This Sri Lanka Specials 8 days package is affordable and designed to cover the important attractions in Sri Lanka. Travellers who want to spend less time on the road and more time at the beach, this package might be an option to consider. There are two types of Hotel accommodation selected on this tour. Deluxe hotels are normally 4 star and Standard hotels are normally 3 star. Please quote product CODE: ASP/LWT/8DSP when enquiring.
Prices are per person sharing double & triple room for groups 3,4,5,6. on Bed & Breakfast basis
Do a city 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. As an example there is a 100 year old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar where one can shop for a bargains, the old Parliament in Fort, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall - BMICH, an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China.
DAY 02: After
Breakfast proceed to Yala. En-route visit Galle
Do a city tour of Galle, which was once the chief port of Ceylon as Sri Lanka was named by the British, and which is a world heritage site now. It is still well known for hand-made lace. You can also visit the Galle Fort, spanning 90 acres which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. There is also a very interesting Dutch Museum.
Do a safari of the Yala National Park by jeep. Yala is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka and is the home for wild elephants, wild boar, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer and crocodiles. You could also see large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds.
Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. 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.
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 & crafts centre and a gem museum and a lapidary. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.
Visit a spice garden in Matale to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, 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.
Polonnaruwa was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka, built in the 11th and 12th
centuries AD, and which is a world heritage site.Here you can see the ruins of the Royal
Palace, the Gal Viharaya -where 4 splendid
statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved
out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, king Parakramabahu's statue,
and the Parakrama Samudraya lake built by King Parakramabahu the great.There are also monuments of famous places of
worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha,
the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala. This orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath.
DAY 08: After
Breakfast proceed to airport for departure
End Of Tour
Prices are per person sharing double & triple room for groups 3,4,5,6.
Discount for children (below 12 years) sharing parents room: 30% on the per person sharing double room rate. Discount for the 3rd person sharing triple room: 10% on the per person sharing double room rate. Triple Room – Please note that the extra bed is a foldable rolling bed,
The above prices include:
Accommodation (in standard & deluxe rooms) on bed and breakfast basis for 7 nights from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 8 at hotels specified or at hotels of similar standard.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary
Entrance fees for Yala National Park, Kandy Temple, Bottanical gardens, Cultural show, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Elephant orphanage, Tips and porterage
Cost of jeep at Yala
Services of an english speaking driver-guide
The above prices do not include:
Video camera permits at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Video camera & still camera permits at the temple of the tooth relic in Kandy
Entrance fees to sites not specified above
Lunch & dinner throughout the tour
Cost of beverage throughout the tour
Expenses of a personal nature
Tips & Porterage
Any other services not specified above
Conditions that apply for this Package
Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally
Visits to wild life parks will be at client's own rick
Jeeps available are very basic with insurance cover (not comprehensive as int he case of vehicles used for tours)
5 days or less 100% cancellation charges
between 6 & 14 days 50% cancellation charges or the equivalent of the first two days charges depending on the program and period of stay
above 15 days no cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties
Hotel rules & regulations:
The official check-in time at all hotels will be 12:00 hrs The official check -out time at all hotels will be 11:00 hrs Cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period or more - no cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties.
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