Discover the Miracle Cultural Tour of Sri Lanka
On arrival to Colombo International Airport & transfer guests to Sigiriya / Habarana
En-route visit to Pinnawala and visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala. This orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life officials. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath.
Check in at hotel – Evening climb the Sigiriya Rock fortress
Sigiriya – Ancient glory dazzles at Sigiriya (166Km from Colombo) 08th wonder of the world Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triplemoated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500 ft. on its summit are the foundations of what was once a greet and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.(UNESCO-World Heritage site)
Overnight: Hotel in Habarana / Sigiriya
While visiting of the Dambulla Rock Temple. Climb up to the temple, which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters. The largest antique painted surface in the World (UNESCO-World Heritage site) 149Km from Colombo and 16Km west of Sigiriya
Overnight: Hotel in Habarana / Sigiriya / Dambulla
After having breakfast transfer to Anuradhapura. (Afternoon City Tour of Anuradhapura)
Anuradhapura (203 Km from Colombo) Sri Lanka’s first historical capital founded around the 5th c B.C.gives a fascinating glimpse of a stately., well laid- out and monasteries , splendid palaces pavilions and parks, bathing ponds and vast reservoirs, many of them masterpieces of architecture , art sculpture and engineering .
Anuradhapura offers a host of memorable sightseeing highlight. The Thuparama dagaba which enshrines a collar-bone relic of the Buddha, is encirecled by 3rdc. C.B.C.stone columns. The Isurumuniya rock temple is a treasure trove of 3rd to 7thc.B.C.bas-relief sculpture- the lovers the Horseman and a group of elephants frisking in water
After having breakfast proceed to Kandy. En-route visit a spice garden in Matale to see the different kind of spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. In the afternoon do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site and hill capital. it is 115 Km from Colombo The name Kandy conjures visions of Splendour and magnificence. 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 Centre and a gem museum and a lapidary. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.
Overnight: Hotel in Kandy
After the breakfast visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. And this is one of most beautiful place in Kandy
Overnight: Hotel in Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. On the way to Nuwara Eliya is really attractive and it goes through mountains ,tunnels plantations
Overnight stay: Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
After having breakfast transfer to Colombo. (Afternoon City Tour of Colombo) driving through the Commercial area of the Fort because both the Portuguese and Dutch had a Fort at this point. And when we go further you will find Pettah– a noisy Oriental bazaar with a hotchpotch of Humanity, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques & temples. You will drive past and view a Hindu temple, Jumi-UL Alfar Jumma Mosque, Wolvendaal Dutch Church, Hultsdorf Law courts, and the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens, Independence Square and Bandaranayke Memorial International Conference Hall. Also shopping tour of Colombo including a visit to a departmental store ODEL, which has internationally Recognized “Designer” brands of clothing at reasonable prices.
Overnight: Hotel in Colombo/ Katunayake
After taking breakfast proceed to the Airport in time to connect with the flight for departure.
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Sri Lanka Cultural Tour Price – 08 Days / 07 Nights – US$ 555 (Double Sharing)
- Accommodation (in standard rooms) on BB basis.
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle (Car/Micro Van) throughout tour.
- Services of an English Speaking chauffeur guide for group’s up to 6 pax and for groups above 7 pax, an English-speaking Guide will be provided and cost will be given on request.
- Service Charges and Taxes.
- Cost for lunch & dinner.
- Any other services not specified above.
- Entrance fees specified in the itinerary.