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LK/CMB/5NBLISS | 5 Night(s) Package

5 Nights Bliss of Sri Lanka


Activities: Heritage, Highland, Wild Life, Beach

Inclusion


(Minimum 2 to go)
~ 5 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
~ All transfers and transportation on private air-conditioned vehicle
~ Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
~ Service of a local English Speaking Driver Guide
~ 2 Bottles of water daily.

Itinerary (subject to change without prior notice)

Day 1: Singapore - Sri Lanka
PROPOSED FLIGHT (OWN ARRANGEMENT): MI 428 (Sat) SIN - CMB / 0850 - 1005
(Subject to change)

Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative and transferred to Dambulla. En route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage: approximately 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now, including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

Next, visit Dambulla. It is a vast isolated rock mass 500 feet high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found in the Island. In the first Cave is a recumbent image of the Buddha 47ft long cut out of the Rock. There are images of deities associated with Buddhism all around. The frescoes on the walls and the ceiling are the oldest here but they are over painted in the Kandy period. In the Second Cave, the finest and the largest of all, there are 150 life-size statues of the Buddha in various postures with few statues of Gods and Kings.

Overnight at Jetwing Lake, Dambulla- Deluxe Room.

Day 2: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Minneriya - Dambulla (Breakfast)

This morning proceed to Sigiriya Climb.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.

On completion, continue to Minneriya.Proceed on a Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park. This National Park with 8889 hectares in extent is famous for it large population of elephants in herds of 100 to 150 roaming in the jungle and seen in the catchment area of the lake. Entrance is at Ambagaswewa about 6 km from Habarana on the main Habarana Polonnaruwa road. Office is by the side of the main road. Elephants, about 300 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, wild boar, spotted deer, sloth bear, Sambhur, leopards, crocodiles, jackals, 9 kinds of amphibians, 25 kinds of reptiles, 160 species of birds, 26 varieties of fishes, 78 varieties of butterflies are recorded from the Minneriya National Park. Return to Hotel and enjoy the sunset overlooking the Siyambalaweva water tank.

Overnight at Jetwing Lake, Dambulla- Deluxe Room .

Day 3: Dambulla -Polonnaruwa - Kandy (Breakfast)

This morning after breakfast, check out and proceed to Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa is another “World Heritage Site” was the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Centuries, contains some splendid and spectacular statues. Lankatilake, Tivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest Image Houses and Tivanka has the best examples of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankoth Vehera and Kirivehera are well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare - a rock shrine, has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining and Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carver.
On completion proceed to Kandy.

En route visit a Spice Garden 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.

Arrive in Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum & Temple of Tooth Relic. Kandy the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic; ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession. Witness a cultural show featuring various dance groups of Sri Lanka.

Overnight at Earls Regent/ The Grand Kandyan or similar- Superior Room .

Day 4: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya (Breakfast)

After breakfast at Hotel, check out and proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

Enjoy “Tea experience”, which involves a visit a plantation to observe firsthand the process, starting from the plucking field where it all begins with the picking of “two leaves and a bud” to the factory where the processing begins. Originally introduced to the island around 1850 by the British, Ceylon Tea is world famous for its high quality and has remained a major contributor to the island’s economy for generations. Currently, Sri Lanka is one of largest exporter of tea worldwide. The high altitudes produce the best flavours, so Sri Lanka’s hill-country is the ideal environment to grow the most flavorsome tea. Enjoy a cup of tea.

Afternoon to Nuwara Eliya & enjoy the scenic beauty of hill country. Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (March to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.

Overnight at Jetwing St Andrews Hotel, Nuwara Eliya- Superior Room.

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya - Galle - Panadura (Breakfast)

Early breakfast at Hotel and proceed to Galle.

Sightseeing in Galle - Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbour. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbour or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs. *The Dutch Fort - The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord.
Continue to Panadura.

Overnight at Jie Jie by Jetwing, Panadura- Garden View Room.

Day 6: Panadura - Colombo (Breakfast)

Breakfast at Hotel and check out at 12:00Noon and proceed to Colombo.

In the evening commence a city & shopping tour in Colombo:
Colombo - a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha & the Independence Square.
Shopping in Colombo.......visit *ODEL Unlimited provides ample opportunity indulge, not only in shopping for designer wear apparel for the whole family, but also take taste buds on a voyage of discovery.
BAREFOOT discover yourself at Barefoot - Toys Bags Clothes Handloom Fabric Sarongs Sarees - Household Linen Art Photography Books Furniture Gallery Café. (Excursion will take approx: 2-3Hrs).
After dinner( own expenses), you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back to Singapore.

Day 7: Colombo - Singapore
PROPOSED FLIGHT (OWN ARRANGEMENT) SQ 469 (Daily) CMB - SIN / 0110 - 0740
(Subject to change)

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
**HONEYMOONER PERKS** (Proof of marriage is required) Not applicable


Important Notes


Tour Code: LK/CMB/5NBLISS (Minimum 2 to go)

~ Valid for travel to be completed by 31Oct' 17.
~ Airfare to Colombo is NOT included in this package.
~ Strict cancellation policy apply once booking is confirmed.
~ Price does not include visa. (Visa is required, please check for more details).
~ Price for single room is valid with minimum 2 adults travellers. (For single travellers, please check for more details.)
~ Price for child is valid when sharing with 2 adults using existing bedding. (Please check if extra bed is required.)
~ Price for 4A is quoted for 2 persons sharing twin sharing room. Thus, 2 rooms will be provided.
~ Price does not include porterage or tipping in the programme at hotels or stations.
~ Price include all applicable government taxes.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques and credit cards.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange and changes on airfare, prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Surcharges (Airlines / Hotels)


Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package.
~Compulsory Kandy Perahera Festival surcharge (29 Jul-08 Aug'17) : S$140 per adult

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Room Type 5 Nights Bliss of Sri Lanka
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2017-05-01 ~ 2017-06-30
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2017-07-01 ~ 2017-08-31
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2017-09-01 ~ 2017-10-31
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Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
**HONEYMOONER PERKS** (Proof of marriage is required) Not applicable