Duration; 07 Nights & 08 Days
Number of pax; Minimum 02 adults – Maximum 06 adults
Validity : 15th February to 31st October 2017
- Hotel accommodation double / twin sharing in standard rooms (subject to availability)
- Travel by an air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur
- The service of an experienced and professional photographer throughout the tour
- Airport transfers
- Meals with dinner and breakfast only (Starting from the Day 01 dinner at The Other Corner Resort &
ending on the Day 14 breakfast at Goldi Sands Hotel
- Entrance fees to the sites mentioned;
- Minneriya National Park (one visit)
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Temple of the Tooth
- Cultural Show
- One mineral water bottle per person per day (500ml)
- Discounted vouchers from ODEL Fashion Store
- International airfares
- Airport tax or any kind of insurance cover
- Bank charges when transferring the funds through bank transfers or credit card
- Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc
- Tipping and gratuities (Tips are acceptable in Sri Lanka but down to personal discretion)
- Any other meals other than specified above (All lunches throughout the tour)
- Entrance fee / charges for the sites mentioned other than included
- Early check-in and late check-out
- Any other item/meal not specifically mentioned above as ‘INCLUDED’
- Visa fees to Sri Lanka
- For the payments which will be making through credit cards, will be subject to 3% on total package price
- For the payments which will be making through bank transfers, subject to own bank charges (US$ 40 per transaction)
- Hotel check in time: 14.00 hours and Hotel check out time: 11.00 hours
**** Please note that the above is only a quotation and confirmation of the hotel rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking / Transfer times given are based on expected averages, not accounting for unforeseen circumstances such as road closures or festivals. Our friendly chauffeur will be happy to update timings on a daily basis given conditions on the day.
Day 01 & 02: Habarana
Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport. You will be greeted by a Starron Tour representative. Thereafter you will be transferred to Habarana (approximately 04 hours drive). During your stay in Habarana, you could proceed on the following excursions.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress an ancient rock located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by
King Kashyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king’s death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.
Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. The park earned revenue of Rs. 10.7 millions in the six months ending in August 2009. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka.
Dinner & overnight stay in Habarana.
Day 03: Kandy
Breakfast at the hotel. Therefater you will be transferred to Kandy (approximately 03 hours drive).
You could visit the Temple of the Tooth and witness a cultural dance show in the evening.
Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa, is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world. This is a royal palace complex that preserves the left canine tooth relic of Lord Buddha. Built during the 17th century, this Temple is well preserved till today and visited by many thousands of devotees and tourists from around the world. This shrine has always played an important role in politics because there is a belief that whoever is in possession of the relic is the one who holds the governance of the country. In 1987, a golden canopy was built over the main shrine and this made the Temple easily identifiable from far away. Due to the significances that this sacred relic is known for it is one of the best places to visit in Kandy and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cultural show, Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre features daily shows at 5.30 pm which showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Kandyan Kingdom. These shows essentially comprise various styles of Kandyan dance, and are quite popular with visitors to the Hill Capital. The Centre overlooks the scenic lake as it is located along its shore.
Dinner & overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 04: Ella
Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter you will be transferred to Ella (approximately 04 hours drive).
Ella, a beautiful small village located high in the hill country of Sri Lanka. Ella has some of the best views in Sri Lanka, but it is highly underrated as a tourist destination. The Ravana Falls, Ravana cave and the temple are popular sightseeing attractions in Ella where the legendary Ravana left Sita for safe-keeping. Demodara Railway Station, 9 Arch Stone Bridge and Ella Rock are other interesting sightseeing when touring the hill country of Sri Lanka.
Dinner & overnight stay in Ella.
Day 05 & 06: Weligama
Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter you will be transferred to Weligama (approximately 05 hours drive).
Weligama is a popular travel destination, which is located at a distance of 144 Km from Colombo. This all-embracing bay has with calm water ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Weligama, meaning “sandy bay”, is also known as red bay, due to the red rose cliffs that can be seen from anywhere in the town. Weligama beach is popular among travellers for its serene sandy beaches and well developed tourism infrastructure. Also capture the beautiful sunrise and sunset.
Dinner & overnight stay in Weligama.
Day 07: Negombo
Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter you will be transferred to Negombo (approximately 02 ½ hours drive) via Colombo including a Colombo city tour.
Activities: Relax at the hotel.
Dinner & overnight stay in Negombo.
Day 08: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter you will be transferred to the airport for your homebound flight
(approximately 30 minutes drive).
|City / Town||Hotel|
|Habarana||The Other Corner Resort or similar|
|Kandy||Serene Grand Hotel or similar|
|Ella||Mountain Heavens Hotel or similar|
|Weligama||Garton’s Cape Hotel or similar|
|Negombo||Goldi Sands Hotel or similar|