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The Essence of History & Vedda Heritage

The Essence of History & Vedda Heritage

$3199 / per person
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Code: SLVH120034

Look for the heart of indigenous tribe of Sri Lanka, move along with the heartbeat of the Beautiful Island. Understand the culture and how the precious geographic location of Sri Lanka helped to change the heritage of this pearl of Indian Ocean. Move along to the exquisite wonders of Wasgamuwa, marvel at Rock Fortress Sigiriya – and have a heart to heart talk with the surviving indigenous tribe of Sri Lanka. Experience culture, heritage, the hospitality, warmth, sun and sea on this exquisite 13-day itinerary.

 

This is only open for the individuals who want to explore the culture of Sri Lanka at its best. To mingle with the only tribal community of Sri Lanka, in their home turf.

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Highlights

  • Pinnawala
  • Trekking experience through the Knuckles range
  • Visit Veddah community which helps to directly contribute towards the welfare of this unique tribal community
  • Temple of the tooth relic
  • Cultural dance
  • Pigeon Island Boat Ride (Optional)
  • Thiriyai Vata-da-ge
  • Natural Harbour
  • Nilaveli
  • Anuradhapura Ancient Kingdom
  • Negombo city tour

Inclusive of Price

  • Accommodation provided for the 12 nights, on specified or similar hotels – Including daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned Vehicle
  • English Speaking Chauffer Guide
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned attractions
  • Applicable taxes

Exclusive of Price

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

Tour Plan

1

DAY 01

Airport (Katunayaka) - Negombo

Arrival in Sri Lanka. You will be welcomed by your host and local guide to this magical island. Transferred directly to your hotel in Negombo. Evening you will be provided with a city tour and chance to shop at exotic vintage boutiques.



Dinner and Overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo

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DAY 02

Negombo – Pinnawala - Kandy

After a delicious taste of tropical breakfast at the hotel, you will be on route to Kandy. On route, you will be offered the chance to take a glimpse into the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. In the late afternoon enjoy the cultural dance.



Dinner and Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.

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DAY 03

Kandy

Followed with the traditional/western breakfast at the hotel, you will be gracing the land of kings, proceed to Kandy. Enjoy a simple, yet a luxurious trip to this cultural town. Known to be a bustling city with a lake in middle, Kandy is an epitome of the both Sri Lankan and British empires. Considered as the last kingdom city, it is adorned with various traditional arts and crafts which you will discover during your tour. Be sure to enjoy our visit to the Woodcarving & Gem shop, Gem Museum, Kandy Bazar/markets and a visit to a Batik Factory while going through the upper lake drive.


Visit Temple of Tooth

Temple of Tooth Relic (Dalada Maligawa) is a sacred temple with the history backing down to 1687. The octagonal shape and golden roofs are the most memorable piece of architecture of this place, in which you will be able to visit the Relics of the Lord Buddha. Although the actual tooth is not shown, the casket will be shown twice per day, during the worshipping (Theawawa) hours.

 

Dinner and Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.

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DAY 04

Kandy – Knuckles Range - Kandy

After another breakfast at the hotel which is famous for their hot roti served with a sizzling curry of lentils, you will be ready to conquer the knuckles mountain range, a true beauty in the Central Province of the country with mist and cool breeze. After a trek through the Knuckles Range, take a moment to celebrate the pleasantly sore legs and enjoy the evening with a cool glass of your preferred beverage.



Knuckles Mountain Range

One of the main UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. Named after a mountain range resembling the set of knuckles in the closed fist, this is exceptionally popular among natural scientists, zoologists, and anyone who loves to immerse themselves in the wonders of Mother Nature.



Dinner and Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.

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Day 05

Kandy - Dambana – Kandy

Adorned with ‘Kandy delicacies’ be sure to try every dish served in the breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast will be served at early morning, getting you to embark on the journey to visits the cultural highlight of the tour.

