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AYUBOWAN !

Arrival at the Colombo International Airport. Clients will be met by their English and Chinese Speaking Guide and Airport Staff.

Thereafter, proceed to Benthota with comfort stop en route.

Rest of the day at Leisure.

Dinner – Hotel.

Overnight at Benthota Beach Hotel or similar.

Day 02

 

After breakfast leave for Water Sport & etc:

Lunch – Benthota.

P.M at leisure by the beach / pool .

Following optional activities are possible.

•  Snorkeling in the Bentota Beach.

•  Whale and dolphin watching excursion (only between May to October )

•  Water Sport.

•  River Safari.

Dinner – Hotel.

Overnight at Bentota Beach Hotel, Bentota or similar.

Day 03

 

After breakfast leave for Galle. Galle, the capital of the Southern Province lies 116 km south of Colombo. Its historic Fort 90 acres in extent was originally founded by the Portugese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. It was nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The Fort houses many important Dutch buildings including a Dutch period museum. Galle is famous for handmade lace, tortoise shell curios and ebony elephants.

Lunch – Galle.

Brief City tour in Galle.

Dinner – Hotel.

Overnight at Unawatuna Beach Resort, Galle or similar.

Day 04 

After breakfast leave for TISSAMAHARAMA or YALA.

Lunch – Thissa.

P.M. 4 x 4 Jeep safari to Yala National Park.

Situated 309 km. south of Colombo, Yala is approximately 1,259 sq.km. in extent and is located in the south eastern corner of the island. Its northern boundaries border on the Lahugala Elephant Sanctuary and it has the added bonus of a scnic ocean frontage. The terrain is varied flat plains alternating with rocky outcrops. The vegetation ranges from open parkland to dense jungle. Water holes, small lakes, lagoon and streams provide water for the animals and birds The specialty here is the large numbers of elephants.

Return back to the hotel for dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Chandrika / Priyankara Hotel, The Safari or similar.

Day 05

 

After breakfast leave for Kandy.

KANDY – Sri Lanka's hill capital, stronghold of the Sinhala Kings, is our most beautiful town. The focal point of the town is, without doubt, the golden roofed Dalada Maligawa. The highlight of the years is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the relic casket is taken in procession accompanied by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and elephants during ten glittering nights in July/August. Visit Kalapuraya in the beautiful Dumbara valley. There many shrines and Temple, where will see rare painting, frescoes, wood and stone carvings.

Lunch – Ella.

Check in to the hotel.

P.M city to of Kandy including visits to the Temple of the Tooth, Market Square and Upper lake Drive Late evening witness a cultural show .

DALADA MALIGAWA of the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Built in the 16 th century this temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga Province in ancient India in the 4 th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. Originally the Temple was within the King's palace complex as it was the symbol of Royal Authority.

Dinner – Hotel.

Overnight at Chaaya Citadel, Kandy or similar.

Day 06

 

After breakfast leave for Site seeing in Kandy. A.M. further sightseeing of the Kandy city including visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens, Gem Museum, Wood, Bathik & Silk factory Here we will give a demonstration of this places .

ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS – The Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya (109 km. from Colombo) near Kandy was laid out in 1821 by the British colonial rulers. Prior to that it was the Royal Pleasure Garden of the Kandyan Kings. It is located in a beautiful setting with the longest river of Sri Lanka, Mahaveli bordering on one side. This attractively laid out garden displays many varieties of floral and green plants. Special features are the trees planted by distinguished visitors to the Island.

There after proceed to Matale visiting a spice Garden en route to see spices growing in their natural habits. Learn about spices and their use in Sri Lankan cuisine.

Continue to Dambulla.

Lunch – Dambulla.

DAMBULLA- the greatest of Sri Lanka's cave temple, dates from the first century BC and contains 150 Buddha image, subtly lit for maximum atmosphere. Actually a series of five caves, the temple is called Raja Maha Vihare by local, but known simply as Dambulla to visitors. The entrance is marked by a large white dagoba along a long sloping rock face, from where there are views of the rock fortress Sigiriya, about 20km away. Most of the caves were carved out by hand and some of the amazing arrays of Buddha statues are still attached to the wall.

Overnight at Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana or similar.

Day 07

 

After breakfast visit the Sigiriya.

SIGIRIYA - this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a spectacular Rock Fortress, is one of Sri Lanka's major attractions. The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Loin platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya's glory. Built by King Kashyapa (477-495 A.D), the “Lion Rock” is citadel of unusual beauty rising 200m from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town and the base is ringed by a most, rampart, and extensive gardens. The world-renowned frescoes (originally 500, of which only 19 remain today) which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by spiral stairway are painted in earth pigments on plaster. The old stairway to the top led through the mouth of a crouching lion but today only the huge paws remain giving an indication of the massive proportions of the head. Remains of the handsome royal citadel are on the summit and several caves for meditation, audience platforms and baths complete the unique site.

Thereafter, proceed to NEGOMBO with comfort stop en route.

PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE in time to witness the bathing and bottle feeding of the baby elephants.

PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE – Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnawela

Elephant Orphanage, the world's first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded. Visitor could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme through which more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984.

Lunch – Pinnalanda Restaurant.

Overnight at Sea Sand Hotel or similar.

Day 08

 

After breakfast leave for Airport.

Lunch – Colombo.

 

The Package includes.

• Accommodation at Hotels mentioned above.

•  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

•  Transfers by Air-conditioned Bus as per the itinerary.

•  Water 500 ml ( 50 Bottles. )

•  Entrance fees for Whale watching, River Safari, Yala Safari, Elephant Orphanage, Botanical Garden, Tooth Temple and Cultural show.

 

The Package does not include.

•  Cost of Air tickets and travel insurance.

•  Tips and Porter charges.

•  Early Check-in and Late Check-out.

•  Video Camera permits.

•  Expenses of personal nature.

•  Any other services not specified above.

•  Water Sport.

 

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