Dream Path Of Sri Lanka

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This an exclusive cozy tour in Sri Lanka, yields a leisurely experience of all that’s best in Sri Lanka with stays in best hotels where you will be treated with warm Sri Lankan hospitality that comes from the heart. There is time on the tour to relax and enjoy the luxurious accommodation in each hotel, as well as to tour the island in comfort to see the fascinating sights. The tour is created so you have the freedom to choose what to do with the guidance of your English-speaking personal chauffeur guide. You will meet fascinating people as well as see incredible sights and scenery that will give you a lifetime of memories to make it an amazing, fulfilling tour in Sri Lanka
ItineraryDay 1: Airport / NegomboPass By: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceStart Point Negombo, Sri LankaUpon arrival to the Colombo CMB airport, we’ll pick you up from the airport. The first destination will be Negombo. It has long been known as the most popular beach in Sri Lanka, famed for its sandy beach, food, fun and shopping.Today we don’t have planed any activities and your tour leader will decide the day plan according to time you arrive. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in: Beacon Beach Hotel - 4* / Negombo Day 2: Anciant City Of AnuradhapuraStop At: Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, North Central ProvinceAfter breakfast drive to Anuradhapura and enjoy a City tour of Anuradhapura.Sri Lanka has a rich heritage and Anuradhapura is one of the greatest and oldest civilizations in the world. It was Sri Lanka’s first capital, ruled by 113 kings for over 1000 years, and touted as the greatest city of ancient Sri Lanka. The jewel in its crown is the Sri Maha Bodhi, the sacred Bo sapling extracted from the tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and has stood, with pride, for more than 2200 years. Hidden away in dense jungle for many years, you can now stroll through the sacred trails of this UNESCO world heritage city.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Minneriya National Park, Habarana, North Central ProvinceAfterwards Continue on to the Minneriya National Park for an evening safari. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is your Utopia! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this Park is primarily a sanctuary for elephants but is also home to herds of deer and ample birdlife. Park yourself on the banks of the reservoir and quietly watch as herds of elephants, one by one, come to feed on the tender shoots on the grass covered banks. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world. Over 300 at a time can graze on the grasses to the delight of the most avid wildlife enthusiasts.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in : Fresco water villa Hotel - 4* / SigiriyaDay 3: Sigiriya Lion RockStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceAfter breakfast drive to Sigiriya or Lion Rock, an ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla. King Kasyapa(477 – 495 BC) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and it is one of the best preserved examples of ancient civilisation. Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Habarana Lake, Habarana, North Central ProvinceAfterwards experience a Bullock Cart Ride to CountrysideBullock Cart is the ancient Sri Lanka’s one of majorm transportation system and still some villages of Sri Lanka using Bullock Cart as transportation. You can experience traditional Sri Lankans transportation system and meantime you will experience green paddy fields in Habarana Area. After 15 minute canoeing ride you will reach to Famer’s house and you can experience typical Sri Lankan countryside hospitality at his house and after you can walk through his farm. You can experience different types of cultivation methods and vegetables.At the end you can experience typical countryside Sri Lankan lunch at Famer’s house.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in : Fresco water villa Hotel - 4* / sigiriyaDay 4: Dambulla Cave Temple / KandyStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceAfter breakfast proceed to Dambulla Rock Temple. On arrival embark on a tour of the Cave Temple. Dambulla is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. The rock towers 160m over the surrounding plains and houses 5 cave temples with some of the most unique and significant historical drawings. The murals cover an area of 2100 square metres and depict the temptation of the demon Mara and Buddha’s first sermon. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kandy View Point, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceAfterwards you will be heading to Kandy, is the capital of the last Sinhalese Kingdom. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio diverse rainforest. The city has beautiful Centrepiece Lake, which is popular for strolling around. Kandy also famed for its sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The main attractions in Kandy: Temple of the Tooth, Royal Botanical Garden, Bahirawa kanda view point, Cultural show.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in : Oak ray Hotel - 4* / KandyDay 5: Nuwara EliyaStop At: Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceAfter early breakfast proceed to the Sri Lankan Tea region of Nuwara Eliya. On the way you can visit a tea factory and enjoy a fresh cup of Ceylon tea. Nuwara Eliya is often referred as “Little England’ because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen's Cottage, General's House, Grand Hotel, Hill Club and Town Post Office. Also this place is characterised by a cool climate all year long. Activities in Nuwara Eliya: Visit a tea factory, City walkDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in : Grand Camellia Hotel - 3* / Nuwara EliyaDay 6: Ella/Train Journey Stop At: Ella Rock, Ella, Uva ProvinceAfter breakfast if you wish takes a Train Journey (subject to availability & 2nd class) from Nanu-oya to Ella it is one of the best hill country train journey in the world. Get off the train at Ella Station and Proceeds to Ella village, an everyone favorite hill country village surrounded by beautiful rocks and mountains, including the famous “Mini Adams Peak’ Rock. Because of the long train journey we have not arrange any activities in the afternoon, so you may enjoy the rest of the day at the hotel or visit to the village centre where you have lots of pubs and restaurants.The main attractions in Ella: Mini Adam’s peak trekking, Nine arch bridge, Rawana waterfall.