Rating in Sri Lanka
$ 505

5 nights / 6 days Sri Lanka Highlights

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min $ 505
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Tour details
Destinations: Colombo, Polonnaruwa, Kandy
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 505 — max $ 845
Group size: min 2 — max 200
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  • DAY 01
  • DAY 02
  • DAY 03
  • DAY 04
  • DAY 05
  • DAY 06

DAY 01

Upon arrival, when you leave the airport terminal please look for your tour guide displaying a signboard with your name. Transfer to your hotel in Colombo.

In the afternoon commence a city tour of Colombo.


Colombo - A drive through the city will take you to the Fort and Pettah - the commercial area of the city and tree-lined Colombo - 07 Cinnamon Gardens. The Hindu Temple at Sea Street, lined with goldsmith's shops, the Dutch Church at Wolfendhal, dating back to 1749. The Independence Hall, B.M.I.C.H, see the replica of Avukana Buddha, the Independence Square and Gangarama Temple.  .

 

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Dinner & overnight stay in Colombo

DAY 02

After early breakfast pickup from the hotel at 0630 hrs. and proceed to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Which is home for about 90 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. The best time to visit is during the feeding time at 9.15 a.m or 1.15 p.m.

 

Thereafter proceed up to Dambulla.

Dinner & overnight stay in Dambulla, Sigiriya or Habarana
 

DAY 03

After breakfast visit Polonnaruwa

 

Polonnaruwa which was the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka - the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Century, contains some splendid and spectacular status.  Lankatilake, Thivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest shrine ruins and Thivanka 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 the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic

 

In the afternoon climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

 

Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD).  It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress.  Within it triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great 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 color. These Frescos painted in earth pigments on plaster.


Dinner & overnight stay in Dambulla, Sigiriya or Habarana

DAY 04

After breakfast proceed to Kandy. En route visit Dambulla cave temples and a spice garden in Matale.

 

Dambulla -  is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two.  All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here.
 

Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious Cinnamons, Cardamons, Pepper plants etc. You can also purchase your requirements of spices. You can have Srilankan style home made lunch at the Spice Garden if interested.

 

Thereafter proceed to Kandy.

 

In the afternoon visit Temple of The Tooth Relic

In culturally rich Kandy drive around the lake built by the last Sinhala king in 1798, and visit the bazaar, arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary

In the evening watch a cultural show featuring the exotic traditional dances of Sri Lanka.

 

Dinner & overnight stay in Kandy

DAY 05

After breakfast proceed to visit Royal botanical gardens in Peradneiya .

 

* Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic  - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Lord Buddha’s sacred Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ 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.

 

Thereafter take a train ride from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya. (1225 hrs /1630 hrs) Pickup from Nanu Oya station and proceed on a city tour of Nuwara Eliya.

 

* Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations.  It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence.  Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. 
 

Dinner & overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya .

DAY 06

After breakfast transfer up to the Airport or down south beach in Bentota.

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Lanka Holidays.net
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