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Departure Tours Pearl of the Indian ocean - Sri Lanka

Route :

  • Dambulla

  • Giritale

  • Anuradhapura

  • Sigiriya

  • Polonnaruwa

  • Matale

  • Kandy

  • Nuwara Eliya

  • Pinnawala

  • Colombo

9 Days and 8 Nights
8 breakfest and 7 lunches included
USD/pax DBL : 850
Suppl. SGL : 550
Child** : 350

Why Choose Our Departure Tours

  • Guaranteed departures from min. 2 persons with English speaking tour guide
  • Visiting the "Cultural Triangle"
  • Local train ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya
  • Visiting a local village in Sigiriya
Payment Policy
30 days prior Full payment
Cancellation Policy
30-15 days prior to arrival 60% of the price
14-9 days prior to arrival 75% of the price
8-0 days prior to arrival 80% of the price

*Kindly note that the above tour programs are samples only. We can tailor made your program as per your request.
**4-11 Years (Including an extra bed)

Date of Departure
Saturday
April, 2017
08
May, 2017
06
June, 2017
17
July, 2017
15
August, 2017
12
September, 2017
23

Program

Day 1

Colombo

Arrival, meet and greet by the local representative and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight stay in Colombo

Day 2

Colombo

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby at 10:0 Hrs and enjoy the city tour in Colombo.
Sri Lanka's capital, biggest city and major port has its supporters and detractors. You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 10:00 Hrs. The tour will begin from the Fort area of Colombo which has been a fort during the times of Portuguese and Dutch. You will drive through the commercial areas and drive past Pettah, a colorful Oriental bazaar with a mix of people, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques and temples. You have a chance to see a Hindu Temple, Buddhist Temple (Gangarama Temple) and a Mosque of Colombo. Drive through the Marin Drive.
Afterwards you will have a local lunch. Continue your journey to see the Wolfendhal Dutch Church, Hulfts dorp Law Courts as driving along the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens. You will also visit the Independence Square and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall before returning to the hotel.
Note: While visiting places of worship (Temple etc.) You will be required to wear appropriate attire.
Overnight at Colombo

Day 3

Colombo > Dambulla > Giritalale

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to "Giritale".
On the way you will visit the "Golden Rock Dambulla Temple"

Golden Rock Dambulla Temple: A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m2 ) are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues. It is home to the Worlds most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colours and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era ) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century. Sinhalese people call it as ' Dambulu Gala' (Dambulla Rock) and the Temple is called as the ' Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya' (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple).

After visiting the temple you will have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue your journey to Giritale.
OPTIONAL (NOT INCLUDED): Jeep Safari at "Minneriya National Park".

Minneriya National Park: "Minneriya National Park" being part of the elephant corridor which joins up with Kaudulla and Wasgomuwa parks, Minneriya National Park gives the opportunity to see herds of Elephants throughout the year. May to October is the best period to visit Minneriya National Park in view of the famous Gathering of the wild elephants. It is the largest known meeting place of Asian Elephants in the world.

Overnight stay at Giritale

Day 4

Giritale > Anuradhapura > Giritale

Breakfast at the hotel. You proceed to Anuradhapura.

Anuradhapura: Which was the first capital of Sri Lanka established in the 4th century BC. It was the royal capital for 119 successive Singhalese Kings and lasted for about thousand five hundred years. Many historic monuments and buildings still remain The historic city of Anuradhapura is an essential stop on any tour of Sri Lanka. It is one of eight World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

Sri Mahabodhi Tree: It is hard to believe; but without a shadow of doubt—that this small tree with limbs so slender that they must be supported on iron crutches, is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world (2,200 years).
A branch of the very Bo beneath which (at Buddha Gaya in North India) the Buddha himself found Enlightenment, was brought to Sri Lanka in the 3rd Century B.C. by the Princess/religieuse Sanghamitta; a sister of the saint Mahinda.

