfully attired damsels in the varied cashew stalls by the roadside.
• Arrives in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
• Elephant Orphanage set up to save abandoned and orphaned wild elephants, which is indeed the most popular “elephant attraction” in Sri Lanka. Controlled by their keepers, bottled fed at the right times, these Baby Giants of the Jungle endanger no one - a rare place indeed, where you meet over 50 young elephants some of them so young and small, where an elephant may step on your foot but you might walk away with only a smile! This is a heart warming experience. Meal times are very interesting with the really small baby elephants guzzling down many huge bottles of milk.
• And after leave to Sigiriya via semi-jungles teak plantations
• Afternoon in the midst of nature in this beautifully located eco-friendly hotel in a forest
• Dinner and overnight stay at Heritance Kandalama OR Similar Hotel, Kandalama
 
 
 
 D a y  03
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
• Morning Day excursion to Polonnaruwa
• Polonnaruwa - The Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Century contains some splendid and spectacular status.  Lankatilake, Tivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest shrine ruins and Tivanka has the best example of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period.  Rankot Vihara and Kiriwehera are well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare - a rock shrine, has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining and Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carver.

• The Vata-da-ge is a unique creation of Sri Lankan artists.

• And after return to Minneriya for Safari tour at Minneriya National Park by Jeep
• Evening return to Hotel
• Dinner and overnight stay at Heritance Kandalama OR Similar Hotel, Kandalama
 
 
 
 D a y  04
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
• Morning proceed to Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fotress
• Sigiriya - ‘The Rock Fortress in the sky’ is a huge rock out-crop that arises almost sheer to a height of nearly 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The only known work of Sinhala secular paintings survives here. The frescoes of life-size "heavenly maidens of SIGIRIYA” in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colours. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.

• Afternoon proceed via Kekirawa to see the Aukana

• Aukana - an image of the Buddha, a colossus carved out of living rock, supposedly around the year 500 AD. This exquisitely sculpted image of the 12 metre high standing Buddha called Aukana meaning "sun-eating" is best viewed in the morning. One of the more interesting facets of this work of art of a by-gone era is that although the statue is narrowly joined at the back to the Rock face, the lotus plinth on which it stands is altogether a separate piece of artistry.

• Dinner and overnight stay at Heritance Kandalama OR Similar Hotel, Kandalama
 
 
 
 D a y  05
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
• Morning proceed to Dambulla
• En-route visit the Dambulla Cave Temple
• Dambulla The Rock Cave Temples some dating back from 500 BC to 1400 AD, where the story of Buddhism unfolds in stone, wood and mud. The way to the summit of this rocky mountain of caves is as fascinating with the many monkeys that one may encounter. There is also a panoramic view of the surrounding areas from top of this rock.
• Travel through Matale and proceed on to KANDY
• En route stop in Spice Garden
• Visit a Spice Garden - follow a conducted tour of the spice plantation where cinnamon, cardamom, the pepper creeper, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, coriander, turmeric and a host of other spices, some of which indigenous to Sri Lanka, will be introduced.
• Arrives in Kandy and check in at the hotel
• Evening Visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of Lord Buddha and, If Desired  participate in the "POOJA" ceremony Cultural Performance Attend a Cultural Performance with KANDY Dancers and Drums.
• Dinner and overnight at Randholee Luxury Resor OR Similar, Kandy
 
 
 
 D a y  06
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
• Morning proceed to visit the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya
• Visit Royal Botanical Garden - visit to this garden will provide spectacles at Royal Botanical Garden extraordinary beauty and absorbing interest for any nature lover and casual visitor. This garden dates from 14th century. The best know attraction of the garden is the orchid House, which houses more than 300 varieties of exquisite orchids. Mahaweli River, Sri Lanka's longest river surrounding this garden gives an added beauty to this garden. It won’t be wrong to say that this garden is one of its best kind in the world and the best in Asia.
• Afternoon proceed to visit of Temples visit the Temples of Lankathilaka, Gadaladeniya and Embekke
Lankathilaka - with an image house and paintings of the kandyan period Gadaladeniya - a Buddhist Shrine with a Hindu Devale Embekke - an architectural masterpiece of the period of the Kandyan Kingdom And after return to Hotel Back to Hotel
• Dinner and overnight at Randholee Luxury Resor OR Similar, Kandy
 
