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Cultural Highlights in Sri Lanka – 4 Days

Cultural Highlights in Sri Lanka – 4 Days

$598 / per person
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This 4-day tour captures the essence of Sri Lanka the magical island of equatorial splendour, the beautiful and misty mint hill country, the last kingdom of Sri Lanka and the World Heritage sites. This program was designed to give you a sense a mixture of rich culture, heritage and ownership with a touch of nature and wild life.

 

Important Information

Pick Up Location:

Katunayake (Colombo) Airport, Hotel in Colombo, Mt Lavinia, Negombo.

Drop Off Location:

Katunayake (Colombo) Airport, Hotel in Colombo, Mt Lavinia, Negombo or Kandy.

 

*Pick-ups & Drop-offs can be arranged from places not mentioned, for an additional charge. Please inquire after booking.

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Highlights

  • Negombo
  • Minneriya National Park Safari
  • Village tour with Bullock cart ride
  • Canoe and local boatman
  • Authentic Sri Lankan lunch served on lotus/banana leaf
  • Sigiriya – Rock Fortress of King Kashyap
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Spice Garden

Inclusive of Price

  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels including breakfast
  • Airport transfers or hotel pick up & drop off from Colombo, Mt. Lavinia, Negombo, Kandy.
  • Transportation in A/C Vehicle
  • English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned.
  • Village tour with lunch
  • Minneriya National Park jeep hire & safari
  • Bottled Water
  • Applicable taxes

Exclusive of Price

  • Personal Expenses/Tips
  • Camera/Video permits
  • Flights
  • Supplement charges will be applicable for the festive season or school holidays

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals are not included
  • A significant amount of walking is involved during the climb up Lion’s Rock
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.
  • Pre-& post tours are available. Please inquire after booking.
  • Pick-ups & Drop-offs can be arranged from places not mentioned, for an additional charge. Please inquire after making a booking.

Tour Plan

1

DAY 01

Airport (Pick up Location Specified) - Negombo

Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Negombo or you will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo, Mt Lavinia, Negombo or Kandy.

Depending on your flight arrival time or the requested pick time from your hotel, you will be provided with a city tour and chance to shop at exotic vintage boutiques.

Arrive at the hotel, relax and spend time by the pool at leisure.

Overnight stay in Negombo (Accommodation in 4-star hotel)

2

DAY 02

Negombo – Sigiriya/Dambulla

After early breakfast at the hotel proceed to Sigiriya. (leave hotel by 9.15am)

Afternoon proceed to MInneriya,

*Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park - If you have watched Disney’s ‘Monkey Kingdoms ‘which was majority shot at Sri Lanka, you may find this landscape familiar. With more than 300 wild elephants seen around the park, you will be directed towards the catchment area of the lake where elephants roam leisurely. Apart from elephants, Minneriya Park is famous for numerous sightings even during the day for, wild boar, wild buffaloes, deer, leopards, crocodiles, numerous species of birds, sambur, Sloth bear, Jackals, reptiles and many even rare butterflies.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya/Dambulla (Accommodation in 4-star hotel)

3

DAY 03

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya

After early breakfast at the hotel climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress and thereafter, visit a village & Polonnaruwa ancient kingdom.


Sigiriya Rock Fortress:
King Kashyapa was an adamant king, who quarrelled with his family and embarked on to build his fortress on top of Sigiriya Rock (477-495 AD). As the only rock amidst a flat open area, this was an ideal place for King Kashyapa to protect himself from any impending threat from enemies. Sigiriya aka ‘Fortress in the Sky, is UNESCO world heritage site due to the magnificent architectural wonders. Take a moment and enjoy the mirror wall, the famous drawing of ‘Sigiriya Landun (ladies)’, the lion gate and water gardens. Marvel at the ancient architecture and step up into the rock summit to experience the breathtaking view. Be sure to sit back and immerse at this moment, to cherish and capture the movement eternally in your heart.

Village tour with authentic Sri Lankan lunch:
Enjoy trekking through a village, 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. Immerse yourself in an archetypal Sri Lankan village. Wind down to a scrumptious home cooked meal in the heart of the
village.

Afternoon, proceed to Polonnaruwa, the second kingdom of Sri Lanka, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is famous for its better kept ruins.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya/Dambulla (Accommodation in 4-star hotel)

4

DAY 04

Sigiriya – Matale – Kandy – Drop off Location (Kandy, Colombo, Mt Lavinia, Negombo or at the Katunayake Airport)


Tour ends today and you will be dropped off in your hotel in Kandy, Colombo, Mt Lavinia, Negombo or at the airport for your departure flight.

If time permits visit Dambulla Cave Temple and Matale Spice Gardens.

*Dambulla Cave Temple: Dambulla cave temple is part of the Golden Triangle of Sri Lanka and is encrusted into a magnificently large rock. Also known as the “Golden Temple” it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991.

*Matale Spice Garden: Sri Lanka is well renowned for its spices and natural ayurvedic remedies and Matale spice garden delivers it all! Stroll through the hand reared and harvested plantations of natural spices to satisfy the three main senses. See the large tropical trees and take in the fragrant aromas. Touch and learn about the popular and exotic spices that are so readily used in Sri Lankan cuisines and ayurvedic treatments.

*Pre-& post tours are available. Please inquire after booking.

*Pick-ups & Drop-offs can be arranged from places not mentioned, for an additional charge. Please inquire after booking.

 

Cancellation, No Show and Refund Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 30 days in advance of the start date of the tour. Cancellation must be in writing and sent by the person who made the booking. Cancellation take effect from the date the written notice is received. After commencement of the tour, no refund in full or part will be given for unutilized services in the package.

*Up to 30 days before the tour or activity date – Fixed processing fee of AUD 50.00 will be charged and balance will be refunded.

*We reserve the right to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances

 

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.

 

  • This package includes 4 star category accommodation. Higher category can be requested for an additional charge.

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