Sri Lanka Itineraries
Your 13 Nights "Relaxing of Sri Lanka" Itinerary
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  • Day 1 : AIRPORT/KOTUGODA

    Arrival in Sri Lanka


    You will be met on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport by our representative who will assist you with your luggage and guide you to your vehicle where your personal chauffeur guide awaits.


    Transfer to Kotugoda


    Arrival & check in to the hotel- Normal check in time- 14h00


    Evening at leisure


    Overnight stay at The Wallawwa Hotel

  • Day 2 : KOTUGODA/ HABARANA

    Breakfast at the Wallawwa Hotel


    Proceed towards Habarana

     

     

    VISIT-(en route)- YAPAHUWA


    The Yapahuwa rock and its surrounding area became the capital of the island for a short time in the 13th century. It is known that King Bhuvenakabahu 1 (1273-1284) made this rock, rising loftily out of the outskirts of Kurunagala his capital. There is no mention of anything about Yapahuwa beyond 13th century in Sri Lankan historical sources.

     

     

    Arrival & check in to the Cinnamon Lodge hotel


    Evening at leisure


    Overnight stay at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

  • Day 3 : HABARANA

    Breakfast at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel


    VISIT- ANURADHAPURA & MIHINTALE


    Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²

     

     

    Visit Mihintale

    Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.

     

     

    Overnight stay at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

  • Day 4 : HABARANA

    Breakfast at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

     

     

    VISIT-SIGIRIYA


    Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock fortress which is a UNESCO world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495). The spectacular citadel of Sigiriya rises sheer and impregnable out of the plains of the dry zone. It is the country’s most memorable single attraction, a remarkable archeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting. The rock was the innermost stronghold of a 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway.

     

     

    VISIT-POLONNARUWA


    The ruined capital of Polonnaruwa is one of the undisputed highlights of the Cultural Triangle and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The heyday of the city in the twelfth century represented one of the high watermarks of early Sri Lankan civilization. Polonnaruwa extensive and well-preserved remains, offer a fascinating snapshot of medieval Sri Lanka, including some of the island’s finest monuments and it is compact enough to be thoroughly explored in 3 hours. The Gal Vihara, a collection of magnificent Buddha statues carved out of sheer rock is not to be missed and a prime example of the craftsmanship of that era

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    Overnight stay at at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel

  • Day 5 : HABARANA/MATALE/ KANDY

    Breakfast at the at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel


    Departure towards Kandy

    OPTIONAL VISIT (en route) –DAMBULLA TEMPLE


    Dambulla rock temple was built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s many cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure carved out of granite rock and spanning 14 meters.

     

     

    Make a stop at the spice garden at Matale. Here, we will offer you an ayurvedic massage of about 10 mins & also you will be able to attend to a Sri Lankan cookery demonstration. And also, we will offer you a traditional Sri Lankan lunch


    Arrival in Kandy


    Early evening, you will attend a Kandyan Dance performance and a spectacular fire walking finale.


    Check in to the Earl’s Regency hotel


    Overnight stay at at the Earl’s Regency hotel

  • Day 6 : KANDY

    Breakfast at the Earl’s Regency hotel


    KANDY – CITY TOUR HERE TO BE ADDED


    VISIT- PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANEGE


    The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions. The orphanage’s population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild.

    Overnight stay at the Earl’s Regency hotel

  • Day 7 : KANDY/ NUWARA ELIYA

    Breakfast at the Earl’s Regency hotel


    Departure towards Nuwara Eliya


    Visit the city of Nuwara Eliya

    Nuwara Eliya meaning “the city of dawn” is the town at the highest elevation (about 2000m above sea level) in Sri Lanka and its tallest peak, Piduruthalagala (2555m) could be seen from here. The city, established by the British in the nineteenth century, and known as “Little England” and is a popular holiday resort for Sri Lankans & tourists due to its cool  climate and quaint colonial feel with its little bungalows surrounded by hedgerows. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of the tea country and you can visit a plantation and a factory en route here and witness how the famous “Ceylon Tea” is brewed.


    Arrival & check in to the Tea Factory hotel


    Overnight stay at the Tea Factory hotel

  • Day 8 : NUWARA ELIYA/ YALA

    Breakfast at the Tea Factory hotel


    Departure towards Yala.


