5D4N Sri Lanka - Exotic Habarana & Kandy Tour Package
Day 01 (Airport- Pinnawala- Habarana)
Arrive by (flt no) at (00hrs). Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. Thereafter you will be assisted to the Car park / Coach Park to begin you journey as per the booked itinerary.
Proceed to Habarana and visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage on the way.
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
App. 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.
Arrive in Dambulla and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a Habarana hotel.
Day 02 (Habarana- Sigiriya- Polonnaruwa- Habarana)
After breakfast at the hotel climb Sigiriya rock fortress.
Sigiriya 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.
Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here
Overnight stay at a Habarana hotel.
Day 03 (Habarana- Polonnaruwa- Trincomalee)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Trincomalee via Polonnaruwa.
Polonnaruwa was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th – 13th C.A.D Great revival was achieved in the country, politically, economically and socially during the period of Kings Vijayabahu 1, Parakramabahu 1 and Nissankamalla of the Polonnaruwa period. The monument are better preserved than at Anuradhapura. Parakrama Statue, Royal Palaces, Audience Halls, Vata-da-ge, Thuparama, Rankoth Vehera, Kiri-Vehera, Gal-Vihara, Lankathilaka and Tivanka Image House are some of the interesting monuments here.
Arrive in Trincomalee and spend the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a Trincomalee hotel.
Day 04 (Trincomalee- Kandy)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Kandy.
Arrive in Kandy and enjoy a city tour of Kandy.
Royal Botanical Gardens
147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.
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.
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.
Evening witness the Kandy Cultural Dance Performance
Overnight stay at a Kandy hotel.
Day 05 (Kandy- Airport)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to airport for your scheduled flight with so much to remember and cherish one day!
Have a safe flight!
Accommodation on BB basis at hotels specified or similar
Meet and Greet at the Airport by the English Speaking Chauffer.
Transportation in an Air conditioned Vehicle
Sightseeing tours as per the Programme
All transfer from arrival to departure
V.A.T.(Value add tax )
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfares or VISA charges.
Lunches & Dinners during the tour.
Early check in or late checkout.
Camera and video permits
Any Entry Fees / Activity Charges
Compulsory Supplements & Peak Period Supplements
Any expenses of a personal nature
Tips and porterage