 
 
 D a y  07
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
• Morning proceed to visit the Upper-lake drive for a picture post card view of the city Meditation - Travel to a Hermitage some kilometres from the City of Kandy a few hours of Meditation, where one could relax and comfort the spirit by experiencing mental serenity and inner peace
• Afternoon proceed to Nuwara Eliya Continue journey through many kilometers of Tea Gardens and wind your way through hairpin bends to arrive at a Tea Factory. En route stop-view the Ramboda Water Falls – considered the third largest Waterfall in Sri Lanka
• Visit to a Tea Factory - Tea, the cornerstone of the Sri Lanka economy, is manufactured in multi-storied Tea Factories; study the difference of the high-grown, and low-grown teas, and their subtle flavors, the secrets of names such as Broken Orange Pekoes (BOP) and Finings, and all this directly from the Tea Maker himself, who is the master brew-man responsible for the process by which the "two-leaves and a bud" brings you the "cup that cheers"
• Arrived in Nuwara Eliya and check-in at Tea Factory Hotel OR Grand Hotel
• Dinner and Overnight stay at Tea Factory Hotel OR Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya
 
 
 
 D a y  08

• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel Full day leisure in Nuwara Eliya in the coolest place in the county

• Dinner and Overnight stay at Tea Factory Hotel OR Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya
 
 
 
 D a y  09
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
• Morning proceed to Kitulgala - travel through tea plantation roads via Nanu Oya and Talawakele, passing by the St. Clair Falls and Devon Falls to Hatton
• Proceed on through Ginigathhena onwards via changing terrain to Kitulgala famed for the film “ Bridge on the River Kwai” Continue onwards through rubber and tea plantation to arrive at Bentota
• Check in at Saman Villas
• Leisure on the beach Dinner and overnight stay at Saman Villa OR Similar Hotel, Bentota
 
 
 
 D a y  10
• Breakfast at the Hotel and full day leisure
• Dinner and overnight stay at Saman Villa OR Similar Hotel, Bentota
 
 
 
 D a y  11
• Breakfast at the Hotel
• Morning proceed to Colombo International Airport for departure
 
 
End of the Tour in Sri Lanka with great Memories
 
 

 

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03 Days / 02 Nights Short Tour in Sri Lanka

 Program:        Kandy / Colombo
 Places Visit:        Colombo - Pinnawala - Kandy
 

Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean and located south of the Indian subcontinent, is also known as the Island of Serendipity. Sri Lanka lies between 5° 55' and 9° 55' north of the equator and between the eastern longitudes 79° 42' and 81° 52'. From North to South it has a maximum length of 435 km and at its widest point it measures 225 km, giving it a land area of 65,600sq.km. This entire stretch encompasses beautiful tropical beaches, verdant vegetation, ancient monuments and a thousand delights to please all tastes.

 
 
 D a y  01
• Arrival at the Bandaranayaka International Airport in Katunayake, welcome and assist by a representative of our Company and transfer to Kandy.
• On route A1 in the direction of KANDY, travelling via Cashew Country. Stop-by at a fruit vendor and taste the juicy pineapple peeled and sliced right in front of you!  Continue onwards not missing to tarry a while by the colorfully attired damsels in the varied cashew stalls by the roadside.
• Check in at Hotel

• Afternoon Sightseeing tour of Kandy.

Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site.  The name Kandy conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798.  Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts center and a gem museum and a lapidary.
• Evening visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth and view a Display of Kandyan Dance and Fire Walking.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess's hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.
• Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy
 
 
 
 D a y  02
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel with many varieties Morning proceed for a city tour of Kandy visit the Kandy City Center and lake area
• Morning proceed to visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage and return to Colombo

• Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - a novel concept set up is to save abandoned and orphaned wild elephants, which is indeed the most popular “elephant attraction” in Sri Lanka. Controlled by their keepers, bottled fed at the right times, these Baby Giants of the Jungle endanger no one - a rare place indeed, where you meet over 50 young elephants - some of them so young and small, where an elephant may step on your foot but you might walk away with only a smile! This is a heart-warming experience. Meal times are very interesting with the really small baby elephants guzzling down many huge bottles of milk.

• Check in at the Hotel
• Evening Sightseeing and shopping tour of Colombo
• Colombo Drive through the city taking you through busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential Cinnamon Gardens area. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street (the goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah), Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749, and visit Noritake Ceramic Center, Shopping at ODEL and HOUSE OF FASHION.
• Dinner and overnight stay in Colombo
 
 
 
 D a y  03
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel with many varieties Morning leave to Colombo International Airport for Departure to your next destination
 
 
End of the Memorable Stay in Sri Lanka
 

 

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04 Days / 03 Nights Tour in Sri Lanka

 Program:        Hill Country / Colombo
 Places Visit:        Colombo - Pinnawala - Kandy
 

Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean and located south of the Indian subcontinent, is also known as the Island of Serendipity. Sri Lanka lies between 5° 55' and 9° 55' north of the equator and between the eastern longitudes 79° 42' and 81° 52'. From North to South it has a maximum length of 435 km and at its widest point it measures 225 km, giving it a land area of 65,600sq.km. This entire stretch encompasses beautiful tropical beaches, verdant vegetation, ancient monuments and a thousand delights to please all tastes.

 
 
 D a y  01
• Arrival at the Bandaranayaka International Airport in Katunayake, welcome and assist by a representative of our Company and transfer to Kandy. On route A1 in the direction of KANDY, travelling via Cashew Country. Stop-by at a fruit vendor and taste the juicy pineapple peeled and sliced right in front of you!  Continue onwards not missing to tarry a while by the colorfully attired damsels in the varied cashew stalls by the roadside.
• En route visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was started in 1975 to house abandoned and wounded elephants. The sanctuary covers 25 acres of lush vegetation with an approximate population of about 77 consisting of both adult and baby elephants. The best time to visit is the feeding time and the bathing time; when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

• Afternoon Check in at the hotel

Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site.  The name Kandy conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798.  Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts center and a gem museum and a lapidary.
• Evening sightseeing tour of Kandy and visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and   thereafter witness a performance of cultural Dance
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess's hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.
• Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy
 
 
 
 D a y  02
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel with many varieties. Morning proceed for a city tour of Kandy visit the Kandy City Center and lake area
Kandy the laidback capital of the hill country, and the historical bastion of Buddhist power, is built around a peaceful lake and set in a picturesque bowl of hills. Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts and Culture.

• And after visit Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya

Royal Botanical Gardens – Peradeniya 147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Kandy.  There are more than 5000 species of trees and plants. Some rare and endemics as well as flora from the tropical World.  Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.
• Afternoon return to Colombo
• Check in at the hotel
• Evening leisure at the Hotel or free for shopping
• Dinner and overnight stay in Colombo
 
 
 
 D a y  03
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel with many varieties. Morning proceed for sightseeing and shopping tour of Colombo
Colombo is the hub of commerce and administration of Sri Lanka. Colombo was a fort city during the times of occupation by successive European powers and architecture of buildings is a blend of the past influences. Highlight places of visit include the Colombo Museum, the Independence Square, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Town Hall and Parliament.

• Evening leisure at the hotel or free for visit the Night Clubs OR Casinos etc.,

• Dinner and overnight stay in Colombo
 
 
 
 D a y  04
• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel with many varieties
• Morning leave to Colombo International Airport for Departure to your next destination
 
 
End of the Memorable Stay in Sri Lanka
 

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