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in : Ella Gap Panorama Hotel - 3* / EllaDay 7: Galle City / Galle Fort Stop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceAfter breakfast head to Galle, It’s a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Well known for the Galle fort. The old city built by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century, with its wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings, Classic architecture melds with a dramatic tropical setting to create a reality that is endlessly interesting. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip. Its glories have earned the status as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in Lavanga Resort & spa - 4* / Hikkaduwa/Galle.Day 8: Kosgoda / BentotaStop At: Bentota Beach, Bentota, Galle District, Southern ProvinceAfter Breakfast travel to Kosgoda to visit a Turtle hatchery centre. Both locals and international volunteers battling it out for “Sea Turtles' Sake” is a common sight at Kosgoda. This vibrant tourist destination sitting calm along the Southern coast of Sri Lanka - apart from its traditional industries of fisheries and cinnamon cultivation - was later recognized by the Wildlife Protection Society who studded the region with a Sea Turtle Conservation Project which operates on a formidable scale today. Indirectly, this has become a watering hole of flipper & shell enthusiasts! Enjoy the final day afternoon in Sri Lanka leisurely at your beach hotel, is delightful sandy beach and known as one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka, a sea is free from rocks and also coconut palms growing right to the edge of the sand as if in imitation of a postcard of the perfect tropical beach. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in Lavanga Resort & spa - 4* / Hikkaduwa/Galle.Day 9: Colombo / AirportPass By: Colombo Airport Pickup, Colombo, Western ProvinceEnd Point Colombo, Sri LankaAfter breakfast visit to Colombo, it's Sri Lanka's capital city. Colombo has a interesting history running back to fifth century. Even in the ancient times this was an important port city in East-West sea trade. Now it has bloomed in to a bustling modern city with a unique atmosphere. The glitzy hotels, restaurants and modern shopping malls attract hordes of locals and tourists alike. If you'd rather pick up some last-minute shopping or optional city walk with your leader. Then proceed to the Airport in time for the Flight or we’ll drop to your hotel.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 9x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • • Accommodation with standard/Deluxe category in all hotels
  • • Bed and Breakfast Basis in all hotels.
  • • Transportation in an air conditioned car with an English Speaking Driver
  • • Train tickets
  • • One Complimentary 1Lt bottle of water per person each day
  • • Government tax

What’s not included

  • • Excursions/entrance fees at any site visit
  • • Jeep Hire for Safaris
  • • Lunch and Dinner
  • • Alcoholic Beverages
  • • Air Fare, Visa And Travel Insurance(On request)
  • • Any personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura
  • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Sigiriya
  • Entry/Admission - Habarana Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kandy View Point

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport / Negombo Pass By: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western Province Start Point Negombo, Sri Lanka Upon arrival to the Colombo CMB airport, we’ll pick you up from the airport. The first destination will be Negombo. It has long been known as the most popular beach in Sri Lanka, famed for its sandy beach, food, fun and shopping. Today we don’t have planed any activities and your tour leader will decide the day plan according to time you arrive. Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight stay in: Beacon Beach Hotel - 4* / Negombo
Day 2: Anciant City Of Anuradhapura Stop At: Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, North Central Province After breakfast drive to Anuradhapura and enjoy a City tour of Anuradhapura. Sri Lanka has a rich heritage and Anuradhapura is one of the greatest and oldest civilizations in the world. It was Sri Lanka’s first capital, ruled by 113 kings for over 1000 years, and touted as the greatest city of ancient Sri Lanka. The jewel in its crown is the Sri Maha Bodhi, the sacred Bo sapling extracted from the tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and has stood, with pride, for more than 2200 years. Hidden away in dense jungle for many years, you can now stroll through the sacred trails of this UNESCO world heritage city. Duration: 5 hours Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Habarana, North Central Province Afterwards Continue on to the Minneriya National Park for an evening safari. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is your Utopia! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this Park is primarily a sanctuary for elephants but is also home to herds of deer and ample birdlife. Park yourself on the banks of the reservoir and quietly watch as herds of elephants, one by one, come to feed on the tender shoots on the grass covered banks. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world. Over 300 at a time can graze on the grasses to the delight of the most avid wildlife enthusiasts. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in : Fresco water villa Hotel - 4* / Sigiriya
