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3* Classic Sri Lanka Tour - 7 Nights

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R 22 150 pps

*Valid From 1 March 2020
*Expiry Date30 April 2020

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This comprehensive tour of Sri Lanka gets you exploring their beautiful beaches, temples and tea plantations offering you an experience of a life time!

 

  • Return flights with Singapore Airlines from Johannesburg to Colombo including levies
  • Return airport to hotel transfers
  • 7 Nights’ accommodation in 3* hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking chauffer guide
  • Itinerary:
  • 1 Night stay in Colombo
  • 2 Nights’ stay in Dambulla
  • 1 Night stay in Kandy
  • 1 NIght stay in Nuwara Eliya
  • 2 Nights’ stay in Waskaduwa
  • Hotels: (below mentioned hotels are as stated or similar)
  • Colombo – Hotel Sapphire
  • Dambulla – Palvehera Hotel
  • Kandy – Senani Hotel
  • Nuwara Eliya – Stamford Star Hotel & Summer Hill Breeze
  • Waskaduwa – Coco Royal

Exclusions: All Items of a personal nature. Meals and drinks not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance. Monument Fees. Camera and video permits. Entry visa fees.

T&C’s:

Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included.Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.Rebooking and cancellation fees apply.All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.Standard terms and conditions apply.All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

Sri Lanka is rich in history and natural beauty as well as home to a magnificent coastline and warm and welcoming people. Exquisite beaches, tea plantations and ancient temples make for a wonderful and variety-filled holiday. Set in the Indian Ocean, this tropical island nation is the place where the original soul of Buddhism flourished and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and un-spoilt.

Day 1 – Arrival Transfer/Colombo

Meet & Assist on arrival by Thompsons Holidays Representative and transfer from Airport to Colombo.
Enjoy a city tour of Colombo which is the largest city and former administrative capital of Sri Lanka and is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and remnants of a bygone colonial era. Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the Capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. The main city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. On this tour you will visit many of the historical, religious and commercial sites of Colombo including the historic and bustling Fort and Pettah, the elite residential Cinnamon Gardens, the Galle face Green, Viharamahadevi Park and much more.

Day 2 – Colombo/Dambulla

Breakfast at Hotel.

Visit below sighting places en-route Dambulla:
**Spice garden in Mawanella
**Giragama Tea Factory and Estate.
**Three temples which are Gadaladeniya, Embekke devala & Lankathilake in Pilimathalawe
Proceed and check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 3 – Dambulla/Sigiriya/Polonnaruwa/Dambulla

Breakfast at Hotel and leave to Sigiriya to climb the rock fortress.

Sigiriya is a “World Heritage Site” and 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 Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colours. The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.

Proceed to Polonnaruwa. The 2nd most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka is an interesting mix of Buddhist and Hindu structures that are a testament to the different kings who reigned over this ancient kingdom. Polonnaruwa rose to prominence between the 11th and 13th centuries and thrived during the reign of the famous monarch, King Parakramabahu I, who did much to create a resplendent city. His greatest achievement was the construction of the sea of Parakrama, a huge water reservoir spanning an area of 6280 acres. The ruins at Polonnaruwa are within walking distance and many of them set in tree-shaded areas, a welcome refuge from the tropical sun. This ancient city is one of the best planned archeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers. Duran, Duran used Polonnaruwa as a back drop to their music video ‘Save a Prayer’ in 1982.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 4 – Dambulla/Matale/Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy. Visit a spice garden en route en route.

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka’s last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, The Royal Botanical Gardens, the Peradeniya University campus and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper Lake Drive. Kandy Gem Museum visit.

The Kandyan dance has become most distinctively Sinhalese and is readily associated with the idea of a National Dance. This development can be explained by the fact that the Kandyan Kingdom was the last of the Sinhala kingdoms to fall under foreign rule (1815).

Check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 5 – Kandy/Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at Hotel.

Transfer from Kandy to 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 eEliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.
Check in at Hotel.
Overnight stay the hotel.

Day 6 – Nuwara Eliya/Waskaduwa

Breakfast at Hotel.

Travel to Waskaduwa and check-in at the hotel.

Overnight stay the hotel.

Day 7 – Waskaduwa

Breakfast at the hotel.

Spend the day at leisure. (Vehicle at disposal for 80KM).

Overnight stay the hotel.

Day 8 – Waskaduwa/Departure
Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to Airport for departure.

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