4* Classic Sri Lanka Experience (5 nights)
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Sri Lanka offers it all - savour the unique experiences that this island has to offer, each place and each smile in Sri Lanka has a story to tell. Each day on the island promises new experiences, discoveries and life-long memories.
The teardrop-shaped island studded in the Indian Ocean offering a myriad range of fun, adventure, and romance, it is among one of the best destinations in the world for those looking for an exotic and cultural holiday. Exciting things to do in Sri Lanka right from beaches, hills, jungles, ancient monuments, culture, history, nightlife, wildlife, and excellent food makes it a perfect paradise! A blend of all this is what make up some of the most soul-satisfying destination that manages to bedazzle everyone that visits Sri Lanka.
LAND ONLY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Meet and greet on arrival at the airport
5 Nights' accommodation in 4* hotels
2 Nights stay in Dambulla + 1 Night stay in Kandy + 1 Night stay in Nuwara Eliya + 1 Night stay in Galle
Breakfast and dinner daily
All transfers, transport to excursions and sightseeing in an air-conditioned vehicle
English speaking local guide for sightseeing excursions
Entrance into Sigiriya Rock, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla Cave Temple, Kandy Temple, Cultural show and Galle Fort
Day 1- Dambulla
Enjoy an excursion to the Dambulla national park which covers 8,890 hectares and consists of a mixed forest of evergreen shrubs, a favourite habitat for animals, which include leopards, deer and wild elephants. Keep an eye out for monkeys as well, including the purple-faced langur and macaques.
Day 2- Dambulla
A visit to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
After an ancient prince killed his father to claim the throne, he was forced to flee to his pleasure palace and convert it into a fortress to guard against his opposition. The spectacular citadel of Sigiriya built on a giant rock rises sheer and impregnable out of the plains below. This remarkable 5th century archaeological site is made unforgettable by its dramatic setting. A moat, rampart, extensive gardens
Enjoy a tour to Polonnaruwa.
Polonnaruwa - is the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka. Built in the 11th and 12th centuries A.D, and is a world heritage site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya and 3 splendid statues of the Buddha in upright, sedentary and recumbent postures carved out of rock. Visit the temple, the Lankatileka, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vihare Dagoba and the remains of a former temple of the tooth.
Day 3 - Kandy
In the city of Dambulla lies a hub which has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. Today, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the most unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Enjoy a visit to the temple of the tooth relic and enjoy a tour of the beautiful Kandy town.
Day 4 - Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy a tour to Nuwara Eliya and visit a Tea Plantation.
Ceylon tea is perhaps the most well-known and famous tea in the world. As the most important export of Sri Lanka, we'll take you behind the scenes of this world-renowned product. You'll meet the people who pick it, learn about their lives, walk through the tea plantations, visit a processing factory, and enjoy a cup straight from where it's made.
Misty steep roads, twisting through lush green blankets of tea bushes in a cool climate, remind visitors that they are within the range of the renowned British colonial retreat, Nuwara Eliya.
Day 5- Galle
Galle is a town rich in history and in fact, was the centre of Dutch rule in the 17th century. The majestic Galle Fort bears ample testimony to that fact. The city of Galle is one of the best-preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia and has been declared a World Heritage City.
Why we love Sri Lanka:
-Viharamahadevi Park - Best for Picnics
-Gangaramaya Temple - Enlighten yourself spiritually
-Pettah Floating Market - An interesting shopping experience
-Ayurvedic Spa Centre - Rejuvenate your senses
-Kandy Lake - Witness sunrise
-Temple Of Tooth Relic - Witness the Religious aspects
-Glen Falls - Take a dip
-Dambulla Cave Temple - For your soul
-Dutch Fort - Explore the Historic city
-Sigiriya Rock Fortress - View the beauty from the top
-Hemachandras Kandy Limited - Shop to your heats content
International Flights. All Items of a personal nature. Meals and drinks not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance
Terms & Conditions
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