Accommodation in standard room on bed & breakfast basis for 4 nights from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 5 at hotels specified or of similar standard
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as per programme
Services of an English Speaking Chauffeur Guide for groups up to 6 pax.
Professionally qualified English speaking national guide will accompany groups above 7 pax.
International air fare
Video and Camera permits
Lunch & dinner throughout the tour
Any entrance fees
Expenses of a personal nature
Any other services not specified above
Compulsory X'mas and New Year eve dinner supplements
Day 01: Arrival Sigiriya / Dambulla
Meet on Arrival & transfer to Sigiriya / Dambulla. In the afternoon, climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress. Sigiriya, which is a world heritage site, was built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 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. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Transfer from Sigiriya to Dambulla. Overnight stay in Sigiriya / Dambulla.
Day 02: Dambulla - Matale - Kandy Breakfast at the Hotel. Thereafter proceed to Kandy via Dambulla and Matale. Enroute visit Dambulla. King Walagamba built Dambulla rock temple in the 1st century B.C. and it is a World Heritage Site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres 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 of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 03: Peradeniya Breakfast at the Hotel Morning - Visit the Royal Botanical gardens in Peradeniya. 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. Afternoon - Do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Thereafter witness a cultural show. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 04: Kandy - Pinnawela - Colombo
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer from Kandy to Colombo via Pinnawala. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage: The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawela was born.
The success story of Pinnawela has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawela have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawela herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals.
Morning city & shopping tour of Colombo. Colombo, like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained with several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)- an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China & the old parliament.
Also visit House of Fashions, ODEL, Noritake ceramic shop & a local souvenir shop. After noon at leisure. Overnight stay in Colombo.
Day 05: Departure After breakfast transfer from Colombo to Airport for departure.
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