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LK/CMB/5N-SRICULT | 5 Night(s) Package

5 Nights Sri Lanka Culture *Private Touring*


Activities: Heritage, Highland, Wild Life, Beach

Inclusion

(Minimum 2 to go)
~ 5 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
~ Meals on Full Board Basis, commencing with Breakfast on Day 02.
~ Transportation in private air-con vehicle.
~ Services of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
~ Entrance fees for the tourist sights mentioned in the itinerary.
~ All the government taxes.
~ 2 Mineral water bottles per person per day.

Itinerary (subject to change without prior notice)

DAY 1: SINGAPORE - COLOMBO - NEGOMBO

Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative and transferred to Negombo for your overnight stay.

Overnight: Negombo - Jetwing Sea / Lagoon / Beach or similar.

DAY 2: NEGOMBO - PINNAWELA - DAMBULLA (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast proceed to Kandy.

En route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, 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 the 23 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.

Lunch at a Elephant Bay Restaurant - Western/Sri Lankan Buffet Meal

Continue to Dambulla. Visit Dambulla - 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.

Dinner & Overnight stay at A Hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya/Habarana

DAY 3: DAMBULLA - POLONNARUWA - MINNERIYA - DAMBULLA (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa (OPTIONAL – US $ 25 PP) - 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.

Lunch at a restaurant / Hotel in Polonnaruwa – Sri Lankan Buffet Meal

After lunch proceed back to Dambulla

En route 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.

Dinner & Overnight stay at A Hotel in Dambulla / Sigiriya / Habarana

DAY 4: SIGIRIYA - MATALE - KANDY (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (OPTIONAL – US $ 30 PP) - 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.

Proceed to Kandy.

En route 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.

On arrival city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum. 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

Dinner & Overnight stay at A Hotel in Kandy

DAY 5: KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast visit Royal Botanical Gardens - Peradeniya - 147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists. There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue.

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

Lunch at Blue Field Restaurant – Western Buffet Meal

En route visit Tea Plantation & Tea Factory

Tea Factory & Tea Plantation - Tea was first planted in Sri Lanka in 1824 at the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, when a few plants were brought from China. More were introduced from Assam in 1839. In 1867 a Scottish Planter named James Taylor planted tea seedlings on an 8 hectares of forest land, in the Loolcondura Estate. In 1873, the tea export industry of Sri Lanka began with a modest 23lbs being shipped to London. Tea will grow well only on rolling terrain and is classified be elevation into low grown, medium grown, high grown, into 3 main groups. In 1996 Sri Lanka has produced 258 million kgs. of tea and has earned Rs. 34,068 million by exporting 244 million kgs. of tea.

Afternoon continue 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.

Dinner & Overnight stay at A Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

DAY 6: NUWARA ELIYA - COLOMBO AIRPORT - DEPARTURE (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast leave for Colombo

Lunch at a Restaurant- Western/Sri Lankan Buffet Meal

Afternoon leave for Colombo & 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:

Dinner at a Chinese restaurant in Colombo– Set Menu

After dinner you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back to Singapore.
Have a safe flight!!!

Additional Information / Supplement

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

CityStandardDeluxe
NegomboHotel J / Paradise Beach Hotel / Goldi Sands / NegomboJetwing Blue / Beach / Sea / Lagoon / Negombo
Dambulla/SigiriyaKassapa Lion Rock / Fresco Water Villa / Thilanka Resort & SpaJetwing Lake / Chaaya Village / The Paradise Resort / Camellia Resort & Spa
KandyHotel Topaz / OZO Kandy / Thilanka / Queens HotelAmaya Hills / Cinnamon Citadel / Grand Kandyan / Earls Regent
Nuwara EliyaQueensbury Hotel / Alpine Hotel / Oak Ray / RambodaJetwing St Andrew\'s Hotel / Araliya / Green Hills / Black Pool Hotel


Important Notes


~ Valid for travel to be completed by 31 Oct'19.
~ Minimum 2 persons is required.
~ 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 with 1 extra bed.
~ 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 Supplement of S$105 per adult per night / S$55 per child per night applies for travel during Kandy Perahera on/between 05Aug - 16Aug'19.
~ Tipping guidelines: English speaking Drivers - USD$4 per person per day / English speaking Guide USD$5 per person per day

TRAVEL START DATE


Choose your hotel room
Room Type
Hotel Rating
Adult(s)
Child

Passenger(s) Bedding and Room(s)

Remarks

Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package.
~ Compulsory Supplement of S$105 per adult per night / S$55 per child per night applies for travel during Kandy Perahera on/between 05Aug - 16Aug'19.
~ Tipping guidelines: English speaking Drivers - USD$4 per person per day / English speaking Guide USD$5 per person per day
Room Type 5 Nights Sri Lanka Culture *Private Touring*
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 2A1C
2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30
Standard 1295 970 920 920 920 585
Deluxe 1535 1130 1075 1075 1075 680
2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31
Standard 1420 1100 1050 1050 1050 660
Deluxe 1695 1295 1235 1235 1235 775
2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-31
Standard 1295 970 920 920 920 585
Deluxe 1535 1130 1075 1075 1075 680
Price per person in SGD$

Additional Information / Supplement

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