Ceylon Royal Legends

8 Days / 7 Nights
Negombo | Habarana | Sigiriya | Polonnaruwa | Anuradhapura | Mihintale | Dambulla | Kandy | Pinnawela | Nuwaraeliya | Yala | Gale | Colombo

Description:

This travel, charming both from a cultural point of view that landscape, part from Habarana, located in the heart center of the island, where you visit various archaeological sites of ancient cities dating back to the golden age of Sri Lanka, recognized World Heritage Sites by Unesco. We start with the rock fortress of Sigiriya, the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, and the city of Anuradhapura. Near the latter you can admire Aukana, with its spectacular Buddha statue high about 12 meters. Before reaching the town of Kandy with the famous Buddha Tooth Relic in the temple of Dalada Maligawa, you visit the Temple of Dambulla Caves. It then continues to the green hills of Nuwara Eliya, the birthplace of the famous Ceylon Tea to reach then Katharagama, the site of pilgrimage more important around the country. You continue your journey with a safari within the National Park of Yala and then arrive in the old colonial city of Galle, where time seems to have stopped at two centuries ago. Finally visit the capital Colombo. Possibility to extend the trip, on request, with a seaside holiday on the beautiful beaches of the south-western coast or any part golden sand area in Sri lanka.

Day 1 ~ Negombo

welcome at Colombo International Airport and transfer to the Hotel at closest seashore City Negambo. It is the largest and most traditional fishing village of the country And the next environment is waiting with a surprisingly lonely natural beauty.. Time for relaxation on the beach after your long journey. . Dinner and overnight at the same hotel.

Day 2 ~ Habarana – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa

Breakfast and subsequent departure in the direction of the rock fortress of Sigiriya, the Unesco-protected now since 1982. Sigiriya was built at 370 m in height, to the top of the monolith of red stone that dominates a harmonious blend of gardens designed in the V century. In a bend of the rock you can admire the masterpiece of the Sri Lankan painting: a portrait of twenty Virgins that preserves unchanged the splendor of the colors applied with wisdom more than 1500 years ago. In the face of the girls, on the wall of the mirror, there are graffiti dating back to the VI-VIII century.. In the afternoon you make an excursion to Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, also recognized by the Unesco World Heritage of Humanity. Among the well-preserved monuments of Polonnaruwa you can admire the Royal Palace and the complex of Gal Vihare with four huge statues of the Buddha, derived from a whole block of granite. In the late afternoon return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 ~ Anuradhapura – Mihintale

Breakfast and departure in the morning, direction of Anuradhupura. Along the way you make a stop at Aukana, to admire the spectacular statue of the Buddha high about 12 meters and perfectly preserved. Continuation in the direction of Anuradhapura, a city founded in the V century B.C. , which was the capital of the island for 1400 years. Under the protection of three large Buddhist monasteries, grew around a huge buildings reliquaries, the dagoba, built in memory of the Buddha. Their domes of bricks are object of devotion for Buddhists from all over the world. City of the past, the royal capital has retained much of the ancient splendors: the royal gardens Ran Masu Uyana is located within, the stone at a half-moon gently sculpted of the palazzo Mahasena, the sculptures of the Ratna Prasada or the temple Isurumuniya rock. The assembly was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1982. Lunch during the excursion and subsequent departure in the direction of from Mihintale, the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka that covers a great spiritual importance to the Sinhalese. To reach this sacred area is necessary to climb more than 1000 steps from the top of which you can admire the jungle below. Return to Habarana, dinner and overnight.

Day 4 ~ Dambulla – Kandy

Breakfast and subsequent departure in the direction of Kandy. Along the way you make a stop at the Temple of Dambulla Caves, also recognized Unesco World Heritage Site. This rock monastery, dating back to the first century b.c. , and consisting of five caves-shrine decorated with more than a hundred images of the Buddha. At the end of the visits you will continue in the direction of Matale where you have a way to visit a Spice Garden to learn about the rich variety of spices in the country. Typical lunch based on rice and spices. Subsequent continuation toward Kandy and accommodation Kandy. Later visit the city, the last capital of the kingdom and in the XVI century it housed the famous Buddha Tooth Relic in the temple of Dalada Maligawa. The latter, together with the Devala, the shrines of the four gods that guard the relic, constitutes a set sacred that Unesco has declared patrimony of humanity in 1988.. At the end of the excursion is given the opportunity to participate in a show with folk dance( Traditional Kandy Dance). Dinner and overnight. At Kandy.