 

Visit to Vedda Community in Dambana – tracking back to 1880 B.C Veddahs represent the first ever residents of this tiny island. Closely-knit communities of Veddahs still operate within their cultural norms. Especially their traditions, and some of their dances ‘Kiri Koraha “is a tribal dance, sensing roots to other surviving indigenous communities in the world. As the major highlight of the tour, you will be meeting the chief of the tribe, Uruwarige Wanniyalatto who heads his tribe with a steel-like a grip while showing a much more human candour. He is most worried about the commercialization of their tribe and hence tries to limit visitors and also to allow the wonders of modern-day miracles spill over to their tribe – without destroying their heritage. Be prepared to respect their customs and to experience the true essence of culture.

 

Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy

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Day 06

Kandy – Dambulla

After the Hustle and bustle of Kandy, the entire group will be assisted to move into Dambulla and finally to Minneriya.

 

Visit Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla cave temple is a part of the Historical golden triangle in Sri Lanka. Known for the complex architecture of the cave, this cave temple is built adjoining to a magnificent cave encrusted ta rock.

 

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.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Dambulla

7

Day 07

Dambulla-Sigiriya- Dambulla

After a delicious taste of tropical breakfast at the hotel, you will be on route to the most Instagram worthy city of Sri Lanka – Sigiriya to climb Sigiriya, the only rock fortress in the country.

Afternoon, move into the Safari visit to Wasgamuwa National Park. Wasgamuwa is the only national park to take a glimpse of the Sri Lankan leopard in their natural habitat and especially the wild bears.

Dinner and Overnight stay at a hotel in Dambulla

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Day 08

Dambulla – Trincomalee

Enjoy your breakfast, and proceed to Eastern beaches of the island. Many tourists do not get the chance to visits this beautiful coastal town since they are not immersing themselves with everything that this country has to offer. Take a moment to enjoy the change of scenery while you are whisked away to Trincomalee, ‘Trinco “as the locals fondly call it.

Hot springs – if you are looking for a medicinal bath from a hot spring, be ready to take a plunge or not, in the natural hot spring in Trinco.

 

Natural Harbour – this is the safest natural harbours in the world with the contribution of Mother Nature.

Apart from these, be sure to immerse yourself in British war cemetery, Trinco fort, Thiriyai Vata-da-age and Nilaveli one of the most iconic beaches in the Country. Locals are head over heels in love with this beach, the reason for you to see it from your own eyes.

 

Dinner and Overnight stay at Trincomalee

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DAY 09

Trincomalee

After a traditional breakfast, get your snorkel equipment and ready to dive down to enjoy the luxurious Pigeon Island (Optional). One of the most memorable tiny islands in the country – the surrounding sea of Pigeon Island boasts of a number of endemic inhabitants. Take a rocky boat ride sailing through the Indian Ocean and spend the day among coral reefs and rich marine life.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Trincomalee

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DAY 10

Trincomalee – Anuradhapura

After another memorable breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visits Anuradhapura, an iconic Kingdom city in the North Central province. Anuradhapura was the richest capital of Si Lanka and home to several kings who changed the course of history. Ruwanweliseya – a monument in honour of Lord Buddha is a must-see for any traveller who wants to understand the depth of faith that the Sri Lankan carried during 140 B.C.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Anuradhapura

11

DAY 11

Anuradhapura – Negombo

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Negombo, getting you pleasantly ready for the latter half of the trip. Negombo is one of the most happening towns in Sri Lanka. Known for its nightlife, there are many little trinkets to roam, which your local guide will be more than happy to show. After the whirlwind of tours – take a chilled beer and nestle into a cane armchair and just “CHILL”.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Negombo

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DAY 12

Negombo

Perch atop on your balcony and enjoy the surrounding view of the commercialized arena of Sri Lanka. After several days of mesmerizing memories, take this time to relax and attend to your own pleasurable moments. Or even to roam around the town and enjoy freshly prepared seafood in a nice alcove of a restaurant.

 

Dinner and Overnight stay at Negombo

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DAY 13

Negombo - Airport

Wake up early marring and try to gather up your thoughts. You will be returning to your usual routines and close your eyes for a moment and offer a simple thought of gratitude while you say Adieu to this beautiful place of the island.

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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