TOUR NO 04 - 10 DAYS 09 NIGHTS
Kandy Perehera

DAY 01 - AIRPORT/ NEGOMBO
Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport, met by "Don Voyage" Representatives and to Hotel in 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 02 : NEGOMBO / ANURADHAPURA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Anuradhapura.

p.m. City Tour
ANRADHAPURA
The first Capital of Sri Lanka founded in the 4th Centuary B.C. City Tour includes, visits to “Isurumuniya”, Sacred Bo-tree, the Brazen – Palace, Ruwanweliseya, Samadhi Statue, Abyagiriya, Moonstone Twin Ponds and Jethwanaramaya.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Anuradhapura.

DAY 03 : ANURAHAPURA / POLLONNARUWA / DAMBULLA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Dambulla.
En route visit 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.

Overnight Stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.


DAY 04 : DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Sigiriya.

Climb the Rock Fortress.
SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS
Climb the Lion Rock Fortress of Sigiriya 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.

Overnight Stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.

DAY 05: DAMBULLA / KANDY
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Kandy.

En route visit the Cave Temples of Dambulla,
CAVE TEMPLE
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 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 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 06 : 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 07: KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for 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.

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.

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 of Nuwara Eliya.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 08: NUWARA ELIYA / YALA
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Yala.


En route stop at Ella Grand Motel to enjoy the view of the famous ella gap, Also view the beauty of the Ravana Falls as you descend to the low lands.

p.m. Safari at Yala National Park.

SAFARI YALA 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 Yala.

DAY 09: YALA / COLOMBO.
Breakfast at Hotel .Leave for Colombo.

En route visit Galle Fortress
GALLE
An ancient city which is a modern and buzzing town today. It was the most important sea port way back in history, where the sea faring merchants arrived to trade and barter. This is also where the Portuguese first set foot in the year 1505 and built a fortress, Which was later captured and fortified by the Dutch. The fortress is one of the best preserved in the island. A visit to the fortress and to watch the sunset from the rampart is an experience unforgettable.

The oldest Protestant church in the country called the ‘Groote Kirk’ built by the Dutch is located inside the Fort. It is situated close to New Oriental Hotel also built by them as the Governor’s Residence in 1684

TURTLE HATCHERY
Projects have been launched to conserve the population of turtles that are reaching extinction and such projects are found along the southern coast of Sri Lanka where turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The turtle digs a hole on the Beach, Layes hers eggs and covers it with sand where it is supposed to, incubate by the heat of the sun. What often happens is, the eggs are dug out by fisherman and sold to people who consume them.
But now the eggs are bought up by the conservation projects and hatched the Natural way in enclosed areas and the Birds don’t have a chance of picking them up. This offers them a better chance of survival and the babies are let in to the sea after two days at night where
Next Boat Safari at Madhu River.

BOAT SAFARI
The Boat Safari on the River Madhu is something that words would not justify.
The primitive Life Style of the inhabitant of the islands of the Madhu River is only a boat ride away. The boat ride that takes you through the thick mongroves, The bird life around, the primitive style of Fishing and prawn trapping still practiced by the inhabitants of the islands will reveal to you another facet of splendid Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Hotel in – Colombo.

DAY 10 : COLOMBO / AIRPORT
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Shopping.

a.m. 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.

Proceed to Airport.

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 Yala National Park, Boat Safari, Turtle Hatchery)

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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