Tour - E) 06 Days 05 Nights Tour - Sri Lankan Heritage

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Day 01
 

Airport - Colombo

 
  • Welcome, meet and assist and transfer to Colombo.
 
  • On arrival in Colombo go for a City tour of Colombo.
 
Drive through the commercial and city centre area known as the Fort, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. See the busy markets and bazaars of Pettah, visit a Buddhist and a Hindu temple, an old Dutch church and continue to the Cinnamon Gardens residential area. Drive past the Town Hall, Independence Square and the B.M.I.C.H (International Convention Centre).
 
  • Check in to your hotel in Colombo where you will stay the night.
 
  • Overnight at Asian Villa, Colombo or Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo .
 
Day 02
 
Colombo - Pinnawela - Sigiriya
 
  • After breakfast leave for Sigiriya.
  • En-route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
 
Visit the Elephant Orphanage, where you can view the feeding of elephants, which takes place daily. The highlight of this event is to observe feeding of baby elephants using Milk bottles. (All these events can be photographed.) After feeding of the elephants they will be taken by foot to nearby river for their daily bath.
 
  • Later in the afternoon Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
 
Visit Sigiriya and climb Sigiriya rock fortress, built by King Kassapa in the 05th century A.D. The lion rock is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. See the world famous frescoes of the Heavenly maidens of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock. Also see the mirror wall and the lion stairway which leads to the summit.
 
  • Overnight at Sigiriya Village Hotel, Sigiriya.
 
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Day 03
 
Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya
 
  • Morning after breakfast visit Polonnaruwa.
 
Polonnaruwa was the Islands medieval Capital during the period 11th to 13th century A.D. The city in its day was fortified with three concentric walls, beautified with parks and gardens and sanctified by many shrines. Visit the ruins of the Audience hall, Council Chamber, the Royal Citadel, the Kumara Pokuna (pond), Royal Pavillion, Siva Dewale, the Thuparama, the Vatadage Relic House, Kiriwehera, Hatadage, Gal Vihare, with most impressive sculptures & stone carvings. Also see the reservoirs.
 
  • Drive back to your hotel in Sigiriya.
 
  • Overnight at Sigiriya Village Hotel, Sigiriya.
 
Day 04
 
Sigiriya - Anuradhapura - Sigiriya
 
  • Morning after breakfast visit Anuradhapura
 
This ancient city Anuradhapura which was founded in the 04th century B.C. has the largest number of Ancient monuments of the great Sinhala civilization which flourished in this region. Visit the Royal Palaces, Shrines, Dagobas and Sri Maha Bodhi. Taking pride of place is the Sri Maha Bodhi, the Bo Tree grown from a branch of the very tree under which the Lord Buddha attained enlightenment the oldest historically documented tree in the world, over 2200 year old.
 
  • Drive back to your hotel in Sigiriya.
 
  • Overnight at Sigiriya Village Hotel, Sigiriya.
 
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Day 05
 
Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy
 
  • Morning after breakfast leave for Kandy.
 
  • En-route visit the Golden Rock Cave of Dambulla.
 
Like Sigiriya, this is a vast isolated rock mass where King Valagambhahu took refuge in the 01st century B.C. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. The temple consists of a series of 5 caves containing many statues and paintings including a 47 ft. long statue of the Buddha.
 
  • Check- in to hotel in Kandy.
 
  • Later in the afternoon visit the Temple of Tooth.
 
The main attraction of the city and also the most sacred Buddhist establishment in Sri Lanka is where one of Buddha's tooth is being kept. Built in the 16th century but improvements and additions have been done to this structure until the fall of the Kandy kingdom. A golden canopy was added recently. Daily rituals are being carried out at various offering times to the shrine. A dress code applies for entering the temple. The magnificence has been enhanced by the octagonal pavilion.
 
Visit to the Market Place, and an Arts & Crafts showroom. Then drive along the Upper Lake Road to get a panoramic view of the Kandy lake and its environs and drive past the picturesque University premises. Late afternoon witness a cultural pageant highlighting various up country dance forms, including a fire walking display.
 
  • Overnight at Queens Hotel, Kandy or Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy .
 
Day 06
 
Kandy - Airport
 
  • Morning after breakfast or late morning leave for Katunayake International Airport for Departure
 
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Note :- The itinerary is open to suggestions and hotel upgrades or downgrades are available. Also specialized guides (ex: - bird watching guides/cultural experts) are available on request.

 
Tour Includes
 
  • Meet, Welcome and assist on arrival at the airport and assist on departure to airport
  • Accommodations sharing double
  • Meals on half board basis (breakfast & dinner)
  • Air-conditioned private transport
  • Entrance fees at Locations (as per sightseeing mentioned above)
  • English speaking chauffeur-guide
  • Government tax and service charge
 
Tour does not Include
 
  • Lunches
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, tipping,etc
  • Alcoholic and non Alcoholic beverages at all hotels
  • Minerals water and other beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Any supplement not mentioned above
  • Any items specifically not mentioned in the itinerary

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