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Traversing Sri Lanka

HIGHLIGHTS

Sigriya Fort | Dambulla Cave Temples | Wild life safaris at Yala | Galle Fort

DURATION

11 Days | 10 Nights

DEPATURES

Daily on Private basis.

PRICE FROM

AUD 3437 per person - Superior Category | AUD 5768 per person - Deluxe Category | Private departures - based on 2 passengers) | Valid for travel from 01st May'16 to 30th Apr'17

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Transportation in an Air Conditioned Car.
  • Services of an English speaking Chauffeur guide.
  • Entrance fees at all monuments.
  • 02 Game drives at Yala.
  • Boat cruise at Mandu River.

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Sri Lanka is a magical island off the southern tip of India. Miles of uncluttered sandy beaches caressed gently by ocean breeze that gleam pearl like in the brilliant sunshine. Island, frothing waterfalls tumble form mist – shrouded peaks. Nature blooms, lush and verdant, covering all with her mantle of green. Amidst this bounty flourished a rich ancient culture embellished by the more recent influence of Western colonisers and eastern traders, a mercurial mix of races and religions that result in dynamic, vibrant people. It is not just tourist sites to be visited, there is a wealth of wayside markets, handicrafts shops and batil factories to be explored. If you would like to you can watch craftsmen at work, gems being mined, tea leaves being plucked; venture out to watch elephants frolic and play as they are bathed in rivers or fishermen on stilts haul in the day’s catch – we give you every opportunity to look into the heart of the country, feel the music of the culture and be touched by the warmth of her people.    

ITINERARY

Day 1 : Colombo

Arrive in Colombo where you will be greeted, transferred to your hotel and assisted with check in.

Day 2 : Colombo – Sigriya – 148 kms – 4  hrs drive 

This morning drive to Dambula en route visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. The best time to visit is the feeding time and the bathing time; when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

Day 3 : Sigriya 

This morning visit and climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress home to the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky’ which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as the Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress.  Visit would also be made to Poponnaruwa the capital of Sri Lanka from 11-13 century.

Day 4 : Sigriya – Kandy – 72 kms – 2 hrs drive 

Drive to Kandy this morning en route visit the Rock Temple, the finest cave temple in Sri Lanka. The complex of 5 caves with over 2000 sq meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of cave paintings found in the world. During the afternoon visit the Temple of the tooth relic followed by a show featuring traditional Sri Lanka dance performances.

Day 5 : Kandy  

Visit Kandy this morning the hill capital. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism influence in Sri Lanka. This afternoon enjoy a visit to Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, featuring 150 acres of the most amazing flowers, trees and landscaped gardens.

Day 6 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya  – 77 kms – 2 hrs drive

Enjoy the scenic drive today to the tea garden region of Nuwara Eliya. Late afternoon visit Nuwara Eliya with visits to the local market.

Day 7 : Nuwara Eliya – Yala  – 192 kms – 4 hrs drive   

Drive to Yala this morning. Rest of the afternoon is free. During the coarse of a day there are many things of interest, whether looking out over a waterhole at breakfast, snoozing in a hammock after lunch or star gazing over dinner.

Day 8 : Yala 

Full day game drive, tracking leopards, sloth bears, elephants and other wild animals and birds.

Day 9 : Yale – Galle  – 250 kms – 5 hrs drive   

Transfer to Galle, free afternoon.

Day 10 : Galle 

This morning excursion to Galle. Highlight places of visit include the Galle Fort

Day 11 : Galle – Colombo airport  

This evening you will be transferred to Colombo airport for your flight home.

Please contact either your local travel agent or Contact us for more details. 

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