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Spirit of Sri Lanka

Tour Duration : 8 Days | 7 Nights

Tour Highlights

  • Climb the Rock Fortress
  • See the famous frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock and the 10 foot high Mirror Wall
  • Visit the palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes in Polonnaruwa
  • Visit the famous Golden Rock cave temple which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Visit the Spice garden in Matale
  •  Visit Kandy lake and the pink painted Temple of the Tooth which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Buddha
  •  Visit the Elephant orphanage in Pinnawela
  • Witness the feeding and bathing of the elephants
  • Drive through the commercial and city centre of Colombo and see grand colonial era buildings
  • See the busy markets and noisy bazaars of Pettah and the National Museum
  • Drive past the Town hall, Independence Square, the B.M.I.C.H (International Convention Centre) and Cinnamon gardens residential area and visit a Buddhist temple and a Hindu Kovil
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Day 1: Arrival Colombo and drive to Habarana

Arrive at the Bandaranaike International airport, Katunayake

You will be met and assisted on arrival by Karusan Travels airport staff and transferred to Habarana (192kms – approx. 4 hour drive)

Overnight stay at a hotel in Habarana

 

Day 2: Habarana – Sigiriya –  Polonnaruwa

After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Sigiriya (25 km – approx. ½ hour drive)

Climb the Rock Fortress (a UNESCO World Heritage site) built by King Kassapa in the 5th century A.D. which was a Royal Citadel for more than 18 years

Visit the lion rock, a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle

See the famous frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock and the 10 foot high Mirror Wall

On completion, leave for Polonnaruwa (67 km, approx.1½ hour drive)

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was the Capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th century, and a well-planned medieval city

Polonnaruwa is strewn with ruins in a resplendent state of preservation

Of these the ‘Vatadage’ ‘Gal Vihara’ and the ‘Thuparama Image house’ are the most spectacular

Return to your hotel on completion

Overnight stay at a hotel in Polonnaruwa

 

Day 3: Polonnaruwa  – Trincomalee

After breakfast leave for Trincomalee

Check in at the hotel and rest of the day is for leisure

Overnight stay at a hotel in Trincomalee

 

Day 4: Trincomalee

Full day at leisure

Overnight stay at a hotel in Trincomalee

 

Day 5: Trincomalee – Dambulla – Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Dambulla (106 km, approx. 2 ½ hour drive)

Visit the famous Golden Rock cave temple which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Centre

See the Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 sq. meters)

Thereafter leave for Kandy (72 km – approx. 3 hour drive)

En route visit a Spice garden in Matale

Kandy, the bustling hill country capital is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

It is famous for the pink painted Temple of the Tooth which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Buddha

The Kandy Lake built in 1807 is an attractive centrepiece to the town and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy

 

Day 6: Kandy – Pinnawela – Colombo

After breakfast leave for Pinnawela and visit the Elephant orphanage (50 km, 2 hour drive)

Witness the feeding of the elephants. Thereafter observe them as they take their daily bath in the river nearby, which affords marvellous photo opportunities

Open from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Daily feeding times- 9.15 a.m.,1.15 p.m. 5.00 p.m. Bathing times – 10.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m.

Afterwards leave for Colombo (88 kms, 2 hour drive)

On arrival, check in at the hotel

In the Afternoon commence a sightseeing tour in city of Colombo

Drive through the commercial and city centre area known as the “Fort”, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century

See the busy markets and noisy bazaars of Pettah, the National Museum with its fine collection of lovely antiques and art of Sri Lanka

Drive past the Town hall, Independence Square, the B.M.I.C.H (International Convention Centre) and Cinnamon gardens residential area and visit a Buddhist temple and a Hindu Kovil to experience the diversity of religion, ethnicity and customs of the people

Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo

 

Day 7: Colombo – Airport (Departure)

Leave for the Airport for your departure flight

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