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06 days Cultural Tour
06 days Cultural TourThis package takes you through the important cultural sites with an experience of Wild life and Tea Country.
 
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Full Itinerary
DAY 1 AIRPORT / COLOMBO (65km)
  06 days Cultural TourArrive at the airport and be met by our representative and transferred to Hotel in Colombo.

CITY TOUR
The City Tour will include places of Tourist interest such as Old parliament, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Buddhist Hindu Temple and Town Hall.

SHOPPING
Shopping at Odel, House of Fashion, Bare foot etc.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.
DAY 2 COLOMBO / PINNAWALA / DAMBULLA (190km)
  06 days Cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Habarana.
En route visit
ELEPHANT ORPHANGE
Pinnawala, Visit the 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 At Habarana enjoys an Elephant ride.

ELEPHANT SAFARI – (Optional )
The Elephant that was the limousine, Bulldozer, War Tank, Status Symbol, Wealth Asset and Domestic pet in the past is today an element that adds colour to pageants or the gentle Giant that gives pleasure rides.
The Elephant Safari Habarana (At Village) has become a highlight event to tourist for its excitement and adventure or even for the "Chance of a Life Time " of riding an Elephant.
The Elephant Safari is a ride on an Elephant with safely secured seat that takes around two hours. The ride takes you on a bund of an ancient lake built for irrigation then through the jungle and even crosses a part of the lake where you could get your feet wet whilst seated on Elephant Back. This is fun never to be missed when in Sri Lanka.

Over night stay at Hotel in Dambulla.
DAY 3 DAMBULLA / POLLONNARUWA / DAMBULLA (140km)
  06 days Cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Pollonnaruwa. En route climb the Lion Rock Fortress of Sigiriya.
SIGIRIYA ROCK
A Prince of the 5th century who committed patricide made the rock of Sigiriya his hideout in order to stay away from his half-brother who sought vengeance. This prince Kasyappa by name, not only fortified his stronghold but also added to it artistic beauty.

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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.

MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK (OPTIONAL)
Located between Habarana and Pollonnaruwa. the 8890 hectares of Minnierya National Park is an ideal eco tourism location in Sri Lanka. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka favourites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants. How ever the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 03rd century AD by king Mahasena.During the dry season (June to September), this tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants who come to bathe and graze on the grassses as well as the huge flocks of birds that come to fish in the shallow waters.

Over night stay at Hotel in Dambulla.
DAY 4 DAMBULLA / KANDY (95km)
  06 days Cultural TourBreakfast at Hotel. Leave for Kandy.

En route visit the Cave Temples of Dambulla,
CAVE TEMPLE DAMBULLA
In the 1st century B C a king of Anuradhapura fled the city due to a South Indian invasion and took refuge in the caves of Dambulla. On recapturing Anuradhapura after 13 years, the king converted the caves in to monastery and gifted it to the Buddhist monks.
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SPICE 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.

Next visit
KANDY
A ruled in Kandy up to 1815 although the rest of the island was under the British regime. Finally it was ceded to them by the Chieftains of Kandy who were disappointed over the king’s cruel deeds. Today Kandy is one of the most important cities owing to the presence of the Temple of the Sacred tooth of the Buddha.

Overnight Stay at Hotel in Kandy.
DAY 5 KANDY / PERADENIYA / NEGOMBO (190km)
  06 days Cultural TourAfter breakfast leave for Negombo. En route visit

BOTANICAL GARDEN
Which was a pleasure garden of a Kandyan King of the 16th Century and later made in to a Botanical Garden during the British regime. This gardens; one of the best in Asia is a place of beauty and site for bird watchers.

p.m. Visit 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 Groves. The amazing fact is that the development of the tourist industry has had no influence to change the originality of the quiet fishing village or the Life style of the inhabitants.

Overnight Stay at Hotel in Negombo.
DAY 6 NEGOMBO / AIRPORT (15km)
  06 days Cultural TourAfter breakfast leave for Airport for Departure.

Proceed to Airport for Departure.

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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 for the following site.
  • Jeep Hire Charges (Minneriya ).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
  • Video and Camera permits.
  • Lunch and Entrance fees through out the tour.
  • Any other services not specified above.
Remarks
  • Good for Fit's and Families from any country
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