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Culture Tour

8 Days / 7 Nights

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Negambo, Pinnawala, Sigiriya, Polonnarwa ,Anuradhapura. Habarana. Kandy. Matale, Peradeniya, Nuwaraeliya, Kithulgala, Colombo.

Tour Activities


Overview

Itinerary

We will warmly welcome you at Bandaranayake International airport, with refreshments travel to Negambo situated by the shores of a lagoon and is an ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the air port. Attractions in the city are the old Dutch fort gate build in 1672 now a part of the prison. The Dutch canal, which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, a huge fish market;, old churches and fishing villages.

After breakfast we will visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers. Next we will  proceed to the golden temple at Dambulla. It is the home to the world 39;s most acclaimed cave complex of magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings. over night stay at Habarana.

After an early breakfast 07.30 A.M, we’ll visit Sigiriya fortress. Sigiriya  is an archaeological site in north central Sri Lanka. It contains the ruins of an ancient palace complex. A and is one of the seven world heritage sites in Sri Lanka.And Next, we proceed to Polonnaruwa, one of the ancient kingdoms in the island. This was the capital of the north central province for three centuries. Polonnaruwa reached it's zenith under king Parakramabahu (1153-86) who the king erected huge buildings, . Planned beautiful parks and as a crowning achievement, surrounded them with beautifully planned parklands. There after proceed to Return to your hotel at Habarana. overnight stay at the same place in Habarana.

Breakfast at the hotel , followed by sight seeing in Anuradhapura. This UNESCO world heritage site, the ancient city of Anuradhapuraya, featuring many significant dagobas of which the most important are the massive domes of Abayagiri, Jetavanarama, Lankarama Stupa, and Mirisavetiya vihara. You will also visit the bodhi and view some of the pokuna, bathing pools that were part of the sophisticated water supply system. . Isurumuniya vihara, Lowamaha Prasadaya, Abayagiri Isthupaya,Jethawanarama Sthupaya, Thuparama Sthupaya, Lankarama Sthupaya, Ruwanweli sthupaya , Sri maha bodhi tree. Return for over night stay in Habarana.

After the breakfast visit “Spice Garden” enroute to  Kandy. Matale spice gardens are among the best on the island. After  lunch, we’ll visit the famous Temple of the Tooth in downtown Kandy which was the last Sinhala Kingdom until it was captured and ruled by the British in 1815. Famous for the temple of tooth that houses lord Buddha's sacred tooth relic and ,  of the Esala Perehara, (Festival of the Tooth). If you intend to shop, Kandy is one of the best place for buying gems,handcrafts, silk etc. Enjoy in the evening enjoy traditional dancing in Kandy. Overnight stay in Kandy.

After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large  variety of plants. The garden is best known for it’s the largest orchids  in Asia.

At 2.00 P.M leave for Nuwaraeliya the center of the hill country, en route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous Ceylon tea. Gregory lake is one of the most attractive locations in Nuwaraeliya as is  Shanthipura, [the city view point;] spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Nuwaraeliya is a beautiful town. in the heart of the hill country and situated 1890 meters above sea level. It is where the British succeeded in creating an English country side with charming homes inspired by Georgian to Queen Ann styles. Over night stay in Nuwaraeliya.

After Bbreakfast at the hotel we will be leaving for Kithulgala, a small town perched on the hills that slope down to the flowing waters of the Kelani river. The main attraction include white water rafting, trekking and the Kelani forest reserve, renowned as a bird watching location.On completion we will be leaving for the city of Colombo. Once you are checked in at the hotel you may spend the rest of the evening at leisure or drive around the city of Colombo where the colonial remnants creatively fuses with the modern architecture. Overnight stay hotel in Colombo.

This stateroom features two convertible lower beds, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, private veranda, sitting area (some with sofa bed), refrigerator, 20" multifunction interactive television, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, individual safe, hair dryer, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, mini-bar, bathroom with bathtub and/or shower, complimentary use of bathrobes, and 24-hour room service.