Ceylon Cultural Trails

Days Plan - 08 Nights / 09 Days

Meal Plan – H/B

USD 999 for person

Day 01 Airport - Negombo

Arrival at the international airport in Colombo, formalities for entry and baggage claim. Meeting with guide and transfer to Negombo.
Dinner and overnight at Goldi Sands Hotel Negombo

Day 02 Negombo–Dambulla

Breakfast and leave for Dambulla Arrival and accommodation in private rooms of the chosen hotel. The afternoon is devoted to a Village Safari Tour, interesting Experience that will allow you to put you in contact with the rural life of the local population. The excursion will be done using the local usual means, you begin to edge of the typical tuk tuk, you continue on bullock carts and then a boat ride.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Dambulla.

Day 03 Dambulla –Sigiriya –Polonnaruwa –Dambulla

Breakfast. Morning excursion to the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Located 300 meters high, was built on top of a monolith of red stone that dominates a harmonious set of gardens. The palace built on the summit is reached by a narrow staircase those winds through the huge paws of a stone lion. In the afternoon excursion to Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Sri Lanka. Architectural complex consisting of temples, palaces and a beautiful swimming pool in the shape of a lotus flower.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Dambulla.

Day 04 Dambulla–Kandy

Breakfast and departure to Kandy, stopping along the way to visit the Dambulla Cave Temples, religious-historical place where they are kept in five different caves 150 Buddha statues. Dambulla is believed to have been founded in the first century BC King Vattaganemani.Continuation and stop at the farm of Matale, to discover the fragrant spices of the island and also where you will be offered a massage with herbs (head or feet) lasting 10 minutes.Arrival in Kandy, accommodation. Afternoon visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of Buddha,containing the most revered relic in Sri Lanka. Before returning to the hotel, stopping to watch a performance of local cultural dances.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kandy.

Day 05 Kandy

Breakfast and visit the beautiful gardens Botanical Peradenya, located 6 km from Kandy which extend over an area of 60 acres. These gardens are considered among the richest in the world for the variety of ornamental species and spices that host. After continuing for Pinnawela Orphanage, famous for the elephant orphanage who are lost from the wild. Return to Kandy and the rest of the afternoon off further visits or shopping.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kandy

Day 06 Kandy –Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast and departure for Nuwara Elyia, along the way stop at a plantation and its factory in Tea. Packed Felid Blue Restaurant. Check-in the hotel. In the afternoon walk-tour of this colonial town, situated at the foot of the highest mountain in Sri Lanka,the Pidurutalagala, in one of the most scenic areas of the tour.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 07 Nuwara Elyia –Beruwela

Breakfast and departure to Beruwela, via Kitulgala locations where it was filmed the famous movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai". Stop along the way to Melsna Tea Centre with the opportunity to sample the precious tea, unique and ideal for photographing waterfalls of St. Clare and Devon.
Dinner & Overnight in Beruwela

Day 08 Beruwela

Breakfast and spend day leisure on the beach.
Dinner & Overnight in Beruwela.

Day 09 Beruwela

Breakfast and departure transfer to the airport for flights to return to the city of origin.

Tour Highlights

  • Village Safari Tour
  • Rock Fortress of Sigiriya
  • Polonnaruwa Ruins
  • Dambulla Cave Temples
  • Botanical garden
  • Cultural Dance
  • Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Tea Factory

Includes

  • Overnights in the selected Hotels or similar
  • Half board basis during the tour (starting from dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on the Day 09
  • Transport in an air-condition vehicle with a English speaking driver/guide during the tour
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Welcome drinks and wet towels in the all hotels
  • Tickets for the cultural dance show in Kandy
  • SIM card with IDD connection (on request)' Local taxes and 12.5% V.A.T.

Excludes

  • Air tickets
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Photography permissions

Goldi Sands Hotel