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Sri Lanka Mini Tour

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December 19, 2018

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Tour Details

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in shared twin room with private bathroom
  • Meals are as stated in the programme inclusive of breakfast
  • Cost of transfers and tours in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of English -speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees

Price Excludes

  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Sri Lanka (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Mineral water available on the vehicles
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Christmas & New Year Eve
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Electronic Travel Authorization fee for Visas upon arrival (Please note that an ETA is compulsory for nationalities besides nationals from the Republics of Singapore and Maldives)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

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    What to Expect
    Itinerary

    Day 1 Airport / Colombo

    “Ayubowan” On arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport, you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Nawamini Travels will welcome you at the Airport & receive to Colombo

    Check in to the Hotel and Go on a site seeing and a shopping trip around the busy streets of Colombo, Which like many capital cities in rapidly fast developing.
    Colombo is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte which is only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour during the British period and became the capital in 1815 after Kandy was ceded to the British. The remains of the buildings during the period and the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort &Pettah areas. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area where there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kaymans Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple and Davatagaha Mosque are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall).

    Colombo is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte which is only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour during the British period and became the capital in 1815 after Kandy was ceded to the British. The remains of the buildings during the period and the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort &Pettah areas. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area where there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kaymans Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple and Davatagaha Mosque are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall).

    Day 2Colombo / Pinnawela/ Kandy

    After scrumptious breakfast with variety, proceed to Kandy en route
    Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawela, 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 the 23 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.

    Continue the journey to Kandy

    Kandy -the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement.
    To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “DaladaMaligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“MahaWasala”), “PalleWasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “MedaWasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, NathaDevala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kirisamudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse.
    Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture.
    Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city.

    Day 3Kandy/ NuwaraEliya

    After Breakfats visits the Peradeniya Royal botanical Gardens- 147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.
    There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue.

    Temple of the Tooth Relic – To Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the world, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “DaladaMaligawa” – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha

    Evening witness a Cultural dance performance featuring various dance types of Sri Lanka.Duration.

    Day 4Kandy/ Airport

    After scrumptious breakfast with variety, proceed to the Airport for the Departure Flight.

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