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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Cultural Program (7D/6N)

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Overview

Duration: 7D/6N

 

Destinations Covered: Negombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Kandy, Colombo, Galle.

 

This is a standard itinerary which can be easily customised based on your interests, no. of pax, time and types of accommodation. Other places of interests / activities can be added or removed. If you wish, we could also include beach time at Bentota or Mirissa, or explorations of other UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Polonnaruwa/ Anuradhapura/Climbing Adam’s Peak.

 

For trip customisation, pricing query and bookings, email us at hello@crimsonasia.my.

 

Program

Day 1:  AIRPORT | NEGOMBO

 

Airport – Negombo (Approx. time: 30mins).

 

Arrival, Meeting at the airport, transfer to hotel in Negombo. 

 

Overnight at Hotel in Negombo.

 

 

Day 2: NEGOMBO | DAMBULLA (B/D) (Approx. time: 3 hrs)

 

After breakfast proceed to Dambulla. On the way make a visit to Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage.

 

Check into the hotel & unwind. 

 

Dinner & overnight stay in Dambulla.

 

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Day 3: DAMBULLA | SIGIRIYA | MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK | DAMBULLA (B/D) (Dambulla – Sigiriya Approx. time: 30mins; Sigiriya – Minneriya Approx. time 30mins; Minneriya - Dambulla Approx. time: 1hr)

 

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most dramatic, inspiring and beautiful historical locations in the world. A mythical past of feuding dynasties suits Sigiriya’s striking setting- it was built in 5th century AD by King Kasyapa, as a fortress-palace. The palace complex at the foot of the rock still has the remains of four indoor swimming pools where the king’s 500 concubines bathed. The palace structure was built with complex water arteries in the walls that provided natural air conditioning in the hot climate. On the summit, reached with the help of metal staircases and ladders, you can see the remains of the palace walls, gardens and ponds. 

 

The mirror walls of the Sigiriya rock still retain the world-famous frescoes of the king’s concubines, who originated from all parts of the world.

 

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In the afternoon enjoy the jeep safari in Minneriya National Park. The main attraction at the park is its large herds of free elephants. It is a common sight to behold around 300 elephants gathering together, peacefully frolicking around the tank while the mischievous youngsters run around and through the legs of their elders. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. The Minneriya reservoir is an important habitat for large water birds.

 

Dinner & overnight stay in Dambulla.

 

 

 

Day 4: DAMBULLA | MATALE | KANDY (B/D) (Approx. time: 3hrs)

 

Leave for Kandy. En route visit a spice garden in Matale to see many different types of spices Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.

 

Enjoy the sightseeing around the upper lake drive in Kandy. Make a visit to the Temple of Tooth Relic, a UNESCO World Heritage. Make a visit to Gem Museum, Arts & Crafts Centers, and the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya.

 

Check into the hotel & unwind. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel in Kandy.  

 

 

 

Day 5: KANDY | COLOMBO (B/D) (Approx. time: 3 hrs 45mins)  

 

Breakfast at hotel. Leave for Colombo and make a sightseeing tour in Colombo, which includes Fort, Pettah, Sea Street & the Town Hall etc. Discover the city & explore the shopping malls such as House of Fashion, Odel, etc. 

 

Check into the hotel & unwind.

 

Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel in Colombo.

 

 

 

Day 6: COLOMBO | GALLE (B/D) (Approx. time: 2hrs 45mins) 

 

After breakfast proceed to Galle. On the way visit a turtle hatchery in Induruwa.

 

Make a half day excursion to visit Galle. Home to the most coveted, largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers, Galle is the administrative centre of the southern province. The coastal city is one of the main attractions because of the Galle Fort, a UNESCO Heritage site. Galle was a buzzing focal point for traders since the times of kings. It was here the Portuguese first stepped on our island and worked their way towards colonization of our country. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. There are more wonders to behold in Galle. Away from the city stands proudly Sri Lanka's oldest light station dating back to 1848. The lighthouse was originally built by the British to guide the sailors back home. 

 

Its brightly burning yellow light was a beacon towards safety for the mariners on board longing to return to their family and loved ones. Basking on the coast of Sri Lanka in the bay of Galle, the Fort was first built by the Portuguese in 1588 before being extensively fortified by the Dutch in the mid-1600s. The garrison is to date the best-preserved fortification with architectural influence from 3 major nations: Portuguese that originally built it, Dutch under whose period it reached its zenith and the British that renovated it. When it comes to fortified towns, nothing can compare to the Galle Dutch Fort.

 

En route at Koggala to see the stilt fishermen sitting on poles & fishing in the sea. At Ambalangoda visit a traditional mask factory. 

 

Afterwards return back to the hotel in Galle & spend the evening at leisure.

 

Dinner & overnight stay at Galle.

 

 

 

Day 7: GALLE | AIRPORT (B) (Approx. time: 3hrs)

 

After breakfast spend the morning at leisure. Proceed to Colombo. Visit Gangarama Temple & the Museum.  Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

 

***Program Ends***

 

Inclusions

-Airport transfers in private A/C car or van

-Activities as per tour including entrance fees

-Accommodation on half-board basis with breakfast and dinner

-Accompanying English-speaking guide services

-Meeting and assistance by local representatives on arrival/departure at airport/hotel

-Private transfers and transport between airport, hotel and sightseeing spots

-2 Mineral water bottles per person per day

-SIM Card

 

 Exclusions

-International return flight to Colombo

-Visa Fees

-Travel Insurance

-Lunch and snacks

-Tipping

-Personal expenses

-Optional activities

-Excess baggage charges

 

For queries/bookings for this tour, pls email us at hello@crimsonasia.my .

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For queries/bookings for this tour, pls email us at hello@crimsonasia.my .

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