- 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.
- 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
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.
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Arrival and transfer to Negombo.
Accommodation:Dinner & Overnight stay in Negombo
After Breakfast proceed to Sigiriya via Pinnawala.
Visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala. This orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath.
Optional - 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.
Accommodation:Dinner & Overnight stay in Sigiriya / Dambulla
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 in Kandy
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.
After Breakfast proceed to Colombo 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.
Lunch at a Restaurant in 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. Do a shopping tour. Visit the Ceramics Corporation Showrooms, Majestic City Shopping complex and ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique.
Dinner at a Restaurant in Colombo
Accommodation: Overnight stay in Colombo
After Breakfast, transfer to Airport for departure