: CLASSICAL TOUR
Duration : 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Period : WINTER 2003/2004 (01-NOV-2003 TO 30-APR-2004)
overnight flight on board a wide body aircraft with
Breakfast in Board
Arrival to our connecting point and connect to the
plane heading into
Colombo the Capital of Sri Lanka
On arrival transfer clients to
Kandalama. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursion. Overnight stay at
Kandalama Hotel, Kandalama or Culture Club, Dambulla.
After breakfast morning at
leisure or optional excursions (payment direct by the clients on the spot)
to Sigiriya or Polonnaruwa. Overnight stay at Kandalama Hotel, Kandalama or
Culture Club, Dambulla.
After breakfast proceed to
Kandy enroute visit a spice garden in Matale to see the different spices,
which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices
and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. In the afternoon
do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings,
and is a World Heritage Site. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendour
and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still
lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala
king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the
arts & crafts centre and a gem museum and a lapidary. In the evening visit
the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show
featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Overnight stay at Earls Regency
Hotel, Kandy or Le Kandyan Hotel, Kandy or Tree of Life Hotel, Kandy.
After breakfast visit the
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This botanical garden was first built as a
pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147
acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and
flowers. Thereafter proceed to Pinnawala and visit the elephant orphanage in
Pinnawala. This orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which
some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are
being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The best time to
visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of
seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the
elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath. Lunch is
optional. Thereafter proceed to Kalutara / Beruwela / Ahungalla. Overnight
stay at Golden Sun Beach Resort, Kalutara / Eden Resort & Spa, Beruwela /
Triton Hotel, Ahungalla.
Day at leisure at the beach
hotel on bed & breakfast basis. Overnight stay at Golden Sun Beach Resort,
Kalutara / Eden Resort & Spa, Beruwela / Triton Hotel, Ahungalla.
Morning at leisure. After
lunch proceed to Colombo and do a city tour of Colombo. Colombo like many
capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost
overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in
some parts, the Old World charm is retained. As an example there is a 100
year old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other
places of interest are the Pettah bazaar where one can shop for a bargains,
the old Parliament in Fort, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas
where you find the stately homes of the affluent and the Bandaranaike
Memorial International Conference Hall - BMICH, an outright gift to Sri
Lanka from the People's Republic of China. Overnight stay at Trans Asia
After breakfast proceed to the
Airport in time to connect with the flight for departure.
QUOTATION (in US Dollars)
The above prices include:
Accommodation (in standard rooms) on BB basis for 6 nights from breakfast
on day 2 to breakfast on day 7 at hotels specified or at hotels of similar
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle throughout tour.
Services of an English Speaking driver guide.
Entrance fees for Kandy Temple, Botanical Gardens, Cultural Show and
The prices does not include:
Cost for lunch and dinner.
Cost of optional excursion Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa.
Expenses of personal nature.
Any other services not specified above.