Sri Lanka Short Holiday Surrounded by Culture

Sri Lanka Highlights, Enjoy a Short Holiday Surrounded by Culture

This four night/five day tour has been designed to reveal an insight to the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka in a brief, but not hurried, visit. It begins with a relaxing night to recover from the flight at a hotel within a short drive of the International Airport in the seaside resort town of Negombo. The town has plenty of restaurants and bars and is a relaxed introduction to a tourist part of Sri Lanka.

In contrast, Sri Lanka’s early history is reflected in the ruins that remain of Anuradhapura, a sacred city begun in the 4th century BC and venerated as the capital of Buddhism in the island. This tour is based for two nights in hotels in the lush parkland of Habarana where plentiful birdlife is to be seen. Another contrast comes with the final night in the bustling city of Kandy, good for shopping as well as heritage visiting.

What's Included?

• Accommodation on BB basis (bed & breakfast)
• Transportation in an A/C Car (Up to 02 Pax) / A/C Micro van (03 - 06 Pax)/A/C Mini coach (06-12Pax)
• English speaking driver for the full tour
• Airport Transfers.
• Entrance tickets for all activities mentioned above
• Jeeps for safaris where mentioned
• Government Taxes.
• All entry fees to sites listed in the itinerary, and all applicable government taxes

Duration

5 days

Destination Covered

Negombo Beach, Habarana, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Kandy

Best Suited

All
Day 1: Arrival And Overnight Stay At Golden Star Beach Hotel, Negombo
Upon Arrival to the Sri Lankan International Airport be greeted by your chauffer guide who shall take you by air conditioned vehicle to Negombo. This trip will take you only 20 minutes.

Day 2: Anuradhapura And Overnight Stay At Sorowwa Resort & Spa, Habarana
Anuradhapura is one of the holiest cities in Sri Lanka. The holiest item is the Bodhi Tree. This Bodhi tree is a sampling of the original Tree at which the Buddha sat as he attained enlightenment.
Afterwards proceed to Habarana, the hub of the cultural triangle.

Day 3: Sigiriya & Polonaruwa And Overnight Stay At Sorowwa Resort & Spa, Habarana
After breakfast head to the ancient city of Polonaruwa. This medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rose to fame as the capital (10th – 12th century AD) after the decline of Anuradhapura. In the afternoon head to Sigiriya.

Day 4: Kandy And Overnight Stay At Hotel Suisse, Kandy
After breakfast you have the choice of embarking on the Hirawaduna Trek, a nature trail that gives you an insight into Sri Lankan village life. Visit an elephant watch tree house and enjoy a catamaran ride and a bullock cart ride
Thereafter proceed onwards to Kandy, enroute visit the Spice Garden in Mattale, and visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic before retiring for the night

Day 5: After breakfast proceed to the Airport in time for the connecting flight.
n most days breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner when included are in local restaurants or you place of accommodation and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
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