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Serendib Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Sri Lanka  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 575 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 595 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

1 Airport Negombo

Welcome & assistance at the Sri Lanka Airport transfer to hotel in Negombo free relax at hotel. At 3.00 P.M Negombo city tour visit the fishing village in Negombo which is the center of the island’s fishing community. It is largely Roman Catholic by faith, with huge imposing churches down almost every street. The sea & the catamarans are the backdrop to the Negombo scenery. Boat ride in the Negombo Dutch canal

2 Negombo , Yapahuwa, Anuradhapura

After bfast leave for Anuradhapura en route visit Yapahuwa. P.M visit Anuradhapura & visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century B.C here is found the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. ‘’ Sri Mahabodhi ‘’ the oldest historically documented tree in the world is over 2200 years. There are monuments such as Ruwanveliseya dageba,2nd century bc with its famous elephant wall; Thuparama dageba 3rd century B.C; The pillars of the brazen palace which once had nine storeys; the image of the Samadhi Buddha, one of the finest places of Buddhist sculpture; the twin ponds; guard stones & moonstones. Return to hotel in Anuradhapura for overnight stay.

3 Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa

After bfast leave for Polonnaruwa En-route visit Sigiriya. The history of Sigiriya dates back to over 5000 thousand years, to the Mesolithic period. One of Sri Lanka’s major attractions and a World Heritage Site, Sigiriya (Lion Rock) came into prominence in the 5th century AD, when the patricidal King Kashyapa, afraid of reprisals led by his half - brother, Mogolan, chose to move the seat of power from Anuradhapura to this 500 m rock. It was Kashyapa and his master-builders who were responsible for the complex plan, which made Sigiriya the glorious capital it was, for 17 years (477 – 495 AD). The frescoes of the ‘heavenly maidens ‘halfway up the rock in a sheltered gallery, are the only painted renderings of a secular subject in this country. The ‘mirror wall ‘, which records the poetic outpourings of early visitors to the rock and the colossal plan of the royal palace, water gardens and fortifications, is entirely fascinating PM visit Polonnaruwa the 2nd capital of Singhala kings dating back to the 11th & 12th century A.D the entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, the most famous of which is the ‘’Parakrama Samudra’’. Numerous monuments are found in this city & ‘’gal vihara ‘’ complex is one of the best among them with the fine sculptures of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha’s. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

4 Dambulla, Matale, Nalanda , Kandy

After b-fast leave for Kandy, En-route visits the rock cave temple of Dambulla a vast isolated rock mass 500 ft and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here that King Valagambahu took refuge in the 1st century B.C. The view from the top of this rock is breathtaking 350 ft. above are a series of five caves which was later turned into a magnificent rock temple by King Valagambahu. In the first cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47 ft, long, cut out from the rock there are images of deities associated with Buddhism. The frescoes on the walls and ceiling could be dated to the 15th - 18th centuries. In the second cave, the finest and the largest the ceiling too is covered with frescoes, which depict great events in the life of the Buddha, and landmarks in the history of the Sinhala People. Also visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbel of Sri Lanka. Then visit a spice garden & batik factory in Matale. En-route to Kandy evening arrives at hotel in Kandy, The center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka. Visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

5 Kandy, Pinnawela, Kandy

After bfast leave for Pinnawela & visit the Elephant Orphanage. This orphanage was established to feed nurse & house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their request for water during drought period. P.M visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its lake, in the center of the city. visit the Kandy Museum then the Kandy market is a great bazaar full of the sounds of exiting trade. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

6 Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwaraeliya

After b-fast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for it’s large number and variety of plants, ornamental, decorative, useful & medicinal. More than 4000 species include indigenous and introduced plants. This garden is best known for it’s collection of orchids the largest in Asia. P.M leave for Nuwaraeliya the center of hill country, En-route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous "Ceylon tea" Spend the evening walking in the cool Climate. Overnight stay at Hotel.

7 Nuwaraeliya, Kataragama, Yala

After bfast leave for Kataragama Stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view. & visit the sacred city of Kataragama P.M safari in Yala Park by jeep. The Elephant is undoubtedly the best known attraction at Yala, seen in small & large herds. Herds of spotted deer are seen all over the park. Monkeys-the pinkish rhesus and the Grey-faced Langur monkey, live and play on the tree-tops and the ground below. Wild buffalo & wild boar could give you a good surprise & the sight of a leopard sunning itself or drinking water at a water hole could be memorable experience. The peacock is easily the most famous of the birds at Yala. the painted stork, many varieties of heron, the spoonbill, the bee-eater, parakeets, king-fisher & wood pecker are some of the birds can be seen in the park. Overnight stay at hotel

8 Galle, beach

After b-fast leave for the beach hotel En-route visit Galle Visit the Old Portuguese fort, later rebuilt and extended by the Dutch is still fine preservation. Most of the administration of Galle still takes place from the fort. The view from the ramparts is superb. Evening relax at the beach hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel

9 Beach . Relax at the beach hotel, Dinner and over night at hotel

10 Beach. Relax at the beach hotel, Dinner and over night at hotel

11 Beach / Airport. B-fast at hotel & relax at the beach hotel. Check out 12:00 transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Maximum number of clients per group will be Twelve pax. All tours will operate even if there are only two pax reserved for a particular date.
You can be rest assured that your tour is confirmed at the special rate.

Perahara Period – 15th Aug to 24th August . Per room per night extra During Kandy Hotel nights only. USD 25

High Peak Period – 15th December to 15th January extra charges. Half Twin/Double - USD 40 per person extra. Single Room Supplement extra - USD 40

If clients are on tour during these nights. Compulsory Xmas dinner supplement 24th Dec will apply - USD 30 per person. Compulsory New Year dinner supplement 31st Dec will apply - USD 60 per person.

Entrance fees charges as per the Programme for all visits payment made directly by clients will cost around USD 155 per person. Some places of visits will provide children under 12 year's half rate charges. (Entrance Fees are Subject to Change without Prior Notice some times slightly)

Free extra services with compliments of Acme Travels. Negombo Dutch canal boat trip. One Sri Lankan Style Lunch during the tour free. Train tickets for a joy ride in the Hill Country area. Entrance Tickets to view the cultural dance show in Kandy.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Our prices include:
-Tour starting 1st Day (every Saturday)
-The accommodation in Twin / Double bed rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar.
-Check-in / Check-out 12:00.
-Tour based on Bed & Breakfast Basis (Room + Breakfast for Seven Nights) & Beach stay will be on Half Board Basis (Dinner + Breakfast for Three Nights)
-Sightseeing & visits as per program without All Entrance Fees as per programme & Jeep Hire Charges to visit reserve
-Air-conditioned vehicle with English-speaking Chauffeur will be provided. If there are more than seven clients & English speaking guide escort will be provided in addition.