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Sri Lanka Delight
 

Sri Lanka Delight

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Sri Lanka Delight 08 Days / 07 Nights

During the multi-day tour in Sri Lanka, visit the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and enjoy looking at the gentle giants in their natural habitat. Head to the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fort or marvel at the ruins of Royal Palace, and statues of the Lord Buddha in Polonnaruwa. It offers an opportunity to explore the Dambulla Rock Temple, a scenic spice garden in Matale, and the modern city, Kandy.

 

Tour Nights

  • Mount Lavinia: 2 nights
  • Kandalama: 2 nights
  • Kandy: 1 night
  • Nuwara Eliya: 1 night
  • Yala Park: 1 night

Tour At a Glance

  • Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Marvel at the fascinating sites of the historical Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Explore the ruins, temples and Buddha statues in Polonnaruwa
  • Behold the beauty of Dambulla Rock Temple
  • Enjoy cultural and modern attractions in Kandy
  • Tour code: STSL04
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Itinerary details

Mount-Lavinia

Day 1

Mount Lavinia

Meet and assist at airport on arrival & transfer to Mount Lavinia (approx. 1.5hrs) Overnight stay at Mount Lavinia . Read More

Pinnawala-03

Day 2

Mount Lavinia to Pinnawala. (approx. 3 hrs)

Transfer from Mount Lavinia to Pinnawala. (approx. 3 hrs) Visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawela was born. The success story of Pinnawela has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawela have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawela herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals. Transfer from Pinnawala to Kandalama. (approx. 3. hrs). Read More

Kandalama

Day 3

Kandalama to Sigiriya. (approx. 45 minutes)

Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ’Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 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. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Transfer from Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa. (approx. 2hrs) Visit Polonnaruwa, which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a world heritage site. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in ’Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock could be seen, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya - a lake built by King Parakramabahu the great. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic. Transfer from Polonnaruwa to Kandalama. (approx. 2hrs). Read More

Dambulla

Day 4

Kandalama to Dambulla. (approx. 30 minutes)

Transfer from Kandalama to Dambulla. (approx. 30 minutes) Visit Dambulla rock temple, which was built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a World Heritage Site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres 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 of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres. Transfer from Dambulla to Matale. (Approx. 1 hr) Visit a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here, clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Witness a Cookery demonstration. Transfer from Matale to Kandy. (approx. 1 hr) Do a city tour of Kandy, which was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Thereafter witness a cultural show. Read More

Kandy

Day 5

Kandy to Tea Plantation. (approx. 1.5hrs)

Transfer from Kandy to Tea Plantation. (approx. 1.5hrs) Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Transfer from Tea Plantation to Nuwara Eliya. (approx. 1.5hrs). Read More

Nuwara-Eliya

Day 6

Nuwara Eliya to Yala. (approx. 5 hrs)

Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Yala. (approx. 5 hrs) Do a safari of the Yala National Park by jeep. Yala is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka which is the home for wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deers and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here. Read More

Yala

Day 7

Yala to Mount Lavinia. (approx. 7 hrs)

Transfer from Yala to Mount Lavinia. (approx. 7 hrs). Read More

Bandarawela

Day 8

Departure

Transfer to airport for departure. Read More

Dates and Prices

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  • SINGLE ROOM SUPP (PP)

Hotels

  • Mount Lavinia
    Mount Lavinia
    Mount Lavinia

     

  • Heritance Kandalama
    Heritance Kandalama
    Dambulla

     

  • Earls Regency
    Earls Regency
    Kandy

     

  • Heritance Tea Factory
    Heritance Tea Factory
    Nuwara Eliya

     

  • Cinnamon Wild Yala
    Cinnamon Wild Yala
    Kirinda

     

Mount Lavinia

Mount Lavinia
  • Mount Lavinia

Mount Lavinia Hotel is located on a stunning promontory overlooking the Indian Ocean and has a direct access to the beach. The hotel is 12 kilometres from the City Centre Colombo and 54 kilometres from the Bandaranaike Intern

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Heritance Kandalama

Dambulla
  • Heritance Kandalama

Heritance Kandalama Hotel is located right in the heart of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. It is just few minutes drive from the ancient town of Dambulla, the Heritance Kandalama, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. The hotel i

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Earls Regency

Kandy
  • Earls Regency

Situated on the mountainside, overlooking the Mahaweli River and valley, the Earl's Regency Hotel Kandy is surrounded by lush garden. This property is just 4 kilometers from the City Centre Kandy. Drive time from Colombo Inte

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Heritance Tea Factory

Nuwara Eliya
  • Heritance Tea Factory

Heritance Tea Factory Hotel Nuwara Eliya is positioned at Kandapala in the beautiful city of Nuwara Eliya. The property is 14 kilometers from the City Centre and 21 kilometers from the Train Station. The hotel is close to ma

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Cinnamon Wild Yala

Kirinda
  • Cinnamon Wild Yala

Situated in Kirinda, this all-inclusive lodge is in the same region as Yala National Park.

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What's Included?

  • Accommodation in standard rooms on Bed & Breakfast basis for 7 nights from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 8 at hotels specified or of similar standard.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to Elephant Orphanage , Polonnaruwa , Sigiriya , Dambulla , Cultural Show , Kandy Temple , Yala National Park & a Jeep Safari in Yala.
  • Services of a English Speaking Chauffeur Guide.

What's not Included?

  • International flights.
  • Video Camera and Still Camera permits at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
  • Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
  • Meals not specified above.
  • Entrance fees to sites not specified above.
  • Cost of ticket to view the Kandy Esala Perahera which will be held in Kandy.
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
  • Tips and Porterage.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Christmas and New Year’s eve supplements at hotels.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
* Offer valid for selected dates | Subject to Availability | Terms and Conditions Apply