Sri lanka Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavorful food make Sri Lanka irresistible.
In this trip, we help you explore Sri lanka on your own way at a very affordable price.
Meeting at the airport .
Depart to the hotel hassle free.
Overnight in Colombo
After breakfast free day or Halfday Colombo City Tour & Shopping
After breakfast, Visit Colombo city, Capital of Sri Lanka-Colombo – colorful metropolis, which is interspersed with traces of the colonial past and modern urban bustle. The commercial capital of Sri Lanka is one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in Asia. The city combines the colonial influence from the past, the modern day cosmopolitan vibe and signs of different ethnic identities. There is much to discover in Colombo from culinary trails to shopping sprees. There are also places of interest to add to your sightseeing list.We’ll see Buddhist temple, church Wolvendhal (monument of the reign of the Dutch), Hindu temple, town hall, Cinnamon Gardens – exclusive suburb of the capital, where the beautiful villas pokolonialnych is home to several embassies and elite schools, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall ( BMICH) – a gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China and more.
After breakfast, free day or KANDY EXCURSION
Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage /Tea Plantation & Tea Factory Visit /Herbal & Spice Garden Visit /Visit Temple of Tooth Relic /Kandy City Tour & Shopping . After breakfast at hotel , proceed from Colombo to Kandy .En route visit the Elephant Sanctuary in Pinnawela, which was built in 1975 for rescued, injured or abused elephants and attracts visitors from all over the world to view these sumptuous animals.Today has the largest herd in captivity in the world and offers us an opportunity to see elephants running in this natural environment. You will have a unique and intimate experience to caress and you feed the elephants with a small bottle of milk and appreciate the bond of union with their human foster parents called “eth gowwa”, and enjoy the highest visual event of the day, the bath and experience that an elephant lover would never forget. On completion, visit Herbal & Spice Garden.
Sri Lanka is world renowned for its valued spices and healing herbs. Our lush spice and herbal gardens feature many important herbs such as Sandalwood, Margosa, Cocoa, Citronella, Almond, Jasmine and Coconut. When visiting us, make the most of the chance to experience first-hand how cloves, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and saffron are grown in their natural surroundings . Visit Tea plantation and Tea factory for a tasting session in Giragama .Tea, Sri Lanka’s tea cultivators and manufacturers are the custodians of the traditional, orthodox method of black tea production. This is still agreed by most experts to produce the best black tea. Even with the technological improvements introduced over the last thirty or forty years, the orthodox method is relatively slow and labor-intensive; but as the tea planters and traders of Sri Lanka have always maintained, good tea cannot be hurried. Nor, oddly enough, can it be delayed. The time devoted to each of the processes of tea manufacture has to be finely judged if a quality product is to be obtained. On completion do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which 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.Once in Kandy will introduce you to some of curious sites, including Gem museum, Wood Carving and the Batik Factory and see the various phases of batik manufacture.Batik has been an ancient art of painting cloth and today Sri Lanka is among the world leaders in the design of batik. Batik galleries and factories offer batik from simple single-colored designs to intricate multi-colored masterpieces. Gem stones of Sri Lanka are many and varied, some rare and precious, others considered semi precious but equally beautiful.Sri Lankan gem stones are found in alluvial deposits of old river beds which have been covered by centuries of over lay from the eroding of the surrounding hills. Wood carving industry is believed to be emerged first from temples in Sri Lanka at the beginning of early 1357 AD. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Kandy had become home to the relic of the tooth of the Buddha which symbolizes a 4th-century tradition that used to be linked to the Sinhalese monarchy, since the protector of the relic was the ruler of the landThe Sacred Tooth Relic (Dālada) of the Buddha is the most venerated object of worship for Buddhists world .Its present house, the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Dālada Māligāwa) in Kandy, Sri Lanka is considered the foremost sacred place of worship in the Buddhist world.
CULTURAL & HERITAGE UNESCO SITES TOUR
It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses. The latter include Vishnu and the Ganesha. The murals cover an area of 2,100 square metres (23,000 sq ft). Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara, and Buddha’s first sermon.Prehistoric Sri Lankans would have lived in these cave complexes before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka as there are burial sites with human skeletons about 2700 years old in this area, at Ibbankatuwa near the Dambulla cave complexes .On completion, climb the ancient fortress of Sigiriya – world heritage site, with magnificent views over the surrounding. Sigiriya, The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 370 m high (the ‘Lion’s Rock’, which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site. The poems inscribed on the rock, and known as the ‘Sigiri graffiti,’ are among the most ancient texts in the Sinhalese language, and thus show the considerable influence exerted by the abandoned city of Kassapa I on both literature.On completion, leave you back to your Hotel with remarkable travel experience.
Visit Turtle Hatchery Farm /Madu River Mangrove Boat Ride/ Moonstone Mine Visit /Mask Factory Visit /Visit Galle Dutch Fort & Galle City . After breakfast, leave for visit Galle Dutch Fort & Galle City.En route visit Turtle Hatchery Farm in Kosgoda.Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.On completion, visit Mask Factory & Moonstone mine A moonstone is grey in colour and feels cool and smooth to the touch. When polished it has a glow like of the moon. Have you ever wondered where that pretty little moonstone on your finger actually comes from? Moonstone’s are in the semi-precious category and are an important component of the Sri Lankan gem industry. The finest are bluish in colour and are found in high concentrations in heading inland 7km to Mitiyagoda, between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa. Moonstone has been mined in these sweltering forests forever and the moonstone mines, little more than muddy rabbit holes, 6m or 7m long, are fascinating as is the process of filtering out the precious stones, cutting them up and polishing them up ready for sale. At the Moonstone Factory you can see or even go down into a narrow shaft where the stones are mined.Do the Madu River safari by boat and natural fish massage at the RiverTogether with the smaller Random Lake, to which it is connected by two narrow channels, it forms the Madu Ganga wetland. Its estuary and the many mangrove islets on it constitute a complex coastal wetland ecosystem. In has high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance, being home to 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals. It might be one of the last remaining tracts of untouched mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.The inhabitants of its islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil .Visit Galle City & Galle Dutch Fort.The capital of south Sri Lanka, ancient & cultural oldest landmark of the island Galle would be a totally different experience for every visitor. Do visit this beautiful town in during your Sri Lanka tour. Today’s town has grown greatly and spreads into the hinterland but the Fort is the slow-beating heart of Galle’s history: Portuguese and Dutch fort, Sea Museum.
After breakfast Departure to Airport and goodbye.
3N Accommodation in Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel
Return Airport Transfers on SIC
All applicable taxes & Fees
Any personal expenses or meals not included in the inclusions
Anything not included in inclusions
|Daily Tours||Price per person (private vehicle)||Entrance Fees PER PERSON|
|Colombo City Tour & Shopping – Halfday||
|Kandy Excursion- Full Day||
|Culture & Heritage UNESCO Sites Tour||
|Galle Excursion Tour||
- All tours are exclusive of Entrance fees .
- Tours Are with English speaking Driver .
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