TOUR NO 03 - 08 DAYS 07 NIGHTS
Kandy Perehera

DAY 01 - AIRPORT/ COLOMBO.
Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport, met by "Don Voyage" Representatives and transfer to Hotel in Colombo.

p.m. City Tour and Shopping

CITY TOUR AND SHOPPING
The City Tour will include places of Tourist interest such as Old parliament, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Buddhist Hindu Temple and Town Hall.

Shopping at Odel, House of Fashion, Bare foot and etc. at Colombo

Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.

DAY 02: COLOMBO / NUWARA ELIYA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Nuwara Eliya via Kithulgala.

En route visit film site of Bridge on the river Kwaii, view two waterfalls Devon Fall and St. Clairs Fall.

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara Eliya, the misty city is located over 6000 feet above sea level.
The drive will be through refreshing Tea Plantations covering the hills like carpets and cascading waterfalls to mesmerize you.

Arrive in Nuwara Eliya to be greeted by the fresh wintry atmosphere, the cottage type bungalows and the colonial air. ( Nuwara Eliya is also known as “Little England”)

CITY TOUR
Leave for Sight Seeing of Nuwara Eliya.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 03 : NUWARA ELIYA /KANDY
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Kandy.

En route visit the Tea Factory.

TEA FACTORY
Visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory en route. Sri Lanka being famous for its “Ceylon Tea” has added cheer to many the world over for more than a century.

P.m. p.m. visit art and craft centre and Gem Bureau where you will be shown a documentary film on how Sri Lankan Gem mining is traditionally done.

Enjoy a typical Sri Lankan Cultural Show of Drumming Dancing music and fire walking.

TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC
Visit the Temple of the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. This temple, the most important one for The Sri Lankan Buddhists was built in the 16th Century A.D. solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic.

Sight seeing of kandy including Upper Lake Drive.

Evening KANDY PERAHERA - (ESALA PERAHERA)

Overnight stay at Hotel in – Kandy.

DAY 04 : KANDY
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Pinnawala.

ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
Pinnawala, the foster – home of elephants of different age and size feeding, bathing, playing together and even mating. These have been found injured or left abandoned in the wilderness. There are even little baby calves born in captivity.

BOTANICAL GARDEN
Next visit the Botanical Garden Peradeniya. Which was a pleasure garden of a Kandyan King of the 16th Century and later made in to a Botanical Garden during the British regime

Evening Kandy Perehera
KANDY PERAHERA - (ESALA PERAHERA)
The significance of this great event is to invoke blessings of the gods to give the farmers rain to cultivate their crops. This ritual is performed by carrying the sacred tooth relic of the Budda through the city streets which is done with great ceremony.

Overnight stay at Hotel in – Kandy.

DAY 05 :KANDY / SIGIRIYA
After Breakfast leave for Sigiriya.

En route visit the Spice Garden.
SPICE GARDEN
Visit a spice garden at Matale which grows spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication. Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early sea faring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.

P.m. visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS
Which contains beautiful frescoes of heavenly maidens with flowers and fruit baskets and a palace garden with an intricate irrigation system - Sigiriya is called the 08th Wonder of the World. This was the Royal Citadel of King Kasyapa who ruled in the 5th Century A.D.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya

DAY 06 : SIGIRIYA / POLLONNARUWA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Pollonnaruwa.

POLLONNARUWA
2nd Capital of Sri Lanka, City Tour including visits to the Gal Vihara with its majestic rock statues of the Buddha in standing, reclining and seated forms, the Thuparamaya, the princes’ pond, Lankathilaka Viharaya and the relic houses of Watadageya, Hatadageya and the Atadageya.

Next visit the National Park at Minneriya.
SAFARI MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK
Visit Ruhunu National Park at Yala. This will include a Safari tour by jeep with a jungle tracker, where you can see animals in the Jungle; including elephants , Bears, Wild boar, Dear, Buffalo, Monkeys and many other animals if you are lucky, leopards too. You also could see different types of birds. It’s a small experience for bird watch lovers.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.

DAY 07 : SIGIRIYA / COLOMBO
Breakfast and leave Colombo.

En route visit the Cave Temples of Dambulla,
CAVE TEMPLE DAMBULLA
which contains more than 150 Statues of the Buddha. This was where a king of the 1st Century B.C. took refuge and latter converted them into a monastery.

Next City tour of Negombo

CITY TOUR NEGOMBO
Visit the Fishing Village, The Old Dutch fish market, the old protestant Church overlooking the Negombo Lagoon, The remains of the Old Dutch fortress and the Hamilton canal a masterpiece of the Dutch built for the purpose of transporting goods on rafts.

Overnight stay at Negombo Hotel.

DAY 08 : NEGOMBO / AIRPORT.
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Airport for Departure

Tour end ……..with Don Voyage….


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Price Includes
· Accommodation as stated above and …rooms twin sharing on B/B basis.
· Transport exclusively for concerned Party by air-conditioned car or Coach with English Speaking chauffeur Guide.
· Meeting arrangements at the airport on arrival and departure.
· Entrance fees to the sites. ( Kandy Perehera Tickets, Kandy - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Botanical Garden, Temple of the Tooth relic, Cultural Show , Gem Museum , Tea Factory and Sita Amman Temple, Pollonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Safari at Minneriya National Park. )

Price does not include
Ø Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
Ø Air Port Taxes
Ø Video and Camera Permits.
Ø Lunch and Dinner throughout the tour.
Ø Any other services not specified above.

IMPORTANT
The official Check in time at all hotels will be 1200hrs.
The official Check Out time at all hotels will be 1100hrs.

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