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Best of Lanka With Kandy Perahera

Best of Lanka With Kandy Perahera

$3999 / per person
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Tour Code: SLKP150035

Indulge, and immerse yourself to experience centuries of epic history, esteemed legend and regal enchantment. Join with reserved seating to witness “The Kandy Esala Perahera” (the Esala procession of Kandy), grand festival celebrated with elegant costumes and is held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This is the most sacred pageant (perahera) in Sri Lanka which goes on for seven nights and ends up with a day time perahera in August in line with the Full Moon day.
This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. A unique symbol of Sri Lanka, the procession consists of many traditional local dances such as whip-dances, fire-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances, in addition to the elephants who are usually adorned with lavish garments. The pristine golden beaches offer you the chance to really enjoy a luxurious vacation in beaches all around the country. The vastness of the Indian Ocean stretching into the horizon will marvel you and give you a glimpse of the majestic wonders of nature.

 

Departure Dates

03rd Aug 2019, 9th Aug 2019

Booking Information Click Here

Highlights

  • Pinnawala elephant Orphanage
  • Explore waterfalls, and the tea factory
  • Scenic Train ride
  • Experience Angampora Martial Arts techniques (Optional)
  • Visiting a village to learn about Sri Lankan crops and farming techniques with a local family and enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan lunch
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Polonnaruwa ancient sites
  • Kandy Perahera with reserved seating
  • Kandy Temple of the tooth/cultural dance
  • Hakgala Botanical Gardens
  • Pigeon Island Boat Ride (Optional)
  • Thiriyai Vata-da-ge
  • Natural Harbour
  • Tour of Trinco
  • Nilaveli
  • Anuradhapura Ancient Kingdom
  • Negombo city tour

Inclusive of Price

14 night premium accommodation in hotels specified or similar including daily breakfast
Airport transfers
Transportation in luxury A/C Vehicle
Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
English Speaking Chauffer Guide
Entrance fees
Applicable taxes

Exclusive of Price

  • Camera/Video permits
  • Personal Expenses/Tips
  • Optional Activities
  • Visa to Sri Lanka
  • Flights

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Tour Plan

1

DAY 01

Airport (Katunayaka) - Colombo

Arrival in Sri Lanka. You will be welcomed by your host and local guide to this magical island. Transferred directly to your hotel in Colombo. Evening you will be provided with a chance to relive yourself from jet lag and take time to prepare for the journey ahead.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Colombo 7– (Premium Hotel Option)

2

DAY 02

Colombo – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at the hotel proceeds to Nuwara Eliya and en-route visit a Tea Factory.

Tea Factory Visit: Observe the process of manufacturing tea. You will also learn about how tea is graded and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.

Rest of the day will be at leisure

Overnight Stay at Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya (Premium Hotel Option)

3

DAY 03

Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at the hotel visit Hakgala Botanical Garden.

Hakgala Botanical Gardens:

The Hakgala Botanical Gardens was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between her and Hanuman……story continues…

 

Transfer to the hotel

 

Overnight Stay at Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya (Premium Hotel Option)

4

DAY 04

Nuwara Eliya – Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel proceeds to Kandy via 01st Class A/C Train (Nanu Oya to Peradeniya)

 

Scenic Train ride (Nanu Oya- Peradeniya ): A ride in the scenic carriage gives you an unparallel view and penetrating glimpse both of the scenic beauty and culture of the hill country as you travel along.

 

Evening, visit Kandy Perahera on reserved seating
Kandy Perahera on Reserved Seating: The Kandy Perahera is one of the most magnificent festivals in Sri Lanka. During this religious ceremony, devotees pray for good rains to cultivate their crops. A replica of the casket carrying the sacred Tooth of the Buddha is also taken from the temple of the Tooth and paraded through the streets. This colourful procession of dancers, drummers, caparisoned elephants and Kandy chieftains in medical court dress should not be missed.

 

Overnight Stay at Earls Regency, Kandy (Premium Hotel Option)

5

Day 05

Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel stay at leisure OR make your own arrangements

Free & easy

Overnight Stay at Earls Regency, Kandy (Premium Hotel Option)

6

Day 06

Kandy – Pinnawala - Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden and en-route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens: It was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It covers approximately 147 acres and is a stroller’s paradise with extensive well-kept lawns, pavilions, an octagon conservatory, fernery, a giant Javan fig tree and numerous flower beds. The best attraction is the orchid House where you can discover more than 1000 plants.

 

Transfer to the hotel

 

Overnight Stay at Earls Regency,Kandy (Premium Hotel Option)

7

Day 07

Kandy – Dambulla

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Dambulla and en-route visit Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple: Also known as the “Golden Temple” it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991. This ancient complex was initially established in 3rd Century BC and is truly a wonder as it is the largest and best-preserved cave temples in Sri Lanka. The cave temples are home to numerous religious and cultural paintings and sculptures.

Overnight Stay at Heritance Kandalama, Dambulla (Premium Hotel Option)

8

Day 08

Dambulla

After breakfast at the hotel take an opportunity to experience the ancient Sri Lankan martial artform of Angampora in person. Watch demonstrations of the various high-level techniques of Angampora. And then safari at Minneriya.

 

Angampora (Optional)
Sri Lanka, a country with a rich history that goes back for over 3000 years tells us of great sports that were enjoyed by the kings who ruled this wonderful land. Unarmed combat among champions had been the pinnacle of all events. In the past ages, where the law of “survival of the fittest” prevailed, this tiny nation had to hold its own, mostly against the mighty India. They were highly supported by the kings.

Minneriya National Park:

The elephants are a highlight of the Park. Approximately 160 species of birds, 9 amphibians, 25 reptile species, 26 fish species and more than 78 butterfly species can also be found here. There are also rare bamboo trees in this park which is unique to Minneriya National Park.

