7D5N Sri Lanka Culture (Nov2019-Apr2020)


7D5N Sri Lanka Culture (Nov2019-Apr2020)

Tour/Holiday Package Information

LAND TOUR ONLY - PRICE TO BE UPDATED SOON

INCLUDES:
◆Accommodation in hotels specified or similar.
◆Meals on Full Board Basis, commencing with Breakfast on Day 02 
◆Transportation in PRIVATE A/C vehicles as specified
◆Services of an English-speaking chauffeur guide up to 7 pax & English Speaking National Tour Guide for 8 & above Pax.
◆Entrance fees for the tourist Sights mentioned in the itinerary except Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa
◆Applicable Jeep hire applicable for Safari (7day package)
◆All the government taxes.
◆Departure transfer

NOT INCLUDED:
- International & domestic air ticket
- Meals on D01
- Peak period / Special event Supplements given below
- Entrance fees to Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa
- Any expenses of a personal nature
- English speaking Drivers – USD 4/-per person per day     
- English speaking Guides – USD 5/- per person per day 
- Chinese speaking Guide (compulsory) – USD 8 /- per person per day
- Visa Fee’s (Applicable for non Singaporeans)


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What you get?

Itinerary

About this Package
7D5N Sri Lanka Culture (Land Tour)
Travel Validity : Nov’19 – Apr’20
Class
GV2
3-5 PAX
6-8 PAX
ADT
CWB
CNB
SGL
SUPP
ADT
CWB
CNB
SGL
SUPP
ADT
CWB
CNB
SGL
SUPP
Standard
LAND TOUR
$808 $508 $288 $280 $748 $478 $268 $280 $678 $438 $248 $280
Deluxe
LAND TOUR
$938 $588 $328 $340 $878 $558 $308 $340 $808 $508 $288 $380

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PEAK PERIOD SUPPLEMENT : 15 Dec’19 – 10 Jan’20
PEAK PERIOD SUPPLEMENT : 11 Jan – 29 Feb 2020
STANDARD HOTEL
DELUXE HOTEL
STANDARD HOTEL
DELUXE HOTEL
per person
per person
$136 $164 $73 $80
Compulsory Supplement applicable for all packages 24Dec: $136 per adult, $73 per child
Compulsory Supplement applicable for all packages 31Dec : $178 per adult, $84 per child

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Programme #Category2 Pax3-5 Pax6-8 Pax
Vehicle Used Car Micro Van

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LOCATION
STANDARD
DELUXE
Negombo Hotel J / Paradise Beach hotel / Goldi Sands, Negombo Jetwing Blue / Beach / Sea / Lagoon, Negombo
Dambulla/Sigiriya Kassapa Lion Rock / Fresco Water Villa / Thilanka Resort & Spa Jetwing Lake / Chaaya Village / The Paradise Resort / Camellia Resort & Spa
Kandy Hotel Topaz / OZO Kandy / Thilanka / Queens Hotel Amaya Hills / Cinnamon Citadel / Grand Kandyan / Earls Regent
Nuwara Eliya Queensbury Hotel / Alpine Hotel / Oak Ray, Ramboda Jetwing St Andrew’s Hotel / Araliya Green Hills/ Black Pool Hotel

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DAY 1: AIRPORT- NEGOMBO (Meals on Board)

Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be met by representatives of Jetwing Travels and transferred to Negombo. Overnight stay at Hotel in Negombo.

DAY 2: NEGOMBO-PINNAWELA-DAMBULLA (Meals: B/L/D)

After breakfast proceed to Dambulla.

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 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 Hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya/Habarana.

DAY 3: DAMBULLA –POLONNARUWA-MINNERIYA-DAMBULLA (Meals: B/L/D)

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 Hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya/Habarana.

DAY 4: SIGIRIYA-MATALE-KANDY (Meals: B/L/D)

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 Hotel in Kandy.

DAY 5: KANDY-NUWARA ELIYA (Meals: B/L/D)

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 Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 6: NUWARA ELIYA - COLOMBO-AIRPORT-DEPARTURE (Meals: B/L/D)

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!!!

DAY 7: ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE

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ATTIRE:-
Visitors of both genders have to wear decent clothing to cover the body appropriately when visiting religious places and shorts and sleeveless tops are not acceptable. This rule is strictly adhered to at all religious sites especially the Sacred Bo Tree and Stupas in Anuradhapura and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.

Visitors should remove hats, caps, shoes and slippers when entering buildings and sites with religious monuments. Most of these places have a secure facility at the entrance for visitors to leave behind shoes and slippers for a very small fee.

ROUTEDISTANCEDRIVETIME
From Bandaranayke International Airport
Bandaranayake Airport (BIA) – Negombo

25 KM

30 Min

From Negombo
Negombo - Kandy

100 KM

3 Hours

Negombo - Dambulla

237 KM

4 & 1/2 Hours

Other Routes
Dambulla - Kandy

117 KM

3 & 1/2 Hours

Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

77 KM

2 Hours

Nuwara Eliya – Colombo

185 KM

5 ½ Hours

Nuwara Eliya – Hikkaduwa/Beruwela

290 KM

6 Hours

Hikkaduwa/Beruwela – Colombo

120 KM

2 ½ Hours

Colombo-Airport

40 KM

30 minutes via airport highway

Remarks:

> Please take note that the travel times are calculated approximately & can change depending on traffic.
> Times can also change depending on the hotel the guest will be staying.


Remarks

IMPORTANT:
~ Prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking
~ Prices & Itinerary are subject to changes
~ Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are NON-REFUNDABLE
~ Terms and conditions apply

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE:
~ All airport taxes and applicable fuel surcharges
~ Travel Insurance
~ Tips to the guide & drive


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