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SRI LANKA CULTURAL TOUR (7D/6N) Details*
The great 13th century explorer and traveler Marco Polo said it best - Sri Lanka is simply the finest island in the world. Today it’s known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean thanks to its perfect shape, location and astonishing natural beauty. As soon as you land in Sri Lanka, your senses will be overwhelmed. The warm tropical air, the heady aroma of spices and the vibrant colors of wild flowers, exotic fruits, women’s saris and Buddhist robes all combine to take your breath away.
The Sri Lanka Cultural Tours can be easily combined with another Sri Lanka Tour or a Sri Lanka Holiday Package.
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SRI LANKA CULTURAL TOUR (7 days /6 nights)
Day 1 : Arrival at Bandarnayka International Airport and transfer to Negombo Beach (15 min. drive)
Free time to acclimatize and to relax after the flight.
Overnight at a selected 3* Hotel in Negombo.
Day 2 : On your way to Anuradhapura the ancient capital of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) you will visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinawella where you can see the feeding of baby elephants by milk bottle and elephants bathing in the river.Most of these elephants were orphans who lost their parents to poachers or as a result of simply being left behind by their herd. Many were badly wounded when found, like a female elephant who had lost her eyesight as a result of a poacher's gunshot.
Overnight at a selected 3* Hotel in Anuradhapura.
Day 3 : Visiting the ancient city of Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura is the 1st Capital of Sri Lanka in 380 BC. Under King Pandukabhaya. Anuradhapura became a great city with rapidly spreading of Buddhism due to the royal patronage. You can visit “ATAMASTHAN” eight Buddhist religious places which lord Buddha also visit in is 2nd visit to Sri Lanka.
After Lunch a visit to the Minneriya National Park.
Minneriya National Park is world famous for its large elephant populations. In this park one can observe elephants at any given time of the day. Other than Elephants water buffalo, spotted & barking deer, wild boar, sambhur, are also found in this park. Though the leopard, jungle & fishing cats have recorded in the park sightings are very rare.
Overnight at a selected 3* Hotel in Polonnaruwa.
Day 4 : Visiting Polonnaruwa
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka medieval capital was established as the city of the land in 11th century A.D.
Polonnaruwa replaced Anuradhapura as the capital city of Sri Lanka, Because of the invasion of South India.
It was the capital of Sri Lanka from 11 AD to 13 AD.
The important kings of, Polannaruwa period are, King Wijayabahu the first, King Maha Parakramabahu the first and King Nissankamalla.
In the afternoon wildlife safari at Kaudulla National Park
Overnight at a selected 3* Hotel in Dambulla.
Day 5 : Dedicated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991, Dambulla Cave Temple (or the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, in a region which includes more than 80 caves, Dambulla Cave Temple features 5 well-preserved caves, each of which houses ancient statues of the Buddha and historic artwork depicting the Buddha's life. The Dambulla Cave Temple grounds also features a functioning Buddhist Monastery dating back to the third and second centuries B.C.
Overnight at a selected 3* Hotel or guesthouse in Nuwara Eliya.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
The vast flat-topped 200m high Lion Rock stands starkly above the surrounding countryside of the central forest with magnificent views over the Dry Zone and south to the Central Highlands.
It was an exceptional natural site for a fortress, which was gets its name from the lions believed to occupy the caves. For many visitors, this impressive site is their favorite in the whole of Sri Lanka. There are stunning views from the top.
In addition to the rock fortress with its palace and famous frescoes, there are extensive grounds at the base and the whole is enclosed by an outer moat which contains water. Sigiriya declared a World Heritage site in 1982 As you continue to the summit there are breathtaking views across the forest covered plains and additionally the walkway is decorated with vivid 1500 year old rock frescoes, much celebrated for the beauty of their female images.
After your check in to your hotel in Kandy, you can watch a typical cultural show (optional).
Overnight at a selected 3* Hotel in Kandy.
Day 6 : Temple of the Tooth (relic)
The tooth is said to have been snatched from the flames of the Buddha’s funeral pyre in 543 BC and was smuggled into Sri Lanka during the 4th century AD hidden in the hair of princess. At first it was taken to Anuradhapura, but with the ups & downs of Sri Lanka history it moved from place to place before eventually ending up at Kandy.
After a City Tour of Kandy, back to the West Coast
Overnight at a selected 3* Hotel in Negombo.
Day 7 : Transfer back to the airport or continue with one of our Sri Lanka Tours or Sri Lanka Holiday Packages.
The Sri Lanka Cultural Tour includes transportation by a/c luxury limousine or Japanese Mini Van with driver / guide, accommodation in selected selected 3* Hotels, excluding entry fees.
Accommodation in double room, on b&b basis.
Rate (per person): US$ 425
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