General

Package Includes

  • Accommodation (in standard rooms) on Full Board Basis from Dinner on day 1 to breakfast on last day at hotels specified or at hotels of similar standard.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as per the above itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to places mentioned as per the itinerary excluding Sigiriya.
  • Services of an English Speaking Driver Guide

Package does not include

  • Video & Camera permits
  • Compulsory Perahera Period Supplement in Kandy
  • Perahera Tickets
  • Sigiriya Entrance fees
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any other services not specified above.

Cancellation Policy

  • 48 HRS or less, 100% cancellation charge.
  • 48 hrs. to 4 days – 50% or the equivalent of the first two days charges.
  • 5 days or more – no cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties

Important

Please note Any increase in the Entrance Fees by the Government has to be borne by the Tour Operator
The Cultural Triangle Tickets will not be refunded if cancelled at the last minute while on Tour.

Available departures

This is a daily tour.

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Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival and transfer to Negombo

Accommodation: Dinner & Overnight stay in Negombo

Day 02:

After Breakfast leave for Sigiriya.

Visit Sigiriya and climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress (Entrance fees – US$ 25.00 per person) which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.

Lunch at a Restuarant

Accommodation: Dinner & Overnight stay in Sigiriya / Dambulla

Day 03:

After Breakfast proceed to Kandy via Dambulla.

Visit the Dambulla Rock Temple. Climb up to the temple, which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world.

These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 metres.

Visit a spice garden in Matale to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.

Lunch at a Restaurant

Do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum and a lapidary. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.

Accommodation: Dinner & Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 04:

After Breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya via Peradeniya.

Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.

Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.

Lunch at a Restaurant

Visit Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka's most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country producing a significant share of the world's best tea. Sri Lanka's highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.

Accommodation: Dinner & Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya / Kandapola.

Day 05:

After Breakfast proceed to Beach via Kitulgala.

Lunch at a Restaurant

Kitulgala was the location where the famous film 'Bridge on the River Kwai' was filmed. Also en route observe the waterfalls St. Clare's and Devon.

Accommodation: Dinner & Overnight stay at a Beach Resort.

Day 06:

At leisure at Beach on Full Board Basis.

Day 07:

After Breakfast proceed to Colombo.

Do a city tour of Colombo. Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the Old World charm is retained. As an example there is a 100 year old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the old Parliament in Fort, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall - BMICH, an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China.

Lunch at a Restaurant.

Do a shopping tour. Visit the Ceramics Corporation Showrooms, Majestic City Shopping complex and ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique.

Dinner at a Restaurant

Accommodation: Overnight stay in Colombo.

Day 08:

After Breakfast, transfer to Airport for departure

Duration

6D/7N

Operates

On Request