Day 3: Sigiriya Lion Rock Stop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central Province After breakfast drive to Sigiriya or Lion Rock, an ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla. King Kasyapa(477 – 495 BC) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and it is one of the best preserved examples of ancient civilisation. Duration: 5 hours Stop At: Habarana Lake, Habarana, North Central Province Afterwards experience a Bullock Cart Ride to Countryside Bullock Cart is the ancient Sri Lanka’s one of majorm transportation system and still some villages of Sri Lanka using Bullock Cart as transportation. You can experience traditional Sri Lankans transportation system and meantime you will experience green paddy fields in Habarana Area. After 15 minute canoeing ride you will reach to Famer’s house and you can experience typical Sri Lankan countryside hospitality at his house and after you can walk through his farm. You can experience different types of cultivation methods and vegetables.At the end you can experience typical countryside Sri Lankan lunch at Famer’s house. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight stay in : Fresco water villa Hotel - 4* / sigiriya
Day 4: Dambulla Cave Temple / Kandy Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central Province After breakfast proceed to Dambulla Rock Temple. On arrival embark on a tour of the Cave Temple. Dambulla is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. The rock towers 160m over the surrounding plains and houses 5 cave temples with some of the most unique and significant historical drawings. The murals cover an area of 2100 square metres and depict the temptation of the demon Mara and Buddha’s first sermon. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Kandy View Point, Kandy, Kandy District, Central Province Afterwards you will be heading to Kandy, is the capital of the last Sinhalese Kingdom. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and bio diverse rainforest. The city has beautiful Centrepiece Lake, which is popular for strolling around. Kandy also famed for its sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The main attractions in Kandy: Temple of the Tooth, Royal Botanical Garden, Bahirawa kanda view point, Cultural show. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight stay in : Oak ray Hotel - 4* / Kandy
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya Stop At: Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province After early breakfast proceed to the Sri Lankan Tea region of Nuwara Eliya. On the way you can visit a tea factory and enjoy a fresh cup of Ceylon tea. Nuwara Eliya is often referred as “Little England’ because many of the buildings in this city retain from the British colonial period, such as the Queen's Cottage, General's House, Grand Hotel, Hill Club and Town Post Office. Also this place is characterised by a cool climate all year long. Activities in Nuwara Eliya: Visit a tea factory, City walk Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight stay in : Grand Camellia Hotel - 3* / Nuwara Eliya
Day 6: Ella/Train Journey Stop At: Ella Rock, Ella, Uva Province After breakfast if you wish takes a Train Journey (subject to availability & 2nd class) from Nanu-oya to Ella it is one of the best hill country train journey in the world. Get off the train at Ella Station and Proceeds to Ella village, an everyone favorite hill country village surrounded by beautiful rocks and mountains, including the famous “Mini Adams Peak’ Rock. Because of the long train journey we have not arrange any activities in the afternoon, so you may enjoy the rest of the day at the hotel or visit to the village centre where you have lots of pubs and restaurants. The main attractions in Ella: Mini Adam’s peak trekking, Nine arch bridge, Rawana waterfall. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in : Ella Gap Panorama Hotel - 3* / Ella
Day 7: Galle City / Galle Fort Stop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province After breakfast head to Galle, It’s a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Well known for the Galle fort. The old city built by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century, with its wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings, Classic architecture melds with a dramatic tropical setting to create a reality that is endlessly interesting. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip. Its glories have earned the status as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Lavanga Resort & spa - 4* / Hikkaduwa/Galle.
Day 8: Kosgoda / Bentota Stop At: Bentota Beach, Bentota, Galle District, Southern Province After Breakfast travel to Kosgoda to visit a Turtle hatchery centre. Both locals and international volunteers battling it out for “Sea Turtles' Sake” is a common sight at Kosgoda. This vibrant tourist destination sitting calm along the Southern coast of Sri Lanka - apart from its traditional industries of fisheries and cinnamon cultivation - was later recognized by the Wildlife Protection Society who studded the region with a Sea Turtle Conservation Project which operates on a formidable scale today. Indirectly, this has become a watering hole of flipper & shell enthusiasts! Enjoy the final day afternoon in Sri Lanka leisurely at your beach hotel, is delightful sandy beach and known as one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka, a sea is free from rocks and also coconut palms growing right to the edge of the sand as if in imitation of a postcard of the perfect tropical beach. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Lavanga Resort & spa - 4* / Hikkaduwa/Galle.
Day 9: Colombo / Airport Pass By: Colombo Airport Pickup, Colombo, Western Province End Point Colombo, Sri Lanka After breakfast visit to Colombo, it's Sri Lanka's capital city. Colombo has a interesting history running back to fifth century. Even in the ancient times this was an important port city in East-West sea trade. Now it has bloomed in to a bustling modern city with a unique atmosphere. The glitzy hotels, restaurants and modern shopping malls attract hordes of locals and tourists alike. If you'd rather pick up some last-minute shopping or optional city walk with your leader. Then proceed to the Airport in time for the Flight or we’ll drop to your hotel. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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