Sri Lanka Heritage 8 Days

Duration:

8 Days

Destinations:

  • Day 1: UK – Colombo
  • Day 2: Colombo city tour
  • Day 3: Aukana-Mihintale-Anuradhapura
  • Day 4: Polonnaruwa-Habarana-Sigiriya
  • Day 5: Dambulla-Matale-Kandy
  • Day 6: Kandy-Pinnawela-Kandy
  • Day 7: Kandy-Nanuoya-Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 8: St Clair
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*Note: The distances mentioned on the itinerary are approximate travelling in coach per day.

What you see:

  • Colombo City tour
  • Anuradhapura, Mihintale
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Polonnaruwa City tour
  • Dambulla Rock Temple
  • Kandy City tour

What you get:

  • All nights in 4 star hotel
  • Return flights from London Heathrow Airport
  • Meal plans as indicated at the bottom of your daily itinerary
  • Entrances to sightseeing’s and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Transportation by air conditioned executive coach

Price excludes:

  • Visa charges
  • Tips (for tour managers, guides and driver)
  • Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, lunch etc.
  • All those which are not mentioned above
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Sri Lanka Heritage - 8 Days

Day 1: UK – Colombo

Check into overnight flight to Colombo from London Airport.

[x] Breakfast [x] Indian lunch [Y] On-flight Dinner


Day 2: Colombo city tour

Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport. Transfer to your colonial hotel in Colombo. In the afternoon embark on a city tour of Colombo, which includes Fort, Pettah, the Gangarama temple, a Museum and the Town Hall.

[Y] On-flight Breakfast [x] Indian lunch [Y] Dinner


Day 3: Aukana-Mihintale-Anuradhapura

After breakfast, leave for Anuradhapura (a World Heritage Site), the first capital and undoubtedly the grandest city of the ancient Sri Lanka. You visit Brazen Palace - 1600 stone columns, the remains of a magnificent multi-storied residence for monks. Ruwanweliseya - famous for all the Dagobas and Isurumuniya rock temple and also known for its rock carvings. On enroute you stop at Aukana to see the tallest Buddha Statue of Sri Lanka. Visit Mihintale, The Cradle of Buddha the town where Buddhism first overwhelmed the people of Sri Lanka. Overnight in Dambulla

[Y] Breakfast [x] Indian lunch [Y] Dinner


Day 4: Polonnaruwa-Habarana-Sigiriya

After breakfast, leave for Polonnaruwa. You visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, Gal Viharaya where the splendid statues of the Buddha and of king Parakumbahu. Here are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, Lankathilake, Watadage, Galpotha, Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic. At Habarana make an optional safari on an elephant to the jungle. Evening proceed climb 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a world heritage site, known as The 'Lion Rock'.

Visit the world renowned frescos of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya. (You have to walk up about more than 200 steps to see the frescos. All natural steps are safe to walk). Overnight in Dambulla.

[Y] Breakfast [x] Indian lunch [Y] Dinner


Day 5: Dambulla-Matale-Kandy

Today visit Dambulla rock temple - world heritage site, and the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples - caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings containing 150 images of the Buddha. You head towards Kandy. En route stop at Matale to see a Hindu temple, visit a Sri Lankan School, a batik factory and a spice garden to see different spices, and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Later in the evening, you visit to the temple of tooth, followed by experience a show of cultural Performers. Overnight in Kandy.

[Y] Breakfast [x] Indian lunch [Y] Dinner


Day 6: Kandy-Pinnawela-Kandy

After breakfast, proceed to Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Now its home for over 65 elephants and babies. Afternoon, you visit Embekka, wood carving temple & Gadaladeniya, stone carving temple. Later visit Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. Evening enjoy the city tour of Kandy. Visits to Gem Museum, Upper Lake, Arts & Crafts Centre, and explore the Kandy bazaar on your own. Overnight in Kandy.

[Y] Breakfast [x] Indian lunch [Y] Dinner


Day 7: Kandy-Nanuoya-Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, leave for Nuwara Eliya, known as "Little England". Embark on a journey by train between Kandy and Nanu-oya. Visit the tea plantation and a tea factory where the best tea in the world is being produced. Observe the process of manufacturing tea, tea grading and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.

[Y] Breakfast [x] Indian lunch [Y] Dinner


Day 8: St Clair

After breakfast, travel through a beautiful landscape & see the widest waterfall of Sri Lanka, "St. Clair". Drive through Kithulgala where the Oscar Winning movie "Bridge on the River Kwai" was filmed. Transfer to airport for return flight home.

[Y] Breakfast [x] Indian lunch [x] Dinner


Optional Extension

If you would like to extend your holiday to selected beach hotels in Sri Lanka or Maldives, please contact our office for more details or visit our website www.sonatours.co.uk

This tour can be conducted at any time of the year. Please contact office for best prices. Other tailored made Sri Lanka packages are available in our website or contact office for package guidance.

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SRI LANKAN HERITAGE – 06 nights / 08 days

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Child (2 -11 years) price based on 2 adults sharing

Maximum capacity 3 in a room.


OPTIONAL HARBANA ELEPHANT RIDE
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The above price is based on minimum 10 passengers travelling at the same time. If there are less than 10 passengers, there will be an additional supplement charge. Any extensions, may incur a supplement charge too. Price includes the current fuel supplement. See pages ??? for holiday information & booking conditions and must be read prior to booking. Prices are subject to change in accordance with our pricing policy as per our terms and conditions on page ???.

Flights are from London and subject to availability of seat class. Full details and flight timings are available at the time of booking. The itinerary is subject to change due to flight timings.

This tour can be conducted at any time of the year. Please contact office for best prices. Other tailored made Sri Lanka packages are available in our website or contact office for package guidance.


OTHER SRI LANKA PACKAGES available in our website or contact office:


LOCATION NIGHTS 4* HOTELS or similar
Colombo 1 Ceylon Continental Hotel
Dambula 2 Amaya Lake Hotel
Kandy 2 Amaya Hills
Nuwara Eliya 1 Grand Hotel(Golf Wing)
 

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