Day 5 ~ Kandy – Pinnawela

Breakfast and subsequent departure in the direction of the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, located on the banks of the river Maha Oya, which has the purpose of protecting the pups of elephant abandoned. It has the possibility to admire these animals during the time of the bath. Lunch during the excursion and continuation in the direction of Peradeniya where you can visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, dating back to 1371 during the reign of king Sri Lankan Wickrema Bahu III. The gardens have rich collections of tropical plants including palms, giant plants, orchids and flowers from the colorful most garish.

Pinnawela

The elephant orphanage in Pinnawela is one of the most visited Sri Lanka tourist attractions. Be Here Elefantenbabies, have lost their Mother, delivered to you with human help to pull large. The resulting artificial flock today counts over 70 animals and it is the largest herd domesticated elephants worldwide. The many and thick-skinned during the morning feeding, and during the subsequent bath in the river to observe, is surely one of the lasting impressions a journey through Sri Lanka.

Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 6 ~ Nuwara eliya – Yala

Breakfast and transfer in the direction of Nuwara Eliya, the birthplace of the famous Ceylon Tea. Lunch and later visit a tea plantation where you can learn the process of collecting and processing this valuable plant. It continues with the visit of the city, a time mountain resort preferred by the British, which still retains a colonial charm. Lunch during the excursion and continuation in the direction of Yala, Situated in the south-eastern part of the island, in the south-east of the island, extends over an area of 1,500 km². The old hunting reserve, transformed into natural park since 1938, collects a fauna surprising and varied. Yala is so popular among tourists, because of the National Park for more than about three dozen leopards offers – one of the world’s densest Leopard population. Elephants, panthers, wild buffalo, black bears, jackals and macaques are all animals that inhabit this area. At the time you arrival to Yala start the safari 4×4 within the national park in the evening. dinner and overnight at yala.

Day 7 ~ Galle – Colombo

Breakfast and subsequent departure in the direction of Galle. The City, declared patrimony of Humanity by Unesco. Galle is an old colonial city where it seems that time has stopped. The extraordinary fortifications that surround it are evidence of the Dutch influence dating back to the XVII and XVIII century. The architecture with hundreds of old houses and churches from the colonial era will amaze you and us of a strange old European city remember. The Fort, from the seventeenth century is now a World Heritage Site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Galle is a very cultural town with many shops and cafes. There are particularly many artists.. At the end of the visit is part in the direction of Colombo. On arrival in Colombo, a short visit of the capital with the numerous Buddhist temples and Hindus, the famous Cinammon Gardens and the lively district of the Pettah bazaar. dinner and overnight at Colombo.

Day 8 ~ Departure

transfer in the direction of the airport to board the flight to return to homeland

N. B. The possibility to extend the trip with a stay at sea end of the Tour.

 

PRICES: are categorized under two schemes as deluxe accommodation and Slandered accommodation .  Maximum Number of participants: 08 per Tour.

 Special  Tour for Single Travellers.

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The fee includes: -

  • all the transfer airport/hotel/airport coach transfers
  •  All internal transfers by car/minibus with air-conditioning
  • Full Board Accommodation  with Star Class Hotels.
  • Safari in 4X4 to the Yala National Park
  • Driver / guide throughout the tour speaking any language you require.

 

The fee does not include:

  • Air Tickets
  •  Consular visa Fees. buy online on the site :

          http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/

  • Beverages, gratuities, and personal expenses of every kind – Safari optional on the back of elephants , Site Entrance fees.
  •  Travel cancellation insurance policy (on request) – anything not explicitly stated in the program.

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