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- Visit the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, tour exciting locations and experience a wealth of unique cultural discoveries along the way with this exceptional offer.
- Highlights include visits to Dambulla, Kandy and the picturesque misty mountains and tea fields of Nuwara Eliya.
- You'll be accommodated in a variety of charming hotels, all of which offer plush facilities and delicious half board dining.
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Your Destination —
This is a culturally rich and environmentally diverse country, with 9 World Heritage Sites (the oldest dating back to the 3rd Century BC); 86 species of mammals (including elephant and leopard) and more than 400 bird species (including 26 endemics); a colorful array of flowering plants and trees, and a Hill Country famous for tea; 14 National Parks out of 100 areas protected by the government; and an Indian Ocean coastline boasting palm-fringed and sandy tropical beaches.
Our Offers —
8-Night Private Tour of Sri Lanka
Your Tour Itinerary In Brief —
Day 1: Arrival in Colombo - Negombo
Day 2: Habarana
Day 3: Habarana
Day 4: Kandy
Day 5: Kandy
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya
Day 7: Yala National Park
Day 8: Galle
Day 9: Departure from Colombo
Your Itinerary —
During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the Travel Lanka Connection representative. You will then drive into the Fishing village and get the Fishing village experience. Transfer to the port of Negombo and visit the nearby fishing villages to see day to day life and visit the fish market to see the daily catch of fish. Also, visit the vegetable market and the traditional fishing catamarans with sails returning to shore. See also the modern day fishing crafts anchored in the lagoon with the Old Dutch fortress. The canal was at one time an important linking the transportation route which supplied the Dutch colonial administration. Check in-to the hotel. In the evening, visit the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya. The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, seven miles from Colombo. The Chief Incumbent is Venerable Professor Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhitha Thera. Transfer back to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel – Negombo.
Day 2: Habarana
After breakfast, drive to Habarana and visit a Coconut farm along the way. Coconut is one of the major plantation crops in Sri Lanka which accounts for approximately 12% of all agricultural produce in Sri Lanka. Total land area under cultivation is 395,000 hectares and about 2,500 million nuts are produced per year. Upon arriving in Anuradhapura, check in at the hotel. There after visit the Dambulla cave temple. Located in the north central province this UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to the 01st century BC, is an amazing complex of 5 caves, first used as a refuge by an ancient king who on regaining his throne, commissioned magnificent carved images within the living rock, Later kings made further improvements and the caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is a colossal figure spanning 15 metres. Cave inscriptions from the 2nd Century BC are found and on the walls are many paintings most of which belong to the Kandy period (early 19th century). This temple is a perfect location to view evolution of ancient Sri Lankan art and is an important historical site due to the amalgamation of the material from many eras. Check-in to the hotel.
In the evening visit the Dambulla market and get the local market experience. Dambulla, it is 1 km from the Golden Temple, you will see the largest vegetables and fruits wholesale market in Sri Lanka. Every day, numerous colorful vegetables and fruits are offered on the market. The harvest from the surrounding fields and villages is brought in to the market for distribution to the rest of the country. There are 2 large halls where the fresh exotic fruits and vegetables are supplied. Trucks loaded with pumpkins, varieties of bananas, mangoes, avocados, watermelons, apples, coconuts, beans, carrots, leeks, peppers and lots more are supplied. You are short of eyes to see all this. Upon completion, transfer back to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel – Habarana.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Sigiriya and visit the Rock Fortress. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, a spectacular Rock Fortress, is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory. Built by King Kashyapa (477-495 A.D), the “Lion Rock” is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200m from the scrub jungle. And after noon a Village Track in Sigiriya. Visit the traditional village located in Sigiriya, there are so many activities can be seen in the village in a traditional way, such as catamaran ride, cart ride, traditional cooking demonstration and typical village visit. This medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rose to fame as the capital (10th - 12th century AD) after the decline of Anuradhapura. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, the most famous of which is the Parakrama Samudra or the Sea of Parakrama, larger in size than the Colombo harbour.
The monuments are relatively well preserved and give clear evidence of the glory of Sri Lanka's past. Highlights are the Royal Palace complex including the Kings Palace and Audience Hall, the Quadrangle with its concentration of ancient heritage and the spectacular Gal Vihare complex of four massive images of the Buddha, cut from a single slab of granite - a highlight of ancient Sri Lankan rock carving. Some of the best examples of the Hindu influence – the Temples of Shiva, intricate statues of Hindu Gods, fascinating Budhist temples, the Lankatileka and Watadage, the Galpotha, the Lotus bath, the Kiri Vihare Dagoba and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth are other impressive sights. Upon completing the tour, proceed back to the hotel to spend the rest of the day ay leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel – Habarana.
