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14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural Tour
14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourGrandeur tour is ideal for those who wish to experience the Culture of Sri Lanka along with scenic beauty, Wild Life and provision for extension with relaxation on Sunny Beach.
 
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DAY 1 AIRPORT / NEGOMBO (25km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourArrive at Bandaranaike International Airport, met by "Spelndidsri lanka"Representatives and transfer to a Hotel in Negombo. P.m. at leisure Overnight stay at Hotel in Negombo.
DAY 2 NEGOMBO / ANURADHAPURA (240km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Anuradhapura. ANURADHAPURA Anuradhapura the first Capital of Sri Lanka has a recorded history of over 2500 years. The oldest historically documented tree in the world is found in Anuradhapura. This tree was a sapling of the Bo tree (fecus prlegiosa) under which the Buddha meditated and was enlightened in Buddhagaya India. The very first Stupa to be built in Sri Lanka which is the Thuparamaya where a collarbone of the Buddha is enshrined is also found in Anuradhapura. The ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was once, the best planned and organized city in the world is today a great tourist attraction and has been declared a world heritage site. It became even more important when the Arhath Mahinda from India officially introduced Buddhism to king Dewanampiyatissa in the year 247 B.C. King Dewanampiyatissa who was ruling from Anuradhapura embraced the faith of Buddhism and began to spread it throughout the nation, making Anuradhapura the cradle of Buddhism. Overnight stay at Hotel in Anuradhapura.
DAY 3 ANURADHAPURA / POLLONNARUWA (140km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel and Leave for Pollonnaruwa. En route visit Mihintale. MIHINTALE This forest-clad mountain named Mihintale (Plateau of Mahinda) is sacred to Buddhist as this is where Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BC. The story goes that the Arahath Mahinda son of Emperor Ashoka of India confronted the king ( Tissa ) of Anuradhapura at this point and delivered his first sermon on the teachings of the Buddha. The King Tissa as a result, not only accepted the teachings and was converted, but also devoted his life to spreading the faith. Today Mihintale has become a very important pilgrimage site where multitudes of devotees gather on Poson full moon day, to observe and perform religious rites as it is the cradle of Buddhism. P.m. at leisure. Over night Stay at Hotel in Giritale.
DAY 4 POLLONNARUWA / CITY TOUR (40km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel Leave for City Tour POLONNARUWA After the taking over of the Island by the Cholas of India who were growing in power and building an empire for them selves, it was decided by them to make Polonnaruwa the capital city. In the year 1055AD a brave and determined Sinhala king from the southern part of the Island overpowered the invaders and took over the capital that later fell into the hands of Magha a notorious prince from Kalinga of India who was more intent on looting than ruling. Today the ancient ruined city of Polonnaruwa, a site that is so popular and much visited, contains ruins of the both Sinhala (Sri Lankan) and Indian culture. P.m. at Leisure. Over night Stay at Hotel in Giritale.
DAY 5 POLLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA (80km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Sigiriya. Climb the Lion Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS It was the 5th century A.D when the craving for power and wealth led prince Kasyapa to cruelly kill his father in order to ascend the throne. When his half brother sought vengeance against him, king Kasyapa found the rock of Sigiriya an ideal place to build his stronghold. Having fortified and decorated the well-selected site for both security and pleasure the king Kasyapa ruled for a period of 19 years until his half brother return from India with an Army of mercenaries. The King marched forth leading his Army to meet his half brother in battle but was deserted by his Army who misunderstood the king for retreating when he was only making a detour to avoid a swamp. The brave king continued single and on meeting his half brother face to face said “ I will not die by your sword” Then he drew his own sword and ended his life by driving it through his throat. The ramparts, motes, the incredible water garden with many pools and primitive fountains. The boulder garden well terraced and laid, the world famous Fresco paintings of the Sigiriya ladies, the mirror wall and graffiti, the gigantic lion paws hewend on granite, the ruins of the place and kings bath which are still preserved in reasonably good condition have made Sigiriya (Known as the eighth wonder of the World) one of Sri Lankas most famous and popular sites not only for tourists but also to the Sri Lankan. Over night Stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.
