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09 Days Cultural Tour - At a Glance
09 Days Cultural Tour - At a GlanceThis package takes you through the important cultural sites with an experience of Wild life and Tea Country.
 
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DAY 1 AIRPORT / NEGOMBO (20km)
  09 Days Cultural Tour - At a GlanceArrive at Bandaranayaka International Airport, met by "Don Voyage" Representatives and to transfer to Hotel in Negombo. P.m. City Tour at Fishing Village. NEGOMBO The fishing village of Negombo has turned out to be a very popular Tourist Beach Resort, for its Golden Sun kissed Beach that’s fringed with Palm roves. The amazing fact is that the development of the tourist industry has had no influence to change originality of the quiet fishing village or the Life style of the inhabitants. Overnight stay at Beach Hotel – Negombo.
DAY 2 NEGOMBO/ ANURADHAPURA (245km)
  09 Days Cultural Tour - At a GlanceBreakfast at Hotel and 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. Over night stay at Anuradhapura Hotel.
DAY 3 ANURADHAPURA/ POLLONNARUWA (110km)
  09 Days Cultural Tour - At a GlanceBreakfast at Hotel and leave for Pollonnaruwa. 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. Overnight stay at Hotel Pollonnoaruwa.
DAY 4 POLLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA (80km)
  09 Days Cultural Tour - At a Glance P.M. Visit Lion Rock Fortress. SIGIRIYA ROCK It was the 5th century A.D when the craving for power and wealth didn’t stop prince Kasyapa from cruelly killing 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 race 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 ram arts, motes, the incredible water garden with many pools and primitive fountains. The boulder garden well terraced and laid, the world famous Frescos of Sigiriya ladies, the mirror wall and graffiti, the gigantic lion paws havened on granite and the ruins of the place and kings bath which are still preserved in s reasonably good condition have made Sigiriya one of Sri Lanka most famous and popular sites not only for tourists but also to the Sri Lankan Over night stay at Hotel in Sigiriya .
DAY 5 SIGIRIYA / SAFARI (60km)
  09 Days Cultural Tour - At a GlanceBreakfast at Hotel and A.M at Leisure. P.M. visit Kaudulla safari. SAFARI KADULLA NATIONAL PARK Visit Kaudulla National Park at Kaudulla. 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. Over night stay at Sigiriya Hotel.
DAY 6 SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA / KANDY (120km)
  09 Days Cultural Tour - At a GlanceBreakfast at Hotel and Leave for Kandy. En route visit the cave temple 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… Next visit spices Garden in Matale. 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 Proceed to Kandy and over night stay at Kandy Hotel.
DAY 7 KANDY / PERADENIYA (40km)
  09 Days Cultural Tour - At a GlanceBreakfast at Hotel and 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. 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. Over night stay at Kandy Hotel.
DAY 8 KANDY / COLOMBO (120km)
  09 Days Cultural Tour - At a GlanceBreakfast at Hotel and Leave for Colombo. En route visit Elephant Orphanage in 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. 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. Leave for Airport. Overnight Stay at Colombo Hotel.
DAY 9 COLOMBO / AIRPORT (80km)
  09 Days Cultural Tour - At a GlanceBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Airport for Departure. End of Tour with Splendidsrilanka.com
Includes
  • 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 Entrance fees to the following sites. 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
  • Ideal for Fit's Groups or Families
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