    VISIT- YALA LUXURY JEEP SAFARI


    Yala National park is Sri Lanka’s most visited wildlife reserve. Yala covers an area of 1260 square kilometres. The park’s dry-zone landscape is strikingly beautiful and the park’s wildlife has its own distinctive charm, with huddles of colorful painted storks perched on the incongruously conjoined sight of elephants marching sedately through the bush while rabbits scamper through the undergrowth. Leopards, sloth bears and elephants are the “big 3” here although crocodiles, jackalls and the many variety of birds are also a huge draw to this park which is the largest national park in the country.


     

     

    Arrival & check in to the Chaaya Wild hotel


    Overnight stay at the Chaaya Wild hotel

  • Day 9 : YALA

    Breakfast at the Chaaya Wild hotel

     

     

    A SAFARI IN THE BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK


    Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of Birds, the highlight being the Greater Flamingo, which migrate in large flocks. Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesigned to a national park on 4 January 1993 In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 245 kilometres southeast of Colombo

     

     

    Overnight stay at the Chaaya Wild hotel

  • Day 10 : YALA/ GALLE/ BENTOTA

    Breakfast at the Chaaya Wild hotel


    Departure towards Bentota


    Visit the city of Galle en route


    Arrival & check in to the Avani Bentota hotel


    Overnight stay at the Avani Bentota hotel

  • Days 11, : BENTOTA

    Overnight stay at the Avani Bentota hotel


    The day at leisure at the beach on BB (the chauffeur & the vehicle will not be available)

  • Days 12 : BENTOTA

    Overnight stay at the Avani Bentota hotel


    The day at leisure at the beach on BB (the chauffeur & the vehicle will not be available)

  • Day 13 : BENTOTA/ COLOMBO

    Breakfast at the Avani Bentota hotel


    Departure towards Colombo


    Enjoy a city tour of Colombo which is the largest city and former administrative capital of Sri Lanka and is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and remnants of a bygone colonial era. Due to its large harbor and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the Capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. The main city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. On this tour you will visit many of the historical, religious and commercial sites of Colombo including the historic and bustling Fort and Pettah, the elite residential Cinnamon Gardens, the Galle face Green, Viharamahadevi Park and much more.


    Arrival & check in to the Cinnamon Grand hotel


    Overnight stay at the Cinnamon Grand hotel

  • Day 14 : COLOMBO/ AIRPORT

    Breakfast at the Cinnamon Grand hotel


    Transfer to the airport to connect with the departure flight (The room should be cleared by 12h00)

    Hotels proposed (subjected to availability)

     

    Destination

    Hotels proposed  5* & 4*+   categories

    Kotugoda x 1 Night

    The Wallawwa Hotel or similar

    (Wallawwa Bed room)

    www.thewallawwa.com

    Habarana x 3 Nights

    Cinnamon Lodge  or similar

    (superior room)

    www.johnkeellshotels.com

    Kandy  x 2 Nights

    Earls Regency   or similar

    (standard  room)

    www.aitkenspencehotels.com

    Nuwara Eliya x 1 Night

    Tea Factory   or similar

    (standard   room)

    www.aitkenspencehotels.com

    Yala x 2 Nights

    Chaaya Wild  or similar

    (standard room)

    www.jetwinghotels.com

    Bentota x 3 Nights

    Avani Bentota  or similar

    (Superior room)

    www.serendileisure.com

    Colombo x 1 Night

    Cinnamon Grand or similar

    (Deluxe room)

    www.cinnamonhotels.com

    OR

    Colombo Courtyard (Boutique Hotel Option)

    (Deluxe Room)

    www.colombocourtyard.com/

     

    PRICE PER PESON PER SHARING DBL ROOM WITH THE ABOVE MENTIONED HOTELS

    BB BASIS


    Validity period

    Price per person per sharing DBL room with  the above mentioned hotels

    Based on 2 pax

    Based on 3-6  pax

    01/11/2012- 30/ 04 /2013

    Single supplement

     

    Your Price includes:


    • Accommodation at the above mentioned hotels on BB basis commencing from the breakfast  on Day 02  and ending up with the breakfast on  Day 14

    • Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle

    • Services of an English speaking  chauffeur guide

    • Entrance fees for the sites / visits mentioned in the programme

     

    Your Price does not include:


    • The prices/ visits given in supplements

    • Expenses of personal nature

    • Any other services / visits / sites not specified above

    • Video and camera permits

    • Meals not mentioned

    • Tips and portage

    • Early check in and late check out

    • Visa charge


    A little more from us:


    • Frangipani flower garlands on arrival

    • A brochure of information

    • 24 hours customer service with a dedicated representative throughout the tour

    • Lunch on day 5

    • A 10 minutes ayurvedic massage at the spice garden, Matale

    • Kandy cultural show

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