Day 4: Kandy
After breakfast, proceed to Kandy - en route visit the centre of the country 'Nalanda Gedige'. Nalanda Gedige is an ancient complete stone temple near Matale, Sri Lanka and its original site was considered as the center of Sri Lanka. The building was constructed in between 8th and 10th centuries with dravidian architecture inand is believed to have been used by Buddhists. The Island had been famous for its spices since the medieval times and is considered as one of the main reasons for the Europeans to conquer the Island and for the Arabs to trade upon from the 14th century onwards. The most interesting feature would be the opportunity you’ll get to identify the real plants of spices you are so familiar with in your day to day life. A qualified guide will do a conducted tour of the garden and a presentation of its products.
Enjoy a special head and shoulder massage at the spice garden. Transfer to the Kandy and check-in to and evening visit the Temple of Kandy. A lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens – home to one of the world’s best collections of Orchids. A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires. The highlight of the city’s calendar is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July/August by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and approximately 100 Elephants. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel – Kandy.
After breakfast, proceed to the Gem Museum and Cultural Dance ‘Guru” house in Pilimathalawa - the place that specialised in the cultural dancing in Sri Lanka. Also, experience the steps of dressing for the cultural dance and learn about the cultural dancing in Sri Lanka. Thereafter, proceed to Lankathilaka and visit the Lankathilaka Viaharaya. Lankatilaka Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Udunuwara of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located on Daulagala road approximately 4 km away from Pilimatalawa junction and a few kilometres from the ancient buddhist temple, Gadaladeniya Vihara. Transfer back to Kandy. Evening returned to Kandy and walk around Kandy Lake and the Bazzar. Evening visit Cultural Dance in Kandy. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel – Kandy.
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, transfer by vehicle to Kandy Railway station. Travel by local train to Gampola and from there continue by Vehicle to Nuwara Eliya. It’s a very impressive 20-minute ride with colourful views. En route visit the Tea Factory and get an experience of walking among the tea plants and talking to the tea pluckers. Sri Lanka is one of the world's largest exporters of tea with a roaring tea industry that dominates the island's central highlands. Introduced to the country by British tea planter James Taylor in 1867, teairreversibly changed the topography, and even the demography of the country. Evening have a taste of pure local tea at the Golf Club in Nuwara Eliya. The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Sri Lanka. Established in the late 19th century, it is located in the hill station of Nuwara Eliya. It is an 18-hole golf course. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel – Nuwara Eliya.
After breakfast proceed to Tissamaharama en route visit the Seetha Amman temple You will be participating the Hindu ceremony pooja where you will be blessed by the Hindu God and Rawana Ella. and continued to Yala. Thereafter check in to the hotel. In the evening get the wild experience of Yala National park by 4 x 4 jeeps. Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. It’s home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species. Inland, Sithulpawwa is an ancient Buddhist monastery. Nearby caves contain centuries-old rock paintings. Southwest, Magul Maha Viharaya also has ancient Buddhist ruins. Both are pilgrimage sites. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel – Yala.
Day 8: Galle
After late breakfast at the hotel and drive into the Galle en route you can visit the Tissamahrama tank. It’s called Tissa wewa. There after proceed to Galle and make a visit of Martin Wickramasinghe’s museum. Visit the Galle Fort and see the sun set. Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip. Check in to the hotel.Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel – Galle.
Day 9: Departure from Colombo
After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
Your Tour Hotels —
Our members will stay at the following hotels in Standard Rooms on a Half Board Basis (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).
Habarana: 2-night stay at the Sun Green Resort and Spa or Similar
Kandy: 2-night stay at the Thilanka Hotel or Similar
Nuwara Eliya: 1-night stay at the Galway Heights or Similar
Tissamarama: 1-night stay at the Chandrika Hotel or Similar
Galle: 1-night stay at the Fairway Sunset or Similar
All Hotels Sleep up to
Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.
Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), certain restaurants and buffets may be closed or places and tables may be limited. We strongly recommend that you contact the hotels for further information two days before your arrival.
Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), the cultural, leisure and wellness activities, as well as the outdoor swimming pools at these hotels may be closed or limited in terms of access. We advise you to contact the hotels or the tourist office two days before your arrival.
Your Journey —
Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: In Sri Lanka, return airport and inter-hotel transfers are included throughout, as per the itinerary.
For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.