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Sri Lanka Cultural Tour


Duration : 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Period : WINTER 2003/2004 (01-NOV-2003 TO 30-APR-2004)

DAY 01


On arrival transfer clients to Kandalama. Afternoon and evening is at leisure. Overnight stay at Kandalama Hotel, Kandalama or Culture Club, Dambulla.

DAY 02


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.

DAY 03


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 Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy or Le Kandyan Hotel, Kandy or Tree of Life Hotel, Kandy.

DAY 04


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. Thereafter return Kandy. Overnight stay at Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy or Le Kandyan Hotel, Kandy or Tree of Life Hotel, Kandy.

DAY 05


After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya enroute visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Overnight stay at Hotel Tea Factory.

DAY 06


After breakfast proceed to Kitulgala. Kitulgala was the location where the famous film 'Bridge on the River Kwai' was filmed. Also en route observe the waterfalls St. Clare's and Devon. 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 Hotel, Colombo.

DAY 07


After breakfast proceed to the Airport in time to connect with the flight for departure.

QUOTATION (in US Dollars)


  • Price per person sharing double room for groups of 2 3 pax   US$ 575.00

  •  Single room supplement   $US 265.00

  • Discount for children (below 12 years) sharing parents room: 30% on the per person sharing double room rate.

  • Discount for the 3rd person sharing triple room: 10% on the per person sharing double room rate.

    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 standard.
    Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle throughout tour.
    Services of an English Speaking driver guide will be provided.
    Entrance fees for Kandy Temple, Botanical Gardens, Cultural Show and Elephant Orphanage.

    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.

Sri Lanka Cultural Tour


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