DAY 6 DAMBULLA / KANDY (145km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Kandy. En route visit the Cave Temples of Dambulla, DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE The cave temple of Dambulla was the hideout of King Valagamba of the 01st Century B.C who fled from Anuradhapura (The capital city) due to an invasion from South India. On recapturing the city and regaining his throne after fourteen years of hiding, the king converted the caves that offered him refuge into temples and gifted them to the Buddhist monks. King Nissankamalla of the Polonnaruwa period made his contribution to the site by gilding many of the statues after which it was called Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya, which means the golden rock temple of Dambulla.This is stated in the rock inscription at the entrance to the complex. The kings of the Kandyan period also made their part of contribution by adding more statues of the Buddha and murals depicting highlights of the Buddha’s life. Visit the Rock cave temple of Dambulla and experience the feeling of a place where Time has stood still… SPICES GARDEN Visit a spice garden at Matale, where spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication are grown. Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early sea faring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC The Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic of the Buddha Is the most important temple for the Sri Lankan Buddhists and was built in the 16th Century A.D. by king Wimaladharmasooriya, solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic. Next enjoy a typical Sri Lankan Cultural Show of Drumming, Dancing, music and fire walking. Overnight Stay at Hotel in Kandy
DAY 7 KANDY / BOTANICAL GARDEN / PINNAWALA (80km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Pinnawala. ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE 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. Next Visit Botanical Garden. BOTANICAL GARDEN: This was a pleasure garden of a Kandyan King of the 16th Century and later made in to a Botanical Garden during the British regime. Overnight Stay at Hotel in Kandy.
DAY 8 KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA (140km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Nuwara Eliya. Proceed to Nuwara Eliya NUWARA ELIYA The Hill country of Sri Lanka is a sight to behold. After the heat of the low lands of Sri Lanka, the diversity of temperature and scenery of the high lands is incredible. Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bandarawela, are three popular hill stations of Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya being the highest, situated over 6000 feet above sea level is also called “Little England”. As this is where the British built themselves a home away from home. The winding road that leads to the hill country through tea plantations that carpet the hills to extents beyond sight, the water falls that meander cascading down the hills, the misty valleys and scenery are certainly awe inspiring. One who drives up to Nuwara Eliya from Colombo [a four hour drive] will find it impossible to accept it to be a part of the same country TEA FACTORY Visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory enroute. Sri Lanka being famous for its “Ceylon Tea” has added cheers 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 9 NUWARA ELIYA / HORTON PLAINS / NUWARA ELIYA. (80km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Nuwara Eliya. HORTON PLAINS Located in the highest plateau of Sri Lanka at an elevation of 7,000 feet above sea level. Usually the plains are visible before 10 a.m. as otherwise the mist covers the view. The highlight of the Plains is the terrific escarpment, which drops vertically for about 1,000 feet. On a very clear day, one could view the east horizon too. Rare species of fauna and flora are found here. This Plains was once the hunting ground for the British Governor Mr. Farr. Today the home of Mr. Farr has been turned into a Rest House and is called “Farr Inn”. Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
DAY 10 NUWARA ELIYA /YALA (225km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Yala. Visit the Ayurvedic Centre For Body and Head Massage and Herbal Sauna at Bandarawela. 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. Check in at Yala Village. p.m. at leisure Overnight stay at Hotel in Yala.
DAY 11 YALA (40km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. P.m. Safari in National Park 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 12 YALA / BENTOTA (275km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Bentota En route visit Turtle Hatchery. 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, Lays 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. P.m Leisure and overnight at Bentota.
DAY 13 BENTOTA/ COLOMBO (80km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel and Leave for Colombo En route Visit Dutch Fortress. CITY OF GALLE Galle an ancient city, is today a modern and buzzing town. It was the most important seaport 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 within the Fort. It is situated next to the New Oriental Hotel also built by them as the Governor’s Residence in 1684. Next Visit the Turtle Hatchery. 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, Lays 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 are hatched the Natural way in enclosed areas where the Birds don’t have a chance of picking them up and the babies are let in to the sea after two days at night time which offers them a better chance of survival.. Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.
DAY 14 COLOMBO / AIRPORT (80km)
  14 Days Tour - grandeur - Sri Lanka cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Colombo. CITY TOUR The City Tour will include places of Tourist interest such as Old parliament, Bandaranayaka Memorial International Conference Hall, Buddhist Hindu Temple and Town Hall. SHOPPING Shopping at Odel, House of Fashion, Bare foot etc. Proceed to Airport for Departure.
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  • Accommodation on sharing Basis.
  • B/B or H/B Basis. (Please select)
  • Transport exclusively by air-conditioned Car with English Speaking chauffeur.
  • Meeting arrangements at the airport on arrival and departure.
  • The above are nett and include all government taxes
Excludes
  • Air port taxes
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
  • Video and Camera permits.
  • Entrance fees through out the tour.
  • Any other services not specified above.
Remarks
  • This is ideal for who loves the ancient cities, wild life and nature of Sri Lanka
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