Cultural Holiday in Sri Lanka and Maldivesoffered by supplier M17033 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Sri Lanka Maldives
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1203 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2269 US Dollar (USD)
Sri Lanka has many nicknames: Serendib, Ceylon, Teardrop of India, Resplendent Isle, Island of Dharma, Pearl of the Orient. This colorful collection reveals its richness and beauty, and the intensity of the affection it evokes in its visitors. Head for the rolling hills to escape the heat of the plains in the cool of tea plantations. The entire island is teeming with bird life, and exotics like elephants and leopards are not uncommon. To top it all off, the people are friendly, the food is delicious and costs are low.
Day 1: Aairport / Negombo / Sigiriya
Visit two countries at the same time Sri Lanka & Maldives Islands. taking in Sri Lankas rich history, fascinating culture and beautiful scenery. Elephant back riding in the forest and tea plantations in the hills, its Beaches etc.Just one Hour Flight Trip will take you to the Maldives where sands are white as the smiles of the locals, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Arrival, welcome & assistance at the airport leave for Sigiriya En-route visit Negombo. 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. P.M.visit Sigiriya located in the north-central part of Sri Lanka, preserves the architectural tradition of the country. The town is famous for its Rock, Gardens and Sanctuary. Sigiriya has spectacular importance in Sri Lanka. An ancient palace complex, erected during the reign of King Kasyapa, has been declared by UNESCO a world heritage site. Return to hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Polonnaruwa/ Anuradhapura
After breakfast excursion to Polonnaruwa, the second ancient capital city for three centuries, is one of the most interesting places in Sri Lanka with many well preserved ruins of palace and monasteries which easily can make every tourist to impress. P.M. leave for Anuradhapura & visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC here is found the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. World Heritage city Anuradhapura, in picturesque ruins, was once a major center of Sri Lanka civilization. Return back to your hotel for overnight.
Day 3 Sigiriya/Dambulla /Nalanda Gedige /Matale/Kandy
After breakfast leave for Kandy. En-route visit Dambulla. In Sri Lankan history Dambulla cave complex dates back to 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. Even before the making of the complex it was well established as one of the largest monasteries in Sri Lanka. Dambulla caves have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Also known for bird watching then visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbel of Sri Lanka Nalanda Gedige is one of a number of remarkable archaeological sites in Sri Lanka then visit a spice garden & batik factory in Matale. En-route to Kandy Evening arrive 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 hotel for overnight.
Day 4 Kandy / Pinnawela / Kandy
After breakfast 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. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance .Return to hotel for overnight.
Day 5 Kandy/ Peradeniya / Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large number and variety of plants This garden is best known for it’s collection of orchids the largest in Asia. P.M. leave for Nuwara Eliya the center of hill country, En-route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous ‘’ Ceylon tea ‘’. Gregory Lake is one of attractive locations in Nuwara Eliya. Shanthipura (the city view point) Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Arrive at hotel for overnight.
Day 6 Nuwara Eliya/Ella/Buduruwagala /Kataragama/Yala
After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama Region Stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view. Then visit Buduruwagala The name Buduruwagala means “the rock with the statue of Buddha” And this is exactly what it is. The rock itself has shape of a kneeling elephant. The statues date back to 10 century AD. Then 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. Arrive at hotel for overnight.
Day 7 Weligama / Galle / Colombo
After breakfast leave for Galle. En route view the Still fisherman of Weligama fishing, then 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 The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Continuation towards Colombo. P.M visit the fascinating city of Colombo which links the past with the present. You will visit the fort area, the commercial center, ’’Pettah’’ Colombo’s bustling bazaar area, a cinnamon garden which is full of large residences, Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 8 Colombo/Apt Sri Lanka Departure / Arrival Maldives
After breakfast transfer to the airport in Sri Lanka to connect flight for Maldives. Rooms till 12:00. Maldives Airport - Transfer to Resort Welcome at Maldives airport on arrival by our representative & transfer to the selected resort by speed boat. Free relax at the resort.
Day 9 Maldives Resort. Free relax at the selected beach resort in Maldives on Half Board Basis (Dinner & Bfast included)
Day 10 Maldives Resort. Free relax at the selected beach resort in Maldives on Half Board Basis (Dinner & Bfast included)
Day 11 Maldives Resort / Airport. Breakfast morning free room until 12:00. Transfer by speed boat to the airport for your flight. You could stay longer at the resort after checking out & will be transferred to the airport according to your flight but these flights should be departing latest by 21:00 from Maldives if not extra charges will apply.
Supplemental Tour Information:
For Reservations during Super Peak Period – 21 December to 15 January period please contact us for further details. As Peak supplements apply at hotels during this period & this will change according to the category of hotels and actual days of stay at each hotel. If required we can modify the program to have the last night in a beach hotel south of Colombo or in Negombo then proceed to the airport before going to Maldives. Any other modifications to the program can be arranged as per individual preferences.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
This tour can be done either way starting from Maldives or from Sri Lanka & ending in Sri Lanka or Maldives. Its up to the clients convenience & the tour can be adjusted accordingly.
Services not included:
Single room supplement, the personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax etc ....) Beverages, the rights to use cameras or video at sites where most places they are free when you pay the entrance fees except at Kandy Tooth Temple & Pinnawela Elephant orphanage there are extra charges for Video around USD 05 per person, medical expenses, insurance, international flights. Air tickets are not included in our prices to travel Sri Lanka Maldives or Sri Lanka Maldives Sri Lanka If required we can provide same separately. Please contact us by email or by providing details through the inquiry form, We shall be pleased to make arrangements for the Air tickets too.
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