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7 NIGHTS LAND ONLY
Availability : January - March 2021
Colombo
Mirissa
Tour Details

Being bang in the middle of innumerable trade routes and its proximity to India different ethnic groups that prevail in the area make it an interesting potpourri of food, culture, Buddhist temples that come to vivid life against the country’s beautiful and naturally stunning terrain. It’s an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean so spectacular beaches are a given in Sri Lanka – and the ideal destination for a romantic getaway. Travelers to Sri Lanka can experience the lush plantations with sprawling planter’s bungalows that have been converted into five star resorts. A truly ‘green’ holiday.

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January – March 2021

Price Includes

  • 7 Night’s Accommodation in standard rooms on Bed & Breakfast Basis at rest of the hotels & Half Board Basis at Hotel in Mirissa.
  • Transportation by A/C Vehicle as per the Itinerary.
  • Service of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide. (02 to 06 pax)
  • 2 x 500 ml water bottles per person per day
  • Applicable Entrances: Colombo temple | Dambulla | Sigiriya | Polonnaruwa | Kandy Temple | Kandy Cultural show

Price Excludes

  • International /Domestic Airfare
  • Airport Taxes
  • Airline Pre-seating if not included
  • Airline Meals if not included
  • Any Meals (Lunch & Dinner) unless specified.
  • Beverages
  • Cost of Water Sports / Boat Rids
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance / Cancellation Insurance
  • Early check in or Late check out
  • Expenses of personal nature viz. telephone calls, table drinks, laundry, tip etc.
  • Any other services/expenses not accounted for in the above.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, waitresses

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  • CANCELLATIONS: For Normal Hotels  30 days or less - 100% cancellation charge
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Itinerary

Day 1Colombo

Private meet and assist on arrival at Airport. Transfer from Airport to Colombo

Colombo city tour: The throbbing metropolis, Colombo – located in the West – is not only the country’s commercial capital but also the turbine that impels above 50% of the national GDP flanking Colombo’s fancy urban development effort. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course – horse racing hub in 1893 & World War II airstrip – furnished today with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Meanwhile, ride to Pettah – or feel the buzz surrounding the upcoming inspiration, the Colombo Port City – an offshore city – featuring parks, and commercial complexes! Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards ‘Arcade’ facing a historic way post, the Independence Square. Every designer boutique, top-notch cuisine outlet, and even the ‘walk-over fish tank’, have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka. Have a chilled beer at the Dutch Hospital while gazing through fancy windows showcasing best fashion, jewellery & handicraft brands. Smell the scent of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple. Or, jazz up to Colombo’s nightlife spiced by night clubs & casinos that borderline its bustle. If you’re lucky, head into an exhibition at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) before swaying your head to an opera or play at Nelum Pokuna that should just drive your day into perfection!

Overnight Stay at Hotel in Colombo

Day 2Colombo – Kurunegala – Dambulla - Harabana

Breakfast at the Hotel.

Private transfer from Colombo to Dambulla
Visit Kurunegala enroute to Dambulla.

Kurunegala – Intersecting numerous main roads snaking through the island, Kurunegala – the late 13th century royal capital – shares the respect of both ancient ruins & wide stretches of coconut & rubber plantations that flourish the local economy. Option to Hop into a ‘Tuk Tuk’ and get dropped off at the Elephant Rock – Ethagala – which heats up the entire city by day. Hike up the rock for a stunning aerial view as you stand in the shade of an enormous Buddha statue inhaling the scent of incense rising from Ibba-Gala temple
Visit the Dambulla Cave temple: In the city of Dambulla lies a hub which has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. Today, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the most unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe how exquisitely cave paintings are done along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat, look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold over a land, which today houses an important junction in the country’s economic and cultural uplifting.

Overnight Stay at Hotel in Habarana

Day 3Habarana – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa - Habarana

Breakfast at the Hotel.

Private transfer to Sigiriya

Sigiriya Lions Rock. The 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site – Sigiriya – doesn’t only boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to be one of the finest monuments of art & culture. Step through the gigantic ‘Lion Paws’ overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below – to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock – resembling the mythological ‘City of Gods’ – is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Walk in the shade of an eminent ‘mirror wall’ embracing the Western face of Sigiriya representing an artistic hundred meters laminated with graffiti. Wander into the well-fabricated museum downstairs for an epic journey of yesteryears to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries.

Proceed to Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa – Rising with the decline of Anuradhapura, the city of Polonnaruwa – medieval capital & crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I – remains superior proof of ancient culture & heritage blended with religious beliefs. Walk across its scattered walls of the World Heritage Site – blessed by stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures – while observing the relic house – Watadage – which boasts of beautiful stone carvings. Take a close glance and you will realize a subtle Hindu influence on architecture and statues found in Polonnaruwa. Or sit by the side of Galviharaya and observe the absolute beauty gushing out of every bend of its huge Buddhist statues. Nissankamalla Council Chamber is however, a head-spinning beauty to just sit back and observe with its swaying pillars reminding the aesthetics of a powerful kingdom which rests beside Parakrama Samudraya – sea of Parakramabahu & masterpiece of irrigation!

Overnight Stay at Hotel in Habarana

Day 4Habarana – Matale – Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit the Spice Gardens: An agricultural zone in the Central Province. Matale seldom drops off the maps due to it remarkable contribution through flagship crops of the island extending from tea, rubber and vegetables to spices.

Proceed to Kandy City Tour and experience a visit to Kandy Temple.

Kandy a world heritage site and last royal capital of Sri Lankan Kings, crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. Stroll across this small lakeside town, bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar and art and crafts.

Evening enjoy a traditional music and drumming amplified by a cultural show.

Overnight Stay at Hotel in Kandy

Day 5Kandy – Tea Plantation – Nuwara – Eliya

Breakfast at the Hotel

Proceed to Tea Plantation

Sri Lanka, Tea, and Tourism are words which cannot be separated. Take a tour to the cold & misty hills that take pride of an ultimate tea tour, covering lush green blankets of tea plantations. Or just step into a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. As you observe the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, make sure to end your day in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon Tea.

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya City tour

Nuwara Eliya – Misty steep roads, twisting through lush green blankets of tea bushes in a cool climate, remind visitors that they are within the range of the renowned British colonial retreat, Nuwara Eliya. Augmented by an English countryside atmosphere, the city of light – once governed by English & Scottish planters – is still studded with colonial bungalows, hedgerows & one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the world. A hike through the green grass and red-brick walls should present breathtaking views of a buzzing countryside hamlet. Drive through green valleys of the hill country pierced by endless waterfalls & dotted by tea pluckers draped in bright-colored saris. Or rent a bike for a gentle ride along the banks splashed by the waters of Lake Gregory.

Overnight at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 6Nuwara – Eliya - Mirissa

Breakfast at the Hotel

Proceed to Mirissa

Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 150 kilometres south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 metres above sea level. Mirissa’s beach and nightlife make it a popular tourist destination Relax & Leisure by the beach & Hotel.

Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel in Mirissa

Day 7Mirissa

Breakfast at the Hotel

Optional Dolphin & Whale watching experience by boat in the morning,:
Optional Galle City Tour towards the evening
Relax & Leisure by the beach & Hotel.

Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel in Mirissa

Day 8Mirissa - Airport

Breakfast at the Hotel
Private transfer hotel to airport for departure flight.

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