 

Transfer to the hotel

 

Overnight Stay at Heritance Kandalama, Dambulla (Premium Hotel Option)

9

DAY 09

Dambulla – Habarana – Sigiriya – Dambulla

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Sigiriya and climbs Sigiriya Rock Fortress and have thereafter to Hiriwaduna, to experience village life with an authentic Sri Lankan meal.

 

Sigiriya Rock Fortress: One of Sri Lanka’s major attractions, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress was built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD) for the purpose of protecting him from his rivals. An UNSECO World Heritage listed site, also known as the “Fortress in the Sky”. Highlights of the climb include water gardens, artistic frescoes, mirror wall, the lion gate and the magnificent views from the rock summit.

Hiriwaduna Village Tour with lunch:Trekking through the Hiriwaduna is an adventure that gets every nature lover excited! Ride a Bullock cart which is Sri Lanka’s oldest form of transportation on an unpaved trail. Then set off on a nature walk through a scrub jungle. He’ll take you to inspect the Chena Cultivation (Slash and burn agriculture). Immerse yourself in an archetypal Sri Lankan village, spend time with a farmer harvesting crops, or watch the children play or enjoy the sight of the village folk as they go about their early morning tasks of fishing or washing clothes at the lake. Wind down to a scrumptious home cooked meal in the heart of the village.

 

Transfer to the hotel

Overnight Stay at Heritance Kandalama, Dambulla (Premium Hotel Option)

10

DAY 10

Dambulla – Trincomalee

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Trincomalee and once arrived commence a city tour in Trincomalee

Tour of Trinco: Trincomalee is connected by Rail and Road. It has sunny weather throughout the year with white sandy beaches, calm, placid and warm waters ideal for underwater activities and for Whale watching. Trincomalee was a Buddhist Center known as “Gokanna” from very early times and later a Hindu Kovil was constructed at the site.

 

Natural Harbour - Trincomalee Harbour is one of the largest and safest Natural Harbours in the World.

 

Trinco Fort - In 1624 the Portuguese completed the construction of a Fort here after destroying the Hindu Temple at Swami Rock in the Fort. The Fort, which had only 3 Bastions was taken by the Dutch in 1639, but abandoned, re-fortified in 1675 and named it Fort Fedrick.

 

Nilaveli - 10 miles away is the finest beach in Trincomalee starting at Uppuveli 5 miles away extending all the way to Nilaveli.

 

Hot Springs - There are 7 Hot Spring at Kanniyai just 5 miles away on the Anuradhapura road.

Thiriyai Vata-da-ge - Thiriyai Vata-da-ge is 30 miles to the North of Trincomalee and is one of the best monuments in Sri Lanka.

Trinco War Cemetery - Trincomalee British War Cemetery is a British military cemetery in Trincomalee for soldiers of the British Empire who were killed or died during World War II.

Transfer to the hotel

 

Overnight Stay at Anilana Nilaveli, Trincomalee (Premium Hotel Option)

11

DAY 11

Trincomalee

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Pigeon Island National Park

 

Pigeon Island Boat Ride (Optional):

The island is named after the endemic inhabitant – the blue rock Pigeon that call this island their home. The boat ride to pigeon island takes approximately 10 mins and is an ideal location for snorkeling amongst the coral reef and marine life. The Island was also once used by the British army for shooting practice.

 

Transfer to the hotel

 

Overnight Stay at Anilana Nilaveli, Trincomalee (Premium Hotel Option)

12

DAY 12

Trincomalee – Anuradhapura

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Anuradhapura and commence a city tour

Anuradhapura Ancient Kingdom:

Anuradhapura was the first ancient kingdom and Capital of Sri Lanka. As you explore the ancient ruins of this UNSECO World Heritage listed site, be sure to visit the city’s greatest treasures. These include the magnificent 13 metre high statue of Lord Buddha carved out of solid granite, the most renowned relic of the Bodhi Tree (grown from a branch transported from India) under which Buddha was believed to have attained enlightenment. In addition to above, there are many other important shrines and monuments that give Anuradhapura its significant status as the first kingdom.

 

Transfer to the hotel

 

Overnight Stay at Palm Garden Village, Anuradhapura (Premium Hotel Option)

13

DAY 13

Anuradhapura – Negombo

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Negombo and once arrived commence a city tour in Negombo

 

Tour of Negombo: Negombo is well known classic fishing town that is located 37km North of Colombo. Its wide sandy beaches, lush tall coconut palm trees and gourmet seafood will send any visitor into instant tropical paradise! During your tour of Negombo highlights include The Old Dutch Fort, the Dutch Cemetery with a large Banyan tree and the many churches built by the Portuguese and Dutch. If time permits, be sure to visit the fish market where you won’t be stuck for choice with the freshest seafood. It is also a great photo opportunity for visitors to see in abundance the most popular outrigger canoes also known as “oruwa” that are dug out from a large log, floating along the Negombo lagoon.

 

Transfer to the hotel

 

Overnight Stay at Jetwing Blue, Negombo (Premium Hotel Option)

14

DAY 14

Negombo

After breakfast at the hotel stay at leisure OR make your own arrangements

 

Entire day will be at leisure.

 

Overnight Stay at Jetwing Blue, Negombo (Premium Hotel Option)

15

DAY 15

Negombo – Airport

After breakfast at the hotel, take time to relax, pay gratitude for this amazing experience, gather up your memories and head back to the airport for your departure flight.

Have an enjoyable & safe flight back home.

 

Accommodation:

  • The accommodation listed may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible.

 

  • We provide, 3 to 4 star category accommodation for standard option & 4 – 5 star / boutique category accommodation for Premium option.

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