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T8 Days/7 Nights “Discover or re-discover Sri Lanka in a new and exciting way”

DAY ITINERARY DETAILS



Day 1 : AIRPORT/ NEGOMBO or KOTUGODA

  • Arrival in Sri Lanka
  • You will be met on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport by our LuxEscapades representative who will assist you with your luggage and guide you to your vehicle where your personal chauffeur guide awaits.
  • Transfer to Negombo or Kotugoda
  • Arrival & check in to the hotel – normal check in time- 14h00
  • Leisure at the hotel Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY ITINERARY DETAILS



    Day 2 :NEGOMBO or KOTUGODA / PINNAWELA/ HABARANA or SIGIRIYA
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure towards Pinnawela
  • Visit the elephant orphanage
  • The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka's most popular tourist attractions. The orphanage's population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild.
  • Arrival & check in to the hotel
  • Evening at leisure
  • Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel


Day 3 : HABARANA or SIGIRIYA / ANURADHAPURA/ MIHINTALE/ HABARANA or SIGIRIYA
  • Having breakfast, transfer to Anuradhapura visit the archeological city of Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka's North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km² )
  • Visit Mihintale
  • Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.
  • Arrival & check in to the hotel
  • On completion, return to the hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 4 : HABARANA or SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / HABARANA or SIGIRIYA

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Sigiriya
  • Climb the 5th century Sigiriya Rock fortress which is a UNESCO world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495). The spectacular citadel of Sigiriya rises sheer and impregnable out of the plains of the dry zone. It is the country’s most memorable ingle attraction, a remarkable archeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting. The rock was the innermost stronghold of a 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
  • Visit the archeological city of Polonnaruwa (if you prefer to do the visits by bicycle, we could offer you bicycles)
  • The ruined capital of Polonnaruwa is one of the undisputed highlights of the Cultural Triangle and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The heyday of the city in the twelfth century represented one of the high watermarks of early Sri Lankan civilization. Polonnaruwa extensive and well-preserved remains, offer a fascinating snapshot of medieval Sri Lanka, including some of the island’s finest monuments and it is compact enough to be thoroughly explored in 3 hours. The Gal Vihara, a collection of magnificent Buddha statues carved out of sheer rock is not to be missed and a prime example of the craftsmanship of that era An elephant back safari in the evening (about 45 mins)
  • On completion, return to the hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 5 : HABARANA or SIGIRIYA/ MATALE/ KANDY

  • After breakfast, departure towards Kandy
  • Visit Dambulla temple en route
  • Dambulla rock temple was built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s many cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure carved out of granite rock and spanning 14 meters.
  • Make a stop at the spice garden at Matale. Here, we will offer you an ayurvedic massage of about 10 mins & a typical Sri Lankan Lunch
  • Arrival in Kandy
  • Early evening, you will attend a Kandyan Dance performance and a spectacular fire walking finale
  • Arrival & check in to the hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 6 : KANDY

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden - Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is located close to the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 300 varieties of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall.
  • Visit the Kandy city, Kandy is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka's last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, the Peradeniya University campus and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper Lake Drive On completion, return to the hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 7 : KANDY/ NUWARA ELIYA

  • Departure towards Nuwara Eliya
  • Visit a tea factory & a tea plantation en route
  • Visit the city of Nuwara Eliya
  • Nuwara Eliya meaning "the city of dawn" is the town at the highest elevation (about 2000m above sea level) in Sri Lanka and its tallest peak, Piduruthalagala (2555m) could be seen from here. The city established by the British in the nineteenth century, and known as "Little England" and is a popular holiday resort for Sri Lankans & tourists due to its cool climate and quaint colonial feel with its little bungalows surrounded by hedgerows. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of the tea country and you can visit a plantation and a factory en route here and witness how the famous "Ceylon Tea is brewed.
  • Arrival & check in to the hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 8 : NUWARA ELIYA/ AIRPORT or BEACH RESORT

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to the airport or to the beach resort


Your Price includes:
  • Accommodation at the above mentioned hotels on HB basis commencing from the dinner on Day 01 and ending up with the breakfast on Day 8 Hotels proposed of 4* 5* and boutique category
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • Entrance fees for the sites / visits mentioned in the programme


Your Price does not include:
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any other services / visits / sites not specified above
  • Video and camera permits
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips and portage
  • Early check in and late check out
  • Visa charge


Above rates are valid till 31st March 2013.