You will also have photo stops at "Loha Prasada – The Brazen Palace" , "Mahathupa – Ruwanweli Dagaba", "Thuparama Dagaba", ‘Jetavana Dagaba", "Abhayagiri Vihāra, Monastery & Dagaba", "Samadhi Buddha" , "Kuttam Pokuna – The Twin Ponds" and "Mirisavati Dagaba Chat conversation"
During the tour you will enjoy a local lunch. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon
Overnight stay at Giritale

Day 5

Giritale > Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > Giritale

Early breakfast at the hotel. You proceed to the Sigiriya - Rock Fortress and City.

Sigiriya - Rock Fortress and City: Built by an obsessed monarch in the 5th century, Sigiriya or Lion Rock is an astonishing feat of engineering and construction. The most striking portion of Sigiriya, a terracotta and grey core of rock set in the cultural heart of Sri Lanka, rises a sheer 200 metres above a forested plain, its flattened summit sloping gently. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, Sigiriya is Asia’s best preserved city of the first millennium, showing complex urban planning around the base of the rock, combined with sophisticated engineering and irrigation skills in the palace perched on the summit. (Small snack packet will be provided before climbing the fortress)

After climbing the Sigiriya, you will experience a unique village tour. You will enjoy a journey on a bullock cart and also a chance to visit a local house and then enjoy a typical Sri Lankan food.
After lunch you proceed to Polonnaruwa. You will experience the city tour by bicycles.

Polonnaruwa: A part of the famous ‘Cultural Triangle' Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. The glories of that age can be found in archaeological treasures which give a pretty good idea of how the city looked in its heyday. You'll find the archaeological park a delight to explore, with hundreds of ancient structures – tombs and temples, statues and stupas – in a compact core.

The Quadrangle alone is worth the trip Polonnaruwa – points of Interest Gal Vihara Lankatilaka Latha-Mandapaya Hatadage Bathing Pools Nissanka Malla’s Palace Atadage Are some of the places that you will be visiting during the tour,
(A fresh King coconut will be offered after the bicycle tour) Return to the hotel,
Overnight stay at Giritale

Day 6

Giritale > Matale > Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel. You proceed to Kandy. On the way visit Matale.

Matale: Famous for its spices and spices gardens. These spice gardens offers tourists memorable visits to various spice plantations in Sri Lanka. In order to promote and uplift spice growing. During early historical times Sri Lanka Known as Taprobane, was world renowned for its quality spices. During ancient times the Greeks, Romans and the Arabic maintained their links with Sri Lanka through the spice trade.

You will enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant.
Afterwards, continue your journey to Kandy. You will enjoy a sight-seeing tour in Kandy.

Kandy: Kandy is the charming hill capital of Sri Lanka and the island’s second largest city. Nestling midst low hills, and looped by the Mahaweli river; Kandy is the country’s religious and cultural centre and a World Heritage City.
The city was born in the 14th century and became the capital of the Kandyan kingdom in the 16th century. The focal point is the “Dalada Maligawa’’ also known as the temple of the tooth, where the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined. There are many shrines and temples in and around Kandy, where you will see rare paintings, frescoes, wood and stone carvings. Kandy is still the home of the arts and crafts, music and dance and song which flourished under the patronage of the Kandyan Kings. The City, surrounded by hills and valleys, rivers, lakes and cascading waterfalls.
Kandy is an exciting place for shopping with souvenirs. After The visit to the Temple you proceed to the Cultural show. The cultural show is famous among tourists to the hill capital, Kandy. The show is performed in the evening and runs for approximately one hour, during which the spectators are held spellbound by the colourful acts on show. Sri Lankan drummers exhibit their skills, and divers forms of dance can be witnessed, all executed with skill and enthusiasm. The final act is the fire show, with the artists stunning the audience by eating fire and rubbing fire along their bodies! It is a very enjoyable and entertaining show that colorfully depicts the country’s cultural heritage.

Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 7

Kandy > Nuwara Eliya > Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning proceed to Peradeniya rail way station and take the train to Nanu Oya (Subject to confirmation of the tickets/train). Enjoy the picturesque journey from your observation carriage, the train snaking its way through the mountains through the tea country. The guide and the tourist vehicle will follow you to Nanu Oya, the last station before Nuwara Eliya. From here continue by bus to Nuwara Eliya. Wander through the trails of British colonial era with buildings ranging from Georgian to Queen Anne, the hill club of the English Tea Planters. After lunch return to Kandy by bus.
Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 8

Kandy > Pinnawala > Colombo

Breakfast at the hotel. Return to Colombo via Pinnawala.
Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Pinnawala: Currently being a home to 93 elephants Pinnawala at the time was a very remote area with lush coconut plantations and most importantly an area where the availability of mahouts was not lacking. Also the immense amount of water required by the elephants is supplemented with the availability of “Ma oya” running close by. See baby jumbos wondering around their cramped foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers at Pinnawala, A place you will really enjoy and never forget. Most orphans are accustomed to their curious human visitors are harmless. Pinnawala is the most popular and accessible place to see large numbers of these lovable animals in a natural habitat. It is the most popular elephant ‘attraction’ with tourists because nowhere else, except at the splendid ‘Perahera’ will you see so many elephants at such close quarters. Feeding time Visitors are completely enamoured at feeding time when the baby Jumbo’s babies are bottle fed.

Lunch at Pinnalanda restaurant and return to Colombo by 17:00 Hrs
Overnight stay in Colombo

Day 9

Colombo

Breakfast at the hotel and you will be transferred to Bandaranaike International Airport for departure.

Included Hotels

COLOMBO

OZO COLOMBO (4*)

Standard Room

www.ozohotels.com/colombo-srilanka

GIRITALE

GIRITALE HOTEL (3*)

Standard Room

www.giritalehotel.com

KANDY

SENANI HOTEL (3*)

Standard Room

www.senanihotel.com

Important Notes

  • Prices are valid from minimum 2 participants and are valid until September 2017. Prices are in US Dollars.
  • MAGIC ASIA HOLIDAYS reserves the right to reject bookings if availability problems occur.
  • If only one single person has booked a tour, the booking can only be confirmed as soon as another booking is received. If no other booking has been received until 3 weeks prior to departure, the tour will be cancelled. The single person can then be booked on another departure. If, due to cancellations of participants, only one person remains for a tour, the tour has to be cancelled, even if it was confirmed earlier.
  • The single person will remain on the waiting list until another booking is received. If there is no other booking, a private tour can be booked with additional charges. Please contact us for a quotation.
  • The single person will remain on the waiting list until another booking is received. If there is no other booking, a private tour can be booked with additional charges. Please contact us for a quotation.
  • All bookings are on request and subject to availability (no free sale).
  • If the prices increase by more than 10%, MAGIC ASIA HOLIDAYS must publish this information at least 30 days in advance.
  • In case of force majeure or other unforeseen circumstances MAGIC ASIA HOLIDAYS reserves the right to change the tour programs.
  • Guaranteed Departure “means that all participants of the tour share a vehicle (car, minibus, bus). The participants will normally be picked up at their hotel in the morning and will be returned to the hotel in the evening.
  • Reservations have to be made at least 21 days in advance.
  • Guaranteed departures only take place at the specified dates.
  • It is not possible to book only part of a tour or change the tours itinerary. The tours can only be sold as the complete package.
  • The costs for the tour have to be paid in full prior to arrival. With the confirmation of the booking MAGIC ASIA HOLIDAYS will advise about the payment conditions. MAGIC ASIA HOLIDAYS reserves the right to cancel the booking without notice if these conditions are not met.
  • MAGIC ASIA HOLIDAYS and its employees and agencies will conduct the tours described in this brochure; however, MAGIC ASIA HOLIDAYS only acts as an agent for several service providers. MAGIC ASIA HOLIDAYS is not responsible for the actions of these providers (incl. hotels).
  • MAGIC ASIA HOLIDAYS has selected the good or best hotels of the respective category. However, please note that this is a country specific category. 3 and 4 star hotels, cannot be compared with European.

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